Bolton: John Kerry ‘Should Resign’ After Iran Deal…


Kerry is waiting for Hillary to fail so he can run in 2020.

Via Washington Examiner:

Former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has made no secret of his disdain for the Iran nuclear deal, but now he’s calling for heads to roll.

In an address to the Young America’s Foundation’s Midwest Freedom Conference, Bolton called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on the heels of the nuclear agreement with the Iranians, which was agreed to in July.

“My recommendation is for Secretary Kerry to resign,” Bolton told a questioner who asked how the U.S. can remedy the deal with Iran. “The best thing we can hope for is the world goes to sleep for 16 months because it’s not going to get any better. The ground has already shifted under our feet dramatically. It will shift further until the next president is sworn in.”

The former ambassador to the United Nations told the crowd that there are only two potential outcomes in Iran, as there have been for most of President Obama’s term in office — Iran gets nuclear weapons or someone takes preemptive military action in the region.

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Disgraceful: CNN Has Father Of Oregon Killer On To Rant Against Guns

Trust CNN to try to use even the killer’s father to push their anti-gun agenda. Rather than blame his son, the father, Ian Mercer, says, “That’s what guns are. The killers. It’s as simple as that. It’s black and white.”

Here’s a problem with the father’s story, he says he never knew the son had guns and that he communicated with his son regularly. But the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, and his mother, Laurel, went shooting regularly, according to neighbors. She also had multiple guns, according to posts she made on social media.
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So how can the father honestly assert he had no knowledge of that now? He did not live with the son, so perhaps they never told him, but given it was a regular practice, it would seem it’s more dad’s effort to disavow all knowledge and blame the guns, not his son.

Scientifically Challenged Global Warming Moonbats: Dozens Of Deaths Likely From VW Pollution Dodge…


Ms. Jones “Sorry your life partner died from excessive VW exhaust fumes.”

Via Charlotte Observer:

Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.

The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough pollution to cause somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years, with the annual count increasing more recently as more of the diesels were on the road. The total cost has been well over $100 million.

That’s just in the United States. It’s likely far deadlier and costlier in Europe, where more VW diesels were sold, engineers said. Scientists and experts said the death toll in Europe could be as high as hundreds each year, though they caution that it is hard to take American health and air quality computer models and translate them to a more densely populated Europe.

“Statistically, we can’t point out who died because of this policy, but some people have died or likely died as a result of this,” said Carnegie Mellon environmental engineer professor Peter Adams. He calculates the cost of air pollution with a sophisticated computer model that he and the AP used in its analysis.

Computer software allowed VW diesel cars to spew between 10 to 40 times more nitrogen oxides (NOx) than allowed by regulation, making this “clearly a concern for air quality and public health,” said Janet McCabe, acting air quality chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Nitrogen oxides mostly form smog — that murky, dirty air that makes it hard to see and for some people to breathe — but also amplify a deadlier, larger problem: tiny particles of soot. Numerous medical studies show those tiny particles cause about 50,000 deaths a year in the United States, mostly from heart problems.

Nitrogen oxides can travel hundreds of miles, so pollution spewed in Pittsburgh can be felt on the East Coast, Adams said.

Experts calculate how much pollution costs society by looking at the value of lost lives. In this case, Adams and other said the lost lives — valued at $8.6 million apiece — overwhelm other costs such as lost work days or hospital costs. The overall annual cost of the extra pollutants from the VW diesels ranged from $40 million to $170 million, environmental engineering professors calculated.

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New Book: Hillary Has Long History Of Beating Up Bill Behind Closed Doors

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Come on, she’s just a sweet lovable Grandma!

Via NY Post:

She’s on a mission to be a softer, warmer, funnier candidate — but according to a new book, the real Hillary Clinton is so volatile and prone to violent outbursts that she terrorizes staff, Secret Service agents and even her own husband.
In “The Clintons’ War On Women” (Skyhorse), out Oct. 13, political strategist Roger Stone details Hillary’s abusive behavior — dating back to the Clintons’ days in Arkansas, where Bill served as governor.

