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It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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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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Obama Clinton Coup Attempt:
Decimating the "peaceful transition of power"

L.J. Keith
The attempted coup staged by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump has completely destroyed the notion of the "peaceful transition of power" in America. Never before in the history of the Republic has an outgoing President attempted to sabotage and undermine his successor. Until Barack Obama. The very fabric of the United States demands that the integrity of our elections be respected. No two-term President has ever sought to destroy the Presidency of his successor by maliciously undermining them both before and after he was elected.

Spygate Origins: Ten Questions
Jasper Fakkert
News that Attorney General William Barr had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to examine the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion investigations has sent shockwaves across Washington. Here are ten key questions that remain to be answered in the scandal that has become known as Spygate:

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Week ending 19 May 2019

Trey Gowdy:
FBI Withheld 'game changer' Transcript Material from FISA Court

Republican lawmakers who have seen the relevant documents believe exculpatory evidence related to Papadopoulos was not included in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. "If the bureau is going to send an informant in it's going to be wired and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls there's a transcript of that,” Gowdy said.
William Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney to Investigate Russia Probe Origins
John H. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has been asked get the bottom of the Justice Department's investigation into members of the Trump presidential campaign. Mr. Durham's probe will focus on whether the Justice Department lawfully collected intelligence on Trump campaign associates, according to both the New York Times and Associated Press, each citing sources familiar with the matter.
Dagen McDowell: Obama-era FBI, DOJ Officials 'worried'
What Barr's Review Into Russia Probe Could Find

Are Obama-era intelligence officials worried about what Attorney General William Barr's investigation Ito the origins of the Russia probe will find? Fox Business' Dagen McDowell believes they are, and said that is why some Democrats are questioning Barr's motives. "They are trying to discredit him because they are worried, people who worked in the Obama administration, in the FBI and in the CIA and the intelligence community, they are worried."
U.S. Attorney John Durham
Has Been Reviewing Origins of Russia Probe 'for weeks'

The U.S. attorney appointed to examine the origins of the Russia investigation has been working on his review "for weeks," a person familiar with the process told Fox News on Tuesday. Durham, known as a "hard-charging, bulldog" prosecutor, according to a source, will focus on the period before Nov. 7, 2016 – including the use and assignments of FBI informants, as well as alleged improper issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants.
Joe diGenova: 'John Brennan is the
Mastermind' of 'Conspiracy to Frame Donald Trump'

DiGenova said, "It's very important for people to realize this was not some little idea that popped into Brennan's head. There was a brazen plot that started before the election, and the plot was to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton so that she could become president, and then if she lost, there was an insurance policy to frame Donald Trump so he could be prevented from taking office or removed from office after inauguration."
The Blue-Collar Jobs Boom Nobody Seems to Notice
(Because It's Happening Under Trump)

John Merline
Joe Biden, who is currently leading in the polls against the horde of other Democratic presidential hopefuls, believes he can win back the working-class voters who defected to Donald Trump last election and thereby win the presidency. "The stock market is roaring. But you don't feel it," he said at a rally. "There are – $2 trillion tax cut last year. Did you feel it? Did you get anything from it? Of course not. Of course not." Actually, they did get something out of it. A lot, as it turns out.
Christian Student Forced to Write Islamic Conversion Creed
Appeals Case to Supreme Court

During the 2014-2015 school year, a Christian teenage girl was forced to recite the Islamic conversion creed – the Shahada – in writing for her 11th-grade class. She was also taught that "Most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian." The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) sued the school responsible, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled with the school. TMLC appealed to the Supreme Court, filing a Writ of Certiorari on Monday.
SCOTUS Asked to Determine How Far Public Schools
Can Go in Promoting Islam While Disparaging Christianity

Leo Hohmann
Since about 2009 when U.S. public-schools started introducing Islamic-related lesson plans into their curricula, there has been no corresponding instruction on Christianity, its major religious tenets or the positive impact it has had on Western civilization. Historic figures such as explorer Christopher Columbus and President George Washington have taken on increasingly negative profiles in many schools, where "white privilege" is taught as the biggest sin handed down from our forefathers.
Clean Energy Kaput 'Clean' Energy Kaput: Germany's 'Inevitable' Wind & Solar 'Transition'
an Inevitable & Total Failure

Germans suffer Europe's highest power prices – right up there with wind 'powered' Denmark and just behind South Australia, Australia's wind and solar capital – which tops the list. Its so-called 'Energiewende' has turned into high farce: power prices are rising; hundreds of thousands of Germans can no longer afford power; the grid is on the brink of collapse; and its primary object (slashing carbon dioxide gas emissions) is an abject failure.
California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren't Ready
A plan by California's biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And most people aren't ready. "I'm worried," Gov. Newsom said Thursday during a budget briefing in Sacramento. "We're all worried about it for the elderly. We're worried about it because we could see people's power shut off not for a day or two but potentially a week."
Third of Migrants Faked Family Relationships with Children,
DNA Testing Shows

A pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the US Southern Border, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), discovered that almost a third of the adults tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody. The pilot was conducted by ICE for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas.
Suspected Illegal Alien Serial Killer
Charged in Killings of 12 Elderly Women

An illegal alien from Kenya was charged in Texas this week for allegedly murdering 11 elderly women, which comes in addition to charges he faces from 2018 for allegedly murdering another elderly woman. "Billy Chemirmir, 46, a former health care worker, was indicted Tuesday on six additional counts of capital murder in Dallas County and five counts in Collin County. Chemirmir has also been accused of trying to suffocate two other elderly women in Collin County."
CNN's Jim Acosta
Misrepresents Trump Speech on Asylum Seekers

