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Amid More Terrorism, Question Diversity

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
Ullah came to the United States in 2011 after qualifying for an F43 visa as the child of a sibling of a U.S. citizen (his uncle) through whats called extended family chain migration.

Scared Cops Are Scary

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
The jurors who acquitted Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder last week were told to judge him based on "how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training," as The Arizona Republic put it.

Liberate Food Trucks

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck.

Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an article for the New York Times titled The Economic Fallout.

For Once, the Joke Is on Al Franken

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
There is a strong argument to be made that Sen. Al Franken's central reason for resigning is he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he were to continue representing Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber.

My Experience With the ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Culture, and What I’m Doing About It Now in Congress

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
America is having a reckoning and its long overdue. Im talking about the movement to hold sexual harassers accountable for their actions. This important movement is now shaking the halls of power in Congress and state capitols and I am determined to help lead it.

Let's Liberate Blacks From Left-Wing Politics

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country.

Tax Reform Could Be the GOP's Obamacare

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
Will the tax reform effort be the GOP's version of Obamacare? I don't know, and neither does anyone else. We have little idea what the final legislation will look like, and even if we did, it's hard to predict its overall effect.

Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times.

Trump Needs His Own People Running Federal Bureaucracies

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:01
I am not the first to observe that compared to his predecessors, President Donald Trump has not yet appointed many people he thinks are qualified and who support his America First agenda to staff the hundreds of positions at various federal agencies and bureaucracies he is in charge of.

Trump Jr. asks for investigation into leaks of House panel interview

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:00
A lawyer for Donald Trump Jr. asked the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday to open an investigation into leaks of Trump Jr.'s testimony last week.

Alabama Senate election: Voters split on Roy Moore allegations as polls close soon

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:30
Voters in Alabama are split on whether the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore are true, as voting precincts remain open until 8 p.m. EST.

Nunes secures deal for McCabe to testify December 19

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:45
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is set to appear before the House Intelligence Committee later this month after his previously scheduled appearance was scrapped due to what Justice Department officials called a last-minute "scheduling error."

Trump’s Gillibrand tweet quickly labeled sexist by mainstream media

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:15
President Trump sent shock waves through mainstream media on Tuesday morning by attacking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand with a cryptic tweet that is open for interpretation but many deduced that Trump was making a sexual double entendre.

The Schiff’s hitting the fan

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:35

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s been 13 months since the presidential election, and Hillary Clinton’s offer of $20 for each time any Democrat implies that the reason she lost is Russia must still be on the table. Rep. Adam Schiff continues to demonstrate that “Trump colluded with Russia to win the election” is a narrative in desperate search of real-world evidence to back it up, and he’s not stopping until somehow willing it into existence:

CNN host Jake Tapper ran through the thread of stories in the Russian collusion narrative while interviewing Schiff on “State of the Union.”

“We haven’t seen the actual connection,” Tapper said. “We haven’t seen an actual proof of cooperation and collusion, so what am I missing here?”

Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tapper needed to look at the “pattern and the chronology” of Russian and Trump campaign activity. He pointed to the Russians informing the Trump campaign they possessed stolen Hillary Clinton emails, the Russians approaching the Trump campaign offering “dirt” on Clinton, and communications between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks.
Tapper asked if Schiff knew of any communications showing the Russians revealed to the Trump team how they would distribute useful information, but the congressman said he could not comment.

Schiff doesn’t even say he can’t talk about specific evidence by doing the “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you” routine, he just says he can’t comment. Writing at the Wall Street Journal, James Freeman asks the question of the year:

Of course Mr. Schiff doesn’t just answer to the media; he also has pledged to keep America’s secrets. He could correctly argue that according to the rules of the House Intelligence Committee he is prohibited from disclosing classified information.

But the rules go further than that. As a member of the committee, Mr. Schiff is not only barred from disclosing classified material; he’s also prohibited from discussing such information, or even causing it to be discussed.

Is it possible that he’s managed to avoid running afoul of House rules because the information doesn’t exist?

I know one place the information does exist because it definitely lives rent-free in Schiff’s head — and that’s good enough for the media to keep giving this broken record significant air time.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:29
WASHINGTON-- President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat.

Alabama Dems look to win with a throwback

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:05
Will it be enough?

Roy Moore condemned by large number of Republicans following sexual assault allegations

Fox News (Politics) - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:00
Multiple Republicans have called on Roy Moore to step aside from the Alabama special election on Dec. 12.


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