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Republican Voters Surge: If Election Were Today, Trump Would Win MORE States

1 hour 18 min ago

Guest post by Michael LaChance at American Lookout:

The 2016 election was almost a year ago but apparently the Republican wave is still rolling. American voters in states across the country are still trending towards Republicans.
Big League Politics reported:

DATA: Voter Registration Trends Favor Republicans Bigly

An ongoing analysis of voter registration trends since November 2016—the election of Donald Trump—continues to show significant trends toward Republicans almost across the board. A couple of notes on the data are necessary:

1. In many cases—almost all except Arizona and Delaware—the total number of registered Democrats and Republicans both has fallen. This is normal. Secretaries of State purge voter rolls of those who have moved, died, or asked to be removed from the rolls. The baseline month is November 2016, but some states have not updated up to September. I used the most recent date in these cases. Pennsylvania’s data has still not been updated from May, but I’ll include it anyway.

2. New Jersey was the only state to show one party declining (the Democrats) and the other gaining (the Republicans, though only by 287 voters).

3. Unfortunately MI, WI, OH, MN, VA, GA, and TX do not register voters by party, so tracking these states is not possible. Once some of them—such as OH—have primaries, a comparison to previous primary turnout would be beneficial.

Will this continue into 2018 and 2020? There’s a great chance it will.

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Media Matters Smears Matt Drudge As Putin Puppet For Linking .4% of Time To Russian News Outlets

10 hours 20 min ago

On Wednesday, left-wing hit machine Media Matters published perhaps one of its most erroneous “reports” yet — “How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda

Matt Gertz, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters, purports media titan Matt Drudge is a puppet for Russian president Vladimir Putin because the Drudge Report has linked to Kremlin-linked news publications 400 times since 2012. Now, 400 links may appear like a large number, yet a simple analysis reveals it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the massive volume of links published in the past four years. One doesn’t have to read the Drudge Report avidly to know the website publishes anywhere between 70-100 links daily. Such is a conservative estimate.

(Very) conservatively speaking, let’s assume the Drudge Report has published 60 links daily for the past four years.

The Gateway Pundit estimates The Drudge Report publishes 21900 links annually. Multiplying 21900 by four equals 87,600 links since 2012. Now we’ll add the 261 days that have past in 2017, bringing our total link average from 2012 to the present day to 101,460.

400 / 101,460 x 100 = .394% 

It is more likely the number is closer to .2% because of The Drudge Report’s prolific link volume.

Media Matters shamelessly published a graphic detailing the volume of Kremlin-connected news outlets linked on the Drudge Report.

Keep in mind the news aggregator may link on average of 20,000 stories per year and yet, Gertz is ringing the alarm on the number of “Russian propaganda websites,” which barely receive 50 links in some years. If the premise of Gertz’s report is correct, the Drudge Report is far from being the pipeline for Russian propaganda.

One glaring item the Media Matters report fails to include is an analysis of Russian propaganda sites linked as the main headline story. As someone who has received multiple stories linked on the Drudge Report, there is a strong correlation between link placement and traffic. Stories placed closer to the top of the Drudge Report usually receive more traffic than those linked at the bottom.

Media Matters’ report is yet another desperate attempt to rehash a narrative that the political class and mainstream media use to nullify the 2016 presidential election and distract from the Democrats’ lacking policy agenda.

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Lou Dobbs Goes Off on “Corrupt” Mueller Investigation: “What is Going on Here?!” (VIDEO)

10 hours 32 min ago

Fox News’ Lou Dobbs went off on the corrupt federal government as he spoke with president of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton on Wednesday night about the Mueller investigation.

Lou Dobbs began by discussing the cozy relationship between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking, “What is going on here?”

Fitton answered by saying, “Mueller is investigating himself in my view. The firing of Comey led to his appointment. Comey’s leaking of information led to his appointment and Sessions recused himself almost immediately…”

Fitton called Mueller an unelected bureaucrat who doesn’t answer to the American people.

“What can we do about it?!” Dobbs asked frustrated.

Dobbs points out that there is no one to turn to in order to put an end to this madness and went off on all of the corrupt agencies in the federal government.

The only recourse would be for AG Sessions to unrecuse himself, yet we all know that he’s not going to do this.

Dobbs closed by saying ‘the establishment’ which owns the leadership of both political parties is using Mueller as a tool to attack President Trump who threatens their power structure.

