Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”The Millstone”

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The Passing of the Pelosi Era

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By:  Patrick Buchanan

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia’s Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand.

But in Tuesday’s final round, Ossoff, after the most costly House race in history, got 48 percent again, and lost. If Democratic donors are grabbing pitchforks, who can blame them?

And what was Karen Handel’s cutting issue?

Ossoff lived two miles outside the district and represented the values of the Democratic minority leader, whom he would vote to make the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco.

The Pelosi factor has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump’s November triumph.

Prediction: Democrats will not go into the 2018 Congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party’s face and future. No way. As President Kennedy said, “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……Besides Ossof, their was another Big Loser in Georgia’s 6th District this past Tuesday

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HOUSE GOP now 4-0 in contested specials since Trump won

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KAREN HANDEL quite easily beat JON OSSOFF in Georgia. House Republicans are now 4-0 in contested special elections since PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP won the presidency. That means Democrats have failed — despite millions of dollars in spending — to win a single race with a president who has a record low approval rating. Democrats are even further from the majority than they thought. Let’s be clear: something ain’t working for Democrats, party insiders privately tell us. The Ossoff race galvanized national donors and activists in a way that led many to believe House Democrats were en route to wresting control of the chamber from Republicans. That’s not how they feel this morning. Caveat: this is a Republican seat. Being close is nice. But after six years in the minority, that’s about all it is.

 

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Political Cartoons: Lisa Benson……”Climate Change”

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What the House Subpoenas of Rice, Brennan, and Power in the ‘Unmasking’ Probe Mean

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by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY

It’s not all about Russia.

The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and of the Obama administration’s potentially illegal use of the government’s foreign-intelligence-collection power for the purpose of monitoring Americans — in particular, Americans connected to the Trump campaign and transition. The news was broken Wednesday afternoon by the Wall Street Journal.

The most intriguing detail of the subpoenas is the demand for any information related to requests for unmasking by Samantha Power, President Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations. “Unmasking” is the revealing in intelligence reports of the identities of Americans whose communications (or information about whom) have been “incidentally” intercepted during foreign-intelligence-collection operations.

Of course, the fact that a subpoena demanding information is issued does not necessarily mean the information exists. Nevertheless, the issuance of a subpoena implies that the issuer has a good-faith basis to believe it does. On that score, it has previously been reported that the committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), has reviewed intelligence reporting and detected instances of unmasking. Were there to be information indicating that Ms. Power was involved in unmasking American identities in intelligence reports, significant questions would be raised. As ambassador to the U.N., Power, a long-time Obama adviser, held a diplomatic position. She was not an intelligence analyst. It is not immediately clear why the U.N. ambassador would be involved in the disclosure of American identities in intelligence reports — after the agencies that collected and analyzed the intelligence had decided such identities should be masked.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448161/susan-rice-john-brennan-samantha-power-unmasking-subpoenas-house-intelligence

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Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, will resign at the end of June

 

 

Jason Chaffetzby Kellan Howell    CIRCA.COM  

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, announced Thursday that he will resign from Congress before the end of his term.

In a letter to his constituents, Chaffetz said he will leave on June 30.

“After careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this part of our life,” he wrote.

Chaffetz did not make mention of the investigation his committee is conducting into President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

http://circa.com/politics/people/jason-chaffetz-to-resign-june-30-amid-russia-probe

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NEEDED: SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR CRIMINAL LEAKS

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Pat Buchanan hammers N.Y. Times, WaPo for revealing intel secrets

 

 

By:  Patrick Buchanan

Who is the real threat to the national security?

Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners?

Or is it the Washington Post that ferreted out and published this code-word intelligence, and splashed the details on its front page, alerting the world, and ISIS, to what we knew.

President Trump has the authority to declassify security secrets. And in sharing that intel with the Russians, who have had airliners taken down by bombs, he was trying to restore a relationship.

On fighting Islamist terror, we and the Russians agree.

Five years ago, Russia alerted us that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become a violent radical Islamist. That was a year and a half before Tsarnaev carried out the Boston Marathon bombing.

But upon what authority did the Washington Post reveal code-word intelligence secrets? Where in the Constitution or U.S. law did the Post get the right to reveal state secrets every U.S. citizen is duty bound to protect?

The source of this top secret laptop-bomb leak the Post published had to be someone in the intel community who was violating an oath that he had sworn to protect U.S. secrets, and committing a felony by leaking that secret.

Those who leaked this to hurt Trump, and those who published this in the belief it would hurt Trump, sees themselves as the “Resistance” – like the French Resistance to Vichy in World War II.

And they seemingly see themselves as above the laws that bind the rest of us.

“Can Donald Trump Be Trusted With State Secrets?” asked the headline on the editorial in the New York Times.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/needed-special-prosecutor-for-criminal-leaks/#2Bs7iHsI8zq7oiGY.99

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South Carolina U.S. Rep.Trey Gowdy seen with advantage to get key committee head post

By Emma Dumain    THE POST AND COURIER

 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has the inside track to become the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, succeeding Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who is retiring next month, according to a news report Thursday.

Gowdy, who gained national attention for leading the investigation into the Behghazi consulate attack, has reportedly begun lobbying other Republicans for the job that is opening following Chaffetz’s announced early retirement.

Sources in Washington told the news source Politico that Gowdy has been talking to members of the House Steering Committee seeking support.

Five members of the panel, which decides committee assignments, told Politico that Gowdy would easily win a race for the position.

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez…… “Speaking of Obstruction of Justice”

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