“Hillary Clinton has a long history of being domestically violent with Bill,” Stone writes. “Hillary has beaten Bill, hit him with hard objects, scratched and clawed him, and made him bleed.”

Stone, a controversial figure who recently decamped from Donald Trump’s campaign, also delves into the more fantastical rumors that have dogged the Clintons for years.

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Moonbat Protesters Rally Against Guns On Campus Near University Of Central Florida…


No guns on campus didn’t work in Oregon. Four possibilities in ending a campus shooting, the perp runs out of ammo, police take him into custody, the police take him out or he takes the self inflicted taxpayer relief shot.

Via Central Florida Future:

“Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun.” “No Guns on Campus.” “Zero Guns = Zero Gun Deaths.” “Guns Ruin Lives.”

These words were seen on signs held at the corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail at 5 p.m. Friday during a “No Open Carry” rally.

Diane Rambo, the organizer of the rally, sent emails Thursday to spread awareness of the protest near UCF.

“I organized this, calling our friends who have been touched by so many horrible events on college campuses,” Diane said in an email. “Our son graduated from UCF. Our neighbors go to UCF. It is our college, our people.

“We do not need to create opportunities for terrible events. We want a peaceful campus for all.”

Dexter Rambo, Diane’s husband and co-organizer of the rally, said the main goal was to protest against the possible passing of the Florida bill in the legislature that aims to arm people with guns on campus.

“We don’t want the bill passed because we don’t want the same sort of thing to happen here that happened in Oregon,” Dexter said.

People driving by the small rally honked in approval as Dexter held a sign that read, “Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun.”

After about half an hour, more protesters began to arrive to show their concern for the passing of the Florida bill.

With fliers that read, “Say No to Campus Carry,” Aurora Cox showed up to the busy street corner to share additional information and help Dexter protest.

Cox’s daughter is a UCF graduate, and she said if UCF was a school with open carry when her daughter was a student, she wouldn’t have let her attend.

“I just don’t buy into ‘more guns make us safe,’” Cox said. “It’s just not the kind of world that I want to live in.”

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Sweden’s Acceptance of Refugees And Welfare System Imploding: ‘No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without a Gun’…


Utopia for Bernie and his Feel the Bern Crowd.

Via Gatesone Institute:

The week after the double murder at IKEA in Västerås, where a man from Eritrea who had been denied asylum grabbed some knives and stabbed Carola and Emil Herlin to death, letters and emails poured into the offices of Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Stefan Löfven. Angry, despondent and desperate Swedes have pled with the Social Democratic PM to stop filling the country with criminal migrants from the Third World or, they write, there is a serious risk of hatred running rampant in Sweden. One woman suggested that because the Swedish media will not address these issues, Löfven should start reading foreign newspapers, and wake up to the fact that Sweden is sinking fast.

During the last few decades, Swedes have had to get used to the government (left and right wing parties alike) prioritizing refugees and migrants above native Swedes. The high tax level (the average worker pays 42% income tax) was been accepted in the past, because people knew that if they got sick, or when they retired or otherwise needed government aid, they would get it.

Now, Swedes see the welfare system failing them. More and more senior citizens fall into the “indigent” category; close to 800,000 of Sweden’s 2.1 million retirees, despite having worked their whole lives, are forced to live on between 4,500 and 5,500 kronor ($545 – $665) a month. Meanwhile, seniors who immigrate to Sweden receive the so-called “elderly support subsidy” — usually a higher amount — even though they have never paid any taxes in Sweden.

