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Sources for misleading stories in the media about the Russian collusion hoax being revealed?

Margot Cleveland:
The Federalist has learned that the now-outed CIA and FBI informant Stefan Halper served as a source for Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, providing more evidence that the intelligence community has co-opted the press to push anti-Trump conspiracy theories. In addition, an email recently obtained by The Federalist from the MI5-connected Christopher Andrew bragging that his long-time friend Ignatius has the “‘inside track’ on Flynn” adds further confirmation of this conclusion.

Svetlana Lokhova, the Russian-born English citizen and Soviet-era scholar, told The Federalist that she only realized the significance of her communications with and about Ignatius following the filing of attorney Sidney Powell’s reply brief in the Michael Flynn case.

In last week’s court filing, Powell highlighted how the CIA, FBI, Halper, and possibly James Baker used the unnamed and unaware Lokhova and the complicit Ignatius to destroy Flynn. This James Baker is not the one who worked…

Senators offended by Democrats' allegation that they are engaged n cover-up

Fox News:
House Democrats' handling of the Trump impeachment to date may be turning off Republicans -- notably, those seen as possible defectors in a final vote.

The first sign of a backlash among that critical group came Wednesday when Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, a moderate member of the conference, said she was offended by House manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s assertion that GOP members voting against allowing new testimony and evidence were engaged in a “cover-up.”

“I took it as offensive,” she told reporters Wednesday. “As one who is listening attentively and working hard to get to a fair process, I was offended.”

Nadler’s opening statement, which led to U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts admonishing those in the chamber, accused Republican senators of “voting for a cover-up, voting to deny witnesses, an absolutely indefensible vote, obviously a treacherous vote.”

Murkowski’s complaint about Nadler's remarks is particularly noteworthy, as she is among the small group of Rep…

DOJ failed to establish probable cause for FISA warrants granted when Comey was in charge

Daily Wire:
The Department of Justice says that the FBI under disgraced former Director James Comey should have discontinued its secret surveillance on a member of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election because it had “insufficient predication to establish probable cause.”

“Thanks in large part to the work of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, the Court has received notice of material misstatements and omissions in the applications filed by the government in the above-captioned dockets,” the letter stated. “DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power.'”

Reuters reporter Brad Heath highlighted the newly declassified letter that the DOJ sent the secret court in December, writing: “This is a big deal. The Justice Department is conceding that two of the four…

Democrats wasting their time by endlessly repetitive impeachment speeches

Michael Goodwin:
As he stood on the Senate floor at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Rep. Jerry Nadler declared that he and his colleagues “will now attempt to tell you the story” behind their impeachment charges. Immediately, hearts sank and televisions went dark across America.

It was only Day Two of the Senate trial and already Democrats were repeating themselves. In fact, they were repeating their repetitions. What’s left to say?

Not much, but that won’t stop them from saying it. Again and again and again.

Nadler’s turn to put his audience to sleep followed three painful hours of listening to Rep. Adam Schiff plowing the same ground repeatedly, which followed more than six hours of similar arguments Tuesday. And under Senate rules, they still had 21 hours to go!

Their overkill oughta be an impeachable offense. And isn’t torture prohibited by the Geneva Convention?

Allow me to outline the Dems’ dilemma. I’ll be brief.

They don’t have much to work with. That’s their entire problem right there.

Any…

These Florida voters unhappy with Democrat impeachment effort

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The Democrats have managed to energize Trump voters in a swing state,

Majority of US voters support abortion restrictions

Washington Free Beacon:
Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want Candidate Who Supports ‘Significant Restrictions’ on Abortion A smart move by the GOP would be to put forward legislation to restrict abortion to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

BTW, the Trump administration now allows Texas to receive family planning money in spite of its restriction on the funding of Planned Parenthood.

Grassley asks Defense Department if ONA paid for FBI spying on Trump campaign

Sara Carter:
The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter Wednesday to the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment’s director requesting detailed information on contracts provided to FBI informant Stefan Halper, who was spying on three of President Trump’s campaign aids during the 2016 election probe.

The expansive nature of Grassley’s investigation is significant and coincides – but is separate – with an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice appointed prosector John Durham’s criminal probe into the matter, as first reported by SaraACarter.com.