 

.@TomFitton: “I think the special counselor regulations, and Mueller’s appointment, are constitutionally suspect.” https://t.co/OTC2kFtmii pic.twitter.com/b5s704lR6F

— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 21, 2017

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Former Spy Chief James Clapper on CNN: ‘It’s Possible’ President Trump’s Voice Recorded in Paul Manafort Wiretap (VIDEO)

10 hours 52 min ago

Former spy chief James Clapper appeared on CNN with Don Lemon Wednesday to speak about the wiretapping of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The video begins with Lemon asking Clapper about the stories floating around in the press, Clapper then reiterates what he has said prior about the incident and says he “cannot comment” on the FISA warrant.

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017

Clapper consistently states that he “stands on” what he said back on the 5th of March. Watch Clapper’s video from March 5, 2017 below:

Lemon then asks Clapper, “Is it possible the President was picked up in a conversation with Paul Manafort?”

Clapper replies: “It’s certainly conceivable . . .”

Lemon: “Is it likely?”

Clapper: “Uh, I can’t say. I – uh – wouldn’t wanna go there, but I will say, it’s possible.”

Watch the video below:

“Its possible” President Trump’s voice was picked up in a wiretap of Paul Manafort, says former spy chief Clapper https://t.co/2ELM48axAa

— CNN (@CNN) September 21, 2017

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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down St. Louis Galleria – Hundreds of Police Called In (Video)

11 hours 9 min ago

Hundreds of far left protesters gathered at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis county on Wednesday night.

Here's a clip to give you a sense of the size of this protest at the St. Louis Galleria. (It's sped up 8x.) pic.twitter.com/hfcFxBgBBh

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 20, 2017

The protesters were turned away at the Galleria doors.

Protest getting started now at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Current chant: "no justice, no profit." pic.twitter.com/1jg5t72hld

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 20, 2017

Hundreds of police officers were called to the Galleria.

Happening now on Brentwood Blvd. Protesters now in Galleria parking lot, police on the street. pic.twitter.com/VoX6PiKrz6

— Alexis Zotos (@alexiszotos) September 20, 2017

Police just declared Galleria protest an unlawful assembly & ordered protesters to disperse https://t.co/KFndmk7MYn pic.twitter.com/4PDJ4N17iX

— Riverfront Times (@RiverfrontTimes) September 20, 2017

Big crowd marching in the area near St. Louis Galleria, which is out in the county. #STLVerdict pic.twitter.com/XsMP0dZENl

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 20, 2017

Galleria protest today, @LBPhoto1 for @StLouisAmerican pic.twitter.com/WcuhlLEBzz

— Chris King (@chriskingstl) September 21, 2017

The protesters then shut down the intersection on Brentwood Boulevard.

UPDATE: Protesters now blocking Brentwood Blvd in front of Galleria mall pic.twitter.com/HDJZ3lzI8D

— Courtney Bryant (@CourtneyDBryant) September 20, 2017

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‘I Felt Like a Slave’: Police Records Reveal Imran Awan Physically Abused Multiple Women

12 hours 1 min ago

A new report by the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak reveals Imran Awan, former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, abused multiple women. Under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, Rosiak obtained police records detailing the harrowing experiences of abuse at the hands of Awan.

Daily Caller reports:

Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act show.

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,” while the second said she felt like a “slave,” according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept “in captivity.”

The third woman is Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.

All but two of the nearly two dozen Democratic women Awan worked for in the House declined to comment on the police reports.

15 female Dem reps who employed the Awans declined to distance themselves from Imran/disavow despite being sent the police reports re: women pic.twitter.com/sYPYk5LdZz

— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) September 21, 2017

With each passing day, we learn more and more about the dark and murky past of Pakistan IT staffer Imran Awan. The former employee of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accused of stealing hardware from ranking Democrats and sending sensitive intel to foreign groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. A new report reveals Imran Awan was banned from the House’s network for attempting to hide a secret server.

Daily Caller reports:

Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation.

The secret server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra. Police informed Becerra that the server was the subject of an investigation and requested a copy of it. Authorities considered the false image they received to be interference in a criminal investigation, the senior official said.

[…]

Data was also backed up to Dropbox in huge quantities, the official said. Congressional offices are prohibited from using Dropbox, so an unofficial account was used, meaning Awan could have still had access to the data even though he was banned from the congressional network.

According to the report, Imran Awan “had access to all emails and office computer files of 45 members of Congress who are listed below.”