Worse, in 2013 the government decided that people staying in the country illegally have a right to virtually free health and dental care. So while the destitute Swedish senior citizen must choose between paying 100,000 kronor ($12,000) to get new teeth or living toothless, a person who does not even have the right to stay in Sweden can get his teeth fixed for 50 kronor ($6).[…]

What follows are excerpts from emails sent from private citizens to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven:

From Mattias, a social worker and father of four, “a dad who wants my kids to grow up in Sweden the way I had the good fortune of doing, without explosions, hand grenades, car fires, violence, rape and murder at IKEA”:

“Hi Stefan. I am a 43-year-old father of four, who is trying to explain to my children, ages 6-16, what is going on in Sweden. I am sad to say that you and your party close your eyes to what is happening in Sweden. All the things that are happening [are] due to the unchecked influx from abroad. You are creating a hidden hatred in Sweden. We are dissatisfied with the way immigration is handled in Sweden, from asylum housing to school issues. And it takes so long to get a job, many people give up before they even get close. Mattias”

Marcus, 21, wrote:

“Hi Stefan, I am one of the people who voted for you. I live in Helsingborg, still with my parents because there are no apartments available. I can see where I live that as soon as an old person moves out, eight foreigners immediately move in: they just bypass us young, Swedish people in line. With all that is going on in Sweden ­– rapes, robberies, the IKEA murders and so on — why aren’t non-Swedes sent back to their countries when they commit crimes? Of course we should help refugees, but they should be the right kind of refugees. … I’m sorry to say this, Stefan, but the Sweden Democrats should be allowed to rule for four years and remove the people who do not abide by the laws, and who murder or destroy young women’s lives. It is horrible, I have a job that pays poorly because there are no jobs. Sweden has more people than jobs.”

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Break Out The Ben And Jerry’s Ice Cream: Biden To Announce 2016 Decision Within Days…

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Run, Joe, Run.

Via The Hill:

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News.

Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running.

Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run.

The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then.

A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the report.

A poll released earlier this week found Biden would be the most popular Democratic candidate if he entered the race.

Forecasters say Biden would likely take more support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton than surging candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), tightening the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Hillary’s Legal Advisor: Time To Lawyer Up

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Prepping for pinstripes…

Via NY Post:

One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath.
The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview.

“This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy.

“Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters being taken very seriously and acted upon by the Clintons. I’ve told them repeatedly that this FBI e-mail investigation could go in a very dangerous direction very quickly.

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Putin Has A Foreign Policy For Syria: Save Assad, Secure Key Population Centers…

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Obama Administration still working on recruiting moderates for a flowing kinetic action.

Via Stars and Stripes:

Russia’s military intervention in Syria appears to be aimed at helping the government recover control of key population centers and ensure a role for President Bashar Assad in any peace process, undermining the U.S. demand that he give up power, according to U.S. officials and independent analysts.

The apparent Russian strategy isn’t without grave risks, however. The air campaign launched by Russia this week ignited vows of vengeance by Syrian rebels and calls across the Islamic world for retribution that could suck Moscow deeper into the sectarian maelstrom convulsing the Middle East and trigger terrorism at home.

“Russia can no longer count on the backlash of their involvement being largely confined to Syria,” said a U.S. intelligence official, who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. “The ability of extremists to instantly spread their hateful ideology and incite violence worldwide will be difficult for even (Russian President Vladimir) Putin to ignore and will likely come home to roost.”

Those dangers don’t sway Putin, countered Christopher Harmer, a retired Navy officer and an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, explaining that Russia historically has shown an extremely high tolerance for pain in pursuing its geostrategic goals.

“What would be a quagmire for us would be a walk in the park to them,” he said. “There are going to be some Russians killed. But it’s not going to be Afghanistan, where thousands of Russians were killed (during the 1979-1989 Soviet occupation).”

Russia unleashed a third day of airstrikes on Friday, including for the first time Islamic State positions. U.S. officials, Syrian opposition groups and independent analysts — bolstered by geolocation data extracted from Russian Defense Ministry videos — countered that most of the attacks since Tuesday have targeted other opposition contingents, including groups backed by the United States and its European and Arab allies.

Putin “couldn’t give a more definitive middle finger to (President Barack) Obama than this,” said Phillip Smyth, a University of Maryland researcher who closely tracks the Syrian war. “The Russians wouldn’t have released the imagery of what they were bombing and saying it was the Islamic State when everyone could geolocate it.”

