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—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)

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FBI Increasingly Politicized Under Comey and Mueller
Analysis: Bureau Operating As Unchecked Power

Bill Gertz
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, once America's storied crime fighting agency, is under fire for an increasing leftward politicization blamed on recent liberal directors and a bureaucracy operating with nearly unchecked power. Once a bastion of conservative anti-communism under long-time director J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI has become one of the more liberal political agencies of government, and some critics say appears increasingly to operate outside normal constitutional controls.

Double-crossing FBI Agent Must Be Held Accountable
Paul Sperry
FBI investigator Peter Strzok not only let Hillary Clinton off the hook, he may have used Democratic Party opposition research as an excuse to spy on Trump campaign advisers. Strzok became such a political liability that special counsel Robert Mueller had to boot him off the Russia case, where he worked for nearly three months. Mueller made the move after the Justice Department’s inspector general pointed out text messages Strzok sent to a mistress, who also worked for Mueller, exhibiting a strong anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias.

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Week ending 10 December 2017

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened
Glenn Greenwald
Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation's largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
Trump Derangement Exuberance: Joy Behar Forced to Walk Back Her Excitement Over False Brian Ross Report on 'The View'
“The View” host Joy Behar had to eat some crow on Monday after celebrating a story on air that turned out to be inaccurate. On Friday’s broadcast, the longtime host, 75, was handed a card with breaking news. She read from ABC News' exclusive “report” from Brian Ross that stated: “Michael Flynn promised full cooperation to the Mueller team and is prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.”
This is what started it all
Anti-Trump Text Messages Show Pattern of Bias on Mueller's Team
For nearly four months, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, the Justice Department and the FBI have kept secret the fact that the FBI agent who oversaw the Russia investigation exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with an FBI attorney who was also his mistress. Those messages, the existence of which were revealed in bombshell reports published over the weekend, highlight a pattern of the Mueller team.

Mueller Team Member Weissmann
Found to Have Sent Anti-Trump Message

Judicial Watch today released two productions (335 pages and 44 pages) of Justice Department (DOJ) documents showing strong support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ refusal to enforce President Trump’s Middle East travel ban executive order. In one email, Andrew Weissmann, one of Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors and formerly the Obama-era Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, applauds Yates writing: “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”

Mueller's 'Right-Hand Man' on Russia Probe
Represented Clinton IT Aide Who Set Up Unsecure Server

Yet another key member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe appears to have deep ties to the Democratic Party. Aaron Zebley served previously as Mueller's chief of staff at the FBI and as a senior counselor in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the National Security and Terrorism Unit in Alexandria, Virginia.

Another One! Mueller Deputy Was Personal Attorney of Ben Rhodes, Represented Clinton Foundation
On Fox News Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham reported that yet another one of Robert Mueller's deputies in his Russia investigation is compromised due to her track record as a blatant partisan. Jeannie Rhee, who was hired by Mueller last summer to work on the probe, was the personal attorney of Ben Rhodes and also represented the Clinton Foundation, Ingraham revealed. "This information will put further pressure on Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller to resign."

Obama Appointed Judge Mysteriously
Recuses Himself from Michael Flynn Case

The case against former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has taken a strange turn, as U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras abruptly recused himself Thursday night with no explanation. Contreras is an Obama appointee who also sat on the FISA court while the Trump team was under surveillance by the Obama administration. Judge Emmet Sullivan, an Bill Clinton appointee, was randomly assigned to take over the case after Contreras' recusal.
Rod Rosenstein Overcome by Soros Swamp Gas;
Ronald Reagan Understood That Personnel is Policy

J. Christian Adams
The most common question I am asked in interviews these days: "Why doesn't President Trump fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?" But the better question is: "Why doesn't Rosenstein just quit?" It's clear that nobody responsible for picking him wants him around anymore. In case you missed it, even President Trump called him out as a hack.
CNN Botches Major 'Bombshell' Alleging
Contacts Between Don Jr. and WikiLeaks

CNN misreported key details of an offer made to Donald Trump Jr. last year of a batch of stolen Wikileaks documents. The story, which CNN published on Friday and covered extensively on TV, was touted as the first evidence that the Trump campaign was given a heads-up about documents stolen from Democrats. But the story appears to have been riddled with errors, while also lacking key context.

7 Times CNN Botched the News in 2017
CNN has had a rough 2017 and it's not even over yet. The news network has repeatedly made key errors when breaking big stories, only to get embarrassed when the facts come to light. Here are seven times CNN botched the news in 2017.

Brian Ross Should Be Fired
L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
When you're the source for "breaking news" but it turns out to be "faking news," you're in trouble... It's a little bizarre that these days, alleged sexual harassers like Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer are dumped abruptly, while Brian Williams has an hourlong nightly show on MSNBC, and Brian Ross gets a slap on the wrist. These supposed guardians against "fake news" make it look like fact mangling isn't really a serious offense. Brian Ross should be fired.

Why Won't CNN Reveal Its Sources?
John Hinderaker
I wrote yesterday about CNN's latest fiasco, the alleged email scoop that fizzled. Some have wondered why CNN, apparently "burned" by two sources that told CNN about the email but got the date critically wrong, hasn't disclosed who they were. CNN says it hasn't outed its sources because it thinks they made an innocent mistake:
Latest Revelations
Make the Entire 'Collusion' Probe Look Like a Partisan Hit

New York Post Editorial
So Peter Strzok wasn't just a top investigator for special counsel Robert Mueller until he was axed for anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias: He was also a major player in the Hillary email probe and the FBI work that led to the "collusion" investigation. And Mueller and the FBI both dragged their feet on sharing key info about all this with Congress.
Dossier Author was in Contact with Obama Justice Department
Byron York
It's been 10 months since Washington learned that former British spy Christopher Steele, author of the so-called "Trump dossier," took the Hillary Clinton-funded opposition research document to the FBI, which considered sponsoring the anti-Trump work at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, congressional investigators have made what is perhaps an even more consequential discovery:
GOP Lawmakers Cite New Allegations of Political Bias in FBI
GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community.

Grassley Intensifies Probe Into Anti-Trump Bias at FBI
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is stepping up his investigation into liberal bias among FBI agents and Justice Department officials. The Iowa Republican is pressing the FBI for documents related to the activities of FBI agent Peter Strzok following reports that he demonstrated bias against President Trump while playing key roles in investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and in the special counsel probe into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.
Trump's Right – the FBI is in Tatters
Roger L. Simon
The FBI seems suddenly concerned with leakers when it affects them. Well, that's only a part of the story – but a significant part. Like most bureaucratic organizations, whether in law enforcement or not, as they grow self-preservation increasingly becomes the dominant motivation. In the case of the FBI, it's self-preservation leavened with a significant dollop of political bias, conscious and unconscious.
No, Michael Flynn Didn't Violate the Logan Act
Rich Lowry
In December 2016, Michael Flynn was three weeks from becoming the national-security adviser to the next president of the United States. This is a pertinent fact in evaluating the conduct underlying his plea deal with Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia and other foreign governments during the transition. He's paying a steep price for his dishonesty, but from what we know so far, it's not clear what's supposed to be the larger scandal.
FBI Investigating Governor Andrew Cuomo's Administration
In March, America Rising PAC called out Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) for "using the New York state government payroll to build up his political machine." Then, in May, the Albany Times-Union exposed that Governor Cuomo's administration had been hiring former top Obama and Clinton aides for political jobs, and paying them from agencies that had nothing to do with their day-to-day responsibilities.
Obama Blocked Deportation of 550,000 Illegals,
More Than Atlanta's Population

U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers – bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento – is overwhelming the agency's enforcement and removal department.
How Democrats Corrupt English to Create Hysteria
David Harsanyi
Whenever the rare threat of a passable Republican bill emerges, we learn from Democrats that thousands, or perhaps millions, of lives are at stake. Once it passes, we learn that America is over. Taxes? Health care? Bogus international treaties? Internet regulations that were only instituted last year? It really doesn't matter. These days, the rhetoric is always apocalyptic and always bellicose.
House Approves Concealed-Carry Reciprocity,
Gun Bill Faces Challenge In Senate

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. "Despite scare tactics by the bill's opponents, concealed-carry licensees as a group have proven to be more law-abiding than the general population and even the police," the NRA said before balloting. "We are on the eve of passing the most expansive piece of self-defense legislation in the history of Congress."

