Trump’s Crimes?!?

Warning: Consider this…if they can do this to the President, just think what they can do to you and me. This politicization of law enforcement and intelligence agencies should worry EVERY American.

Impeachment Crimes…what NO Crimes?!?: The Democrats have a problem…a big problem.

While Democrats love to compare Trump to Nixon in an effort to somehow paint a far more criminal picture around the current President, they know in the grand scheme of impeachment they are missing one very BIG thing.

An actual crime.

Nixon and his team actually committed a crime.

Clinton actually committed a crime. As for Trump…NO crime. We’re seeing an impeachment in search of a crime … politics at it’s worse!

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Pelosi: House will vote on articles of impeachment against Trump

Pelosi’s announcement comes after weeks of public and private testimony from current and former Trump administration officials.

Powerful House panel to hold ‘Medicare for All’ hearing next week

Despite getting hearings, Medicare for All is not expected to get a vote in the House this year or next as Democrats increasingly focus on the 2020 White House battle.

What to do next time you get a call from scammers claiming to be from the social security office

Calls from scammers claiming to be from the Social Security Administration are increasing.

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Trump may be outside our norms. But he is succeeding for all of us

As President Trump’s first two years in office come to a close, we’ve seen two originalist justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, 26 originalist appeals court judges confirmed, 10 more nominated, and 41 new district court judges on the bench and dozens more pending. Add to that: the repeal of the sequester on defense spending and a massive military rebuild underway; a massive tax cut of unprecedented depth and structural change; a renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada; withdrawals from the awful Iran deal and, in effect, the absurdist Paris accord; the rollback of job-killing and bureaucrat-empowering regulations by the hundreds; an economy surging while unemployment drops to 3.7 percent ; and a new entente in the Middle East (one that arose despite U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel) that sees the United States and Israel aligned and cooperating closely with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and now a new government in Iraq against the expansionist Iranian theocrats.

Did I mention the devastation and defeat of ISIS in its physical “caliphate”?

That’s not even the entire list of accomplishments, but it’s enough to have silenced the #NeverTrumpers who used to mock Trump-supporting conservatives by posting a street sign carrying the name “Gorsuch” above rising floodwaters. Those of us who follow the president’s often confusing, loud, extemporaneous and disruptive presidency not by his tweets but by his administration’s deeds and those of congressional Republicans are amused that the #NeverTrump rump has stopped the “but Gorsuch” nonsense.

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Poll Shows John James Leading Gary Peters In Tight Michigan Senate Race. Difference Is Within Margin Of Error

Republican John James has surged to the lead over incumbent Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters, a new poll shows.

James is leading Peters 44.2% to 43.2%, according to the new poll conducted by the conservative Restoration Political Action Committee (PAC). The poll shows James’s approval rating soaring among Independents, while Peters’ job disapproval rating increased by 7%. The poll found that 37.3% of Michiganders approve of the job Peters is doing, and 29% disapprove, while 41.3% of Michiganders approve of James, and 19.8% disapprove. This is the first poll to show James leading in the crucial swing state, with Peters currently holding an 8.3% lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average. The Restoration PAC poll surveyed 600 people, and has a margin of error of roughly 3%, putting the difference within the margin of error.

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GOP set for all-out battle over Michigan Senate seat

Michigan is headed for a hotly contested Senate race next year as Sen. Gary Peters (D) faces off against Republican John James, a 38-year-old African American military veteran who’s widely seen as a rising star within the GOP.

The Senate race will take place in a crucial battleground state that will be heavily fought-over in the 2020 presidential election after President Trump narrowly edged out Hillary Clinton in the previous contest. 

The GOP sees a prime pickup opportunity to defeat Peters, a 61-year-old first-time senator with low name recognition. His seat is rated “Lean Democrat” by the Cook Political Report and he is considered the most vulnerable Democratic senator after Doug Jones in Alabama.

Republicans have strongly unified around James, a combat veteran and businessman who lost a Senate race against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2018. Peters, however, is seen as more vulnerable than Stabenow, who was in her third Senate term when she defeated James by more than 6 points last year.

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Newt Gingrich’s dire, dead-on warning for Trump supporters 

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News that Donald Trump’s supporters better watch out and pay attention because the forces working to bring this president down are hardly finished with their efforts — despite the fact genuine impeachable offenses are nowhere to be found.

