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Ginsburg’s death casts fresh uncertainty on the Affordable Care Act's future

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cast fresh uncertainty on the fate of the Affordable Care Act as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the landmark health care law.

FACEBOOK to restrict users if election descends into chaos...


FACEBOOK to restrict users if election descends into chaos...


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LA TIMES shaken by summer of turmoil and scandals...


LA TIMES shaken by summer of turmoil and scandals...


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White House, Senate, Supreme Court Could All Hinge on NCarolina...


White House, Senate, Supreme Court Could All Hinge on NCarolina...


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Military Waging War on HIV-Positive Soldiers...


Military Waging War on HIV-Positive Soldiers...


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ANOTHER ONE: Tropical Storm Beta to unload 2 feet of rain across TX, LA...


ANOTHER ONE: Tropical Storm Beta to unload 2 feet of rain across TX, LA...


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Musk to argue for end of combustion engines...


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GOOGLE Antitrust Suit Nears With Briefing of States...


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6th-gen takes to the air: The fastest, stealthiest, most lethal aircraft ever?

Now that the Air Force has officially announced that it has built and flown a new sixth-generation fighter jet, many might wonder the following question: Could it be the stealthiest, fastest and most lethal aircraft ever to exist? What if it were built to be as stealthy as a B-21 bomber?

Free college, guaranteed income: State, local officials steer coronavirus aid money toward liberal priorities

The CARES Act provides $139 billion in payments to states and local governments. Those payments have funded things like increased police budgets to offset coronavirus costs and rent and utility assistance for struggling residents.

From curfews to calling in the army, here's what Europe is doing to tackle its coronavirus surge

There can be no doubt now that Europe is facing the much-feared "second wave" of coronavirus. Here's what the region is doing to tackle the surge.

Satellite start-up ICEYE raises $87 million to build network with goal to see anywhere 4 times a day

Finnish startup ICEYE will further expand its satellite imagery business thanks the company's largest infusion of capital yet.

Prominent Critic Of Communist Party Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison...


Prominent Critic Of Communist Party Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison...


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GRAND CHICAGO HOTEL in Foreclosure, Symbol of Covid Toll on Hospitality Industry...


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Chicago's 'Dreadhead Cowboy' arrested after riding a horse on expressway: cops

A man on a horse, known as Chicago's "Dreadhead Cowboy" trotted down the Dan Ryan Expressway on Monday afternoon, as he slowed down traffic and offered an unusual sight for drivers during rush hour.

Danish TV Programme Promotes 'Body Positivity' by Showing Children Naked Adults

The Danish television programme Ultra Strips Down has come under fire for having adults parade their nude bodies in front of children, some as young as seven.

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The Danish television programme Ultra Strips Down has come under fire for having adults parade their nude bodies in front of children, some as young as seven.

Woke Royal Meghan Markle ‘Cold Calling’ Voters in America Claims Feminist Gloria Steinem

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markel has been cold calling American voters ahead of the November presidential election, claims Democrat activist and arch-feminist Gloria Steinem. Meghan Markle has reportedly broken with British Royal tradition of not interfering in foreign elections,

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 1

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greets members of the crowd at the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

'I'd Rather Gouge My Eyes Out': Dozens of Tory MPs Reject Unconscious Bias Training: Report

Some 40 Conservative MPs are reportedly planning to refuse to take Black Lives Matter-inspired 'unconscious bias training', while reports claim that parliamentary staff have been encouraged to make confessionals about their "privilege".

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GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: People participate in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in George Square on June 20, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Black Lives Matter protests are continuing across the UK following the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. The movement has triggered the removal of statues with links to racism and the slave trade and has gained support from many high-profile celebrities and sports stars. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

2020 Subaru Outback long-term update: Let's talk touchscreen - Roadshow

While the 2020 Outback doesn't flip its long-roof formula too much, the infotainment and massive touchscreen are a big change -- literally.

$20,000 acrylic case installed around Jefferson headstone

A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner.

Former White House official warns there's a 'high risk' of a disputed U.S. election outcome

A disputed U.S. presidential election outcome is a potential uncertainty that markets need to pay attention to, said Clete Willems, a former deputy director of the National Economic Council.

Molekule opens preorders for new Air Pro air purifier - CNET

A limited number of preorders will come with a $200 discount.

'Hooligan logic': Chinese state media hardens stance on TikTok deal, casts doubt over Beijing's approval

Chinese state media accused the U.S. of "hooligan logic" in its push for certain conditions in the TIkTok deal and cast doubt over whether Beijing will approve the terms.

Trump Bashing 2020 Emmys Show With Jimmy Kimmel Gets Lowest Ratings Ever

The 2020 Emmy Awards show took place this weekend.

If you didn’t watch it, you are far from alone. The show delivered its lowest ratings ever.

Perhaps it had something to do with the constant Trump bashing and attempts to insult half of the country.

FOX News reports:

Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy Awards telecast plummets to record low ratings

The virtual 72nd Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC drew 6.1 million viewers, a 20% drop compared to last year’s host-less version, according to TheWrap.

“A new low for the annual awards show,” TheWrap’s Tony Maglio reported.

Kimmel, who hosted the awards for the third time, used his opening monologue to note how there was no audience at the Emmys this year due to the health and safety procedures in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“This isn’t a MAGA rally, it’s the Emmys. Instead of the live audience, we took a page from baseball and did cardboard cutouts of the nominees,” Kimmel said.

Kimmel hosted a similarly politically charged 2018 Academy Awards, which set an all-time low for the Oscars telecast.

Idiots like Kimmel still think that bashing Trump and his supporters is somehow edgy and brave.

With jokes like these it’s a real wonder how they lost the night.

"Of course I'm here all alone. Of course we don't have an audience," Kimmel said. "This isn't a MAGA rally — it's the Emmys." https://t.co/lSuVCLrxSR

— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2020

Wanna see what the end game of social justice looks like? Here’s pathetic, timid, emasculated Jimmy Kimmel clapping like a seal and repeating phrases on command like a parrot.

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— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) September 21, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel opened the 'pand-Emmys' to a completely empty arena — watch his monologue here pic.twitter.com/FnLZvmcEaT

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 21, 2020

How much worse will the ratings have to get for them to cancel the Emmys altogether?

Keep making fun of half of the country Hollywood, and you’ll find out.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

The post Trump Bashing 2020 Emmys Show With Jimmy Kimmel Gets Lowest Ratings Ever appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

High-level U.S. visits to Taiwan annoy China – but did not cross the red line, says analyst

A high-level State Department official to Taiwan last week angered China, but it probably didn't cross any "red line," said Eurasia's Group's Kelsey Broderick.

The U.S. entrepreneur behind Ireland's vast rural broadband plan says it's 3 years ahead of schedule

First proposed in 2012, the National Broadband Plan has been a protracted and at times controversial process.

DOJ joins challenge to New Mexico’s restriction on private school openings

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In response to the Wuhan coronavirus, New Mexico has limited the capacity at which schools are allowed to operate. Public schools are permitted to operate at 50 percent of capacity. Private schools are allowed to operate only at 25 percent.

Given this severe limitation on its ability to operate, one academy decided not to open, but instead to rely on instruction online. The father of a student at that school filed a lawsuit alleging that New Mexico violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by using one rule for public schools and another for private ones.

Today, the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case. It argues that under Supreme Court law, parents’ educational choices for their children are a fundamental constitutional right, and that New Mexico has no grounds for abridging that right by adopting stricter rules for private schools than for public schools.

New Mexico defends the use of different rules apparently on the theory that public schools have greater oversight requirements than private ones. However, the rule seems to preclude private schools from operating at 50 percent capacity even if they adopt the same precautionary practices as public schools.

New Mexico also says that, in practice, very few public school students in grades 7-12 are receiving in-person instruction because state education officials are taking a hyper-cautious approach to reopening. New Mexico is afraid that, by contrast, most private schools would reopen under a 50 percent rule.

But the New Mexico rule assumes that it’s safe for schools to open at 50 percent capacity if certain social distancing practices are maintained. Thus, the state shouldn’t fear the opening of private schools that also practice proper social distancing.

The broader question, albeit not a legal one, is why New Mexico is so reluctant to reopen its schools. The state reportedly has the lowest average positivity rate for coronavirus testing in the western U.S. at roughly 2.1 percent and is among the leaders nationwide in tests administered per capita. Moreover, children and young adults face very little serious health risk from the virus.

Accordingly, a sound cost-benefit analysis would seem strongly to favor opening New Mexico’s schools — public and private — at 50 percent capacity or more. But the legal issue will be whether the state has sufficient grounds to treat private schools more restrictively than public ones.

Royole launches next-gen foldable phone for under $1500 - CNET

The Flexpai 2 comes with 5G, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 4,550 mAh battery, and a quad camera system. It's also cheaper than Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2.

Google Doodle encourages you to register to vote, with information on how - CNET

Google Doodle links to information about how and where to register to vote in your local district.

This Day in History: Sept. 22

President Abraham Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. "Friends" debuts on NBC.

