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Saturday, 14 July

22:02

Al Franken Has Some Questions For Brett Kavanaugh-- File Under "If Only" "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Are we better off that that that effing hypocritical idiot Kirsten Gillibrand got her scalp by pushing Al Franken out of the Senate? Nancy Pelosi didn't say boo-- nor did Gillibrand fro that matter-- when it came out that Tony Crdenas, (D-CA) had far, far more serious sex allegations lodged against him by a girl who was 16 when he raped her. He's still in Congress, still laundering corporate bribes into the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' BOLD PAC. And Franken? On the sidelines. Thanks a lot, Senator Gillibrand.

Earlier today, Franken took to Facebook to suggest what his former colleagues should ask Trumpist judge Brett Kavanaugh when they consider confirming Putin's illegitimate "president's" latest nominee. Franken has 25 specific, strategic questions. Trump owes Gillibrand big-time that Franken won't have the opportunity to be cross-examining Kavanaugh with them. The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are a mixed bag, from the conservative and comatose, like ranking member Dianne Feinstein and Chris Coons (D-DE) to a couple of live wires like Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). None of them is a substitute for Franken but... we'll see if any of them land any punches.
When Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senators will have an opportunity to examine his record, his judicial philosophy, and his qualifications for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

I wish I could be there. Because I have some questions Id love to see him answer.
...

22:02

Failed Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary is channeling Joe Biden. Via PJ Media: On Friday morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would bring back slavery if he is confirmed to the nations highest court. Let me say a word about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme []

21:55

Pro-Trump vs. Anti-Trump demonstrators in London "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You be the judge as to which group is insane. (A) Welcome Trump rally at American Embassy in London, July 14, 2018: (B) Anti-Trump protesters in London, July 13, 2018: Source of pics: Reddit ~Eowyn

21:30

FISA Abuse: It is the Risk, the Reality, and the Reason "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The prior use of FBI and NSA networks for metadata exploitation and political surveillance is what underlines all of the current activity taking place within the current political battle.  Peel all of the layers of investigative schemes, intelligence deception, false Continue reading

21:29

Major Breach as UK Security Allowed Protesting Paraglider to Fly Within Yards of Trump in Scotlandand Then Escape! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This was an appalling security breach that could have resulted in dozens killed and woundedincluding President Trump. Friday night soon after Trump arrived at his Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, a Greenpeace protester flying a motored paraglider with a large anti-Trump banner hanging below flew within yards overhead of Trump who was outside receiving guests, forcing him to race inside with his Secret Service detail. Inexplicably, first U.K. security on the perimeter and then U.S. security on top and around the building allowed the paraglider to fly unmolested over Trump, members of his national security team, senior administration officials and dozens of guests assembled outside, and the buildingand then allowed the flyer to escape!

The Greenpeace protest banner read, TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST.. The name Greenpeace was painted on the inside of the parachute so it could be read from the ground.

As of this writing the flyer has not been caught. The flyer could very easily have had an IED on their person or built into their chair that could have been detonated over Trump and the dozens of guests and clueless security on the ground. Greenpeace reportedly alerted U.K. authorities about the flight ten minutes before. Even with warning the paraglider was not blown out of the sky but instead was allowed to make a mockery of the no-fly zone supposedly in place to protect Trump.

CNN reported security officials commenting without admitting their failure:

Police Scotlands assistant chief constable, Mark Williams, revealed that the paraglider managed to escape after the incident.

We are aware a powered parachute was flown in close proximity of the Turnberry Hotel earlier this evening, Williams said. It is a criminal offence to fly within the airspace restriction zone and officers are carrying out enquiries to trace the pilot.

The US Secret Service released a statement saying it is working with our foreign law enforcement partners as they investigate the circumstances surrounding an aircraft (paraglider) that flew into unauthorized airspace in Scotland.

Greenpeace UK, as well as the media, posted photos and videos of the astonishing security breach.

But first, photos of the worthless government security at Turnberry, posted before the incident by a BBC reporter.

...

21:03

F**k Donald Trump Gangsta Rapper Arrested Charged with Felony Robbery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports:

Vegas police tell us the incident went down in late May at the Cosmopolitan around 4 AM, after a man approached YG and asked for a pic but was turned away by his crew. Were told the guy told YG hes not a real celeb and casinos surveillance footage shows YG retaliating by yanking a chain off his neck.

Were told the chain fell to the ground, and YG is then seen on video picking up the necklace pendant valued somewhere between $3,000 and $9,000 before taking off.

The crooner whose real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson made headline during the 2016 presidential campaign with the release of his hit song Fuck Donald Trump.

YG launched the Fuck Donald Trump Tour in August 16 and gave away free Fuck Donald Trump bagels to California voters on Election Day.

The post......

21:00

Lowlifes Steal Plaques Honoring Fallen Soldiers From Arnett Cemetery In Fishers, Indiana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The resistance strikes again. Via WTHR: A Hamilton Southeastern student is frustrated, after thieves targeted a memorial he built to honor fallen service members. 17-year-old Zach Hughel spent weeks planning and designing his Eagle Scout project, which he finished last fall. The memorial at Arnett Cemetery, just off of 113th Street and Florida Road, features []

20:30

Navy SEAL Takes Rep. Cohen To Woodshed For Wishing He Could Give Peter Strzok A Purple Heart, Cohen Blames Fox "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And guess who Cohen is blaming? Via Twitchy: During the House hearing where FBI agent Peter Strzok was being questioned by members of two committees, Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen said something to Strzok that earned him plenty of backlash: Specifically, in praise of the Strzok, Cohen told the anti-Trump FBI agent, If I could give []

20:20

Biden Complains Too Many Old White Males In Politics, Endorses Women Slate, Ignores Ocasio-Cortez "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Everyones least favorite creepy uncle is back in the news. As he struggles to stay relevant, ex-Vice President Joe Biden sent out an email blast on Friday, complaining that there are too many old, white, males in politics and how we need to elect more women. Because vaginas. In typical hypocritical fashion, or complete obliviousness, Biden seems to have no problem with himself, an old, white, male involved in politics. He just doesnt want other old, white, males being successful.

Using his PAC, American Possibilities, which this author didnt even know existed until the email showed up, Biden opined:

Consider the word Representative for a moment. We often think about it as a political post something that you run for, something that you win. Its easy to forget the idea at its heart:

The simple notion of representation. The fundamental idea that our leadership ought to actually reflect the people who make up this country their interests, their values, their daily realities.

Folks, women make up more than half the population but theyre represented by a Congress thats 80 percent men. And the numbers are even worse for women of color.

Well, thats all about to change.

Women are running for office in numbers never before seen in the history of our country. So far, they make up more than 40 percent of House Democratic nominees.

After formally endorsing Jacky Rosen (current congresspersonofnonspecifiedgender in Nevada, running for Senate), Gina Ortiz Jones (Texas Congressional District 23), Abby Finkenauer (Iowa 1st CD), Elissa Slotkin (Michigan CD 8), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Florida CD 26), Kyrsten Sinema (current congressperson, running for Senate in Arizona), Michelle Lujan Grisham (current congressperson, running for governor in New Mexico), Stacey Abrams (running for governor of Georgia), Xochitl Torres Small (running for congress in New Mexico, CD2), and Cheri Bustos (Illinois congressperson), Uncle Joe ends the email with:

Theres an old saying that goes: Women hold up half the sky.

In order for a country in the 21st century to succeed, it cannot leave behind half of its brain power. Half its mission. Half its courage. Half its capability. Half its stride.

...

20:05

Cops Sent To Seize Veterans Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process, says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that, he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where theres no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.

The troopers searched his sons room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else, he said. That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesnt have access to them and its on neutral ground and everything and everybodys happy.

In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often dont know their rights.  In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided but the circumstances surrounding th...

20:02

Fort Gordon Civilian Responsible For Social Media Post Critical Of The President "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Look for the union label. Via Stars and Stripes: Fort Gordon will take appropriate disciplinary action against a civilian worker officials say posted a political message on the posts social media accounts. The post, which appeared just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, was a meme that suggested President Trumps election was aided by a foreign government []

19:39

GOP Lawmakers: Lisa Page Answered Many Questions Peter Strzok Refused To Shes a Credible Witness and Cooperating "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page appeared on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door deposition.

Fox News Catherine Herridge tried to ask Lisa Page questions as the former FBI lawyer briskly walked into her deposition.

Lisa Page refused to answer questions. She basically just plowed through the reporters, Catherine Herridge said.

VIDEO:

Lisa Page did, however, answer questions during her deposition that Peter Strzok refused to.

GOP lawmakers who were present at Pages closed-door deposition are saying they learned a lot of new information from the ex-FBI lawyer.

Republican Lawmakers focused on the FBIs use of informants during the 2016 election and the meaning of her text messages with Peter Strzok, according to Politico Congress reporter, Kyle Cheney.

Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) says Lisa Page answered many questions Strzok didnt and lawmakers learned a lot of new information. No details were provided.

Rep. Gaetz (R-FL) says Lisa Pages answers heightened his concern about w...

19:00

Amputee Veteran Criticizes Sacha Baron Cohen For Disrespecting Military Veterans: How Degrading Can You Be? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With progressives it is by any means necessary. Via The Daily Signal: Marine veteran and double amputee Johnny Joey Jones ripped comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen on Fox & Friends Friday for disguising himself as a military veteran to dupe former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. How degrading can you be to the men []

18:58

Stories "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump tweet earlier: Accurate, and not accidental, use of the word stories.  President Trump knows. Backstory Here  

18:39

POTUS Trump Slams Mueller Junk Indictment of Russians Wheres the DNC Server? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday, dirty cop Robert Mueller rolled out another junk indictment of Russians who will never show up to court as a PR stunt to justify his witch hunt and salary.

This comes a day before President Trump is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that the DNC server was never actually hacked.

Rather, the emails were obtained through a spear phishing email scam which THOUSANDS of others, including Republicans fell for.

The defendants used two techniques to steal information. First they used a scheme known as spear phishing, which involves sending misleading emails and tricking the users of disclosing their passwords and security information, Rosenstein said.

Secondly, the defendants hacked into computer networks and installed malicious software and allowed them to spy on users, Rosenstein continued.

The computer networks Rosenstein was referring to was a Congressional campaign, not the DNC server.

Furthermore, the so-called Russian interference did not change the vote count nor did it affect the outcome of the election.

Interestingly, Rosenstein also did not name the political parties affected by the hacking or interference.he said to think patriotically.

This means Republicans were also victims of the spear phishing, however in an effort to make Hillary and the Democrats the perpetual victims, Rosenstein purposely withheld the political affiliations with most of the hacking victims.

On Saturday, President Trump slammed the Mueller junk indictment and hammered Obama.

President Trump asked, wheres the DNC server and why didnt the FBI take possession of it?

President Trump then slammed Obama for doing nothing about the so-called Russian hack even though he was informed by the FBI in September before the election.

18:33

Critics Slam London Mayor Sadie Khan For His Feud With Trump, Failure To Solve Murder Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And now they have an increasing new crime acid attacks. Via Fox News: London Mayor Sadiq Khan slammed President Trumps criticism of him as preposterous after allowing a giant Trump balloon at anti-Trump protests in London, but critics question whether the mayor should be devoting his energy to tackling crime rather than embarrassing the []

18:25

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There's an easy answer to this. He got it from the Money Tree.

Discuss

WH Won't Admit Democratic Hacks Occurred "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters issued the following statement in reaction to todays indictment of twelve Russians for their election activities in 2016.

Todays charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result, Walters said. This is consistent with what we have been saying all along.

In other words, even after having read all the evidence provided in the indictments, the White House is still skeptical of the work of their own FBI and Department of Justice. Theyre still saying that it is merely allegation that the Democrats were hacked at all.

Thats a risible and insufferable response. Its doubtful that the defendants will ever have to appear in an American court and answer for what they did, so we may never get to see the Special Counsels evidence challenged. We cant assume they can prove every allegation beyond a reasonable doubt, but we should at least be able to concede that theyve proven that the hacks actually occurred.

As for the White Houses other defenses, it is of course not within the purvey of the Special Counsels office to try to figure out how many votes were flipped due to Russias multifarious attempts to help Trump win and if anyone on the Trump campaign was involved that evidence will be spelled out in separate indictments.

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Trump is Ticking Off Every Box Putin Has For Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donald Trumps audition seems to be going well. By the time he sits down with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week (with no witnesses present) he will have ticked off an impressive list of tasks. Beginning in Brussels, he so disrupted and threatened the NATO alliance that the Pentagon had to go into immediate damage control mode.

Hours after President Donald Trump departed NATO headquarters Thursday, U.S. military leaders embarked on a full-scale damage control operation with calls to their counterparts across Europe to reassure them that America will abide by its defense commitments in the region.

The outreach, directed by the Pentagon leadership, came after Trump threatened to reassess those commitments during a gathering with NATO allies in Brussels, according to multiple current and former diplomatic and military officials familiar with the calls.

The overall message from senior military officials in a series of phone calls to members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been that U.S. military bases in their countries will remain open and American troop levels in the region will not be reduced.

But the damage cannot be undone and now no European politician could significantly increase defense spending even if they wanted to without looking like Trumps poodle. That might suit liberals just fine but it suits Putin even better. The alliance is weakened and vulnerable border states with Russia will feel less protected and more like vassals of their domineering neighbor.

Even before he left for his trip, Trumps verbal abuse of Europe spurred a response from E.U. President Donald Tusk who reminded the Trump to Appreciate your allies. After all, you do...

Why Are Trump Fans Rooting for Paul Manafort? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

T.S. Ellis III serves as a Senior Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was appointed to the position by Ronald Reagan in 1987. He has been assigned Paul Manaforts case (Manafort also faces charges in the District of Columbia) and hes expressed a lot of skepticism about the motivations of the prosecution, essentially arguing that they would never have pursued charges on the merits and are only harassing Manafort in an effort to get him to testify against the president. This outspokenness has given hope to right-wingers who would like to see Manaforts case dismissed or the evidence against him suppressed. But Judge Ellis has however reluctantly, ruled against the defense teams motions, time and time again.

Yesterdays ruling wasnt the most consequential but it was the most scathing. After being throw in prison by the DC judge, Manaforts lawyers complained that he was being held in isolation for twenty-three hours a day. This was followed immediately by a coordinated social media blitz that accused the government of torturing Manafort.   Part of their complaint was that he was being held a couple of hours away from his lawyers offices and the courthouse.  When T.S. Ellis agreed to relocate him to a nearby facility in Alexandria, Virginia, his lawyers protested that move, too, arguing that their client had been treated well and grown comfortable where he was.

The dissonance between those two positions was too much for Judge Ellis and he blistered them. The most brutal part of his ruling came when he discussed the issue of safety:

The professionals at the Alexandria Detention Center are very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors, he wrote in an order released Wednesday. All these defendants were housed safely in Alexandria pending their respective trials and defendants experience at the Alexandria Detention Center will presumably be no different.

Among the terrorists, spies and traitors who have spent time at the Alexandria Detention Center are FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, perhaps the most devastating Soviet mole of the entire Cold War, and  ...

You'd Never Know the GOP is Divided on Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When I saw this, it really made me stop and think:

A new Gallup poll finds that 64% of Americans believe the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.

Partisans opinions are sharply polarized, with 81% of Democrats, 70% of independents and 41% of Republicans saying they do not want Roe v. Wade overturned. In contrast, 51% of Republicans, 22% of independents and 13% of Democrats want it reversed.

Does the Republican Party act like forty-one percent of their voters would like to preserve the Roe v. Wade ruling? Do Republican senators show any real division over the issue when it comes time to make decisions about who should be nominated for or confirmed to the federal judgeships?

Abortion rights arent the only only issue where we see a disconnect like this. Background checks for gun purchases is another example where the party seems to blithely ignore divided opinion within their own base of voters. Its a strange phenomenon that I dont see paralleled to the same degree on the left. There used to be a decent number of pro-union Republicans. Even Rick Santorum did okay with the unions at the beginning of his career. There used to be some strong environmentalists in the GOP. They used to have more than a tiny handful of pro-choice representatives, especially at the local level. That seems to gone away, beginning in earnest during the presidency of George W. Bush.

The Democrats have undergone some corresponding changes, like the decimation of the Blue Dog caucus and the demise of the Democratic Leadership Council. But they still have anti-choice members in both the House and Senate, as well as locally. They still have both free traders and hardline opponents of free trade. They still have gun rights absolutists, although their ranks have diminished more in response to mass shootings than to electoral defeat or primary challengers. They still have deficit hawks willing to take a bite out of peoples earned entitlements. The Democrats have the same kind of diversity of opinion within their voting bases as the Republicans have, but with the difference that their elected officials do a much better job of reflecting those divisions.

On Roe, the Republicans are on the cusp of catching the car theyve been chasing all these years. When they catch it, it appears that more than four out of ten of their voters will be displeased. Thats a recipe for a major crack-up of their coaliti...

18:21

Rosenstein Found It Necessary to Interrupt Trumps Foreign Trip with Info That WAS ALL RELEASED in Previous April House Intel Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dirty cop Robert Mueller indicted 12 more Russians on Friday in his ongoing witch hunt to discredit and bring down the Trump administration in a phony collusion scandal.

Mueller and accomplice Rosenstein waited to announce the junk charges until the US president was on foreign soil and just days before his meeting with Russian President Vlad Putin.

To date 80% of Robert Muellers junk indictments have been against Russians who will never face a US court because they will never visit the United States.

It now appears that all of this new and urgent information released by dirty cop Rod Rosenstein on Friday was already published months ago in the House Intel report on Russian active measures released by Rep. Devin Nunes.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) tweeted this out on Friday.

Devin Nunes tweeted out on Friday that his House Intel panel report on Russian active measures uncovered everything in the latest Mueller Russia indictments.

It is all listed on the Summary of Findings in the April House Intelligence Report.

Again the full House Intel report is here and includes all of the details from Rosensteins urgent press conference on Friday.

Rosenstein and Mueller did...

18:21

Ban Tear Gas Entirely! by David Swanson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy, July 3, 2018 July 14, 2018 Tear gas is among the least of the problems facing those who care about the murder and destruction of war. But it is a major element in the militarization of local policing. In fact, it is widely deemed illegal in war, []

18:03

Chatter Mounts South Carolina Democrat Jim Clyburn May Run For House Speaker "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Let the circular firing squad commence. They have to win the House first. Washington, DC A whisper campaign is underway to promote U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of Columbia as the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Allies of the S.C. Democratic lawmaker, currently assistant House Democratic leader, say the conversations are still in the []

18:00

Wondering What's Wrong With The DCCC? Matt Taibbi Gets It Right... 100% "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How about better congressional leadership?

In the new issue of the Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi takes issue with Frank Bruni's NY Times column-- another sour centrist reaction to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dsiplacement of centrist standard bearer (and avatar of personal and systemic corruption), Joe Crowley. Democratic socialism frightens the establishment. It's fine with me, but... the framing scares the shit out of liberals. One leftwing member of Congress wrote to me this morning: "Do you think better way to frame progressive policy is restricting unfettered capitalism that privileges the connected and having true free enterprise where all Americans can participate. Off record Im not for the dem socialism framing." If he's not, no one will be-- other than the ones who will get elected in November. "I'd frame the distinction as between public service and self-service," says Mike Siegel, the Democratic nominee in TX-10 who, endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and Our Revolution Texas, won his primary and is now being ignored by the DCCC. "My district was gerrymandered to be 60% Republican, but the incumbent, Rep. McCaul, doesn't even try to serve that 60%. He gives tax breaks to mega-millionaires like himself while seeking cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He supports $25 billion for a Border Wall but won't even get adequate funding to protect Harris County and other areas from hurricane flooding. Rural hospitals are closing while he holds fundraisers at Trump's DC hotel and accepts millions in PAC donations. In this part of Texas, the distinction between the Democrats and DSA is lost on many voters, but they understand when a corrupt politician is failing to offer even th...

17:30

House Interviews Lisa Page, Reveals DOJ Never Told Her About Requests For Interview "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So either the DOJ and Rosenstein are lying or Page who just tried to get around a subpoena so she wouldnt have to testify before Strzok is. Via Fox News: Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was cooperative and credible in a closed-door session Friday with select House committee members that lasted nearly five hours. U.S. []

17:00

Film: How a Brutal Immigration Raid Devastated an American Small Town And How It Bounced Back "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It doesnt get more American than Postville, Iowa. The small rural community looks like countless others across the country: tidy lawns lining anonymous streets around the one big business that keeps the town employed, teenagers working shifts at the local YMCA, families sharing frosted cake in a church basement after service, dressed up kids dancing in front of their parents in a school gym.

Postvilles youth, too, is as American as it gets: Minority students, from about 14 different countries, make up well over half the local high schools student body. When visitors come to the school and see Somali girls in their hijabs, their heads turn so fast Im afraid theyre hurting their neck, the principal said. That doesnt faze our kids.

In Postville, as across America, a white girl from a conservative family can date a Guatemalan boy who was brought to the U.S. without documents, and he can hang out at her house and watch TV and laugh with her Trump-loving brother, who thinks the boyfriends a great guy but also that if youre here illegallyits still wrong. And in Postville, as across America, mixed-status families are the norm. U.S. citizen children have undocumented parents; a young girl can go to school in Iowa by herself while the family she hasnt seen in four years is back in Guatemala and cant come to visit her.

These and other stories from Postville are explored in America First: the Legacy of an Immigration Raid, a new documentary from Univision, published in partnership with The Intercept, which tells the story of the small Iowa town a decade after a massive raid on the local meatpacking plant. The diversity and resilience of Postvilles residents are a reflection of the countrys strengths, just as the deep-seated racism, both casual and systemic, that shaped the towns story is a ubiquitous reality of American life.

