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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

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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The Legacies of Barack Obama
Victor Davis Hanson
On his recent Asian tour, President Obama characterized his fellow Americans (the most productive workers in the world) as “lazy.” In fact, he went on to deride Americans for a list of supposed transgressions ranging from the Vietnam War to environmental desecration to the 19th century treatment of Native Americans. “If you’re in the United States,” the president said, “sometimes you can feel lazy and think we’re so big we don’t have to really know anything about other people.”

What is the FBI Hiding?
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Earlier this week, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress took the FBI to task for its failure to be transparent. In the House, it was apparently necessary to serve a subpoena on an FBI agent to obtain what members of Congress want to see; and in the Senate, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee accused the FBI itself of lawbreaking. Here is the back story.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
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Week ending 18 September 2016

Officials Probe Bombings, Stabbings in
Three U.S. Cities in a 12-Hour Span

Authorities were still trying to determine if there was any connection between the incidents, particularly the New York and New Jersey explosions that happened just hours apart. But as of Sunday afternoon, officials hadn’t established a common link, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. “I am concerned,” O’Neill said during a news conference. “We have a bomb that detonated and no one apprehended.”
Cop Files $500 Million Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter, Obama
Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of the force, is seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion in the complaint filed in federal court, the Dallas Morning News reported. The defendants in the class-action suit include Black Lives Matter; President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros.
Who Birthed the ‘Birther’ Meme in 2008?
MSNBC, Politico, Bloomberg, CNN, McClatchy and More Confirm:
Hillary’s 2008 Campaign Spread ‘Birtherism’ about Barack Obama

Those anonymous people ["Clinton supporters"] were hardly the only ones. In fact, as Joshua Green reported in The Atlantic in August 2008, a March, 19, 2007 strategy memo from longtime Clinton adviser Mark Penn proves that the Clinton campaign itself was pushing the conspiracy theory. Penn, in the memo, advocated that Clinton target Obama’s “lack of American roots.”

Clinton Insider Blumenthal a ‘birther’ Claimant
Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president. One was a volunteer in Iowa, who was fired, Clinton’s former campaign manager said Friday. The other was Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief.

Barack Obama Tribal Photo 'sent to Drudge Report by
Hillary Clinton staff'

Obama in Kenya Barack Obama has accused Hillary Clinton of using "shameful" smear tactics after a picture of him wearing tribal robes and headgear in a Muslim region of Kenya was circulated on the internet. Mrs Clinton's campaign team declined to deny that it had sent the photo to Drudge, whose report said the campaign was responsible for circulating the email.

Obama Slams Smear Photo
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in a statement: “On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world," said Plouffe.
U.S. Wire Payments to Iran Undercut Obama
The United States made at least two separate payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer within the last 14 months, a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed Saturday, contradicting explanations from President Barack Obama that such payments were impossible. But a Treasury Department spokesman acknowledged on Saturday that on at least two occasions, the U.S. did make payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer.
"undercut" means he lied.
What Will the ‘NeverTrumpers’ Do If Trump Wins?
Roger L Simon
A few weeks ago, no one would have bothered to ask, but how the NeverTrumpers will behave should Donald Trump win the election is now a significant question growing in importance. Will they grant him the normal honeymoon period usually given newly-elected presidents or will they continue their non-stop onslaught on Trump as a vulgar, non-conservative parvenu about to destroy the Republican Party and everything good in our country?
Want Prosperity? Follow the Red State Model
Stephen Moore
What makes America an economically ingenious place is the competitive federalism model set forth by our Founding Fathers. They established our nation as the world’s largest ever free trade zone, in which 50 states use varying economic and fiscal policies to compete for jobs and people. And boy, have liberals come to hate that model. Why? Because it puts their policies of tax, spend, regulate and restrict on trial every day.
What Hillary Clinton Could Learn from Jeff Foxworthy
Timothy Daughtry
In a rare moment of candor, Clinton described half of Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables," and went on with the old, tired accusations of "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" and so on. Of course, the audience of leftist elites applauded, and her subsequent statement of regret was about as convincing as her FBI testimony.
A "basket of deplorables". Really?
Debate Rules Being Set by Hillary Donors – Campaign Contributions from 'bipartisan' Debate Commissioners Given Exclusively to Clinton
The men and women who run the supposedly “nonpartisan” Commission on Presidential Debates have put their money where their mouths are – and it all has gone to Democrat Hillary Clinton. The amount of money is small by the standards of a modern presidential campaign, but it is one-sided.
Hillary’s Enemies List
Kimberly Corban
Women are being lectured that we need to vote for our nation’s first female presidential candidate simply because of our gender. As a woman, the very idea is a misogynistic insult. Do not insinuate that I am incapable of making my own educated decisions by telling me that my biology dictates who I should or should not elect to represent me.
Gun Grabbers Die Hard
Katie Kieffer
Gun grabbers are camouflaging sinister plans with slick catchphrases – hoping you'll barely notice when they pickpocket your pistol. Hillary Clinton is quietly building a massive gun grabber army. It's up to you to halt her momentum. Gun grabbers "die hard" because they insist on believing the same anti-gun theories even after encountering facts disproving their theories.
Black Voters Are Turning from Clinton to Trump In New Poll
Donald Trump is gaining support among African-American voters – whose enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is eroding, a tracking poll released Saturday revealed. Trump saw a 16.5 percentage-point increase in backing from African-American voters in a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll, up from 3.1 percent on Sept. 10 to 19.6 percent through Friday.
David Brock Offers Money for New Dirt on Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton ally David Brock is offering to pay for new information on Donald Trump, hoping that damaging audio or video on the Republican presidential candidate will be submitted to his super PAC. Brock, founder of the left-wing Media Matters and operator of Correct the Record super PAC, recently posted the plea on Correct the Record's website and is referring to the project as "TrumpLeaks," NBC News reported.
Tim Kaine's Radical Roots
Ken Blackwell
According to the media, Tim Kaine took a life transforming "mission" trip to Latin America in 1980. Conveniently left out of these stories, are the radical reality of the Cold War in Latin America and Tim Kaine's Soviet sympathizing mentors. In fact, whatever Kaine's intentions, he more likely met Karl Marx than Jesus Christ while there. Connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America.
Kaine Slips: White People Need to Be Minority
Edmund Kozak
In a Freudian slip, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee appeared to inadvertently admit Thursday that Democratic policies are inherently harmful to white Americans. While speaking to a group of black Baptists in New Orleans, Tim Kaine seemed to suggest that in order to achieve "equity" between the races, white people need to willingly submit themselves to a state of repression similar to what black Americans have experienced.
New Mosquito-Borne Disease Detected in Haiti
University of Florida researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean nation. Known as "Mayaro virus," it is closely related to chikungunya virus and was first isolated in Trinidad in 1954. Most reported cases, however, have been confined to small outbreaks in the Amazon. Whether this case signals the start of a new outbreak in the Caribbean region is currently unknown.
Bring back DDT to save lives
Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism – over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
Bring back DDT to save lives
Environmental Death
Kim Weissman
How many hurt people does it take to make environmentalists happy?
What kind of question is that, you may ask. Don’t environmentalists want to save human life and make it better? Actually, no. At least based on environmental policies, which today are driven by the extremist fringe, one would have to conclude that the ultimate goal of eco-radicals is to cause as much human misery, injury, and yes, even death, as possible. Consider that scourge of environmental extremists, the chemical DDT.
The Science Deniers’ Greatest Hits
‘Science is a process, not a destination’

Bill Frezza
In 1931 a book published in Germany, One Hundred Authors against Einstein, defended the "settled science" of Newtonian physics and proclaimed that Einstein's theory of relativity was a fraud... Real science is characterized by healthy skepticism, relentless questioning, and a constant testing and re-testing of theories, systems, and models. Casting dogma in stone – and then stoning non-believers – is a hallmark of intolerant religion, not science.
Senate Must Act Now to Disavow
President Obama’s Climate Change Treaty

Joseph A. Klein
The United States Senate must act urgently to save its treaty approval authority from irreversible damage inflicted by President Obama with the help of the United Nations. Congress has already allowed President Obama to get away with putting in force his nuclear deal with no more than a pro forma review. His administration considered it a “political” arrangement, not a treaty.
"Toxic chromium" Fear-Mongering
Paul Driessen
Erin Brockovich became rich and famous by promoting the notion that people in Hinkley, CA got cancer because of hexavalent chromium (Cr-6) in drinking water. Now Ms. B is trying to reprise her California success, by bringing the Cr-6 saga to North Carolina. She and the eco-activist organization Environmental Working Group have sent a well-publicized letter to the U.S. EPA, urging it to set tougher standards for Cr-6. They and certain NC health officials claim as few as 0.07 parts per billion of chromium-6 in drinking water may cause cancer.
Most Aren't Willing to Pay for Obama's Global Warming Plans
Most Americans won't spend more more than $1 a month in higher electricity bills to fight global warming, according to a new AP-University of Chicago poll. Only 57 percent of Americans would be willing to spend the extra cash to fight global warming, according to the poll, and 39 percent said they'd spend up to $10 a month to stave off warming.
Intent of 2nd Amendment is Crystal Clear
Remembering Thomas Cooley's Influence In Shaping American Law

Bill Federer
The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas Cooley, who died Sept. 12, 1898. Thomas Cooley was chief justice of Michigan's Supreme Court, president of the American Bar Association and the first chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. His commentaries were influential in shaping American law.
Pennsylvania Politicians Announce Their Intent to Violate the
Preemption Statute – Philadelphia, Allentown Lead the Way

In response to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, several local Pennsylvania politicians announced their intent to enact or continue to enforce local gun control laws. These politicians are either seriously misinformed about the effect of the court's ruling or they intend to knowingly violate Pennsylvania law because they think there will be little, if any, recourse to their actions.
Constitution Day: Losing Touch with Our National Roots
Michael Swartz
Saturday [9/17] marks the 229th anniversary of the completion of our Constitution, which was submitted to the Congress of the Confederation for its approval on Sept. 17, 1787. Over the following months it was ratified by the several states, reaching the required nine when New Hampshire approved it on June 21, 1788. (All 13 colonies ratified it by the middle of 1790; Rhode Island was the last holdout.) Do Americans really know about our rich heritage?

