Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”Uranium One…..and Money”

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”Harvey! Put your clothes on!!”

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After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018

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By: Robert Costa

The stunning defeat of President Trump’s chosen Senate candidate in Alabama on Tuesday amounted to a political lightning strike — setting the stage for a worsening Republican civil war that could have profound effects on next year’s midterm elections and undermine Trump’s clout with his core voters.

The GOP primary victory by conservative firebrand Roy Moore over Sen. Luther Strange could also produce a stampede of Republican retirements in the coming months and an energized swarm of challengers.

It marked yet another humiliation for the Washington-based Republican establishment, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose allies pumped millions of dollars into the race to prop up Strange and reassure his colleagues that they could survive the Trump era.

Moore’s win, however, also demonstrates the real political limitations of Trump, who endorsed “Big Luther” at McConnell’s urging and staged a rally for Strange in Huntsville, Ala., just days before the primary. The outcome is likely to further fray Trump’s ties to Republicans in Congress, many of whom now fear that even his endorsement cannot protect them from voter fury.

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Do we have a Justice Department or not?

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By: Jay Marsolo THE AMERICAN THINKER

During the past few weeks, we have confirmed what we suspected. The Comey investigation of the Hillary email “matter” was a sham. We knew that Comey did not call for a grand jury, did not issue subpoenas, and granted immunity to most of Hillary’s pals. Loretta Lynch told Comey to use the word “matter” instead of “investigation,” and Lynch met with Bill Clinton days before the FBI questioned Hillary. But now we know that Comey wrote the exoneration letter before he interviewed Hillary and before he completed the sham investigation. Now we know why Comey did not put Hillary under oath when questioned. There was no point to it, since he had already decided to give her a pass. And not putting her under oath saved the additional problem that Hillary would naturally lie under oath, which would have required Comey to explain that Hillary lying under oath to the FBI was done without intent.

Now we know that Trump was correct when he said his lines at Trump Tower were “wiretapped.” Maybe he did not use the exact language required, but everyone knew the meaning of Trump’s charge. James Clapper knew but lied by saying there was no FISA warrant.

Comey knew but lied when he said there was no wiretapping of Trump.

Clapper and Comey knew there was a FISA warrant for Paul Manafort at Trump Tower. They knew that Manafort had worked as Trump’s campaign manager and knew that the surveillance must have picked up Manafort speaking with Trump. Yet both insisted they knew of no such evidence. They both parsed words, in the best spirit of Bill Clinton parsing the meaning of “is” and “alone,” not to answer fully and honestly.

The news about the FISA warrants on Manafort must have been leaked by Mueller’s office; otherwise, how would we know about it? Mueller is clearly focused on Manafort, as evidenced by the morning raid with a no-knock search of Manafort’s house. A no-knock warrant allows the police to enter without knocking or notice and is used when there is a probability that evidence will be destroyed between the time you knock on the door and the door’s being opened. This is typical when the area subject to search contains drugs that may be flushed. But Manafort’s warrant was for computers and documents that cannot be destroyed between the time of the knock and the entering, unless Mueller suspected that Manafort had taken Hillary’s advice to scrub the computers with BleachBit. Imagine if Comey had investigated Hillary as Mueller is investigating Manafort.

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Here’s What Really Happened to Hillary

Voters found her unappealing, and they rejected Bernie’s ideology too.

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By Kimberley A. Strassel

Republicans have issues, but Democrats have them too. Witness the two individuals who dominated this week’s news—and who conveniently represent the left’s most crippling problems.

Hillary Clinton is again everywhere, touting her new memoir and adding to the list of who and what are to blame for her loss: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, James Comey, Jill Stein, Vladimir Putin, Julian Assange, Anthony Weiner, sexism, misogyny, the New York Times , lazy women, liberal activists and the “godforsaken Electoral College.” All she’s missing is climate change.

Hillary’s take on “What Happened” has unsurprisingly unleashed another round of analysis about her mistakes—Wisconsin, deplorables, email. These sorts of detailed postmortems of failed campaigns are popular, but they tend to obscure the bigger reasons for failure. In this case: The Democratic Party saddled itself with an ethically compromised and joyless candidate, because it had nobody else.

Hillary spent eight years planning her first presidential bid, and the next eight warning Democrats not to get in the way of her second. The Clinton Foundation was erected to serve as bank and Rolodex, and to enable the Clintons to retain their grip over the party. And that party was committed to a Clinton coronation, right up to Mr. Sanders’s cheeky assault.