Lemon Argues Dems Would Let Trump Nominate If in Control of Senate

It was an argument so asinine that CNN PrimeTime host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo couldn’t believe what he was hearing from his dear friend. During the routine banter during the handoff from Cuomo’s show to CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon made the argument (in all seriousness) that if Democrats were in control of the Senate they would allow President Trump to nominate his third Supreme Court Justice. While discussing how terrible Senate Republicans were, Cuomo flipped the tables a bit to ponder about how Democrats would act. “If the Democrats were in control of the Senate right now, and Trump was president, and he wanted to nominate a justice. What do you think they’d say,” he wondered. Lemon’s initial response was to say “they would do the same thing they did in 2016. They’d do it. That's what they did.” This meant they would hold hearings for the nominee and presumably want to confirm them. Cuomo misunderstood and thought the obvious, that the Democrats would try to block the nomination as well. As Lemon began to clarify, Cuomo was floored: LEMON: No, no, no, no. I think they do exactly what they did in 2016. You can say what you want about Democrats. Democrats usually wet the bed. They’re not as strategic when it comes to politics. CUOMO: You think they give him a justice after what happened with Merrick Garland?! LEMON: I think, if—Yes! I think they would abide by-- It's different, because – It’s different because Democrats did not make the promise. See? You keep comparing things that aren't equal. Democrats did not make the same promise in 2016. After going back and forth about what Senate Republicans did in 2016 with President Obama and Judge Merrick Garland, Lemon proclaimed: “That wasn't Democrats doing that. That was Republicans doing it. And if you come on this side I don't know what Democrats would do. It would not mean that they were being hypocritical if they didn’t.”     Um, Earth to Don! Democrats were being hypocrites because they’re against Trump nominating and Republicans confirming a justice ahead of the 2020 election! And shockingly, Cuomo was the voice of reason and explained that fact to him. “Klobuchar and others back then were saying, ‘you’ve got to have a full bench, you’ve got to have a full bench,’” he said. Lemon’s comeback was seemingly to defend Democrats by saying they were being hypocrites out of spite. “Because of what the Republicans did in 2016. Democrats didn't do that in 2016,” he exclaimed. “If Democrats actually put the person one of the person in office now to do it they would be making the same choice. They would be consistent with their principles.” “I don't know that. And I think that most people don't agree with that idea. Which is why they don't care about the difference between left and right,” Cuomo lamented. For his solution to that problem, Lemon’s radical solution was to “blow up the entire system.” That included doing away with the Electoral College because the real problem was Republicans having representation: LEMON: Honestly, from what your closing argument is, you’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College. Because the people -- CUOMO: I don't see it. LEMON: Because the minority in this country decides who judges are and they decide who the president is. He then advocated for Democrats to pack the courts. “If Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts. And they can do that amendment and get it passed,” he boasted. This would be against Justice Ginsburg’s advice, not to mention a nakedly partisan and petty maneuver that would come back to bite them. Again, somehow, Cuomo was the voice of reason, telling his radical friend “You need a constitutional amendment to do that.” Adding: “Well, you need a two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures.” Lemon held onto hope. Lemon’s ridiculous assertions and radical political machinations were made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Procter & Gamble and Carvana. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime September 21, 2020 10:06:00 p.m. Eastern (…) CHRIS CUOMO: Let me ask you something. If the Democrats were in control of the Senate right now, and Trump was president, and he wanted to nominate a justice. What do you think they’d say? DON LEMO: Well, I think they would do the same thing they did in 2016. They’d do it. That's what they did. CUOMO: That’s right, that’s my point. That’s why nobody cares what the Democrats are saying now. LEMON: No, no, no, no. I think they do exactly what they did in 2016. You can say what you want about Democrats. Democrats usually wet the bed. They’re not as strategic when it comes to politics. CUOMO: You think they give him a justice after what happened with Merrick Garland?! LEMON: I think, if—Yes! I think they would abide by-- It's different, because – It’s different because Democrats did not make the promise. See? You keep comparing things that aren't equal. Democrats did not make the same promise in 2016. CUOMO: It wasn’t a promise. LEMON: Democrats were on the other side. They said-- CUOMO: It wasn't a promise. It was a BS rational to explain what they were doing to deprive them of power. LEMON: Semantics. Semantics. Semantics. They didn’t allow the – the – his nominee to go through. They wouldn't even have a hearing. They said we’re not going to do it. So, that wasn't Democrats doing that. That was Republicans doing it. And if you come on this side I don't know what Democrats would do. It would not mean that they were being hypocritical if they didn’t. CUOMO: Democrats back in 2016 -- they are being hypocritical. It's not the same. LEMON: Chris, it would be the same. They would have the same stance. Democrats – CUOMO: They don’t, they don’t! LEMON: Listen. Chris, Chris. CUOMO: Klobuchar and Biden back then – not Biden. Klobuchar and others back then were saying, ‘you’ve got to have a full bench, you’ve got to have a full bench.’ LEMON: Because of what the Republicans did in 2016. Democrats didn't do that in 2016. If Democrats actually put the person one of the person in office now to do it they would be making the same choice. They would be consistent with their principles. CUOMO: I don't know that. And I think that most people don't agree with that idea. Which is why they don't care about the difference between left and right. See? Until you have a group of people that decide to consistently be better than what they reject, you're going to have people in the exact position they are now, Don. Which is no matter what happens, everybody sticks with their team. LEMON: We're going to have to blow up the entire system. And you know what we’re going to have to do? CUOMO: I don’t know about that. LEMON: Yes. We’re going to have to do? CUOMO: You just got to vote. LEMON: Honestly, from what your closing argument is, you’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College. Because the people -- CUOMO: I don't see it. LEMON: Because the minority in this country decides who judges are and they decide who the president is. CUOMO: You need a constitutional amendment to do that. LEMON: And if Democrats – if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts. And they can do that amendment and get it passed. That’s the danger. CUOMO: Well, you need a two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures. LEMON: The may be able to do that. CUOMO: Maybe. But that’s a tall task. (…)
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Empty Shelves: Ammunition Sales Surge 139%

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) indicates that ammunition sales were up 139 percent in the first six months 2020 as compared to sales during the first six months of 2019.

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SPRINGVILLE, UT - JUNE 17: This is 223 ammunition for an AR-15 semi-automatic gun at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Semi-automatics are in the news again after the nightclub shooting in Orlando F;lord last week. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Warren to Billy Eichner: GOP Must Not Be Allowed to 'Steal a Second Seat' on Supreme Court

Elizabeth Warren warned that Republican's must not be allowed to "steal a second seat" on the Supreme Court in the process of replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an interview with comedian and left-wing activist Billy Eichner.

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Elizabeth Warren warned that Republican's must not be allowed to "steal a second seat" on the Supreme Court in the process of replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an interview with comedian and left-wing activist Billy Eichner.

Homicides Surge Toward 50-Year High in Mayor Lyda Krewson's St. Louis

Homicides are on track to reach a level not seen in 50 years by the end of 2020 in Mayor Lyda Krewson's (D) St. Louis.

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in St. Louis. Officials announced St. Louis has been added to the list of cities that will receive assistance from Operation Legend, a federal anti-crime program launched to help city police in their effort to reduce violent crime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Joe Biden Wears Mask for Remote Interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden wore a mask for a remote interview with a local Wisconsin ABC affiliate on Monday, for reasons that remain unclear.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden: 'I'm Not Going to Answer' on Whether I'd Add SCOTUS Seats

During an interview with Green Bay’s WBAY on Monday, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden declined to say whether he would add justices to the Supreme Court if President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to media during a virtual a briefing on COVID-19 from public health experts in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, with his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump and the Troops: The Media’s Latest Self-Satisfied Grift

Watch how this is done: Joe Biden plans to resign after only one year in the White House, according to someone with direct knowledge of the Bidens’ plans.

A senior official at Northern Virginia Community College confirmed that Jill Biden reached out recently to see if she could resume teaching if her husband was elected—Dr. Biden famously taught there while her husband served as vice president and had befriended the official. The College immediately offered her a four-year cycle of classes. She wanted, however, to make only a one-year commitment. “We won’t be in Washington for the full term,” Biden reportedly explained. “Joe’ll stay in office for a year and work on some signature issues like cancer research, but Kamala will be doing the heavy lifting from day one. Joe will quietly resign and give her plenty of time to make the job her own. It’s set in stone I’m afraid. I wouldn’t let him run any other way given his health.”

I made that up. See how easy it is? Start with a known bias, that many people believe Joe Biden won’t serve his whole term. Play off the fear that he’s a Trojan Horse. Tell people what they already believe: Harris is selected, not elected. Include some truth (Dr. Jill Biden did teach at Northern Virginia Community College during the Obama administration). And then take advantage of the magic of anonymous sources.

This comes in the context of an article in The Atlantic by Jeff Goldberg, where anonymous sources claim the president disrespected America’s military. Goldberg’s piece was followed by former Russiagate FBI agent Peter Strzok telling another Atlantic writer that Trump is controlled by the Russians. Then came the return of Alexander Vindman (powered by an anonymous source, er, “whistleblower”) and excerpts from Bob Woodward’s book Rage claiming without details that Dan Coats and Jim Mattis planned “collective action” against the president.

Those are only a few recent examples. Amid a four year tantrum, the media has recklessly published anything anti-Trump without concern for truth, little better than the minor celebs who take to Twitter to announce #TrumpisaPedo. Journalism has become farce, its purpose not to inform but to advocate. Influence ops. Propaganda.

It’s worth making an example out of Goldberg’s article because of its exclusive use of anonymous sources in pursuit of advocacy, in this case, trying to chip away at Trump’s pro-military base. Though Goldberg talks about events from as long as four years ago, the actual article was released alongside a Military Times poll showing Biden gaining some support among service members, and dovetailed with fuzzy reporting that Trump ignored Russian bounties on Americans in Afghanistan.

