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Monday, 17 September

00:05

Bob Woodward Says After Two Years Of Searching He Found No Evidence Of Russia Collusion (AUDIO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has just released a new book on Trump so he is making the media rounds to promote it. During an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt show this weekend, he said that he searched for evidence of Russia collusion with the Trump campaign and found none.

Real Clear Politics has the transcript:

HH: And I tell you, Bob Woodward, I read this book as a lawyer. Im not a defense lawyer, although I was at Justice. Dowd got played badly. Do you agree?

BW: Well, but he is the one who decided on the strategy total cooperation. Were going to let you, were opening the door completely. And some of the most sensitive material was given to Mueller. He was delighted to have it. It is quite true that Dowd concluded from his own work, remember, he spent eight months on this intensely, time with Mueller, time with the White House people, time with Trump. And he didnt see anything there until the end.

HH: So lets set aside the Comey firing, which as a Constitutional law professor, no one will ever persuade me can be obstruction. And Rod Rosenstein has laid out reasons why even if those werent the presidents reasons. Set aside the Comey firing. Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research in your interviews that sounded like espionage or collusion?

BW: I did not, and of course, I looked for it, looked for it hard. And so you know, there we are. Were going to see what Mueller has, and Dowd may be right. He has something that Dowd and the president dont know about, a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony. As you know, that often happens, and that can break open or turn a case.

HH: But youve seen no collusion?

BW: I have not.

Heres the audio:

Will someone alert CNN?

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Sunday, 16 September

23:03

San Francisco Residents Pleading With Thieves To Spare Their Vehicles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bad enough dodging fecal matter on the sidewalks. Via ABC7: San Francisco residents fed up with having their cars broken into multiple times have taken matters into their own hands. Theyre hoping to connect with would be thieves on an emotional level. Fed up with having his vehicle broken into four times over a year []

22:15

Sunday Talks: Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses Declassification and Congressional Investigations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes appears with Maria Bartiromo for a wide-ranging discussion on a variety of current issues and events.  The interview begins with a discussion on Chinas strategic economic objectives and continues into issues surrounding Continue reading

22:00

Oh, The Irony: Arkansas Nike Store Calls Police On A Peaceful Pro-Cop Demonstrator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Triggered. Via BPR: Despite recruiting an anti-cop zealot to represent its Just Do It campaign for 2018, the apparel retailer Nike still expects the unfairly maligned police to help it in its alleged hour of need. One Arkansas-based Nike store in particular reportedly contacted local authorities Thursday after a peaceful pro-police protester showed up outside []

22:00

Elbow Grease And Winning In A Red District-- Meet Jess King "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


It's not easy getting Jess King on the phone. It's not easy getting her campaign manager on the phone either. Every time I try-- morning, midday, evening-- they're out working their sprawling Pennsylvania district. The newly created 11th district, which no longer has Adams County or the nice blue parts of Harrisburg and Reading it once had is going to take the kind of work that few campaigns want to undertake. The district moved east and is now basically York and Lancaster counties. When Vox tried explaining the changes to Pennsylvania's congressional map, it was mostly good news... mostly. "All in all, Andrew Prokop wrote, "that makes six Republican-held seats that suddenly have a more Democratic electorate-- with the open seats held by Meehan and Dent, and the seats currently held by Costello and Rothfus, suddenly growing much more likely to flip. However, theres also one notable change the other way, as Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R) moves from a lean Trump district to a solidly Republican one (the new 11th District)." Some of the blue parts of the district were merged with Mike Kelly's old 3rd district (very red) to former the new 10th (still red, but kind of purple). It left Jess with an even redder district. The first result was that the corporate Democrat the DCCC and EMILY's List were backing jumped ship as soon as she saw the new boundaries and left Jess without a primary opponent. The second result was that Jess and her team, already working hard, realized they had to work even harder-- hard to imagine when they were already working harder than anyone else in the country.

Yesterday, The Intercept published a piece by Ryan Grim on Jess' campaign, Real Resistance, which he introduces as "one of the most innovative Democratic House campaigns in the country."
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is what might be called Trump Country. The region, rural...
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21:46

JOE ARPAIO at Gateway Eagle Council in St. Louis: That Obama Birth Certificate Document Is a Fake! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the keynote speaker at the Gateway Eagle Council XLVII Sunday luncheon.

The former sheriff was pardoned by President Donald Trump in August 2017 after Obama committed the entire might of the US government to destroy him. And after years of investigation all the Obama team of partisan crooks could come up with was a misdemeanor.

On Sunday Joe Arpaio cut loose on Barack Obama.

Arapio was talking about his experience introducing Donald Trump at an Arizona rally in 2015.

Joe Arpaio: I hit him on another thing that I dont really want to talk about. But let me just say this, it happens to do with fake government documents. I think some of you will know what Im talking about. And Ive been in law enforcement for over 55 years. One think I learned was you always make sure you get the probable cause and evidence before you go public. So you have to take my word for it, over all those years, that that document, Im not saying which one Is a Fake!

The post JOE ARPAIO at Gateway Eagle Council in St. Louis: That Obama Birth Certificate Document Is a Fake! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:41

Sunday Talks: John Ratcliffe Discusses Florence and DOJ/FBI Corruption. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representative John Ratcliffe appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss Hurricane Florence response and his knowledge of details from congressional investigation of the FBI and DOJ. This interview is important from the perspective of understanding the position of congress in the Continue reading

21:40

Serious Question "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in 2004, I spent a month in the Tampa Bay Area organizing teams to do voter registration drives. One of the most common rejections we got was people telling us that they couldn't register to vote because they were felons. It was shocking not just for how many people told us that they were felons but for how willing people were to tell a stranger about it. In some cases, it seemed like they were lying and it was just a convenient Florida-style way of telling a door-knocker to go away. But, where I come from, you'd never shoo away a canvasser by confessing to having a serious criminal record. If that were the reason you couldn't register, you'd make up some other excuse. What was different in Florida was the total lack of shame associated with the term, which I took to mean that felonies were passed out far too regularly in Florida. It shouldn't be a normal thing to have a felony conviction.

In any case, can you guess who wants to help fix the problem?

Discuss

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why anyone has sympathy for Paul Manafort is beyond me.

Discuss

Giuliani Tells Us Manafort Will Tell the Truth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I kind of love the failed effort at nonchalance the White House produced today in response to the news that Paul Manafort has become a cooperating witness with the special counsels office.

Which, of course, was followed up almost immediately by a more realistic response:

Obviously, someone told Giuliani that if Manafort told the truth they would have to call him a liar. But this is an example of the cat already being out of the bag. Its just one more glaring, obvious, self-injurious and self-incriminating piece of idiocy that has became the regular method of operation for this administration.

Theyve said all kinds of nice things about Manafort in what is now a retrospectively doomed attempt to prevent him from cooperating. If they thought hed tell the truth and that it would help them, theyd have encouraged him to cooperate from the beginning. Thats so obvious even a Trumper has a faint chance of understanding it. Right?

If th...

Manafort Finally Makes a Deal With Robert Mueller "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It seemed like the day would never come, but Donald Trumps former campaign chairman has decided to cooperate with Robert Muellers special counsels office. In court, this morning, Manafort pleaded guilty to two very significant charges, which we can now add to the eight felonies he was convicted of committing in a Virginia courtroom last month. Manafort has now admitted to participating in a conspiracy against the United States and a conspiracy to obstruct justice. A representative of the special counsels office, Andrew Weissman, said that Manafort had struck a co-operation agreement with the Russian election interference investigators, but he didnt provide any additional details.

The judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, explained that under the terms of the plea deal Manafort is expected to co-operate fully and truthfully with Muellers office and that he may have to agree to be interviewed without counsel present, provide additional documents, and testify in other criminal proceedings. Manafort was also compelled to give up substantial property, including homes in New York City, the Hamptons and Virginia (this last one presently occupied by one of his daughters), the money in four separate financial accounts, and a life insurance policy.

It took Weissman forty minutes to spell out the details of Manaforts crimes.

I believe its fair to say thats probably the longest and most detailed summary that ever preceded this question, but is what the prosecutor said a true and accurate description of what you did in this case, [Judge] Jackson asked Manafort.

I did. It is, Manafort, said, resting both hands on the lectern before him and flanked by his attorney, Richard Westling.

As a result, Manafort will not have to endure or pay for another trial and the GOP will be spared a massive headache in the coming weeks leading up the midterm elections. That must be cold comfort for President Trump, however, who has been lavishing praise on Manafort for his refusal to become a rat. Now the biggest rat of all has turned on him.

Heres the first mention of Paul Manafort in the Steele Dossier, from July 26, 2016:

Speaking in confidence to a compatriot in late July 2016, Source E, an ethnic Russian close associate of Republican US presidential candidate Donald T...

21:35

Sunday Talks: Joe Lieberman Discusses the Audacity of John Kerry. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Senator Joe Lieberman appears on Sunday Morning with Maria Bartiromo to discuss former Secretary of State John Kerry holding diplomatic discussions with Iran and undermining U.S. foreign policy.

21:19

Sunday Talks: FEMA Chief Brock Long -vs- Chris Wallace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The head of FEMA, Brock Long, appears on Fox News Sunday for an interview about Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flood damage.

21:17

Mike Huckabee: Kerry Meeting With Iran Makes Case For Logan Act Violation (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

People talk about the Logan Act in jest because its rarely if ever enforced. However, Mike Huckabee pointed out on FOX and Friends today that John Kerrys meetings with Iran actually fit the criteria for a violation of it.

From the FOX News Insider:

Huckabee: Kerry Talking to Iranians Makes the Case for First-Ever Logan Act Conviction

Mike Huckabee reacted Sunday on Fox & Friends to former Secretary of State John Kerry for holding private meetings with Iranian officials

John Kerry is the only guy I know who wants to bring back the Edsel, MySpace and other failed enterprises, Huckabee (R-Ark.) remarked. What he is doing is not funny.

Huckabee said Kerry could be suited for the first successful prosecution of the Logan Act of 1799, which prohibits conducting unauthorized diplomacy with governments in dispute with the United States.

The acts name refers to a 1798 incident in which Philadelphia farmer George Logan traveled to France, outside the purview of President John Adams, to try to avoid war during a time of tension over merchant shipping.

See the video below:

At the very least, Kerrys actions should be investigated. He needs to explain his actions to the American people.

The post Mike Huckabee: Kerry Meeting With Iran Makes Case For Logan Act Violation (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:48

Today's Place to Daydream about: Carcassonne "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today my imagination takes me to Carcassonne, most striking and famous of medieval cities. True, it has become one of those places where the 2 million tourists a year vastly outnumber the 50,000 inhabitants, so visit in the winter if you can; some who brave the summer crowds say the experience "has all the charm of a medieval siege." Still, this glorious vision haunts the dreams of medievalists. Some things are so wonderful that even the modern hordes cannot ruin them, and this is one.

The town is ancient, occupied since the Neolithic and receiving its first stone walls around 500 BC. It was a significant place in Roman times, and one can't dig inside the walls without turning up Roman artifacts or foundations. It the chaos of the late 200s AD, when barbarians rampaged through the empire, a massive new wall was built. That wall approximates the course of the current inner wall, which incorporates a large amount of Roman masonry.

The town has an amazingly rich history. In the fifth century it was taken by the Visigoths and incorporated into their kingdom. In 508 it was besieged by Clovis, the great Frankish king, but he failed to take it. Muslims fresh from overrunning Spain did take it in 728, and then Pepin the Short (Charlemagne's father) took it back for Christendom in 752.

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20:34

BREAKING: Writer of Confidential Kavanaugh Letter Speaks Out Shes a Far-Left Activist! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are working overtime to delay Brett Kavanaughs confirmation to the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) referred a mysterious letter about Kavanaugh to the FBI.

Feinstein said in a statement Thursday to the feds that she received information from an individual concerning the nomination.

Feinstein released a statement via The Intercept:

 I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.

It turns out the woman who sent the letter to Democrat lawmakers is a far-left activist.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor and far left activist, wrote a letter to a Democrat lawmaker earlier this summer claiming she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while they were in high school in Maryland over three decades ago.

Via the Washington Post:

Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend both stumbling drunk, Ford alleges corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When...

20:30

PHOTOS from Gateway Eagle Council XLVII in St. Louis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Phyllis Schlaflys Gateway Eagle Council XLVII was held this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.

This year The Gateway Pundit, one of the most influential conservative websites in US politics, is joining Phyllis Shlafly.com for this leading mid-America conservative conference.

Several top conservative leaders spoke at this years Midwest conference.

We are very excited about this years lineup of top American and European conservative leaders.

The conference wraps up today at the Marriott Airport in St. Louis.

Here are a few photos from the weekend

20:02

Bill Kristol Seeking GOP Candidate To Take On Trump In 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Does he know McCain is dead? Via Washington Examiner: A leader of the Never Trump movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent. Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in []

19:55

BOMBSHELL: Republican Operative Claims Former Obama Officials Are Advising Europe On How To Evade U.S. Sanctions On Iran "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats have been absolutely furious about Trump dissolving various aspects of Obamas legacy, especially the Iran Deal. This is not a secret.

This weekend, it became known that John Kerry has had meetings with Iran where he advised them to just wait out the Trump presidency. However, that may just be the tip of the iceberg. Republican operative Richard Goldberg tweeted an ominous claim yesterday about Obama officials advising Europe on how to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran which are due to take effect this fall.

Joel B. Pollak reports at Breitbart:

Claim: Former Obama Officials Advising Europe to Evade Iran Sanctions

Richard Goldberg, the Republican political operative who helped coordinate opposition to the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, claimed Saturday evening that former Obama administration officials were trying to devise ways to help Europe evade sanctions on Iran.

Goldberg was reacting to former Secretary of State John Kerrys admission last week that he had been meeting with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in an effort to persuade Iran to stick with the now-defunct Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump withdrew from in May.

Goldberg tweeted that he had heard from his sources in Europe that Obama alumni were advising European governments about how to evade new U.S. sanctions against Iran:

The new sanctions, which go into full effect in November, effectively force European banking institutions to choose between doing business with Iran and doing business with the U.S.

Sadly, this clai...

19:30

Hurricane Looters Raid The Family Dollar Store In Wilmington, N.C. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WATCH: Looters raid Wilmington, NC Family Dollar as management asks police to pull back pic.twitter.com/EecaQ3il0u Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 16, 2018 Gotta hand it to this reporter, sheso morally outraged at them for what theyre doing, she doesnt consider they could attack her. Thieves generally dont like being caught on camera.