 

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Time For A Full-Scale Investigation — Maybe Even A Special Counsel — On Hillary, Obama, and Comey

President Barack Obama talks with FBI Director James Comey during Comey's installation as FBI director, Monday, Oct. 28,2013, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. The president said he picked Comey to lead the FBI after interviewing many other candidates for the job. The president said at an installation ceremony for the new FBI director Monday afternoon that it wasn't Comey's educational or professional background that made him the the choice. He said it was a sense that Comey knows what's right and what's wrong. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama talks with FBI Director James Comey during Comey’s installation as FBI director, Monday, Oct. 28,2013, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

By:  Ben Shapiro

Last week, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released news that they’d found evidence that in April and May 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey prepared a statement letting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton off the hook for her alleged mistreatment of classified information. As the senators noted, “As of early May 2016, the FBI had not yet interviewed Secretary Clinton. Moreover, it had yet to finish interviewing sixteen other key witnesses, including Cheryl Mills, Bryan Pagliano, Heather Samuelson, Justin Cooper and John Bentel. These individuals had intimate and personal knowledge relating to Secretary Clinton’s non-government server, including helping her build and administer the device.

 

This is patently insane.

 

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It’s particularly insane given the fact that Comey posed for years as a by-the-book, no-nonsense advocate for the law. But the fact is that Comey knew that no matter what happened, Attorney General Loretta Lynch would exonerate Hillary Clinton, and so he decided to take the heat off of Lynch and President Obama by putting his reputation on the line on their behalf. As Andy McCarthy puts it at National Review, this was exactly the same time period in which President Obama was publicly attempting to brush off the Hillary accusations. McCarthy writes:

“The decision not to indict Hillary Clinton was not made by then-FBI DirectorComey. It was made by President Obama and his Justice Department — Comey’s superiors. If you want to say Comey went along for the ride rather than bucking the tide (as he concedes doing when Lynch directed him to call the Clinton probe a “matter,” not an “investigation”), that’s fair. But the fact that Comey already knew in April what he would say in July has long been perfectly obvious. The Obama administration was going to follow its leader. What Comey ultimately stated was just a repeat of what Obama was openly saying in April, and what Obama’s Justice Department was leaking to the press in May.”

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The Extremist Show Is Just Starting

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Charlottesville was a defeat for America but a win for the provocateurs in our midst.

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By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

Donald Trump failed to follow the script laid down for every president. Any outrage involving white racism or neo-Nazi activity should be responded to with an unambiguous denunciation of white racism or neo-Nazis, without qualification or distracting details. Yes, it might be good for the country if the media were a tad less rigid in enforcing such scripts, but that’s not an excuse for presidential ineptitude.

For journalists, though, details and qualifications are interesting. One such qualification is how Peter Beinart, a former editor of the New Republic, ended his serendipitously timed article in the Atlantic magazine about the rise of left-wing violence. He says violent activists of left and right have become the “unlikeliest allies.”

So how did Charlottesville, Va., turn itself into a stage for their latest, and perhaps age-defining, spectacle?

The city is a Democratic town, run by a Democratic machine. Its elections are typically settled in a Democratic primary. The GOP is a non-factor. Of the three City Council members who voted in February to remove a Robert E. Lee statue from a town park, two who thereafter faced re-election are now gone.

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Desperate Dems: Claire McCaskill calls Obamacare a ‘mistake’

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By: Monica Sowalter  The American Thinker

For all the yelling from the press about President Trump being in political trouble, a gander at what the Democrats are experiencing is of far greater significance as election midterms approach. They’re running scared. Take the case of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, whose ‘yes’ vote on the Affordable Care Act, alongside the Democratic herd, has brought her untold problems with her voters.

In desperation, she’s now called Obamacare “a mistake,” and explicitly disavowed the mess that has left her constituents poorer and angrier at her town hall meetings.

And why shouldn’t they be?

Twenty-five counties in Missouri have no insurers whatsoever on Obamacare exchanges. None. They’ve all pulled out of the money-bleeding disaster due to ‘sustainabilty’ issues, as one insurer told The Hill. UnitedHealthcare bailed, then Aetna, and now Blue Cross / Blue Shield. It’s a stampede. Two counties have just one insurer.

Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city.

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After the Coup, What Then?

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By Patrick Buchanan

 

That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.

As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates.

The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent.

Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets.

Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40 percent in most of the rest.

Before Trump departed D.C., The Washington Post ran transcripts of his phone conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

Even Obama administration veterans were stunned.

So, it is time to ask: If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/08/after_the_coup_what_then_134688.html

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Rasmussen Reports: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Sixty-two percent (62%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 50% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -25. (see trends).

Trump’s overall approval numbers this week are lower than any Barack Obama received during his entire presidency.

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