Big govt, Issues, Politics

Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar Strikes Again

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is again showing her true colors, this time bashing Senior Adviser to the President Stephen Miller as a white nationalist. “Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar tweeted. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.” Miller is in fact Jewish. An additional raison d’etre for open borders, Ilhan Omar’s attack is that Miller is holding the line on strict immigration policies and has the president’s ear. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) smeared Senior Adviser to the President Stephen Miller on Monday, falsely claiming that Miller, who is Jewish, was a white nationalist.

Ilhan Omar Calls Stephen Miller A ‘White Nationalist’

“Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar tweeted. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.”

Omar included in her tweet a link to a fringe website that called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a “b*tch” last week after an old video of him falling resurfaced. This is the type of website that Omar often gets her news from. McConnell has a problem walking up stairs because he has a partially paralyzed leg that he got from having polio as a child.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Transparency for Thee But Not for Me

That’s Democrats’ modus operandi in Washington these days — especially when it comes to their unrestrained mission to “Get Trump.”

Take the latest special counsel report that, after a 22-month, $30 million investigation into the 2016 presidential election, found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Nor did Bob Mueller or his team of aggressive lawyers find any other alleged crimes by the president, blowing a seismic hole in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and fellow Democrats’ credibility. After all, these are the politicians who told the American people for the past two years the president colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election — a lie.

Desperate Democrats scrambling to save face are now working overtime, launching an additional never-ending investigation into virtually every aspect of the president’s life including his vast business empire and shuttered foundation. But that’s not all. The House Judiciary Committee issued an unnecessary subpoena to the attorney general this week that demands a full unredacted copy of the special counsel report, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal is demanding the IRS release six years of the president’s personal tax returns, and those of some of his businesses.

This out-of-control fishing expedition on the backs of taxpayers goes well beyond presidential harassment; it’s a full-blown Inquisition, waged by a hateful cabal of rabid Democrats weaponizing government agencies to target political opponents.

“This was not a transparency subpoena. This was a 2020 subpoena,” said House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “It’s all political theater. It has nothing to do with really getting to the truth.”

Of course, Trump’s enemies in Washington claim they’re just fulfilling their congressional oversight duties and seeking “transparency.” That’s quite laughable given these are the same Democrats who aren’t the slightest bit interested in oversight or transparency when it comes to their own party’s dirty deeds or illicit actions by the deep state agents who spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using deceptive and misleading FISA warrants.
Not to mention other pernicious actions to remove a duly elected president.

Once such example is Rep. Schiff’s attempt to block Congress from accessing the bank records of Fusion GPS to shield Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee, which paid millions to the slimy opposition research firm for the infamous “dirty dossier” used by the FBI to spur the special counsel investigation. Then there’s House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler who, during the 1998 Bill Clinton investigation conducted by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, was against the public release of details contained in the report. Back then, he sought to protect grand jury testimony.

All of this illustrates that when it comes to government oversight and “transparency,” Democrats have a distinct set of rules: One for thee, and none for me.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Media, Politics

CNN and MSNBC Viewers Turn on Fox

The MSM conspiracy theorists are being taken to task with the latest numbers revealing that CNN and MSNBC are losing their audiences in droves…to Fox News. Rachel Maddow, for instance, lost half a million viewers between the Monday before the report and the following Monday. She has since proceeded to lose another 200,000 viewers per day. On the other hand, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson dominated CNN, beating their entire prime time lineup combined by more than 1,000,000 viewers. Read more…

Here’s more from American Thinker…

Karma has come calling at CNN and MSNBC, the avid broadcast-promoters of the Russia hoax. Viewers who deserted the conspiracy theorists after it turned out that Mueller reported no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia are staying away and — even worse! — migrating to Fox News.

Mike Brest writes at the Daily Caller:

BC primetime host Rachel Maddow brought in her worst weekly ratings of the year last week, following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

News broke of Robert Mueller submitting his conclusion to Attorney General William Barr shortly before the close of business on Friday, March 22. Last week’s television ratings were the first full week of coverage since the conclusion of the investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials.

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Elections, Media, Politics

Chris Matthews: 2020 Could be Nixon-McGovern Repeat

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sounded the alarm that the Democratic Party is veering too far left in its pursuit of young and minority voters by selecting the most progressive candidate. He compared the upcoming 2020 presidential election campaign to that of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon (R) and Democratic presidential nominee Senator George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won by a landslide. Per Matthews’ analysis, this had more to do with the Democrats at the time pandering too far left with progressive identity politics, which, in turn, moved their more moderate supporters to the right. “One, almost half the Democratic Party electorate is either moderate or conservative. In other words, to the right of the Progressives…Bottom line: Going into the Democratic primaries is not the same as going to the country.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election.

Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote.

He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020.

“I have been thinking about who is going to take back the White House, who’s going to win the Democratic nomination next spring then go on to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020,” he said.

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Abortion, Big govt, Courts, Politics

SCOTUS Refuses to Toss Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Pro-Life Group

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to scrap a request by the Center for Medical Progress to throw out Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the group for allegedly illegally secretly recording employees discussing selling aborted baby body parts. The recordings caused a tidal wave of negative publicity for Planned Parenthood, America’s #1 abortion provider, because selling aborted fetal tissue for profit is illegal as is altering abortion protocols to maximize profit with more “intact” specimens. For now, the ruling from the 9th Circuit allowing the lawsuit to proceed remains in effect despite the Center for Medical Progress’ arguments that it was exercising its First Amendment rights. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress’ request to throw out a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood alleging that the group broke the law by secretly taping its employees discussing reimbursement for fetal tissue.

The Center for Medical Progress argued that the Planned Parenthood lawsuits interfered with the organization’s right to free speech and that it violated a law in California meant to protect citizen journalists. Because the Supreme Court will not take up the case, the ruling from the 9th Circuit permitting the lawsuit to proceed remains in place.

The case did not receive the support of at least four justices, which is the threshold all cases must meet in order to receive a hearing in the Supreme Court. The justices have appeared reluctant to take up controversial topics, including those linked to abortion, after the bruising confirmation battle Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced in the Senate.

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Abortion, Media, Politics

“Unplanned” Breaks the Box Office Competition

“Unplanned,” a biopic following the journey of Planned Parenthood defector Abby Johnson to become one of the most highly recognized pro-life activists against her former employer, has exceeded all liberal expectations. Not only has the film brought in more than $6M in its opening weekend, but it is expected to reach #5 at the box office. This success comes despite getting hit with an R rating, MPAA and TV networks refusing to host the film’s ads, and even a Twitter shutdown “error” the weekend of the release. “I’m grateful that God, through His providence, planted me here to tell my story-and that I have the privilege of sharing this film with the world,” Bratcher told “Fox & Friends.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Despite intense media opposition, an “R” rating from the MPAA, and big tech censorship, pro-life film “Unplanned” is wildly outperforming expectations at the box office.

The biopic — which details Planned Parenthood defector Abby Johnson’s dramatic journey from abortion mouthpiece to pro-life crusader — has taken in an estimated $6,110,000 this weekend, expected to become the #5 movie at the box office.

The film was projected to bring in less than half of what it’s generated thus far.

Notably, “Unplanned” ($6 million budget) racked up a cumulative per-screen average of $5,770 per screen, edging out big-budget flick “Captain Marvel” ($152 million budget).

“Unplanned” has also dominated in audience reviews, scoring a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and earning an A+ rating from CinemaScore.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

The Death of Honest Journalism

The verdict is in. The Mueller investigation confirmed in its report delivered to the attorney general’s office last Friday that the Russian collusion conspiracy waged against President Trump and his 2016 campaign — manufactured by deceptive deep-state actors and partisan Democrats, and enthusiastically disseminated by complicit media the past two years — was all a hoax.

It was a massive disinformation campaign courtesy of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. The campaign paid millions to Fusion GPS, a slimy opposition-research firm that complied the infamous “dirty dossier” via Russian informants and a disgraced ex-British spy. The Department of Justice then used the dossier to spy on the Trump campaign and launch subsequent criminal investigations. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress the opposition research was “salacious and unverified.”

If you think exploiting the U.S. Justice Department to target political opponents isn’t troubling enough — and a salvo against our nation’s two-party system — the mainstream media, saturated with political activists masquerading as journalists, was in on the Russia hoax, gleefully disseminating fictitious lies and conspiracy theories in an attempt to take down a duly elected president.

Talk about election meddling — only it wasn’t Russian President Vladimir Putin doing the bidding; he was just a decoy. It was former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, malevolent media and powerful members of the Democratic Party who subverted our democracy while blaming the Russians and our commander in chief for conspiratorial malfeasance. It was the ultimate head fake.

On CNN and other outlets, Democrat leaders in Washington including the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, spread relentless conspiracy theories and lies about Donald Trump and his campaign having colluded with Russia to steal the election from their candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton.

