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Friday, 09 November

01:12

Wife of Slain Missouri KKK Leader Says She Pulled the Trigger, Not Her Son "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Frank Ancona

The wife of slain KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona says she pulled the trigger that killed her husband, not her son Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr.

FOX 2 Now reported:

The wife of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader says in a letter from jail that she was the one who pulled the trigger, not her son.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., face charges that include first-degree murder in the death of Frank Ancona, who called himself an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

She agreed last year to testify against her son. She originally told police that Jinkerson shot his stepfather after he asked her for a divorce. The body of the 51-year-old was found in February 2017 outside of Belgrade, which is about 70 miles (110 kilometers) miles south of St. Louis.

The post Wife of Slain Missouri KKK Leader Says She Pulled the Trigger, Not Her Son appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:34

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: THE BIGGEST ELECTION WINNER? TRUMP! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Wayne Allyn Root

Heres the raw truth about Tuesdays election: the winners and losers. You might be surprised.

Winner #1: President Trump.

Liberals wont understand this one. But they will soon

Trump pulled off a miracle. He became only the 5th incumbent president to add Senate seats in the past 105 years. He picked up new seats in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota. Blue wave? There was no blue wave. Senate victories look more like a red wavebut not for the GOPspecifically and only for Trump.

Where Trump campaigned, GOP Senate candidates won 9 of 11 races. Trumps energy pulls the GOP train. The GOP lost the House only because Trump couldnt be in 435 places at once!

Winner #2: Trumps 2020 re-election campaign. Liberals wont understand this one either. But winning the House wasnt a win for them. They will understand soon enough

The House is a moral victory for Democrats. But its meaningless. Dems wont be able to pass a single bill. But they now get the spotlight. They can no longer hide their craziest and radical members. Trump now gets to play hero and protect America from radical nutcases suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

This is a dream situation for President Trump. Compared to these hysterical extremists and Marxists, hell look like the adult in the room. Democrats will destroy themselves with their anger, hate and vitriol, setting up Trump for a win in 2020 by a wide margin and a real chance to retake the House with Trumps star power at the top of the ticket. Winning the House may very well turn out to be the worst thing that could have happened to Democrats.

Winner #3: Wayne Allyn Root, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Fox News, TheGatewayPundit- all of us in conservative media! Specifically every conservative talk show host in America. Pinch me. We just hit the jackpot. This is our dream come true. Impeachment. Investigations. Bitter accusations. Controversy, chaos & fighting between Trump, Pelosi and Maxine Waters will be the best thing that ever happened to my shows. Need content to fill a 3-hour show? No problem. There will never be a dull moment. People on all sides will tune in to hear the latest drama in the most exciting soap opera in America political history- As the Trump Turns.

Winner #4: The stock market. History proves Wall Street and stock investors love gridlock....

00:32

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker issued a new asylum rule today as officials at the U.S. southern border and U.S. military prepare to confront an approaching horde of approximately 20,000 Central American Continue reading

00:00

Broward Elementary Teacher Finds Box Labeled Provisional Ballots Left Behind After Election Day WTH? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As reported earlier

Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in Rented Truck on Election Night!

This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots, argues Independent Congressional candidate for Floridas 23rd District, Tim Canova.

They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!

One of the women moving ballot boxes even asked the witness to help them!

Florida voter JoAnn Knox posted an extensive play-by-play to her Facebook page explaining what she witnessed with the paper ballots at a Broward County polling site in Plantation, Florida District 23 on election night.

Now this
According to Marc Caputo a Broward Elementary teacher found a box of ballots left behind after the polls closed on Tuesday.

In Broward County, Miramar Elementary School teacher Lakeisha Sorey came across a box labeled Provisional ballots left behind at the school from Election Day & shes concerned it might have votes. She didnt look in the box because she didnt want to tamper with it.

The post Broward Elementary Teacher F...

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Thursday, 08 November

23:55

Petty Narcissistic Sociopath "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The world is so black and white for narcissistic sociopaths, especially the malignant kinds... like you-know-who. There's Trump and then there's the rest of the world... and what those in the rest of the world can do for him (or to him). He call to consolidate members of his party who lost their seats Tuesday or to ask how their families are bucking up. He'd didn't send them a message through an intermediary that he would keep an eye out for a job for them.

Instead-- and totally in line with his character and moral fiber-- he razed them and wished them the worst. NCB News reported yesterday that at a White House news conference he said of one member whose race is still too close to call that "Mia Love gave me no love, but then she lost. Too bad."

He was sure to single her out because she's both black and a woman-- two cohorts among his subjects who he has particular animus towards-- but he didn't stop with poor Rep. Love, who's vote he may need in the lame duck session or... if she winds up winning after all.
He listed several other GOP lawmakers he said had rejected his "embrace" before falling to Democratic opponents: Reps. Carlos Curbelo in Florida; Mike Coffman in Colorado; Peter Roskam in Illinois; and Barbara Comstock in Virginia, among them... Retiring Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) fired back at Trump on behalf of his colleagues:


23:25

JUST IN: President Trump Moves to Restrict Asylum Access at Southern Border "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, President Trump moved to restrict asylum claims at the southern border as the migrant caravans of mainly military-aged Central American males marches through Mexico to the United States.

The Department of Justice announced the move to restrict asylum Thursday afternoon.

Via the DOJ:

The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement:

Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Todays rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.

Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that [w]henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Further, Section 215(a) of the INA states that it is unlawfulfor any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart from or enter the United States except under such reasonable rules, regulations, and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may prescribe.

In Section 208(d)(5)(B) of the INA, Congress specified that the Attorney General may provide by regulation for any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum.

Todays new rule applies to prospective presidential proclamations, and is not retroactive.

...

23:17

Two 'Russian Influence' Campaigns Claim Victory - One Is Real, The Other One Fake "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two new 'Russian' campaigns claim victory in their disinformation campaign against the 'west'. One is real and the other one is fake. But - as usual by now - 'western' media mistake one for the other. For them the real...

23:17

What We Can Expect With a Democrat-Marxist Controlled House of Representatives. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CTH has received multiple requests for a review of predictable consequences as a result of the midterm election.  Thankfully, and perhaps unfortunately, we have solid references to base these predictions on because theres a solid frame of reference from Continue reading

23:10

Why Its a Big Deal That Four Black Candidates Won Their State Attorney General Races "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democratic New York Attorney General-elect Letitia James celebrates her victory during an election night party in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

23:06

TRUMP DIDN'T VANISH IN A PUFF OF SMOKE ON TUESDAY AND IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF THE RESISTANCE, SAYS BRET STEPHENS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bret Stephens has some thoughts about the midterms:

For months weve heard from sundry media apocalypticians that this years midterms were the last exit off the road to autocracy.
Yes, and yesterday's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions demonstrated that this was an accurate assessment. A Trumpist polemicist and hack is now America's acting attorney general. He'll begin the process of shutting down the Mueller investigation any day now. If the GOP had maintained control of the entire federal government, wouldn't that be a crisis?
On Tuesday, the American people delivered a less dramatic verdict about the significance of the occasion.

In a word: meh.
Actually, Democrats seem on course to flip 35 House seats, and they've taken back 7 governorships. It remains possible that Republicans will have a net gain in the Senate of only one seat, in an election in which Democrats were defending ten seats in states Donald Trump won. Meh? Unh-unh.
Are you interested in seeing Donald Trump voted out of office in two years? I hope so which is why you should think hard about that meh. This weeks elections were, at most, a very modest rebuke of a president reviled by many of his opponents, this columnist included, as an unprecedented danger to the health of liberal democracy at home and abroad. The American people dont entirely agree.
Some of the American people don't agree. Quite a few, in fact. That's because -- as in Hungary, Poland, Italy, and Brazil -- bigoted nationalism is proving to be a helluva drug. Stephens presents this reality as if it's the Democrats' fault for not banishing it from the nation with a wave of the hand.
The 28-seat swing that gave Democrats control of the House wasnt even half the 63 seats Republicans won in 2010.
In part, that's because Democrats had farther to fall. They went into the 2010 midterms with 257 House seats. Republicans right now have only 223. (And the swing seems likely to be 35 seats, assuming the Democrats leading in undecided races are d...

23:01

New Muslim Convert Sinead OConnor Says White People Are Disgusting, Rips Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Has this woman looked in the mirror recently? Via Daily Wire: In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Irish musician and new Muslim convert Sinead OConnor posted an openly racist tweet against disgusting white people and bashed f***er President Donald Trump. OConnor said on Twitter that she never wants to associate with non-Muslim people (white []

22:44

DCCC Failure/Lucy McBath Victory "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Last year, in a special election to replace Tom Price-- who Trump had named to his cabinet (and soon fired him once it became public he was as crooked as almost everyone else in the cabinet)-- Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff 134,799 (51.8%) to 125,517 (48.2%) in the R+8 suburban Atlanta district where Trump had only defeated Hillary 48.3-46.8%. Ossoff's candidacy-- or at least the therory of it had set the national Democratic base on fire. Money flooded into Ossoff's online account and he raised $23,600,861.14, compared to Handel's $4,555,808.76. Outside spending was also through the roof-- for both sides. Trump's America First PAC spent $1.6 million. The DCCC spent around $5 million. Pelosi's SuperPAC sept $1.2 million. Ryan's SuperPAC spent around $3.5 million. The NRCC spent around $2.5 million.

Eyes wide open, Blue America endorsed him. Soon after, I wrote:
The vetting process for Jon Ossoff was shorter than normal for a Blue America candidate. I never met him in person and spent a couple of hours on the phone with him over 3 calls. He wrote a guest post for DWT. He checked out OK. And, no he wasn't going to be the next Pramila Jayapal, Alan Grayson, Ted Lieu, Elizabeth Warren or Raul Grijalva. But he was't going to be a Blue Dog or New Dem and his instincts were pretty good across the whole spectrum of issues we talk with our potential endorsees about. He's pro-choice and opposes discrimination based on all the things conservatives use as excuses to demonize people. On economic issues... he checked out OK, as good as you're going to get in the South, at least as good as his mentors, John Lewis and Hank Johnson. As for the other Democratic congressman in Georgia, David Scott... Ossoff is ten-thousand times better. Find me a more progressive Democrat in the South (in Congress) than Jon Ossoff; I can't think of one. I suppose if it wasn't a winnable special election that could significantly put a check on Trump's legislative agenda, we might have dragged it out long...

22:31

Two People Wanted In Motor Vehicle Theft At Obama Store That Aired On Live PD "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The original Obama store in Columbia, SC. Via WISTV: The Richland County Sheriffs Department is requesting the communitys assistance in identifying two people wanted for a motor vehicle theft that aired on the show Live PD. On Nov. 2, the owner of a Chevy Tahoe left his vehicle running and unattended at the Obama Store []

22:19

HOLY CRAP! FLORIDA VOTER Films Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in Rented Truck on Election Night! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in Rented Truck on Election Night!

This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots, argues Independent Congressional candidate for Floridas 23rd District, Tim Canova.

They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!

One of the women moving ballot boxes even asked the witness to help them!

Florida voter JoAnn Knox posted an extensive play-by-play to her Facebook page explaining what she witnessed with the paper ballots at a Broward County polling site in Plantation, Florida District 23 on election night.

By the time I was allowed to finally enter, (around 7:25) they had already started packing up and had pulled the tabulation tapes from the scanners. What I witnessed for the next hour was a room full of people, operating 3 different precincts in the same room, frantically packing everything up and running around looking for things. Wheres the zero starts? Wheres the digital drives and the cases. Who has the phones? Etc. Packing/signing/bagging/boxing.

It was crazy.

One lady even asked me if I wanted to help. They just wanted out. Quickly.

What struck me the most was the total lack of chain of custody.

Everything got sealed with thick plastic zip tie type fasteners.

There were green, red, and blue ones and they did have numbers on them, but, it didnt seem to matter what color went on what and I did not see anyone logging what number zip tie sealed any given thing.
These ties were also used to seal the blue bags filled with the paper ballots
And, one thing that really stuck with me was the fact that ziplock bags of these ties were just laying around on the tables for any one to take. I kept thinking that there really was nothing guaranteeing that those ballot bags couldnt be opened and resealed (with no way of anyone knowing).

Once they posted the results on the door, I started photographing the Congressional race tallies

JoAnn Knox said that as she was leaving, two women carrying a box marked provisional ballots, said the truck left these out there.......

22:15

Phiily Burbs Purge Once Dominant GOP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you will indulge me a little in my parochialism, I do want to highlight just what it means that Democrat Chrissy Houlahan was just elected to serve as the representative in Congress for Chester County (and a little slice of Berks County), Pennsylvania.  This is from my local paper:

The last Democrat to be elected to represent Chester County in Washington, D.C., was the West Bradford native John Hickman, who interestingly came to national politics at a an earlier time of great strife and divide in American a fight that would eventually lead to secession of the South and a bloody war.

A former county district attorney, Hickman, a Quaker, ran on the party ticket in 1855 and was elected to three more terms, first as a Democrat, then as a so-called Anti-Lecompton Democrat opposed to slavery, and finally as a Republican in 1861 when that party led the charge against slavery and elected Abraham Lincoln president. Hickman did not seek a new term in 1863, and the GOP has been winning elections for Congress in the county since, even as it has been split into halves and sometimes thirds because of redistricting.

Even Mr. Hickman didnt feel like he could remain a Democrat in Chester County. But things have certainly changed, and not only in which party shows a concern for the plight of our countrys African-American community.

In unofficial and partial results, Houlahan had 160,199 votes to Republican Greg McCauleys 110,678 votes, or 59 percent to 41 percent.

In Chester County, she led with 59 percent, or 123,512, to McCauleys 40 percent, or 84,536 votes, with 92 percent of the precincts reporting.

In Berks County, the northern tip of the district, with all of the countys 101 precincts in the district tallied, Houlahan had 36,687 votes to McCauleys 26,142 votes, or 58 percent to 42 percent

Houlahan won in the north of Chester County, the central area, the south, the west and the east. She won in traditional Democratic strongholds such as West Chester, Phoenixville, and Coatesville, but also in Republican bastions such as East Goshen and Uwchlan.

She even swept McCauley in his home township of Pennsbury, in one precinct by the unheard of total of 79 percent to his 20 percent. Turnout across Chester County exceeded 67 percent, far above recent midterm election totals.

Exactly one year ago, I wrote about...

Mueller Cannot Be Stopped So Easily "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What does the meteoric rise of Matthew Whitaker to the position of acting Attorney General mean for the Russia investigation? Thats still unclear, but Charlie Savage at the New York Times does a good job of spelling out the possibilities:

The acting attorney general establishes the special counsels jurisdiction and budget. He could tell Mr. Mueller to stop investigating a particular matter or could refuse any requests by Mr. Mueller to expand his investigation. He could also curtail resources to the Office of the Special Counsel, requiring Mr. Mueller to downsize his staff or resources.

Moreover, Mr. Whitaker could block Mr. Mueller from pursuing investigative steps, like subpoenaing Mr. Trump or issuing new indictments. When Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller, he decreed that the Justice Departments regulations for special counsels would apply to the Russia investigation.

Among other things, that regulation says that while the special counsel operates with day-to-day independence, the attorney general for the inquiry can require him to explain any investigative or prosecutorial step, and may overrule any moves that he decides are inappropriate or unwarranted under established department practices.

Under the regulation, if Mr. Whitaker were to block any of Mr. Muellers steps, Congress must be notified.

The last point there is a critical one. If there is any check on what steps Whitaker can take to obstruct justice, its the requirement that he notify Congress when he blocks a request from Robert Mueller. While theres certainly no reason to assume Whitaker would comply with this requirement, he knows that Mueller could easily tell Congress on his own. That raises the price of every obstructive step, because ultimately those choices cannot be made in the dark.

We should be clear that Whitaker was chosen for a reason. Hes not in the natural line of succession at the Department of Justice. He was Jeff Sessionss chief of staff. The deputy is Rod Rosenstein, and he was already overseeing the Russia investigation. In fact, he was the one who authorized it in the first place. Rosenstein should take over the DOJ now that that Sessions has resigned, but Trump circumvented that possibility.

Whitaker is expected to do what Jeff Sessions could not once he recused himself, which is to protect the president from Robert Mueller. We dont know how he plans to do this, but we can be sure that he has a plan and that it h...

Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions just resigned at the presidents request and, no, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee is not making any kind of fuss about it:

Any hope the Senate Democrats had of blocking or setting conditions for his replacement vanished on Election Night when the Republicans wiped out Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill and (probably) Bill Nelson. As an interim replacement, Trump has appointed Sessionss chief of staff Matthew G. Whitaker.

No doubt, Trump will expect Whitaker to do what his boss wouldnt, which is to protect him from Robert Muellers Russia investigation.  He can do this in a variety of ways, although it will probably cause mass resignations at the Department of Justice and possibly at the FBI, too.

Chuck Grassley doesnt care. Hes like the honey badger.

Mueller promised to hold off on making any major announcements between Labor Day when he flipped Manafort and Election Day. I dont know when Election Day really ends though, since there will be a Senate runoff election in Mississippi and possibly a runoff election in the Georgia governors race.

Discuss

50 Things That Went Very Well on Election Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I could write a long list of the many bitter disappointments from Election Day and what they will mean for the future, but that would be an unjustifiable downer in light of all of the good things that happened. So, instead, I will ignore the catastrophic bloodbath in the U.S. Senate or the big disappointments in some of the governors races. I wont harp on the House seats we almost won, but did not. I will instead give you a list of fifty happy occurrences. This isnt a comprehensive list and the votes are still being counted so no list could be complete. Hopefully, it will put a smile on your face.

1. The Democrats will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year for the first time since January 2011.
2. The Democrats flipped the House and Senate in New Hampshire, and the Senate in Colorado, Maine, and New York.
3. The Democrats won the Trifecta (controlling the governors office and both chambers of the legislature) in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Nevada, and New York. In Oregon and Nevada, they won supermajorities in both chambers.
4. The Republicans lost their Trifectas in Kansas and Michigan.
5. The Republicans lost their supermajorities in the North Carolina legislature.
6. The deep red states of Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska used the ballot to expand Medicaid.
7. Florida voted to restore felons voter rights.
8. Paul LePages reign of terror in Maine came to a decisive end with the election of Democrat Janet Mills as the new governor.
9. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was denied a third term in office when he lost to Democrat Tony Evers.
10. Democrat Tom Wolf was decisively reelected as governor of Pennsylvania.
11. Gretchen Whitner was elected governor of Michigan, flipping control to the Democrats.
12. Democrat J.B. Pritzker trounced Governor Bruce Trauner of Illinois, flipping control to the Democrats.
13. Democrat Tim Walz was elected governor of Minnesota.
14. The loathsome Kris Kobach was defeated in the Kansas governors race by Democrat Laura Kelly.
15. Democrat Jared Polis, who is openly gay, was elected governor of Colorado.
16. Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected governor of New Mexico, flipping control to the Democrats.
17. Steve Sisolak will become the first Democratic governor of Nevada in twenty years.
18. The Democrats retained the governorships of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Oregon, and California.
19. In addition to winning the governorships of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin (the three key Trump states of 2016), the Democrats also won the U.S. Senate races in those states, too.
20. Russian stooge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California was defeated.
21. The Republican chairman of the House Rules Committee and former ch...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I hate waiting around for results on Election Day and I'll be live-blogging later on, so here's a thread to discuss remedies for your anxiety.

Discuss

21:59

Liberal Blogger: Terrorizing Tucker Carlsons Family a Strategy to Make Him Feel Fear of His Victims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update to this story. Via Free Beacon: Liberal Vox blogger Matthew Yglesias tweeted the Antifa mob that broke Fox News host Tucker Carlsons door and frightened his wife into calling police was engaging in a strategy to make him feel the fear of his victims. A left-wing group called Smash Racism D.C. descended on Carlsons []

21:25

UPDATE: Antifa Mob Vandalized Tucker Carlsons Home, Car, Driveway, Door Police Investigating as Suspected Hate Crime "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Antifa mob that swarmed Fox News host Tucker Carlsons home on Wednesday evening reportedly vandalized his home and car and the incident is now being investigated as a suspected hate crime.

According to the police report obtained by the Daily Caller Foundation, an anarchy symbol was spray painted on Carlsons driveway. His oak door was also broken by the militant leftists. Carlson was not home at the time of the incident, but his wife was there alone. She hid in the pantry in fear as the mob banged on her door shouting threats. Luckily, their four children were not at home.

Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door, Carlson told The Washington Post.

The group of approximately 20 people was chanting, Tucker Carlson we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!

Videos of the incident were posted by Smash Racism DC, a DC Antifa group that has now been suspended from Twitter.

It was discovered that unknown persons spray painted an anarchy symbol on the driveway. There were also signs left on the vehicles parked in the driveway as well as a sign left on the front door of the home, the police report states.

The co-founder of the group that organized the protest, Mike Isaacson, previously appeared on Carlsons show...

21:01

A Revolution of Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad November 8, 2018 What do we do when we finally understand that the elections really are stolen? Or rigged? Or thrust out of our reach by the manipulations of rich and powerful people? Corrupted by corporations? How long does it take []

21:00

Bernie Sanders Blames Gillum, Abrams Losses On White Folks Being Uncomfortable Voting For Blacks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The race card, how original, Via WFB: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said there are a lot of white folks in Florida and Georgia who may have been uncomfortable voting for black gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams. I think you know there are a lot of white folks out there who are not []

20:55

Rubio Sounds the Alarm: Broward County Election Officials Trying to Steal Election Produce Thousands of Ballots 43 Hrs After Polls Closed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed.

Florida is once again bracing for recountsthis time there are no hanging chads, but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election.

Via The Miami Herald:

Floridas chief legal officer, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, told county election supervisors Thursday to plan for as many as three statewide recounts and for extraordinary public and media scrutiny in the state with the singular status of unusually close elections.

The recounts will be nationally watched [were] under a microscope, Detzner said on a conference call with counties.

Statewide races for U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture are within the machine recount window of half of 1 percent, according to incomplete and unofficial statewide returns. A third race, for governor, is at present slightly outside that threshold.

Socialist crook and former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum released a statement Thursday morning, saying It has become clear there are many more outstanding ballots left to count.

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounded the alarm Thursday morning.

Senator Rubio says Broward County election officials are trying to steal the electionDemocrat lawyers have descended on Florida to change the election results, Rubio added.

RUBIO: Long but IMPORTANT THREAT ON ELECTIONS IN #FLORIDA.

#BayCounty was hit by a Cat 4 Hurr...

20:53

Supreme Court justice Ginsburg rushed to hospital; Demonrats offer to donate their ribs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Although last Tuesdays mid-term elections saw the Demonrat Party gain majority control of the House of Representatives (225 to 197), a saving grace was that the GOP retained control of the Senate (52 to 46), and even gained at least Continue reading

20:00

Poland Signs Deal For Long-Term Deliveries Of US Liquefied Natural Gas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A loss for Russia. WARSAW, Poland (AP) Polands main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a []

19:46

Twitter Suspends Account Behind Mob at Tucker Carlsons Home, Account Publishing Addresses of Right-Wing Pundits Remains Active "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Twitter suspended the Smash Racism DC account that was behind the mob showing up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening but the account publishing the home addresses of right-wing media figures, including Carlson and his brother Buckley Carlson, remains active.