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Biden: “Most” Of The Republicans Running For President Are “Homophobes”…


Joltin’ Joe at it again.

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Bill Maher And Richard Dawkins: Regressive Leftists Just Can’t Bring Themselves To Criticize Islam

Refugees Break Into Channel Tunnel As Tension Mounts In Calais…

Migrants gather on the road as others board lorries that queue on the access road to reach the ferry terminal in Calais

Hijrah, a migration to Islamize a new land.

Via EURO News:

About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.

Scores of migrants forced their way into Eurotunnel’s French terminal overnight, clashing with staff and police and causing a temporary suspension of rail services, Eurotunnel said.

The company said traffic levels in the tunnel were back to normal later on Saturday following safety checks, though passenger services were expected to run with delays of up to two hours for the rest of the day.

Roughly 200 migrants entered Eurotunnel’s terminal after midnight by pulling down fencing, with 120 getting into the tunnel before being intercepted inside by French police, the company and police said.

“Such a large group had no chance of reaching the UK, so this was clearly an organised attack aimed at drawing media attention to the desperate situation of the migrants who are stuck in Calais,” Eurotunnel said in a statement.

The police made 23 arrests in clashes that left six injured, after heading off the migrants at a junction between the different tunnels 15 km from the French side.

“This is something new. We have never been faced with something like that. Their determination and aggressiveness are growing,” a police source said.

Police sources have in recent days pointed to the presence at Calais of militants from “No Borders”, a far-left group that opposes border and immigration controls.

Calais has long been an immigration flashpoint but in the past year has become part of a wider pan-European crisis, with states struggling to agree on how to handle inflows of people fleeing conflicts or poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

A tightening of security at the sea port in Calais has prompted increased attempts to access the Channel Tunnel, leading to the deaths of several migrants.

But migrants also targeted the port in a separate incident on Saturday, attempting to jump on lorries queuing on the approach road to the port, a Reuters photographer on site said.

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New York Daily News Hires New ‘Social Justice’ Writer….#BlackLivesMatter’s ‘Rachel Dolezal’, Shaun King


Pays to pretend to be black.

Via Mediaite:

Daily Kos columnist and #BlackLivesMatter activist Shaun King has been hired by the New York Daily News to be their new social justice writer.

CNN reports that the newspaper announced the hiring move in a staff memo yesterday that created this new role for King because of how impressed they said they were with King’s writings on issues like inequality and race relations.

Executive Editor Jim Rich said, “His passion and attention to detail on topics that are of critical importance to our readers — both online and in print — make him a perfect fit for the Daily News.”

In his farewell post on Daily Kos, King explained, “The New York Daily News isn’t a decidedly liberal outlet. The audience is also very different, but I hope to bring much of what you have welcomed here to the New York Daily News audience.”

King’s name might be familiar to casual news observers because back in August, he was accused of being white despite saying he’s biracial, a controversy that blew up for a few days and then seems to have fizzled out. Regardless, this will be viewed by some as a controversial hire for a paper that has typically been considered less predictably politicized than some of the other New York papers.

Islamic State Gaining Ground On Golan Border As Moderate Rebels Surrender…


As effective as the Iraqi Army speed bumps.

Via Times of Israel:

As Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday targeted rebel groups in central and northern Syria, many of them reportedly unaffiliated with the Islamic State, Islamist groups in the south are growing stronger, with IS fighters now operating openly near the border with Israel, an opposition spokesman said on Thursday.

Speaking to The Times of Israel from Jordan, where he serves from within the joint Western-Arab command center in Amman known as MOC, the spokesman of Free Syrian Army units active in the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra said that an estimated 500-700 Islamic State fighters are currently active in the towns of Jamlah and Ash-Shajarah, adjacent to the Israeli border in the southern Golan Heights.

Further east, moderate forces are attempting to push back IS fighters trying to occupy al-Lajjah, an area north of the town of Basr al-Harir.