19:01

Stephen King Vows To Take Down Susan Collins If She Votes To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He will go all Cujo. Via Raw Story: President Donald Trumps controversial nomination for a lifetime seat on the United States Supreme Court could end the political career of Maines Republican senator, Susan Collins. Collins, who has branded herself as pro-choice, has been heavily criticized for backing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the []

19:00

#FakeNews: Reporter caught swaying in Florence winds while two people casually stroll behind him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Weather Channels excuse for this? The reporter was standing on wet grass and was undoubtedly exhausted. Yeah, riiiiiiiight. DCG  

18:40

Howard Zinn: We Should Welcome the Collapse of the US Empire "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

with Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad September 16, 2018 Some day people will look back on 9/11 and sure they will see it as you know the first terrible act of terrorism committed in the United States by some foreign group but they may also see 9/11 as the beginning of the disintegration of the []

18:36

Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Spartacus Cory Booker For Violating Senate Rules "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker.

Last week, Booker violated rules of the U.S. Senate during confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Booker admitted his wrongdoing because he was trying to look like a hero for leftists. He said at the time that he would accept the consequences for doing so. Well, here you go Senator Spartacus.

CNS News reports:

Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker For Violating Senate Rules

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch delivered a letter on Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics requesting that it investigate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) for his admitted violation [of] Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts, said the organization in a Sept. 12 press release.

In a Sept. 7 tweet, Sen. Booker said, I broke committee rules by reading from committee confidential docs. Also, in a Sept. 9 Facebook post, Booker said, And the classification of many documents as Committee Confidential is a sham I willfully violate these sham rules. I fully accept any consequences that might arise from my actions including expulsion.

The Democratic senator also opened a Dropbox account that is accessible to the public. It contains documents and is headed, Booker Confidential Kavanaugh Hearing Documents.

Senator Booker, in an absurd invocation of Spartacus, explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate in his egregious violation of the rules and contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Will the Senate assert the rule of law in the Booker case or allow mob rule to be the new standard? asked Fitton.

You can read the full complaint here.

Booker is likely to run for president in 2020. Thats one of the main reasons he and Kamala Harris of California made such fools of themselves last week, gra...

18:34

Ocasio-Cortez Cant Answer Jake Tappers Question: Where Are You Going To Get The $40 Trillion For Your Programs? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN's Jake Tapper presses socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on how she'll pay for her $40 Trillion in government programs. She can't answer.pic.twitter.com/RDvHYoRSZA Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 16, 2018 Bobble-headed boobie

18:08

The MoA Week In Review - Secret Bio-weapons - Skripals - OT 2018-47 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: September 11 - A Few Items Related To Syria September 13 - Syria - Turkish Tantrum Delays Liberation Of Idleb September 14 - Syria - Al-Qaeda And Turkey Stage "Peaceful Civilians" Events September...

18:00

Hollywood Moonbats Celebrate Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: Check Mate, F*ck U Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Still no collusion. Via Breitbart: Several celebrities took to social media on Friday and posted messages celebrating former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manaforts decision to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller. The longtime adversary of President Donald Trump Rosie ODonnell tweeted a []

18:00

Trump's Reverse Coattails "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mutiny by Nancy Ohanian

Early in the cycle, I noticed that a reasonable theme to cover would be Trump as an albatross whose reverse coattails would pull down Republican candidates across the country-- particularly in districts with large numbers of independent covers. I asked Nancy Ohanian, the best of the political artists, what she thought about it. She came up with these two graphics:




Yesterday, in his Washington Post column, Dana Milbank went right for it: The Trump Albatross. He wrote that Seor Trumpanzee "is getting his wish: Its all about him. The election, that is. New evidence indicates that the midterm elections in seven weeks will be the clearest referendum on a president in at least 80 years. But while it may delight the narcissistic president...

17:58

MICHAEL MOORE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND DONALD TRUMP VERY WELL "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michael Moore's new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, had its U.S. premiere Thursday night in New York. This exchange took place on the red carpet:

Asked if he knew the identity of the anonymous New York Times op-ed leaker in Trumps circle, Moore said: No, but if you want me to make a wild guess, Trump wrote it or one of his minions wrote it.... Hes the master of distraction. Hes the King of the Misdirect. If weve ever known anything by now, its that he does things to get people to turn away and the line that is most identifiable in terms of what he wants the public to believe, the line that says, dont worry, adults are in the room. The idea is to get him to get us to calm down and look away from what hes really doing.
I'd assume this was just a joke on Moore's part, but he seems at least semi-serious about his explanation. And it's all wrong. Trump does appear to work very hard at creating distractions from news stories unfavorable to him -- unless we only think that's the case, and what we regard as distractions are really just Trump fighting every day to be the center of the media's attention, which for him is a primal need. What's clearly wrong about Moore's conjecture is the idea that Trump wants us to think, dont worry, adults are in the room. Trump obviously hates that idea. He think he's the adult in the room. The suggestion that he needs adult supervision is deeply offensive to him. Latest evidence: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was quoted by Bob Woodward as saying that Trump has the "understanding of a fifth or sixth grader," and now there are fresh rumors that Trump will fire Mattis after the midterms.

We know that Trump could never have written the op-ed -- it contains too many words and ideas he's incapable of understanding. And, of course, it directly contradicts many of his stated positions. There are staffers smart enough to write it, but I can't imagine Trump would approve it. Trump's preferred tactics are direct blunderbuss attacks on opponents and distractions mounted with all the subtlety of a rampaging elephant (HEY!!! LOOK OVER HERE!!! I'M ATTACKING MAXINE WATERS!!!). In this administration, even the people with functioning gray matter don't play eleven-dimensional chess.

I don't know who wrote the op-ed, but Trump is incapable, and no Trump loyalist ever would have done it.

17:55

Prominent Israeli Activist Dies In Palestinian Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well known Israeli advocate and activist Ari Fuld has died after being stabbed by a 17-year-old palestinian in what is being called a terrorist attack. Despite the stab wounds, Fuld apparently gave chase and ended up shooting his attacker, who is now in the hospital in moderate condition.

Fuld was scheduled to go on a U.S. speaking tour in November, as this was one of the last things he retweeted:

Palestinians are hailing the stabber hero, saying they have a legitimate right to exercise resistance in all its forms against the Israeli occupation.

Times Of Israel reports:

The American Israeli man stabbed to death in a terror attack in the central West Bank on Sunday was identified as Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four from the Efrat settlement.

Shortly before noon on Sunday, a Palestinian teenager stabbed Fuld outside a shopping mall near Efrat, at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.

...

17:33

Chicago tops list of 50 cities Americans are abandoning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Using stats from the U.S. Census Bureaus Population Estimates Program, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of 50 cities from which the most people are moving away. The 50 cities are mainly found in Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, especially Continue reading

17:05

Syria - The Rationale Behind The Delay Of Idleb's Liberation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Southfront has an excellent longread on the Turkish role in the war on Syria from its very beginning. The piece includes a list of the groups Turkey currently supports and gives an outlook on Turkey's plans: Turkish Strategy In Northern...

17:05

California Leads Nation In Poverty But Governor Jerry Brown Launching State Satellite To Monitor Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yesterday, we noted that California now leads the nation in poverty. Where is Governor Jerry Brown placing his priorities? On fighting global warming, naturally. Like many progressives, the far left governor is obsessed with climate change and is planning to launch a satellite to monitor the situation.

The Daily Caller has the story:

GOV. BROWN IS LAUNCHING CALIFORNIA INTO SPACE TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday night at the end of a climate summit that the Golden State will launch a satellite into space at some point to monitor the scope of man-made global warming.

Brown has long had to live down the nickname Moonbeam after he pushed in the 1970s for California to occupy space. The Democratic governor is now accepting the moniker and pressing forward on a plan to send satellites into orbit to track pollutants.

With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, were launching our own damn satellite, Brown said in prepared remarks. This groundbreaking initiative will help governments, businesses and landowners pinpoint and stop destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale thats never been done before.

Fridays Global Climate Action Summit and President Donald Trumps nearly two year-long mission to drastically cut Obama-era environmental regulations likely the rejuvenated Browns desire to catapult California to space.

The thousands of people living in homeless camps in Los Angeles and other places throughout the state will probably be very relieved to know Governor Brown is focused like a laser on the big problems.

The post California Leads Nation In Poverty But Governor Jerry Brown Launching State Satellite To Monitor Global Warming appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:01

Opposition To Kavanaugh Devolves Into Farce "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

All the democrats had was theatrics and innuendo. Via The Hill: The surest sign that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court is that opposition to his nomination has devolved into a farce. Even the deepest-pocketed dark-money source for the Republicans couldnt have cooked up the plan deployed against Kavanaugh. Opponents of Kavanaugh []

17:00

Seattle Police refused to remove homeless from construction site before they caused $1.3 million fire damage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The city of Seattle has a major homeless crisis that is perpetuated by the fact that homeless people are not held to the same standards as regular citizens.  They are allowed to defecate and urinate on city streets, carry weapons Continue reading

16:37

Juanita Broaddrick Drops Dick Durbin For Using #MeToo To Smear Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dick I cant stop lying Durbin isnt a good support for anyones position. Via Twitchy: So Dick is saying that we should respect and listen to victims of sexual assault regardless of the age of those involved and how long ago the alleged assault took place. Thats fascinating. We can think of at least one []

16:03

Thousands Of Wilmington Residents Overcrowd Supermarket Open Amid Hurricane Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One way to foil the looters. Via Daily Mail: The residents of Hurricane Florence-stricken Wilmington, N.C., started cleaning up the mess left by 100 mph-winds and torrential rains Saturday morning and went shopping. At 10am., the word spread like wildfire that, despite wide-spread electrical outages, one measly grocery store was open in the entire []

15:49

Conhea a trupe de Bolsonaro "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

S no vamos fazer pacto com o diabo, afirmou Bolsonaro em julho, enquanto costurava uma aliana com o cl dos Barbalho no Par. O candidato do PSL tentou se coligar com diversos partidos de direita, mas no teve sucesso. Apesar de vender a imagem de que no formou uma coalizo ampla por ser alrgico a conchavos, Bolsonaro no est isolado porque quer, mas por incapacidade poltica. Mesmo estando muito bem colocado nas pesquisas, no teve habilidade para formar uma base de apoio fora do seu clubinho reacionrio.

Em um contexto de demonizao da poltica, em que lamentavelmente as alianas polticas so confundidas com prticas criminosas, o isolamento de Bolsonaro vira virtude aos olhos dos eleitores mais incautos.

Onyx Lorenzoni, coordenador da campanha, garante haver 110 deputados eleitos que apoiam a candidatura e que apoiariam um governo Bolsonaro. Como em um programa de auditrio, Lorenzoni exibiu para os jornalistas um envelope que conteria os nomes dos deputados, mas, claro, no os revelou. O fato que o PRTB, do caricato Levy Fidelix, o nico partido que apoia a candidatura de Bolsonaro.

Outro responsvel pela articulao poltica de Bolsonaro o advogado Gustavo Bebianno, um cara que at dez anos atrs estava nos EUA, lutando jiu-jitsu e trabalhando como scio de um integrante da famlia Gracie em uma academia. Apesar de ser um nefito na poltica, foi escolhido para ser o presidente do PSL e um dos comandantes da campanha. Bebianno tem um perfil bastante similar ao do candidato e j est implantando no partido o jeito Bolsonaro de fazer poltica. Quando surgem divergncias com apoiadores, grita e os chama de viadinho.

Muito religioso, Bebianno acredita piamente que Bolsonaro representa o Bem na luta contra o Mal. Assim como ns, ele tambm no sabe muito bem como foi parar na presidncia do PSL: Eu no sei o que eu t fazendo aqui, nunca me envolvi em poltica, no entendo nada de poltica, no tenho perfil poltico, sou um cara impaciente. No era para esta...

15:40

Lisa Page Testimony: Collusion Still Unproven By Time Of Muellers Appointment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even with all the spying and media leaking, even with putting someone next to people in the Trump team. Nothing. So when are they going to start reviewing the obvious collusion of the Democrats? Russian info from Russian agents Fusion GPS through Chris Steele who worked for a Russian oligarch close to Putin. Via Fox []

15:00

ISIS Has Not Vanished. It Is Fighting a Guerrilla War Against the Iraqi State. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Kurdish Counterterrorism Group obtained this photo from the phone of an arrested ISIS militant in February 2018. It shows ISIS militants in the mountains near Polkana, east of Tuz Khurmatu. The hostages are truck drivers the militants kidnapped along the road between Tuz Khurmatu and Daquq in late 2017.

15:00

The Chicago Way: Bill Daley to enter Chicagos mayoral race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If anyone can fix the demorat corruption in Chicago, its certainly a Daley Bill Daley is the youngest child of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (1955 to 1976) and his brother Richard M. Daley is was mayor of Chiraq Continue reading

14:59

EPIC! #Windgate Knockoffs EVEN BETTER Than the Weather Channel Original! (VIDEOS) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The World Fake News Championship appears to be a tossup this year!
The Weather Channels Mike Seidel was caught faking hurricane force winds during his segment on Friday.
While broadcasting live from Wilmington, NC, as the storm was moving in. You can see him bravely battling the wind gusts as he proclaims, This is about as nasty as its been.

Theres just one problem.

Two guys start strolling by in the background, casually walking along as if theres nothing more than a slight breeze.

It didnt take long before there were several #Windgate knockoff videos floating around Twitter.

This video is hilarious!

Heres another one

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14:45

Sunday Devotional: Whoever wishes to come after me must deny yourself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mark 8:27-35 Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, Who do people say that I am? They said in reply, John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one Continue reading

14:39

Gas Station Customer Shoots Robber, Cops Say "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remain vigilant. Via Sun Sentinel: A man with a concealed-weapons permit shot one of three men who tried to rob him at a gas station just outside West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office said. He had just paid for his gas and was walking back to his car when three men approached []

14:17

Justice Department Attempts to Suppress Evidence That the Border Patrol Targeted Humanitarian Volunteers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scott Warren stands next to a community mural project in Ajo, Arizona. The mural was created by the Ajo Samaritans, another one of the humanitarian aid groups he works with in the region.

14:00

Voting Your Faith-- Christians Also Know They Have To Pick The Lesser Of Two Evils "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Carolinians, have no fear-- help is on the way

Relevant Magazine is a bimonthly Christian lifestyle magazine read primarily by people in their 20s and 30s. The mission of the magazine and website is to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture., under the umbrella of "God, life, and progressive culture." Based just outside of Orlando, their latest issue carries a piece that asks the question How Should Christians Vote?.

