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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Release of Mueller Report Finally Sets Trump – and America – Free
Michael Goodwin
As Attorney General William Barr said, the finding by special counsel Robert Mueller that nobody in the United States knowingly helped Russia interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign "is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed." ... By abandoning their standards, Big Media got the biggest story wrong and misled their readers and viewers - yet refuse to admit it. They are the true dead-enders, still searching for a thread to justify their jihad against Trump.

Top 10 Things the Media Got Wrong About 'collusion' and 'obstruction'
Sohrab Ahmari
The prestige press has some explaining to do – for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named "collusion" and "obstruction." Almost two years and millions of column inches later, special counsel Robert Mueller has revealed the theory that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia has been just that. All that remains of collusion and obstruction is the media's shattered credibility.

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Week ending 21 April 2019

Judge Rules Obama's EPA Knew Officials
'Were Not Warning Flint Residents' About Lead Levels

The EPA under former President Barack Obama was too slow to intervene in the case, according to U.S. Judge Linda Parker, who ruled that the federal government was not immune from legal action in the case. More than a dozen lawsuits were filed against Michigan and city officials after researchers discovered in 2016 that Flint's water contained elevated levels of lead in 2014 and 2015.
NY Times Finally Admitting Steele Dossier Isn’t True,
Others Insisted It Had to Be Viable Because Not ‘Proven Untrue’

NY Times finally catching up to the truth. But there are a lot still not getting it, even now. From NYT, 4/19/2019 "Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier": 'Now the dossier – financed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and compiled by the former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele – is likely to face new, possibly harsh scrutiny from multiple inquiries.'
Initial Jobless Claims Tumble to Fresh 50 Year Lows
Initial jobless claims keep grinding lower and lower. The last time this few Americans sought the help of government after losing a job was in November 1969. Initial Jobless Claims tumbled another 5K from the prior week's revised 197K to just 192K: the second consecutive sub-200K print in 50 years, and the lowest print since September 1969.
Mueller’s Report Speaks Volumes
Kimberley A. Strassel
By the fall of 2017, it was clear that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was too conflicted to take a detached look at a Russia-collusion story that had become more about FBI malfeasance than about Donald Trump. The evidence of that bias now stares at us through 448 pages of his report.
Mueller Completely Dropped the Ball with Obstruction Punt
Andrew C. McCarthy
The most remarkable thing about special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report is how blithely the prosecutor reversed the burden of proof on the issue of obstruction... Most important, the special counsel found that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and that the president's frustration wasn't over fear of guilt – the typical motivation for obstruction – but that the investigation was undermining his ability to govern the country.
GOP Senators Really Want to See a 'Highly Classified' FBI Memo
About the Hillary Clinton Investigation

The Republican chairmen of three Senate committees are pressing Attorney General William Barr for details about "highly classified information" that the FBI declined to investigate as part of the Hillary Clinton email probe. The FBI drafted a memo in May 2016 saying that the information was "necessary" to complete the investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information on her private email server, according to the Republicans.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Dropped a Big ol’ Bomb on
Watters World Saturday Night

Matt Gaetz, Republican congressman from Florida, said the following in an appearance on Fox News’s “Watters World” with Jesse Watters Saturday night: Gatez: They’re not off the hook. Another Little nugget the IG is looking at is the corruption between the FBI and the media. We will be seeing it before we see the IG Report on how this fraudulent investigation got started.
Mueller Report Exposes String of Anonymously Sourced Stories
That Got It Wrong

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling revealed a string of anonymously-sourced stories about the investigation were inaccurate. BuzzFeed and McClatchy each added editor’s notes to two stories following the publication of the Mueller report, which also contradicted an explosive CNN report and called into further question a bombshell story in The Guardian.
Trial Date Set for Obama Aide Ensnared in Mueller Probe
Former White House counsel Gregory Craig will stand trial in a Washington, D.C., federal court Aug. 12 on charges that he made false and misleading statements to the Department of Justice regarding work he performed for a foreign government. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set the date in a Friday scheduling order. The order provides that Craig has until May 10 to file a motion to dismiss the charges.
Attorney General Barr Attempts to End Asylum Abuse Madness
With New Ruling

In hopes of cutting down on fraud and abuse, Attorney General Bill Barr has implemented a new ruling requiring that individuals seeking asylum in the United States be held in detention facilities until their court date. Essentially, Barr is ending catch-and-release of those claiming asylum. Currently, the asylum backlog sits at nearly 500,000 cases with an additional 348,000 individuals waiting in the immigration court system.
Amid Border Crisis, Lindsey Graham Will Introduce Legislation to
Tighten Asylum Laws

As The Daily Wire has reported, the current migrant influx crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is unprecedented in modern history. Consider what Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, recently told Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz in an interview: "We have never seen what we are dealing with today. It's unprecedented and we're in uncharted waters."
Newspapers Encouraging Locals to Flee to the U.S.,
Illegal Migrants Claim

Central American migrants apprehended at the border claimed to have been encouraged by local newspaper advertisements that promised work opportunities and free assistance from the U.S. government. "The whole world knows, they put it in the news. They tell us everywhere if you come to the United States, they'll help you," said a Honduran woman  apprehended at the southern border near the Rio Grande Valley.
Climate Change Fail: Netflix Series Accused of
Making Fake Claims About Walrus Deaths

"But whereas the Siberian Times and Gizmodo website, which also reported on the 2017 incident, were both quite clear that the walruses were driven over the cliffs by polar bears, Netflix makes no mention of their presence. Similarly, there is no mention of the fact that walrus haulouts are entirely normal. Instead, Attenborough tells his viewers that climate change is forcing the walruses on shore, where their poor eyesight leads them to plunge over the cliffs."
Full report here
New Mexico Panel Surprises Facebook with
$39M Electric Utility Bill

A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center – a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on Tuesday ordered the Public Service Company of New Mexico to charge Facebook for nearly half the cost of the $85 million transmission project for its New Mexico data center that opened this year, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
How and Why Hamas Founded CAIR
Scott Johnson
Mosaic reports from Hamas confab Oct. 27, 1993: 'A Muslim organization posing as a civil-rights activist while soft-pedaling its jihadist sympathies might be able to snow the American political class, the courts, the media, and the academy. It might make real inroads with the ... progressives who dominated the Clinton administration.' Despite its Hamas roots and terror ties, the most disturbing aspect of CAIR is its accomplishment of the Muslim Brotherhood's precise aspiration for it.
New York Times Thought the ‘Body of Christ’
Priest Saved from Notre Dame was a Statue