Twitter suspended SmashRacismDC after they were contacted by multiple journalists about the fact that they were repeatedly tweeting Carlsons home address where he lives with his wife and four children.

However, an account called Shut it Down DC that published a link to the home addresses of Carlson, his brother, the Daily Callers Neil Patel, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter remains active. The tweets containing the addresses have been removed, but the account has not.

On Wednesday, someone affiliated with DC Antifa told The Gateway Pundit that the protest at Carlsons home was just the beginning. The addresses were published shortly after.

The group frequently posts violent messages such as it takes a bullet to bash a fash.

...

19:30

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obamacares Birth Control Rule, Shields Nuns From Contraceptive Mandate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump protects nuns, Obama prosecuted them. Via Washington Examiner: The Trump administration will exempt employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control if it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, scaling back a rule created under the Obama administration. The rule, released Wednesday, will take effect in 60 days and will affect between 6,400 []

19:27

Survivor: 50-60 People at Borderline Bar and Grill Attack Wednesday Were ALSO at Route 91 Attack in Las Vegas (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thirteen people were killed last night at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California late last night.
The shooting took place at 11:20 PM Pacific Time.

Police Sgt. Ron Helus was shot dead after he entered the bar and grill. The unarmed doorman was also killed.
The shooter was later identified as Ian Long a former Marine.

After the shooting survivor Nicholas Champion said 50-60 survivors last night inside the country western bar and grill were also at the Route 91 concert last year during the mass shooting.

Amazing!

The post Survivor: 50-60 People at Borderline Bar and Grill Attack Wednesday Were ALSO at Route 91 Attack in Las Vegas (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:10

Trump, Dignitaries Attend Investiture Of Justice Brett Kavanaugh At Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They couldnt do normal pictures because of security and threats to Kavanaugh. Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump and the first lady visited the Supreme Court Thursday for the investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed on Oct. 8, has been participating in the work of the court for almost a month. By []

19:00

Oregon counties pass Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Oregon Live displays their liberal bias right in the first sentence. As in many blue states, once you get out of the progressive-infested metropolitan cities youll find many Second Amendment supporters. From Oregon Live: The so-called Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance Continue reading

18:57

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Will Not Recuse Himself From Russia Probe and Wont Approve Democrat Subpoenas of President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Matthew Whitaker was named Acting Attorney General Wednesday after Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation at President Trumps request.

Whitaker also took over the Mueller probe, bumping Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from the position.

Democrat lawmakers panicked after Rosenstein lost control over the Mueller witch hunt and called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Nancy Pelosi called for Whitaker to recuse himself and for Congress to take immediate action to protect the rule of law.

PELOSI: Given his record of threats to undermine & weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Muellers investigation. Congress must take immediate action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation.

Democrat Senator Gillibrand called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Democrat Senator Kamala Harris also called for Whitaker to recuse himself.

18:49

PBS Hack Yamiche Alcindor Who Asked President Trump Racist Question Later Spread Racist Conspiracy Theory on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The liberal media escalated their abusive insults against this president on Wednesday.

PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accused President Trump of being the leader of the White Nationalist party.

Trump called her out and then he called her a racist!

Yamiche Alcindor: On the campaign trail you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw it as emboldening white nationalists.

President Trump: I dont know why you are saying that. Such a racist

Yamiche Alcindor: There are some people that say now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you think of that.

President Trump: Why do I have the highest numbers with African Americans Youre a racist.

And THAT is exactly what liberal hacks like Alcindor thinks of Republican voters.

But Yamiche Alcindor was not through with her racist attacks on the president.

After the press conference Alcindor tweeted out a photo of a white nationalist she said was at the White House on Wednesday.

Liberals on Twitter said Wednesday that Patrick Casey, executive director of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, was invited to the White House after he tweeted photos of himself in front of the buildings south front the day after the midterm elections.

Caseys tweet gained traction after Alcindor tweeted it out after accusing the president of supporter white nationalism.

IT WAS A LIE

The White House later clarified the photos saying: Patrick Casey was one of more than twenty-five thousand people who came to t...

18:48

The Annual Best Of The Best Treeper Thanksgiving Recipe Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Great Preference Given To Dishes Featuring Bacon and Jack, Super Foods! Its that time of year again! Pull up a log and sit a spell. We have snacks and drinks, a warm, toasty fire and fine friends gathered round. In Continue reading

18:42

Democrats Encouraged Military Veterans to Run in Midterms. The Results Were Mixed. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jason Crow, Democratic candidate for U.S. House seat in Colorado's Sixth Congressional District, addresses supporters at an election night watch party in Greenwood Village, Colo., on Nov. 6, 2018.

18:42

Journalist Hears Top Dem On Train Laying Out Plans To Go After Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Never discuss things on the Acela. Via Daily Caller: The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to []

18:17

Tucker Carlson Speaks Out After Leftist Mob Shows Up At His Home, Reveals Chilling Details "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Antifa group that was founded by that giraffe-neck guy who has appeared on his show, Mike Isaacson, who used to teach at John Jay College of Criminal Justice until he made a comment about teaching future dead cops. Via Daily Wire: On Wednesday night, a 20-person leftist mob showed up at the home of Fox []

18:14

Picture Perfect Gunman To Disarm America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And so the next gun grab begins For a long time the Left kept coming up with non-starters in their attempt to prove the danger posed by white ex-soldiers coming back into the country. Now they have their poster child. Continue reading

18:07

A Dragon Ball Z Composer Unseated a Texas Republican Senator, and Other Down-Ballot Democratic Victories You Didnt Hear About "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For Texas Democrats, Tuesday had some disappointing top-line news, as Republicans retained control of all statewide offices and Ted Cruz won his U.S. Senate re-election. But further down the ballot, the party saw some surprising successes.

Two congressional districts held by Republicans flipped to the Democratic side. In the state House, Texas Democrats picked up a dozen seats. In the state Senate, two more Republican incumbents fell to Democrats.

One of those Democrats was Nathan Johnson, who defeated incumbent Don Huffines in state Senate District 16.

Johnson, like many Democratic candidates who ran across the country this cycle, has an unusual background for a politician. He graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Arizona, and later received a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He co-founded a law firm dealing with business disputes, while doing pro bono legal work for the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, which works on immigrants rights.

On the side, he has owned a music production business, where he composed classical music as well as music for the American dub of the popular Japanese animation series Dragon Ball Z.

In an interview with a fan website, he explained that he got that job because he happened to rent an office from someone who was connected to the production company. It was one of the most bizarre collisions of circumstance Ive ever experienced, he said. Among other things, Johnson campaigned against state pre-emption laws, which prevent cities from enacting their own policies on things like living wages.

In Iowa, Republicans held the governors mansion. But down the ballot, there were some bright spots for Democrats. Zach Wahls, a prominent gay rights activist whose 2011 testimony invoking his lesbian parents in favor of civil unions went viral, won a state Senate seat. He campaigned against the privatization of Medicaid, an experiment that has been costly for Iowa.

Nebraska sent...

17:43

WH Communications Director Asked if Acosta Video Doctored: Video Clearly Shows He Placed His Hand on the Staffer (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Wednesday CNNs Jim Acosta was suspended from covering the White House over his disruptive and abusive conduct during the presidents press conference.

Video shows Acosta hacking a White House interns arm with enough force to push her arm down and knock her off balance.

CNN said the video of Jim Acosta was doctored.

On Thursday morning White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp joined Stuart Varney on Varney and Co. to discuss the incident and more.

Schlapp told Varney Acosta crossed the line.

Mercedes Schlapp: Jim Acosta crossed the line when he physically touched the White House staffer The video clearly shows did Acosta place his hand on the White House staffer or did he not. And the video clearly shows that he did.

Later in the interview Schlapp said the young woman was shaken up by Acostas behavior.

The post WH Communications Director Asked if Acosta Video Doctored: Video Clearly Shows He Placed His Hand on the Staffer (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:40

Former Fox News Correspondent Adam Housleys Niece Among Missing At California Bar, Leftists Attack Him On Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not good. And on top of that, sicko goes after him for working for Fox. Via Twitchy: Former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley need our prayers right now as his niece was at the Borderline Bar and Grill where a gunman killed 12 people in a mass shooting last night: She has not been yet []

17:00

President Trump takes on CNNs demorat hack Jim Acosta who is now banned from White House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

  During this feisty presser yesterday, CNN hack Jim Acosta put his hand on a young staffers arm to try and stop her from doing her job. See the video here. Sarah Sanders announced last night that Acosta has been Continue reading

16:58

WOW! LIBERAL MEDIA HACKS Defend Jim Acosta Insist WH Video Was Doctored Attack Infowars THEN PROVEN WRONG! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Wednesday CNNs Jim Acosta was suspended from covering the White House over his disruptive and abusive conduct during the presidents press conference.

Video shows Acosta hacking a White House interns arm with enough force to push her arm down and knock her off balance.

CNN said the video of Jim Acosta was doctored.

The White House video originally posted by Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars WAS CLEARLY NOT DOCTORED!


The liberal reporters not only defended Jim Acosta The deny the reality that he had contact with the White House intern even with video!

Axios says the video was doctored:

Newsweek says the video was doctored (It wasnt.)

Liberal hack Maggie Haberman from the NY Times.
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16:57

California Shooter Identified As Ian David Long, Marine Veteran With Mental Health IssuesUPDATE: Pic Of Shooter, Video "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: Ian David Long, 28, was identified by police Thursday morning as the gunman who killed 12 people in a California bar shooting the night before. He was known to law enforcement after police were called to his home in April. Long, who was in the U.S. Marines Corp, was wearing black and []

16:02

Breaking: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken To Hospital, Fell, Broke 3 Ribs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is her second such fall. Via Fox News: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs after a fall at her office Wednesday evening, the court said in a news release. Ginsburg, 85, later experienced discomfort and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for observation and treatment. Tests showed the justice fractured []

15:45

Breaking: Borderline Bar and Grill Shooter Identified: Ex-Marine Ian Long Wore All Black, Heavily Tatttooed, Drove Moms Car to Bar "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thirteen people were killed last night at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California late last night.

The shooting took place at 11:20 PM Pacific Time.

Police Sgt. Ron Helus was shot dead after he entered the bar and grill. The unarmed doorman was also killed.

Mike Cernovich reported:

The gunman was wearing all black and had facial hair.
The gunman is 29-year-old.


Ian Long

The shooter was identified as Ian Long.
He drove his mothers car to the bar.

Heavily tattooed.

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15:30

Man Sentenced For Smashing Trumps Walk Of Fame Star With Pickaxe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He has enough from GoFundMe to pay the fines and restitution. Via Daily Beast: A California man who smashed President Donald Trumps star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a pickaxe last year took a plea deal Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports. Austin Clay, 24, reportedly appeared in Los Angeles County Superior []

15:19

BREAKING: RUTH BADER GINSBURG HOSPITALIZED! 85-year-old Justice Broke 3 Ribs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a lecture September 26, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg discussed Supreme Court cases from the 2017-2018 term at the lecture. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RUTH BADER GINSBURG HOSPITALIZED! 85-year-old Justice Broke 3 Ribs

Ouch!

She fell in her office.

The post BREAKING: RUTH BADER GINSBURG HOSPITALIZED! 85-year-old Justice Broke...

15:08

Corey Lewandowski Slams Hypocrite Ben Shapiro For Defending Jim Acosta but Who Famously Took the Side of Hoaxer Michelle Fields "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

During the 2016 election, Ben Shapiro sided with Michelle Fields in her bogus accusations that Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski abused her at a campaign event.

Yesterday Shapiro sided with abuser Jim Acosta from CNN.  What is wrong with Bens abuse barometer?

Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields made headlines in 2016 when she claimed Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her and threw her down on the ground at a Jupiter, Florida Trump campaign victory speech.

Video proved that Fields exaggerated the story for some strange reason.

The Gateway Pundits Kristinn Taylor was in the room at the time and did not see the incident in question. He was the last reporter to film Corey closing up the event with reporters.

Then Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields filed criminal assault charges with Jupiter, Florida police against Donald Trumps campaign manager Corey Lewandowski several days after the incident. Fields claimed she suffered a slight bruise when Lewandowski intentionally assaulted her.

(Lewandowski is in the blue shirt. Fields is in the white suit.)

Another video was eventually released that showed Lewandowski walking past Fields. No contact was made. She didnt even flinch.

Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit, spoke with Corey Lewandowski at the time who cautioned the anti-Trump cro...

15:00

MS-13 gang member sentenced to decades in prison for role in 2015 murder "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Fox News: A member of the violent MS-13 street gang was sentenced Monday to more than 22 years in federal prison for his role in the death of a gang associate suspected of being an informant. Jose Andrade, 27, also Continue reading

15:00

Here Come The Subpoenas: What House Democrats Plan For Their Russia Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Waste of taxpayers money and resources. Via NBC News: When Democrats assume control of the House of Representatives in January, President Donald Trump will face something he has never before experienced: An opposition party with subpoena power whose goal is to make public every detail of the 2016 Russian election interference effort. That fact became []

14:58

RACISTS THINK TRUMP IS A RACIST "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After Yamiche Alcindor of PBS asked President Trump at yesterday's news conference whether he was concerned that his use of the term "nationalist" to refer to himself might be seen as giving aid and comfort to white nationalists, Patrick Casey, the executive director of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa (he prefers the term "identitarian"), claimed to be at the White House:




The photos raised alarm because they seemed to be taken in a part of the White House that's not accessible on the usual tour, suggesting that Casey was invited by a White House insider. But we're now being told that the photos were not taken yesterday.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters emailed The Daily Beast that Casey was one of more than twenty-five thousand people who came to the White House Fall Garden Tour, which is open to the public. Free tickets are made available to anyone who wants to attend.

Though Caseys post was dated Wednesday, Walters explanation suggests that he visited the White House on either October 20 or 21, when the Fall Garden Tour was held. That would explain Caseys access to the White Houses south front. Sources familiar with how the Trump White House operates had told The Daily Beast that Casey could not have reached the location in which he was pictured on the kind of tour that occurs more commonly than the garden ones.
When asked about his rhetoric, Trump and his surrogates deny any racist intent. Trump responded to Alcindor in the I'm-rubber-you're-glue manner favored by right-wing media whenever the topic turns to racism -- according to Fox News and talk radio, the only racists in America are those who attack racism. The attacks on racism are the racist acts.

But if the admi...

14:45

Who Remembers Steve Stockman (R-TX)? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

GOP congressional crooks Hunter and Stockman

We were sorry to see our pal Dayna Steele lose her race in TX-36 on Tuesday but proud of how strongly she and her team fought in her R+26 district where few Democrats would even try. She won just over a quarter of the votes there-- 60,486 (27.4%)-- her efforts turning out voters for Beto and other Democrats as well. In 2016 no one had run against Brian Babin at all and Hillary only took 25.2% to Trump's 72.0%. In 2014, the last time a Democrat did run there, Michael Cole got 22.0% of the vote and in 2012, Democrat Max Martin took 26.6%. Martin, though, wasn't running against Babin, but his predecessor, Steve Stockman. Remember Stockman at all? He was first elected to Congress in 1994, beating the dean of the Texas delegation, conservative Democrat Jack Brooks in a district that stretched from Galveston to Beaumont, including much of the southern part of what today is TX-36. He was defeated for re-election in 1996 having distinguished himself as Congress' foremost conspiracy theorist. He had claimed, for example, that the Waco siege had been orchestrated by the Clinton administration in order to prove the need for a ban on "so-called assault weapons."

After he left Congress, he ran for any electoral job he could find-- losing-- and finally got back into Congress again in 2012 in the brand new 36th district. Even though he had been driven into bankruptcy by caring for his father while he had Alzheimer's (and abandoning his father to die in a veteran's home) he still voted against the Affordable Care Act. After the Sandy Hook massacre he introduced a bill to repeal gun-free school zones, a subject so dear to him that he threatened to introduce articles impeach...

14:30

American Flag Mural At Pizza Shop Vandalized, Protested In Small New York Town "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update to this story. Same town where the SUNY New Paltz lecturer stole the GOP lawn signs. Via Fox News: An American flag mural in a small town in New York was vandalized after several protesters started calling for a boycott, claiming it is a symbol of hate and oppression. The town of New Paltz []

14:29

MASS SHOOTING Borderline Bar and Grill on College Night 13 Dead 29-Yr-Old Gunman with Beard, Wearing All Black, Drove Moms Car to Bar "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thirteen people were killed last night at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California late last night.

The shooting took place at 11:20 PM Pacific Time.

Police Sgt. Ron Helus was shot dead after he entered the bar and grill. The unarmed doorman was also killed.

Mike Cernovich reported:

The gunman was wearing all black and had facial hair.
The gunman is 29-year-old.

...

14:17

New Acting AG Matthew Whitaker is a Former Iowa Hawkeye Tight End And Ready to Pancake Deep State "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Matthew Whitaker, the new Acting AG who replaced Jeff Sessions after Sessions turned in his resignation Wednesday afternoon, is a former Iowa Hawkeye Tight End in college who played in the Rose Bowl.  Lets hope he pancakes the Deep State defenders. 

Whitaker is also taking over Rosensteins job overseeing the Mueller witch hunt.  He is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Department, says the New York Times.

In August of 2017, Matthew Whitaker penned an op-ed for CNN titled, Muellers Investigation of Trump is Going Too Far wherein he argued the Special Counsel is roving outside of his jurisdiction to investigate Trump-Russia collusion.

And theres more
in July 2016, before the presidential election, Matthew Whitaker penned an opinion piece for USA today where he argued that Hillary Clinton should be locked up.

Whitaker wrote:

According to FBI Director James Comeys statement on Tuesday, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have been charged with violating several different code sections, and he detailed the evidence that supports bringing criminal charges.

Yet, Director Comeys judgment was that no reasonable prosecutor would bring the case. I disagree. I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted

A reasonable prosecutor may ask, if on numerous occasions, an unknown State Department employee had taken top secret information from a secured system, emailed that information on a Gmail account, and stored the information on a personal server for years, would that individual be prosecuted...

14:14

Shelter dog gets forever home by making his bed every day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Animal shelters are full of homeless dogs and cats. But a Pit-bull at the SICSA Adoption Center in Kettering, Ohio, stood out from the crowd. Every day, while waiting to be adopted, Rush would make his own bed. This captured Continue reading

13:49

Figurative Art 40,000 Years Old "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


This crude drawing of a deer or wild cow was found in a limestone cave on Borneo. It was dated by uranium-thorium dating of the "flowstone" that had accumulated on top of it to 40,000 years ago.

This makes it for now the earliest work of figurative art known; everything older is an abstract assemblage of lines. (Yes, so far as we know abstract art comes before figurative.) I don't take this literally, though. Uranium-thorium dating is better for stuff a million years old than anything this young, and the layer of stone they are dating is very, very thin after all, you can see through it which makes it hard to be certain you have an uncontaminated sample. So I take the date as an indication rather than a hard number. Plus, the record for oldest cave painting keeps being broken  every year or so as this technique becomes more common, and there are now several examples more than 30,000 years old. Some people think it is interesting that half come from Europe and half from Indonesia, but I suspect that is just an artifact of preservation conditions. Surely the making of figurative art goes back at least to 60,000 years ago when other signs of full modern human behavior start to show up regularly in the archaeological record

13:25

The Short, Hungry Life of the Moneen Cave Boy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in 2011 a skeleton was found in a cave near the village of Ballyvaughan in County Clare, Ireland. The burial was intensely studied and the results have now been published. The skeleton was so short, a hair over 4 feet, that the excavators thought it was a young child. Analysis of the teeth, however, showed that it was a teenager of 14 to 16. This was short even for the time, a size more typical for an 11-year-old. A close look at the bones revealed that this child had suffered from severe malnutrition and repeated bouts of near starvation. DNA analysis showed that this was a boy. Radiocarbon dating pointed to a time of death between 1520 and 1670; the excavators think he might have died during the Commonwealth, 1640-1660, when Clare was the scene of repeated fighting and several recorded famines.

Study leader Dr. Marion Dowd:
We found the remains within a small rectangular niche in the wall of the cave. It was a small space, just about big enough for a teenager to crawl into. The position of the bones suggests the boy curled up in this small space and died there, alone in the cold. There is no evidence that this was a murder victim or a corpse that had been hastily disposed of in the cave. It seems likely, based on the present evidence, that the boy was sheltering in the cave. He may have been crossing Moneen mountain; he may have been fleeing a battle or attack; or he may have been herding sheep in the uplands. Whatever the case, it seems he dropped through the narrow opening in the cave roof, crawled into the niche in the cave wall, and died there unbeknownst to his family or community. All in all, the excavation provided a very poignant insight into a life that was harsh and ended tragically for this boy in the not too distant past.

13:25

Who Writes what you Read on the Internet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From the SlateStarCodex Reddit, an explanation of why Most of What You Read on the Internet is Written by Insane People:
I found one Amazon reviewer with 20.8k reviews since 2011. That's just under 3,000 reviews per year, which comes out to around 8 per day. This man has written an average of 8 reviews on Amazon per day, all of the ones I see about books, every day for seven years. I thought it might be some bot account writing fake reviews in exchange for money, but if it is then it's a really good bot because Grady Harp is a real person whose job matches that account's description. And my skimming of some reviews looked like they were all relevant to the book, and he has the "verified purchase" tag on all of them, which also means he's probably actually reading them.

The only explanation for this behavior is that he is insane. I mean, normal people don't do that. We read maybe 20 books a year, tops, and we probably don't write reviews on Amazon for all of them. There has to be something wrong with this guy.

So it goes with other websites. One of Wikipedia's power users, Justin Knapp, had been submitting an average of 385 edits per day since signing up in 2005 as of 2012. Assuming he doesn't sleep or eat or anything else (currently my favored prediction), that's still one edit every four minutes. He hasn't slowed down either; he hit his one millionth edit after seven years of editing and is nearing his two millionth now at 13 years. This man has been editing a Wikipedia article every four minutes for 13 years. He is insane, and he has had a huge impact on what you and I read every day when we need more information about literally anything. And there are more like him; there is one user with 2.7 million edits and many others with more than one million. . . .

If you consume any content on the Internet, you're mostly consuming content created by people who for some reason spend most of their time and energy creating content on the Internet. And those people clearly differ from the general population in important ways.

12:25

Trump Replaces Attorney General Sessions With Critic Of Mueller Investigation; New Acting AG Will Take Oversight Of The Mueller Investigation Away From Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

AG Jeff Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation, so Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing Muellers investigation of Trump-Russia. The firing of Jeff Sessions means that the new acting AG, Matt Whitaker, will take oversight away from Rosenstein (unless Whitaker can be made to recuse himself or Mueller is done). See: How Sessionss Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/politics/mueller-investigation-sessions-resigns.html

US Congressman Nadler Grilling Jeff Sessions on 14 Nov 2017. That looks like Whitaker to the right.  He looks like a thuggish body-guard.  Mrs. Sessions is to the left.
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12:03

Nobody Is Above The Law-Mueller Protection Rapid Response: Hundreds Of Protests At 5 PM Today Local Time (Check For Closest Location) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From: https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAWMUELLER PROTECTION RAPID RESPONSE
SEARCH 900+ EVENTS BY ZIP CODE https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/ SEARCH or browse by state

BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME

Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsels Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation.