91% of the members of Congress, they write, professes to be Christian-- 99% of the Republicans and 80% of the Democrats. "What," they ask, does that actually mean?"And they go right to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to find the answer!
In a column she wrote for Jesuit magazine America, she explained that it was her Catholic faith and the teachings of Christ that led her to run, partly on a platform of criminal justice reform: Innocence, in its mercy, partly excuses us from having to fully reckon with the spiritual gifts of forgiveness, grace and redemption at the heart of the Catechism: I believe in the forgiveness of sins.


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13:58

Wheres Your Diversity? We Have Gays, Jews and Blacks! Gay Conservative Scott Presler Takes on St. Louis Antifa Mob (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

St. Louis Antifa turned out on Saturday to protest the Gateway Eagle Council conference at the Airport Marriott.

About two dozen low energy Antifa Maxists turned out to protest.

Conservative gay activist and Twitter star Scott Presler took on the Antifa mob outside the Marriott.

Scott Presler started screaming at the angry all-white Antifa mob.

Scott Presler: Wheres your diversity? We h...

12:30

Video: How Small Bands of Rescuers Risk Prison to Save Migrants from Drowning in the Mediterranean "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue Josepha in the Mediterranean open sea on July 17, 2018 about 85 miles off the Libyan coast.

09:43

Indefensible: Idlib and the left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Leila's blog

protest-in-idlib-7-sept-2018.jpg Protest in Idlib, 7 Sept 2018

Originally published by Freedom.

On Saturday regime and Russian airstrikes intensified on Idlib in what appears to be a prelude to the long anticipated campaign to regain control of the province.

Only a day before, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took the streets in over 120 cities towns and villages across the remaining liberated areas under the slogan resistance is our choice.

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09:42

THE LOOMING MASSACRE IN IDLIB "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Syria Freedom Forever -

The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is threatening to carry out a massive assault on the province of Idlib, including a potential chemical weapons attack, in a bid to crush one of the last strongholds of opposition. Such an assault would have a potentially devastating impact on civilians, many of them refugees from the civil war and the last seven years of Assads attempt to crush a democratic uprising.

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09:01

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


by Noah

Happy Sunday, everybody. Do you like things you find difficult to unsee? Yes, the emperor has no clothes, not even a funny oversized tie. Here we have a realistic artistic expression of Mitch the Treason Turtle carrying his master, smiling and laughing all the way; smiling and laughing at all of us. The burden is heavy but he gladly carries Putin's president, servilely carrying him wherever he wants to go.

07:53

Mongolia: land of Priuses and coal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"





The headline is the answer to where we spent our summer vacation: two weeks in Mongolia, finishing with a week in South Korea.

Lots that could be said. Maybe the most blog-relevant though was the astounding number of Priuses (my favored plural form) we saw in the country, I'd guess they're almost half of the medium-sized and smaller cars on the road, virtually all of them second-hard cars from Japan with retrofitted frames to accept larger wheels for off-roading. Mongolia makes California look Prius-unfriendly.

By contrast to the Priuses, here's a view of air quality in the capital city:

This was in summertime a little over a week ago and our eyes stung within minutes; in winter the air quality is one of t...

06:30

Delete and Fast Forward, My Friend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Can you picture me spinning country music at a cowboy bar? Interviewing dozens of country music stars for Country Music Magazine? How about being on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association? Yeah, and I was the west coast editor of Country Music Magazine too. Don't worry, I was never into the Nashville sound, just Outlaw music, the punk rock of country. That's how I met Willie... around 40 years ago. He had recently released Red Headed Stranger which I wore out on the turntables of the Cinch and wrote about as often as possible and for as many outlets as possible. Willie, Waylon, Tompall, Jessi, Kris, Tanya... as well as the Clash, the Ramones, the Pistols, X, the Au Pairs, Generation X... that was what I was listening to-- as well as the bands I was releasing on my own label-- the Nuns, the Mutants, the Units, the Offs, the Red Rockers. Don't stress; it made sense to me. As much as this Willie song covered by the Pet Shop Boys made sense to anyone besides me:



So, sure, I was happy, happy when I heard the other day that Willie is doing a concert in Austin with Beto. All my friends want to fly down to Austin. And you know they're going to play onstage together! But not every Willie fan is also a Beto fan. Some are pissed off. Do 85 year old performers care if some Trump-nuts get mad at them? I have a feeling the answer is "nah."

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I'm the one smiling and dressed as the country music guy

06:20

September 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #605 "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

Sunday September 16th 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

06:04

Dollar Dominant & Dangerous System Not Stable Catherine Austin Fitts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing, Catherine Austin Fitts, predicts the global financial system will take some big hits before the end of the year. Fitts explains, Right now, economists say the dollar is dangerous and dominant. Its still, if you look at the market shares []

04:36

Carter Page Discusses Possibility of His FISA Warrant Being Declassified "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Carter Page is obviously at the center of the fraudulent FISA application submitted by FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.  The FBI and DOJ constructed the FISA application to gain a Title-1 surveillance warrant on Carter Continue reading

04:15

SURPRISE! True Blue Liberal California Now Leads The Nation In Poverty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It was recently revealed that the home of Jerry Brown, Hollywood, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris is now the most poverty stricken state in the country. Anyone who has seen the sprawling homeless encampments of greater Los Angeles and San Francisco probably knew this would be the outcome.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

Californias poverty rate is still the highest in the nation, despite state efforts

Newly released federal estimates show Californias poverty rate remained the highest in the nation, despite a modest fall, and the states falling uninsured rate slowed for the first time since before Medicaid expansion.

According to the Census Bureau, the share of Californians in poverty fell to 19 percent a 1.4 percent decrease from last year. However, policy experts warned that in spite of the good news more than 7 million people still struggle to get by in the state.

The poverty figures released Wednesday are said to paint the best picture of life for Californias working poor since it encompasses income from government programs and factors in the high cost of living in some corners of the state.

Although California has a vigorous economy and a number of safety net programs to aid needy residents, its often not enough to forestall economic hardship for one out of every five residents, the data show.

The high cost of living, primarily in housing, is a strong counterweight to many of the states efforts, said Caroline Danielson, policy director at the Public Policy Institute of California.

Keep this in mind the next time someone from Hollywood or anywhere else in the Golden State tries to lecture the rest of America about how things should be run in America.

The post SURPRISE! True Blue Liberal California Now Leads The Nation In Poverty appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:07

Stamps Honoring First Responders Unveiled In Montana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via KRTV: Its an aspect of law enforcement and public service teamwork most people arent aware of. A new postage stamp illustrates the relationship between emergency responders and the U.S. Postal Service, making its national debut in Missoula this week. The ceremony was held at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, home []

03:19

JUST DID IT: Mississippi Law Enforcement Agency Drops Nike Over Kaepernick Ad "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is perfectly understandable. Why would any law enforcement agency want to be associated with Colin Kaepernick? He once wore socks (see the image above) which depicted police officers as pigs.

Nike can do what it wants, but that doesnt mean people have to embrace it. They knew this was going to be a controversial decision and they can deal with the fallout.

The Hill reports:

Mississippi law enforcement agency says it will no longer buy Nike brand following Kaepernick ad

Mississippis public safety commissioner said on Saturday that it will no longer buy products from Nike in response to its new Just Do It ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military, Commissioner Marshall Fisher told The Associated Press.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) also expressed support for the move in a statement to the AP.

I support the commissioners decision, Bryant said, adding that the commissioner has the right to choose from which brands his department buys. [A]nd its not going to be a company that pays an individual who has slandered our fine men and women in law enforcement, he said.

The ACLU attacked the decision, naturally:

Fisher has drawn criticism for the move, however, with the Mississippi chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union slamming the decision in a statement on Twitter.

These are the people that are representing all Mississippians, the ACLU chapters Twitter account wrote. These are the people that are creating policy that impact all of our lives. These are the people that took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Yet they refuse to understand what equality, justice, and accountability means. This petty decision is just another show of racism, discrimination, stupidity, inequity, and divisive politics.

So the police are being divisive but not the NFL players who kneel during our national anthem? Please.

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03:00

Weather Channel Defends Reporter Captured Swaying In Florence Winds As 2 People Walk Behind Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Doubling down on fake news. Update to this story. Via Fox News: As Hurricane Storm Florence lashed through the Carolinas with howling winds and heavy rain, one reporter was captured attempting to keep it together as winds appeared to lash at him, but was mocked when two people were seen walking behind him with little []

02:37

Nunes: Democrats, Journalists Will Be Frightened By Declassified Trump-Russia Docs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But theyre so brainwashed, will anything really affect them? Via Daily Caller: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said this week that Democrats and the media are likely to be frightened by the information contained in Trump-Russia documents that Republicans are asking President Trump to declassify. Speaking at an event hosted by the Center for []

02:31

Report: Canada Comfortable Resisting Trump By Intentionally Missing Trade Negotiation Timeline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

According to a CBC article citing a Senior Canadian Official, the Trudeau government is completely comfortable missing an October 1st deadline to join the U.S-Mexico trade alliance: The source who spoke to CBC News on background, due to the sensitivity Continue reading

02:01

Looting At Family Dollar Store In Wilmington, Management Asks Police To Stand Down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The store must have Progressive insurance to cover the loss. Via CBS 17: Wilmington police said they were aware of looting at a Family Dollar store in the city on Saturday afternoon. A WFMY-TV reporter captured video of several people running around the store, which had its sliding front door propped wide open in the []

02:00

The Sewers Will Overflow As No Labels Gets Dragged Into Court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mr and Mrs. Shitbag plotting to turn the Democratic Party right

As I've been saying all year, there aren't any foul political groups operating in the election cycle more toxic than No Labels. They came screeching into district after district to save the necks of grotesque conservative Democrats-- like, for example, Dan Lipinski in Chicago, Darren Soto in Orlando and Ann Kirkpatrick in Tucson-- with boatloads of money from Republican billionaires (like the Murdoch family), to spread poisonous lies on behalf of their right-wing candidates. Sometime it worked, sometimes it didn't. This weekend, let's celebrate Dave Weigel of the Washington Post for his report on a lawsuit against No Labels that will shine the light on these monsters who operate in the dark. The key to this is the web of SuperPACs criminal Nancy Jacobson has set up and integrated into the conservative "mission" of No Labels. Her husband-- and co-conspirator-- it's important to remember, is another deservedly despised figure on the political landscape, Mark Penn.

The suit is all about political operatives and contractors who Mr. and Mrs. Shitbag stiffed for millions of dollars this year alone.
In the complaint, which was filed in the Supreme Court of New York this week, strategists Matthew Kalmans and Sacha Samotin say that their firm, Applecart, helped implement...

01:31

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Conservative Employees Dont Feel Safe Expressing Their Opinions At Work "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Have you ever been the lone conservative working in an overwhelmingly liberal environment? It can be very uncomfortable, especially if you think expressing yourself could cost you your job. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that some employees at Twitter are in that situation. At least he acknowledges it.

The Washington Times reports:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey laments conservative employees dont feel safe to express their opinions

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday lamented that conservative employees at the social media giant dont feel safe to freely express their political opinions at work.

I mean, we have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they dont feel safe to express their opinions at the company, Mr. Dorseytold New York University professor Jay Rosen during Fridays episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka.

They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I dont think thats fair or right, the Twitter chief said. We should make sure that everyone feels safe to express themselves within the company, no matter where they come from and what their background is.

I mean, my dad was a Republican, he added. When I was growing up, was on the radio all the time with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, so my mom was on the opposite end of the spectrum and I always felt safe to challenge both of them

The question now is what he will do about it, if anything.

A good first step would be to stop banning so many conservatives from the Twitter platform.

The post Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Conservative Employees Dont Feel Safe Expressing Their Opinions At Work appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:01

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Conservative Staffers Dont Feel Safe To Express Their Opinions At Liberal Tech Giant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They dont want shadow banned at work. Via Fox News: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the social media giants staffers who have right-leaning political views dont feel comfortable to speak up because of the companys ultra-liberal work environment. We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, []

00:35

Key Dem Senate Nominee Ran Anti-War Group That Portrayed American Soldiers As Skeletons Waging Terror "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dems always belittling America and our soldiers. Via Daily Caller: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona, led an anti-war group that portrayed American soldiers as skeletons waging terror in the Middle East. Local to Global Justice, a group Sinema co-founded, promoted a 2003 anti-Iraq War protest using flyers that read: You []

00:31

Chris Hedges: Short of a Sudden and Widespread Popular Revolt, the Collapse of the American Empire Appears Unstoppable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Sep 15, 2018 In a conversation about his new book America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges tells journalist, Hugh Hamilton, the countrys institutions and practices rooted in an economic system of capitalism, are unraveling while also making a call for action. Two-part interview. From the archives: When []

00:04

Want To Sound Really Smart About Economic Issues? Read This "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




When Blue America endorses a candidate, there are several ways we can be helpful to their campaigns, the most obvious being to help them raise campaign funds by connecting them to small dollar campaign contributors. This cycle one of the most valuable other ways we've helped candidates is by connecting them to Stephanie Kelton, America's most brilliant economist. She has been very patient and very helpful with any candidate who wanted to take up he offer. When candidates are advocating Medicare-For-All, the most obvious question they get is "How does that get paid for?" Months after a session with Kelton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a great, to-the-point reply:



Yesterday Ben Walsh did a Q & A session with Kelton for Barrons. It's certainly worth reading the whole thing, but here are some excerpts:
Barrons: Lets start from the top. The way the federal government works is it takes in money from taxes, and then it spends it. Right?

Stephanie Kelton: Well, thats the usual belief. How it really works is that theres a constant overlap of things happening. That when Congress sits down, in an ideal scenario, the House and the Senate would come up with budgets. And in all likelihood, they wont match exactly. And so there will be reconciliation. The budget will either pass or not. It gets signed by the president or not. Congress is writing down numbers and saying, This is our intention, to spend in these amounts. And the budget authorization is given that allows the heads of these agencies to go out and start hiring, engaging in contracts. Its the authorizat...

00:02

Keith Ellison Accuser Blasts #MeToo Politics After Feinsteins Conveniently-Timed Accusation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats scraping the bottom of the barrel. Via BPR: A #MeToo accuser strongly condemned those who use alleged victims of sexual assault and abuse as pawns for their political games, on Twitter Friday. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accuser Karen Monahan tweeted Friday blasting figures that try to use abuse claims for their own political benefit. []

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23:47

VIDEO=> Brazen Looters Pillage Family Dollar Store in Front of News Crew; Wilmington, NC Police Say Management Told Them to Not Intervene "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dozens of people were seen on camera looting a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina, Saturday afternoon. Police announced they were told by store management to stand down. Wilmington is one of many towns being pummeled by Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Florence in North and South Carolina this weekend.