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta misrepresented remarks President Donald Trump made during a Rose Garden speech selling a White House immigration plan. Acosta tweeted during the Thursday speech that Trump had "[painted] asylum seekers with a broad brush," saying of them "these are frivolous claims." But Trump did almost the opposite, stressing the importance of legitimate asylum seekers and distinguishing them from illegitimate asylum seekers.
Resurfaced Video Shows Joe Biden Pushing Border Fence,
Calling for Employers Who Hired 'illegals' to Be Punished

Former Vice President Joe Biden, while a senator in 2006, advocated for a southern border wall and punishment for employers who hired illegal immigrants. Biden told a South Carolina rotary club that he voted for a border fence despite other Democrats opposing the measure. "Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, and unlike most Democrats – and some of you won't like it – I voted for 700 miles of fence," he said, in the video unearthed by CNN.
Joe Biden Promises to Take Us Back to the Obama Years –
Why Would We Want to Do That?

Cal Thomas
Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the overcrowded presidential sweepstakes (there are more of them running than horses in the recent Kentucky Derby), appears to want to take America back to the days of the Obama administration, which he was a part of for eight years. What would that look like?
What Joe Biden Should Remember When He Evokes Jim Crow
Deroy Murdock
Thanks to Republicans, he told voters, "You've got Jim Crow sneaking back in." This comment paired nastily with Biden's comments before black voters in Virginia in August 2012. He said that if that year's GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, and Republicans won the election, "They're gonna put y'all back in chains." Biden absurdly suggested that Republicans long to restore slavery. Biden must have forgotten his U.S. history. Here is a badly needed booster shot.
Yes, Google Censors Conservatives –
Even Liberal Journalists Now Admit It

Dan Gainor
Journalists have repeatedly questioned whether conservatives are being discriminated against by Big Tech companies like Google or Twitter. They are – just ask the liberal Columbia Journalism Review. CJR ran a piece by Northwestern University School of Communication Assistant Prof. Nicholas Diakopoulos showing how Google News is biased wildly toward liberal outlets.
Candace Owens: 'Blacks must wake up to great liberal hoax,'
Facebook Suspends, Reinstates

Facebook suspended Turning Point USA Director Candace Owens’ account after she posted that “Black America must wake up to the great liberal hoax,” and reinstated her after she brought the censorship to light. “Owens is best known for her Blexit campaign, which urges the black community to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republicans,” TheBlaze pointed out.
Anti-Israel Hamas-Linked CAIR Pressures Charities to
Blacklist Conservative Nonprofits

On Monday, the first day of the Islamic holy season of Ramadan, the Hamas-linked anti-Israel Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a report condemning mainstream charities and philanthropic groups for allowing donors to contribute to conservative organizations CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have accused of being "hate groups" comparable to the Ku Klux Klan.
Will Political Correctness Kill Classic Movies?
Christian Toto
What about James Bond's early adventures, in which 007 treated female characters in a sexist fashion? Even a comedy classic such as 1959's "Some Like It Hot," featuring two men dressed in drag, could be insensitive given modern mores. Could problematic films eventually be pulled from home video and streaming services? Sound hysterical? ... In fact, it's already been done.
Petition to Remove Rashida Tlaib for Fake Address Lie
Surpasses 300,000 Signatures

Democrat Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is facing nationwide calls for her resignation or removal from office after Big League Politics exposed that Tlaib lied about her address in order to illegally register to vote, run for office, and represent a state House district that she did not live in – violating federal and state laws in the process.

Week ending 12 May 2019

Getting Too Close
Ray DiLorenzo
The Democrats' objection to Trump is not merely political opposition. This is something very different. Many of us who have been around for a while will say they have never seen such determination and persistence to rid themselves of a president. It is reminiscent of the election of 1860. And that did not end well. Democrats are scared. They have lost control of a government that was supposed to have protected them.
Three Lies the Left Needs to Stop Telling
Peggy Grande
The parade of Democratic politics is finally being exposed for what it is - a pompous, yet empty display of purported finery, which has been largely applauded and accepted by those who refuse to see that much of what they believe is based in bias not fact. Yet now the Democratic "emperors" are finally being seen as wearing nothing but empty promises and piety. And it is long overdue. Now that the charade is over, there are three lies the left needs to stop telling:
Graham Pushing to Declassify Key 'document' on Steele Dossier, Announces New Asylum Law Package
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham exclusively told "Sunday Morning Futures" that he is working to declassify a sensitive "document" that definitively proves that authorities knew the Steele dossier lacked any substantial independent corroboration. Graham also previewed legislation he will introduce on Wednesday to halt what he called the "perfect storm" of illegal immigration that now constitutes an "invasion" at the southern border.
FBI's Steele Story Falls Apart:
False Intel and Media Contacts Were Flagged Before FISA

John Solomon
The FBI's sworn story to a federal court about its asset, Christopher Steele, is fraying faster than a $5 souvenir T-shirt bought at a tourist trap. Newly unearthed memos show a high-ranking government official who met with Steele in October 2016 determined some of the Donald Trump dirt that Steele was simulta1neously digging up for the FBI and for Hillary Clinton's campaign was inaccurate, and likely leaked to the media.
DOJ Inspector General Found Carter Page FISA Extensions
Were Illegally Obtained