Durham’s criminal investigation into the FBI, CIA, as well as private entities connected to the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign and now debunked theory that it colluded with Russia, has also expanded to the Office of Net Assessment. Known by its acronym ONA, the secretive office is run by Director James Baker, who has been in the role since being appointed by the Obama Admin…

Obama administration had meeting on Burisma and corruption and Biden's connection to it in 2016

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

This appears to be evidence of a cover-=up of corruption involving Ukraine and Hunter Biden's connection to it and also an unusual decision by the NY Times not to publish a story on it thair reporter had uncovered.  It looks like the media is complicit in the corruption cover-up which is inconvenient to their desire to push the Democrats' coup attempt against the President.  It could also explain why Democrats are reluctant to allow Hunter Biden to testify.

Adam Schiff's screw up--He 'opened the door' to discussion of Biden corruption

Andrew McCarthy:
You opened the door.

Trial lawyers live in fear of that phrase.

When a trial starts, both sides know what the allegations are. Both have had enough discovery to know what the adversary will try to prove. Just as significantly, both know what their own vulnerabilities are. A litigator spends his pretrial time not just laying the groundwork for getting his own evidence admitted by the court; each side works just as hard on motions to exclude embarrassing or incriminating testimony — evidence that would be damaging to that side’s position but that a court may be persuaded to exclude because it is not clearly relevant.

For an advocate, it is a coup when the judge rules that harmful testimony is excluded. But such rulings always come with a warning label: Don’t open the door. That is, don’t do anything that makes the otherwise irrelevant evidence relevant.

President Trump’s impeachment trial has a Biden door. Adam Schiff has thrown it wide open.
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Yet, though he now tells…

The Democrats' impeachment of Trump is a politically based sham

Stephen Green:
Are you one of the millions of Sane-Americans who can't get too worked up about Donald Trump's impeachment?

It's impossible to avoid news of the Dems' Big Sham, which is so "exciting" that CNN spent hours on Monday running a never-ending picture-in-picture livestream of the empty Senate chamber. If that doesn't get your blood pumping, what could?

Democrats can't come right out and say they're impeaching Trump just for being Trump, even though that's exactly what they're doing. So they held this big investigation, and found that yes indeed, President Trump had committed foreign policy. They can't actually impeach him for that, either, so instead they impeached him for defending himself against the charge of having committed foreign policy.

Before we get to my little thought experiment, let's be clear on exactly what foreign policy Trump is guilty of having committed. For that, let's go to the indispensable John So…

Another reason why Senate Democrats are not willing to make a deal to call Hunter Biden as a witness

Washington Examiner:
Hunter Biden renting $12,000-per-month Hollywood home while refusing to pay child support Hunter also came across as a poor witness for himself in the one interview he has given the media.

There is also the fact that the impeachment effort is looking like a cover-up of Biden corruption and they do not want a big TV audience to see just how the Biden family has enriched itself by exploiting Joe's time as Vice President.

Adam Schiff a total hypocrite on impeachment witnesses

Washington Examiner:
Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik criticized Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff’s handling of the Senate impeachment trial as "completely hypocritical."

"If you take a step back and really remember the House impeachment proceedings, Republicans were not able to call our requested witnesses. So, Adam Schiff is being completely hypocritical," Stefanik told Fox & Friends on Wednesday, responding to Schiff’s complaints that the impeachment process has not been fair.

“If the House cannot call witnesses or introduce documents and evidence, it's not a fair trial. It's not really a trial at all,” Schiff said during his opening statement this week.

"It's unfair to the president," Stefanik told Fox News. “If you think about this impeachment process has been going for 70-plus days. Yesterday was the first day that the president's legal team was even able to participate. That is unprecedented. That is not how the pre…

Sean Hannity was right and the WaPo was wrong about the Russian collusion hoax and the FISA abuse

Washington Post:
The Grisham Watch: Who needs a press secretary when you’ve got ‘Hannity’? Hannity was one of the few in the media who did not fall for the Clinton misinformation campaign about Russia and Trump and he and Deven Nunes were right about the FISA abuse scandal long before the Post and other mainstream media outlets were forced to come around.  The Post was willing to go along with the Democrat and FBI coup attempt against the President and is still a hostile media outlet even after the facts have proved it was very wrong.

While I find Hannity's style somewhat annoying, on the issues he has been proven more right than wrong and if the media prizes were given for being right those who got Pulitzers for pushing the Russian collusion hoax should return them and have them reissued to Hannity.  He has one of the most popular shows on TV because he did not go along with the coup attempt lynch mob in the media.