Ohio Police Chief: Concealed Carry Laws are Wildly Confusing.
Here's Why They Need to Change

Dennis Murphy
Gun owners who take pains to follow the law are always worried they'll make a mistake someday and break a law without even realizing it. As the chief of police in Gahanna, Ohio, and as a gun owner myself, I am all too often asked about confusing gun laws, and all too often confronted with what happens when a well-intentioned person gets in trouble for something they didn't know was wrong.
Keystone is Anti-Hydrocarbon Zealotry in Microcosm
Paul Driessen
The attitudes and actions underscore the increasing power and recalcitrance of $13-billion-per-year Big Green industry, and how little fundamental facts affect its thinking. If the radicals believe there is an ecological or climate risk, they feel justified in using intimidation, criminal sanctions, and even force, violence and eco-terror to impose their will. Whatever they cannot make off limits via Antiquities Act, wilderness or other land use designations, they intend to lock up or shut down by other means.
Activists 'Stood There Crying' While Filming a Dying Polar Bear,
Then Blamed Global Warming

Every couple years photographs surface showing a "starving" polar bear whose plight is inevitably used to sound the alarm on man-made global warming. However, like previous claims, footage of a single dying bear is not evidence of global warming-induced starvation. This year, biologist Paul Nicklen published a video online of an emaciated polar bear on Baffin Island rummaging through trash cans, looking for food.
'They all knew': Media Elites Roared in Laughter at
Obscene 2008 'roast' Sending Up Matt Lauer's Office Sexcapades

Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer's pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York's media elite was aware of Lauer's reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret "roast" of Lauer that took place in October 2008. The notorious event – now legendary in New York media circles – pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes – and left little doubt that Lauer's colleagues knew NBC's biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye.
C**k of the Rock
Journalist Accuses Rev. Jesse Jackson,
Director John Singleton of Sexual Harassment

A journalist claims that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and director John Singleton made inappropriate comments and advances toward her while she was doing her job. Danielle Young, writing for The Root, says that while she was working for a media company, Jackson delivered the keynote speech at the end of a meeting. After discussing the responsibilities of black journalists in his speech, according to Young, she and her colleagues lined up to have their picture taken with Jackson.
Canada's Health-Care Wait Times Hit New Record – 21.2 Weeks
Fraser Institute
Wait times for medically necessary treatment hit a new record in 2017 and eclipsed 20 weeks for a second year in a row, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. "Excessively long wait times remain a defining characteristic of Canada's health-care system," said Bacchus Barua, associate director of health policy studies at the Fraser Institute and author of Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2017.
Planned Parenthood Under Investigation by Justice Department
Over Sale of Fetal Tissue

The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices and the sale of fetal tissue. In a letter first obtained by Fox News, Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same panel that led the congressional probe into the women's health organization.
Bernie Sanders' Wife's Land Deal Still Under FBI Probe
A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway – with "a potential" grand jury review possible. The probe could thwart Sanders' 2020 presidential ambitions – as well as the Vermont political plans of Jane Sanders' daughter, Carina Driscoll. Individuals questioned by the FBI confirmed to Fox News that the investigation was still open, with FBI agents interviewing at least one witness within the last six weeks.
K-12: The Schools You Deserve
Bruce Deitrick Price
Thomas Jefferson declared: "The government you elect is the government you deserve." Wouldn't the same go for a school system? If you select it, you must deserve it. Plato said an early version of what would later be attributed to Edmund Burke: "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Albert Einstein put it this way: "The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it." In education, we have a startling amount of tolerating and encouraging.
84-Year-Old Korean War Vet
Kills Home Intruder in One Point-Blank Shot

An 84-year-old Korean War veteran killed a home intruder Friday with a single shot right to the chest, and he's crediting God with his success. Two robbers tried to break into Korean War veteran Don Lutz's home early on Friday morning in Lawrence County, Penn., but were quickly dissuaded by some serious firepower.

Week ending 3 December 2017

Feminism, the Fake Indian, the Tragic State of the FBI,
and the Flynn Flam

Clarice Feldman
This has been a busy week and a sad one for the neo-feminists, the media, and #NeverTrump conservatives. It was a good one for those who believe we have for too long allowed a bunch of self-selected ninnies to drive both the news and the government.
ABC May Discover the Price of Fake News
Thomas Lifson
People lost money thanks to Brian Ross moving the market with his false reporting. He’s been suspended, but will we see lawsuits against him and ABC on behalf of investors who lost money? Update: as this was being published, President Trump just recommended they do so – on Twitter (of course).
So Much Winning – Third Quarter GDP Growth
Revised Upward to 3.3 Percent

Dan Calabrese
Keep in mind, this is before tax reform has been passed. The corporate tax rate is still 35 percent, and there's still trillions in foreign-earned capital parked overseas because of the tax on repatriated profits. What happens when we've dealt with those policy problems? This is a 10 percent upward revision of the original projected growth rate of 3.0 percent, and the fundamentals are pretty much the same as we told you a month ago.
Mueller Aide Fired for Anti-Trump Texts
Now Facing Review for Role In Clinton Email Probe

Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague.

Nunes Blows Up, Threatens Contempt After FBI Stonewalls House On Russia Investigator Demoted for Anti-Trump Bias
Byron York
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued an angry demand to the FBI and Department of Justice to explain why they kept the committee in the dark over the reason Special Counsel Robert Mueller kicked a key supervising FBI agent off the Trump-Russia investigation. Now, in what appears to be an orchestrated leak, both the Post and Times published the reason for Strzok's demotion, along with concerns that the revelation might help President Trump.
FBI Stonewalls Corruption Probe
John Hinderaker
The Obama administration corrupted everything it touched, including the FBI. A scandal is brewing, and the FBI, predictably, is responding with the Obama playbook: it is stonewalling. I think everyone understands that Mueller’s investigation is a politically-motivated farce, but confirmation of the fact would no doubt embarrass the Democrats. Hence the FBI’s effort to hush up the Strzok scandal.
Tom Fitton: We’re Going to Find Out the FBI and DOJ
Were Ruined Trying to Protect Hillary Clinton

Cristina Laila
Victoria Toensing, the lawyer representing the FBI informant says there is “on-the-record quid pro quo” surrounding the Uranium One scandal with Bill Clinton receiving a $500,000 speaking fee from a Russian backed bank and the Clinton Foundation receiving millions of dollars from people involved on the deal. Nine shareholders in Uranium One just happened to provide more than $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation in the run-up to State Department approval.
San Francisco’s Shame – An illegal-alien killer is set free
in a mockery of the rule of law.