The first wave of immigrants to move to this trading-post town came from Germany. When, in 1987, Hasidic Jews from New York bought the towns meatpacking business and turned it into the largest kosher plant in the country, a lot of people were afraid that the Jewish people would take over the town, Postvilles mayor told Univision. Then came Russians, Mexicans, and Eastern Europeans, followed by Central Americans, mostly from Guatemala, all to work at the plant  a tiring, thankless job few others were willing to do. We were aware that some of them were illegal, but nobody wanted to do anything about it, said the mayor.

On May 12, 2008, hundreds of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement descended o...

17:00

HSI, Border Patrol Agents Arrest 18 Alien Smugglers, 117 Illegal Aliens; Seize Cash, Vehicles, Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Head em up, move em out. EL PASO, Texas Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash, vehicles and more than 1,000 lbs. of marijuana last month in a joint effort. Special agents assigned to HSI []

16:52

Top Democrats Panic Demand Trump Intel Chief Keep Info Classified on Trump Campaign Spy Halper "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Top congressional Democrats wrote National Intelligence Director Dan Coats to demand the Trump administration keep classified information on Trump campaign spy Stefan Halper.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), said the wider sharing of the information may put sources and methods at risk.

Democrat leaders are panicked that information on the Obama administrations spying on the Trump campaign before the summer of 2016 will be released to the public.

Obama spy Stefan Halper, was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign.

Obama spy Stefan Halper was promoting Hillary Clinton publicly while he spied on the Trump Campaign.

Democrats do not want the American public to discover that they spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election and afterwards.

The fact that the four top Democrats in Congress are insisting this information stays classified has been mostly ignored by the liberal mainstream media.

The New York Times reported:

The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to two American officials with knowledge of the decision.

Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing t...

16:30

Hanoi Jane: Kavanaugh confirmation would be a catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I wonder how many of Kavanaughs opinions Hanoi Jane has actually read. From Variety: In one part of the Capitol on Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was meeting with more senators as he faces a contentious confirmation hearing. In Continue reading

16:30

Report: Documents Being Readied For Rosensteins Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rosenstein has continued to jerk around the Republicans on documents. And they keep promising to get tough. Via Daily Caller: An impeachment document to remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could be filed as soon as Monday, three conservative Capitol Hill sources have told Politico. Politico reports that House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows []

16:02

WaPo Reporter Falsely Claims Russian Hackers First Targeted Clinton Campaign After Urging From Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Flexible. Via Free Beacon: A Washington Post reporter falsely claimed Friday that the beginning of the Russian effort to hack Hillary Clintons campaign emails came the very same day that her opponent, Donald Trump, called on Russia to find Clintons State Department emails. On July 27, 2016, Trump spoke directly to Russia during a news []

15:59

AMAZING TURNOUT! THOUSANDS Turn Out for Pro-Trump and Free Tommy Robinson Rally in London (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

THOUSANDS of pro-Trump and Free Tommy Robinson protesters gathered in London today to show their support for the American president and to bring awareness to the plight of jailed activist Tommy Robinson.

Tommy Robinson is sitting in jail for for filming outside of child gang rape trial in Great Britain.

UPDATE HERE IS A VIDEO FROM TODAYS PROTEST THAT WONT MAKE THE NEWS..

15:53

When is a non-virgin a virgin? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Answer: When the Vatican says so! A consecrated virgin is a woman who is a virgin, has never married, and pledges she will remain a virgin to dedicate her life to God. Unlike a nun, she does not live in Continue reading

15:46

Dirty Cop Mueller Hopes to Pin His Crap Investigation on Roger Stone and His 24 Word Exchange with Guccifer 2.0 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dirty cop Robert Mueller indicted 12 more Russians on Friday in his ongoing witch hunt to discredit and bring down the Trump administration in a phony collusion scandal.

Mueller and accomplice Rosenstein waited to announce the junk charges until the US president was on foreign soil and just days before his meeting with Russian President Vlad Putin.

To date 80% of Robert Muellers junk indictments have been against Russians who will never face a US court because they will never visit the United States.

After a year-and-a-half it is clear that there was no Russian collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government but there was collusion between Hillary Clinton campaign and the Russians in creating a fictitious story about Donald Trump.

Mueller and his gang of 13 angry Democrats are now stuck with a junk investigation and nowhere to turn.

So these Democrat gangsters are hoping to pin their junk investigation on one Trump acquaintance Roger Stone.

Roger Stone exchange 24 words with Guccifer 2.0 during the 2016 election.

Roger Stone posted the entire 24 word exchange online before Twitter took down his account.

It is becoming clear to Roger Stone that Corrupt Mueller team of far left attorneys is after him. Roger is their last shot. They have to somehow convince the American public that Roger Stone and his 24 word exchange to Guccifer 2.0 changed the US election.

Roger Stone knows this.

Roger Stone exchanged 24 words with Guccifer 2.0 after he left the Trump campaign.

ABC reported:

A self-described dirty trickster in American politics, Stone has taken credit for persuading President Trump to get into politics. He initially served as an adviser to Trumps 2016 campaign but left amid controversy in 2015. While Trump told the Washing...

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15:33

A estranha concorrncia sob medida que pode destinar mais de R$ 130 mi do BB para uma s empresa "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Quando algum no paga um emprstimo do Banco do Brasil, a instituio coloca um cobrador de dvidas na cola do devedor. At junho, esse servio de cobrana era terceirizado pelo BB, e 119 empresas diferentes corriam atrs dos valores atrasados. Em 2017, o banco recuperou R$ 3,1 bilhes e pagou R$ 320 milhes em comisses para as empresas de cobrana.

Agora, o BB resolveu entregar a caa aos devedores para a Cobra, uma estatal fundada em 1974 como empresa de tecnologia e que, desde 1990, subsidiria do banco. Sem licitao.

Mas a Cobra no tem braos suficientes para fazer o servio. Vai terceiriz-lo. O contrato vale perto de R$ 400 milhes, e a seleo dos cobradores terceirizados botou uma pulga atrs da orelha de pequenos empresrios que trabalham com recuperao extrajudicial de dvidas bancrias.

O edital foi feito copiando a estrutura dela. At se perder, ela sai ganhando, resumiu um empresrio que tentou disputar o certame.

Colocada na praa para contratar postos de servio para apoio s atividades de teleatendimento realizadas pela Cobra, a licitao, que j tem vencedores, mas ainda no tem resultado oficial, ir definir as empresas responsveis por tocar de agora em diante o trabalho de cobrar dvidas de clientes do Banco do Brasil.

No mercado, porm, generalizada a crena de que a licitao foi formatada sob medida para ser vencida por uma empresa cuja histria essa reportagem conta a seguir: a BS Tecnologia e Servios Ltda.

1.310% a mais no bolso

A empresa usa a marca comercial BS Services. O edital foi feito copiando a estrutura dela. At se ela perder, ela sai ganhando, resumiu um empresrio que tentou disputar o certame. De fato, a BS arrematou um dos lotes, o terceiro e maior, para prestao de servios em Salvador, que lhe ir render R$ 131 milhes o resultado ainda no foi homologado.

O edital probe que uma empresa arremate mais de um lote, mas permite aos vencedores associarem-se a outras empresas, caso precisem, para prestar o servio. a que est o pulo do gato, acredita quem olhou com lupa para as regras da concorrncia: elas foram moldadas exatamente de acordo com a estrutura de funcionamento da BS Services. Ou seja: muito provvel que quem arrematou os dois outros lotes no...

15:30

Colin Kaepernicks Forced Exile From the NFL Has Lasted for 500 Days "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7, and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline, during the anthem, prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

15:30

DNC Chair Refuses To Answer The Question: Should ICE Be Abolished? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Such a weasel. Via Daily Caller: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez dodged the question of whether or not the the U.S. should abolish ICE Friday on MSNBC. Theres been calls to end, obviously the family separation policy, said host Chris Hayes. There have also been calls to abolish ICE. Theres legislation thats []

15:07

11-Time Deportee with Stolen Vehicle Attempts to Kill Wife With Chainsaw "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Being deported 11 times didnt stop Alejandro Alvarez Villegas from sneaking back into the US for a 12th time. Except he wont be leaving anytime soon. Villegas is accused of attacking his wife with a CHAINSAW. So now well be stuck footing the bill for his time in prison.

The LA Times, of all publications, reports:

A man suspected of attacking a woman with a chain saw in Whittier was arrested Thursday afternoon in Chula Vista, authorities said.

Detectives took Alejandro Alvarez, 32, into custody in the 3100 block of Main Street, where he was still in possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the Whittier Police Department. Police said he will be booked at the Whittier jail on suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit-and-run and grand theft auto.

The attack occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Whittier police responded to the 7700 block of Milton Avenue regarding an attempted murder stemming from a domestic violence incident, police said in a statement. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chain saw.

The woman was taken to a trauma center and her condition is unknown, according to police.

LA Times published a follow up story:

A man suspected of attacking his wife with a chain saw in Whittier had been deported 11 times since 2005, immigration officials said.

Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Cus...

15:04

Another Bad Vote In Congress-- A Bipartisan Attack On Americans' Basic Rights? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


No One In Congress Remembers Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Message To America?



Justin Amash (R-MI) has the least objectionable crucial vote record of any Republican in Congress-- 42.86. It's a better voting record than 7 Blue Dog "Democrats" have this cycle. Translation: Amash has voted more frequently for progressive positions on important roll calls than these monstrosities pretending to be Democrats (from bad to worst):
Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)- 41.53
Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)- 38.14
Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01)- 38.14
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)- 32.20
Jim Costa (CA-16)- 31.53
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)- 30.51
Collin Peterson (MN-07)- 26.89
No, this is not another post about how the DCCC has recruited another ghastly batch of Blue Dogs who they know will be just as bad in Congress and those 7 pigs-- Clarke Tucker (AR), Brenden Kelly (IL), Paul Davis (KS), Gretchen Driskell (MI), Dan McCready (NC), Kathy Manning (NC), Jeff Van Drew (NJ), Max Rose (NY), Anthony Brindisi (NY), Ben McAdams (UT). No, it's a post about why it's important to elect candidates who believe in American values and act on those beliefs in Congress.

There was a vote on Thursday for the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 and Justin Amash...

14:50

Lee County, Virginia School Board Votes To Allow Armed Teachers In County Schools "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Safest county schools in Virginia. Via WJHL: The Lee County, Virginia School Board has approved a measure allowing teachers to carry guns at county schools. Board members voted unanimously in support of the measure. The only way to fight a gun if somebody comes through these doors with a gun to shoot our students, is []

14:00

In the J20 Trials, the Feds Said They Went After Bad Protesters. That Just Means Another Crackdown on Dissent. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington D.C. following the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017.

14:00

Kim DotCom: I Was Warned Not to Turn Over Seth Rich Evidence to Mueller "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In late May 2017 internet entrepreneur Kim DotCom claimed to have evidence that former DNC worker Seth Rich was involved in the leaked emails released by WikiLeaks.

Kim DotCom shared that he was willing to come to the US and give testimony if it is required.

Then Kim DotComs lawyers sent a letter to Robert Mueller saying he would come testify in the US and would provide evidence to the Investigation.

Kim DotCom later said trusting Mueller was a mistake and that the special counsel was out to destroy President Trump.

On Friday Kim DotCom responded to the latest Mueller indictments of another 12 Russian operatives.

Kim DotCom says the the evidence in the indictment doesnt survive a giggle test. Kim DotCom added todays indictment confirmed that Mueller cannot be trusted.

Kim DotCom: Deep State indictment against Russian DNC hackers is so light on evidence that the DOJ should place a Weight Watchers logo on the front page. #ZeroCalories
Mueller knows that his PR stunt will never be tested in Court. The Russian Conspirators will never see a US Court room.

13:38

Demonic: Netflix airs Salute to Abortion; Presbyterian priest blesses PP abortion clinic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Lefts contrived Constitutional right of women to exercise reproductive choice by aborting their unborn children has devolved into a demonic and blasphemous celebration of murder. Last Sunday, July 8, 2018, the increasingly-evil media-services provider Netflix actually aired a Salute Continue reading

13:30

Demorats who drafted bill to abolish ICE say theyll vote against it "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Proof that its not about children separated from their families at the border. Its about keeping their TDS alive for their hopeful Blue Wave this November. From Fox News: Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement Continue reading

09:01

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


by Noah

It's True! Pigs Can Fly!


Mitch McConnell's favorite president has taken London by storm, and not in a good way. As if it was ever in doubt, Donald J for Jackass Trump has cemented his reputation as an international embarrassment to all of humanity.

English Prime Minister Theresa May's biggest mistake in welcoming Trump to England was in welcoming him when it was clear that so many other people in her country knew exactly what Trump is and made their feelings clear about allowing a Trump visit. London's Mayor Sadiq Khan was one. Perhaps she thought that being nice and diplomatic was the way to go. That is her training. No doubt her being a professional politician led her to erroneously believe that being diplomatic when she decided to welcome him with open arms was the way to go. If so, her nature blinded her to the fact that Trump is a rabid fascist animal who would never return the favor of being courteous. In an interview with Rupert Murdoch's Sun "newspaper" (to use the term loosely), Trump didn't just toss her under a bus, he threw her in front of one, stabbing at her in every which way before he did so while he promoted her opponents. Imagine how ballistic Trump would be if May came to the U.S. and attacked her while extolling the virtues of Elizabeth Warren.

06:43

The Mountain Valley Pipeline FERC Approval And Pollution: Is This Why Goodlattes Protecting Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte, and his wife, have as much as a million dollars ($500,000-$1,000,000) invested in Roanoke Gas Company (RGC), which owns part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Is this why hes protecting Trump? Because Trump is gutting the US EPA and the few protections which exist(ed)? And, protecting their profits-right to pollute? Plus, Trumps FERC picks approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Since mid-April, the pipeline construction project has already had over 150 water violations: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/over-150-water-quality-violations-by-mountain-valley-pipeline-mvp-revealed-by-new-map-project/
The US EPA had harsh criticism of the Mountain Valley project in 2016 (before Trump-Pruitt): https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/us-epa-2016-criticisms-of-mountain-valley-pipeline-is-goodlatte-protecting-trump-because-the-epa-could-cut-into-his-pipeline-profits/
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06:36

US EPA 2016 Criticisms Of Mountain Valley Pipeline Is Goodlatte Protecting Trump Because The EPA Could Cut Into His Pipeline Profits? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte, and his wife, have between half a million and a million dollars invested in a company (RGC) which owns part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Is this why hes protecting Trump? Because Trump is gutting the EPA and the few protections which exist(ed)? And, protecting their profits-right to pollute? Plus, Trumps FERC picks approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

From the US EPAs criticisms of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, as submitted to FERC. The entire document is 36 pages long and found here: https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/File_list.asp?document_id=14523499
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06:20

July 14th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #541 "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

Saturday July 14th 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

06:03

TRUMP Ambassador Brownback Lobbies UK to Release Activist Tommy Robinson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom and former Kansas governor, Sam Brownback, complained to the British ambassador in Washington DC about the treatment of imprisoned activist Tommy Robinson.

Brownback told the ambassador the UK needed to treat Robinson better or the Trump administration may criticize Britains handling of the case.

Reuters reported:

Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion.

Brownback raised the case of the activist known as Tommy Robinson in a June meeting with Sir Kim Darroch, Britains Ambassador to the United States, according to a British official and two sources close to the organizers of a pro-Robinson demonstration planned for London on Saturday

Robinson was arrested in late May outside a courthouse in Leeds, England, while making video recordings about a trial related to child molestation and jailed for 13 months for violating English law limiting publicity during criminal trials.

Brownback raised the jailing of Robinson during a meeting with Darroch that covered a range of religious freedom issues, the British official confirmed earlier this week.

Brownback told Darroch that if Britain did not treat Robinson more sympathetically, the Trump administration might be compelled to criticize Britains handling of the case, according to the two sources in contact with organizers of the planned pro-Robinson demonstration.

The sources said Robinsons supporters, who have also been in touch with the Trump administration about the issue, were concerned that he could be attacked by other prisoners.

The post TRUMP Ambassador Brownback Lobbies UK to Release Activist Tommy Robinson appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:01

The True History of WW1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Listen to the podcast

ROCKWELL:  Well, good morning.  This is Lew Rockwell.  And what an honor to have as our guest this morning Judge John V. Denson.  Judge Denson is not only an important lawyer in Alabama and nationally, but a revisionist historian.  His book, A Century of War, is a tremendous introduction to the crimes of Lincoln, Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt.  His edited books The Costs of War and Reassessing the Presidency are also very important works.

But one of the things we love about John Denson is hes constantly reading and finding new books.  Its just an astounding, wonderful thing.  And today, hes come to us with two new books on the origins or World War I that tell a different story from the normal stuff were told.

So, Judge Denson, tell us about these books and their authors and why theyre important.

DENSON:  Well, I brought you some more hidden history.  I came earlier with another book by the name of Hidden History.

ROCKWELL:  A great book, too, yes.

DENSON:  And this book, the title is Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War.  And the authors are Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor and theyre from Scotland.  And they spent about 10 years doing the research for these two books.  This one was published in 2013.  And the second book has just come out in the last couple of months.  And I have a first edition here in paperback, and its called Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended World War I By Three-and-a-Half Years.

ROCKWELL:  Three-and-a-half years.

DENSON:  So it brings up a lot of new material.  I was just looking at the back.  It says that, Everything you learned about who started World War I is probably wrong.

(LAUGHTER)

DENSON:  To me, its almost like a lawsuit where youre the judge and you have lawyers submitting two...

Bad NATO! Bad NATO! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time.  Hes so right.  Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy.

The president was certainly right about last weeks NATO summit in Brussels.  At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for not spending enough on their military forces.  But Trumps real purpose was to show the world that he was boss of all he surveyed.

Doing his best bull in a china shop routine, Trump lectured and scolded the heads of NATO on live TV.  They took the verbal thrashing like truant schoolboys.  NATOs secretary general, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was put into office by the US, muttered a few lame excuses.  Trump supporters in the US were delighted to see the snotty, godless Europeans given a good dressing down.

It did not help when it was revealed that Germany, the bulwark of NATO, had only a handful of front-line fighters in service.  Another report claimed most of its main battle tanks were out of service due to budget cuts.

The president made the very important statement that he regarded Russias Vladimir Putin as a competitor and not an enemy.  This view is widely held in Europe and the rest of the world.

But then Trump negated this sensible view by claiming Germany is totally controlled by and captive to nearby Russia because Germany now buys up to 70% of its oil and gas from them.

In fact, many Germans believe precisely the contrary: that Germany is Washingtons vassal state and still under American domination seven decades after World War II.

They cite US control of Germanys intelligence agencies, foreign and defense policies, relations with Israel, and sending troops to support the ongoing US occupation of Afghanistan.

Over 37 active US bases and installations are spread across northern Germany and Bavaria.  Some 35,000 US troops remain in Germany, down from the Cold War total of over 300,000.  Important German air bases form the core of the US ability to project power into Eastern Europe and the Mideast.  The US quietly stores nuclear weapons in Germany.

The US has dominated Germanys sedate media since WWII.  American intelligence has often hand-picked its editors and columnists.  German officials and politicians at all levels understand a list of approved dos and donts, avoiding actions that would annoy or anger Washington.

American influence over Germany is so pervasive that when it was revealed that the US National Security Agency was tapping Chancellor Angela Merkels cell phone, the German government response to this humiliation was meek and muted.

Donald Trump dislikes Mrs. Merkel because she has let in refugees and Muslim ones at that but s...

Dixie Rising: Rules for Rebels "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After reading Punished With Poverty I wanted to know if there was a way out for the occupied Confederate States, so I read the Kennedy Twins other new book Dixie Rising. A well thought out plan for regaining the founders vision of government by the consent of the governed, and those who may disagree please write us a book and tell us how you would go about such a monumental task?? No plan is ever perfect, but one thing for sure, if we continue to do what weve always done, well always be where weve always been since April 9th, 1865.

First mission, according to the Kennedy Boys, is to re-educate our Southern brethren, and a good way to start is by spreading these two gentlemans books far and wide over Dixie! The Good Book says: My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge quite a prophetic statement in view of the current state of the education our Southern children are receiving form the Yankee controlled PC Public schools! While the Kennedy plan may not be perfect, I give it 5 stars, as I have yet to see a better one!

Reprinted from Amazon.com.

The post Dixie Rising: Rules for Rebels appeared first on LewRockwell.

Mr. Trump! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NATO is obsolete.  Donald Trump made this argument back on the campaign trail.  Yesterday, in his typically hyperbolic manner, he dressed down the organization for its hypocrisy over its mandate, which is to counter any aggression from Russia.

But, the potential threat of a Russian invasion of Europe is nil.  And, literally, everyone involved in this farce of a summit knows this.  So, Trump was right to call out the hypocrisy, but wrong about how to solve it.

Attacking Germany over the Nordstream 2 pipeline is nonsense.  Trade, especially energy trade, stitches economies and peoples together.  But to Trump energy is different.  Energy is a defense issue.

As such, it should be tightly controlled and only deployed to the benefit of those he approves of (or is allied with) against those he doesnt (China).

And this is what is fundamentally wrong with geopolitically-dominant thinking.  Everything gets reduced to the metaphoric chess board.  People stop thinking about their individual needs and can only think in terms of nations and governments.

And it makes it easy for authoritarians like Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and all the rest to push the publics buttons, openly stoking peoples in-group/out-group bias against their own best interest.

This is ultimately what allows for equally odious people like Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to achieve and maintain power.  NATO is obsolete because the thinking behind why it is necessary is obsolete.

Its not Russian aggression that everyone has to be worried about, it is the aggression of those who have to this point mismanaged everything they were empowered to take care of in the first place, i.e. the very politicians at the meeting.

The US has subsidized European social welfare states by outsourcing their defense.  We, in turn, empowered a corporatocracy built around selling increasingly unnecessary weapons back to them under the false rubric of the evil Russians.

Trumps position about NATO members not paying their fair share is beside the point.  NATOs budget would be far better spent contracting Russia to build the Nordstream 2 pipeline itself than bullying Italy into buying another tank it doesnt need.

