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Get ready for a report about ‘Hillary Clinton: Inadvertent Lawbreaker’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:46

**Written by Doug Powers

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According to reports on the progress of the Clinton investigation, by the time it’s all over she might get a new kickass campaign slogan out of it: “Hillary 2016: She’ll only break laws accidentally!”

Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven’t found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.

In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed — some more than once, the officials said. A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming weeks. Abedin has cooperated with the probe, the officials said. Lawyers for Abedin declined to comment. The officials say the interviews of Clinton and her aides would be a routine part of an investigation like this.

The probe remains focused on the security of the server and the handling of classified information and hasn’t expanded to other matters, the officials said.

Hillary fans will conveniently blot out the word “willfully” from this part: “Investigators haven’t found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law.”

“Ignorance of the law is no excuse,” but only if you’re one of the lowly peasants.

Obviously the final determination has yet to be made, but I won’t be surprised if it goes along the “she didn’t willfully break the law” path. That’s been the Clintons wheelhouse for decades.

And if the investigation finds anything worse, well, who knows how long that could take to come out…

Loretta Lynch: No deadline for Clinton email probe https://t.co/VGZCFk7tQ9 pic.twitter.com/vH84IxDu2X

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2016

Also, the FBI is coordinating their interview with Hillary so as to not interfere with her campaign schedule. Because she’s “just like us!”

**Written by Doug Powers

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Newt Gingrich gives himself 1000-to-1 odds of being chosen as Trump’s running mate

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:34

**Written by Doug Powers

Donald Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson to head up the search effort for a running mate — a job that traditionally requires more of a proctologist than a brain surgeon, but we’ll see how it goes. Besides, this year, the “rules” are totally out the window.

If you remember what happened after George W. Bush had Dick Cheney head up vetting of potential VPs, the smart money might be on Ben Carson ending up as The Donald’s veep. But the way this election’s playing out, Trump’s running mate could range anywhere from Bernie Sanders to Omarosa.

Another name in the mix is Newt Gingrich, who has set his own odds:

The former GOP speaker told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he was not actively seeking the vice presidential slot despite political pundits’ talk he may be considered for the job since Trump wants a politician on his ticket.

“Look, I’m not seeking it. I doubt — I think it’s a 1000 to 1 against it, but I think you have to pay attention if a potential president of the United States talks to you,” Gingrich said.

In other words:

Also, I’m not saying Chris Christie is expecting a call from Trump, but word is he’s changed his Springsteen cell phone ringtone from “Downbound Train” to “Born to Run.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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Tale of 2 tribes: “Climate refugees” vs. EPA victims

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:01

Tale of 2 tribes: “Climate refugees” vs. EPA victims
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2016

The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: “climate refugees.” It’s the new Green racket.

U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on “carbon’s casualties” by industrial activity. By contrast, those who have suffered as a direct result of government incompetence by federal environmental bureaucrats continue to get the shaft.

Consider the plight of two tribes: the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

The New York Times splashed a viral story on its pages this week spotlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s $48 million grant to Native-Americans who live in the flood-ravaged coastal community of Isle de Jean Charles. About 60 residents, the majority of whom belong to the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe, will be resettled to drier land.

That’s a whopping $800,000 per “climate refugee!”

Never mind that the Times’ propagandists themselves admit that erosion on the island began in 1955 as a result of land-use and land-management factors that had nothing to do with climate change.

“Channels cut by loggers and oil companies eroded much of the island,” the paper reported, “and decades of flood control efforts have kept once free-flowing rivers from replenishing the wetlands’ sediments.”

Never mind that there are conflicting scientific analyses on the extent to which man-made greenhouses gases have caused sea levels to rise; whether the rate is accelerating; and how much, if any, reducing carbon emissions would actually mitigate purportedly rising sea levels.

Never mind that enviro-alarmists have conveniently changed their tune from blaming global warming for causing sea level rises to blaming global warming for causing sea level drops.

Oh, and never mind that many of the inhabitants of Isle de Jean Charles — whose forefathers originally moved there to escape forced government relocation under the 1830 Indian Removal Act — don’t even want to leave and have fought resettlement efforts for decades.