By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Muellers boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation.

Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it.

The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the situation develops.
 
Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up.

Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and weve got to get Congress to stop him.

Were mobilizing immediately to demand accountability, because Trump is not above the law.

Please make note of the date, time, and description below to confirm that the host is able to organize the event on such short notice! In general, rallies are suggested to begin @ 5 PM local time. But individual local events may varyplease confirm details on your event page.

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10:33

Mass Shooting Reported At Borderline Bar & Grill In Thousand Oaks, California.UPDATE: At Least 12 Dead UPDATE: Shooter Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via VC Star: A gunman opened fire late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, and authorities said there were at least six victims, including an officer. Authorities got a report at about 11:20 p.m. that a man had opened fire with a semi-automatic gun at about 11:20 p.m. at the county-western []

10:28

Democrats Need to Learn from US Congresswoman-Elect Deb Haalands Historic Win "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Congresswoman-Elect Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids will be the two first Native American/American Indian women to serve in the US Congress. They are both going to Washington early next year!

Democrats need to learn from US Congresswoman-Elect Deb Haaland of New Mexico:
Haaland says her most powerful fundraising tool is her telephone. Shes used it to call thousands and thousands of donors and voters alike, to talk about my campaign. I feel confident that folks need to hear directly from me, she said. I have called some people who have said, Ive never, ever been called by a candidate. Thank you for calling me. Im so happy to hear from you. Thats the way I build relationships with people. (VOA-Julie Taboh)


VOA Video link: http://youtu.be/unqyFY8kSw8

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09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day our current president will by judged, not by the orange hue of his skin but by the content of his hideously bad character.

Note to self: Dream on, Noah.

Consider this, however: Any idea of an actual, real impeachment of Donald J. Trump is an idea that, in a practical framework, exists in the far more slowly moving time continuum of Washington, DC, not in the reality that normal Americans live in outside the beltway. In fact, recent polls of Americans who aren't members of Congress and what is called the Washington intelligentsia show that half of our country is in favor of impeachment. The breakdown of what the polls indicate is as follows: 70 percent of Democrats, 49 percent of Independents, and 15 percent of Republicans favor impeachment. As it is with any election, that 49 percent of Independents is the most revealing and the most crucial segment of the populace at this early stage. I say early stage because, although people who share my sense of patriotism and informed sense of justice under our legal system tend to see the need for the impeachment remedy to an unfit and out of control president, most of the public hasn't been, for whatever reasons (most probably to do with just trying to get on with their everyday lives and struggles), paying attention and picked up on the details and gravity of the situation this country is in. American Democracy is teetering on the edge. Sure, it has been for ages, but that is always the case with democracies. The biggest threats to all democracies come along when autocratic minded leaders gain power; autocratic leaders such as Trump. Our founding fathers had just enough foresight to provi...

08:04

CNN Accuses Sarah Sanders of Posting Doctored Video of Jim Acosta Assaulting Female Intern at Pres. Trump Press Conf. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN is accusing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of posting a doctored video clip of CNN reporter Jim Acosta assaulting a female White House intern at President Donald Trumps press conference Wednesday. CNN Vice President for Communications Matt Dornic wrote on Twitter to Sanders, You manipulated this video. The lies never end.

Acosta was suspended from covering the White House Wednesday evening by Sanders over the assault.

Images show Acosta hacking the interns arm with enough force to push her arm down and knock her off balance.

Sanders later posted a video clip with zoom images of Acosta hacking the arm of a young female White House intern as she tried to take the microphone from Acosta to pass on to another reporter. Acosta hit the woman with enough force to briefly knock her off balance.

Video posted by Sanders:

Dornics accusatory response.

CNNs Brian Stelter accused Sanders of using an Infowars video clip, Quest...

07:04

Historic Firsts: Deb Haaland & Sharice Davids Will Be First Native American Women To Serve In the US Congress "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Finally two historic firsts: Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids will be the first Native American/American Indian women to serve in the US Congress: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Native_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress
Asian American women, including Asian-Indian women, reached the US Congress before Native American/American Indian women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Asian_Americans_and_Pacific_Islands_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress

From VOA News:
Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
February 28, 2018 3:00 PM, by Cecily Hilleary

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Native Americans are underrepresented in Was...

06:20

November 8th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #658 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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Thursday November 8th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:13

WATCH: Hollywood Producer Booed Off Stage For Trashing Trump at Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hollywood producer Jason Blum was booed off stage at the Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles after accusing President Trump of being a catalyst for rising antisemitism.

While accepting his award at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills on Tuesday evening, the BlacKkKlansman producer threw so many digs at the president that dozens of people began to walk out in protest.

Tonight we have much to celebrate with the opening of the 32nd Israeli Film Festival but at the same time today Americans went to the polls to exercise our right to vote, I have been quietly checking my phone and were doing pretty well. The election results are pouring in as I speak and a lot is on the line, Blum began. A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country.

As you can see from this auditorium, its the end of civil discourse, he added as the crowd booed. We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-semitism is on the rise.

As Blum ranted, Yossi Dina, an Israeli pawnbroker who starred on a reality TV show called Beverly Hills Pawn, actually approached the stage and attempted to remove him.

The festival is sponsored by the Adelson Foundation, billionaire Sheldon Adelsons charity organization. Adelson has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump.

And now Im being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy for us, Blum said as he was kicked off the stage.

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05:18

Reprehensible: Media Calls President Trump a White Nationalist and then a Racist at the Same WH Press Conference (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN defends this.

The liberal media calls this freedom of speech.

The liberal media escalated their abusive insults against this president on Wednesday.

PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accused President Trump of being the leader of the White Nationalist party.

The a second reporter called President Trump a racist.

And all of the reporters behaved like a wild mob abusing the president.

Via The Ingraham Angle:

The post Reprehensible: Media Calls President Trump a White Nationalist and then a Racist at the Same WH Press Conference (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

05:01

What Will the Dems Do "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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The Democratic Party has won control of the House of Representatives. Its members effectively will be able to block all legislation that the Senate passes and the president wants. They also will be able to unleash their subpoena power mercilessly on the executive branch. Will the members of the new majority view their victory primarily as an opportunity to legislate or as a chance to investigate?

Here is the back story.

Part of the genius of our system of government is the concept of checks and balances. The two houses of Congress write the laws, and the president enforces them. Each person in the legislative branch and the president were elected by the voters, and it is their duty to exercise their judgment as they believe the voters who put them in office would want it exercised. But all legislation requires the consent of both houses.

The courts exist to resolve disputes irrespective of the wishes of voters, to interpret the Constitution and the laws as they were written, and to protect the natural and constitutional rights of everyone in America from infringement by the Congress or the president or the states.

When one political party controls the Congress and the presidency particularly a hyperactive in-your-face presidency as we have today and it enacts its political agenda into law, the minority party is often ignored. This happened in 2010 when a Democratic Congress passed the Affordable Care Act Obamacare with no Republican votes, and it happened again last year when the current Congress passed President Donald Trumps so-called tax cuts with only Republican support. (I say so-called because for millions of folks in high-tax states where the president lacks political support, such as my home state of New Jersey, the Trump tax cuts will actually raise taxes.)

The effect of all this is a wish by Republicans to undo Obamacare, something they have tried to accomplish dozens of times even though parts of it are popular, and a wish by Democrats to undo the new tax law even though many folks represented in Congress by Democrats will experience a tax cut.

But this should not be. If laws were written with bipartisan support, if politicians in both parties had a say in the process and a stake in the outcome, if people all across the board politically and ideologically could find some comfort in som...

Think for Yourself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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American culture has a few depressingly familiar rituals. One of them is the solemn apology.

Please forgive me, O left-wing guardians of allowable opinion, for I have expressed an unapproved thought.

Its awful to watch someone debase himself like that.

Which is what makes it all the more thrilling to encounter someone who stands his ground, refuses to apologize, and tells the thought controllers to take a hike.

Thats exactly what the professors in this collection did.

What collection is that? Why, my new (and free) eBook, Think for Yourself: Professors Who Resisted the Mob Tell Their Stories.

Each one of these people has experienced or chronicled what goes on at the mental institutions we laughingly call universities.

And each one has refused to apologize for telling the truth, being normal, or whatever other made-up offense got the shriekers riled up.

The person who fits this description best, and who is now known around the world, is of course Jordan Peterson. He told the gender crazies: Im not doing this.

He became an international sensation. It all started with his refusal to comply with the latest edict. He said that if they fined him he wouldnt pay, and if they imprisoned him hed go on a hunger strike.

This is the last thing in the world the left wanted. They dont want to have to imprison a psychology professor who taught at Harvard not because theyre humane, since theyre not, but because doing so would make them look bad. They simply want to intimidate him into doing their bidding in the first place, so it never has to come to that.

Peterson couldnt be intimidated, which means he is the kind of man they fear the most.

Hes now sold millions of copies of his latest book, in a feat almost no nonfiction author ever comes close to achieving, and hes on an 85-city world tour.

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Mo Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Immigration is a tricky subject for a lot of libertarians.  If there is one issue that has caused more fights in libertarian circles it is the question of restricting a persons right to movement.

But in a world of private property where does that right end?  We know where it is in a world of public property.  It doesnt.  Im very Hoppean in my views on private property and the private production of defense.  So, I have zero problem going toe to toe with the left-libertarians who refuse to divorce themselves from their principled hobby horses and push for open borders uber alles.

Its stupid, counter-productive and, frankly, one of the main reasons why libertarians are thoroughly corrupted as a political force in the U.S., having been neutered by the Koch brothers fighting about irrelevancies.

Immigration issues are on the ballot today.  The Soros-funded invasion caravan is a thinly-veiled political stunt which is being used to fuel the unquenchable greed of globalists using Marxist arguments of envy to sow sympathy for those marching to take back what was supposedly stolen by evil white American Imperialists.

The sad truth is that part of that narrative is true.  Its also why open borders are incompatible with the world we live in today.  Because both the warfare state and the welfare state create an artificially high supply of migrants and an artificial demand for subsidy of those migrants, especially, as here in the U.S. where those migrants overwhelmingly vote for the party who will further subsidize them.

This is far beyond the principle that peaceable people should be free to traverse arbitrary political boundaries.

Those artificial political boundaries are created through the application of private property of the citizens nee subjects of the government.  If anyone has a claim on the property expropriated by this government it is the taxpayers themselves and not those trudging across Mexico in search of a handout.

Because like it or not, thats whats on the table today.  Thats reality.  When my grandparents came here from Italy they didnt ask for a handout.  They werent given one either.

All they wanted was the opportunity, which they took and were grateful for.

So, it makes me happy today to see Italian Interior Minister and all-around badass Matteo Salvini highlight just how sick and insane the whole immigration issue is by announcing hes cutting in half the daily allowance of migrants from 35 per day (PER DAY!) to 19.

Thats nearly $1200 per month folks.

As Ron Paul so succinctly said on the campaign trail, when you subsidize something you get more of it.

So, Italy under the direction of an EU-appointed Prime M...

The Cult City Triumphant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Daniel J. Flynn has produced a truly remarkable work detailing San Franciscos descent into multicultural madness in the 1970s. In Cult City. Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days that Shook San francisco, the prolonged orgy that characterized San Francisco civic life resulted in two disasters. It culminated in the Jonestown massacre in November 1978, claiming 918 lives, including 287 children, and then a few days later, in the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk at the hands of a dismissed public employee Dan White.  Flynn shows incontrovertibly that these events went together as a form of cosmic justice. Moscone and gay activist Harvey Milk had been among the biggest boosters of the mentally unhinged Jim Jones, who had pushed his followers into committing suicide in Guyana on November 17.

Since the early 1970s, Jones had been a celebrity in California Democratic politics and prefigured the culturally leftist course that his party would take nationwide in the ensuing decades. Jones was well-connected to black radicals like Angela Davis; he identified with the rising gay insurgency championed by his friend Milk; and he led a cult that combined New Age features with devotion to Jones as a leader with supernatural powers. By the way, it was only by reading Flynns book and then interviewing him in a podcast that I became aware that Jones was white. His charismatic power over blacks, who comprised most of his following, made me assume that he too was black. When he took his devotees to Guyana, where he conspicuously starved and abused them, he continued to enjoy the fervent support of the entire Democratic establishment. Whenever a complaint began to circulate, his highly placed army of defenders would spring to his aid. These included President Jimmy Carter, California Governor Jerry Brown, who succeeded Ronald Reagan in 1975, Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally,  U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Speaker of the California House of Representatives Willie Brown, Mayor Moscone of San Francisco to City Supervisor Milk. Prominent journalists like Abe Rosenthal at the New York Times, were also found among Joness legion of political admirers.

Before Jones dragged off his crowd to Guyana, he ran the Peoples Temple in San Francisco. There, no matter what scam he engaged in to increase his private wealth as a religious and civic leader, (and Flynn is not hesitant to reveal these misdeeds) he always had political allies who covered his back. Had Jones stayed in California and not fallen prey to murderous and suicidal tendencies, he might have remained a force in Democratic politics and possibly been elec...

Obamacare on Wheels "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ferrari just reported a third quarter sales sales uptick of nearly 11 percent, which it attributes to demand for its V8 powered Portofino. Sales of the V12 Superfast rose 7.9 percent. The best-selling three cars in the U.S. are big trucks  the Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram 1500. These are not being produced at bayonet-point, via mandates and the people buying them dont need their palms greased as inducements to buy them.

Contrast this with the sales of electric cars so far this year  of which there were none.

A number of them did change hands, its true. But to describe the exchange as a sale is to abuse the language, akin to referring to Bruce as her.

Each one must be given away at a net loss. This includes most especially the Tesla3, which the company falsely proclaims is selling well. Tesla is taking in money, perhaps. In the manner of Tony Soprano.

But it is not making money selling cars.

Not if you exclude the money paid to Tesla by its enforcer, the government or the money which others are forced to pay the government but which the government so generously exempts Tesla from paying. These latter the various tax breaks received by the buyers of Teslas and other EVs are considered by some to be innocuous, even desirable because (so the argument goes) the government is simply refraining from taking.

The problem is that the government still takes from others and by doing that but not doing it to others  the government is advantaging the one at the expense of the other. It is analogous to your neighbor being exempted from being forced to pay the property tax on his home. Meanwhile, you have to pay and probably pay a bit more in order to make up the shortfall.

Your neighbor gets to build an addition to his place.

It is hard to divine the full extent of the EVs plugging-in to other peoples pockets, but we can get a general idea:

Carbon credits  This is a payment made by a manufacturer of standard cars to the manufacturer of electric cars in order to avoid having to actually make electric cars. The buyer gets credit for not making them  . . . in exchange for cash.

It is an extorted payment, made under duress, to comply with zero emissions production mandates, which require every company selling cars in that state to sell a certain number of zero emissions electric cars or else be denied permission to sell any cars whatsoever in that state.

California...

Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lets start with the cat. You never would have thought one of these beloved felines would play a crucial role in the Julian Assange case, would you? And yet look at the latest press coverage. The mainstream medias headlines werent about a man who has been confined to a tiny building in the heart of Europe for the last six years with no end insight, they were about orders from Quito to feed his cat. There you have a man who is at serious risk of being arrested by the UK authorities, extradited to the U.S. and prosecuted for his publications. A man who has been cut off from any human contact, with the exception of his lawyers, and whose health is seriously declining due to prolonged confinement without even an hour outdoors. Considering this framework, wasnt there anything more serious to cover than the cat?

But theres a story to be told behind Assanges cat. One of the last times I was allowed to visit Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, before the current government of Lenin Moreno cut off all his social and professional contacts, I asked the founder of WikiLeaks whether his cat had ever tried to escape from the embassy given that, unlike his human companion, he can easily sneak out of the building without the risk of being arrested by Scotland Yard.

Assange didnt take my question with the lightness with which it was intended, quite the opposite, he became a bit emotional and told me that when the cat was small, it had in fact made some attempts to escape from the building, but as it had grown, it had become so accustomed to confinement that whenever Assange had tried to give the cat to some close friends so the animal could enjoy its freedom, it showed fear of wide open spaces. Confinement has a deep impact on the behavior and health of all creatures, animal and human.

Strength

I have worked as a WikiLeaks media partner for the last nine years, and over these nine years I have met Assange many, many times, but only once did I meet him as a free man: that was back in September 2010, the very same day the Swedish prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for allegations of rape. Initially he was under house arrest with an electronic bracelet around his ankle, then he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London on June 19, 2012. Since then he has remained buried in that tiny embassy: a depressing building, very small, with no sunlight, no fresh air, no hour outdoors. In my country, Italy, even mafia bosses who strangled a child and dissolved his corpse in a barrel of acid enjoy an hour outdoors. Assange doesnt.

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Israeli Software Used To Track Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. More than two weeks later, Riyadh admitted that the Washington Post contributor had been killed in an altercation inside the consulate.

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the Israel cyber intelligence firm NSO Group Technologies of selling a digital burglary tool which he claimed had been used to track Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in Istanbul last month, according to the Jerusalem Post.

He said in this context that that NSOs software is not just being used for catching criminals and stopping terrorist attacks [] not just for saving lives, but for making money [] such a level of recklessness [] actually starts costing lives.

Snowden spoke via video conference from an undisclosed location in Russia at an event organized by Tel-Aviv-based strategic, corporate, tech and financial communications firm OH! Orenstein Hoshen.

Meanwhile, NSO Group Technologies has rejected Snowdens accusations, stressing that the companys products are only used to combat terrorism.

The Israeli TV channel Kan cited NSO as saying that Snowden selectively slanders Israeli technology companies without having any reliable information.

NSO develops products that go to government agencies for the sole purpose of investigating and preventing crimes and terrorism-related cases, the company pointed out.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had arrived to obtain the necessary papers for his upcoming wedding.

After more than two weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that the journalist had been killed in a fight inside the consulate. Riyadh said that 18 people had been arrested due to their suspected involvement in the incident, and that they would be put on trial in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi prosecutor general, for his part, admitted that...

White South Africans Barred "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A registration process on a government partnered youth employment initiative has appeared to exclude white South Africans, sparking criticism from the countrys trade union.

The YES (Youth Employment Service) government jobs website aims at helping unemployed young South Africans who have been jobless for longer than six months. The program is endorsed by the National Development Plan 2030, which intends to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality within the next 12 years.

The registration criteria on the site require the applicants to be black, in accordance with the BEE definition (Black Economic Empowerment), between the ages of 18 34, and South African citizens.

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a racially selective program launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving black South African citizens, whom they define to include black, coloured and Indian people, economic privileges not available to whites.

YES is a business-driven initiative which is breaking new ground by pioneering a partnership with government and labor, in collectively tackling a national plan to build economic pathways for black youth,the website saysPlease note we are currently only registering candidates between the ages of 18 and 34, who are currently unemployed and must be black (as per the B-BBEE codes definition).

YES was launched by South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa in March. He praised the initiative, saying: We will be coming up with further initiatives to address youth unemployment.

South Africas trade union Solidarity suggested that young, white South Africans were unwelcome, while the exclusion was part of a long list of policies obsessed with race.

It is as if the President is saying to white candidates: You are unwelcome and on your own! said Paul Maritz, coordinator of Solidarity Youth.

He noted that the empowerment project which intended to address the enormous problem of youth unemployment was an issue of major importance in South Africa.

Maritz, however, added: Exclusion based on race is becoming the norm We dare not allow racial exclusion to become commonplace and normal; the past has shown us how dangerous that is.

Reprinted from RT News.

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It Took Six Months to Split Czechoslovakia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two years, four months and a few days ago, on 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The date of the UK leaving is currently set at 29th March 2019 almost three years after the vote. It could be postponed further. In the case of a transitional arrangement that could last until at least the end of 2020, possibly even beyond the general election in 2022. That would be an enormous six years after the historic vote.

EU mandarins as well as Whitehall mandarins will tell you it must be this way because the relationship the UK has with the EU is too complex to untangle sooner.

However, history offers a different angle. World War I lasted four years, World War II lasted six. Perhaps its easier to conquer and then lose an entire continent than to separate two jurisdictions peacefully?

Instead, look at Czechoslovakia, the country where I was born, but a country I never think of as my birthplace. That is because before I even went to school, it had not only transformed from a socialist republic and a Soviet satellite to a liberal democracy, but it also split into two nations. All I have ever known, therefore, has been the Czech Republic. All the turbulent history Vclav Havel elected President, the Velvet Revolution, the first free election, the beginning of economic transformation, Vclav Klaus elected Prime Minister, the Velvet Divorce happened within the first six years of my life. 

The curious thing about this is the Velvet Divorce. Let me just briefly remind you of the timeline: the pivotal elections that took place on 5th and 6th June 1992 saw Vclav Klauss party in the Czech Republic and Vladimr Meiars party in Slovakia both take the lions share of the vote in their respective state parliaments and the federal parliament (Czechoslovakia had already been a federation for over 20 years at this point).

Tensions erupted quickly. The Czech PM Vclav Klaus met the Slovak PM Vladimr Meiar in Brno on 8th July and they agreed to split up the federation. The agreement was signed on 26th August and Vclav Havel resigned his seat in the meantime (20th July). By 13th November, a law had been enacted as to how the federal assets were going to be divvied up and twelve days later, an act was passed that set the dissolution date at 31st December. Complex matters such as the continuity of the Czech Parliament, continuity of laws, arrangements for courts and so on were all swiftly determined by December. A new Czech Constitution was passed on 16th December.

Czechoslovakia was dissolved at midnight on New Years Eve. When the people woke up the next morning, they had new nationalities and the Czech Parliament re-elected Vclav Havel as President on 26th January 1993.

Within a mere six months, a comprehensive settlement had been agreed and activated. Immobile assets were distributed...

Bloomberg "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Did former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg just take a page out of the playbook of Sen. Ed Muskie from half a century ago?

In his first off-year election in 1970, President Richard Nixon ran a tough attack campaign to hold the 52 House seats the GOP had added in 66 and 68, and to pick up a few more seats in the Senate.

The issue: law and order. The targets: the radical liberals.

In that campaigns final hours, Muskie delivered a statesmanlike address from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, excoriating the unprecedented volume of name-calling and deceptions from the highest offices in the land.

Nixon picked up a pair of Senate seats, but Democrats gained a dozen House seats, and the press scored it as a victory for Muskie, who was vaulted into the lead position for the 1972 Democratic nomination.

In the final days of this election, Bloomberg just invested $5 million to air, twice nationally, a two-minute ad for the Democratic Party that features Bloomberg himself denouncing the fear-mongering, and shouting and hysterics coming out of Washington.

Americans are neither naive nor heartless, says the mayor. We can be a nation of immigrants while also securing our borders.

That $5 million ad buy was only Bloombergs latest contribution to the Democratic Party during an election campaign into which he had already plunged $110 million of his own money.

Contributions of this magnitude support the idea that Bloomberg will seek the presidential nomination as a Democrat. With resources like this at his disposal, and a willingness to spend into the hundreds of millions, he could last in the primaries as long as he wants.

Yet, Bloomberg is no Ed Muskie, who had been Hubert Humphreys running mate in 1968 and was widely regarded a top contender for 1972.

The mayor has been a Republican and independent as well as a Democrat. And as The Washington Posts Robert Costa relates, Bloomberg has drawbacks: He speaks flatly with the faded Boston accent from his youth, devoid of partisan passion and with a technocratic emphasis.