He is also right about the Democrats' bad faith impeachment ef…

Schiff makes false and misleading statements to the Senate

NY Times:
In Impeachment Case, Schiff Accuses Trump of Trying ‘to Cheat’ in ElectionThe House impeachment managers began presenting their oral arguments against President Trump in the Senate trial, arguing that his conduct warranted his removal. He has no evidence that Trump is trying to cheat.  In fact, the allegation is absurd and better directed at the Democrats who are trying to cover-up Biden's corruption.  It is beyond ridiculous to suggest that it is wrong to investigate what on its face looks like Bidens' profiting from the fact that Joe was VP.

Schiff also mischaracterized the Parnez text he quoted.
I know what you are thinking, Adam Schiff? The man who lied about what was in the Trump/Zelinsky phone call. He’s the congressman who lied about having evidence that President Trump colluded with the Russians, Should we now believe that the man who tried to purchase naked pictures of the President didn’t tell the truth about the Lev Parnas texts to Rudy Guiliani that domina…

Democrats real gripe about Trump is not his behavior, but his policies that are working

BBC:
'Trump's behaviour is what founders feared' Trump is not the first President to "behave" differently.  Andrew Jackson and Harry Truman had their moments too.  What really frightens Democrats is that he is overturning liberal policies and replacing them with ones that work much better and if he is allowed to do that a second term, Democrats fear they may never win another election with their agenda. 

There is nothing in his behavior that meets the standards set in the Constitution for impeachment.  Certainly asking for help in investigating corruption should never be the basis for impeachment because it would lead to politicians eagerly engaging in corruption with foreign governments.  It appears to be something the Biden family did on a broad scale.  There is little difference between selling your office and allowing your family to do it in an influence-peddling operation.

The current Democrat impeachment effort gives immunity to the perps and punishes a Pres…

Horn dogs with a common interest?

Daily Mail:

The first witness in the case, Lance Maerov, said Weinstein 'made no secret of the fact he was connected to very powerful people', in particular the Clintons. Weinstein would call Bill 'every other day', the court in New York was told. He did so in front of at least one accuser, prosecutors said in opening statements. Prosecutors also showed the jury a picture of Weinstein posing with Mr Clinton, right in 2006. Jurors were told Weinstein, pictured left arriving at court Wednesday, 'used his power and prestige 'to silence victims'. But Weinstein lawyer Damon Cheronis countered by laying out plans to use friendly-sounding emails and calendar entries to call into question accusers' accounts. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not gui…

Witness says 'whistleblower' was plotting to remove Trump with in weeks of his taking office

Paul Sperry:
Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower" who touched off Trump's impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues.

Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trump’s new “America First” foreign policy, a sea change from President Obama’s approach to international affairs.

“Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him,” said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation.

“They weren’t just bent on subverting his agenda,” the former of…

The Democrats' far-fetched legal arguments in the impeachment trial

Betsy McCaughey:
The White House fired back at President Trump’s impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and blatant dishonesty. Trump’s lawyers called the Democrats’ grounds for impeachment a “made-up theory.” They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for “lying,” violating “basic fairness” and “concocting” the whistleblower complaint.

The White House brief is Trump’s battle plan for his trial, which begins in earnest Wednesday. It also warns Dems that if they force the Senate to call witnesses, Schiff will have to testify about his role in engineering the “whistleblower” complaint and then denying it, and Joe and Hunter Biden will be grilled about their Ukraine dealings.

Schiff is already playing tricks, excluding the whistleblower’s complaint from the trial documents the House transmitted, as if senators shouldn’t probe how this impeachment got started.

Trump’s lawyers show the Framers intended impeachment only for the most serious crimes. …

Liberals are too dismissive of conservative women in politics

Ellen Troxclair:
Last week, the New York Times published an editorial declaring the seemingly imminent extinction of Republican women at multiple levels of government. Largely crediting the rise of Donald Trump, the article ends with a discouraging statement — and thinly veiled wishful thinking — that the “future for Republican women in politics looks very bleak indeed.”

While unquestionably there are strides to be made when it comes to increasing our ranks, evidence suggests that the prospects for American conservative women are looking up.