Obama’s social engineers are already plotting how to replicate the climate change relocation program. “We see this as setting a precedent for the rest of the country, the rest of the world,” declared HUD official Marion McFadden, who is running the program.

Even worse, the United Nations is looking to preemptively “address extreme weather displacement” by targeting refugees even before any apocalyptic event has caused them to seek refuge.

Can you spell “manufacturing a crisis”?

While these meddling liberals conspire to displace one tribe in the name of saving the planet, another tribe is still begging for help after Obama’s destructive EPA poisoned their waters.

It’s been almost eight months since an Environmental Protection Agency contractor recklessly knocked a hole at the long-abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. You should know that Washington has long schemed to declare it a Superfund site, which would increase its power, budget and access over the region.

A federally sponsored wrecking crew poking around in the mine last August triggered a 3 million-ton flood of bright orange gunk into the Animas River. EPA’s blithering idiots delayed notifying local residents for 24 hours and downplayed the toxic spill’s effects.

Downstream, the muck seeped into the San Juan River in New Mexico, where the Navajo Nation lives and farms. The impact on drinking water and livelihoods has been catastrophic. But the Obama administration refused the tribe’s request for disaster relief from FEMA last fall and yanked emergency water tanks the EPA had supplied for Navajo livestock.

Navajo Nation chief Russell Begaye blasted the White House at the time for shirking its responsibilities.

“U.S. EPA caused this entire disaster, they have harmed the people, the water and the land. … For years, we have consistently been at the receiving end of toxic spills and contamination with no adequate relief as the United States Government and Private Companies became wealthy off of the natural resources of the Navajo Nation.”

Our eco-savior on the Potomac’s response to the victims of his man-caused, government-engineered disaster: Never mind.

Hillary Clinton sorry if any coal workers believed what she said about putting them out of business

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:44

**Written by Doug Powers

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At a Dem debate in March, Hillary Clinton promised to do the same thing for coal jobs that she did with her emails: Hit the “delete” key and get rid of them. Was there anything remotely ambiguous about this?

Translation: If you’re working in the coal industry and I’m elected, you’ll be in the unemployment line for a short time but only until we get Solyndra II built. Because I care about you! Also, for the children!

Now that she’s actually campaigning in Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Hillary is bludgeoning reality beyond recognition with a coal shovel. Check out this crapload of Clintonian chicanery:

Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” as part of a transition to alternative energy sources.

The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a “misstatement” as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the country’s top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside.

“What I said was totally out of context from what I meant,” Clinton said. “It was a misstatement, because what I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.”

Even Hillary doesn’t believe a word Hillary says! Baby steps.

In spite of the fact that she stepped on at least three rakes in her attempted clarification, the MSM is reporting Hillary’s comments has an “apology” for her remark, which is completely bogus:

“I’m sorry you were too stupid to know what I was trying to say and instead believed what I actually said” isn’t much of an apology, but it is vintage Clinton.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Hoosier haymakers? Indiana primary open thread; UPDATE: Cruz drops out, Sanders upsets Clinton

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:29

**Written by Doug Powers

Update: Whoa, Ted Cruz lost in Indiana and has dropped out of the race.

Sanders defeated Clinton who will still nevertheless be the eventual Dem nominee.

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Original post:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to increase their leads in Indiana today. Place your bets!

The Indiana primary is today, and it arguably represents the last, best chance for Cruz to arrest Trump’s momentum and keep him below the delegate threshold for a first-ballot nomination at July’s Republican National Convention.

Eight other Indiana polls have Trump in the lead, from 2 percentage points (Clout Research) to 17 (Gravis Marketing).
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There’s less suspense and less at stake for the Democrats in Indiana, thanks to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s string of victories in Northeast states the past two weeks. Still, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not giving up and is looking for a few late upsets to prime him for a battle at the Democratic National Convention. In the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll for Indiana, Clinton leads Sanders by 4 percentage points, which is within the margin of error.

“It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 — that is the last day that a primary will be held — with pledged delegates alone,” Sanders said Sunday. He added that Clinton “will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in Philadelphia. In other words, the convention will be a contested contest.”