With the energy of the Democratic Party coming from militants, minorities and millennials, would these true believers rally to a 76-year-old Manhattan media magnate who wants to make thei...

Skin in the Game "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In describing the GOP tax cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that they and bonuses American workers were getting were crumbs. They were tax cuts for the rich. Some argued that the tax cuts would reduce revenues. Pelosi predicted, This thing will explode the deficit. How about some tax facts?

The argument that tax cuts reduce federal revenues can be disposed of quite easily. According to the Congressional Budget Office, revenues from federal income taxes were $76 billion higher in the first half of this year than they were in the first half of 2017. The Treasury Department says it expects that federal revenues will continue to exceed last years for the rest of 2018. Despite record federal revenues, 2018 will see a massive deficit, perhaps topping $1 trillion. Our massive deficit is a result not of tax cuts but of profligate congressional spending that outruns rising tax revenues. Grossly false statements about tax cuts reducing revenue should be put to rest in the wake of federal revenue increases seen with tax cuts during the Kennedy, Reagan and Trump administrations.

A very disturbing and mostly ignored issue is how absence of skin in the game negatively impacts the political arena. It turns out that 45 percent of American households, nearly 78 million individuals, have no federal income tax obligation. That poses a serious political problem. Americans with no federal income tax obligation become natural constituencies for big-spending politicians. After all, if one doesnt pay federal income taxes, what does he care about big spending? Also, if one doesnt pay federal taxes, why should he be happy about a tax cut? Whats in it for him? In fact, those with no skin in the game might see tax cuts as a threat to their handout programs.

Whenever tax cuts are called for, its not long before they are called tax cuts for the rich. Lets look at who pays what in federal income taxes. Using IRS data for 2015, the latest year available, the Tax Foundation reports that the top 1 percent of earners made about 21 percent of the nations income, but their share of federal income taxes was 39 percent. They paid more in income taxes than the bottom 90 percent, who paid 29.4 percent of federal income taxes (http://tinyurl.com/y7t4ljv8).

In 2015, the top 50 percent of taxpayers paid 97.2 percent of all individual income taxes. Also, the top 1 percent had an income tax rate of 27 percent, while the bottom 50 percent had a tax rate of less than 4 percent. It turns out that 892,420 households out of roughly 34 million total households paid 39 percent of federal taxes that year. Most Americans have little or no federal income tax obligation, so how in the world is it possible to give a tax cut to them?

....

Civil War by Other Means "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the wake of the sending of bomb-like devices of uncertain capability to prominent critics of US President Donald Trump and of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (both Trumps fault, of course) plus a migrant invasion approaching the US through Mexico there have been widespread calls for toning down harsh and divisive political rhetoric. Of course given the nature of the American media and other establishment voices, these demands predictably have been aimed almost entirely against Trump and his Deplorable supporters, almost never against the same establishment that unceasingly vilifies Trump and Middle American radicals as literally Hitler, all backed up by the evil White-Nationalist-in-Chief, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Those appealing for more civility and a return to polite discourse can save their breath. Its much, much too late for that.

When Trump calls the establishment media the enemies of the people, thats because they together with their passive NPC drones and active Antifa enforcers  are enemies, if by the people we mean the historic American nation. T...

04:55

Sarah Sanders Posts Video of CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Assaulting White House Intern, Stands By Suspension "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to near universal criticism from the media, posting a new statement to Twitter Wednesday night standing by her decision to suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House for assaulting a female intern during President Donald Trumps press conference earlier Wednesday. Sanders included a video clip that focuses on Acosta using a karate chop type move on the intern to stop her from taking the White House microphone to give to another reporter.

The video clip loops with tighter and tighter vies of Acosta hacking the interns arm. If this happened in the NBA, the President would be at the free throw line and Acosta would have been given a technical foul and tossed from teh game for assaulting a referee.

Sanders, We stand by our decision to revoke this individuals hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video.

A different video shows a clearer view of Acosta hacking the intern.

This article will be updated.

CNN White House producer Allie Mal...

04:48

DC Antifa Publishes Home Addresses of Tucker Carlson and His Brother As Well As Ann Coulter, Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hours after an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, an affiliated Twitter account published his home address and the home address of his brother Buckley Carlson along with the addresses of Ann Coulter, Daily Callers Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity.

We will not be naming the account or linking to it but it has not been removed by Twitter at the time of writing this.

The account has over 3,000 followers.

The dox of right wing media figures was posted along with a message asserting that politics affects peoples lives. They demanded that the people they are harassing stop promoting racism and fascism.

Approximately an hour before Carlsons Fox News show aired on Wednesday evening, a leftist mob showed up at his home chanting threats such as, Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!

The leftists were also chanting, No borders! No walls! No USA at all!

It is unclear if Carlsons wife and four children were home at the time of the incident.

The group left minutes after the police arrived and no arrests were made.

Someone affiliated with DC Antifa told The Gateway Pundit that the protest at Carlsons home was just the beginning.

The post DC Antifa Publishes Home Addresses of Tucker Carlson and His Brother As Well As Ann Coulter, Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:08

CNN Releases Statement: Defends Jim Acostas Rude, Obscene Outbursts Says President Should Respect Press Mob "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today was a new low for the Democrat-liberal media mob.

The partisan hacks at the White House today were not reporters they were unhinged and insulting far left cranks.

CNNs Jim Acosta forcefully pushed away a female White House staffer when she tried to take away his microphone during his outburst and argument with President Trump.

The White House tonight suspended Acostas White house press pass after abusing a young staffer and hurling insults at the president. This was long overdue.

But CNN defended Acosta.

After embarrassing the channel and acting like a jackass, CNN tells president to respect this deranged and insulting mob.

The post CNN Releases Statement: Defends Jim Acostas Rude, Obscene Outbursts Says President Should Respect Press Mob appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:05

Newly-Found Letters, Photos Highlight Elvis GI Times In Grafenwoehr "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Stars and Stripes: A special exhibition featuring newly recovered photos of Elvis Presleys time as a soldier in Germany nearly 60 years ago has opened at a museum near the U.S. Army base in Grafenwoehr. The exhibit at Grafenwoehrs Culture and Military museum, which opened Saturday and includes newly discovered pictures, documents and over []

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THE DREAM NEVER DIES: NO, TRUMP WON'T REACH OUT TO THE DEMOCRATS NOW "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Washington Post's Robert Costa believes that the president might tack leftward now:

Conservatives who have learned to love President Trump, a relative newcomer to their movement, could emerge from Tuesdays election anxious that he might now leave them in the cold to cut deals with newly empowered congressional Democrats.

On the horizon are an array of hot-button issues that are top priorities for conservatives but could prove tempting areas of compromise for the famously transactional Trump as he seeks to repair his presidency ahead of the 2020 election....

He has carried the ball as effectively as anybody for the right, but the reality is, there is not a deep philosophical bent there, said Ed Rollins, co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America super PAC. Hes always been about getting what you can get.
How do I say this politely? Stop. Really, just stop. Trump is not "transactional." It's inaccurate to say that "there is not a deep philosophical bent there."

After years of binge-watching Fox News, Trump is really a Republican now. More specifically, Trump is a true believer in a combination of Fox News Republicanism and white nationalist paleoconservatism (which is now conveniently available to him on Fox as well).

Costa tries to portray Trump as a Republican heretic, but he arrives at this conclusion by defining Republicanism far too narrowly:
Trump has fundamentally redefined the modern Republican Party, lurching a historically free-trade institution toward protectionism on trade and infusing its appeals with racially charged conspiracy theories, rampant demagoguery and proud declarations that he is absolutely a nationalist.
But these are also Republican ideas -- that's why Pat Buchanan was able to get 40% of the vote in the 1992 Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire, running on these ideas against a sitting president.

Congressional Republicans have made the adjustment to Trump-style Republicanism for simple reasons: Racially charged conspiracy theories and rampant demagoguery have been part of mainstream Republicanism for years, though usually outsourced in the past to right-wing media and the occasional back-bencher, and the protectionist and nationalist stuff is a small price to pay for Trump's backing of classic Republican tax cuts, widespread corporate deregulation, and Federalist/Heritage Society judges.

But everything's changed now, right? Won't Trump want legisl...

03:45

Rosenstein Cancels Scheduled Speech For Tomorrow Following White House Meeting (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House Wednesday afternoon after Jeff Sessions was fired.

Shortly after Sessions turned in his resignation letter, a US official said the Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker is expected to take over the Mueller probe.

Although Rosenstein is to remain DAG, rumors are flying that he will turn in his resignation within the next 24-48 hours.

Following the White House meeting, Rod Rosenstein canceled a speech scheduled for Thursday in San Francisco.

The Aspen Institute says it wasnt given a reason for the cancellation said, NBC News reporter Heidi Przybyla.

NBC REPORTED: Following WH meeting today:
DAG Rod Rosenstein has canceled a speech scheduled for Thursday in San Francisco, the Aspen Institute says.
Rosenstein was scheduled to speak to the organizations cybersecurity summit.
The institute says it wasnt given a reason for the cancelation

Rod Rosenstein had a rough day; he is no longer in charge of the Mueller probe he created.

Then he canceled a scheduled speechthings arent looking so good for Mr. Rosenstein.

Update: According to DOJ spox Sarah Flores, Rosenstein canceled his speech at the Aspen Institute last Tuesday.

03:33

Antifa Mob Surrounds Tucker Carlsons Home, Chants Threats: You Are Not Safe, We Know Where You Seep At Night "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And he has four kids. Via Daily Caller: A left-wing mob showed up outside Fox News host Tucker Carlsons house Wednesday evening, posted pictures of his address online and demanded that he flee the city of Washington, D.C. Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily Caller and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, was at the Fox []

03:26

Hah-Hah! MoveOn.org Is Giving Away Blue Wave Bumper Stickers for FREE after Disappointing Night "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Blue Wave that wasnt.

MoveOn.org is giving away Blue Wave bumper stickers on Wednesday night.

The Democrats failed in their mission.
All of their threats and insults did not generate enough votes for the increasingly unhinged socialist party.

It was a failure.
The Daily Caller put together this compilation.

The premier far left organization is giving their stickers away for free.

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03:18

Not Much Of A Wave, But The House Did Change Hands, So There's That "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Devolution of the Star Child

Democrats winning the House means there will be an effective check on Trump's worst authoritarian tendencies. It also kills the Republican Party's ambitions to repeal the Affordable Care Act and further eviscerate the social safety net. So how many seats did the Democrats pick up? We don't know yet because so many seats-- and not just in California-- are still uncalled. Here's my best guesses on how this turns out-- state by state.

Alabama

Nothing happened; nothing ever happens.

Alaska

And Don Young was reelected, after a brief scare from Alyse Galvin, an independent running as a Democrat, whatever that means.

Arizona

A quasi-Democrat, New Dem Ann Kirkpatrick won the Tucson-based seat Martha McSally gave up and, as expected, Sinema's Phoenix seat was won by former Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton. He won't be any good, but he'll be a lot better than Sinema. So that's one upgrade.

...

03:16

Finally: White House Suspends CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Press Credential "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not exactly sure what took so long on this but the White House has finally suspended the hard pass press credential for CNN narrative engineer Jim Acosta following his rude behavior and physical confrontation with a White House intern earlier Continue reading

03:03

Na nova Lei Antiterrorismo, seus likes podem levar voc para a cadeia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Barricada em confronto entre servidores e a Polcia Militar no Rio em 2017 - com a lei, poderia ser 'terrorismo'.

03:00

Lindsey Graham Rips WH Press Corp: Allies Of Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Go 2.0! Via Daily Caller: South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham accused the media of being allied with the Democratic Party after a tense press conference with President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Trump got into spats with several reporters during the post-midterm presser most notably CNNs Jim Acosta and ignited a debate about []

02:48

President Trump Seriously Considering Declassifying Carter Page FISA Docs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The midterms are over and President Trump is on a roll.

The Democrats may have taken back control of the House Tuesday night, but President Trump took control over the DOJ Wednesday.

President Trump fired AG Sessions Wednesday and appointed Matthew Whitaker as Acting AGWhitaker then bumped DAG Rosenstein out of the way and took over the Mueller probe.

The President said Wednesday during a presser that he is seriously considering declassifying the Carter Page FISA doc and other pertinent Russia records.

Were looking at that very seriously, declassification very seriously, said Trump. Its amazing how people on the other side just dont want those documents declassifiedwere looking at that very carefully. I certainly wanted to wait until after the midterm.

In mid-September, President Trump issued an immediate declassification order of the Carter Page FISA docs and other pertinent Russia records.

The White House also directed the DOJ to release publicly all text messages from James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr.

The President ultimately caved to pressure and decided to hold off on his declassification orderuntil now.

Investigative reporter Sara Carter said the Carter Page FISA docs would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the DOJ and FBI:

Congressional members, some whom have clearance to see the documents, say no sources or methods would be exposed if they were declassified, but that they believe it would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the bureau on t...

02:35

Boom: Jim Acosta Banned From White House Until Further Notice After Behavior Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jim @Acosta owes the female White House staffer he mistreated today an apology and he needs to keep his damn hands off of women who work in @realDonaldTrumps White House. His activism has gone too far. He should be banned for his behavior. pic.twitter.com/t2xSzkhD3g Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 7, 2018

02:23

Eli Explains It All: How Back Radiation Warms the Oceans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There appears to be a limited but vital audience for this newish series, Eli Explains It All, so once more the Bunny Brings Enlightenment.  An everygreen amongst the ignorati is that backradiation can't heat the ocean because it is all absorbed in the first millimeter or less.

And indeed this is true, the distance that IR light radiated from greenhouse molecules penetrates into water is a few wavelengths.  That distance is called the skin depth and it is not without consequence in some interesting and amusing ways as St. Jackson has taught us (well some of us).

Yet, as Einstein teaches us, the world is not malicious, but it is subtle, and the reason why heating the surface warms the ocean is closely related to why increasing greenhouse gases warm the Earth.

Eli will now explain.  Others have done so, Real Climate for one, but the Bunny has another simple picture that USAns can use on their uncs in a couple of weeks.

Start with the observation that sunlight is absorbed in the first few meters of the oceans.  How deep depends, of course, on what other kind of crap is there, bio and anthro, but for arguments sake a few meters.  That warms the top few meters, but the surface, that skin layer cools by evaporation.  Heat from the mixing layer will move by convection to the cooler skin layer.

Now comes the elegant part, back radiation warms the skin layer.  That means back radiation decreases the temperature difference between the skin layer and the mixing layer, Since convection depends on temperature difference, the rate of heat loss from the mixing layer decreases.  Thus the mixing layer will be warmer than it would be without back radiation and the extra warmth will be carried into the deeper ocean by conduction and currents.

Greenhouse gas warming of the surface thus acts as a control valve regulating the heating of the oceans by the sun.  The same thought about how greenhouse gases regulate the emission of heat from the Earth into space was expressed many years ago by John Tyndall
...

02:00

Not Even 24 Hours: Democrats Say Theyll Demand Trumps Tax Returns As Soon As They Take Over The House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They dont have any right to get it without a reason. Obama stonewalled on actual scandals not just fishing expeditions. Apply Obama precedent, he never turned anything over. Via Daily Wire: Democrats had barely wrested control of the House Tuesday night when they demanded President Donald Trump turn over his tax returns. Wednesday morning, Democrats []

02:00

BREAKING: Jim Acosta White House Press Pass Suspended "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING NEWS.

Jim Acostas White House press pass has been suspended following the incident wherein he assaulted a female White House staffer on Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders broke the news:

President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.

This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporters colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.

Contrary to CNNs assertions there is no greater demonstration of the Presidents support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters

over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, its an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration.

As a result of todays incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.

Jim Acosta said Secret Service denied him entry to the White House!

Ive just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I canno...

01:47

Jeff Sessions Resignation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here is Attorney General Jeff Sessions letter of resignation as released from the executive: Some have noted the letter of resignation is undated.  The likely reason is not complex; it was written prior to the official request from the office Continue reading

01:46

Maine Had A Wave "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Republicans in Maine did a lot of losing yesterday. Eric Brakey tried taking out Angus King and got 35.2% of the vote for his effort. Chellie Pingree was reelected to the House with 58.9% of the vote. Republican Mark Holbrook took just under a third of the vote-- 106,750 (32.3%). And in the second district, the race is too close to call, although it looks like Democrat Jared Golden may well replace Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin. The Democrats also took control of the state Senate, winning at least 21 seats in the 35-seat chamber, and increased their majority in the state House, with at least 81 of the 151 seats. And... the day after termed out Governor Paul LePage announced he's had enough of Maine and is moving to Florida, the voters chose Democrat Janet Mills to replace him. She took 310,493 votes (51.1%) with Republican Shawn Moody, the Republican in the race, taking 261,353 votes (43.0%) In all, a very bad day for the GOP.

So no one should have been surprised today when she took one look at Trump's immediate steps to end the Mueller investigation and tweeted her disapproval:




Too late; the damage is down. She voted to confirm Kavanaugh and she...

01:46

Beyond Prisons Episode 30: Prison Reporting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Kim and Brian share their thoughts and best practices for journalists looking to improve their reporting on incarceration and related issues. Even if youre not a journalist, we think this is a conversation you should be in on because it may help you read between the lines and evaluate media sources that cover these issues on your own.

Consider this a starting point for getting these thoughts and ideas out into the open, for developing a new paradigm for this particular kind of journalism, and for encouraging a more critical analysis of reporting on these issues.

Were in the process of developing a document that we are (for now) calling the Beyond Prisons Media Guide that we hope to share with you all soon. We welcome your feedback and questions for future installments on this topic.


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01:30

CNN Defends Acostas Indefensible Behavior "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Twitchy: CNN wasted no time riding to the rescue of poor, put-upon reporter Jim Acosta after Acostas embarrassing and physical display at todays White House press conference, releasing a statement and everything. Because of course. Keep reading Heres what he did:

01:15

BREAKING: ANTIFA MOB CURRENTLY OUTSIDE HOME OF TUCKER CARLSON "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A mob of Antifa protesters is currently outside the DC-area home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

The group is threatening Carlson and demanding that he leave town, saying that tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.

It is unclear if Carlsons wife or four children are currently at home. It is unlikely that the host was home, as the harassment began less than an hour before his show is scheduled to air.

The group was chanting threats such as, Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!

The group of far-left agitators have been knocking on his door but so far nobody has answered.

According to posts from Smash Racism DC the group is protesting Carlsons coverage of the migrant caravan heading for the US border.

The leftists were also chanting, No borders! No walls! No USA at all!

Smash Racism DC also posted a picture of a sign on Carlsons door with his address written on it which was removed by Twitter after inquiries from journalists. T...

01:12

Senator Grassley and Senate Judiciary Committee Told Caravan Includes Child Molesters, MS-13, Gang Members, Criminals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Thousands of illegal aliens are marching in caravans to the US southern border.

Chairman Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Staff received a briefing on the illegal alien caravans heading to the US southern border.

The committee members were told, Some members..have criminal histories, including offenses like assault, gang affiliation..Some members..have been identified as potentially posing a threat to national security

Via Chad Pergram:

One illegal alien caravan member told FOX News he was wanted for attempted murder during a live interview.

On Thursday CNN hack Jim Acosta attacked President Trump for demonizing the illegal alien caravans marching to the US border.

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00:50

WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID TODAY WAS 100% PREDICTABLE, BUT DEMOCRATS WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT IT "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The midterms are over, so the first shoe we knew would drop after the elction has dropped.

President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him with a loyalist who will now take charge of the special counsel investigation into Russias election interference, a defiant move just a day after a midterm election loss.

... Mr. Trump tapped Matthew Whitaker, Mr. Sessionss chief of staff, as acting attorney general. In that capacity, Mr. Whitaker assumes control of the Russia investigation....
Whitaker, as you may know, is a tad biased:
In a tweet, Whitaker said an article that characterized Muellers investigators as a lynch mob was a must read, and he told CNN that if Sessions were fired, his replacement could reduce Muellers budget in such a way that it would grind his investigation almost to a halt. He also shared an article on Twitter that explored the process by which Trump could fire Mueller, said in a radio interview that there is no criminal obstruction-of-justice charge to be had against Trump, and defended the Trump campaigns decision to meet with Russian nationals to obtain dirt on Hillary Clintona meeting Mueller has been closely examining.You would always take the meeting, Whitaker told CNN last year. You certainly want to have any advantage, any legal advantage you can.

... Whitaker most clearly expressed his view of the Mueller probe in an op-ed last year, writing that the inquiry had gone too far, and arguing that the presidents personal finances were a red line that the special counsel had come dangerously close to crossing.
Trump couldn't have been clearer about his intent to do this as soon as the midterms ended if he'd announced the plan in one of his campaign rallies. And yet Democratic candidates weren't talking about this on the campaign trail, as part of a deliberate strategy to limit the subjects they'd talk about:
...

00:35

Going Going Gone! Jeff Sessions Exits Department of Justice to Applause (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation earlier Wednesday at President Trumps request.

Later Wednesday Sessions emerged from the Department of Justice after meeting with staffers.

Approximately 150 people broke out into to applause as Sessions exited the building.

Sessions shook hands with other Justice Department officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Jeff Sessions smiled as he waved goodbye but looked somber as he walked over to the car waiting for him.

VIDEO:

With Sessions gone, President Trump can finally drain the swamp!

Rosenstein headed over to the White House shortly after Sessions turned in his resignation.

Although Rosenstein is to remain DAG, rumors are flying he will be resigning soon now that he no longer has control over the Mueller probe.

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00:30

Nancy Pelosi Makes Terrible Gaffe During Victory Speech And Its Bad "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is your leader, Dems, you own her. Lets hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions! Nancy Pelosi Weird flex, but okaypic.twitter.com/fTC0Hgua4v Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) November 7, 2018 HT: Twitchy

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23:47

Election Day Sunset in Catonsville "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Seeing this at around 5:30 PM I thought, "Wow, that's beautiful. On the other hand it's a sunset. What is the omen here? I need to consult an oracle."

23:30

Montana Called For Democrat Jon Tester "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Still out Arizona and Mississippi Special Election (which will have a run-off on Nov. 27). Via Daily Wire: The state of Montana showed the country on Tuesday night that it will not bow to any outside forces and will determine its own identity. After a close, contentious race for the U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Jon []

23:23

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker: I Would Indict Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lock her up!

As Cristina Laila reported earlier

Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation Wednesday afternoon and the President announced Matthew Whitaker will take over his position as Acting Attorney General.

Whitaker is also taking over Rosensteins job overseeing the Mueller witch hunt.

Matthew Whitaker is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Departmentsays the New York Times.

In August of 2017, Matthew Whitaker penned an op-ed for CNN titled, Muellers Investigation of Trump is Going Too Far wherein he argued the Special Counsel is roving outside of his jurisdiction to investigate Trump-Russia collusion.

And theres more
in July 2016, before the presidential election, Matthew Whitaker penned an opinion piece for USA today where he argued that Hillary Clinton should be locked up.

Whitaker wrote:

According to FBI Director James Comeys statement on Tuesday, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have been charged with violating several different code sections, and he detailed the evidence that supports bringing criminal charges.