Week ending 11 September 2016

'What is Aleppo?’ –
That’s a Question the Whole World Must Answer

Martha MacCallum
Thursday morning a candidate for the presidency of the United States was asked “and what would you do if elected, about Aleppo?” And then Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president and former governor of New Mexico, went deer-in-the-headlights and dropped this verbal barrel bomb, “and what is Aleppo?” And thus a new Twitter hashtag was born. We should all be asking ourselves this question: #AndWhatisAleppo?
Dangers Rise as America Retreats
Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
Fifteen years ago this Sunday, nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in the deadliest attack on the U.S. homeland in our history. A decade and a half later, we remain at war with Islamic terrorists... Defeating our enemies has been made significantly more difficult by the policies of Barack Obama. No American president has done more to weaken the U.S., hobble our defenses or aid our adversaries
Sunlight off World Trade Center
Striking Ray of Light Beams Off World Trade Center
Days Before 9/11 Anniversary
‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’
Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.
Air Force One
Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, those memories touch American presidential history. Shortly after the attacks began, the most powerful man in the world, who had been informed of the World Trade Center explosions in a Florida classroom, was escorted to a runway and sent to the safest place his handlers could think of: The open sky.
Untold 9/11 story
Does Hillary Have Parkinson’s Disease?
Jay Michaels
Dr. Ted Noel, former Director of the NovaMed Surgery Center in Orlando, has recently released a video replying to critics of his earlier analysis of Hillary’s medical condition. That video makes a detailed, persuasive case that Parkinson’s disease best explains the neurological and other symptoms Hillary has displayed since 2005. Those who haven’t seen it should take a look.
Hillary's Team Keeps Changing Their Story on Abrupt 9/11 Departure
First It Was 'overheating' Then the Story Became Pneumonia

Hillary Clinton's doctor has revealed the 68-year-old has pneumonia – hours after video showed her collapsing into the arms of her Secret Service agents after being rushed from the 9/11 memorial service at the World Trade Center. Dr. Lisa R. Bardack released a statement through her campaign team after she performed a check-up on the presidential candidate at her home in Chappaqua, New York, on Sunday, after the 'medical episode'.
Gov. Mike Pence: I Was ‘Taken Aback’ and ’Speechless’ About Clinton’s ‘Deplorable,’ ‘Irredeemable’ Comments About ‘Millions of Americans’
Pence said that he was “simply taken aback” by Hillary Clinton’s decision to castigate millions of Americans, and was “speechless” about it. He said such comments by anyone, including Clinton, mean that such a person “who has that low an opinion of millions of Americans should never be elected president of the United States,” meaning that this adds to the list of things that already disqualify Clinton from the presidency.
Entire Media Freaks Out After Trump Over-Performance in Forum
Ashe Schow
Clearly, the mainstream media is panicking about Clinton’s drop in the polls. They’re lashing out at each other. The Post is mad at The Times, and everyone has decided that [Matt] Lauer is the problem. Lauer’s own employers are calling his performance a “disaster.” It seems obvious they’re all just upset that Trump hasn’t said or done anything to take the heat off of Clinton’s two weeks of bad news coverage.
"Shut It Down!": Reuters Orders Cameraman to Kill Positive Trump Footage a Shock Example of Media Censorship Caught on Tape
[off camera] The cameraman says, "I'm shooting this, I don't care what they say….I'll take a demotion for this…. you?" "Shut it down," insists the director," followed by another voice asking, "Shut this down?" The incident occurred as African-American Bishop Wayne T. Jackson presented Trump with a shawl, a bible, and offered his prayers as the black audience cheered and clapped. Perhaps aware of the devastating impact the optics of this moment would have on the media's efforts to demonize Trump as a racist bigot, a voice is heard off-camera saying, "He's getting a shawl!"
Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS on Tax Exemption from the Start
Clinton Foundation officials repeatedly skirted or ignored federal laws and regulations while converting the non-profit from its tax-exempt purpose of building a presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas, into a $2 billion global machine selling political influence and access on an unprecedented scale, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Don't Let Comey Put a Criminal in the White House
Austin Bay
FBI Director James Comey doth protest too much. I refer to his "memo to staff" issued Wednesday September 7, four days before the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 and the fourth anniversary of the Benghazi massacre. In the memo, Director Comey assures America that he and his agency are "honest, competent, and independent" and his early decision to recommend no indictment of Hillary Clinton for her various classified information crimes was not difficult.
U.S. DHS Chief at Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Conference
Jeh Johnson: 'Your story is the quintessential American story'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the annual Islamic Society of America (ISNA) conference over the weekend, in what the Washington Post called an "impassioned speech" to empower ISNA's participants. ISNA is a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial.
Clinton Aides Attack, Threaten Reporter for Saying
Hillary Looked ‘Low Energy’ at Friday Press Conference

Pooped HillaryVideo of the Clinton press conference shows a tired looking, listless Clinton with heavy bags under her eyes reading a long statement before answering a few questions from the press. As she answers, Clinton’s eyelids droop repeatedly as if she is fighting off nodding off. The only time Clinton perked up was when she was walking away and was asked about her rival Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appearing on Russian-owned RT television.
Yes, Hillary Knows Classified Information
Does Not Always Come with a 'Header'

Andrew C. McCarthy
Well, it looks like Hillary Clinton's oft-repeated canard – "I never sent or received any e-mails marked classified" – has been so thoroughly discredited that it now poll-tests poorly. Hence, she broke out a new wineskin for the same old rotgut at last night's candidate forum: the "header." Obviously, Mrs. Clinton is tactically morphing "marked" into "header" because some of her emails were marked classified.
Clinton Email Scandal:
What Hillary Tells Voters Isn't What She Told the FBI

Investor's Business Daily
No wonder the mainstream press is outraged at Matt Lauer's performance as moderator of NBC's "Commander in chief Forum." He asked questions about Hillary Clinton's email use that the rest of the media refuse to. And in doing so, Lauer exposed another aspect of her duplicitousness.
My Hero, Phyllis Schlafly, R.I.P.
Laura Ingraham
When I heard conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly had passed away yesterday at age 92, I stopped what I was doing with the kids, went into the bathroom and sobbed. What a friend! What a lady! What a fighter! What an inspiration! She was a true giant – one of the great figures of American history.

Standing Ovation for Donald Trump at
Phyllis Schlafly Funeral in St. Louis!

Schlafly was a constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, speaker, columnist and founder of the Eagle Forum. Phyllis was active promoting conservative agenda until her passing. She wrote a weekly column for over 50 years. Schlafly released a book in August, The Conservative Case for Trump, with co-authors Ed Martin and Brett Decker.

– Phyllis Schlafly's last column –
Trump in Mexico Recalls Reagan in Geneva
Phyllis Schlafly
Donald Trump's surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me of President Reagan's important trip to Geneva in 1985. Reagan was more than willing to sit down with the Communist leader of the USSR in an effort to build a personal connection between the two men without sacrificing America's vital interests in the Cold War.
Mark Levin: I'm Voting for Donald Trump
Mark Levin: I think this is a binary election – at least for the country – that either Trump or Clinton will be president of the United States. I happen to think despite the CNN poll and so forth there is a lot of work to do to make up ground, particularly in battleground states. But Hillary is so awful I just don't know. I'm not in the prediction business so it doesn't matter. So I'm going to vote for Donald Trump.
Hostage Rescue was Aborted While Obama Vacationed
Under the dim light of a quarter moon, a U.S. special operations team skimmed through the night skies above eastern Afghanistan, awaiting final mission approval from President Barrack Obama while speeding toward the objective. The commandos were fast on their way last month to rescue two western hostages held by hostile gunmen. As the raiders approached their target – a makeshift prison compound – they suddenly were ordered to stand down. The president, who was vacationing on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, did not have time to give the required final go-ahead.
Obama - Always time for golf
Leaked Memo:
George Soros Foundation Seeking to Expand U.S. Online Voting

Note – Obama's Presidential Panel Dismissed Concerns About Hacking
George Soros's Open Society Foundations is seeking to expand the use of electronic and online voting systems nationwide, according to a leaked Foundations document reviewed by Breitbart News. While the directive was issued two years ago, the issue of electronic voting has become a hot button topic in this year's presidential election amid fears digital voting systems can be compromised.
When the Death of Justice Comes,
It Will Look Like a Terror Watch List