For starters, GOP women have not been dissuaded from running for office. Fully 170 Republican women have filed or are expected to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. That’s more than 2 ½ times the 67 candidates who were running at this point in the 2018 cycle. In Texas alone, the number of female Republicans running for Congress has more than doubled since 2018. Republican women are tired of being overlooked and underestimated, and are step…

Democrats try to boost a weak argument with hyperbole in impeachment effort

Eric Felten:
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Given that the House majority sat on its impeachment referral for almost a month before taking it to the Senate, the sudden urgency may come as a surprise – though not to students of argument and language. The Democratic case against Trump detailed in the much more extensive House impeachment report shows how language can be used to compensate for shortcomings in the evidence. A careful reading of the report shows that its authors – not unlike those who wrote the Mueller report to suggest guilt they couldn’t prove – are convinced that thin allegations can be bulked up if repeated often enough.

The repetitions that immediately stand out in the House report are the adjectives that dismiss the president’s defense well before that defense is made. Assertions or questions involving Ukraine made by Trump or his attorney Rudy Giuliani are typically prefaced with the words “debunked” or “discredited,” and usually followed by the characterization “conspiracy theory.” “Debunked…

Pro-capitalism agenda attracting people to Texas

Fox News:
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday said high-tax states are losing residents because they refuse to embrace a pro-capitalism agenda.

He said, “700,000 people fled California. When you consider the beautiful climate out there, it’s something else to imagine 700,000 fleeing there,” Abbott told “Fox & Friends” from Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum.

Abbott explained further, “You have people fleeing Illinois, New Jersey, other states because they’re trying to get away from the things that hamstring capitalism and hamstring their ability to start and grow a business.”

As his impeachment trial was set to begin in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, President Trump took the stage in Davos and touted his administration's policies for helping create a historic unemployment level and taking a new proactive stance toward trade.

He said recent trade agreements will represent a new model for the 21st century that is based on fairness and recip…

Mexico is getting local pressure to stop the caravans of illegals

Silvia Cantu, Jr.:
Mexico does not want them, either The Mexican government is acting more responsibly than US Democrats in dealing with the illegal migration into the US.

CNN has not responded to judges order in suit brought by Nunes?

Breitbart:
CNN is in defiance of a federal judge’s order to respond to a defamation lawsuit filed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) over a completely false story the network printed about the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) ranking member late last year, Nunes confirmed in an exclusive interview on Sunday night.

“It’s ironic how all of this blends together,” Nunes said on Breitbart News Sunday. “Remember the reason that CNN went with the story in the first place: it was right after the grand opening of the Democrats’ impeachment charade, and I think by all reasonable accounts, I was the person in the lead on that as the ranking member. And they didn’t like that myself, and John Ratcliffe, and Mike Turner and all the members of Congress — Elise Stefanik, Jim Jordan — I think we did a pretty good job without any witnesses practically destroying their entire narrative because all of their witnesses had no firsthand knowledge.”

“That’s kind of the snapshot in time that t…

Senate Democrats are nakedly partisan in their attitude toward the impeachment trial

Washington Examiner Editorial:
Senate Democrats call for impartiality while declaring Trump guilty Hypocrisy has found a following among Senate Democrats who have embraced the House's attempt to cover-up Biden's corruption and attack the President for investigating it.

Trump using tariffs as leverage to get fairer trading terms in Europe now

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Washington Post:
Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with longtime U.S. allies Just days after he scored big wins with China, Mexico and Canada, the move highlights how President Trump is quickly pivoting to make Europe the next front in his protectionist trade war. A more accurate statement would be that he is moving against protectionist policies in Europe now to get fairer terms for US commerce.  He is using economic leverage to get Europe to open up its markets to US goods and services.  This should actually be a benefit to both the US and European consumers.

Did inadequate force to space ratio lead to the overrunning of US base in Africa?

NY Times:
Hiding in the Grass: Fear and Confusion as Fighters Overran a U.S. AirfieldThe brazen Shabab assault at Manda Bay, Kenya, a sleepy seaside base near the Somali border, on Jan. 5 left three Americans dead, raising complex questions about the military’s mission in Africa. Something as large as an airfield usually requires a number of troops to guard its perimeter.  That is not a job for a small special forces unit.  You need infantry troops to be able to patrol the perimeter and mass against assaults on the facility.  I get the impression there was an inadequate number of troops at the facility.

