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Hannity: I’m dropping the Seth Rich matter — for now

HotAir - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:21

The key bits in the clip below are the first 90 seconds and last 90 seconds. Three possible explanations for this climbdown. One: Sincere remorse. Rich’s parents published an op-ed in the Washington Post last night asking certain unnamed conservative commentators to back off and Hannity acknowledges here that he spoke to Rich’s brother earlier yesterday. Maybe he felt genuinely bad. Although that wouldn’t explain why (a) he was full speed ahead on the story on his radio show and (b) he took such pains last night on Fox to say that he’d revisit that matter at a later date. He’s not giving up on the “blame Seth for the DNC leaks, not Russia” story. He’s letting it go at a moment when the heat is turned way, way up and liberals are trying to organize an ad boycott of his show — which worked to great effect in pressuring Fox to finally dump O’Reilly.

Two: Fox’s legal team pulled him aside before last night’s show and told him to drop it, right this minute, in light of the network retracting its own Seth Rich story. If that’s what happened, the “I’ll revisit this subject again later” assurances at the end of the clip are just hot air he’s spewing to save face.

Three: Hannity had every intention of tackling the story again last night with a focus on Kim Dotcom’s claims that he knows Rich was the leaker — but then the story fell through at the last minute. Why might that be? Dave Weigel has an amazing theory, backed by evidence he says was supplied by the Rich family itself.

When Seth Rich’s Gmail account received an alert this week from, attempting to start a new account on a website created by the New Zealand-based Internet businessman and convicted hacker Kim Dotcom, his family knew that something was off…

According to experts and Rich’s family, the emailed invitation from appeared to be an attempt to gain access to Rich’s email. Joel Rich, who maintains his late son’s Gmail account, did not click the link. Meanwhile, Dotcom was promising on Twitter to prove that the younger Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks — and Fox News host Sean Hannity was telling his 2.37 million Twitter followers to be ready for a revelation…

The latest revelation — that a hacker from New Zealand may have been trying as recently as this week to hack into Rich’s email — offered fresh evidence that the conspiracy theory is false. Dotcom, it seemed, may have been willing to create a fake archive of emails from Rich to “prove” his role in the DNC hack.

In their WaPo op-ed, Rich’s parents insist that not only did D.C. detectives inspect Rich’s laptop and find no emails to or from anyone associated with Wikileaks, Rich would have had no obvious means of accessing DNC emails even if he’d wanted to. “Seth’s job was to develop analytical models to encourage voters to turn out to vote,” they wrote. “He didn’t have access to DNC emails, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emails, John Podesta’s emails or Hillary Clinton’s emails. That simply wasn’t his job.” Maybe Hannity took a hard look at the evidence, or lack thereof, and decided that it was time to get out of the rabbit hole.

No, that’s probably not it.

A fourth possibility, via David French: Maybe he realized just how many people would need to be involved in this cover-up of a supposed hit on a DNC mole to keep it quiet and concluded that it’s preposterous.

The consequences of such an allegation are staggering to contemplate. For the theory to be true, its believers have to demonstrate that Rich leaked to Wikileaks, that someone in the DNC (or the Clinton camp) in turn had Rich murdered, that the D.C. police are intentionally slow-walking the investigation, that the major intelligence agencies (namely the CIA, FBI, and NSA) are together either deliberately concocting a story about Russian interference or too stupid to recognize an inside job, and finally, that the remainder of official Washington is either oblivious to or colluding with conspirators who’ve damaged relations with Russia in hopes of bringing down a president. Oh, and did I mention that the family of the slain young man is also either in on the conspiracy or unaware of its existence?

The irony of Hannity scrambling to find ways to solve Trump’s Russiagate headaches, even to the point of trying to pin a murder on Democrats to exculpate Russia from the DNC leaks, is that Trump keeps making his own Russiagate problem worse with needlessly suspicious behavior. The case for collusion, especially involving the president himself, is nonexistent at this point based on public disclosures; if the feds had dirt connecting Trump to nefarious behavior, it’s a cinch that it would have leaked by now. Yet Trump fired Comey, then admitted that the Russia probe was part of his calculus in doing so, and, if the reporting is to be believed, actually leaned on Comey to go easy on Flynn and on Dan Coats and Mike Rogers to push back on the Russiagate probe. Even writers as well-disposed to Trump as Byron York are exasperated that Trump keeps fueling the suspicions that he’s worried about the Russia investigation when there’s no apparent reason why he should be. If Hannity wants to help Trump out here, he’s better off forgetting Rich and advising Trump privately to stop acting as though there’s something to hide when there probably isn’t.