According to the Washington Free Beacon, for some inexplicable reason, the journalistic outlet to rival all other outlets – The New York Times – reported that the "body of Christ" saved from the flaming Notre Dame cathedral earlier this week was a statue, even though no other media outlet reported it as such, and even though the most rudimentary understanding of Catholicism would lead one to conclude the term "body of Christ" does not refer to a statue.
New York Times Hits New Low with
Mortifying Notre Dame Correction

Mark Hemingway
Just in time for Easter, the New York Times has been forced to run yet another correction that speaks to the paper's profound ignorance regarding the basic beliefs of Christianity. In a Thursday report on the fire at Notre Dame, the Times highlighted the actions of Father Jean-Marc Fournier, the Paris Fire Department chaplain who exposed himself to certain danger in order to recover the cathedral's treasured relics.
United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup Over LGBT Policies
There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
Christian Adoption Agency Sues Michigan and HHS for
Religious Discrimination – Same Sex Marriage Key Issue

The lawsuit suit is against both Michigan and HHS because the Obama administration put a policy into place in its closing days, ruling that any groups publicly licensed and receiving money from HHS cannot discriminate on the basis of religion. This rule contradicts a Michigan law that protects taxpayer-funded, faith-based organizations from policies that discriminate against religious beliefs.
Atheist Prayers Can Be Barred by House Chaplain,
Appeals Court Says

The House chaplain scored a legal victory on Good Friday, when a federal appeals court ruled he could not be ordered to allow a self-described atheist to offer a secular prayer to the House of Representatives... Judge David S. Tatel wrote, "The House's requirement that prayers must be religious nonetheless precludes Barker from doing the very thing he asks us to order Conroy to allow him to do: deliver a secular prayer."
Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' Movement Expands
As Organizers Take Aim at New Gun Laws

Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the "Second Amendment sanctuary county" movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state's 102 counties, counties in three other states, and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, look at more gun-control measures, counties are looking at more ways to resist them.
New Revelations on Donations and Admissions Emerge in
Ivy League Scandal

The L.A. Times reported on a 2014 investigation by UCLA of possible links between donations and admissions decisions. The report found that the timing of the donation, "together with the revelation that she was intended to be only a manager, in violation of the department recruitment and admission policy, removes any reasonable doubt that the contribution from the parents was obtained quid pro quo for the daughter's admission."
After Criticism for Giving Less Than 1 Percent to Charity,
O'Rourke Says He 'Sacrifices' by Running for President

The former Texas congressman has taken heat over his 2017 tax return showing he and his wife Amy gave $1,166 out of their $366,455 adjusted gross income that year to charity, a giving rate of just 0.3 percent. A town hall questioner at the University of Virgina asked O'Rourke why her sister, a recent college graduate, made far less than he did but gave more to charity.
Trump Tax Law Saved Sanders Nearly $40,000 Last Year
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) saved roughly $38,000 in taxes thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Republican-passed tax cut championed by President Donald Trump which the New York Times recently admitted cut most Americans' taxes. Sanders dodged questions about his new-found wealth during a Monday night townhall on Fox, declining to say if he would pay a top tax rate of 52 percent, the highest bracket proposed during his 2016 run for the White House.
Clint Eastwood to Direct Movie About
Fake News Victim Richard Jewell

Jewell was a 34-year-old security guard at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and at first he was rightfully hailed as a hero after he discovered a backpack filled with explosives and risked his own life to evacuate the area. After the bomb went off, dozens were injured and one person was killed. There is no question, though, that many, many more would have died had Jewell not sounded the alarm.
Consumer Reports: Bottled Water Made by Whole Foods,
Dr. Pepper and Four Others Has Unsafe Amounts of Arsenic

A CR investigation has found that in some cases bottled water on store shelves contains more potentially harmful arsenic than tap water flowing into some homes. "It makes no sense that consumers can purchase bottled water that is less safe than tap water," says James Dickerson, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Consumer Reports. "If anything, bottled water – a product for which people pay a premium, often because they assume it's safer – should be regulated at least as strictly as tap water."

Week ending 14 April 2019

The Hunting of Kirstjen Nielsen
“should be hounded for the rest of her days”

Matthew Vadum
Senior Trump administration officials like former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned April 7, need to be ostracized, bankrupted, and made homeless, according to the Trump-deranged Left. Since the Left won’t be able -- knock on wood -- to put former Trump officials on trial for crimes against humanity, tormenting those individuals until their dying days is the next best thing. The penalty for serving President Donald Trump, the duly elected 45th president, shall be everlasting infamy.
Trump Nominee Sidelined Because
She Rejects Radical Green Agendas?

Paul Driessen
Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University, a Master's in molecular genetics from Purdue and a law degree from Kentucky. She has worked as a molecular analyst and sustainable agriculture partnership manager. For two years, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Interior Department, where she performed her duties so well that last October President Trump nominated her to become the next Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Interior. She is an ideal candidate for the post.
Real Russian Connection: Greg Craig, ex-Obama White House Counsel, Indicted for Alleged False Statements
Greg Craig, former White House counsel for then-President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday on two counts of making false and misleading statements to investigators – including Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team – in connection with his work on behalf of Russia-backed former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Craig is the first prominent Democrat to be indicted in a case arising from Mueller's now-completed probe into Russian election interference.
Pence Confronts Venezuelan Ambassador at UN:
'You shouldn't be here'

Vice President Pence called out Venezuela's United Nations ambassador to his face while addressing the body's Security Council on Wednesday – a speech he used to declare it's time for Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to step down. "With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn't be here," he said, looking directly at the representative, Samuel Moncada, who was in the room. "You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolas Maduro that his time is up. It's time for him to go."
White House Plans to Target Remittance Payments
The plans to target remittance payments come amid a broader shakeup at the DHS and future executive actions designed to curb illegal immigration. The White House plan to go after remittance payments falls in line with a proposal from former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is being considered to replace outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to the Lowest Level Since 1969
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could temper expectations of a sharp slowdown in economic growth. The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 7,000 to 207,000 last week, the lowest level since early December 1969.
John Kerry Clashes with Rep. Thomas Massie on His
College Degree, Climate Change: 'Are you serious?'

Massie replied to Kerry's tweet saying, "It's almost as if someone said, 'No one has less knowledge of science, a higher opinion of himself, and a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore' and Kerry replies 'hold my champagne, I'm going to testify as a climate change expert."
Kerry - Are you serious?
California Committee Passes Bill to Put Planned Parenthood's
Phone Number on Every Student's School ID Card

The California State Assembly Education Committee, controlled by Democrats, has advanced AB 624 to require an abortionist's phone number on student ID cards at junior high schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries. The committee vote late Wednesday sends the bill to the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Since "Unplanned" Movie Released, 94 Abortion Clinic Workers
Have Said They May Quit Their Jobs

Abby Johnson's powerful conversion story is moving hearts inside the abortion industry. Chuck Konzelman, who is a co-writer/co-director of "Unplanned," the new film detailing Johnson's life, said nearly 100 abortion workers have reached out to them in the past few weeks because they are thinking about quitting.

