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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)

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

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and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

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The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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You Want Leaks? Let’s Give Them Leaks
Doug Ross
We're more than 100 days in to the new administration and we're still waiting for evidence that a single person in the Trump camp "colluded" with the Russians on a topic more serious than the best brand of vodka. In fact, thanks to the liberal authors of the new bestseller Shattered, we now know that the Clinton camp invented the collusion tale to help explain their devastating loss. The media, despite the progressive provenance of the story, The New York Times and The Washington Post continue to publish coordinated leaks by "unnamed sources" intended to wound the president.

Combating the Power of Media Lies
Michael S. Kochin
The media will print the false and the true because, unlike General Motors or Pfizer who have to pay damages when they are proven negligent, the Supreme Court in Times v. Sullivan granted the media immunity for anything they say about a "public figure" as long as the reporters and editors can provide a colorable claim of mere incompetence.


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Week ending 21 May 2017

When Does All That Evidence of Collusion Arrive?
Jim Geraghty
Democrats are increasingly convinced that the seemingly endless storm of allegations around Trump will inevitably lead to his impeachment, and an impeachment that will come soon, not late in Trump’s first term. They’re convinced that evidence of Trump violating the law exists, and they’re convinced that the FBI or the investigating committees in Congress will find it.
Obama Commutes Traitor's Sentence –
Chelsea Manning Freed from Kansas Military Prison

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was freed from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday morning after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence. President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency in his final days in office in January. The Army said Tuesday that Manning would remain on active duty in a special, unpaid status that will legally entitle her to taxpayer-funded military medical care.
The Underreported Success of the Trump Presidency
David Prentice
There are a lot of positive moves coming from Washington, and it’s important that we highlight them, since the media won’t. We have a gifted group in power, they are doing what is necessary to allow us to hold. As conservatives, it’s important to understand what their accomplishments are, how they are helping, and do what we can in support. The underreported:
Thanks to Deregulation, Trump is Starting to Drain the Swamp
Adam Brandon
Recent headlines out of Washington paint a depressing picture. Of course, this isn't anything new, just different names and reversed roles. However there is something different going on these days and Americans ought to look beyond the salacious headlines. If they do, they'll see swamp water beginning to swirl down the drain, as the Trump administration and Congress are making historic progress against decades of job-killing regulations.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is Sued to
Come Clean on Secret Airport Meeting with Bill Clinton

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice in Washington on Wednesday demanding more information about the meeting, which led to Lynch stepping aside from the server investigation. As head of the Department of Justice, Lynch was supposed to be deciding whether to proceed with charging Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized server arrangements while she was secretary of state.
Mueller Must Investigate Everything or It's Worthless
Roger L. Simon
Robert Mueller's investigation will be incomplete if he does not deal with and resolve the competing narratives about what has transpired. Narrative one is that Donald Trump and/or one or several of his entourage colluded in some manner with the Russians over election 2016. Narrative two is that Democrats and much of the media have not accepted the results of the election and are smearing Trump to drive him from office or seriously wound him to the degree that he will accomplish nothing.
Comey's Actions Don't Show Any Trump 'obstruction'
F.H. Buckley
The best evidence that that's what Trump meant and how Comey understood it is what happened next: Nothing. Comey didn't say anything about shutting down the investigation. And he didn't resign. If Comey had been ordered to stand down, I expect he would've quit. He didn't – which suggests he didn't think he had to abandon the investigation.
BOOM! Newt Gingrich Drops Seth Rich Bombshell:
DNC Operative was Behind Wikileaks DNC Email Release

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.
EXCLUSIVE: Media Matters and Soros 2017-2020 Media Assault Plan Exposed Including ‘Trump War Room’ Operations, #BrockGate
A new document, titled “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action”, was discovered recently that reveals a liberal coalition of business entities and groups and their plans to influence the media and the general public for the 2017-2020 period featuring everything from Russian-conspiracy jargon to anti-Trump dictums. The four entities are as follows: Media Matters for America, American Bridge, CREW, and Shareblue. Each has their own strategic plan.

BrockGate: Playbook Shows Media Matters Has Access to
Raw Data from Facebook, Twitter, and More

Following yesterday’s exploration of the #BrockGate documents and our look at Media Matters’ “Trump War Room”, new findings indicate that Media Matters has access to the raw data of numerous social media platforms, plus the power to influence their understanding on what is and isn’t “fake news”.
FEC Boss Who Tried to Muzzle Drudge Now on Soros Payroll
The former chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, who famously eyed regulating the politics of conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, has joined an advocacy group funded by George Soros and run by his son. Ann Ravel is the first fellow listed with the California advocacy group New America.
Does Google Have a Liberal Bias?
Search Results for Roger Ailes Speak Volumes

The former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, has passed. He was arguably one of the most consequential individuals in media and politics in the last century, and he leaves behind a loving wife and son. He also leaves behind a cadre of loyal former employees who love and respect him. But if you run a Google search on him, you’ll find that the top results consist almost entirely of articles from several liberal publications savaging his reputation as a person.
Obama Holdouts in Trump Administration
Hiding Hillary Emails for YEARS

Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton is astounded: The Trump officials he finds working on Freedom of Information cases he files are still, typically, Obama holdovers. Those holdovers, he told The Daily Caller News Foundation, are telling Judicial Watch it will be years before it can get former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. “Frankly,” Fitton told TheDCNF, “we should be waiting just a few months for them to get their act together.”
Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton ‘is a completely hollow woman’
Emily Jashinsky
"Hillary, when she first declared that she was a candidate," the bestselling author explained, "they asked her about her policies... and she refused to answer. They had to poll for her to find out what her policies were," said Paglia, delineating Clinton's failures with a detectable air of exasperation. "She was waiting for all her people to sift through polling data. They had to poll for her to find out what her policies were." "That, for me, confirmed my complete lack of respect for her," Paglia revealed.
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Trey Gowdy Stops Just Short of Calling Collusion on the
Clintons and the DOJ

Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Fox News Tuesday night that the Clintons' "entanglements" with the Department of Justice run much deeper than the average viewer may know. On Fox News' "The Story," Gowdy cryptically told host Martha McCallum that he believes "history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were."
Judge Throws Out 'Clock Boy' Discrimination Suit Against School
Pamela Geller
Jihad scammers rightfully tossed out of court. You remember "Clockmed," aka Ahmed Mohamed. Mohamed took apart an LCD digital clock and stuck it in a box. What he put together resembled a homemade bomb. Even though he admitted it looked "suspicious," Ahmed brought it to school. When teachers and school administration officials became concerned for the safety of the students, they walked into Clockmed's trap.

