Thursday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: Mueller’s team of Dem donors under fire as probe hits one-year mark (Fox News)

Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP (The Washington Post)

FBI used secret program to gather information on Trump campaign, no judge needed (The Daily Wire)

Armed resource officer does his job, stops a would-be school shooter in Illinois (National Review)

Since 2002, U.S. has spent $2.8 trillion to fight terrorism (The Washington Times)

Senate votes to restore net neutrality rules (ABC News)

Speaker Paul Ryan: “The House has prevailed” in court saga over liar-nObamaCare payments (The Washington Times)

Michigan State agrees to pay $500 million to Nasser sexual abuse victims (National Review)

A new study finds the more people rely on their Facebook feed for news, the less politically knowledgeable they are (Pacific Standard)

Chicago community group sues to stop construction on liar-nObama presidential library (The Daily Wire)

U.S. births hit lowest number since 1987 (The Wall Street Journal)

Boulder, Colorado, unanimously votes to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines (CBS News)

Humor: Hamas terrorist at Gaza border surprised to hear media describe him as peaceful protester (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Seattle’s war on business won’t help combat homelessness (Independent Women’s Forum)

Policy: California’s solar-panel mandate for new homes will keep the cost of living unaffordable (City Journal)

~The Patriot Post


Nunes – If Trump Was Set-Up, Spied on And DOJ Covering It Up – It’s a Real Problem


{ } ~ House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes joined the Tuesday broadcast of Fox and Friends… and discussed the increasingly obvious frame up of President Trump by the globalist Democrats, RINOs and other assorted DC Swamp creatures. Brian Kilmeade leads off the questioning, asking, “Why is it important to find out who was possibly on the inside of the Trump camp informing people on the outside?” Nunes first lays out the progression of how we got to where we are, noting the actions of Fusion GPS in fabricating the phony dossier on behalf of Democrats, the liar-Clintons, scum-Soros and liar-nObama regime that was used as the basis for the ongoing COUP attempt and campaign interference, including the politicization of government agencies. Nunes points to a comment made by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS during his testimony that stated there was a source within the Trump campaign, which he has since verified as being a truthful statement. He points to the evasive actions of Simpson in the aftermath as evidence that the spy likely existed…



Time to End Net Neutrality Regulation Once and for All

by James Gattuso

{ } ~ Scientists tell us there’s no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, but they haven’t seen the interminable debate over network neutrality rules… which has raged now for close to two decades. Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission—perhaps a bit hopefully—announced that the final repeal of the rules imposed previously by the FCC would take effect on June 11. But that news was overshadowed by reports from Capitol Hill that opponents of repeal had enough support to force a Senate vote to block the rescission. Supporters of net neutrality regulation shouldn’t get unduly excited about this roll call, which is technically a “resolution of disapproval” under the 1996 Congressional Review Act…


Manafort Case Goes Forward After DC Judge Denies Dismissal Bid


{ } ~ Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort failed to persuade a Washington judge to dismiss a federal indictment… accusing him of money laundering and working as an unregistered foreign agent. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected Manafort’s dismissal bid Tuesday, clearing the way for a trial in September. Separately, a judge in Virginia is weighing a similar request to dismiss a tax- and bank-fraud case against him there. “It was logical and appropriate for investigators tasked with the investigation of ‘any links’ between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign to direct their attention to him,” Jackson wrote in her ruling.


‘I gave the US trucks and ammunition to Al Qaeda’: The chaotic US effort to arm Syrian rebels

by Hollie McKay

{ } ~ U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed liar-nObama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS… were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group, according to the man who said he himself brokered the deal. “I communicated with Al Qaeda’s branch, Al Nusra, to protect and safely escort me and my soldiers for two hours from North Aleppo to West Aleppo,” Maj. Anas Ibrahim Obaid, better known on the battlefield as Abu Zayd, told Fox News from his home in the western Aleppo area. “In exchange, I gave them five pickup trucks and ammunition.” Those trucks and ammo were issued to him by the United States in 2015, part of a $500 million Department of Defense effort to “train and equip” a new “ideologically moderate” force to battle ISIS. The program, one of at least two designed to funnel arms to so-called moderate Syrian rebels, proved to be a spectacular failure for the liar-nObama administration…



scum-George Soros: billionaire and bete noire of nationalists


{ } ~ The announcement Tuesday that a foundation run by US-Hungarian liberal billionaire scum-George Soros will quit Hungary… puts the spotlight once again on the favourite whipping boy of Western nationalists. Over three decades since it began, scum-Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) threw in the towel, citing Hungary’s “increasingly repressive political and legal environment”. The organisation’s departure will be poignant for the 87-year-old financier-cum-philanthropist who emigrated from Hungary after World War II. In recent years Hungary’s fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who himself received a scum-Soros scholarship to study at Oxford, has accused scum-Soros of orchestrating Europe’s migration crisis…The scum is coming to the here.