'It's Not a Baby,' Says College Student of Infant Born Alive
After Botched Abortion

During a recent event at Boston College, a female student argued hypothetically an infant born alive following a botched abortion should not receive medical care because the abortionist "already determined that it's not a baby."
Ohio Advances 'heartbeat' Abortion Bill,
Includes $20K Fine for Physicians Who Violate Law

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as eight to 10 weeks in some cases. Cleveland.com reports Republican lawmakers also added a last-minute addition to the legislation that would impose a $20,000 fine on physicians who violate the law and perform abortions once a heartbeat is detected.
Pro-death Dems promise court challenge
Candace Owens Explodes at Ted Lieu Mid-Hearing After
He Plays Short Clip of Her Hitler Comments

Tensions at a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing on online hate speech boiled over on Tuesday, when conservative commentator Candace Owens accused Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., of distorting her comments on Hitler so flagrantly for the sake of a smear that he must "believe black people are stupid."
A Red Wave is Rising – And the Democrats Are Powerless to Stop It
Brandon Judd
President Trump’s shrewd governance, along with unforced errors by the Democratic Party, has the president positioned to not only win the White House for a second term but also to win back the House and make gains in the Senate. There are five major factors that will make this a reality: the economy, illegal immigration, socialism, the Mueller report, and the rule of law.
Tyranny, Oppression, Death and Destruction:
The End Products of Democratic Socialism

Charles Wills
The rise of socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, within the godless Democrat party, should concern all Americans, especially Christians and religious Jews. Why any American, in their right mind, would vote for a socialist politician is puzzling.
Bernie Sanders and the Socialist Democratic Party
American Socialism is a mixture of old and new tropes

Lee Cary
At the end of the 1800s, the nation’s most popular book of the century had been “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The second most popular book is largely unknown today: “Looking Backward 2000-1887” by Edward Bellamy. The second most popular book of 19th Century America is a tale of utopian socialism. One as fanciful then as the tales told today by politicians, like Bernie Sanders, who extol the virtues of socialism.
NPR Reports Study: Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?
Tracking the Unintended Consequences is an Eye Opener

Rebecca Taylor, "What I found was that sales of garbage bags actually skyrocketed after plastic grocery bags were banned," she says. This was particularly the case for small, 4-gallon bags, which saw a 120 percent increase in sales after bans went into effect. Plastic haters, it's time to brace yourselves. A bunch of studies find that paper bags are actually worse for the environment. What about reusable cloth bags? They've got to be great, right? Nope. They can be even worse.
Sarah Sanders:
Congress Not 'smart enough' to Read Trump's Tax Returns

'I don't think Congress – particularly not this group of congressmen and women – are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages I would assume that President Trump's taxes will be. My guest is most of them don't do their own taxes. And I certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything,' she said on 'Fox News Sunday.'
NY Dems Reject Bill to Provide Tuition Aid to Families of Fallen Vets,
but Do It for Illegal Aliens

Jon Dougherty
Democrats in New York – home to Bill DeBlasio, Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez, and the Cuomo dynasty – are continuing their competition with California to see which state can become the biggest anti-Trump haven for America haters.
How Brilliant was It to Make Maxine Waters Chair of the
House Financial Services Committee?

Ben Bowles
What on earth were Democrats thinking when they nominated Maxine Waters to chair the House Financial Services Committee after gaining control of the House last November? Did they think that a woman who in 2013 claimed that sequestration could cost the nation 170 million jobs was suddenly going to sprout a brain?
Real Student Loan Crisis Obama Created
WaPo Reporter:
Omar Keeps ‘Falling Into These Traps’ with ‘Slips of the Tongue’

The panel on CNN’s Inside Politics discussed the ontroversy surrounding Omar for comments she made at a March fundraiser [for] CAIR. Omar spoke about the difficulties Muslims faced in the United States following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She appeared to downplay the attacks by describing it as “some people did something.”
Fiend Charged with Raping, Killing Jogger Had Been Deported Twice
The fiend busted for raping a New Jersey jogger before drowning her in a lake is an illegal immigrant from Honduras who had already been kicked out of the US twice before, authorities said Thursday. Jorge Rios, 33, was deported from the US first in 2003 and then again in 2004, but snuck back across the border at some point after that, they said.
North Carolina: Fifty-two Local Democrats,
Including County Commissioner, Leave the Party in Three Days

"It's getting to where the Democratic Party is not like it used to be," Commissioner Bullard said Thursday to explain his switch. "It's full of Muslims and full of people who believe in aborting babies up to the ninth month of pregnancy and even my pastor has been encouraging me to change my affiliation because of some of the Democratic Party beliefs."
Court Halts Public Housing Gun Ban, Big Win for Illinois Rape Victim
Paul Bedard
A federal court on Thursday cleared the way for an Illinois rape victim to have a gun in her public housing apartment to protect herself from further domestic violence, the latest judicial victory for Second Amendment advocates. Senior Judge J. Phil Gilbert issued a permanent injunction on the East St. Louis Housing Authority's gun ban, claiming it violated the Second and 14th Amendments letting citizens protect themselves.
Methodists Decide to Believe the Bible
Michael R. Shannon
Recently the United Methodist Church held a denomination meeting in St. Louis and the outcome for Christians was almost as momentous as the lifting of the siege of Vienna in 1683. The threat to Christendom at Vienna was external. An Islamic army of Ottoman Turks was knocking on the door to Central Europe until the attack was broken by Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I. For the Methodists, the threat was internal.
Berlin: Muslims Stab Christian Homeless Man While Screaming
About "your pig god"

"Arabic-speaking youths were caught on video assaulting and stabbing a homeless Berlin man is speculated in the German press to be an anti-Christian motivated attack." The persecution of Christians is widespread in many Muslim countries – as is anti-Semitism – so it is to be expected that the same hatred and intolerance would be transported to Western countries with Muslim migration.
Police car Putting American Flags on Police Cars
Sparks Backlash in Laguna Beach

A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive. After hearing the criticism and acknowledging that the image they approved didn’t quite match the final results, officials agreed to reconsider their February decision to paint the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad cars.
Looks great to me!
2 More Fatal Falls at Grand Canyon Follow Dozens of Others
Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago. Michael Obritsch, of Santa Rosa, California, died April 3 after falling from the edge of the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village, near the Yavapai Geology Museum. His body was found 400 feet below the rim, according to park officials.
25 Years Later, TCM Still Abides (so movie lovers pray)
The Cult of TCM Has Grown Over the Years

There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies. Almost everything in cable television and film has changed since Ted Turner launched the network in 1994. But through endless technological upheavals, four U.S. presidents and three Spider-men, Turner Classic humbly, persistently, improbably abides.