Heather Mac Donald
Advocates for illegal immigrants are unrepentant after yesterday’s shocking acquittal on all homicide charges of an illegal-alien confessed killer. The advocates are defending the sanctuary policies that had set in motion the 2015 killing in San Francisco; they have also doubled down on their opposition to any deportation of illegal aliens, criminal or otherwise.
Twitter Users Unleash #BoycottSanFrancisco as Payback for
Kate Steinle Verdict

Thousands of Twitter users on Friday were urging people to #BoycottSanFrancisco after a jury there decided Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a five-time deported Mexican man charged with shooting and killing Kate Steinle, was not guilty.
Sanctuary Oregon: Illegal Deported 20 Times Released Again
Now Sentenced to 35 Years After Attacking Two Women

On Friday, Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Portland courtroom after pleading guilty to kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy and several other counts, KOIN reported. Martinez smiled throughout the trial, and as he left, he gave one grim parting shot to his two victims' relatives: 'See all you guys in Hell.'
For the love of God, why can't Democrats leave
The Little Sisters of the Poor alone
?

Nicole Russell
The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against the Obama administration's Health and Human Services mandate to provide contraception, yet again. In an unusual political move, Pennsylvania and California sued the Little Sisters, demanding the same group who won at the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell provide contraceptives in their state.
Planned Parenthood is in Deep Trouble with the Law.
This Could Be a Turning Point.

Marjorie Dannenfelser
We are living through a remarkable time in history. Almost daily, those in influential positions who once appeared untouchable are falling out of popular favor as their abuses are exposed. On Nov. 13, The Hill reported that the FBI may be investigating Planned Parenthood and its associates for the sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit. It’s the latest development yet in a scandal that began in 2015 with the release of explosive undercover videos.
Teachers Attend
'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' (the new LGBTQ) Sensitivity Training

Megan Fox
Gather 'round children! The Canadian Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has some super interesting new information for you! First, we're going to learn a new acronym. Can you say, "LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP?" Let's try it to the tune of "Old MacDonald!" Everyone sing along! Next, we'll learn what these letters mean. Are you ready?
Think Progress Stuns Democrats with Op-Ed:
'I Am A Cherokee Woman, Elizabeth Warren is Not'

Rebecca Nagle, a bona fide Cherokee Nation citizen and a self-described "two spirit (queer) woman," just wrote a piece for the liberal website Think Progress that is bound to stun Democrats set on defending Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren has been mercilessly lampooned as "Pocahontas" by President Trump for her baseless Native American heritage claims, and yet the media has chosen to focus on Trump's choice of words instead of the fact that Warren is unfairly portraying herself as someone she's clearly not in order to get ahead.
Descendant of Pocahontas Not Offended by Trump
It turns out that an actual descendant of Pocahontas does not take any offense to President Donald Trump jokingly referring to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas." In a September interview with Sky News, Debbie "White Dove" Porreco said that Trump once asked her if it offended her that he used the name "Pocahontas" to refer to the Democratic senator.

Navajo Code Talker: No, I wasn't Offended by Trump
Calling Warren 'Pocahontas'

Media has been all over this claiming Trump is racist for referring to Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas during an event honoring the Navajo Code Talkers. But Warren lying about her heritage is the offensive thing, but media doesn't care about this. "The Marines made us yell 'Geronimo' when we jumped out of planes and that didn't offend me either," said talker Thomas Begay.
ABC's Brian Ross Suspended for 4 Weeks Over False Flynn Story
"We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process," ABC said in a statement. "As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online."
Senate Democrats Blatantly Lied About Hillsdale College
Every Single Democrat Senator Owes Hillsdale an Apology

Dean Clancy
Last night, while losing to the GOP in the Great Tax Bill Debate of 2017, Senate Democrats eked out a small victory. They persuaded a handful of Senate Republicans to join them to strip from the GOP tax bill a provision characterized as an unjustified earmark for Michigan’s conservative Hillsdale College, a school that famously declines to accept federal funds.
Oil Drilling In ANWR Moves Ahead as Part of Senate Tax Bill
Republicans took a major step forward early Saturday in their decades-long fight to open a piece of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Included as part of the sweeping tax reform bill passed by the Senate in a 51-to-49 vote is a highly controversial provision to allow energy exploration in a 1.5 million-acre swath of ANWR known as the “1002 area,” which lies along the coast. In total, ANWR spans more than 19 million acres.
U.S. DOE STUDY: Satellites Show No Acceleration in
Global Warming for 23 Years

Global warming has not accelerated temperature rise in the bulk atmosphere in more than two decades, according to a new study funded by the Department of Energy. University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientists John Christy and Richard McNider found that by removing the climate effects of volcanic eruptions early on in the satellite temperature record it showed virtually no change in the rate of warming since the early 1990s.
If Mere ‘Contact’ with Foreigners is a Crime,
Obama Should’ve Been Locked Up in 2008

Bre Payton
On July 24, 2008, then-senator Obama delivered a speech in Berlin, Germany four months before winning the presidential election, and six months before he was sworn into office. At the start of his remarks, Obama thanked Chancellor Angela Merkel and then-Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for personally welcoming him earlier in the day. Presumably during that welcome, Obama and the aforementioned leaders of Germany exchanged pleasantries, and they might have even had a conversation.
Congress Secretly Paid Nearly $100,000 to Settle Homosexual Harassment Claims Against Disgraced Democrat Congressman
The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Congressman Eric Massa, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News. The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff.
The Left Sets Honduras on Fire -- Socialists Rampage
Through the Country After an Apparent Election Loss

Mary Anastasia O’Grady
Hillary Clinton’s favorite Central American was back in the news this week, as Honduras painstakingly counted ballots in front of international observers and tried to discern, with utmost transparency, the winner of the Nov. 26 presidential election. Amid the tension, left-wing candidate Salvador Nasralla cried fraud and called for an uprising. Soon, like a bad centavo, pro-Chávez Honduran former President Manuel Zelaya turned up in the midst of one angry mob.
Maria Cantwell Dodges Question on the
Difference Between Democrats, Socialists

Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell (Wash.) on Tuesday night dodged a question from Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) about the difference between Democrats and socialists during CNN's town hall debate on tax reform. "The problem is that the Democratic Party in today's Senate has become more extreme. Now Bernie and I have done three of these debates. I like debating Bernie because he's honest, he's candid – he is a wocialist. He admits he's a socialist.
Netanyahu at Saban Forum: Iran, Like Nazi Germany,
Has 'Ruthless Commitment to Murdering Jews'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised concerns over the threat posed against Israel by Iran while addressing the Saban Forum taking place in Washington, D.C. via satellite from his office in Jerusalem. As the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu said he did not "have the luxury of discounting" threats to destroy the Jewish people, and for this reason he continues to speak about Iran.
How Obama Brought Back Muslim Enslavement of Black People
Daniel Greenfield
America's first black president didn't bring "Hope" to America, but he did bring slave auctions to Africa. After Obama "liberated" Libya for the Islamist rebels, Arab Muslims sell black slaves for a few hundred dollars at slave auctions. While leftists tear down the statues of slave owners from centuries ago, it was the left that brought back the sale of black men as property.
Would You Bet Your Paycheck on a Weather Forecast?
UN Climate Forecasts are Consistently High … Consistently Wrong …

Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris
Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy: "Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?"
Illegal Immigration Costs California Most, $23B, All States $89B
Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion, and California, where an illegal on Thursday was cleared of murdering Kate Steinle despite admitting to the shooting, pays the most at $23 billion, according to a new map of the costs.
Chinese Investors Sue McAuliffe, Rodham Over Green-Car Investments
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company that appears to be struggling to survive. A group of 32 Chinese citizens filed the suit last week in Fairfax County, Virginia court, claiming that they were swindled out of about $560,000 apiece as a result of misrepresentations made by McAuliffe and Rodham.
"Defendants milked their connections"
Armed Citizen: Arby's Robber Chased by Worker and
Held at Gunpoint for Police

It was just after 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27 when one of Marcia Rabideau's managers beat on the door of the Sterling Heights Arby's and yelled, "I just was robbed!" Rabideau said she could see the alleged armed robber running so she jumped into her Dodge Charger and gave chase, cornering him at a river bank where she then pulled her Glock 9mm pistol and held him until police showed up.

Week ending 26 November 2017

Exclusive: 'Dilbert' Creator on Trump, the 'Master Persuader'
Zachary Leeman
Scott Adams has spent the past two years or so changing the way many people view modern politics. He's gone from the cartoonist behind the popular "Dilbert" strip to an authority on President Donald Trump. Adams was one of the first to publicly predict a Trump presidential victory – and it was for a unique reason.
Unserious Nation
Patrick J. Buchanan
How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be "a light unto the nations"? To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues that have lately convulsed the public discourse of the American republic.
Stocks Set New Record – S&P 500 Closes Above 2,600 for First Time as Street Bets on Strong Holiday Shopping Season
U.S. equities rose on Friday as investors placed bets on a strong holiday shopping season. The S&P 500 hit record highs, rising 0.2 percent to 2,602.42 with information technology as the best-performing sector. Macy's was among the best-performing stocks in the index.
Congress Has Handed Trump a Historic Presidential Victory on
Federal Bench

President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other recently retired. One is a Republican. The other a Democrat. And what should President Trump be thanking them for? Quite simply they have handed him one of the biggest victories any president could claim in the past 45 years.
Firm Behind Dubious Trump-Russia Dossier
Paid Multiple Journalists for Work

Fusion GPS, the liberal research firm that funded and distributed the anti-Trump dossier, has paid three journalists for work related to Congress’ Russia probe, according to court filings. Lawyers representing the House Intelligence Committee made the assertion in a bid to force Fusion to turn over additional bank transactions involving reporters, law firms and a media company.
CNN Failed to Report These 24 Democrat Sex Scandals!
When CNN isn't using 90% of their airtime to slam Trump, they're busy covering up as many Democrat scandals as possible. As a matter of fact, the network failed to cover a whopping 24 Democrat scandals! As sexual misconduct allegations continue to rock liberal Hollywood, the mainstream media establishment, and politicians of both political parties, at least the Democrats can count on CNN to eschew reporting about dozens of sexual allegations on members of their party.

Whoa: Washington Post Reporter Addressed Democrat Group
On How to 'get the economic narrative right'

Dan Calabrese
There's actually no bad news here if you're a conservative. A WaPo reporter sheds all pretense of objectivity, goes ahead and addresses a group of Democrats, giving them advice on how to propagandize about the economy. She's sharing the stage with George Soros too, for those of you who knee-jerk to that name. And we found out about it. This is awesome in every way.
The Soros District Attorney-Buying Binge
Matthew Vadum
George Soros has been pouring money into local elections because he supports local efforts to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and wants to cripple police in order to advance the neo-Marxist abstraction known as social justice that simplistically breaks the world down into race, class, and sex or gender.
Lock Up Lois Lerner
Daniel John Sobieski
Well, isn't that rich? Lois Lerner, who almost singlehandedly weaponized the IRS, turning into a bludgeon to be used against Tea Party and other groups in the 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama, now wants to be protected against threats and intimidation from the groups and people she helped threaten and intimidate... Only the lawless Lois Lerner would feel threatened by legal proceedings initiated by her abuse of government power.
The Lie That Reelected Obama
Matthew Vadum
The previous administration deliberately understated al-Qaeda's strength in 2012 so President Obama's worse-than-useless counter-terrorism policy would seem like it was actually working, clearing the way for his easy reelection victory over Republican Mitt Romney, according to new evidence. Intelligence was just one of the many areas of government activity relentlessly politicized by the Obama administration.
Parasites, Infections in North Korean Soldier Who Defected
Reveal Country's Appalling Conditions

Hospital records from a soldier who defected from North Korea this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country. The 24-year-old soldier had parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection – conditions that speak to poor sanitation and rough conditions in North Korea. Most shocking, perhaps, are reports of large parasitic worms, some measuring 11 inches, recovered from his intestines.

Defector Reveals How Orphaned North Koreans
Survived The Great Famine

North Korea has long been a nightmare, but the Arduous March, a famine that killed more than one million people in the late 1990s, was an unbelievable tragedy. To escape the horrors of the North Korean regime, a soldier named Oh Chungsung made a desperate dash into the South at the border last week. Lee Wi-ryeok, another North Korean defector, grew up in the 90s and lived in a North Korean orphanage until he was a teenager.

U.S., S. Korean Soldiers Get Medals for
Helping To Rescue N. Korean Defector

Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula. The fleeing soldier was severely wounded on Nov. 13 as other North Korean troops opened fire to try to stop him as he ran onto the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area, then collapsed.
LAPD Predicts Even Bigger Name Stars Will Face Probes as it
Reveals There are 28 Open Investigations Linked to Hollywood

As well as the investigations it currently has open, the force has also passed on 37 cases to other jurisdictions where it believes the crimes may have occurred. 'We anticipate the LAPD and other jurisdictions will receive even more high profile sex crime reports in the coming weeks and months,' Police Chief Charlie Beck told the LA Times.
Bill Clinton Still Silent About Flights On Pedophile's Sex Plane
Former President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's private jet, dubbed the "Lolita Express," which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape. Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was "reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls." Clinton flew on some trips where the flight logs showed only the first names of female passengers.
Dem John Conyers Steps Aside from Judiciary Post Amid Sex Allegations
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.
Cleaned-Up Coal and Clean Air:
Facts About Air Quality and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Institute for Energy Research
Coal-fired electricity generation is far cleaner today than ever before. The popular misconception that our air quality is getting worse is wrong, as shown by EPA's air quality data. Modern coal plants, and those retrofitted with modern technologies to reduce pollution, are a success story and are currently providing 30 percent of our electricity.

Virginia Goes Don Quixote
Puts State Squarely in the "We are still in" Camp

Paul Driessen
Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor's race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a three percent per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to buy credits for emitting carbon dioxide.
Keystone XL Pipeline is the Best Way to
Produce Reliable Energy for the U.S.

