Losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump hasn’t placated her detractors, says Hillary Clinton.
Reflecting on criticism stemming back decades and reaching into 2017 months after her latest campaign, Clinton said in a New York magazine profile that it is fear that continues to drive her detractors.
“You know, these guys on the other side are not just interested in my losing, they want to keep coming after me,” Clinton said. “I mean, think about that for a minute. What are they so afraid of? Me, to some extent. Because I don’t die, despite their best efforts. But what [really drives them] is what I represent.”
Clinton did concede, however, that Trump’s “brilliant” move in the 2016 campaign was to “blow the top off.”
“You can say whatever you want about anybody else, and I’ll tell you who to be against. I’ll tell you who you should be resentful of,” she said. Her campaign’s stories “were boring in comparison to the energy behind malicious nostalgia,” Clinton added.
Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo said Poland will not be “blackmailed” into accepting thousands of refugees under the EU quota system, especially after the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people, including two Poles.
Szydlo slammed weak-willed EU leaders for allowing the slow death of European culture and its people by taking in millions of refugees that are destroying the Western nations financially, socially and culturally.
In a defiant speech before the Polish Parliament on Wednesday, Szydlo urged lawmakers to protect Poland and its children from the scourges of Islamist terrorism and cultural suicide:
A high school principal who was photographed and videotaped at Confederate monument protests will not return to the school, according to the school’s superintendent.
Crescent Leadership Academy Superintendent Tracey Bennett-Joseph released a statement saying “Nicholas Dean will not return as the Principal or be associated with Crescent Leadership Academy. We will continue to work in the best interest of all students and cannot further comment on employment matters.”
Last Friday morning, someone took a picture of Dean at the foot of what used to be the Robert E. Lee Monument at Lee Circle. In the photo, Dean is surrounded by what looks to be Confederate era monument supporters.
A new $80 million anti-Trump network is being led by an organization whose top funder is liberal billionaire George Soros and which employs former members of the controversial and now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
The Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), a New York-based nonprofit that receives the bulk of its funding from George Soros, announced at their spring gala Tuesday that they will be heading up the new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span 32 states and have 48 local partners, CNN reported.
The network will seek to mobilize new voters and fight voter identification laws. It will also focus on gerrymandering and automatic voter registration programs with an eye on the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.
President Donald Trump has long suspected his own intelligence community of providing damaging information to reporters. After newly published revelations may have crossed a line and compromised America’s closest allies, a number of people in government have come to recognize a concerted effort from somewhere in the government to target the president.
After the deadly concert arena attack in Manchester, British authorities began their investigation and identified the suspected suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton whose parents emigrated from Libya. U.K. police had not yet confirmed his identity publicly, but Abedi’s name showed up in American press reports citing “U.S. officials” as the source of the information.
As a result of the released name of the bombing suspect and the publication of forensic photographs by American press, police investigating the Manchester terrorist attack have reportedly stopped sharing information with the U.S.
In a televised address, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue with President Trump when they meet at Thursday’s NATO summit. “I will be making clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure,” the prime minister stated.
A number of other U.S. and British officials condemned the leaks, with some expressing concern over the impact the incident will have on the two nations’ intelligence partnership, one of the closest in the world.
President Trump vowed to launch an investigation into the leaks, which he said are “coming out of government agencies” and are “deeply troubling.”
“These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this,” Trump said.
After receiving “fresh assurances” from the United States, British police reported on Thursday that they have resumed information sharing with U.S. authorities.
It’s had thousands of retweets and of course had all sorts of nasty comments.
This is how they continually pump the animosity and paint him the fool.
Of course, the BBC reporter didn’t check before he tweeted it out.
He has since tweeted this out, the White House explaining that Trump had a small earpiece in his right ear. One might have surmised he was listening just by looking at him, but that, of course, would have required objectivity, and not bias.
Here’s a picture showing the earpiece when he’s talking with the Italian leader at another point.
The BBC reporter’s ‘clarification’ (without any apology for journalistic fail) has gotten 22 retweets at this moment.
A man in Dearborn has filed a lawsuit against Little Caesars, he’s seeking a class-action status and $100 million in damages.
According to the lawsuit, Mohamad Bazzi accidentally ate a portion of a pepperoni pizza after he was led to believe it consisted of halal meat. Bazzi is a Muslim, and eating pork is against his religion.
Little Caesars issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit:
“Little Caesars cherishes our customers from all religions and cultures, and the communities we serve are very important to us. While we can’t comment on pending litigation, we take this claim very seriously. At this time, we believe it is without merit.”
The lawsuit was filed on the eve of Ramadan — the Muslim holy month which starts Friday evening. During Ramadan Muslims that observe the holiday are not allowed to eat from sunrise to sundown. Pork, however, is strictly forbidden by Islamic law at all times.
