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Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:30

With the Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggling to raise money, Chairman Tom Perez is planning to hold multiple fundraisers in Mexico City this September.

The three fundraisers scheduled for the 28th, according to Bloomberg, will range from a student-centric event with a $25 minimum entry fee to a dinner at which tickets could go as high as $15,000.

Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC has  lagged far behind its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in raising funds.

In June, the DNC raised $8.5 million — compared to the RNC’s $20.7 million.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reports that the Republicans also broke a record in July.

“Our fundraising success is further evidence that the American people like the pro-growth agenda and economic record that the Trump administration and Republicans continue to deliver,” McDaniel said.

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Meanwhile, Democrats have to travel to the heart of Mexico to try and raise funds.

Scoop: DNC Chair Tom Perez will travel to Mexico City for three events to raise money from Americans abroad, from a $25-minimum happy hour to a $1,000-$15,000 dinner.

by @EMPosts / me https://t.co/yflAezU51G

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 20, 2019

There are currently 1.5 million American citizens residing in Mexico, according to the State Department.

Readers might be thinking: Is there any chance illegal donations might filter through?

It is, after all, illegal for foreigners to contribute to American political campaigns — but the DNC has it covered.

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“The registration form on the DNC website requires that attendees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enter passport or green card numbers,” Bloomberg noted.

In other words, they’re going to have to prove they’re American citizens. Hey, we’ve been told all along that asking for that kind of proof is super racist!

The DNC, aside from fundraising in Mexico, is seeking other desperate alternatives to kickstart donations.

Perez also sought support from Democrats in London in April of 2018.

Hillary Clinton will be hosting an event in Washington, D.C., this October. Participants can contribute at different levels — ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.

Who exactly is paying that kind of money to have dinner and a conversation with Hillary?

Just this past year, a speaking tour with the Clintons had its ticket prices drop to the single digits, while a Broadway play about Hillary’s election failure was canceled after it experienced “deplorable” ticket sales.

Perez also sought support from Democrats in London in April of 2018.

It’s surprising to see a party allegedly so consumed with foreign influence in American elections travel to Mexico in order to fund its campaigns.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Joe Biden’s Brain Surgeon Weighs In on His Patient’s Health

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 02:03

Former Vice President Joe Biden‘s brain surgeon insisted that his decades-long patient was in good health, claiming Biden had no brain damage as a string of gaffes have prompted observers to question his mental acuity.

“He is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago. I haven’t seen any change,” Dr. Neal Kassell said, according to Politico on Tuesday.

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Kassell previously treated Biden for brain aneurysms and has monitored him for brain damage since his surgeries.

“I can tell you with absolute certainty that he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations that he had,” Kassell said. “There was no damage whatsoever.”

Kassell added that he would vote for the candidate who “I am absolutely certain has a brain that is functioning. And that narrows it down exactly to one.”

For weeks, Biden has faced a flurry of attention surrounding verbal slip-ups that some claimed were common across his political tenure.

For example, Biden claimed to support “truth over facts” and incorrectly stated that two high-profile mass tragedies in August occurred in Michigan and Houston.

Biden quickly corrected himself, saying the events occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Related: Trump Charges Biden Isn’t Playing with a ‘Full Deck’

President Donald Trump, who has himself had some verbal slips, nonetheless highlighted the issue when he asked his Twitter followers whether anybody actually believed the former vice president was “mentally fit” to serve as commander-in-chief.

When asked about the gaffes, a senior Biden adviser dismissed those concerns as part of a “press narrative.”

But the gaffes appeared to raise enough concerns that allies of the former vice president suggested he scale back the number of events he did on the campaign trail. David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, blasted that advice, arguing on Thursday that he shouldn’t be cloistered as a presidential candidate.

“He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate.”

“This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win,” tweeted Axelrod, who served alongside Biden during the Obama years.

“He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate. He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!”

Axelrod previously questioned Biden’s “steadiness” when the former vice president reversed his longstanding position on the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding for most abortions.

Sam Dorman is a reporter with Fox News. This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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Williamson Vows to Remove Andrew Jackson’s Portrait if She’s Elected

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:16

I am sure President Andrew Jackson, the seventh individual to hold the highest office in the land, would be devastated.

Knowing she doesn’t have any chance at all to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, author and new-age guru Marianne Williamson is trying to stretch her “15 minutes” of fame as much as she possibly can — which requires outrageous utterances so that the camera keeps pointing in her direction.

Such is the case with this latest stunt, in my opinion.

Williamson vowed to remove Jackson’s Oval Office portrait as “atonement” for the treatment of Native-Americans; she would also rescind military medals in an attempt to usher in a new era of American history.

If Williamson is serious, then she can next disband and outlaw the Democrat Party — which in much more recent times has done far worse to the African-American population.

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But leftists don’t know or won’t acknowledge any of that.

Why? Because it doesn’t jive with today’s “narrative,” which keeps their slogan-chanting victim classes terrified and voting for them, as I see it.

(Remember when former President Barack Obama had the bust of Winston Churchill taken out of the Oval Office during his tenure? President Donald Trump promptly restored it.)

“Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, calling for a national ‘atonement’ over the treatment of Native-Americans, vowed Monday to rescind medals of honor for those who fought against them and even take down President Andrew Jackson’s portrait from the Oval Office if she’s elected,” as Fox News reported.

“The spiritual author … called for a ‘new era of American history’ with Native-Americans during an appearance at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.”

“Williamson has been in the bottom tier of 2020 candidates in recent polling,” the outlet also reported, “but nevertheless has built a national profile in the wake of viral debate performances. The self-help author cautioned the other candidates at the last debate that ‘wonkiness’ would not stop the ‘collectivized hatred’ of the president and would lead to ‘very dark days’ for Democrats.”

