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Revealed: Dossier Source Who Falsely Claimed There Was a Russian Consulate in Miami, Also Behind ‘Pee Tape’ and Wider Russia Conspiracy Theory

By | May 16th, 2019|0 Comments
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The source who told former British spy Christopher Steele that there was a Russian Consulate in Miami (there isn’t) is the same source who pushed the Moscow “pee tape” hoax and is the key source behind the overall conspiracy theory that there was collusion between the Trump campaign & Russia involving Paul Manafort and Carter Page. In other words, the source–who is referred to as “Source E” in the Steele dossier–had a credibility problem and should have been vetted by the FBI before his claims

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#Resistance Bureaucrats Slow Walk Trump Order to Cut Off Central American Aid

By | May 16th, 2019|0 Comments
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According to a new report, unelected bureaucrats are slow walking President Trump’s directive to cut off aid to Central American countries.

Trump left many top-ranking officials stunned when he announced during a weekend trip in March to his Mar-a-Lago resort that he was cutting off aid as illegal immigration from the three countries surges.

The State Department quickly issued a statement saying it would carry out his direction and “engage Congress as part of his process.”

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Report: Strzok-Led FBI Team Received State Dept.’s Red Flag on Steele Dossier Well Before 1st FISA Warrant Application

By | May 15th, 2019|0 Comments
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The FBI team leading the Trump-Russia investigation received an email from the State Department questioning the credibility of former British spy Christopher Steele’s unverified dossier, well before they used it to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign, the Hill’s John Solomon reported Tuesday.

Last week, Solomon reported that a high-ranking government official from the Obama State Department had met with Steele in October 2016, ten days

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TSA to Send Hundreds of Personnel to Assist at Southern Border

By | May 15th, 2019|0 Comments
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According to a new report, hundreds of TSA personnel are being redirected to the southern border to help out with the migrant crisis during the summer months.

The Transportation Security Administration acknowledged in an internal email obtained by CNN that the move carries “some risk” of depleted resources in aviation security.

As many as 175 law-enforcement officials and 400 workers from security operations could be moved to the border, with some parts of TSA being asked to contribute

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Former Top FBI Lawyer James Baker Feeling ‘Nervous’ that DOJ Inspector General Will Find ‘Mistakes Were Made’

By | May 14th, 2019|0 Comments
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Former FBI General Counsel James Baker is telling people that he expects the Justice Department inspector general to find that the bureau made “mistakes” in its handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.

Baker was General Counsel to former FBI Director James Comey during both the Trump-Russia collusion investigation and Hillary Clinton email investigation, and served as the liaison with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Baker initially believed Clinton deserved to face criminal charges, but

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ICE Discovers Immigration-Marriage Fraud Scheme

By | May 14th, 2019|0 Comments
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A Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services investigation has discovered a marriage fraud operation headquartered in Vietnam and Houston. Ninety-six people were in indicted and 50 were arrested in connection with the racket.

The plan is described as “a criminal operation that enabled numerous foreign nationals to fraudulently obtain legal immigration status in the U.S., according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release Monday.”

From The Daily Caller:

Under

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Ex-DHSers Blocked Trump Plans to Deport Migrants

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Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and immigration official Ronald Vitiello blocked a White House plan for a large 10-city raid to deport thousands of migrants here illegally, according to the Washington Post.

According to seven current and former Department of Homeland Security officials, the administration wanted to target the crush of families that had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after the president’s failed “zero tolerance” prosecution push in early 2018. The ultimate purpose,

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‘You Suck!’: Mayor De Blasio’s ‘Green New Deal’ Rally Inside Trump Tower Backfires Badly

By | May 13th, 2019|0 Comments
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bright idea to hold a Green New Deal rally inside the lobby of Trump Tower Monday, backfired badly when a  crowd of Trump supporters showed up carrying signs that read “Worst Mayor Ever,” “Trump 2020, “Failed Mayor,” and “LGBT for Trump.”

The rally was supposed to be held outside, but due to inclement weather, the mayor had to go inside the Trump Tower lobby, which is considered a public space. The purpose of de Blasio’s rally was to promote his new

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Required Reading – May 13 Evening Update

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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Dulis: Mark Meadows: FBI ‘Well Aware the Dossier Was a Lie’ Before Moving to Spy on Trump Campaign

“A newly-uncovered document suggests that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ), including the FBI, was ‘well aware’ that foreign agent Christopher Steele was trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election with disinformation — and yet still used his materials to spy on

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Required Reading – May 13 Afternoon Update

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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

O’Brien: Adam Schiff Threatens ‘Inherent Contempt’ Charges Against Trump Admin

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) revealed on Friday that the House is considering revisiting its ‘inherent contempt’ powers that would allow it to fine members of the Trump administration who fail to answer its subpoenas. […] According to Axios, Schiff said those fines could

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Trump Dings FBI Director Christopher Wray for ‘Protecting Gang that Tried to Overthrow President’

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President Trump over the weekend tweeted recent comments made by Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton slamming FBI Director Christopher Wray, signaling that he may be souring on his own FBI director.

