Matthew Vadum


Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and matthewvadum.blogspot.com, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at Amazon.com (US), Amazon.ca (Canada)Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

Most Recent Articles by Matthew Vadum:

THE LEFT’S SMIRKING MAGA KID HOAX

Jan 22, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

THE LEFT’S SMIRKING MAGA KID HOAXA video posted online over the weekend showing a teenaged Trump supporter’s awkward reaction to having his personal space aggressively invaded by a loud left-wing agitator sparked a leftist-led social media meltdown that will not soon be forgotten.

Nick Sandmann, a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, was at the Lincoln Memorial Friday after attending this year’s March for Life.


TRUMP’S BORDER WALL DEAL REBUFFED BY DEMS

Jan 21, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP’S BORDER WALL DEAL REBUFFED BY DEMSPresident Donald J. Trump extended an olive branch to Democrats on the weekend, conceding much of their immigration policy agenda in a bold longshot bid to move forward with building a southern border wall and ending the nearly month-long partial government shutdown but left-wing lawmakers rejected his overture even before he addressed the nation on TV on Saturday.

Trump’s address came after a particularly frosty week in Washington.


CRACKS IN THE DEMOCRATS’ WALL OPPOSITION

Jan 17, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

CRACKS IN THE DEMOCRATS’ WALL OPPOSITION
Some Democrat lawmakers are losing their will to fight on in the ongoing stalemate with President Trump over border wall funding that has partially shuttered the federal government since before Christmas.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 for a spending bill with $5.7 billion for the wall. The measure floundered in the Senate and the partial shutdown began Dec. 22. The Senate remains in Republican hands but the House is now controlled by Democrats.


NEW CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DOUBLES DOWN ON SANCTUARY STATE STATUS

Jan 12, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

GAVIN NEWSOM
Newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to make his home state of California “a sanctuary to all who seek it” in direct defiance of President Trump’s drive to secure the nation’s border with Mexico and enforce U.S. immigration laws.

California’s grossly unconstitutional obstruction of federal immigration laws is about to get ramped up, Newsom’s speech suggests. The state already has unprecedented sanctuary laws on its books that shield its 2.4 million illegal aliens from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE). Federal prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against elected officials harboring illegal aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee a year ago.


TRUMP MOVES CLOSER TO INVOKING EMERGENCY POWERS TO BUILD WALL

Jan 11, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP MOVES CLOSER TO INVOKING EMERGENCY POWERS TO BUILD WALL
Fed up with Democratic obstruction, President Donald J. Trump moved closer yesterday to fulfilling his signature campaign promise by declaring a national emergency under federal law so the government can finally move forward with building a desperately needed wall on the nation’s porous multi-state border with Mexico.

“We’re either going to have a win, make a compromise, because I think a compromise is a win for everybody, or I will declare a national emergency,” Trump said at the White House Thursday before leaving for a tour of the border in Texas.


TRUMP RALLIES NATION FOR BORDER WALL

Jan 9, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP RALLIES NATION FOR BORDER WALL
President Trump took rhetorical aim at his enemies as he delivered his first-ever prime time address from the Oval Office last night in a bold attempt to rally the country in favor of building a wall on the porous U.S.-Mexico border, his signature campaign promise.

In a live address Trump made a succinct case for a border wall on national security, economic, law and order, and humanitarian grounds.


ROMNEY’S BETRAYAL

Jan 3, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

ROMNEY’S BETRAYAL
With a singularly impressive record of failure in public life under his belt, the always-predictable virtue-signaler Willard Mitt Romney has chosen to take the low road, beginning his freshman term in the United States Senate by stabbing President Trump and his fellow Republicans in the back.

Instead of, say, waiting a brief time to get settled into his new office as Utah senator, the former Massachusetts governor, who to this day refuses to apologize for his Bay State government healthcare program that inspired Obamacare, took to the pages of the Washington Post two days before his swearing-in to attack the “character” of someone who as president has been generous, forgiving, and supportive of him.


NEXT CARAVAN RISING

Jan 2, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

NEXT CARAVAN RISING
Another large caravan of would-be illegal aliens is forming down in Central America with the intention of moving north to demand jobs and government benefits, according to media reports.

The formation of this new army of migrants drives home the point that a border wall at the lengthy, porous U.S.-Mexico boundary is urgently needed. The failure to move forward with wall construction sends a message to the world that America is a weak country that lacks the moral fiber and political will to defend its national sovereignty. Not building the wall also provides would-be border jumpers extra incentives to enter the United States unlawfully.


THE SHUTDOWN

Dec 25, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

THE SHUTDOWN,
Americans will have to wait until after Christmas to find out if their elected representatives will ante up the $5 billion needed to get construction started on President Trump’s desperately needed multi-state border wall with Mexico.

Under pressure from the president, whose signature campaign promise is building the wall to beef up immigration enforcement efforts, the House voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 to approve a temporary spending bill after adding $5.7 billion in appropriations for the wall.


Lawless Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Asylum Policy

Dec 21, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

As President Trump made significant progress in his bid to win congressional funding for a border wall with Mexico, a swamp-dwelling federal judge in Washington struck down Trump administration policies that made it more difficult for foreigners who claim to be victims of domestic or gang violence to seek asylum.

Trump has vowed to use the military to build the wall and in recent days sent out mixed messages about whether he would veto a stopgap spending bill needed to avert a partial government shutdown at Friday midnight. After a fierce backlash from conservatives like Ann Coulter apparently prompted Trump to return to his hardline stance insisting on getting border wall funding now before Democrats take over the House of Representatives in two weeks, Republican congressional leaders met with the president at the White House midday Thursday. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) emerged from the meeting to announce Trump would veto any spending measure that lacked funding for the wall, the president’s signature issue on the 2016 campaign trail.