The questions of timing and motive make the validity of the sources ever more important. How do we know Goldberg didn’t make things up, or at least allow himself to be used for a partisan end as he did in advocating for the whole false narrative of WMDs in Iraq? Unless you’re Goldberg’s mother or the town mayor from Jaws, credibility comes from sources, not a writer’s inner soul. Goldberg is lacking.

As a diplomat, I staffed overseas presidential visits from Reagan to Obama. I sat in on planning meetings and got a pretty close-up view of the Secret Service. The president exists inside a series of bubbles, like Russian nesting dolls (forgive me). The innermost bubble, the one where someone might hear his personal thoughts, is reserved for very, very few people. The universe of those who could have been physically close enough to Trump (or any president) to overhear such sensitive remarks is tiny.

So if we know the names of the sources, it will be easy to place them in that special group, or not. It will be easy to check photos to see if they were where they would have needed to be to overhear. Fact-checkers could determine who else was around to confirm or deny the story (11 Trump officials deny it by name, zero confirm). Knowing the names resolves the risk. Trust but verify.

Goldberg’s sources say Trump remarked to former White House chief of staff and retired Marine General John Kelly, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” A real reporter would also provide context (Bob Woodward in Rage is also guilty of this, dropping a turd quote in the public punch bowl and then moving on), asking what was said before and after the damning remarks. It is not uncommon for civilians to respectfully inquire as to what motivates men to run into fires, to sacrifice themselves for a buddy, to stand in harm’s way.

Trump supposedly said this at the Arlington National Cemetery gravesite of Kelly’s son, a Marine killed in Afghanistan. This photo shows who was there—Kelly, two family members, Trump, and Pence. This would have been the moment when Trump would have made his remark, and those are the only five people on earth who would have heard it. Trump and Pence deny it; the Kelly family has been silent. The same photo set shows Trump meeting later with other Gold Star families, none of whom claim he made any disparaging remarks.

There is also a sniff test to be applied. The credibility of journalism should not depend on the reader’s biases; that’s the domain of late-night Trump Sucks You Guys comedy. Trump mocking Kelly’s son at graveside would be among the most horrible things anyone could do to a parent. Who would say such a thing? There is no record of the worst humans in history, men like Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot, saying such things. There is no record of concentration camp guards, men capable of killing children, saying such things. Would Kelly, a blooded Marine, stand silently with his family as accomplices in their humiliation, then release the information only years later while hiding behind the skirt of a journalist to score a glancing political point?

Though it got much less attention, The Atlantic followed up Goldberg with a piece that included a named source and allowed him to list out baseless accusations of treason. Former FBI agent Peter Strzok sees grassy knolls everywhere. The Atlantic helps him along, introducing a back-and-to-the-left theory by saying, “Despite multiple investigations by the FBI, Congress, and Mueller’s team, Americans have still never learned the full story about the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia.” Like what?

Well, Strzok says he doesn’t really know, but it must be hidden in Trump’s taxes (which the IRS has reviewed for decades). The writer feels it in her ample gut, too, stating in her best Kevin Costner voice, “Strzok was getting too close to the truth.” Ah, from Strzok: “I do think the president is compromised, that he is unable to put the interests of our nation first, that he acts from hidden motives, because there is leverage over him, held specifically by the Russians but potentially others as well.” That is a straight-up accusation of treason.

And there both the writer and the source leave it, no specifics, no follow-up questions, not even a pee tape. We’re left to infer that They Are All In On It, everyone who could have blown this wide open is dummied up—FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ. Remember Mr. X, the character in JFK played by Donald Sutherland? Strzok wants to be him. Problem is he’s not good enough for an Oliver Stone film, so he’s just out there pimping his book.

The Atlantic articles are sucked oranges. Writing this after the hot takes have faded, it’s clear they had little lasting effect and thus weren’t even decent propaganda. Goldberg’s article got far too much attention for how little it had to say. But it has not gotten enough review as a marker, the place we had to end up when the media wholeheartedly advocated for the Iraq war based on lies, literally rewrote history with the 1619 Project for political ends, buried things of concern with Hillary, helped create Russiagate, and used its own freedom of speech to quash dissenting voices as unpatriotic in 2003 and as “useful idiots” and Russian bots since.

In defense of what they call advocacy, crappy journalists often cite Walter Cronkite’s late opposition to the Vietnam War or Ed Murrow’s shaming of Joe McCarthy. Not only are such gold-standard examples rare enough that the list often ends there, they ignore the negative examples above. They also ignore how Cronkite’s and Murrow’s advocacy came at the end of dispassionate study and deep introspection. Cronkite and Murrow broke the objectivity wall not for a favored candidate, but over issues of deep national importance. And they understood the difference before acting.

Peter Van Buren, a 24-year State Department veteran, is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan, and Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent.

The post Trump and the Troops: The Media’s Latest Self-Satisfied Grift appeared first on The American Conservative.

Meet the Flack Who Bridges Trumpworld and Big Porn

Earlier this month, Business Insider reported that a number of Pornhub’s top executives probably don’t exist. For all of the company’s most-quoted officials, no information, record, or verification can be found outside of scattered press releases and media quotes. Their social media profiles are either non-existent or completely devoid of details. Even official lines of communication are either dead ends or red herrings.

When Business Insider called one phone number listed as a Pornhub VP’s, it connected them somewhere else entirely: 5W PR, a New York firm headed up by Ronn Torossian. If those names sound familiar to you, you’re not alone. 5W is the agency of record for Pornhub, yes—but the pornography monolith is far from their highest-profile client. You’re more likely to have heard Torossian’s name in any of a number of widely divergent places.

Maybe you remember him from the Mueller probe. Torossian was called to testify about professional conversations he had held with Paul Manafort and Rick Gates in the spring of 2012. These particular talks didn’t develop into a business relationship, but they were far from the PR executive’s only interactions with Donald Trump’s inner circle. Torossian has represented Jay Sekulow—a member of President Trump’s personal legal team—and brushed elbows with a horde of other Trump orbiters, including Rudy Giuliani. As recently as 2017, Torossian’s services were retained by the Eric Trump Foundation after reports that donated funds were not going where the president’s son said they were. An assistant to Eric Trump did not respond to The American Conservative‘s inquiries about the PR rep’s other clients.

“It has been revealed that the 5W PR firm and its CEO Ron Torossian have been partnering with, and defending Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek, a mega-corporation publicly exposed for complicity in child trafficking and the monetization of child rape,” Laila Mickelwait, founder of the #TraffickingHub campaign, told TAC. “For any company to participate in defending those who profit from child exploitation is both debased and unacceptable. Torossian and 5W should be ashamed of their actions.”

Torossian also garnered a good bit of attention for his work with Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2017. Sinclair is a conservative, pro-Trump media conglomerate that came under fire for allegations that it had compelled its local affiliates to broadcast a statement condemning fake news. Torossian got to work quickly, waging a no-holds-barred campaign—he is renowned for his aggressive approach—against the broadcasting company’s critics. Sinclair is one of the biggest names to the right of center in the media world, and in their moment of need Torossian seems to have come through for them. Sinclair Broadcast Group has not responded to TAC‘s request for comment.

Jon Schweppe, director of policy and government affairs at the American Principles Project, saw no gray area here. “You can’t be a conservative and support Pornhub. It’s that simple,” Schweppe told The American Conservative. “Few companies have done more to undermine the American family. Anyone on the Right who cares — or even claims to care — about protecting the family should immediately sever all ties with this individual.”

5W PR’s client list is hardly limited to the rich and powerful of right-wing politics, though. Their catalogue of corporate customers is enormous. A few names jump out. Topps, a decades-old company known mostly for its baseball cards, is touted on 5W PR’s website. Their specialization in sports collectibles and memorabilia means, of course, that Topps markets mostly to children and nostalgics. Likewise, Welch’s, a well-known peddler of grape-based products, makes use of Torossian’s firm. “Farmer owned. Family grown,” their website prominently boasts. Their PR campaigns are almost exclusively targeted towards families, with marketing materials generally featuring and aimed at children. Speaking of children—there are a surprising number of companies who make their money in childcare products on the 5W client list. These include baby bottle company Perry Mackin and nursery furniture firm Delta Children (who 5W has tweeted about this month), among others. One wonders if such family-friendly companies might have misgivings about sharing a public relations firm with the world-leader in the pornography industry. But we can’t know for sure—not one of them responded to TAC‘s requests for comment.

A glance further back into Ronn Torossian’s history will reveal that he was a longtime contributor to the New York Observer. Over a number of years, Torossian’s writings there focused mainly on Israel-related political concerns, but occasionally digressed into culture, economy, and the workings of the PR industry. (The subheading of a January, 2015 article: “Odious clients who present a moral hazard should be rejected, no matter how lucrative the contract.”) Throughout this period, the now-defunct weekly newspaper was owned and published by one Jared Kushner.

A number of notable Christian televangelists have also hired 5W PR. These include such names as Creflo Dollar and Israeli-born “faith healer” Benny Hinn. Dollar, Hinn, and others in Torossian’s orbit are influential peddlers of the “prosperity gospel”—the belief that financial wealth is a sign of God’s blessing—a doctrine used by its advocates to justify amassing substantial personal fortunes. Trinity Broadcasting Network, also known and criticized for its prosperity gospel advocacy, has made us of Torossian’s services as well. TBN is the largest religious TV network in the entire world. (With the top evangelists and the top pornographers, Torossian really has his bases covered.) The network did not respond to TAC‘s request for comment.