Both Cruz and Sanders are eyeing contested conventions, so it’ll be an interesting summer. On the GOP side, Cruz called Trump “utterly amoral” and Trump’s citing a National Enquirer story tying Cruz’s father to Lee Harvey Oswald, so at least they’re getting along better now (pause for laughter).

Open thread for primary talk, and I’ll update later after the results are!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Leader of new proletarian revolution Hillary Clinton observes May Day (open thread)

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:23

**Written by Doug Powers

Is it Sunday already? Here’s our semi-traditional open thread for discussion of issues of the day, brought to you today by Bubba Burger, Zippo lighters and Happyscrapper.

A few things to get warmed up…

Hillary Clinton’s campaign couldn’t wait to start celebrating May Day. On your Marx, get set, go!

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Hillary’s so into the movement that she might even wear a Daniel De Leon t-shirt during her next $250k speech to Goldman Sachs.

Has Hillary come out in favor of “me-ternity” leave yet?

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At last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama took a very light shot at Hillary:

Later, Obama joked about Bernie Sanders’s popularity with young voters, comparing Clinton to an older relative who tries to join Facebook.

“I’ve said I admire Hillary’s toughness, her smarts, her policy chops, her experience. You’ve gotta admit it though: Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook,” Obama said. “‘Dear America, did you get my poke? Is it appearing on your wall? I’m not sure I’m using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.'”

More accurately put: Hillary’s like your older relative, who’s under FBI investigation, trying to get her longtime personal aide to help her delete emails from a homebrew server.

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Last week, the White House generously took it upon themselves to mentor the next generation of “reporters”:

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“Now repeat after me, ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm.'”

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If only Obama and the Democrats would have ticked off John Boehner as much as Ted Cruz has in these past few years:

Former House Speaker John A. Boehner described Senator Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh” during a forum at Stanford University on Wednesday and said that he would not vote for the Texas Republican if he is the party’s presidential nominee.
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“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends,” Mr. Boehner told David Kennedy, an emeritus history professor, at the event. “I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

In related “you can’t make this up” news, Boehner comparing Ted Cruz to Lucifer has offended… satanists:

After former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called the current Republican presidential candidate “Lucifer in the flesh,” saying he found it difficult to work with him, staunch Satanists decried the comparison.

“Having a conservative Christian likened to Lucifer — one who opposes equal rights for same sex couples and promotes the ability to deny services to any with different values — we Satanists see as besmirching the positive, heroic aspects of that character as portrayed by Milton in his epic ‘Paradise Lost,'” Magus Peter Howard Gilmore, the high priest of The Church of Satan, said in a statement.

Sometimes do you wish this entire year were a giant Etch-a-Sketch that we could shake and start over?

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Stay classy, leftist protesters:

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During a commencement speech at the University of Michigan yesterday, Michael Bloomberg denounced the idea of campus “safe spaces.” He then dove underneath the lectern after spotting somebody drinking a Big Gulp.

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Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Movie about Barack & Michelle’s first date might break even just in ticket sales to lapdog media

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:33

**Written by Doug Powers

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If you’re a Republican president, Hollywood gives you Alzheimer’s mockumentaries and “W,” but when you’re a liberal president Hollywood is a little more lenient:

The Sundance indie Southside With You is your classic boy-meets-girl romance, chronicling one couple’s first date from start to finish. The only catch? That couple later went on to become the U.S. commander-in-chief and the first lady.

Writer-director Richard Tanne took Barack and Michelle Obama’s rom-com meet-cute and dramatized it for Southside With You, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Now, John Legend, who executive produced the film, has shared the first trailer, which gives us a fictionalized look at the Obamas’ first-ever date.

Brace yourselves for the trailer (Chris Matthews has dibs on the director’s cut):

There’s only one question to settle now: Greatest love story of OUR time, or of ALL time?

But it isn’t just a romantic comedy — serious issues are also confronted:

Southside With You follows a young Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date on a particularly hot day in Chicago.

That date was the beginning of the end for global warming.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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