Take a memo: Gingrich is absolutely correct.

Before Trump was even inaugurated, the impeach, impeach, impeach crowd was winding into high gear. That should be the be-all and end-all of clues that the left has nothing against this president, except a deep hatred of his America First principles, and that they’re simply digging up dirt that could bury him.

After all, if truth and justice and concern for the American people were in their minds, wouldn’t they at least have waited until this president had committed an impeachable offense — before calling for his impeachment?

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This map shows how the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

  • Author and journalist Colin Woodard identified 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.
  • His book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America” breaks down those cultures and the regions they each dominate.
  • From the utopian “Yankeedom” to the conservative “Greater Appalachia” and liberal “Left Coast,” looking at these cultures sheds an interesting light on America’s political and cultural divides.

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Attorney General Barr Outrages the Left by Standing Up for the Constitution and Our Republic 

The progressive left are outraged over two recent landmark speeches given by Attorney General William Barr. But their howls of complaint serve only to illustrate just how right Barr was about their contempt for the Constitution, the rule of law and religious freedom. 

What first set them off was Barr’s Oct. 11 speech at the University of Notre Dame, in which he affirmed the importance of religion in our nation’s history and noted that religious freedom is under attack.

The speech was an important reminder of the role the Framers envisioned for religion in our nation. It also served as a warning to those who would try to violate others’ religious freedom. Clearly, the nation’s chief legal officer is on the case and prepared to fight for the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

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Republican Tom Emmer: Impeachment Will ‘Cost’ Democrats ‘Their’ House ‘Majority’ 

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN) said Saturday that the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry “is going to cost them their” House “majority” in the 2020 congressional elections.

As many swing district House Democrats go back to their districts and explain to their constituents their support for the impeachment inquiry, Emmer said that the inquiry will result in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) losing her House majority.

“This process they’re embarking on is going to cost them their majority next fall,” Emmer said.

The NRCC chairman said that Democrats have an “obsession” with impeachment, adding that “it’s just getting worse for them.”

Republican and conservative organizations hope to take back 31 congressional districts that President Donald Trump won in 2016 and that House Democrats flipped during the 2018 midterm cycle.

Many swing district Democrats such as Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Max Rose (D-NY), Cindy Axne (D-IA), and Susie Lee (D-NV) have had trouble explaining why they backed impeachment.

Even House Budget Committee chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Wednesday that he does not believe Americans’ support for impeachment will “ever get to 60 percent.” The Kentucky Democrat suggested that continued impeachment hearings may swing public opinion by four or five points.

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Data Privacy Will Be The Most Important Issue In The Next Decade 

It’s been an information con job. Companies lulled us into thinking we were simply connecting with our friends, finding our way around town, or locating the perfect sweater. While we were extolling the virtues of each new digital tool and talking up the latest apps to each other, companies were building a multi-billion dollar war chest of information to use against us. As the saying goes, “you are the product.”

Information, data privacy and security concerns are a persistent trend that we’ve been reporting on nearly every year since computers started booting up. And now, the economic stakes, social consequences and technology get more and more serious and complex. Privacy issues used to be centered around evading online activity trackers as they follow you around with ads for things you don’t want (or do you?). Now exposed as central to all too many political and ethical scandals, data privacy has become one of the defining social and cultural issues of our era.

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Clarence Thomas: The ‘Modern-Day Liberal’ Has Been Bigger ‘Impediment’ than ‘Klansmen’ 

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said “the modern-day liberal” has proven to be a bigger “impediment” than those he was initially wary of — people like the “bigot in the pickup truck” or “Klansmen” — as part of remarks made in the upcoming documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.

The documentary, which features Thomas’s reflection on his contentious 1991 Supreme Court confirmation, reportedly features the Supreme Court justice explaining that the “modern-day liberal” has proven to be more of a problem than those he was initially wary of.

“I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it’s gonna be the Klansmen; it’s gonna be the rural sheriff,’” Thomas said, according to ABC News.

“But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern-day liberal,” he continued. “They were the ones who would discount all those things because they have one issue or because they have the power to caricature you.