Yet, Director Comeys judgment was that no reasonable prosecutor would bring the case. I disagree. I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted

A reasonable prosecutor may ask, if on numerous occasions, an unknown State Department employee had taken top secret information from a secured system, emailed that information on a Gmail account, and stored the information on a personal server for years, would that individual be prosecuted? I believe they would....

23:03

FLASHBACK: Heres What Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Thinks of Rosenstein and the Mueller Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Acting AG Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller

Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation Wednesday afternoon and the President announced Matthew Whitaker will take over his position as Acting Attorney General.

Whitaker is also taking over Rosensteins job overseeing the Mueller witch hunt.

Matthew Whitaker is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Departmentsays the New York Times.

In August of 2017, Matthew Whitaker penned an op-ed for CNN titled, Muellers Investigation of Trump is Going Too Far wherein he argued the Special Counsel is roving outside of his jurisdiction to investigate Trump-Russia collusion:

According to a CNN article, Muellers investigators could be looking into financial records relating to the Trump Organization that are unrelated to the 2016 election. According to these reports, sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 election. The piece goes on to cite law enforcement sources who say non-Russia-related leads that involve Trump associates are being referred to the special counsel to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate.

This information is deeply concerning to me. It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trumps finances or his familys finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else. That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel.

Whitaker also brought up Rosensteins letter appointing Mueller and argued it does not give the Special Counsel far-reaching powers beyond Trump-Russia:

In fact, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins letter appointing special counsel Robert Mueller does not give Mueller broad, far-reaching powers...

22:31

Jeff Sessions Replaced by Aide Who Said Mueller Should Be Barred From Probing Trump Finances "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donald Trump moved to impede the Russia investigation on Wednesday by replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a temporary successor, Matthew Whitaker, who argued last year that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be barred from investigating the presidents finances.

By naming Whitaker, who has been serving as Sessionss chief of staff, as the acting attorney general, Trump effectively appointed the former federal prosecutor to oversee the investigation into his 2016 campaigns contacts with Russia, taking that responsibility away from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller after Sessions had recused himself from the matter.

Before he joined the Justice Department, Whitaker had argued last year in his role as a CNN legal analyst that the Mueller investigation needed to be reined in, writing in an opinion piece that investigating Donald Trumps finances or his familys finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else. That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel.

The Trump Organizations business dealings are plainly not within the scope of the investigation, nor should they be, Whitaker added in that August 6, 2017, op-ed. Referring to reports at the time that the special counsel probe had widened to focus on possible financial crimes, unconnected to the 2016 election, Whitaker wrote that it was time for the Justice Department to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation.

Whitaker also downplayed the importance of the investigation in a series of appearances on CNN in 2017. In July of that year, he argued that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a lawyer connected to the Russian government and Donald Trumps oldest son, Don Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was not evidence of collusion.

The same month, he said that while the promised dirt on Hillary Clinton offered by Russian friends of the Tru...

22:30

Obama Loses Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

His legacy is intact. And Trump campaigned for the GOP in each of those places that Obama did. Via Washington Examiner: Even after decimating Democratic state legislators while in office and setting up his own party to lose the White House to Donald Trump, the myth of a unifying Barack Obama has persisted. Sure, he []

22:23

One Minute Into The Nixon Movie Trailer: Trump Fires US AG Jeff Sessions; New (Democrat) Head Of House Judiciary Committee Demanding Answers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Only got one minute into the Nixon movie trailer http://youtu.be/JWRVyaKnGcA before Trump fired the head of the Dept. of Justice, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. So much for blogger vacation. Unfortunately, Nadler doesnt become head of the House Judiciary committee until early next year. Maybe this will help Democrats to keep their eye on the ball instead of going off on relatively extraneous issues that do not impact the average American. It will be fun when Jeff Sessions flips against Trump.

https://twitter.com/RepJerryNadler/status/1060028634860318720
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22:17

Women Built the 2018 Midterm Blue Wave but the Last One Washed Them Out "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ilhan Omar is greeted by her husband's mother after appearing at her midterm election night party in Minneapolis, Minn., on Nov. 6, 2018.

22:17

The Truth Has No Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This phrase: The Truth Has No Agenda has been at the center of The Conservative Treehouse mission priority from the beginning. The truth doesnt care about our feelings, or our opinion of it; it just exists. After the results of Continue reading

22:06

DEVELOPING: Rod Rosenstein Heads to White House After Sessions Fired "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House Wednesday afternoon after Jeff Sessions was fired.

Rosenstein to remain DAG according to reports, however rumors are flying that he will turn in his resignation within the next 24-48 hours.

Via The Daily Beast:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly on his way to the White House after Jeff Sessions was asked to resign Wednesday.

Shortly after Sessions turned in his resignation letter, a US official said the Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker is expected to take over the Mueller probe.

Matthew Whitaker is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Departmentsays the New York Times.

Now that Rosenstein no longer has control over the Mueller probe, he may resign from his position as DAG.

This story is developingplease check back for updates.

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21:58

None of the Above Tops List of Democrat Candidates in 2020 Poll "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As the nation moves on from the midterms to looking ahead to the 2020 presidential race, a new poll found that none of the above is topping the list of potential Democrat candidates.

A Hill.TV American Barometer poll of 680 registered voters found that 30% of the sample prefers none of the above when asked to choose from former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, California Sen. Kamala Harris, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Biden came in second with 25 percent followed by 18 percent hoping for Sanders.

Twelve percent of the independents and Democrats surveyed picked Clinton, Sanderss one-time presidential rival, who signaled a willingness to run again, saying in an October interviewer that she would still like to be president,' The Hill reports.

Harris, Bloomberg and Warren each only had four percent support.

The 2020 playing field is expected to be extraordinarily crowded for the Democrats which will likely work in the presidents favor as he seeks a second term.

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21:50

He Wont Go Down as Stealth Jeff Hell Now Be Known as Jeff Benedict Arnold Sessions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

We first published this one year ago in November of 2017 and each day it became more and more apparent that Jeff Sessions was failing America and his duties as Attorney General.

Benedict Arnold is the name that goes down in US history as the greatest traitor to the nation. According to biography.com

Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Frustrated by the lack of recognition, he subsequently switched sides to the British and plotted the surrender of West Point. When his traitorous plans came to light, Arnold escaped capture and eventually made his way to England. He died in London on June 14, 1801.

We believe that the US today is in perilous times. President Trump was voted into office by the American people in November 2016 on an electoral landslide. Before the 2016 election he was attacked, but since the election the prior Obama Administration, the Clintons, the Democratic Party, the mainstream media (MSM), Hollywood, some elitist Republicans and the deep state have tried to steal his win. This concerted attack in large part is because liberals in the US dont want President Trump to uncover their illegal and traitorous actions when Obama was President.

The only thing stopping President Trump for two years was his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions recused himself from any investigations into Russia allowing a corrupt investigation into the Presidents actions with Russia and/or any other dirt the investigators can come up with. The investigation is not founded in US law, its a farce. The investigators are biased, former Hillary and Obama team members and supporters and many, if not all, are involved with the Uranium One scandal.

Uranium One refers to the sale of 20% of US uranium to the Russians by the Obama Administration and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Clintons made $146 million on the deal and no doubt Obama did too. Sessions Assistant Attorney General, Rosenstein approved the Uranium One deal and then he hired Mue...

21:35

This is the Red Line Eric Holder Panics After Rosenstein Loses Control Over Mueller Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Eric Holder is panicking now that Rosenstein no longer has control over the corrupt Mueller probe.

The Deep State and Democrats went from celebrating flipping the House to panicking after the President forced out AG Sessions on Wednesday.

The Gateway Pundit called itSessions is OUT!

Shortly after Sessions turned in his resignation letter, a US official said the Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker is expected to take over the Mueller probe.

Matthew Whitaker is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Department, says the New York Times.

Up until Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins job was to oversee the Mueller probe.

According to reports, Rod Rosenstein will remain as Deputy Attorney Generalfor now.

Eric Holder lashed out Wednesday following the news that Rosenstein is no longer in control of the Russia witch hunt.

This is a red line Holder said.

HOLDER: Anyone who attempts to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller inquiry must be held accountable. This is a red line. We are a nation of laws and norms not subject to the self interested actions of one man.

The post This is the Red Line Eric Holder Panics After Rosenstein Loses Control Over Mueller Probe appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:33

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mostrou que valores progressistas autnticos podem redefinir a poltica "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Apoiadores de Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aplaudem enquanto ela fala no palco durante sua festa eleitoral no Queens, em Nova York, em 6 de novembro.

21:30

NY Times Changes Election Graphic So Readers Wont Get Triggered "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Snowflakes dodged a bullet. Via Daily Caller: The New York Times is changing a voting data graphic that many readers claim led them to falsely believe then-candidate Donald Trump would lose the 2016 presidential election in a landslide. TheNYT is working to avoid triggering panic attacks among people who felt the election needle duped them []

21:19

The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad The Electronic Intifada Nov. 2, 2018 The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israels covert influence campaign in the United States. [] The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017. [] In March, The []

21:13

BREAKING: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to Take Over Mueller Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Gateway Pundit called itAttorney General Jeff Sessions is OUT!

Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation Wednesday, the day after the midterm elections, at President Trumps request.

Matthew G. Whitaker will now take over as Acting Attorney General until the position can be filled permanently.

TRUMP: We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well.

Sessions resignation puts the spotlight on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteinwhat will happen to the DAG now that Sessions is out?

According to reports, Rosenstein is to remain as Deputy Attorney General for now, but his job overseeing the Mueller probe will be coming to an end.

A U.S. official said Wednesday that Matthew Whitaker, the Acting AG will take now take over the Mueller probe.

Matthew Whitaker is described as a Trump loyalist who has been privately described as the West Wings eyes and ears in the Justice Department, says the New York Times.

20:56

Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 5, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 5, 2018

bruce Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:26

Parthas: 13th amendment still permits slavery; Friedman: solitary confinement routinely used against US political prisoners; white nationalist movements continue to evolve; US govt guilt of colonialism and ongoing crimes against Puerto Rico

20:49

BREAKING: WE CALLED IT! AWOL JEFF SESSIONS IS FIRED!! Resigned at Presidents Request! With Resignation Letter! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

HOLY CRAP!

WE CALLED IT!!!

Earlier today The Gateway Pundit reported: Now that the midterm elections are over, President Trump must fire Jeff Sessions today.

THAT JUST HAPPENED

Sessions resigned at the presidents request.

This was the only choice Trump had. Sessions needed to go. He was the worst US Attorney General in history.

Sessions refused to perform and put this president and country in danger.

Update Here is the resignation letter.

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20:30

Scott Adams with a little election encouragement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scott Adams Why You Cant Tell Good News From Bad Stepping back from the ledge I came across this today on Youtube. It helped me see some surprising good sides to a frustrating election. For instance, the fact that Continue reading

20:30

Why Were Active-Duty Forces Picked Over Guard To Defend The Border? Capabilities, Pentagon Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Guard needs a break. Via Military Times: The Pentagon faced questions Monday as to why it selected thousands of active-duty forces to deploy to the border instead of sending additional National Guard. In responses to reporters, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said when the Department of Homeland Security made the request for military []

20:10

The Fossil Fuel Industry Spent $100 Million to Kill Green Ballot Measures in Three States and Won "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ann Lee Foster, center, and Suzanne Spiegel, right, proponents of Proposition 112, hold back the tears as they concede defeat during the watch party for Proposition 112 at Big Trouble Restaurant on Nov. 6, 2018 in Denver, Colo.

20:03

AWFUL! African-American PBS Reporter Calls Trump a White Nationalist Trump Calls Her a Racist!! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WOW! This was outrageous!

President Trump held a press conference on Wednesday morning following the 2018 midterm elections.

PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accused President Trump of being the leader of the White Nationalist party on Wednesday.

What a horrible question! These liberal reporters are out of control!

Trump called her out and then he called her a racist!

Yamiche Aldindor: On the campaign trail you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw it as emboldening white nationalists.

President Trump: I dont know why you are saying that. Such a racist

Yamiche Alcindor: There are some people that say now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you think of that.

President Trump: Why do I have the highest numbers with African Americans Youre a racist.

And THAT is exactly what the liberal insane media thinks of Republican voters.
Awful!

Good on Trump for throwing it back in her face!

The post AWFUL! African-American PBS Reporter Calls Trump a White Nationalist Trump Calls Her a Racist!! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:00

Trump Touts Senate Gains Compared With Obamas First Midterms, Says Republicans Defied History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They lost 26 seats, but thats actually under the average that has been lost of late in the midterms, 30. And thats with so many retirements and seats up, plus 24/7 attack media. Via Fox News: President Trump, in a lengthy and contentious post-midterms press conference with reporters, touted Republicans expanded Senate majority and declared []

20:00

Representative Jim Jordan Discusses Midterm Election Result "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican Representative Jim Jordan (Ohio) announced today his intention to run for House Minority Leader then the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January 2019.  During an interview this afternoon, Rep. Jordan discusses the midterm election result Continue reading

19:57

Video: CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Wrestles with Female White House Staffer (Updated With New Video Showing Assault More Clearly) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta assaulted a female White House staffer trying to take a White House mic back from him as he engaged in an extended argument with President Trump at Wednesdays post-mid term election press conference.

UPDATE: Alternative view with clearer perspective that shows Acosta forcefully fighting off the female staffer:

Video shows Acosta forcefully blocking and pushing back on the woman staffer away, knocking her off balance as she tries to take the microphone from him first with her right hand and then her left hand.

Jim Acosta.

A video clip was posted by NBC News with a caption that blames  the woman, BREAKING: White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with President Trump at a news conference.

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19:53

Resultados da eleio americana do pequena esperana aos progressistas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Aps a derrota, o candidato democrata ao governo da Flrida, Andrew Gillum, faz seu discurso na cidade de Tallahassee.

19:30

Stunningly Rude: Terrible Behavior from CNN Reporter During Press Conference "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No idea why the White House just doesnt revoke Jim Acostas press credential.

19:05

CNNs Van Jones: Election Results Are Heartbreaking "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gotta love it, they got the House, but theyre still throwing fits that it was just barely and that they lost the Senate badly. Theyre just permanently unhappy people Via Daily Caller: CNN political commentator Van Jones called the midterm election results heartbreaking on Tuesday night as Republicans won two key U.S. Senate seats. Republican []

19:00

President Trump Remarks and Press Conference Following Midterm Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump delivers remarks on the outcome of the midterm election.

19:00

Tough on crime: Seattle tells business owner to clean up trash left by homeless or receive a fine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You gotta hand it to the progressive bureaucrats in Seattle. They have figured out a way to continually get elected by NPC citizens who approve of politicians stealing and abusing their taxpayer dollars. Deedee Sun reports for KIRO that a Continue reading

18:50

President Trump Warns House Dems They Will be Investigated For Classified Leaks if They Abuse Subpoena Power "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump wasted no time putting House Dems, who are chomping at the bit to abuse their power on notice.

Democrats, specifically Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff vowed to abuse their subpoena power and ramp up investigations of Trump should they take back control of the House.

Tuesday evening, the Democrats took back control of the House and by Wednesday morning, the President warned them two can play that game!

TRUMP: If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!

Earlier this week, leaker, liar and soon-to-be Chairman of the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) said it would be his top priority to renew the Russia probe if the Democrats win the midterms.

Were not taking anything for granted, Schiff said, but laid out his priorities as the committees chair if control of the House flips. Reviving the investigation into Russias election meddling is at the top of the list, Schiff said, and also probing whether Russia has financial leverage over President Trump through his business interests.

The president has sought to keep that off limits, but if thats the leverage Russians pose thats a real threat to our country, Schiff told The Times.

Nancy Pelosi, who has now been handed the gavel from Speaker Ryan also threatened to use subpoena power as a negotiating tool if the Dems flip the House.

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18:44

MEDIA IN FULL REVOLT!! Liberal Hacks Attack President TRUMP SCOLDS RUDE APRIL RYAN Tells Her to Sit Down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

THIS WAS INSANE!

These people are not reporters! Theyre unhinged LIBERAL HACKS.
The media was in FULL REVOLT after the Midterm Elections.

They attacked the President, jumped out of their seats, refused to hand over the microphone, refused to sit down.

This was a National Disgrace!

At one point President Trump had to tell unhinged liberal hack April Ryan after she stood up and screamed and refused to sit down!!

UNBELIEVABLE!

The post MEDIA IN FULL REVOLT!! Liberal Hacks Attack President TRUMP SCOLDS RUDE APRIL RYAN Tells Her to Sit Down appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:43

FIREWORKS! TRUMP Squares Off with JIM ACOSTA Hand Over the Mic! Youre a Horrible Person! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump squared off with CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta during a contentious post-mid term elections press conference Wednesday in the East Room. Acosta argued with Trump over the migrant caravan invasion then fought off a White House staffer trying to take back the White House microphone when Trump told him he was done taking Acostas questions.

At one point Trump stepped away from the podium to stand mano a mano a few feet from Acosta who was standing in the front row continuing to hector Trump.

MORE VIDEO.
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18:34

Hillary Clintons 2016 Campaign Manager Assigns Blame For Lack Of Huge Blue Wave (Just Guess) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Youd think they lost the House theyre so unhappy there was no blue wave and they didnt get the Senate. So now theyre trying to find ridiculous justifications. Priceless. Via Twitchy: After yesterdays midterm elections, the Democrats regained control of the House, but the Republicans increased their number of Senate seats. It wasnt the big []

18:33

Trump Asked About AWOL Jeff Sessions, Responds, Id Like to Answer That at a Different Time (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump spoke to reporters after the midterm elections on Tuesday night.
Republicans lost the House but picked up several US Senate seats.

President Trump now has more Republican senators than any president in several decades.

In his first exchange with reporters during his press conference after the midterm elections, President Trump was asked if he will keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president told reporter Major Garrett, Id like to answer that at a different time.

This is great news for the country. Jeff Sessions has caused this country and this president ENORMOUS pain.

The post Trump Asked About AWOL Jeff Sessions, Responds, Id Like to Answer That at a Different Time (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:18

I Dont Know If I Should Be Happy or Sad Trump RIPS Never-Trump Republican Lawmakers Who Failed to Embrace Him and Lost (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WOW!
President Trump spoke to reporters after the midterm elections on Tuesday night.
Republicans lost the House but picked up several US Senate seats.

During his announcement President Trump trashed the the many Never-Trump Republicans who refused to embrace him and lost their races.
Barbara Comstock, Mia Love and Peter Roskam ALL shunned the Republican President and LOST ON TUESDAY!

This was devastating!
The GOP Elites are going to go insane today! You can count on it.

President Trump: I dont know if I should be happy or sad. But I feel just fine about it We had tremendous support from the party. They didnt want the embrace.

The post I Dont Know If I Should Be Happy or Sad Trump RIPS Never-Trump Republican Lawmakers Who Failed to Embrace Him and Lost (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:00

Robert ORourke Drops F-Bomb On MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lights on, but no ones home. And $70 million cant make it so. Really hard to believe hes 46, hes dumber and emptier than Ocasio-Cortez. Via Daily Caller: Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto ORourke dropped an f-bomb on live television during his concession speech to Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night. ORourke, who []

17:37

Ari Fleischer Offers Midterm Election Analysis by the Numbers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer posted his take on the 2018 midterm election earlier today.

Ari offers some excellent analysis.

1-2.) Trumps senate additions were unusual.

3.) Results put Trump in drivers seat.

4.) Turnout was HUGE!

5.) White voters continue to flee the party that hates them.

17:32

Will The Big Self-Funders Win Today? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Many of the most egregious self-funders this cycle lost their primaries, like Democrats Herbert Lee (CA- $1,057,942), Alison Friedman (VA- $1,080,365), Hans Keirstead (CA- $1,080,400), David Kim (GA- $1,164,689), Jerome Segal (MD- $1,271,189), Tahir Javed (TX- $1,333,416), Sara Jacobs (CA- $2,117,987), Andy Thorburn (CA- $2,832,018) and Paul Kerr (CA- $5,912,728), as well as Republicans Troy Downing (MT- $1,100,000), Peter deNeufville (NJ- $1,238,165), Bob Corlew (TN- $1,496,153), David Dodson (WY- $1,643,784), Mike Gibbons (OH- $2,690,226), George Flinn Jr. (TN- $3,068,270), Don Blankenship (WV- $4,107,710), Sandy Pensler (MI- $5,009,578), John Kingston (MA- $5,188,265), and Kathaleen Wall (TX- $6,169,732).

Don't you love to see plutocrats waste millions of their own dollars on campaigns and fall flat on their faces. Today there are 18 candidates running who have already spent at least a million dollars of their own on their campaigns. Some will win and some will lose. Here are the ones still in the running, in order of how much they had put in by last month.


Florida Senate- Rick Scott (R)- $51,028,228 (45%) WON
New Jersey Senate- Bob Hugin (R)- $27,500,000 (30%) LOST
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17:30

Beto Luck Next Time: Liberals Literally Shaking Over Him Losing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

$70 million just doesnt go as far as it used to Via Daily Caller: There were tremors all over Texas Tuesday night, and it didnt have anything at all to do with any blue tsunamis rolling in from the Gulf. Instead, triggered Beto ORourke supporters were literally shaking all over Twitter as Ted Cruz sent []

17:10

FIREWORKS! Chris Wallace Attacks Laura Ingraham After She Praises Trump for Adding Senate Seats (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What happened to FOX News?
Viewers were outraged last night when they called the House for Democrats while polls were still open on the West Coast.

And their panel last night was loaded with a group of Trump critics with the exception of Laura Ingraham.

At one point in their election coverage Laura Ingraham praised President Trump for adding Republican members to the Senate.

Chris Wallace did not like this.
He immediately attacked Ingraham.

Transcript via Alternet :

This is one thing we do know, if the Republicans were not able to take the seats that they took tonight there would be a cavalcade of criticism on Donald Trump, Ingraham said. They would say, Its Trumps fault, look he went to all these cities and he couldnt turn the vote. I believe if Donald Trump hadnt done that massive rally in Texas last week I dont know if Ted Cruz would have won.

The party is coming home to Trump. The party is unified, Ingraham insisted. That doesnt mean they agree with everything he tweets or they like every position on immigration. Im not saying that. I think most of the party realize if they are not aligned behind the basic principles of this conservative populist approach with Trumpnot his tone necessarily, but his policiesyoure not going anywhere. By contrast, the Democrats are going home to more of an [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez party which I think in 2020 thats going to be a tough sell.

I dont think thats fair to say about the Democrats, Wallace replied. Thats a complete mischaracterization.

Laura, if you look at the Democrats who are winning across Wallace began.

Theyre liberal, Ingraham shot back.

Its not because they went far left, its because they have women with intelligence or military credentials and theres this character out there, Wallace explained. Lets wait and see what the margin is and what their policies are and if youre going to give the Republicans credit for holding on to the Senate, then I think you have to give Democrats credit for actually flipping the House.

Even after two years of amazing success these eliti...

17:00

Navy SEAL Mocked By SNL Gets Last Laugh, Wins Congressional Seat In Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanks for the free publicity, SNL! Via Fox News: Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw got the last laugh Tuesday, easily being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives after being mocked for his war injury days earlier on Saturday Night Live. Crenshaw, 34, was favored to beat Democrat Todd Litton to win the seat being vacated []

16:35

Breaking: Jim Jordan Announces Bid for House Minority Leader "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced his intent to run for House Minority Leader on Wednesday.

