Saturday, May 7, 2016

Shock poll: Trump, Clinton in statistical tie in Georgia

Emails show that anti Bernie Sanders column in newspaper was written by Clinton lobbyist



Stunning, never before-seen photos of President Bush on 9/11



On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the presidency of George W. Bush changed instantly. In a new collection of never-before-seen photographs from that day, the president can be seen responding to the worst terrorist attack in United States history — an event that would redefine his time in office and propel the nation into two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The images, which were given to FRONTLINE through a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a new window into President Bush’s actions on 9/11 — from the initial scramble for information upon learning of the attack at an elementary school in Florida, to his meetings with senior staff throughout the day, and his return to the White House that evening, where in an address to the nation he vowed to “find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

The images were released Friday in response to a FOIA request by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which has covered the legacy of 9/11 in multiple films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law, and the forthcoming investigation The Secret History of ISIS.

They were taken by Eric Draper, who was the president’s personal photographer.

“Capturing that story was difficult,” Draper told the website Storybench in a 2015 interview. “I had to focus on being in the right place at the right time and push back the emotions that I was feeling to truly capture the story. Everyone did their job that day and I knew my job was to have a crystal clear focus to document what was in front of me, for others to place it into history.”

What Trump Has That Hillary Doesn’t

Obama’s Foreign Policy Guru, Ben Rhodes Boasts Of How The Administration Lied To Sell The Iran Deal…

UPDATE:


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...He’s a sentimental adolescent with literary talent (Rhodes published one short story before his mother’s connections won him a job in the world of foreign policy), and high self regard, who thinks that everyone else is a phony. Those readers who found Jeffrey Goldberg’s picture of Obama in his March Atlantic profile refreshing for the president’s willingness to insult American allies publicly will be similarly cheered here by Rhodes’s boast of deceiving American citizens, lawmakers, and allies over the Iran deal. Conversely, those who believe Obama risked American interests to take a cheap shot at allies from the pedestal of the Oval Office will be appalled to see Rhodes dancing in the end zone to celebrate the well-packaged misdirections and even lies—what Rhodes and others call a “narrative”—that won Obama his signature foreign policy initiative.[…]

As Rhodes admits, it’s not that hard to shape the narrative. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” Rhodes said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”...









Friday, May 6, 2016

Iran is trying to use a key global choke point to pressure Washington. But it’s much easier said than done

Obama’s Foreign Policy Guru, Ben Rhodes Boasts Of How The Administration Lied To Sell The Iran Deal…







...He’s a sentimental adolescent with literary talent (Rhodes published one short story before his mother’s connections won him a job in the world of foreign policy), and high self regard, who thinks that everyone else is a phony. Those readers who found Jeffrey Goldberg’s picture of Obama in his March Atlantic profile refreshing for the president’s willingness to insult American allies publicly will be similarly cheered here by Rhodes’s boast of deceiving American citizens, lawmakers, and allies over the Iran deal. Conversely, those who believe Obama risked American interests to take a cheap shot at allies from the pedestal of the Oval Office will be appalled to see Rhodes dancing in the end zone to celebrate the well-packaged misdirections and even lies—what Rhodes and others call a “narrative”—that won Obama his signature foreign policy initiative.[…]

As Rhodes admits, it’s not that hard to shape the narrative. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” Rhodes said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”...

The end of the GOP primary could decimate turnout in CA



One side effect of Donald Trump’s securing the GOP presidential nod: Republicans might no longer turn out to vote for their House and Senate candidates in the remaining congressional primaries.

The down-ballot effect could be especially pronounced in California’s June 7 Senate primary, where Democrats and Republicans will be on the same ballot in the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D). The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will advance to the general election....

“At this point in time, it’s increasingly likely that we will see a Democrat on Democrat runoff,” said Mike Madrid, a Republican political consultant based in California....

Polls have consistently shown Harris leading the California race, with one out this week putting her support at 29 percent, followed by Sanchez with 18 percent.

The next closest competitor is Republican Tom Del Becarro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, who drew 10 percent support in the KABC/Survey USA poll. Close on his heels are Ron Unz, a Republican activist with 8 percent and Duf Sundheim, a former state party chairman, with 7 percent.

The poll, which was released Monday, before Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the presidential race, noted that a competitive presidential primary might have boosted Republican turnout and given one of the Republicans a shot at overtaking Sanchez....