Trump's attorney reminds Democrats pushing impeachment because Trump asserted executive privilege that they had the opposite view when Holder was found in contempt

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Jay Sekulow hits the House managers with their own words on the obstruction of Congress allegations.

Schumer trying to hijack impeachment

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Sen. Cornyn has it right when it comes to Democrats' bad faith strategy.

The Democrat impeachment is a cover-up of Biden using his family to sell his office

Henry Olson:
And so begins an impeachment trial that will change no one’s mind Democrats have been looking for an excuse to impeach the President ever since his election and they picked a bad one.  It is becoming more clear that Biden, Inc. used family members to monetize his office and enrich themselves.   The overreaction to Trump's phone call to Ukraine's President was about trying to protect Biden from the scandal of his family profiting from his office.

We now have untrustworthy people like Adam Schiff trying to justify this bogus attempt to overturn an election.  He is the same guy who pushed the Russian collusion hoax even after it was clear that there was no evidence of such an operation by the Trump campaign.

The bad faith of the Democrat effort should be palpable, but the same media that pushed the Russian collusion hoax is pushing the Ukraine impeachment hoax.  This is a partisan impeachment with no material support from Republicans.  Republican voters are angered by…

Schumer likely to try to rationalize his own hypocrisy in impeachment trial

NY Post Editorial:
In Senate impeachment trial, will Chuck Schumer dare live by his own words? When it comes to President Trump, Democrats have been totally shameless and unfair and they will likely stay that way in an unfair trial.

McConnell's rule to stop Democrats from dragging out the impeachment trial

Breitbart:
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer told Breitbart News on Sunday evening that he thinks Republican senators’ decision to include a “kill switch” in the impeachment trial rules is “brilliant.”

On Sunday, Breitbart News and other outlets reported on the mechanism that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has built into the Senate impeachment trial rules that allows the president’s legal team to call for an immediate vote for dismissal or summary judgment at any time should the Democrats engage in shenanigans like they did in the House. When the House, which is controlled by Democrats, rammed through the highly partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump, the process was slammed by all sides as unfair and rigged, as it was done largely in secret with hardly any due process rights for the president whose attorneys were barred from many of the proceedings. The Senate, as evidenced by this kill switch’s inclusion in the rules, will not allow such partisan gamesma…

Democrat Senators running for President should recuse themselves from impeachment trial because of their conflict of interests

Lynne Lechter:
A conflict of interest in a judicial proceeding arises when a trier of fact, either by a judge or a member of the jury pool, has a personal interest in a contested interest that affects or gives the appearance of affecting his public presumptively neutral judgment.  This can arise if one litigant is a relative, business partner, or competitor of the trier of fact.  The sham impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, just transferred to the United States Senate, is now riddled with egregious and glaringly obvious conflicts of interest.  What is a greater conflict of interest than a presidential contender acting as a juror for an opponent? Before a trial commences, a jury is selected after a proscribed process and great deliberation of the composition of the jury.  At the onset of jury selection, a process known as voir dire starts jury selection.  Voir dire is French for "to speak the truth."   Litigators take voir dire quite seriously.  The attorneys trying the ca…

Antifa fascists harassed Republican blacks in MLK parade

Washington Times:
For the ninth year in a row, the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives marched in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Denver, only this time, they were followed.

Eight to 10 masked antifa activists — all of them white — shadowed the marchers, walking in step with them for the entirety of the 3.1-mile route, and eventually drawing a police escort, said RMBC executive director Derrick Wilburn, who posted a photo of the leftist protesters on Facebook.

Mr. Wilburn said the activists’ intent was to harass the group of 40 to 50 conservatives, who included members of the Denver Republican Party and supporters of Casper Stockham, a black Republican seeking the party nomination to run against Democratic Rep. Jason Crow.

“Obviously they planned this in advance,” said Mr. Wilburn. “They clearly just wanted to irritate, agitate, so they walked alongside us, in front of us, behind us, with their stupid little bandanas on. I don’t know how the Denver PD got tipped off, but they were…

Are they all Democrats?

Investors Business Daily:
U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud Democrats act like these mythical voters are their base.  That these mythical voters are still on the roles makes the case for voter ID.