Video broadcast live by WECT-TV shows brave reporter Chelsea Donovan confronting looters as they first leave the front of the store, and then the rear, with trash bags filled with stolen merchandise. While the store is across from a public housing project, and looters could be seen heading that way, other looters were piling stolen merchandise in cars parked near the store.

WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Police posted to Twitter, NEWS ALERT We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time.

Fox News Rick Levanthal also posted video from the scene.

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23:45

Elizabeth Warren Pushing New Bill To Force Public Companies To Disclose Climate Risks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is leading a push for a new bill which would require public companies to disclose threats they pose to climate change. This isnt about preventing companies from polluting the environment, there are already countless laws for that purpose. This is about advancing the lefts agenda on climate change by allowing politicians like her to step on the necks of business.

Market Watch reports:

Elizabeth Warren leads push by Democrats to force public companies make climate-risk disclosures

Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is spearheading an effort by Democratic senators to bring a bill that would require public companies to disclose more information about their exposure to climate-related risks.

The bill, called the Climate Risk Disclosure Act, would direct the SEC, in consultation with climate experts at other federal agencies, to issue rules within one year that require every public company to disclose:

Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions

All fossil-fuel related assets it owns or manages

The effect on the companys market valuation if climate change continues at its current pace or if greenhouse gas emissions were restricted in compliance with the Paris accord goal; and

What strategies are in place to address the physical and transition risks posed by climate change.

The bill is co-sponsored by Warrens fellow Massachusetts Democratic Ed Markey and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. It comes more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, which has the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius by reducing greenhouse emissions. That goal is a crucial one as insurers have said anything higher would make the world uninsurable.

This is what Elizabeth Warren does. Throughout the summer she tried desperately with the help of the media to re-brand herself as a capitalist. She is nothing of the sort.

From National Revie...

23:37

Matt Drudge: Trump Will Lose 60 Seats In Midterm Like Obama Did, Unless "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whats the unless? Via Daily Caller: Conservative news giant Matt Drudge on Friday made a somber prediction about Republicans chances in the November midterm elections, predicting President Donald Trump will see his party lose 60 seats in the House of Representatives. Drudge, who runs the influential Drudge Report, compared the upcoming midterms to the electoral []

23:00

Three Teens Arrested For Shooting Dead A Wedding Guest Waiting For An Uber In Atlanta "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two of the teens had previously benefited from justice reform. Via Daily Mail: Three men have been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a wedding guest who mistook their car for his Uber. Christian Broder, a married father of a nine-month-old baby girl, was leaving the event at a private Atlanta club late on July 7 []

22:53

James OKeefe -vs- The Permanent Administrative State "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A very interesting speech by James OKeefe at the Gateway-Eagle Forum highlights an upcoming Project Veritas enterprise.  What OKeefe outlines is a preview for undercover research within Washington DC to put actual names and faces behind those who operate inside Continue reading

22:34

Prepare To Die: Leftists Heads Explode Over Trump Emergency Alert "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Full meltdown mode. Via Daily Wire: Leftists went into full freakout mode on Friday after it was announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will test the Emergency Alert System (EAS) next week a system that allows President Donald Trump to message all Americans. FEMA made the announcement in a statement: The Federal []

22:23

Democrat Running For AZ Senate Once Led Leftist Group That Portrayed American Soldiers As Terror Causing Skeletons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remember back during the Bush years when the unhinged left portrayed itself as the anti-war movement? They were really just anti-Bush and we know that because the anti-war movement disappeared the day Bush left office.

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for Senate in Arizona, was part of that movement, she even led a group and they disrespected American soldiers by depicting them as terror spreading skeletons.

The Daily Caller reports:

KYRSTEN SINEMAS ANTI-WAR GROUP PORTRAYED AMERICAN SOLDIERS AS SKELETONS WAGING US TERROR

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona, led an anti-war group that portrayed American soldiers as skeletons waging terror in the Middle East.

Local to Global Justice, a group Sinema co-founded, promoted a 2003 anti-Iraq War protest using flyers that read: You can help us push back U.S. terror in Iraq and the Middle East.

The flyers depicted three menacing skeletons, including a gun-toting soldier, looming over a crowd of protesters.

A local anarchist group also participated in the protest, according to CNN, which first reported on the inflammatory flyers.

Kyrsten comes from a military family and is very proud of her record supporting Arizonas servicemembers, veterans, and their families, Sinema spokeswoman Helen Hare told CNN.

See the flyer below:

Young people today who are considering a future career in public service should keep this in mind. If you are part of an Antifa mob today, dont think you cant be identified years from now.

(Image:Source)

The post...

22:00

Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Pull Hillary Clinton And Helen Keller From Social Studies Curriculum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary shouldnt have been part of the curriculum from the get go. Via Fox News: The Texas Board of Education on Friday voted to remove former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the states social studies curriculum. The move comes as an effort to streamline the social studies curriculum in the state, The Dallas Morning []

21:30

The Dike Breaks - Netherland Ends Support For "White Helmets" Terrorist Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Updated below --- The Netherland just announced that it is ending its support for al-Qaeda's propaganda gang, the "White Helmets". It also ends its support for the so called Free Syrian Police. Last week the Netherlands shut down its "non...

21:17

Hollywood Hypocrite Jim Carrey Called Out For Promoting Socialism By A Journalist From Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During a recent appearance on the Bill Maher show, Hollywood multi-millionaire Jim Carrey suggested that Americans should embrace socialism. Apparently, now that hes a wealthy man, he wants everyone else to embrace poverty.

Surprisingly, Carrey got called out for his comments by a journalist from Venezuela, a country so damaged by socialism that people are resorting to eating their family pets and zoo animals.

LifeZette reports:

Journalist Goes Nuclear on Jim Carrey Furious He Said Socialism Was Good

Just one mere week after actor-turned-activist Jim Carrey suggested people should say say yes to socialism, a Venezuelan journalist is pushing back hard on that suggestion.

We have to say yes to socialism to the word and everything, Carrey, who is among the richest celebrities in all of Hollywood, declared last week on HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher show.

We have to stop apologizing, he also said.

He made that comment after host Bill Maher expressed outrage that Republicans are attacking Democrats who veer toward the extreme and express a love for socialism a model of government that has destroyed other countries.

Venezuelan columnist Laureano Mrquez, in a piece published in the outlet Runrunes, declared that socialism is the root cause of that countrys current economic crisis

I read that you said: We have to say yes to socialism, to the word [socialism] and to everything. Perhaps for you, as for all humanity, the word socialism sounds beautiful, he went on.

The Venezuelan writer then explained that while many people define socialism as the antithesis of selfishness, synonym of concern for others support for the weakest and their needs, of seeking health and education for all, in reality socialism today has deep threats, said the writer.

Heres more from Breitbart:

In Venezuela, we have grown to hate the word socialism, it represents oppression against the people, the destruction of a flourishing nation, and the desperation of its citizens, Mrquez concludes.

Why do so many people in the...

21:16

2:00pm Update Tropical Storm Florence Continues Dumping Massive Rain, Flooding Biggest Concern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As of the 2:00pm Advisory Florence remains a weakened tropical storm as massive amounts of rain and flooding continue to be a problem for North Carolina and South Carolina. Rainfall will continue to produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged Continue reading

21:14

General Mike Flynn Delivers Remarks at Gateway Eagle Council XLVII in St. Louis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday night General Michael Flynn was awarded the General Singlaub Award at the Phyllis Schlafly Gateway Eagle Council XLVII in St. Louis, Missouri.

General Flynn was a top Donald Trump supporter and would introduce Donald Trump at dozens of rallies. Flynn had not made any public comments for the past year.

Flynns Catholic mother was a friend and associate of Phyllis Schlafly for several years. General Flynn told the crowd he would ride on the pro-life float in Rhode Island parade and leftists would hurl water at him as the float went down the street.

The speech was broadcast on CSPAN and ABC News.

General Flynn brought his family with him and was introduced by his son, Michael Flynn, Jr.
Ed Martin, the President of Eagle Forum, introduced General Flynn at the Friday banquet.

General Flynn delivered a wonderful speech.
The Gateway Eagle Council crowd was thrilled to hear Michael Flynn in St. Louis.

Thanks to Darin Morley for the video:

21:03

This Is Hialeah! Taco Bell Employee Refuses To Help Customer Who Doesnt Speak Spanish "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The first mistake was in going to Taco Bell. Via Miami Herald: A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media. The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order in English at a Taco []

20:37

John Kerry: Trump Has Maturity Of An 8-Year-Old Boy With The Insecurity Of A Teenage Girl "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This guy should be locked up. He has the nerve to say that after conspiring with Iran. Via Fox News Insider: Former Secretary of State John Kerry ripped President Donald Trump during an interview Friday night with Real Time host Bill Maher. While promoting his memoir, Every Day Is Extra, Kerry responded to a tweet []

20:14

BACKFIRE: Probe Of Manafort Leads To Possible Federal Charges For Lawyer With Ties To Obama And Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Greg Craig is a lawyer who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations. He is now likely to face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent. The irony is that this probably would never have come up without the investigation of Paul Manafort.

FOX News reports:

Lawyer with Obama, Clinton ties may face federal charges: report

A lawyer with ties to the Obama and Clinton administrations may face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent, according to a report.

Greg Craig, 73, a former White House counsel during the Obama presidency, is under investigation regarding whether he improperly worked as a lobbyist for a group associated with Ukraine, without first registering with the Justice Department, CNN reported, citing unnamed sources.

Craig was a partner in the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which may face charges as well, according to the report. Craig left the firm in April, the report said.

An attorney for Craig told CNN his client was not required to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

Previously, Craig held several posts in the Clinton administration, including helping to coordinate former President Bill Clintons impeachment defense, NBC News reported.

The probes of Craig and the Skadden firm are linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the sources told CNN.

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit asks: Will Greg Craig flip on Obama?

(Image:Source)

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20:02

Weve Lost A True Hero: Fort Worth Officer Dies After Being Shot By Robbery Suspect "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of thugs was dispatched with the taxpayer relief shot. Via Dallas News: A Fort Worth officer died Friday night, less than a day after he was was shot in the head when police confronted a group of men accused of robbing a bar. Garrett Hull, a 17-year veteran of the department, was critically wounded []

19:30

NY Times Corrects Misleading Story About Curtains at Nikki Haleys Official Residence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Too late now. The correction never gets the circulation that the original lie gets. Via Free Beacon: Editors at the New York Times had to correct the framing of an article Friday that seemed to imply a Trump administration official had purchased expensive curtains for a government residence, even though the window treatments were ordered []

19:12

CRASH: CNN Ratings Down 41 Percent From Last Year Now Trails Nickelodeon In Basic Cable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN is in a virtual free-fall in cable news ratings. The far left network has seen over 40 percent of its ratings in prime-time basic cable vanish over the last year and even trails Nickelodeon at this point. Their decision to run to the left of MSNBC, combined with a line-up of flippant Trump-hating hosts has done massive damage to their brand.

Breitbart reports:

CNN Ratings Down 41 Percent from Last Year

Last week, CNN dropped a full 41 percent in the daytime TV ratings and fell 36 percent in primetime compared to the same week last year.

AdWeek reports, CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week. Despite the top 10 finishes, the network was -36 percent in prime time viewers, and -41 percent in total day viewers vs. the same week last year.

Not only did CNN see a devastating drop from last years ratings, the network was once again bested by its competitors. Fox News came in first place with during the day, while MSNBC came in second.

In basic cable, CNN was in fifth behind ESPN and Nickelodeon. During prime time, CNN slid down to sixth place while ESPN came in first. Fox News, MSNBC, HGTV, and the USA network all defeated CNN.

Here are last weeks Basic Cable ratings from TV Newser:

Basic Cable Top 10 Total Day (Total Viewers)

1. Fox News (1,426,000)
2. MSNBC (1,145,000)
3. ESPN (1,023,000)
4. Nickelodeon (833,000)
5. CNN (789,000)
6. HGTV (750,000)
7. Investigation Discovery (706,000)
8. Hallmark Channel (628,000)
9. USA (590,000)
10. History (554,000)

Sad, but hardly surprising.

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19:00

HYPOCRITE: Harrison Ford wants us to stop electing leaders who dont believe in science "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Harrison Ford, like many in Hollyweird, is a HYPOCRITE. While speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit, Ford whined about climate change and anti-science political leaders. He said, If we cant protect nature, we cant protect ourselves. He also said Continue reading

19:00

Mom Honored By Trump After MS-13 Killed Her Daughter Is Struck, Killed By SUV Near Memorial Site "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: A grieving New York mom whose daughter was brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members and who was later honored by President Trump at a State of the Union address was struck and killed by an SUV Friday at her daughters memorial site after getting into a confrontation with the driver. []

18:59

BRETT KAVANAUGH'S DUBIOUS CHARACTER WITNESS: A FOLLOW-UP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I told you in my last post that the person named as a witness and accomplice to Brett Kavanaugh's alleged high school sexual assault has been identified and interviewed by The Weekly Standard -- he's Mark Judge, a Georgetown Prep classmate of Kavanaugh's, and now a right-wing writer. I quoted some of Judge's more appalling Daily Caller pieces in that post. Now, thanks to Yastreblyansky in comments, I see that Josh Marshall has found another gem.



This 2011 Daily Caller piece by Judge is relevant not only to the Kavanaugh story but also to the question of how we talk about sexual abuse by Catholic priests -- specifically, how conservative Catholics talk about it.

In the piece, Judge plugs his 2005 book God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling. Judge says he loved Georgetown Prep -- but liberalism was storming the school's barricades:
... the liberalism that had much of the Catholic Church in its clutches beginning in the 1960s was evident in some departments not all at the school. This was mostly in matters of sexual morality. It is no longer a secret that starting in the 1960s many Catholic seminaries began to blackball orthodox and masculine applicants in favor of what has been called the lavender mafia homosexuals. I have seen enough of this and talked to enough witnesses to know it to be true.... My own take is that it had less to do with homosexuality than with the feverish libertinism of the 60s. Long gone were the days when Dorothy Day would argue for heroic virtue as a requirement for both anti-war pacifism and obedience to the Catholic Churchs teachings on sexual ethics. After Vietnam, Vatican II and Watergate, sexual reticence was considered a hang-up.
The abuse started...