This is nothing more than him trying to turn an obsolete NATO into yet another Keynesian job creation program.

Buy more of our over-priced, under-performing crap like the F-35 (a plane that should be considered treason by any rational metric of the term) so we can destroy even more precious capital while everyone goes broke issuing more debt to keep the party going a little while longer.

In Trumpspeak however, this comes out as Jobs.  Yuge jobs!

It would be better, in the end, to just...

There s No Campground Like the Bohemian Grove "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether youre throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or working out whether the billionaires gold-plated yacht that your tax hike is going to end up paying for will be seaworthy. We explore some of Wikipedias oddities in our 5,529,165-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This weeks entry: Bohemian Grove

What its about: Ah, the old campground. Hiking through the woods, singing songs around the campfire, crushing the proletariat under your boot, and other hijinks. Yes, Bohemian Grove is a campground, but not just any campground. The Northern California camp is operated by a private club whose membership contains some of the richest and most powerful men in the world. These guys make the rich kids across the lake look like the scrappy underdogs on your side of the lake.

Biggest controversy: When we say powerful men, we mean men. Women are forbidden to join, and while family members are allowed to visit the Grove, women and children must leave the property by 9 or 10 p.m. The Grove was sued for discrimination and took the fight to keep its He-Man Woman Haters Club intact all the way to the state Supreme Court. This club of billionaires made the legal argument that its members urinate in the open without even the use of rudimentary toilet facilities, and therefore they could not allow women to see such a sight, or, naturally, change their behavior in any way. The court ruled against them, but stopped short of insisting they admit female members, requiring them only to hire female employees, in a great blow for equality among wealthy peoples servants.

Not every male club member has been thrilled with the policyformer President (and Grove member) Richard Nixon was once recorded saying of the Groveand this is a direct quote from the former president of the United StatesIt is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine. Just in case you thought Trump had a monopoly on slurs and uncivil behavior.

Strangest fact: Bohemian Grove is a theater camp. Every year, club members perform musical theater, written and composed by the members themselves. The camp has put on a show every year since 1902 (minus a three-year break for WWII). The 1975 show had an estimated budget of $20,000 to $30,000 (well over $100,000 in todays money), and the performances can involve as many as 300 people. Somewhere theres a billionaire captain of industry fondly reminiscing about the time he played a tree in a camp musical.

Thing we were happiest to learn: The Grove may have won World War II. While outside business is supposed to be left at the gate, the...

Trump Defects to Russia? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The turmoil caused this week by US President Trump among NATO allies is approaching surreal. Time to indulge in some satire

Helsinki was always famed for its Cold War intrigues and secret exchanges between the Americans and Soviets. But no-one imagined this delivery. The 45th president of the United States handed himself over to the care of Mother Russia, renouncing American citizenship and seeking asylum.

While Trump has reportedly gone into hiding somewhere in Russia, the US and its European allies are in uproar over the sellout of the century to borrow the property tycoons phraseology.

His detractors in Washingtons political and media establishment are in paroxysms of condemnation and, strangely, relieved self-righteousness. We always knew it. That Trump was a Kremlin stooge, a Putin puppet. Now, finally, we have proof, fumed one pundit.

Trumps last words explaining his actions were more prosaic. Ive had it with this Russia collusion fake news screwing up my life for two years, he told reporters before being whisked away. Im outta here. I got my eye on some nice beach property on the Black Sea.

It all transpired during now-former President Trumps much-ballyhooed summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital. Helsinki was chosen as a neutral venue, much as it had been during Cold War years, as a place where American and Soviet officials could discreetly meet, discuss and, no doubt, eavesdrop on each other.

The meeting between Trump and Putin had been keenly anticipated by political foes, supporters and neutrals alike. Donald Trump had tormented his detractors in the weeks before the summit, by tweeting how much he hoped to establish a friendly rapport with his Russian counterpart, who has been something of a bte noire for American liberals and hawks.

Political opponents in the US and European allies were on edge in the run-up to the Helsinki rendezvous which was to take place only days after the NATO summit in Brussels. There were widely expressed apprehensions that Trump would rail against European leaders for not pulling their weight over NATO financial commitments. They were also concerned that the American president would storm out of the NATO summit and proceed to a cordial meeting with Putin, leaving the alliance looking in embarrassed disarray.

No-one foresaw an even greater calamity.

Trump did indeed bawl out the Europeans as free loaders on American military power. He repeated his earlier disparagement that the NATO alliance was obsolete. Behind closed-doors, it was said by sources, who do not want to be named, that Trump read the riot act to European bozos with a stream of expletives.

Next stop Helsinki. Trump was warmly greeted by Putin, with smil...

Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BERLIN  After over 70 years, Germans have apparently had enough of the U.S. troop presence in their country, the second largest presence of U.S. troops abroad after Japan. According to a YouGov poll conducted by Germanys DPA news agency, 42% of Germans support a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in the country with 37% of Germany wanting them to stay and 21% undecided. Currently, Germany hosts close to 35,000 U.S. soldiers and between 30 and 40 U.S. military bases.

The poll also found that support for withdrawal came from across the German political spectrum. For instance, 67% of voters from the left-wing Die Linke party were found to support a U.S. troop withdrawal while 55% of the far-right, nationalist AfD party also expressed support for their removal. The Green party of Germany also backed withdrawal by 48%. Support was lowest among voters of the CDU party, the political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at 35%.

Other findings from the poll show that there is little popular support among Germans for militarism in general, but particularly U.S. President Donald Trumps recent demand that NATO members such as Germany work to increase their military spending to a new target of 4% of national GDP. Some German political analysts have asserted that Trumps demand is aimed at increasing European purchases of U.S.-manufactured weapons systems.

On this point, however, the poll found that only 15% of Germans support increasing military spending to just 2% of GDP. Furthermore, 36% of Germans feel that the country already spends too much on military spending. Yet, despite the lack of support for increasing military spending among Germans, Merkel stated on Thursday that, after a very fundamental discussion during the recent and very intense NATO summit, Germany must spend more on NATO defense.

Even though he has pushed Germany and other NATO countries to push for increased military spending despite a lack of popular support, Trump could still prove an unlikely ally for Germans eager to see at least a reduction in the number of U.S. troops stationed throughout the country.

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These Eight Words "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Can the entire story of the worst economic disaster in American history really be told from just eight words in a political partys platform? In this case, yes.

Here are the fateful words that introduced the second section of the Republican Partys 1932 platform, right after a waffling plank on prohibition: We believe in the principle of high wages.

This was Herbert Hoover speaking. His most cherished economic belief was that wages could not be allowed to fall, and after the Crash of 1929 he vigorously jawboned business leaders to keep wages up. It was not just a question of persuasion. He made it clear that if businesses did not do as he demanded, legislative wage controls would swiftly follow. Business leaders were afraid to defy this edict, and did their best to keep wages where they had been.

The results were utterly disastrous. Since the prices of products and services were in a deflationary downward spiral, the most effective way to avoid bankruptcy would have been to cut wages and other costs. This had been done in the Depression of 1921 with impressive results. That depression, chronicled in an excellent history by Jim Grant, The Forgotten Depression, was over in a year and a half. Nor did workers in aggregate suffer from lower wages. Their lower wages bought the same amount of goods and services at reduced prices.

Confronted with rapidly falling prices following the Crash along with frozen wages, business owners resorted to the only expedient left: massive layoffs. It was their last resort and the only possible way to try to save their businesses. As a direct result of Hoovers twisted logic, millions of workers were fired and immediately faced penury and even starvation, while those still employed, especially union members and government workers, enjoyed a windfall. Frozen wages with falling prices in effect doubled their real wages.

Murray Rothbard explained all this in Americas Great Depression, but you wont find it in high school history textbooks. Nor will you read that Franklin Roosevelt just doubled down on Hoovers tragic policy mistake by enacting wage and price controls. In a celebrated incident, a poor tailor was sent to jail for charging a few too many pennies for pressing a pair of pants.

This was almost a century ago, but the public and politicians still fall for the same twisted illogic. In his 2014 state of the union address, President Obama said that I ask Americas business leader to raise your employees wages. In her 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton said the same thing: Its a pretty simple formula: higher wages lead to more demand, which leads to more jobs w...

The View of Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The upcoming Trump/Putin summit is hampered by the crazed portrait of Russia painted by presstitutes. Jonathan Chait, Amy Knight, Max Bergmann, Yaroslav Trofimov, Roger Cohen, and the rest of the conscious or de facto CIA assets that comprise the Western presstitute media have turned Putin into a superhuman who controls election outcomes throughout the West, murders people without rhyme or reason, and has President Trump under his thumb doing Putins bidding. Who could imagine a more extreme conspiracy theory?

Jonathan Chait in New York magazine writes that the dark crevices of the Russia scandal run deep, so deep that it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

So here is Chait, who brands truth-tellers conspiracy theorists coming up with the greatest conspiracy theory of our time that President Trump has been a Kremlim asset since 1987. Chait provides a crazy quilt of connections to illustrate his absurd conspiracy theory that its not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics.

Chait believes that Russia is also behind the UKs exit from the European Union. Driving Britain out of the European Union advanced the decades-long Russian goal of splitting Western nations apart, and Russia found willing allies on the British far right.

Chait gets even more conspiratorial. He admits that Paul Manaforts indictments for alleged white collar crimes are not related to Trumps election, having occurred years previously in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Chait is certain that Manafort is shielding Trump even though according to Chait Manafort is facing many years in prison. Why would Manafort shield Trump? Chaits answer:
One way to make sense of his behavior is the possibility that Manafort is keeping his mouth shut because hes afraid of being killed. That speculation might sound hyperbolic, but there is plenty of evidence to support it. In February, a video appeared on YouTube showing Manaforts patron Deripaska on his yacht with a Belarusian escort named Anastasia Vashukevich.

Chaits article is long and heavily weighted with innuendo. Chait, or whoever wrote the article, possibly the person who wrote the Steele Dossier, collects every disparaging fact and fantasy about Trump and assembles them in a way to paint a portrait of a person who must also, without much doubt, be a Russian agent. If the public can be convinced of this, the...

A Measure of Greatness? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, and on the whole the commentary that it has evoked has obeyed the injunction not to speak ill of the dead, as if the passage of time and the deaths of millions in the name of the birthday boy did not somewhat attenuate the social imperative to mute ones words. There are reasons for this.

The fact is that we sense the approach of yet another economic crisis, as my late dog sensed the approach of a thunderstorm. Perhaps the crisis to come will be even greater and more devastating than the last, being the consequence of our almost universal imprudence and improvidence, and our determination to learn nothing from experience. Marx, of course, would not have been surprised at this, since he believed that such crises were inevitable until the advent of his utopia, in which such phenomena as private property, banks, and the bourgeoisie would cease to exist. In Marxs vision, the ant would lie down with the anteater, and all would be well forever and ever, amen.

The combination of scathing criticism of the present and adolescent daydreaming is irresistible to quite a lot of people, and of course in predicting crises Marx seems to have been prescient. In fact, he was no more prescient than I would be if I predicted that there would be rain in England at some time within the next year; but in the kingdom of the foolish, a man with one clich may appear wise.

Marx, of course, was one of those people who love humanity and hate men (an increasingly common type, it seems to me). He was in most respects an unattractive figure, cocksure, domineering, intolerant, and hypocriticalthough, it pains me to be fair, he had an undoubted charm in the domestic circle and he was both very clever and intensely cultivated. As to his writing, he was a crashing bore with a brilliant turn of phrase. Burning hatred is never far from his prose, and gives to it its spice. Nowhere is it clearer that hatred is by far the strongest of political emotions.

Now, it so happens that another man far greater, or at least better and more attractive, than he was born and died in the same year as he, that is to say born in 1818 and died in 1883. The paths of the two men nearly crossed, though as far as I know they never met. They both knew the anarchist Bakunin, they both studied at the University of Berlin in the late 1830s, and they were both in Brussels when the 1848 revolution broke out. The second man was the great Russian writer Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev.

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The US Is Broke "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lenders slave. Solomon

This is the story about Debtor, a newborn American baby. Debtor has just been born into the greatest economy in the world, a land full of promises and opportunities. This is what his parents tell him. But unbeknown to Debtor, he has been given a very bad start in life. Because the parents havent told Debtor, and how could they since they are not aware themselves, that he starts life with a massive debt burden that will grow manifold during his lifetime.

THE AMERICAN DEBT SLAVE

King Solomons words will ring true for almost every American born today. The average American is a debt slave already at birth. And by the time he dies, his debt will have increased exponentially, thus passing on an even bigger debt and greater enslavement to the next generation.

This is a vicious circle that has gone on for just over 100 years. A very small elite has become incredibly wealthy and the masses have become enslaved by private and government debt.

For the majority of people it will be impossible to extricate themselves from this massive debt stone around their neck. Instead they will add to the debt by taking on more debt.

US DEBT GOING FROM $21 TRILLION TO $43 QUADRILLION

But the government will also do their part. They will at least double the national debt every 8 years as they have been doing for several decades ( see last weeks article). Starting from $21 trillion debt today and assuming that Debtor will live until 88 years old, a doubling of the debt every 8 years would lead to a $43 quadrillion federal debt in 2106. Most of us will of course not be around to check that forecast but since it is just an extrapolation of long term trends, it is difficult to argue with although a lot can of course happen in 88 years.

Even the $43 quadrillion US debt in 2106 could be conservative. Higher deficits and higher interest rates, both being likely, could multiply the $43 trillion many, many times.

I am sure that no one expected, in 1981 when Reagan started with a $900 billion debt, that the US debt would have gone up 23x to $21 trillion, 37 years later. No one likes forecasting the truth, because the truth looks horrific when it comes to all the misma...

Want To Add 4 Years to Your Life? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new study has uncovered that those with close religious affiliations tended to live up to four years longer compared to non-religious persons. The four-year extra longevity was found after considering other factors that could affect mortality including marital status and sex.

Lead author Laura Wallace explained, Religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life.

What exactly is the cause of added longevity through religion? Is it prayer? Is it the power of a God? The researchers speculate it has to do with community and being social, which other studies have linked with longevity.

Co-author Baldwin Way added, The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives.

Another finding showed religious affiliation and longevity may also be more effective for those living in certain areas, compared to others. For example, in smaller towns, people were found to live longer with strong religious affiliation compared to larger towns 6.48 years versus four years.

Several studies have explored the fact that volunteering and partaking in social groups is a key factor in a long life and this study reaffirms this.

Wallace continued, We found that volunteerism and involvement in social organizations only accounted for a little less than one year of the longevity boost that religious affiliation provided. Theres still a lot of the benefit of religious affiliation that this cant explain.

Another aspect that could explain how religious affiliation leads to longevity is that many religious beliefs circle around healthier habits and deter its followers from engaging in unhealthy habits. Furthermore, practicing religion has been shown to reduce stress.

The positive health effects of religion spill over to the non-religious in some specific situations. The spillover effect only occurs in highly religious cities that arent too concerned about everyone conforming to the same norms. In those areas, non-religious people tend to live as long as do religious people, said Wallace.

Although the study did have some limitations, it still reveals a positive association between religious affiliation and longevity.

Reprinted with permission from Bel Marra Health.

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06:00

Movie Night-- Eat The Rich... Or Feed Them To Pigs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




My friend Mike is a film critic and every week he sends me a list of coming releases and invites me to see them. Since I had my stem cell replacement operation, I've had to avoid movie theaters. I hadn't been to one in about 2 years. But one of the films looked interesting this week, Lauren Greenfield's Generation Wealth. I liked another movie she made a few years ago, The Queen of Versailles, which had given me plenty of ammo to use in posts. I imagined Generation Wealth would be as political. Instead, it was like a long, long, long advertisement for new her photo book. And did it ever suck! I hated every single character in it, especially Greenfield, although watching how she framed her very bright young son, Noah-- who she should have made the unscripted narrator if she wanted to save this nightmare-- was interesting.

At least Generation Wealth reminded me about two movies by Jamie Johnson that successfully accomplished what Greenfield didn't. Johnson's Born Rich (2003) is at the bottom of the page. Here's The One Percent (2006):



Johnson received some Emmy nominations for his work. That's not going to happen with Generation Wealth, which, if it wasn't already sickening enough, had some gratuitous Trump scenes. Rupert Neate reviewed Generation Wealth for The Guardian and I think he liked it more than I did. "Greenfield," he wrote, "introduces us to characters all motivated by the accumulation of wealth. 'No matter how much people had, they still wanted more,' Greenfield says of her subjects. We meet Florian Homm, a hedge fund manager living in self-imposed exile in Germany to avoid extradition to the US where he has been sentenced to 225 years in jail. Smoking cigars and dripping in gold, Homm, who became known as 'the antichrist of finance' for ripping off his investors for hundreds of millions of dollars, tells Greenfiel...

04:51

Updated List of Mueller Indictments: More Than 80% Are Russians Who (If They Are Real People) Will Never Face US Courts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Mueller witch hunt is reaching new heights.   With the 12 Russians indicted today, the corrupt Mueller team has now indicted 31 individuals and 3 companies, with more than 80% of the indictments related to Russians who we really dont even know if they are real or whether they did anything to interfere in our 2016 election.   These indictments today only diminish the validity of the witch hunt by adding more fake indictments to the already pitiful list. 

Dirty and Corrupt Cop Robert Mueller and his team of conflicted liberal attorneys and investigators are seeing their unconstitutional witch hunt fall apart.  It seems like on a daily basis more and more information becomes available of the entire gangs unlawful acts.  In spite of this, they charge forward hiring more troops while working with their mainstream media (MSM) to report their unlawful and phony leaks planned to keep their criminal conspiracy alive.  Todays actions were no different.

Corrupt and dirty cop Mueller started the witch hunt more than one year ago, on May 17, 2017, and began looking into individuals with any relationship with President Trump.  Muellers team were not interested in crimes that President Trump committed.  There are none.  Instead, Mueller went after anyone with any relationship to the President and any other fake indictments with Russians they can create.  Muellers entire team has serious conflicts of interest and his investigation is unconstitutional, but this has not deterred Mueller.

Dirty Cop Mueller and his team went ahead and indicted some individuals related to the President and then he apparently made up other individuals out of thin air and indicted them too.  Heres an updated list of the indictments and their current status.

12 Russian Intelligence Officers

FOX News reported today

The Justice Department on July 13 announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and...

04:30

REPORT: House Conservatives Prepare to Impeach Rosenstein as Soon as Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House GOP lawmakers are preparing to push to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as soon as Monday, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows previously drafted the impeachment documents, however nothing has been filed yet.

GOP Congressmen are fed up with Rosensteins continued stonewalling of their probe of the FBIs and DOJs corruption, Spygate and Russiagate during the 2016 election.

Politico reported:

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in fact, had the impeachment document on the floor of the House at the very moment that Rosenstein spoke to reporters and TV cameras Friday.

Conservative sources say they could file the impeachment document as soon as Monday, as Meadows and Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) look to build Republican support in the House. One source cautioned, however, that the timing was still fluid.

It has not been filed today, was all Meadows spokesman Ben Williamson would say. Williamson declined to rule out whether Meadows intended to file the document next week.

Republicans could also try to hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress, if they want to go a step before impeachment.

Friday, Rep. Mark Meadows hinted once again Rosenstein attempted to obstruct oversight.

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page appeared on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door deposition.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows dropped a bombshell Friday afternoon and said it appears the DOJ is continuing their efforts to keep material facts and even witnesses from Congress.

Meadows tweeted: Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. Th...

04:15

91-Year-Old Twins From South Carolina Have Spent Nearly Every Day Together, Including Time In WWII "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WISTV: A unique story nearly a century in the making! A set of 91-year-old twins, born and raised in the Midlands, have spent nearly every day of their lives together including while serving in World War II. nd after 91 years together, the two are still inseparable. Hampton and Raymond Caughman were born []

03:59

Indictment of Russian Intelligence Operatives Should Quell Harebrained Conspiracy Theories on DNC Hack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone pauses while speaking to members of the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Sept. 26, 2017.

03:35

Democrat Apologizes For Saying Peter Strzok Should Get Purple Heart For His Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yeah, you did mean it, thats why you used it. Comparing a lying biased FBI agent to a wounded military member is disgusting. Via Daily Caller: Speaking on CNN Friday Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen apologized for saying disgraced Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a Purple Heart. I said something at the hearings yesterday about []

03:20

Lukasz Dusza for The Gateway Pundit Wrap: Over 300 Plus Media Approved Violent Attacks on Trump Supporters (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

According to Breitbart.com there have been over 300 media approved violent attacks and harassment against Trump supporters.

Ever since Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president, the American left has responded with unhinged vitriol, violent fantasies, and mob attacks.

The Gateway Pundits Lukasz Dukasz discusses the horrible violence on Trump supporters that is ignored or cheered on by the left and #NeverTrumpers.

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03:12

McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Harassing Leftists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to public protests of him and Republican leaders at restaurants, saying the protests are all about intimidation in a Thursday press conference. This is all about intimidation, McConnell said at a Kentucky press conference, not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you that I []

03:10

Absolvido de comprar silncio de Cerver, Delcdio Amaral v brecha jurdica para voltar poltica "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Demstenes Torres e seu advogado, Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, aguardam o resultado da votao da cassao de seu mandato no painel do Senado. O senador teve seu mandato cassado por 56 votos a favor, 19 contra e 5 se abstenes.

03:01

It Seems Like it Was Just Yesterday that Hillary Threatened War with Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday Rod Rosenstein interrupted President Trumps historic trip to Europe to drop some new charges on Russian generals who will never be formally charged in the US because they live in Russia.

President Trump is planning on meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Democrats and their media want Trump to cancel the talks.

If only Chuck Schumer and Democrats had Crooked Hillary as president The talks would be cancelled and the bombs would be dropping.

Hillary Clinton threatened to wage war against Russia over cyber security issues this week at the American Legion Convention.