Jordan, a staunch Trump supporter and member of the Freedom Caucus, will be a fighter for conservatives and polulist positions in the House.

The Hill reported:

Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced his bid for House minority leader on Wednesday, challenging Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hours after Democrats regained control of the lower chamber.

I plan to run for minority leader, Jordan told Hill.TVs Buck Sexton on Rising.

In 2016, the American people elected Republicans to come here and change this town. I think the president is doing just that, but I dont think they see the same intensity from folks in Congress, folks in the House of Representatives, he continued.

Have we replaced ObamaCare yet? Have we secured the border yet? Have we reformed welfare yet? No, he said.

Jordan went on to slam current GOP leadership in the House, saying they were not willing to engage in debate with Democrats.

Now that were in the minority, thats about all what we can do is debate, but fight hard in the debate for the principles, for the things that we know the American people sent us here to do in 2016. Show them that we deserve to be back in power in 2020, he said.

Jordans comments come hours after he won his re-election bid in Ohios 4th congressional district against Democrat Janet Garrett.

The post Breaking: Jim Jordan Announces Bid for House Minority Leader appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:30

Charlotte Restaurant Owner Faces Backlash Over Finish The Wall Sign "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The perpetually butthurt are at it again. Via WBTV: A restaurant owner is getting backlash after a photo was snapped of him at a Trump rally in Charlotte. A Charlotte Business Journal photographer, Grant Baldwin, snapped a photo of George Prisco holding a sign that read, Finish the Wall. Now hundreds of social media users []

16:24

Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental MeasuresAnd Other Key Ballot Initiative Results "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fossil fuel industry interests spent millions on campaigns to defeat measures that would have advanced policies to fight climate change and protect the environment. They largely prevailed.

In the state of Washington, a tax on fossil fuels and electricity to reduce greenhouse emissions was rejected by 56 percent of voters. It wouldve raised at least $1 billion to fund clean energy projects.

More than $31 million was spent by major oil corporations to defeat Initiative 1631 in Washington, which the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported was a record for initiative spending. BP America spent over $11.5 million to defeat the initiative, Valero spent nearly $1 million, and Koch Industries spent nearly $1 million to mobilize opposition to the measure.

Chevron spent at least a half million dollars, with the support of former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna whose private firm represents the oil corporation.

Building trades and refinery workers came together with big energy corporations to fight the measure, even though it had the support of the Washington State Labor Council, which helped draft the initiative.

Colorado voters rejected Proposition 112, which would have required new oil and gas developments, especially fracking wells, to be 2,500 feet or more from homes, schools, hospitals, and vulnerable areas, such as playgrounds, permanent sports fields, amphitheaters, public parks, public open space, public and community drinking water sources, irrigation canals, reservoirs, lakes, rivers, perennial or intermittent streams, and creeks.

Several Democrats, including Democratic Representative Jared Polis, who was elected governor, opposed the environmental measure, viewing it as too extreme. Governor John Hickenlooper fomented panic, suggesting days before the election that he would consider calling a special session of the legislature if it passed.

You want to minimize the unintended collateral damage, Hickenlooper said. This is a big part of states economy. Youre talking 15 percent, some people say as much as 20 percent, of the states economy. And suddenly it goes to half? That is how you spell recession.

However, voters in Colorado rejected Amendment 74, a fossil fuel industry-supported measure to neutralize Proposition 112. It said property owners must be compensated if state laws or regulations result in a reduction in property value and would have been a way to frighten state officials into...

16:13

Why Ben Jealous Lost the Maryland Governors Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, right, celebrates with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford at an election night victory party on Nov. 6, 2018, in Annapolis, Md.

16:00

Battleground-State Dems Who Opposed Kavanaugh All Defeated "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Karma. Via Fox News: Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Indianas Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Floridas Bill Nelson all suffering defeat. In fact, every Democrat incumbent who opposed []

15:46

President Donald Trump Must Fire Failed AG Jeff Sessions Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump has repeatedly expressed his frustration in picking Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General.  The more you look into Sessions recusal the more you know why!

When candidate Donald Trump first began his run for President, no Washington insiders would stand up and support him until a little known Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions, did.  The story line was that Sessions was strong on borders and he liked candidate Trumps stance on illegal immigration and building a wall.

Sessions routinely spoke at Trump rallies and after the 2016 Presidential election, President Trump nominated Sessions to be his AG.  It is rumored that the only position Sessions would take on the Trump team was AG and he seemed a good fit after being a US Attorney, the AG in Alabama and a US Senator for years.

However, after this, things really went wrong off the charts actually.  Sessions was appointed and approved by the Senate and then almost immediately Sessions recused himself from everything related to the 2016 Presidential campaign.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 the Department of Justice announced AG Sessions recusal:

During the course of the confirmation proceedings on my nomination to be Attorney General, I advised the Senate Judiciary Committee that [i]f a specific matter arose where I believed my impartiality might reasonably be questioned, I would consult with Department ethics officials regarding the most appropriate way to proceed.

During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States.

Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States. 

But based on what we currently know, Sessions never should have recused himself.  Gregg Jarrett from FOX News explains:

I explained this in my book The...

15:30

Van Jones: Housekeepers Fighting For Their Lives Right Now Against GOP In Georgia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Grade A fearmongering. Via Grabien: JONES: We talk a lot about, you know, Obama and Oprah, and I hope we get into that. But youve got people on the ground right now whose knuckles are raw from knocking on doors. Youve got the center for community change is out there. Theyve knocked on 1 million []

15:26

The Efficiency of Brazils Elections Is a Stark Contrast to Voter Suppression and Deliberate Chaos in the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The systemic, nationwide voting problems plaguing Tuesday nights midterm elections in the United States appear all the more disgraceful and deliberate when compared to the two remarkably efficient national elections that were conducted in Brazil just last month.

That a country poorer than the U.S., with a much shorter history of democracy, can hold such seamless, fair, participatory, and efficient elections proves that the opposite outcome in the U.S.  massive voter disenfranchisement, multi-hour voting lines, pervasive machine malfunctions, and elections that are not decided until weeks after the fact  are very easily avoided and thus likely intentional.

Brazils national elections are comparable in size to the U.S.s. Although Brazils population is slightly less than the that of the U.S. which is the worlds third-most populous country at roughly 325 million, while Brazil is in fifth place with roughly 210 million Brazil has mandatory voting, a lower voting age (16), and automatic voter registration for citizens, which means vote totals are comparable. In Brazils October 28 run-off presidential election, roughly 110 million votes were cast, in the same range of last nights U.S. vote total.

Yet Brazils elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. On October 7, Brazil held the first round of its presidential elections, which, like in the U.S. midterms, also included electing an entirely new lower house of federal Congress and a portion of the federal Senate, as well as governorships and state house races in all 26 Brazilian states and the federal district.

Like all Brazilian elections, the October 7 national vote was held on Sunday, the day the fewest number of people have to work, ensuring maximum voter participation. Polling closed at 5 p.m. All of the votes were fully counted, and all the results fully known, by 8:30 p.m. that night. There were no lingering u...

15:26

Voter Suppression? FOX News Viewers Outraged After Channel Calls House for Democrats 90 Minutes Before Polls Closed on West Coast "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night FOX News Channel dropped a bomb on their conservative audience and called the House for Democrats while polls were still open on the West Coast.

This was after only a few House races were called for the Democrat Party.

In fact California voters still had another 90 minutes to vote before the polls closed.

And there were at least six battleground races in California yet to be decided.

FOX viewers were furious.

Only about half of the seats were called at the time.

15:26

Some Good News The Morning After "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Joe Crowley again last night

The NY Times defines what happened as a wave. It didn't feel like a wave to me last night-- not with Beto, @IronStache, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams losing-- not to mention all those Senate races. But the Democrats did take back the House-- pretty substantially, and appear to have defeated Putin's favorite congressman, Dana Rohrabacher. The Senate is very bad news. Although Jacky Rosen beat Dean Heller in Nevada, Kyrsten Sinema appears to have lost to Martha McSally in Arizona. Marsha Blackburn defeated Phil Bredesen in Tennessee and, tragically, Beto O'Rourke lost to Ted Cruz in Texas. Democrats also lost Senate seats in Missouri (Claire McCaskill), Florida (Bill Nelson) and Indiana (Joe Donnelly) and Jon Tester may have lost in Montana; still too close to call-- with 83.4% of precincts counted, Matt Rosedale is leading narrowly-- 48.9% to 48.2%. Sorry... this was meant to be a good news post.




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15:12

TED MALLOCH Midterm Recap: Half a Hallelujah "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Ted Malloch author of The Plot to Destroy Trump

There is a word to express our emotion and feelings after the divided and divisive victory of 2018.

Half a Hallelujah. Only half but Ill take it.

It means praise and thanks to God.

In ancient Hebrew ( ), the people sang songs of praise to the Lord. Hallel was a reference to someone who acts joyfully in a boast to God. The second part, Yah is from YHWH, the very name of our Creator.

In 1741 Handel composed The Messiah and its hallelujah chorus was a most resounding success. The text came from the Bibles book of Revelation 11:15
And he shall reign forever and ever.

Listen to it here and be inspired:

Today, while Trump cannot reign forever, and he most certainly is not the messiah, we witness a resounding win in the 2018 US Senate election and a less than complete set back in the US House, where the Democrats now takeover control.

Note, almost every state where Trump personally campaigned, his candidates won.

The Republicans take an additional four Senate seats and flip seats that were Democrat in key places from Florida to Missouri to Montana to North Dakota. It is a real cushion for Trump and guarantees his nominees will be confirmed and his judicial appointments will easily sail through.

Senator McConnell is a happy warrior with more leverage now than before.

The House of Representatives is however another story.
This was not the predicted Blue tsunami, nor even a wave. It was more like a ripple.

The Dems picked up what looks like about 28 seats and will control the speakership and committees, doubtless making life more difficult for Trump and his Administration.

This means divided government and gridlock, not more.

Indeed, it could even move us toward some possible bipartisan policies around infrastructure, immigration and health care.

Wait and see.

Lets see how the Dems turn. Do they want to be constructive or only continue to resist and obstruct?

Another interesting thing to watch will be if this more radical and feminized group of Democra...

15:02

DEMOCRATS WON AND EVERYONE SHOULD SAY THAT "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This:



Yesterday Democrats lost a number of races they wanted to win, especially in the Senate. They lost two Southern governor's races they hoped would go their way. But they'll have a solid margin in the House, and they took back seven governorships. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, the three states that gave Donald Trump his Electoral College victory in 2016, will all have Democratic governors now, and Democratic Senate incumbents easily won reelection in all three states.

And Democratic ideas are popular. Three red states -- Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho -- voted for Medicaid expansion. Proposals to end partisan gerrymandering passed in Colorado, Michigan, and Missouri, while a similar measure leads in Utah. And restration of voting rights for felons won overwhelmingly in Florida.

Scott Walker is gone. Kris Kobach is gone. Dana Rohrabacher appears to be gone.

Bigotry may have won in the Florida governor's race, and may be winning in Duncan Hunter's race against Ammar Campa-Najjar, but it was rebuffed elsewhere. Antonio Delgado, who was attacked for his youthful career in rap, defeated John Fa...

15:00

GOP maintains control of Senate; great news for the conservative judicial train "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night the GOP likely extended (at the time I scheduled this blog post) its majority in the Senate. Key republican wins included: Mike Braun in Indiana Kevin Cramer defeated Heidi Heitkamp (who voted against Kavanaugh) in North Dakota Marsha Continue reading

15:00

Stacey Abrams Refuses To Concede Georgia Governors Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Al Gore in drag. Via Daily Mail: A defiant Stacey Abrams refused to concede the Georgia governors race early Wednesday morning, telling her Demorcatic supporters that despite trailing by about 3 percentage points she expected to come back enough to trigger a December runoff. Youre going to have a chance to do a do-over, she []

14:55

The Walking Vagina Caption Contest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the 187th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest! Heres the pic: You know the drill: Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the LEAVE A REPLY box). The winner of the Caption Contest will Continue reading

14:38

In Victory, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Showed That Authentic Progressive Values Can Redefine Political Reality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Supporters of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheer while she speaks onstage during her election night party in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2018.

14:30

Biden Says Trump Is Guaranteed To Challenge The Legitimacy Of The Vote If Republicans Lose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Same old song and dance from Joe. Via Daily Mail: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that hell made a decision about his political future at the beginning of next year. He signaled after casting his vote in Wilmington that hes ready to take on Donald Trump if he opts in to whats likely []

14:28

President Trumps Congressional Losses in First Midterm Cant Compare to Obamas Record Breaking 63 in 2010 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The 2018 midterm election was no Blue Wave It was a push.

It was a sad night for House Republicans on Tuesday.
The GOP lost their majority in the House and as many as 34 seats to the Pelosi Democrats.

But Republicans picked up 4 (and likely 5 with Montana) new seats in the US Senate with wins in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota.
Arizona, Montana are still being decided.

Dean Heller was the only GOP loss in the Nevada senate race.

Republicans also elected governors in Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont and New Hampshire along with Georgia, Florida and Iowa.

So President Trump gained seats in the US Senate and lost around 30 seats in the US House.

In 2010 the Republican Party gained 63 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, and making it the largest seat change since 1948 and the largest for any midterm election since the 1938 midterm elections

CNS News posted this chart of historic midterm election losses for sitting presidents.

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14:23

The Virgin of Quito "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Figurine by an unknown artisan, after an 18th-century sculpture by Bernardo Legarda.

14:18

Still Divided in America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The split election result seems to me to perfectly illustrate our national condition. Democrats won the House by taking suburban districts where many people, especially women, find Trump appalling; Republicans expanded their advantage in the Senate by winning big in rural areas and across the South. Many races were decided by one or two percent; 49.6 to 48.4 for governor of Wisconsin, 50.7 to 49.3 for the hotly disputed House seat in Charleston, SC.

We are closely divided. We are also charged up about it; preliminary counts show that 114 million people voted, up from 83 million in 2014.

Considering that the economy is booming like it hasn't since 1999, this is an impressive win for the Democrats. But it may actually be the best possible result for Republicans other than Trump himself. Holding the Senate means they can continue to appoint conservative judges. Losing the House means they cannot advance any legislative agenda, but really with their tax cuts in place they had no agenda to advance, so that hardly matters. Trump can "triangulate" like Bill Clinton, claiming credit for successes while blaming Democrats in the House for anything that goes wrong. The only danger for Republicans in this scenario is that, unable to pass liberal bills, House Democrats will throw their energy into investigating the many scandals of Trump and his people, and that something really bad will turn up.

The election provided more examples of people who vote for Republican candidates but for Democratic issues. For example, big increases in the minimum wage passed in Missouri and Arkansas. Even more interesting to me is that despite a hard Trumpian turn in Florida the electorate rescinded the state's lifetime ban on felons voting; can anybody explain that one?


And once again we see that in America extremism is a dangerous game. The Democrats won the governorship in Kansas, the homeland of "what's the matter with Kansas?", not because the people are any more liberal but because the Republicans simply pushed conservatism too far.

My forecast: many more years of ugly division and partisan struggle.

13:48

Larry Hogan's Re-Election and the American Electorate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Among the least surprising results in yesterday's election was the easy re-election of Maryland's governor Larry Hogan. Hogan is a Republican in a very Blue state, and he faced a credible opponent in NAACP president Ben Jealous, but he got 56.2% and that was closer than a lot of people expected.

I think this says something important about American politics. Voting for president seems to get people passionate about abstract issues like "Change" or "Make America Great Again" and especially about our personal visions for the nation. It often seems that what the government actually does plays little part.


You may recall that a few years ago Vermont Democrats did try to enact a Medicare for all plan but there was a rebellion over the proposed tax increases which experts said were still enough to really fund it the plan was abandoned, and although Vermont went very strongly for Hillary in 2016 they also elected a Republican governor who ran mostly on his opposition to the health care plan and taxes in general.

Despite what Bernie and his allies keep saying, I see no evidence that there really is support in America for Social Democracy. What the majority even in Vermont and Maryland seems to want is as little change as possible.

13:26

Progressives Win on Medicaid Expansion, Public Education, and Voting Rights Through Ballot Initiatives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Volunteers from around Idaho gather on the steps of the Idaho Capital Building after gathering over 70,000 voter signatures petitioning for an initiative for Medicaid expansion be placed on the November election ballot.

12:01

Chris Hedges on Elections, Christian Fascists, and the Rot Within the American System "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherRadio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

Politicians love to tell us every election is the most important of our lifetime. With Donald Trump in power, it rings true for many voters. This week on Intercepted: Journalist Chris Hedges has spent the past 15 years trying to ring the alarm about the dangers of the U.S. political system and the impact of a corporate and financial coup detat that happened long ago. He talks about the growing power of Christian fascists, predicts a major financial crash, and offers ideas on how to fight back. In 1923, a year after Mussolini took power in Italy, one radical and visionary woman saw his rise for what it was and warned of the grave dangers the world would face if fascism spread. Her name was Clara Zetkin. Acclaimed writer and actor Deborah Eisenberg performs a selection of Zetkins writing, which was recently published as a book, Fighting Fascism: How to Struggle and How to Win. Also, new music from the incredible visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley, who is out with a new album called MITH.

Join Michael Moore, Jeremy Scahill, and Marshall Curry for a special post-election screening and discussion about the rise of hate crimes and right-wing political violence in the age of Trump on November 9, in New York City. Tickets are available here.

Dont Be a Sucker (1947): America, lots of room and people. All kinds of people. People from different countries with different religions, different colored skin. They can live together and work together and build America together because theyre free. Free to vote but there are guys who stay up nights figuring out how to take that away from him.

Donald J. Trump: As we speak, Democrats are openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to violate our laws and break into our country and they want to sign them up for free welfare, free healthcare, free education. And of course, the right to vote, the right to vote.

[Dont Be a Sucker&#8221...

12:00

Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherRadio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

The most important, historic, and consequential midterm election of our lives is over. It wasnt quite a blue wave, but the Democrats, while unable to win the Senate, did, as predicted, take back control of the House for the first time since 2010. That means that your health care, if you have some, is a little safer, climate change might finally get some attention from lawmakers, and wait for it Donald Trump might finally be held to some account. We might not get impeachment, but we will get investigations, hearings, and maybe a tax return or two. If this midterm election, which was far from free and fair, teaches us anything, its that the Democrats, now in charge of the House, have to make democratic reform a political and legislative priority. We need to pass a new voting rights bill, end gerrymandering, lower the voting age, make Election Day a public holiday or move it to a weekend, and get statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico. Mehdi Hasan is joined by Rep. Barbara Lee, MSNBC host Chris Hayes, and Womens March co-chair Tamika Mallory to digest the election results and discuss voter suppression and where the democrats go from here.

Wolf Blitzer: CNN can now project the Democrats will win the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nancy Pelosi: Thanks to you tomorrow will be a new day in America. 

Jake Tapper: When you look at whats going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave.

[music interlude]

Mehdi Hasan: Welcome to Deconstructed. Im Mehdi Hasan. 

Well, the most important, most historic, most consequential midterm elections of our lives are over. And today on the show were going to be unpacking the results and what it all means with my good friend Chris Hayes of MSNBC. ...

09:50

Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wore Palestinian Flag at Primary Victory Celebration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrat Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib was draped in a Palestinian flag as she celebrated her primary victory with supporters in August. On Tuesday night Tlaib handily won with over 90 percent of the vote the general election for Michigans 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers resignation last December.

Video taken of Tlaibs victory speech for the August 7th primary showed an emotional Tlaib being embraced by her Palestinian mother,Fatima Elabed, who took the flag off her daughter and draped it on her own shoulders. No American flag was seen in video taken of Tlaibs speech. Tlaib is a member of Democrat Socialists of America.

Tlaib proudly spoke of her relatives up before dawn in the West Bank watching on TV as their granddaughter was elected to Congress. The crowd responded with ululating.

Video of Tlaibs speech was posted to Twitter by law professor Khaled Beydoun Tuesday night without clarification that it was from August.

...

09:04

A Short Take On The Midterm Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The midterm elections in the United States had mixed results. Both sides will claim victory. There was no landslide in either direction. The Republicans extended their majority in the Senate while the Democrats took the House of Representatives. My hunch,...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.-Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)
You can click on the above "Tom Tomorrow" cartoon to enlarge it for easier reading. It goes a long way in explaining how we even got to the state of lunacy we've been in, not just in this most recent election cycle, but for quite some time.

The media isn't solely to blame for the sick status of current political discourse, of course. That would take a book to explain, and I don't mean the kinds of school textbooks that are overseen by rightwing Christian loons and other crackpot republican subsets. But the media's insistence that all sides and all opinions are equally valid and that "Alternative Facts" should be treated with respect and not be seriously challenged has amounted to way, way too many news programs being, at best, half fact and half Tokyo Rose, with goon platoons of wingnuts that tell the gullible, all too willing to believe anything public that the Earth is 6000 years old and that a "caravan" of small pox-bearing brown people is headed our way; never mind the fact that small pox was eradicated decades ago and, at most, only exists in germ warfare labs, not in the bloodstreams of Central Americans. FOX "News," in particular might as well just move their whole operation back in time to 1942 Japan, but that doesn't let the other news outlets off the bloody hook. The others, also run by fascist-favoring corporations who are addicted to the advertising dollars of Big Pharma, Big Oil, and car companies, eagerly broadcast Herr Trump's perverse "fireside chats" into America's homes every night of the 2016 campaign, slyly giving Trump $2 Billion in free advertising and promotion. It will only get worse as propaganda outlets such as Sinclair, Smart News (aka Bot News) continue to expand.

08:45

The Midterm Results Gave Everybody Just Enough to Keep Fighting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech in Tallahassee, Fla. on Nov. 6, 2018.

08:07

Trump Makes History By Adding Seats to GOP Senate Majority in His First Midterm Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump campaigned in Florida this past weekend.
Republican Ron DeSantis won the governorship and Rick Scott won his senate race!

Thanks to President Trump Republicans picked up 4 new Senate seats on Tuesday with wins in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakata.
Arizona, Montana and Nevada were still being decided.
By the end of the night President Trump will gain at least one senate seat and as many as five new GOP senators.

This is historic.
And President Trump was eager to tell the nation of his success tonight.

The President quoted Ben Stein tonight: Theres only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election. Mr. Trump has magic about him. This guy has magic coming out of his ears. He is an astonishing vote getter & campaigner. The Republicans are unbelievably lucky to have him and Im just awed at how well theyve done. Its all the Trump magic Trump is the magic man. Incredible, hes got the entire media against him, attacking him every day, and he pulls out these enormous wins.
Ben Stein, The Capitalist Code

06:42

Republican Steve King Wins in Iowa Despite Liberal Media Smears and Never-Trump Onslaught "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Steve King was reelected in Iowas 4th Congressional District.

This was despite the horrific media smears that King is a Nazi and white supremacist.

These were the worst smears and unfortunately the Republican elites piled on.

KWWL reported:

King has been featured on KWWL on the Steele report. This is the ninth time he has been elected to congress. The district is in the northwestern part of the state and includes Sioux City. King is a member of the Republican Party and has served in Congress since 2003.