Western training for moderate rebel fighters in Jordan has not taken place in five months, he added, and no ammunition or weaponry has reached the Free Syrian Army on the southern front in three months.

“The current situation is very bad,” the spokesman said. “No battles are taking place [with Assad forces] in our sector because there’s no ammunition.” While the Assad regime is maintaining its hold on the city of Daraa, near the Jordanian border, the surrounding villages are largely held by rebel forces.

In addition to the decline in ammunition, salaries have also been cut by 60 percent to Free Syrian Army fighters, the spokesman noted. An average FSA combatant earns just $70 a month, as compared to $300 earned by Islamist Nusra Front combatants or the salary of IS fighters, which can reach $500. The latter two organizations are classified as terror groups by the US and other Western states.

“The more Western states fall short in providing support to us, the more they help ISIS and Nusra,” he said. “If the donor states do not take a firm stand, within two months most fighters in the southern front will switch to Nusra or ISIS. The lack of salaries and ammunition is humiliating them, and they won’t take it much longer.”

Last year, an entire fighting faction, the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, owning 40 tanks and armored vehicles, pledged allegiance to IS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he noted.

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Donald Trump Thanks Megyn Kelly For Defending His Wife, Melania Trump From NY Times

The Donald wasn’t slow in responding.
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After 7 Years Without A Budget; Obama Urges Congress To Fund The Government In 2016…


Continuing resolutions are getting old.

Via Reuters:

President Barack Obama on Friday urged the U.S. Congress to take steps soon to fund the federal government in 2016 and raise its nearly exhausted borrowing authority, but acknowledged that Republican political turmoil in Congress will complicate that.

“I will not sign another shortsighted spending bill,” Obama told reporters, warning that a temporary budget patch approved this week by lawmakers presents the risk of a new fiscal crisis before Christmas.

On Wednesday, just hours before a midnight deadline when government agency funds were due to run out, Congress extended current spending levels through Dec. 11. That left only 10 weeks to set a budget for the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2016.

That deadline, and the need to raise the government’s debt ceiling expected in early November, loom as Republicans struggle to find a successor for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.

“I’m sure the speaker’s race complicates these negotiations,” Obama said.

Boehner said last week he would resign from Congress on Oct. 30 after being challenged repeatedly by hard-line conservatives in his own party. The move triggered an internal battle for his job and other House leadership posts in the Republican-dominated House.

Republican Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority leader, remains the favorite to replace Boehner. But some conservatives are cool to the Californian and insist he lacks the votes to be elected, raising the prospect of a prolonged fight.

McCarthy is being challenged by Representative Daniel Webster, former speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives.

A third contender emerged on Friday. Politico reported that Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah plans to launch a campaign, but his office did not respond to requests for comment.

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Oregon Shooter Spared A Student And Gave Him A Package To Give Police

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Likely his ‘manifesto’. So why haven’t we heard what’s in it yet?

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities, according to the grandmother of a student who witnessed the deadly rampage in Oregon.

Gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday.

The grandmother, Janet Willis, said her granddaughter Anastasia Boylan was wounded in the Thursday attack and pretended to be dead as Harper-Mercer kept firing, killing eight students and a teacher.

Willis said she visited her 18-year-old granddaughter in a hospital in Eugene, where the sobbing Boylan told her: “‘Grandma, he killed my teacher! He killed my teacher! I saw it!'”

Boylan also said the shooter told one student in the writing class to stand in a corner, handed him a package and told him to deliver it to authorities, Willis said.

Authorities have not disclosed whether they have such a package, but a law enforcement official said a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.

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Parents And Students Brawl At Florida Elementary School…


Civilized society is on a downward spiral.


School Police were called to intervene after a fight broke out at a South Florida elementary school between students and parents.

The large fight occurred at West Little River K-8 Center, at 2450 N.W. 84th St., Friday morning.

Two adults and four juveniles were taken into custody by Miami-Dade Schools Police. One of the adults has been charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds after officials discovered a butcher knife in her purse. The second adult was charged with aggravated battery. The juveniles have been charged with inciting a riot.

