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Brian Williams will be in the “Nightly News” anchor chair tonight, a source tells TVNewser, even as an internal investigation is launched into his reporting. Richard Esposito, senior EP of the NBC News investigative unit, will lead the internal probe, the New York Daily News reports. Esposito joined NBC from ABC News in 2013. *** […]
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Hillary’s secret server “sloppy and unprofessional.”
Alternate headline: Former Vice President prepares to launch new career in blogging. After ripping Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured, and unauthorized e-mail server out of her home as “sloppy and unprofessional,” Dick Cheney said there was “a very real possibility” that it should disqualify her for the presidency. Instead, Dick Cheney has a […]
Patrick Buchanan gets right to the core of the phenomenon called Donald Trump with his headline, “The Rebirth of Nationalism.”
Because of America’s two-party system and the dominance of individualistic libertarians and social conservatives in one party and left-egalitarians and interest-group liberals in the other, we forget the basics. As the late great political scientist Aaron Wildavsky taught us years ago there are four fundamental political types: egalitarians, individualists, social conservatives, and—the ones we forget about—what he called “fatalists.”
We tend to forget the fatalists because they tend not to vote. They view the world as foreign, chaotic, ephemeral, dangerous, on the edge of falling into bedlam. He used the analogy that their world is like a marble rolling unsteadily on a glass surface, rolling and pitching who knows where. Government has some control but is run by an untouchable, all-powerful elite acting in its own interest. Such a world can only be tamed by something enormously powerful and masterful, and only during a crisis. Then a strong central government supported by angry, patriotic nationalists and led by a popular Napoleon on his white horse can arrest the anarchy. Trump’s autobiography is titled Think Big and Kick Ass.
Buchanan tapped into the same world—although with vastly more intellect and subtlety—but he learned Wildavsky’s lesson. Fatalists do not vote, except perhaps enough to win a primary or two, and the elite strike back hard. It is difficult to sustain the anger, although Buchanan came closer than many remember. Trump may turn out to be more fortunate since popular resentment has risen to a boil this time. Bernie Sanders taps into it too, and when fatalists do vote they might go for either party. But the Vermont socialist has no horse; Trump has billions and the celebrity, willingness, and audacity to ride them.
Pollster Frank Luntz came reeling out of one of his distinctive focus groups the other day crying “my legs are shaking” from seeing the depth of commitment of the Trump supporters he interviewed at the session. “I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn’t listening to their grassroots.” He even showed the audience unflattering images of and statements by Trump meant to turn them off. It did not work. At the end they were more committed than at the beginning.
Political analyst Tom Charles Huston predicts the establishment Republican presidential candidates will sputter—Trump quipped Jeb Bush puts his audiences to sleep—and the business “donor class” elite will desert them, happy to support Hillary or Joe Biden to advance their crony capitalism rather than moving to a conservative with an edge who might be able to confront Trump—and them.
If Trump wins Iowa and New Hampshire, it is difficult to see any opponent who could rally South Carolina two weeks later, or Nevada. Then on March 1 a half-dozen Southern states with many fatalists (remember Huey Long) will split the opponent’s ranks further. On March 15 Bush could be ousted by Marco Rubio in Florida, with John Kasich winning by a smaller than expected margin in Ohio. Trump could win by losing, saying they were only favorite sons. No one would be left anyway. If he wins either state, it is all over.
So what was impossible a few weeks ago now becomes a real possibility.
The willfully blind establishment in Italy did not think Benito Mussolini or even Silvio Berlusconi could win, either; both succeeded because the reasonable right floundered. The latter became prime minister three times. How does President Trump sound? Or President Hillary?
