Post-Debate Poll: Trump Leading, Second Is…Bush…

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Bush, Christie and Kasich have thrown all their eggs into New Hampshire, and have done more there than Rubio and Cruz, and it may be paying off for them. But many are still undecided.

HT: Young Cons

FBI Confirms They Are Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Use Of Private Email Server

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Not that we didn’t know that. Of course, Hillary Clinton said they were just doing a ‘security review’, which this puts paid to.

Via Washington Examiner:

An FBI official issued a rare acknowledgement of the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server use Monday in a letter filed in federal court.

Although FBI Director James Comey confirmed the existence of the probe in October of last year, agency officials have repeatedly declined to comment on the nature of the investigation and the direction in which it is headed.

James Baker, general counsel for the FBI, wrote in a letter filed in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the FBI “has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.”

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Liberals To Build Refugee Camps For Syrian Migrants On 7 Canadian Military Bases

This is insane.

Via The Rebel:

The Canadian military has been ordered by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to draft plans to house more than 6,000 Muslim migrants on a long-term basis at military bases, according to documents obtained exclusively by The Rebel.

Included in the Department of National Defence budgets are hundreds of thousands of dollars set aside for “religious support,” including the purchase of Muslim Korans, prayer mats and foot-washing towels.

The plans also call for the construction of mosques or “worship centres,” using taxpayers dollars.

The planning documents, in English and French, were released in response to a Rebel “Access to Information” request about religious expenditures by the Department of National Defence.

But the detailed Quebec budget plans also shed light on the sheer scale of the Trudeau government’s plans to set up refugee camp-style accommodations on seven Canadian Forces Bases across Quebec and Ontario.

The budget for Quebec alone totals more than $46 million for the first six months.

For a typical migrant family, that’s a $200,000/year subsidy — not including medicare or welfare.

It’s shocking that Canadian Armed Forces personnel will be ordered to abandon the coalition battle against ISIS and return to Canada to become waiters, chauffeurs and social workers for Muslim migrants, and that Canadian Forces Bases will be turned into squalid refugee camps.

It’s a disgrace that Canadian military personnel have been sent eviction notices to make way for foreign migrants.

But for the DND’s budget to be diverted away from military purposes and towards buying Korans and building mosques for foreign migrants, is especially outrageous.

Clintons, Upset Over Campaign, Thinking Of Staffing Shake-up, David Axelrod Gives Pithy Response

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Via Politico:

Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign’s messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what’s expected to be a loss in Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Clintons — stung by her narrow victory in Iowa — had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment sooner, a source told Politico.
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The talk of shake-up echoes what happened in 2008 — when Clinton was on the verge of sacking her campaign manager and several top communications officials — before her surprise win in New Hampshire bailed out her beleaguered staff. Over time, however she slowly layered over top officials, essentially hiring old hands — like Hillaryland stalwart Maggie Williams and pollster Geoff Garin — to run the campaign while the previous staffers were quietly relegated to subsidiary positions.

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David Axelrod had a pithy tweet, I’m sure that was completely unrelated:
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‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda: Trump’s Comments Are Driving Young Muslims Towards Terrorists…

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I’ve always thought this an incredibly stupid argument, and particularly so, coming from ‘Hanoi Jane’, who collaborated with the enemies of this country.

Via Washington Times:

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is driving young Muslims “closer to the terrorists,” said actress and feminist icon Jane Fonda.

Ms. Fonda, 78, appeared Sunday night at the Women’s Equality and ERA Coalition’s “Night of Comedy” in Manhattan, accusing Mr. Trump of “fanning the flames of people’s anxieties and racism,” the New York Daily News reported.

“It’s terrible and it’s dangerous,” Ms. Fonda said. “Even if he doesn’t make it, which I don’t think he will, the fact that he’s said the things he’s said about Muslims for example, the damage has been done. All those young Muslims now can say, ‘Yeah I guess they really are waging a war against us,’ and it will draw them closer to the terrorists. I think it’s really, really dangerous.”

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North Korea Tested Nuke-Capable Missile Which Could Hit U.S., Be Sold To Iran…

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But is Obama reacting to prevent this? No.

Via Daily Beast:

On Sunday, North Korea completed its second-in-a-row successful test of a three-stage launcher, showing the regime’s mastery of an especially complex technology.

Pyongyang claims it put an earth observation satellite — the Kwangmyongsong-4 — in a polar orbit. More likely, the object now circling the earth is a decoy. In 2012, after the North’s last long-range test, it announced it had put a communications satellite in space. No signal, however, has ever been detected from the device.

That “satellite,” and the one launched this week, are about the same weight as a nuclear warhead, and that was the point of these elaborate exercises. North Korea has been putting dead objects in orbit so that it can test, in violation of four sets of UN Security Council resolutions, its ballistic missile technology under the guise of a civilian rocket program.

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Clinton Hatchet Man, David Brock: Time To Burst Bernie’s ‘Purity Bubble’

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Bernie”s about to get the full vicious Clinton treatment. Bill and Hill have been counting on this for so long, they are not going to let him win.