Charles C.W. Cooke
In 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that the terror watch list was "arbitrary and capricious," and that its use violated both the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act. Now, the executive branch hopes to use that list to regulate the Bill of Rights.
Bloomberg Tries to Buy Gun Control in Maine
Krysta West
This November, Maine voters will be faced with an age-old question – how much freedom are you willing to sacrifice in the name of "safety"? Billionaire and ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has used Maine's Citizen's Initiative Process to almost single-handedly fund a campaign to make his version of universal background checks the law of the land in the Pine Tree State.
Going Against the Grain After Orlando Shooting,
LGBT Group Embraces Guns

Jonathan Fischer is never sure who’s going to be more surprised when he, as he likes to put it, comes out of the gun closet – the gun aficionados who find out he’s gay or the gay friends who find out he likes shooting guns... In the days after 49 people were fatally shot at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., this summer, Fischer wanted to do something to make his community safer. So he started the West Hollywood chapter of the Pink Pistols – a loosely organized, national LGBT gun group.
Univ. of California Profs Demand Continuation of
Air Pollution Gravy Train

Steve Milloy
Nineteen research professors in the University of California system have written the California Air Resources Board urging more stringent air quality regulations. I'm sure all the federal money they get for their "research" has nothing to do with their request... Here's the federal funding for the principal investigators among the signatories – $307,476,712 worth of grants.
Calif. School Backs Down, Allows Child to Share Bible Verses
Just in time for back to school, the Palmdale School District has backed away from censoring a first grader's constitutional rights to share Bible verses with his classmates at Desert Rose Elementary School. The situation started with an encouraging note and Bible verse from mom Christina Zavala, tucked into a packed lunch for her little boy.
14-year-old Jailed On $1 Million Bond In Saginaw Shooting
A 14-year-old male remains jailed on a $1 million bond in connection with the shooting of another teen in Old Town Saginaw. Tanorris T. Lee is charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder and three firearm offenses in the early Aug. 30 shooting of a 17-year-old male on North Hamilton between Hancock and Court. The victim suffered five gunshot wounds, including one to the neck and two to the chest, about 12:30 a.m., police have said.
School District Boots Jesus Christ, Prayer and a Hymn
Todd Starnes
Jesus Christ is no longer welcome at a school district in Tipton, Missouri. And neither are prayers or a religious hymn. The Tipton R-VI School District decided to cleanse itself of anything remotely affiliated with Christianity after they were bullied by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They even pulled down a giant portrait of our Lord that was displayed in the grade school's library.
WaPo Report: Globetrotting Obama Official Traveled In Luxury
Taxpayers Footed the Bill

Stefan Selig liked to travel in style. As he jetted around the world promoting American industry as one of the Obama administration’s top trade officials, he told his staff to book him rooms at luxury hotels from South America to the Middle East – with hot tubs, rooftop decks and gourmet dining. He rode with luxury-car services, spending $1,800 during a two-day trip to Boston last year.

Week ending 4 September 2016

A Racial Conversation the Left Wishes to Avoid
Blacks are Mired In a Status Quo Engendered by Democrat Policies

Arnold Ahlert
While the talkingheads obsess over the antics of second-string NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick ... the primary engine of black oppression remains unaddressed. That engine? A thuggish element in the black community that has been glorified for years, and has turned inner cities into de facto war zones.
Obama Economy Gives Us More Horrible News:
Only 151,000 New Jobs In August

Herman Cain
If these six conditions [above] are favorable, you will create a lot of jobs. If they’re not, you’ll get a job report like we just got for August, when only 151,000 new jobs were created in the entire country – a figure well below replacement rates given the growth in the overall population, but perfectly in line with a sputtering economy that grew at a rate of only 1.1 percent in the second quarter.
The Murky Secrecy Surrounding the Iran Nuke Deal
Walter Russell Mead
There is absolutely no policy justification for these concessions being secret. The Iranians know what they are; so do all the governments involved in the negotiations. The only people these agreements are being hidden from is the public. And it seems unlikely that there is a need to hide the details from the Iranian public.
94,391,000 Not In Labor Force;
Labor Force Participation Stuck at 62.8%

Following Thursday's report of manufacturing weakness, the Obama administration on Friday released the August employment numbers, showing little or no improvement from the prior month... It was one year ago, in September 2015, that the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.4 percent, its lowest point since 1977. (The best it's been since Barack Obama took office is 65.8 percent in February 2009, the month after Obama was sworn in amid a recession.)
Behind the Scenes with Trump in Detroit:
How ‘The Donald’ Has Become ‘The Hope Candidate’

Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential nominee, delivered a positive and uplifting message filled with hope and opportunity here at the Great Faith Ministries International church. Breitbart News accompanied Trump on the trip to Detroit to provide an original and behind-the-scenes look into how he is offering an uplifting message to all Americans – including the black community.
Trump Aims to Repatriate Trillions in Overseas Cash as
Clinton Eyes Tax Hikes

Lawrence Kudlow
Under the economy's hood, it is evident that a business recession has been going on for quite a while. Profits, productivity, business investment, and ISM manufacturing are all down. According to Chapman University professor Mark Skousen, business-to-business supply-chain activity – which hardly anyone looks at – has been hurting for well over a year. Bank loans are in a slump. If these trends continue, jobs and wages will continue to slip. So, what's to be done?
The Clinton Crime Syndicate
The Essential Facts About Hillary Clinton's "ethical lapses"

Mark Alexander
In 1992, a young charismatic Democrat from Arkansas, William Jefferson Clinton, defeated a stale older GOP presidential candidate, and then, over two presidential terms, established himself as the undisputed champion of the "BIG lie." In 2008, another young charismatic Demo, Barack Hussein Obama, defeated another stale older GOP presidential candidate, and then, over two presidential terms, took the art of big lies to a whole new level.
From FBI Fragments, a Question:
Did Team Clinton Destroy Evidence Under Subpoena?

Byron York
The incomplete records of the Hillary Clinton email investigation released by the FBI raise questions about the conduct not only of Clinton but of her top aides and the staffers working under their direction. Perhaps the most serious is whether the Clinton team destroyed evidence which they were under legal order to save and produce to congressional investigators.

The Curious Case of Cheryl Mills
Why Did the DOJ Coddle a Witness in the Clinton Email Investigation?

Shannen W. Coffin
Typically, the DOJ would look askance where a material witness sought to act as a lawyer for the subject of a federal criminal investigation. In Mills's case, Justice lawyers went out of their way to accommodate this highly unusual dual-hat role. For those who wonder whether Clinton's FBI interview was all for show, Mills's participation as a lawyer should be Exhibit A.

Meet the Mastermind Behind Clinton’s Massive Email Coverup:
Cheryl Mills

Paul Sperry
The smoking gun is on page 16 of the FBI’s 47-page report. It details how Mills ultimately made the determinations about which emails should be preserved before she and Clinton decided to delete the rest as “personal.” The FBI makes clear the procedure Mills used to sort out the emails was suspicious.

State Dept. Finds 30 Deleted Clinton Emails on Benghazi
State Department attorneys said Tuesday the agency had discovered 30 Benghazi-related emails among the records recovered from Hillary Clinton's private server. A judge asked the agency to hasten its review of the documents in preparation for release to Judicial Watch, the conservative-leaning group that filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Clinton Emailed Classified Information After Leaving State Dept.
Hillary Clinton continued sending classified information even after leaving the State Department, The Post has exclusively learned. On May 28, 2013, months after stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton sent an email to a group of diplomats and top aides about the “123 Deal” with the United Arab Emirates.
The Clinton Foundation's Problems are Deeper Than You Think
Nathan J. Robinson
It is almost a requirement that any criticism of the Clinton Foundation be followed immediately by a qualification about how much Good Work it does... But critics of the Clinton Foundation may want to think twice before casually paying tribute to the organization's tremendous good work. Most of the claims about the Foundation's efficacy have little basis in any actual reported facts.
Clinton Told FBI She Didn't Understand Classified Intel;
Did Not Consider a Planned Drone Strike in Pakistan as 'Classified'

Hillary Clinton suggested to FBI investigators in a July interview that she had little understanding of classified information when she served as secretary of state. Clinton told FBI agents she could not remember ever receiving any training for how to preserve federal records or treat classified material. "Clinton could not give an example of how classification of a document was determined," the FBI wrote in its notes.
The List:
Hillary Clinton Told FBI She Couldn't Recall Key Details 26+ Times

Clinton's memory lapses are frequent during the interview, marked often by agents as "could not recall" and "did not remember." But the "could not recall" remarks are often related not to long-distant emails, but things she should perhaps definitely recall. And Clinton told the FBI she could not recall any briefing after her December 2012 fall that left her with a concussion...
Kaine: Presidential Candidates Should Be Forthcoming About
Health and Foreign Entanglements

Kaine's remarks were meant to criticize Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, they could have applied to his running mate Hillary Clinton, who has faced her own questions about her health and the influence of foreign entities over her State Department while serving as secretary of state. At a campaign event in Erie, Pennsylvania, Kaine said voters had "simple questions" for people running for the nation's highest office.
No Weiner for Huma as She Plans Leaving Husband
Huma Abedin announced she is dumping her sexting hubby Anthony Weiner, hours after The Post revealed his latest online dalliances. "After long painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, said in statement.
Congress Has Just One Month to Keep the Internet Under U.S. Control
Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests.