“The conceptual penis as a social construct.”
A fake social science paper got published in a “peer reviewed” journal, demonstrating the intellectual vacuousness of “culture studies” in academia. The phony paper even linked “toxic masculinity” to climate change, which surely must have made the “peers” salivate:
Academic hoax gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” journal
WHO Spends More on Travel Costs Than Fighting AIDS
The World Health Organization is spending more money on the travel bug than on fighting AIDS or malaria, according to a new report. The UN health agency blows around $200 million a year on travel costs so its honchos can fly business class and stay in five-star hotels – more than what it reserves for battling some of the world’s biggest health crisis, the AP reports.
Teachers' Union Contract Guarantees Jail-Time Pay
Staff members at the nation's largest teachers' union are guaranteed pay for the time they spend in jail if it is related to union work. Staffers at the National Education Association, the union that represents about 3 million American educators and school employees, are entitled to their standard wage rate during their incarceration, according to a copy of their contract first reported by the non-profit The 74
Ringling Brothers Circus Closes After Nearly 150 Years
After nearly 150 years, the show will not go on for the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which is performing its final act on Sunday. As Ringling Bros. prepares to take its final bow before a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum in the suburbs of New York City, circus performers and enthusiasts lamented the shutting down of "The Greatest Show on Earth." Yet animal rights activists who have sparred with Ringling for years said the end could not come soon enough.
Bob Beckel Fired by Fox News
Thomas Lifson
More turmoil at the Fox News Channel, as Bob Beckel, a cast member of the prime time program The Five, has been fired in a scandal with shocking racial overtones. Dave Bauder of the Associated Press reports: Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.
Florida Mayor Under Fire for Joke About Turning Machine Guns on
Press and Making Them ‘Cry Like Little Girls’

When Tampa, Florida Mayor Bob Buckhorn made jokes about pointing huge machine guns at journalists and making them “cry like little girls,” he likely didn’t realize that many of the journalists in the audience at the military convention he was speaking at had already had guns in their faces.

Week ending 14 May 2017

Comey's Firing is a Gift to the FBI
Michael Walsh
Let's cut right to the chase: James Comey should have been fired immediately following his disastrous press briefing last July, in which he candidly laid out the case against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information and then refused to recommend charges. Overstepping his authority while radiating sanctimony, arrogating power while clumsily intervening in the election, Comey deserved to be sacked on the spot.
Fact Check: It's a Lie That the GOP Healthcare Bill
Abandons People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Guy Benson
It is simply a lie to say that the AHCA guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions. One can argue that perhaps $130 billion (not $8 billion, as some are dishonestly pretending) might at some point prove insufficient to covering the people described in layerfour, but I think any such assessment is at best hypothetical and premature. Either way, it's a very different critique than the scare-mongering going around right now.
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U.S. Unemployment Claims at Lowest Level Since 1988

The end of April saw the fewer workers getting unemployment benefits than anytime in the last 28 years, the Department of Labor reported Thursday in a sign of the labor market's increasing health. Just 1.9 million people received unemployment insurance benefits at the end of the month, the fewest since 1988. Benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states.
Signs of Oil Boomlet in North Dakota After Pipeline Finished
There are hundreds more jobs than takers in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch. Finding a hotel room, parking space or table at a restaurant is no longer easy. More than two years after the state's unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota – the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas – is experiencing a sort of boomlet that has pushed daily production back above 1 million barrels daily.
GOP Lawmakers Mark Success by Flipping Rules from Obama Era
Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment.
Comey Firing Could Spur New Review of Clinton Case,
Immunity Deals, Ex-Agent Says

President Trump's decision to fire James Comey touched off widespread speculation in Washington over what will happen to the FBI's Russia meddling probe – but the prospect of new leadership at the bureau also could hold implications for the 'closed' Hillary Clinton email case. Brian Weidner, a veteran former FBI agent, suggested both the case and the immunity deals struck during that investigation could be revisited.
Report: Comey Plotted to Avoid Charges Against Hillary
BEFORE the FBI Interviewed Her

Amidst the fallout from the firing of FBI director James Comey, a new report reveals that Comey actually planned not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over the use of her private email server well before she was interviewed by the FBI. The lengthy report featured in The New Yorker portrays Comey as an individual who had a tragic fall from grace in his futile attempt to be the independent man in Washington, D.C.
Sally Yates was the Real Blackmailer
Paul Sperry
In dramatic testimony Monday, Obama holdover Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she warned the incoming White House its newly installed national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was "compromised" by a lie and therefore a potential "blackmail target" of the Russians. President Trump can be forgiven for ignoring her warning. It was Yates who was blackmailing him.
Aetna is Latest Health Insurer to Quit ALL Obamacare Markets
Aetna Inc. will leave the few remaining states where it had been selling Obamacare plans next year, making it the latest health insurer to pull out of the health law as Republicans attack the program as failing and work to dismantle it ... The Hartford, Connecticut-based insurer already said last year it would pull out of 11 states, and in the last month announced plans to exit Iowa and Virginia.
Majority of Unemployed Americans Want Obamacare Repealed
Most unemployed Americans favor repealing Obamacare and say it would be easier to get a job if there was less illegal immigration, according to a survey from Express Employment Professionals. The group surveyed 1,500 Americans age 18 and older who were unemployed from March 14 to April 6.
Major Gun Control Group is Riven by Leadership Dispute
Kerry Picket
After multiple staff departures from gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its spinoff Moms Demand Action, activists say a top decision-maker at both groups is making life difficult for those in the movement. According to sources close to Everytown, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and advisory board member of Everytown, remains a problem within both groups.

"F" Stands for "Fail:" 7th Grader "Likes" Toy Gun Photo on Instragram, Gets Suspended from School
If you follow gun control politics even casually, you know three things. One, gun control advocates are positively and unshakable fixated – not just on taking your guns – but on making the very idea of a gun a thoughtcrime. Two, there is nothing "reasonable" about their methods or their goals. Three, their activities have nothing to do with public safety (or reality, in most cases) and instead spring from a pathological impulse to assert their will and ideology over others.
Intel Report:
Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban

Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic "would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons."
‘Impeach Maxine Waters’ Street Art Appears
Near Inglewood Town Hall Meeting

A bus shelter poster blares “Impeach Maxine Waters” with Waters’ face superimposed over James Brown’s mugshot. “Race baiter, old & out of touch, poverty pimp,” the poster reads. “End this abusive marriage by divorcing yourself from the Democratic Party.” Even fictional street signs were posted:
Democrat Refers to Middle America as 'Podunk, USA'
A Democratic lawmaker from California referred to Middle America as "Podunk, USA," during a committee meeting last week, several sources inside the meeting told the Washington Free Beacon. Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.
Calif. Dem. Assemblyman Pushes Bill to Guarantee
Teachers Cannot Shoot Back if Attackers Strike

California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-7) is pushing legislation to take away school administrators’ power to allow teachers with a Carry Concealed Weapon license (CCW) to be armed in classrooms for self-defense. McCarty’s bill–AB 424–was introduced months ago and is snaking its way through the legislative process.
Sharia in New Jersey: Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Child Marriage Ban
Pamela Geller
Gov. Chris Christie stood in opposition to a bill that would have banned all underage marriage citing religious freedom. Does Christie sanction female genital mutilation, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, jihad terror and Islamic Jew-hatred, citing religious freedom? Is anyone surprised that Governor Christie would come down on the side of sharia law? This is the man who said, ” Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies.” How about the victims of child marriage, forced marriage – is he tired of dealing with those crazies, too?
Largest Gang Roundup Yet as Feds Nab 1,378;
One-third Were Foreign Nationals

