Tuesday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: Top Senate obstructionists are all running for president in 2020 (Washington Examiner)

How Elizabeth dinky-Warren is helping a checkered tribe in bid to rid her “Pocahontas” problem (The Washington Times)

Melania Trump hospitalized after kidney surgery (Fox News)

Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator (Fox News)

Mueller’s FBI worked closely with Russian oligarch, possibly broke law (The Hill)

New and in-depth: The Strzok-Page texts and the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation (National Review)

China really is to blame for millions of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs, new study finds (MarketWatch)

North Korea starts to dismantle nuclear-test site (The Wall Street Journal)

Man frequently compared to Hitler recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (The Babylon Bee)

Iranian group offers $100,000 to blow up new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem (The Washington Free Beacon)

European ministers scramble to salvage Iran nuclear deal (CNS News)

Maverick cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s election upset could rattle U.S.-Iraq relations (The Washington Post)

Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of three million users (New Scientist)

VA launches criminal investigation … against whistleblowers (Washington Examiner)

NRA sues New York over pressure campaign against financial institutions working with the gun-rights group (The Washington Free Beacon)

Policy: Priorities for the U.S.-China trade negotiations: Separating wheat from chaff (American Enterprise Institute)

Policy: Supreme Court rules for federalism in sports betting case (The Daily Signal) ~The Patriot Post



Israel says three ‘armed terrorists’ among 52 reported dead in Gaza border clashes

by Greg Norman

{ foxnews.com } ~ At least three of the 52 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday in clashes ahead of the Jerusalem opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel… were “armed terrorists” caught trying to plant a bomb near the Gaza border fence, Israel’s military said. More than 35,000 protesters amassed at a dozen locations along the security fence, with many engaging in skirmishes that pushed the death toll Monday to the highest in Gaza since a 2014 cross-border standoff between the militant group Hamas and the Jewish state, according to the Associated Press. Gaza health officials told the news agency that 52 people so far have been killed in Monday’s violence, and at least 1,200 have been wounded…   http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/14/israel-says-three-armed-terrorists-among-52-reported-dead-in-gaza-border-clashes.html

VIDEO: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5784531074001/


Palestinian protesters killed ahead of US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

by Ryan Gaydos

{ foxnews.com } ~ At least 37 Palestinians were killed Monday and more than 900 wounded as protests at the Gaza border with Israel… turned deadly ahead of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem, Palestinian health officials said. The bloodiest day in weeks of demonstrations could become even more chaotic as Israel vows to hold back thousands of protesters and prevent the possibility they could breach the border at any cost. Over 35,000 protesters at 12 locations have amassed along the Gaza security fence. The violent clashes threaten to overshadow a historic moment for the U.S. and Israel, as the U.S. Embassy is officially moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/14/palestinian-protesters-killed-ahead-us-embassy-opening-in-jerusalem.html

VIDEO: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5784333043001/


John Bolton -vs- Martha Raddatz on Iran Policy

by sundance

{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ It is interesting to watch the Trump Cabinet debate the liar-nObama Cabinet (U.S. media)… In this interview between White House National Security Advisor John Bolton and ABC’s Martha Raddatz the central topic is Iran; the detailed conversation is deep weeds therein. After Bolton presents the administration position and reasoning for exiting the deeply flawed, unsigned and unenforceable liar-nObama Iran “deal” (not treaty), essentially a JCPOA pathway to the land of broken promises, Ambassador Bolton then reaches the part of the discussion where sanctions against European companies come back into play. This is the best part…   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/13/sunday-talks-john-bolton-vs-martha-raddatz-on-iran-policy/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIGZlEqapp4


The Deep State Mob Targets Nunes

by Julie Kelly

{ amgreatness.com } ~ In an absurd tweet on Wednesday, Lawfare’s executive director suggested that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) should be replaced… as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. That wasn’t even the most moronic tweet in Susan Hennessey’s arsenal. She went on to warn how “the intelligence oversight system is based on trust. Without trust it is irretrievably broken. The Intelligence Community and Department of Justice don’t trust Nunes and he cannot perform his job functions.” Get that? The Intelligence Community and the Justice department—which have proven to be as political and devious as a Chicago ward boss—are the white hats and Nunes is the black hat. That is not ignorance on Hennessey’s part: it’s calculated deception. Fortunately, it’s unlikely that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will heed an unreasonable demand from a political partisan tied to the left-leaning Brookings Institution. But it does unveil the latest tactic of the Left and some on the Right to discredit and ultimately oust Nunes, the only Republican on Capitol Hill who appears to have his act together when it comes to exposing the players behind the Trump-Russia election collusion scheme… https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/12/the-deep-state-mob-targets-nunes/


America must respond to Iran’s attack on Israel to prevent a regional war

by David Adesnik

{ defenddemocracy.org } ~ Following an Iranian rocket attack Thursday launched from Syria against Israel that prompted the Jewish state to send warplanes and missiles… into Syria to destroy Iranian military targets, the Trump administration needs to rethink its Middle East policy. The central question now facing President Trump and his national security team is what – if anything – they will do to prevent the Iranian-Israeli conflict from erupting into a regional war that engulfs American allies in the Middle East and possibly draws in the United States as well. The Iranian regime embodies the aggressive and violent Shiite extremism of its founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei. It is ruled by radical clerics who hate America, fear Western democracy, persecute non-Muslims, and above all hate Israel and Jews. When Iranian leaders say they want to destroy Israel they aren’t engaging in hyperbole. They really mean it…   http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/america-must-respond-to-irans-attack-on-israel-to-prevent-a-regional-war/


Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump Campaign?

by Thomas Gallatin: Did the FBI have a spy working within Donald Trump’s campaign team? That’s the question Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is seeking to answer. We recently noted that the Justice Department has been slow-walking its compliance with Congress’s request for documents and information. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein angrily responded to subpoenas and threats of impeachment over his stonewalling of Congress, stating that he would not be “extorted.” Why this aggressive rebuttal?

Well, slowly but surely the mystery behind all of the slow-walking and stonewalling from the DOJ is finally coming to light, albeit bringing even more questions with it. To begin, we must go back to January of this year, when Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s Senate testimony from five months prior was finally made public. At that time, Simpson’s testimony appeared to reveal a bombshell (emphasis added):

Essentially, what [Christopher Steele] told me was [the FBI] had other intelligence about this matter from an internal Trump campaign source, and that — that they — my understanding was that they believed Chris at this point — that they believed Chris’s information might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing, and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump campaign.

After the media hoopla, Simpson quickly backed off the claim of the FBI having a “human source” inside the Trump campaign, insisting instead that he had “mischaracterized” the nature of the source. But had he? It now appears that the FBI did indeed have a “human source” — a spy — within the Trump campaign.

The same day Simpson’s Senate testimony was made public, The New York Times ran a story suggesting that the source was a previously unknown low-level Trump campaign adviser named George Papadopoulos. A convenient fall guy? One glaring problem for Papadopoulos being the source is that he is never mentioned in the infamous Steele dossier, the FISA warrant or any of Simpson’s Senate testimony. Secondly, timing is an issue. When exactly did the FBI launch its probe into the Trump campaign — before or after Papadopoulous’s supposedly incriminating meeting? In any case, the Papadopoulos claim is growing extremely thin.

Was the liar-nObama Justice Department so keen to spy on the Trump campaign that some rogue FBI agents used the threat of Russian election interference as a convenient excuse to do just that? And are certain liar-nObama-era Justice Department officials currently working to cover it up? ~The Patriot Post



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