FOIA Requests Show Gov’t Missed Major Threat to
Internet Independence

The U.S. government did not conduct a sufficient analysis of the consequences of giving up control of the corporation responsible for assigning web addresses, increasing the risk that foreign governments will eventually gain control of the Internet, according to documents obtained by the group Americans for Limited Government.

Losing the Internet One Month Before Election
Judi McLeod
We should take seriously all the bombs Barack Hussein Obama plans to toss in our path on his way out of the door. Most know that his coming departure is only a temporary one, given that Hillary Clinton is poised to be Obama's third term in office. Next big bombshell coming down the pike at America: At midnight September 30, Obama will cut off the access of millions to the Internet by abdicating Internet stewardship over to the control of the United Nations.
When Solar Ain't So Solar – Consumers Pay Because Regulators
Allow Natural Gas Use at Ivanpah Solar Plant

An immensely wealthy consortium owns the plant. Government regulators approved a contract forcing consumers to pay four to five times the going rate for electricity produced by the plant. And the energy, because of an inordinate use of gas, turns out to be nowhere as "green" as folks thought they'd get.
A Rational Look at Renewable Energy [23-page PDF]
Kerry: 'Governing is harder' Because There Are More TV Channels
It's getting harder and harder for the federal government to get consensus on policy issues because there are too many TV stations and other media outlets, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. "[G]overning is harder," Kerry told an audience at the India Institute of Technology in Delhi on Wednesday.
George Soros' Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System
While America's political king-makers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement's core goals – reshaping the American justice system.

Leaked Memo Reveals Soros Plan for Federally Controlled Police
A leaked document from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations exposes the billionaire’s level of involvement in attempting to build what his organization describes as a “national movement” to reform local police forces across the U.S. The reform largely consists of federal guidelines for local police forces.
Experts Fear ISIS Terrorist Knifemen Will
Target Western Church for Their Next Attack

Counter-terror experts fear ISIS extremists armed with knives will target a Western church for their next attack. Christian leaders are being warned to increase security and avoid wearing dog collars in public. New counter terrorism advice is being urgently issued to vicars and churches across the UK this week over fears an attack on British religious institutions is now likely.
Islam and the West's Death by 'Freedom'
Selwyn Duke
It has often been noted that some among us use our freedoms to destroy our freedoms. George Soros, a real-life James Bond villain, comes to mind; other leftist entities such as the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center also qualify, as they sue Americans into shedding Americanism. Another example is a group they aid and abet: Muslim conquerors bent on winning the West for Dar al-Islam.
Muslims Everywhere Now Threatening to Leave U.S. if Trump Wins
Matthew Bernstein
The Republican presidential nominee has said that “Islam hates us” and those residents don’t agree with that. Some have said that they will leave for Canada if Trump becomes President... Is that supposed to be a threat? If so it’s not a very effective one. It’s actually laughable that they think that is a threat. It might be a threat to Canada, but not the United States.
Major Food Stamp Bust in Baltimore Prompts Blogger to
Question a Connection to Refugee Resettlement Plan

Ann Corcoran
"14 arrests and $16 MILLION fraudulently obtained by trafficking in food stamps. Are these stores part of Mayor Rawlings-Blake's highly touted immigrant entrepreneur project?" "I swear this is connected to the Investor visa program and it makes me wonder if they have training programs abroad in how to buy convenience stores in the U.S. and rip off the dumb (infidel) Americans!"
Catholics Protest Outside Tim Kaine's Church:
You Can't be Catholic and Pro-Abortion

Tim Kaine, Clinton's vice presidential pick and a U.S. Senator for Virginia, often says he is a Catholic and "personally pro-life," but his actions show otherwise. Kaine has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record from Planned Parenthood so far in 2016... "He is not America's dad at all," protest organizer Frances Bouton told the local news station. "If people just scratched the surface, he's really, all I can say, is evil."
Justice Dept. Tells Employers Firing Immigrants with
Expired Papers is Discrimination

The Justice Department (DOJ) released a video this week encouraging companies not to terminate immigrants after their employment authorization expires, and indicated that doing so is a form of discrimination... The DOJ claims requesting additional work-authorization documents from these workers may violate a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act designed to protect individuals from excessive employer demands based on their nationality.
Feds Spend $911,056 Studying the Drinking Habits of Lesbians
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $1 million on a study of lesbian couples to see if stress makes them drink too much. "Sexual minority women (i.e., women who self-identify as lesbian and bisexual) report more heavy drinking, more alcohol-related problems, and higher rates of alcohol use disorders as compared to heterosexual women," according to the grant for the study.
Crazy California Legislators Approve
Cow Fart Legislation to Curb Gas Emissions

Cows could literally be exploding thanks to new legislation. If this wasn’t California you would know it was a spoof. However, nothing is too strange for California. Legislators are seriously going after cow farts. Mostly dairy farms will be hurt by this legislation as they maintain herds of cows for long periods of time.

Week ending 28 August 2016

Aiding and Abedin
The Clinton Family Favor Factory

Stephen F. Hayes
Clinton, who took virtually no precautions to safeguard her emails – "personal" or "work-related" – while they sat on her server, went to great lengths to ensure that the emails she withheld from the State Department could never again be seen by anyone. She did this nearly two years following her departure from the State Department and only after she understood that the government was interested in seeing her emails.
Diversity: History's Pathway to Chaos
Victor Davis Hanson
Emphasizing diversity has been the pitfall, not the strength, of nations throughout history. The Roman Empire worked as long as Iberians, Greeks, Jews, Gauls and myriad other African, Asian and European communities spoke Latin, cherished habeas corpus and saw being Roman as preferable to identifying with their own particular tribe.
Surprise! GDP for 2nd Quarter Revised... Downward;
It Seems Revisions are Always Negative. Why is That?

Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.1 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its second estimate of GDP. The revision also reflected more imports than previously estimated as well as weak spending by state and local governments. The economy grew at a 0.8 percent pace in the first quarter. It grew 1.0 percent in the first half of 2016.
WH Tries to Refute Trump Claim That Obama and Dems Have
Failed the African-American Community

Despite government data supporting Donald Trump's claim that blacks are worse off under President Obama, the White House insisted Thursday that blacks have made progress under the first black president and that the Republican nominee would reverse those gains. Mr. Trump's pitch that black Americans have "nothing to lose" by voting for him is clearly irritating the White House, which tried but failed to muster much convincing evidence that life for blacks in America has improved over the past eight years.
Data shows blacks fairing worse under Obama
The Bizarre Media Blackout of Hacked George Soros Documents
Investor's Business Daily
Leaked documents released a few days ago provide juicy insider details of how a fabulously rich businessman has been using his money to influence elections in Europe, underwrite an extremist group, target U.S. citizens who disagreed with him, dictate foreign policy, and try to sway a Supreme Court ruling, among other things. Pretty compelling stuff, right? Not if it involves leftist billionaire George Soros. In this case, the mainstream press couldn't care less.
If You Only Read The New York Times and Washington Post,
You Have No Idea the Soros Leak Happened

On June 4, 2016, the New York Times editorial board wrote an article titled "Big Money Rearranges Its Election Bets." But two-and-a-half months later, when the internal workings of a powerful political network palmed off as a tax-exempt "social welfare" agency supposedly dedicated to doing good were released to the public – unveiling the big money ties to many of the left's top social causes – the Times kept its readers in the dark.
ISIS: Here Are the Six Reasons We Hate YOU
Islamic State wants you to know the top six reasons why it hates Western civilization in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq. The issue released Sunday is titled "Break the Cross," and is focused around what the organization finds wrong about the West and its politicians.
Immigration Expert: U.S. to Resettle Nearly One Million Muslim Migrants Under One Term of Clinton Presidency
Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota explained that this large expansion in Muslim migration would be part of a massive increase in overall immigration, which the U.S. could experience under a President Hillary Clinton. Camarota noted that Clinton could potentially add as many as 10 million new immigrants to the U.S. during her first term alone, on top of the millions of illegal immigrants to whom she would grant immediate amnesty.
A Pattern Emerges: Clinton Getting Away with Ethics Shortcuts for
Long, Long Time

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
There's a big difference between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family Foundation, or at least we're told. Who says words don't mean anything? ... Those of us who watched her rise here in Arkansas will know she's been getting away with ethical shortcuts for a long, long time and the lower she sinks, the higher she rises in the esteem of her fans – or just of those who have benefited from her largesse.
1/3 of Abedin Emails 100% Redacted
Information Too Sensitive Even for Congress

Judicial Watch's release this week of 725 pages of State Department emails involving Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin demonstrates the Obama administration considers a large percentage of the emails sent through Clinton's private server too sensitive for Congress or the American public to read. Of the 725 pages, more than 250 pages were 100 percent redacted, many with "PAGE DENIED" stamped in bold.
The Crazy, Conspiratorial, Paranoid World of Hillary Clinton
Joseph Farah
This is a sick, sick woman, full of hate herself, someone who is ethically challenged more than anyone who has ever run for the presidency, a woman who was "co-president" in the 1990s when her husband used the Internal Revenue Service to target his and her political enemies – myself prominently among them. She does not deserve another chance. She is unfit. She is disqualified.
New York Times Tech Columnist Calls on Google to
Hide Hillary Health Info