Congressman King, often a lighting rod for criticism with statements some view as controversial, has served the last 16 years. He grew up in a law enforcement family in Storm Lake, Iowa. He attended Denison Community High School, where he met Marilyn Kelly, whom he married in 1972. They have lived in Kiron since 1976 and are members of St. Martins Church in Odebolt. Steve and Marilyn have three grown sons and eight grandchildren.

The post Republican Steve King Wins in Iowa Despite Liberal Media Smears and Never-Trump Onslaught appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:36

Bobby Beto ORourke Hurls F-Bomb in Concession Speech (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Robert Beto ORourke lost to Ted Cruz Tuesday evening in the Texas Senate race and dropped an F-bomb during his concession speech.

A Tex Cruz victory in the US Senate also means Republicans keep control of the Senate.

Bye bye, Beto!

All of you showed the country how you did this! Im so f*cking proud of you guys, ORourke said in his concession speech Tuesday night.

The crowd roared after Beto dropped the F-bomb!

VIDEO:

The post Bobby Beto ORourke Hurls F-Bomb in Concession Speech (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:20

November 7th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #657 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:15

Wednesday November 7th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:10

Thread #4 2018 Midterm Election Results and Discussion Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republicans winning in key Senate races in: Florida (Rick Scott), Missouri (Josh Hawley), Indiana (Mike Braun), North Dakota (Kevin Cramer), Tennessee (Marsha Blackburn), and Arizona (Martha McSally) looks good.   Disappointing loss for John James (Michigan). Governor races also generally good Continue reading

06:02

*Election Night Open Thread* GOP Takes Senate, Dems Projected To Take House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Heres your thread for election night. Well try to keep it updated as the hot races come in and hopefully theres good news to be had. Heres a link to results if you want to check. Wrap-up numbers at of Wednesday morning (some still pending): House: Senate: Appears to have picked up 4 seats []

06:00

Now, What Actually DID Happen In Florida? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donna! Donna! Donna!

Democratic performance was up... but not by enough. There was a little good news. In Miami-Dade, two red seats flipped blue, although both are fairly strong blue districts. FL-27, where Ileana Ros Lehtinen retired, has a PVI of D+5. Hillary beat Trump there by TWENTY points-- 58.5% to 38.9%, so you wouldn't think it would take a wave. A very weak Democrat, Donna Shalala, beat a fairy strong Republican, Maria Salazar 127,144 (51.7%) to 112,638 (45.8%). Next door, Carlos Curbelo tried distancing himself from Trump and fought a tough battle against Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell but the district is too blue (D+6) for a Republican in a year like this with such a xenophobic, anti-Hispanic "president." Hillary beat Trump there 56.8% to 40.5%. Mucarsel-Powell beat Curbelo 116,626 (50.7%) to 113,326 (49.3%). As of the Oct 17 FEC reporting deadline Shalala had outraged Salazar $3,402,023 to $1,542,470. The DCCC kicked in $1,031,865 and Pelosi's PAC put in another $636,302. The NRCC put in $1,493,272 and Ryan's PAC threw in $273,123. All in all each candidate had about $2 million in negative ads thrown against them.

FL-26 was more fiercely contested. Curbelo raised $4,751,998 to Mucarsel-Powell's $3,746,206. The DCCC spent $4,566,411 and Pelosi's PAC put in another $2,608,655. The NRCC spent $2,725,738 and Ryan spent $2,893,997.

The other Florida races where the DCCC had hoped to make headway were all flops, primarily because they had weak candidates... and a weak wave. In the 6th district (DeSantis' seat) Michael Waltz took every county and beat Nancy Soderberg (New Dem) 187,322 (56.3%) to 145,137 (43.7%). PVI is R+7 and Hillary had lost to...

05:16

Josh Hawley Beats Liberal Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri Cramer Beats Democrat Heitkamp in North Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican Josh Hawley Beats Liberal Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri for GOP Pickup in US Senate!

Claire McCaskill was a dependable Democrat vote in the US Senate.
Not any longer.

President Trump traveled to Missouri to campaign with Hawley several times during the year.

And Kevin Cramer won in a rout over Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota!

The post Josh Hawley Beats Liberal Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri Cramer Beats Democrat Heitkamp in North Dakota appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

05:01

America Goes to War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some believe that the Cold War ended in 1991, when the Soviet Union fell apart. In retrospect, many observers also believe that a golden opportunity was missed to heal the wounds inflicted by over 45 years to hostility between the Washington and Moscow. Rather than encouraging development of a Russia that would adhere to Western European norms for elections, transparency and individual liberties, some in Europe and America instead sought to steal the countrys natural resources and other assets, a process that went on for some years under President Boris Yeltsin. The looting went hand-in-hand with particularly inept political moves on the part of President Bill Clinton, who ignored end of Cold War agreements to not use the break-up of the Soviet Union as an excuse to bring its former member states in Eastern Europe into NATO or any other military alliance hostile to Russia. The process of NATO expansion continues to this day, together with military maneuvers and the placement of new missile systems right along the Russian border, increasing Moscows justifiable paranoia about its security.

The military moves have been accompanied by a political deep freeze, particularly ironic as President Donald Trump during his campaign for office pledged to improve relations with Russia. They are now at their lowest ebb since the hottest days of the Cold War, including as they do the totally bogus sanctioning of Russian government officials under the maliciously conceived Magnitsky Act and the ongoing saga of Russiagate, which blames Moscow for interference in Americas 2016 election, so far without any real evidence being provided.

For those who think all of this is theater, think again. Some critics are beginning to recognize that the United States has become a country addicted to war and one need look no farther than the federal budget, where everything is being cut except military spending, which is set to increase even though there is no country or group of countries in the world that genuinely threaten the U.S.

Two recent stories in particular demonstrate just how far Washington has gone towards accepting that war has more-or-less become a natural condition for the United States of America. The first is an article After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war that has largely been ignored, regarding how the U.S. military is changing its doctrine and training to enable it to fight a major war against a powerful national opponent. Previously, the armed forces were emphasizing countering non-government hostile agents like al-Qaeda and ISIS, the so-called counter-insurgency doctrine or COIN. According to Pentagon s...

The Sociopaths in Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are at least seven characteristics that define a sociopath, although Im sure the list could be extended:

  1. Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite.
  2. Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite.
  3. Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they arent burdened by the emotions and ethics others have theyre above all that. Theyre arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
  4. Sociopaths never accept the slightest responsibility for anything that goes wrong, even though theyre responsible for almost everything that goes wrong. Youll never hear a sincere apology from them.
  5. Sociopaths have a lopsided notion of property rights. Whats theirs is theirs, and whats yours is theirs too. They therefore defend currency inflation and taxation as good things.
  6. Sociopaths usually pick the wrong target to attack. If they lose their wallet, they kick the dog. If 16 Saudis fly planes into buildings, they attack Afghanistan.
  7. Sociopaths traffic in disturbing news, they love to pass on destructive rumors, and theyll falsify information to damage others.

Theyre chronic, extremely convincing, and even enthusiastic liars, who often believe their own lies. That means they arent easy to spot, because normal people naturally assume another person is telling the truth. They rarely have handlebar mustaches or chortle like Snidely Whiplash. Instead, they cultivate a social veneer or a mask of sanity that diverts suspicion. You can rely on them to be politically correct in public. How could a congressman or senator who avidly supports charities possibly be a bad guy? How could someone who claims he just wants the U.S. to defend some foreign minority possibly be a warmonger? Theyre expert at using facades to disguise reality, and they feel no guilt about it.

Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. Its not just that they arent normal human beings. Theyre barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results will be problematical.

Its a serious problem when a society becomes highly politicized, as is now the case in the U.S. and Europe. In normal times, a sociopath stays under the radar. Perhaps hell commit a common crime when he thinks he can get away with it, but social mores keep...

The Libertarian Face of New Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shop all books by Tom Woods

JEFF DEIST: Tom, you grew up in Boston. Your dad was a blue collar guy and also a Teamster. So, tell us a little bit about him and your childhood.

TOM WOODS: He was a Teamster for 18 years, and worked as a forklift operator in a food warehouse for a grocery chain that no longer exists.  I wouldnt say he was a Reagan Democrat because he was never a Democrat. He was a blue-collar Reagan Republican. That was the kind of household I grew up in. My father had very strong political opinions.

At that time he had not finished high school. He was very self-conscious about not having a high school diploma, so he spent a lot of time reading about a wide variety of topics. You could talk to him about a great many things and he would have something intelligent to say. He wound up going back to get his GED when he was in his 40s.

On politics, he was the one who introduced me to the evils of communism and the merits of low taxes and things like that. It was fairly conventional Republican stuff, but for all that, if it hadnt been for him telling me those things, I could easily see myself having fallen into conventional leftism. And why not? If you have poor people, why not give them money, and if you have some problem, why not appoint regulators to solve it? It all seems so simple. He challenged that narrative in ways that were very productive for me.

JD: Isnt that interesting how America used to have blue-collar-working-class guys who were well read in poetry or history or philosophy? Now, even people with advanced degrees dont know as much.

TW: It is kind of funny. I took a bit of that from him in that when I went off to school I was planning to be a math major, but I wanted to know many other things, so I took a wide variety of courses. That was actually what ended up getting me out of studying math. I noticed that all the other math students did nothing but math even in their spare time they read books on number theory. I didnt think I could compete with people like that. So I decided maybe history, which is what I was doing in my spare time anyway, perhaps ought to be my main concentration.

My favorite example of my fathers desire to learn everythinghe could is: one day I found him reading Candi...

The Unending Bush Torture Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The vast regime of torture created by the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks continues to haunt America. The political class and most of the media have never dealt honestly with the profound constitutional corruption that such practices inflicted. Instead, torture enablers are permitted to pirouette as heroic figures on the flimsiest evidence.

Former FBI chief James Comey is the latest beneficiary of the medias no fault scoring on the torture scandal. In his media interviews for his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, Comey is portraying himself as a Boy Scout who sought only to do good things. But his record is far more damning than most Americans realize.

Comey continues to use memos from his earlier government gigs to whitewash all of the abuses he sanctified. Here I stand; I can do no other, Comey told George W. Bush in 2004 when Bush pressured Comey, who was then Deputy Attorney General, to approve an unlawful anti-terrorist policy. Comey was quoting a line supposedly uttered by Martin Luther in 1521, when he told Emperor Charles V and an assembly of Church officials that he would not recant his sweeping criticisms of the Catholic Church.

The American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, and other organizations did excellent reports prior to Comeys becoming FBI chief that laid out his role in the torture scandal. Such hard facts, however, have long since vanished from the media radar screen. MSNBC host Chris Matthews recently declared, James Comey made his bones by standing up against torture. He was a made man before Trump came along. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, in a column declaring that Americans should be deeply grateful to lawyers such as Comey, declared, The Bush administration wanted to claim that its enhanced interrogation techniques were lawful. Comey believed they were not. So Comey pushed back as much as he could.

Martin Luther risked death to fight against what he considered the scandalous religious practices of his time. Comey, a top Bush administration policymaker, found a safer way to oppose the worldwide secret U.S. torture regime widely considered a heresy against American values: he approved brutal practices and then wrote some memos and emails fretting about the optics.

Losing sleep

Comey became deputy attorney general in late 2003 and had oversight of the legal justification used to authorize key Bush programs in the war on terror, as a Bloomberg News analysis noted. At that time, the Bush White House was pushing the Justice Department to again sign off on an array of extreme practices that had begun shortly after the 9/11 attacks. A 2002 Justice Department memo had leaked out that declared that the federal Anti-Torture Act would be unconstitutional if it impermissibly encroached on...

The Untouchable US-Saudi Relationship "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained.

Nixons decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from the gold standard greatly influenced the future direction of humanity. The US dollar rose in importance from the mid-1950s to become the world reserve currency as a result of the need for countries to use the dollar in trade. One of the most consumed commodities in the world is oil, and as is well known, the price is set by OPEC in US dollars, with this organization being strongly influenced by Saudi Arabia.

It is therefore towards Riyadh that we must look in order to understand the workings of the petrodollar. After the dollar was withdrawn from the gold standard, Washington made an arrangement with Riyadh to price oil solely in dollars. In return, the Saudis received protection and were granted a free hand in the region. This decision forced the rest of the world to hold a high amount of US dollars in their currency reserves, requiring the purchase of US treasuries. The relationship between the US dollar and oil breathed new life to this currency, placing it at the centre of the global financial and economic system. This privileged role enjoyed by the dollar allowed the United States to finance its economy through the simple process of printing its fiat currency, relying on its credibility and supported by the petrodollar that required other countries to store reserves of US treasuries in their basket of currencies.

This arrangement continued to sustain itself in spite of num...

The Auto-Stop-Start Systems "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I wish I could take credit for this one, but I cant. However, I will shamelessly use it and credit the reader (Jim H) who made the analogy:

Auto-stop/start systems which have become de facto standard equipment in almost all new cars are the automotive equivalent of the low-flush toilet.

You may recall.

The government decided that people were using too much water in the bathroom. The solution was a fatwa outlawing toilets as they had been and requiring that new toilets be designed to use less water (1.6 gallons, about half the volume of water used in the old, wasteful toilets).

Everyone knows what the result was.

It now took two or more flushes to get the same job done which ended up using twice the water.

Sometimes the job didnt get done at all.

Eventually, the problems caused by the low-flow toilets were fixed by modifying the toilet to operate at higher pressure, so as to make more effective use of less water. These toilets, of course, cost more than the old water waster toilets, now outlawed.

Instead, people waste money.

Now comes Auto-stop/start.

Its the same bad idea as the low-flow toilet, applied to cars. Use less gas by using the engine less by automatically shutting it off whenever the vehicle comes to a complete stop. When the driver takes his foot off the brake indicating his desire to get moving again a high-torque starter motor is automatically engaged to re-start the engine and off you go until the next stop, when the cycle repeats.

In theory in government testing it does save a little gas. On the order of 1 mile-per-gallon vs. an otherwise identical vehicle without the system.

But it costs a lot more money.

The system requires the already mentioned high-torque starter motor (and solenoid) which must be made tougher and more durable than a regular starter motor which is only expected to start the vehicle once  prior to starting your trip not numerous times (often, a dozen or more times) in the course of your trip.

No car company installs additional hardware (and software, the electronics necessary to operate the system) in a vehicle for free.  Instead of paying ExxonMobil an extra couple of bucks each month, you pay the company that built your car with the Auto-stop/start system more than a couple of extra bucks when you buy it.

And then you pay Exide or Interstate whom youll end up buying a new battery from to replace your prematurely croaked one.

A not-mentioned problem (one of them) with Auto-stop/start is that with one very recent exception, bear with the system relies on a...

A Badge of Shame "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat. Bren Brown, research professor at the University of Houston

Not all heroes wear the uniform of war.

In the United States, however, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military.

Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a pitiful job of respecting their freedoms and caring for their needs once out of uniform.

Despite the fact that the U.S. boasts more than 20 million veterans who have served in World War II through the present day, the plight of veterans today is Americas badge of shame, with large numbers of veterans impoverished, unemployed, traumatized mentally and physically, struggling with depression, suicide, and marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals, and left to molder while their paperwork piles up within Veterans Administration offices.

Still, the governments efforts to wage war on veterans, especially those who speak out against government wrongdoing, is downright appalling.

Consider: we raise our young people on a steady diet of militarism and war, sell them on the idea that defending freedom abroad by serving in the military is their patriotic duty, then when they return home, bruised and battle-scarred and committed to defending their freedoms at home, we often treat them like criminals merely for having served in the military.

The government even has a name for its war on Americas veterans: Operation Vigilant Eagle.

As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, this Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program tracks military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan a...

Researcher Jailed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you have been following stories in recent years of scientists and researchers who make discoveries that are threatening to the Deep State and the bottom line of Big Pharma, you will have seen the pattern before. Those doctors are often persuaded to recant their studies, offered bribes or other benefits to distance themselves from or even destroy their data, and even threatened with jail time or, if a legal case is too difficult to fabricate against them, they may simply be killed.

Such is the tale of molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, in the disturbing true story first detailed in this Natural News article that included the video below of how she was thrown in prison for research that led to the discovery that deadly retroviruses have been transmitted to twenty-five million Americans through human vaccines.

Isolating The Virus

With a well-established history of working for the National Cancer Institute as a cancer researcher, Dr. Mikovits worked with human retroviruses like HIV. Her work focused on immunotherapy research. In 2009, she was working on autism and related neurological diseases. She found that many of the study subjects had cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS). She believed a virus may have been responsible for these symptoms, and through her research, she isolated the viruses that turned out to come from mice.

It looked like a virus, it smelled like a virus, a retrovirus, because those are the types of viruses that disrupt the immune system. And several other investigators back in the 90s had actually isolated retroviruses from these people but the government called them contaminants, that they werent real and that they didnt have anything to do with the disease. Well, we isolated a new family of viruses that were called xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus. So these viruses were murine leukemia viruses, mouse viruses.

So spin forward two years, our paper published in one of the best scientific journals in the world in Science, October 8th, 2009. Usually that makes ones career, in my case it ended my life as a scientist as I knew it.

Virus Delivered Through Vaccines

Dr. Mikovits paper, in and of itself, did not immediately bring the wrath of the powerful pharmaceutical industry. However, when a paper published 2 years later made the connection between this new virus and vacc...

Some Breakfast Foods Contain More Glyphosate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Concerns over the health effects of glyphosate the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killer formulations continue to rise as evidence of harm and widespread exposure keeps accumulating.

In recent years, researchers have discovered it may affect your bodys ability to produce fully functioning proteins, inhibit the shikimate pathway (found in gut bacteria) and interfere with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes (required for activation of vitamin D and the creation of nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate).

Glyphosate also chelates important minerals; disrupts sulfate synthesis and transport; interferes with the synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine, resulting in folate and neurotransmitter shortages; disrupts your microbiome by acting as an antibiotic; impairs methylation pathways; and inhibits pituitary release of thyroid stimulating hormone, which can lead to hypothyroidism.1,2

Roundup has also been linked to certain cancers.3 In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen (Class 2A),4 based on limited evidence showing the weed killer can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans.

Since then, thousands of individuals have filed suit against Monsanto, blaming Roundup for their Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.5 The first case to go to jury trial resulted in a stunning guilty verdict, and Monsanto was ordered to pay the plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, $289 million in damages.6

According to the ruling, Monsanto acted with malice or oppression and was responsible for negligent failure by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of its product. A judge recently upheld the guilty verdict, but reduced the damages to $78 million.7,8,9 Bayer, which now owns Monsanto, is also facing several class action lawsuits over crop damage caused by dicamba.10

Another Round of Food Testing Raise...

Its Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A few months ago, the Verge leaked a training video from Google. The video, obviously not intended for public distribution, described the data produced by a girl on her cell phone all snatched up by Google without her awareness.

That data, according to the video, describes our actions, decisions, preferences, movement, and relationships. Google uses the analogy of a ledger, with the data siphoned off the web by the internet giant being a constantly evolving representation of who we are.

The ledger, of course, is you. And the video made it clear that Google believes you do not own the data about you, but that you are merely a transient carrier of it.  Whats more, Google suggests that over time, it could provide more inputs to the ledger with the goal of modifying your behavior.

One example of more inputs is Googles purchase of the marketing network DoubleClick in 2007. At the time, Google founder Sergey Brin said privacy would be our number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products. But a decade later, Google changed its terms of service to state that your browsing habits may be combined with other data to which Google has access. This includes the contents of your Gmail messages, records of your Google Maps searches, your Google calendar appointments, and anything else it can scrape from your browsing records.

This data is also available for hackers to help themselves to or the government. Indeed, Google just dropped its Google+ social networking app after hackers stole data on 500,000 of its users. Google also helps governments conduct mass surveillance through data collection. In just the first six months of 2018, Google received nearly 60,000 disclosure requests from government authorities.

This is the company, dont forget, with a corporate slogan of dont be evil. Give me a break!

Fortunately, if you want to disconnect completely from Google, alternatives are available. And even if you want to continue using Googles search engine and Google Maps, you can protect yourself from the company using that data to build your ledger.

The first step is to stop using any of Googles splendidly designed, but privacy-invading apps, especially Gmail and Google Calendar. There are numerous alternatives to Gmail; my favorite is Swiss-based Protonmail. It provides end-to-end encryption for all messages delivered on its network and doesnt share the content of your messages with anyone. Because of the way Protonmail is designed, the company cant deliver your messages in an unencrypted form even if it receives a court order to do so.

Likewise, many alternatives ex...

An Ethiopian Ethnomedicine Found "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scientists have established that the bracted bugleweed (Ajuga remota) is able to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, supporting its traditional use as a treatment for diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineanalyzed the phytochemical composition of the herb and examined its anti-diabetes ability in vivo.

The bracted bugleweed is a plant common in East Africa, but it also grows widely in the Middle East as well as East Asia. In Ethiopian traditional medicine, the plant is used to treat conditions ranging from toothaches and stomach pain to high blood pressure and even diabetes. The leaves are known to be especially bitter; thus, honey is added to make it easier to consume and to store it for later use. Multiple studies have been done on other species of the genus Ajuga, with researchers noting its anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antiviral, and anti-malarial properties, to name a few. For some studies, in particular, scientists have linked certain health benefits to the presence of bioactive components in the plant. An initial study of the bracted bugleweed revealed that it has similar phytochemicals with other species in the genus, but there is little evidence of its anti-diabetes potential available.

The aim of this study was to find out the scientific basis of the use [of] A. remota in the management of diabetes used by traditional practitioners, the researchers wrote in their report.

For the study, researchers obtained extracts from powdered dry leaves of the bracted bugleweed. The team used two extracts: One with 70 percent ethanol; and an aqueous extract. Both extracts were subjected to an acute toxicity test and were analyzed for their phytochemical components. The extracts were also used in a murine model for diabetes. To mimic the condition, the mice were inoculated with alloxan, a chemical which destroys insulin-producing B cells in rat pancreas. The team took note of any changes in body weight during the period, with blood samples drawn every seven days to measure blood sugar levels. During this time, mice were treated with either an aqueous or ethanol extract or with glibenclamide, a common medication for regulating glucose levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. After two weeks of treatment, the mice treated with bugleweed extracts were made to fast, and their fasting blood glucose levels were monitored.

Researchers found that extracts of th...

Are You a Genius? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While those with an IQ range of 90 to 110 are said to be of average intelligence, anything above 140 officially puts you in the genius bracket.

And according to creator quiz master Terry Stein, those who pass his tricky test on Playbuzz with a perfect score boast a highly developed long term memory.

The 15-question quiz tests players historical, geographical and religious knowledge with tricky multiple choice answers.

Speaking about the lucky few who pass with flying colours, Stein said: You have a remarkable memory.

You think critically and unconventionally, and you appreciate knowledge and intelligence. You are a perfectionist. You are creative and sensitive, and it takes you a long time to figure out what inspires you.

People take your opinion and advice seriously because they welcome your insight.

All in all, you have the qualities of a good geographer, and you probably want to travel for the rest of your life.

Does that sounds like you? Then scroll down to take the test in full. The answers are at the bottom so no cheating!


...

04:59

TX Gov. Greg Abbott Responds to OKeefe Undercover Video Showing Non-Citizens Voting, This Will be Investigated "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Project Veritas dropped an undercover video earlier Tuesday showing election officials admitting tons of non-citizens are voting in Texas.