Exit question: If and when Hannity revisits the Rich story again, will he have Weigel on to discuss the suspected hacking attempt of Rich’s email by Dotcom’s website? If the truth is what’s important, that’s a key piece in finding it.

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Trump calls meeting Pope Francis the ‘honor of a lifetime’

The Blaze - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:57

President Donald Trump called his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday the “honor of a lifetime.”

Trump wrote on Twitter, “I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world.”

Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2017

The highly anticipated meeting between the two men came after they exchanged criticisms of each other’s positions on issues such as refugees, immigration, and climate change.

As a presidential candidate, Trump called Pope Francis “disgraceful” when the leader of the Catholic Church said that Christians should seek to build bridges, not walls. Trump campaigned on the promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But a spokesperson for the Vatican described the Wednesday discussions as “cordial.”

The spokesperson also said that “satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience. It is hoped that there may be serene collaboration between the State and the Catholic Church in the United States, engaged in service to the people in the fields of healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants.”

“The discussions then enabled an exchange of views on various themes relating to international affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities,” the spokesperson said.

After meeting #PopeFrancis, @realDonaldTrump came face to face with the Last Judgment. Michelangelo. @oss_romano photo.

— Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) May 24, 2017

Trump and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during their visit. The president gave Pope Francis a first edition set of books written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The pope quoted King during his 2015 address to Congress.

Pope Francis gave Trump an olive tree medal, saying that it symbolizes peace. He also gave the president a set of his own encyclicals, which address topics like the family, the Gospels, and the environment. Trump thanked the Pope and vowed to read the gifts.

According to CNN, the president met privately with Francis and then the pontiff met with members of the president’s family and staff.

CNN reported that as Trump left the meeting he was heard telling the pope, “Thank you. I won’t forget what you said.”

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Democratic senator ‘hates’ Ted Cruz and dedicates entire chapter of new book to him

The Blaze - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:41

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken really doesn’t like fellow lawmaker Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), so naturally, Franken dedicated an entire chapter of his new book to the conservative politician.

“You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz,” Franken told USA Today while promoting his new book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.” “But I hate Ted Cruz.”

Franken described Cruz as “just a special guy.” In the book, according to the USA Today report, Franken dedicated an entire chapter — titled “Sophistry” — to the Texas lawmaker. In it, Franken calls Cruz “singularly dishonest” and “extremely smarmy.”

Despite the mean-spirited digs at Cruz, Franken told USA Today’s Susan Page that he was “fair” to the Republican politician.

“[Cruz] is sort of the exception to the rule in the book, which is, I — there’s protocol in the Senate of not writing about like a conversation you’ve had with someone and reporting it in private, like on the floor or something, where it would make them look bad,” Franken said.

But the Minnesota Democrat said he felt comfortable bypassing that rule for Cruz because, in 2015, the one-time presidential contender broke protocol himself.

Nearly two years ago, Cruz called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a liar on the floor of the Senate.

“What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie,” Cruz said of McConnell.

Cruz’s brash statement came after McConnell set up a vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which the conservative wing of the GOP opposed and Democrats supported, offering no opportunity for other lawmakers to present amendments. Cruz claimed McConnell had told him during a private Senate luncheon that he would have the opportunity to present amendments and assured him no deal had been struck with the Democrats.

“Because Ted broke that protocol, and called Mitch McConnell a liar on the floor, I felt like, ‘Well, OK, I can [break protocol],’” Franken said.

The book comes out May 30.

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SC church shooter thinks he’ll be governor one day

HotAir - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:41

The conviction of South Carolina church shooter and white supremacist Dylann Roof wasn’t the end of the story. There is a lengthy and predictable appeals process to play out long before his eventual execution. The first round didn’t go so well for him, and this week his attorneys were back in court to give it another shot. (Associated Press)

A white supremacist petitioned a court for mercy, asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to overturn his conviction and death sentence for killing nine black worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church.

The notice filed by attorneys for Dylann Roof was an expected move in what’s expected to be years of appeals in his federal case. Earlier this month, the federal judge who presided over Roof’s trial rejected his first appeal, ruling that the conviction and death sentence for the June 2015 massacre at Emanuel AME church should stand.

As the AP article reminds us, Roof was attempting a rather routine appeal on the first go-round, arguing that he shouldn’t have been charged with a federal crime. And in reality, his argument actually had some merit. The shooting was in South Carolina, he’s a resident of the state, he bought the weapons and ammo he used in the state and didn’t cross state lines to commit the crime. But those arguments rarely go anywhere. The judge said that he’d used a phone and GPS as part of the attack (kind of dubious,but okay) and that the ammunition had been manufactured in another state. Even I’ll admit that those are some fairly sketchy arguments in terms of federal authority over the state, but justice had to be done and he would have been convicted on state charges anyway so it’s rather academic.