Hillary Clinton: Youve seen the reports. Russias hacked into a lot of things, Chinas hacked into a lot of things. Russia even hacked into the Democratic National Committee. Maybe even some state election systems? So we gotta step up our game. Make sure we are well defended and make sure we are able to take the fight to those who go after us. As president I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyber attacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses.

For some reason that threat of war did not make any headlines??

Paul Joseph Watson reported on this on Friday.

Of course, the American media ignored this shocking threat of war by Hillary Clinton.

Wikileaks wants to know why:

02:52

Artemisia Gentileschi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) had an interesting life and has lately embarked on an equally interesting afterlife. She was one of the seventeenth century's most prominent female artists, and perhaps the first woman admitted to the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. After her death she was pretty much forgotten, dismissed by most conoisseurs as a minor figure and reviled by a few as a foolish slut. (Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (ca. 1615-1617), recently sold to Londons National Gallery for 3.6 million or about $5 million.)

Then came feminism, and suddenly in the late twentieth century Gentileschi was famous and acclaimed in a way she had never been before. Not only was she a female artist, she was a rape victim whose personal testimony, preserved in the legal records of the Governor of Rome, still has the power to move and even shock us centuries later. Two generations of feminist critics, among them Germain Greer, have seen in Artemisia a woman struggling against male power, whose paintings encode resistance and a call to sisterhood. (Susannah and the Elders, 1610, completed when Artemisia was 17.)

But this of course only embroils us in other questions; given that her story can be...

02:44

CNN VPs Shot At Fox News For Not Having Class Backfires "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN really has no standing to complain about anything. Via Daily Wire: CNNs Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships took a shot at Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts on Friday for not having class because he did not stick up for CNN reporter and provocateur Jim Acosta. Earlier in the day, Acosta []

02:43

Over 150 Water Quality Violations By Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Revealed By New Map Project "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte, and his wife, have between half a million and a million dollars invested in a company (RGC) which owns part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Is this why hes protecting Trump? Because Trump is gutting the EPA and the few protections which exist(ed)? And, protecting their profits-right to pollute? Plus, Trumps FERC picks approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

News Release from the Sierra Club:
More Than 150 MVP Water Quality Violations Revealed by Clean Water Advocates New Map Project
Mountain Valley Watchs Map Shows Location and Imagery from Route of Fracked Gas Pipeline
Friday, July 13, 2018
BLACKSBURG, VA Today, Mountain Valley Watch, a volunteer organization of concerned community members monitoring construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, released its Incident Reporting Map, giving the public and decision makers the first-ever cumulative look at the projects consistent and ongoing water quality violations. The map details locations, dates, descriptions, and ph...

02:37

Trump Baby Blimp in London Turns Out to Be HUGE FLOP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump baby blimp expectation vs. reality

The Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, approved an angry baby Trump blimp to fly near the Parliament for two hours on July 13th during the Presidents visit to the United Kingdom.

Ironically, the group behind this angry baby Trump blimp refer to themselves as anti-fascists.

Sadiq Khans spokesman said the Mayor approved the blimp because he supports the right to peaceful protest.

The photos of the baby Trump blimp had people expecting it to fly over Parliament with authority.

In reality, the balloon was much smaller than expected and barely hovered above the crowd of liberal lunatics.

The baby Trump blimp did not hover high in the sky, rather it was closer to the ground.

EPIC FAIL.

One Twitter user perfectly described the flop as when you order it online and it comes in the mail

Take a look at the crowd of lunatics surrounding the Trump baby blimp:

02:22

Race and Bourgeois Norms "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

David Brooks reviews the evidence that movement toward racial equality has essentially stopped, and then says,

Id say the correct response to all this is an attitude I encounter a lot among people who are working in these communities, which you might call left on structural racism and right on cultural accountability.

That is to say, the left-wingers have it correct when they point to the systems of oppression that pervade society: the legacy of residential segregation; the racist attitudes in the workplace that demonstrably make it much harder for African-American men to get jobs; the prejudices in the schools, in the streets and in the judicial system that make it much more likely that African-American males will be punished, incarcerated and marginalized.

But conservatives are right to point to the importance of bourgeois norms. Three institutions do an impressive job of reducing racial disparity: the military, marriage and church. As the A.E.I. study shows, black men who served in the military are more likely to be in the middle class than those who did not. Black men who attended religious services are 76 percent more likely to attain at least middle-class status than those who did not. As Chettys research shows, the general presence of fathers not just ones own in the community is a powerful determinant of whether young men will be able to rise and thrive.
There is a critique of the 60s which says that all the personal freedom worked out great for those at the top of society, but has been a complete disaster for the less fortunate. Sometimes I think there is something to it.

02:16

Far Left Factcheck.org and Facebook Defend Liar Kamala Harris Say Photos of Integrated Classrooms Do not Prove Classrooms were Integrated "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When an integrated classroom is NOT and integrated classroom
Facebook and far left Factcheck.org jump through hoops to defend liberal Senator Kamala Harris.

On Monday The Gateway Pundit called out Kamala Harris for posting an obvious lie about her few years as a child in Berkeley, California, before she moved to Canada.

Here is that post

* * * * * * * * * * *

Media darling and Democrat Senator Kamala Harris tweeted about the power of the Supreme Court.

Harris said she was a student in only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools.

Kamala Harris:  Two decades after Brown v. Board, I was only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools. Without that decision, I likely would not have become a lawyer and eventually be elected a Senator from California. Thats the power a Supreme Court Justice holds.

Theres just one problem Everything about that tweet is a lie.

Kamalas parents were successful professionals. Kamala went to school in Berkeley for only 2 years. She then moved with her mother at age seven to Canada where she attended grade school and high school.

Kamala Harris was born in 1964

She claims she was only the second class to integrate at the Berkeley public schools.

Kamala lied.
Actually the classrooms in Berkeley were already integrated in 1963 before she was born.
Heres a photo from the 1963 Berkeley yearbook.
...

02:12

Watch: Attempted Hit On Son Of Bonanno Crime Family Associate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How he had the presence of mind to keep rolling. It was that that saved his life. Via NY Post: The son of a reputed Bonanno crime family associate was critically wounded in an attempted hit steps away from his lavish Bronx compound Wednesday morning, law enforcement sources told The Post. Salvatore Zottola was shot []

02:00

Putin-Gate Continues To Plague Trump As He Goes To Meet His Master In Helsinki "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Yesterday Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) penned an OpEd for USAToday sure to infuriate Trumpanzee if he gets wind of it over in Scotland, where he's being boo-ed everywhere he goes. Next stop is Helsinki, where he'll be meeting with the man who put him in the White House. As Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, we'll be meeting with allies in Washington to show Russia its plans to divide and attack us won't work.
The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a report last week concurring with the U.S. intelligence communitys unanimous assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a massive influence campaign aimed at the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The attack included the targeting of election infrastructure, email hacks, weaponized leaks, overt propaganda and a covert, large-scale disinformation effort on social media feeds like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

In many ways, this threat is not new. The Kremlin has been conducting information warfare or active measures against the West for decades. What is new, however, are social media tools with the reach and power to magnify propaganda and false information with a scale and precision that would have been unimaginable back in the days of the Berlin Wall.

The Soviet Politburo could only have dreamed of the capability Russia now has to target voters directly in the U.S., Europe and other democracies with propaganda, misinformation and disinformation. Twenty-first century social media tools have the potential to further erode public confidence in western institutions and undermine the shared sense of facts that is supposed to be the foundation of honest political debate.

In 2016, we were taken by surprise. In 2018, there are no excuses. We must be ready.

...

01:47

Lisa Page Testimony Highlights Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Lied To Chairman Devin Nunes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On January 3rd, 2018, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein entered an agreement for witness testimony.   One of those witnesses was FBI Attorney Lisa Page, Andrew McCabes former special counsel. WASHINGTON January 4th Continue reading

01:42

Feds Claim Russians Were In DNC Computers Long After CrowdStrike Claimed To Have Purged Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How do they know this if they never got the server and the only information they have is from CrowdStrike who is the only group that examined it? Via Daily Caller: Russian hackers retained access to the Democratic National Committees network until October 2016, despite private security firm CrowdStrikes claim that it had expelled all []

01:20

FLASHBACK: Guccifer (Marcel Lehel Lazar) Says Guccifer 2.0 Is Creation of NSA and US State Dept. It was an Inside Job "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

On Friday Crooked Cop Rod Rosenstein announced that Guccifer 2.0 broke into the Democratic servers.
12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted.
This comes 4 months after the Mueller Special Counsel took over the investigation of Guccifer 2.0.

Crooked and corrupt Assistant US AG Rod Rosenstein held a cyber law enforcement announcement in March to announce that the corrupt Mueller investigation was taking over the Guccifer 2.0 investigation.

But Guccifer (1)   Marcel Lehel Lazar   says that Guccifer 2 is a creation of the NSA and US State Department!?!

In August of 2017, the Eastern European hacker known as Guccifer reached out to US reporters from prison in Romania to claim that Guccifer 2.0 is a scheme orchestrated by the National Security Agency and US State Department.

Guccifer, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, was arrested in 2014 for hacking Hillary Clintons former political aide Sidney Blumenthal. Lazar first revealed to the world that Clinton was using a non-secure private email address while serving as the US Secretary of State.

Lazar admitted to accessing personal email and social media accounts of approximately 100 American citizens by using Russian proxy servers because they were the fastest. In 2016 he was sentenced to 52 months in US prison after he finishes a seven-year sentence in Romania for hacking crimes committed there.

Lazar told Fox News senior executive producer Pamela Browne that

he believed Guccifer 2.0, the hacker behind multiple US Democratic National Committee (DNC) leaks, to be a fabrication by the US government  an inside job. He said the idea came from one of his State Department handlers during his extradition plane ride to the US in spring 2016. The government employee, assigned to make sure Lazar arrived safely to an American jail, mentioned: What would your opinion...

01:02

New Socialist Star Could Still Lose To The Dem She Beat In Primary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And shes furious. Gotta love left eats left. Via Daily Wire: On Thursday, The New York Times editorial board, which has slammed the states election laws before, took the time to mount another attack. The last time the Times opined about the election laws was in February; the time before that was in October 2017. []

00:57

Rep. Meadows Drops Bombshell: DOJ Had Not Notified Lisa Page of Congress Outstanding Interview Requests For Over 7 Months "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lisa Page appeared on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door deposition.

Fox News Catherine Herridge tried to ask Lisa Page questions as the former FBI lawyer briskly walked into her deposition.

Lisa Page refused to answer questions. She basically just plowed through the reporters, Catherine Herridge said.

VIDEO:

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said on Friday afternoon it appears the DOJ is continuing their efforts to keep material facts and even witnesses from Congress.

Meadows tweeted: Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing their efforts to keep material facts, and perhaps even witnesses, from Congress.

On Tuesday night Trump-hating FBI lawyer Lisa Page and her legal counsel announced she will not appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday despite a Congressional subpoena.

The House Judiciary Committee...

00:30

Scarlett Johansson Pulls Out Of Film Where She Was To Play Transgender Man After Transgender Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So dumb. Via Daily Wire: After a vast backlash from transgender activists, Scarlett Johansson has now pulled out of her role as a transgender man in Rub and Tug, a new film regarding a massage parlor. Johansson told Out magazine: In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I []

00:30

GONE AGAIN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Okay, this time I'm taking a real vacation -- I'll be away for a week or so. I'll be back on Sunday, July 22. There will be posts, however, from some of your favorite substitute bloggers, so stop by.

00:03

Rod Rosenstein: No Allegation That Russians Changed Vote Count, No Allegation Against Any Americans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Once again, no collusion and no effect on the election. Via Daily Caller: United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that 12 Russian nationals were indicted for hacking the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign officials in order to get emails. The indictment alleges the Russians also stole information []

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23:55

New Mueller Indictments: Will Trump Insist That Putin Turn Over The Russian Officials Indicted For Interfering In the 2016 Election? Trump Minions In Congress Must Decide If They Are On The US Side Or Putins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Congressman Cummings Issues Statement on Latest Mueller Indictments Jul 13, 2018 Press Release Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2018)

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Department of Justice that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 additional Russian officials for interfering in the 2016 election:

Will President Trump finally demand accountability from Vladimir Putin when he meets with him on Monday?  Will he insist that Putin immediately turn over these Russians to be tried in the courts of the United States for their attacks against our nation?  

Or will President Trump continue to give Putin every conceivable giftfrom lifting sanctions to blessing the illegal Crimea annexation to threatening the very foundations of NATO? 

And will he continue to demonize the United States law enforcement authorities who are battling against these Russian attacks? 

Finally, to the Presidents minions in Congress who have been desperately trying to smear Special Counsel Muellers investigation and halt it in its tracks, I ask you thiswhose side are you on?  Ours or Putins?
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https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-issues-statement-on-latest-mueller-indictments

Trump-Putin Minion Goodlatte to the left, US Congressman Nadler to the right.
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23:32

Perfect Metaphor For The Fail That Is The Resistance: Giant Trump Baby Blimp Is A Bust "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Epic fail. Via Twitchy: President Trump is in London today and meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, and as promised, protesters were in the area with what was billed as a giant baby Trump blimp. However, it depends on what your definition of giant is: Keep reading

23:26

US Congressman Cummings Calls On Gowdy To Subpoena White House After New IG Report Finds Price Squandered At Least $341,000 Of Taxpayer Money On Private Flights "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Seema Verma, Trump, Price and Pence.

Cummings Calls on Gowdy to Subpoena White House After New IG Report Finds Price Squandered Taxpayer Funds on Private Flights Jul 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2018)Today, the Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new report concluding that former Secretary Tom Price wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars traveling around the country on private chartered flights.  The report found:

Of the 21 trips related to former Secretary Prices travel, we determined that for one trip all applicable Federal requirements had been followed.  The remaining 20 trips did not comply with Federal requirements, including all 12 chartered aircraft trips.  Specifically, we found instances of noncompliance related to some of the travel authorizations and travel vouchers for former Secretary Price and certain HHS travelers accompanying him on the trips.  In add...

23:26

Rosenstein Delivers Indictments For 12 Russians Then Buries in Lock-box of DOJ National Security Division "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you are old enough to remember the Soviet-era propaganda approximately five years prior to the Polish solidarity movement, you are old enough to have a solid frame of reference for todays announcement from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Truthfully, Continue reading

23:03

Hillary Comes Unhinged Over Trump SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh They Want to Take Us Back to the 1850s (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday, twice-failed presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, was honored with a Womens Rights Award by the (AFT) American Federation of Teachers.

Hillary Clinton attacked President Trumps SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh in her long-winded speech riddled with lies and demagoguery.

Crooked Hillarys message was not one of optimism or hope, rather she fear-mongered in an effort to get people to the voting booths in November.

Hillary said that Trumps SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh is an attack on civil rights, womens rights and the LGBT community.

This nomination holds out a threat for devastating consequences for workers rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, womens rights, including those to make our own health decisions, Hillary said.

Hillary went on to say the Trump administration is attempting to reverse decades of progress by nominating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Hillary came totally unhinged and said she worries the Trump admin with their conservative majority SCOTUS will take us back to the 1850s.

You know, I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s, now I worry they want to take it back to the 1850s, Hillary continued.

Hillary Clinton learned nothing from her 2016 election failure; identity politics and fear-mongering is not a winning message.

The Deep State and Dems are desperate to stop the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In an unusual request, DAG Rosenstein just asked 100 federal prosecutors to help with Kavanaughs paperwork.

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The post Hillary Comes Unhinged Over Trump SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh They Want to Take Us Bac...

22:53

The Dialysis Industry Is Putting Profits Over Patients. A California Democratic Party Official is Quietly Helping Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California State Senator Josh Newman walked onstage wearing a bear mask and danced with Democratic Party Vice-Chair Alex Gallardo-Rooker before addressing delegates on the final day of the California Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, Calif., on May 21, 2017.

22:30

Prosecutor Attributes Spate Of Police Shootings In Casper, Wyoming To Blaze Of Glory Mentality Among Suspects "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The thugs know the police hands are tied when it comes to the use of deadly force. Via Casper Star Tribune: Tuesdays police shooting in Casper was the third in six months, an unusual string of encounters for a city that can go years between incidents. District Attorney Michael Blonigen said there have been more []

22:28

Rudy Giuliani: Latest Russian Indictments Are Good News for President Trump Time to End Mueller Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 US election.

It was the latest junk indictment by the Mueller witch hunt.

This comes two days before President Trump is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

This also comes a day after the horrendous testimony by Deep State operative, liar and cheater Peter Strzok.

Dirty Cop Rosenstein said the DNC was not a victim of hacking (the FBI never inspected the DNC servers!) and were the victims of spear-phishing instead.

On Friday afternoon Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani cheered the news that once again shows NO COLLUSION between any American and the Russians.

Rudy is right.
Shut the witch hunt down.

The post Rudy Giuliani: Latest Russian Indictments Are Good News for President Trump Time to End Mueller Probe appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:19

Corrupt Mueller Gangs Russia Scandal Falls Flat At Least They Learned Not to Indict a Russian Company This Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Its clear that the corrupt Mueller team intentionally held a press conference with corrupt Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein at the helm to squash the devastation from yesterdays Congressional Hearing with Peter Strzok.  Their ill-timed presser came as the President was meeting with the Queen of England and only days before the President meets with the Putin, the Head of Russia.  It didnt work.

The most corrupt Deputy AG in US history, Rod Rosenstein, announced he was holding a press conference just hours after his former investigator, Peter Strzok met with Congress.  The presser no doubt was timed to deflate the incriminating Congressional Hearing where Strzok looked more like a demon than the choir boy he hoped to portray.

Strzok failed miserably yesterday to convince anyone that he is anything but guilty of the numerous crimes instigated by the Deep State involving the Hillary email scandal, the Russia collusion scandal and the Mueller witch hunt.  Because of this, Muellers corrupt Special Counsel decided to again make an effort to change the headlines.  The Mueller team has done this repeatedly as the news of its corruption has been unearthed.  The Mueller gangsters this time opted to hold a press conference rather than release fake news leaks, many of which the President claims in the past were not even true.

The Mueller team uses the fake news MSM as cover and they oblige through reporting leaked stories from the Mueller team.  Their efforts have to date been to keep the fake news narrative running that President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election to steal the election.  To date there is no evidence that this is the case, but yesterdays Strzok Hearing provided plenty of evidence that Strzok, the Deep State, Democrats, the Hillary campaign, the Obama...

22:00

Kerri Evelyn Harris, An Ocasio Democrat Running For The U.S. Senate In Delaware "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


How bad is Tom Carper in the Senate? I guess he could be worse. Delaware is a very blue state. All the members of their congressional delegation are Democrats, albeit conservative Democrats. The governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State are all Democrats. Democrats have a majority in the state Senate and in the state House. The state PVI is D+6 and Delaware voted for Bill Clinton twice, Al Gore, John Kerry, Obama twice and even Hillary. But Delaware's senior senator, Tom Carper, is the only Democrtat-- aside from Dianne Feinstein-- from what ProgressivePunch rates a "strong Democratic state"-- who has an "F" rating. He's always in the bottom 10 of senators when it comes to voting against progressive legislation. The only senators with worse scores when state tilt is factored in are Doug Jones (AL) and Joe Manchin (WV). His lifetime crucial vote score is 71.31, worse than, for example Jon Tester (75.06) who comes from a red state with a PVI of R+11.

So why's Carper such a dick? You'll have to ask him. There are people however challenging him this cycle. The progressive candidate running against Carper in the Democratic primary is Kerri Harris. The primary isn't until September 6 but Carper is way ahead, at least in the money race. A notorious corporate whore, he's raced $2,315,778 so far, to just $17,138 for Kerri. Alexandria Ocasio has dispatched some of her top campaign staffers to work in several states where super-progressives are running against machine hacks. One is on her way to help Kaniela Ing in Hawaii and others are headed down to Delaware to help Kelli. CBS covered the news yesterday.
Ocasio-Cortez this week decided to send at least three paid campaign staffers to Delaware to help Kerri Evelyn Harris, an Air Force veteran and community activist who is challenging three-term Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-DE), in a Sept. 6 primary. Aides to Ocasio-Cortez and Harris shared the details firs...

Iowa State Displays Tree Of Oppression To Highlight Microagressions Minority Students Face "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

My favorite part of this story, when the creators of the tree liken the aggrieved snowflakes to slaves waiting to break the chains of bondage. Via Campus Reform: Students at Iowa State University encountered a new form of arboreal activism on campus this week in the form of a Tree of Oppression funded by the []

21:49

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Roger Waters And Boundaries Of Permissible Thought "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Artists should challenge the boundaries of permissible thought. They should transcend orthodoxy or the conventional wisdom of the establishment, and few artists dare to use their voice for peace and human rights like Roger Waters.

Waters, best known for his work as a singer, songwriter, and bassist for Pink Floyd, played the Barclaycard British Summer Time music festival on July 6. He donned a keffiyeh on stage and declared before launching into Comfortably Numb, Were all faced with a choiceall of usand that choice is whether or not we believe in the contents of the Universal Declaration of Human Right in Paris in 1948.

The Declaration states that all of us here in this beautiful park, all of us in this country, all our brothers and sisters all over the world deserve equal and civil rights. And these rightsare irrespective of ethnicity or religion. So they would extend to my brothers and sisters in Palestine, Waters added.

Waters is possibly the most prominent musician to lend his voice to the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. He reminded the public in June that fans of the Scottish football club, Celtic, once raised Palestinian flags during a match with the Israeli club, Hapoel Beer Sheva and saw their team fined. In 2016, he supported Celtic fans who raised funds to match the fine and donated the money to Palestinian charities in a direct challenge to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Often, Waters has broadcast images of the wall built by Israel to control Palestinians. Yet, in challenging Israeli apartheid, Waters has opened himself up to charges of anti-Semitism, like anyone else who dares to engage in pro-Palestinian activism.

American Express refused to fund a tour in 2016 because they did not want to have anything to do with his anti-Israel rhetoric.

