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Sen. Durbin’s Office Won’t Release Emails From GOP Baseball Shooter James Hodgkinson

I’m willing to bet that he said stuff in the Bernie visit or in the Durbin emails that was a red flag, but that they failed to report it. That’s why they don’t want to release the emails.

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office will not release reported email correspondence with anti-GOP shooter James Hodgkinson.

An Associated Press report says, “Hodgkinson also visited the office of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state.”

The “two Democratic senators from his home state” of Illinois would presumably be Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.

When The Daily Caller reached out to Sen. Durbin’s office, we received this comment, “Mr. Hodgkinson contacted our office to state his opinion on a variety of legislation over the years.

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Sanders Refuses To Say Whether His Wife is Under FBI Investigation

Not only is she under FBI investigation, but he may be as well.

But hey, it’s all Trump’s fault!

ISIS Suicide Bomber Accidentally Kills 12 Comrades Who Were Celebrating His Departure To Commit Attack

Second epic fail in two days. Keep it up, guys!

Via Daily Mail:

An ISIS suicide bomber accidentally killed 12 comrades when his belt exploded while they wished him good luck ahead of a planned attack in Iraq, is has been reported.

The terrorists were giving their comrade a send-off in Diyala when his explosives detonated prematurely, according to a top police official.
It happened at what ISIS call a blood party, where suicide bombers are given a final farewell before martyrdom.

Dyliala police chief Jassem al-Saadi told Iraqi News in a statement the 12 militants had been killed in the Mekheisa region, northeast of Baqubah near Baghdad.

Jsut yesterday, ISIS commanders were killed after one of the group’s suicide bombers blew himself up at a meeting following the terrorists’ collapse in Mosul.

The jihadi detonated explosives during a meeting in Qaim District in the west of the Anbar Province and the blast killed a number of leaders as well as himself.

The double botched bombings came as Islamic State lost more ground in their last major stronghold in Iraq with the terror group’s numbers depleted and confined to an area of about a square kilometre in the Old City.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Bemoans That White House Calls On Conservatives, Trashes News Media In Briefing Room

Notice how Acosta defines ‘conservatives’ as different from ‘news media’ which says something about his mindset.

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Suing The New York Times…

Go for it! That was a horrific piece of ‘journalism’ put up to find a ‘GOP equivalent’ to downplay the assassination attempt on GOP congress members on the baseball field.

The FBI’s Boss Is Under Investigation For Possible Hatch Act Violations

Get the popcorn.

Via Circa:

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is being investigated by the Office of U.S. Special Counsel for violating The Hatch Act that prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races.

The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races.

The agency’s probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife’s campaign during a public event and then posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife.

“I am voting for Jill because she is the best wife ever,” McCabe put on a sign that he photographed himself holding. The photo was posted on her social media page a few days before the election, in response to Dr. Jill McCabe’s plea to “help me win” by posting photos expressing reasons why voters should vote for her, according to the complaint.

Other social media photos in the complaint showed McCabe’s minor daughter campaigning with her mother, wearing an FBI shirt, and McCabe voting with his wife at a polling station.

The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging “in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.”

It defines prohibited political activity as “any activity directed at the success or failure of a partisan group or candidate in a partisan election.”

An ethics expert told Circa the photos raised legitimate questions about McCabe’s compliance with the law.

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Suspect In Teen Murder Near Virginia Mosque Was In MS-13, Attacked Woman Week Before

Another unaccompanied minor. Update to this previous story.

Via WJLA:

Sources have confirmed to ABC7 News the details of a Washington Post report that states the man who police say abducted and killed a teen near a mosque in Herndon earlier this month allegedly attacked a different woman and sent her to a hospital just one week earlier. That woman reportedly told authorities the man who attacked her was in MS-13.

Shortly after Nabra Mohmod Hassanen was found dead on Sunday, June 18, police in the area noticed a car driving suspiciously and began a traffic stop on Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling. He was taken into custody as a suspect, and later charged with murder.

Just one week before the murder, sources confirm to ABC7 News that a woman said she was sexually assaulted and choked by a man who was later identified as Martinez Torres.

Sources also confirmed the Post’s reporting that the victim in the first alleged attack told authorities that the man who attacked her was in MS-13 and that she stayed in the hospital overnight because she was afraid of him. The victim, however, told authorities that she didn’t want to file charges.

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Democratic Senator Who Attacked Sessions, Claiming She Never Met Russian Ambassador, Went To Dinner At His House

So she wouldn’t give Sessions a pass for imprecise language, but we should give her a pass. Alrighty, now…

Via Daily Mail:

A Democrat Senator who claimed she never met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak actually attended a black tie event at his residence, it has been revealed.

Claire McCaskill, the Senator from Missouri, tweeted in March: ‘I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever.’

But CNN has now revealed that in November 2015 she attended an evening at his Washington residence to honor Democratic Rep. James Symington, who is from her state and worked to further US-Russian relations.

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Obama Attracts Liberal Criticism After String of Luxury Vacations

Does he ever stop vacationing? But on the positive side, perhaps the longer he is out of the country, the less involved he is in messing in our government. Notice how in the picture, everyone else knows how to wear their helmet, except Obama.

Via Free Beacon:

Former President Barack Obama is causing frustration among Democrats by going on a plethora of luxury vacations following his exit from the White House.

Obama has taken his family on a series of tours of millionaire and billionaire luxury retreats in the last few months, according to Democrats and activists who spoke to Fox News.