Calling it a record sweep, the federal government announced today the arrests of 1,378 people who were targeted in a six-week-long operation that took down some of the nation's most dangerous gang members, from alleged drug dealers and killers to alleged human smugglers and sex traffickers, the government said. Of the total arrested, two-thirds were U.S. citizens, one-third were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
Squirrel Cal Poly Professor Argues Squirrels Are
Subjected to Racially-Charged Media Bias

Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an associate professor of liberal studies at Cal Poly, argues in a recently published postmodernist research paper that eastern fox squirrels are on the receiving end of racially-charged media bias. Lloro-Bidart claims that she worked towards such a conclusion by analyzing the coverage of eastern fox squirrels through "feminist posthumanist," and "feminist food studies" lenses.
This has to be tax payer funded "research"
Conservative Sitcom "Last Man Standing" Cancelled for
No Apparent Reason... “It’s like 1930s Germany,” said Tim Allen

Following the success of his previous sitcom “Home Improvement,” his latest one “Last Man Standing” about a manly businessman living with his wife and three daughters, did not shy away from Allen’s political views. The ratings showed that a television series about a politically conservative character could carry its own weight, even in the era of Obama. However, the show will not be returning to ABC's line-up.
Gov. Scott Walker Slams ABC for 'playing politics' After
Canceling Conservative Tim Allen Sitcom 'Last Man Standing'

Emily Jashinsky
After ABC canceled the sitcom "Last Man Standing," Walker called the network out for "playing politics" with a popular show. Tweeting a link to a Daily Wire article that made the case the show was canceled for its conservative bent, Walker wrote to leading actor Tim Allen, "Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad."
PBS–NY Public Schools Promote Course Justifying Suicide Bombings
A lesson plan developed in New York state and promoted by the New York State Education Department called "Dying to be a Martyr," features video interviews with Islamic terrorists who explain why their attacks on Israelis are justified, according to an investigation by The Blaze. For the last decade, the plan has been offered to teachers through the taxpayer-funded Public Broadcasting Service's "LearningMedia" website.
DUI Suspect in Hit-Run Crash That Left Boy, 6,
Badly Hurt was Deported 15 Times

A drunken driving suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro ... had been deported from the U.S. at least 15 times, authorities said. Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, was last deported Jan. 18, with at least 14 prior cases since 2002, federal authorities said. Banda-Acosta is accused of speeding... running a stop sign ... and slamming his pickup into a Honda Accord about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The pickup driver did not stop.

Week ending 7 May 2017

Bad News for the Trump-Russia Tinfoil-Hat Brigade;
Comey Basically Stated There Was No Russian Connection

Paul Sperry
During a Capitol Hill hearing this week over his investigation into allegations President Trump worked with the Kremlin to steal the election, FBI Director James Comey showed his hand, and he's not holding any aces. The conclusion that Russia tried to steal the election for Trump is based on pure speculation about how Putin thinks. The notion Trump was in Putin's back pocket doesn't even factor into it.
How the Left Thinks
Greg Penglis
The problem with all Leftist arguments and debates on any position is that they completely blur any distinction between lawful and lawless, in an effort to confuse, distort, and force their position that since everyone is lawless in some way, no one is, and individualism still means everyone is the responsibility of everyone else, from each according to their wealth, to each according to their fair share.
Obama White House Counsel Part of Early Talks on
Clinton Email Release, FBI Notes Show

The Obama administration's White House counsel was directly involved in deliberations over the release of Hillary Clinton emails as early as spring 2015, according to handwritten FBI agent notes released by the bureau late Friday. The notes offer a raw account of the case from the perspective of FBI agents. Much of the content already had been documented in previously released FBI interview summaries, called 302s. The reference to "Counsel," however, appears to be the earliest confirmation of White House involvement.
How Liberals Use Compassion to Hurt People
John Hawkins
Is "compassion" really compassion if it's based almost entirely on political gain and virtue signaling? Apparently liberals think so. Don't underestimate the impact of this tactic. Deciding which people in society we are supposed to all empathize with and which we are indifferent to is a powerful tool.
The Democrats' Pre-Existing Condition Scam
Betsy McCaughey
There is a consensus that people with pre-existing conditions should be able to get insurance. The issue is who pays the hefty price tag. ObamaCare forced healthy buyers in the individual market to foot the entire bill. That's why their premiums have doubled since the law went into effect. The new House bill sets up a fairer way: a $130 billion pot of money, federally funded, to pay for people with pre-existing conditions.
AHCA Fails to Cover Pre-Existing Progressive Hysteria
David Catron
The Republicans cruelly ignored a rapidly spreading epidemic as they crafted the partial repeal of Obamacare that passed in the House yesterday: They failed to include any provision in AHCA that provides mental health benefits for balmy liberals whose thin tether to sanity has been severed by the success of the GOP and President Trump.
Nancy Pelosi Says Letting People Keep Money They Earn is Stealing
Brian Anderson
If you ever had any doubt that democrats consider your money theirs, Nancy Pelosi just erased that. According to her, if you are "allowed" to keep the money you earn, that's really stealing from poor people who didn't earn it. I know this is some dizzying liberal logic, but that's how they like things. Their hope is to make things so confusing that you can't tell how bulls#!t it all is.
Fake News from NY Times – Correspondent Falsely Reports House Members Voted to Exempt Themselves from GOP Health Care Bill
A New York Times correspondent falsely reported Thursday on Twitter that members of the House of Representatives unanimously voted to exempt themselves from the Republican health care bill. The House voted 429-0 to pass a bill rectifying the mistake, preventing lawmakers from being exempted. But the New York Times' Chief White House Correspondent, Peter Baker, apparently misunderstood the vote.
It's Not Just CNN: Now ABC, CBS and NBC
All Refuse to Run Trump's 'FAKE NEWS' Advert

Donald Trump's ongoing feud with TV networks not named 'Fox News' has clicked into a new gear as ABC, CBS and NBC have all joined CNN in refusing to run an ad from the president's re-election campaign committee. The ad shows hosts from all four networks under a banner that reads 'FAKE NEWS.'
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Rasmussen: Voters Don't Trust Polls, See Anti-Trump Bias
Most voters don't trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop President Trump's agenda. Just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say they trust most political polls. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% do not trust most political polls. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided.
Outside Influence? $10B Lawsuit Accuses George Soros of
Political Meddling in Foreign Country

The 86-year-old investor, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial empire, used his sway with the government of Guinea to freeze Israeli company BSG Resources out of the West African nation's lucrative iron ore mining contracts, according to the suit filed last month in New York Federal Court by BSG Resources.
What is Peer-Reviewed Literature Saying About the Climate?
58 Link Climate Changes to Solar Activity in 2017 Alone

Earlier this month, the first installment in the accumulating list of hundreds of new peer-reviewed scientific papers supporting a skeptical position on climate change alarm was made available. Just in the last few weeks alone, another 20 scientific papers were identified which link solar variations to climate changes, which means 58 papers have already been published in 2017.
Climate Change: A Serious Farce
Klaus Rohrich
It's long been an article of faith among western progressives, who never tire of looking for reasons to condemn western culture, that climate change is the result of capitalist exploitation of the planet. And progressives are well known for believing that any problem, no, all problems, are soluble if we just give the experts appointed by government free reign.
UN Consultant Whitewashes Female Genital Mutilation As
'Gender-Egalitarian Surgeries'