Week ending 7 April 2019

The Folly of the Mueller Investigation
A Hysteria Without a Cause; a Report Without a Point

Andrew C. McCarthy
The pointlessness of it all. That is the major takeaway from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated final report on the Trump/Russia probe. Mueller was even arguably needed to answer only one question: Did President Trump obstruct justice? On that, Mueller abdicated, refusing to render a prosecutorial judgment. This dereliction of duty in his final act further elucidated that there was neither a legal basis nor a practical need for the appointment of a special counsel.
McConnell: Due to Endless Democratic Obstruction,
It's Time to Fast-Track Trump Nominees

Guy Benson
If you've been following the judicial confirmation wars of recent years, you're already aware that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly taken off the gloves, forcing Democrats to live by the hardball partisan rules they've established over the course of numerous ends-driven power grabs. He detonated Harry Reid's nuclear option after the minority party launched an unprecedented filibuster against Justice Gorsuch's nomination, and has subsequently trimmed and stymied other delay tactics...
Nunes to Send Eight Criminal Referrals to DOJ Concerning Leaks, Conspiracy Amid Russia Probe
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes exclusively told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he is preparing to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice this week concerning alleged misconduct from "Watergate wannabes" during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of "highly classified material" and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
Nielsen Resigns As DHS Secretary After
White House Meeting with Trump

President Trump announced Sunday afternoon that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "will be leaving her position" after 16 months in the job. Trump also announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will replace Nielsen as acting secretary, tweeting: "I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!"
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to the Lowest Level Since 1969
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000 for the week ended March 30, the lowest level since early December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey: Democrats Are Delusional
Instead of continuing the collusion "delusions," Democrats should be investigating how the Justice Department got the investigation into Russia's 2016 election meddling "so wrong" with "prosecutorial abuse," according to a Democratic former Nebraska senator and governor.
'John Brennan, the Russia Lie Ringleader?'
Monica Crowley
The best defense, the saying goes, is a good offense. The key orchestrators of the Big Trump-Russia Collusion Lie seem to have hewed tightly to that tactical advice. Over the past two years, one of their biggest "tells" has been their hyper-aggressive and gratuitous attacks on the president. Given that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation found no collusion or obstruction of justice, their constant broadsides now look, in retrospect, like calculated pre-emptive strikes to deflect attention and culpability away from themselves.
The Top 5 Investigations Obstructed by the Obama Administration
Matt Margolis
With Democrats and the media licking their wounds over the Mueller Report not finding Russian collusion, they've been refocusing their energy on claims of obstruction of justice, even accusing Trump Attorney General William Barr of "protecting" Trump. Which is both amusing and hypocritical considering how they tolerated obstruction of justice by the Obama administration and sometimes assisted in that obstruction.
Death of the Filibuster? With McConnell and Reid Changes,
It May Be Just a Matter of Time

Chad Pergram
Commentators spilled a lot of ink this week, forecasting the end of the Senate filibuster. They didn't have to. The filibuster's days have been numbered for years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deployed an artful parliamentary gambit this week on a related front. McConnell's goal was to prune the amount of time the Senate can burn after it breaks a filibuster – before confirming lower-level administration nominees. Congressional observers suggested that McConnell's maneuver spelled doom for the filibuster itself.
Vox: Our 'Emotional Devastation' Over Trump Winning the Election Drove Us so Insane We Were Unable to Think Straight
Since learning last week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of direct collusion between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials looking to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, some left-leaning media and progressive activists have been on a soul-searching mission. How did they miss that the allegation was so thinly substantiated?
Trump Derangement Syndrome explained
Ex-democrat Staffer Pleads Guilty to ‘Doxxing’ Republican Senators
A 27-year-old man who worked for multiple Democrat congresswomen has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing information and illegally posting restricted info of U.S. senators online. Jackson Cosko pleaded guilty to two counts of making public restricted personal information; one count of computer fraud; one count of witness tampering; and one count of obstruction of justice.
Bernie Still Hasn't Handed Over His Tax Returns Despite Pledge
S. Nobel
Bernie Sanders pledged to release his tax returns but he hasn't yet. He pledged to do so in February. He claims his wife does them and it takes time. As a frontrunner who constantly rants about President Trump's, he needs to release them. We also need to see him given his sketchy dealings with banks and his wife's inept, possibly crooked, managing of the university she led into bankruptcy. Where's the transparency?
Gillibrand, Booker, Buttigieg Defend MS-13
Jim Treacher
If we had a functioning press corps, these presidential candidates would be asked to explain why they're defending MS-13. Or, if you want to give them the benefit of the doubt, why they're unknowingly defending MS-13. It's fine to disagree with Trump about our immigration problem. But if you side with a murderous criminal gang over the president of the United States, why should anybody vote for you?
Dem Strategist Mocks Sen. Mitch McConnell, Polio Survivor,
for Tripping on Stairs

A Democratic strategist and former Hillary Clinton aide sparked outrage on Twitter Thursday after he mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a polio survivor, for tripping on some stairs. Adam Parkhomenko, who served as national field director for the Democratic National Committee in 2016, posted an old clip of Mr. McConnell falling onstage at a press conference. Twitter users immediately pointed out that Mr. McConnell overcame a debilitating case of polio as a child and still deals with the effects today.
Polls: Trump's Approval Rating Among Hispanics
Approaches 50 Percent

Paul Mirengoff
It's an article of faith among white leftists that President Trump is a racist. He stands accused of being anti-Black and anti-Hispanic. But how do the alleged recipients of his animus view him? Poll numbers suggest that around half of Black voters consider Trump a racist. It remains to be seen whether those who don't buy this narrative will enable Trump to make a dent in the pro-Democrat monolith that is the Black vote. As for Hispanic voters, Trump might well make more than a dent.
Here's What is Behind Ilhan Omar's Hijab &
Her Anti-American Assault