Fox also reported that at the Monday event, “Williamson stopped short of calling for financial reparations, which she supports for slavery. She called Native-American history a ‘more complicated situation’ than one that can be fixed with such a measure. She suggested the U.S. look to how Germany reconciled with Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust as ‘a template of our national repair’ that could be used to make amends with Native-Americans.”

Thank goodness she only gets to talk for a little while longer on the national stage before the country forgets all of this.

I am tired of people trying to rewrite history.

“Williamson stopped short of calling for financial reparations, which she supports for slavery. She called Native-American history a ‘more complicated situation’ than one that can be fixed with such a measure.”

Love him or not, Jackson was a great general and may have done more to influence the outcome of the war had he lived longer. Democrats will do absolutely anything for a vote.

You can watch the whole thing in the video above, via Fox News.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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How to Believe in Marriage if You’ve Never Seen It Work

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:16

Many of us haven’t actually seen a marriage truly work. Instead, the more divorces, unhappy marriages, cheating scandals and the like that we see, the more our hearts begin to mistrust the notion of marriage.

Despite all this, there is still reason to hope.

My own parents are divorced — and I’ve lost count of how many friends’ marriages have failed. As a woman in my 30s, I’m stunned again and again whenever I see my peers begin the path down the road of divorce.

“We’re so young,” I say in disbelief to my husband about yet another soon-to-be-divorced couple. “I can’t believe they have to go through this.”

Having an empathetic spirit is a double-edged sword — this much is true, especially when you put yourself in the shoes of those going through a painful divorce process.

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But if you had a front-row seat to your parents’ or friends’ divorces, or if you experienced an unsuccessful marriage yourself, you may start to wonder if marriage can actually last a lifetime.

You may wonder:

  • Does happily ever after exist?
  • Will I really share forever with my spouse?
  • Are marriages doomed to failure?

And that’s exactly what the enemy wants — for believers in Christ to believe that marriage is doomed for failure.

Yet God designed marriage as a means for us to feel and experience life’s greatest joys — and God makes no mistakes.

Whom you marry and when you marry are major factors in the success of marriage — and although I don’t have specific answers to lead others to the right decision for them on those matters, I do know that marriage is worth believing in because marriage has been ordained by God. And I trust that He has our best interests at heart.

Perfection does not exist — but healthy, happy marriages certainly do.

I trust that there is a lifetime of love for each person, and I believe God wants us to experience this level of happiness and commitment with someone else.

God designed marriage to be joyous — and He knows that the love between two people can awaken people’s heart in ways they never knew.

As a married woman approaching her six-year anniversary, I’m still learning about marital wisdom — but someone very special to my husband and me shared wonderful advice with us.

Related: God Saved a Marriage — and That Was Only the Beginning

It’s a piece of advice I hold dear to my heart and that has been tremendously helpful: Pursue Jesus together, and remember that marriage is not only about you and your partner, but about your relationship with God.

Since God designed marriage, it only makes sense that a marriage worth believing in has Christ at its forefront.

Few get married in the hope that their relationship doesn’t end in divorce. However, things happen.

Not a single relationship on Earth is 100 percent failproof. Even those who grew up in a two-parent household, who witnessed loving, healthy marriages, and who have a strong foundation of faith can face challenges within marriage.

Related: Secrets of a Lasting Marriage

Because it is a bond between two sinners, discord is inevitable; however, when two people seek God’s grace and understanding and use that as a basis for their union, they welcome Him into the flawed parts of marriage.

Perfection does not exist — but healthy, happy marriages certainly do.

Remember all of this. God purposefully and lovingly designed marriage — and He created marriage to foretell our everlasting bond with Him.

Since the one and only Perfect Being designed marriage, I know He wants to lead us to “happily ever after” with our partner.

Luci Swan is a writer for Lightworkers, whose mission is to create engaging, uplifting and inspirational content.

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Trump Blasts the Fox News Channel but Praises Specific Hosts for Their Work

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:19

President Donald Trump shared a few thoughts on the current direction of Fox News with reporters on Sunday, launching a blistering attack against the usually conservative-leaning outlet, claiming that “something is going on” at the network and he’s “not happy with it.”

“Fox is a lot different than it used to be. I can tell you that,” Trump told reporters.

“[There’s] Juan Williams — then they have the wonderful woman that gave Hillary Clinton the questions,” Trump said, referring of course to Donna Brazile, who has been a Fox News contributor since March of this year.

“That was a terrible thing. And all of a sudden, she’s working for Fox.”

“What’s she doing working for Fox?”

Trump slammed his preferred news network over recent unfavorable poll results, saying: “There’s something going on at Fox [News], I’ll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it”https://t.co/148g2zYDQx

— POLITICO (@politico) August 19, 2019

Donna Brazile is the former head of the Democratic National Committee.

It was discovered during the 2016 election that Brazile, who was at CNN at the time, had shared presidential debate questions with Hillary Clinton in advance of an event.

“Fox has changed, and my worst polls have always been from Fox,” Trump said. “There’s something going on at Fox, I’ll tell you right now. And I’m not happy with it.”

A poll released by Fox News this past Thursday showed that if the 2020 election were held today, Trump would lose to every one of the top four leading Democratic candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California.

Here’s the scary news for Team Trump in the FOX poll:

Trump polling below *40* against every tested D challenger.

Biden 50, Trump 38.
Sanders 48, Trump 39.
Warren 46, Trump 39.
Harris 45, Trump 39.

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) August 15, 2019

“I think they’re making a big mistake because Fox was treated very badly by the Democrats,” Trump continued.

“Very, very badly, having to do with the debates and other things,” the president went on. “And I think Fox is making a big mistake because, you know, I’m the one that calls the shots on that — on the really big debates,” the president said.

“I guess we’re probably planning on three of them. And I — well, I’m very — I’m not happy with Fox.”