Marine Corps special ops looks for a lighter machine gun

Washington Examiner:
Special operations Marines are aiming to replace their long-serving and iconic M2 machine gun. After more than 80 years with the M2 "Ma Deuce" weapon, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, otherwise known as MARSOC, is seeking to lighten its machine gun load.

First produced in 1933, the M2 quickly earned a reputation for reliability and power and is the longest-serving weapon in the U.S. military arsenal. Its .50 caliber round is one of the largest in existence, allowing the user to hit targets at more than 8,000 yards. With a firing rate reaching nearly 600 rounds per minute, the M2 is formidable in a firefight.

“Witnessing the downrange effects of the .50-caliber bullet is an eye-opening experience,” wrote Gordon Rottman, author of Browning .50-Caliber Machine Guns. “There are few who can say they were wounded by a .50-cal. Those hit seldom say much more.”

But all the power of the "Ma Deuce" comes with a price. Weighing in at more t…

Mexico now doing its part to halt illegal migration to the US

Washington Post:
U.S.-bound migrants clash with Mexican forces at Guatemala border The caravan presented a new test for the Mexican government, which promised the Trump administration last year that it would step up enforcement. When Trump said he would build a wall and that Mexico would pay for it, this was not what many envisioned but the effect is pretty much the same.  Democrats may be upset because they see these migrants as a way to replace their shrinking base in this country.  They are looking for a growing dependency class that will be locked into voting for them to survive.  They also use illegals as a means to steal House seats by counting them in the census.  They want to use them to gain power.

The Trump administration does not oppose legal immigration.  It wants to bring in the best and brightest from around the world to build a stronger US rather than building an underclass for Democrat exploitation.

What is extreme weather in Australia doing to its alternative energy projects?

NY Times:
Australia’s Wild Weather: First Fires, Now Baseball-Size Hail Severe heat and dry skies have given way to strong thunderstorms in the country’s southeast, where
giant hailstones destroyed cars. If they can destroy cars, can you imagine what they would do to solar panels and windmills?  Yet that is the direction that the anti-energy left is trying to push the world.  Fire and hail are a threat to both.  What they apparently need is the same thing California needs, better forest and brush clearing operations that do not allow them to grow wild and fuel fires.

It is not surprising that the media is not reporting on the impact of this extreme weather on alternative energy.  There is a reluctance to discuss the vulnerability of these projects and the danger that imposes on civilization.  The unreliability in extreme weather is not a small problem especially for those who depend on electricity for life support.

Electric fracking powered by natural gas generated at the site replaces diesel equipment

Fuel Fix:
A company headquartered in The Woodlands has landed a two-year contract to provide electric fracking services that will replace diesel-powered generators with natural gas produced on site.

In a Monday morning statement, Evolution Well Services announced the a two-year deal to provide electric hydraulic fracturing services to an unnamed exploration and production customer in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania beginning this quarter.

“Our clients are facing increasing pressure to perform more economical and sustainable completion operations on their assets," Evolution Well Services Vice President of Technology and Marketing Carrie Murtland said in a statement. "This agreement illustrates acknowledgment by yet another leading E&P company that our technology achieves both of these goals."

Traditional hydraulic fracturing fleets run on noisy and polluting diesel-powered generators that require fuel deliveries by third-party tanker trucks. Electric hydraulic fr…

A mole for the 'resistance'?

Conservative Tree House:
NSC Russia Expert Escorted From White House Under Intelligence Investigation… The NSA appears to be a hotbed of Trump haters.  If the President can't trust the people in the NSC he should start replacing them.

Trading on the Biden name for profit

ABC News:
In 2009, the year Joe Biden took office as vice president, a local business executive met the politician’s younger brother, Frank, at a Starbucks in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and later asked him to become the president and front man for a fledgling charter school venture.

Frank Biden, a longtime real estate developer in the state, accepted the offer, and over the years, he touted his famous last name and prominent connections in Washington to help land the company a series of charter contracts from local officials in Florida to open charter schools, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars over a five-year period from the company in the process.

In media interviews at the time, Frank Biden was unabashed – calling his last name “a tremendous asset” because of the family’s record of “taking care of people who need help,” and telling people it brought him “automatic acceptance” as he sought government approvals for the for-profit Mavericks in Education.

Claims of mismanageme…

Another media attack on Trump proven wrong--Where are their fact checks on themselves?