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Obuma-Arranged Marriage Of Marxism and Muslim Is Leading The World Down A Deadly Path of Increasing Civilian Death
Obuma Congratulates American Muslims on Same Day He Moves For Military Action Against Syria
Judi McLeod 9-3-13 On the same day that President Barack Obuma said that the United States should take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons on civilians and turned to Congress for approval, he released a video message from the White House congratulating American Muslims on the many achievements and contributions they have made to American society from its early history to the present day. Continue reading
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Hillary and Bill Clinton
Bill and Hillary Clinton, a former president and a candidate for the Oval Office, on Friday were notified through court filings in federal court in Florida of the dates of their depositions in a case that alleges they violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The filings, submitted by attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, sets Bill Clinton’s deposition for 9 a.m. July 29 at the offices of a Washington law firm and Hillary Clinton’s deposition a day earlier at the same time and place.
“Such deposition will be upon oral examination conducted before a Notary Public in and for the District of Columbia, or some other officer duly authorized by law to take depositions, and will continue until completed and is being taken for discovery purposes, for use at trial, or any other purpose permitted,” the notices state.
The well-known Washington watchdog has sued the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton under RICO for allegedly running a criminal enterprise.
A federal court in Florida already has scheduled a trial for early next year.
“This is a classic RICO lawsuit,” Klayman argued in a recent filing, “Indeed … few people – if any – can even attempt to refute the hard evidence that Bill and Hillary Clinton and their foundation have over a 10-year history of actually selling government access and influence in exchange for hard cash to fill their coffers and the coffers of their foundation, which not coincidentally, as pled, does not operate as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization but instead operates as defendants Bill and Hillary Clinton’s own alter-ego in furthering their criminal enterprise.”
He said the case is about much more than access to hidden documents, which he is seeking.
“The production of documents at issue is relevant because they evidence a criminal enterprise under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act … created and further by each of the defendants, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, acting in concert as part of a conspiracy, to extort hundreds of millions of dollars in money – that is, bribes – from individuals, entities and persons upon which the defendants have bestowed favors and gratuities, principally in the form of granting waivers to do business with Iran. ”
The allegations, he explained, set “forth all of the operative facts to plead a valid RICO claim.”
He said the case “must proceed expeditiously” because of a discovery deadline of Sept. 28 and the trial date of Jan. 25, 2016.
“Defendants’ attempts to delay discovery are as transparent as their non-meritorious motions to dismiss. Needless to say, the court should not accept defendants’ lack of reasoned analysis of the factual content of” the complaint,” he wrote.
“It is simply too early to dismiss any portion of plaintiff’s claims where so much information is alleged to provide both notice and a likelihood that more material and predicate acts will be learned through discovery.”
The case brought by Klayman pleads “multiple acts of racketeering activity by travel in interstate or international travel for the purpose of bribery, money laundering and obstruction of justice.”
“These actions were done with the specific purpose of defrauding plaintiff and others out of hundreds of millions of dollars in donations.”
He alleges, for example, that Hillary Clinton as secretary of state “granted a waiver to Victor Pinchuk and his company Interpipe Group as an exemption from U.S. congressional sanctions against doing business with Iran.”
He alleges that was “as a quid pro quo for bribes disguised as donations made to The Clinton Foundation.”
He said the company “then, using the wires and mails and other illegal means fraudulently, donated $2.35 million to The Clinton Foundation.”
WND reported Klayman was urging the court to take physical custody of Hillary Clinton’s infamous private email server because of the evidence it could contain.
In a supplement motion, Klayman said there was new relevant information to bolster his case.
Klayman submitted copies of a Washington Times report that the Clintons’ foundation “set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran.”
Further, another article submitted by Klayman, from the Miami Herald, reported banks were paying huge fees to Bill Clinton for speeches at a delicate time.
“Many of the speeches and donations were made at times when the host banks were under Justice Department scrutiny. … All told, the same 11 banks have paid more than $81 billion – yes, that’s with a B – over the last six years to resolve federal investigations into alleged corruption,” the report said.
The case charges the Clintons schemed “to reap hundreds of millions of dollars personally and for their foundation by selling government access and influence.”