18:47

Rudy Giuliani Throws Cold Water On The Left: Manaforts Guilty Plea Is Irrelevant to Trump Probe (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Many people on the left are positively giddy over the news that Paul Manafort is now cooperating with the Mueller probe but in truth, they have no real reason to be happy. Manaforts admissions of guilt have nothing to do with the Trump campaign. Rudy Giuliani reminded people of this on the Hannity show last night.

The FOX News Insider reports:

Giuliani: Manaforts Guilty Plea Is Irrelevant to Trump Probe

Rudy Giuliani said Friday on Hannity that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manaforts guilty plea meant nothing when it comes to the president and allegations of collusion.

Manafort will be able to avoid a second trial with his plea, which also involves cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Giuliani said the real collusion is that whole group of people Strzok, Page, Ohr, Ohrs wife, Comey, Brennan and Clapper tried to keep President Trump out of the White House.

The guilty pleas are all irrelevant, Giuliani said.

See the video below:

There were countless headlines this week saying Manafort Flips which would seem to indicate that he somehow flipped on Trump, but if you read the reports, somewhere buried in later paragraphs, you see this important line, such as in this CNBC report:

The guilty plea by Manafort, 69, relates to money earned from consulting work on behalf of pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine and predate his tenure as chairman of Trumps presidential campaign.

People on the left are getting excited over nothing.

The post...

18:10

When And How The Economy Will Collapse Is Now In The Hands Of Central Bankers by Ellen Brown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog September 15, 2018 Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market. To say they are buying up the planet may be an exaggeration, but they could. They can create money at will, and they have declared their independence from government. They have become []

18:00

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty To Illegal Voting In Harris County, Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another myth busted. Via Houston Chronicle: A Mexican citizen pleaded guilty to election fraud charges on Thursday in Montgomery County for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election, among others. Laura Janeth Garza, a 38-year-old Mexican national, was handed a 10-year jail sentence, a $10,000 fine and will be deported after serving her jail time, []

18:00

What Does "Cooperate" Mean? Like "Sing?" "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


As part of plea agreement...

NBC News: "Manafort agrees to forfeit multiple properties and bank accounts, and cooperate with investigators, including participating in interviews, providing documents and testifying, and delay his sentencing until his cooperation is fulfilled."

ABC News: Manafort will admit guilt to ten related charges in Virginia that a jury was unable to reach consensus on at a trial last month."

So Manafort plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy yesterday, forfeit a number of his bank accounts and properties and is already cooperating with Mueller. In return, he gets a 10 year cap on prison time at the sentencing session, after "successful cooperation" with Mueller. No one outside Mueller's office knows if he's been ratting out Seor Trumpanzee-- or if he has agreed to.
Prosecutors, who made a point of noting the activity occurred at least through 2016, used bank records and other documents to show what they say Manafort did to hide evidence of his work for Ukrainian politicians, hide millions in proceeds in offshore accounts, and then spend the money lavishly on clothing, luxury items, homes and cars.

The new court filing indicates that prosecutors have taken a number of the earlier charges against Manafort, including a money laundering charge that could, on its own, bring a 20-year sentence, and folded them into two charges that would each yield five-year sentences.
...

17:45

Devin Nunes Warns Democrats And Media They Wont Like Declassified Info On Russia And Spy Warrants "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Devin Nunes knows a lot more than the average person in Congress when it comes to the Russia investigation. He is an ally of Trump and he has been pushing for Trump to declassify documents related to the FISA warrants that led to investigations of the dossier and Russia.

Nunes is now warning Democrats and the media that they wont like what they see.

The Daily Caller reports:

NUNES: DEMOCRATS, JOURNALISTS WILL BE FRIGHTENED BY DECLASSIFIED TRUMP-RUSSIA DOCUMENTS

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said this week that Democrats and the media are likely to be frightened by the information contained in Trump-Russia documents that Republicans are asking President Trump to declassify.

Speaking at an event hosted by the Center for Security Policy on Thursday, Nunes said that Trump is close to declassifying portions of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

On July 21, the Justice Department released heavily redacted versions of four FISA warrants granted against Page from Oct. 2016 through June 2017

Nunes, a close ally of Trumps, noted that Democrats and media pundits claimed after the initial release of the FISAs that the really bad stuff about the Trump campaign was buried in the redactions.

And I said, you know what, you might be right. We should declassify the whole thing, Nunes said Thursday, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Nunes asserted that Trumps critics have backed away from that argument out of fear that the rest of the FISA application will be damaging to the FBI and the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

And you know why? Because I think theyre going to be frightened by what you see, Nunes said of Democrats and the press.

The fact that Nunes is saying this so confidently leads one to believe the declassified documents will blow a major hole in the lefts narrative about Russia.

This report from the Washington Free Beacon is very telling:

Intel Chair: FBI, Justice Corrupted for Political Spying

Democr...

17:37

Rahm Emanuels Failure Is An Omen For All Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And his possible replacement? Another Daley. Via NY Post: Its the Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street, wrote columnist John Kass. In case the references are unclear, whether because high schools havent been assigning the William Golding novel in the last few decades or because out-of-towners unaccountably dont realize that Chicagos City Hall front []

17:22

Coast Guard Removes Service Member From Hurricane Response After He Was Seen Making OK Hand Sign on MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Coast Guard announced Friday night it had removed a member from Hurricane Florence repsonse duty after he was seen making the OK symbol with his right hand in the background of an MSNBC live report earlier Friday afternoon.

The unidentified Coast Guardsmans motive has not been reported. He was seated at a work station in Charleston, South Carolina, directly behind Capt. John Reed, who was giving a live update to MSNBC. The Coast Guardsman was seen turning his head to look over at the camera, then turning his back to his work but raising his right hand to his ear and quickly making the OK sign.

The Coast Guard was quick to throw him overboard before any reported investigation into his motive, We are aware of the offensive video on twitter the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard

A spokesman told NBC News: The man has since been removed from the Florence response operations and the incident is under investigation, said Coast Guard Lt. J.B. Zorn. Whatever that symbol means, it doesnt reflect the Coast Guard and our core values, Zorn said. It wont be tolerated.Were not going to let one person detract from the good work the Coast Guard is doing in the region, Zorn said. Were going to stay focused.

Many in the media saw the OK symbol as a Wh...

17:19

Arrogant John Kerry Responds To Anger Over Iran Meetings With Jokes And Insults "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

John Kerry has now admitted he had meetings with Iran where he urged them to wait out Trumps presidency. Trump and Mike Pompeo have responded and no one is taking this lightly. No one except John Kerry, who has responded with taunts.

The Hill reports:

Kerry: Trump should be worried about Manafort talking to Mueller, not me talking to Iranians

Former Secretary of State John Kerry fired back at President Trump on Friday after the president slammed Kerrys continued meetings with foreign diplomats from Iran and other countries, calling them illegal.

Theres absolutely nothing unusual about it. The conversation I think he really ought to be worried about is Paul Manafort with Mueller, Kerry said on HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher, referring to Trumps former campaign chairman who flipped on Friday to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

It really is giant, and soon youll be hearing him say that is the worst thats ever been made. When you think about it, its really gone from the Art of the Deal to the art of the squeal, he added.

Isnt it telling that Kerry is deflecting in this way?

He should be made to face consequences.

The post...

17:01

Chelsea Clinton: As A Deeply Religious Person I Believe Its Unchristian To End Legal Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She is her mothers daughter. Via Townhall: Chelsea Clinton said in a SiriusXM interview Thursday that she believes it is unchristian to go back to a pre-Roe v. Wade America. In response to a question about how she stayed optimistic about her fight to keep abortion legal, Clinton replied that every day I make the []

17:00

Fired Bronx teacher keeps her teaching certificate after admitting sex act on student "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Who is going to hire a registered sex offender? From Daily Mail: A New York social studies teacher has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to performing oral sex on a 14-year-old boy.  Dori Myers, 29, Continue reading

16:37

Woman Who Identifies As Blind Poured Drain Cleaner In Her Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Severe mental illness. Via Daily Caller: A woman in North Carolina is attracting media attention for telling her story about pouring drain cleaner in her eyes because she identifies as a blind person. Jewel Shuping was born with perfectly healthy eyes, but she told Barcroft TV in a recent interview that growing up there was []

16:02

Licensed Gun Owner Aids Illinois Cops In Shootout With Suspect; 1 Officer Injured "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A good guy with a gun Via Fox News: A licensed gun owner was hailed Thursday for his role in helping police in suburban Chicago stop a suspect who was firing an automatic weapon, officials said. Officials commended the unnamed civilian for his actions as they stood outside a hospital where Cicero police Officer Luis []

16:00

No h razo para celebrar os 25 anos dos acordos de paz entre Israel e Palestina "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Retratos de Yasser Arafat e do presidente palestino Mahmoud Abbas em uma parede, na cidade de Ramallah, na Cisjordnia, em 4 de dezembro de 2006.

15:44

Socialist Hypocrisy: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs $3,505 designer outfit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, called a rising political star by the New York Times, won the June 26 Democratic primary in New Yorks 14th congressional district, defeating incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley, in what has been called the biggest upset victory in Continue reading

15:37

Coast Guard Removes Member From Hurricane Response Because Leftists Claim He Flashed White Power Symbol "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Coast Guard on hand gesture seen used by a support staff member (bottom left) during an interview on @MSNBC this afternoon: "The Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard." pic.twitter.com/jjwZmCFFBI MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 15, 2018 Their []

15:17

Resentment and Right-Wing Populism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anne Applebaum, an American journalist married to a Polish politician, has a long but very interesting essay in the Atlantic explaining the rise of right-wing populists to power in her adopted country. The supporters of the Law and Justice Party, she writes, have become so estranged from its opponents that friendship or even conversation across party lines has become impossible. Families have broken up; one neighbor told Applebaum, Ive lost my mother. She lives in another world. What, she wonders, has happened to so strongly divide Poles against each other?

Applebaum thinks the new Poland is becoming a one-party state like many others in recent history:

Unlike Marxism, the Leninist one-party state is not a philosophy. It is a mechanism for holding power. It works because it clearly defines who gets to be the elitethe political elite, the cultural elite, the financial elite. In monarchies such as prerevolutionary France and Russia, the right to rule was granted to the aristocracy, which defined itself by rigid codes of breeding and etiquette. In modern Western democracies, the right to rule is granted, at least in theory, by different forms of competition: campaigning and voting, meritocratic tests that determine access to higher education and the civil service, free markets. Old-fashioned social hierarchies are usually part of the mix, but in modern Britain, America, Germany, France, and until recently Poland, we have assumed that competition is the most just and efficient way to distribute power. The best-run businesses should make the most money. The most appealing and competent politicians should rule. The contests between them should take place on an even playing field, to ensure a fair outcome.

Lenins one-party state was based on different values. It overthrew the aristocratic order. But it did not put a competitive model in place. The Bolshevik one-party state was not merely undemocratic; it was also anticompetitive and antimeritocratic. Places in universities, civil-service jobs, and roles in government and industry did not go to the most industrious or the most capable. Instead, they went to the most loyal. People advanced because they were willing to conform to the rules of party membership. Though those rules were different at different times, they were consistent in certain ways. They usually excluded the former ruling elite and their children, as well as suspicious ethnic groups. They favored the children of the working class. Above all, they favored people who loudly professed belief in the creed, who attended party meetings, who participated in public displays of enthusiasm. Unlike an ordinary oligarchy, the one-party state allows for upward mobility: True believers can advance. As Hannah Arendt wrote back in the 1940s, the worst kind of one-party state invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies...

15:00

How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World and Won "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Siletz River, which runs through the Oregon's coastal mountain ranges, was affected by aerial pesticide spraying.

15:00

The Deranged Left: Texas teacher on leave after bullying pro-Trump student "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mocking the children to own the cons. From Fox News: A high school biology teacher is on administrative leave after she allegedly mocked a student for supporting President Trump and calling others a bunch of Trumpies in Round Rock, Texas. Continue reading

14:39

Weather Channel Hurricane Reporter Has Problems Standing In The Wind Gusts From Florence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The locals in the background are out for a leisurely stroll. HT: Daily Timewaster

14:17

US Members of Congress Write President Of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Moulton Leads Letter to President of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosion
Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), led a letter with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to the president of Columbia Gas of of Massachusetts demanding answers in the wake of the gas explosions that spread through the communities of Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday.

In the letter, the members stated, Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The residents of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover want answers, and they deserve them. As local, state, and federal partners continue to gather information and assist those in need of food, water, shelter, and medical care, we hope that you will provide much-needed clarity as to how this incident happened and how Columbia Gas will prevent a similar event from occurring in the future.

A full text of the letter can be found attached and below.
September 14, 2018
Mr. Steve Bryant
President
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
P.O. Box 2025
Springfield, MA 01102
Dear Mr. Bryant:
We write to express our deep concern about, and to seek further clarification regarding, the woefully inadequate response of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (Columbia Gas) to the gas explosions that spread through the communities of Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

As we continue to gather more information as to the cause of this incident, latest reports indicate that the gas-line explosion has left at least one person dead, and twenty-five injured; damaged or destroyed dozens of homes; and displaced thousands of residents in the Merrimack Valley. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has now declared a state of emergency as these communities begin to recover. The explosions have been linked to natural gas distribution pipelines operated by your company, which is why we are troubled by the failure of you and your leadership team to effectively communicate with customers, impacted communities, local and state officials, as well as respond to inquiries from our offices over the past twenty-four hours.

For this reason, we request that you respond to the following questions:
1. Before the explosions on Thursday, Columbia Gas notified customers that it would be upgrading natural gas lines in neighborhoods across the state. Did you have adequate local staff available to handle this upgrade and were they adequately trained to complete this upgrade safely? To the best of your knowledge, did Columbia Gas crews properly follow all procedures necessary to safely complete and t...

14:09

DSAs Julia Salazar Is Headed to the New York State Senate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As the final vote tally came across the TV screens above, Julia Salazar stared off in a daze at the sea of supporters who had crammed into a Bushwick bar Thursday night.

Oh, my God, Salazar said aloud to no one in particular as her campaign staff swarmed her. The 27-year-old democratic socialist candidate for state Senate had done what socialists do not typically do in American politics: Shed won, and won big, knocking off longtime incumbent state Sen. Martin Dilan.

Her 18-point victory over the four-term establishment incumbent was another watershed moment for the Democratic Socialists of America, whose rise in American politics in the Donald Trump era went into hyperdrive in June with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs shock victory.

This is a victory for workers, said a still-startled Salazar in her short victory speech. This is a victory for the oppressed, for the marginalized across the state of New York.