Bazzi initially filed a police report in March.
He returned to the same store this week, according to the lawsuit, seeking to purchase a halal pepperoni pizza again.
After starting his first presidential trip abroad wreathed in smiles, US leader Donald Trump is ending it with an uncompromising position and rebukes at the G7 summit.
G7 nations risk unprecedented deadlock after Trump resisted concerted action on hot-button issues such as climate change and migrant rights on Saturday.
An enduring motif of the G7, which represents the lion’s share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade.
However Trump on was said to be reluctant to compromise with European leaders over several key issues that prompted European council president, Donald Tusk, to admit that the meeting would be the most challenging in years on Friday.
A draft statement from the summit, seen by the Guardian, shows that Trump wanted world leaders to make little mention of migration and that he wanted a plan by the Italian hosts for a comprehensive five-page statement that acknowledges migrants’ rights to be thrown out.
New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election.
The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.
Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.
The story concerns what’s known as “upstream” data collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, under which the NSA looks at the content of electronic communication. Upstream refers to intel scooped up about third parties: Person A sends Person B an e-mail mentioning Person C. Though Person C isn’t a party to the e-mail, his information will be scooped up and potentially used by the NSA.
The owner of a Michigan restaurant said U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast — and complimented the chef — before arresting three workers, according to media reports on Thursday.
The Ann Arbor News reported that two of the men arrested Wednesday at Sava’s Restaurant remain in custody. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said agents were doing “a targeted enforcement action” at the Ann Arbor restaurant.
ICE officials said two of the men entered the country illegally and another overstayed his visa. Authorities said the men tried to leave the restaurant before being arrested. Another man was handcuffed and briefly detained, then released after showing agents his permanent resident card.
Restaurant owner Sava Lelcaj told the newspaper several agents came to the restaurant near the University of Michigan, and two ate breakfast at the restaurant bar. One ate waffles and bacon and the other eggs and toast. Lelcaj said they praised the food before entering the kitchen area.
Some residents believe that a controversial billboard on Interstate 40 in North Carolina by a religious group in support of President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban on Muslim-majority countries has gone too far.
The sign in Catawba County refers to the 9/11 attack and those behind it.
Residents of nearby Claremont and Catawba are talking about its message.
“I think the numbers are powerful enough in themselves,” one supporter said. “So, if you look at it and think something is wrong about it, it makes you wonder about you.”
Oliver Reitzell opposes the billboard.
“I believe in the Christian way, and that’s to embrace everybody,” Reitzell said. “Kind of the hate message behind it, I’m not for that.”
The North Carolina Pastors Network paid for the sign and claims to have support from 600 ministers across the state.
The organization is headed by evangelist Dave Kistler, who doesn’t believe that the billboard’s message is one of hate.
“I’m saying it now that this is not what this is about,” Kistler said. “There’s certainly nothing hateful in our billboard. Some have interpreted it to be that and say that. It was not. It is the truth.”
That and selling arms to Saudi Arabia, Iran’s deadly enemy, when Iran is Russia’s proxy in the Middle East also doesn’t fit the theory. Indeed, no one has done more to help the Russians and Russian interests over the past several years than flexible Barack Obama.
In a move that undermines claims that he is controlled by the Kremlin, President Donald Trump will keep in place sanctions that the Obama administration imposed against Russia as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.
The Trump administration is currently conducting a full review its Russia policy, but the president will continue the sanctions, top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn said Friday. The U.S. enacted the measures a month before Trump took office, and administration critics have fretted he would lift the sanctions in an effort to draw Washington closer to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.
Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training.
Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.
It comes as Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, said detectives had made “immense progress” in dismantling Abedi’s terror network.
In further developments, a barber shop in Manchester was raided with one theory that Abedi may have obtained hydrogen peroxide – a chemical used in the hairdressing industry but which can also be used to construct bombs – from the salon.
Abedi’s finances are a major ‘theme’ of the police inquiry amid growing alarm over the ease with which jihadists are able to manipulate Britain’s welfare and student loans system to secure financing.
The third-party candidates who ran for president in 2016 are “crazy,” according to Hillary Clinton.
The Democrat used the pejorative to describe the outsiders who challenged her and Donald Trump during an interview for a profile at New York magazine.
Clinton lamented what she sees as left-wing news outlets hiring right-leaning pundits in order to appeal to conservative viewers.
“When I mention MSNBC’s hiring of conservatives including George Will, and The New York Times’ new climate-change-skeptic opinion columnist, Bret Stephens, her brow furrows,” NY magazine’s Rebecca Traister writes.
“Why…would…you…do…that?” Clinton responded.
“Sixty-six million people voted for me, plus, you know, the crazy third-party people,” she continued.