Hillary and Bernie were all over the last debate, pandering to Black Lives Matter groups, painting police as systemically racist and evil.
Via Fox News:
A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty — “to protect and serve.”
But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America’s police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America’s streets is being met with a “deafening silence.”
“I cannot recall any time in recent years when six law enforcement professionals have been murdered by gunfire in multiple incidents in a single week,” National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Craig W. Floyd said in a statement Friday. “Already this year there have been eight officers shot and killed, compared to just one during the same period last year and represents a very troubling trend.”
It was a contest to see who could profess the most love for him.
Via Time Magazine:
Heated exchanges over Obama’s legacy reflect how he has become a specter in the Democratic primary contest
Democratic. presidential candidate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appears with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a debate in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 2016.
There were only two Democrats on the debate stage in Milwaukee on Thursday night, but they should have brought a third podium for President Obama.
Coming back from a landslide defeat in the New Hampshire primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doggedly criticized Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on areas where he’d split with Obama while duct-taping herself to the President’s legacy on issues as varied as foreign policy, health care and Wall Street.
Sanders, for his part, did his best to hold his ground, justifying his criticism of the President and presenting himself as a change agent while pointing out Clinton’s own differences with Obama.
Ayatollah didn’t get any Valentine’s Day cards as a child.
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.
Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine’s Day gifts.
The annual Feb. 14 homage to romance, which tradition says is named after an early Christian martyr, has become popular in recent years in Iran and other Middle East countries.
World continues to heat up.
An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.
More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.
Weather maps show a cold air mass across the Great Lakes triggering heavy lake-effect snow that is pushing inland, especially near Buffalo, New York.
Lake-effect snow comes about as moisture from warmer lake waters mixes with cold air from the north, causing upward of 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour.
“Depending on where you are, if you’re just south or north of this lake-effect, it can look like a wall of snow is coming down,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.
Ads to likely be used to advertise “correct version” of Islam.
Via The Verge:
Facebook has begun combating terrorist propaganda online with its own form of “counter speech,” The Wall Street Journal reports, attempting to discredit extremist content with posts from its users. The social network has supported several counter speech initiatives in recent months, offering ad credits to some users and collaborating with the US State Department to develop messaging from college students.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum last month, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg expressed her support for campaigns that counter propaganda from terrorist groups like ISIS with messages of tolerance and hope. Sandberg pointed to a recent case in which a Facebook page for a neo-Nazi group was flooded with “likes” and positive messages.
What difference does it make?
Via Daily Caller:
The State Department’s inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.
According to The Washington Post, the State Department inspector general’s subpoena, which was filed in the fall, also sought records related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s concurrent employment in 2012 with the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and Teneo Holdings, a Clinton-connected consulting firm.
Obama loves transparency until it applies to him.
Via The Hill:
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court ruling that kept a lid on a handful of documents related to a lawsuit from Congress over the Obama administration’s botched “Fast and Furious” operation.
The ruling does not necessarily mean that the eight documents will be released. Instead, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit merely referred the matter back to a lower court to seek clarity about another judge’s order.
At issue are a few dozen pages of documents that lawyers representing the Justice Department and the House hammered out in 2013, while discussing a settlement about the House’s lawsuit over “Fast and Furious.”
Another thing designed solely to benefit Hillary.
Via Washington Post:
The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.
The decision, which may provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington.
“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.
Update to this story. The name of the restaurant was Nazareth and they flew an Israeli flag at the bar, along with an American flag.
Via Daily Mail:
Bernie Sanders called bull on tonight’s Democratic debate stage as Hillary Clinton proclaimed that she was not bought and paid for by Wall Street, despite bankers throwing money at her presidential campaign.
‘The people aren’t dumb,’ Sanders said. ‘Let’s not insult the intelligent of the American people. Why in God’s name does Wall Street make huge campaign contributions? I guess just for the fun of it, they want to throw money around.’
Sanders has waged a war against the ‘corrupt campaign finance system’ throughout his presidential campaign and used rival Clinton as a convenient punching bag for both having a super PAC, one that she inherited from President Barack Obama, and for lapping up Wall Street’s money.
Here’s Hillary shaking the hand of Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, wearing the same gold Mao jacket she wore last night at the debate.
Looks pretty darn friendly, there…
Then again, did he ever stop?