During an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” last Thursday, Fitton complained that Wray seems to be protecting members of the bureau who were part of the deep state plot to “overthrow the president through an illegal coup.”

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Bright Idea: States Fight Trump Rollback of Obama Light Bulb Standards

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Who doesn’t wake up every single day thankful that the federal government regulates the country’s light bulb use?

The Hill reports that states are fighting the Trump administration’s plans to get rid of Obama era light bulb efficiency regulations.

Washington and Colorado passed bills this month designed to backstop the Obama-era standards if DOE proceeds to roll them back, and half a dozen other states are considering similar legislation. Vermont passed such a law as soon as President

Who doesn’t wake up every single day thankful that the federal government regulates the country’s light bulb use?

The Hill reports that states are fighting the Trump administration’s plans to get rid of Obama era light bulb efficiency regulations.

Washington and Colorado passed bills this month designed to backstop the Obama-era standards if DOE proceeds to roll them back, and half a dozen other states are considering similar legislation. Vermont passed such a law as soon as President Trump was elected.

State leaders say they are fighting what they see as an alarming trend under the Trump administration where agencies with an environmental purview are instead rolling back green regulations.

“It’s unfortunate if the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t actually want to protect the environment or that the Department of Energy is not interested in energy efficiency,” said Colorado state Rep. Meg Froelich (D), who sponsored the legislation to commit the state to the Obama-era standards for light bulbs and other devices. “We don’t want to become a dumping ground for energy inefficient appliances.”

Rolling back the standards would allow consumers to use light bulbs that are not as efficient as the new, Obama-approved bulbs. Less efficient (cheaper) light bulbs use more energy and come with higher energy bills for the consumer. Why not let consumers make that choice? If it truly is in the financial interest of a consumer to buy these energy efficient light bulbs, won’t they do it on their own?

Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and admitted it might not be legal to roll back the regulations saying “you can never back up a standard.”

Governors, attorneys general, and Democratic senators have expressed concern or asked the Energy Department to withdraw the rule entirely. If the agency proceeds with rolling back the standards, they are likely to be hit with lawsuits from a coalition of 16 different states as well as environmental groups.

The industry pushed back on the Democrats concern over use of the cheaper, less efficient bulbs.

“The idea that we are returning to some by-gone era is nonsense,” Clark R. Silcox, general counsel for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), wrote in a blog post. “Yes, there is still a little way more to go to this lighting market transformation, but this is not the ‘nightmare’ nor is it as ‘bad economically’ that some of our colleagues in the energy efficiency community are portraying.”

Let the people buy the light bulbs that they want, if the LED bulbs are so great, there should be no reason to force them on the public.

(Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Senator Lindsay Graham to Introduce Immigration Bill

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Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsay Graham announced on Sunday that he will introduce an immigration bill this week that will overhaul U.S. immigration system.

“We’re going to change the asylum law, that you have to apply in the country where you live, or in Mexico,” Graham said. “We’re going to stop Central American applications being made at the border, because we don’t have enough judges for hearing dates. We’re gonna go to 100 days, we can hold minor children for 100 days so we can actually

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Required Reading – May 13

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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Parry: John Dowd’s Indispensable Work for President Trump

“So how did it come about that the president did not assert executive privilege, made his staff — including White House Counsel Don McGahn — available for interrogation by Mueller’s Clintonistas, and produced over one million documents? The answers to those questions came shortly after the release of the Mueller

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Required Reading – May 12 Evening Update

By | May 12th, 2019|0 Comments
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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Rush: Poll of Polls: Trump Approval at Highest Point

“This is precisely why they are at their wits’ end. President Trump’s job approval average in the Real Clear Politics Poll of Polls, this is the gold, this is the Bible. At the Real Clear Politics website, the Real Clear Politics average of all the polls out there… It’s called the Poll of Polls. Trump’s approval average

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More than 1,000 Conservatives Rally at Philly Planned Parenthood Where Unhinged Dem Bullied Pro-Lifers

By | May 10th, 2019|0 Comments
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Over one thousand pro-life activists rallied outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, in reaction to a Democratic state lawmaker who taunted an elderly woman praying a Rosary last week, and threatened to doxx a group of teenage girls who prayed in front of that same clinic last month on Holy Thursday.