An anthropologist who worked as a consultant for the United Nations and previously worked for the federal government under the Obama admin. whitewashed the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) as "gender-egalitarian surgeries"... Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu compared the brutal practice to male circumcision and complained that FGM opponents have "conflated" minor operations – which she referred to as a "nick" – with the most severe cases of female genital mutilation.
Sharia Councils and Sexual Abuse in Britain
Khadija Khan
The most recent scandal surrounding the sexual exploitation of Muslim women by Islamic religious leaders in the UK is yet further proof of the way in which Britain is turning a blind eye to horrific practices going on right under its nose... It is British law, not sharia, law that protects Muslim individuals and couples, as it does any other citizen. Contrary to what apologists for this travesty say, the plight of Muslim women should be treated as an issue of human rights.
Obama's Team Asked for NSA Secrets On More Than
30,000 Americans in 2016

Officials searched both metadata and the actual contents of communications for the names of more than 30,000 US citizens, according to data released by the he Office of the Director of National Intelligence this week. And more than 3,000 of the resulting intelligence reports were then circulated among government departments without the names of the searched parties being redacted, sources with direct knowledge told Circa.
Rand Paul Requests Info On Whether Obama Surveilled Him
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he has asked the intelligence community and White House for any evidence that he was surveilled by former President Barack Obama. "I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by Obama admin and or the Intel community!" Paul tweeted Friday.
Florida Woman Shoots Home Intruder Who Followed,
Forced Entry Into Her Home

Jenn Jacques
Ladies, I've said it before and I'll say it again: you cannot expect to stay safe if you are not situationally aware of your surroundings. This Guns Saving Lives story out of Jacksonville, FL highlights how important it is to always be aware and have an option for self-defense. Police say a woman was being trailed Wednesday morning as she drove into her neighborhood and pulled up to her house on North Myrtle Street.

California Homeowner Grabs Gun and Camera to
Teach Burglars a Lesson

Thanks to some quick thinking, a homeowner in the Golden State was able to give everyone an inside look into just how having a gun can (and does) save lives and stop crime! California homeowner Yan Zhang, along with his wife and children, were in their Chino Hills home when he heard five home intruders attempting to enter the house through a balcony at the rear of the home.

Two Shooters Killed in Arlington Restaurant as
Good-Guy with Gun Ends Rampage

Arlington police are still trying to process a horrific shooting scene that unfolded at a popular restaurant and bar, leaving a manager and the suspect dead. Police flooded the Zona Caliente Sports Bar at about 6:15 p.m. after receiving calls of an active shooter. The shooter James Jones, 48, and employee Cesar Perez, 37, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Bible Club Shut Down By Tennessee Grade School
Todd Starnes
The folks who run the school district in Bartlett, Tennessee have shut down a grade school Bible Club. Since last fall, first and second graders at Altruria Elementary School have gathered before the school day to read Bible stories under the watchful eyes of teachers. But all that changed when the school district capitulated to a bunch of militant atheists and agnostics and abruptly shut down the Bible club.
Tax Lies for the Gullible
Thomas Sowell
One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase "tax cuts for the rich," which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates.
Florida: Designated Terrorist Group CAIR is Outraged
That Students Were Shown the Film, "Obsession"

Obsession is a Clarion Project film about the threat of Islam to Western civilization. Using unique footage from Arab television and expert interviews, it reveals an "insider view" of the hatred the Muslims are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. The film also traces the parallels between the Nazi movement of World War II and the Islamic radicals of today and the Western world's response to both threats.
Who Cares About Janet Napolitano's Worthless Apology to
California Legislators?

Katy Grimes
There are numerous news articles about University of California President Janet Napolitano apologizing to legislators this week over a state audit which found $175 million squirreled away in a secret account, while the UC universities were increasing tuition costs on students. The problem is, her apology is hollow, meaningless, worthless, or any number of synonyms for her senseless drivel. She knows nothing will happen to her.

Week ending 30 April 2017

Obama's Hidden Iran Deal Giveaway
How Obama Lied to the Public and to Congress

Josh Meyer
When President Barack Obama announced the "one-time gesture" of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who "were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses" last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran's pledge to free five Americans.
Obama Lied – and Now the Truth
Jack Engelhard
So how much of our money did Obama ship to the terrorist regime in Iran? We hear $150 billion. We are not sure. Could be a dollar less, a dollar more. We’ll never know for sure. That’s because his entire administration operated in the dark. That’s how he governed and that’s how he got himself elected, in lies and in stealth, and the news media did the rest.
The FBI is Investigating Bernie Sanders's Wife
Over Sketchy Land Deal

Justice Department officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have investigated the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – and may still be investigating her – over her role in the possibly fraudulent acquisition of nearly $7 million in tax-exempt bonds when she was the president of Burlington College. An extremely ambitious expansion and fundraising effort spearheaded by Jane Sanders ended up bankrupting the tiny, private and now-defunct school in Burlington, Vermont. It closed its doors – suddenly and permanently – in 2016.
13 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in
His First 100 Days

As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have worked with Congress to rescind more regulations using the Congressional Review Act than any other president. The Congressional Review Act, the tool Trump and lawmakers are using to undo these regulations, allows Congress to repeal executive branch regulations in a certain window of time.
Is Trump's Biggest First 100 Day Accomplishment Muting the Media?
President Trump fought the media and, well, Trump won. After 100 days, this has been the president's most visible achievement. More Americans believe Trump's word than the journalists he's left black-and-blue. Altogether, 37 percent of Americans, according to a new poll by Morning Consult, say they trust the White House more than the press, while 29 percent chose the media.
Greedy Grifters Barack & Michelle Obama
Robbing Blind the Party That Made Them

Judi McLeod
Wake Up Call for all the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) activists: You can’t OCCUPY WALL STREET, because greedy grifters Barack and Michelle Obama are already squatting on it... Stunning the corrupt liberal base, as most of us know, is not an easy thing to do. Is anyone other than the OWS and the ‘Snowflakes’ really surprised that the never-vetted-by-mainstream-media Obamas turn out to be nothing other than two greedy grifters who took advantage of their White House stay to salt big bucks away?
Makes $400K at A&E event
Here's How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been
Hoodwinking Americans is part of the environmentalist agenda.