Weeks of intense scrutiny over Salazars personal life led to a string of news stories that accused her of misleading voters on her immigration status, Jewish heritage, and socio-economic background while growing up in Florida. The nonstop, high-profile scandals seemed to have had virtually no effect at the ballot box. If anything, her supporters rallied harder for her.

In many ways, this was a race of two realities: the Twitterverse, where Salazars portrayal of her past was painstakingly dissected; and real life, where voter after voter in her rapidly gentrifying district worried about evictions and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.

It was in the end a two-person race, and Salazar, whatever her background, spoke to more people. I think voters are smart and theyre interested in voting for candidates who they know will fight for them and for their interests, Salazar told The Intercept. Voters know that we, on the outset, ran this campaign on the issues.

Salazar ran on issues such as tenants rights, ending cash bail, abolishing ICE, Medicare for All, and repairing and improving public transit. Shes running to represent the 18th District which includes large swaths of Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Williamsburg, three historically working-class immigrant neighborhoods where skyrocketing rents have in recent years pushed out longtime residents in favor of wealthier, usually white, newcomers.

Dilan, a 68-year-old native of Bushwick, throughout the campaign touted his longstanding ties to the District that he has represented in Albany for 16 years, suggesting that Salazar herself was one of the young, wealthy gentrifiers she ostensibly was trying to keep out. Ultimately, though, it came down to what he had to show for his time in office. Vot...

14:00

I Need To Write About Who Bernie Will Pick As VP, But I'll Do That Next Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Yesterday, Bill Barrow at the AP ventured that Trump's midwestern wall is at risk. "The pendulum," he wrote, "could swing against Trump in the band of Great Lakes and Rust Belt states that delivered him to the Oval Office. Aided by a court-ordered redraw of congressional districts, Democrats will pick up at least a few seats in Pennsylvania. Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa each have multiple GOP House districts where Democrats have nominated competitive, if not favored, candidates. Republican governors in Wisconsin and Iowa are at-risk, and open GOP seats in Michigan and Ohio are toss-ups. Meanwhile, Democratic senators across the region are either favored or in re-election tossups-- but none are considered underdogs... Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control of the House and reclaim several governors offices. Republicans, meanwhile, have doubled down on being the party of Trump."

Diverse? Yes. Younger? They could hardly not be younger than the fossils that dominate the Democratic congressional caucus today. More liberal? Nope. Totally not. Although there are certainly some candidate who were inspired by Bernie to run, the DCCC sabotaged most of them and inserted their own very corporate, very conservative candidates instead. Leave it to any random AP "reporter" to look at a list of Democratic candidates, all GOP-lite, that includes Blue Dogs Jeff Van Drew (NJ), Ben McAdams (UT), Brendan Kelly (IL), Max Rose (NY), Anthony Brindisi (NY), Paul Davis (KS), Xochitl Torres Small (NM), Gretchen Driskell (MI), MJ Hegar (TX), Ron DiNicola (PA), Dan McCready (NC), Kathy Manning (NC), and call it "more liberal." And then there are the neo-liberal, New Dems, owned by Wall Street and backed by the DCCC. They're not Republicans and they're anti-Trump... but, unless we've changed the meaning of the word "liberal," they're not that by any stretch of the imagination. And some are cringe-worthy, like payday lender lawyer Jason C...

13:10

A Grassroots Uprising in Amish Country Begins to Find Meaning in Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Zak Gregg speaks at the first New Holland Stands Up meeting on April 10, 2018.

12:30

Verizon Leaves Right-Wing Legislative Group ALEC Over Its Invitation to Anti-Muslim Activist David Horowitz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In recent years, right-wing activist David Horowitz has enjoyed broad influence in the Republican Party. Horowitz is known for his acidic commentary and advocacy, describing all Palestinians as Nazis, smearing former President Barack Obama as a secret Muslim, and claiming that the anti-lynching memorial in Alabama is an example of anti-white racism.

His extremist brand of politics, however, is finally turning into a liability for his GOP allies. On Wednesday, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, the GOP nominee for governor of Florida, ducked questions from reporters about his regular appearances at Horowitz-organized donor retreats.

Now, Verizon is cutting ties with an influential business alliance, the American Legislative Exchange Council, over the groups decision to host Horowitz as a featured speaker at the ALEC summit in New Orleans last month.

Our company has no tolerance for racist, white supremacist or sexist comment or ideals.

Our company has no tolerance for racist, white supremacist or sexist comment or ideals, Verizon spokesperson Richard Young said in a statement to The Intercept.

The decision is a blow to ALEC, which has counted the telecommunications giant as a major donor for three decades. The relationship between Verizon and ALEC goes back to 1988, when Verizon lobbyist Ronald Scheberle served as the chair of ALECs board.

ALEC serves as a platform for corporate lobbyists to work with legislators to devise business-friendly policy ideas. The bills, known as model legislation, are then introduced in state legislatures around the country sometimes word-for-word. The result is a raft of state and local legislation, frequently pushed through with Republican sponsorship and support,

Verizon has long depended on ALEC to advance its interests. ALEC helped write and pass a host of state-level bills to ban municipal broadband services, a key strategy for private-sector internet service providers such as...

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


by Noah

A one and a two, c'mon Republicans! Sing it! Sing along with Donnie Jackass! Your singing is music to Putin's ears! He'll sing it with you! All together now; in the key of treason!

08:38

Whoops! Weather Channel Caught in Fake News Scam Wind-Blown Reporter Did Not Expect Kids in Shorts to Spoil Shot (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNNs latest challenger for the World Fake News Championship appears to be the Weather Channel. Reporter Mike Seidel was broadcasting live from Wilmington, NC, as the storm was moving in. You can see him bravely battling the wind gusts as he proclaims, This is about as nasty as its been.

Theres just one problem.

Two guys start strolling by in the background, casually walking along as if theres nothing more than a slight breeze.

After being caught with this over-dramatization, the Weather Channel told Buzz Feed Its important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted.

So now the Weather Channel is saying its easier to gain footing on wet concrete than it is in grass and mud?

Meanwhile, in the middle of it all, the guy who made headlines a couple years for headbanging to Slayer while shirtless and holding an American flag while the winds of Hurricane Matthew battered Florida is back at it.

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Newly Released Peter Strzok Text Messages and Emails Its Not The Content, Its The Timing That Tells the Story "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Many column inches and media discussions surround the recently released NEW text messages and emails attributed to FBI Agent Peter Strzok.  NEW revelations that show how the FBI was coordinating a media leak strategy; which essentially further evidences the level Continue reading

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September 15th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #604 "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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Saturday September 15th 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

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Russia and China Warn the US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Good work Mr. President!  You have now managed to lay the groundwork for a grand Chinese-Russian alliance.  The objective of intelligent diplomacy is to divide ones foes, not to unite them.

This epic blunder comes at a time when the US appears to be getting ready for overt military action in Syria against Russian and Syrian forces operating there.  The excuse, as before, will be false-flag attacks with chlorine gas, a chemical widely used in the region for water purification.  It appears that the fake attacks have already been filmed.

Meanwhile, some 303,000 Russian, Chinese and Mongolian soldiers are engaged in massive maneuvers in eastern Siberia and naval exercises in the Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk.  The latter, an isolated region of Arctic water, is the bastion of Russias Pacific Fleet of nuclear-armed missile submarines.

Interestingly, President Vladimir Putin, who has attended the war games with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, just offered to end the state of war between Russia and Japan that has continued since 1945.  He also offered some sort of deal to resolve the very complex problem of the Russian-occupied Kuril Islands (Northern Territories to Japan) that has bedeviled MoscowTokyo relations since the war.  The barren Kurils control the exits and entry to the Sea of Okhotsk where Russias nuclear missiles shelter.

In the current war games, Russia has deployed 30,000 military vehicles and 1,000 combat aircraft.  China contributed 3,200 troops, 30 warplanes and naval units.  Most of the equipment deployed in Vostok-18 was state of the art.  Russias and Chinas infantry, artillery and armor appeared impressive and combat ready or as we in the US Army used to say, STRAC.

Why were these huge exercises being held in remotest eastern Siberia?   First, so China could contribute forces close to its territory.  Second, as a possible warning to the United States not to invade North Korea, which is just to the south and abuts on both China and Russia. Third, as a demonstration of the improved effectiveness of Russia and Chinas military and as a warning to the US and its NATO satraps not to pick a fight with Russia over Ukraine, Syria or the Black Sea.

On a grander scale, Beijing and Moscow were signaling their new entente cordiale designed to counter-balance the reckless military ambitions of the Trump administration, which has been rumbling about a wider war in Syria and intervention in, of all places, Venezuela.  The feeling in Russia and China is that the Trump White House is drunk with power and unable to understand the consequences of its military actions, a fact underlined by recent alarming exposs about it.

Russia and China appear at least for now to have overcome their historic mutual suspicion and animosity.  In the over-heated imagination of ma...

Three New Deals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelts America, Mussolinis Italy, and Hitlers Germany, 1933-1939. By Wolfgang Schivelbusch. Metropolitan Books, 2006. 242 pgs.]

Critics of Roosevelts New Deal often liken it to fascism. Roosevelts numerous defenders dismiss this charge as reactionary propaganda; but as Wolfgang Schivelbusch makes clear, it is perfectly true. Moreover, it was recognized to be true during the 1930s, by the New Deals supporters as well as its opponents.

When Roosevelt took office in March 1933, he received from Congress an extraordinary delegation of powers to cope with the Depression.

The broad-ranging powers granted to Roosevelt by Congress, before that body went into recess, were unprecedented in times of peace. Through this delegation of powers, Congress had, in effect, temporarily done away with itself as the legislative branch of government. The only remaining check on the executive was the Supreme Court. In Germany, a similar process allowed Hitler to assume legislative power after the Reichstag burned down in a suspected case of arson on February 28, 1933. (p. 18).

The Nazi press enthusiastically hailed the early New Deal measures: America, like the Reich, had decisively broken with the uninhibited frenzy of market speculation. The Nazi Party newspaper, the Vlkischer Beobachter, stressed Roosevelts adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies, praising the presidents style of leadership as being compatible with Hitlers own dictatorial Fhrerprinzip (p. 190).

Nor was Hitler himself lacking in praise for his American counterpart. He told American ambassador William Dodd that he was in accord with the President in the view that the virtue of duty, readiness for sacrifice, and discipline should dominate the entire people. These moral demands which the President places before every individual citizen of the United States are also the quintessence of the German state philosophy, which finds its expression in the slogan The Public Weal Transcends the Interest of the Individual (pp. 19-20). A New Order in both countries had replaced an antiquated emphasis on rights.

Mussolini, who did not allow his work as dictator to interrupt his prolific journalism, wrote a glowing review of Roosevelts Looking Forward. He found reminiscent of fascism the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices; and, in...

US Biological Warfare Program "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is a scoop to bring the US biological warfare effort back into the spotlight. On Sept. 11, Russian media reported that the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research laboratory, a research facility for high-level biohazard agents located near Tbilisi, Georgia, has used human beings for conducting biological experiments.

Former Minister of State Security of Georgia Igor Giorgadze said about it during a news conference in Moscow, urging US President Donald Trump to launch an investigation. He has lists of Georgians who died of hepatitis after undergoing treatment in the facility in 2015 and 2016. Many passed away on the same day. The declassified documents contain neither the indication of the causes of deaths nor real names of the deceased. According to him, the secret lab run by the US military was established during the tenure of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. The viruses could spread to neighboring countries, including Russia, Igor Giorgadze warned.

The laboratorys work is tightly under wraps. Only US personnel with security clearance have access to it. These people are accorded diplomatic immunity under the 2002 US-Georgia Agreement on defense cooperation.

Eurasia Review reported that in 2014 the Lugar Center was equipped with a special plant for breeding insects to enable launching the Sand Fly project in Georgia and the Caucasus. In 2014-2015 years, the bites of sand flies such as Phlebotomins caused a fever. According to the source, today the Pentagon has a great interest to the study of Tularemia, also known as the fever of rabbits, which is also equated with biological weapons. Distributors of such a disease can be mites and rodents.

It makes remember the statement made by Nikolai Patrushev, Head of Russias Security Council, in 2015. He warned about the threat stemming from biological weapons laboratories that operate on the territories of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He specifically mentioned the Richard G. Lugar Center in Georgia.

The US has bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world, including the post-Soviet space. They are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Foreign inspectors are denied access to them. It should be noted that independent journalist investigations...

Bringing Down a President "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If anyone doubted that the top level of the intelligence agencies in Washington have dedicated themselves to ousting President Donald Trump, the past two weeks should have demonstrated precisely how such a plan of action is being executed. First came the leaked accounts of chaos in the Trump Administration derived from the Bob Woodward book Fear: Trump in the White House.

Then a New York Times op-ed entitled I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration written by one Anonymous who claimed to be a senior official in the White House, exploded on the scene, describing how top officials were deliberately sabotaging Trumps policies to protect the country.

Finally,  another op-ed Why so many former intelligence officers are speaking out by former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin appeared, providing a rationale for intelligence officers to speak up against the White House.

There has been considerable chatter in the media regarding the Woodward book and the Anonymous op-ed, but relatively little concerning McLaughlin, who arguably has made the most serious case for pushback against Donald Trump from within the intelligence community. To sum up the op-ed, McLaughlin wrote that many former intelligence officers are beginning to speak out against the foreign policy of the Trump Administration because Americas institutions are being seriously damaged by an extraordinarily unprecedented context of threats emerging from both inside and outside the country due to a presidents dangerous behavior.

McLaughlin claims that failure to warn is the ultimate sin in the intelligence world and that is precisely why he and his colleagues now speak out. In particular, and perhaps inevitably, he cites the refus[al] to combat a well-documented covert foreign attack on U.S. elections in the process weakening efforts by others to do so and encouraging Russia to keep it up.

McLaughlin also addresses the issue of the credibility of the intelligence community after Trump, i.e. will the public and many policymakers henceforth believe that the national security team is in fact politically biased, tainting the judgments that i...

Vicious, Venal Warmonger and Phony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Justins note: John McCain has passed away.

The former senator and presidential candidate was 81 years old.

Of course, you probably know this. McCains death was the biggest news story for about a week. Its all most people wanted to talk about, and that includes Doug Casey.

Thats right. Doug wrote me days after McCain died and said we should probably talk about this. So I got him on the phone as soon as I could to get his thoughts


Justin: Doug, the mainstream media widely remember McCain as a patriot, maverick, and a decent man. But we both know that your opinions often differ from the mainstream. So what are your thoughts on McCain and his legacy?

Doug: Where to begin with McCain? Of course its generally considered unseemly to speak ill of the dead. But why? I dont have a problem with it because I like to call a spade a spade anytime, but especially when were talking about career politicians. Why are they, of all people, treated with special respect?

