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Biden having a tough time handling questions from voters that media is not asking him

Monica Showalter:
Joe Biden is 77 and ought to actually remember when President Harry S. Truman popularized: "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." His wretched performance in an encounter with an Iowa voter who challenged him, melting down and flying off the handle, tells voters he never absorbed that political lesson.  Either he's either stupid or he has trouble remembering things. Here's how the New York Times reported it: NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday angrily lashed out at a voter who questioned his son's overseas business dealings at a campaign stop in Iowa, calling the man a "damn liar" in an unusually heated exchange. The man — who declined to identify himself to reporters — falsely claimed that Mr. Biden had "sent" his son to work in Ukraine and accused him of "selling access to the president." "You're a damn liar, man," Mr. Biden shot back. "That…

Impeachment does not look like a winner for Democrats

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Mollie Hemingway:
Democratic efforts to impeach President Donald Trump were supposed to help them politically in 2020. In moments of unguarded honesty, a few Democrats admitted as much publicly, saying the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet.


Tom Elliott@tomselliott
.@RepAlGreen: “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected. ... We must impeach him.”




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Trump does not believe Pelosi when she says she down not hate him

Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump lobbed a rhetorical bomb at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday after the California Democrat told reporters that she prays for the president and doesn’t hate him.

Pelosi should worry about the homelessness plaguing her California district and signing legislation on trade, Trump said on Twitter. He also mocked Pelosi’s reaction after a reporter asked her on Thursday morning if she “hates” the president.

“Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records,” Trump told his followers. The dismissed the possibility that Pelosi prays for him.

He added: “She says she ‘prays for the President.’ I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement]?” (RELATED: ‘Don’t Mess With Me’: Nancy Pelosi Snaps At Reporter Who Asked If She Hates Trump)
... How would her conduct be different if she did hate him?  …

Schiff's false assumptions

Adam Mill:
5 Assumptions That Lead To Garbage Conclusions In Schiff’s Impeachment Report

Schiff's 300-page Trump-Ukraine impeachment report is what you would expect after two weeks of hearsay and opinion testimony: unsupported conclusions based upon faulty assumptions. Schiff has been pushing fraudulent conclusions ever since he falsely that there was evidence of Russian collusion.

Illegals voting in Ohio?

PJ Media:
Battleground Ohio: Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters It is another reason Democrats hate voter ID laws.  It makes it harder for them to cheat.

Democrats trying to drown out their FISA abuses with impeachment

Washington Examiner:
'Splitting coverage': John Ratcliffe says Democrats leveraging impeachment to distract from FISA report

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"I don't think it's a coincidence that the Democrats are racing the clock, announcing, moving forward with articles of impeachment today," Rep. John Ratcliffe said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

The Texas Republican cited Pelosi's announcement as "Exhibit A" in validating his assessment last month that Democrats are rushing to beat out a potentially scathing revelation about the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.

Ratcliffe's suspicions about a Democratic effort to suppress Horowitz's report, which is due out on Monday, were further realized when the House Judiciary Committee, which has taken up the reins on the impeachment proceedings, announced its next hearing will take place on the same day.

"Obviously, they will have succeeded in splitting coverage in terms of the inspector genera…

Democrats desperate impeachment attempt is backfiring on them

Hugh Hewitt:
Impeachment is a flop for Democrats. So is their presidential field. This is the Democrat response to losing a third of the black vote to Trump.  They concoct an excuse for impeachment that they know will be rejected in the Senate. At the same time about five of their candidates for President will be off the cam[paign trial and stuck in the Senate for the trial.  They also know that impeachment is unpopular with voters which means their candidates will have to deal with the fallout from this absurd policy by House Democrats.
Senators face a collision between an impeachment trial and a critical time for campaigning Five senators, a third of the Democratic field, will be pinned down in Washington early next year in the weeks usually spent making closing arguments to early-state voters.

Iran caught shipping missile parts to Yemen and stockpiling missiles in Iraq

Daily Mail:

USS Forrest Sherman (pictured) stopped an unmarked vessel in the Arabian Sea last week and discovered what US officials believe were guided missile parts bound for Yemen's Houthi rebels


Iran has exploited the recent chaos in Iraq - which has seen dozens killed in a month of bloody protests - to smuggle short-range ballistic missiles into the country, US military officials say. The Iraqis have been protesting Iran's presence in their country and the US is sending 15,000 troops to the region to deter Iranian aggression.  Meanwhile, Iran is having to deal with a general uprising within Iran and its proxies are running short of money because Iran's economy is in the tank following US sanctions.