The California Republican Party held its convention last weekend, drawing hundreds of members to hear the three presidential candidates make their pitches. But on Sunday, only a few dozen people showed up to hear Del Becarro, Sundheim and Unz speak.

Del Becarro and Sundheim said they believe that Republican voters will still show up for the primary.

Why Mary Matalin Is Registering as a Libertarian





Trump vows to help businesses by lifting slew of regulations...



NBCNEWS sat on explosive 'GUCCIFER' hack story...





Trump Responds To Paul Ryan: I didn't "inherit" the GOP — "I won it"











Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Weigh in: Who should Trump pick for VP?





Top Trump aide: Clinton hasn't been "truly" vetted before













The next stage:









Will the State Department circumvent U.S. law to impose the Obama administration's climate agenda? Yes.

Democrat’s college cost plan: Throw more money at it (and keep tuition skyrocketing)

Too little too late: Kasich dropping out of presidential race

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

All eyes on Indiana: Trump clears a path to the GOP nomination with huge Indiana win, Cruz bows out

























Monday, May 2, 2016

New Rasmussen Poll: Donald Trump Takes National Lead Over Hillary



Looking Back On How Donald Trump Beat Hillary Clinton



...Looking back 25 years ago to the election of 2016, it is clear that Clinton’s campaign team was badly mistaken when it thought that the vast middle of American politics would blame the Republicans for the violence outside the convention. Every pinko, commie, and socialist freak with a cause and a Soros subsidy descended upon Cleveland, and the ensuing chaos was supposed to show that Donald Trump brought violence and disorder in his wake. The Democrat lovefest to follow was supposed to provide a stark contrast, with Hillary bringing peace and blessed calm. But Americans didn’t see it that way.

In 1968, the Democrats showed themselves incapable of maintaining order in a Democrat city with a Democrat president. This time, it was a Democrat city and a Democrat president allowing their allies to violently assault their political opponents. “The cops, I love the Cleveland cops, but the mayor, the Democrat mayor of Cleveland, a very bad mayor, is ordering them to stand down,” shouted the nominee during his extemporaneous nomination speech. “Just like Benghazi! What is it with Democrats telling our beautiful military and cops to always stand down? Sad!” Of course, Trump had no evidence of any such order, but it sounded like it might be true and that was enough….

...Hillary initially refused to debate Trump. “I will not give a platform to his kind of sexist hate speech,” she intoned, and Trump pounced.

“I used to call her Crooked Hillary, which she is, and Naggin’ Hillary, and she’s still naggy, believe me, she nags us all the time! But now I call her Scared Hillary because she’s scared of me. And if she’s scared of me, how is she going to stand up to the very bad people out there and protect America? I mean, I wish she had been Scared Hillary back when she voted to invade Iraq, which was a disaster. But we can’t have our wonderful military under someone who is so scared. We need someone who’ll stand up and defend our country, which she is scared to do. Sad!”

Hillary finally agreed to a debate, and it was a disaster. She was prim, prepared, and utterly stiff while Trump was loose, limber, and lacerating. She called him sexist, and he went for the throat: “I love women, not like your husband did, which was very shameful and which you tolerated. And a lot of young people who weren’t around then don’t know about how you covered up when Bill behaved very badly to women but when they learn about it it’s going to be very bad for you because you were very bad to the women. And everyone knows if you weren’t a woman you wouldn’t even be here. Sad!” ...

"...one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views."

With Socialism Failing To Provide, Venezuelans Resort To Looting In Order To Survive

Next time someone tells you surveillance has judicial oversight, show them this:



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Whether you love him or love to hate him, Donald Trump has gained your attention:





...Despite the media’s attempt to tarnish his reputation and make his life a living hell, Trump rose above the hate and divorced amicably from Ivana in 1991 – where she walked away with a reported $25 million. Trump even poked fun at the scandal when he and Ivana starred in a Pizza Hut commercial together in 1995.



In the 1988 interview, Oprah asks Trump if he would ever consider running for president. The real estate mogul made it clear that although he disagrees with the direction America was headed, presidency wasn’t a priority. However, if Trump noticed the country was trapped in such a dark, deep hole — he felt it was his calling to run for president and lead the country in a positive direction. It appears that time is now.
“I probably wouldn’t [run for president],” Trump told Oprah. “But I do get tired of seeing what’s happening with this country and if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.”

Inside climate propaganda

Real Rape vs "Rape Culture"

Obama’s legacy: Politics of anger, fights, division

Sunday Funnies