Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait For A President

Arguing against Hillary, I see…

Via Free Beacon:

President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people.

Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.”

“FDR and Lincoln were both talented at letting both sides of an issue think that they agreed with both of them,” Face The Nation host John Dickerson said. “Is honesty overrated as a presidential quality?”

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BREAKING: 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Man With Machete Attacked People In Reutlingen, Germany…UPDATE: Attacker Id’d As Syrian Refugee…

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Attacker killed woman. And of course, ‘motive unclear’.

Update:

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NYC Schools Join The Fight Against ‘White Power’

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I’m confused. If you tell white kids they are inherently guilty of something, aren’t you therefore negatively acting on them? How is that power? Isn’t that what you claim is being done to kids of color?

Via NY Post:

On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in.

A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.”

“We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues.

The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the rage.

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Sanders Still Supporting Hillary, Despite DNC Leaks Showing Plot Against Him

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Sucker.

Via The Hill:

Bernie Sanders said he will still support Hillary Clinton for president despite leaked emails that showed Democratic Party leaders privately planned to undermine his presidential campaign.

“No, no, no,” Sanders said in response to a question on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about whether the emails affect his support of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“We are going to do everything we can to protect working families in this country. What a campaign is about is not about Hillary Clinton, it’s not about Donald Trump. It’s about the people of this country.”

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Sanders: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Should Resign

You should un-endorse Grandma.

Via Free Beacon:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Sunday that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) should resign over the fallout from DNC email leaks showing she and other party officials were openly against his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton.

The situation is further awkward given Sanders just endorsed Clinton, although half-heartedly, at a campaign rally that was meant to be a triumph of party unity. Sanders supporters had long charged that the Democratic primary as rigged in favor of Clinton.

“I think I told you a long time ago that the DNC was not running a fair operation, that they were supporting Secretary Clinton,” Sanders said on ABC’s This Week. “So what I suggested to be true six months ago turns out, in fact, to be true. I’m not shocked, but I am disappointed, and that is the way it is.”

This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Sanders what should be done about it, and Sanders said it was further evidence she should not be in charge of the DNC.

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DNC Influenced Reporters To Sandbag Sanders, Refused His People Committee Slots To Help Hillary

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DNC= Democrats Nefarious for Clinton.

Via NY Post:

Democratic Party bigwigs enlisted prominent media outlets to slant coverage to boost Hillary Clinton and sandbag Bernie Sanders, according to some of the 19,000 e-mails hacked from the Democratic National Committee’s servers and posted to WikiLeaks.

The messages reveal behind-the-scenes meetings and off-the-record exchanges between DNC operatives and staffers at newspapers, networks and news Web sites, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Politico and RealClearPolitics.

In one case, an investigative reporter at Politico gave DNC officials a sneak peek at an article about Clinton’s state-party fund-raising — before his editor even saw the piece.

“Per agreement . . . any thoughts appreciated,” wrote Politico’s Ken Vogel to the DNC’s national press secretary, Mark Paustenbach, on April 30.

“Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it,” Paustenbach told his boss, communications director Luis Miranda.

The communication officials cherry-picked reporters.

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Leaked Emails Show DNC Planned Anti-Trump Protests…

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Gotta love the DNC leaks providing smoking gun for everything we knew.

Via Daily Caller:

The release of Democratic National Committee emails by WikiLeaks Friday reveals that DNC officials planned anti-Donald Trump protests.

In multiple emails, DNC officials signed off and acknowledged the existence of two anti-Donald Trump protests in South Bend, IN and Billings, MT. The release of nearly 20,000 emails is the first in a WikiLeaks “Hillary Leaks” series.

On April 29, a DNC press staffer, Rachel Palermo, alerted Eric Walker, deputy communications director, about a Facebook page for an anti-Trump protest on May 2 in South Bend. “Whoo! Thanks to our interns for finding this out.” Walker replies, “I like it, as long as the students feel safe getting involved. I imagine this demo will be nicer than the one in San Fran today.”

That day in San Francisco protesters blocked off roads to an event Donald Trump was hosting. The Republican nominee ended up having jump down from the highway and sneak around back to enter

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NY Times Sues For Work-Related Emails Sent From Sec Ash Carter’s Personal Account

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Not President Ash Carter too! In all the crush of news from last week, this tidbit almost got lost.

Via Politico:

Attorneys for The New York Times and the Justice Department are due in federal court Tuesday as part of a lawsuit seeking to force the Pentagon to release full copies of more than a thousand pages of work-related emails Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent and received from his personal account.

The lawsuit, filed in May but not previously reported, is the latest wrinkle in the ongoing saga over the use of personal email by top government officials. It’s an issue that has dogged Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and led earlier this month to a stinging rebuke from the FBI for the former secretary of state — but no criminal charges.

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Why Obama’s Half Brother Is Voting For Trump

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It’s kind of hilarious to see him in the Make America Great again hat.

Via NY Post:

President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Donald Trump.

“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”

Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”

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Overnight Open Thread: Debbie Wassermann Schultz No Longer Has Major Speaking Role At Convention, After DNC Leak…

So long, DWS! Gotta love imploding Democrats…

When DNC Protester ‘Allies’ Don’t Show Up To Protest RNC, They Send Interns…

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This of course raises interesting questions. They are admitting they are ‘allied’ with protesters, which of course we knew, but it is here clearly spelt out.

But when the protesters are lazy and don’t show up, they throw their own interns out there to cover the deal.