Also, the Europeans are suddenly concerned ab…

The Democrats clown car impeachment effort

Roger Kimball:
First it was COLLUSION! Can you believe it? Trump was colluding with the Russians to steal the election from its rightful owner, H.R. Clinton. For a brief and shining moment, ‘collusion’ filled the airwaves and cyberspace. The president of the United States was colluding with Vladimir Putin, whose puppet he was. John Brennan, the excitable talking head who somehow became director of the CIA despite voting for Gus Hall, perpetual candidate for the US presidency on the Communist ticket, declared that Trump’s behavior was ‘nothing short of treasonous.’ Yikes.

That show had a good run, almost two years. But it collapsed like an abused soufflé after Robert Mueller’s expensive fishing expedition failed to hook any fish, at least any implicating the president in wrongdoing, to say nothing of treasonous wrong doing. Mueller’s pathetic performance before Congress probably counts as a form of elder abuse. This was supposed to be the spectacle that delivered the coup de grâce to th…

A massive impeachment fail before the cameras

Kurt Schlichter:
Well, the gibbering, babbling left wanted an impeachment, and now they’re getting it good and hard. To the surprise of no one who isn’t a blue city pol, a media hack, or an insufferable Fredocon sissy, the American people are not particularly impressed by the genius idea of replacing our president a year before an election because he allegedly expressed curiosity about why the coke-sniffing, stripper-impregnating, dead brother’s wife-trifling, Navy-rejected loser son of Vice President Gropey O’Definitelynotsenile scored a $50K+ a month gig on a Ukrainian gas board. And it’s just dawning on some of them they maybe this impeachment brainstorm was not the bestest idea there ever was.

They think the optics of the Schiff hearings were great. They weren’t great. Yeah, let’s get a bunch of Deep State suits to come in and explain how the guy we elected to shake up the foreign policy elite’s decades of utter failure is bad because he is shaking up the foreign policy elite’s de…

Obama's bribery was OK with Democrats?

Jack Hellner:
Senator Blumenthal was given a forum in the Washington Post to write an opinion piece stating that Trump was guilty of bribery when he got nothing in return.  When presidents trade public actions for political favors, the proper punishment is not a matter of opinion; it's a matter of law. President Trump solicited a bribe. And the Constitution makes clear that a president who engages in bribery "shall be removed from office." In fact, along with treason, it is one of only two crimes specifically mentioned as conduct that would necessitate impeachment and removal. Maybe Blumenthal should investigate why President Obama refused to follow through with the U.S. military commitment to Poland and the Czech Republic to provide missile defense as a bribe to Putin and Russia to get on his good side. Why didn't Obama get investigated for giving kickbacks to several senators to get their votes on Obamacare?  That was obviously using public funds to get a result that h…

McConnell believes the GOP may have to approve rules for impeachment trial without Democrat votes

Thomas Lifson:
Mitch McConnell is serving a heaping helping of sauce for the gander to Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer. Beth Baumann: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday said Senate Republicans may have to come together to pass a partisan set of rules for an impeachment trial if he cannot strike a deal with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). If the two fail to come to an agreement on a set of parameters for the impeachment trial, McConnell is likely to go to the Republican caucus to see who would vote alongside him, The Hill reported.  "It would depend on what we could agree to," McConnell said in reference to a bipartisan deal. "That failing, I would probably come back to my own members and say, 'OK, can 51 of us agree [on] how we're going to handle this?'" The Senate used to be more like a club, where "comity" meant working together more than the fractious House of Representatives.  But Trump Derangement Syndrome has …

Barr questions IG report of FBI snooping on Trump

Breitbart:
Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with a finding by the forthcoming Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report that the FBI had sufficient reason to monitor the Trump campaign in 2016.

The FBI conducted surveillance on Trump campaign associates, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, on the basis of suspicions that the campaign might have been colluding with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.
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The Washington Post reported Monday evening that IG Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, had concluded that there was, in fact, sufficient evidence to justify what Barr earlier called “spying” on the campaign.

Barr reportedly disagreed, though a spokesperson for the DOJ dismissed reports of a dispute between Barr and Horowitz: “Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week,” she said.
... The FBI internal documents have already concluded that there was no basis for the investigation befor…

Democrats and their media cohorts falsely state that Ukraine interference with 2016 election has been debunked

Eddie Scarry:
Trump's opponents keep shifting their position on Ukraine's 2016 interference They keep using several artifices to deceive.  But even the Ukraine courts admit they interfered, and A DNC operative has told about her own effort working with the Ukrainian embassy to try to defeat Trump.  The lies of the Democrats and their media cohorts keep getting dumber by the day.