Terry Jarrett
The Keystone pipeline has been a source of controversy for more than a decade now. Angry protesters see its planned delivery of fossil fuels as one more step toward climate Armageddon. But proponents counter that the overall pipeline is simply a necessary, effective means of transporting crude oil to the refineries that produce market-ready gasoline for millions of Americans.
Bitter Hillary Fantasizes About Leaving Earth to Be
President On Another Planet

Hillary Clinton really wants to be president – even if that means blasting off from Earth to do so. The failed Democratic candidate recently talked with Now This, a liberal online news outlet, where she pined for a presidency. While discussing a variety of topics, Clinton envisioned leaving Earth and venturing Earth 2, where that planet faces the same issues as the actual Earth.

While Hillary Dreams of Earth 2 'Presidency'
Bill's in Puerto Rico Boosting the Clinton Foundation

Judi McLeod
While the too-mad-to-just-go-away Hillary Clinton fantasized about departing Mother Earth for Earth 2, a planet she imagines faces the same issues as the actual Earth, where she can at last call herself El Presidente, she' dispatched hubby Bill on the earthly assignment of boosting publicity for the beleaguered Clinton Foundation in Puerto Rico. Too bad Hillary's Earth 2 presidency is only imaginary and will last only long enough as a zany cover for what Bill Clinton is really up to among the destitute homeless in Puerto Rico.
Following Daily Caller News Foundation Expose,
AG Orders Review of FBI Gun Database

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a sweeping review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers one week after a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation discovered that convicted felons and other "prohibited persons" could buy guns by lying on their applications.
Wife Speaks Out: Since the Attack, My Husband Rand Paul
Hasn't Taken a Single Breath Without Pain

Kelly Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul
The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing. As his wife, I have been distraught over seeing him suffer like this. There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying.
Church 'Pressured to End Meals for the Homeless' Because it
'Lures the Needy' [into Upscale Malibu]

The United Methodist Church, one of many churches that provides food and help, has been offering free meals twice a week. But it said it was going to stop after being told the meal service was luring too many homeless people. Dawn Randall, a member of the church, said it recently received an email from city officials. "Very succinctly, they claimed we are increasing homelessness," she told CBS.
Feminists Call Judge a "Hero" Who Struck Down Ban on
Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies' Limbs

Pro-abortion feminists described a Texas judge as a "hero" this week after he struck down a ban on brutal dismemberment abortions that tear unborn babies limb from limb while their hearts are beating. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel blocked Texas Senate Bill 8 one day before it would have gone into effect. Signed into law earlier this summer, the legislation prohibits dismemberment abortions, a method typically used in the second trimester to kill nearly fully-formed, living unborn babies.
In 2013, Before Heading Offshore,
Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford administered the shots himself at a Holiday Inn Express and a Crowne Plaza Hotel that were a 15-minute drive from the researcher's SIU lab.
College Republican Sues Antifa Member for $100,000 In Damages
Troy Worden, former president of the Berkeley College Republicans, has filed a motion seeking more than $100,000 of damages against Yvette Felarca, a member of the Antifa-affiliated By Any Means Necessary group, on the basis that she has repeatedly threatened and harassed Worden and others on campus.

Week ending 19 November 2017

A Fair Hearing by a Jury of His Pervs
Clarice Feldman
There’s a lot going on in DC this week, but it seems to be overshadowed by Weinstein case creep – the penchant for women coming out of the woodwork to accuse high profile men of sexual misbehavior, much of it from decades earlier and most of it unverifiable. Some these allegations are clearly fabrications.
The 'Real' Miracle in Philadelphia, 1787
Frank Hill
"The Founders were all white privileged men." To which the answer was: "Yes. And your point is?" "They wrote the Constitution to protect their interests. It was stacked for rich white men from the beginning." Which is also mostly true at the time. "Do you know what the 'true' Miracle was in Philadelphia in that hot summer of 1787?" he was asked.
The Plymouth Experiment
(original title – Thanksgiving)
Kim Weissman
This year, as in many years past, schoolchildren across the nation have spent the few days before the holiday talking about turkeys and Pilgrims, making lists of what they are thankful for, and a fair share have been brainwashed by politically correct – and false – revisionist history of the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
Print a copy and send it along with your child to school!
One-Third of 214 Arrested MS-13 Gangsters Were
'Unaccompanied Alien Children' ... a.k.a. 'Dreamers'

Almost one-third of 214 U.S.-based MS-13 gang members arrested in an international sweep were invited into the United States by President Barack Obama's "Unaccompanied Alien Children" policy. The successful "Raging Bull' sweep was announced by ICE Deputy Director Tom Homan in a joint press conference at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
Goldman Sachs: If You Thought 2017 was Surprisingly Good,
Just Wait for 2018

This has been a good year for the global economy, and 2018 will follow that trend, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. "2017 is shaping up to be the first year of the expansion in which growth surprises to the upside," Goldman analyst Charles Himmelberg said in a note to clients Thursday. "We expect 2018 to deliver more of the same."
Make America Great Again
Confidence in Jobs Market Hits New High
Rasmussen
The government jobs report for October showed the hurricane-hit U.S. economy rebounding strongly, with the unemployment rate down now to 4.1%, the lowest level since 2000. No wonder that confidence in the job market has risen to a new high.
Trump Brought Back a Great Deal from China,
But No One’s Talking About It

Salena Zito
Last weekend in Beijing, as part of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump announced that the U.S. and China had signed an $83.7 billion memorandum of understanding to create a number of petrochemical projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years. If the agreement holds tight, it is an economic game changer for the state. And yet, speaking to the locals here, you wouldn’t even know it had happened.
Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia
Sometimes, wars aren't won by tank battles and infantry assaults. Sometimes, it comes down to keeping the heat on. As Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year – and as Ukraine's infamously cold winter draws near – American companies are incrementally cutting into Russia's de facto monopoly as a supplier of nuclear fuel and coal to Ukraine, thereby undermining a longtime coercive lever of Russian influence over Kyiv.
Trump on Top: Europe's Merkel, Macron, May
Less Popular Than Trump in Zogby Survey

President Trump’s approval ratings, often mocked by Democrats and the media, top those of Europe’s biggest three leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. A new Zogby Analytics survey of people in those countries also finds that the disapproval ratings are sky-high.
Who Wrote the Roy Moore Dossier?
Cliff Kincaid
The so-called Trump Dossier, financed by the Hillary campaign and provided by the KGB through a former British intelligence agent, has fizzled out. It has been supplanted by the Moore Dossier, concocted by Washington Post reporters working for their billionaire owner, P.T Barnum-like Jeff Bezos. This variation of the ploy, with a new target, seems to have legs. Many Republicans and conservatives are falling for it.
Shock Sex Harass Claim:
NY Gov. Cuomo Turned Blind Eye to Pervert Under His Nose

An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee – and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal’s “horrific acts.” The bombshell complaint – which names Cuomo and Hoyt as defendants – says Lisa Marie Cater contacted Cuomo’s office no less than six times but met “deliberate indifference.”
“Large and Careful” U.S. Farm Study Finds
NO CANCER Link to Monsanto Weedkiller RoundUp

Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study found there was no association between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular herbicide RoundUp, “and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall, including non-Hogkin Lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes”. The research is part of a large and important project ... which has been tracking the health of tens of thousands of agricultural workers, farmers and their families in Iowa and North Carolina since the early 1990s.