Democrat-Appointed Judge Lambastes Flynn

Dec 19, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Democrat-Appointed Judge Lambastes Flynn
A Democrat-appointed federal judge lashed out at former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn Tuesday, suggesting the defendant was guilty of treason as he postponed the scheduled sentencing for three months.

Meanwhile, The Hill newspaper reports, the judge’s tirade came after two of Flynn’s Turkish associates were indicted:


OBAMACARE STRUCK DOWN

Dec 17, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

OBAMACARE STRUCK DOWN
In an early Christmas gift for freedom-loving Americans, a federal court unexpectedly struck down Obamacare, the massive, failing government healthcare program that is driving up costs, crushing patient choice, and shortening American lifespans, finding it unconstitutional because the individual mandate penalty that allowed the program to pass constitutional muster no longer exists.

The commonsense ruling this past Friday, Dec. 14, by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas held that in 2017 when Congress effectively repealed the mandate that forced Americans to buy health insurance that body “sawed off the last leg it [i.e. Obamacare] stood on.”


TRUMP’S 11TH-HOUR OFFENSIVE TO SECURE AMERICA’S SOUTHERN BORDER

Dec 14, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP’S 11TH-HOUR OFFENSIVE TO SECURE AMERICA’S SOUTHERN BORDER
As the clock runs out on Republican control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump is making an aggressive last stand to secure critical funding for a wall to protect the nation’s porous border with Mexico.

With Democrats poised to take over the House in early January, it’s now or never for the wall.

As the Washington Post’s David Nakamura –no Trump cheerleader— writes:


Terrorism Charges: Coming Soon For New Mexico Jihadists?

Dec 11, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Terrorism Charges: Coming Soon For New Mexico Jihadists?
The five accused Muslim terrorists arrested at a jihadist training facility in New Mexico this summer will soon be charged with “terrorism and or kidnapping” in addition to the current firearms charges already pending, according to federal prosecutors.

This is the case in which five adults, including Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, were arrested after authorities found 11 hungry, filthy children living in squalid conditions in a terrorist training compound in Amalia, Taos County, a remote part of New Mexico on Aug. 3. The children were reportedly being trained to commit school shootings.


Conservatives Triumph over Free Speech-Hating Berkeley

Dec 7, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Conservatives Triumph over Free Speech-Hating Berkeley
Conservatives scored a major legal victory against UC Berkeley which has agreed to compensate Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans for trampling the First Amendment rights of conservative speakers and students on its campus.

“Young America’s Foundation is thrilled that, after more than a year of UC Berkeley battling against the First Amendment rights of its own students, the University finally felt the heat and saw the light of their unconstitutional censorship,” said YAF spokesman Spencer Brown.


TRUMP VOWS TO KICK CNN’S ACOSTA OUT AGAIN

Nov 19, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP VOWS TO KICK CNN’S ACOSTA OUT AGAIN
President Trump took CNN’s improbable court victory temporarily restoring CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” media credential for the executive mansion in stride, vowing to kick Acosta out again in the future if he breaches White House protocol again.

The yanking of the physical credential, by the way, isn’t exactly a grave hardship. It just means Acosta would need to make an appointment through the White House press office every time he wanted to visit the White House grounds, just as the rest of the non-hard pass-holding journalists who don’t work for big media outlets like CNN have to do. Lacking a hard pass does not prevent anyone from reporting on the White House.


JIM ACOSTA, CNN AND A SURREAL LAWSUIT

Nov 16, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

JIM ACOSTA, CNN AND A SURREAL LAWSUIT
Since it was filed earlier this week the lawsuit brought by America’s foremost purveyor of fake news, cable TV network CNN, against the Trump administration claiming the revocation of White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” media credential somehow runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution has largely been cheered on by journalists but ridiculed by conservatives and lawyers.

Acosta’s hard pass was yanked after a contentious Nov. 7 press conference at the White House. After interacting with President Trump – Acosta said he wanted to “challenge” him on calling the Central American caravans an “invasion” – the president called upon another reporter to speak. Acosta belligerently refused to yield the microphone to a White House staffer and pushed her arm away as she reached for the device, all of which was captured on video.


Creepy Porn Lawyer Arrested For Domestic Violence

Nov 15, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Creepy Porn Lawyer Arrested For Domestic Violence
Sleazy leftist ambulance chaser Michael Avenatti who coordinated a campaign of false sexual assault accusers in a failed bid to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court has been arrested in West Los Angeles on suspicion of felony-level domestic violence.

Avenatti is not only an indefatigable, high-powered trial lawyer – he’s a major political operator in Democratic Party circles. He worked for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, for five years at a political consulting firm and reportedly “worked on nearly 150 campaigns in 42 states, all while attending night law school at George Washington University, where he graduated first in his class.”


WHY TRUMP IS RIGHT ON CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Nov 14, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

WHY TRUMP IS RIGHT ON CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
As huge wildfires continued to devour forests, homes, and businesses across California over the weekend, President Trump lashed out at the destructive, deadly policies long pushed by environmentalists that set the stage for the Golden State’s now-routine fiery catastrophes.

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” President Trump tweeted Nov. 10 at 3:08 a.m. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”


ANTIFA TERRORIZES TUCKER CARLSON’S FAMILY

Nov 9, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

ANTIFA TERRORIZES TUCKER CARLSON’S FAMILY
Activists from the Antifa group Smash Racism DC attempted a violent home-invasion at the residence of crusading conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson’s family in Washington Wednesday, an act that met with the approval of many left-wingers.

Antifa has been accurately described as a revolutionary communist-anarchist militia movement that aspires to forcibly overthrow the United States government. It dishonestly labels its opponents as racists, fascists, Nazis, and white-nationalists, regardless of their actual beliefs.


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