Schiff's abuse of power

Washington Examiner:
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee notified Republicans when they sent subpoenas to phone companies demanding records for multiple numbers. They didn’t tell Republicans who the numbers belonged to, but it didn’t take long to figure out.

The subpoenas for the records of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani’s former Ukraine “fixer” Lev Parnas were uncontroversial, but their use enraged Republicans once Democrats released an impeachment report Tuesday. It became apparent the committee’s top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, had spoken twice with Parnas, and journalist John Solomon had spoken with Giuliani and Parnas as he wrote opinion articles about Ukraine for the Hill.

It took a while for some Republicans to understand what happened. Some seemed to think Nunes and Solomon had their call logs seized. “I want to know all the people Adam Schiff is spying on. Are there other members of Congress that he is spying on? And what justification does …

Democrats want to keep minority students in failing schools, selling them out to get the support of teachers' unions

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Ask most Democrats, and they will claim that it is their party that represents marginalized Americans, and specifically lower income black and Hispanic voters.

This makes the Democratic Party’s near abandonment of charter schools, and the mostly minority voters who need them, one of the most politically perplexing shifts in recent memory.

This movement away from choice, and the interests of the Democratic base, is not a new phenomenon in the party that lives or dies by the votes and campaign contributions of organized labor. But it is now bubbling to the surface, most notably during the recent Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.

There, Democratic candidates were confronted by “black and Latino charter school parents and supporters,” whose children could be denied the opportunity of a better education – to the benefit of the established teachers unions.

Prior to the debate, one such mother asked liberal doyenne Elizabeth Warren why she shouldn’t have the s…

Explaining to the Democrats why they are wrong to impeach the President

Jeff Dunetz:
Jonathan Turley Destroys Dems Fast-Track Trump Impeachment, Charge By Charge Turley is not a Trump supporter nor is he a supporter of the Democrat coup attempt.  Democrats were apparently afraid to ask Turley any questions.

The ABA liberal trial lawyer lobby is losing its attempt to keep conservatives off the bench

Washington Post:
Trump nominee rated ‘not qualified’ by American Bar Association was just confirmed as a federal judge Sarah Pitlyk's appointment Tuesday was seen as yet another mark of the influence of the Federalist Society, a conservative nonprofit organization. The ABA has long been dominated by liberal trial lawyers.  After I graduated from law school I became a member, but quickly soured on the organization.  As a corporate lawyer they just did not seem to have my interest and that of my clients at heart.  I am glad to see the Federalist taking their place in the judicial selection process and would urge young lawyers to become active with that group rather than the ABA.

Democrats still searching for an impeachable offense come up with another excuse for their coup attempt

NY Times:
Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power Democrats and Republicans clashed over the Constitution and President Trump’s conduct as the House Judiciary Committee formally began its impeachment proceedings. They are not going to be abler to sell this to voters either.  Because there was no abuse of power.  What they are doing is pushing the ludicrous theory that it is wrong to investigate corruption by DFemocrats like Joe and Hunter Biden.  That is such an absurdity because it is saying that Democrats are immune from the investigation when they use their kids to accept bribes from foreign countries.  And Biden is not the only one who used this scam.  Pelosi's son was also hired by a Ukrainian company.

What they are really revealing is just how corrupt the Democrats are when they attack Trump for asking for an investigation.  The media is just as corrupt in pushing this farce.  They don't like the President's policies which have lifted mi…

Who was CNN's source for hit piece on Nunes that got them sued?

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Ace of Spades:
CNN published a story that Lev Parnas, an indicted "associate" of Rudy Giuliani, is willing to testify that Nunes met with a Ukrainian prosecutor in Vienna to collect kompromat on Joe Biden.
Which is also known as "What Democrat Firm FusionGPS Does Every Damn Day."
In addition to this not being illegal, the story suffers from another defect:
It's provably untrue.
Not that CNN has cared about that sort of thing for years.


In the 47-page filing, Nunes says he never traveled to Austria in 2018 and that he never met with or spoke to Viktor Shokin, the former prosecutor. The lawsuit says that during the time Parnas claimed Nunes was in Vienna, the congressman was actually in Libya and Malta. Pictures from those trips are included in the filing.One commentator pointed out that this was "Michael Cohen in Prague" all over again.
The media -- which is no longer distinguishable from the Democrat Party they service -- is of course willing to publish any…

Gaetz embarrasses impeachment witnesses at Judiciary hearing

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This is a great takedown of so-called experts called by the impeachment Democrats.  Their testimony was impeached.