Trump Trashes Fox News to Reporters: 'I'm Not Happy With Fox,' 'My Worst Polls' Come From Them https://t.co/lCPf5r62ak

— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 18, 2019

Trump did praise specific Fox news hosts: Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro and Greg Gutfeld.

Trump said of Gutfeld, “He wasn’t good to me two years ago. Now he sees all I’ve done. He says, ‘Would you rather have a great president or a nice guy?’ I think I’m a nice guy, but nobody’s done in two-and-a-half years what I’ve done.”

Is Trump right that Fox News has gone in a different direction and is now working against the president? Or is the recent Fox News poll that showed Donald Trump losing in 2020 something he should take more seriously — instead of laying blame on the traditionally conservative news outlet?

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Jon Voight Says Trump Is ‘Greatest President’ of Century

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 19:35

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight posted a Twitter video a few days ago in which he described Donald Trump as “the greatest president of this century.”

Voight is one of the few actors in Hollywood who has no fear of expressing his support for the president — making him a favorite of conservatives who see little representation of their views in the industry.

The “Runaway Train” actor began by slamming liberals for the pure hatred directed at Trump for over three years now.

“This is not peace,” he explained at the start of the video. “This is not love. This is hate among the radical Left. No amount of ‘book smart’ will show the given policy of what truth stands for.”

“This is war among the Left,” he continued. “They have hate. It’s like a venom. No words of God, no words of love, but a radical emotion of hate.”

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Voight noted that because of their unbridled hatred, those on the Left fails to see the simple fact that Trump “is the greatest president of this century.”

Jon Voight’s message of peace and love. pic.twitter.com/XHQTjtqsBx

— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) August 18, 2019

“Let us pray for this country that President Trump will take on four more years of his strength, devotion, knowledge of truths,” Voight continued. “And all that doubt and have extreme anger toward President Trump, may they be shown differently, that President Trump is the greatest president of this century.”

“Let us take a stand for liberty and justice for all. God bless,” he concluded.

It’s difficult to ascertain whether or not Voight meant he was the greatest “of this century” as he stated, meaning Trump would only need to beat out Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama — not exactly a formidable group.

Perhaps he meant “in a century. “Voight has previously referred to President Trump as “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

Voight was one of the earliest actors to come out and support Trump in his bid for the White House. He endorsed Trump very early on in his campaign, saying, “He will not let us down” and noting that a vote for him will “save our nation.”

The Hollywood elites weren’t overly fond of Voight for what he did earlier.

In his video release of a “Plea to Save America,” Voight prayed, “May God protect the real truth, and may Donald Trump win this presidency.”

It seemed the Hollywood elites weren’t overly fond of him for saying so.

In December 2016, just one month after Trump’s stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton, the actor was on the receiving end of some vociferous jeering when he appeared at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Trump won and America was saved from the clutches of the corrupt Clinton family, in our view.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Liberal Commentator Insists ‘White Men Who Think Like You’ Are ‘Greatest’ Terror Threat in U.S.

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:15

Angela Rye (shown above left), a liberal commentator who appeared on a CNN “Cuomo Prime Time” panel on Monday night, got into a tense exchange with a GOP strategist during a “great debate” discussion — and wound up telling him that “white men who think like you” are the “greatest terrorist threat in this country.”

Plenty of Americans think this type of language is completely unreasonable — but here’s more of what happened in a segment that quickly went off the rails.

Republican campaign veteran Patrick Griffin (above right) was saying that in his view, President Donald Trump should “play the lottery” now that Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have chosen to bring white-hot attention to their tenuous relationship with Israel and in the process, claim a leadership role within the Democrat Party.

Tlaib and Omar held a press conference on Monday to complain about why they were denied entry to Israel last week; they were denied entry because of their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

But Rye, a former Congressional Black Caucus executive director,  jumped on Griffin after he claimed that the Democratic “squad” of four has decided to “hijack” the Democratic Party from the reins of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Griffin also said, “This has everything to do with the fact that they are supporting a terrorist organization in Israel.”

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“It’s so interesting that you use the term — [referring to] the only two Muslim women in Congress — the term you chose to use, sir, is ‘hijacking,’” Rye declared.

“It has nothing to do with whether they’re Muslim or not,” Griffin replied, as Fox News also reported. “Nothing to do with that … They’ve hijacked the party from their own principles.”

“That’s a real interesting word choice, and you understand why,” Rye said as she spoke right over her fellow panelist.

“You can talk over me all you want to,” she went on, “but the bottom line is the greatest terrorist threat in this country are white men — white men who think like you. That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country.”

Griffin immediately scoffed at her remarks and called her comments “silly rhetoric.” He said that type of commentary “doesn’t get us” anywhere.

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“No, it’s not!” Rye shot back. “You know what’s silly? The fact that you’re on here knowing how dangerous [the] times are right now [and you’re] defending this nonsense, calling people ‘these folks,’ talking about how they hijacked the party … That’s dangerous. It’s dangerous … It’s not silly. There’s nothing silly about this conversation.”

Shortly after that comment, host Chris Cuomo — who completely lost control of the conversation as the two panelists continued to interrupt each other constantly — said, “Hold on … Hey. Hello! Who’s show is it? Calm down so we can have a rational discussion.”

When they accuse Trump of this, understand it is what THEY, in fact, are guilty of: racializing politics. https://t.co/lqxwSKRFrD

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 20, 2019

Yet Rye went on to insist that the biggest threat in this country right now is “racist rhetoric and that type of rhetoric fueling the type of hatred … that’s resulting in white supremacist threats” in this country.

Share your thoughts — and see the entire discussion here:

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‘God Does Not Need Us to Compromise Our Integrity to Win Battles for Him’

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:10

Sometimes, in my passion to seek justice in the courtroom, I find that the line between honest strategy and compromising my integrity can get kind of blurry.