Here’s what that looked like:
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Sad, indeed…

DNC Mocked A Buzzfeed Report That Their Cyber Security Was Lax

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Via Buzzfeed:

Just months before a trove of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked and published online, a DNC communications director mocked a BuzzFeed News report in May that questioned the effectiveness of its cybersecurity.

Wikileaks on Friday published more than 19,000 emails from seven senior DNC staffers sent between January 2015 and May 25 this year. Some of the emails show DNC staffers criticizing the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Buried in the trove was one email from deputy communications director Eric Walker sent to what appeared to be a broad communications team mailing list on May 5. The email shared a BuzzFeed News report, published on the same day, in which cybersecurity experts questioned the online security of both the Democratic and Republican national committees.

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Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd In Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan In First 100 Days In Office

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Oh joy.

Via Breitbart:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.”
“Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish.

Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish.

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Sanders Campaign: Someone Must Be Held Accountable For What DNC Emails Show

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I vote we hold Debs and Grandma responsible.

Via ABC:

Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was “disappointed” by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton.

“Someone does have to be held accountable,” Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. “We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama’s speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign.”

Weaver said the emails showed misconduct at the highest level of the staff within the party and that he believed there would be more emails leaked, which would “reinforce” that the party had “its fingers on the scale.”

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It’s The Insurgents Vs. The Establishment In The Brawl Over Dem Superdelegates…

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Bernie supporters finally getting fix being in for Hillary.

Via KC Star:

It’s the ultimate establishment vs. anti-establishment clash, and what’s coming up as Democrats come to Philadelphia for their convention could be the final battle.

It’s the battle over the superdelegates, party officials unbound by any election results. They’re overwhelmingly for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt., want the system changed.

They have two hopes: That this year’s superdelegates change their minds (highly unlikely) or that the system gets changed for 2020 (maybe).

Clinton has 602 superdelegates to Sanders’ 48. Without them, she would fall short of the 2,343 needed to nominate, though she would still have far more delegates than Sanders. The final tally, including superdelegates, was Clinton, 2,807, Sanders, 1,894.

The superdelegate system was created in the early 1980s as a way to give the party insiders more say about the nominee. There were fears among more centrist Democrats that the party’s nominating process was too tilted towards liberals who can’t get elected.

The bid to overhaul the system has strong support from liberal groups still lukewarm about Clinton. They claim to have enough support to force a full convention vote, probably Monday.

“The super delegate system undermines the promise of one person one vote that is bedrock of democracy,” maintained Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United and a Rules Committee member. The committee will discuss the subject later Saturday.

To Burger and others, curbing the influence of superdelegates would send a powerful signal. Superdelegates, she said, were “created to block the nomination of candidates who would challenge a political system that has for far too long been dominated by corporate interests and a wealthy elite.”

 

DNC Op: Send Around This Negative Article On Bernie (Just Don’t Attribute It To Us)…

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Man Posts ‘Support Your Local Cop Killer’ Sign — Then Calls Police For Help

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Don’t call the cops, call a crackhead…

Via American Mirror:

A Richwood, Ohio man who put up signs advocating for the death of police called on his local law enforcement after someone ran over the signs, then flipped out when he was told officers had more important priorities.

copkillersignsThe unnamed, retired 66-year-old man erected the signs on his Boundary Road property in Union County and locals posted pictures of the messages to Facebook, WSYX reports.

“A good cop is a dead cop,” read one sign, red paint scrawled on wood.

Another said “Make America great again – support your local cop killer.”

“Dump Trump,” a third sign read.

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MA Attorney General’s Unilateral Crackdown On Semi-Automatic Weapons Results In 2,549 Rifles Sold In 1 Day…

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Challenging Obama for gun salesman of the year.

Via Guns:

A unilateral decision by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to reinterpret the state’s laws on “assault weapons” resulted in a great day for gun shops statewide.

With roughly eight hours notice on Wednesday, Healy announced that she was immediately banning the sale of “copycat” rifles in the state that she felt violated the spirit of the 1998 Massachusetts assault weapon ban. Her method of reasoning focused on gun actions that are the heart of a weapon platform rather than cosmetic features such as stocks and grips.

The problem is that Healy inadvertently boosted sales of the very rifles she intended to prohibit as a rush on gun stores occurred, in some cases with customers queuing in lines that stretched out the door. In some cases, stores remained open late into the night, only closing when they ran out of inventory.

According to information from the Mass Firearms Records Bureau, some 2,549 rifles were sold Wednesday, compared to just 132 on Tuesday and 51 on Monday.

Gun rights groups staged protests Thursday and plan more for this weekend, cautioning they are not intending to go down without a fight.

“I’ve been looking at the reactions that’s been going on in social media and text messages I’ve been getting, and I think that Maura Healey really stepped in it,” Massachusetts Gun Rights President Christopher Pinto told the State House News Service. “This is like the day of infamy for Maura Healey. She’s going to awaken the sleeping giant of gun owners in Massachusetts.”

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Check Your Running Mate? In 2011: Tim Kaine, “Lying Publicly Is Unforgivable”…

Who is your running mate? Grandma Lies-a-lot, corruption Queen.

Via American Mirror:

In 2011, Hillary Clinton’s new running mate Tim Kaine called on Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress because he lied to the American people.

“Lying is unforgivable,” Kaine said when asked about Weiner’s sex scandal. “Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable and he should resign.”

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