The prosperity gospel has served Torossian well. The New York Post—where Torossian has also been known to contribute in the past—reported in 2018 on his acquisition of a condo on NYC’s Park Avenue for just under $17 million. On Twitter, Torossian recently posted a picture of himself seated in a vintage Jeepster Commando with the caption “New hamptons [sic] toy.” (In Torossian’s profile bio, sandwiched between two professional self-praises—“CEO @5W_PR, PR Agency of Year,” and “PR Executive of the Year”—is a different kind of boast: “Proud dad.”) Just how much of Torossian’s very public prosperity is thanks to a lucrative contract with Pornhub is unclear.

Also unclear is where Pornhub’s own fortune has come from. The general thrust of the industry should be controversial enough, but Pornhub—which maintains a near-monopoly on online pornography streaming—is the subject of far more troubling accusations. Many have raised concerns, for instance, about the site’s platforming of child pornography. (In this area, Torossian has a bit of experience. “Girls Gone Wild” retained his services after allegedly doing the same thing a few years ago.) Simulated rape is the stock-in-trade of Pornhub and the broader porn industry, but there have been numerous incidents in which the site published videos of actual rape. To make matters worse, the company has even verified the accounts some offenders, welcoming pedophiles, rapists, and human traffickers behind their paywall—allowing both Pornhub and the direct abusers to reap profit from violent sexual crimes. Anti-trafficking activists like Laila Mickelwait have attempted to raise the alarm about Pornhub’s most vicious practices.

You’re unlikely to have heard about any of it, though—their PR outfit is top-notch. Torossian did not respond to our questions as of press time.

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Trump’s Place in Pro-Life History

Life Is Winning: Inside the Fight for Unborn Children and Their Mothers, by Marjorie Dannenfelser, (Humanix Books: August 2020), 256 pages.

On May 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump walked out onto the dais in front of a packed hall at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. to thunderous applause. He was comfortable and relaxed, and seemed almost taken aback by the enthusiastic reception. “Thank you. Wow. Thank you very much. Thank you, Marjorie. Thank you, Marjorie, for that wonderful introduction. All my friends are out here.”

He had just been introduced to the crowd by Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of America’s most powerful and influential pro-life organization, the Susan B. Anthony List. In the 27 years since the SBA List was founded, they have grown from a tiny pro-life organization trying to combat the influence of abortion groups on Capitol Hill to a well-funded juggernaut with access to the halls of power. In 2017, Vice President Mike Pence was SBA List’s keynote gala speaker—in 2019, it was Mitch McConnell and Nikki Haley.

In Life Is Winning: Inside the Fight for Unborn Children and Their Mothers (published last month with an introduction by Mike Pence and a foreword by former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders), Dannenfelser tells the fascinating story of how the SBA List, founded with a mere $2,485 in 1993, became the powerhouse that sent out 1,000 canvassers and knocked on a million doors for Trump during the 2016 election. It is the story of how the political pro-life movement not only remained relevant but expanded its influence during a time when the GOP elites assumed that abortion was a losing issue.

Dannenfelser writes that she is sympathetic to politicians changing their minds on abortion because she was once pro-choice herself—even when, as a young woman, she campaigned for Reagan in the 1980s. Her mind was changed on the issue by a confluence of deeply personal events, she writes—becoming Catholic and encountering the teachings of Pope John Paul II, the death of a childhood friend, and extensive personal research. Her involvement in the pro-life movement followed soon after, and she began working for West Virginia Democrat Alan Mollohan, co-chairman of the House Pro-Life caucus, working to organize pro-life Democrats.

The abortion movement had EMILY’S List, a political action committee solely dedicated to electing pro-choice women, but Dannenfelser soon realized that the pro-life movement had no equivalent. Thus, the Susan B. Anthony List was born, named for the pro-life suffragette whose newspaper, the Revolution, had once referred to abortion as “child murder.” A range of disparate pro-life feminist groups were behind the founding, and Dannenfelser was asked to serve as executive director. The Capitol Hill launch raised $9,000. The first two tasks were simple: Find viable female pro-life candidates and connect them with the donor cash they needed to get across the finish line. 

During the 1993-94 election cycle, SBA List raised $70,000 for pro-life candidates, while EMILY’s List raised nearly $6 million. Still, eight of the initial fifteen candidates endorsed by the SBA List won, a success rate of 53%. The following year, SBA List switched strategies—after an internal struggle within the organization, it was decided that they were a pro-life group rather than exclusively a women’s group. SBA List would endorse both male and female pro-life candidates. Meanwhile, Dannenfelser fundraised through coffee parties hosted by wealthy and influential supporters (such as Kathleen and Quinton McManus, Joanne Kemp, Susan Baker, Mary Ellen Bork, and others.) 

An essential first step was teaching GOP candidates how to campaign on being pro-life. Republicans were embarrassed by their pro-life supporters, didn’t know how to address the issue, opposed pitching pro-life policies in political advertising unless the ads were specifically targeted to a religious audience, and generally played awkward defence on the issue when it came up. The GOP saw abortion as an issue that was useful for procuring votes, but had no intention of prioritizing pro-life policy. In 1995, however, pro-lifers flipped the script: A bill banning partial-birth abortion was put forward, with seven female congresswomen endorsed by the SBA List as co-sponsors. It was a bill that drew attention to the horrific nature of late-term abortion, and it put the Democrats in the awkward position of defending something most Americans saw as barbaric. It passed, with some Democrats joining their Republican colleagues in voting for it. Bill Clinton vetoed it in April 1996.

Ironically, the politically savvy Clinton understood the pro-life movement’s strategy better than his opponent in the 1996 presidential election, Bob Dole. Clinton was livid at the bind he’d been forced into, growing red-faced and angry when asked about his veto. Dole, despite having run against an abortionist for the Senate in 1974 and winning narrowly by campaigning as a pro-lifer, refused to take advantage of the opportunity. He backtracked on pro-life commitments, signaled his desire to soften the GOP’s platform on abortion, and avoided talking about the issue. He had a “basically perfect” voting record, but like many Republicans of that era, abortion was a matter of political convenience rather than conviction. Many believed that Dole could have used partial-birth abortion as a wedge issue to deprive Clinton of Catholic votes—even Democratic pollsters were warning that the country was not with Clinton on the issue. He vetoed the ban again in 1997, and many Democrats joined the GOP in an attempt to override the veto—including, for a second time, Senator Joseph R. Biden.

In 2000, the SBA List spent $3 million and won 17 out of 22 races. George W. Bush was a genuinely pro-life president, but spoke vaguely about the issue at first—interestingly, Marvin Olasky told me that he met with Bush personally on pro-life policy, but that he suspects Pat Buchanan’s entry in the race led Bush to soft-pedal the issue to avoid the perception of being “pulled to the Right.” Dannenfelser lists Bush’s many pro-life accomplishments—but still, she writes, the “consulting class” kept the movement out and relegated them to the “back of the political bus.” Similarly, in 2008 John McCain had a nearly 100% pro-life voting record, but “had never made the issue a priority.” SBA List’s impact was growing nonetheless—in 2009, Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America referred to them as “the NRA of the Anti-Choice Movement.”

During the Obama years, SBA List honed their strategy, going into districts or states and engaging the grassroots by strengthening existing groups and supporting them with resources. When Congressman Bart Stupak and 19 other pro-life Democrats caved on their commitment to insist on an amendment banning abortion funding in Obamacare, SBA List swung into action, launching a campaign to ensure that all politicians who had betrayed the movement would lose their seats. Through radio ads, direct mail, billboards, and even a bus tour, SBA List’s campaign had a brutally effective outcome. Stupak decided to retire, and twelve other pro-life Democrats were defeated—including Alan Mollohan, Dannenfelser’s old boss. The message was clear: SBA List could help candidates win—and they could also make candidates lose. They were playing to win. Dannenfelser is still convinced that if the pro-life Democrats had held strong, Obama would have buckled—instead, as of 2020, more than 700 subsidized healthcare plans directly subsidize abortion.

Election Night 2010, Dannenfelser writes, “was a turning point for SBA List.” They spent $11 million in 90 races, and won 62 of them. “[A] pro-life Republican majority took control of the House of Representatives,” she notes—and she wept with gratitude and relief at the results. But immediately afterwards, the GOP appeared to be up to the same old tricks, with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels suggesting a “truce on the so-called social issues.” SBA List showed up at the Republican National Convention, and all GOP leaders recommitted to the pro-life plank. Still, Mitt Romney was a lukewarm supporter of the movement at best, especially as the infamous comments by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock seemed to confirm his belief that the abortion issue was a losing one. At the 2012 RNC, it was made clear to the pro-lifers that they were on the outside looking in. At the DNC, on the other hand, NARAL and Planned Parenthood were front and center. Ludicrously, the conclusion of the GOP elites after Romney’s defeat was that he had spent too much time talking about social issues.

The 2016 election changed everything. As the primaries heated up, the SBA List took the same position held by nearly every pro-life leader in the country: Anybody but Trump. Dannenfelser writes that the race was packed with pro-lifers: Jeb Bush was “a true believer”; Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz had long committed to pro-life policies, and Carly Fiorina was pushing for an SBA List endorsement. Dannenfelser watched with mounting dismay as Trump, a Manhattan outsider with a long pro-abortion record, demolished the opposition. Trump was the nominee, and SBA List would have to play ball—especially when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, raising the stakes. Dannenfelser began talking with Kellyanne Conway, who had done polling for SBA List, about what an endorsement might look like. SBA List sent a pledge to the Trump campaign committing to a series of pro-life policies, and promised that if he signed the letter, they would campaign for him.