I want to justify bending the rules or slanting the truth to obtain what I believe is just.

After all, isn’t a child’s future worth winning a case — at all costs?

When I start feeling this way, I know I must take a step back and remind myself that God is in control, and He wins with integrity.

Jesus is proof.

Proverbs 10:9 reads, “People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.”

If we make a choice to compromise our integrity — whether it is by speeding, cheating on a test, breaking the rules in court, or even failing to keep our word to someone — then we are living as one “exposed,” and our lack of integrity pops a chink in our armor and makes us more susceptible to failure.

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Furthermore, breaching our integrity separates us from God’s Almighty presence.

It hampers us from being all that we can be for His glory.

God’s victories are won without compromising His integrity — and He does not need us to compromise our integrity to win battles for Him.

Rather, we most powerfully engage Him when we are close to Him, by listening, learning, and being guided by His Spirit.

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In His presence, we are filled with wisdom and power so great we can’t comprehend it.

We live with confidence — looking people in the eye instead of looking over our shoulder.

Living close to the heart of God, we possess His integrity.

And God’s integrity empowers us to live in confidence.

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Border Patrol Nabs Nearly 200 Illegal Immigrants Near New Mexico

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:08

U.S. Border Patrol on Monday said that its agents apprehended a group of nearly 200 illegal aliens.

This occurred near a base at a New Mexico port of entry over the weekend, as Fox News reported.

The agency said 194 illegal immigrants were taken in by authorities after 3 a.m. on Sunday.

The individuals were trying to cross the border near Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base, which is located near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico, a statement read.

The group consisted mostly of families and unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Medical screenings done initially showed that some of the migrants had lice and scabies.

Border Patrol nabs nearly 200 Central American migrants near New Mexico port of entry
U.S. Border Patrol on Monday said agents apprehended a large group of nearly 200 illegal immigrants near a base at a New Mexico port of entry over the weekend.https://t.co/2K3aACTZYK bit.…

— Channel News (@Channel__News_) August 20, 2019

200 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOUND IN REMOTE SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO DESERT

Some were diagnosed with having scabies and lice. 200 undocumented immigrants caught crossing USA border https://t.co/2YKpInFRXR pic.twitter.com/oCJT4vWWIy

— Charlotte Alerts News (@AlertsCharlotte) August 19, 2019

“Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said in a press release.

“I commend the incredible work of our Border Patrol Agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis,” she also said.

Related: Democrats Finally Acknowledge America’s Border Crisis

This, by the way, is the “crisis” that Democrats said some time ago didn’t exist …

Right after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in which he discussed the crisis at the border, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stood beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to address the nation — and said Trump was working to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”

And Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also said the nation was “not falling” for the “fake crisis” at the border.

Read more of the New Mexico story at Fox News.

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New York Times Slammed for ‘Partisan Activism’ as It Seeks New Ways to Hit Trump

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 02:53

Fox News’ “The Five” remarked on the controversy at a staff meeting held at The New York Times on new ways to cover President Donald Trump.

“They are not journalists, they are partisan activists,” said Jesse Watters in light of the transcript of a newspaper town hall meeting published by Slate.

He added that The Times admitted they couldn’t take out Trump, and they aren’t that influential.

“What I’m saying is that our readers and some of our staff cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden,” executive editor Dean Banquet says in the transcript.

The report said The Times is trying to figure out new angles to attack Trump.

It also mainly focused on a dust-up over a critically drubbed headline about Trump’s remarks in the wake of this month’s deadly tragedies.

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The Times summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.”

That brought sharp reactions on social media, with some vowing to cancel their subscriptions to the paper and critics alleging it oversimplified a presidential response that did not include specific proposals to curb gun violence.

Some of the biggest critics included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and several 2020 presidential candidates.

Hours later, the headline was changed to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” though that revision was also criticized.

Watters said Americans don’t care about identity politics but functional, utilitarian issues such as the economy and health care.

“Race won’t have the same type of effect as the Russia thing did,” Watters said. “That type of messaging … [is] gonna turn off the various voters” in the heartland who could be swing voters next year.

Juan Williams chimed in that the paper’s future coverage makes sense with the nation’s current pulse, noting that “two thirds think he is tearing the country apart.”

He added, “How could you not pay attention to” identity politics?

Greg Gutfeld begged to differ.

The country is showing progress for all Americans, noted Gutfeld. “It’s getting better but they don’t like that story.”

“It’s the media creating the narrative … They are going to have to keep creating it.”

He added that the country is showing progress for all Americans.

“It’s getting better but they don’t like that story.”

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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‘Godfather’ Actor Goes After CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘His Father Would Smack Him’

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:37

Gianni Russo, who played Carlo Rizzi in “The Godfather,” ripped CNN’s Chris Cuomo over a viral video in which the television anchor claimed comparisons to the Mafia movie are equivalent to a racial slur.

In a video that circulated last week, a person is shown harassing Cuomo in public and calling him “Fredo.”

That was a reference to Fredo Corleone, the fictional weak brother in the movie who doesn’t get much respect from his father or anyone else in the family.

Cuomo lost it over that, threatening to “ruin” the man’s “s***” and adding quite a bit more in off-color language.

“It’s an insult to your f***ing people,” he also said. “It’s like the N-word for us,” Cuomo continued ranting, failing to grasp that it’s nothing like the N-word.

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Russo, in a recent conversation with TMZ, explained that Cuomo’s reaction was confusing “because he’s such an intelligent kid, educated and everything else.”

He added that his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, would be “ashamed of his son” for that.

“I can’t believe that he would say that,” Russo said, adding, “I knew the whole family. His father would smack him.”

Russo slammed Cuomo for being an opinion commentator masquerading as a serious news journalist, and suggested that criticism of “The Godfather” is borderline blasphemy.