Tim Brown
The U.S. Congress has stood down with reference to their decades-old rule regarding head coverings with Muslims like Rep. Ihan Imar (D-MN). However, the question should be raised, what is behind bigamist Ilhan Omar, her head covering and her anti-American, antichristian theology that drives her ideology. Well, we're glad you asked. Simply put, Muslims are pushing for Shariah law, which runs counter to American law.
The Sin of the Church
Ray DiLorenzo
Anyone with eyes and ears knows our society is in decay. Our political institutions, our government, both have become a cesspool of liars and perverts. Our education system is now a tool of political ambition and social transformation, teaching only what furthers the Left's narrative. The media, what used to be the guardian of our Republic, is now a mechanism for accelerating the social and political rot, having no compunction of lying to your face.
Premature Baby Makes 'Miracle' Recovery
After Mother Refuses to Switch Off Ventilator

A British mother who had once agreed to switch off the ventilator keeping her premature baby boy alive is now getting ready to bring her "miracle" home for the first time. Kirsty Byass, 28, had painstakingly prepared her other two children and picked out special clothes for her son Jordie-Jay, before they headed to the hospital to say their final goodbyes to the tiny baby.
Doctors Are Now Giving 8-Year-Old Girls Testosterone,
Claiming They're 'Transgender'

According to medical doctors and a parent of a gender non-conforming child speaking on a panel for the Heritage Foundation, their quest to stop dangerous transgender treatments on minors has exposed that "government-funded research now allows wrong sex hormones such as testosterone to be given to girls as young as 8."
Second Child Sex Offender Unmasked at Drag Queen Story Time, Houston Activists Say
Tyler O'Neil
On Thursday, activist parents with MassResistance unmasked another child sex offender who greeted children at Drag Queen Story Time. According to local MassResistance leader Tracy Shannon, a drag performer with many aliases has sexually assaulted children and publicly recounted his history as a transgender dominatrix and prostitute for hire.
ICE Raids Texas Technology Company,
Arrests 280 on Immigration Violations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 280 employees at a technology repair company in Collin County, Texas, on charges of working in the United States illegally. It's the largest work site raid in the country in more than a decade, according to a Homeland Security Investigations official.
Pushback: White House Cites $91 Billion for Puerto Rico,
Hits Corruption, Incompetence

Paul Bedard
With President Trump under fire for being critical of Puerto Rico on Twitter, and Democrats blocking a disaster funding bill if the administration doesn't cough up more cash for the island, the White House pushed back, claiming it has given historic levels of money so far. "Puerto Rico is on track to receive an historic level of aid for disaster recovery, in spite of the fact that it has repeatedly failed to manage its finances appropriately," said the administration.
Egyptian Man Arrested, Accused of Trying to Abduct a Child in Mall, Stopped When Mother Pulls Gun on Him
A man from Egypt was taken into custody after he was accused of attempting to abduct a 5-year-old girl at the Huntington Mall, and police said the child's mother pulled a gun and told him to let her go. Mohammad Fathy Hussein Zayan, 54, of Egypt was arraigned and charged with attempted abduction in Cabell County Magistrate Court after the incident occurred about 6:15 p.m. Monday.
'Red Flag' Laws Must Protect Due Process, SAF Insists
Second Amendment Foundation
"The Fifth Amendment ... guarantees that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Our legal system has endeavored to zealously protect that right. We should expect the same zealous protection of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, because all individual rights are equally important.
Teenager Hit with 73 Counts for "swatting" Calls
An Ohio teen has been charged with 40 felonies and 33 misdemeanors after a multi-state investigation revealed that he had placed dozens of hoax emergency calls in a practice known as "swatting." The investigation was triggered by an August call to the sheriff's department in Putnam County, New York. A caller claimed he had shot his wife and was holding his son hostage with an AR-15.
Mom Says Daughter Not Allowed to Use Trump as
Her Hero for School Project

Bella Moscato, a sixth-grader at the Samoset Middle School in Ronkonkoma, chose Trump as her choice for the hero project at school. But her teacher told her to pick another hero and said Trump "spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women" in front of another teacher and the class.

Week ending 31 March 2019

John Brennan: From Spittle to Flop Sweat
Scott Johnson
Among the high former Obama administration officials who have disgraced themselves by their public comments since leaving office, John Brennan deserves special recognition. What is most insidious are those who did have access to classified intelligence and led Americans to believe that they had seen what we could not: actual evidence of Trump-Russia collusion… the most sinister of all is John Brennan, who used his authority as former CIA director to suggest that Trump was a traitor and a compromised Russian asset.
Climate Science Needs a Critical Review by Skeptical Experts
Myron Ebell
Surprisingly, most of the climate science funded by the federal government has never been subjected to the kind of rigorous and exhaustive review that is common practice for other important scientific issues and major engineering projects. Serious problems and shortcomings with official climate science have been raised repeatedly in the past by highly-qualified scientists such as Princeton’s brilliant physics professor William Happer only to be ignored or dismissed by the federal agencies in charge of producing the reports.
Consumer Sentiment Jumps as Americans Report
Best Income Gains Since 1966

American consumers regained their mojo in March, pushing the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment up to 98.4 from February's 93.8. Economists had expected the final read to match the preliminary reading for March of 97.8. Consumers were more positive about both their present conditions and their outlook for the future, according to the survey.
State Department Will Cut Aid to
Central American Countries Over Migration

"At the Secretary's instruction, we are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle," a State Department representative said on Friday. "We will be engaging Congress as part of this process." The Northern Triangle refers to the three northern Central American nations who have forged strong economic ties with one another over the last several decades.
Lest We Forget: These Reporters Won Pulitzer Prizes for
'Deeply Sourced' Russia Reporting

Beth Baumann
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report vindicated President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia. He's been exonerated of obstruction of justice, yet we have the mainstream liberal news media who wants to continue to push the idea that we don't know the full story, that there's still some sort of smoking gun. Let's not forget that the Washington Post and the New York Times won the 2018 Pultizer Prize for their national reporting of President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia.
Ex-Michelle Obama Aide on Smollett: Yep. I Did It
Since we already had the text messages via an FOIA request, this part of the Jussie Smollett mystery probably shouldn't be considered a bombshell. Tina Tchen, who used to be Michelle Obama's chief of staff, admitted yesterday that she had intervened in the investigation by putting the state's prosecutor in touch with some unnamed member of Smollett's family.
Obama's DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson:
"We Are Truly In A Crisis" at the Southern Border

"I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like. So we are truly in a crisis." Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security Secretary for Obama's administration laid to rest any claims that the situation at the southern border is overblown. In an interview on MSNBC Friday, Johnson said, "we are truly in a crisis" at the southern border.
Migrants Illegals Inundating San Antonio Bus Station
The massive wave of migrant families crossing the border has reached San Antonio, overwhelming its bus station and shelters. Local nonprofits have run out of space as hundreds of people are being released from large family detention centers in Dilley and Karnes County south of San Antonio, and from the border.
Autopsy: Migrant Child Who Died in U.S. Custody
Had Infection Prior to Entering the Country