The Justice Department inspector general has determined the three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant extensions against onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained, attorney Joe diGenova said on Thursday. In an investigation that began last year, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is examining the Justice Department's and FBI's compliance with legal requirements as well as policies and procedures in applications filed with the U.S. FISA court.
Assistant AG Boyd Tells Nadler: No 'Legitimate Basis' for
Requesting Full Mueller Report

"The Committee has not articulated any legitimate basis for requesting the law enforcement documents that bear upon more than two dozen criminal cases and investigations, including ongoing matters," Boyd wrote in the letter. He said the committee "does not identify any available legal basis to authorize the Department to ask a court to share materials."
The Troubling Reason Why Biden is So Soft on China
Peter Schweizer
Why is Joe Biden so warm toward China? Last week, Biden raised eyebrows when he shrugged off concerns over the China threat. “Come on, man,” Biden said. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.” Perhaps Biden’s insouciant attitude toward the Chinese government has to do with the fact that his family does not consider them competitors but business partners.
Kamala Harris Vows to Take Executive Action on
Gun Control If Elected

Sen. Kamala Harris pledged Sunday that she will pursue executive action on gun control measures if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidential administration. “I’m proposing, one, that if by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, if the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk … then I’m prepared to take executive action because that’s what’s needed: action.”
New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Hit Missile Program, Regime’s Cash,
Rolls Back Relief Granted Under Obama's Nuclear Deal

In announcing another round of sanctions on Iran this week, the Trump administration took unprecedented steps to roll back a series of cash windfalls authorized by the Obama administration that have lined the extremist regime's pockets and enabled it to make strides in its ballistic missile technology, according to policy experts.
Rashida Tlaib’s BIG LIE: Falsely Claims “Palestinians”
Gave Jews ‘Safe Haven’ After Holocaust

Pamela Geller
A big lie is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”. Following Hitler’s propgandana tactics, Tlaib tells the biggest lie of all. The Muslim world was aligned witj Hitler. After the war the Muslim world presecuted, slaughtered and expelled their Jews from their countries.
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Militantly Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer at
House of Representatives after Democrat Invite

A Muslim cleric who called for violence against Israel and expressed support for Hamas gave the opening prayer before the House of Representatives Thursday, angering several representatives. Omar Suleiman, an imam and president of the Yaqeen Institute, delivered the invocation at the invitation of his congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency.
Several Killed in Jihadist Attack on Catholic Church in Burkina Faso
A Catholic church in north-central Burkina Faso was attacked by armed men on Sunday morning, leaving at least six people, including the priest, dead, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported. The attackers opened fire on the faithful at the beginning of Mass in the village of Dablo, 90 km from Kaya, according to FRANCE 24’s sister radio station, RFI.
FBI Uncovers Homegrown Terror Training Camp in Alabama
At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump. But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.
"I Don't Know Why They Attacked Our Village"
Raymond Ibrahim
"The attack was so terrible that Haroon's kidney was cut into two pieces" from the stabbings... After he was rushed to hospital, "doctors were forced to remove his kidney." As is common in such cases, police and local authorities tried to pressure the family not to press charges against the Muslim youths.... — Persecution.org; International Christian Concern; February 21, 2019; Pakistan.
Obama White House Knew About Clinton Emails
Years Earlier Than Previously Admitted

Top officials working in the White House for President Barack Obama knew Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using a private email system for official government business three years before it became public, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The email was among 44 pages of documents in the latest batch Judicial Watch has obtained in discovery ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth.
No surprise, Obama lied, lied and then lied.
CNN Contributor Insanely Claims Unborn Babies Aren't Even Human
Madeline Osburn
On CNN's "Primetime with Chris Cuomo" on Monday night, a segment on the legality of state-level fetal heartbeat bills quickly spiraled into a chaotic debate about whether unborn children should be considered human beings. CNN contributor and erstwhile New York City Democratic politician Christine Quinn said, "When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her."
The Devil and Mr. Sims
Judi McLeod
The devil has a tendency of throwing spittle-flecked hissy fits whenever confronted with religious symbols. Ditto for Democrat Pennsylvania state rep. Brian Sims, who went ballistic all for spotting an elderly lady quietly praying The Rosary in front of a Planned Parenthood facility. Satan, and his demons, "who roam throughout this world seeking the ruin of souls", is an evil fixture in the reality of life in the Valley of Tears.
Gay State Rep Offers People $100 to Dox Teen Girls
Praying for Babies at Planned Parenthood

Three weeks ago, openly gay Democratic Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims harassed four women and one man outside of what looks like Planned Parenthood Center City in Philadelphia. In a despicable act, the lawmaker offered $100 to people to dox three teenage girls who were praying outside the abortion clinic, making their identities, addresses, and perhaps even phone numbers public so they could be harassed even further.
Sims may have committed a crime
Cuba Launches Widespread Rationing in Face of Crisis;
Failed Venezuela Recalls Dark Days After Soviet Failure

The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis... The Cuban economy crashed with the fall of the Soviet Union and plunged the island into a more than decade-long period of misery and hunger that ended with the arrival of subsidized Venezuelan oil in the early 2000s.
Fighting Socialism Starts with 'The Little Red Hen'
Rachel Campos-Duffy
Parents and grandparents are rightfully troubled by the normalization of socialism in today's youth culture. In 2016, self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who honeymooned in the former Soviet Union and cheered Fidel Castro's communist revolution, won more primary voters under the age of thirty than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Paid membership dues to the Democratic Socialist Party of America also increased by over 600 percent last year.
NYT Editorial Board: 'Trump Is Right' About Border Crisis,
Congress Should Approve Funds – Still No Need for Wall