As TGP reported on Tuesday, we are now hearing rumblings that the Awans could receive immunity in exchange for dirt on Wasserman Schultz, according to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).

Here is the video from Lou Dobbs Tonight:

Zerohedge reports:

But, at least according to Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) who appeared on Fox News recently, there may be more to Alvi’s return than meets the eye as he predicts that the Awans could be working on a broader immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a “significant” and “pretty disturbing” story about Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound.  The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people.”

“I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.”

IT specialist Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she was first elected to national office in 2004 as a Florida representative. She only fired him after he was arrested and would have kept paying her “IT expert” even after he fled to Pakistan. The Awan brothers IT ring had access to emails and computer data from an estimated 800 lawmakers and staffers.

Three Pakistani brothers who managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials were relieved of their duties in February on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking Imran Awan, who started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, received $164,600 in 2016, with close to $20,000 of that coming from Wasserman Schultz.

His brother Jamal, who started working as a staffer in 2014, was paid $157,350.12 in 2016. Abid, who started working in 2005, was paid $160,943 in 2016. Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, who was employed as a staffer since February 2007, was paid 168,300 in 2016. Rao Abbas was paid $85,049 in 2016. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February.

Most of the House Members fired the Awans subsequently. Only Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept Imran Awan on the pay roll up to the day he got arrest for Bank Fraud after trying to flee the country. The rest of the family fled since months to Pakistan along with hundreds of thousands of tax-payer money they mysteriously were able to wire.

Democrats were willing or unwillingly compromised by the Awans and Sensitive Information leaked to foreign Enemies!  (Muslim Brotherhood – Yemen Raid with dead soldier for example?) Many of them have Seats on Committees that handle highly sensitive information. More information is coming out on Imran Awan and his criminal activities.

Awan pretended to be his wife when requesting a loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union and got it! He had the credit union wire $165,000 to PAKISTAN – no questions asked. In public lawsuits in Fairfax County, Va., the brothers have been accused of life insurance fraud as well as fraud involving a car dealership.

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Update: “Put Americans First Rally” Sunday in St. Louis Sunday with Steve Bannon is Sold Out

12 hours 5 min ago

Breitbart.com chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon will headline the “Put Americans First Rally” Sunday September 24, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The “Put Americans First Rally” will start at 3 PM at the Marriott St. Louis Airport.

The Rally Is Sold Out!

Ed Martin, Eagle Forum President, told TGP today the event was sold out.

You can reserve your ticket at Eventbrite.

Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is proud to welcome executive chairman of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Saint Louis, Missouri, for a “Putting Americans First” Rally.

Mr. Bannon will share his insights as a conservative thinker, media executive, and Trump supporter.

The event will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Philadelphia Finds Hundreds of Illegal Voters Stemming From Democrat ‘Motor Voter’ Law

12 hours 34 min ago

Philadelphia found hundreds of non-citizens who were registered to vote; many went on to cast ballots.

But the Democrats say that voter fraud is just a myth…

The Washington Times reported:

City Commissioner Al Schmidt said Wednesday the voters are all self-admitted non-citizens who went back and canceled their registrations later — but not before casting illegal ballots a total of 227 times in elections spanning 2006 to 2007.

Most of those non-citizens signed up to vote at PennDOT, the state motor vehicles bureau, when they went to get a driver’s license. While legal residents and long-term visitors are allowed to hold licenses, they are not allowed to vote in federal elections — yet thanks to a federal law, the sign-up for both licenses and voter registration is often tied together.

“The current voter registration process at PennDOT is both harmful to election integrity and to members of the immigrant community seeking citizenship,” Mr. Schmidt said.

Keep in mind, these numbers are only based on people who self reported so the real number of illegal voters is much higher.

The National Voter Registration Act or ‘motor voter’ is another Democrat scam passed in 1993 by none other than Slick Willie. It forces states to sign up voters while they get their driver’s licenses.

More robust ‘motor voter’ laws have been passed since 1993 as states push to automatically register voters while giving illegal aliens driver’s licenses. See where this is going? Illegal aliens get driver’s licenses making it easy for them to register to vote. This is all part of the Democrat plan.

Couple this with the fact that Obama openly told illegal aliens to vote in the Presidential election, we shouldn’t be surprised our voting system is compromised.

Look at California for example. A state with massive amounts of illegal aliens from Mexico who are given driver’s licenses.

