I tried to find a hole in the Republican-candidate-assaults-reporter story; I couldn’t

Any time the media jump all over a story that looks terrible for a Republican, I smell a rat. And when the poor, innocent victim is a mainstream journalist, I smell a double rat. My instinct is usually that it’s all just a little too perfect, and usually when I look into it I find that I was right to trust my instincts.

So when I heard that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the upcoming Montana special congressional election, had assaulted a reporter for asking him questions about health care, my first thought was, “What aren’t they telling us?”

Was the reporter the aggressor?

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Private investigator charged for illegal pre-election attempt to get Trump’s tax returns.

In the brutal 2016 cage-match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, tax returns emerged as something of a broken bottle tossed into the ring. If Hillary could grab it, she’d be able to pull herself off the ropes and lash out with a deadly weapon.

Democrats were sure the returns would show that Trump A: wasn’t rich, B: had been colluding with secret ex-Soviet forces, and C: had been dodging his federal responsibilities for something close to 20 years. The hunt was on.

Right down to the electoral wire, Dems were searching frantically for the object of their obsession.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Al Franken becomes latest Democrat to reject running against Trump in 2020

For whatever reason, people in Minnesota really seem happy with their decision to keep Al Franken in Congress.  Despite his nebulous messages, boring demeanor, and uniformly terrible speeches on the Senate floor, he trounced his GOP rival in 2014 and remains bafflingly popular. Couple that with the whole “famous comedian” thing and you had what many on the left thought was a recipe for a presidential run.

We’ve been hearing rumors almost since Franken claimed his Senate seat - at least as far back as 2010 - mostly due to the fact that Dems have an incredibly shallow bench. You may recall that back in February, the National Journal was hyping Franken as the left’s possible 2020 savior.

However, Franken has now made it clear that it’s not going to happen. He’ll have to hang on to his one man mobile uplink unit, because he seems to realize he’s not good enough, not smart enough, and (Minnesota aside) people don’t like him.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Obama Goes From Sulking to Skulking

German chancellor Angela Merkel and the trash tabloid headlines supermarket shoppers read while waiting to cash out have much in common: Both are unwilling to let former President Barack Obama go and live in a fantasy world where he’s still president.

“Obama will deliver a speech alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The Obama Foundation says the invitation from Merkel came before the US election, so the fact that he is in Europe as the same time as Trump is pure coincidence.” (The Guardian, May 24, 2017)

Madam Merkel, too must have been suckered by mainstream media polls indicating that Hillary Clinton’s election as president was inevitable.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

We Need More Special Counsels

The original accusation, the underlying premise for the entire hissy fit by the chronic sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome’s about Russian collusion was that the Russians hacked the DNC and gave the emails to Wikileaks.

Recently Internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich, an employee of the DNC to get internal emails to Wikileaks.

Now we have proof that this underlying premise was a lie all along. We now know that the person who really did give the DNC emails to Wikileaks didn’t have to hack in, because he was an insider to begin with: Seth Rich.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

The deal Trump is cooking

Secretary Tillerson said yesterday that Trump put enormous pressure on Abbas and Netanyahu. So where is Trump going? For the answer, look at the concessions he got from them.

Abbas agreed that Israel could keep Maaleh Adumin, Ariel and Gush Etzion. The Israel Cabinet agreed to allow some Arab building in area C and to not demolish illegal Arab construction. The Gulf states said they would normalize with Israel if Israel froze construction outside of the settlements.

I see a direction here as to where this is going.

By Ted Belman - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Ben Carson correctly explains how a mindset keeps people in poverty; left predictably goes bananas

There is nothing liberals hate more than the suggestion that people with problems in their lives have the power to solve those problems, on their own, by making changes in their lives. They freak out at any such suggestion and paint it as “blaming the victim.” But it is really not that at all. It is simply a recognition that people make their own decisions and form their own attitudes, and that they have the power to change those decisions and attitudes if necessary to improve their lives.

If you’ve always made bad decisions, that doesn’t mean you always will make bad decisions. You can change and start making good ones. Many people have done so and you can learn from them. If you’ve always had bad habits, you don’t always have to keep those bad habits. You can reject them and embrace better ones. Find someone who has done so and find out how they did it, then do likewise. A cynic will tell you it can’t be done, but that’s not true. We can all improve ourselves.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Matriculation

The families and friends of the most recent graduates of Notre Dame were able to see what years of study and tens of thousands of dollars have produced. A numpty individual with bad manners, poor judgment and doomed to flipping forms and documents, a thoughtless buffoon with bottomless self esteem. What a return on investment! Many have the additional reward of being indebted to the government for decades.

The lessors, the burger flippers will likely move on to better and better employment, freedom and good judgment based on experience. Some debt but far less. And one other thing, happiness and optimism.

Who actually knows more?

