Oh My: With That Number, It Looks Like Joe Biden Has a Massive Crack in His SC Firewall

We’ll have to see how Biden does, he has to win South Carolina, and big, to even have a chance to head off Bernie. Meanwhile Warren is picking up in the polls and all the not Bernie votes are being split.

Via Townhall:

Former Vice President Joe Biden needs to win South Carolina. I mean, he really needs to win the Palmetto State—and not just by a few points. Sen. Bernie Sanders stomped everyone out in Nevada. Sanders won the popular vote in Iowa, won New Hampshire, and now could do well in South Carolina. The momentum is solidly behind him. There doesn’t appear much that could stop him.

Biden has always said the South Carolina will be his firewall. Sanders had trouble with black voters in 2016. This state was where Hillary Clinton pretty much put the contest away. Her strength with black Democrats in the South gave her a delegate lead that Sanders could not overcome. Now, the former vice president hopes to hit the brakes on the Bernie train. Yet, it’s possible that Sanders does well with black voters this go-around. CNN’s Abby Phillip made that point in the aftermath of the Nevada caucuses. And right now, Joe Biden’s support with black voters has dipped 19 percent (via Newsweek):

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FBI Agent Faulted In FISA Report For ‘Significant’ Errors Has Finally Been Identified

So is he or anyone else going to be held responsible?

Via Daily Caller:

An FBI agent faulted for some of the most significant problems laid out in the Justice Department’s inspector general report on FISA abuse against a Trump campaign associate has been identified.

The New York Times, citing people familiar with the FBI’s Russia probe, identified Stephen A. Somma, a counterintelligence investigator who works out of the bureau’s New York field office, as “Case Agent 1” from the inspector general’s (IG) report.

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Greyhound To Ban DHS From Conducting Immigration Checks On Buses Without A Warrant…

Boo!

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Trump Greeted By Over 100,000 In Stadium In India, Visits Taj Mahal With Melania

Pretty cool.

Via Washington Examiner:

India will purchase several military-grade helicopters from the United States as part of a $3 billion defense deal, President Trump announced during his state visit.

Prior to his stop by the Taj Mahal in Agra, Trump delivered a speech on Monday alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Sardar Patel Stadium, India’s largest cricket stadium, which can house more than 100,000 people. He said the U.S. approved India’s purchase of several military helicopters as part of a larger defense deal between the two democracies.

“The United States looks forward to providing India with the best and most-feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made — airplanes, missiles, rockets, ships. We make the best, and we are dealing now with India,” the president said.

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Biden Suggests If Bernie’s The Nominee Dems Will Lose The House

Let’s hope so.

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Bernie Surrogate Rep. Jayapal: ‘We Have A Health Care System That Literally Causes People To Die’

Literally?

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Bernie Sanders Confronted For Making Millions While Pushing Socialist Ideology…

The Dems will lose 49 states if this clown is the nominee. In related news, GO BERNIE!!

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CNN Continues Obsession About Trump’s Eating Habits, This Time Over Food Options In India

Clown News Network. Why do they care what he eats?

Via Fox News:

The liberal network that once hyperventilated because President Trump is sometimes served an extra scoop of ice cream has struck again – this time mocking the president because he might have to eschew a cheeseburger or two during his trip to India.

CNN published an article on Sunday – “’I have never seen him eat a vegetable:’ Trump braces for a beef-free menu in India” – co-written by Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Vivian Salama.

“When President Donald Trump travels abroad … his hosts usually try make him feel at home with his favorite meal: steak with miniature bottles of ketchup on the side. But what’s a beef-lover to do in India? The president, whose diet is often a rotation of steaks, burgers and meatloaf, faces a potential shock as he prepares to travel to three Indian cities this week,” CNN wrote.

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NYT’s Krugman: ‘Crazy Stuff’ To Cite Stalin’s Mass Killings When Attacking Socialism

Because Stalin had nothing to do with the rise of socialism… no, wait.

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Bloomberg On Why Black America Should Trust Him: I Did Something To Reduce Climate Change

LOL.

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Breaking: Harvey Weinstein Verdict – Jury Convicts On Rape, One Other Sex Crime

Finally held to some account.