“All these news guys, they’re so opinionated,” Russo said. “They’re supposed to report the news. It’s not about what you think. And you’re taking Fredo, a character from a classic? It’s like spitting on the Mona Lisa.”

Cuomo’s brother, Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York, also decided to spit on the Mona Lisa of movies, calling it anti-Italian.

“I can’t tell you how many times people have come up to me and said, ‘In “The Godfather,” who are you? Which one are you? Which character are you?'” Andrew Cuomo complained. “When you repeat the negative stereotypes, you are repeating the discrimination.”

“Don’t you dare liken my family to the family you saw in ‘The Godfather’ or ‘The Sopranos,'” the New York governor also said.

Despite Chris Cuomo’s feigned outrage, the anchor failed to take exception when a guest on his show compared Donald Trump Jr. to Fredo.

Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like @ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019

In 1992, audiotapes surfaced between former President Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers, a singer, model and actress who revealed a sexual relationship with Clinton.

In the audiotape, Clinton claimed that Mario Cuomo “acts like” he has “some Mafioso major connections.”

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Kamala Harris Is Uncomfortable with the ‘Medicare for All’ Bill She Co-Sponsored

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 21:48

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a 2020 Democratic hopeful, told donors on Sunday she was uncomfortable with the Medicare for All plan introduced by fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

But she apparently forgot she co-sponsored his bill.

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“I have not been comfortable with Bernie’s plan,” the Democratic senator from California (shown above right) said Sunday at a fundraiser in the Hamptons, as reported by Bloomberg.

Yet, not only did Harris co-sponsor Bernie’s bill, she was the first Democrat in the Senate to do so in 2017.

She has even bragged about being the first to sign on.

See her tweet below from well over a year ago.

I believe our country is stronger when everyone has access to affordable health care at every stage of their life, from birth on up. That’s why I was the first senator to co-sponsor @BernieSanders’ Medicare for All bill.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 5, 2018

“I believe in capitalism, but capitalism is not working for most people,” Harris also told the group of donors before appearing to reject the socialist-tinged health plan she signed on to in the U.S. Senate.

Here’s our feeling: You are either for a more socialized health care system — or you are not.

Harris seems to be trying to have it both ways.

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Flip-flopping on issues that include health care is nothing new for Harris.

She once said she wanted to abolish private insurance — before walking back her statement.

Just last week, Harris told The Washington Post she was “committed to reining in the private insurance companies.”

But she also wanted Americans to be able to choose insurers.

“Look, I’m still committed to reining in the private insurance companies. They’re jacking up prices.”
“But people want choice,” she said. “And I don’t want to be in the business of just taking choice from them without figuring out a way to create options.”

— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 19, 2019

Though Harris now says she is uncomfortable with Sanders’ health plan, she remains a co-sponsor of Medicare for all, which would do away with private insurance and replace it with a single-payer health care system.

“You can’t make this up,” tweeted Sanders’ speechwriter David Sirota, in response to Harris’ comments to donors.

Kamala Harris went to the Hamptons with huge donors and criticized @BernieSanders’ Medicare for All plan…the plan she co-sponsored. You can’t make this up. https://t.co/5rVlaqWwR5 pic.twitter.com/ZH3MAPDcph

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) August 19, 2019

What she might say about health care can obviously change in any given moment — but what does her weekend comment about this bill say about Kamala Harris?

It reminds us she will say whatever she thinks is politically beneficial — with no real commitment to what she pledges.

Liberal activist Ben Spielberg tweeted, “I am not comfortable with presidential candidates who tell rich donors that they never intended to make the Medicare for All plan they co-sponsored a reality.”

I am not comfortable with presidential candidates who tell rich donors that they never intended to make the Medicare For All plan they co-sponsored a reality. https://t.co/tusCKVXI94

— Ben Spielberg (@BenSpielberg) August 19, 2019

“Progressives distrust @KamalaHarris because her record and strong ties to the corporate wing of the Democratic Party belie her progressive rhetoric and posturing,” Spielberg continued in another tweet.

“We cannot afford a president who sounds like she wants to do the right thing while actively working to undermine it.”

Progressives distrust @KamalaHarris because her record and strong ties to the corporate wing of the Democratic Party belie her progressive rhetoric and posturing. We cannot afford a president who sounds like she wants to do the right thing while actively working to undermine it.

— Ben Spielberg (@BenSpielberg) August 19, 2019

Progressives shouldn’t trust Sen. Kamala Harris. If she becomes the Democrats’ presidential nominee, no one else should either.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Michael Moore’s Latest Words of Wisdom: He Thinks Dems Can Beat Trump by Doing This

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:56

Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has a plan to make sure the Democrats beat President Donald Trump in 2020.

He says the Dems should make Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — AKA the squad — the face of the Democratic Party.

“Let’s hope that Alexandria and Rashida and Ilhan and Congresswoman Pressley are the face because that’s how we’re going to win,” Moore said Friday on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour.”

“We’re going to win with people who believe that climate change is real,” Moore told host Brian Williams.

“We’re going to win by getting behind people who want to raise the minimum wage, who are going to fight for all these things that the American public wants.”

“That’s the squad,” he added. “They’re the force out there.”

Michael Moore breaks down why Trump is ‘scared’ of The Squad: ‘They’re the force out there!’
https://t.co/UplmcvYuPD

— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 17, 2019

Though this might sound crazy to many, Moore gave a long explanation as to why he believes the far-Left Democratic congresswomen and their branding could be the key to victory for those on the Left.

“Well, first of all, Michigan has a long history, as does Wisconsin and Minnesota — the upper Midwest — of what you would call socialism or Democratic socialism or farm labor Democratic Party,” Moore said.

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“We’ve never trusted the banks or the large corporations.”

“General Motors was founded in Flint, Michigan, in 1908,” he continued. “A year of General Motors trying to turn this into a company town — people were so upset at it — in the next election, Flint elected a socialist mayor to remove the pro-G.M. mayor when the corporation first began. So that’s who we are.”