More recently, Dieter Reiter, the mayor of Munich,...

21:49

HERE WE GO=> Top Democrats Demand Trump Cancel Putin Summit After Junk Indictment of Russian Military Officers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

DEEP STATE DONT PLAY.

Dirty cops Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officials on the eve of President Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Deep State is DETERMINED to ruin Trumps historic meeting with Putin and embarrass the American leader.

And just like clockwork, top Democrats started calling for Trump to cancel his Putin summit.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hammered the President over his scheduled meeting with Putin, reports Fox News.

President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they wont interfere in future elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.

The sleazy Vice Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee, Mark Warner offered Trump an ultimatum: make Russian interference a priority or cancel the meeting altogether.

Fox News reported:

Sen. Mark Warner, top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, offered Trump an ultimatum for the highly anticipated summit: make Russian interference a priority, or cancel the meeting.

Other Democrats said Trump should nix the summit regardless though they were raising concerns about the meeting even before the indictment.

I want to make sure that other Americans hear the president make this issue of Russian interference a priority in the meeting, Warner, D-Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill Friday. If they dont make the indictments a priority in the meeting in Helsinki, then the summit should be canceled.

Warner, whose committee has been investigating Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 election for more than a year, also stressed that there needs to be other Americans in the room in Helsinki, Finland Monday to ensure that Trump makes the issue of interference in the 2016 election a priority.

There should be no one-on-one meeting between this president and Putin, Warner said. There needs to be other Americans in the room, or the summit should be canceled.

He warned, Im afraid the president could be...

21:30

One Failed Socialist Propping Up Another Failed Socialist: Venezuelans Are Starving, Maduro Still Sending Crude To Cuba "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Keeping each other in power. Via Miami Herald: Venezuelan oil production is dropping rapidly and the government has no money to buy food, medicines or consumer goods, but there is one item that the socialist regime of President Nicols Maduro seems unwilling to sacrifice under any circumstances: oil subsidies to Cuba. News reports that a []

21:22

Queen Elizabeth II Welcomes President Trump and First Lady Melania to Windsor Castle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Windsor Castle.  The British monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea. A Guard Continue reading

21:04

A Swing-State Election Vendor Repeatedly Denied Being Hacked by Russians. The New Mueller Indictment Says Otherwise. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Russian military hackers tried to trick employees of VR Systems, a Florida-based e-voting vendor, into downloading computer-hijacking malware, according to a top-secret NSA report published by The Intercept last year. As recently as last month, the company denied any breach had occurred. But, in fact, the hacking attempt worked, judging from an indictment of 12 Russian military officers prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and handed down by a grand jury today.

Although the indictment doesnt mention VR by name, referring to the polling and registration software maker as U.S. Vendor or Vendor 1, the facts laid out in the indictment line up with what was previously know about the 2016 spear-phishing campaign against the company. The indictment alleges that in or around August 2016, [Russian military officer] KOVALEV and his co-conspirators hacked into the computers of a U.S. vendor (Vendor 1) that supplied software used to verify voter registration information for the 2016 U.S. elections.

Compare that to a section describing VR Systems from the NSA report:

Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. company in August 2016, evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions. The actors likely used data obtained from that operation to launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations.

The indictment continues:

In or around November 2016 and prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, KOVALEV and his co-conspirators used an email account designed to look like a Vendor 1 email address to send over 100 spearphishing emails to organizations and personnel involved in administering elections in numerous Florida counties.

Compare that once more to the NSA report, which noted that Russian

cyber actors used the vr.systems@gmail.com account to contact U.S. email addresses 1 to 122 associated with named local government organizations.

Todays indictment further states that the spearphishing emails contained malware that the Conspirators embedded into Word documents bearing Vendor 1s logo. This lines up with documents obtained by The Intercept through a...

21:02

Can The Democrats Make It Work This Time? Not Likely But Here's How They COULD "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Meet Dan Sena, DCCC Executive Director (the one on the right)

Here's how the DCCC staff Hive Mind works: we have to win this cycle so we'll be worth more as consultants next year. Here's how the DCCC leadership Hive Mind works: we have to win this cycle so we can... get the leadership back and do something or other... you know, whatever Pelosi and Hoyer think we need to do. This cycle they're being handed a win on a silver platter because, well, you know: Trump. And even they have figured out that no matter how repulsive a punch bowl full of turds they offer the American people, they'll win. Nothing could be as bad as Trump and his rubber stamp, enabler Congress, not even Jeff Van Drew (although maybe Kyrsten Sinema is a bridge too far, even this fraught cycle). The DCCC is expert at one thing (other than losing): lesser of two evils politics-- so 2018 is made for them.

The summer issue of the Washington Monthly features an essay by Paul Glastris, Winning Is Not Enough that I want to add some notes to. "Democrats," he wrote in his policy-oriented piece, "are focused on taking back power-- but our democracy depends on them keeping it. To do that, they have to start thinking differently." By "Democrats," he means the party leaders, not the grassroots. The party leaders seen an opportunity,...

21:01

Dem Rep. Steve Cohen To Peter Strzok: If I Could Give You A Purple Heart, I Would "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For ending up butt hurt? Via PJ Media: On Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok testified on Capitol Hill, answering questions about his anti-Trump bias and the investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trumps 2016 campaign and Russia. Strzok gave conflicting explanations of his anti-Trump text messages and dodged important questions, but Democrats in Congress proved []

20:41

Rosenstein: Theres No Allegation Russian Interference Changed the Vote Count or Affected Election Outcome (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here we goanother junk indictment by the Special Counsel in order to drag the Russian hoax into the midterm elections.

MUELLER INDICTED 12 RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS FOR CONSPIRING TO INTERFERE WITH US ELECTIONS ON FRIDAY-

Rosenstein held a presser Friday and confirmed the DNC server was never hacked.

Rather, the DNC emails were obtained through a spear phishing email scam which THOUSANDS of others, including Republicans fell for.

Rosenstein said there is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.

DAG Rosenstein also said the so-called Russian interference did not change the vote count nor did it affect the outcome of the election.

There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. The special counsels investigation is ongoing, Rosenstein said.

Rosenstein also confirmed Russian interference did not affect the outcome of the election the last time the Special Counsel rolled out a junk indictment in February.

Interestingly, Rosenstein also did not name the political parties affected by the hacking or interference.he said to think patriotically.

This means Republicans were also victims of the spear phishing, however in an effort to make Hillary and the Democrats the perpetual victims, Rosenstein purposely withheld the political affiliations with most of the hacking victims.

The timing of this jink indictment also smacks of politics. The President is overseas and is about to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Schumer is already hammering the President over his scheduled meeting with Putin, reports Fox News.

President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they wont interfere in future elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.

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20:39

No Evidence In Mueller's Indictment Of 12 Russians - Release Now May Sabotage Upcoming Summit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Special counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment (pdf, 29 pages) against 12 Russian people alleged to be officers or personal of the Russian Military Intelligence Service GRU. The people, claims the indictment, work for an operational (26165) and a...

20:31

Saving Mother Gaia: Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic With Sippy Cups "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Reason: 2018 will forever be remembered as the year that hating plastic straws went mainstream. Once the lonely cause of environmental cranks, now everyone wants to eliminate these suckers from daily life. In July, Seattle imposed Americas first ban on plastic straws. Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a similar ban a few months earlier. There []

20:30

SURELY TRUMP WON'T...! (OF COURSE HE WILL) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the aftermath of Robert Mueller's indictment of twelve Russians on charges of hacking Democratic servers (as well one state board of elections) and disseminating the stolen information (to a congressional candidate in addition to Wikileaks), I can understand why Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would raise questions about the president's upcoming confab with Vladimir Putin:

These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win, Schumer said in his statement.

President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they wont interfere in future elections, Schumer added. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent out a statement shortly after, saying that while Trump should still attend the summit, he must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy.
I assume they don't expect their advice to be heeded. I assume they know they're just laying down markers.

But what's up with these clowns?



Paid political analysts really believe there's a chance Trump won't meet with Putin? Seriously? Digby's absolutely right -- Trump will hug him the way he hugs U.S. flags, then he'll tell us that he asked Putin very nicely and Putin swore on his mother's grave that it's all fake news. And since no one in Trump's base is going to sit down and read the entire indictment (for Pete's sake, it's 29 pages long!), they'll just believe it's Deep State disinformation invented out of whole cloth. Seriously, pundits: How appalling does Trump's behavior have to be before you realize that appalling is the baseline, not the deviation?

19:55

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another great week for the Dems no, not really.

19:49

First Lady Melania Trump Bowls Over Britain. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

First Lady Melania Trump bowled over Britain with joy as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May held bilateral discussions. Mrs Trump joined Philip May for a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London on Friday morning.  Melania Continue reading

19:31

Standing Rock Activist Accused of Firing Gun Registered to FBI Informant Is Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Following an emotional hearing in Bismarck, North Dakota, this week, Oglala Lakota Sioux water protector Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced to 57 months in prison on charges stemming from her arrest while opposing the Dakota Access pipeline.

Fallis was arrested in October 2016 when hundreds of law enforcement officers descended on a protest camp in the pipelines path to forcibly evict its residents. She was accused of firing three shots from a revolver underneath her stomach after being tackled by several officers and pinned face down in a ditch alongside the highway.

As The Intercept first reported last year, the gun Fallis was accused of firing belonged to an FBI informant named Heath Harmon who had developed a romantic relationship with Fallis in the weeks leading up to her arrest. Harmon told state and federal investigators that he met Fallis at the water protectors Rosebud Camp after being tasked by the FBI with serving as an observer of the protest movement. He said he had been recruited by his brother, Chad Harmon, a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer.

Chad Harmon was subsequently appointed by the BIA to serve as acting chief of police of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a position he held from January to April 2018, BIA spokesperson Nedra Darling confirmed in a statement to The Intercept.

Falliss arrest occurred on land that would still belong to the Great Sioux Nation had the U.S. government honored the Fort Laramie treaties of 1851 and 1868. In January, after U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland rejected attempts by Falliss defense team to make treaty rights and the sprawling intelligence apparatus targeting pipeline opponents central to her case, Fallis pleaded guilty to felony counts of civil disorder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors dropped the most serious charge against her discharge of a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence which could have carried a life sentence.

University of Colorado professor Glenn Morris, a founder of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement who regards Fallis as a niece, told The Intercept that her prison sentence could not be understood apart from a long history of U.S. colonization and the vastly disproportionate violence directed against Indigenous women. They can bring thousands of guns to stolen treaty territory, an...

19:30

Moonbat Portland Fines ICE For Erecting Fence Meant To Ward Off Raging Protesters: Way Too High "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Use concertina wire next time. Via BPR: The city of Portland took another step to the left, issuing a fine to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a fence meant to protect its employees. The Oregon citys Bureau of Development Services issued the correction notice for a fence on ICEs southwest Portland facility on Monday, []

19:30

Academy Sports manager fired weeks after intercepting gun thief in Florida store "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

UPDATE: Dean has been rehired by Academy after the company faced public backlash for firing him. Bad move, Academy. We were thinking of purchasing a firearm from one of your stores. Well now make that purchase somewhere else. From Fox Continue reading

19:19

Liar Rosenstein: Most Anonymous Special Counsel Leaks Are Not From Special Counsel (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

THIS GUY LIES WITH SUCH EASE.

Deputy Attorney General held a press conference on Friday to announce new Russian indictments.

Rosenstein held the press conference as President Trump was meeting with the Queen of England and before his meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Mueller indicted a slew of Russian officials for hacking spear-phishing the DNC during the election.

During his press conference Rosenstein insisted the anonymous leaks coming from the Mueller Special Counsel intended to hurt President Trump were not coming from the anti-Trump Mueller special counsel.

Muellers team consists on ONLY hardcore Democrats.

The post Liar Rosenstein: Most Anonymous Special Counsel Leaks Are Not From Special Counsel (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:18

Rosenstein Confirms DNC Server Was Not Hacked Emails Were Obtained Through Spear Phishing Scam "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MUELLER INDICTS 12 RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS FOR CONSPIRING TO INTERFERE WITH US ELECTIONS

Another junk indictment?

This comes a day before President Trump is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that the DNC server was never actually hacked.

Rather, the emails were obtained through a spear phishing email scam which THOUSANDS of others, including Republicans fell for.

The defendants used two techniques to steal information. First they used a scheme known as spear phishing, which involves sending misleading emails and tricking the users of disclosing their passwords and security information, Rosenstein said.

Secondly, the defendants hacked into computer networks and installed malicious software and allowed them to spy on users, Rosenstein continued.

The computer networks Rosenstein was referring to was a Congressional campaign, not the DNC server.

They also hacked into the networks of a Congressional campaign and a national political committee, Rosenstein continued.

No wonder why they shut down the Imran Awan case last weekjust in time to blame the Russians.

VIDEO:

The post...

19:01

DEEP STATE Confirms John Podesta Was Victim of Spear-phishing After Using p@ssw0rd as his Password "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The DNC was not hacked.
Deep State official Rod Rosenstein admitted this fact on Friday.

The FBI never were able to inspect the DNC servers but Rod Rosenstein was pretty confident about these facts today anyway.

Rosenstein accused Russians of stealing usernames and passwords of volunteers in Democrat Hillary Clintons campaign, including its chairman John Podesta.

It wasnt that difficult for the Russians to hack spear-phish John Podestas computer.

Podestas password was p@ssw0rd It wasnt that hard.

As Julian Assange pointed out Barron Trump could have figured it out.

Spear-phishing is a tactic to get access into a persons computer or server. Spear-phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.

The post DEEP STATE Confirms John Podesta Was Victim of Spear-phishing After Using p@ssw0rd as his Password appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:00

Foreign Leaders Calling Out U.S. Media Lies Now: No, Trump Never Said Pull Out Of NATO "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Media is embarrassing. Via Daily Caller: Reports that President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from NATO over a dispute about defense spending are untrue, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO, Macron told reporters at the NATO summit in []

18:44

The Creepiest Part Of Peter Strzoks Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I foresee this being used as a meme or gif. #Creepy #Strzok #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/uUHC7wv7EP Holly Bowie (@Hollybowie) July 12, 2018 Yikes. Talk about narcissistic and sociopathic.

18:36

Dirty Rosenstein Plans Press Conference During President Trumps Meeting with Queen and Right Before Trump-Putin Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

DEEP STATE DONT PLAY.
Dirty cops Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officials on the eve of President Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Rosenstein also planned his press conference at the same time President Trump is meeting with the Queen of England.

Deep State is DETERMINED to ruin Trumps historic meeting with Putin and embarrass the American leader.

Rosenstein said the timing of Fridays announcement was a function of collection of the facts.

Rosenstein, of course, is lying through his teeth The purpose of the announcement is meant to embarrass President Trump.

The announcement had to be made on Friday since Trump is meeting with Putin on Monday in Finland before Americans wake up.

And Attorney General Jeff Sessions is AWOL as usual.

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18:16

BREAKING: Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers with Conspiring to Interfere with US Election Days Before Trump-Putin Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MUELLER INDICTS 12 RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS FOR CONSPIRING TO INTERFERE WITH US ELECTIONS

Another junk indictment?

This comes days before President Trump is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who has been running the show at the DOJ since Trump came into office made the announcement today.

Rosenstein made the announcement today.

Rosenstein: There is No allegation the Russians affected any votes.

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18:15

Trump Refuses To Call On Acosta In England: I Dont Take Questions From Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump called CNN fake news and refused to take a question from them at a joint press conference with British PM Theresa May on Friday. CNNs Jim Acosta tried to get the presidents attention during the presser, but Trump told him he was going to take questions from a real []

18:06

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May Hold a Joint Press Conference "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Following a bilateral meeting in Buckinghamshire, England, President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May hold a joint press conference.

18:00

The Illegitimate "President" Is Doing A Lot Of Harm-- Who Is Complicit? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

   

Seor imbecile, illegitimate fake "president" Trumpanzee is, as the Washington Post noted yesterday, "remaking the global trade order without significant political resistance or penalty, unchecked by a largely compliant Congress and bolstered by the loyalty of his supporters-- even those [pathetic, self-destructive morons] likely to be hurt by his burgeoning global trade war. The rubber stamp enablers in Congress-- i.e., the entire Republican Party-- is so passive in the face of Trumps escalating trade conflict that they cannot be anything but complicit and that complicity is one of several factors that have made it easier for the illegitimate fake "president" to push on. I don't mean to sound rude, but any voter who pulls the lever or check the box for a Republican, is also complicit. Seor T can't remake our country on his own. By confirming his nominees, the Senate takes on collective guilt.

Those congressmembers and voters are also complicit for letting Trump get away with destroying, for example, NATO. The Post also noted yesterday that he's "upended the NATO summit here Thursday by calling an emergency meeting of leaders and threatening that if all member countries do not immediately increase their defense spending commitments, the United States would go it alone. It was not clear whether Trump was threatening a U.S. withdrawal from NATO, but some diplomats perceived his comments that way... Trump told NATO leaders that if they did not meet their defense spending targets of 2 percent of gross domestic product by January, the United States would go it alone The officials said Trump threatened to 'do his own thing.'"


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17:54

Obama Twitter Account Just Lost 2 Million Followers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Former President Obamas Twitter follower count dropped by more than 2 million as the platform continued its removal of fake and inactive accounts. Obama had 104 million Twitter followers before Twitters purge, according to The Hill, and had around 101 million by Thursday evening. Still, the former president trails only Katy Perry []

17:54

More Nonsense about the Number 13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jonah Goldberg provides a sad roundup of false theories about why the number 13 is unlucky:

Dossey traces the fear of 13 to a Norse myth about 12 gods having a dinner party at Valhalla, their heaven. In walked the uninvited 13th guest, the mischievous Loki. Once there, Loki arranged for Hoder, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow.

"Balder died and the whole Earth got dark. The whole Earth mourned. It was a bad, unlucky day," said Dossey. From that moment on, the number 13 has been considered ominous and foreboding.

There is also a biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper.

Meanwhile, in ancient Rome, witches reportedly gathered in groups of 12. The 13th was believed to be the devil.

Thomas Fernsler, an associate policy scientist in the Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center at the University of Delaware in Newark, said the number 13 suffers because of its position after 12.

According to Fernsler, numerologists consider 12 a "complete" number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus.

In exceeding 12 by 1, Fernsler said 13's association with bad luck "has to do with just being a little beyond completeness. The number becomes restless or squirmy."
No, really, it does not. Jonah, I thought better of you than this. The real explanation is not hard to find. Heck, it's on wikipedia.

Goldberg compounds the problem by linking to that awful Mental Floss "Thirteen reasons people think the number 13 is unlucky" article, which has 13 more incorrect explanations.

Sigh. I suppose I'm going to be fighting this one for the rest of my life, just like pepper and rotten food.

17:53

Nigel Farage Discusses President Trump U.K. Visit and Accompanying Truth Bombs Over Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

British leader of Brexit, Nigel Farage, appears on Fox News Morning to discuss the ongoing visit by U.S. President Donald Trump and the issues surrounding a bilateral U.S./U.K. trade deal.

17:49

Chris Hedges: Know That If We Resist We Keep Hope Alive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges Christopher Smiley on Jun 3, 2017 Chris Hedges speaks at memorial day rally hosted by Veterans For Peace. My work: http://www.ChrisSmileyMedia.com Full transcript, April 18, 2017 Excerpt: We may feel, in the face of the ruthless corporate destruction of our nation, our culture and our ecosystem, powerless and weak. But []

17:49

President Trump Participates in Bilateral Meeting With Prime Minister Theresa May. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today British Prime Minister Theresa May held a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss issues of importance to both nations. Topics included military cooperation, ongoing anti-terrorism efforts and a possible bilateral trade deal.

17:24

Centrist Dems Push Back Against Schumers Efforts To Influence Their SCOTUS Vote: Kiss My You Know What "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are far more divided than the GOP. Via Free Beacon: Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he will fight President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee with everything Ive got, but centrist Democrats are now saying that the Senate minority leader cannot tell them what to do or how to vote on Brett Kavanaughs nomination. While []

17:20

British Poll: 51% of Brits Appreciate President Trumps Views on Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

51% of Brits agree that President Trump was right to make his views on Brexit public.

This comes after President Trumps interview with The Sun on Thursday.

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17:04

Tour de fiscais de agrotxicos brasileiros pago pelos EUA expe a zona cinza da liberao de pesticidas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

omisso especial da Cmara que analisa uma nova regulamentao para uso e produo de agrotxicos votou e aprovou hoje o relatrio do deputado Luiz Nishimori (PR-PR). Deputados em oposio ao texto levaram cartazes chamando o projeto de lei de PL do Veneno. A comisso acontece em Braslia, nesta segunda-feira.

17:03

Dems Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt By Making Them Vote On Their Own Abolish ICE Bill "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote no on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which []

17:03

Stunning First Lady Melania Trump Visits with School Children Bowls with Theresa Mays Husband in England "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

STUNNING IN STRIPES-
Lovely US First Lady Melania Trump met with schoolchildren and played bowls today in England while President Trump took part in a press conference with Theresa May.

This video is great!
The kids cheering her is the best part!

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16:30

Hows that green design working? Brad Pitts Hurricane Katrina homes are falling apart "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Brads going to have to do better to drive new industry standards for green buildings. From Mercury News: Brad Pitts image as the architectural savior of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrinas destruction is being questioned in a new report that Continue reading

16:30

Kansas Sec Of State Not Fooled By KUs Excuses For American Flag Smeared With Black Paint "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Changing locations doesnt make it right. Update to this story. Via Campus Reform: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is condemning the University of Kansas superficial response to the controversy over a paint-smeared American flag flying over campus. I think its outrageous and inappropriate that a taxpayer supported institution would display a desecrated American flag []

16:06

Welcome To The Kakistocracy... Step Up And Take A Bow, Brian Allen Benczkowski "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Yesterday America's supine Senate confirmed that they, as a body, are as kakistocratic as any other part of the Trumpist government, confirming, 51-48 Mr. Benczkowski as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. It was a largely party-line vote, every single Republican voting to confirm this clearly unqualified freak, with every Democrat, sans Joe Manchin (D-WV), voting no. Manchin voted with the GOP, as he usually does. Not even Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) or Doug Jones (D-AL) went along with McConnell on this. A bridge too far. I can tell you which Senate candidate votes like this will not cause even a moment's hesitation starting next January: Kyrsten Sinema, who describes herself as a Manchin supporter but is quite a bit to the right of him.

