Sunday, July 23, 2017

Left-Wing Outlet Smears Tucker Carlson as Favorite of White Supremacists

From Lifezette | by Edmund Kozak

Far-left news website Vox published a video on Friday titled “Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson” — it is an absolute master class in intellectual dishonesty and media manipulation, according to several conservative influencers.

“This is stupid even for Vox, and that’s saying something,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center. “The argument is poorly done, and, while it complains about demagogues, it’s outright demagoguery. It attempts to blame Tucker Carlson because a few bigots like him.”

The video appears designed to give viewers the impression Tucker Carlson is associated with white supremacists, or at least shares viewpoints in any way linked to white supremacy.

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We Hear You: The Failure of Republicans to Repeal or Replace Obamacare

At Daily Signal | by Ken MacIntyre

Editor’s note: It’s hard to think of a topic that drives more comments from The Daily Signal’s audience than the fate of Obamacare.  With a Senate vote possible this week on some sort of health care reform, here’s a roundup of your views.—Ken McIntyre

Dear Daily Signal:  Forgive me, but isn’t all of this just more political nonsense and posturing? Regarding Rachel del Guidice’s report, “Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill,” it is a known fact, period, that free markets bring costs down. Government, no such thing.

Members of Congress are having to rework this thing over and over to get the premiums down, because the crap that they do to control the market makes premiums increase. Isn’t that the way government intervention works?

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In Furious, Bizarre Tweetstorm Trump Slams Leaks, "Amazon Post", "Failing NYT", Hillary, GOP Senators

At Zero Hedge

Trump may have broken a personal tweetstorm record on Saturday morning, when starting shortly after 6:30am, in a furious blast of ten tweets (and still going), Trump lashed out at the "Amazon Washington Post", the "failing New York Times", touched on his right to pardon, questioned why the Attorney General isn't looking at the "many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes" and the "33,000 emails deleted", asked "what about the Clinton ties to Russia including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian reset, big dollar speeches", compared Donald Jr.'s email disclosure to Hillary Clinton's email deletion "and acid wash" of her 33,000 emails, slammed "dead ObamaCare", and finally (at least for now) slammed both Republican senators who must "step up to the plate and vote to Repeal and Replace", as well as Democrat Senators who are "obstructionists, no ideas or votes."

The tweet that has attracted the most media attention so far, is Trump's assertion that he has “complete power to pardon” following reports that he was discussing his ability to pardon people in the ongoing investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia. “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS.”

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Man Behind Trump "Dossier" Subpoenaed After Refusing To Testify, Will Plead The Fifth

At Zero Hedge

For all the talk of obstruction and interference by the Trump camp, it's neither Donald Trump Jr. nor Paul Manafort who are challenging their scheduled testimony in the Senate next Wednesday, but rather the man who according to many started the whole "Trump Russia collusion" narrative, who is doing everything in his power to avoid testifying next week.

On Friday, attorneys for Glenn Simpson, a former WSJ reporter who now runs the infamous Washington political intelligence firm Fusion GPS - best known for compiling the salacious "dossier" of unverified research about President Trump - told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter that their client was on vacation through July 31 and traveling abroad through August 3, and would be unavailable for next week’s hearing. Perhaps for writers of opposition research fiction, vacations take precedence over being summoned to Congress.

Fusion co Founder Glenn Simpson

Exposing the New York Times’ hypocrisy on Jeff Sessions


Last Year, after President-elect Trump picked Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, The New York Times editorial page called the Alabama senator “radical” and “extreme” and tarred him as an unrepentant racist and xenophobe.

Last week, after Trump criticized Sessions and others, the same editorial page suddenly discovered a new fondness for Sessions. The Times now insisted that Trump had impugned his “integrity and that of others “who have spent their careers respecting and protecting” the law.

It’s not likely that Sessions is grateful for the embrace. He knows he’s just a pawn — dirt when Trump embraces him, and a saint when Trump criticizes him.

Media hypocrisy doesn’t get any more blatant.

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Congress agrees on Russia sanctions, setting up showdown with Trump


Congressional negotiators from both parties agreed Saturday on a bill to punish Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

The measure would handcuff President Trump’s ability to ease the sanctions on his own.

Trump would have to explain to Congress why he wants to ease sanctions. Lawmakers would then have 30 days to allow or reject the move.

"Given the many transgressions of Russia, and President Trump’s seeming inability to deal with them, a strong sanctions bill such as the one Democrats and Republicans have just agreed to is essential,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.


Jeb calls out GOP for backing Trump amid Russia scandals

From NYPOST | by Ben Kochman

Jeb Bush slammed Republicans Saturday for giving President Trump a free pass on Russia — while blasting President Obama for the same thing.

“If your opponent does things that … your head explodes on … then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” the former Florida governor fumed at Ozy Fest, a Central Park festival hosted by the digital news magazine Ozy.


Anthony Scaramucci deletes tweets that could be ‘distraction’ for White House

Fox News

Newly-tapped White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged Saturday that he is deleting old tweets from his personal Twitter account that might cause a “distraction” for the White House. 

“Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets,” Scaramucci tweeted. “Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters.”

Scaramucci also said: "The politics of 'gotcha' are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

For Immigration Patriot Hobbits, Trump Must AND CAN Be Reelected—Or Sauron’s Army Will Prevail!

At VDARE | by Matthew Richer

Donald Trump has been a mixed bag so far for immigration patriots. Of course, he is not Hillary Clinton (or Jeb Bush). He has increased enforcement and tried to impose a partial Muslim travel ban. But he could have done more and he sometimes makes Politically Correct statements that he actually appears to believe. Still, the fact remains that Donald Trump is the first President since Ronald Reagan who genuinely loves his country and seeks to preserve it. His reelection must be the highest priority for immigration patriots.[ The Face of Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign, by Katie Gluek, McClatchy, June 7, 2017] I believe it can be done—and, remember, I predicted Trump would run as an immigration patriot back in early 2015.

Re-election will be quite a challenge, given that Trump’s political opponents are engaged in a permanent campaign to delegitimize him and the America First policies he (sometimes) advocates.


Challenging the status quo: Trump’s Foreign Policy

From DA Tech Guy

President Trump swore into office six months ago, and his foreign policy has been interesting to watch, since he:
  • Started with solid Secretarys of State and Defense
  • Didn’t have an immediate 9/11 event to respond to
  • Has had a chance to travel and negotiate high level deals
The past six months have shown he has a fairly regular negotiating style:
  • He walks into every deal saying “I’m going to change this deal”
  • He makes an initial offer
  • He changes the deal in some way, although it might be more symbolic than actual
So how has he done so far?

The Addition of Scaramucci Isn’t Going to Help Because Trump Needs to Change and He Won’t

The Trump hate will never stop even to give a Trump admin change a chance.

At Red State \ by Jay Caruso

Anthony Scaramucci impressed in his first appearance as the new communications director for the Trump administration. As far as appearances are concerned, Trump was likely thrilled. Scaramucci paints an entirely different picture than Sean Spicer. Scaramucci with his coiffed hair, perfectly tailored suit, gold ring and his Breitling Avenger watch (nearly $6,000 retail) exuded the image Trump wants. For President Trump, it is all about appearances more than substance.

Scaramucci has almost zero experience in communications, especially on the political stage. I saw people arguing his role as a businessman requires excellent communication skills and, to a degree, that is true. However, as we’ve seen with President Trump, the world of politics is a whole different animal than the business world. Trump’s scorched earth playbook worked well for him in the primaries and somewhat in the general election campaign. But it hasn’t served him well while president as is evidenced by his abysmal job-approval rating. So we have no idea how Scaramucci will fair once a crisis hits. It will be soon because if we’ve learned anything in the first six months of this administration, it’s that they’re almost always in crisis mode.

Unfortunately, as much as people want to believe shaking up the communications team will benefit the Trump administration, it won’t, and that’s because of one individual: Donald Trump

Paper: Future of Globalization ‘Shaken’ by Trump Victory, Nationalist ‘Political Earthquakes’

From Breitbart

President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and other nationalist “political earthquakes” have put globalization advocates on the defensive while even convincing some economists who once believed in globalization like a religion to change their minds, Nikil Saval writes after having attended this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

At Davos, according to Saval, “by all reports the mood was one of anxiety, defensiveness and self-reproach”: “The future of economic globalisation, for which the Davos men and women see themselves as caretakers, had been shaken by a series of political earthquakes.”

He writes that “in a panel titled ‘Governing Globalisation,’” the economist Dambisa Moyo, “otherwise a well-known supporter of free trade, forthrightly asked the audience to accept that ‘there have been significant losses’” from globalization.

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Deal with Senate panel lets Trump Jr., Manafort avoid public testimony

Fox News| by Ben Brown 

U.S. Senate panel has agreed to let President Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign manager testify behind closed doors next week in connection with its probe into possible Trump administration ties to Russia.

Both Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort confirmed the deal reached with the Senate Judiciary Committee, ABC News reported.

The agreement allows both Trump Jr. and Manafort to avoid public testimony when the committee conducts a hearing next week on Capitol Hill.

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VIDEO--Tucker: Trump White House has lost control of its fate

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Published on Jul 21, 2017 Tucker's Thoughts: Special counsel Mueller's expansion of the Russian collusion probe to Trump's business transactions is a massive threat to the White House. A determined prosecutor with no accountability can prove almost anything #Tucker

Intel shows Sessions spoke about Trump campaign with Russian ambassador

At NYPOST| by Joe Tacopino

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to the Russian ambassador about issues related to President Trump’s campaign, despite his public denials about making such interactions, a report said.

Sessions’ conversations with Sergey Kislyak were recounted by the ambassador in subsequent discussions that were intercepted by US intelligence agencies, according to The Washington Post.
Sessions recused himself from any investigations involving Russia when it became public that he met with Kislyak.

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