Make no mistake: It wasn’t just rumormongering. The hoax was an all-out propaganda war against a sitting president. Chief Conspiracy Theorist Schiff told outlets there was “direct evidence” of collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign — without any evidence to back the far-fetched claims. Piling onto the “Get Trump” feeding frenzy were many liberal lawmakers who accused Trump and his associates of being Russian assets or criminals pending indictment.

Then there’s John Brennan, a paid CNN commentator who used the weight of his stature as former head of the CIA to accuse the president of the United States of treason — amongst other treacherous accusations. Only none of it was true, evidenced by the special counsel’s report given after the 22-month exhaustive investigation. Honest journalism in America today is dead. Done. Kaput. Put a fork in it.

Trump tweeted: “The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion. They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!”

Sadly, he’s right. Countless members of the press committed media malpractice by spreading propaganda based on fictitious conspiracy theories and lies on their networks to target a politician they didn’t like.
That’s not journalism, folks. It’s a political hit job launched from America’s newsrooms, an unconscionable abuse of power by the media our nation has never witnessed before.

But now the truth has come out, and the Democrats’, the deep state’s and the complicit media’s fraud upon the American people have been exposed by the special counsel investigation they helped instigate.
Funny how the cookie crumbles.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Google, Amazon Coordinate Attack on TX Christians

Google, Amazon, IBM, and several local Texas chambers of commerce are banding together against legislation protecting the First Amendment freedom of religion for business owners. Namely, they complain that “faith-based exemption” opponents of gay marriage and abortion will be protected from liberal lawsuits. “We will continue to oppose any unnecessary, discriminatory, and divisive measures that would damage Texas’ reputation and create problems for our employees and their families,” they wrote jointly in a letter to the Texas state legislature. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Google, Amazon, IBM and Texas businesses banded together to oppose several Texas bills offering religious exemptions to businesses and state license holders.

The group of businesses, along with several local Texas chambers of commerce, sent a letter to the Texas state legislature Wednesday declaring that they will oppose any legislation that affords protections to business owners who refuse service to individuals based on deeply held religious beliefs.

They also oppose protections for physicians and other state-licensed professionals who refuse non-emergency services, like abortions, for the same reasons.

“We will continue to oppose any unnecessary, discriminatory, and divisive measures that would damage Texas’ reputation and create problems for our employees and their families,” the letter read, according to The Associated Press.

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Big govt, Courts, Economy & Investments, Politics

DOJ Tells Court That Obamacare is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) informed a federal appeals court on Monday that President Trump’s repeal of the individual Obamacare mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional, and accordingly the entire thing should be nixed. This fight boils down to the issue of severability or to what degree lawful parts of a law can be upheld following the removal of unconstitutional parts of it. Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida has already put forth that the unlawful individual mandate cannot be severed from the remaining portions of the Affordable Care Act and so has the state of Texas. Congress, too, has already found that the individual mandate is key to making the entire Obamacare system function based on that mandatory coverage or financial punishment of those willing to go without coverage. The Obama administration itself called the individual mandate a “linchpin” to the entire system. Read more…

Here’s more form Breitbart…

The Trump-Barr Department of Justice (DOJ) informed a federal appeals court on Monday that it agrees with Texas and the other states suing over Obamacare that President Donald Trump’s repealing of the individual mandate renders the entire law unconstitutional, and therefore should be struck down in its entirety.

This all turns on the legal doctrine of severability. Much of the time when a statute is unconstitutional it is actually only partially unconstitutional. Typically a court will strike down that part of the law, but sever it from the rest of the statute and uphold the remainder.

Pundits who have never studied or litigated severability will surely show up on television now posing as experts, and criticizing DOJ’s position. But writing as a former law school faculty member who authored the largest academic work on severability doctrine ever published, permit me to describe the argument and why it should be taken seriously.

 

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Big govt, Politics

WSJ Wants FISA Answers from the Obama Days

In a powerful op-ed, the Wall Street Journal went full throttle pointing out that the Obama administration and its flagrant abuse of the FISA court are the next logical subjects for investigation in the wake of the “no collusion” Mueller report. The WSJ charged that former President Barack Obama “owes the country an explanation.” The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Wall Street Journal assistant editor James Freeman and Sen. Rand Paul are on the same page: the Mueller report confirms it is now time for the Obama administration to account for its flagrant abuse of the surveillance powers of the federal government.

While Democrats and other members of the “Resistance” flail about in the wake of news the Robert Mueller investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election, Freeman observed Monday the report confirms it is former President Barack Obama who “owes the country an explanation” for his administration’s “historic abuse of government surveillance powers.”

Freeman wrote:

The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power. `

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