By Guest Column -- Hank de Carbonel- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

The 1967 Six Day War mega-bonus to the USA

The expanded strategic cooperation between Israel, Saudi Arabia and other pro-US Arab Gulf States in 2017 – in the face of clear, present and lethal threats posed by Iran’s Ayatollahs and Islamic terrorism - has its roots in the June, 1967 Six Day War and the civil war in Yemen during the early 1960s.

The impact of the June, 1967 Six Day War transcended the Arab-Israeli conflict.  It highlighted Israel as a unique national security producer for the US, extending the strategic hand of the US and upgrading the US posture of deterrence, without requiring US personnel and bases.

By Yoram Ettinger - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged C

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Trump signals Abbas must end indiscriminate slaughter of Jews

The horrific carnage perpetrated in Manchester on 22 May presented an emotion-charged backdrop to two meetings the next day between President Trump and President Abbas in Bethlehem and President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Trump pointedly told Abbas:

“Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded. We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice. Peace is a choice we must make each day—and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christian and Muslim children all across the region.”

By David Singer - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Advertisers Bow to Activist Left, Begin Pulling Ads from Hannity

A number of companies have pulled ads from Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show Hannity after he pledged to continue investigating circumstances surrounding the death of murdered DNC employee Seth Rich.

Companies including Cars.com, Peloton, and Leesa Sleep have all given in to pressure to cease advertising on the show over Hannity’s pursuit of now retracted claims made by Fox News that murdered DNC employee Seth Rich had contact with Wikileaks before his death.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Bipartisan Bill Will Keep the NSA Out of Your Inbox

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would prevent the NSA from conducting warrantless searches through U.S. citizens’ e-mail accounts.

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (D-HA) and Scott Perry (R-PA) have presented a bill which seeks to “permanently codify protections on Americans’ privacy.” It has been introduced to the House to cement a policy change announced by the NSA in April, ending surveillance of e-mail based on keywords related to foreign targets of spying, unless they were specifically to or from concerned parties. This catch-all form of spying is known as “about” surveillance, and both Gabbard and Perry want to ensure it doesn’t make a comeback.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

The continuing pro-life evolution of Donald Trump

The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy is the latest example of President Donald Trump paying more than lip service on pro-life policy, despite doubts many pro-lifers once had.

The policy, spelled out in Executive Order 13798 dated May 4, builds on President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy, put in place in 1984, which specifies that federal funds for family planning go only to foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that agree not to perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning. Since 1984, “the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated,” Melanie Israel notes at the Daily Signal.

PLGHA cranks the principle up a notch, applying it to $8.8 billion in annual global health funding. Trump is strengthening the Mexico City policy by directing “the secretaries of state and health and human services to extend the policy to funds ‘furnished by all departments or agencies,’” she writes.

By BombThrowers -- Fred Lucas- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Chinese Student Who Praised Free Speech in U.S. Condemned by China’s Communist Party

An international student from China who gave the student address at the University of Maryland’s commencement ceremony is facing a backlash in her home country after her speech went viral.

Yang Shuping, an international student from China, praised the United States’ commitment to free expression in the student address at the University of Maryland’s 2017 commencement ceremony. She claimed that she will be “forever grateful” for the “fresh air of free speech” that exists in the United States as opposed to—More

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Go Straight To The Fifth Paragraph Of The Latest NYT ‘Bombshell’ On Russia Collusion

The New York Times dropped another “bombshell” report on Russian influence on the 2016 election Wednesday, and once again what is presented as salacious news in the headline and lead is revealed to be anything but midway through the report.

“Months before the election, U.S. spies learned that top Russians had discussed ways to use Donald Trump’s advisers to influence him,” reads the headline blasted by TheNYT in a breaking news email. The story is clearly meant to further the “Trump colluded with Russia” narrative the media has pushed for months, although it’s as yet totally unsubstantiated.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Often-wrong CBO has another disaster prediction about AHCA

It sounds bad. In fact, it sounds terrible. People lose health insurance en masse, markets are destabilized and it hardly touches the deficit. If the Congressional Budget Office was ever right about anything, this would be a disaster:

A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze U.S. legislation, said the bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

WHAT DO THE LIBERAL’S MEAN WHEN THEY SAY EVIDENCE-BASED’ GUN CONTROL POLICIES?

In his 1993 report on the Gun Control Program to Parliament, Auditor General of Canada Denis Desautels wrote: 27.3 As well, our review of the new regulations indicated that important data, needed to assess the potential benefits and future effectiveness of the regulations, were not available at the time the regulations were drafted.” The Auditor General was referring to Kim Campbell’s gun control regulations in Bill C-17. The Justice Department defended their lack of evidence with this statement: “In any event, the legislation and regulations were driven by clear public interest considerations, which needed to be acted upon despite the absence of precise data.” The Auditor General went on to recommend: “27.50 The Department of Justice should undertake a rigorous evaluation of the gun control program.” They never did.

In 1995, the newly elected Liberal Government also ignored the Auditor General’s sage advice when it rammed its two-billion-dollar gun registration and gun owner licensing regime (Bill C-68) through Parliament, again ‘despite the absence of precise data.’

By Dennis R. Young - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story