Only puff pieces have been written about McCain in the mainstream media since his death. Hagiographies, appropriate for a saint. The Establishment is trying to canonize him, while the hoi polloi just believe what theyre told over and over again. Its shameful and inappropriate.

Now, I never met the man, but it seems that he was capable of personal charm. His notoriously volatile temper was promoted as a sign of authenticity, instead of instability. That, plus his time as a prisoner of war [POW], is basically what his whole reputation is built on.

Spending five years as a POW was, at least after the fact, the best thing that ever happened to McCain. His entire life, reputation, and position are built around this fact. Neither did it hurt that he was the son of a high-ranking admiral. How else could somebody who was a known screwup throughout his youth reach the political levels he did?

Justin: What do you mean by that? How was McCain a screwup in his youth?

Doug: Its acknowledged that when McCain was young he sowed a lot of wild oats. Theres nothing wrong with that. If anything, its a plus, showing he wasnt a wuss who lived solely for other peoples approval. But he was apparently at fault in two serious plane accidents, including the USS Forrestaldisaster, which took the lives of 134 US seamen.

Naval aviators are elite; they dont get many secondforget about thirdchances. Theres reason to suspect that the only reason he wasnt drummed out of the Navy was because he was the son of an admiral. Of course, its hard to tell what the facts are with a highly politicized character such as McCain. Nobody wants to say any...

Subversive Globalism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When the ideology of globalism is discussed in liberty movement circles there are often misunderstandings as to the source of the threat and what it truly represents. This may in some cases be by design. In the latest era of supposed populism led by figures like Donald Trump, an entirely new and very green generation of liberty activists find themselves hyper focused on the political left in general, but they seem to be obsessed with attacking the symptoms of globalism rather than the source. I attribute this to a clever propaganda campaign by globalist institutions.

For example, when globalism is brought up in terms of its conspiratorial influences, the name of George Soros is usually mentioned. Soros is an obvious bogeyman for liberty activists because his money can be found flowing to numerous Cultural Marxist (social justice) organizations and his influence is easily grasped and digested in that way. Conservatives like placing emphasis on Soros because he appears decidedly leftist and thus globalism becomes synonymous with leftist movements. But what about all the globalists within the political right?

Globalism has its gatekeepers in both political camps; people that manipulate or outright control political leaders and political messages on the right just as they do on the left. While someone like George Soros acts as a gatekeeper for the left, we also have people like Henry Kissinger, a globalist gatekeeper for the right. Kissingers close relations with the Trump administration or his long time friendship with Russias Vladimir Putin are brought up far less in the liberty movement these days. Why? Because this does not fit with the false narrative that the globalists are targeting Trump or Putin. When you examine these leaders and their ties to a vast array of globalist proponents, this claim becomes absurd.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, the globalist media outlet Bloomberg published an article which salivated over the possibility that Trump would swallow up and assimilate what they called the Tea Party, ultimately destroying it. At that time the media used the term Tea Party as code for any sovereignty or constitutional group, just as the media tried to wrap us all up in the term alt-right after Trumps election.

There was a reason why Bloomberg found particular glee in the notion that Trump would absorb the liberty movement. The movement was becoming a decentralized threat to the globalist agenda, a threat that could not be easily quantified or dominated because it had no identifiable leadership. We were a movement based on knowledge and individual action. Our best leaders have been teachers, not politicians, and these were people that led by personal example, not by mandate...

Americas False History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

David Ray Griffin writes books faster than I can read them. Therefore, I am going to borrow Edward Curtins review of Griffins history of the United States: The American Trajectory: Divine or Demonic? which Curtin suggests should have been titled: A Diabolic False Flag Empire.

Griffins book is a humdinger and will certainly upset brainwashed American super-patriots, but it throughly documents how Washingtons aggression toward other lands is covered up by politicians, media, and court historians with moral verbiage. In my view the hubris, arrogance, and ignorance of American exceptionism has the world locked on a trajectory to its extinction in nuclear Armageddon.

Curtin points out that Griffin makes an extraordinary mistake, unusual for a scholar as careful as Griffin, in his assessment of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was the president who tried to move Americas trajectory off of its demonic path and was murdered by his own government for his attempt. But as I have said, none of us knows everything. We often have to rely on others, and others, also, make mistakes.

An omission in Griffins account of Washingtons wars of aggression, or perhaps just unmentioned by Curtin in his review, is Washingtons aggression and war crimes against the Confederacy. The Unions aggression included warring against civilians and the intentional destruction of their livelihoods. It was the same for its time as the US and British firebombing of German cities and Washingtons destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima with atomic bombs.

Washington has never let morality stand in the way of its empire.

Washington has never permitted treaties and domestic laws to stand in its way either. For example:

The Cheney/Bush regime violated the Non-Detention Act passed by Congress in 1971 and signed by President Nixon.

The Cheney/Bush regime violated The Convention Against Torture, ratified by the Senate in 1994 and bolstered by a US law that prohibits US officials anywhere in the world from torturing anyone.

The Cheney/Bush regime unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-ABM Treaty.

The Trump regime unilaterally withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

The...

Myth of a Nation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Galactic Imperium News Service (GINS) Special Report: Will Democrats and Republicans in America finally set aside their differences and save the world through the imperial aspirations of big government, a robust Presidential ruler and visionary leaders like Abraham Lincoln? Such are the much heralded promises made surrounding Dinesh DLousas most recent unveiling of his controversial film, Myth of a Nation: Can We Be Lied to About America A Second Time? 

Says DLousas website on Myth of a Nation: Could you imagine a world with no massive surveillance state to keep us us safe? Or a world where the Empire of Washington D.C. wasnt the first to drop nuclear weapons on civilian targets? If you can, you are not alone. At one time in America, through the dangerous actions, thoughts and legacies of people like Patrick Henry, John Calhoun, Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler and Robert E. Lee, such a frightening place was almost created. But, thankfully, through a glorious imperialistic war where civilian cities were bombed, the press was silenced and Christians were persecuted, the light of Jeffersonianism was all but extinguished.

At a recent gala event for the upcoming release of the film, DLousa noted that, much to the delight of movie goers everywhere, Myth of a Nation will re-assert the claim that Abraham Lincoln is not only the savior of all humanity, but that Neo-Conservatives are on an enlightened path to a new world order where Manifest Destiny is fulfilled through Federal Reserve Banking and the Military Industrial Complex.

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Resistance Runs Amok in US Deep Throat War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We now live in a psy-ops world. The latest Deep Throat War in Washington bears all the elements of an epic of the genre. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, who remains an associate editor at the Washington Post, will be released next week, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11.

This, in turn, will divert attention from the fact that the former, Bush era-coined Global War on Terror has metastasized into an all-American Rebels With A Cause special, featuring support for the moderate rebels al-Qaeda in Syria, former Jabhat al-Nusra, now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

In the wake of Fear, a Deep Throat surged out of nowhere in the form of an anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times, which spilled the beans on Trumpian chaos in the White House.

Post-modern cynics were left wondering if this one-two walks and talks like a tie-in, it must be a tie-in. The Washington Post is the property of multi-billionaire Jeff Amazon Bezos and it has been on a permanent collision course with President Donald Trump.

And yet the Post may be seething now because Deep Throat, this time around, actually helped the competition. Adding insult to injury, the Times timed the release of its bombshell Op-Ed for the day after the Posts strategic leak of Woodwards book.

The heart of the matter is that the possible tie-in plays to the simple premise extolling the role of a small resistance or the good guys. They are driven to protect our values and our institutions from dangerously chaotic Trump.

Post-truth cynics also cannot help being reminded of the historical precedence of a 1970s resistance at the Nixon White House who leaked to the press that Tricky Dick was out of control and was kept in check by true American patriots.

The current Deep Throat War is more like the case of a fractioned Deep State out for revenge on Trump via its media arm. The one-two tie-in Woodwards book and the resistance Op-Ed looks increasingly like a sophisticated psy-ops a prelude for a Deep State white coup.

All those creatures in the swampland

At the heart of the resistance is Russia. Trump, who was egged on by the divide-and-rule personal advice from Henry Kissinger since before the inauguration, essentially wants better relations with Russia to try to detach Moscow from the strategic partnership with Beijing.

Virtually everyone surrounding the president, not to mention most Deep State factions, are opposed to this.

And this brin...

Property Rights in the Digital Paradigm "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With the recent suspending of the accounts of multiple individuals on various social media sites including twitter, facebook, and youtube, many people are beginning to question the validity of this move, likening it unto an attack on free speech and a bold censorship. To the libertarian, this is a major area of concern and a critical evaluation is needed before any actions take place.

We must first establish the premise that government tends to gradually prey on our liberties more and more. We are like the frog in the boiling pot so to speak. If we assign government a small task, the scope of this task becomes larger over time, and we end up with more regulations and less liberties. Based on this premise, the goal that the libertarian should be aiming at is to extend free speech as far as possible without violating the non-aggression principle.

It is also important to realize how rights work as well. Rights are hierarchical. At the top of the hierarchy is property rights. From property rights stems the freedom of speech and a whole range of other rights. Property rights not only allows the owner of the property to say what he pleases on the property, but it also gives him the power to use property such as billboards and signs to spread his message. In this way, property rights comes before free speech.

You can not come on to my property and say as you wish. I as the owner set the limits as to what can and cant be said. Though I may allow you to say certain things, initially, you have no right to speech on my property. I must grant it to you. We can clearly see the superiority of property rights to free speech.

So how does all this apply to the digital paradigm? I will now begin exploring a term I have coined: digital property rights.

Many people use the argument that Facebook and Twitter, among other social media sites, are private companies and they hence have the right to pick and choose who can use their site. If one thinks about this, it can be likened unto businesses in the physical realm. For this analogy, I will be comparing social media sites to giant apartments.

If I were to rent an apartment, I would be given access to a certain area of property, but Id simply be renting it, and so I still have to live within a certain set of rules set by the property owner. The apartment owner has laid out his terms in our contract. He could quite possibly charge me fees for various violations of the contract, whether it be a noise violation, a disturbance of peace, etc.

Now if we connect this to social media, accounts operate in this same way. The account user is entering the digital property of the site owner. The site owner ultimately has the rights to grant or revoke the right of speech to the user. It is his digital property, hence he sets the rules. We can think of accou...

The Donald Trump Mystery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump continues to intrigue policy analysts and foreign-affairs experts. He conducts foreign policy by tweeting decisions and publicizing comments and opinions in similar ways. He downplays all traditional means of conducting diplomacy and collides head-on with most known allies of the US. He does not mince his words and frequently speaks his mind in front of embarrassed observers and foreign dignitaries. He pursues policies pertaining to the economy and immigration that very often violate traditional norms of political correctness.

Trumps behavior upsets the political elites of the West. Following their lead, the traditional State Department officials feel appalled by his conduct. They usually express their disdain by means of public statements or in published articles. They generate a pervading atmosphere of inefficiency about the way America conducts its foreign affairs today.

A relevant question remains, however. Do the policies of President Trump produce the disastrous effects that pundits describe or do they yield the intended results?

For starters, lets consider whether the world media treat him in a fair way. In my assessment, they do not. During his last visit to Britain, for example, he met with the queen after an hours delay. The American media had a field day. They blamed the US president for being late for his appointment with Queen Elisabeth. The truth however was that Elisabeth had delayed the scheduled meeting. And Trump courteously brushed off the incident

In regard to the battle being waged over the family separations of illegal immigrants, the reporting is entirely out of bounds. President Trump decided to apply the existing legal framework that had been established years earlier by the US government, probably during the presidency of Bill Clinton. These legal provisions have been repeatedly violated by previous administrations. Under that legal framework, those who violate Americas borders are arrested and thrown into prison. If there are children among them, the state cares for them and, instead of sending them to prison, keeps them safe in designated compounds. Would it be better if children were thrown into prison or, as they used to do in the past, the law was forgotten and all of them were set free on American soil?

It media appears to place the blame on the presidents reaction while ignoring the guilt of the parents who are attempting to cross US borders illegally while dragging their innocent children along with them

President Trump also decided to ban the entry of pregnant women from abroad (particularly from Mexico and Central America) who then give birth in the States, taking advantage of free, relevant services, while the newborn children are given American citizenship. Are these measures really wrong?

Donald Trump found a way ou...

Academy of Pediatrics Looks at Food Additives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In July, 2018, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement titled, Food Additives and Child Health. (1) The report begins by stating, Our purposes with this policy statement and its accompanying technical report are to review and highlight emerging child health concerns related to the use of colorings, flavorings, and chemicals deliberately added to food during processing (direct food additives) as well as substances in food contact materials, including adhesives, dyes, coatings, paper, paperboard, plastic, and other polymers, which may contaminate food as part of packaging or manufacturing equipment (indirect food additives); to make reasonable recommendations that the pediatrician might be able to adopt into the guidance provided during pediatric visits; and to propose urgently needed reforms to the current regulatory process at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food additives. Concern regarding food additives has increased in the past 2 decades, in part because of studies in which authors document endocrine disruption and other adverse health effects.

The paper further explains that, Regulation and oversight of many food additives is inadequate because of several key problems in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Current requirements for a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) designation are insufficient to ensure the safety of food additives and do not contain sufficient protections against conflict of interest. Additionally, the FDA does not have adequate authority to acquire data on chemicals on the market or reassess their safety for human health. These are critical weaknesses in the current regulatory system for food additives. Data about health effects of food additives on infants and children are limited or missing.

Folks, I have been lecturing and writing about these same issues for over 25 years.  I am glad the AAP has finally come out of the closet to address this issue.  (Editors note: This should  have been addressed decades ago.)

However, one important subject that the AAP doesnt address is the toxins in pediatric vaccines.  Mercury, the second most dangerous substance known to mankind is still in childhood vaccinationsinfluenza, meningitis, HIB, Tdap, and Td; aluminum, a neurotoxin, is in a plethora of vaccines including hepatitis A and B, DTaP, Td, HIB, HPV; formaldehyde a known carcinogen is found in DTaP, Td, Hepatis A,  Hib, influenza, and Tdap.  There are other toxic substances in many different vaccines.

The AAP is correct; we need to address lax safety issues with food additives.  However, it is long overdue for the AAP to address the elephant in the room;  toxic additives in childhood vaccines.

...