Monsanto, U.S. Farm Groups Sue California
Over Glyphosate Warnings

Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops. Monsanto and groups representing corn, soy and wheat farmers reject that glyphosate causes cancer. They say in the lawsuit that California's requirement for warnings would force sellers of products containing the chemical to spread false information. "Such warnings would equate to compelled false speech, directly violate the First Amendment, and generate unwarranted public concern and confusion," Scott Partridge, Monsanto's vice president of global strategy, said in a statement.
Influential scientist was aware of new data in 2015 and kept silent
How the Media Twists Facts to Enforce Its Propaganda Bias
Tom DeWeese
It's become obvious that our fight against Agenda 21/2030 is beginning to have an affect when a reporter writes not one, but two attack articles about the same event. That's what happened as a result of my recent talk in Rexburg, Idaho.
New York Times Reporter:
Obama Administration Misled on al Qaeda

The new bin Laden documents make clear that there was intelligence politicization during the 2012 campaign: A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda's strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. "The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group," Rukmini Callimachi said.
Here’s the FBI Informant Who Says
He Has Evidence On the Uranium One Deal

William Campbell, a Russian lobbyist, is the informant, according to Reuters. He will be testifying before a congressional committee about the 2010 sale of Uranium One, where a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S. Campbell gave information to the FBI about what he saw while undercover as an informant.
6 Key Elements in Understanding the Tangled Uranium One Scandal
Two House committees are investigating the tangled deal involving Russia, its acquiring of U.S. uranium, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. But the multiple layers that lawmakers, and potentially a special counsel, will explore take some unpacking. The probe addresses unanswered questions about the Uranium One mining company's ties to the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit founded by the former president, during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Exposed: Crony Obama Judge Gets Booted from
Fusion GPS Case for Blatant Conflicts of Interest

On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This is highly unusual move but in this case quite necessary. Chutkan was presiding over a case that could implicate Barack Obama. She donated campaign cash to Obama. After his election, he appointed both her and her husband as judges. Other Chutkan family members also contributed to Obama's political coffers.
MSM ignored issue – wonder why?
Resistance Royalty:
Pelosi, Soros Headline Left’s Biggest Dark Money Conference

A secretive three-day conference where big money liberal donors are plotting the next steps of the "resistance" will be headlined by Friday speeches by billionaire George Soros and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
FBI Report On Black ‘Extremists’ Raises New Monitoring Fears,
Causes Outrage In the CBC

An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its intelligence analysts produce to make law enforcement aware of what they see as emerging trends.
What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children
Who Think They are Transgender

“Biological sex is not ‘assigned,’” she said. “Biological [sex] is imprinted by our DNA at the moment of conception, and it’s [in] every single cell in our bodies.” It comes down to chromosomes, she explained: If you have a Y chromosome, you’re a boy. If you don’t, you’re a girl. “Thoughts and feelings are not hard-wired before birth,” Dr. Michelle Cretella said. “They develop over time.”
U.S. Treasury Paid Nearly $1 Million for Harassment,
Other Claim Settlements in Congress in 2017 Alone

Nearly $1 million in taxpayer-funded settlements have been paid to eight victims of sexual harassment and other work-related issues on Capitol Hill in 2017, according to a congressional Office of Compliance report released late Thursday. In the first 10 and a half of months of this year, the Treasury Department paid $934,754 to Capitol Hill employees who were the victims of various work issues.
$17M
since
1997
Pennsylvania Governor and Lieutenant Governor Should be a Team, Berks Cty. Lawmaker Calls for Amending the State Constitution
The way Pennsylvania chooses its governor and lieutenant governor amounts to a shotgun marriage, said former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel. The candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run independently for their party’s nomination. They are paired together as running mates in the general election. The two don’t always get along.
Hollywood Actress: Why I Homeschool My Kids
Sam Sorbo
Have you ever done homework with your child? Then you have home schooled. You’re just doing it at the end of the day, when everyone is tired and cranky and hungry. My way, home schooling, is easier, and a lot more fun.
Libya Migrant 'Slave Market' Footage Sparks Outrage
The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers. The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a "despicable" trade "from another era".
Africans selling Africans
NASA Finds Mantle Plume Melting Antarctica from Below,
Not 'global warming'

A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone super-volcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
Penna. Hospital Workers Want to Throw Off a Union
They Never Wanted to Join

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East's 160 workers were forced into a union membership with the Service Employees International Union through the "accretion doctrine," a policy that allows the NLRB to unionize a group of employees despite a majority opposing membership.

Week ending 12 November 2017

It's Evil to Focus on Gun Control as the
Solution to First Baptist Church Shooting

Donna Carol Voss
You can't solve a problem you don't define it accurately. Persisting in defining mass shootings as a gun control problem is its own kind of evil because it virtually guarantees more of them. While the self-appointed Do Gooders are patting themselves on the back that they're not conservatives, future mass shooters are passing background checks or obtaining firearms illegally. So what is the real problem?
How Brazile's Book Exposes Liberal Media's Hillary Health Coverup
Michael Goodwin
Silly, silly Donna Brazile. She's publishing a book detailing turmoil in the Democratic Party during the 2016 campaign, highlighted by her concern that Hillary Clinton was seriously ill and might need to be replaced by Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. What's the big deal? There's no news here because all this was well-known and covered at the time by the big national newspapers and networks, right? Wrong.
Pentagon Has Known of Crime Reporting Lapses for 20 Years
The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn't report about the Texas church gunman who had assaulted his wife and stepson while an airman. 
The Fusion GPS Dossier Was One of the
Dirtiest Political Tricks in U.S. History

Kimberley Strassel
The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue – British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It was perpetrated by Team Clinton and yielded a vast payoff for Hillary's campaign.
Turns Out Trump Didn’t Ruin America’s Economy
NY Post Editorial
Foreign tourism to New York City is set to rise 3.6 percent this year – defying yet another of the many doomsday predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency. Back in February, the city tourism agency said Trump’s “travel ban and related rhetoric” would mean a drop of 300,000 visitors this year. But the NYC & Co. prophecy proved false. Of course, other predictions were more dire – particularly those about the stock market.
Why the Left Has Been So Wrong About the Trump Boom
Stephen Moore
Time magazine's cover story for the week of Nov. 6 is a classic. It blares: "The Wrecking Crew: How Trump's Cabinet Is Dismantling Government  As We Know It." The New York Times ran a lead editorial complaining that Team Trump is shrinking the regulatory state at an "unprecedented" pace. Meanwhile, last week the stock market raced to new all-time highs; we had another blockbuster jobs report with another fall in the unemployment rate; and housing sales soared to their highest level in a decade.
How the Electoral College Helps Protect Against Voter Fraud
Tara Ross
Unfortunately, no election system can turn dishonest people into honest ones. Where people are vying for power, there will always be motivation for fraud. The best that an election system can do is to throw up as many hurdles as possible to dishonesty and to minimize its effects. The Electoral College accomplishes both of these goals far better than a direct national election can.
Obama Hid Nearly Half a Million Docs About Bin Laden Raid to
Ensure Election and Success of Iran Deal

Benjamin Arie
A new report is shining the spotlight on questionable actions that Barack Obama took to skew public opinion in his favor during the 2012 race against Mitt Romney. A key piece of Obama's re-election was the elimination of bin Laden and the claim that the administration had Al Qaeda on the run. Afghanistan was won, the incumbent president boasted, and Islamic terrorism was waning. The path forward was to lift sanctions on Iran and move forward. There was one big problem: The administration knew it wasn't true, but repeated it anyway.
New York Times' Rabid Defense of Mueller
Resembles the Debacle of Its 2016 Campaign Coverage

