Overnight Open Thread: Police Arrest Man Dressed As Tree Blocking Traffic

Undercover, Special Branch…

Clinton Campaign Bars Employees from Using Personal Email Accounts


Hypocrisy squared.

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign prohibits employees from using a personal email address to conduct official business, according to a hacked copy of its employee handbook.

“Staff are provided an e-mail account for Campaign business use only. Employees must use their Campaign-provided e-mail accounts for all correspondence regarding or related to the Campaign’s business,” the handbook states.

“Employees cannot use personal email addresses (.gmail, icloud, etc.) to conduct Campaign business.”

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John Podesta And His Russian Connections…


Via WSJ:

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has responded to the WikiLeaks publication of his private emails by suggesting they were stolen by the Russians to elect Donald Trump. What he doesn’t like to talk about is the business he’s done with a Kremlin-backed investment firm and the lengths he’s gone to avoid scrutiny of this relationship.

“Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer and the Trump campaign have been urging the media to pay attention to Mr. Podesta’s Russian connection and perhaps they should. The story begins in 2011 when the solar energy startup Joule Unlimited announced that Mr. Podesta had been elected to its board of directors. In a company press release, Joule’s CEO at the time lauded Mr. Podesta’s “extensive experience within the US government and internationally as well.” No one claimed Mr. Podesta was a scientific expert, but the company’s founder expressed the hope that their new associate “can help Joule build the lasting relationships needed for long-term success.”

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Obama Transition Team: Muslim Picks for Top Jobs Could Not Pass Careful Vetting


You don’t say?

Via Lifezette:

A 2008 email released by WikiLeaks on Monday appears to suggest that the Obama administration considered appointing Muslims to important administration positions who would have trouble passing vetting procedures — at least in the court of public opinion.

In the email, titled “Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates,” future administration official Preeta D. Bansal, then a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, provided Michael B. Froman, a member of Obama’s transition team, with a list of potential Asian-Americans and Muslim-Americans for “top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees.”

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Flashback: No, Health Insurance Premiums Will Not Rise Under Obamacare


Except we all said then and are proven right today that they would go up. Today the Obama regime finally admitted the rates would rise 22%.

So much for Politifact and the OFA ‘Truth Team’…

Clinton Aides Didn’t Think Private Email Server A Big Deal, Convinced Her To Joke About It


Out of whack ethics, but look for whom who they work…

Via Daily Mail:

Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events – and at least one joke made it into her remarks.

‘I love it,’ she told a dinner in Iowa on August 14, 2015, noting she had opened an online account with Snapchat, which deletes posts automatically.

‘Those messages disappear all by themselves.’

The crack scored a laugh from the audience. About a month earlier, news broke of an FBI investigation into whether some of the emails that passed through Clinton’s unsecured server contained classified information.

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BREAKING: 3rd O’Keefe Video – Robert Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was Personally Involved In Dirty Dealings…UPDATE: Dem Operative Scott Foval Even Posed With One Of The ‘Ducks’

Remember the Donald Duck protesters? Apparently Hillary herself signed off on that….

Via James O’Keefe:

Part III of the undercover Project Veritas Action investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck.

In this video, several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations. “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”

It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”

The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further.



Scott Foval, one of the organizers behind the dirty tricks, even posed with one of the Ducks, further confirming his involvement and the truth of the O’Keefe videos.


State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

What’s the only thing worse than Obama receiving Nobel for doing nothing? Kerry receiving a prize for guaranteeing Iran a nuke.

Via Free Beacon:

State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.

Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked Kirby during the State Department daily press briefing about Kerry receiving the award for the controversial deal. Kirby said the work that led to the deal was a team effort, both with international partners and within the U.S. government.

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Church Bells Ring as ISIS Pushed Out of Iraqi Christian Town Near Mosul

We covered when Bartella was taken in 2014, so happy for the people to finally be free.

Via Free Beacon:

Church bells rang in an Iraqi Christian town over the weekend for the first time since the Islamic State captured it more than two years ago, as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul to push out the terrorist group.

The Christian town of Bartella was held by ISIS until Saturday, when Iraqi ground forces liberated the area. One Iraqi soldier signaled victory by ringing the bells of the town’s church, which ISIS defaced by writing on its walls, “Our God is higher than the cross,” the International Business Times reports.

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Terminally Ill California Woman’s Insurance Company Will Pay For Her Assisted Suicide, But Not For Chemo…


Meet the death panel.

Via Life News:

The Washington Times reported that the California Assisted-suicide law prompted an insurance company to deny coverage to a terminally ill California woman.

Bradford Richardson, from the Washington Times reported that Stephanie Packer, a wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with a terminal form of scleroderma, said that her insurance company initially indicated it would pay for her to switch to a different chemotherapy drug based on the recommendation of her doctors but shortly after the California assisted suicide law went into effect, her insurance company denied her treatment.

Richardson reported Packer as saying:

“And when the law was passed, it was a week later I received a letter in the mail saying they were going to deny coverage for the chemotherapy that we were asking for,”

She said she called her insurance company to find out why her coverage had been denied. On the call, she also asked whether suicide pills were covered under her plan.

“And she says, ‘Yes, we do provide that to our patients, and you would only have to pay $1.20 for the medication,’”Mrs. Packer said.

Stephanie Packer believes that legalizing assisted suicide creates an incentive for insurance companies to deny terminally ill people coverage.

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Emails Shows Clinton Campaign Discussing ‘Trump Swift Boat Project’


Gee, I wonder what that could be? Does it have anything to do with making women come out of the woodwork, just as was used against Herman Cain?

Via Daily Caller:

An email released on Monday by WikiLeaks shows members of the Hillary Clinton campaign discussing a “Trump swift boat project” with a political strategist with longstanding ties to the Clintons.