What’s more confusing is Roof’s reason for dragging out his appeals as long as possible, which he freely admits he is doing. According to his attorney, the maniac claims to believe that help is on the way and he will not only be exonerated, but will eventually be the Governor of South Carolina.

With the passage of time, Roof said, he expected white supremacists to take over the U.S. within several years, pardon him for the killings and make him governor of South Carolina.

“He has no intention of waiving his appeals because this will give enough time for the world to turn upside down,” defense attorney David Bruck said, according to a court transcript.

There’s no timeline for Roof’s federal appeal. He remains in custody on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.

What’s going on here? I suppose one possibility is that his legal team is trying to resurrect the idea that Roof is insane and shouldn’t have been convicted because of that. But that’s not generally how this works. The killer went to great lengths at trial to insist that he absolutely wasn’t insane and knew precisely what he was doing. But could he really be this delusional? His attempts to begin a race war fell spectacularly flat, but perhaps he honestly believes that it’s still going to break out at any minute. And in this fantasy world I suppose he might see himself as some sort of hero who will be freed from prison and carried off to the Governor’s mansion on the shoulders of his grateful supporters.

That still shouldn’t count for being insane in the way that’s required for some sort of reversal of his conviction. I think we all knew that Roof was crazy, but to repurpose a line from Whoopi Goldberg, he’s not “crazy crazy.” Obviously anyone who would shoot up a church is nuts, but he wasn’t disconnected from reality, unaware of what he was doing or unable to understand the consequences. He’s made that much clear repeatedly. What we need to do now is just sit back and wait for all the appeals to (hopefully) fail. The only thing that might save him now is if South Carolina eliminates the death penalty. There’s been some talk about it and it would be similar to the situation which leaves Charles Manson alive to this day. But Dylann Roof alone should be a good enough argument to keep it on the books for the foreseeable future.

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Trump picks personal attorney for Russia probe

HotAir - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:01

As expected, Donald Trump has hired his own attorney to represent his interests in the investigations springing from the 2016 campaign. Some will undoubtedly claim that the president has “lawyered up” in response to the appointment of a special counsel into l’affair Russie, but it’s both smart and relatively normal to do so. The choice of attorney could present some other problems for Trump, however:

President Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the decision.

Kasowitz, who has known Trump for decades, has represented Trump in numerous cases, including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University. He is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York.

With the appointment last week of a special counsel to probe alleged Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, the stakes have been raised considerably for the Republican president and his associates. Trump has repeatedly denied that he did anything improper and has said that he has been told he is not under investigation.

If the name Kasowitz Benson sounds familiar, it should. As the Washington Post notes, Marc Kasowitz has had Trump as a client for well over a decade, handling business and other legal affairs for the business tycoon. It’s familiar for another reason too, though, as the current employer of Joe Lieberman as senior counsel. Lieberman emerged as Trump’s explicit front-runner to replace James Comey as FBI Director, a decision that got postponed until after Trump’s first trip abroad, which is about half over now.

This hiring precludes Lieberman from consideration — or at least it should. Questions had already been raised about Lieberman’s potential nomination as someone who worked for Trump’s attorney, as well as his lack of federal law-enforcement or prosecution experience. Now that Trump has picked Lieberman’s current boss as his personal attorney to handle an investigation that involves FBI investigators, even Trump’s Republican allies in the Senate would have trouble explaining the wisdom of putting Lieberman in charge of the FBI.  The apparent and potential conflicts of interest are just too obvious to pull that off.

And, sure enough …

Joe Lieberman no longer being considered for FBI director. President's team has hit the restart button on the search for a new FBI Director

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) May 24, 2017

Why does Trump need his own attorney, rather than just relying on White House counsel Don McGahn? The attorney-client privilege is weak with White House counsels, which the Watergate scandal made clear; the White House counsel works for the people first, not the president. If Trump needs effective legal advice, he’d have to seek it out himself. Hiring an attorney isn’t an admission of guilt either, even though “lawyering up” carries that popular connotation. It’s a recognition that effective legal advice is needed, and since this investigation has proceeded to a special counsel, that’s also obvious enough to make this hire unremarkable — and prudent. Don’t read much more into this decision.

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Left-wing pastor equates Manchester terror attack with legislation ‘targeting transgender teenagers’

The Blaze - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:57

On the heels of the deadly Manchester terror attack for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, popular blogger and pastor John Pavlovitz wrote that he’s “worried that the people of God are the evil we’ve been condemning all these years.”