The editorial board urged Democrats to approve the funding, but cautioned that Trump needed to grant some concessions as well. "If the White House is serious about needing the money, it should be prepared to agree to a few conditions – and convey the need for flexibility to Senate Republicans…" they wrote. "Both sides need to dial back the fighting words, resist the temptation to finger-point and find a creative way through this minefield."
Yankees Fans Threaten Boycott
After Ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post, “Most are solidly behind the positive notion that this is a misunderstanding by a few people who took two or three of her songs [out of 3,000 that she recorded] out of context and inflated a story that my Aunt Kathryn must have been a racist,” Andron said.
Covington Teen vs. Ilhan Omar? NBC 'Law & Order SVU' Characters Too Closely Resemble Real People, Critics Say
Popular NBC police drama "Law & Order: SVU" is facing backlash from critics who say Thursday night's episode included a character wearing a red cap who seemed too similar to real-life Covington, Ky., high school teen Nicholas Sandmann. Another character in the same episode resembled embattled U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., some critics also said.
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Canada Moves to Ban Christians from Demonstrating in Public
Under New Anti-Hate Proposal

Legislation proposed in the Canadian province of Ontario would criminalize public displays by Christians deemed hateful to Muslims, the LGBT community and other victim groups designated by the left. The bill, "Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen's Park Act, 2019," bans any demonstration, rally or other activity that is deemed hateful by the Speaker from being permissible on legislative grounds – effectively insulating the government from Christian speech.
Colorado Students Walk Out of 'Vigil' for Fallen Classmate
After Democrats Turn It into Gun-Control Rally

Dozens of Colorado students walked out in disgust Wednesday night after an event billed as a community vigil to honor their classmate killed during the shooting at their high school on Tuesday turned out to be a political rally sponsored by gun-control groups. Just prior to the walk-out, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Jason Crow, both Democrats, had each taken a turn at the mic to call for gun control.
Parents Say 2nd-Grade Teacher Tried to Convince Their Son, 8, That He was Transgender: 'He Feels Different Now; He Feels Confused'
An Oregon mother and father are suing a school district for nearly $1 million after they say their son's second-grade teacher last year asked him several times if he thought he was a girl and held him out of recess to read books, watch videos, and have one-on-one conversations about being transgender – all without their knowledge.

Week ending 5 May 2019

William Barr:
Why Trump's Attorney General Is So Dangerous… to Democrats

Stephen Z. Nemo
Democrats regard William Barr as extremely dangerous. They fear he can expose their long game to delegitimize and destroy the Presidency of Donald Trump. They fear that Barr can turn Trump's anticipated perp walk toward impeachment into a badly needed investigation of weaponized Deep State agencies. Above all, we must understand that Democrat insiders carefully reconstructed these weaponized agencies to work not for the American people and our constitutional republic.
The Peculiar Progressive-Islamist Alliance
Philip Carl Salzman
After Congresswomen Ilham Omar's and Rashida Tlaib's incendiary anti-Semitic rants directed at Jewish Americans and American ally Israel, the Democrat House "progressive caucus," led by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, rallied around to protect and support them. The progressive media chimed in, supporting the Islamist congresswomen... The German National Socialists were also leftist utopians, although their vision of perfection was race purity rather than economic equality.
Nunes Smells a Rat: Demands Docs from CIA, NSA, State Dept., After Casting DOUBT About Mueller Report’s Findings Regarding Mifsud
On Friday, Nunes continued his quest to expose the guilty with a demand for documents from the NSA, CIA, State Department, and the FBI regarding an operative named Joseph Mifsud after casting doubts on conclusions about his role contained in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. It has long been suggested that Mifsud was connected to Russian intelligence. But Nunes, in a Friday letter obtained by Fox News, questions that assumption...
New York Times Admits Obama Admin Deployed
Multiple Spies Against Trump Campaign in 2016

Following months of angry claims by journalists and Democratic operatives that the Obama administration never spied on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times admitted Thursday that multiple overseas intelligence assets were deployed against associates of the Republican nominee. It is not the first time the Times has revealed widespread spying operations against the campaign.
New York Times Apologizes, Blames 'single editor' for
Anti-Semitic Cartoon in Second Statement

"We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of the New York Times that circulates outside of the United States, and we are committed to making sure nothing like this ever happens again," said the statement. "The anti Semitic cartoon published by the @nytimes is a symptom of a deeper problem on the left," tweeted Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz. "It's acceptable to many on the left to employ anti Semitic tropes as long as they're directed against Israel.

What if the New York Times Cartoon Had Depicted a Muslim,
a Lesbian, an African American or a Mexican as a Dog?