Klayman, for years a Washington watchdog, engaged Bill Clinton in court battles during his presidency. Klayman also has taken on terror interests and foreign influences in the United States. Recently, he won a federal court judgment against the National Security Agency’s spy-on-Americans program and brought a case against Obama over his amnesty-by-executive-memo strategy.
WND’s attempts to obtain a comment from the New York office for Bill Clinton or the foundation have not been successful.
The order setting the case for trial comes from Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Florida in West Palm Beach.
When the Clintons left the White House in 2000, they were “broke,” Hillary Clinton has claimed.
But estimates are that since that time, they have been paid well over $100 million, oftentimes in $250,000 and $500,000 increments for speaking. Speaking fees for Bill Clinton have been as high as $750,000.
The Clintons’ foundation also has been embroiled in scandal, with foreign governments making donations when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and, as WND has reported in a series, a respected Wall Street analyst charging financial irregularities that indicate the WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
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Kimberly Paxton 12-1-13 A 15 year old Florida girl has been arrested for two Knockout “Game” attacks on elderly men. Even more horrifying than the random assaults that occur when people are out in public, these men were at their own homes when they were brutalized.
Cellphone pictures taken by a concerned neighbor helped identify Traveshia Blanks, of Fort Myers, Florida, who was part of a group of teenagers who randomly attacked a 72 year old man who was working in his yard.
“I was in shock. Who would expect anything from out of the blue to happen like that. There’s no reason had I done something or said something,” said the 72-year-old Fort Myers victim.
The victim stated that while he was weeding his garden, someone kicked him from behind, knocking him to the ground. The victim says he saw a teenage girl laughing at him before she walked back to join a larger group of teens.
“I didn’t hear anything. There was nobody in the area at all. It was very quiet [when] all of a sudden I felt a blow to my hip and I was on the ground. I turned around to see what happened and there was a girl standing there laughing,” he said. (source)
This video is made even more disturbing by the sound of perverse laughter as the teenage girl struck the elderly man.
Reports of this attack prompted a second elderly victim to come forward. An 89 year old man reported that he answered a knock at his door and was struck in the face by a laughing teenage girl.
Harry Hurvitz, 89, told deputies that someone rang his doorbell, and he looked and saw several well-dressed teens standing outside his door and one of them appeared to be holding a cell phone or camera.
When he opened the door, one of the juveniles suddenly and without provocation slapped him in the face.
“I stepped out to see what she was pointing to and there was another girl standing here and wammmmmm,” explained Hurvitz.
The entire group then fled, laughing as they ran toward Principia Drive.
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Shock may best describe the Chicago Cabal’s reaction to recent events as the narratives these political operatives spent a lifetime constructing lie in tatters, revealing an ugly reality long held at bay. While Barack Obama’s presidency may yet recover—especially if the White House can win back the mainstream media’s active support— Continue reading
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Sometime around 9 p.m. Monday, the State Department will release the next batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and hundreds of reporters will comb through the 7,000 pages looking to be the first to find a story. These reporters are not amused by the late delivery of documents.
The State Department said the delayed release of Clinton’s emails happened because it has identified another 150 containing classified information that must be redacted before the release.
New York Times political reporter Michael Barbaro complained that it was not professional for a government agency to conduct a data dump after typical business hours. A number of reporters sounded off on Twitter to criticize “the most transparent administration ever” for not giving reporters time to read through the emails and process the information before their deadlines.
Who at State sets that 9 pm time for document release, which seems antithetical to transparency/accountability https://t.co/Y8Dx6mqhHA
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) August 31, 2015
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 31, 2015
I’m serious: News orgs and good government groups can’t compel a judge to order @statedept to literally release Clinton emails in daylight?
— Ed O’Keefe (@edatpost) August 31, 2015
most transparent admin ever MT @ReutersPolitics BREAKING: U.S. State Dept says new tranche of Clinton emails to be released at 9 pm EDT Mon
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 31, 2015
With the latest batch, the State Department confirmed it will have reached its court-ordered mandate to release 25 percent of Clinton’s emails before the end of August.