If Schumer couldn't stop Benczkowski, how can anyone possibly think he has what it takes to stop Cavanaugh? As Maddow explains in the clip up top, Benczkowski is actually part of Putin-Gate, having working to do an image makeover on the Kremlin-controlled Alfa Bank after it was caught communicating-- and hiding those communications-- between Putin and the Trump campaign. (Mueller and the FBI are both investigating Alpha Bank but apparently none of the Republicans claiming to bot be Trump rubber stamps-- Flake, Corker, Sasse, Collins, Murkowski, Moran, Paul-- thought this was a big enough deal to make a fuss over. They were wrong, probably tragically so. Is Benczkowski a Russian mole? Maybe. Is he a Trumpist mole? Oh yeah... no question.

Dick Durbin (D-IL) wrote to Trump that "unanswered questions remain about Alfa Bank that should be resolved before the Senate even considers voting to confirm this banks lawyer to a top Justice Department position." Sense of humor, huh?


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16:01

There Are Nazis In Our Neighborhood: New Billboard In Washington State Draws Attention "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Self-manufactured crisis. Via WACH: A new billboard in Tacoma, Washington is drawing a lot of attention. The billboard says, There are Nazis in our neighborhood. Neighbors in the group, Tacoma Against Nazis said theyre fighting back against what they feel is white supremacy invading their community. Nazi activity and white supremacy is not welcome in []

16:01

TRUMP Rips NBC Hack at UK Presser: Thats Such Dishonest Reporting, Of Course, Its NBC (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

TRUMP RIPS NBC REPORTER AT GREAT BRITAIN PRESS CONFERENCE

Trump rips NBC reporter during press conference in Buckinghamshire, UK.

NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker attacked President Trump during his press conference in Great Britain on Friday.

Welker trashed President Trump on his trip to Europe so far.

Kristen Welker: President Trump you have spent the week taking on NATO allies, criticizing Prime Minister May on her own soil, and Im wondering are you giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the upper hand heading into your talks given that you are challenging these alliances he seeks to break up?

President Trump: See thats such dishonest reporting because, of course it happens to be NBC which is possibly worse than CNN, possibly. Let me explain something, we have left NATO with more money, with more unity, with more spirit than NATO possibly has ever had. We have a strong and powerful NATO. When I became president we didnt. We had people who werent paying their bills, we had people who were way down. We had people who werent following their commitments. In addition to that we have become an oil exporter which would not have happened under the past regime, or a new regime if it werent us. We have built up our military, $700 billion. And next year, $716 billion. When you look at what weve done in terms of Russia, I guarantee you whoever it is in Russia, theyre saying, Oh gee do we wish that Trump was not the victor in that election. We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody.

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15:26

NATIONAL REVIEW'S MONA CHAREN SEES THE THAI CAVE RESCUE AND THINKS ABOUT ... ABORTION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What did you think about when you learned that the boy's soccer team in Thailand had been rescued from the cave? At National Review, Mona Charen reveals that she thought about abortion:

Twelve boys and their adult coach trapped in a dank, oxygen-deprived cave in Thailand riveted the worlds attention for two weeks. Why, people ask at times like this, are we so focused on these individuals when half a million Rohingya refugee children are in danger of starving on the Bangladesh border, or when 400,000 Yemeni children are severely undernourished?

The answer is drama. We saw images of these particular boys crouched in that cave. We learned of the long odds against a successful rescue their debilitated health after so many days without food and water, the sharp rocks, narrow passages, and nearly complete darkness of the cave, and waters that challenged even experienced divers (as the death of a Thai Navy seal underscored). Some of the boys didnt even know how to swim, far less scuba dive....

Something similar is happening with regard to the way we see unborn babies. When Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, ultrasound technology was not in common use. By the end of the 20th century, most pregnant women were having at least one scan.

... try telling the besotted parents who glimpse a smile on a sonogram that it means nothing. Thats the way were wired. Ultrasound is like those cameras in the cave. It reveals the humanity of those inside a dark, inaccessible place.
Yes, Mona, and yet despite all those ultrasounds these days, Americans still support abortion rights. Gallup tells us this:
As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the public is strongly opposed to any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Currently, 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.
Oh, but National Review's Michael New assures us that Americans don't really support Roe -- pay no attention to what they actually tell pollsters:
One key talking point among many abortion-rights groups is that Roe is a decision that enjoys broad public support and should be considered settled. Indeed, a flurry of polls released in recent days by...

15:20

Right on Cue=> Stormy Daniels Creepy Attorney Michael Avenatti Leads Anti-Trump London March "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Porn star Stormy Daniels may have some legal troubles in Ohio but her creepy attorney Michael Avenatti wont be there to assist her.
He will have to phone it in.

There are protests in London today against President Trump.
And guess who showed up?

Michael Avenatti turned up on the BBC this morning in the midst of the London anti-Trump protests.

In fact Michael Avenatti led the womens march in London today.

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15:01

Republicans Will Hold A Vote On Abolishing ICE Forcing Democrats To Show Their Hand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Popcorn, get your popcorn Via BI: Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a bill that would abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a political attempt to force a number of Democrats to take a side on the hot button issue that is growing among the liberal base. The Hill reported []

15:00

This Alt-Right Life, Episode 26: From GamerGate to Making America Great with Ethan Ralph "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On this episode of This Alt-Right Life, I talk to Ethan Ralph. Ethan is the editor-in-chief of The Ralph Retort, a pro-Trump, alt-Right-friendly news and entertainment site. In the first segment, we discuss Ethans evolution from Leftism to the Right, GamerGate and how it permanently altered the Western cultural landscape, Leftist infiltration of popular culture and how Americans are fighting back, and much more.

In the second segment, Ethan and I discuss the presidential election. We give our predictions on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will win, talk about the collapse of the Obama Leftist coalition, offer suggestions on how Trump supporters can help him win, and more. This episode originally aired on October 24, 2016.

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14:58

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump Says Claim that Migrants to Blame for Crime Preposterous "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

London Mayor Sadiq Khan attacked President Dondald Trump on Friday for linking rising crime rates to increased immigration.

Russia Today reported:

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has branded US President Donald Trumps linking of rising crime rates in the capital to African immigrants as preposterous. It follows Trumps criticism of Khans handling of crime and terrorist attacks.

To blame this on immigration from Africa is preposterous and we should call him out when he does so, Khan, speaking on the BBCs Radio 4 Today programme on Friday morning, said.

Khan made the remarks after Trump doubled down on his claims that the mayor had failed to do enough to protect London from Islamist terrorist attacks.

In a bombshell interview, which was published in The Sun tabloid newspaper on Friday, Trump said: I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism. I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.

It is the latest spat between the president and mayor, who have been at loggerheads ever since Trump publicly berated Khan for saying there is no reason to be alarmed by an increased and armed police presence in the city in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack in June 2017.

A German study linked incoming migrants to the current crime wave.

A 2018 UK study saw a correlation between increasing immigration to increased crime in Britain.

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14:45

TRUMP DRIVES A BULLDOZER THRU THE UK "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Ted Malloch in Britain

TRUMP LANDS IN UK THINGS GET REAL

President Trump landed in Britain on Thursday and has a closely choreographed working visit, avoiding noisy protests. He met CEOs for a black tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, attended military drills at Britains equivalent of West Point, lunched with the Prime Minister at her summer country house, Chequers, and will have a formal tea with Queen Elizabeth at Royal Windsor Castle.

Over the weekend Trump will have a private visit to his own golf course in Scotland, Turnberry, where he will play a round with some pros. He will also likely meet his Brexit pal, Nigel Farage, and possibly even debrief with the now departed Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson. It is nothing short of a complete slap in the face to the UK establishment and their weak Prime Minister, Theresa May, who must be in total dismay over the entire affair.

May has the unenviable job of making nice with someone she doesnt like. We now know from an exclusive interview Trump gave yesterday with the London tabloid newspaper The Sun, owned by his friend and supporter Rupert Murdock, that Trump not only thinks May blew Brexit but she failed to take his stern advice on now to negotiate and win with the European Union. See: https://www.thesun.co.uk/video/news/us-president-donald-trump-talks-candidly-to-the-sun-in-exclusive-interview/

He basically nixed her whole government and endorsed Boris Johnson, who he frankly said, would make a great Prime Minister. In the same interview Trump said a bilateral trade deal with the UK was probably now impossible because of its stupid white paper on a soft Brexit that keeps a common rulebook with the EU, the very projectionist, anti-American organization that he utterly detests.

Mays plan to get Trump on board backfired completely. The day before his arrival, US Ambassador to the Court of St. James for the US, Ambassador Woody Johnson, the billionaire heir to the J&J fortune and owner of the NY Jets, Trumps man in Great Britain himself more or less intimated the same thing.

Nigel Farage the former and possible returning head of UKIP, said of the visit, We have a President in Donald Trump who supports Brexit. He has narrowed the gap between our two countries. Now we have squandered the opportunity. A shame.

The BBCs top political correspondent summed the situation up well when she worded it this way, From the moment of his election Donald Trump was an awkward friend for Theresa May. He runs towards a fight. She does everything in...

14:41

Friday Funny: Drunk guy tries to put on shirt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But the shirt is actually drunk dudes pants. LOL For those wondering what language was spoken, its Polish. ~Eowyn

14:35

Uber Driver Refuses To Take Congressional Interns Holding MAGA Hats To Trump Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A member of Auntie Maxines Army. At least one of the interns, Handy, also happens to be black. Via Washington Examiner: An Uber driver allegedly refused to take a group of interns holding Make America Great Again hats to the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Matthew Handy, an intern for Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., told []

14:27

Another promise fulfilled: Trump gets NATO countries commit to increase their defense spending "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald John Trump vowed that one of the things he would do as POTUS is to make fairer and better deals with supposed U.S. allies in Asia (Japan, South Korea), and in Europe (referring Continue reading

14:24

Live: Dispatches From the U.K. as Trump Stokes Turmoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Protesters take part in a demonstration against President Trump's visit to the UK in Trafalgar Square on July 13, 2018 in London, England. Tens of Thousands Of Anti-Trump protesters are expected to demonstrate in London and across the country against the UK visit by the President of the United States. Many people disagree with his policies that include migrant family separation, discrimination of transgender military personnel and changes to laws protecting women's sexual health. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

14:02

Mind-Boggling Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We have the tools to edit genes; we can, in the proper controlled circumstances, edit any genome pretty much any way we want. But to fight disease this way you need to do the editing reliably for thousands of cells inside a living organism, and that we are still just learning. Most of the techniques involve modified viruses and they are sloppy, slow, and have a poor record in actually saving lives. So this is big news:

Researchers now say they have a found a way to use electrical fields, not viruses, to deliver both gene-editing tools and new genetic material into the cell. By speeding the process, in theory a treatment could be available to patients with almost any type of cancer. What takes months or even a year may now take a couple weeks using this new technology, said Fred Ramsdell, vice president of research at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco. If you are a cancer patient, weeks versus months could make a huge difference. . . .

In the new study, Dr. Marson and his colleagues engineered T-cells to recognize human melanoma cells. In mice carrying the human cancer cells, the modified T-cells went right to the cancer, attacking it.
This has long been shown to work in a lab, so if the new technique can really produce enough of the altered T cells to be effective, it ought to work in people. And more:
The researchers also corrected in the lab the T-cells of three children with a rare mutation that caused autoimmune diseases. The plan now is to return these corrected cells to the children, where they should function normally and suppress the defective immune cells, curing the children.

The technique may also hold great promise for treating H.I.V., Dr. Wherry said.

The H.I.V. virus infects T-cells. If they can be engineered so that the virus cannot enter the T-cells, a person infected with H.I.V. should not progress to AIDS. Those T-cells already infected would die, and the engineered cells would replace them.

Previous research has shown it might be possible to treat H.I.V. in this way. But now there is a really efficient strategy to do this, Dr. Wherry said.
The engineering here involves putting the cells in a bath containing the new gene you want and the CRISPR tool for cutting the genome at the right point, then using electiic fields to make cell membranes permeable enough for the right amount of the tools and genes flow in. Rather than trying to reason out the right conditions to make this happen, they just assigned a graduate student to keep trying it until he got it right:
It required a herculean effort by a graduate student, Theo Roth, to finally figure out the right...

14:00

Republicans Slavish Loyalty to Trump in the Russia Investigation May Permanently Deprive Congress of Its Oversight Role "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

William Browder, chief executive officer of Hermitage Capital Management, takes his seat as he arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled 'Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. Elections' in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

13:34

Manhattanhenge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Twice a year the sun sets in line with New York's street grid, a phenomenon dubbed Manhattanhenge. This weekend is one of those times.

13:30

Transient man in Washington state arrested for sexual assault, released next day on condition he stay away from victim & show up for court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Get this: The perp has an extensive criminal history that includes 50 arrests. Progressive politicians and bureaucrats in charge of King County have left the prosecuting attorneys office (PAO) short staffed. Yet they claim that gun violence, domestic violence, sexual Continue reading

09:01

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


The Voice Of Russia
by Noah


There he was, Wednesday morning, the Manchurian President, flanked by his coterie of supportive treasonous handmaidens (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo). Trump sat at a breakfast meeting with the heads of NATO member nations with one goal in mind, berate them and begin the end of NATO. It was as if Trump was there as a lone courtesy invitee, invited to represent Russia, NATO's chief adversary. Who better than the imbecile who will go down in history as Putin's Puppet.

Trump is a man who fulfills dreams, Putin's dreams. The thing Putin wants most of all, his number one wish, is to drive a wedge between America and Germany, not mention the rest of Europe. So there Trump was, haranguing Germany over a pipeline deal they have with Russia, while he "failed" to mention his own former Secretary of State's deals with Russia. His little Putin-serving rant will probably become even more hypocritical if and when his own financial dealings with Putin rise to the surface some day. The Wednesday morning tirade came as no surprise. He's had it in for Germany's Angela Merkel for a long time. We'll leave the whys and wherefores about that to the shrinks who will spend decades analyzing Oh Great Orange President Crazypants. For now, we can just point to Trump's behavior and know that, if he isn't officially a Russian FSB agent, he is, for all intents and purposes, exactly that.

For decades now, no matter the party of our presidents, NATO has been a key to American overall status and prosperity, and a deterrent to Russian expansionism. That is obviously s...

06:48

Is Congressman Goodlatte Protecting Trump-Russia Because Of Investments, Campaign Donations, Or Is He Simply Stark Raving Mad? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During yesterdays hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok, US Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman wondered aloud if Congressman Gohmert needed medication: http://youtu.be/h9OTSR4Qdbk However, it is Congressman Goodlatte who goes into a strange repeating mode to the point of seeming stark raving mad. http://youtu.be/ANohtXQhkQw Gohmert is a Koch man, whose campaign has received over $50,000 from the Kochs from 2005 to the present, according to fec.gov. In 2015-16 he got $10,000 from the Koch PAC, and for 2017-18 he has gotten $7,500, thus far. We know that Trey Gowdy is a Koch boy. He looks like he could be Roger Stones kid, but we are guessing hes not, despite Stones reputed promiscuity. https://miningawareness...

06:20

July 13th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #540 "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

Friday July 13th 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

06:03

Strzok Testifies/Fights, Trump NATO/EU, Economic Warning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 343 7.13.18) Trump hating FBI agent Peter Strzok testified in front of Congress this week. Strzok tried to explain many uncovered Trump hating text messages to his girlfriend Lisa Page, but GOP lawmakers were not buying his excuses.  Republicans skewered Strzok while Democrats came to Strzoks defense.  Strzok helped clear []

06:01

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of cheddar sells for $3.64. Canadians pay $3.99 for a 1-pound container of yogurt. In Washington, D.C., you can get nearly twice as much yogurt for a little over $4. Its clear that the Canadian governments tariffs screw its citizens by forcing them to pay higher prices for dairy products.

What should the U.S. response be to Canadas screwing its citizens? If you were in the Trump administration, you might propose imposing tariffs on soft wood products that Americans import from Canada in other words, retaliate against Canada by screwing American citizens. Canadian lumber such as that from pine, spruce and fir trees is used in U.S. homebuilding. Guess what tariffs on Canadian lumber do to home prices. If you answered that they raise the cost and American homebuyers are forced to pay higher prices, go to the head of the class.

This retaliation policy is both cruel and not very smart. Its as if you and I were in a rowboat out at sea and I shot a hole in my end of the boat. What should be your response? If you were Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross or Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, you might advise retaliating by shooting a hole in your end of the boat. If I were president, Id try to persuade officials of other countries not to serve special producer interests by forcing their citizens to pay higher prices. But if they insisted, Id say, Go ahead, but Ill be damned if Ill do the same to Americans!

The ruse used to promote producer interests through tariff policy is concern about our large trade deficit. Its true that we have a large current account trade deficit. However, thats matched exactly by a very large capital account surplus. Translated, that means Americans buy more goods from other countries than they buy from us; thats our current account deficit. But other countries find our investment climate attractive and invest more in the U.S. than we invest in other countries; thats our capital account surplus.

Have you ever wondered why foreigners are willing to invest far more money in Texas and California than they are willing to invest in Argentina and Venezuela? Do you think its because they like North Americans better than they like South Americans? No. Weve always had an attractive investment climate, and weve had current account deficits and capital account surpluses throughout most of our nations history (http://tinyurl.com/jczqrhu). In fact, the only time we had a sustained current account trade surplus was during the Gr...

A NATO Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Of President Donald Trumps explosion at Angela Merkels Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.

America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU runs trade surpluses at our expense that exceed $100 billion a year.

To Trump, and not only to him, we are being used, gouged, by rich nations we defend, while they skimp on their own defense.

At Brussels, Trump had a new beef with the Germans, though similar problems date back to the Reagan era. Now we see the Germans, Trump raged, whom we are protecting from Russia, collaborating with Russia and deepening their dependence on Russian natural gas by jointly building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

When completed, this pipeline will leave Germany and Europe even more deeply reliant on Russia for their energy needs.

To Trump, this makes no sense. While we pay the lions share of the cost of Germanys defense, Germany, he said in Brussels, is becoming a captive of Russia.

Impolitic? Perhaps. But is Trump wrong? While much of what he says enrages Western elites, does not much of it need saying?

Germany spends 1.2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense, while the U.S. spends 3.5 percent. Why?

Why nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the crackup of the Soviet Union and the overthrow of the Communist dictatorship in Moscow are we still defending European nations that collectively have 10 times the GDP of Vladimir Putins Russia?

Before departing Brussels, Trump upped the ante on the allies, urging that all NATO nations raise the share of their GDPs that they devote to defense to 4 percent.

Brussels may dismiss this as typical Trumpian bluster, but my sense is that Trump is not bluffing. He is visibly losing patience.

Though American leaders since John Foster Dulles in the 1950s have called for a greater defense effort from our allies, if the Europeans do not get serious this time, it could be the beginning of the end for NATO.

And not only NATO. South Korea, with an economy 40 times that of North Korea, spends 2.6 percent of its GDP on defense, while, by one estimate, North Korea spends 22 percent, the highest share on earth.

Japan, with the worlds third-largest economy, spends an even smaller share of its GDP on defense than Germany, 0.9 percent.

Thus, though Seoul and Tokyo are far more menaced by a nuclear-armed North Korea and a rising China, like the Europeans, both continue to rely upon us a...

Gun Control Is Now Truly Impossible "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gun control is the dream of every wannabe statist dictator and naive do-gooder alike. The latter think that removing guns will suddenly force humanity to stop all animosity toward one another, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya. The former recognizes that an armed populace is a threat to any tyrant and pushes for gun control out of self-preservation.

However, a new ruling in a court case over 3-D printer files of guns has now made gun control virtually impossible.

FIVE YEARS AGO, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the worlds first fully 3-D-printed gun. When, to his relief, his plastic invention fired a .380-caliber bullet into a berm of dirt without jamming or exploding in his hands, he drove back to Austin and uploaded the blueprints for the pistol to his website, Defcad.com.

Hed launched the site months earlier along with an anarchist video manifesto, declaring that gun control would never be the same in an era when anyone can download and print their own firearm with a few clicks. In the days after that first test-firing, his gun was downloaded more than 100,000 times. Wilson made the decision to go all in on the project, dropping out of law school at the University of Texas, as if to confirm his belief that technology supersedes law.

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How To Prepare for an Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earthquakes are more likely in some areas than others however it may surprise you that a lot of areas that people often dont associate with seismic activity are at least post a moderate risk of an earthquake.  To determine the risk you face the maps below are useful. As you can quickly see, those in the Western part of the USA are those that need to take the most caution. All maps are courtesy of FEMA.

Keep reading for tips on how to prepare for an earthquake. The higher your risk level the more serious you need to be about your level of preparedness. Some things you may already do in preparation for other disasters but there are some other special considerations you should make too!

Eastern USA Earthquake Risk 

Western USA Earthquake Risk

Alaska Earthquake Risk

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The Racket Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The New York Times recently featured a story on Chinas camera surveillance system that includes facial recognition. Chilling state of dystopia!

A report came out last week stating that traffic cameras are more prevalent in Black neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.

Wait and See

Red-light cameras may be one solution to help balance the 2019 budget in Apopka, Florida. The camera program is ending in December and the city stands to lose between $800,000 and $900,000. The city council should stick to their guns on keeping the cams out and instead figure out another way to balance the budget.