Chuck Todd accused of being Russian conspiracy theorists and ignoring Ukraine interference of behalf of Clinton

John Nolte:
Meet the Press moderator Chuck “The Presidential Race Is Over” Todd went the full-Joe McCarthy Sunday with one his wackiest Russia conspiracy theories yet. As I’ve documented before, while Todd has always been a left-winger, there was a time he was an intelligent political analyst capable of legitimate moments of insight. In fact, for years, I considered him one of the smartest guys on television. Now he’s practically crying on TV for the CIA and bragging about how he suppresses the news. Unfortunately, Donald Trump broke the poor guy. Ten years ago, Todd would have been one of the few guys on TV expressing caution about what turned out to be the Russia Collusion Hoax. His instincts were just too good, his antenna too tuned to fall so hard for what was, on its face, a pile of hysterical nonsense. Well, not only did Todd eagerly join the Russia Collusion Hoax herd, months after Special Counsel Robert Mueller debunked that nonsense, Todd is still making a jackass of himself spre…

The Schiff show continues to rely on hyperbole and misinformation to justify his coup attempt

Michael Goodwin:
Say this for Rep. Adam Schiff: His imagination is vivid and he has a flair for the dramatic. If only he had more respect for facts and a tighter tether to reality.

The California attack dog is, in real life, a frustrated writer of rejected screenplays, and he’s produced another dud in the Democrats’ impeachment report. Released Tuesday, it offers nothing new of significance, but that didn’t stop Schiff from hyping the contents as something akin to the second coming of Richard Nixon.

While the vast majority of Americans found something else to do than watch the mind-numbing hours of public testimony, Schiff depicts the hearings he orchestrated as pivotal events in modern history. While Trump is in Europe dealing with crucial national security issues and is a growing favorite to win re-election, Schiff insists he’s doing “potentially irrevocable” damage to the system of checks and balances and is a threat to the Constitution.

But it’s in the concluding paragraphs of his…

'Experts' did not see general uprising coming in Iran

Liel Leibovitz:
The Iranian regime faces the most serious popular challenge to its tyranny in 40 years. Sparked by a 50 percent hike in fuel prices last month, the uprising has spread to the whole country. Security forces have killed hundreds of protesters, and at one point they were even forced to shut down the internet — a sign that the ayatollahs feared for the survival of their regime.

So it’s worth asking: Did our ­experts see this coming?

Nope: Most were too busy blasting President Trump. The prestige press and Twitterati spent the last few years railing against the president for trashing the nuclear deal and ratcheting up sanctions — actions that had supposedly sent the Iranian people rallying around the flag.

Writing in February, New York Times Tehran correspondent Thomas Erdbrink described a ­nation standing behind its government. “Braving a drenching rain,” he wrote, “Iranians came out in droves … to march up Revolution Street to the capital’s Freedom Monument … for a huge s…

The whistleblower mislead the IG about his coordination with the Schiff show

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Red States:
CBS Senior Investigative Reporter Catherine Herridge broke news last week about the whistleblower trying to justify why he didn’t tell the ICIG about his contact with the congressional staff of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

But on Monday Herridge tweeted out a picture of the form that the whistleblower, who is believed to be Eric Ciaramella, was required to fill out and swear to be true.

Herridge highlighting the areas that the whistleblower was required to fill out, requiring “a detailed accounting of who is aware of the complaint” and noting they were blank. She also noted his excuses as to why he didn’t identify that he’d informed Schiff’s staff in the area marked “Congress.”


Catherine Herridge@CBS_Herridge
As impeachment enters new phase, did not initially disclose contact w/Schiff staff citing “guidance on a procedural question,” “no substance of the actual disclosure was discussed,” and “way the form question was worded.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-impeachment-…

Media tries to bury the good news from the Trump Presidency

Bryan Preston:
Thanks to the noise of the Democrats’ divisive and destructive impeachment drive, hardly anyone is noticing just how good we have it right now. We’re in a Golden Age. Here are four pieces of great news that benefit all Americans.

Unemployment

Unemployment stands at a historic low – just 3.6%. To a degree not seen in previous strong economies, all boats are truly being lifted by the rising tide. Black and Hispanic unemployment are shattering records. You don’t have to listen to me or to President Trump. This is CNN:

The unemployment rate for black women fell to a record 4.4% from 5.2% in July. The unemployment rate for black men crept up to 5.9% from 5.8%. But the previous month's rate was a record, so the rate is still near its historic low.

Unemployment among workers who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino also fell in August to 4.2%, which matched a record low set earlier this year.

Minority unemployment has been tracked by the Labor Department since the earl…