Trump not only agreed to sign the SBA List’s pledge, but Conway wanted changes: “I’ve talked to Mr. Trump, and he wants to sign. But he thinks the letter should be stronger and begin with a description of how terrible Hillary is on life.” The SBA List was happy to oblige, and with the selection of Mike Pence—a long-time favorite of the pro-life movement—the campaign was underway. But it was Trump’s brutal description of late-term abortion at the presidential debates that persuaded Dannenfelser and other pro-life leaders that Trump might actually be for real: “Based on what she’s saying…you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day. And that’s not acceptable.” It was a defining moment: For years pro-lifers had been begging GOP politicians to force their opponents to defend the barbarism of abortion. Finally, one was—and it was Donald J. Trump.

For four years, Dannenfelser writes, Trump has defied skepticism and governed like a pro-life president. He became the first president to speak at the March for Life. Behind closed doors, several sources tell me, he actually pushes pro-life policies. In response, many pro-life leaders feel that for the first time, they have a president who understands their strategy and knows what needs to be done. It may just be Trump’s character—going on the offensive, after all, is his modus operandi. But many pro-life leaders believe they finally have a president who is willing to do what it takes—and treating them like loyal allies to boot. With the Trump administration, at long last, pro-lifers find themselves walking through open doors and taking a seat at the table after years of political betrayals and lukewarm support. They are at the pinnacle of power, where the air is thin. It is heady stuff.

With the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the stakes are higher than ever for the pro-life movement. The SBA List is returning Trump’s loyalty by ignoring his character flaws and campaigning hard for him across the nation. Marjorie Dannenfelser, for one, believes that his convictions are genuine—as she stood behind him while he spoke at the March for Life, she writes that she was convinced that he was “truly speaking from the heart.” And who knows—she may be right. For better or for worse, many believe that the fate of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court, and the abortion debate in America seems, for the moment, to be tied up with that of Donald J. Trump.

Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has appeared in National Review, The European Conservative, the National Post, and elsewhere. Jonathon is the author of The Culture War and Seeing Is Believing: Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion as well as the co-author with Blaise Alleyne of A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide.

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Senator Graham: “We’ve got the votes to confirm the Justice on the floor of the Senate BEFORE the election & that’s what is coming.”

Via The Columbia Bugle:

Senator Lindsey Graham Announcing On Hannity That They Have The Votes For Trump's SCOTUS Pick

"We've got the votes to confirm the Justice on the floor of the Senate BEFORE the election & that's what is coming." pic.twitter.com/L1Nwr1wBjd

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 22, 2020

More from Charlie Kirk:

BREAKING:

According to Lindsey Graham, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee "We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg's replacement before the election. That's what's coming."

FILL. THE. SEAT.

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 22, 2020

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THIS WAS INCREDIBLE!
WHAT A WINNER!

MMA Champion Colby Covington wearing a US flag in his post-win interview, interrupted the host and WENT ROGUE– Colby cheered President Trump and the Silent Majority — And warned Sleepy Joe of what he is facing!!

Colby Covington: “Ladies and gentleman, the silent majority is ready to make some noise. If you thought that was a beating wait until November 3rd, when Donald Trump gets his hands on Sleepy Joe. That’s gonna be a landslide.”

Then he went on to SLAM spineless coward LeBron James!

Holy Smokes this was AWESOME!

CHAOS 👀🔥

“Ladies and gentleman, the silent majority is ready to make some noise. If you thought that was a beating wait until November 3rd, when Donald Trump gets his hands on Sleepy Joe. That’s gonna be a landslide.” – @ColbyCovMMA pic.twitter.com/0b518NdgV2

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On Monday Colby Covington doubled-down and challenged LeBron James to a bout saying, “He wouldn’t last 10 seconds with me!”

Now that would be a sell-out!

LOL at the snowflakes that believe @KingJames could even last 10 seconds with me! If that coward had the balls or the ability to kick anyone’s ass, Delonte West would’ve lost his teeth long before his meth habit! pic.twitter.com/TQZ56FBnt1

— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 22, 2020

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Invitation to Voter Fraud

(John Hinderaker)

I believe that President Trump will be re-elected in November, if only legal ballots cast by eligible voters are counted. What I don’t know is how many millions of fraudulent votes will be cast for Joe Biden.

My state, Minnesota, has made a point of facilitating voter fraud. Every registered voter in the state, of whom there must be several million, has received an application for an absentee ballot that promotes “voting from home.” Actually showing up at the polls is portrayed as a second-best alternative for “those who need or want to vote in person.”

If you receive this invitation, as I did, no identification is required to obtain an absentee ballot. You may have a Minnesota driver’s license, or maybe a Social Security number. (Who doesn’t?) But failing that, or if fraud is your object, you can check the third box. In that case, “Your identification number will be compared to the one on your absentee ballot envelope.”

“Your identification number” is not explained in the enclosed materials, but it can only refer to a bar code on the Business Reply Mail envelope that is included with each absentee ballot application. This obviously affords no ballot security. It merely will document that an application for an absentee ballot was submitted, and a ballot corresponding to that application was later cast. It provides no assurance as to who filled out that ballot.

This crude system has many flaws, the most obvious of which is that voter registration rolls are notoriously inaccurate. Earlier today I got a text from a friend with photographs of three absentee ballot applications that came to his residence. One was addressed to him. The other two were addressed to a couple who formerly owned his home, but moved to Arizona in 2017. There is literally nothing standing in the way of his checking the third alternative on question number 4, and obtaining absentee ballots in the names of those former residents, which he could then cast, thus voting three times instead of once. He won’t do this, because he is honest. He is also a Republican. I have gotten the same reports of erroneous ballot applications from several other friends.

How many Democrats will take advantage of the millions of invitations to absentee ballot applications that are now flooding the state, to vote more than once? I have no idea, and neither does anyone else. But the Democratic Party, having promoted “voting from home” and having eliminated the requirement of a witness signature (via a “settlement” with left-wing groups entered into by Secretary of State Steve Simon, who does everything possible to facilitate voter fraud), is obviously counting on voter fraud to help swing Minnesota into Joe Biden’s column.

Who knows? In a hotly contested election, it might work.

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After CNN’s Sappy Joke of a Town Hall, Biden is Morning Joe’s Golden Boy

The Morning Joe crew was delighted Friday morning when they had the pleasure of covering Thursday night’s CNN presidential town hall drive-in event in Moosic, Pennsylvania, in which Democratic nominee Joe Biden was treated to one gushing softball after another. Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist made sure to fulfill their role as Biden 2020 cheerleaders. Biden's lame chatter about represent the working stiffs against "Park Avenue" was somehow amazing. This was the passage:  BIDEN: I really do view this campaign as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue. And I really mean it, because, you know, the way we were raised up here in this area, awful lot of hardworking people busting their neck, all they ask for is a shot, just a shot. All that Trump can see from Park Avenue is Wall Street. All he thinks about is the stock market, I’m tellin- we're all going to do alright, everybody owns stock. How many of you all own stock? In my neighborhood in Scranton, not a whole hell of a lot of people own stock. Sorry, Joe -- Gallup found 55 percent of their polling sample said they had money in the stock market.  After listening to the soundbite, Scarborough erupted in joyful laughter, and hailed, “that’s just the best approach.” After briefly reminiscing about his own political career, the has-been former Congressman continued: “Whenever you start talking about, you know, ‘the way we were raised here in Scranton,’ oh… that’s gold. That’s political gold! And I also love the framing there, again just looking at it politically, that it was Scranton versus Park Avenue. He also couldn’t help but add, “I haven’t heard anything like that yet in this campaign,” as if Biden’s words about his middle-class heritage were truly revolutionary. Even if Scarborough hasn’t heard any inspirational rags-to-politics stories so far this year, he has been in the political sphere far too long to be impressed by Biden’s speech. This type of story is a tired political tactic that has been used for years by politicians, regardless of party, to try to connect with regular Americans. Perhaps Scarborough has been living under a rock for the last five decades, but Biden has been a politician since the 70s. The Democrat has been making a Senator's salary for all that time, not being a working-class hero.     The MSNBC hosts laid the propaganda on thick, with Geist sneering that Trump “lives in a gold and mirrored, literally penthouse on Fifth Avenue” and “flies around in his private jet with gold belt buckles.” And what, former Senator and Vice President Biden has been living in a shack? To add insult to injury, Scarborough did acknowledge that other politicians do the same thing that Biden had done the previous night, but apparently it’s a completely different story when Republicans do it. He remarked, “Well, and it’s the same thing with these Republican senators who try to play man of the people. And, ‘Oh, I’m just a workin’ guy.’ They all went to Harvard Law School, you ever notice that?” Geist responded, “Yep.” Actually, the number of Harvard Law Republican senators is three: Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, and Mitt Romney. The Morning Joe crew are just there to provide three hours of Biden ads every day until the election. Their sycophantic praise knows no bounds. This cringeworthy segment praising Joe Biden was sponsored in part by Chevrolet, Allstate, and Discover. Read the transcript below: MSNBC’s Morning Joe 9/18/2020 JOE BIDEN [AT CNN TOWN HALL]: I view this -- I really do view this campaign as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue. and I really mean it, because, you know, the way we were raised up here in this area, awful lot of hardworking people busting their neck all they ask for is a,shot, just a shot. All that Trump can see from Park Avenue is Wall Street. All he thinks about is the stock market, I’m tellin- we're all going to do alright, everybody owns stock. How many of you all own stock? In my neighborhood in Scranton, not a whole hell of a lot of people own stock. JOE SCARBOROUGH:  Sorry for laughing. That is really, I mean- that's just the best approach. I’m not just talking for Joe Biden. I’m talking for anybody, you know? I mean, when I was campaigning I'd be going around, I’d go, ‘ra-ra-ra-ra’ and someone would bring up something my opponent would say and it would be nasty and I’d go, ‘Well, I got to tell you, the way I was raised. I mean, my parents just raised me to be better than’… Whenever you start talking about, you know, “the way we were raised here in Scranton,” oh…that's gold. That's political gold, and I also love the framing there, again just looking at it politically, that it was Scranton versus Park Avenue. I haven't heard anything like that yet in this campaign, other than a lot of insults going back and forth. But sort of that definition, giving voters a real look at the fact that yes, you had one guy that was raised working class in Scranton, Pennsylvania, whose father was unemployed and they had to leave the town and were desperately looking for work and you had another guy that was, you know, born in New York and basically inherited $400 million and it's quite a contrast that Biden used last night.  WILLIE GEIST: It was. And it was a new message from Vice President Biden, something he rolled out at that major town hall. He also went to the Ivy League school thing, which is something that Donald Trump loves to brag about-  SCARBOROUGH: That’s a good one too. GEIST: -since he went to Wharton undergrad, and said ‘Who the hell ever said you had to go to an Ivy League school to be President of the United States?’ so he's sort of flipping this thing and using something, Joe, that I think you and I have been surprised that no one has gone to, which is that Donald Trump, the alleged man of the people, who lives in a gold and mirrored, literally penthouse on Fifth Avenue and flies around in his private jet with gold belt buckles, that guy is not your man of the people, Joe Biden is saying here, ‘I am. I grew up the way you grew up, I know what it means to lose a job, I know what you’re going through.’ SCARBOROUGH:  Well, and it’s the same thing with these Republican senators who try to play man of the people. And, ‘Oh, I’m just a workin’ guy.’ They all went to Harvard law school, you ever notice that? GEIST: Yep. SCARBOROUGH: You know, If I still -- even after all this time, if I walk, like, on the campus of Harvard or try to get close to Harvard Law School, a campus cop comes and they like, you know, they cuff me to a radiator. 