Alan M. Dershowitz
Imagine if the New York Times cartoon that depicted Israel's Prime Minister as a dog had, instead, depicted the leader of another ethnic or gender group in a similar manner? If you think that is hard to imagine, you are absolutely right. It would be inconceivable for a Times editor to have allowed the portrayal of a Muslim leader as a dog; or the leader of any other ethnic or gender group in so dehumanizing a manner.
U.S. Working to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement. "The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an email.
Shocking Video of Children in Philadelphia Muslim Society:
'We will chop off their heads' for Allah

Disturbing footage of Muslim kids saying they would sacrifice themselves and kill for the "army of Allah" surfaced from an Islamic center in Philadelphia. The Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video to its Facebook page celebrating "Ummah Day" in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang and read poetry about killing for Allah and the mosque in Jerusalem.
Phoenix Muslim Kills Wife and 2 Daughters in Honor Killings
Because Allah Told Him To

For the past decade, as tens of thousands of Muslim have immigrated to the United States, with the help of Barack Obama, have claimed that they don't want to change America, but just take advantage of the American dream. However, many Muslim immigrants continue to live by the barbaric customs and traditions that they sought to leave behind – namely sharia law.
Trump: "Enough" with "Ridiculous" Subpoenas,
"Get Back" to Governing

President Donald Trump responded to the latest House Democratic subpoena, calling it "ridiculous" and stressing it is time to get back to the business of governing. "I have been the most transparent president in history, by far," he said. "I thought after two years we'd be finished with it. But no."
Unimpeachable! 'JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!' Trump Celebrates As
Unemployment Hits Lowest Level Since 1969

Donald Trump celebrated Friday as unemployment hit its lowest level since 1969 in new jobs figures which handed him an instant political boost. U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.

Jobs Report – Chart Reveals Economic Strength as
Consensus Compared to Actual Numbers

Total nonfarm payrolls rose by a strong 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, both easily beating the consensus forecast. Wages continued to rise and unemployment for Hispanic unemployment fell to a new all-time low.

Veteran Unemployment Rate Reaches 19-Year Low
Veterans are among the groups prospering in the job market, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the month of April, the non-seasonally adjusted veteran unemployment rate was 2.3%, down from 2.9% in March. Veterans were unemployed at a rate of 3.7% in January. The last time the veteran unemployment rate reached 2.3% was May 2000.
When Did Mueller Know There Was No Collusion?
Byron York
Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed May 17, 2017. Twenty-two months later, on March 22, 2019, Mueller sent his report to the Justice Department. Some special counsel investigations have taken longer; it is the nature of such probes to drag on and on. But why did Mueller need nearly two years to determine whether the Trump campaign and Russia conspired or coordinated to fix the 2016 election?
Dems Embarrass Themselves at Barr Hearing and
Show Disregard for Truth

Joseph diGenova
The interrogation of Attorney General William Barr was an embarrassing spectacle that only revealed one fact – the Democrats don't care about the truth. Forlorn and frustrated after the collapse of their Russia collusion hoax, Democrats seized on the [Mueller] letter as an opportunity to reframe the public narrative in their favor, even though it didn't actually contradict the attorney general in any way.
Why the Navy Won't Retire the USS Truman Early
The proposed retirement of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is off the table. The announcement, made yesterday by Vice President Pence, countermands a decision by the Navy to retire the carrier early to save money. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement yesterday while touring the Truman. Addressing a crowd of sailors, Pence said, " We are not retiring the Truman." USNI News quoted the vice president as saying. "The USS Harry S. Truman is going to be giving 'em hell for many more years to come."
USS Harry S Truman (CVN75)
Green Sinkhole for Tax Dollars? Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Failed Carbon-Capture Plant
The Mississippi-based facility had received $387 million in federal grants to build a state-of-the-art coal gasification and carbon-capture power plant. But Mississippi Power, decided to scrap the cutting-edge tech and only use the power plant to burn cheaper natural gas, in a major blow to the proponents of carbon capture.
Skeptical Scientist Hijacks AOC Congressional Climate Hearing
Anthony Watts
Climate Statistician Dr. Caleb Rossiter: "We are trying to save the people of the planet from the people 'saving the planet.'" "Extreme weather events such as cyclones, floods, droughts and tornadoes are not increasing in incidence or lives lost. Indeed, the global mortality from all weather-related natural disasters declined by 99 percent while the population trebled after 1920, thanks to improved economies and technologies."
William Barr Exposed the Rampant Desperation of Trump's Foes
Michael Goodwin
"How did we get to the point where the evidence is now that the president was falsely accused of colluding with the Russians, accused of being treasonous and accused of being a Russian agent, and the evidence now is that that was without a basis?" Barr asked. "And two years of his administration have been dominated by allegations that have now been proven false. But to listen to some of the rhetoric, you would think the Mueller report had found the opposite."
The Big Lie That Barr Lied
Andrew C. McCarthy
I originally thought this was too stupid to write about. But stupid is like the plague inside the Beltway – one person catches it and next thing you know there’s an outbreak at MSNBC and the speaker of the House is showing symptoms while her delirious minions tote ceramic chickens around Capitol Hill. So I give you: the Bill Barr perjury allegation.
The Adolescent Progressive Mind
Victor Davis Hanson
One of the strangest things about the series of psychodramas that surround the ongoing effort to remove President Trump before the 2020 election is progressive schizophrenia. In teenage fashion, one moment a player in the Trump removal intrigue is deemed by the media-progressive nexus a demigod. The next moment, he's a devil. It depends solely on his perceived sense of utility.
Why Are Clapper and Brennan Not in Jail?
Angelo Codevilla
The clearest of all the laws concerning U.S. intelligence is Section 798, 18 U.S. Code. Unlike other laws, this is a "simple liability" law. Motivation, context, identity, matter not at all. You violate it, you are guilty and are punished accordingly. The reasons no prosecutions have followed should be plain enough. The offenders are big people, in the permanent government and in the Democratic Party.
Rashida Tlaib’s Father Says She ‘Lied Big-Time to Get Elected’
in Resurfaced 2010 Newspaper Article