New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to "fix" its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton's failing health. "Go online and put down, 'Hillary Clinton illness,' and take a look at the videos yourself," Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is.
Diversity Programs Actually Harm Women and Racial Minorities
A new study published in the Harvard Business Review finds that most workplace diversity programs – including mandatory diversity training programs – actually harm the very people such programs are usually meant to protect: racial minorities and women. Harvard University professor Frank Dobbin and Tel Aviv University professor Alexandra Kalev coauthored the study, titled "Why Diversity Programs Fail."
Obamacare Sign-Ups Fall Far Short of Forecasts;
Success of Obama Initiative Depends on Profitable Insurers

Enrollment in the insurance exchanges for President Obama’s signature health-care law is at less than half the initial forecast... As a result, the administration’s promise of a menu of health-plan choices has been replaced by a grim, though preliminary, forecast: Next year, more than 1 in 4 counties are at risk of having a single insurer on its exchange, said Cynthia Cox, who studies health reform for the Kaiser Family Foundation.
'Born This Way'? New Study Debunks LGBT Claims
Among leftists, it is at convenient times an accepted fact that homosexuals and transgendered people are "born that way"... A new report, instantly controversial, torpedoes that understanding of homosexuality and gender dysphoria, the medical term for transgenderism. The report, entitled "Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences," is co-authored by two of the most well respected experts on mental health and human sexuality.
Church of England Parishes Consider First Step to
Break Away Over Sexuality

A group of parishes is preparing what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church of England over issues such as homosexuality, with the creation of a new “shadow synod” vowing to uphold traditional teaching... They claim the Church of England’s leadership is progressively “watering down” centuries-old teaching, not just over the issue of sexuality but many core beliefs including the authority of the Bible.
Louisiana Cop: Red Cross Stopped Me from Praying with Flood Victim
Todd Starnes
“I was told that the Red Cross does not allow spiritual counseling in their shelters,” he said. “The supervisor told me the Red Cross is not a religious-based organization and they don’t allow religious interaction with the residents.” During the conversation, a flood victim asked Higgins to pray. The captain was obliged but had to do so outside the Red Cross shelter. “Christian compassion was not welcomed there in the manner I had provided,” Higgins told me.
Illegal Immigrant Kills Fire Chief in Louisiana Bus Crash
An undocumented immigrant was piloting a charter bus that he wasn't licensed to drive when it crashed Sunday morning in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring dozens, police said. The bus was full of workers headed to Baton Rouge to help with the flooding cleanup, said Louisiana State Police Trooper Melissa Matey. The driver was Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, Matey said.
New Cash Infusion Will Lead to Massive Evangelical Vote Effort
David Brody
The Brody File has learned that organizers with the influential American Renewal Project will meet this week in Dallas to plan a massive, "Get Out the Vote" effort aimed at mobilizing pastors and their evangelical congregations. In just the last week, the conservative Christian group, headed up by influential evangelical leader David Lane, has raised nearly $10 million.
Obama Creates Largest Ocean Reserve Off Hawaii,
Disregarding Impact On Residents, Local Business

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world's largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.
Jews are ‘adept at working the American political system’ Aided by
‘the memory of the Holocaust’ – Extraordinary Claim Made By
Journal Where Huma Abedin Was Assistant Editor

Abedin, who is vice-chair of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, spent 12 years as an assistant editor for Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs. Her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is the journal's editor-in-chief and has been accused of espousing the views of the Muslim Brotherhood through the publication. Huma Abedin's brother, Hassan, is an associate editor and her sister, Heba, is an assistant editor.
MORE: Claimed Pres Clinton bombed Iraq to distract from Monica
Huma Abedin’s Mom Linked to Shocking Anti-Women Book
Paul Sperry
As secretary of state, women’s-rights champ Hillary Clinton not only spoke at a Saudi girls school run by her top aide Huma Abedin’s anti-feminist mother, but Clinton invited the elder Abedin to participate in a State Department event for “leading thinkers” on women’s issues. This happened despite evidence at the time that Saleha M. Abedin had explored the religious merits of sexual submissiveness, child marriage, lashings and stonings for adulterous women, and even the circumcision of girls.
Report: Fox News Mentioned in Order to
Delete State Dept Briefing Clip

The Obama administration official who ordered the edit of a 2013 briefing exchange between Fox News reporter James Rosen and a State Department spokeswoman specifically mentioned the "Fox network reporter" in their request, as revealed by the agency's internal investigation. "The technician did not recall a reason being given for the edit request," the report stated, "but did believe that the requester had mentioned in the course of the call a Fox network reporter and Iran."
CNN Forced to Apologize for Airing
Deceptively Edited Milwaukee Riot Footage

Robert Laurie
Far from calling for an end to the fires, she [a rioter] was actually calling for the fires to be moved to the suburbs. There, presumably, the "appropriate" people would be targeted. CNN was caught trying to sell the concept of the "peaceful protester" rather than admit the truth of Wisconsin's violent race riot. Why? Because "news" isn't "what they do." Left-wing messaging and propaganda is.
PBS NewsHour Cuts Anti-Hillary Portions of
Judy Woodruff's Jill Stein Interview

PBS's Judy Woodruff did a live interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein which was carried on Facebook. That interview without the Facebook questions was also broadcast on PBS's NewsHour – but not quite all of it.
Surprise: Gun Ownership Rises to 44% of All Homes;
Females Lead Surge of First-time Buyers

After a steady decline in gun ownership in recent years, more homes are reporting having a weapon inside, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center, in a poll on guns released Friday, showed that 44 percent of the country has a gun in the house. Some 51 percent don't.

Week ending 21 August 2016

American Journalism is Collapsing Before Our Eyes
Michael Goodwin
Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.
Don’t Be like the Man Who Married His Mother-in-Law
Clarice Feldman
There’s a strange story out of India in the Daily Mail about a man who divorced his wife to marry his mother-in-law and now regrets his decision and is trying to undo it. In a way this reminds me of conservatives whose preferred candidates lost the nomination and now as NeverTrumpers are making the election of Hillary more possible.
Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana;
Obama Takes Time Out for a Fundraiser

Keith Koffler
Trump's arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes.
FBI, DOJ Launch Probe Into Firm of
Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta

The FBI and Justice Department have launched an investigation into whether the Podesta Group, the lobbying and public relations firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, has any connections to alleged corruption that occurred in the administration of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
Leaked Soros Memo: Refugee Crisis 'New Normal,'
Gives 'New Opportunities' for Global Influence

A leaked memo from left-wing financier George Soros's Open Society Foundations argues that Europe's refugee crisis should be accepted as a "new normal," and that the refugee crisis means "new opportunities" for Soros' organization to influence immigration policies on a global scale.
Amid Milwaukee Unrest, Controversial Black Sheriff David Clarke
Clashes with the City's White Police Chief

As riots raged in Milwaukee, the county sheriff took to Twitter. "Black LIES matter," David Clarke wrote to his quarter-million followers, ridiculing the Black Lives Matter movement. The protesters, he tweeted later, were part of a "culturally dysfunctional underclass" and were responding to "inane provocation." His taunts stood in sharp contrast to the message being sent out by the Milwaukee police chief.
Irony Squared: Could Donald Trump Be the Savior of Black America?
Roger L. Simon
Irony of ironies. Former AG Eric Holder and Barack Obama have been angling for a “national dialogue on race” for years and now they’ve finally gotten one – from Donald Trump, of all people! ... The principal substantive result to come from Johnson's War on Poverty was the validation of that famous prediction attributed to the Texan: “I'll have those [N-words] voting for us for the next two hundred years.”
NY Times Scandalized by Its Own Baseless Guess That
Trump Might Pay Little or No Income Tax

Dan Calabrese
Anyone who seeks to pay more of his income in taxes is an inept moron who is unlikely to make wise fiscal decisions as president. People who seek to pay less in taxes understand the principles of good financial practices and are much more likely to be wise stewards of the nation's fiscal resources.
Aetna Slashes Obamacare Insurance Plans in 2017
Aetna, the No. 3 U.S. health insurer, on Monday said that due to persistent financial losses on Obamacare plans, it will sell individual insurance on the government-run online marketplaces in only four states next year, down from the current 15 states. Aetna's decision follows similar moves from UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Humana Inc., which have cited similar concerns about financial losses on these exchanges created under President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law.