Via NY Post:

Capping one of the most dramatic falls from power in Hollywood history, Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday on one rape and one criminal sex act count, guilty verdicts that could put him in prison for up to 29 years.

The shamed former movie producer, 67, was found guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcibly performing oral sex on former “Project Runway” production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and rape in the third degree for an attack on hairstylist Jessica Mann.

But the verdict wasn’t a total victory for prosecutors. The seven-man, five-woman jury found Weinstein not guilty of the top charges of predatory sexual assault, which carried a life sentence, and rape in the first degree involving Mann.

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Bernie Sanders On If He Knows How Much His Socialist Agenda Will Cost: “No, I Don’t”…

Hint: It’s a lot.

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Ex-Ukraine Diplomat Marie Yovanovitch Lands Seven-Figure Book Deal

This is troubling stuff, because it can influence testimony, knowing if they are anti-Trump, there’s a payout at the end.

Via NY Post:

Marie Yovanovitch is cashing in with a book deal.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who testified against President Trump at House impeachment hearings is getting seven figures from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The book, a memoir that remains untitled, is expected to be released in spring 2021.

“Yovanovitch’s book will deliver pointed reflections on the issues confronting America today, and thoughts on how we can shore up our democracy,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said in a statement.

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Bernie Sanders Praises Fidel Castro…

Well done, Comrade Bernie.

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Dems In Disarray: Former Obama Chief Of Staff Emanuel Warns Of Brokered Democrat Convention

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid And Chris Matthews Mock, Attack Trump Supporters As Racists Who Revolted Against “Smart” People

Elitist snotbags.

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Democrats in Disarray: House Whip Clyburn Says Socialist Sanders Puts Dem House In Jeopardy

Panic!

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Overnight Open Thread: 75 Years Ago Today, The Flag Went Up On Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima

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Judge Denies Roger Stone Motion To Remove Her From Case Over Comments About Jury

They should have moved to recuse her for the comment that he was “covering up for the President” which he was not charged with and for which there was no evidence.

Via Washington Examiner:

The federal judge presiding over Roger Stone’s case turned down the Trump associate’s attempt to disqualify her.

U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson argued Sunday evening that there is no legal basis as to why she should recuse herself from the case after Stone filed a motion on Friday requesting that she be removed from the case for alleged bias.

Stone, who also asked for a retrial, raised concerns about the judge’s partiality, pointing out that Jackson praised the jurors in his trial for their “integrity.” The judge, however, shredded Stone’s argument in her six-page filing, saying that her “general comment that ‘jurors’ served with integrity” did not “purport to, and did not address” Stone’s new trial request.

“There is no rule and no case law that would justify the recusal of a judge for bias simply because he or she says something about an issue on the docket, on the record, at some point before a reply has been filed, or before a hearing — which may or may not be required in the Court’s discretion — has concluded,” she wrote.

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Ex-Bill Clinton Adviser: Bloomberg And Hillary Cooking Up ‘Scheme’ For Her To Become Democratic Nominee

It might work if the establishment is desperate enough to head off Bernie. But it would be an incredibly divisive move, if they would even pull it off. The Bernie Bros would burn everything down.

Via Washington Examiner:

A former adviser to President Bill Clinton speculated that Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton are plotting a way for her to become the 2020 Democratic nominee even though she’s not in the race.

“Here’s the deal that I think is going down. I think Hillary and Bloomberg have gotten together and cooked up a scheme,” Dick Morris told John Catsimatidis on The Cats Roundtable radio show on Sunday.

He said Bloomberg would stay in the race, even if he has no chance of winning, in an effort to get at least enough support to keep Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from running away with the nomination.

“Nobody will be nominated on the first ballot, and it’ll go to a second ballot,” Morris said of a brokered convention. “The problem is that the party establishment doesn’t have a candidate. They can’t do Bloomberg because he got killed in the debate. … Can’t do [Joe] Biden because he’s already lost the front-runner status. … [Pete] Buttigieg looks like a high school kid at the Model UN. … [Elizabeth] Warren is third, but she’s pretty far to the Left, and they’re not going to want to trust her.”

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