Fox News listed some of the more memorable vacations the Obama family has enjoyed in 2017:

Visiting actor Marlon Brando’s private island
Four Seasons in Bali, where rooms cost $2,000 per night minimum
A Palm Springs Estate
Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island
Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu, Hawaii

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Pelosi: GOP Healthcare Bill Dishonors God…

From the leader of the party that booed God for all the world to see…

Via Free Beacon:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Tuesday that Republicans were dishonoring God with their efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Pelosi invoked God to appeal to Republicans across the aisle.

“I know my colleagues are people of faith,”Pelosi said. “They tell us that all the time.”

“So, this is God’s creation, we have a real responsibility to it,” she continued. “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”

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Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices ‘Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

Well, it might be the Apocalypse for activist judges who want to remake laws and the Constitution…

Via Free Beacon:

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas “the three horsemen of the apocalypse” on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump’s executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a “Muslim ban,” despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world’s Muslims.

“This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse, and they’re waiting for the fourth one to come along so they can go on their trend toward what I call extremism,” she said.

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More Hollywood Threats Against Trump? John Cusack Tweets ‘Yer Dead-Get Buried’ To Trump

Why are washed-up Hollywood personalities so twisted?

Add him to Madonna, Johnny Depp, Rob Reiner and others.

Secret Service is going to have to open a branch office in Hollywood…

HT: Todd Starnes

Obamacare Repeal Vote Rescheduled…

What spineless swamp creatures.

Via Washington Post:

Senate Republican leaders bowed to pressure from within their own ranks Tuesday and postponed a vote to overhaul the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4 recess, raising doubts about their ability to fulfill one of their party’s core political promises.

The delay, which now exposes lawmakers to a barrage of lobbying as they face their constituents over the holiday, has left a measure orchestrated to pass swiftly this week now teetering in the balance. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had little choice after five Senate Republicans said they could not support a move to bring up the bill this week in the wake of a new budget analysis of the bill’s impacts.

Conservatives are blasting the plan for leaving too much of the existing law in place, while a coalition of patient advocates, doctors and senior citizens’ groups have joined Democrats in decrying its proposed cuts to the Medicaid program and rollback of taxes imposed on the wealthy.

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CNN To Air Documentary On Trump-Russia ‘Connection’ Tonight Starring John Podesta…

Ratings chase.

Via The Hill:

CNN to air ‘The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy’ Tuesday night
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CNN will host a special documentary, “The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy,” reported by CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto on Tuesday night.

Sciutto, a veteran of the Obama State Department who came to CNN in 2014, “recounts and tracks the story of Russian hacks targeting the 2016 presidential election from the very beginning to the investigations still underway today and to new fears of Russian attacks on upcoming U.S. elections,” according to the network announcement.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, former national security adviser Tom Donilon and former CIA Moscow Station Chief Steven Hall are among those interviewed for the documentary.

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California Lists ‘Roundup’ As A Carcinogen…

Liberal California’s hilarious war against Monsanto continues.

Via Daily Caller:

California will list the main ingredient in the weed-killing pesticide Roundup as a chemical that causes cancer, a state office announced Monday.

It will be the first time a state has officially listed the chemical as carcinogenic.

California will add glyphosate, the main ingredient in agro-chemical giant Monsanto’s weed spray, to a “list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer,” the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced Monday.

The glyphosate listing will take effect July 7, delayed from the OEHHA’s initial March 28 date due to a legal challenge from the company Monsanto, and will require Monsanto and any company selling glyphosate to put warning labels on packages.

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Several Media Outlets Fall For Hoax Claiming NASA Made First Contact With Space Aliens…

Liberals looking to outer space to find people like them.

Via Daily Caller:

NASA was forced to repudiate viral reporting from several media outlets that the space agency was preparing to announce the discovery of alien life.

Several news outlets reported NASA was on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life based on a video by the hacktivist group Anonymous. The video garnered nearly 2 million views, but it turned out to be a total hoax.

Outlets, like Newsweek and The Independent, treated the hoax video seriously, publishing lengthy articles on it. But the Anonymous video relied on out of context quotes from NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen’s testimony to Congress in April.

Zurbuchen told Congress about upcoming space missions to look for signs of life, but the video cuts to a clip of NASA official saying “we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history.” Zurbuchen rebutted the video on Monday.

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Liberals Stage Ridiculous Protest In Support Of Planned Parenthood Outside Capitol Building…

Ridiculous. Especially since it’s inspired by that awful show “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Google it if you want, I won’t bother explaining what it’s about.

Cringe-Inducing: Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer Caught Awkwardly Dancing On Video…

Brace yourselves.

HT: DC

Washington Post Writer Accuses Bruno Mars Of Appropriating Black Culture..

Ughhh…

Via Daily Caller:

The Washington Post’s Jenn M. Jackson has had enough of people praising Bruno Mars and is accusing the singer of appropriating black culture and funk music for financial gain.

Before the “24K Magic” singer even took the stage at the 2017 BET Awards Sunday night, Jackson fired off a tweet criticizing the musician for appropriation and launched into a full-on rant when other Twitter users reacted.

“I really need y’all to stop with this Bruno Mars praise and be more critical about the ways we understand appropriation,” Jackson began. […]

“Yes, he gives ‘credit’ to funk artists on occasion. He also has a primarily white audience which has no memory or care for black artists,” Jackson argued. “In Bruno’s case ‘brining Funk back’ essentially means, ‘Funk was a Black thing and now I give it to white people.’ That’s appropriation.”

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