The documentary, produced by “conservative filmmaker Michael Pack and Manifold Productions,” is set to air on PBS in spring 2020, per ABC News:

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A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle 

Mexico is in a state of collapse, and Americans need to realize that the crisis underway south of the Rio Grande won’t stop at the border.

The southwest U.S. border might be quieter now than it was this spring at the height of the migrant crisis, but south of the Rio Grande the Mexican state is disintegrating.

Last Thursday in the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a battle erupted between government forces and drug cartel gunmen after the Mexican military captured two sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The elder son, Ivan, was quickly freed by his men, who overpowered government forces and secured his release. Ivan then launched an all-out siege of the entire city in an effort to free his younger brother, Ovidio.

The ensuing scene could have been mistaken for Syria or Yemen. Footage posted on social media Thursday showed burning vehicles spewing black smoke, heavily armed gunmen blocking roads, dead bodies strewn in the streets, and residents fleeing for cover amid high-caliber gunfire.

Armed with military-grade weapons and driving custom-built armored vehicles, cartel henchmen targeted security forces throughout Culiacan, launching more than one dozen separate attacks on Mexican security forces. They captured and held hostage eight soldiers, then kidnapped their families. Amid the fighting, an unknown number of inmates escaped from a nearby prison. At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

The eight-hour battle ended when government forces, outgunned and surrounded, without reinforcements or a way to retreat, received an order directly from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to release their prisoner and surrender. Lopez Obrador later defended this decision, insisting that his security strategy is working and saying, “Many people were at risk and it was decided to protect people’s lives. I agreed with that, because we don’t do massacres, that’s over.”

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Is Cryptocurrency ‘The Mother of all Bubbles’? This Visualization Puts Things in Perspective 

The sheer magnitude of how much money there is in the world can be quite staggering—and hard to understand. What if you could visualize every market in the world as a bubble?

Earlier this year the total U.S. stock market cap surpassed $30 trillion. It then lost more than $1 trillion in a single month. Apple was the first company worth over $1 trillion in the modern era. The U.S. national debt surpassed $21 trillion, and the deficit for next year is expected to add another $1 trillion. But just how big are these numbers? Can we get some perspective?

A trillion here, a trillion there—pretty soon you’re talking about real money.

We decided to clarify things with one simple and easy to understand visualization of bubbles. We found the total value of each major market in the world, everything from brand new cryptocurrencies to sovereign debt. We stacked ranked the combined total value of each category and called out interesting subsets. We color-coded each type and added a little narrative on the right for easy reference. Categorizing each asset as a “bubble” can make you wonder—what if one of these pops?

Our visualization can help keep things in perspective. The cryptocurrency market is certainly one of the fastest growing and most exciting assets in the world, and indeed it makes many people think of the 2000 dot-com bubble. Some even say it’s the biggest bubble of all time. You can find countless articles about bitcoin and ethereum on the Internet, including on this website. But for all the hype, the entire crypto market is worth only a tiny fraction of the gold market, which is itself only worth about 10% of the entire world’s stock markets. The good news? If the bubble has already popped, there’s potentially plenty of upside in cryptocurrencies.

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21 Reasons Not To Believe Ford’s Claims About Justice Kavanaugh 

Rudolph Giuliani didn’t hide the fact that he was investigating whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Yet most media have treated Giuliani’s efforts as sneaky and suspect because he acted at the personal behest of the president and not as an official representative of the bureaucracy. The New York Times, for example, claimed Giuliani was conducting “a shadow foreign policy campaign.”

In fact, presidents since George Washington have turned to individuals without formal government positions to pursue foreign policy interests and objectives. Private citizens, often acting as special envoys, have helped negotiate issues ranging from trade to war. While critics deride such efforts as “back-door,” “secret,” or “shadow” undertakings, many presidents have found it useful to dispatch people they trust, who can think and operate outside the constraints of official channels in handling delicate matters.

Private representatives were essential in the early days of the republic in part because the federal government was small. During his first year in office, President Washington wrote to one of the Founders most responsible for penning the Constitution, Gouverneur Morris, who was on business in France. The president said he needed to know the “sentiments and intentions of the court of London” toward “a treaty of commerce.” Washington was looking for someone who could act with subtlety: “It appears to me most expedient to have these inquiries made informally, by a private agent.” Washington told Morris he looked forward to “the result of your agency.”

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