“I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries — but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project?” Joel Johnson, the managing director of Glover Park Group, strategic communications firm, wrote in a Feb. 26 email to Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

“Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide — but not a half assed scramble,” he added.

Palmieri responded, sarcastically: “Gee. Thanks, Joel. We thought we could half-ass it. Let’s discuss.”

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Outrageous! Army Veteran: I Feel Betrayed By U.S. Gov’t By Having To Give Back Re-Enlistment Bonuses

Update to this story. This is positively one of the most horrible things I have ever heard and this is just one story of thousands affected by this. Government gave it to them to enlist. The veterans kept their word and now the government wants it back? And this has been going on without real media coverage since 2012.

Former Democrat Attorney General Of Pennsylvania Sentenced To Jail Time


Via The Daily Beast:

The former attorney general of Pennsylvania, who was convicted in August on nine criminal charges, including perjury and conspiracy, was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail. Kathleen Kane, 50, left office in August while facing the charges for having orchestrated a leak of secret grand-jury documents to plant a negative story about her political opponent, former state prosecutor Frank Fina.

Kane was also later found to have lied about her actions under oath. Instead of jail time, the former top attorney sought either probation or house arrest instead of jail time. During her sentencing hearing, Kane reportedly said, “I don’t care what happens to me,” but pleaded with the judge to have “mercy” on her two sons, whom she said a jail sentence would affect the hardest.

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BREAKING: Obama Admin Announces Obamacare Premiums Will Rise By 22% Next Year


Told you so…

Via CNN:

Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday.

The price hike is the latest blow to Obamacare. Insurers are raising prices and downsizing their presence on the exchanges as they try to stem losses from sicker-than-anticipated customers. Enrollment for 2017 will be closely watched since insurers want to see younger and healthier consumers enroll.

The benchmark silver plan — upon which federal subsidies are based — will cost an average of $296 a month next year. That figure is based on prices for a 27-year-old enrollee in the 39 states that use the federal healthcare.gov exchange, plus the four states and Washington D.C. that have their own exchanges.

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Thousands Of California Soldiers Forced To Repay Enlistment Bonuses A Decade After Going To War…


The government gave it to them. They shouldn’t have to pay it back. Ever pay the IRS too much money? Did you get it back? Nope, you gotta ask them first.

Via CBS News:

Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday.

The Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard under pressure to fill ranks and hit enlistment goals. If soldiers refuse, they could face interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Faced with a shortage of troops at the height of the two wars, California Guard officials offered bonuses of $15,000 or more for soldiers to reenlist.

A federal investigation in 2010 found thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were improperly doled out to California Guard soldiers. About 9,700 current and retired soldiers received notices to repay some or all of their bonuses with more than $22 million recovered so far.

Soldiers said they feel betrayed at having to repay the money.

“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart. “People like me just got screwed.”

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John Podesta Hates David Brock, Part 2…


What’s not to hate?

Via FreeBeacon:

New emails released by Wikileaks on Monday revealed more evidence that top Hillary Clinton insiders see David Brock as both “crazy” and a “nut bar.”

Previous emails reported on by the Washington Free Beacon showed that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta went to great lengths to avoid meeting with Brock in person and that he wanted him to “chill out” during Clinton’s primary battle with Bernie Sanders.

New emails show that Podesta thinks that Brock is legitimately “crazy.”

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Elizabeth Warren: We Nasty Women Are Marching Our Nasty Feet To Cast Nasty Votes For Hillary Clinton…

So she’s saying women are nasty?


Email Shows Clinton Attack Over Miss Universe Was Months In Planning…


Of course it was.

Via Fox News:

The Clinton campaign’s recent attacks on Donald Trump for his comments about a beauty queen’s weight problems were months in the making, according to an opposition research report uncovered in emails released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton invoked those comments during the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. Near the end of the showdown, during a sustained riff about the Republican nominee’s past remarks about women, Clinton cited the case of Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado.

“And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” Clinton said. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.”

Trump responded: “Where did you find this?”

The answer is: in a 157-page opposition research file that Clinton’s campaign had been using since at least Dec. 19, 2015, the day research director Tony Carrk emailed it – and research files on Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta. Podesta’s emails were subsequently hacked and more than 25,000 of them have been released so far by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

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Hollywood Moonbat Mark Ruffalo: Obama “Immoral” For “Calling Himself A Climate Change Leader”…


Via Raw Story:

Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for allowing fracking and other fossil fuel extraction while presenting himself as a green president.

The Oscar-nominated “Spotlight” and “Avengers” actor spoke out at a rally in Los Angeles protesting against man-made climate change and, in particular, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the site of escalating protests in recent weeks.

“President Obama, it is immoral for you to keep drilling in our state lands, in our federal lands, off our federal waters, while at the same time calling yourself a climate change leader,” he said.

He was joined on stage by actresses Shailene Woodley, 24, and Susan Sarandon, 70, for a five-hour event featuring music and speeches in front of around 800 people at MacArthur Park in downtown LA.

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Obama: ‘We Have Not Had a Major Scandal” In My Administration…

Yes, he really said that.

Via Free Beacon:

President Obama claimed there had been no “major scandal” in his administration during a Democratic fundraiser Sunday night in San Diego.

Obama made the comment while railing against Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee who once called him “one of the most corrupt presidents” in modern history.

“Here’s a guy who called my administration perhaps the most corrupt in history–despite the fact that actually we have not had a major scandal in my administration–that, when Trump was suggesting that I wasn’t even born here, said, well, I don’t know, was not sure,” Obama said, according to Politico Playbook. “This guy has spent all his time simply trying to obstruct, to feed the same sentiments that resulted in Donald Trump becoming their nominee.”