Just how bad is California? As TGP previously reported, there are eleven counties in California with more registered voters than voting age adults in the county.

Judicial Watch has been aggressively pursuing voter fraud which is plaguing our nation. In fact, Judicial Watch warned the state of California recently that if they don’t clean up their voters rolls, they will sue them in Federal Court.

Ten of the Eleven counties voted for Hillary Clinton.

 

Judicial Watch lays out the specifics: “[T]here were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).” The letter notes that the percentage in L.A. Country may be as high as 144%.

In June California Secretary of State Alex Padilla told the Trump administration the state will not cooperate with the election integrity commission because it would “only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud.”

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Disgusting. Leftists Get Kids Cancer Fundraiser Cancelled Because It was At Trump Golf Course

12 hours 46 min ago

The “Tri at the Trump” triathlon to raise money for kids with cancer was cancelled this week.
Leftists complained about the name.

Even after the organizers changed the name to “Tri for Good” the bitter leftists were still upset so the organizers cancelled the event.

The triathlon raises thousands of dollars for kids’ cancer research.

Emily Zanotti at The Daily Wire reported:

A Charlotte, North Carolina charity was forced to cancel their event, raising money for kids with terminal illnesses, after participants couldn;t handle the name of the event venue: the Trump National Golf Course.

The “Tri at the Trump” is a three-stage race (running, swimming and biking), where competitors raise money for various local charities that benefit children suffering from cancer and other devastating conditions.

But this year, the Tri at the Trump organizers say potential participants were triggered by the Trump name, and, over the summer, the group received several aggressive complaints about both the event, and the Trump National Golf Course.

Last week, in an effort to save the event and distance the race from the President, organizers changed the name from “Tri at the Trump” to “Tri for Good.” “I hope by making this announcement, we can focus on what our core values are and the goals we are trying to achieve with our race,” race organizer Chuck McAllister posted to the event’s Facebook page.

But participants were still unimpressed – because the event was still being held at Trump National – and unable to fully distance themselves from the President or find another venue on short notice, the organizers cancelled the race altogether.

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LUCIAN WINTRICH: I Am Withdrawing My Name From UC Berkeley Free Speech Week Scheduling

12 hours 50 min ago

Currently – I am engaged in a long-running investigative report that is certain to disrupt the MSM propaganda wing and Globalist agenda that has been rampant in Washington, I have a forthcoming book covering the culture wars in America and how the Right can win, along with prep-work for a series of impending campus speeches for a set of college tours. The deadlines and work that needs to be completed on these projects are my current priority.

While I was originally confirmed to speak at Free Speech Week, as it is a rare opportunity to attend an event featuring a combination of friends and great conservative minds, it has unfortunately become impractical.

Similarly – considering the uncertainty surrounding the event on both sides (on both sides), I have decided to withdraw my name from Berkeley Free Speech Week’s schedule on the seemingly likely chance that something impedes the event and it becomes lost work time on the projects I’m currently engaging in.

As far as the event is concerned, both I and the entire crew at the Gateway Pundit hope that the event goes off without a hitch and that an open and fruitful dialogue occurs regarding the event.

At this point, whether the event itself will happen is anybody’s guess.

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Elitist Actor DiCaprio Continues to Lecture Working Class on Global Warming (Video)

13 hours 21 min ago

Because only actors can understand complex science.

Leonardo DiCaprio joined John Kerry this week to criticize climate change deniers (climate realists) at the Kerry Initiative at Yale.

DiCaprio is very upset that the masses don’t care what he has to say about junk science.

Here’s Dicaprio in 2014 on his way to the World Cup.

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BOOM! Sharyl Attkisson: “It Looks Like Obama Did Spy on Trump Just Like He Apparently Did to Me”

13 hours 31 min ago

Investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson was one of the many people targeted by the Obama administration for surveillance.

Her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administrationAttkisson wrote a New York Times bestseller documenting this called ‘Stonewalled’.

On Wednesday, Attkisson wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill titled, “It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me” in response to the CNN report that Obama’s FBI indeed wiretapped Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Attkisson said in her op-ed that many in the media are missing the bigger story with the wiretapping reports. The Obama administration spied on political opponents, journalists and members of Congress and asks if the intel agencies are indeed weaponized.

She also points out a pattern that every time CIA Director John Brennan or DNI head James Clapper were caught spying, they would falsely deny such accusations.

