Australia’s ABC News reports on dictator Bashar al-Assad’s “remarkably frank assessment of the strains affecting the Syrian military.” Assad used his first public address in a year to admit he has lost control of a good deal of his country, and is digging in to defend what his regime has left.
Planned Parenthood: How Liberals Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Unfettered Pursuit of Profit
These videos are exactly what liberal agenda journalists love doing to nearly every other mega-corporation in the land. When the Planned Parenthood executive muses on maximizing the profits of her baby-organ harvesting operation and says, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” that’s the sort of line MSM journalists would underscore with ominous music, and maybe a slow zoom into her greedy capitalist-pig eyes, if this were an expose about any other Big Business.
Mark Levin is hardly blind to all the other Big Government plunder going on, but in every chapter he returns to the ruling vs. rising generational conflict, urging young people to wake up and pull the political burglar alarms before they are wiped out. He knows this is an uphill battle, because so many liberal positions have been made fashionable to the very same young people whose future is being stolen by statism.
Global warming nuts already think Big Oil can control the weather, and they seem to be moving toward accusing fossil fuel companies of somehow faking the climate itself, in such a way that satellites are fooled into reporting all those beautiful billion-dollar “climate change” doomsday theories are a pile of rubbish.
Intel Community Warns: Posting Hillary’s Supposedly Harmless Email Could Jeopardize National Security
It’s a matter of objective fact that Hillary Clinton lied, and is lying today, when she claims she didn’t pass any classified material through the insecure personal server she wasn’t supposed to be using. Those claims were never plausible, and now they’ve been demolished. It’s not something “Republicans” are saying, it’s something intelligence community Inspector Generals are saying.
Republican leaders said they needed the Senate to get anything done, and they got it, in a historic midterm election landslide. They’ve done absolutely nothing with it. Harry Reid is still the effective Senate Majority Leader – in fact, he’s sitting prettier than ever, because he gets to watch Republicans use his grubby tactics to stymie conservative votes, while his hands remain clean.
Somehow Adam Sandler’s new movie “Pixels” managed to overcome absolutely lethal reviews to post a decent opening weekend at the box office.
The China Digital Times reports on some strict instructions from the Chinese communist government to media outlets on how to cover the Chinese stock market collapse. Among other things, reporters were instructed not to refer to it as a “collapse.”
The tidal wave of migrants fleeing the bloody chaos of the post-Obama Middle East has been hitting Mediterranean nations particularly hard. But Hungary has seen a sizable number of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan as well, experiencing what the Wall Street Journal describes as a doubling of last year’s total migrant population in just the first six months of 2015.
The Turkish government has faced strong criticism, including criticism from its own Kurdish citizens, for not doing enough to fight ISIS and help Kurds in Syria. A massive suicide bombing attributed to ISIS earlier this week greatly exacerbated these tensions.
Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate on Thursday to defend his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. As expected, he took a great deal of heat from irate Republicans, plus a few skeptical Democrats, notably Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The headline-grabbing moment came when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said John Kerry had been “fleeced” by the Iranians.
Jason Rezaian’s employers at the Washington Post have turned to the United Nations for help in freeing him from Iranian prison, following a nuclear deal in which the White House failed to even bring up U.S. citizens currently jailed in the Islamic Republic.
First, there was an interview with Jake Tapper of CNN, in which she handled the Trump surge (saying that she shares the anger at professional politicians she feels Trump is tapping into), immigration policy, domestic security, and the Planned Parenthood videos. “Politics is not a game,” Fiorina said on Fox & Friends, “and it’s not entertainment. It’s deadly serious now. Because unless we solve some of these festering problems, and exhibit leadership to challenge the status quo in Washington, D.C., and exhibit leadership around the world, these times will continue to be perilous.”
According to a Friday afternoon report by the Wall Street Journal: “An internal government review found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent at least four emails from her personal account containing classified information during her time heading the State Department.”
Judicial Watch notes that a lawsuit to squeeze documents about the targeting of individuals for audits out of the IRS was unsuccessful, even though a previous FOIA suit forced the agency to admit it was indeed keeping lists of individual donors to Tea Party and other conservative groups, for use in some sort of “secret research project,” even though IRS officials admitted “such information was not needed.”
On Thursday evening, the New York Times broke a bombshell story that could spell doom for Hillary Clinton’s already-faltering campaign. The headline read, “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email.”
The family of Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and their legal representation are pushing hard on the idea that he was not radical, a terrorist, or even particularly religious. The narrative they are pushing is that his deadly rampage was born of drug abuse and depression.
Chattanooga Police Sgt. Dennis Pedigo Jr. will be recovering from injuries sustained during the battle with shooter Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez for some time to come.
On Wednesday, Kurdish militants allegedly shot two Turkish police officers, asleep in a shared residence on the Syrian border, they believed were collaborating with ISIS. The shooting has inflamed already dangerous tensions between Kurds and the Turkish government.
The University of Tennessee reports that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has established a Chattanooga Heroes Fund to “support the families of those who lost their lives as well as those who were wounded in the tragic shootings on July 16.”
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) says he will make sure the four Marines and a Navy Petty Officer killed during the attack on a Navy training center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, receive Purple Hearts.
Law enforcement officials have revealed that at least one of the service members attacked by Chattanooga killer Mohammed Abdulazeez was able to return fire with a handgun – possibly two, as the FBI is said to be examining another weapon recovered from the scene.
The Houston Chronicle notes that “Texas law doesn’t say how old is old enough for kids to be left alone,” but unnamed “authorities” warn that “inadequate supervision puts children at risk.” Yes, and inadequate common sense puts innocent people at risk. I guess you could say the Nanny State is practicing what it preaches, as it frets about leaving its child-citizens inadequately supervised. No wonder helicopter parenting is mandated.
This may be a case of “trolling” gone wild, an increasingly common and troubling phenomenon. It’s easy and cost-free for social media users to whip up campaigns of harassment, unleashing destructive passions that can spill over into far worse activities.
The government of Iran is presenting its deal with Obama to their people and legislature as a triumph, speaking openly about provisions that have been misrepresented to the American people and Congress by the Obama administration.