The autopsy report, which was submitted by the El Paso, Texas, medical examiner, said Jakelin had streptococcus bacteria in her lungs, adrenal gland, liver and spleen. It added that she faced a “rapidly progressive infection” that led to sepsis and the failure of multiple organs.
Feinstein Fumes as Trump Administration Pushes Forward with
9th Circuit Nominees Without Consulting Her

The Senate is poised this week to consider two more conservative nominees selected by President Trump to sit on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – and the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee isn't happy about it. That's because the nominees, Ken Lee and Dan Collins, were picked without any input from either Dianne Feinstein or Kamala Harris, California's two Democrat senators.
Lawsuit Seeks Documents Potentially Showing FBI Ignored Intelligence Community IG Evidence That Chinese Hacked Clinton's Server
The watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to produce records detailing the FBI response to warnings that a foreign power has comprised then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server. The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that Clinton's server was compromised with malware that caused every one of Clinton's emails to be copied to a foreign entity, according to a congressman on the House Judiciary Committee.
Trey Gowdy: CIA May Stop Giving Adam Schiff Information Because
He Leaks ‘Like a Screen Door on a Submarine’

Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy predicted Sunday that the U.S. intelligence community might stop providing information to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because he leaks “like a screen door on a submarine.” Gowdy was asked to weigh in on Republicans’ decision Thursday to call on Schiff to step down as chairman of the House panel.
Democratic Effort to Subvert the Electoral College
Plows Into Immovable GOP Wall

An effort led by Democrats to scrap or bypass the Electoral College and shift presidential elections to contests decided by the national popular vote has almost no chance of succeeding, guaranteeing Democrats will again have to defeat Trump in the Electoral College they lost in 2016 while winning more votes nationally. The Electoral College places the power to elect presidents in the hands of individual states and is enshrined in the Constitution.

Protecting Electoral College from Popular Vote
Hans A. von Spakovsky
Liberal activists want to "scratch off" the Electoral College – without getting the consent of the majority of Americans or the approval of Congress. Their stealth campaign – dubbed the "National Popular Vote" plan – proposes an interstate compact in which participating states agree to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the popular vote results in their states or whether the candidate even qualified to be on that state's ballot.

Who's Bankrolling the National Popular Vote Movement
Fred Lucas
The nonprofit organization building a coalition of states that favor choosing the president by popular vote promotes itself as nonpartisan, but is financed by millions of dollars from left-leaning groups. The Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation, for example, gave $1 million to the nonprofit in 2011. Jonathan Soros, 49, heads an investment firm and is the son of George Soros, a hedge fund manager known for financing left-leaning causes around the world.
Democrats Love a Wealth Tax,
But Europeans are Ditching the Idea

Democrats are busy finding new ways to tax the rich. The most straightforward way to do that – an annual tax on household wealth – is an idea with deep roots in Europe that several 2020 hopefuls are hoping to import to the U.S. Yet of the 15 European countries that tried a wealth tax in recent years, only four still employ it. Most of those governments ultimately were underwhelmed by the amount of revenue raised and overwhelmed by the difficulty in collecting an accurate tax.
No Business is Safe from the Left's Ignorance & Envy
Michael R. Shannon
The late Darryl Royal once explained the problem with cockroaches, "It's not what they eat and tote off, it's what they fall into and mess up." That pretty much sums up the left's impact on economics. Recently the most visible example was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' attack on Amazon's plans for a New York City headquarters. The ignorant but passionate congresswoman opposed the project because the company is owned by the world's richest man and the deal was rife with crony capitalism.
Biden’s Accuser Says Politics was the ‘Impetus’ for Coming Forward – Also Unhappy with Handling of Anita Hill
The Democratic lawmaker accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of sexual misconduct revealed Sunday that “politics was definitely the impetus” for coming forward with her allegations. “The reason why we’re having these conversations about Vice President Joe Biden is because he’s considering running for president,” former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
‘Her Heart is not in the Bronx’:
Ocasio-Cortez’s Constituents Turn Against Her

Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard. “I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district.
Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to
Hate Crime Hoax SPLC Used to Slam Trump

After the 2016 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center accepted every accusation of racism or sexism provided to it as evidence of America’s decline after electing President Donald Trump. But even before the election, the discredited “anti-hate” group was sounding the alarm on any story that could be used against Trump before waiting for the actual details.
Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power
Alan M. Dershowitz
History has proven that Jews need more power and influence than other groups to secure their safety. During the 1930s and early 1940s Jews had morality on their side, but they lacked the power and influence to save six million of their brothers and sisters from systematic murder.
Pennsylvania's Islamic Totalitarianism: State Dems Call Christian Prayer "Bigoted" – Applaud Qur'an Reading at State House Session
The Washington Standard
"State Rep. Jason Dawkins, another Muslim lawmaker, opened the session Tuesday by reading from the Quran, prompting applause in the chamber." The favored religion on the Left is one that has moved some of its adherents to wage war against the West for 1,400 years, as The History of Jihad illustrates in detail. Is it just coincidence that the Left seems to oppose every counter-terror and national security measure, and always to denigrate Judeo-Christian tradition while exalting Islam?
Qatari School Books: What is Being Taught
Judith Bergman
For a start, the concepts of jihad and martyrdom figure prominently in the Qatari textbooks. According to MEMRI: "The textbooks for grades 6, 8, 9 and 12 glorify jihad and self-sacrifice for the sake of Islam, presenting them as virtues and as divine commandments that earn Allah's favor and rewards, chief among them admittance into the highest level of Paradise". In grade 6, children are taught that "Allah commanded the Muslims to wage jihad".
Senate GOP Blocks Formation of Climate Change Committee
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a resolution that would form a Senate committee on climate change. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tried to get unanimous consent to pass the resolution to create the new Senate panel, arguing it's the "very least" senators could do to combat climate change.
Climate Shocker: NASA Finds Major Greenland Glacier
Getting Bigger, Not Melting

Warner Todd Huston
A key glacier in Greenland is growing again after shrinking for several years, according to NASA. "That was kind of a surprise. We kind of got used to a runaway system," said Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland ice and climate scientist Jason Box, the AP noted.
Dowse the Fire!
EU Proposal Borders on 'criminal insanity'

Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Firefighting used to be simple. In the olden days, water was all that was needed and (hopefully) available as required. The point at hand, however, concerns the ability to extinguish fires, of nearly ALL kinds, in the most efficient way and the newly proposed regulations by European Union bureaucrats. I find it even difficult to believe that anyone would intend to ban CO2-type fire extinguishers “to save the climate.”
Brazil’s Top Election Court Catches Google Manipulating Search
Results …Just Like They Do with Conservatives in America