Attkisson points out that the media is happy to push propaganda for the government rather than report the truth:

Then, as now, instead of getting the bigger story, some in the news media and quasi-news media published false and misleading narratives pushed by government interests. They implied the computer intrusions were the stuff of vivid imagination, conveniently dismissed forensic evidence from three independent examinations that they didn’t review.

Attkisson concludes:

Officials involved in the surveillance and unmasking of U.S. citizens have said their actions were legal and not politically motivated. And there are certainly legitimate areas of inquiry to be made by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. But look at the patterns. It seems that government monitoring of journalists, members of Congress and political enemies — under multiple administrations — has become more common than anyone would have imagined two decades ago. So has the unmasking of sensitive and highly protected names by political officials.

Read the full op-ed here.

Attkisson also posted her Obama-era surveillance timeline which is bone chilling to read.

In the timeline, Attkisson reveals when she began to be targeted by the Obama admin and how it progressed.

It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me https://t.co/o6Vjl3TVbF

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 20, 2017

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Top GOP Official: Trump’s White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Voted for Hillary Clinton (Video)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:58

Republican campaign consultant and Trump supporter Ed Rollins told Lou Dobbs that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly did not even vote for Trump. General John Kelly voted for Hillary Clinton.

John Kelly was appointed to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in July. Kelly reportedly filters the president’s news sources and controls the president’s schedule.


John Kelly made headlines on Tuesday when he was spotted covering his face during President Trump’s speech.

Ed Rollins: At least what I’ve heard from sources inside who know Kelly, he is an honorable man and a good general. He didn’t vote for him. He voted for Hillary. So I don’t think basically he is a Trump supporter or ideologically a Trump supporter.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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EXPOSED: Swamp Creature Santorum Stands to Make MASSIVE PROFITS From Health Care Ring By Leading FAKE REPEAL

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:07

Though he is no longer working in the Senate, nor a registered lobbyist, the Graham-Cassidy bill was crafted, at least in part, by Rick Santorum — who records show has a close financial relationship with the healthcare industry.

Prior to his presidential bid, Santorum served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He is currently a contributor at CNN and a board member at Pathway Healthcare. He also appears to be a board member of Universal Health Group, where he made $395,000 prior to 2012 in director’s fees and stock options. The company provided major political support for Santorum, with company CEO Alan B. Miller being one of his largest contributors during his time in Senate and as a presidential candidate.

Though he is no longer a senator, Santorum has been hanging around the Capitol in meetings and on the floor with current members, acting in what Senate sources have described as an “informal” lobbying position for the Graham-Cassidy bill. According to the former senator, he was on the hill having his hair cut in the Capitol barbershop when he ran into Graham and offered his ideas for a new healthcare bill. This eventually lead to the duo working together on the proposal.

Asked by Politico reporter Burgess Everett if he is now a “53rd Republican senator,” Santorum responded saying, “I wish… we wouldn’t have to be scrambling for votes right now. I’m a glorified staffer.”

In response, Doug Stafford, Rand Paul’s chief strategist tweeted, “You’re not a glorified anything. Not a staffer – you’re a guy who lost by 20 points hanging around like it’s your old high school.”

You're not a glorified anything. Not a staffer – you're a guy who lost by 20 points hanging around like it's your old high school.

— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) September 20, 2017

In 2012, records show that the healthcare industry was heavily funding Santorum’s presidential campaign. He raised $21,000 from top executives of BlueCross just in South Carolina.

According to a report from Think Progress, “the industry has returned the favor by donating some $3 million dollars to his Congressional campaigns and rewarding him with consultant and lobbying jobs in his post-Congressional career.”

When asked that same year by Laura Ingraham about his conflict of interest with the healthcare industry given his lobbying, Santorum responded by stating that he needs to work.

“I was on the board of a public company that because of my work on health care,” Santorum told Ingraham. “I’m very proud of that work, I’m very proud of the company. You know, I have to work!”

Listen to the interview here:

As questions about his funding came to light, Bill Allison, editorial director for the watchdog group the Sunlight Foundation referred to Santorum as a “stealth lobbyist” as he has been working for clients to influence policy and be paid just under the threshold that would require him to register his lobbying efforts.

“He has been, essentially, a stealth lobbyist,” Allison told CBS. “He has been hired to try to influence policy on behalf of his clients without crossing the thresholds that would require him to report what he’s doing.”