Highmark Pa., Other Health Insurers Use Process
Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

After the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, it created a review mechanism intended to prevent exorbitant increases in health insurance rates by shaming companies that sought them. But this summer, insurers are turning that process on its head, using it to highlight the reasons they are losing money under the health care law and their case for raising premiums in 2017.
Bill Clinton's Undercover Campaign Detour Raises Eyebrows
Former President Bill Clinton quietly made a detour from his wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to give a private speech at a medical conference sponsored by a Democratic donor and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, the FOX Business Network has learned... The Clintons have come under fire for accepting high-dollar speaking fees from major corporations like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, including those that regularly do business with the federal government and may seek advantages if she wins the 2016 election.
Whole Families Are Fleeing El Salvador and
Entering the U.S. in Massive Numbers

In 2014, a wave of unaccompanied kids from Central America caught the U.S. government off-guard when they flooded into Texas in record numbers, triggering what President Obama called an "urgent humanitarian situation." Two years later, a silent swell of a different type is starting to emerge on the U.S. southern border. And it could be a harbinger of another immigration crisis in the making.
All Immigration Today is Weakening the U.S.;
Assimilation was Needed, Immigration Nearly Halted 1924 – 1965

Cathy Burke
Immigration – both illegal and visa-sanctioned – is weakening the United States, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh says... "The Democrats … need a permanent underclass," Limbaugh charges... He says Democrats "reinvigorated illegal immigration because we didn't have any immigration – 1924 through '65 we stopped all immigration so the immigrants then could assimilate and actually become Americans."
The Reason That Liberals Hate Christianity, but Ignore Islam
One of the things that’s frustrating for non-liberals and non-Progressives is Leftists’ refusal to look Islam in the face (so to speak). Yes, there are crazy people who are Christians and there are entire Christian sects that are crazy ... The fact remains, however, that Christians as a whole, whether they belong to big churches or small ones, do not embrace or practice terrorism to achieve their political or religious goals.
Huma Abedin Worked at a Radical Muslim Journal for 10 Years
Paul Sperry
Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female U.S. president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women's rights and blamed the U.S. for 9/11. [Her 1996 article] "Women's Rights are Islamic Rights," argues that single moms, working moms and gay couples with children should not be recognized as families.
Germany to Tell People to Stockpile
Food and Water in Case of Attacks

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe... Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.
Obama Lied! State Dept. Admits $400M to Iran was Ransom
State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday's press briefing: "In basic English, you're saying you wouldn't give them $400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?" "That's correct," Kirby replied. In an Aug. 4 press conference, President Obama said the opposite.
Soros' "Islamophobia" Plot Against David Horowitz Revealed
Matthew Vadum
Radical left-wing billionaire George Soros developed a strategy five years ago to publicly disparage, delegitimize, and marginalize conservatives like David Horowitz who go to great pains to warn Americans about the threat posed by political Islam and the ongoing Islamization of the U.S.
Trump 2.0?
John Hinderaker
Over the last week, Donald Trump has delivered a series of remarkable speeches that have, in my view, reinvigorated his candidacy. The most recent was yesterday, in Charlotte. The speech has gotten a lot of attention, much of it directed to Trump's sort-of-apology for some of the rude things he said during the primary season.
Economists Hike Forecasts as Brexit Confidence Grows
Britainīs economy will grow faster than expected in 2016 and 2017, as newly optimistic economists reverse some of the downgrades made immediately after the Brexit vote. A raft of strong economic data published since the vote has persuaded some analysts that a devastating economic crunch – predicted by then-chancellor George Osborne – is unlikely to strike the UK in the short term.
Obama wrong again
Class Action Lawsuit Against Debbie Wasserman Schultz Moves Forward
Michael Sainato
In June, the hacker Guccifer 2.0 released internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) documents proving the DNC treated Hillary Clinton as their nominee before the primaries even began. Not long after these revelations came to light, the law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against now-former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters.
Still 'Pro-Choice' After This? Then You Have No Soul
Matt Barber
You proponents of the torturous live-dismemberment of children in the womb, just knock it off already... As you regressive "progressives" like to say, "The science is settled." Pre-born babies are objectively and empirically distinct persons with emotions, autonomy (though in a dependent stage of human development, not unlike post-birth babies) and the unalienable human rights intrinsic to all human beings.
Huma Abedin says Muslim Faith Helped Save Her Marriage
Huma Abedin said it was her Muslim faith that helped her get through the darkest days of her marriage with sexting fiend Anthony Weiner. "I tried to block out all the noise and move on with my life," Abedin told Vogue, saying she relied on her faith and a "really supportive group of friends and colleagues" after her hubby's sexting derailed his promising mayoral bid.

Week ending 14 August 2016

Feeding Us a False Hillary
Frank Miniter
While Hillary roams the country making anti-gun speeches, some in the media are hard at work convincing us that she’s not all that bad. You and I are supposed to forget that in the early autumn of 2015, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. Supreme Court got it “wrong on the Second Amendment.” Actually, we weren’t even supposed to hear her say this.
Olympic-Sized Climate Propaganda
Paul Driessen
XXXI Olympiad competitors are joyfully showcasing their skills and sportsmanship, while delighted fans revel in their amazing efforts. But opening ceremonies featuring colorful history, dance, song and athletes were rudely interrupted by an unprecedented propaganda film. As audiences around the world were getting pumped up in eager anticipation for the upcoming events, a slick but deceitful video soured the mood by inserting partisan climate change politics.
Details: Did Sec. Clinton's Unsecure Email Lead to
Iran Executing the Nuclear Scientist Reputed to Have Spied for U.S.

The tale of Shahram Amiri was one of the stranger sagas to emerge from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, testing her diplomatic skills in highly sensitive circumstances. His death comes just over a year after Iran and the U.S. struck a deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program, an agreement Clinton was instrumental in launching.
Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe of Clinton Foundation is Underway
Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official. The investigation centers on New York City, where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities. Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices – a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.
Meet the Prosecutor That Could Take Down the Clinton Foundation
A joint FBI-U.S. Attorney probe of the Clinton Foundation has begun, and the federal prosecutor leading the charge has a history of taking down politicians. Preet Bharara, dubbed "The Showman" in The New Yorker for his penchant for theatrics and wisecracks, runs the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York and has racked up an impressive number of corruption convictions...
Leaked E-mail Shows Soros Urged Clinton to Intervene in
Albania Civil Unrest

More leaked e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State prove that she was taking foreign policy advice from left-wing billionaire activist George Soros. An e-mail provided by WikiLeaks showed Soros reaching out to Secretary Clinton over a foreign policy dispute in Albania.
Judicial Watch: New Documents Show Top Clinton Aide
Alerted On Email Inquiry

"This is evidence that Cheryl Mills covered up Hillary Clinton's email system. She was aware of the FOIA request about Clinton's email accounts and allowed a response to go out that was a plain lie. And you can bet if Cheryl Mills knew about this inquiry, then Hillary Clinton did, too," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

44 New Emails Reveal Hillary's Shocking Pay-for-Play Scheme
Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation – including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton's inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

96 Percent of Hillary's Charitable Donations in 2015
Went to Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year – $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Family Foundation. Clinton released her tax forms on Friday in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes.

Bill Clinton's Take from For-Profit College Over 5 Years: $17.5 Million
Bill Clinton was paid $1 million in 2015 by Laureate University, an educational institution with branches around the world. American Thinker has previously reported on this relationship between Clinton and the college, as well as the schoolīs flawed bookkeeping that got the college in trouble with the SEC.
Senator to Loretta Lynch:
Why Did DOJ Nix Clinton Foundation Investigation?

Texas Sen. John Cornyn points out in the letter that the DOJ's decision not to pursue an investigation despite the FBI's recommendation is in stark contrast to its decision last month to accept the bureau's recommendation not to charge Clinton following its email probe. "The outcome in both cases favors Secretary Clinton," Cornyn writes.
CNN's Chris Cuomo Comes Right Out and Admits It:
'We couldn't help Hillary any more than we have'

Scott Morefield
Hey, at least he's being honest, for once. Regardless if it hurts them in the ratings, because it clearly has, the liberal media is determined to ride that broken down mule all the way to the halls of power because, for them, ideology is what matters, and theirs is the clearly the ideology of the Left.
The Clintons are Grifters, and America is Their Mark
Keith Koffler
The Clintons are truly a pair of grifters, and the American people are their mark. They’ve used their positions at the highest levels of the government to make themselves multi-millionaires, as the latest batch of emails show. Republicans take a lot of heat for Trump, but the Democrats have chosen nominate and defend a self-evidently corrupt individual, Hillary Clinton, to be their standard bearer.
13 States Ask Judge to Stall Obama Transgender Bathroom Order
The hearing in Fort Worth is the latest in the battle between the federal government and various states opposed to the policy change. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor will hear arguments over the states' request for a preliminary injunction to halt the Obama directive just weeks before school re-opens for the fall. It is not known when the judge might issue a ruling.
Rand Paul: CIA Annex in Benghazi Shipped Arms from
Libya to Syria; Clinton Lied About It – a Felony

Sen. Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves five years in prison for lying to Congress about the true nature of the CIA operation in Benghazi that was attacked by terrorists in 2012. Under oath before Congress in 2013, Hillary Clinton answered a question from Sen. Paul, saying she knew nothing about the weapons shipments from Libya to Syria.
Why Does Obama Insist on Calling the Islamist Terrorists “ISIL”?
In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.
Muslims Threaten California Church with "Allahu Akbars"
During Sunday Mass

Father Josiah Trenham mentioned "intimidation" to the parishioners of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, and he was quite right: Islamic supremacists and jihadis routinely traffic in intimidation. That's based on a Qur'anic command: "And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows" (Qur'an 8:60).
President of Kyrgyzstan Says Women in Mini-Skirts
Don’t Become Suicide Bombers

His comments come after several weeks of controversy following a government sponsored campaign to discourage Kyrgyz women from dressing in Islamic garb amid fears of the “Arabisation” of the country. Banners across Kyrgyzstan have been erected showing women in the nation’s traditional clothing contrasted with women in niqabs and burkas captioned: “Poor people! Where are we heading to?”
'Islamic Dress Radicalizes Women'
Clinton Body Count or Left-Wing Conspiracy?
Three with Ties to DNC Mysteriously Die

Rachel Alexander
Since the Democratic National Committee emails were leaked a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under what could be questionable circumstances. Some – including Bernie Sanders supporters – suspect the Clintons were behind the deaths, just more episodes in the alleged "Clinton body count" dating back to the 1990s. Others dismiss the speculation as left-wing conspiracy nuts.
Early Morning Explosion in DC Leaves Yet Another DNC Staffer Dead
Assistant Chief Russ Hamill of the Montgomery County Police told reporters Thursday that two bodies were found in the ruins and that the scene would be handled as a “death investigation.” The identity of one of the bodies has led some to speculate, especially following the revelations about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich this week.
Julian Assange Suggests Seth Rich – Who was Murdered in DC –
Was Wikileaks DNC Source!