New Orleans Mayor Cantrell now hints at a compromise on traffic camerasher office says that school zone speed cameras are OK but with limits. Other cams will go offline in spurts. Shes already reneged on her campaign promise of getting rid of all of themshould we trust her administration with this newest scheme?

Lawsuit against Greenville, North Carolinas red-light camera program divides into two cases. The defendants lawyer did this to get rid of a technicalitybut can they now win the case?  This is a wait and see

Still clinging to its speed cameras, Toledo sues the state of Ohio after it recently lost in another court case concerning its automated traffic enforcement program. Toledo lawyers will again argue that the current ATE law violates house-rule powers that allow local governments to create their own regulations.

The city of Norton, Ohio is considering the use of dragon cams which are hand-held by police but can automatically issue a ticket without a traffic stop. The PD wants to nab speeders on I-76.

Bad News

The...

Gold Should be Viewed as Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On May 4 and 5, 2018, Warren E. Buffett (born 1930) and Charles T. Munger (born 1924), both already legends during their lifetime, held the annual shareholders meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Approximately 42,000 visitors gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, to attend the star investors Q&A session.

Peoples enthusiasm is understandable: From 1965 to 2017, Buffetts Berkshire share achieved an annual average return of 20.9 percent (after tax), while the S&P 500 returned only 9.9 percent (before taxes). Had you invested in Berkshire in 1965, today you would be pleased to see a total return of 2,404,784 percent: an investment of USD 1,000 turned into more than USD 24 million (USD 24,048,480, to be exact).

In his introductory words, Buffett pointed out how important the long-term view is to achieving investment success. For example, had you invested USD 10,000 in 1942 (the year Buffett bought his first share) in a broad basket of US equities and had patiently stood by that decision, you would now own stocks with a market value of USD 51 million.

With this example, Buffett also reminded the audience that investments in productive assets such as stocks can considerably gain in value over time; because in a market economy, companies typically generate a positive return on the capital employed. The profits go to the shareholders either as dividends or are reinvested by the company, in which case the shareholder benefits from the compound interest effect.

Buffett compared the investment performance of corporate stocks (productive assets) with that of gold (representing unproductive assets). USD 10,000 invested in gold in 1942 would have appreciated to a mere USD 400,000, Buffett said considerably less than a stock investment. What do you make of this comparison?

To answer this question, we first need to understand what gold is from the investors point of view. Gold can be classified as (I) an asset, (II) a commodity, or (III) money. If you consider gold to be an asset or a commodity, you might indeed raise the question as to whether you should keep the yellow metal in your investment portfolio.

But when gold is seen as a form of money, Buffetts comparison of the performance of stocks and gold misses the point. To explain, every investor has to make the following decisions: (1) I have investible funds, and I have to decide how much of it I invest (e.g. in stocks, bonds, houses, etc.), and how much of it I keep in liquid assets (cash). (2) Once I have decided to keep X percent in cash, I have to determine which currency to choose: US dollar, euro, Japanese yen, Swiss franc or gold money.

If one agrees with these considerations, one can arrive now at two conclusions: (1) I do not keep cash, because stocks offer a higher return than cash. However, many people are unlikely to f...

Dixie "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is the South today a captive nation? Most Southerners would never consider the questionmost likely because they would deem the issue to be absurd. But is it inane to ask such a questionis it forbidden in politically correct America to ask such a confrontational question? Conservatives would immediately dismiss such rhetorical questions as being unpatriotic or even treasonousafter all, everyone knows we live in one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Liberals, on the other hand, would immediately dismiss the question by repeating two wordsslavery, racist, slavery, racist, etc., etc., etc. Despite the soft-censorship efforts of both left and right to limit free discussion, the question will be asked!

What are the hallmarks of a captive nation?[1] What are the features captive nations share that distinguish them from sovereign nations? I can think of at least seven features which current captive nations share with other captive nations in modern history:

First: The captive nations former military forces were defeated by the invading nations military. From now on, the invading nation will be referred to as the Empire because most, but not all, captive nations were/are victims of Empires, such as captive nations held by the former Soviet, Nazi, Japanese, and British Empires.

Liberals and most conservatives will immediately dismiss the question based upon their assertion that the South is not a captive nation because it was never a nation and therefore, by definition, cannot be a captive nation. What are the parameters of a nation? Did the South measure up to the description of a nation from 1861 to 1865?

The historical record is clear for those who understand historyas opposed to those who blindly accept the victors narrative about the conflict of 1861-5. The Confederate States of America was formed by Sovereign States; it had a formal government with all the attributes of American government such as a congress, president, constitution, and flag; the Confederate Government was based upon the free and unfettered will (consent) of the voting public;[2] the Confederacy had a military establishment; and the Confederate Government enjoyed the support of its citizens. Public support for the Confederate Government is demonstrated by taking the number of citizens who died in the struggle to defend the South and normalizing that number to the 2010 Southern populationthe number of Southern deaths would equal to approximately 3.5 million....

Should We All Bank With the Fed? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Justins note: Abolish the Federal Reserve.

Regular readers have heard Doug Casey make this suggestion many times. Hes been arguing in favor of this for years.

But not everyone thinks getting rid of the Fed would solve Americas money problems. In fact, one Bloomberg writer thinks the Fed should have even more power. Specifically, he thinks that everyday peoplenot just commercial banksshould bank with the Fed. You can read his entire essay here.

After reading this, I got on the phone with Doug who I knew would have something to say


Justin: Doug, what do you make of this idea?

Doug: Its a silly idea, a stupid idea, a disastrous idea. The person who suggested this is glib, but clearly lacks a basic understanding of money, both its nature and its history. Nor does he understand how banking works.

Historically, private banks had two types of bank accounts, demand deposits and time deposits, or what most people know as checking and savings accounts. These are two separate, and very different businesses.

Demand accounts used to be a safe way to store your money. You paid the bank a fee for storing it, and writing checks against it.

Savings accounts, or time deposits, are quite different in nature. These accounts might pay around 3% in interest per year. Banks lend out this money, perhaps charging borrowers 6%. The difference, or 3%, is the banks profit. Your money was tied up for the length of the loan.

Again, banks have historically provided two banking servicesthe storage of money and the brokerage of money. Money was a commodity, not just an accounting fiction, a floating abstraction. The distinction has already been lost, with checking accounts that pay interest, and fractional reserve policies with currency created from nothing. But wed truly be in fantasyland if the Fed became everyones bank. Commercial banks could hardly make loans if everyone parked their money at the Fed. The Fed would be totally in charge of interest rates and all lending policies.

Justin: So this would be even worse than the current system?

Doug: Yes. The current banking system is very dysfunctional. Its politicized and d...

The Dehydration Warning Sign "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Drinking eight glasses of water per day is a common piece of advice for those who want to stay hydrated and healthy, but sometimes its easier said than done.

What with our fast-paced lives and busy schedules, its easy to neglect some aspects of our health, especially something as simple as drinking the right amount of water every day.

The good news is that there is a quick and easy way to tell if youre dehydrated, and theres no need for any apps or gadgets to do so.

All you have to do is pinch your skin.

According to My Domaine, by pinching the skin on the arm or on the lower abdomen, you are quickly able to easily tell the skins elasticity.

Medline Plus defines skin elasticity, or skin turgor, as the ability of the skin to change shape and return to normal.

When you pinch your skin, notice if its shape quickly turns back to normal. This means that you are adequately hydrated. 

However, if it takes longer for your skin to go back to normal after a quick pinch, that could mean you should probably be drinking more water.

Aside from this skin test, there are also other telltale signs of dehydration.

According to Cosmopolitan, some of the main indicators include a small appetite, intense thirst, exhaustion, headaches, and poor memory, among others.

You could also experience a bad case of diarrhea and other irregular bowel movements, as well as a darker shade of yellow pee.

That being said, its important to to stay hydrated at all times, given that drinking water greatly affects your bodys metabolism and digestive system.

It also keeps your skin radiant, leaving you looking and feeling good.

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Eyesore of the Month "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Behold the new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, by architect Steven Holl (multiple winner at EOTM!). Whatcha got here: ever a new way to present blank walls to the street. Along with new ways for designing large structured masses to feel like they are about to fall on your head. One can easily predict the art that will reside within: videos depicting the inhumanity of men, macrame celebrations of the vulva, pulsing neon intersectional claims for reparations, decoupaged animal corpses the popular stock-in-trade of the curatorial class.

The Institutes web page offers the following dazzling metaphysical theory behind the building:

The torsion of these intersecting bodies is joined by a plane of the present to the galleries in forking time. The idea of forking time suggests that in the world of contemporary art there are many parallel times. The notion of one ongoing time and its grand narrative of history is questioned.

History is questioned. I love that, as if history was the perp in some plot to overthrow reality and museum curators are police summoned to interrogate it.

Note the shot below. Theres an old joke about Mussolinis modernist train station in Florence: Thats not the station, its the box that it came in!

Shout out to John McConnell for nominating this humdinger.

Reprinted with permission from Kunstler.com.

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The Slang Map of the US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theres a minute, and then theres a hot minute. Defined as a longish amount of time, this unit of time is familiar to Alabamians but may stir up confusion beyond the states borders.

Its Louisianans, though, who feel the most misunderstood, according to the results of a survey regarding regional slang by PlayNJ. Of the Louisiana residents surveyed, 72 percent said their fellow Americans from other stateseven neighboring oneshave a hard time grasping their lingo. Some learned the hard way that ordering a burger dressed (with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo) isnt universally understood, nor is the phrase to pass a good time (instead of to have a good time).

After surveying 2000 people (with proportional numbers from each state), PlayNJ created a map showing the top slang word in each state. Many are words that are unlikely to be understood beyond state lines, but otherslike Californias bomb (something you really like) and New Yorks deadass (to be completely serious)have spread well beyond their respective borders thanks to memes and internet culture.

Hawaiians are also known for their distinctive slang words, with 71 percent reporting that words like shaka (hello) and poho (waste of time) are frequently misunderstood. Shark bait, one of the states more colorful terms, refers to tourists who are so pale that they attract sharks.

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Are You Trading Heartburn for Something Much Worse? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Concerning research shows that acid blocking drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack or even death. 

The burning pain of acid reflux can be unbearable.  Most doctors offer a quick-fix in the form of drugs like Prevacid, Nexium, or Prilosec.  But a new study finds those drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack.

Researchers from Stanford University showed that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are linked to higher risks of myocardial infarction and death even among people without heart disease.[i]

PPIs block acid production in the stomach to reduce or eliminate heartburn.  They are prescribed primarily for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

According to the Stanford researchers PPIs are among the most widely used drugs in the world with over 113 million PPI prescriptions filled globally every year. Add to that over-the-counter versions of the drugs, and worldwide sales top $13 billion.  In the U.S. alone about 21 million people use PPIs.

But theyve been called one of the most dangerous and over-prescribed medications on the market.

The Stanford study published online in the journal PLoS One found that people taking PPIs were 16 percent to 21 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack and 122 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease.

The researchers reviewed health data contained in 16 million electronic records of 2.9 million patients.  The data came from Stanford medical facilities between 1994 and 2011, as well as from small practices around the country between 2007 and 2012.

They identified 297,000 people who suffered from acid reflux.  Then they compared the frequency of heart attacks among those taking six specific PPIs and those who didnt take the drug.  The PPIs in the study included omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), esomeprazole (Nexium), rabeprazole (Aciphex), and dexlansoprazole (Dexilant).

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05:33

Video Clip of Smirking, Squirming Peter Strzok at Hearing is Giving People the Creeps "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A video clip of Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok at Thursdays marathon House hearing by the Judiciary and Oversight committees shows Strzok smirking and squirming in a manner that has given the creeps to people who have watched it online. Strzok was being questioned by Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) late in the day-long hearing.

The clip was posted by a Twitter user, @Hollybowie, in three versions, an eight-second clip, a seven second loop and a three second loop.

In response to a query as to when in the hearing this took place, Bowie said around 6:30 p.m. (EDT).

Imagine having to look at that creepy behavi...

04:59

Mike Flynn Jr. Sounds Off on Peter Strzok This Man Interviewed My Father, Let That Sink In "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee held a joint hearing with former top FBI invesigator Peter Strzok.

Strzok was angry, defiant, smug and looked downright evil as he refused to answer questions on Mueller.

The hearing quickly devolved into chaos as contentious FBI agent Peter Strzok refused to answer his first question on how many interviews he held before the bogus investigation of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.

After several minutes of complete chaos Chairman Bob Goodlatte threatened FBI Agent Peter Strzok with contempt for declining to answer questions on Russia probe.

Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy also ripped into Peter Strzok for his defiance.

Mike Flynn Jr. said he was ready to throw something at his TV while watching Strzok smirk and lie his way through the hearing.

Flynn Jr. then said, Peter Strzok interviewed my fatherlet that sink in

Anyone ask Peter Strzok if he thinks General Flynn lied during their interview? asked Flynn Jr.

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04:52

Rudy Giuliani: Strzok Testimony Makes it LESS LIKELY President Trump will Testify Before Mueller (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani went on with Laura Ingraham on Thursday night following the congressional testimony of Trump-hating liar-cheater FBI investigator Peter Strzok.

Rudy said after todays testimony President Trump is less likely to testify in front of the tainted Mueller investigation.

Rudy Giuliani: To this day they cant find any kind of evidence that ties President Donald Trump to any kind of collusion. The progress is that the Mueller investigation if falling apart of its own weight Mueller is asleep at the switch. Its being run by the same kind of partisans that he is. The same kind of horrible person that he is that it is being run by the same kind of Hillary partisans that he is They will frame Donald Trump which is one of the reasons they are trying to set a perjury trap for him. And thank God were tough enough to smell that out.

Rudy Giuliani added that Strzoks testimony made it less likely that President Trump will testify before the Mueller special counsel.

Laura Ingraham: Any closer to an agreement with Mueller on limited questioning?

Rudy Giuliani: Probably further away. When you see this kind of thing! Youre a lawyer would you work your client into a Kangaroo court?

Via The ingraham Angle:

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04:49

President Trump Tells U.K. Media a Failed Economic Brexit Likely Means No U.S. Trade Deal Possible "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump gave Rupert Murdoch (British U.K. Sun) an interview prior to leaving Washington DC for Brussels and the NATO summit.   Mr. Multinational Murdoch is severely against President Trumps trade positions and wants to retain control over the global Continue reading

04:10

Minor League Team, Montgomery Biscuits, Makes Millennials Angry With Its Millennial Night Promotion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Suck it up, buttercups. Via USA Today: No major American professional sport has an older fanbase than baseball, and Major League Baseball has recognized that with new initiatives in hopes of making the game more watchable for a wider audience. Basically, baseball teams should want people under the age of 35 to attend their games. []

03:48

Gohmert and Desantis Discuss Strzok Testimony and Fallout "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) talked to Brian Kilmeade, guest hosting for Tucker Carlson, on Fox News. He weighed in on his comments to FBI Agent Strzok today in a joint House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing: . Continue reading

03:45

Democrats Introduce Bill to Abolish ICE Illegal Immigrants Rejoice! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to abolish ICE.
The group behind the bill also wants ICE investigated on violation of human rights.

Only 25% of (far left) voters support the Democrat plan.
54% of voters supports ICE.

Democrats have been very upset with ICE since photos were released of Obama caging children in 2014.

Fortune reported:

Democrats in Congress are introducing a bill that would abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

Comprised of eight members appointed by Congress, plus nine members from major civil society and immigrants rights organizations and individuals directly impacted by ICE practices, The legislation would give the government one year to dismantle ICE and create a bipartisan group to build a replacement, the Washington Post reports.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and co-sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), also gives the bipartisan group direction to launch an investigation into ICE activities, looking to discover any failures to comply with congressional oversight requirements, violations of constitutional protections and U.S. laws, failures to comply with agency policies and directives, violations of human rights, and any other longstanding patterns of medical neglect, solitary confinement, wrongful death, and other abuses for which ICE is wholly or partially responsible, according to the report.

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03:38

DHS Claims Many Kids Separated At Border Came With Adult Criminals Or People Who Werent Their Parents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But this is what Obama and Democrats would have required. Via Daily Wire: On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that almost half of the children who were five years old or younger and separated from adults at the U.S. border couldnt be reunited with them because many of the adults were violent criminals, and some []

03:29

Jim Jordan Discusses Strzok Testimony and Admission of Receiving Dossier Material from Bruce Ohr "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is important.  This is VERY important. The collective DOJ, FBI and allied contractors activity in 2015 and 2016 is the origin of the political opposition research that developed into the Trump investigation via the FISA application(s). Jordan appears to Continue reading

02:50

Strzok Claims He Still Has Top Secret Security Clearance Despite Sessions Saying He Doesnt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So whos lying here and why does he still have it, if thats true? Via Daily Caller: Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok told Congress on Thursday that he still has a top secret security clearance, in contradiction with a claim made in June by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. You currently have what classification? Strzok was []

02:25

Gohmert: IG Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To A Foreign Entity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yet, that wasnt a priority to be investigated by the FBI, they didnt even follow up on it. Astounding. Via Daily Caller: A member of the House Committee on the Judiciary said during a hearing Thursday that a government watchdog found that nearly all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons emails were sent to []

02:17

CLAPPING SEALS=> Democrats Applaud Trump-Hating Liar, Cheater Peter Strzok at Hearing (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After eight years of Obama the Democrat Party is reduced to a bunch of unhinged clapping seals.

Democrats on Thursday applauded liar, cheater, adulterer, and Trump basher Peter Strzok.

This guy.

This is todays Democrat Party.

Peter Strzok says that Gowdys accusation against Strzok and the FBI deeply corrodes what the FBI is in American society, the effectiveness of their mission, and it is deeply destructive. Democrats applaud.

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02:00

Marijuana Legalization And the 2018 Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The Oklahoma Republican Party knew that putting Question 788 on the general election ballot could be very bad for them. It was expected to turn out an inordinately large number of people who don't usually vote-- and those people would not be conservatives. So they put Question 788 on the primary ballot on June 26. And, sure enough, primary election polling places were swamped with votes, quadruple the number who normally vote, in some cases 10 times the number! We're talking about Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. And it passed-- 507,582 to 385,176. Yeah, one of the reddest states in America... with a PVI of R+20! Trump won every county. More people voted for Question 788 than had voted for Hillary, who only got 420,375 votes (28.9%).

The GOP had opposed Question 788. They were gobsmacked by all that support for it-- not that that's stopping them from screwing around with it behind the scenes now, much the same way the GOP had done in Florida, after their marijuana initiative had passed overwhelmingly. They're doing it through the Board of Health, which was tasked with drawing of implementation guidelines. They're not doing so in good faith.
The board, which oversees the Oklahoma State Department of Health, voted Tuesday morning on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. It also added two new rules that a coalition of health groups had pushed: the ban on smoking products and a requirement that dispensaries hire a pharmacist.

...Julie Ezell, the Health Departments general counsel, cautioned board members that the two new rules they added to the proposed rules might not be allowed under State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana. That could invite a court challenge, she said.
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01:59

Louie Gohmert Goes To Town On Strzok, Causes Biggest Eruption Of Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Strzok just keeps smirking through it all. He obviously believes nothing is going to happen to him when he should be in jail at the least for lying to Congress and likely lying to the IG. Via Daily Caller: Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert ripped embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok for cheating on his wife []

01:42

HUGE DEVELOPMENT=> Peter Strzok Admits Junk Russia Dossier Came from Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday disgraced FBI investigator Peter Strzok admitted during his congressional hearing that the phony Russia dossier was funneled through the FBI by Nellier and Bruce Ohr.

The junk dossier went from Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson> to Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS> to her husband Bruce Ohr at the DOJ > walked over and fed to Peter Strzok at the FBI > and this was the impetus for the entire Trump-Russia investigation!

And it was all paid for by the Clinton Campaign and DNC!

This was the basis for the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
It was all a Democrat Party operation.

It all make sense now.

Jim Jordan led the questioning.

Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan shared this on Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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01:30

Watch Federal Agents Take Down Radicals With Pepper Balls When They Get Violent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gotta love radical beatdown videos. Listen to them wail, Look what your government is doing! Yeah, its locking up violent radicals and I love it. Via BPR: Radical left-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon, proved to be no match for federal officers determined to maintain law and order. Militant extremists reportedly hurled rocks and vulgar []

01:08

Watch: Strzok Says Texts Didnt Mean He Was Targeting Trump, Gowdy Destroys Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Peter Strzok: "That text in no way suggested that I or the FBI would take any action to influence the candidacy" .@tgowdysc: "That is a fantastic answer to a question nobody asked." Full video here: https://t.co/Z4mqrbi022 pic.twitter.com/IQo7lshYHL CSPAN (@cspan) July 12, 2018 Via Daily Wire: On Thursday, embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok the []

00:39

NATO Dog Fight: Trump Takes NATO to Task and Wins Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump came, he punched, and he drove his point home. NATO will never be the same after Trump challenged the Organization to its core and read it the riot act by delivering an ultimatum.

Following his America First philosophy to make decisions based on the USA and not other foreign interests or multilateral concerns, Trump went to Brussels with both fists swinging.

At a breakfast meeting with NATO Secretary General, Stoltenberg, who was previously Prime Minister of Norway, Trump laid down the law and reinforced his main point: pay up or shut up.

Only 5 of the 29 NATO allies are meeting their pledges of 2 % of GDP on defense spending. Germany is the worst culprit and is in effect, taking the American taxpayer for a ride, Trump said. Trump went one-step father saying Germany was a captive to Russias oil and gas pipeline and was spending billions on an unreliable source from the very adversary NATO exists to deter, namely: Russia. In a single exchange Trump won the war. He got them off guard and hit right between the eyes. It was a knockout punch.

All the MSM said Trump got it wrong, his figures were inflated or NATO gives the US other benefits, but they missed the whole point. Trump suckered punched the German juggernaut and their Chancellor; Mrs. Merkel and showed Germanys paucity and hypocrisy in one fell swoop.