In a March 11, 2010 newspaper article in the Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) father accused her of lying "big-time to get elected" by falsifying her address on an election affidavit... Tlaib's father said that he came forward with the allegation because it was part of a "growing litany of transgressions that his daughter committed upon him.
Joe Biden's Son Invested in Chinese App That Spies On Muslims,
As U.S. Condemns China Over 'Concentration Camps'

An investment fund backed by Hunter Biden, son of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, invested in a surveillance system used to spy on Muslims in China, a new report claims. The former vice president has been facing scrutiny over his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and other countries, with reports focusing on Hunter Biden’s role in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The Beltway Bidens: Creepy, Crooked, and NOT Just Like Us
'Hunter the Privileged and Joe the Enabler'

Michelle Malkin
Now that Creepy Joe Biden thinks he has put to rest all the cringy questions about his grabby hands, he has reverted to one of his old-time shticks: middle-class Joe. Champion of the masses. Hero of the hoi polloi. A six-term U.S. senator and two-term vice president, which equates to 44 back-slapping, log-rolling, favor-trading years in Washington, this decrepit Beltway swamp-dweller wants fly over Americans to believe that he's really just like you and me.
Boeing Turned OFF Malfunction Alerts on 737 Max – and
Didn't Tell Airlines or FAA

Just when did the airlines know that they had to pay extra for a key warning system on the Boeing 737 Max? The Wall Street Journal reported last night that it wasn't at the point of sale. Until a crash in Ethiopia last October, Southwest Airlines thought the system came standard with the platform – so much so that their operating manuals included them. Somehow, the news that the safety feature was an upgrade didn't get mentioned to the FAA, either!

Boeing's Own Pilots Lacked Key Details of
737 MAX Flight-Control System in Tests

Boeing Co. limited the role of its own pilots in the final stages of developing the 737 MAX flight-control system implicated in two fatal crashes, departing from a longstanding practice of seeking their detailed input, people familiar with the matter said. As a result test pilots and senior pilots involved in the MAX's development didn't receive detailed briefings about how fast or steeply the automated system known as MCAS could push down a plane's nose, these people said.
This may erode trust in U.S. air travel safety long term
Christian Persecution 'at Near Genocide Levels'
The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near "genocide" levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution. Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found.
'Satisfying and Uplifting' – Black Church Pastors Tell Don Lemon
They Are 'Encouraged' by VP Pence Visit After Arson

Rev. Gerald Toussaint of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and Rev. Harry Richard of Greater Union Baptist Church both sat down with Lemon Friday night. Their churches were burned in hate-motivated arsons allegedly committed by the son of a local sheriff's deputy. Instead of being critical, the reverends praised both Pence and the administration's response to the tragedy.
Democrat Brags About Killing Babies, and 'Conservatives Pounce'
Jim Treacher
There's a line of liberal "thought" on abortion that goes like this: If you think killing a baby is wrong, you're a hypocrite because you don't care about babies after they're born. If you convince an expectant mother not to kill her child, that means you're responsible for that child's life and all the choices he ever makes. It's better to just kill the kid before he becomes a problem.
'They've Broken My Spirit':
CNN's Camerota Bummed by Lack of Action Against Trump

Mark Finkelstein
Poor Alisyn Camerota. She had so been hoping that the Mueller report would bring President Trump crashing down. And now that it seems very unlikely that will happen, Alisyn is deeply bummed. Or, as Camerota put it on CNN's New Day this morning, "I’m sorry if I sound like they've broken my spirit," adding that the lack of action against President Trump is "disheartening."
So much for neutral news reporting
Prof with History of Anti-White Comments Says 'whiteness is terrorism'
"Everyone really questions, even liberals, why is he still here?"

"I think if you ask anyone on campus that is not as radical as he is, they will be like 'he needs to go,' which is interesting because at Trinity College, most students are pretty apathetic toward really everything, so to have such a high defensive that an individual needs to go, that really says something."
Injured Cop Will Be Allowed to Sue Black Lives Matter Leader
Carl Horowitz
The network of street and campus demagogues known as Black Lives Matter pretty much has operated with impunity since its founding. But a court ruling late last month could make these social media-based grievance peddlers think twice before targeting cops. On April 24, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously ruled that an injured Baton Rouge, La., police officer has legal standing to sue DeRay Mckesson, Black Lives Matter’s unofficial mouthpiece and most visible organizer.
Two Longtime NYC Congressmen Have
Democratic Socialist Challengers

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory over Joe Crowley in 2018 is inspiring other primary challengers with similar pedigrees: New York City millennials advocating for democratic socialist policies. Shaniyat Chowdhury, a 27-year-old Marine veteran, said Tuesday he will officially announce his campaign to oust Democratic New York Rep. Gregory Meeks within the coming days. Isiah James, a 32-year-old Army veteran, filed in January to run against Democratic New York Rep. Yvette Clarke, reported Bklyner.
Congressional Progressive Caucus membership
Sander-nista?
Archives Show Bernie's Past Praise of Socialist Revolutionaries

Maxim Lott
Bernie Sanders, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has long billed himself as a democratic socialist, citing the peaceful governments of Denmark and Sweden as his inspirations. But back in the 1980s, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders often endorsed a different strain of leftist government – praising violent socialist revolutionaries as well as economic policies like forced land redistribution...