Moore went on, “And the 13th district that Rashida Tlaib represents also has a strong history of — sadly, right now, it’s the third poorest congressional district in the country.”

The face of the donkey party and their Hollywood Spokesperson – Michael Moore: Let’s Hope ‘The Squad’ Is the Face of the Democratic Party ‘Because That’s How We’re Going to Win’https://t.co/Nu3Ub2OoUN

— Veronica Birkenstock (@vtbirkenstock) August 17, 2019

“But it also has another history,” he continued. “The congressman back in 1972 — I remember this. I was a senior in high school. Charles Diggs was his name. He’s one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus. He represented Rashida Tlaib’s district in the ’70s. And he wanted to go and see the situation in South Africa. And the South African government would not give him a visa, and they banned him from visiting the country.”

“So all these years later, to have our congresswoman from the 13th district in Detroit facing a similar thing — what is it that they’re afraid that they’re going to see? What is it that — what doesn’t the Israeli government — I mean, I watched earlier [when] Ali Velshi [of MSNBC] had on … one of the Israeli army veterans,” Moore continued.

“And he said, ‘I was going to be her guide through Hebron, and I was going to take her down the main street of Hebron, where it’s now vacant.’ All the shops are gone. The Israeli army calls it a sterile street. That’s what he said right on this network — a sterile street because there are no Arabs around. Our members of Congress need to see that, and that’s what unfortunately they’re not going to be able to [see].”

That’s a lengthy explanation — and obviously Moore believes history favors the squad and Democrats. Time will tell.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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How Our Strongest Critics Wind Up Blessing Us

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:36

God has taught me some of the best lessons of my life through some of my most hateful critics.

I will never forget one of the ugliest emails I ever received.

It was four pages long, single-spaced, and filled with vitriolic, hateful criticisms.

When I read it, I was hurt and angry.

But after a couple of days of cooling off, I read it again.

It was painful to do that. And while the person’s criticisms of me distorted the truth with irrational hate, there was, in fact, some truth there about my failures and weaknesses.

I believe that God used this experience to challenge me to make some major changes in my life.

The truth is the truth — and the source is God’s Word.

The truth may be delivered by a hateful critic, a good friend, the Bible, or — even as the prophet Balaam experienced — from the mouth of a donkey.

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Yet if we are willing to listen and change, the Bible says we will be free: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8‬:32‬).

When we are free, we are richly blessed.

Truth always makes us free — regardless of the source — because truth belongs to God.

The irony of this story is that my hateful critic really intended to hurt me — but she was actually instrumental in freeing me from some of my weaknesses that had been hindering God’s blessings in my life for many years.

God showered me with blessings in the very areas I corrected as a result of this individual’s harsh criticism.

It was painful — but I’ve never forgotten the lesson.

Truth always makes us free — regardless of the source — because truth belongs to God.

And He is the author of freedom.

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Elizabeth Warren Offers Apology at Native-American Forum on Monday

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:30

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) apologized on Monday to an audience of Native-Americans in Sioux City, Iowa, for the way she handled past claims that she was of native ancestry.

She told a group of tribal leaders in the crucial early-voting state that she realized all of it had been an error on her part.

“Now, before I go any further in this, I want to say this: Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” said Warren during the forum for presidential candidates.

“I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot.”

“And I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” she added.

As Time.com explained, Warren garnered a standing ovation from the audience at the beginning of the two-day forum, which is drawing 10 other Democratic candidates as well for the White House.

The event promises to “test Warren’s ability to move beyond the flap over her discussions of her heritage, for which she had previously apologized privately to the Cherokee Nation,” Time also reported.

Warren was clearly attempting to address her history of controversy when it comes to Native-Americans and her claims of native ancestry.

Warren claimed for years to have Native-American ancestry, and early in 2019 she apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test that she said initially proved she had Native-American heritage.

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Back in February, it emerged she had listed her race as “American Indian” in a Texas State Bar registration form in the 1980s, as Fox News and other outlets pointed out.

The controversy over her heritage has continued to dog her 2020 bid and led to her being nicknamed “Pocahontas” in right-wing circles — including from President Donald Trump.

It’s been well-documented that Warren tried to further her career — and was successful at doing so — by claiming minority status.

She listed herself as a minority law teacher for nearly a decade in the ’80s and ’90s.

Warren apologizes to Native Americans: "I have made mistakes" https://t.co/bUeMlQCQaM pic.twitter.com/QSxjQfr1j5

— The Hill (@thehill) August 19, 2019

A Harvard Crimson piece in 1996 referred to her as Native American, while a Fordham Law Review article in 1997 described her as a “woman of color.”

It wasn’t until December of 2018 that the Massachusetts senator finally admitted, “I’m not a person of color.”

Share your thoughts about this issue.

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After Photos Showed a Mock Trump Assassination Attempt, Democratic State Senator Is Forced to Apologize

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:10

Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D) was forced to apologize after photos surfaced at a fundraiser this past weekend showing a mock assassination of President Donald Trump.

The photos were taken at a political event on Friday night, WCIA reports.

They show an individual wearing a Mexican costume and donning an oversized Trump mask.

Another supporter of the Democrat state lawmaker is seen holding a “fake assault weapon” — and actually pointing it at the president.

The faux Trump then clutches his chest as if he’s been shot. He’s then shown leaning back and bending forward as if simulating an assassination.

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Images were posted to social media by a woman who tagged Sandoval.

While it’s unclear whether he knew about all the details of the incident, Sandoval can be seen in one of the images posing with the man who wielded the prop gun.

A political fundraiser for @SenatorSandoval simulates an assassination attempt against a mock @realDonaldTrump decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to pose for a picture. pic.twitter.com/MlT9zjB1mn

— Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) August 17, 2019

“Why is this OK? I am sickened,” one woman said after posting one of the images. “Democrats are so unhinged and so violent, it makes us sick.”