OKeefes undercover video caught the attention of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. This will be investigated, Abbott said of the non-citizens being encouraged to vote by election officials.

In the video, a Project Veritas undercover journalist asked a Texas election official if her DREAMer boyfriend can vote as long as he is registered to vote and has a drivers license.

Yeah okay the election official responded.

If he has his ID thats all he needs. If hes registered, the election official said of a potential DACA voter.

Right. It doesnt matter that hes not a citizen? the PV journalist asked, adding, I saw some mess on the internet that its not legal for him to vote because

No. Dont pay any attention to that. Bring him up here, the Texas election official said.

When the Project Veritas journalist pressed the election official about her DREAMer boyfriend and asked if there is an issue with DACA people voting, the election official responded, No, you tell him no, we got a lot of em.

Texas Governor Abbott said not only will he be launching an investigation into the elections officials, the illegal votes will be tossed out and lawbreakers will be prosecuted.

Gov. Abbott tweeted out The Gateway Pundit article on OKeefes sting and said: I cant verify if this is accurate. I CAN verify that it will be investigated and if it IS accurate, illegal votes will be tossed out and wrongdoers will be prosecuted.

04:44

Beto Be Gone> Ted Cruz Wins in Texas But Pete Sessions Loses House Seat in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ted Cruz won reelection Tuesday night in Texas.

Beto Be Gone.

This was the most expensive senate race in American history.

Republican Representive Pete Sessions lost to former NFL player Colin Allred in Texas.

The post Beto Be Gone> Ted Cruz Wins in Texas But Pete Sessions Loses House Seat in Texas appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:25

BREAKING: NBC News Projects Republican Ted Cruz Wins Texas Senate GOP Keeps Control of Senate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NBC News is projecting a Tex Cruz victory in Texas.

Ted Cruz has defeated Robert Beto ORourke.

A Tex Cruz victory in the US Senate also means Republicans keep control of the Senate.

Via NBC News:

Republicans picked up a Senate seat in Indiana.

Mike Braun took down incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana.

The post BREAKING: NBC News Projects Republican Ted Cruz Wins Texas Senate GOP Keeps Control of Senate appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:14

Jack Posobiec: The GOP Needs To Invest in Ground Game Election Night Coverage (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an interview Tuesday night with the Gateway Pundit, conservative pundit Jack Posobiec argued that the GOP would effectively win the midterm elections if the they restructured their ground game.

Despite being impassioned by President Trump, Posobiec argued, a large  portion of Trump supporters arent engaged.

The middle of the ground voter that person that came out for Trump in 2016, there not someone that checked into politics all the time, he said. They are someone that Donald Trump was able to reach out to because he speaks to a different constituency in America than any other politician does.

That first time voter in 2016, the are probably checked out of politics right now, that knows Trump was elected, that votes in presidential elections but doesnt really pay attention to midterms. Trump himself just actually just said yesterday that who ever heard of a midterm election. Its something in mainstream sense, wasnt that big until he got into the political arena.

The post Jack Posobiec: The GOP Needs To Invest in Ground Game Election Night Coverage (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:08

Thread #3 2018 Midterm Election Ignore Fox News Results and Open Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reminder. The corporate media, writ large, are front-loading bad news in a coordinated effort to influence polls still open. Take a walk, do something constructive. Ignore the MSM messaging, they are constructing narratives nothing more. In an stunning display Continue reading

04:01

Mike Braun Takes Joe Donnelly Down In Indiana, Republicans Leading In Florida, Michigan, North Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Indiana Senate race has now been called for Republican Mike Braun, who has taken down incumbent democrat Joe Donnelly, who got in by the scales of his skin in 2012 based off of an abortion flap by the Republican candidate.

Meanwhile, Jim James is leading Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, Florida governor and now Senate candidate Rick Scott leads incumbent democrat Bill Nelson with 93% reporting. Democrat incumbent in North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, is losing bigly to challenger Kevin Cramer.

Stabenow was expected to cruise comfortably to re-election, but it looks like the blue wave is crashing.

 

The post Mike Braun Takes Joe Donnelly Down In Indiana, Republicans Leading In Florida, Michigan, North Dakota appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:46

BREAKING: GILLUM CONCEDES FLORIDA GOVERNOR RACE TO DESANTIS; Scott Holds Slim Lead Over Nelson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has conceded to Ron DeSantis. At 11 p.m. EST Gillum told supporters gathered for a campaign watch party in Tallahassee, We didnt win. Gillum said he had called DeSantis to congratulate him.

The Florida governor race is trending to Republican candidate Ron DeSantis as results reach 99 percent of votes counted at 10:40 p.m. EST. DeSantis has maintained a steady slim lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum for the past two hours.

DeSantis resigned from Congress after winning the GOP primary a few months back, Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee. Gillum became a progressive rising star with backing by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while DeSantis was backed by President Donald Trump.

Henry Olsen, whose Twitter bio reads, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Editor of Flyover Country at . Author, The Working Class Republican, called the race for DeSantis at 9 p.m. EST:

Im calling Florida Governor for DeSantis. The latest Broward dump means there should be less than 100,000 votes total left and DeSantis lead should withstand that surge. It, too, will be very close, 50,000 votes either way.

Chuck Todd on NBC noted Gillum underperformed Hillary Clinton by 4 points in Miami-Dade County, speculating that the characterization of Gillum as a socialist turned off voters.

Todd also expressed surprise that Gillum was underperforming Bill Nelson, the incumbent Democrat Senator who was also trailing in Tuesdays election to Republican Gov. Rick Scottbut not by as much.

Todd noted that it looked DeSantis win would be outside the margin of 0.5% for an automatic recount, but that Scott might have to go through a recount.

With 99 percent of the vote in at 10:40 p.m. EST, DeSantis led Gillum by about 91,000 votes, 4,007,243 to 3,926,640.

Scott had a lead of about 60,000 over Nelson, 4,031,033 to 3,971,373.

Breaking update: Olsen calls Senate for Scott...

03:14

BREAKING: NBC News Predicts Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Marsh Blackburn defeated Dem Phil Bredesen

BREAKING NEWS.

NBC News is predicting Republican Marsha Blackburn will take the Tennessee Senate seat, defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen.

Sorry, Taylor Swiftmaybe you can go write a song about your loss tonight.

Tonights victory makes Marsha Blackburn the first female to serve as US Senator in Tennessee.

Marsha Blackburn is a huge advocate for the pro-life movement; this is a huge win for Tennessee.

BREAKING: @NBCNews projects Marsha Blackburn (R) wins Tennessee Senate.

This is a breaking storyplease refresh page for updates.

The post BREAKING: NBC News Predicts Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:12

We have a winner! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

. . . for FOTMs 186th Caption Contest! This was a great contest with many truly clever captions. Alas, the writers of FOTM are obliged to vote for what each considers to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 Continue reading

03:11

HUGE! Republican Andy Barr Wins Kentucky 6th District in Pivitol Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican Andy Barr won in Kentuckys Sixth District tonight!

This is a HUGE WIN for Republicans It was a race Democrats counted on winning.

The New York Times reported:

The post HUGE! Republican Andy Barr Wins Kentucky 6th District in Pivitol Race appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:02

J est claro que Bolsonaro agir contra a imprensa. A questo como a imprensa agir com Bolsonaro. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

O juiz federal e futuro ministro da Justia Srgio Moro em palestra sobre a autonomia das instituies brasileiras na 4 edio do Frum Mitos & Fatos, promovido pela rdio Jovem Pan, em So Paulo.

03:00

Astronauta e futuro ministro Marcos Pontes negou por anos ser scio oculto de empresa. Virou dono dela depois que investigao prescreveu. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Uma das primeiras promessas de campanha que o presidente eleito Jair Bolsonaro cumpriu foi anunciar a contratao de Marcos Pontes, tenente-coronel de 55 anos reservista da Fora Area Brasileira e nico brasileiro na histria a ter viajado ao espao. Pontes vai ocupar o Ministrio da Cincia, Tecnologia e Comunicaes. Nas redes sociais, opositores de Bolsonaro fizeram piada com o fato de o astronauta ter se notabilizado mais por ser palestrante e garoto-propaganda de travesseiros da Nasa, a agncia espacial americana na qual foi treinado durante sete anos, ao custo de US$ 10 milhes (R$ 37 milhes), do que por suas contribuies cincia.

Mas nem tudo folclore no merchandising do astronauta e de seus travesseiros, vendidos nas lojas Havan por dez vezes de R$ 6,99. Pouco antes de ir para a reserva, em 2006, o tenente-coronel da reserva foi alvo de uma investigao do Ministrio Pblico Militar para apurar se ele havia infringido o artigo 204 do Cdigo Militar, que probe a militares da ativa qualquer atividade comercial. Na poca, ele negou relao com a empresa Portally Eventos e Produes, registrada em nome de uma assessora de imprensa dele. A investigao caducou no STF sem que os procuradores tivessem atendido um pedido de quebra de sigilo bancrio e fiscal de Pontes.

Documentos obtidos pelo Intercept na Junta Comercial de So Paulo mostram que em setembro de 2017, aps mais de uma dcada negando relao com a Portally e j livre de qualquer punio possvel , Pontes se tornou scio majoritrio da empresa, com 80% da participao. A assessora de imprensa que antes era dona da companhia, Christiane Corra, manteve 20% de participao, enquanto familiares dela que figuraram como donos minoritrios deixaram a sociedade. Apesar de ter se tornado scio de fato da Portally apenas no ano passado, h outra forte ligao da empresa com Pontes. Em 2014, quando o astronauta disputou uma vaga na Cmara dos Deputados (e perdeu), ele recebeu R$ 20 mil em uma doao da empresa.

Quando Pontes passou para a reserva, quinquilharias e bugigangas galcticas, como bons, camisetas e chaveiros, j eram comercializadas no site...

03:00

James Carville: No Wave Election for Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Bill Clinton campaign guru and Democratic Party strategist James Carville said on MSNBC as results were coming in Tuesday night he does not see a wave election happening for the Democrats in the mid-term elections.

Tonight there was some hope the Democrats would have a wave election. Its not gonna be a wave election. It could still be a good election, you know theres a a lot of drama left in Florida

Carville expressed hope, but not confidence, the Democrats could take the House tonight, Hopefully the Democrats get the House back.  He also lamented that he was a little more optimistic about Florida than its turned out to be. I think we have to put a nailbiter in a lot of places here tonight.

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02:47

Nate Silver Walks Back Blue Wave Prediction Live Updates Show Dems Have 53.4% Chance of Taking the House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nate Silver came out swinging with pie in the sky predictions for Democrats having an 87% chance of taking the House.

Live updates on fivethirtyeight.com show Nate Silver is now giving Dems a 54.6% chance of taking the House.

Silvers predictions are changing by the minutethis is wild!

Nate Silver is walking back his predictions:

Well, Im trying to do 6 things at once we think our live election day forecast is definitely being too aggressive and are going to put it on a more conservative setting where it waits more for projections/calls instead of making inferences from partial vote counts, Nate Silver said.

Just like on election night in 2016, Nate Silvers numbers are all over the place.

The numbers are changing rapidly so please refresh page for updates.

The post Nate Silver Walks Back Blue Wave Prediction Live Updates Show Dems Have 53.4% Chance of Taking the House appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:47

Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democratic candidates across the board ran on significantly more progressive platforms this election cycle as compared to the last three election cycles, according to a new analysis of candidates for the U.S. House and Senate by the group Data for Progress.

The percentage of Democratic candidates who endorsed Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanderss signature health care proposal, or a Medicare buy-in surged from 27 percent in 2010 to 58 percent this election cycle.

House Democrats early on decided to pitch health care throughout the campaign season, and after years on the fringe, Sanderss proposal erupted into popularity on the campaign trail, even in deep-red states like Kansas and Iowa. Even gubernatorial candidates in states like Georgia, Wisconsin, and Florida focused heavily on Medicaid expansion.

The changes tracked by Data for Progress, with support from MoveOn, come from a field of Democratic candidates who are one of the most diverse groups to run in U.S. political history. The 115th Congress is poised to include a number of historic firsts, including the first two Muslim women in the House: Minnesotas Ilhan Omar and Michigans Rashida Tlaib. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs primary victory over 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York Democratic primary is typically held as the most representative example of the partys burgeoning progressive shift. At 28 years old, she will likely be the youngest woman elected to Congress, and one of at least two members of the Democratic Socialists of America to be elected this year (Tlaib is the second). On the state level, legislative chambers are expected to turn blue and comprise majority women for the first time. Both congressional and state-level seats are projected to be younger, more racially diverse, and more likely to be LGBTQ.

Just months after 17 people were killed during a Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the field of Democratic candidates reflects a leftward shift in gun control stances, Data for Progress found. In 2010, 36 percent of Democratic candidates had received an A rating from the National Rifle Association, compared to 19 percent that had an F rating. This year, 22 percent of Democratic candidates had an A rating, while 52 percent had an F rating.

At the heart of the most significant change in the Democratic Party is the dramatic rise of small-dollar donations, which has powered a new wave of progressive activism and given candidates a fundraising edge in the midterm elections. Reliance on individual small donors, as opposed to corporate PAC money, has...

02:39

Thread #2 2018 Midterm Election Results and open Discussion. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reminder.  Relax.  The corporate media, writ large, are  front-loading bad news in a coordinated effort to influence polls still open.  Take a walk, do something constructive. Ignore the early MSM messaging, they are constructing narratives nothing more.  Any election Continue reading

02:00

Watch: Texas Poll Worker Tells Undercover Reporter Theyve Allowed Tons Of DACA Recipients To Vote "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING @Project_Veritas: Non-Citizens Voting in Texas? "We got TONS of them" Says Election Official on Undercover Video (WATCH: https://t.co/AS489C2BCY ) pic.twitter.com/2fU5WmSnEP James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 6, 2018 Paging Ted Cruz Via Daily Wire: James OKeefes Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Tuesday from a polling station in Texas that appears to show []

02:00

Other Than The Blow Voters Are Delivering Trump Today, Will We Defeat Any Of The Worst, Most Vile GOP? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


You know who I'm thinking about, not the run-of-the-mill Republican garbage who "just" want to take away peoples' healthcare and see them starving in the streets; I'm mean the real neo-Nazi's inside the pup tent. Many of them are in blood red districts that are infested with brain-washed Fox zombies, like, for example, Matt Gaetz in Florida. But there are a handful up for reelection today who could go down, as long a shot as each case is. The defeat of Chris Collins (NY-27) and Steve King (IA-04) would be immense wins for political decency. So would an abrupt end to the political career of Devin Nunes (CA-22).




No one likes being lumped into the same category as Steve King, but there is another Republican incumbent-- a substance abuser currently out on bail and kicked off his committee by Paul Ryan as a national security risk-- who has earned the company: suburban and exurban San Diego County's Druncan Hunter (CA-50). And there are still hours and hours of voting left in California. Yesterday The Atlantic allowed McKay Coppins to lay the whole ugly Trump Era mess out: Duncan...

01:28

Behind the Scenes at Steve Bannons Election Night Broadcast with Gateway Pundit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Live from DC!

The Gateway Pundit is hosting election night with Steve Bannon.

The Gateway Pundit is thrilled to announce Stephen K. Bannon will host coverage of election night 2018. Guests through the night will include several top conservatives.  The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft, Alicia Powe and Cassandra Fairbanks will also make appearances and will be covering the event and election results live.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look into Bannons broadcast via TGPs Cassandra Fairbanks:

TGPs Cassandra Fairbanks and Alicia Powe:

https://twitter.com/CassandraRules/status/1059970958050684928

OANs Jack Posobiec joins Steve Bannon:

https://twitter.com/CassandraRules/status/1059985243732611072

More photos to be addedplease refresh page for updates.

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01:27

2018 Midterm Election results: GOP keeps Senate; Demons get control of House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House of Representatives 218 seats needed for control Republicans: 196     Democrats: 222 Senate 51 seats needed for control Republicans: 52      Democrats: 46 That means President Trump cant be impeached. Governors Republicans: 26     Democrats: 23 I weep for Continue reading

01:22

Thread #1 2018 Midterm Election Results and Open Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Polls Begin Closing in sequence: 6:00 p.m. Indiana (6pm and 7pm), Kentucky (6pm and 7pm) 7:00 p.m. Alabama, *Florida (7pm and 8pm), Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia 7:30 p.m. North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia 8:00 p.m. Connecticut, Delaware, Continue reading

01:11

MSNBC Accidentally Airs Results Of Florida Governors Race In Test Misfire. Guess Whos Winning? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why do the media tests always have Democrats winning? Via Daily Wire: In yet another misfire at the most steadily misfiring of networks, MSNBC accidentally aired the results of Floridas gubernatorial a race, as Deadline put it, a wee bit too early the night before the election. The big winner: You guessed it, the []

00:58

FLORIDA TURNOUT HUGE! GOP Sources Confident They Have Blocked Democrat Wave "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here are the latest up to the minute results from Florida.

GOP sources are growing increasingly confident as the day wears on that theyve blocked the Democratic wave.

More numbers from Florida

Via au ng:

Turnout is HUGE!

00:37

Rep. Schiff: If Democrats Flip House, Renewing Probe On Russias Election Meddling Will Be Top Priority "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reason #5,703 to get out and vote red if you havent already. Via KTLA: With fewer than 24 hours before polls open, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) spent Monday afternoon stumping with Democrat Gil Cisneros, whos locked in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim to replace her former boss Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton). Schiff, []

00:34

Landlord Shuts Down AZ Polling Station in Maricopa County Over Foreclosure "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More from Arizona

A landlord shut down an Arizona polling station today over a foreclosure dispute with the tennents.

Breitbart.com reported:

A landlord has shut down a polling station in Arizonas Maricopa County on Monday evening over a foreclosure dispute, according to state officials.

In a video shared to Facebook, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes detailed the dispute leading to the station being closed on the eve of the midterm election.

Last night, apparently the landlord locked the door because the facility we were renting from is in foreclosure, which we perfectly unaware of, said Fontes. Were printing new ballots for the voters and were also looking at other alternatives. Were already in communication with the sheriffs department.

We may just go in and forcibly enter so that we can get all our equipment and serve those voters, he added. CBS News shared a photo of the landlords lien notice taped on the front door of a Chandler building, where Gila Precinct residents were lined up to cast their vote.

This news follows the news earlier that voters were being turned away at a Republican district in Maricopa County.

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00:21

SO WAS ALL THAT YAMMERING ABOUT THE CARAVAN FOR NOTHING? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Because I remember late-afternoon exit polls telling us in 2004 that John Kerry had the race won, I don't want to put too much stake in what we're hearing today before the polls have closed. However, this is striking:

A big majority of voters, about two-thirds, made their 2018 election decision before the last month, according to preliminary exit poll results. Only one-in-five said they decided in the last month and even fewer said they made up their minds in the last few days or last week.
So all that agitation about the caravan -- was it for nothing? Was Trump's endless series of campaign rallies meaningless? The Kavanaugh hearings ended about a month ago -- did they even matter?

It's not clear how the few people who decided in the last month voted. It's not clear how many people weren't sure they wanted to vote at all and then decided in the last month. If Republican voters are disproportionately represented in the latter two categories, then maybe all the noise made by Republicans paid off.

But if not, it's possible that the press treated Kavanaugh and the caravan and "Democrat mob" talk as game-changers when they didn't mean much of anything at all.

00:10

Here Are the Key Moments From Election Night 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As the polls closed across the United States on Tuesday starting in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, at 6 p.m. ET, and concluding in Alaska seven hours later The Intercept followed the vote count and brought readers updates on key races for control of the House, the Senate and governors mansions in a number of states.

Pelosi Claims Democratic Victory in the House, Republicans Keep the Senate

Following a string of Democratic wins in House districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016, and some unexpected gains in other areas, President Donald Trump called Rep. Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her on the Democrats taking control of the House, according to her deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill.

When Pelosi spoke, she claimed her partys victory would be about restoring the Constitutions checks and balances and stopping the GOP and Mitch McConnells assault on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare of 130 million Americans living with preexisting medical conditions.

Lets hear it more, she added awkwardly, for pre-existing medical conditions!

There was a more uplifting message for progressives from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her victory party.

00:07

Late Day Ground Reports 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT Ignore Media Exit Polling Keep Voting !! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remember, media exit polling is complete nonsense.  Corporate media structure exit polling to support manufactured talking points for their punditry.  Ignore exit polling. Keep Voting Push through to the poll closing times. Close races all along the east coast Continue reading

00:00

CNN Election Experts Confuse Kentucky And Indiana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And these are the people that want us to listen to them? CNN's "election experts" don't even know where Indiana and Kentucky are located on a map. pic.twitter.com/vXqTdHvU5x Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 6, 2018

Tuesday, 06 November

23:37

Boom! Two Young Black Men Vote for First Time Wear Blexit Shirts to Polling Station, Reporter Stumped (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two young black men lined up to vote for the first time in Georgia today.
A reporter confronted them and asked them their thoughts.

The black youth said he wanted the Trump economy to continue.
The people around him cheered!

The reporter did not know what to think!

The two men were wearing Blexit shirts.

Via Candace Owens:

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23:33

BREAKING-> Project Veritas Undercover Video: Texas Election Official Admits Tons of Non-Citizens Voting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

OKeefe strikes again!

Project Veritas dropped an undercover video on Tuesday showing election officials admitting tons of non-citizens voting in Texas.

PV undercover journalist asks a Texas election official if her DREAMer boyfriend can vote as long as he is registered to vote and has a drivers license.

Yeah okay says the election official.

If he has his ID thats all he needs. If hes registered, the election official says of a potential DACA voter.

Right. It doesnt matter that hes not a citizen? PV journalist asks, adding, I saw some mess on the internet that its not legal for him to vote because

No. Dont pay any attention to that. Bring him up here, the Texas election official said.

When the Project Veritas journalist pressed the election official about her DREAMer boyfriend and asked if there is an issue with DACA people voting, the election official responded, No, you tell him no, we got a lot of em.

VIDEO:

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23:32

Pennsylvania Officials: Man Threatens To Get Gun, Shoot Up Polling Place "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That face votes a straight democrat ticket. Via KDKA: A man allegedly threatened to shoot up a polling place in Washington County on Tuesday morning. It happened at the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department social hall on Jolley School Road in South Franklin Township just after 8 a.m. According to a criminal complaint, 48-year-old Christopher []

23:10

Florida Exit Poll: Black Vote for GOP Up 6% Points from 2016 DeSantis and Scott Winning 14% of Black Vote "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The black vote in Florida is up 6% from 2016.

Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott are winning 14-15% of the black vote according to the Trafalgar exit polls.

This is NOT good news for Democrats.

The post Florida Exit Poll: Black Vote for GOP Up 6% Points from 2016 DeSantis and Scott Winning 14% of Black Vote appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:31

Denmark Busts Iranian Plot To Assassinate Opposition Activist Iran Blames Jooo Conspiracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Like clockwork. TEHRAN, IRAN Irans intelligence minister claims that an alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark was an Israeli conspiracy that sought to harm Tehrans relation with the European Union. The minister, Mahmoud Alavi, told state TV on Monday that the Zionist regime was behind the plot. He didnt elaborate. []

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