Walter E. Williams
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let's take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today's environmentalists' predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind."
Let's Penalize People for Having 'extra kids' –
Bill Nye's Outrageous Idea

Todd Starnes
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is one diabolical sicko. These days Mr. Nye hosts a series on Netflix – Bill Nye Saves the World. The other day – he pondered this question – should people be penalized for having extra kids. Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, told Mr. Nye it was a good idea. “I do think that we should at least consider it,” he said.
George Soros-Backed Climate March Brings Celebs to National Mall on Sweltering Saturday
The people backing the march range from the Communist Party USA, the Sierra Club, CODEPINK, and the Barack Obama-backed Organizing for Action. But the man funding many of the organizations listed on the march's website as members of the steering committee have received millions of dollars from George Soros, the left-wing billionaire who has deep roots in the U.S. environmental movement and other liberal causes.
Ignorance, Intolerance, Violence
Paul Driessen
Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive and intolerant.
NY Times Readers Lose Their Minds
Steven Hayward
Bret Stephens recently left the Wall Street Journal editorial page to become an op-ed columnist at the New York Times... I noticed that after the announcement of Stephens’s hiring by the Times the climatistas went berserk, because Stephens departed from orthodoxy on climate change at the Journal. But kudos for Stephens, as he decided to write his very first Times column on . . . climate change! And now he’s likely sitting back with a nice cool drink in his hand and enjoying the Times readership having a collective meltdown.
Times Columnist Blasted by ‘Nasty Left’ for Climate Change Piece
A New York Times columnist who was “harangued” for months by “bullying Trump supporters” says he’s now being blasted by the “nasty left” -- after he penned a piece about how absurd it was to blindly support climate change, without listening to both sides of the argument. Former Wall Street Journal writer Bret Stephens has now managed to draw ire from the left after his column ran online Friday.
Report: A More Conservative Alternative to Fox News is in the Works
According to a source close with the negotiations, "conservative fat cats" are talking very seriously about launching a rival to Fox News Network. The reports come amid continued internal turmoil within the solitary mainstream right-leaning news network, turmoil largely caused by external scrutiny over sexual harassment allegations directed at two high-profile figures and what appears to be a power shift at the top.
College Speaker Whines About Prison but Fails to Mention That
She Tortured and Killed a Man

Convicted felon Donna Hylton spoke on a civil rights panel at a fancypants college earlier this month but completely failed to mention that she – along with several others – kidnapped a man, forcibly sodomized him with a steel pole and then tortured him to death. When a student at the event asked Hytlon about the heinous crime, a second panelist loudly berated the student for having "embarrassed" Hylton.
Former Democrat Congresswoman Corrine Brown Ripped Off
Own Charity to Fund Lavish Lifestyle

Federal attorneys on Wednesday opened their case in the trial of Corrine Brown, who from 2013 to 2017 was the Democratic representative from Florida's 5th congressional district. Brown stands accused of multiple fraud and conspiracy charges for allegedly funneling contributions from the scholarship charity she started, One Door for Education, to her personal bank accounts.
Rasmussen: GOP Voters Like Trump’s First 100 Days;
Democrats Really Don’t

Voters tend to think President Trump has failed to deliver in his first 100 days in office, but that’s largely because Democrats are so unhappy. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump’s first 100 days have been a success. But a closer look finds that 57% of Republicans think Trump’s first 100 days have been successful versus 72% of Democrats who regard them as a failure.
Dems Struggle with Abortion Litmus Test
Democrats are grappling over whether support for abortion rights should be a litmus test for candidates as the party seeks to rebuild from its devastating 2016 defeat. The internal debate spilled out into the open last week when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced a firestorm of criticism from women’s rights groups for inviting a Nebraska mayoral candidate who supported an anti-abortion measure in the past to a Democratic unity tour event.
Palestinians: This is How We Intimidate Journalists
Bassam Tawil
Seven Palestinian journalists are the latest victims of the Palestinian Authority's (PA) continued crackdown on the media. The repressive measures are aimed at silencing critical voices among the journalists and deterring others from reporting stories that reflect negatively on the Palestinian leadership in particular and Palestinians in general. In the view of President Mahmoud Abbas and his PA, Palestinian journalists exist to write stories slamming Israel or praising PA leaders.
Saudi Arabia's 'Lavish' Gift to Indonesia: Radical Islam
Mohshin Habib
Prior to Saudi Arabia's attempts to spread Salafism across the Muslim world, Indonesia did not have terrorist organizations such as Hamas Indonesia, Laskar Jihad, Hizbut Tahrir, Islamic Defenders Front and Jemmah Islamiyah, to name just a few. Today, it is rife with these groups, which adhere strictly to Islamic sharia law, Saudi Arabia's binding legal system, and which promote it in educational institutions.
Islamophobia: Embrace It and Pass It On!
Dave Merrick
Some fears are good. Today we live in a world of tv-zombified simpletons who don’t recognize the wisdom that grew from the analogy of a youngster touching a hot stove. The punch line that flowered from that tiny proverb, of course, is that the child learned the hard lesson of not touching whatever experience warned him not to touch. Simple enough... These days the quickest way to get the world to line up for and fully support ANYTHING is to put the word ‘phobia’ behind whatever is being promoted. Everyone then cringes at being the target of ridicule that will be aimed at the ‘phobes’.
Cultural Marxism and Euphemisms
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Cultural Marxist academics, their sycophant students, and the main stream media are at war with America – a war of violent Marxist ideology and a war of cleverly chosen words and euphemisms that appear time and time again in many college courses, high school classes, in propaganda literature, newspapers, conferences, and in the manufactured news.
‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale
Jarrett Stepman
In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, "Communism for Kids" is coming to a bookstore near you. This newly released book from MIT Press "proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism."
What Would Happen if We Killed All the Mosquitoes?
Bill Gates called mosquitoes “the deadliest animal in the world” for their incessant spreading of deadly diseases like malaria, which killed an estimated 429,000 in 2015 alone. Nearly half the world lives at risk of the disease, said the World Health Organization, which made the estimate. Depending on where you live, mosquitoes may range from an itch-inducing annoyance to a constant threat. That’s led scientists to ask: What if we killed them all?
Southern Schools: Let Us Eat Grits!
Todd Starnes
When President Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, we had no idea he was secretly plotting to ban biscuits and grits. The 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act strictly limited calories, fat, salt, sugar and just about everything else that makes food edible – including grits. It was the War of Culinary Aggression.

Week ending 23 April 2017

CNN Admits Their Reports On Fox News Anchor Were False;
Napolitano was Right! Shep Smith was Wrong!

Looks like CNN has some apologizing to do. After Judge Andrew Napolitano was suspended from Fox News for reporting that former President Barack Obama used British intelligence to help spy on Trump Tower, CNN has been on a non-stop attack. Until Friday, that is, when they confirmed that Napolitano was right – and, therefore, CNN's reports attacking him were ALL false.
The March for ... What?
Joe Bastardi
The March for Science is tomorrow and no one in their right mind would say they are against it because of its name. First of all, you are standing against the right of people to march for whatever cause they wish. Second, you would be portrayed as someone who is against science. I am all for science. I think the climate changes. It always has and always will. Yet I have been portrayed as anti-science and a climate change "denier" by many who will be marching for things I certainly believe in.
DOJ Puts Nine Sanctuary Cities on Notice;
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia Make Name-and-Shame List

The Trump administration put nine of the country's top sanctuary cities on notice Friday that they could soon have to give up some federal funds unless they can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security's efforts to deport illegal immigrants. The entire state of California is being targeted, as are the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cook County in Illinois and Miami-Dade County in Florida round out the list.
How the Trump Administration Is Working to
Clean Up the Messes It Inherited

Charles Sauer
Like a bachelor before a date, the Obama administration rushed around during the transition hiding dirty laundry for the incoming administration. And now, almost 100 days in, the Trump team is still working to find and undo a handful of under-reported bureaucratic messes left behind. The Obama administration was on cruise control before the election because almost everyone in the president's circle was sure that Hillary Clinton would win.
Netherlands: Machete-wielding Man Shouting Allahu Akbar
Shot Down by Cops in City Center

