1. FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow
2. Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case
Another problem is that early efforts to gather momentum for new candidates, may already be losing steam. The right has begun investing in damaging storylines around Elizabeth Warren, for instance, attacks that closely resemble portrayals of Clinton as, for instance, hypocritical and untrustworthy.On top of the above, we read in the October 6, 2017 edition of the Washington Post: Trump is on track to win reelection. For those who do not have a subscription to the Washington Post, the entire article is copied and pasted below the fold and worth your time (emphases mine).
|Mysti in her prime|
|Mysti as a senior citizen (March 17, 2016)|
|Mysti on my teacup pillowcase, January 27, 2016|
Murder map Looks strangely similar to the electoral map.— Steph (@steph93065) October 4, 2017
51% Of Murders Come From Just 2% Of The Counties https://t.co/GnJmPT7ASN pic.twitter.com/WOsXy1ydyG
...This is [the comparison that] Steph means. Pretty darn close. I thought the same thing when I first saw it. pic.twitter.com/ZO6EGpv0aO— Jellenne 🌵⚾️🐍🌞 (@jellen805) October 4, 2017
"If the FBI did provide a defensive briefing or similar warning to the campaign, then that would raise important questions about how the Trump campaign responded," wrote Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
If the FBI didn't brief the campaign, Grassley wants to know why not and who was involved in the discussions and if a controversial opposition research dossier — which has been a frequent target of Grassley's — impacted the decision.This is important. In a world of straight-up responsible government, if official government agencies detect foreign influence or attempted suborning of American citizens who are part of government or conducting a national campaign, the appropriate agency brings in the targets and gives them a secret counter-intelligence "defensive briefing" on what's going on and what the threats are so they can adjust their behavior and be aware of such attempts to compromise them.
‘When I think of the hundreds of thousands of victims of terrorism in countries across the world, I think of their friends, their families, their communities, devastated by this evil. And I say enough is enough.’Yes. Enough is enough, so get off your dead ass, stable your high-horse, call this threat what it really is, roll up your sleeves and start eradicating it from the West.
“They keep talking about a wall. But the enemy is this divisive mentality. It’s on this side of the wall… The white nationalists are walking towards your future. What you gonna do?”First, he used the undefined “they” allowing the listener to fill it in for herself. This gives the message the broadest appeal possible.
“Don’t think just because they’re coming at the African-Americans, and they’re coming at the Jewish community and they’re coming at the Hispanics that it can’t be you.”In these dark days of dangerous white nationalists “coming at” “the African-Americans,” “the Jewish Community” and “the Hispanics,” these entertainers exercise some very American, help-your-neighbor benevolence.
Williams is set to headline a concert for Charlottesville with Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and The Roots...”
While tickets are free [...] Beneficiaries of the fund include victims of the events in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, their families, first responders and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.The sharp eyes in the audience will notice Ariana Grande’s name. Imagine if she, Pharrell and other leftwing entertainers--after Islamic terrorists murdered teenage girls and their parents at that concert in England, or slaughtered all those people in the Florida nightclub--had talked about Muslims being the “real enemy,” “walking towards your future,” and “coming at” the LGBTQ community, girls who like pop music, and those not sufficiently Muslim…
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...The protesters who interrupted the conference were calling for a “clean” DREAM Act — one that didn’t make concessions to Republicans on border security — and protections for a larger group of immigrants in the U.S. illegally than that bill would confer....Read the rest at Pelosi shouted down by protesters during DREAM Act conference.
...Once again, we see what matters most to progressives. They don't care about much else other than what's only skin deep. You can be a horrible person and a crap journalist, but if you're a "woman of color" then you deserve a better shot than an excellent and dedicated white male.Read the rest of the commentary HERE and the original essay as mentioned in the first link in this blog post HERE.