Plus, did Wasserman Schultz spike a DNC approval motion?
The White House had better mark Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings as a firm “no” on the Iran deal. In a lengthy speech to Nova University in Davie, Florida at an AIPAC event, the liberal Democrat blasted Barack Obama and John Kerry for cutting a bad deal and Iran as entirely untrustworthy. Javier Manjarres reports on […]
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Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity group is claiming Americans “clearly support” the First Lady’s healthy school lunch rules, despite a barrage of negative complaints about the standards on social media.
“Let’s Move” attempted to get ahead of negative press about the lunches with the start of the school year, by posting a poll that claims 86 percent of Americans support the first lady’s healthy rules. But when schools began to reopen across the country over the past week, students resumed posting photos of unappetizing fare and meager portions in the lunchroom, with the hash tag #ThanksMichelleObama.
“As the school bells begin to ring welcoming in the next school year, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a new national survey demonstrating that Americans clearly support keeping school meals healthy,” Let’s Move said.
“[T]he American public has noticed and appreciated the healthier school meal standards as the survey shows that 67 percent say the nutritional quality of food in their local schools is excellent or good, which is up from only 26 percent in 2010 before the standards were put into place,” they said.
The 86 percent figure came from a question that asked in general terms whether fruits and vegetables should be served in school.
“As you may know, there are requirements such as providing fruits and vegetables and whole grain-rich foods that all meals served in public school cafeterias have to meet,” the survey read. “Do you think these requirements should be strengthened, kept the same, or lowered?”
Another question contributing to the survey’s favorable view of Mrs. Obama’s rules asked: “Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important to serve nutritious foods in schools to support children’s health and ensure they are ready to learn and be successful?”
Another question was phrased as “millions of kids are getting more of the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains they need to be healthy” because of the rules.
“After hearing this, do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose these new nutritional requirements?” the survey asked. Fifty-eight percent then said that they strongly support the standards.
Meanwhile, nearly half of the respondents (47 percent) said the food served in school cafeterias has little to do with childhood obesity.
Other findings from the survey found that nine out of 10 Americans said “nutrition standards in school meals are important,” and 91 percent said kids need access to safe drinking water in schools.
The survey was based on responses from 1,206 adults. Only 15 percent said they knew a “great deal” about the new requirements, while 41 percent said they knew some, 28 percent said “not too much,” and 11 percent said they knew nothing at all.
Forty percent of respondents were Democrats, compared to 34 percent Republicans, and 7 percent of independents who lean Democrat.
The poll was conducted by the WK Kellogg Foundation, which donated $5,000 to President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012.
The survey results stand in stark contrast to the complaints of students and school officials, who say students are avoiding cafeteria food as a result of the rules.
A recent survey by the Student Nutritional Association, which supports healthy requirements for school lunches but seeks greater flexibility with government-mandated standards, found that participation in the school lunch program is down, food waste is up, and 80 percent of school districts have taken steps to offset financial losses as a result of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
“A self-serving fiction.”
It’s been 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, and the anniversary may mark the last of the war-crimes trials from World War II. A German court will try the man dubbed “the accountant of Auschwitz,” Oskar Groening, who claims to be “morally guilty” but not legally liable for the genocide conducted […]
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|Patrioitsbillboard Has and Will Continue to Post Many Articles Regarding Austrian Economics. These Articles Should Be In Every Economics Course In America, Instead of Keynes’s Theory Of Tax, Print and Spend. In This Piece You Will See How Regulators Have Caused Many Of Today’s Economic Woes And Now Obama Is Doubling Down On Our Road To Financial Ruin
Editor’s Note: Business scandals often lead to calls for greater regulation. Yet, as economist Mark Thornton shows, in so many recent scandals, regulators have been among the chief culprits. Continue reading
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