The man is seen holding the large knife before being shot by police in the terrifying incident in the Schilderswijk borough of The Hague, Holland. The shooting on April 12 was not initially widely reported but after the clip surfaced online yesterday (April 20), it quickly spread on social media. Thousands of viewers have been sharing the video amid rising terror fears in the Netherlands.
Police: Muslim Indiana State University Professor
Fabricated Anti-Muslim Attack

Azhar Hussain, 56, assistant professor of aviation technology, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony charge of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harassment... On March 8, Hussain claimed to have received threatening emails containing anti-Muslim sentiments. And on March 24, Hussain claimed that he was attacked from behind while entering his campus office. But the professor fabricated all of the incidents, police say.
Khaled Abu Dahab, Convicted al Qaeda Recruiter,
Stripped of U.S. Citizenship

A former car salesman who admittedly operated a "communications hub" for Islamic terrorists from his California apartment was formally stripped of U.S. citizenship this week by a federal court judge. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell authorized Wednesday a court order officially denaturalizing Khaled Abu Dahab, an Egyptian-born al Qaeda recruiter who was given U.S. citizenship in 1997, the Justice Department said.
Genital Mutilation Victims Break Their Silence: 'This is demonic'
In a first-of-its kind federal prosecution, authorities have charged three people for their alleged roles in the genital cuttings of two 7-year-old Minnesota girls at a Livonia clinic in February. Authorities say the girls came to Michigan with their mothers, thinking it was a special girls trip, but ended up having their genitals cut instead.
2nd Doctor, Wife Arrested in Genital Mutilation Case
Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a Muslim sect. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar is accused of letting Dr. Jumana Nagarwala perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road. His wife, office manager Farida Attar, also was arrested and is accused of helping Nagarwala perform the mutilations, according to a 14-page complaint unsealed Friday in federal court.
'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Arrested for Conspiring to
Send Detonators to ISIS

Two suburban Chicago men and Black Lives Matter supporters were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for conspiring to support ISIS after a 19-month investigation showed they plotted to send a recruit and cell phone detonators to the terrorist organization. Federal officials arrested Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 35, around 5 a.m. Wednesday following a lengthy undercover investigation that involved four federal agents and a fifth person cooperating with the bust.
MSNBC Contributor Deletes Tweet Calling for
ISIS Bombing of Trump Propert

MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance wrote Tuesday on Twitter that he hoped the Islamic State would bomb President Donald Trump's property in Turkey... "This is my nominee for the first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property," Nance tweeted, and then later deleted.
Seattle's Gay Mayor Murray’s Alleged Sex Abuse Victim says
He Should Resign

One of the two men who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexual assault when they were teens in the 1980’s has spoken out about what he and his lifelong friend, Jeff Simpson, went through. Lloyd Anderson, now 51 and living in Florida, spoke with the Seattle magazine The Stranger and said his only goal is to have Ed Murray resign as mayor.
 Dem: Congress Should 'Educate' the Rest of America on
Importance of 'Sacred' DC

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday that Congress may need to "educate" people on why federal departments and agencies should be centralized on the "sacred ground" of D.C. Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, made the comments as the committee debated a House resolution encouraging federal agencies to relocate away from D.C. in an effort to get them outside the Washington region's political, cultural and economic bubble.
Incredible Arrogance!
Why can't the Clintons just go away?
Maureen Callahan
Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of high-profile speeches, joined Gov. Cuomo at his public unveiling of tuition-free college, refused to rule out a run for mayor of New York and issued an online video message exhorting fellow Democrats to fight on in her name. "The challenges we face," she said, "as a country and a party, are real." Clearly, Hillary still sees herself as the leader of the Democratic Party.
The Last Thing the Left Needs Is the third Iteration of a Failed Political Dynasty.
Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She is Doing
T.A. Frank
Amid investigations into Russian election interference, perhaps we ought to consider whether the Kremlin, to hurt Democrats, helped put Chelsea Clinton on the cover of Variety. Or maybe superstition explains it. Like tribesmen laying out a sacrifice to placate King Kong, news outlets continue to make offerings to the Clinton gods.
Cuomo Grants Clemency to Getaway Driver in Brinks Heist,
NY State Parole Board Denies Parole

A former radical who drove a getaway car during a Brinks armored car robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard has been denied parole. The New York state Parole Board denied Judith Clark’s bid for parole on Friday even after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with Clark in prison and made the decision to commute her sentence.
Trump Asks Obama Surgeon General to Resign,
Replaces Him with a Black Nurse: Libs Slam Her Credentials

For President Trump, no good deed goes unpunished. Trump asked Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, an Obama holdover, to step down. In his place, the president promoted Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general. Instead of applauding President Trump for elevating a black, female nurse to the post, leftists attacked Dr. Trent-Adams' credentials, saying she's "just a nurse."
President Trump and Melania Insist on Personally Awarding Purple Heart to Afghanistan Veteran at Walter Reed
Trump said he was so moved by the story of Sergeant 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17, that he wanted to do the honor himself. Melania stood by her husband's side at the visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, on Saturday.
Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump
More Americans say that the Democratic Party is "out of touch with the concerns of most Americans" than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said that the Democratic Party was "out of touch" with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is "in touch."
Howard Dean Lambasted for Falsely Claiming
First Amendment Doesn't Protect Hate Speech

Former Democratic National Committee chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean earned the scorn of social media Thursday when he tweeted that hate speech is not covered by the First Amendment. Dean was responding to a former New York Times reporter, who referenced a past comment made by conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
Left Eats Left: Union Says CAIR Fired Three for Labor Organizing
The union attempting to organize the national headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the Muslim civil rights group has fired three staffers in an effort to undermine the labor group's bid. CAIR says the union is spreading "misinformation." The charges and counter-charges are the latest escalation in the ongoing fight between CAIR and the Maryland-based Service Employees International Union Local 500, which has been trying to organize its staff since October.

Week ending 9 April 2017

Are the Hard Leftists Aligned with Radical Islamists?
Najat AlSaied
The leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying President Trump's position as a fight against Islam and Muslims. In fact, most moderate Muslims are not offended by the phrase "radical Islam," because they are very distressed by the fact that their religion has been commandeered by the radicals and transformed from a religion of peace into a more radical version.
A 1,389 Year-Old 'Phobia'?
Raymond Ibrahim
Fear and dislike of Islam has been the mainstream position among Christian/Western people for nearly 1,400 years – ever since Muhammad started raiding, plundering, massacring, and enslaving non-Muslims ("infidels") in the name of his god; and it is because his followers, Muslims, continue raiding, plundering, massacring, and enslaving "infidels" that fear and dislike of Islam – what is called "Islamophobia" – exists to this day.
Former Obama Advisors: Trump’s Syria Action Ends
“Years of Hypocrisy” That Undermined U.S.