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Democrats Threaten to Fly to Washington and Prevent Senate Vote on SCOTUS Nominee — Lay Down on Floor to Block Entry to Senate — Tucker Carlson Open

Tucker Carlson opened his show on the left’s latest threats against Republicans, the US President and America.

Democrats are determined to prevent the Republican President and Republican Senate to nominate and confirm the next Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 87-year-old Ginsburg passed away at home on Friday.

Democrats are threatening impeachment of President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr.

And Democrats are even threatening to block access to the Republican senators from entering the US Senate Chamber in the US Capitol Building.

Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary tweeted out that she’s ready to lie down and block GOP senators from entering the US Capitol to vote on the next SCOTUS justice.

The Democrats are out of control. In fact, they are dangerous.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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President Trump’s Comments About “Counting on the Federal Court System” on November 3rd Are Freaking Democrats Out Especially Since Ginsburg’s Death

Maybe President Trump gave the citizens of the United States an indication on how he plans to stop the Democrats from stealing the 2020 election.  No wonder Democrats are screaming and howling about not filling the Ginsburg seat.

Far left Politico reported:

President Donald Trump signaled Saturday night that he expects federal judges to play a key role in achieving a definitive result within hours of the polls closing on Election Day.

“We’re going to have a victory on November 3rd the likes of which you’ve never seen,” Trump told a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. “Now, we’re counting on the federal court system to make it so that we can actually have an evening where we know who wins. Not where the votes are going to be counted a week later or two weeks later.”

It wasn’t entirely clear whether Trump was urging or anticipating a more prominent role for the courts in election issues in the wake of Ginsburg’s death. He has been immersed in discussions about the judiciary recently as he released a list of possible Supreme Court nominees last week and after the liberal icon passed away Friday evening.

The President’s words are freaking Democrats out:

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— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) September 20, 2020

Of course the 2020 election all comes down to the courts.  The Democrats felt they had the upper hand in the 2020 election before Ginsburg’s death.  Chief Justice Roberts turned into a lunatic after his opinions on Obamacare.  The Democrats felt they had their four liberal votes and Chief Roberts’ vote.  The liberal judges like Ginsburg always argued based on their position, not the Constitution.  But with a new judge, the courts will be four lunatics against five conservative votes.

This is why the Democrats are freaking out.

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Matt Gaetz: If GOP Senators Murkowski and Collins Refuse to Vote for SCOTUS Nominee They Should Lose Funding from the GOP (VIDEO)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on with Tucker Carlson on Monday to discuss the crisis in the US Supreme Court with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Republican Senators Susan Collins (R-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) say they do not believe their should be a vote on the next SCOTUS nominee until after the election.

Matt Gaetz says the two senators are refusing to do their job and should be defunded by the party in their reelection campaigns.

Matt Gaetz: Here we have Murkowski and Collins rejecting the duties they have as senators and if they do that their voters should reject them. Trump supporters should not be taken for granted in Maine, Alaska or anywhere else. And if they are unwilling to do their job and take a vote on who the president nominates they should not have the privilege of continuing to serve in the senate… Mitch McConnell should put pressure on fellow senators. They should lose funding for their campaigns. They should lose committee assignments if they are unwilling to fulfill their duty… Susan Collins herself said the senate should take a vote on Merrick Garland. So the Susan Collins of 2020 should certainly agree with the Susan Collins of 2016.

Gaetz is right.
These RINO’s need to be defunded if they refuse to do their job.
Enough is enough!

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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WHINY NY Times Bizarrely Paints Trump Fans as 'Intimidating' Voters, Ignored '08 Black Panther Case

The New York Times apparently has no ability to figure out what a "peaceful protest" looks like. In Monday's print edition, reporters Nick Corasanti and Stephanie Saul were troubled by Trump supporters rallying near a polling station on Saturday (not rioting, not looting) while Virginians took advantage of early voting. The online headline deck of Monday's print story read: Trump Supporters Disrupt Early Voting in Virginia A group waving Trump flags and chanting “four more years” created a commotion at a polling location in Fairfax, Va. A county official said some voters and staff members felt intimidated. The story began: A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site. County election officials eventually were forced to open up a larger portion of the Fairfax County Government Center to allow voters to wait inside away from the Trump enthusiasts. How dare those Trumpers "disrupt" a line of voters by aggressive flag-waving! The group did nothing wrong, which begs the question why this Times story even exists! Election officials said that the group stayed about 100 feet from the entrance to the building and, contrary to posts on social media, were not directly blocking access to the building. But they acknowledged that some voters and polling staff members felt intimidated by what some saw as protesters. But even with the paper’s own reporting debunking accusations that the rally blocked the entrance to the voting site, the falsehood was repeated in a reposted tweet. Sean Rastatter, a vice chair at the Fairfax County Republican Committee who was at the polling location, said that he did not think any actions came close to voter intimidation, and that many of the discussions from members of the group were with journalists. …. Bryan Graham, the chairman of the Fairfax County Democrats who was also at the polling center, saw it differently, writing on Twitter that “the Republicans are straight-up attempting to intimidate voters at the government center.” The Times disparaged suburban homeowners who felt intimidated by "unarmed" protesters screaming threats at them after they broke into their gated community. Corasaniti and Saul lamely attempted to make something "intimidating" out of the rally. Some election rights groups said that the Trump group might have still crossed a legal line. “In Virginia, the safe zone around the polling location is only 40 feet, but that safe zone is for campaigning and trying to change a person’s vote,” said Sylvia Albert, director of voting and elections at Common Cause, a voting rights group…. “To me, this went beyond campaigning and they should have been removed.” In contrast, actual voter intimidation (as opposed to pumped-up Democratic allegations of such) during the Obama years was first ignored then dismissed by the Times. Remember the New Black Panther party voter intimidation case from Election Day 2008? Two members of the radical black separatist group, dressed in paramilitary gear, with one carrying a billy club, reportedly shouted racial slurs at white voters. The Obama administration’s Justice Department downgraded the incident. When the paper got around to it (only because of a lawsuit by the outgoing Bush administration) legal reporter Charlie Savage was dismissive in a July 2010 story. Savage's reporting leaned heavily on the "conservative" politics of those forwarding the charges, and the accompanying text box gave the case an odor of white racial animosity: "A white rights case was shunned, says a former federal lawyer." Savage emphasized that the case is a "cause celebre" among conservatives, as if that automatically made it suspect.