T. Becket Adams:
The media savaged Trump when he claimed Puerto Rico officials were mismanaging disaster aid. But he was right This is the result of a media that is reflexively hostile to the President and would rather criticize him than do their own fact-checking.   Is there a media prize for getting a story wrong today?

Why you should never vote for the current Democrat party--They are out to destroy freedom

Washington Post:
Weapons, flags but no violence: Massive pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital

Thousands from Virginia and elsewhere rallied against gun-control measures that Democrats have promised to enact after voters gave them majorities in the General Assembly last fall. From guns to "climate change" the Democrat agenda is to destroy your freedom.  No guns no fossil fuels not freedom of religion.  They are out to restrict speech as well.  Wherever they get control freedoms begin to disappear.  And if you don't comply they have the Antifa Brown Shirts of liberal fascism to physically assault you.

They are even trying to take away your votes if you support President Trump.

McSally finds support for her take on liberal hacks

Kurt Schlichter:
I had pretty much written off Martha McSally as a loser, a sure loss of the crucial Arizona Senate seat she got handed after flubbing a campaign to win the state’s other one, but it looks like I was wonderfully wrong. Somewhere along the line, McSally got woke, calling a liberal hack from CNN a “liberal hack” and inspiring a million Dem-loving media tears. It was glorious, and overdue. McSally laid out that simpering microphone jockey and showed that maybe she can take the fight to her gun-stealing, socialist-tolerating astronaut opponent and keep our seat.

Fredocon cruise director Bill “Ahoy” Kristol and the usual suspects wet themselves over her show of awesomeness – as a conservative, that’s a mighty credibility boost right there. By the way she owned her play and milked it for earned media afterwards, it looks like she figured out that she’s got zero chance if she’s just another GOP weenie too frightened by the over-paid, under-successful consultant class suits su…

History does not support the climate change mantra

John Eidson:
Absent historical context, extreme weather can be overhyped in ways that lead uninformed voters to conclude that acts of God such as severe droughts and floods never happened before humans began using fossil fuels.   In fact, extreme weather has occurred with monotonous regularity for millions of years.  Below is an infinitesimal sampling of the endless multitude of catastrophic weather events in Earth’s past, many of which occurred long before the Industrial Revolution. ● The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 30,000 people in the Caribbean. ● Epic dust storms in the 1930s caused catastrophic ecological damage to the Central Plains of the U.S. and Canada. ● Massive flooding that hit Tokyo, Japan, in 1910 destroyed more than 400,000 homes. ● Consecutive years of extreme weather took the lives of one-third of the population during the Russian Famine of 1601-1603. ● In 1927, weeks of heavy rains in Mississippi caused flooding that covered 27,000 square miles, leaving entire towns and …

Women benefit from the Trump economy

Andria Cohen:
"Women are winning in the Trump economy." That's a headline that should be emblazoned on the front pages of every major newspaper in America today and dominating TV newscasts from Boston to Seattle. Yet, isn't, thanks to the impeachment circus Democrats are using to distract the nation's attention.

Don't let them. Employment records are being shattered in real time -- elevating our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and neighbors with life-changing economic empowerment.

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that for the first time in almost 10 years women, have overtaken men in the workforce.

"Women held more U.S. jobs than men in December for the first time in nearly a decade, a development that likely reflects the future of the American workforce," Amara Omeokwe reported Jan. 10. "The share of women on payrolls, excluding farmworkers and the self-employed, exceeded the share of men in December for the first time since mid-…

The Comey cover-up in trouble

Holman Jenkins, Jr.:
In a curious report on Thursday evening, the New York Times carefully averts its eyes from everything that’s interesting. Even Adam Schiff has acknowledged that James Comey’s actions in 2016 may represent the most important and significant Russian influence on the election. (Hoist your shot glass. This will be the umpteenth time I’ve quoted Mr. Schiff on this matter in this column.)

Surely one of the most consequential pieces of intelligence ever received by U.S. agencies was, as we now learn, received in early 2016 from a Dutch counterpart. This is the dubious Russian intelligence that set off Mr. Comey’s multiple interventions in the last presidential race, culminating in an improper act that may have inadvertently elected Donald Trump. Even at the time Mr. Comey’s FBI colleagues considered the intelligence, which indicated questionable actions by the Justice Department to fix the Hillary email investigation, to be false, possibly a Russian plant.

The Times adds…