Susan B. Glasser
... Many of the most head-snapping comments I heard came from Obama’s own top advisers, who had long pushed him to confront Assad more aggressively and viewed his 2013 refusal to take military action against Syria after drawing a “red line” on chemical weapons use as a major American foreign policy debacle. “Our administration never would have gotten this done in 48 hours,” one former senior official of the Obama administration told me. “It’s a complete indictment of Obama.”
Remember President Bush's claim about Iraq's WMD?
No, Susan Rice Would Have Had No Legitimate Reason to
Ask for the Unmasking

Dan Calabrese
There would have been no intelligence need for Susan Rice to ask for identities to be unmasked. If there had been a real need to reveal the identities – an intelligence need based on American interests – the unmasking would have been done by the investigating agencies. The national-security adviser is not an investigator. She is a White House staffer. The president’s staff is a consumer of intelligence, not a generator or collector of it.
It Starts with Rice: What did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?
Chip McLean
Now that Susan Rice has been exposed as the Obama official who authorized the unmasking of Trump transition team members, it is time to find out what other Obama officials – including Obama himself – knew about this highly unethical, and possibly illegal action by the former national security adviser.
Expert: Watch to See if Kim Jong-Un
Goes Into Hiding After Syria Strike

Gordon Chang, a Daily Beast columnist and author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On The World,” said in an emailed statement to Fox News Friday that the U.S. strike on the Syrian airfield “tells North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he must now heed American military power, something that he probably dismissed before.”
Sentenced to Death for "Insulting Islam"
Majid Rafizadeh
To radical Islamist groups, Islam is not a religion which all are free to pursue; it is a weapon. It is the most powerful tool that can be wielded with manipulative skill to control entire populations. Beneath their fierce rule, every aspect of daily life is dictated. What is worn, what is eaten, what you say and what you write are all scrutinized; violations of these stringent laws are met with extreme punishments.
Germany Moves to Ban Child Marriages
After Finding 1500 Cases Among Refugees

The German government agreed on a proposal Wednesday to outlaw child marriages after finding more than 1,500 cases of immigrant minors having adult spouses. The Central Register of Foreign Nationals has documented a surge in child marriages in recent years. As of July 2016, 1,500 minors of non-German background were registered as married, including 361 under the age of 14.
Top Mexican Prosecutor Jailed After
He Pleads Not Guilty to Funneling Drugs Into U.S.

A Mexican attorney general once targeted for death by drug dealers was jailed Saturday in Brooklyn for importing cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from his homeland to the United States. Suspect Edgar Veytia, known in his home state of Nayarit as “Diablo,” allegedly netted at least $250 million from the drug ring that opened for business in 2013 – the year of his election.
Arrests of Illegal Criminals Jumps 250% in One Week –
MS-13, Sex Offenders Targeted

As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C. That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier.
Incredible but True: Obama’s DOJ Protected Alien Child Rapist
Now Accused of Murder

An illegal alien who allegedly twice raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter now stands accused of murdering the girl after Obama’s Department of Justice refused to prosecute him on human smuggling charges. ICE officers were never able to deport the man despite a lengthy criminal history that includes charges of assault, burglary, and human smuggling.
Lawsuit Accuses Seattle Gay Mayor, Ed Murray, of Repeatedly
Raping Boys During the 1980s

As Democrats and feminists are famous for saying, all allegations must be believed, and the seriousness of the charge is all that counts. So we must assume this Democrat is guilty of  raping crack-addicted teenage boys. The lawsuit in King County Superior Court, filed under the man's initials, "D.H.," alleges Murray sexually abused the crack-cocaine addicted teen on numerous occasions for payments of $10 to $20.
First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page
IRS Cache Uncovered Last Month

Judicial Watch released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications.
Swing State Election Worker Charged with
Illegally Changing Records to Allow Felons to Vote

A North Carolina election worker has been charged with illegally altering voter records so hundreds of felons could vote, The News and Observer reports. "Incidents like these prove that attempts to encourage illegal voting, violate the law, and manipulate our voting process do exist and must be countered," Robin Hayes, the chairman of the state Republican party, said in a statement.
Black Man Wanted in East Charlotte Indian Store Arson,
Left Note Signed 'White America'

A man is wanted for setting fire to an Indian grocery store in east Charlotte Thursday night in what Charlotte-Mecklenbug police are calling a hate crime. Police say fire was set to the Central Market, described as a Nepali Indian store, just before 10 p.m. The shop is located in the 5700 block of Albemarle Road. A rock had been thrown through a window in the front door, burned by flames, when officers and firefighters arrived.
Attempt to lay blame on whites
Father of UCLA Basketball Star Makes Racist Statement About
White People, Liberal Media Yawns

In the shallow minds of left-stream reporters, accusations of racism are relative to skin color and political identity. Whites and Republicans are assumed to be inherently racist in their DNA. It’s a different story when a member of a minority group utters racist comments. This was apparent when LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball, uttered remarks to the Orange County Register that can only be taken as blatantly racist.
Second Opinion from Doctor Nets
Different Diagnosis 88% of Time, Mayo Study Finds

When it comes to treating a serious illness, two brains are better than one. A new study finds that nearly 9 in 10 people who go for a second opinion after seeing a doctor are likely to leave with a refined or new diagnosis from what they were first told. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic examined 286 patient records of individuals who had decided to consult a second opinion, hoping to determine whether being referred to a second specialist impacted one’s likelihood of receiving an accurate diagnosis.
Report: Veterans in Crisis Still Left Hanging By Help Line
Call centers established to help veterans in crisis are still failing to answer calls for help in a timely fashion, according to a new government oversight report disclosing that some veterans are still not receiving help in times of crisis. The VA crisis centers are supposed to answer 90 percent of crisis calls within 30 seconds. An investigation of covert calls to the centers found that this goal is still not being met, according to the report, which found that just 65 to 75 percent of calls were answered in the required time.
Chaplains + 20,000 Christian Activists Finally Push Back
Rev. Austin Miles
Because readers got out of their chairs and became visible by contacting representatives by phone, email and regular mail, office visits, sending letters to the editor challenging news reports, establishing a relationship with America’s leaders and standing up to be counted, a major victory astonished the enemy. Especially significant is that Communists do respect numbers. In this case they had the military chaplains along with 20,000 Christians to deal with demanding they uphold biblical values.
Wikileaks Bombshell:
Guccifer 2.0 Admits “Seth” Rich was DNC Leaker

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.

We Now Know Why FBI Won't Investigate Seth Rich Murder
Red State Watcher
Seth Rich has been the center of conversation for WikiLeaks since the start of the 2016 Presidential election. Some believe Rich was possibly the leaker that shared DNC emails with WikiLeaks, and was then murdered for doing so. Rich's murder has remained unsolved. This latest string of Tweets direct messages from supposedly from Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0 says his "whistle blower" was Seth Rich.
Target's Bruising Backlash Over Bathrooms
Nears One-Year Anniversary

As Target Corp. looks to reverse a decline in sales, executives at the retailer have studied the impact of a boycott from conservative groups over what, a year ago, seemed a pretty innocuous blog post about restroom use. The Wall Street Journal reports on the boycott, which followed a Target announcement in April 2016 that transgender people visiting its stores can use its restrooms and fitting rooms that match their gender identity.
Boycotts work
California Losses Another One –
Kubota Moves Headquarters to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, today in a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Greg Abbott... The company’s move to Texas from Torrance, Calif., is the most significant change it has undertaken in its successful 45-year history in the U.S...  “We are proud that job-creating industry leaders like Kubota are calling Texas home, and thank them for their confidence in the Lone Star State and the hard-working people of Grapevine,” Abbott said.