“Is our religion (for as much we who practice it like to imagine it as the source of love and mercy and compassion) doing more harm here than good?” he asked in his Tuesday entry. “The evidence is mounting.”

Pavlovitz continued:

On days like today, the question comes easily: How does anyone walk into a crowded arena filled with vibrant young people, carrying a bomb filled with nails and detonate it — in the name of God? How does anything beautiful and life-affirming, become this poisoned, this malevolent, this sadistic? How in the hell can this sickness be called religion?

But before you answer; before you rush to craft a response that is faith-specific or nation-specific, or provides you and your tradition exemption — check your history books, read your own holy text, and look at the diverse legacy of those killing in the name of a good and loving God. It is a vast and bloody resume, one that crosses all borders and color lines and religious traditions.

He then noted that “few things generate terror as consistently or savagely as those convinced they are righteous holy warriors, living with God on their side.”

Pavlovitz argued that “whether this conviction drives them to wear vest bombs or burn crosses or initiate drone strikes; to bomb clinics or destroy villages or legislate bigotry; to commit genocide or preach hatred from the pulpit or cut budget funding, the brutality is the same. It all violates the world equally, it all draws blood with similar ferocity — and it all rationalizes that God desires and celebrates it.”

He then said that those who perpetrate “terrible, vile, violent things … in the name of religion” all believe they’re doing God’s work.

“They all claim righteousness, all declare themselves the enemy of evil, all feel justified by their texts, all speak of glorifying God — whether they’re walking into crowded arenas filled with children, or launching missiles from thousands of feet, or targeting Transgender teenagers through a partisan House bill,” Pavlovitz wrote. “They’re all equally wrong.”

Driving home his point that all religions have blood on their hands, he said that while he believes in “a Jesus who is mercy and forgiveness and healing and love,” other Christians “are capable of truly horrible things in his name.”

Pavlovitz — who wrote earlier this month that he hopes “there’s a hell” for Republican President Donald Trump over the Obamacare rejection — concluded his post by saying he “holds a deep reverence for all religious traditions — but I will never believe in a God who kills children.”

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Father and Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:45
Not a lone wolf attack.
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The President and the Pope. Not quite as warm of a greeting

HotAir - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:21

Despite the tone of some of the cable news coverage I’ve been seeing this morning, there was nothing particularly unsettling about the meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis this morning. All in all it seems to have been the usual, choreographed bit of performance art which characterizes most Papal meetings with heads of state. But unlike Trump’s previous stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, it’s hard to deny that the temperature seemed a bit “cooler” for this discussion.

Leading up to the meeting the press was already reminding everyone of the less than loving relationship between Trump and the Pope during the campaign and noting their many differences in policy. But as this pool report from Reuters described it, both men carried out their duties in a polite and respectful fashion.

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message.

Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last year, received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard when he arrived.

Trump entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the pope’s hand at the entrance to the private study, which the frugal pontiff uses only for official occasions.

Before the door of the wood-lined elevator closed, a Vatican protocol official was heard quipping to the president that it was not “like Trump Tower in New York”.

Francis smiled faintly as he greeted Trump outside the study and was not as outgoing as he sometimes is with visiting heads of state. Trump, seeming subdued, said “it is a great honor”.

Most of the coverage matches up with the brief video clips we’re seeing so far. Trump is regularly characterized as seeming more “subdued” than during his previous stops on this trip and his remarks were shorter and less colorful. He did tell reporters that they had “a fantastic meeting” and spoke of what an honor it was, but that was about it. For his part, the Pontiff was gracious, but reporters noted that during the photo op with the President he wasn’t engaging in as much of the usual chit chat while they waited and he generally wasn’t smiling. It was also noted that Trump’s meeting ran for thirty minutes, nearly a half hour less than Barack Obama had with him. But that could also be because this stop was added in to the trip agenda later than the others and the Pope was already obligated to get to his normal Wednesday services.

Perhaps we can discern a bit more about the meeting from the gifts that they exchanged. In what seems a rather pointed indicator, the Pope gave Trump bound copies of two of his encyclical letters. They were the 2017 message on peace, “Nonviolence – A Style of Politics for Peace,” and his 2015 letter on the need to protect the world from climate change. Nothing too subtle about that I suppose.

Trump gave the Pontiff a bound, first edition set of the works of Martin Luther King. Was there a message for the Pope there or was it just a recognition of progress and the civil rights era? Tough to say. There were some other gifts exchanged as well, but those were the ones that really stood out to me in terms of messaging and the current state of relations between the White House and the Vatican. And, of course, Trump’s gifts were significantly more appropriate than an iPod loaded with swinging blues classics.