Michael Goodwin
A friend likens The New York Times to a 1960s adolescent who refuses to grow up. ?In a perpetual state of outrage, it is a newspaper of college snowflakes who embrace all forms of diversity except thought. It sees its liberal politics not as a point of view, but as received wisdom that cannot be legitimately disputed. The fixation on conformity reached a new low last week...
Trump Bodyguard Blows Dossier Story Out of Water: Trump was Offered Prostitutes In Moscow but Refused Them
A Russian involved in the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow offered to "send five women" to Donald Trump's hotel, an offer that was immediately rejected, the president's longtime bodyguard told a congressional panel investigating Moscow's meddling in the election, NBC News reported on Thursday. "We don't do that type of stuff," Keith Schiller told members of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, the report said, citing three sources.
Why This State Lawmaker Wants the
State and Local Tax Deduction Repealed

Rachel del Guidice
Repealing the state and local tax deduction on federal income taxes is critical to boosting the economy, a state lawmaker from Pennsylvania says. "I think if you look at the general principle of tax reform, it is not for more spending in government. It is actually to incentivize our economy and grow our economy," state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, said Monday at a tax reform discussion at The Heritage Foundation.
Rand Paul's Neighbors Blast Attacker: 'Absolutely No Justification for Dr. Boucher's Behavior' – Surprised by Weak Criminal Charge
Sen. Rand Paul's neighbors are coming out in droves to defend the Kentucky Republican, who sustained serious injuries after being attacked outside his house in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Friday. Paul, who suffered six broken ribs and a pleural effusion, was blindsided and tackled by his neighbor of 17 years, Dr. Rene Boucher, 59, while he was mowing his lawn, which sits inside a normally quiet gated community.
Federal Charges Expected for Rand Paul's Attacker,
Assault May Have Been Politically Motivated

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been told to expect federal charges against his socialist neighbor who attacked the Republican senator last week, Fox News' Shepard Smith reported on Thursday. That prosecutors are expected to bring federal charges in the attack indicates that they may believe it was politically motivated, Smith reported. Previous media reports that the attack was over a long-standing dispute are inaccurate, Paul's office has said.
The Ugly Truth About Sex Reassignment the
Transgender Lobby Doesn't Want You to Know

Bruce Ashford
Sex reassignment is as natural as being born, some in the media tell us. And many Americans are buying it. But a growing chorus of dissenters made up of physicians, researchers, and even transgender individuals is beginning to paint a far different picture of the truth. These dissenters are now coming forward to expose just how harmful gender transition and reassignment are – both medically and sociologically speaking.
41% of transgenders attempt suicide
Renewable Energy by Royal Decree
Paul Driessen
The St. Louis city council has unanimously passed a resolution decreeing that by 2035 the city will somehow, almost magically be powered by 100% "clean, renewable" electricity. This will be achieved, city aldermen believe, via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. My article examines all of this – and finds the claims wanting … and the harmful impacts on poor families significant.
California Police Chief Could Lose Job for
Following Federal Immigration Law

IHTM – CO2Insanity
This is how warped California is. They really don't want the police doing their jobs in Oakland, SF, San Jose and other liberal run cities. We'd love to see the entire OPD go on strike for a week and watch the ensuing crime wave. Perhaps ... City Council would have a new outlook on life.
Former Asst. FBI Director:
Clinton Crimes 20 Times Bigger than Watergate

Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom unloaded on James Comey, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama Thursday, charging that major crimes "20 times bigger than Watergate" are being swept under the rug while Attorney General Jeff Sessions "is in a coma." Appearing on Fox News' Varney & Co., Kallstrom told the host that it "was obvious to anybody that knows anything" that former President Barack Obama was not going to let James Comey indict Clinton.
Steve King Not Falling for Democrat,
RINO Set Up of Judge Roy Moore

Rick Wells
Rep Steve King is a staunch conservative and nobody's fool. He's not about to go along with the establishment crowd as they and the Democrats once again spring a last minute sex trap on their opposition. He still remembers a little over a year ago, when the same Democrats repeatedly pulled the same stunts on candidate Trump.
Delaware Could Let Students Decide Race, Gender
Without Parental Consent

Todd Starnes
White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware. The state Department of Education is considering sweeping regulations regarding discrimination that would allow children to determine their gender and their race. The proposed "Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination" could set the stage for a gender-bending, cultural appropriation free-for-all in the nation's first state.
The California NAACP Wants 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
Removed as the National Anthem

The California NAACP is seeking state lawmakers to support its campaign to remove "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem, according to The Sacramento Bee. The Bee on Tuesday reported that the California NAACP passed a resolution at its state conference last month aimed at the song's removal. The resolution urges Congress to rescind "one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon" in "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Week ending 5 November 2017

The Tyranny of the Oppressed and of Minorities
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Half of the U.S. population believes that it is a good idea and high time that our country became socialist, on the way to communism. We are told ad nauseam by the highly organized Marxist left that the other communist countries that failed so miserably, oppressed their own people, and killed millions of them, failed because they did not do it the right way.
7 Questions the Justice Department Must Answer About Uranium One
and the Clinton Foundation

Hans von Spakovsky
While the media’s attention has shifted to the indictment of Paul Manafort, the Obama administration’s handling of the Uranium One “bribery plot” (as The Hill called it in a startling expose) raises serious, critical questions that must be answered about the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation. These questions can only be answered if Congress fulfills its oversight obligation by conducting an intense, serious investigation, and if the current leadership in the Justice Department cooperates by providing all of the information needed to fully explain what happened, and doesn’t try to obstruct the investigation.
Local Armed Citizen Stopped Texas Church Shooting by
Firing at Suspect

The hero who stopped the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas today is reportedly a local citizen – not a first responder or police officer – as he used his own firearm to engage and ultimately wound the gunman. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Freeman Martin reported this information at a presser on the incident, saying:
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Analysis: GOP Tax Plan Would Revitalize U.S. Economy,
Give Significant Tax Relief

Romina Boccia, Rachel Greszler, Adam Michel, Lindsey Burke, David Burton,
Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb

House Republicans unveiled their plan to update the nation's tax code on Thursday. If they are successful at passing the plan – known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – it will mark the first time in more than three decades that Americans will have a chance to experience the benefits of comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform.
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$23 Billion in Credits Claimed by Illegal Immigrants
Would be Canceled Under GOP Tax Bill

Illegal immigrants will no longer be able to claim billions of dollars in tax credits under the Republicans’ tax overhaul plan. Currently, an estimated $23.1 billion a year flows to the families of illegal immigrants through the child tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, according to The Washington Times. Illegal immigrants are able to claim the credits because the Internal Revenue Service allows them to use IRS-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers.
U.S. Economy Surges 3% Despite Hurricanes
The U.S. economy posted another solid quarter in the July-September period, defying expectations that the recent hurricanes might knock it off track. The nation's gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3% in the third quarter following a 3.1% gain in the previous quarter. It was the first time since 2014 that GDP growth has come in above 3% for two straight quarters and easily beat economists' forecast of a 2.5% increase.