Week ending 2 April 2017

Why the Curious Silence from Obama Over Tapped Trump Tower?
Charles Hurt
What is with this curious – now deafening – silence from former President Barack Obama on these charges that his administration spied on a political opponent at the very height of a presidential campaign? Since President Trump first leveled the incendiary charges in early March, there have been thousands of press articles and endless hours of speculation on cable television about the high-level accusations. Every word, character and symbol of punctuation from Mr. Trump has been parsed and sussed and diagrammed. Yet, from media darling Barack Obama (about whom the accusations were made!)? Not a peep.
Russia? No, the Pony in the Manure is the
Corruption of our Intelligence Officials

Clarice Feldman
There’s so much in print and online about the House and Senate intelligence committees and Russian “collusion” with Trump that I can’t blame people with real lives to lead who just throw their hands up and garden or go hiking. Some will assume there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere, as Ronald Reagan used to joke about the kid digging through manure.
The Watergate-sized Scandals
Rocking the Trump and Obama Administrations

Michael Goodwin
Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get worse, we’re swamped by sensational headlines and breathless reports about Russia, wiretaps and criminal leaks of classified material. Throw in a leading congressman’s late-night meeting at the White House, and it all has the feel of a second-rate movie plot. But don’t you dare tune out, because we are witnessing an unprecedented event:
Democrats Know the Election was Legitimate but
Persist in a Dangerous Fraud

Andrew C. McCarthy
The media-Democrat indictment of Trump’s election-rigging spiel was not rooted in patriotic commitment to the American democratic tradition of accepting election outcomes. They said what they said because they fully expected to win – all the polls said so! Hillary and her chums, Barack Obama included, would not abide a taint of illegitimacy affixing itself to her inevitable presidency. Except she wasn’t so inevitable.
Senate Committee Targets FBI No. 2 in Trump Dossier Probe
Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair.
Whatever Happened to 'Evelyn Farkas Outs Herself' Story?
Judi McLeod
If Congress is serious about finding the 'leaker' of the Trump-in-cahoots-with-the Russians-conspiracy, they should bring Farkas in for questioning. Not surprisingly the Farkas story has been patently ignored by the MSM and seems to have already fallen by the wayside.
First They Came for Judge Napolitano
Cliff Kincaid
An admitted CIA mouthpiece writing for The Washington Post receives classified information and publishes it. He remains in good standing at the paper. Yet the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News offers his informed opinion that the British helped conduct surveillance on President Trump and is suspended for several days from on-air appearances. This action by Fox News reflects disrespect for someone who has worked for the channel since 1998.
Hillary Clinton Aides Had Access to State Dept. After She Left,
Says Key Lawmaker

When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
AG Sessions Moves to Quickly Deport Imprisoned Immigrants
The Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) uses in-person and video-conference hearings in order for judges to determine whether an immigrant, regardless of legal status, should be deported after they serve their sentence. Bureau of Prison statistics show that a little over 20 percent of federal inmates are non-citizens.
Suspects in Death of Teen are MS-13 Gang Members
All three are undocumented immigrants and were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after initially being detained by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, according to an ICE spokesperson. All three are members of the gang MS-13, [Sheriff] Brown said, which is made up mostly of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, as well as other Central and South American immigrants.
47 ICE Detainer Requests Declined by
Sanctuary Jurisdictions Last Week

These jurisdictions rejected detainer requests for illegal aliens who had been charged or convicted with crimes, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and assault. The details were included in the administration's second weekly report that lists jurisdictions that have policies ordering officers not to cooperate with ICE, the detainer requests issued to those jurisdictions, and detainer requests that have been rejected.
84 Undocumented Immigrants Arrested in Pacific Northwest
Federal immigration authorities arrested 84 undocumented immigrants this week in a three day operation in 20 communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Alaska. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were targeting at-large criminals, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives, according to the agency.
More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in
Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year

Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector report that their agents arrested more than 100 previously deported sex offenders that illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents arrested two during a one-hour period in separate locations in the sector on Wednesday.
Persecuted Christians Suffer "Worst Year Yet,"
Mostly Under Islam – What about North Korea?

Raymond Ibrahim
While everything points to Islam – or "Islamic extremism," as Open Doors World Watch puts it – as the chief factor behind the global persecution of Christians, what does one make of the fact that North Korea continues to rank as the number one worst persecutor of Christians? Surely this suggests that Christian persecution is not intrinsic to the Islamic world but is rather a product of repressive regimes and other socio-cultural factors.
The Muslim Brotherhood: Peddling Sharia as Social Justice
Judith Bergman
The Muslim Brotherhood evidently considers the West filled with utter dupes, willing to take anything at face value that is served up to them. One can hardly blame them. The West has swallowed whole the propaganda of Islam as a "religion of peace". Why should the U.S. not buy the equally false idea that the MB is a non-violent, pluralistic, social justice movement?
Tempers Rage When Christian Leader Reveals
Taxpayers Fund ‘Pro-Islamic Propaganda’ in Public Schools

Public school children grades 5 through 12 are being indoctrinated on Islam through lessons financed by taxpayers, unbeknownst to unsuspecting American parents. Martin Mawyer, president of the Christian Action Network, sent a letter to the Department of Education threatening to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an Islamic education program offered through the PBS LearningMedia website, which is financed by federal taxpayer dollars.
As a Muslim, I am Shocked by Liberals and Leftists
Majid Rafizadeh
A short message to liberals might go: Dear Liberal, If you truly stand for values such as peace, social justice, liberty and freedoms, your apologetic view of radical Islam is in total contradiction with all of those values. Your view even hinders the efforts of many Muslims to make a peaceful reformation in Islam precisely to advance the those values.
HuffPo, Twitter Mock Mike Pence for
Respecting His Wife in His Dealings with Other Women

Dan Calabrese
If you don't know anything at all about Christian ethics or faith-related teachings on marriage – and judging from the Twitterverse and fans of the Huffington Post, they don't – you might find it strange that Mike Pence restrains his behavior in certain ways out of respect for his wife. Now, if you were a serious person, or even just a curious one, you might want to learn more about why he does these things.
Fewer Than 1% of Papers in Scientific Journals
Follow Scientific Method

Professor J. Scott Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation about what he considers to be "alarmism" from forecasters over man-made climate change. "We also go through journals and rate how well they conform to the scientific method. I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field … were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method".
Gun-Free Zones Are Targets
America’s 1st Freedom
Researcher John Lott, author of the new book, The War on Guns, and head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has done more research on the relationship between mass public shootings and gun-free zones than anyone else in the country. We recently posed some questions to Lott in order to gain a better understanding of the issue.
Doctors Perform Heart Surgery on Baby
Still Inside Womb to Remove Tumor

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. After the fetal surgery, the pregnancy continued as the family waited in Philadelphia.
Orangutan's Mysterious Death Points to
Threat of Diseases That Jump to Humans

The similarities between humans and other primates are well-known. It is the reason monkeys have long been used in medical tests as proxies for humans. But the close biological relationship between the two species takes another form as well. Lethal diseases, including Ebola and HIV, have jumped from apes to humans. Others, such as influenza and polio, have gone the opposite route, passing from humans to apes.

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