Jim Hoft
Luiz Edson Fachin, of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), ruled that the PT candidate for the presidency, Fernando Haddad, paid Google to highlight negative content and manipulated searches to point to a website with negative coverage of Bolsonaro. Google wasn’t fined because they claimed that as soon as they were notified by the court of the irregularities they dishonored the contract. This is a common practice by Google in the United States.
NYPD: 'Brutal and Brazen' 10 Gang Members
Chase Down and Murder Man Caught on Video

The NYPD says video captured 10 people hunting down and killing a man in Brooklyn earlier this month. "You are literally going to see a 21-year-old male fighting for his life running on the streets of Brooklyn being chased by a group of at least 10 thugs. It's tough to watch," said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea.
Man Gets 20 Years for Deadly "Swatting" Hoax
Tyler Barriss, whose hoax call to Wichita police led to the shooting death of an innocent man, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Associated Press reports. The sentence in Kansas federal court is a stark reminder of the serious consequences of the deadly prank called "swatting."
The Share of Americans Not Having Sex Has Reached a Record High
The share of U.S. adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, underscoring a three-decade trend line marked by an aging population and higher numbers of unattached people. But among the 23 percent of adults – or nearly 1 in 4 – who spent the year in a celibate state, a much larger than expected number of them were twentysomething men, according to the latest data from the General Social Survey.

Week ending 24 March 2019

So, Mueller's Probe is Over.
Here's What the Special Counsel Didn't Find
(That We Were Told He Would)

Jon Dougherty
Millions of dollars wasted. Lives ruined, perhaps forever. Fortunes squandered in legal defense fees. A country divided. A political party so filled with vengeance and hate over losing an election they would rather see blood in the streets and American cities burning than allow the winner to govern. And still, Democrats haven't had enough. They haven't spread enough dissent, hate, violence, and ruin.
The American Media Destroyed Themselves over the
Mueller Investigation

Roger L. Simon
With only a few exceptions – Fox News, the editorial pages (not the front pages) of the Wall Street Journal, and a handful of websites – the better part of the American media has spent the last two years fulminating about Trump-Russia collusion we now know never existed. Actually, we always knew that, but finally, it's official. It was always a bunch of – excuse the expression – trumped up baloney that made no sense except to those who wished so deeply to believe it was true.
William Barr: Mueller Clears Trump in Russia Probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that anyone connected with President Trump or his 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to subvert the 2016 election, according to a summary of his findings released Sunday by Attorney General William Barr. Yet Mr. Mueller did find actions by Mr. Trump after he was in office that suggested he may have been attempting to obstruct the probe into the election. Mr. Mueller did not recommend prosecution, but left the decision up to Mr. Barr, who said he doesn’t see enough evidence of a crime to pursue charges.
Special Counsel: No Russia Collusion ‘Despite Multiple Offers’
Attorney General William Barr sent Congress a letter Sunday summarizing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into the 2016 presidential election, and found there was no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, “despite several efforts” by Russian agents or intermediaries.
Why Obama and Clinton Should Now Be Probed
Michael Goodwin
Trump’s vindication is a devastating rebuke to Democrats and their media handmaidens, all of whom insisted his guilt was guaranteed. Their legacy is that they ruined their own credibility, and their continuing efforts to destroy him by innuendo and investigation can only add to their disgrace.
FBI and DOJ Must Come Clean on Hillary Clinton and Carter Page
David Singer
Page’s surveillance could be the Democrat Party’s Watergate – illegally acquiring Republican Party campaign information obtained under four FISA warrants – themselves based on an unverified dossier allegedly paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Transparency and bipartisanship must equally apply to the release of the Mueller, Clinton and Page investigations – and the possible leaking of Republican Party campaign material to the Democrats obtained during the Page surveillance.
Devin Nunes: No Rest Until
Mueller Scope Memo Released, 'Dirty Cops' Rounded Up

Rep. Devin Nunes isn't celebrating special counsel Robert Mueller's submission of his final report to the Justice Department. Calling for full transparency, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee amplified his demand to see the scope memo for the years-long investigation, going further than Democrats calling for the release of the full Mueller report for the public to see. "I don't think Republicans or any American should be celebrating anything to do with Mueller. Okay?
Mainstream Media, Celebrities Stunned as
Mueller Report Filed with No New Indictments Planned

The mainstream media seemed to suffer a collective shock Friday evening after the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed its final report of its Russia investigation to the Department of Justice. MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed livid that neither President Trump, his children, nor his "henchmen" would face any criminal charges from the special counsel.
Reuters Reporter Admits to Colluding with Beto to
Hide Story About His Illegal Hacker Past from Ted Cruz Race!

Reuters is now admitting in a story tonight [March 16] that their top reporter on cyber security colluded with Beto O'Rourke in 2017 to keep a story on his illegal hacking deeds out of the press during his race against Ted Cruz. And Ted Cruz is livid!
Lara Logan, Formerly of CBS, Sounds Off on
Media's Treatment of Trump, Other Liberal Bias

Former CBS News journalist Lara Logan says the mainstream media is not allowing President Trump to be "normalized" as the nation's leader and accused CNN, among others, of passing off opinions as fact in a Fox News interview set to air Sunday. "I've never seen the press corps behave the way they do today," Logan told host Mark Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin.
Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers with
Islamic Groups Tied to Terror

Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains unknown, prompting some of Omar's critics to express concern about the type of rhetoric she is using before these paying audiences, particularly in light of the lawmaker's repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes in public.
Muslim Doctor Stuns CNN:
President Trump and GOP 'Beloved' in Much of the Muslim World

On Saturday, a Muslim doctor who has been highly critical of radical Islam appeared on CNN and must have given that network heart palpitations as she insisted that in many parts of the Muslim world, not only is President Trump beloved, but so is former President George W. Bush, and that the Trump administration is not Islamophobic.
It's Time to Stop Apologizing, America.
The Endless Apologies Are Wearing Us Out

Liz Peek
Stop, for God's sake, trying to be "woke" when you have no idea what that actually means. This groveling needs to stop. It conflates genuine misdeeds with thoughtless wanderings and promotes self-appointed morality guardians to a prominence they crave but do not deserve. Worse, most apologies demanded by the political correctness regulators prove useless. They do not want remorse; they want attention.
British Government Rules Christianity is Not a Religion of Peace,
Refuses Convert Asylum