U.S. Private Sector Added 235,000 Jobs in Oct, vs
200,000 New Jobs Expected

The ADP National Employment showed private-sector businesses added 235,000 jobs in the month. ADP was expected to show private employers added 200,000 jobs in October, up from 135,000 in September. Goods-producing companies benefited strongly with 85,000 new jobs, 62,000 of which came from construction. Manufacturing also saw 22,000 positions added.
Why Democrats Are Obsessed with Wealth Inequality
Dennis Prager
Material inequality is the predominant concern of the Democratic Party. Indeed, material inequality has been the predominant concern of the left since Karl Marx. This raises two questions: How important is material inequality? And if it is not that important, why does it preoccupy the left-wing mind?
What the H*** is Mueller Investigating? And Why?
John Hinderaker
This morning's Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, in a story that doesn't seem to have gotten a lot of national attention, that Robert Mueller's ever-widening investigation has ensnared Vin Weber, a former Minnesota Congressman and long-time Washington lobbyist... Mueller's operation is leaking on a more or less daily basis. Isn't that illegal? Aren't grand jury proceedings supposed to be secret?
Giuliani: There is Enough Evidence Now for a RICO Case Against
Clinton Foundation for "Racketeering"

Saturday evening on Fox News Channel's 'Justice with Jeanine Pirro' former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani suggested that a grand jury already has enough evidence, from WikiLeaks and the FBI, to charge "Clinton Incorporated" with racketeering under the RICO laws that were originally designed to go after the mafia. "I was shocked, back in July," Giuliani said about FBI Director James Comey's recommendation against charges for Clinton. "He laid out almost a prosecutorial memo and then came to a conclusion that he shouldn't come to – that the Justice Department should – that she shouldn't be indicted."
Inside Hillary Clinton's Secret Takeover of the DNC
Donna Brazile
The [Hillary] campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearinghouse. Under FEC law, an individual can contribute a maximum of $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign. But the limits are much higher for contributions to state parties and a party's national committee.
Donna Brazile: I Found 'proof'
Poll: 70% Support Trump's Immigration Policies,
Want Americans Hired First

Despite charges from Democratic leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi that the "vast majority of Americans" decry Trump's America First focus, the new survey shows that many of the president's policies are supported by 70 percent to 80 percent of the public. And they reject the media's description that the new White House list of immigration reforms issued Sunday night is "hardline."
Insurers Make Billions off Medicaid in California
During Obamacare Expansion

Overall, Medicaid insurers in the Golden State made $5.4 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, in part because the state paid higher rates during the inaugural years of the nation’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Last year, they made more money than all Medicaid insurers combined in 34 other states with managed care plans.
Communism's Bloody Century
Stephen Kotkin
A century of communism in power – with holdouts even now in Cuba, North Korea and China – has made clear the human cost of a political program bent on overthrowing capitalism. Again and again, the effort to eliminate markets and private property has brought about the deaths of an astounding number of people. Since 1917 – in the Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, Indochina, Africa, Afghanistan and parts of Latin America – communism has claimed at least 65 million lives, according to the painstaking research of demographers.
Teacher Sues Public District to Stop it from Giving
Judicial Watch Antifa Activism Records

A Judicial Watch record request has fueled a tense legal drama between a middle school teacher who is a national organizer for a radical leftist group and the public district that employs her. The conflict ensued a few weeks ago when Judicial Watch filed a California Public Records Act request with the Berkeley Unified School District to obtain information about the controversial teacher’s violent Antifa activism.
AntiFa Terrorists in League with ISIS and Al Qaeda
Many Democrat Voters Have No Idea About the Relationship

Dr. Robert R. Owens
The violent left wing revolutionaries who identify themselves as AntiFa are announcing to the world that they plan on staging a major attack on American democracy beginning Saturday, November 4th. Now damning new evidence is being presented by veteran newsman Edward Klein... In this book Mr. Klein presents convincing evidence that the AntiFa domestic terrorists have held meeting with representatives of both ISIS and Al Qaeda.
"This Is A Big Problem" – North Korea Nuclear Test Site
Headed for a Devastating Collapse

A group of Chinese scientists have joined their North American peers in warning that North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site could be on the verge of a dangerous collapse that could send a dangerous bloom of radiation floating over the border into Northern China. As … previously reported, China has stepped up its radiation monitoring on the border after detecting unsettling seismic activity surrounding the test site. Two weeks ago, a team of American scientists warned that the mountain above Pyungge-ri appeared to be suffering from "tired mountain syndrome" – a phenomenon commonly observed around Soviet Nuclear test sites.

Collapse at North Korea Mountain
Nuclear Test Site 'leaves 200 dead'

As many as 200 North Korean laborers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime's nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan's Asahi TV. Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed earlier this month. An additional 100 laborers sent to rescue their colleagues were reportedly killed when the tunnel suffered a second collapse.
Planned Parenthood Hired Fusion GPS to Create Fake Report
Fusion GPS, the group hired by the Clinton campaign (Hillary) and the Democratic National Committee to prepare the so-called Trump dossier, was also hired by Planned Parenthood to create a false report about the undercover videos produced by Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress.
San Fran's New LED Streetlights Too Bright, Too Blue –
AMA Warns Lights Adversely Affect Creation of Necessary Melatonin

Some San Franciscans think the city's new LED-powered streetlights aren't such a bright idea. In June, city officials announced a major push to replace 12,500 outdated streetlights with brighter, more energy-efficient light-emitting diode fixtures, also known as LEDs. The lights are intended to increase visibility and curb electricity and maintenance costs.
Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted – Has Rib Fractures, Lung Contusions
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has five rib fractures and lung contusions as a result of an apparent assault Friday by a neighbor at Paul's home in Bowling Green, a spokesman for Kentucky's junior senator said Sunday. Senior adviser Doug Stafford said Paul's injuries cause pain that could persist for weeks, perhaps even months, but that the Republican plans to return to the U.S. Senate soon.
Man Used Ice Cream Truck to Lure,
Sexually Assault Children in North Carolina

A North Carolina man is accused of using an ice cream truck in October to lure and sexually assault at least two young boys, according to police. Isam Fathee Mohamed Rahmah, 51, of Durham, faces charges of first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child, Durham police said in a news release Friday. Rahmah surrendered to authorities late Friday and is being held on a $1 million bond, according to Durham County records.
The Next Big Hollywood Sex Scandal is Already Breaking ...
at Nickelodeon

Rumblings are growing louder and louder that one of Hollywood's biggest producers of children's entertainment is about to be outed as a major incubator for pedophile executives and their twisted manipulations. A former child actor over a week ago... told me that in her youth she worked on one of Dan Schneider's shows very briefly. She told me, "My friend was molested by that man... on set. Everyone knew it. No one said a word."
Venezuela: Teenage Girls Turn to Prostitution to Fight Starvation
The number of Venezuelans selling sex has risen exponentially in recent years, as people are forced into the industry as a means of survival. The growing levels of famine have also led to other extraordinary incidents of people searching for food, including cannibalism, eating stray dogs, and stealing zoo animals in order to feed themselves.
LA Times Male Columnist Slammed for Sarah Sanders Remarks
A political reporter for the Los Angeles Times is under fire for making sexist remarks about White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in his latest anti-Trump column. In the article ‘Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the right mouthpiece for a truth-twisting president’ published Wednesday morning, David Horsey compared Sanders to a ‘chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games.’

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