Sandoval, for his part, insisted the incident was not OK and offered an apology.

“The incident that took place is unacceptable,” he said. “I don’t condone violence toward the president or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said the apology was “too little, too late” and insisted that if those involved in the incident are staffers or volunteers, they “should be terminated immediately.”

Many on the Left — ranging from educators to lawmakers to Hollywood actors — have made assassination threats against the president in the recent past.

Shouldn’t those on the intolerant Left examine their own words and deeds?

In 2017, a teacher from Dallas, Texas, was put on leave after video surfaced of her imitating a shooting of Trump with a squirt gun. She actually yelled “Die!” while her students looked on in confusion.

That same year, a Missouri state senator posted on social media, “I hope Trump is assassinated.”

A Missouri State Senator from St. Louis has now called for the assassination of @realDonaldTrump. Keep it classy @MariaChappelleN. pic.twitter.com/JTrkxk4Pkz

— Mark Reardon (@MarkReardonKMOX) August 17, 2017

And in 2018, Broadway star Carole Cook asked, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”

“Pirates of the Carribean” star Johnny Depp, as well as disgraced comedienne Kathy Griffin and has-been musician Madonna, have all made their own threats against the president.

With all their talk that Trump is responsible for inciting violence, perhaps it’s time that those on the intolerant Left examined their own words and deeds.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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Tlaib’s Grandmother Responds to Trump with These Words: ‘May God Ruin Him’

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:09

Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) (shown above right), responded to President Donald Trump’s recent tweet — in which he called her a  “real winner” after her granddaughter chose not to visit her in Israel.

Muftia allegedly replied to the president by saying,“Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming. May God ruin him.”

Related: Tlaib Declares She Won’t Travel to Israel to See Her Grandmother

Trump tweeted about the matter this past Friday.

Here’s what he wrote: “Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup.”

“The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother,” Trump continued.

“She doesn’t have to see her now!”

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019

How could this woman’s mother expect God to ruin Trump?

I would think God is already pretty busy with trying to straighten out the Democrats and keep them in line.

(Four members of the so-called squad, after all, were elected last fall in the 2018 midterms.)

“Muftia Tlaib, the … grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) had some strong words for President Trump after he claimed the elder Tlaib was a ‘winner’ because her granddaughter decided not to visit her in Israel,” as Reuters reported the other day.

“Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming,” the outlet reported her as saying. “May God ruin him.”

The grandmother apparently was hopeful Rep. Tlaib would still travel to see her after the recent controversy surrounding a planned visit.

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“That statement came just a day after Trump appeared to troll the lawmaker by claiming her grandmother was better off without her visiting,” as Reuters also noted.

In my view, Tlaib’s attitudes as well as those of her family are just one piece of evidence that Israel will always need to protect itself from neighboring countries and defend itself against non-stop attempts to destroy it.

Meanwhile, as they continue spewing bile from the safety of their elected positions, Tlaib and the rest of the squad are a shameful embarrassment, as I see it.

Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://t.co/z5t5j3qk4H

— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019

Exclusive: Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib’s family reacts to her decision to turn down a humanitarian visa offered by the Israeli government pic.twitter.com/NIyUbI4b15

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) August 16, 2019

Just what is the Democratic Party turning into, I must ask?

You can do a quick search on the internet and find a photograph of Barack H. Obama grinning next to Louis Farrakhan.

There is so much more.

The Jewish people need to take note of how the Dems have not done anything to discourage anti-Semitism promoted by various left-wing members of Congress.

Republicans stand by Israel and the Jewish people. Remember this when you vote next.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Markle Is Called a Hypocrite by Public Figures in U.K.

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 03:20

American actress Meghan Markle, who married into the U.K.’s royal family last year, is being called a hypocrite for her repeated use of a private jet — even though she brands herself as an advocate for environmental issues.

Markle, who became a duchess after her marriage to Prince Harry of Windsor, flew on two private jets in just two days with her husband and their new son, Archie.

The royals spent more than $16 million (in U.S. dollars) on the plane trips, which took them to the South of France for vacation after they visited Ibiza in Spain. The Daily Mail reported that the trip created seven times more emissions per person than a commercial flight.

The couple has come under intense scrutiny given their comments about needing to protect the environment.

The trip is the second time this month the royal couple used the private jet company, which is called “Uber for billionaires.” They flew using the same company on August 6, when they visited a luxury villa in Spain. Perks of the airline include custom dining menus and the option of having pets in the cabin.

Once the royal couple arrived at their destination, they were guarded by taxpayer-funded security.

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This is not the first time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in the spotlight for these reasons. Ironically, Harry after he used a private plane to get to Sicily for a Google climate meeting several months ago despite preaching to U.K. citizens about global warming.

On several occasions, he lectured average citizens about lowering their carbon footprints.

Meghan Markle and Harry 'fly on private jet again' after gas-guzzling Ibiza triphttps://t.co/LdFNkTYvLT pic.twitter.com/XtA9iU59zn

— Mirror Royal (@MirrorRoyal) August 18, 2019

Several public figures spoke out against the duchess and her husband openly.

Teresa Pearce, Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead, said, “Given the position they have taken publicly about being responsible on climate change, this does seem an anomaly, which they should look at. I find this quite surprising because it doesn’t fit with their public image and the way they’re so concerned about the planet and the environment.”

Ken Wharfe, a former royal protection officer, added, “Frankly, it’s hypocritical. Harry can’t be preaching about the catastrophic effects of climate change while jetting around the world on a private plane.”

“Harry can’t be preaching about the catastrophic effects of climate change while jetting around the world on a private plane.”

Piers Morgan, perhaps the U.K.’s most influential and prominent journalist, has also been vocal in calling out Markle.