On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a "lead" saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an "ongoing court case" possibly involving the Clinton family.
Friends of DNC-Linked Shawn Lucas
"Freaked Out" by His Strange Death

Friends of Shawn Lucas, the attorney who was found unconscious on his bathroom floor after serving the DNC with a lawsuit, are reportedly "freaked out" by the strange circumstances surrounding his death. Lucas appeared in a video in which he served papers relating to a lawsuit against the DNC alleging that then DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz "rigged the primary for Hillary Clinton".
Cost of Expanding Medicaid Exceeding Estimates;
Renews Cost Concerns Over 'Obamacare'

The law provided for the federal government to pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion from 2014 through the end of this year. Obama has proposed an extra incentive for states that have not yet expanded Medicaid: three years of full federal financing no matter when they start. But the new cost estimates could complicate things.
The "New Keystone" Pipeline Approved –
Environmentalists are Angry

Final federal approval for what is being called the "new Keystone" came from the Army Corps of Engineers on July 26 – allowing the pipeline to move forward. The 1,168-mile long Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), also called the Bakken Pipeline, is comparable in length to the Keystone XL.
Solar Physicist Sees Global Cooling Ahead;
'True Believers' Try to Suppress Findings

Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and variations in the Sun's activity can be predicted more accurately. The research suggests that the next three solar cycles will see solar activity reduce significantly into the middle of the century, producing conditions similar to those last seen in the 1600s – during the Maunder Minimum.
Satanist Leads Invocation at Alaska Assembly Meeting
A debate over religious freedom has led to a Satanist leading an invocation at one Alaska borough's assembly meeting. Following a discussion over whether to do away with invocations entirely, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly decided to open invocations up to all religions. During Tuesday's assembly meeting, Iris Fontana led an invocation in the name of Satan on behalf of the Satanic Temple.
Wow! How 4ft 9in American Gymnast Pulls Off
Cartwheeling Routine to Make You Dizzy

Her rise to superstar status has been as stratospheric as one of her leaps from the beam, vault or gym floor. Despite being too young to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012, Simone Biles was already being called the greatest gymnast who ever lived before she and her US team mates won the women’s team gold in Rio on Tuesday. And last night she secured her second gold medal of the Games, in the women’s individual all-round final.
‘Little Known’ Olympic Shooters Snubbed by Sponsors
While Media Play Dumb

On Friday, American Olympic history was made when superstar skeet shooter Kim Rhode became the first American to medal in SIX consecutive Olympics. The typical media coverage of stories involving a firearm obsesses over gun crime and includes giving gratuitous air time to anti-gun spokesmen like Moms Demand, idiot actors and politicians to sing their unchallenged propaganda.
CNN Host Slams America's Greatest Olympian Ever for
Not Being a Black, Muslim Woman

Michael Phelps may be the greatest Olympian the world has ever known but for CNN host W. Kamau Bell, he is just a "tall, successful, rich white guy" who clearly didn't "need the honor" of being chosen by his athlete peers as America's flag-bearer. Instead, Bell exclaims, Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot, should have been chosen because "right now America has enough tall, successful, rich white guys hogging the spotlight trying to make America great."
Tapped Out:
Clinton Pleads for Cash 'to Keep Lights On, Doors Open'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign and her super PACs have raised almost $400 million, but her latest fundraising appeal is an urgent warning that she's going broke. Without a daily fix of $1 million, the campaign said that it will have to start shutting down field offices across the country.
Socialist Bernie Sanders Spends More Than His
Reported Net Worth on His Third Home

Thomas Lifson
The great thing about being an avowed socialist is that you get to posture as a self-righteous man of the people without forgoing the benefits of wealth. Take the case of Bernie Sanders, whose self-reported net worth was $528,014, yet who just spent a reported $600,000 on a summer “vacation home” with 500 feet of lake frontage on gorgeous Lake Champlain.

Week ending 7 August 2016

New Mantra To Deny Islamic Terror: ‘Mental illness’
“Where does ‘radical Islam’ end and ‘mental illness’ begin?”

Leo Hohmann
Is “mental illness” the new cover for jihadist attacks on the West? It certainly seems that way, says a noted expert on jihad. “Authorities have ascribed jihad terror to mental illness on numerous occasions,” said Robert Spencer, including the Orlando, San Bernardino and Chattanooga attacks in the United States. Sometimes it sticks, but usually, days, weeks or even months later, when few people are still paying attention, the police will retract their earlier statements and admit it was a terrorist attack.
Whitewashing Muslim Violence and Blacklisting Reality
Selwyn Duke
A ... common (un)intellectual contortion is the minimizing tactic of claiming, as is politically correct authorities' wont, that a given jihadist attacker "has no ties to IS" (the Islamic State), as if there's nothing to see here if a man doesn't provide notarized evidence of allegiance to the boogeyman du jour. The IS didn't birth Islam; Islam birthed the IS.
The Real History In This Election is Trump
Katy Grimes
People say Hillary Clinton's candidacy for U.S. President is historical only because she is a woman. Blah blah blah. Feminist author Camille Paglia called Hillary Clinton an "ethically challenged incompetent," and has repeatedly challenged Hillary's feminist credentials. Why is Donald Trump's candidacy also historical? Trump is the first candidate in U.S. history who is not a politician, government worker, political appointee or a top military officer.
Sen. Tom Cotton: Clinton Discussed Iranian Scientist on
Private Email Who Was Later Executed for Treason

"I'm not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman," he said on "Face the Nation." Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran's nuclear program. The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.

Iran confirmed hanging of Amiri for treason
Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Debacle:
Arming Jihadists in Libya . . . and Syria

Andrew C. McCarthy
As U.S. armed forces attack ISIS in Libya, WikiLeaks is poised to remind us that ISIS is in Libya – indeed, that ISIS is ISIS – thanks to disastrous policies championed by Hillary Clinton as President Obama's secretary of state. Also raised, yet again, is the specter of Mrs. Clinton's lying to Congress and the American people – this time regarding a matter some of us have been trying for years to get answers about:
Wikileaks Bombshell: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons
Supplied from Benghazi to Al-Qaeda in Syria

Wikileaks has promised to release documents linking Hillary Clinton to knowingly supplying Syria with weapons from her state department. That disclosure could come in any number of days, sources said. True Pundit, however, has already unearthed the documentation. The Intel provides official confirmation of what has been rumored for years: President Obama, his White House, and Hillary Clinton and her State Department knew that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. Those "rebels" were largely al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood extremist factions, according to corroborating documents.
redacted intel cable
Those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates.
WikiLeaks' Assange Tells Why He's Outing Hillary;
Emails Link Her to Arming ISIS Jihadists in Libya

In a new interview, Assange admitted that Clinton's emails, which Wikileaks now has, implicate the former Secretary of State in the Libyan intervention when weapons flowed into Syria and ultimately were used by ISIS members, according to Democracy Now.
Washington Post Fact Checker Gives Hillary Clinton Four Pinocchios for Claiming FBI Director Said Her Email Answers Were "Truthful"
"As we [WaPo] have seen repeatedly in Clinton's explanations of the email controversy, she relies on excessively technical and legalistic answers to explain her actions. While Comey did say there was no evidence she lied to the FBI, that is not the same as saying she told the truth to the American public – which was the point of Wallace's question."
U.S. Poised to Hit Obama's Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees
After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September. State Department totals show that 2,340 Syrian refugees arrived last month in the United States.
"We are very comfortable that we are bringing people in who will be a great plus to our country." Sec. of State John Kerry said.
7,551 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. in FY16 – Only 35 Christians
The Obama administration admitted 2,340 Syrian refugees into the United States in July, almost as many as the record number of admissions in June (2,406), keeping it on track to reach its goal of 10,000 by the end of September. Continuing a trend seen throughout the fiscal year, just 15 of the 2,340 resettled in July (0.6 percent) are Christians, while 2,308 (98.6 percent) are Sunni Muslims.
Obama’s Cash Payment to Iran was More Than a Ransom –
It Broke Criminal Law