CBS Wants Viewers to Be Terrified of SCOTUS 'Dominated By Conservatives'

The theme of Monday’s CBS Evening News was ‘be afraid, be afraid of conservatives on the Supreme Court.’ And they weren’t subtle about it. It was the common thread throughout their four back-to-back segments about the battle to fill the vacant seat once held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In fact, stoking fear of conservatives was how anchor Norah O’Donnell kicked off the program in the opening teases: Tonight, we're here at the Supreme Court. President Trump says he’ll name his nominee by the end of the week as the nation remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tributes pour in for the liberal icon as the President says he wants his pick confirmed before Election Day on November 3. Tonight, the two women who are frontrunners and how they could cement conservative control of the nation's highest court for a generation. There was no such ideological fear-mongering and bigotry when President Obama tried to install a liberal in 2016 with Judge Merrick Garland. At the time, the media falsely claimed he was a moderate. But as O’Donnell stood in front of the Supreme Court, she warned viewers that “what happens in the coming weeks will have sweeping consequences for the court and the country, possibly cementing a conservative majority for decades.” Anti-Trump White House correspondent Weijia Jiang was up first with her report. She echoed O’Donnell by warning of “a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of November 3. And one that would shape the court for decades.” She then turned her ire to Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals. “48-year-old Barrett is a mother of seven who has won over religious conservatives for having antiabortion views,” Jiang chided.     In the follow-up report, where CBS railed against Senate Republicans for being ‘hypocrites,’ chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes took on a serious tone when telling viewers how “The looming fight could alter the court's balance of power and dictate the fate of the Affordable Care Act and abortion rights.” She then played this soundbite of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) decrying the coming nomination: For hundreds of millions of Americans, this vacancy on the Supreme Court puts everything, everything on the line. Of course, Cordes didn’t point out how her fellow Democrats on the hill and in the media were hypocrites for suddenly being against filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year. O’Donnell followed Cordes’ report with a segment featuring an exclusive interview with Vice President Mike Pence. For most of the interview, O’Donnell grilled Pence on Judge Barrett because she was “Catholic,” “conservative,” “pro-life” and “would restrict abortion rights further.” Here’s part of their discussion (Click “expand”): O’DONNELL: I want to ask you about one of the frontrunners, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. She’s a Catholic, she’s a conservative, she’s a mom of seven kids, are you convinced that Judge Barrett would overturn Roe v. Wade? VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Well I’m convinced that Judge Barrett and the other finalists on the list will interpret the Constitution in a way that is consistent with the great tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia. O’DONNELL: She is pro-life. PENCE: President Trump has made it clear that it’s is our objective to appoint pro-life jurists to our federal courts at every level. O’DONNELL: Judge Barrett gave a speech at Notre Dame on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and she said it is very unlikely that the court will overturn Roe so why are you convinced that Judge Barrett would restrict abortion rights further. After the interview, and leading into the final report on the subject, O’Donnell noted that both Democrats and Republicans would use “the possibility of a court dominated by conservatives” to energize voters. At least she was being honest about what CBS was doing. CBS capped off their anti-conservative bigotry for the evening with political correspondent Ed O’Keefe directly pushing Democratic attacks. “For Democratic women, there are a range of critical issues that could come before the Supreme Court,” he declared as he played a soundbite of a Biden supporter claiming: “Women's rights, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, they're all on the line!” Of course, O’Keefe concluded by giving the final word to his candidate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “Donald Trump is before the Supreme Court trying to strip health-care coverage away from tenses of millions of families,” Biden sneered. For CBS, the stakes were so high that they could no longer pretend to be non-partisan or non-ideological. When push came to shove, they dropped the charade and got dirty for their side. CBS’s anti-conservative bigotry was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Progressive and Amazon. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they’re funding. CBS has also asked people to “text Norah” their thoughts at this number: (202) 217-1107. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: CBS Evening News September 21, 2020 6:30:20 p.m. Eastern [Opening tease] NORAH O’DONNELL: Tonight, we're here at the Supreme Court. President Trump says he’ll name his nominee by the end of the week as the nation remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tributes pour in for the liberal icon as the President says he wants his pick confirmed before Election Day on November 3. Tonight, the two women who are frontrunners and how they could cement conservative control of the nation's highest court for a generation. (…) 6:32:12 p.m. Eastern O’DONNELL: The Republican leader of the Senate says said he’ll confirm the President’s choice by the end of the year and Democrats are vowing to stop that, arguing voters should pick the next president who will then fill the seat. Not since Abraham Lincoln has there been a Supreme Court vacancy so close to an election. And what happens in the coming weeks will have sweeping consequences for the court and the country, possibly cementing a conservative majority for decades. (…) 6:34:04 p.m. Eastern WEIJIA JIANG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death gives the President the chance to nominate his third Supreme Court justice, which could make it a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of November 3. And one that would shape the court for decades. Mr. Trump said he plans to meet with some of the candidates before making a choice. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Five women are being looked at and vetted very carefully. JIANG: CBS News has learned U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was at the White House today, and Judge Barbara Lagoa are the top two contenders. 48-year-old Barrett is a mother of seven who has won over religious conservatives for having antiabortion views. JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: I see no conflict between having a sincerely held faith and duties as a judge. (…) 6:36:54 p.m. Eastern NANCY CORDES: On the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a confirmation vote soon. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): The Senate has more than sufficient time to process the nomination. CORDES: The looming fight could alter the court's balance of power and dictate the fate of the Affordable Care Act and abortion rights. SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): For hundreds of millions of Americans, this vacancy on the Supreme Court puts everything, everything on the line. (…) 6:40:31 p.m. Eastern O’DONNELL: I want to ask you about one of the frontrunners, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. She’s a Catholic, she’s a conservative, she’s a mom of seven kids, are you convinced that Judge Barrett would overturn Roe v. Wade? VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Well I’m convinced that Judge Barrett and the other finalists on the list will interpret the Constitution in a way that is consistent with the great tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia. O’DONNELL: She is pro-life. PENCE: President Trump has made it clear that it’s is our objective to appoint pro-life jurists to our federal courts at every level. O’DONNELL: Judge Barrett gave a speech at Notre Dame on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and she said it is very unlikely that the court will overturn Roe so why are you convinced that Judge Barrett would restrict abortion rights further. PENCE: I just know that Judge Barrett will follow the Constitution as will all the finalists. The reality is that the Supreme Court in this last session actually rejected a very moderate restriction on abortion from Louisiana, a bill that would have only required doctors in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at neighboring hospitals. O’DONNELL: And on that case, do you believe that someone like Judge Barrett would respect the state's rights on that issue. PENCE: I'm proud to serve alongside the most pro-life president in American history, and I know that same standard will be met with his nominee to fill this vacancy on the Supreme Court. (…) 6:43:05 p.m. Eastern O’DONNELL: And that nomination battle will now be a central issue on the campaign trail with both sides using the possibility of a court dominated by conservatives in their appeal to a crucial voting bloc suburban women. (…) 6:44:16 p.m. Eastern ED O’KEEFE: For Democratic women, there are a range of critical issues that could come before the Supreme Court. UNIDENTIFIED BIDNE VOTER: Women's rights, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, they're all on the line. O’KEEFE: And with the justices set to hear the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act a week after the election. It’s an especially urgent concern as Biden says Sunday. JOE BIDEN: Donald Trump is before the Supreme Court trying to strip health-care coverage away from tenses of millions of families. (…)

FNC's Pirro: GOP Senators Opposing Trump SCOTUS Nomination Doing So for Their Own Race, Not the Constitution

Fox News Channel's Jeanine Pirro sees opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to proceed with nominating a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court from within the Republican caucus in the U.S. Senate as something that goes against the Constitution.

Jeanine Pirro on FNC, 10/11/2019

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A Biden for President sign in a lawn of suburban Dublin, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In the campaign for House control, some districts are seeing a fight between Democrats saying they'll protect voters from Republicans willing to take their health coverage away, while GOP candidates are raising specters of rioters imperiling neighborhoods if Democrats win. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

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In this undated file photo provided on Sunday, May 24, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in North Korea. Kim suspended his military's plans to take unspecified retaliatory action against South Korea, state media said Wednesday, June 24, possibly slowing a pressure campaign against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

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New York police officer charged with spying for China...


New York police officer charged with spying for China...


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NYC subway station signs altered in tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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SF archbishop calls COVID church rules a 'mockery' at protest

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Top Mueller prosecutor says Special Counsel 'absolutely' let Americans down: report

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Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old autistic boy

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Dana White says biggest fight world has ever seen ‘coming very soon’

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Cory Gardner Signals Support for Filling SCOTUS Vacancy

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Cory Gardner on FNC 2/13/20

'Go Ahead': Donald Trump Dares Nancy Pelosi to Try to Impeach Him Again

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Democrats Celebrate Impeachment

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Tyler Perry Delivers Powerful Emmys Speech About Achieving 'Success on His Own Terms'

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Actor and director Tyler Perry attends his Hollywod Walk of Fame Star ceremony on October 1, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Watch: ‘Say Anything’ Actress Ione Skye Calls GOP Senators to Stop SCOTUS Vote

Hollywood actress Ione Skye is urging people to pressure Republican senators to delay the vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor until after the next presidential inauguration in 2021. The Say Anything star shared a video of herself calling Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) to demand that she refuse to approve any Supreme Court nominee.

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Two in Custody in Tour de France Doping Probe

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Two in Custody in Tour de France Doping Probe

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Judge Extends Wisc. Absentee Cutoff 6 Days Post-Election for Ballots Posatmarked by Nov. 3

A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

Judge Extends Wisc. Absentee Cutoff 6 Days Post-Election for Ballots Posatmarked by Nov. 3

A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

BREAKING: The Chief of Staff for Obama’s Former AG Eric Holder Met With Sally Yates the Day After General Flynn Was Set Up in the White House

President Obama’s first Attorney General, Eric Holder, left a corrupt life in public office and returned to the law firm Covington but he may not have left his corrupt work behind.  Today we have more information connecting Holder to the the Russia Collusion hoax. 

We noted in April, 2020 that while at Covington, lawyers from Holder’s  firm represented General Mike Flynn and requested dirt on President Trump while withholding important information from General Flynn.

After working for President Obama for six years, Attorney General Eric Holder returned to the law firm where he had previously worked, Covington, where he became a partner in 2015.