Via Politico:

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hours after former President Bill Clinton caught the attention of Democrats all across the country with the debut of his stinging critique of Bernie Sanders in a 50-minute stemwinder in Milford, N.H., one of Hillary Clinton’s top allies piled on to his critique — and previewed new attacks on the Vermont senator.

“I think that it’s about time that voters got a glimpse of reality, which is what’s happening, and President Clinton did that. It was a strong call to arms, particularly to her supporters — and I include myself in that — who have stayed too quiet in the face of those character attacks, and that’s over. What she correctly called the ‘artful smear,’ we need to call attention to,” David Brock, the founder of the Correct The Record rapid response and opposition research group that coordinates with the Clinton campaign, told POLITICO on Monday morning. “Senator Sanders is trying to live in the purity bubble, and it needs to be burst.”

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Jeb Bush Promises Not To Blame Obama For Everything If He Becomes President…

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Just blame your brother, that’s been popular for 10 years.

Via The Hill:

Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president.

“My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. “The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch — whatever it is.”

“I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. “I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while.
“I hope you want a president who actually accepts accountability and responsibility but also has the skills to fix the mess that exists. I hope you want a leader who’s focused like a laser beam on the mess in Washington, D.C.”

Bush then took aim at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, arguing the billionaire is trampling everyday Americans underfoot for his own benefit.

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Video: Kasich Says He’s A Good Compromise Between Hillary Clinton & Socialist Bernie Sanders…

Oh lord. have mercy…

Bloomberg Eyeing Run For White House, Says In Heaven, He Wouldn’t Even Let God Interview Him…

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The Democrat ticket is looking more like a clown show every day.

Via CNBC:

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media owner and former New York mayor, has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for US president, a move that would dramatically reshape the 2016 race for the White House.

Speaking to the Financial Times, the founder of the eponymous financial information group criticised the quality of the debate in the presidential race. He said that he was “looking at all the options” when asked whether he was considering putting his name forward.

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North Korea Satellite Flew Over Super Bowl…

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North Korea is best Korea?

Via AP:

Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit.

Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or “Shining Star,” satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi’s Stadium about an hour after the Super Bowl ended.

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Clinton & Sanders In Dead Heat For Nomination Nationally…

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Grandma is worried.

Via Yahoo:

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa caucus. The poll has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points.

Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin at the beginning of the year. Sanders has narrowed that lead considerably over the past several weeks.

Clinton beat Sanders narrowly in the Iowa caucuses, the nation’s first nomination contest ahead of the November election, but is expected to lose to him in New Hampshire. The two rivals clashed on Thursday night in their first one-on-one debate, reflecting the tightness of the race.

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Does It Again! Chris Christie Hugs It Out With Hillary Clinton

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He did so well against Marco Rubio. Then he completely forgets the furor over his hug with Obama. Team Rubio gets him back.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Chris Christie may have embraced trouble for himself. A Marco Rubio
supporter tweeted a photo Monday of the New Jersey governor appearing to hug Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on CNN’s “State of the Union” set in New Hampshire.

This apparent hug comes over week after Christie said he would prosecute Clinton if elected president.

Mooch Skips Beyonce’s Halftime Performance… To Feed Her Dogs?…

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Clinton Doesn’t Disagree With Claim The Media’s Coverage Of Her Is Sexist….

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The stench of desperation hangs over Hillary’s floundering campaign.

TAPPER: “A lot of your supporters were very upset this last week when some older male pundits suggested that you are a shouter. Now, I would observe that Bernie Sanders doesn’t exactly talk in a whisper. But, that said, do you think that the coverage of you is sexist? Do you think that when male pundits say things like that, they have a different standard for you?”

CLINTON: “And I don’t want to single anybody out, Jake. Look, we are still living with a double standard. And I know it. Every woman I know knows it. Whether you’re in the media as a woman, or you’re in the professions or business or politics. And I don’t know anything other to do than to just keep forging through it and just taking the slings and arrows that come with being a woman in the arena. You know, sometimes I talk soft. Sometimes I get passionate and I get a little bit excited. I don’t know any man who doesn’t do the same thing. And I find it sort of interesting that all of a sudden this is a big discussion about me, once again. I’m so used to this. I’m going to keep making my case. I’m going to keep talking about what I will do as president. I’m going to keep laying out my record. Because I think it’s really important that this election be actually about who can do the job that needs to be done starting in January of 2017.”

Purdue University Staff Member Calls Pro-Life Students “Vile, Racist Idiots”…

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Via Campus Reform:

Members of a Students for Life group at Purdue University are facing an aggressive backlash on campus for distributing pro-life flyers and chalking “all lives matter” on sidewalks.

The group, known as “Purdue Students for Life,” created flyers containing the slogan “hands up, don’t abort,” appropriating the rhetoric of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which regularly chants the phrase “hands up, don’t shoot” during protests in honor of Michael Brown, who allegedly had his hands up when he was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

“Black children are an endangered race,” the flyer also stated.

Purdue Students for Life told Campus Reform the purpose of the flyer was to show that Planned Parenthood clinics are disproportionately built in dominantly black neighborhoods.