Andrew C. McCarthy
The hotly debated question was whether the payment, which the administration attributes to a 37-year-old arms deal, was actually a ransom paid for the release of American hostages Tehran had abducted. It is a waste of time to debate that point further. The Iranians have bragged that the astonishing cash payment was a ransom – and Obama has been telling us for months that we can trust the Iranians.
Transaction was to camouflage the commission of felony law violations.
Gold Star Mom: Obama Used the Death of My Son for a Photo Op
"What we experienced there is the families unanimously asked Barack Obama to not bring any media, to not make this a media event, that he was welcome to be with us but no media. And you know he showed up with cameras, and the next day our pictures, or his picture saluting the caskets of our boys was plastered over every outlet in America."
Gold Star Dad a Clinton 'Ringer' – Media Apoplectic as
Khizr Khan Attack On Donald Trump Goes Down in Flames

Mainstream media figures from the New York Times to the Huffington Post to CNN are apoplectic Monday as their latest attack on Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has crumbled yet again under the slightest bit of scrutiny. Khizr Khan has all sorts of financial, legal, and political connections to the Clintons through his old law firm, the mega-D.C. firm Hogan Lovells LLP.
The U.S. Constitution and Sharia Law are totally incompatible
Khan's Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Hillary's Clinton Foundation Tie Terror, Immigration, Email Scandals Together
Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia – and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm... In addition to being Gold Star parents, the Khans are financially and legally tied deeply to the industry of Muslim migration – and to the government of Saudi Arabia and to the Clintons themselves.
The U.S. Constitution and Sharia Law are totally incompatible
An Open Letter to Mr. Khizr Khan
Ray Starmann
"As you well know, Mr. Khan, we live in violent times, dangerous times. Muslim madmen from ISIS and other radical Jihadi groups are on a murder and terror spree across the globe. Your religion of peace, Islam, is anything but that in 2016. That is a fact that is confirmed every time a Muslim shoots, bombs, beheads and tortures innocent men, women and children. This does not mean that every Muslim is a terrorist, but most terrorists, sir, are indeed Muslims."
The U.S. Constitution and Sharia Law are totally incompatible
Khizr Khan Has Written Extensively On Sharia Law
Khan wrote "Juristic Classification Of Islamic Law" in the Houston Journal of International Law in 1983. In it he breaks down different levels of Islamic law. Khan writes that the Quran and the Sunnah which were both directly created by the Muslim prophet Muhammad were the only sources in Muhammad's lifetime that "were recognized as binding."
The U.S. Constitution and Sharia Law are totally incompatible
Khizr Khan Believes Sharia Trumps the Constitution –
So the Entire Premise of His DNC Speech was a Big Lie

The father of martyred U.S. soldier Captain Humayun Khan, Khizr Khan, has on Thursday said that the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is unacceptable to the U.S. He said that Allah makes people like Trump to make mistakes to discredit them in public eyes forever, reported Dunya News.
More Clinton ‘Khan Cons’ on the Rocky Road Ahead
Judi Mcleod
The shocking truth is that Hillary Clinton is now using someone with credible ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – a puppet some say is paid, sworn to the advance of Sharia Law, who as dramatically as any Hollywood starlet waved a copy of the Constitution at Donald J. Trump – and got away with it. Call the ongoing Hillary-Kahn affair what in reality it surely is: the ‘Khan con’ and brace yourself for plenty of more ‘Khan cons’ coming your way from the Clinton camp before November 8.
She Lied! Hillary's Tearjerker About Handicapped Girl in Wheelchair in DNC Speech WAS ALL A LIE!
Hillary Clinton made up the whole story to sound like a selfless humanitarian. In 1973 New Bedford was already giving handicapped kids rides to school. Years later Hillary lied about handicapped accessibility in the town to sound more charitable and loving to the American public. It was all a lie.
Possible Explanation of Why Mr. Trump Continues to Have Support
James A. Schmidt, PhD
Although the media would have you believe otherwise, this election is not about personal decorum, social faux pas and political correctness. It is about: A return of decent jobs for American workers (not just more service jobs that pay low wages) through protective actions that provide better quality American products an equal chance in the marketplace...
Trump to Deliver One of Biggest Tax Cuts Since Reagan, Aide Says
Trump will reiterate his plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, Heritage Foundation chief economist Stephen Moore said Friday in an interview with Bloomberg Television. At the same time, Trump has managed to whittle down the cost in terms of lost tax revenue by about two-thirds, to $3 trillion, he said, without specifying a timeline.
Clinton Scandal: Bill Took Millions from Group That Pushes Sharia Law
Investor's Business Daily
"Why would Bill Clinton be participating in programs that teach Sharia in foreign countries where that is the specific objective of the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and al-Qaida," Stephen Coughlin, a counterterrorism expert, wondered in an interview with the Daily Caller, which first reported the story. It's a good question.
Prominent Anti-Hillary Clinton Researcher,
Found Dead of Self-inflicted Gunshot

American Free Press contributor Victor Thorn, 54, a long-time researcher and critic of Hillary and Bill Clinton, has been found dead. The author of more than 20 books, he was best known for the Clinton trilogy, "three definitive works that delved into the history of the power couple including their sordid scandals, Bill Clinton's sexual assaults of multiple women, and the drug running out of Mena, Arkansas while Clinton was governor of the state."
Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America,
‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

As usual, the Islamic State supports its position with theological arguments, suggesting that Allah is pleased with slavery, as long as the slaves are infidels. “The Islamic leadership would not have bypassed Allah’s permission to sell captured pagan humans, to teach them, and to convert them, as they worked hard for their masters in building a beautiful country,” the article reads.
Along with African slavery, the Islamic State authors also state that “if it were the Muslims,” instead of Christians, who had “fought the Japanese and Vietnamese or invaded the lands of the Native Americans, there would have been no regrets in killing and enslaving those therein.”
Democrat Congressman Wants Anyone but
Straight White Men to Apply for Internships

"The Office of Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for enthusiastic interns for our Washington and Minneapolis offices... While Congressman Ellison encourages all individuals to apply, applicants with strong ties to the Fifth District or Minnesota are preferred," the page states before adding one final note: "People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply."
This is what Dems call 'diversity'
State AGs Sought to Keep Climate Probe Details Secret
A group of liberal state attorneys general signed a pact earlier this year to keep secret their attempts to punish fossil fuel companies for climate change... "This is far less a proper common interest agreement than a sweeping cloak of secrecy, one this 'informal coalition' is trying to cast over all discussions of their use of law enforcement to impose the 'climate' agenda. Including with outside activists and even donors," Chris Horner, an E&E Legal fellow, said in a statement.
Insurance Giants Cancel ObamaCare Expansion Plans as
Premiums Skyrocket

Insurance giant Aetna is the latest provider to announce staggering losses on ObamaCare plans – some $300 million last year, in just 15 states. Soaring costs prompted Aetna to cancel its plans to expand into more states, and the company is "undertaking a complete valuation of future participation in our current 15-state footprint," as CEO Mark Bertolini put it.
Virginia Native Ginny Thrasher, 19, Shoots Her Way to
First U.S. Gold Medal in Rio

Thrasher, a Springfield, Va., native who first fired a gun five years ago when she felled a whitetail deer while hunting with her grandfather, was one of eight competitors to emerge from the 50-woman qualification round this morning. She began her finals bid with a stunning bullseye that yielded a perfect score of 10.9, eventually outlasting Serbia's top-ranked Andrea Arsovic and China's defending Olympic champion Siling Yi.
Gold Medal Olympic Shooter Criticizes California Gun Control
Speaking from the games in Rio de Janeiro, U.S. Olympic shooter Kim Rhode said she is pro-concealed carry and against the plethora of new gun controls passed by California lawmakers and signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D). Rhode intimated that some find it strange that an Olympian speaks out on political issues back home, but she believes the times demand it. She said, "I'm definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need."
The ATF is Illegally Hoarding Gun Owners' Personal Information
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the go-to federal oversight agency, conducted an audit of ATF and found it does not remove certain identifiable information, despite the law explicitly mandating it do so. GAO conducted reviews for four data systems, and concluded at least two of ATF's systems violated official protocols.
Is the Gadsden Flag Racist?
Todd Starnes
The EEOC is investigating whether the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag could be considered a racist symbol in the workplace. In recent years, the yellow flag with its coiled snake has also become a symbol of the Tea Party. "Whatever historic origins and meaning of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts," the EEOC report states.
Gadsden flag
Gadsden Flag history
NFL Star Ben Watson: Planned Parenthood was Created to
"Exterminate Blacks" and "It's Working"

Christian NFL player Ben Watson does not hesitate to call out Planned Parenthood's targeting of minority women and their babies for abortions... "… abortion saddens me period, but it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do," Watson said.
Expert Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Physical and Mental Breakdown
Hillary Clinton recently had a breakdown on TV. The media is of course covering this up rather than having an expert medical panel on to discuss her health. Yet what happened to Hillary was obviously a sign of a head injury and stroke. When a protester appears, Hillary freezes. In psychology you learn that the flight-or-fight response is a myth. A stressful situation trigger a fight, flight, or freeze response.
What do you think?

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