The formal NATO meetings were no less contentious. Trump had a series of bilateral meetings and changed the whole agenda to return on the final day to his major topic, burden sharing. His efforts seemed to work. He strong-armed the entire cabal to admit they needed to do more and immediately. Not sufficient, Trump said in his news conference they should be paying 4 % of their GDP if they want a real defense.

Trump in effect singlehandedly told our allies if they want defense they have to pay for it. We are not their piggy bank. The US has your back but needs to see a serious commitment: or else. No other President since Harry S. Truman started NATO in 1947 has had the balls to stand up and make the American case so forcefully.

Trump did not capitulate.

As a result NATO will be more focused, more deliberate, well funded and America and Americans can be proud. The hell with diplomacy spoke Trumpit hasnt worked for decades so it was time to try something new. America is leading the world again after a long hiatus and an apology tour during the last eight years. Leadership means having the courage to lead. Trump gave a two-day seminar on leading to the NATO heads of state. Some didnt like it. Tough love is what they got...

00:39

The Early 2016 Intelligence Laundry System is The Risk Peter Strzok is Attempting to Conflate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in March 2018, we initially outlined a strong likelihood about the origin of the material used in the FISA application; and how it appeared to emanate from contractors with access to the NSA/FBI database, Fusion GPS, Nellie Ohr, Christopher Continue reading

00:35

Kim Jong Un Breaks Silence After Summit With Letter To Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They have a past history of playing games with South Korea, making nice than pulling the chain again. So anything they say has to be down and in writing, plus verify, verify and verify. Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump released a letter he received from Kim Jong Un Thursday expressing hope for the future []

00:03

Strzok Testifies That Comey Told Him To Prioritize Russia Investigation Over Hillary Case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One case= boatloads of evidence with top-secret emails likely poached by foreign entities. Other case? No evidence that anyone connected to anything had done anything. And of course, Democrats try to justify this. But the IG had already picked up on the bias. Via Daily Caller: FBI Assistant Director Peter Strzok testified Thursday that former []

Thursday, 12 July

23:30

Poll: Voters Unmoved By Allegations Against Jordan In Ohio State Abuse Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Same old bag of tricks from the democrats. Via Roll Call: Competing claims about what Rep. Jim Jordan knew or didnt know about an Ohio sexual abuse scandal this week havent made a dent in his public profile, according to a new poll. Jordan, a powerful Ohio conservative who is considering a run to take []

23:08

BOOM! James Woods Drops the F-Bomb on Peter Strzok "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservative actor James Woods nuked Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok on Twitter Thursday in commentary on Strzoks testimony before a joint hearing by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees into his behavior investigating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

James Woods.

The married Strzoks anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages exchanged with FBI co-worker and lover Lisa Page during the time they were investigating both leading presidential candidates has rocked Washington and the FBI like few scandals before.

Woods posted several comments on Strzok Thursday afternoon, including photos from the hearing.

When #CentralCasting hits it out of the park with supporting background cast of henchmen

All enemies, foreign and domestic

Woods posted these three in succession.

Serious question: is this man a respectable and trustworthy public servant in your estimation? #PeterStrzok

23:03

Righteous Louie Gohmert Tells FBI Agent Peter Strzok Hes a Liar Did You Use That Smirk When You Lied To Your Wife "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wolverine Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) had a fiery exchange with FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during todays joint hearing with the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees. Mr. Gohmert dispatched all the nonsense, looked weasel Strzok straight Continue reading

23:02

Race-Baiting MSNBC Hack Joy Reid Sees 20% Ratings Drop After Fallout From Bogus Hacking Claims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a sane world she wouldnt still have her own show. Via Free Beacon: MSNBC host Joy Reid has seen her ratings drop 20 percent since she made unverifiable claims of hacking in April to explain controversial blog posts posted to her former website. Contemptor reported the outspokenly progressive Reids weekend program AM Joy has experienced double-digit []

22:47

Rep. Darrell Issa Makes Peter Strzok Recite Controversial Anti-Trump Text Messages He Sent to Lisa Page (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) made disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok recite his most controversial text messages to his lover Lisa Page during Thursdays House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Rep. Issa gave Strzok a printout of the texts to read during the heated and contentious hearing, in which the agent referred to Trump as a douche and a disaster.

Im going to ask one series of questions very quickly if I could. You did a number of texts. All of the texts that were presented to us, as far as I know, came from your government phone, correct? Rep. Issa asked.

Strzok responded, I believe that to be the case, yes.

Rep. Issa then questioned if Strzok sent similar messages to Page on his private phone, prompting Strzok to ask what he meant by similar.

Commenting on Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton or anything else politically in nature, Issa clarified.

I dont specifically recall, but its probably a safe assumption that yes I did, Strzok responded.

Rep. Issa then directed Strzok to a sheet of paper that was presented to him and asked him to read his own words from March 14, 2016.

You want me to read this? Strzok asked.

Yes, please, Issa responded.

OMG, hes an idiot, Strzok read from his texts.

Issa then asked for him to read the text from May 4, 2016.

Now the pressure really starts finish MYE, Strzok read.

The Congressman then asked him to read from July 19, 2016.

Hi, how was Trump other than a douche? Melania? Strzok read.

July 21, 2016, Rep. Issa directed.

Trump is a disaster. I have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be, Strzok recited.

Rep. Issa next asked him to read the text from August 6, 2016, which Strzok claimed that he did not recall writing.

Okay, its been attributed to you, so well go on to the next. August 8, 2016 and Ill preference it by saying this for context Ms. Page said Not ever going to become president, right, right?' Issa continued.

No, no hes not. Well stop it, Strzok read.

 Repeat that again, Rep. Issa demanded.

No, no hes not, Strzok repeated.

Rep. Issa moved on to ask him to read from August 15, 2016.

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andys office that theres no way he could be elected, but Im afraid we cant take that risk. Its like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die be...

22:19

OUTRAGEOUS!! Dem Rep Steve Cohen Says Disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok Deserves a PURPLE HEART (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) lit conservative social media on fire on Thursday when he suggested during the Oversight and Judiciary committees hearing that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart.

A Purple Heart is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the US military.

If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one, Cohen said. This has been an attack on you, in a way to attack Mr. Mueller, in the investigation that is to get at Russia collusion involved in our election.

If it wasnt clear that the Democrats do not respect our troops and veterans, it sure is now.

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the military who are injured in battle. Peter Strzok sent some mean texts about rigging an election. What a huge insult to wounded veterans, journalist Angela Morabito tweeted.

22:06

YOU CAN GO LOW OR GO HIGH, BUT WHEN YOU CAN, GO RIGHTEOUS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you haven't seen this, from today's House hearing, just sit back and enjoy.



More:
The embattled F.B.I. agent who oversaw the opening of the Russia investigation mounted an aggressive personal defense on Thursday, rejecting accusations that he let his private political views bias his official actions....

Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took, the agent, Peter Strzok, was to tell House lawmakers investigating what they say is evidence of rampant bias at the top levels of the F.B.I.

In his first public comments, he concluded his prepared remarks with a pointed broadside against his antagonizers.

I understand we are living in a political era in which insults and insinuation often drown out honesty and integrity, Mr. Strzok planned to say, continuing: I have the utmost respect for Congresss oversight role, but I truly believe that todays hearing is just another victory notch in Putins belt and another milestone in our enemies campaign to tear America apart.
We've heard a lot in recent weeks about whether it's appropriate for opponents of President Trump (and the party that enables him) to maintain "civility." Should we refrain from confronting presidential aides in restaurants? Should we avoid saying "Fuck Trump"?

Also, a few months ago, longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines told us that candidates who want to beat Trump in 2020 should be prepared to go as low as he does. Some of Reines's advice:
Go high when you can. But when he goes low, take advantage of the kneeling to knock his block off.

Dont apologize. Ever. Not over money you took from Harvey Weinstein. Not even for attacking the pope. In fact, proactively attack the pope. Your kid is a shoplifter? Youre proud of them for exposing inadequate security....

Dont hire anyone who says theyd rather lose than stoop to his level. If you say it, get out of the way for someone living in the real world.
That's the dichotomy in the minds of most liberals and leftists: politeness vs. insolence. Keep it civil or get down in the gutter. Whichever you think is the most appropriate course of action, you probably think...

22:05

SHOUTING ERUPTS in House Committee Hearing as Rep. Jim Jordan BLASTS Peter Strzok (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shouting erupted in the House Oversight and Judiciary committees hearing on Thursday after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) laid into FBI agent Peter Strzok over the identities of two people he referred to in his text messages.

The Democrats were not pleased with his line of questioning.

Rep. Jordan was attempting to ask Strzok about an email he sent to other top FBI officials that referred to the infamous Trump-Russia dossier. His focus was on two code names that were used, Corn and Simpson.

The names likely refer to Mother Jones journalist David Corn and the head of the firm that hired Christopher Steele to produce the dossier, Glenn Simpson.

Strzok remained calm and smiling smugly as the shouting match ensued.

The disgraced FBI agent has been the focus of scrutiny since it was revealed that he sent multiple messages to his lover and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page in which he admitted his bias against Donald Trump.

As we reported earlier on Thursday, Chairman Trey Gowdy destroyed Peter Strzok in his opening comments describing the undeniable bias of Peter Strzok in the Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigation against President Trump.

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22:02

Two Pounds Meth Seized, Two Illegal Aliens Arrested In North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A two for. Via WBTV: Two pounds of methamphetamine were seized and two men face charges after an investigation involving several local agencies. According to the press release from the Rowan Sheriffs Office, On June 27, 2018, after a six month investigation, two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested in Rowan County for []

22:00

People Expect The New EPA Administrator To Be Less Incompetent And Distracted Than Pruitt-- And That's Not A Good Thing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Worse than Pruitt?

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that "Scott Pruitts brief, tumultuous tenure as the head of the EPA has left him disgraced in the eyes of many in Washington and across the country. But it may not have done him much harm in his home state. Though a comeback for Mr. Pruitt is far from assured, some liberals and conservatives in Oklahoma agree he could engineer one in this oil- and gas-dependent state where he used to be attorney general. His hard-line anti-regulatory message remains popular here, and many of his supporters consider the spreading plume of scandal from his time at the EPA the product of unfair liberal persecution."

Susan Dudley, writing for Forbes, reported that Pruitt had pursued the largest regulatory rollback in the EPAs history... but when it came to actual deregulation Pruitt was too busy feathering his own nest and stealing everything he could get his hands on that wasn't nailed down to complete much of what he started.
EPA has issued significantly fewer new regulations than in previous years. During his tenure as administrator, EPA has finalized only 15 actions compared to 38 rules finalized during the same period in the Obama administration. But slowing the pace of new regulation is not the same as rolling back existing rules.

Of the 15 final actions Pruitt has presided over, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) classifies f...

21:58

Prime Minister May Presents President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Official Welcoming Ceremony at Blenheim Palace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Blenheim Palace for a black tie dinner in their honor held by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Video of the Official Welcoming Ceremony below: . President Trump and First Lady Continue reading

21:53

A Pastor Charged With Murder He Did Not Commit: Alabama Targets Reverend Glasgow In Political Prosecution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A formerly incarcerated community organizer in Alabama may be executed or imprisoned for life for a murder hes not accused of committing.

Reverend Kenneth Glasgow is the founder of The Ordinary People Society, a faith-based organization that works with the most disenfranchised members, which others tend to exclude.

According to police, a passenger in a car Glasgow was driving exited the vehicle after it was involved in an accident and shot another driver to death.

He was charged under a complicity law in Alabama, and prosecutors are trying to convince a grand jury to indict him for violent acts committed by another person. He said he did not anticipate, had no control over, and didnt even see the acts take place.

Glasgow, who is Reverend Al Sharptons half-brother, is known and celebrated for the ministry he established after leaving prison in 2001 and for his activism on behalf of people impacted by incarceration.

While he fights his own case, Glasgow is calling for the complicity law to be changed. Under the law, A person who, whether present or absent, aids, abets, induces, procures or causes the commission of an act which if done directly by him, would be a felony or a misdemeanor under a provision of this chapter, is guilty of the same felony or misdemeanor.

The complicity law could [be used against] anybody, he said in an interview with Shadowproof. Any preacher or anybody that has a prison history, anybody that deals with any kind of social work or juvenilesanybody, with this complicity law. That law is making you responsible for someone elses actions.

In addition to providing meals, running transitional homes, serving as an outside spokesperson for incarcerated activists, like the Free Alabama Movement, and deescalating violence in his community, Glasgow is also well known nationally for his organizing for voting rights and against police brutality.

The New York Times described Dothan in 2016 as a place that can feel like it is caught in a southern time warp, immune to change, and defined by racial division. One in three Dothan residents is Black, but the town has never had a Black mayor, police chief, circuit judge, or school superintendent.

The newspaper went on to note, Meetings of the city commission are held in a room adorned with 28 portraits of city leaders, all of them white men. An old photograph shows police officers, including the current chief, posing beside a Confederate flag.

...

21:44

Loophole Results in Charges Being Dropped Against Stormy Daniels; UPDATE: Looking for Different Ohio Strip Club for Thursday Night Show "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Charges against porn star and Trump antagonist Stormy Daniels resulting from her arrest for illegal touching at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club Wednesday night were dropped by prosecutors on Thursday. The case against Daniels hinged on her being a regular nude or semi-nude performer at the club which was mandated by the statute. This was her first appearance there, so her misconduct did not meet the particulars of the statute forcing the prosecutors to move to dismiss the charges because of that loophole.

Daniels was playing the first of a two night stand at Sirens. The second night set for Thursday was initially cancelled by Daniels in the wake of her arrest even though she had been released on a reported $6000 bond. However her attorney, Michael Avenatti announce Thursday afternoon she would return to the scene of no crime to perform her second show date. UPDATE: Avenatti said late Thursday afternoon Daniels would not return to Sirens but that she is looking for another area club to strip at instead.

My client @StormyDaniels refuses to be intimidated. She will return to the scene of the no crime tonight in Columbus, Ohio as scheduled. She never ceases to impress! #Courage #Basta

Change of plans @StormyDaniels will not be performing at the Siren tonight but is looking for another club in the area.

Columbus police said...

21:36

FIREWORKS! REP. GOHMERT GOES THERE! Calls Out Cheater Strzok for Lying to His Wife About Lisa Page! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee held a joint hearing with former top FBI invesigator Peter Strzok.

The hearing quickly devolved into chaos as contentious as FBI agent Peter Strzok refused to answer his first question on how many interviews he held before the bogus investigation of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.

Rep. Louie Gohmert didnt hold back when it was his time to question the scandal-plagued FBI investigator.

Gohmert called out Strzok for his record of infidelity and lies!
WOW!

Rep. Gohmert: Ive talked to FBI agents around the country. Youve embarrassed them. Youve embarrassed yourself. And I cant help but wonder when I see you sitting there with a little smirk how many times did you look so innocent into your wifes eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page?

The Democrats erupted after Gohmerts comments.
They have no problem name-calling President Trump or his supporters but hate it when liberal hack Strzok gets publicly exposed!

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21:35

Jim Jordan Questions FBI Agent Peter Strzok About Steele Dossier and Contacts With Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representative Jim Jordan questions FBI Agent Peter Strzok about the foundational document, the Steele Dossier, which underpins the FISA Title-1 search warrant application; and the extent to which Strzok had contacts with media. . Representative Trey Gowdy confronts the spin Continue reading

21:24

BOOM! Watch Trey Gowdy DESTROY Peter Strzok at House Hearing on FBI Corruption (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WILL THE FBI EVER RECOVER FROM STRZOK, COMEY, LYNCH AND OBAMA?

On Thursday the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee held a joint hearing with former top FBI invesigator Peter Strzok.

The hearing quickly devolved into chaos as contentious as FBI agent Peter Strzok refused to answer his first question on how many interviews he held before the bogus investigation of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.

Rep. Trey Gowdy DESTROYED the liberal hack Peter Strzok during his questioning.

The post BOOM! Watch Trey Gowdy DESTROY Peter Strzok at House Hearing on FBI Corruption (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:04

Leftist Activists in Portland Berate Black ICE Agent, Repeatedly Call Him a Fking N-r (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Portland anti-ICE activists were caught on camera berating a black ICE agent and repeatedly referring to him as a fking n-r.

The racist incident took place on Wednesday as a bus was leaving the ICE facility and several protesters had already been arrested.

A protester can be heard screaming youre a fking n-r to the white man, followed by you are a n-r over and over. Multiple protesters can also be heard calling him a fking traitor as he attempted to do his job.

When master gives you an order you follow it, a protester is heard screaming at the black agent.

A large percentage of the Abolish ICE protesters in Portland appear to be white. It is interesting that incidents such as these receive no media attention, while every perceived racist phone call from a white person to police is a viral outrage machine.

Eight protesters were arrested while blocking the driveway on Wednesday, and pepper bals and pepperspray were used after the leftists began throwing dangerous weapons at police.

As FPS officers continued to provide verbal warnings to move from the driveway they had various items thrown at them including an unknown liquid, boards with protruding nails, and other items, Robert Sperling, a spokesman for the Federal Protective Service told KGW8. FPS officers proceeded to remove those individuals blocking the drive, ultimately requiring the deployment of pepper ball and pepper spray to keep others back and to protect the arresting officers.

Sperling said that the Occupy activists had previously agreed not to block the driveway but the protesters are denying that any such agreement was made.

We do not negotiate with fascists, Occupy ICE PDX said in a statement.

Mayor Ted Wheeler appears to be siding with the militant leftists who were attacking the agents, claiming that the use of force looked disproportionate.

Its all excessive, this is so brutal, Tanquist said. I mean, for people peacefully standing with their arms locked to have to suffer from that pepper spray, and if youve ever seen someone hit with that theyre screaming its brutal.

The peaceful protesters were screaming racial slurs, throwing boards with nails in them and unidentified liquids at police, and blocking the driveway from the building. Tanquis...

21:00

NYT: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors To Help Review Kavanaugh Documents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Unprecedented. Via Axios: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has asked the offices of all 93 U.S. attorneys to each provide up to three federal prosecutors to assist the Justice Department in reviewing government records of President Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the New York Times reports, citing a letter it obtained. Why it matters: []

20:43

As Eight Guantnamo Detainees Ask for Freedom, the Trump Administration Says It Could Hold Them For 100 Years "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Wednesday a federal court in Washington, D.C., heard the first major challenge to the Trump administrations policy on Guantnamo Bay a case arguing against the ongoing detention of eight of the 40 Muslim men still left at the island prison. The judges decision in the case could impact any future attempt to bring detainees to the detention center and torture site, and become a judgment on the United Statess endless war on terror.

Twenty-six prisoners at Guantnamo remain detained without charge or trial, including the eight men represented in court Wednesday, who have been at Guantnamo between 10 and 16 years. Two of them have been cleared for release by a government review panel. Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, along with other attorneys, are challenging the prisoners detention both as a violation of due process and also under the laws of war as dictated by the authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF.

Passed by Congress in 2001, the AUMF granted the executive branch license to use all necessary and appropriate force against individuals or groups responsible for the 9/11 attacks or those who helped them. Critics say the law is now being stretched beyond recognition to legalize military action around the globe, including against groups that did not exist in 2001.

Yes, we could hold them for 100 years if the conflict lasts 100 years.

While the government originally used the broad powers granted by the AUMF to justify the detention of their clients, CCR attorneys argued that this authority has since unraveled. Under the AUMF, limited detention was justified for the narrow purpose of preventing the return of the detainees to the battlefield. Calling todays war on terror an amorphous, interminable morass and a conflict disconnected from reality, CCR urged the court to recognize the vastly different landscape from when the AUMF was passed by Congress.

The government countered that as long as operations continue against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the original theater of the war on terror, the authority underpinning the AUMF still holds. When Judge Thomas Hogan asked if, in the governments view, the war could last 100 years, Justice Department attorney Ronald Wiltsie said, Yes, we could hold them for 100 years if the conflict lasts 100 years.

Baher Azmy of CCR, in an interview with The Intercept, dismissed the idea that these detainees would return to the battlefield. No one is going to be returned to Afghanistan, he said. For example, two of the cleared petitioners were set to be released to Morocco and Saudi Arabia, under security arrangements or into custody.

Azmy also pointed out that the gover...

20:30

Texas Voter Fraud Investigation Deepens In Dallas County, Targeting Grand Prairie Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sounds like the Franken surprise. Via Dallas News: A voter fraud investigation in Dallas County continues to deepen with prosecutors asking a judge late last week to impound a suspicious box of mail-in ballot applications they believe may be tied to a political candidate in the May election. Investigators appear to be homing in on []

20:19

10 Quick Yes/No Questions to Ask Corrupt FBI Hack Peter Strzok "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Corrupt FBI Agent Peter Strzok is under oath today at a Congressional Hearing televised on national TV. He so far has not given up much information so we have offered our own list of questions.

Here is a list of yes/no questions that Congress should ask Strzok

1. Is it a crime for an individual to destroy evidence requested by a US court or Congress?
2. Is it a crime to destroy servers by using bleach bit? To destroy emails? To not comply with court or Congressional requests to provide evidence?
3. Are you aware of any spies in the Trump campaign before July 31, 2016? (text messages suggest this indeed was the case)
4. Did you and Lisa Page have an extramarital affair involving sexual relations at any time?
5. Are you aware of anyone in the FBI or DOJ recommending harming President Trump at any time during his campaign physically or politically?
6. Was Jeff Sessions involved in spying on the Trump campaign at any time or was he used in any way at any time by the FBI to gather information?
7. Were you or anyone you are aware of involved in the transfer of US uranium to Russia in the Uranium One scandal and are any of these individuals involved in the Trump Russia investigations, including the Mueller investigation?
8. Did you sign off on the review of the more than 300,000 emails found on Weiners laptop in less than a week of review?
9. Did you see any evidence of crimes against children in these emails? (IG report notes that there were such emails found)
10. Did you do anything with the emails with crimes against children such as refer these emails for further investigation or review? If not, why not?

Drain the Swamp!

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