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This Is How Trump TV Could Become Real

Charlie Sykes, a prominent conservative radio host in Wisconsin who’s vehemently anti-Trump, is doing some soul-searching, according to Politico: Charlie Sykes’ conscience is nagging him. Since last year, the most influential political talk show host in Wisconsin has found out just how hard it is to be a #NeverTrump conservative on right-wing radio…. Sykes’ many arguments… Continue Reading →

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We could save a lot of time

Hillary Clinton's Victory May Restrict Foreign Corporate Donations To Clinton Foundation

If you assumed that if Hillary Clinton did something horrible, I would write about it. Doing debunking pieces feels pointless, because the people who want to see nefarious motives always will, no matter what. Yet I soldier on!

Re: Clinton Foundation and arms sales “scandal” — 4-turd bullshit award.

You can read here, or you can refresh your memory with the fact that the State Department does not have the right or ability to unilaterally award arms deals.

By the way, we already went through this with the so-called uranium deal, yet another fake scandal.

All arms deals are governed by the Foreign Military Sales Act and the Arms Exports Control Act, implemented by Executive Order 11958. It delegates authority to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, and requires consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency, Director of Arms Control, Disarmament Agency — and requires congressional review.

Do you really believe the House GOP was helping HRC sell influence?

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Did Colin Powell advise Clinton to use a private email?

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Did Colin Powell suggest that Hillary Clinton should use her private email account as secretary of state—as he had admittedly done in that same job several years earlier? Last week, The New York Times confirmed that Powell did offer her precisely that advice, based on an account in my forthcoming book on Bill Clinton’s post-presidency. Yet… Continue Reading →

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Hmm

Саммит Эрдогана и Путина в зеркале западных СМИ

I’m sure this has nothing to do with Donald Trump, so don’t worry your little heads about it:

Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.
“Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems,” said New York Times Co. spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. “There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won’t comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times.”

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Cher stumping for Hillz is the best thing you’ll see today

https://youtu.be/y6DL8bAEv1w

If I could turn back tiiiiiiiiiime, If I could find a wayyyyyyy How about something nice to distract you from the never-ending spectacle of Donald Trump failing his way toward November 8? There was some kind of foo foo gay fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where the foo foo gays go to foo foo… Continue Reading →

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Priorities

Pentagon

When you think of all the things they tell us we can’t afford:

The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.

As a result, the Army’s financial statements for 2015 were “materially misstated,” the report concluded. The “forced” adjustments rendered the statements useless because “DoD and Army managers could not rely on the data in their accounting systems when making management and resource decisions.”

Disclosure of the Army’s manipulation of numbers is the latest example of the severe accounting problems plaguing the Defense Department for decades.

The report affirms a 2013 Reuters series revealing how the Defense Department falsified accounting on a large scale as it scrambled to close its books. As a result, there has been no way to know how the Defense Department – far and away the biggest chunk of Congress’ annual budget – spends the public’s money.

The new report focused on the Army’s General Fund, the bigger of its two main accounts, with assets of $282.6 billion in 2015. The Army lost or didn’t keep required data, and much of the data it had was inaccurate, the IG said.

“Where is the money going? Nobody knows,” said Franklin Spinney, a retired military analyst for the Pentagon and critic of Defense Department planning.

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FBI confirms Clinton did not originate classified information in her emails

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A letter sent by FBI Acting Assistant Director Jason Herring to the House Oversight Committee confirms that the three emails media is making such hay over did not originate with Secretary Clinton, nor was the use of the term “extremely careless” meant to establish some mythical standard of conduct which did not exist before Director Comey’s… Continue Reading →

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