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Pay the Writer

By | May 10th, 2019|0 Comments
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To suggest that products produce themselves, to suggest that the means of production work without workers, to suggest that we can animate the inherently inanimate, that we can automate quantity and achieve the highest quality—that suggestion is one of several reasons why some of the richest people are the poorest communicators. That suggestion is why some of the richest schools teach the most remedial courses. That suggestion is why many of our best writers, who combine a wealth of research

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Adam Schiff: We May Fine Trump Officials $25,000 a Day for Evading Subpoenas

By | May 10th, 2019|0 Comments
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House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Friday that the House is thinking about using a rarely-invoked congressional power which would allow them to fine Trump-administration officials up to $25,000 per day for ignoring subpoenas. Schiff told Axios’s Mike Allen that Congress needs to enact “post-Watergate reforms” to enable a swifter process for enforcing congressional subpoenas “when this ugly chapter is over.”

But for now, he said they are considering “whether we need to

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California Budget Takes a Hit from Weak Marijuana Sales

By | May 10th, 2019|0 Comments
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California’s nascent marijuana is not performing as expected, hitting the state right in the budget.

State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect in cannabis tax revenue through June 2020—in all, a $223 million cut from projections just four months ago.

The reduced income for the state treasury means that slower-than-expected pot sales are punching a hole in California’s budget.

One very predictable problem

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DiGenova and Toensing: The FBI Set up a Sting Operation Against Papadopoulos Using a Suitcase Full of $10,000 in Cash

By | May 9th, 2019|0 Comments
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Washington power couple Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing appeared on Sebastian Gorka’s Salem Radio talk show “America First” Thursday, to talk about what they called a blatant FBI  sting operation against former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos.

During the show, Toensing, an attorney who partners with her husband at the Washington DC law firm diGenova & Toensing, accused the FBI of trying to frame Papadopoulos with a suitcase full of cash in the summer of 2017.

According to Toensing,

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Solomon: FBI Used Steele Dossier to Obtain FISA Warrant After Being Warned by State it Was Political

By | May 9th, 2019|0 Comments
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According to investigative journalist John Solomon writing at the Hill Thursday, newly unearthed memos show that a high-ranking government official from the Obama State Department figured out pretty quickly that the Steele dossier was a political hit job intended to slime Donald Trump on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec came to that conclusion after just one meeting with former British spy Christopher Steele in October of 2016, it’s

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A Feast for Trial Lawyers, a Famine for Farmers

By | May 9th, 2019|0 Comments
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About those amber waves of grain, above the fruited plain: If trial lawyers get their way, there will be bread and circuses aplenty but little or no actual bread, because trial lawyers stand to make plenty of bread without baking a single loaf; because trial lawyers stand to collect a lot of dough without kneading (or needing) it; because, puns notwithstanding, lawyers seek to punish farmers by banning a popular, useful pesticide from America’s farms.

By speaking like scientists and acting as

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Trump Admin to Require Drug Prices on TV Ads

By | May 9th, 2019|0 Comments
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The Trump administration has implemented a rule that requires drug companies to inform consumers how much their advertised drugs cost. The move is an effort by the administration to lower drug prices.

“Requiring the inclusion of drugs’ list prices in TV ads is the single most significant step any administration has taken toward a simple commitment: American patients deserve to know the prices of the healthcare they receive,” said Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

They certainly do.

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Pence: Admin Will Seek to End District Courts’ Nationwide Injunctions

By | May 9th, 2019|0 Comments
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Veep Pence announced yesterday that the Trump admin is looking to put a stop to one of the #resistance crowd’s favorite tools: using a district court to shut down a national policy. The #resistance seeks out an injunction against a disfavored policy by forum shopping for a liberal activist judge to intervene and immediately the entire nation is subject to the whims of a regional court.

Clever.

“The Supreme Court of the United States must clarify that district judges can decide no more than

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Latest Media Conspiracy Theory: Trump Will Refuse to Step Down if he Loses in 2020

By | May 8th, 2019|0 Comments
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CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta seemed to suggest Wednesday night that President Trump wants to extend his term is office, adding fuel to the latest media-driven anti-Trump conspiracy theory

President Trump was holding a “Make America Great Again Rally” in Panama City, Florida, where he held forth before an enthusiastic crowd

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