Google Refers To Republican Senator David Perdue As ‘lying, Unscrupulous Politician’

Oh, but no problem there…

Via Washington Examiner:

Google referred to Sen. David Perdue on Tuesday as a “lying, unscrupulous politician” when the Republican senator’s name was searched.

The “knowledge graph” on the right side of the search page said “David Alfred Perdue Jr. is an American businessman and lying, unscrupulous politician. He is a junior United States Senator from Georgia, having been elected in 2014 to the seat previously held by Saxby Chambliss, who retired.”

Wikipedia was cited as the source. It appears that the senator’s Wikipedia page was changed to include such wording, but the description was restored to its original wording three minutes later, according to a revision history page.

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Journos Unable To Accept Results Of Trump’s Physical Exam

Via Daily Caller:

White House doctor Ronny Jackson confirmed on Tuesday that President Trump is perfectly healthy, but reporters are accusing him of hiding something.

Journalists have long questioned the president’s mental health and fitness for office, but Dr. Jackson debunked any notion that Trump is unhealthy and called his mental health “excellent.”

However, reporters are still unwilling to accept that nothing is wrong with the president and have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with Dr. Jackson’s assessment of Trump.

CNN’s Brian Stelter, who routinely talks about Trump’s fitness, wrote that Trump passing a cognitive exam has nothing to do with being “unfit.”

“Someone could be sharp as a tack, but still unfit,” Stelter claimed.

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Economists Agree: Trump, Not Obama, Gets Credit For Economy

Via The Hill:

Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November.

Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion, steady job growth and higher stock prices.

Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow.

The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.

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Cory Booker ‘Seething With Anger’ As He Yells At DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen

If the roles were reversed and the Senator was a Republican and the member of the administration a Democrat, you know that he would have been accused of being a misogynist and conducting a ‘war on women.’ And she already would have been given a ‘resistance’ hashtag. And of course, Booker is posturing for 2020.

Via Washington Examiner:

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., was enraged during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday and admitted he was “seething with anger” over President Trump’s alleged “shithole comments” and a Cabinet official’s statement that she did not recall the incident.

“I had tears of rage,” Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump’s “shithole countries” remark last week. “And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House …”

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Freak out:

Rachel Maddow, The Root Pushed Crazy Conspiracy Theory That Doctor Hadn’t Written Note Paling Trump In ‘Excellent Health’

The Root even wrote a whole story speculating on the signature and saying this:

Although the president reportedly spent more than three hours with a physician, the details—including his current medications, weight, BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol results—like his real tax returns—will most likely never see the light of day.

This despite the fact that the note said he would be briefing everyone today. As he did.

Maddow, of course, spawned all sorts of crazies on Twitter to suggest this was just a fraud.

Well, I hope they were all watching as Dr. Ronny Jackson (yes, he is real, you silly people) laid out in every possible detail Trump’s health and declared him in excellent health, “fit for duty” and “very sharp.” And yes, Jackson said no one had ever shared as much detail before, and he should know since he was also Obama’s physician.

Acosta Refuses To Leave WH At End Of Press Briefing, Shouts At Trump About White People

Trump shuts him down.

Via Daily Caller:

Donald Trump opened himself to the White House press corps for the first time after Democratic lawmakers leaked his controversial “s***hole” comments to the media last week, and delivered yet another exchange with reporters in the process.

Trump held a brief avail with the press in the Oval Office Tuesday afternoon while meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.

Trump touted economic achievement over the last couple months of his administration, noting the historically low black unemployment numbers and the return of manufacturing jobs.

After the comments, Trump thanked the press for being there. As staffers asked the press to leave the Oval Office, a barrage of questions were shouted at the president. Many were shouted by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Acosta loudly asked about Norway and Steve Bannon, causing the White House staff to reprimand him with a quick ” Jim, thank you. Please exit. Thanks, everyone.”

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Doctor Answers Questions For Hour On Trump’s Health: ‘Very Sharp,’ Did ‘Very Well’ On Cognitive Assessment

There goes that narrative.

Via Daily Caller:

The Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronnie Jackson said during Tuesday’s White House press briefing that President Donald Trump requested, then aced, a cognitive ability exam.

Reporters have suggested for months that Trump is mentally unstable, and NBC’s Hallie Jackson was quick to ask about the president’s mental health during the briefing.

Trump was not initially supposed to receive a cognitive exam during his first presidential trip to the doctor, but Dr. Jackson said that Trump specifically requested the exam himself.

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DHS Planning On Arresting Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities

Go! Let the games begin!