Bernie Sanders Visibly Frustrated As Hecklers Unload at
She The People Forum for Women of Color

2020 presidential contender Bernie Sanders faced an aggressive and, at times, outwardly combative audience at the She The People Forum devoted to women of color in Houston on Wednesday, as the self-described democratic socialist struggled to convince attendees of his commitment to minority and underprivileged communities. 
Biden the Liar
Jim Geraghty
Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that "Joe Biden is genuine. There's nothing phony or artificial about Joe Biden." This is a spectacularly audacious claim about one of Washington's most notorious BS artists.
Not only gaff-prone but lies like a rug
Nearly 200 Universities Encourage, Facilitate
Segregation Among Students of Color

The National Association of Scholars recently released a study documenting the voluntary racial segregation of students of color on nearly 200 college campuses across the country. The association has coined this trend "neo-segregation," and noted in its report its rise returns college campuses to the "separate but equal" fašade of the Jim Crow segregation era.

Week ending 28 April 2019

Strzok – Page Texts Reveal Tapestry of Attempted Spying on Trump
Graham J Noble
Several former FBI officials engaged in a counterintelligence investigation targeting members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Despite their insistence that they had no political motivation, the evidence suggests otherwise. Text messages exchanged between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former Bureau lawyer Lisa Page constitute one of the many threads that, woven together, present a tapestry of deep state intrigue.
Trump Counterattack Against Deep State Conspirators in Full Swing as 'bombshell' Reports Due in Weeks: 'There will be indictments'
Jon Dougherty
If you're like us, you've been waiting – and waiting, and waiting – for POTUS Donald Trump to go on the offensive against the deep state coup conspirators who, to this day, are still attempting to depose him and destroy his presidency. Well, finally – after two long years – the day of reckoning is upon them. There are a number of moving parts involved in this counterattack, as developments this week and over the past couple of weeks indicate.
Pence Lashes Out at Strzok, Page for Talk of ‘Infiltrating’
His Transition Team

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday condemned beleaguered FBI agent Peter Strzok and Justice Department lawyer Lisa Page for discussing the possibility of “infiltrating” his transition team in a series of text messages reviewed by Republican lawmakers. Pence is demanding further investigation into why Strzok and Page planned to send an agent to his first intelligence briefing as vice president in order to report back on his activities.
Clinton's Charity Confirms Qatar's $1 Million Gift While
She was at State Dept – Signed Ethics Agreement in 2009

The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments. The State Department has said it has no record of the foundation submitting the Qatar gift for review, and that it was incumbent on the foundation to notify the department about donations that needed attention.
One wonders if Hillary EVER operated ethically
CBO Report: 1.4 Million Lost Health Insurance Since 2016 –
and Obamacare is to Blame

The number of uninsured climbed by 1.4 million from 2016 to 2018, according to a report out last week from the Congressional Budget Office. Naturally, this led those on the left to blame the Trump administration for its Obamacare "sabotage." But the data in that report – which was released on the same day the Mueller report came out and largely ignored – tells an entirely different story. All of the increase in the uninsured over the past two years – all of it – is the result of the massive rate increases Obamacare's mandates and regulations caused.
AG Barr Spars with Nadler, Threatens to Skip Testimony After
Dispute Over Hearing Format

Fox News has learned that Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., wants to have Judiciary Committee staff – rather than members of Congress – question Barr on his handling of Mueller's report. But DOJ officials say members should conduct the inquiry. “The attorney general agreed to appear before Congress; therefore Congress does the questioning," a DOJ official told Fox News.
Rosenstein Slams Obama Administration for
Choosing 'not to publicize full story' of Russia Hacking

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who supervised the Mueller investigation, spoke out publicly for the first time since the report was released, criticizing the Obama administration's real-time reaction to Russian hacking and its decision "not publicize the full story" to the American people.
Blasts "mercenary critics" who make threats, spread fake news
Judicial Watch:
FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

Judicial Watch announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner.
The Walls Are Closing in on Obama
Thomas Lifson
Judicial Watch has obtained testimony from a top FBI official that Hillary Clinton's home-brew server emails were found in the White House. This means that Barack Obama's illegal handling of classified information contained in those emails is closer to being exposed. This implicates him in the same felonies committed by Hillary Clinton that James Comey falsely claimed "no reasonable prosecutor" would pursue.
New Mexico County to Block Democratic Governor from
Releasing Migrants in Its Backyard

Couy Griffin, the chairman of the Otero County Commission, said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office has been silent since the board voted April 18 to declare a state of emergency. "We've had no response from our governor," Griffin said in a Fox News interview Sunday morning.
Do-Gooder Damage – Nonprofit Pays Bail for Man Who
Attacked His Wife, Hours Later He Murders Her

Just hours after a nonprofit group posted bail for a man accused of assaulting his wife, the suspect went to the woman's home and brutally murdered her, according to prosecutors. Within hours after The Bail Project enabled Samuel Lee Scott's release, he made his way over to Marcia Johnson's home. He proceeded to violently assault her, then left her bloodied body lying inside her home, prosecutors said.
America's Biggest Green Energy Con Artist Once Honored by
Clinton Foundation Gets 2.5 Years in Prison

In honor of Earth Day, let's look at a company that was once honored by the Clinton Global Initiative for its dedication to stopping global warming before it was discovered the leaders of the business were actually fleecing investors for more than $54 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. More recently earlier this month, one of the chief architects of this scam was sentenced 2.5 years in prison, five years parole, and must repay every dollar stolen from gullible financial backers.
The Sound of Silence: Iowa Farmers Cherish Peace & Quiet After
Judge Shuts Down Wind Turbines