Dear Dems: Stop Attacking the Electoral College

by Lewis Morris: Connecticut became the latest state to break with the Constitution last week by joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The state Senate approved and Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy vowed to sign a bill that would pledge the state’s electoral votes to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a scheme developed by opponents of the Electoral College — generally leftists who would rather see the president of the United States elected by popular vote than via the Electoral College system the Founders established in the Constitution.

The Electoral College was designed to make the presidential election a truly national contest. It forces candidates to recognize all regions and not ignore small states and rural areas in favor of large states and major metropolitan areas. The process, Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 68, “affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.”

Democrats are not happy with the Electoral College, however. liar-Hillary Clinton, as we are repeatedly reminded, won the national popular vote by roughly three million votes. If it weren’t for the Electoral College (and men, and women, and whites, and James Comey, and the Russia, and… and…), she would be president right now. Therefore, in the eyes of Democrats, the Electoral College is no longer relevant.

But consider this: Over 20% of Clinton’s 65.8 million votes came from California and New York alone. Take those two deep-blue states out of contention and she would have lost the popular vote by three million. liar-Clinton didn’t campaign hard enough in the Rust Belt, losing states she mistakenly assumed would stay in her column. liar-Clinton ignored these states in favor of big blue vote buckets like Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and other major metropolitan areas.

In fact, the 2016 election is proof positive that we do need the Electoral College and that it is still relevant.

It’s typical Democrat behavior to assume that because they can’t seem to win something, then the game must be rigged. This is why they came up with the national popular vote scheme in the first place. Recognizing that their most loyal voters tended to be in metropolitan areas, and that these areas were growing (more Americans live in cities than in rural areas), Democrats pined for a popular-vote strategy that could secure them a lasting national presence as it has in several states with large metropolitan areas. California and New York are perfect examples.

The National Popular Vote Compact began in 2007. Laws were introduced in states that would pledge that state’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of the outcome of that state’s vote. In other words, if a given state votes for the Republican candidate, but a Democrat wins the national popular vote, then that state’s electors must pledge to vote for the Democrat. The compact goes into effect when the total number of states on board reaches 270 electoral votes, the winning number to become president.

With the recent addition of Connecticut, there are now 11 states, plus the District of Columbia, in the compact. They are all deep blue states, of course, and they hold a total of 172 electoral votes. Given that these states are unlikely to actually vote Republican anytime in the foreseeable future, this compact is currently almost meaningless. However, according to the compact’s website, there are 12 more states in which the bill has passed at least one chamber, totaling 96 electoral votes, which would bring the compact total to a very relevant 268.

It’s ironic from a historical perspective that Connecticut joined the compact. It was Connecticut’s Roger Sherman who argued against a national popular vote for president during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He, like many Founding Fathers, feared the tyranny of the majority, noting that the people at large “will generally vote for some man in their own state, and the largest state will have the best chance for the appointment.”

Today’s Democrats believe that just the opposite is taking place — that smaller states and rural populations (i.e., Republicans) are running the country. Barack liar-nObama complained after the 2016 election that the Electoral College works against Democrats. And liar-Clinton has been calling for the abolition of the Electoral College since scum-Al Gore’s loss in 2000.

The case can be made that the Electoral College does favor Republicans, but that may be because the GOP knows how to run a presidential election better than Democrats from a technical standpoint (if not always politically). It could also just be the ebb and flow of presidential politics. Coalitions come and go, states change from blue to red and from red to blue. It is the nature of politics, and it is how our federal republic works.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is not a solution to this issue because there is no problem. If Democrats want to win a presidential election, then they should front a candidate who wants to be president of all the people instead of just those she doesn’t consider “deplorable.” ~The Patriot Post


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