Many, including the Heritage Foundation in 2014, identified how corrupt Holder was as AG [emphasis added]:

… the American people recognize that Mr. Holder is an ideologue who considers himself part of Mr. Obama’s political team first and the attorney general a very distant second. His first loyalty has been to helping the president break, bend, ignore or fail to enforce the law, doing untold damage to our constitutional system and the rule of law.

As former Justice Department prosecutor Andy McCarthy has said, the Justice Department under Mr. Holder has become “a sort of full-employment program for progressive activists, race-obsessed bean counters and lawyers who volunteered their services during the Bush years to help al Qaeda operatives file lawsuits against the United States.”

There is no way to know how long it will take to repair the damage that Mr. Holder has done to the management and operation of the Justice Department. One thing we do know for sure — it will take a great deal of work by a new attorney general who is willing to take on the activists that Mr. Holder will leave embedded within the career civil service ranks of the department. And it will take political willpower and steadfastness of a kind that is rarely seen in Washington.

Through his numerous actions as Obama’s AG, Mr. Holder proved that he was not concerned with law and the constitution, he was concerned with power.

Enter General Mike Flynn

General Michael Flynn obtained attorneys from Covington to represent him in the filing of a FARA form in December of 2016, shortly after the 2016 election. A few months later, General Flynn’s life was turned upside down and he hired Covington to represent him in charges being leveled by the Mueller gang. Eventually, the Covington lawyers working for the General coerced him to sign a guilty plea on charges he did not believe he was guilty of performing.  He agreed to the plea in part because the Mueller gang was threatening his son.

After millions in legal fees, and untold negative stories in the MSM, General Flynn obtained new lawyers and the government finally released Brady documents showing he committed no crimes.

In General Flynn’s tweet, he shared a number of devastating points where it becomes clear that his attorneys at Covington, in spite of taking millions in legal fees, were not working in the General’s best interest.

In one of the first meetings with Covington, Holder’s firm, Flynn’s lawyers asked if he had any dirt on President Trump:

Covington attorneys never explained to the General that there were any problems with his FARA filings which Flynn initially hired Covington to address. Covington lawyers said that they were willing to represent the General in any upcoming legal issues and he agreed:

Then over the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, after months in the news, Covington attorneys called the General to tell him that the Mueller Special Counsel was planning on bringing charges against the General, and advised him that if he did not plead guilty, that he would be indicted on multiple counts and his son would be indicted as well. Covington’s lawyers told him that he could be looking at 15 years in prison and he could receive the “Manafort treatment” [where he would likely be abused in solitary confinement]:

Still at at this time, General Flynn did not believe that he had lied to FBI agents in January 2017.

A few days later, General Flynn was advised by his Covington attorneys that if he did not plead guilty, he would be indicted the next day. His attorneys also told him and his wife that the FBI Agents stood by what their statements were after their interview with General Flynn in the White House in early 2017:

 

General Flynn says that he would not have pleaded guilty if his Covington lawyers had told him that the FBI agents believed he was telling the truth in their interview and at no time did his Covington lawyers tell him this was the statement of the FBI agents:

Every time General Flynn said that he didn’t lie after making his original plea, his Covington attorneys told him to stick with his plea:

You can read the 12-page declaration here:

Flynn Declaration by Techno Fog on Scribd

Covington and Holder Conflicts

There have been numerous reports in the news of late, since General Flynn obtained former US Attorney Sidney Powell to represent him, that his Covington lawyers had numerous conflicts of interest in his case.

Not only this, but Powell tweeted that the Mueller gang had a secret deal with Flynn’s Covington attorneys that was not shared with General Flynn:

In addition to the numerous conflicts, we reported in January 2020 that the DOJ’s Trisha Anderson went to work for Covington while they represented General Flynn. To this day we have no evidence that Covington notified General Flynn about hiring one of the individuals at the DOJ involved in the Russia collusion sham.

Today found more evidence on the connection between Holder and the Russia collusion scam.  The calendar for January 2017 for former Obama DAG Sally Yates was released per a FOIA request.  The calendar shows the meeting in the White House on January 5, 2017 where the top members of the Obama team connived on their efforts to set up, spy on and remove the incoming President from office. It also shows something else.  Techno Fog shares:

New FOIA – Calendar of Sally Yates (January 2017)

– Time of 1/5/17 Obama White House meeting

– Dates of FISA meetings

– Lunch w/ Eric Holder former Chief of Staff the day after Flynn interview (day before meeting with WH Counsel McGahn)🤔

Full doc:https://t.co/PrkC0QTkjm pic.twitter.com/X0saOAkdrb

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 21, 2020

The day after Obama’s Deep State actors set up General Flynn in the White House, Yates met up with Holder’s former Chief of staff for lunch, Gary Grindler.  Do you think they just talked about grand kids and golf?

Covington had numerous conflicts of interest related to their biggest case ever, representing General Michael Flynn in his unjust indictment by the Mueller gang. His attorneys withheld evidence from their client. They asked for dirt on President Trump. They hired individuals that were involved in the criminal Spygate scandal.

There is no way that a partner at Covington like Eric Holder was not aware of the activities his firm was taking while representing General Flynn.  Every day we receive more information that makes this more clear.

The post BREAKING: The Chief of Staff for Obama’s Former AG Eric Holder Met With Sally Yates the Day After General Flynn Was Set Up in the White House appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Snowden Gives Up More Than $5M From Book, Speeches

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Eli Lilly CEO: Speed and industry cooperation are aiding coronavirus treatment development

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Nevada Governor Won't Punish County That Held Trump Rally

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The best Google Assistant and Nest devices of 2020 - CNET

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UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa -- how to watch, start time and full fight card - CNET

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Trump Campaigns for Ohio's Working-Class Independents

President Donald Trump, making a pair of campaign stops in Ohio on Monday, credited himself with boosting manufacturing in the state before the pandemic and warned of economic devastation if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden beats him in six weeks.

The Democratic Party of the Past, and the Future

(John Hinderaker)

Collin Peterson is the closest thing to a conservative Democrat in Congress. He has represented Minnesota’s 7th District, the Northwestern and West Central portion of the state, since 1991. He is currently Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. At one time Peterson was an icon in the district, but his enthusiasm for campaigning has waned and in recent cycles, as his district moved farther away from the Democratic Party, his margin of victory has steadily declined. In 2016, the 7th District went for Donald Trump by 30 points. Peterson is one of the last Democrats in the House, possibly the last, to represent a rural district.

Last week, Peterson tried to distance himself from fellow Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar:

“Do you have any comment as to why you defended Ilhan Omar?” an employee with the National Republican Congressional Committee asked Peterson on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

“I don’t defend her. She doesn’t belong in our party,” the 16-term lawmaker responded.

When asked to clarify himself, a COVID-19-masked Peterson repeated, “She doesn’t belong in our party,” as he walked away.

But in this year’s primary, Omar easily defeated a well-financed, more moderate Democratic opponent. Her Republican opponent in the general election is Lacy Johnson, an excellent candidate who deserves your support. But in an overwhelmingly Democratic, and remarkably left-wing, district, Omar is the overwhelming favorite to be re-elected.

Collin Peterson, on the other hand, is likely closing out his political career. He has a credible opponent in Michelle Fischbach and, in a district where President Trump is wildly popular, Republican turnout should be huge. So most likely, Ilhan Omar will be returning to Washington after November 3, and Collin Peterson won’t be.

Peterson says that Omar “doesn’t belong in our party,” but in reality, it is Collin Peterson who doesn’t belong in the Democratic Party. It is Ilhan Omar’s party now.

Let the Winning Continue!

(Steven Hayward)

Trump famously boasted in 2016 that there’d be so much winning that we’d get tired of all the winning. The last week has seen so much winning that not even the most extravagant NFL end zone celebration can express it.

First, last Thursday, Constitution Day, Trump took direct aim at the pernicious 1619 Project, and announced his plan to have a 1776 Commission to confront the 1619 Project directly. The left naturally freaked out, but amazingly the NY Times is suddenly backtracking from a few of the more egregious claims the 1619 Project contained. (More on this in a separate post.)

Then on Friday we got Secretary Betsy DeVos’s letter to Princeton that Paul is covering, saying that if Princeton is serious about its complicity in racism then it may well be in violation of civil rights laws and risks forfeiting its federal aid. More of this please! I hope and expect that the general counsels of a great many virtue-signaling universities will receive similar letters soon.

Then today the Justice Department designated New York City, Portland, and Seattle to be “anarchist cities” that, because they fail systematically to protect the civil rights of their citizens, may have to forfeit federal aid:

“The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein. . . The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled ‘Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.'”

Finally, since screaming hysterically in your car is now a thing on the left, I think it is worth passing along this entry from Ron Coleman:

And this leaves out all of the leftist rage we’re sure to see on display over Trump’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination.

UPDATE: Gad Saad is out with this preview of coming attractions and important news relevant to the next nominee to the Supreme Court:

A man known as the 'Dreadhead Cowboy' was arrested for riding his horse on a Chicago highway

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Black Lives Matter organization deletes page calling for 'disruption' of nuclear family

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Donald Trump Criticizes 'Die Hard Globalist' Joe Biden in Ohio

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Biden Toasts Xi

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Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

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Seeding, not record determines who bats last in World Series

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49ers star Nick Bosa tore ACL, team says

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Donald Trump: 'I'm So Angry at Republicans' for Slow Investigations

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Donald Trump Angry at Republicans

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