According to officials, eighth grader Jonathan Antoine was attacked Thursday at a nearby park. “When I fell, I scraped [my head] on the thing. Rocks and sand,” he said.

Relatives of both parties involved arrived at the school Friday morning to address the incident and wound up getting into a fight themselves.

Yarixa Rodriguez saw the incident while she was inside the school. “When I was in the office, the lady pushed me, and then she started running inside the office, and she was screaming, ‘Where’s my daughter?'” she said. “She started hitting the walls.”

Betty Bazile, Antoine’s mother, said her son has complained on more than one occasion regarding being bullied. “I found out yesterday by the principal, called me telling me that my son was jumped,” she said. “If he’s being bullied, something should’ve been done before this happened. Parents coming in and fighting in the school? That’s not a good thing at all for the safety of our children.”

Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett said some of the lessons children learn at a young age need to also be followed by adults. “Kids spend seven hours a day with us. We teach them values, like respect and responsibility, and the fact that parents need to have those same values and teach their kids those values,” he said. “They learn from their parents, not just from us.”

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Here’s How 11 Million Illegal Aliens Can Help Elect Hillary

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Via Daily Caller:

The estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. could help elect Hillary Clinton to the White House in 2016.

That’s according to a new analysis published in Politico Magazine on Saturday by Washington Post columnist Paul Goldman and George Mason University dean Mark Rozell. The pair lay out the case that illegal aliens and other non-citizen residents in the U.S. will help whichever candidate Democrats nominate for the White House.

This won’t be achieved by illegal aliens voting illegally, but by indirectly skewing the Electoral College in favor of Democrats, Goldman and Rozell argue.

The Electoral College provides one elector for each U.S. senator — of which there are 100 — and 435 electors for each member of the House of Representatives. An additional three electors granted to Washington D.C. brings the total “enrollment” in the Electoral College to 538.

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Secret Service Director Admits He Was Aware Of Attempt To Discredit Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT)…


All is well, he apologized. Update to this story.

Via WaPo:

The director of the Secret Service has contradicted statements he made to a top government investigator examining his agency’s disclosure of unflattering information about a congressman, saying he now recalls more about the matter, according to two government officials briefed on the probe.

Director Joseph P. Clancy this week alerted investigators from the Department of Homeland Security that he was revising his account, the officials said. Clancy says he now remembers details of the incident, which involved agency personnel circulating information from its files that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), an outspoken critic of the service, had once applied for a job at the agency and was turned down.

During a highly publicized inquiry by the DHS inspector general, Clancy told investigators that he was unaware of the information about Chaffetz until being informed April 1 that The Washington Post planned to publish an article about the matter, according to the report by Inspector General John Roth. Clancy also told investigators that he had been unaware that his staff was circulating the information internally, in violation of federal privacy law.

Roth’s report, released Wednesday, found that 45 agents and supervisors had peeked at Chaffetz’s personnel file, which was stored in an internal Secret Service database. The report said 18 supervisors, including the deputy director and Clancy’s chief of staff, knew that the information had been accessed inside the agency. But the report said Clancy was a notable exception and had never been informed.

Clancy now says he knew that the unflattering information was being shared inside his agency and was told about it by a top deputy before it was leaked to the news media, officials said.

As a result of his new statements, investigators from Roth’s office plan to reinterview Clancy about his revised account, the officials said.

In a statement to The Post, Clancy said Thursday that after the IG report was released this week, he recalled becoming aware on March 25 of a “speculative rumor” that Chaffetz had applied to the service and had been rejected. Clancy said he considered it at the time to be “not credible” and “not indicative” of any inappropriate action by employees.

“It was not until later that I became aware that this rumor had developed as Agency employees had used an Agency database to gain access to this information,” Clancy said in the statement. “I feel it is extremely important to be as accurate as possible regarding my knowledge of this matter and I have personally spoken to Chairman Chaffetz to advise him of the additional information that I provided to the Inspector General.”

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