All in all, the visit can’t be called a failure in any regard. And let’s face it.. it’s not the Christians of the world that Trump needs to win over in terms of attempting to build a coalition to spread peace and stop terrorism. But this probably won’t be recorded as the biggest success of this trip either. While the Pope certainly wasn’t rude or insulting, he wasn’t exactly bubbling over with graciousness and enthusiasm either.

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Listen to Katy Perry’s ridiculous response to the Manchester terror attack

The Blaze - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:12

Social media mocked pop singer Katy Perry for politicizing the terror attack Monday night in Manchester, England, and using the horrific event to promote a liberal agenda.

“You know I can’t really tell anyone else how they should feel but I just feel devastated,” she said on “The Elvis Duran Show” Tuesday when asked about the attack. “The thing of it is, you know, besides all the weird stuff that goes around on the internet, which is, you know, sometimes a great place, but an absolute you know underbelly mob pit of horribleness, I think that the greatest thing that we can do now is just unite as people, as fan bases, all of it, you know?”

“Cuz I think like, there, like,” she continued, “as much you know, whatever we say behind people’s back, cuz the internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go, but I think that the greatest thing we could do is just unite and love on each other, and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

Listen to the interview here (relevant portion begins at 3:30 mark):

The Manchester attack appears to be the work of Manchester-born 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Muslim man of Libyan descent. Police believe Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena on Monday evening as attendees were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. The explosion carried shrapnel, including nails, that ripped into the victims, killing 22 and injuring 59. Authorities are investigating the incident as a terror attack, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Many took to Twitter to mock the pop music star’s suggestion that borders with no barriers were the answer to solving terrorism in the world.

"No Barriers, no borders" – Katy Perry.

Live look at Katy Perry's Hollywood Hills home:

— Bella (@Hella_Right) May 23, 2017

"No borders, no barriers, let's coexist" says Katy Perry before getting into her armored car and driving into gated community.

— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) May 23, 2017

No barriers, no borders, no brain cells #KatyPerry

— JCorrado (@ForzaCorrado) May 24, 2017

Words of wisdom from Katy Perry – "No borders, no barriers, we just need to co-exist".
Er…Jihadis don't want to.
They want to kill you.

— Hand of GOD (@HandofGOD7) May 23, 2017

@katyperry Your "No barriers No borders" response to #Manchester is revolting. Publish YOUR home address & get rid of ALL of your security!

— Deplorable Laney (@Laneybaby004) May 23, 2017

Katy Perry says NO BORDERS. . Katy, don't you have a few extra rooms for some newly arrived refugees? put your money where your mouth is

— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) May 23, 2017

I see that Katy Perry has responded to #manchesterterrorattack by demanding "Open Borders". That's an impressive level of stupid.

— David Vance (@DVATW) May 23, 2017

Perry wasn’t the only one to politicize the terror attack for the sake of a left-wing political agenda. A CNN analyst suggested that perhaps the attack could have been a right-wing cover-up — social media was just as unkind to him as it was to Katy Perry.

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'We Didn't Start This War, But We Should End It'

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:50
Dana Loesch, The Blaze
Dana Loesch gave a powerful &
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When Your Little Girl Is ISIS's Target

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:49
Michael Daly, The Daily Beast
Anyone who has taken an 8-year-old to a sold-out concert knows the protective feeling that comes over you at the end as you join the crush of people heading for the exits.
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Who Will Stand Up for Civil Liberties?

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:49
Alan Dershowitz, RealClearPolitics
At a moment in history when the ACLU is quickly becoming a partisan left-wing advocacy group that cares more about getting President Trump than protecting due process (see my recent op-ed in the Wall...
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Obama's NSA Secretly Conducted Illegal Searches for Years

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:48
Solomon & Carter, Circa
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
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Democrats Need to Talk to the Middle Class

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:47
Tim Kaine, USA Today
While Democrats are quite unified and generally in step with the American public on social issues, we lag on the one issue that most people deem most important.
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How Roger Moore Saved James Bond

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:46
Isaac Chotiner, Slate
Sir Roger Moore, who played James Bond for a dozen years in the 1970s and '80s and proved that the series could thrive without Sean Connery, died Tuesd ...
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The Senate's Challenge in Trump's Washington

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:45
Joseph Rago, Wall Street Journal
‘I try to kind of ignore the noise and focus on the agenda,” says Mitch McConnell during an interview last week.
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The Midterms Might Become the 'Impeachment Election'

Real Clear Politics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:44
David Ignatius, Wash Post
WASHINGTON -- President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned from a pathbreaking visit to China and had big transformative ideas for foreign policy. Yet he felt hounded by his enemies and a media elite that opposed him at every turn.
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