“The goal of doing this is really to bring to light…how specifically the African-American community, minorities in general, are being targeted by Planned Parenthood and being exploited in the name of empowering women,” group member Kevin Lasher told The Indianapolis Star. […]

The message, however, was poorly received at Purdue, where many students are calling the pro-life demonstration an act of racism. The group’s Facebook page is now filled with aggressive comments from students and faculty at Purdue. […]

In another series of posts on the group’s page, Jamie Newman, an employee of the university who works in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, called members of the pro-life group “vile, racist idiots, who richly deserve all the opprobrium that will be heaped on [them] as a result of this unbelievably thoughtless, stupid escapade.”

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Bill Clinton Calls Supporters Of Bernie Sanders “Vicious Trolls”…

And he’s got a bunch of papers to prove it.

Via American Mirror:

An increasingly geriatric Bill Clinton is upping his attacks on the 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, and is attempting to link anonymous internet “trolls” to Hillary’s rival.

Holding apparent print outs of internet comments, Clinton escalated his attacks on his wife’s opponent in Milford, New Hampshire Sunday night.

“For her, this is not about grand revolution. This is about whether can improve peoples lives,” Clinton said with a frail voice.

“Vicious trolling,” he dubbed apparent comments made towards female Clinton supporters, “that are literally too profane often — not to mention sexist — to repeat.”

The papers being held by Clinton shook in has hand as he attempted to link Sanders to them.

Clinton Spokeswoman Won’t Disavow Misogynist Remarks by Steinem, Albright…

It’s ok if they do it…

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney would not disavow the recent misogynist remarks made by feminist icons Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright on Monday.

CNN host Carol Costello asked Finney whether she wanted to disavow what the women said, saying that Albright and Steinem were pitting the older generation of women against the younger generation.

Finney defended the remarks and said the Clinton campaign cannot control what its surrogates say.

“Just wanted to point out, these are two women, obviously supporting Hillary, but we are not accountable for, you know, we can’t control what they say, obviously,” Finney said.

At a Clinton rally over the weekend, Albright recited her quote that there is a “special place in hell for women” who do not support other women, implying that women would go to hell if they did not vote for Clinton.

Steinem appeared on Bill Maher and said that women only supported Sanders because “that is where the boys are.” Steinem later apologized for her comments.

Pic Of The Day…

Islamic leaders in Baltimore weren’t shy about their proselytization when Obama spoke at their mosque last week.

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WaPo Writer: When I Met Islamic State Fighters Who Kidnapped My Best Friend “I Couldn’t Hate Them,” Felt “Heartbroken” Seeing Dead ISIS Jihadis….

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Wow.

Via Washington Post:

As a journalist based in northern Iraq for the past six years, I’ve seen the war with the Islamic State closer than I’d like. In the summer of 2014, my best friend, a man I’d come to love and respect during my time reporting here, was taken prisoner by the militants. We were more like brothers than friends, and I haven’t heard from him since.

I was filming about 180 miles away on the evening he disappeared. I drove through the night to join a group of his friends and family in a rescue effort. While the militants stormed west across Iraq, we worked exhaustively to find him. (I can’t say more about him, because doing so could put him in further danger.) We were driven by rage and desperation.

Months later, Diji Terror, a Kurdish counterterrorism unit based in Sulaymaniyah, granted my request to interview an ISIS fighter I’d heard they had captured. Finally, a small chance to press the Islamic State for answers about its tactics. A chance for some catharsis.

Ali was seized during a nighttime raid caught on film: In the footage officials showed me, Diji troops handcuffed, blindfolded and bundled him off on a helicopter. Ali had beheaded prisoners, they told me; I couldn’t help but think of my friend.

When I met him, Ali wore an orange jumpsuit and plastic sandals. He sat hunched in his chair as a guard lit a thin cigarette and passed it to him. He took it with both hands, his wrists cuffed together, and inhaled deeply. (In Islamic State territory, smoking is forbidden.) This sight was a far cry from a propaganda photo I saw of him dressed in black, standing commandingly behind a Kurdish peshmerga soldier he says he subsequently executed.

Ali was born in 1995 and joined the Islamic State in 2008, at the age of 13, he told me. He was trained as an assassin and given his first mission two years later. He and three friends were sent to kill four Iraqi police officers in Mosul. The group tracked the men down, executed them with shots to the back of their heads and buried them where they fell. Ali said he had killed eight or nine men in battle, not including the five he’d beheaded. […]

The Islamic State commits despicable acts of cruelty, but the men who carry out these crimes are not the two-dimensional caricatures they’re painted to be. They are human beings, many indoctrinated at the most impressionable age and coerced into service.

A few weeks after the interviews, I saw a photo taken after a battle between the Kurds and the Islamic State near Sinjar, Iraq. In the lower left-hand corner is the body of a militant, his head just out of the frame, blood pooling by his left shoulder. His name is Abdul Aziz Faraj Yusuf, age 16. I’ve seen a lot of photos of dead Islamic State fighters, but as I reread the boy’s age, I felt something different. Gone was the sense of retaliatory satisfaction. This was a dead child. I wasn’t angry anymore. I was heartbroken.