The Washington Standard
The UK government "has claimed Christianity is not a religion of peace "after refusing a Christian covert's bid for asylum in an 'unbelievably offensive'" letter quoting passages from the Bible. While stepping and fetching for the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth, banning those of us who stand against jihad terror and sharia oppression, abandoning a million non-Muslim British tweens to Muslim child sex trafficking gangs – now this. They have turned a corner and gone over to the dark side.
U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Declares Victory Over Islamic State
U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Polar Bears May Have Quadrupled,
Despite Claims of Scaremongers Like Al Gore
Polar bears
"My scientific estimates make perfect sense and they tally with what the Inuit and other Arctic residents are seeing on the ground," Susan Crockford, a Canadian zoologist, said in a statement Tuesday on her book's release. Crockford's book, "The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened," argues that, in contrast to the dire predictions made by experts over a decade ago, polar bears are thriving.
Liberals, Democrats, and Socialist: As Mad as a Sack of Ferrets
Karen Hagestad Cacy
The times, they are a changing, and not for the better. As a body politic, we have to ask: What does a liberal, Democrat Socialist America offer? Crude movies, de-humanizing rap music, abstract art, legalized baby killing. Singling Jews out, again, Jews singled out for climate change ("the weather,") ban on cow farts, no more salt or Big Gulps.
Russian Air Force Planes Land in Venezuela Carrying Troops: Reuters
Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. That comes three months after the two nations held military exercises on Venezuelan soil that President Nicolas Maduro called a sign of strengthening relations, but which Washington criticized as Russian encroachment in the region.
Child Sex Offender Read to Kids at 'Drag Queen Story Hour,'
Pro-Family Group Reveals

On Friday, the pro-family group MassResistance revealed that a performer at "Drag Queen Story Hour" at the Houston Public Library (HPL) is, in fact, a convicted child sex offender. HPL confirmed the report, apologized, and insisted the drag queen was never alone with the children. MassResistance revealed that 32-year-old Alberto Garza, who goes by the stage name Tatiana Mala-Niņa, was convicted in 2008 for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy. The library had not run a background check on any of the drag queens.

Gay Man Admits That 'Drag Queen Story Time' is
Grooming the Next Generation'

Libraries across America have hosted events called "Drag Queen Story Time," involving grown men dressing in drag and reading to little children. One of these drag queens admitted he performs in order to "groom" the next generation – although it seems he did not understand what those words mean. "I'm here to let you know that this event is something that's going to be very beautiful and for the children and the people that support it are going to realize that this is going to be the grooming of the next generation," Dylan Pontiff testified at a Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting in September.
Build the Wall: New Gov’t Data Disproves
Major Dem Talking Point Against Border Wall

C. Douglas Golden
[T]he president isn’t necessarily wrong here -- at least according to newly reported government data. The Washington Examiner reported there were more illegal drugs seized around open parts of the border than at ports of entry last year. “U.S. Border Patrol, which works in the unfenced or minimally protected space between crossings, seized nearly 480,000 pounds of drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2018,” the Examiner reported Friday.
Chris Kyle’s Iraqi Interpreter Becomes U.S. Citizen:
‘I Support Trump 100 Percent … We Need to Build the Wall’

The Iraqi interpreter who worked with U.S. Navy SEALS and “American Sniper” Chris Kyle during the Iraq War became an American citizen this week after a 10-year process and spoke of his support for President Trump’s immigration policies. Riyadh Ahmed Khalaf Al Ahmady, 54, who is still better known by his code name “Johnny Walker,” took part in a naturalization ceremony in his home city of San Diego, Calif., Wednesday.
Watchdog Files IRS Complaint Against
Stacey Abrams' Nonprofit for Supporting Her Potential Candidacy

A government watchdog group filed a complaint Wednesday with the Internal Revenue Service against Fair Fight Action (FFA), a nonprofit founded by unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (Ga.). The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust – which describes its mission as "promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas" – argues that FFA is supporting Abrams' political ambitions instead of advocating voting rights, in violation of tax law.
Southern Poverty Law Center Roiled as Second Founder Resigns
Amid internal turmoil, the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center resigned from his post Friday. The announcement comes on the heels of misconduct and discrimination allegations against one of the most prominent anti-hate organizations in the country. Richard Cohen, who announced his resignation via email to center staff, said that he hopes the organization's staff and supporters continue to work on and support the organizational mission...

It's Time to Show SPLC the Door
Jay Hobbs
Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced it had fired co-founder and chief litigator Morris Dees. It's still too early to tell exactly what led to the sudden end of the 82-year-old's five-decade tenure, but the news puts a unique spotlight on the SPLC itself. Even though it still wields outsized influence over powerful corporations ... today's SPLC bears little resemblance to the group Dees founded nearly 50 years ago.
Malia, Michelle, Barack and the College Admissions Scandal
Jack Cashill
People have been scamming their ways into prestige universities for decades, maybe centuries, but in the past they have had the good sense not to put the cash on the table. It seems that in this scandal a few of the bribers and their brokers may well pay for their indiscretion with prison sentences as well.
The Biggest Higher Education Scam Isn't Hollywood Fraud,
It's Academia Itself

Inez Feltscher Stepman
The definition of chutzpah is endowment-laden universities, the recipients of $1.5 trillion in taxpayer-funded loans, calling their alumni, hat in hand, as though they were the local soup kitchen... The bribery case making headlines yesterday just might be the least fraudulent thing about higher education.
Alyssa Milano Urges Hollywood to Boycott Georgia
Over 'heartbeat' Abortion Bill

Alyssa Milano urged Hollywood film companies to boycott Georgia after the state Senate passed the bill that would ban abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in a fetus. The “Insatiable” star tweeted Friday that the new “heartbeat bill” would “strip women of their bodily autonomy.” The Georgia Senate passed the bill earlier that day, which would limit abortions to six weeks after conception unless the pregnancy was conceived through rape or incest.
Ocasio-Cortez Still Hasn’t Paid Tax Bill from Failed Business Venture
Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid a six-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. Weeks after The Post alerted the freshman Congresswoman’s office to the outstanding tax lien from 2012, she still hasn’t paid it, state records show.
Cord Cutting Apocalypse:
More Households Now Subscribe to Streaming TV Than Cable

American consumers are plagued with First World problems. There appear to be too many online streaming platforms for consumption. The average consumer now subscribes to three streaming video services, and for the first time, more households are subscribing to streaming TV than to traditional cable.
Kale Near Top of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Produce List
Says Environmental Working Group

The Dirty Dozen list of produce items with the highest pesticide residues that comes out annually included kale this year – the first time in a decade that the beloved leafy green has made the list. Strawberries and spinach topped the ranking, respectively, while kale came in third.

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