Anyone claiming that wind turbines are quiet has never lived with them in their backyards. A grinding, thumping cacophony of amplitude modulated low-frequency noise and infrasound is a daily misery for far too many rural residents. A judge ordered the immediate destruction of three of these things that had been driving neighbors nuts for years.
Legal challenge sure to be hidden by MSM
Exposing Utilities' Big Green Energy Con Game
H. Sterling Burnett
Utilities in several states are attempting to run a con game on their respective states' utility commissions and ratepayers. How? By claiming that their plans for prematurely shuttering existing, reliable, relatively inexpensive coal power plants and replacing them with expensive, intermittent renewable power sources will save ratepayers money "in the long run." Meanwhile, they ask for an immediate increase in electric rates to pay for the transition.
Scientists (Unintentionally) Prove Man-Made Global Warming is a Hoax
John Nolte
A new scientific study has revealed the following: 'Current CO2 levels of 410 parts per million (ppm) were last seen on Earth three million years ago, according to the most detailed reconstruction of the Earth's climate by researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.' Three million years ago, there were probably no human beings on Earth.
How NIMBYS Halted One of the World's Most Ambitious
Renewable Energy Drives

"They want to build 12 turbines up there, each one 240 metres high. And down there are plans to put up more, somewhere between six and eight," she explains, gesturing to a field across the road. "We're going to be encircled." Rural protests against wind farms are increasing in Germany and the effect has been dramatic on the country's flagship green energy program. Energiewende, one of the most ambitious state-led policies in the world, is now stalling, with key targets disappearing into the wind.
German Study Shocker:
Electric Vehicles Emit More CO2 Than Diesel Cars

"Electric vehicles may be cool (when their battery packs are not on fire) but they are more dangerous to the environment than diesel counterparts. All the eco-nuts who think they are saving the world by driving EVs are totally deceived by marketing propaganda." –Editor Technocracy News
Bank of America Silent on Donations to Planned Parenthood, SPLC
This week, the conservative organization 2nd Vote reported that Bank of America sponsored two Planned Parenthood galas – one in 2017 and one in 2018. Updated records also show the company gave Planned Parenthood affiliates over $50,000 in 2017, and more than $30,000 to the far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) between 2013 and 2017.
How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students
Walter Williams
Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation's "report card," was released. It's not a pretty story. It's grossly dishonest for the education establishment and politicians to boast about unprecedented graduation rates when the high school diplomas, for the most part, do not represent academic achievement. At best, they certify attendance. Fraudulent high school diplomas aren't the worst part of the fraud. Some of the greatest fraud occurs at the higher education levels – colleges and universities.
Texas Border Town Mayor Arrested for Voter Fraud
A Texas border town Mayor and his wife were arrested on Thursday, charged with rigging his own election in 2017. Sixteen others were also arrested in the scheme that reportedly used fraudulent registrations to inflate his vote tally. Molina and his wife turned themselves in to authorities. Molina faces a first degree felony for organizing an election fraud scheme (punishable by 5 to 99 years), and two counts of a 2nd degree felony for illegal voting.
Kate Smith vs. Joe Biden: Who’s the Real Villain?
James V. Capua
I imagine that it will be hard to find a Baby Boomer who can honestly say they were a fan of Kate Smith growing up. Her presence and the timbre of her big, uncomplicated voice definitely spoke to an era we were leaving behind.
Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America in 1938;
Replayed in the 1943 Movie This is the Army
If Your Big Issue to Fight Racism is Kate Smith Singing
God Bless America

Then we must conclude that actual racism in the United States of the sort that prevents people from living one's life and bettering one's position is practically non-existent.
Boy Scouts 'perversion files' List 7,800 Suspected Pedophiles
Confidential files on suspected pedophiles maintained by the Boy Scouts of America contain the names of 7,800 individuals, an attorney for child sex abuse victims said Tuesday. The organization's so-called "perversion files" have been previously disclosed through litigation but the number of alleged abusers had not been known, attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents former scouts who say they were sexually abused, said Tuesday.
Under Fire, New York Times Finally Apologizes for
Antisemitic Cartoon After Days of Failing to Do So

The Times ran a cartoon on Thursday showing a blind President Donald Trump, wearing a skullcap, and being led around by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu -- who is portrayed as a dog. The leash and collar on the Netanyahu dog character in the cartoon have a Star of David on it. It mirrors literal Nazi propaganda against Jews and then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as some on social media have noted:
"Praise God!" Boy, 5, Who Was Thrown from Third-Story Balcony at Mall of America is 'alert and conscious' as Fundraiser Hits $1Million
Landen Hoffmann's family said in a statement he had woken up and is no longer in critical condition. 'All praise, glory and honor to God! He saved our son’s life and is healing him in the most miraculous ways,' the statement reads. 'We are so elated to let you know that our son is now alert and conscious and is no longer in critical condition.
UCLA is Now Teaching Students How to Pole Dance
Two official university divisions at UCLA teamed up to host an event Thursday which introduced students to the art of pole dancing. The Sexploration Pole Art Class was hosted by the UCLA Sexual Health Coalition and UCLA Housing, according to the Facebook event page. Organizers offered students the "chance to explore [their] inner-diva and divo" and "get introduced to the basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer."

Week ending 21 April 2019

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. 
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.
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."

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