Morgan has repeatedly stated that Markle is doing damage to the royal family by not following protocol, and even compared her to Marie Antoinette in his influential Daily Mail column.

The royal family refused to comment, nor will they reveal how much the trip cost British taxpayers.

Markle has been heavily scrutinized during her short time as a royal; most of the negative comments are about her luxurious lifestyle choices and the bucking of royal tradition.

This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.

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Lindsey Graham Says of Russia Probe, ‘I Want People to See How Off the Rails’ Things ‘Got’

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 02:42

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is adamant about revealing what went on behind the scenes of the Russia investigation — and is looking forward to the American people learning about what happened.

Graham pointed to three investigations of the investigators that are taking place: one by his committee; one by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to conduct a probe; and one by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

“I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning,” Graham told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.” That report has been anticipated for months, but it has faced delays in recent months.

“Every time you turn around you find something new,” Graham explained. “Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive” into the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to acquire a warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Graham predicted that the report will finally come out in the coming weeks.

Another man linked to the early stages of the investigation — former Trump campaign member George Papadopoulos — is eager to tell his side of the story after serving a brief sentence for providing a false statement to investigators. Papadopoulos is said to have brought about the investigation by revealing to an Australian diplomat (who later alerted U.S. officials) that he had information that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

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This was after he heard about this from Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud.

Graham said that once Horowitz’s IG report comes out, he would like Papadopoulos to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Graham believes that, based on interview transcripts, Papadopolous was “clearly” not working with Russians.

The more information that gets declassified, the better, according to Graham.

“I want to declassify as much as possible … I don’t want people to believe what I said. I want them to read for themselves how bad it was,” he declared. Graham claimed that the FBI relied on the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele when they applied for the FISA warrant, despite Steele’s being “an unreliable informant” who hated President Donald Trump.

“I want it all out. I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got, and I want people to be held accountable, and I am patient,” he said. “I’m not in a hurry to do it. I want to do it right.”

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Graham also expressed a desire to find out just who was ultimately responsible for the Russia investigation, saying he is “curious about the role the CIA played here.”

He also questioned whether it went all the way to the top. “Who knew about this in the White House?” he wondered. “Was President Obama briefed? … I’d like to know that.”

Graham’s lengthy interview touched on several other high-profile subject matters. He discussed recent polling that showed several Democratic presidential candidates beating President Trump in a general election.

Graham also expressed a desire to find out just who was ultimately responsible for the Russia investigation, saying he is “curious about the role the CIA played here.”

“Well, I’m not buying it,” Graham said, predicting that unless Trump has a significant blunder in Afghanistan, “the president is going to clean their clock on the stage.”

Graham also criticized Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their recent hostility toward Israel, after the Jewish state barred them from visiting due to their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at economically crippling Israel.

“It’s been bipartisan up to now about Israel,” Graham said, pointing out how Israel’s enemies are enemies of the U.S. as well.

“Those who want to destroy Israel want to destroy us. Name one radical Islamic group that wants to destroy the State Israel that doesn’t want to destroy America,” he challenged, referring to Iran, ISIS and al Qaeda.

“The policies coming out of the Democratic Party toward Israel are dangerous,” he warned. “Tlaib and Omar openly calling for an economic boycott of the State of Israel, which will destroy the State of Israel.”

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Graham said that the extreme positions of Democrats will lead to a Trump victory in 2020.

“The bottom line here is they are radical when it comes to Israel, they’re radical on the economy, they’re weak when it comes to fighting terrorism,” he said. “Donald Trump is going to win this election because he’s been a damn good president and what they are trying to do is make America a socialist country, and that’s not going to work.”

Earlier in the interview, Graham discussed another controversial idea endorsed by some Democrats: court packing. Several 2020 hopefuls have suggested expanding the Supreme Court’s roster.

Last week, a ground of Democratic senators filed a brief that accused the Supreme Court of being “not well,” and instructed the court to “heal” itself before it faces calls for restructuring.

Graham was having none of it.

“When you hear ‘expanding the court,’ that’s code for liberals packing the court. Over my dead body, it’s not going to happen.”

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Trump Addresses Rumors About Buying Greenland

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:08

President Donald Trump spoke out Sunday about reports his administration has been looking into buying Greenland.

Trump addressed the rumors with reporters outside Marine One after he’d landed in Morristown, New Jersey, saying Denmark has been losing money by keeping Greenland under its control.

“Essentially it’s a large real estate deal. A lot of things can be done. It’s hurting Denmark very badly because they’re losing almost $700 million a year carrying it,” he said.

“So, they carry it at great loss, and strategically for the United States, it would be nice.”

“And, we’re a big ally of Denmark and we help Denmark, and we protect Denmark.”

Trump said he may be visiting Greenland in the near future, but claimed the issue was not a top priority for the administration.

“I’m thinking about going there. I’m not necessarily, definitely, going there — but I may be going. We’re going to Poland and then we may be going to Denmark — not for this reason at all, but we’re looking at it,” he said. “It’s not number one on the burner.”

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White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow had confirmed the reports earlier in the day during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” and said it was under consideration.

“It’s an interesting story. It’s developing. We’re looking at it, we don’t know,” Kudlow said. “Years ago, [then-President] Harry Truman wanted to buy Greenland. Denmark owns Greenland, Denmark is an ally.”

“I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look.”

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that President Trump was interested in purchasing Greenland and the White House would seek to capitalize on its “abundant resources and geopolitical importance.”

“Greenland is a strategic place up there, and they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals,” Kudlow added.

Kudlow on Greenland: Trump 'Knows a Thing or Two About Buying Real Estate' and Wants to Take a Look https://t.co/yYj9Gvmk9f

— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 18, 2019

“I don’t want to predict an outcome.”

“I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look.”

Nick Givas is a reporter with Fox News. Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfson contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

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