Via Washington Times:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

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Jeb Bush Backs Potential Senate Bid From Mitt Romney

Please clap.

Via Washington Examiner:

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush endorsed a Senate run by Mitt Romney on Monday.

“Mitt would make a phenomenal addition to the U.S. Senate. I hope he runs,” Bush tweeted, sharing a tweet from Romney.

In his own tweet, Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, denounced comments President Trump made during a bipartisan meeting with senators last week on an immigration deal. During the gathering, Trump referred to El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”

“The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & ‘charity for all,'” Romney tweeted Monday.

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DNC Chief: Trump “Shithole” Comment “The Definition Of Racism”…

Yeah, no.

Tuesday on Politico’s “Off Message” podcast, referring to President Donald Trump’s alleged “shithole” comments, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Trump was the “antithesis of moral leadership.”

Perez said, “On a basic level, this president is the antithesis of Martin Luther King. And more than that, Dr. King once said, ‘To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.’ So the most recent remarks of the president should come as a surprise to no one.”

He continued, “When you are referring to people by their race that is the definition of racism.”

When asked if Trump is a racist Perez said, “I would add misogynist to it.”

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Salena Zito: Red-State Democrats Posture For New York And California Donors Instead Of Working For Voters

Party over country.

Via Washington Examiner:

Months from now, as the pressures of midterm elections bear down on a handful of Democratic incumbent U.S. senators in states President Trump won in 2016, pundits may start to recall a meeting held at the White House on a cold January afternoon and wonder if they had missed something important.

Immediately after the meeting, everyone discussed the meeting as a live-mic free-for-all and focused on the theatrics. They speculated openly that Trump held the televised meeting to dispel any notion he was mentally fit.

Few focused on who wasn’t there and why they weren’t.

Once again, the pundits were missing the little nuances of how much American politics really has changed — and what that may mean for future results.

Importantly, three people in states that went heavily for Trump in 2016 — Indiana’s Sen. Joe Donnelly, West Virginia’s Sen. Joe Manchin, and Missouri’s Sen. Claire McCaskill — were all absent.

Normally, the lawmakers who represent states that voted for the other party’s presidential nominee, are the most bipartisan — even if it’s just to listen. Early on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, along with Donnelly and McCaskill, all hopped on a plane with Trump. But now that they’re in the heat of fundraising, they do not want any part of it.

They have made the bet to pick their donors in California and New York over their voters back home.

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Durbin Doubles Down: Trump Said Shithole…

Would he lie?

It’s Come To This: Defeated ISIS Declares “Photoshop Jihad” Against West…

Fake jihad?

Via The Sun:

ONCE upon a time ISIS’ propaganda unit was a slick operation, pumping out professionally produced snuff videos to scare the world – or recruit psychos to their ranks.

But now the terrorists are currently in the middle of a media crisis after losing their main media in the centre in the brutal battle for Raqqa last year.

Efforts to produce their gruesome murder videos have been curbed and they are now reduced to “crowd sourcing” new ideas for Photoshopped propaganda.

In a frantic recruitment bid on Telegram, sicko supporters are encouraging members to fake images to drive fear into the West in an attempt to “freak out the kuffar (non muslims)”.

Jihadis believed to be in New York, claim they will now fake images as part of “Photoshop jihad”.

The group’s terror output has plummeted since Raqqa – their terror capital and media hub – was captured by Kurdish led forces.

Nowadays propaganda from the embattled state is now peppered with spelling mistakes – including one which vowed to “cuddle necks”.

Meanwhile the glossy monthly hate magazine Rumiyah is on hold and has been for several months.

Elizabeth Warren Shrieks: “Donald Trump Is A Racist Bully”…

Settle down, Pocahontas.

Canada’s Liberal PM Trudeau Scolds Pro-Lifers For Not Being “In Line” With Society…

DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison Admits Dems “Have A Litmus Test” On Illegal Immigration…

Warns fellow Dems if they don’t support a “clean DREAM Act” they are “gonna have some problems.”

Egypt: ISIS Militants Murder Christian Man Over Cross Tattoo, Vow To “Kill More Copts”…

More interfaith outreach from the Religion of Peace™

Via World Monitor:

Militants belonging to the ‘State of Sinai’ group in Egypt have promised to “kill more Copts” after murdering a 27-year-old Coptic man because of the tattoo of a cross on his wrist.

Bassem Herz Attalhah, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men, aged between 23 and 25.

“We thought they were policemen because they weren’t masked… They were wearing black jackets,” Osama, 38, told World Watch Monitor. “They approached us and asked Bassem to show them the wrist of his right hand, and when they saw the tattoo of the cross, they asked him: ‘Are you Christian?’ Bassem answered ‘Yes, I am Christian’, and repeated that again in a loud voice.”