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The NRCC Is Dishonoring The Memory Of John McCain Already "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




MI-08 is an iffy seat for a Democrat to win without a wave. But this cycle there is a wave. The R+4 district includes Democratic Ingraham County (Lansing), Republican Livingston County and then red parts of Oakland County. in the suburbs north of Detroit. Although Obama won the district in 2008, Romney took it in 2012 and Trump beat Hillary 50.6% to 43.9%. The incumbent, Mike Bishop, was majority leader of the Michigan state Senate but has been a hapless, anonymous backbencher in Congress, a Trump rubber-stamp and enabler. His Trump affinity score is an eye-popping 97.8%, way out of synch with his district. The 538 website shows a pretty classic toss-up, forecasting Bishop will get 48.8% of the votes against 48.2% for Elissa Slotkin, a conservative New Dem.


As of the July 18 FEC reporting deadline in Michigan, Slotkin was doing far better than Bishop in the money race. She had raised $3,022,226, spent $644,848 and was sitting on $2,377,378. Bishop had only raised $2,187,217 ($1,444,121 from PACs), spent $581,498 and had just $1,706,307 left on hand. At that time, Paul Ryan's sleaze SuperPAC hadn't really begun to spend much on him; they're just getting started and will more than make up for her fundraising advantage. The ad up top, though, was paid for by the NRCC.

The DCCC recruited Slotkin because they had a theory that it would be advantageous to run hawkish, conservative women with military and intelligence backgrounds. She's a former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense. She worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations-- she just picked up endorsements from 3 big name GOP mi...

04:58

Paul Manaforts Plea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former convention delegate manager Paul Manafort, entered into a plea deal today with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for issues related to his lobbying firm and FARA registry violations.  The plea has nothing to do with candidate Trump, president-elect Trump, or Continue reading

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Watch Tammy Bruce Explain Why Obama Has No Right To Take Credit For The Economy (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Obama has been running around claiming he deserves credit for the vastly improved economy, which is hilarious. During an appearance on FOX News tonight, Tammy Bruce explained why Obamas claims are actually impossible. She notes correctly, that everything Trump has done since taking office is the exact opposite of what Obama did for eight years.

She also suggests that Obamas recent speeches are as usual all about him, rather than what Democrats can do for the American people.

Heres more from the FOX News Insider:

Bruce on Obama Taking Credit for Economy: He Didnt Understand How Trumps Policies Would Work

Conservative commentator Tammy Bruce took issue with former President Obama taking credit for the burgeoning economy over the several months.

We worked hard to turn this economy around. The actions that we took during the economic crisis added to the economic growth, Obama said at a rally for Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.

Bruce said Obama is speaking out and patting himself on the back because hes worried about his own legacy about how hes viewed.

Trump ran on doing the opposite of what Obama is doing, she said. Trump has done the reverse of everything hes done.

She said that therefore, the economic boom cannot be the product of the Obama administrations policies.

Heres the video. Skip to the 17:20 mark:

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04:39

Evelyn Rodriguez, Mother of Daughter Murdered by MS-13, Is Slain at Memorial for Her Daughter "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump posted condolences to the family of Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of a teenage girl murdered by MS-13 gang members, who was killed in a confrontation at a memorial to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, 16, and her friend Nisa Mickens, 15. Rodriguez was hit and killed by an SUV driven by a woman whom Rodriguez and a man had confronted about taking down a memorial to the girls. Rodriguez was killed on the same street as her daughter, two years to the day, on Long Island, New York.

The parents of the slain girls, including Rodriguez were invited by Trump to attend the State of the Union address before Congress earlier this year.

Evelyn Rodriguez, White House Photo.

President Donald J. Trump welcomes State of the Union honored guests, from left to right, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez and Elizabeth Alvarado and Freddy Cuevas, to the Oval Office at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The State of the Union guests will be seated with First Lady Melania Trump, as they are recognized by President Trump during his speech. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Trump wrote, My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn Rodriguez this evening, along with her family and friends. #RIPEvelyn, and linked to a New York Post article.

04:00

Douglas Riney Died In Afghanistan When His Son Was 2. Now 4, The Boy Builds Memorials To His Father "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Stars and Stripes: When James Rineys mother took him shopping for new bedding to outfit his room in their new house, the 4-year-old considered a few options: first sharks, then dinosaurs, then comic book superheroes. He passed on all three. Can we do superheroes like my daddy? James asked. Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, was []

03:26

Woman Who Refuses To Go On Record Is Behind Allegations Against Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The person wouldnt go on record either with the committee or with the FBI. Its a non-story, dropped to try to derail the candidate. Feinstein had the information in July, but only hinted about started hinting about it a day or so ago. Feinstein wouldnt even give the name to the FBI so there was []

03:24

Report: President Trump Likely to Initiate Round #2 of Chinese Tariffs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bloomberg reported earlier today that President Trump was likely to pull the trigger on round #2 of tariffs against $200 billion in Chinese imported goods. Duh. Surprise fail. President Trump has not bluffed on a single tariff initiative since he Continue reading

02:59

Despicable New Liberal Media Narrative: This Kavanaugh Thing Is Just Like Anita Hill "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The liberal media is dishonest and very predictable. Dianne Feinstein floated an anonymous letter, the contents of which she wouldnt share, but made it clear that it was damning against Judge Kavanaugh.

Now, like clockwork, liberal media outlets are running with an Anita Hill narrative.

Witness the birth of a media cycle.

The Huffington Post:

VOX:

CNN:

Those are just three examples, there are more.

None of this is happening by accident. Its a coordinated campaign strategy by despicable people.

(Image:Source)

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02:25

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Full Press Conference With Transcript "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[Transcript] SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. QUESTION: Good afternoon. SECRETARY POMPEO: Before I get started, I want to let our fellow Americans know who are affected by Hurricane Florence that our prayers are with them. I understand there may well Continue reading

02:12

Trump, Pompeo Bash John Kerry For Meeting With Iranians To Undermine US Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stop bashing, start prosecuting. WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for actively undermining U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said []

02:00

Medicare-- Progressives Want It To Be Available For Everyone; Republicans Want To Cut It Back So They Can Afford More Tax Cuts For The Rich "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


First the bad new-- courtesy of Newsweek-- Marco Rubio admited that the Republican tax cut plan, which benefits corporations and the wealthy, will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.
To address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security, Rubio told reporters this week. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims.

...Rubio's talk of structural change is vague but will likely include changing the rate and age of Social Security and Medicare payouts.

Republicans have long said that the growth generated from slashing corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 20 percent would make their tax cuts "revenue neutral," but there's no evidence they're right. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate tax plan would increase the U.S. deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next decade, and the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has said the plan will boost economic growth by only 0.8 percent over the next decade, leaving $1 billion in cuts unpaid for.


01:40

Federal Prosecutors Weighing Charges Against For Obama WH Counsel Greg Craig "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This may be who Manafort is cooperating on and maybe Podesta as well. (CNN)Federal prosecutors in New York are weighing criminal charges against former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig as part of an investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent in a probe that is linked to former Trump campaign []

01:09

Leftists Inundate Senator Collins Office With Threatening Voicemails, Giant Penis Cutout "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They may just solidify her vote for him. Via Daily Wire: Keeping up with the unhinged tempo of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have resorted to inundating the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who is an essential vote in Kavanaughs potential confirmation, with threatening voicemails and vulgar props, such []

01:06

Google Thinks Trump Is An Authoritarian Yet Google Is Helping The Chinese Government Target Its Own Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In prior posts, we have highlighted the fact that Google is biased against conservatives. It has also now been shown that most of the people who work for Google are far left and would smear President Trump as an authoritarian threat to American freedom.

And yet, all of this is happening as Google is being paid to help the government of China, a truly authoritarian body, target and suppress its own people.

This report from The Intercept is very enlightening:

GOOGLE CHINA PROTOTYPE LINKS SEARCHES TO PHONE NUMBERS

GOOGLE BUILT A prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor peoples queries, The Intercept can reveal.

The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive by Chinas ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest.

Previously undisclosed details about the plan, obtained by The Intercept on Friday, show that Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as human rights, student protest, and Nobel Prize in Mandarin.

Leading human rights groups have criticized Dragonfly, saying that it could result in the company directly contributing to, or [becoming] complicit in, human rights violations. A central concern expressed by the groups is that, beyond the censorship, user data stored by Google on the Chinese mainland could be accessible to Chinese authorities, who routinely target political activists and journalists.

This makes the folks at Google typical leftists. Projecting onto others, what they themselves are actually doing.

Keep this in mind the next time anyone from Google complains about Trump.

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00:40

Video: Hispanic Taco Bell Worker Refuses to Serve African-Americans Because They Dont Speak Spanish "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Video posted by an African-American woman shows a Hispanic Taco Bell drive-thru worker in Hialeah, Florida, refusing to serve the woman and her male companion because they dont speak Spanish. During the confrontation two other Hispanic Taco Bell workers come to the window but do not serve the American customers. At one point the drive-thru worker threatened to call police on the couple.

The three-minute-plus video was posted to Facebook by the customer Alexandria Montgomery on Wednesday and has been picked up by local media. The worker has since been fired, according to reports.

Hispanic Taco Bell worker refusing to serve an African-American couple because they dont speak Spanish displays what some say is a racist hand gesture to the couple.

Toward the end of the video an exasperated Montogomery can be heard commenting, This is America. Yall dont take over the entire population.

Shorter video posted by WSVN-TV:

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00:35

UM ... ABOUT BRETT KAVANAUGH'S CHARACTER WITNESS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In The New Yorker story about sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, we're told that the woman who accuses Kavanaugh says that a classmate acted as an accomplice:

The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests....

Kavanaughs classmate said of the womans allegation, I have no recollection of that.
The Weekly Standard has named the classmate: Mark Judge.
"It's just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way," Judge told TWS.
Judge is identified as "a writer in Washington, D.C." But Judge is not just any writer. As Elon Green notes on Twitter, he wrote a notorious (and implausible) 2012 Daily Caller piece titled "The End of My White Guilt." In it, he says his bicycle was stolen in a predominantly black D.C. neighborhood, after which he was infuriated when "a liberal friend" told him not to pursue the thief. That person needs our prayers and help, the friend said, according to Judge. They havent had the advantages we have. Result: "My white guilt died."

But more relevant to the current circumstances is this (hat tip Tom Hilton):



That's from a Daily Caller piece by Judge titled "Barack Obama: The First Female Pres...

00:30

Jim Carrey Called Out By Venezuelan Journalist Over Support Of Socialism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hollywood socialists have been proven wrong again and again, but theyre just stuck on stupid. Via Fox News: One week after Jim Carrey suggested we say yes to socialism, a Venezuelan journalist is speaking out against the actors suggestion. We have to say yes to socialism to the word and everything, Carrey, whos among []

00:25

Knowing What We Know Now, We Must Remind Ourselves. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As we absorb the corrupt evidence within what the DOJ, FBI, CIA and intelligence community was willing to do to stop the Trump administration; as we absorb the totality of all methods deployed by the professional political establishment to destroy Continue reading

00:00

Tucker Carlson Tells Michael Avenatti Watching Him On CNN Is Like Looking At Humiliation Porn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And the left is taking this ambulance chaser seriously as a possible presidential candidate. Via Daily Caller: Tucker Carlson and Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels lawyer and a potential 2020 presidential candidate, exchanged blows in a heated back and forth interview on the formers show Thursday night. Carlson accused Avenatti of profiting off the case, living []

Friday, 14 September

23:48

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Blasts John Kerry On Iran Meetings: Unseemly And Unprecedented (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacted to the news of John Kerrys meddling in Iran at an event today and didnt hold back. He noted that what Kerry did has never happened before and that it is a very negative reflection on him.

USA Today reports:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasts John Kerry over Iran meetings as unseemly

Asked by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt if he was coaching Zarif about how to handle Trumps withdraw from the deal, Kerry said no.

No, thats not my job, and my coaching him would not, you know, thats not how it works, Kerry said, according to a transcript of the interview. What I have done is tried to elicit from (Zarif) what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria?

Kerry, in an interview this week with FOX News host Dana Perino, did not directly answer a question when asked whether he specifically told Iranian government officials to wait out President Trump until he leaves office.

I think everybody in the world is talking about waiting out President Trump, Kerry responded.

What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented, Pompeo told reporters during a news conference in Washington on Friday. This is a former secretary of state engaged with the worlds largest state sponsor of terrorism.

Watch the video below:

Pompeo is absolutely correct. Kerry should face real consequences for his actions.

The post...

23:30

FBI Shut Down National Solar Observatory In New Mexico Due To Security Issue, Nearby Post Office, Houses Evacuated "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is one weird story. And theyre not telling the local police what happened. Via Kanas City Star: Mystery continues to surround the sudden shutdown last week of the national Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, which remained closed Thursday with little explanation offered. The silence has given rise to guessing games and conspiracy theories []

23:21

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Blasts John Kerrys Intervention in Iran: literally unprecedented. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press conference today reacting to how Obama administration officials were intentionally undermining current U.S. policy.  Those actions include former Secretary of State John Kerry traveling to various hostile nations, specifically Iran, and telling Continue reading

23:20

LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT Signs Appear As Florence Bears Down, S.C. Governor: Looters Will Be Shown No Mercy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shop owners in the path of Hurricane Florence are refusing to be victims. LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT signs are popping up, as the governor of South Carolina proclaims that Looters will be shown no mercy.

CNN (yes, amazingly) reports:

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said that anyone who loots during Hurricane Florence will be shown no mercy by law enforcement.

This is gonna be a very trying period, he said at a Friday news conference.

McMaster said Florence will be different than previous storms that have hit the area, and its effects will be felt for longer as it travels slowly. This will be with us for about two days, he said.

He said residents should expect impassable bridges, washed out roads, landslides and flooding. He also pleaded with them to be patient.

The last thing we want to do is lose lives in South Carolina because of impatience, he said.

In Myrtle Beach, a bar called Knuckleheads have boarded up their windows and spray painted LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT on the plywood.

Meanwhile, the first waves of arrests are taking place, as law enforcement in Brunswick County, North Carolina, have taken four individuals into custody on charges of breaking and entering.

The New York Daily News reports:

At least four people in Brunswick County have been charged with efforts to break and enter a store.

Authorities have seen car, business and home break-ins, calls of suspicious people and arrested one after a police chase.

Naturally youll have individuals that will try to look for opportunities to prey upon people when they are at their most vulnerable, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram told WWAY News. In th...

03:05

Sen. Lindsey Grahams curious questions to Judge Kavanaugh on military tribunals for U.S. citizens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Trump White House insider who calls himself Q has repeatedly posted about military tribunals and sealed indictments, now numbering an extraordinary 40,483 as of June 30, 2018. Military tribunals in the United States are military courts designed to try Continue reading

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