The men then asked Mohamed his name and made him show his wrist. When they saw he had no tattoo, he was allowed to leave.

Then they turned to Osama.

Osama is a common name, also among Muslims, and the men didn’t know he was Bassem’s brother.

“Bassem told them that I had children,” Osama recalls. “They asked me to show them the wrist of my right hand and, when they didn’t see any cross, they thought that I was Muslim.” The men didn’t see the cross that Osama has tattooed on the top of his hand because it was hidden under his sleeve.

“They fired two shots on the ground close to my legs and asked me to leave,” he recalled. “And then they shot Bassem in the head. I could not believe what happened to my brother. He fell on the ground in front of me and I was unable to do anything.” […]

When Bassem’s close friend Milad Wasfi heard he had been killed, he couldn’t believe it and called his friend’s phone. His call was answered, but not by his friend.

“The terrorists answered me and said they belong to State of Sinai and promised to kill more Copts before they put down the phone,” he told World Watch Monitor.

Many Workers Have Already Benefited From Trump’s Tax Bill

Blue States looking for loopholes for the rich.

Via Washington Times:

One premise of modern-day “progressives,” is that taxes don’t have much influence on how much and when people invest, how much they work and save, or where they live. Just Google “Taxes don’t matter” and you will find scores of academic studies and news stories assuring us that taxes have little or no effect on behavior.

Boy, has the just-enacted Trump tax bill already proved these critics wrong.

With the recent Walmart announcement of an increase in their starting wage, there are now more than 100 companies that have offered bonuses and benefit hikes to their workers due to the tax cut. An estimated one million workers have benefited. This after one month.

The lines of people who waited for hours to prepay their 2018 property taxes before January 1, was another example of how tax changes influence our actions.

Americans will go to great lengths to lower their taxes.

So will politicians. The blue state governors have argued for many years that their high tax rates don’t cause people to move — even though the two highest income tax states, California and New York, have each lost about one million residents to other states over the past decade.

But now that their high tax rates are no longer tax deductible the incentive to leave is magnified and these governors like Andrew Cuomo of New York are leaping into action.

Some blue state governors and mayors are examining whether they can convert their income taxes into payroll taxes (which could be deductible off federal taxes as a business expense for employers) as a way to preserve federal deductibility. Some are even threatening to sue the federal government as if this tax deduction were a constitutional right.

California and New York officials are investigating whether their states can convert income tax payments into tax deductible charitable contributions to the state government. Good luck with that.

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LeBron James Uses MLK Day To Attack Trump: He Has Given “Negative Racism” The “Opportunity To Be Outspoken”…

Wait, what exactly is “negative racism?”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice.

A life given for love.

”He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us,” James said.

As he and the Cavaliers prepared Monday to host the defending champion Golden State Warriors, one of 11 games on the NBA’s holiday schedule, James said honoring King’s memory and message is more vital than ever.

”For us to stand here even though we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody, today is a great day for people to realize how America was built and how we all have to stand united in order to be one,” he said. ”Especially as Americans because we believe, we all know and we all believe, this is the greatest country in the world.”

That ”somebody” James was referring to is President Trump, whom the Cavaliers star has openly criticized in the past. While not saying Trump’s name, James again made he opposes some of the president’s rhetoric.

Trump is marking his first King holiday in office buffeted by claims he used a vulgarity to describe African countries and questioned the need to allow more Haitians into the U.S.

”The state of racism will never die, but what we cannot do is allow it to conquer us as people. We can’t allow it to divide us,” said James, the four-time league MVP. ”The guy in control has given people and racism, and negative racism, an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear. And that’s the fearful thing for us because it’s with you, and it’s around every day. But he’s allowed people to come out and just feel confident about doing negative things.

Georgetown Adviser Resigns After Wishing Conservative Woman Experiences Sex Abuse

Tolerant left strikes again.

Via Fox News:

A Georgetown University adviser came under fire after telling a conservative female commentator he hoped she would have her own “#metoo moment,” wishing she would experience sexual harassment or assault.

Jeffrey Bernstein, who was a Master of Foreign Service advisory board member at Georgetown, resigned from his post after he got into a heated Twitter exchange with CRTV host Allie Stuckey, who said the #metoo social media movement to expose systemic sex abuse was a symptom of a broken world, not a broken legal system.

“Wishing you a #metoo movement,” Bernstein tweeted on Saturday. “Maybe then you won’t be so insensitive.”

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