CBS added in their report:

“The work has been lucrative — in 1996 he reported assets ranging from $155,000 to $475,000 on the personal financial disclosure form he filed with the Senate. The report he filed in August 2011 as he began his presidential bid show his assets are now valued between $1.9 million and $4 million, including rental properties and robust investment and college savings funds.”

After Senator Rand Paul came out in strong opposition to Graham-Cassidy, calling it “Amnesty for ObamaCare,” Santorum penned an op-ed for CNN slamming his claims.

Senator Paul, a career physician, has been a vocal opponent of Graham/Cassidy bill in favor of a full repeal. He has to lead the fight against plans in both houses of Congress, referring to the proposals as “ObamaCare Lite” and demanding more significant changes.

“These have been plans that have spent nearly as much money as ObamaCare, that left most of the taxes and regulations in place, and basically failed to honor our promise of repeal,” the Kentucky senator wrote in an op-ed for Fox News.

The problem with Santorum’s actions, a Senate source presented to Gateway Pundit, is that nobody knows who or what he is working for because he has not registered as a lobbyist. His previous positions are only known due to his presidential finance disclosure — in which he reported making 3.6 million through lobbying efforts.

Trump came to drain the swamp — perhaps he should take a look at the lobbying industry and how people are skirting registration by staying under the threshold. There are currently 15,000 lobbyists working to influence public policy, and who knows how many acting in “stealth.”

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California Sues President Trump Over Border Wall Due to Environmental Concerns(?)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:58

Democrats want Trump to follow the law.
But not illegal aliens.

California Democrats sued President Trump today over the proposed border wall with Mexico.
Democrats say it hurts the environment.

California sues Trump administration over border wall’s environmental impacts https://t.co/3nPIvhCAk7 pic.twitter.com/B0JrYQ7r86

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 20, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit on Wednesday.
This is all they got.

California is suing the Trump Administration over border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties. https://t.co/eyvk107Mwr pic.twitter.com/2KXBqek94r

— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) September 20, 2017

Think Progress reported:

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the state had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to construct a border wall in San Diego and Imperial County. Citing the administration’s decision to expedite waiving more than three dozen environmental laws to construct the wall, Becerra said that the lawsuit would force the Trump administration to follow the law instead of relying on outdated federal statues.

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Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment – DURING EULOGY! “We’re Gonna Take Back the House Slaves Built” (VIDEO)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:24

Every time Maxine Waters opens that big mouth of hers, she calls for Trump’s impeachment–even during a eulogy! 

Classy.

Democrat hack Auntie Maxine is off her meds again.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) went off on President Trump during a eulogy at comedian Dick Gregory’s funeral on Saturday.

“I’m cleaning out the White House!” Waters began to loud cheers.

Waters called Trump a ‘dishonorable human being’ and referred to the President as “this person” several times to applause.

She also referred to the White House as “the house that slaves built” and of course brought up the KKK, “This dishonorable human being who has the alt-right, and the KKK and everybody else inside his Cabinet!”

Maxine Waters also said that her deceased friend would “probably” say Trump colluded with the Russians. Seriously?

“I’m gonna say impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday! Impeach 45 everyday!”

Maxine Waters is a worthless politician who lives in a $4 million house outside of her district after years of accomplishing absolutely NOTHING. An investigation should be launched into her decades of corruption.

Video via The American Mirror:

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Obama UN Ambassador Samantha Power Sought To Unmask Mind-Blowing Number of Americans During 2016 Election

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:16

Former Obama administration officials are the subject of intense scrutiny in relation to Congress’ investigation into ‘unmasking’ allegations. The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo says Power’s ‘unmasking’ was done on an ‘unprecedented’ scale. A new report by Fox News states Power sought to unmask Americans nearly every day. 

Fox News reports:

Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was ‘unmasking’ at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.

Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.

The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports – but the interest in her actions is particularly high.

Power isn’t the only Obama official to be in hot water over the unmasking scandal. The Gateway Pundit previously reported Susan Rice’s involvement in the unmasking scandal is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the Obama administration to undermine President Trump and his team.

A new report out on Susan Rice says the former top Obama administration official revealed to House investigators why she unmasked Trump officials. Rice sought to understand more about a meeting between UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and senior Trump aides that took place late last year.

CNN claims:

Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.

The New York meeting preceded a separate effort by the UAE to facilitate a back-channel communication between Russia and the incoming Trump White House.

The crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, arrived in New York last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials, including Michael Flynn, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his top strategist Steve Bannon, sources said.

The Obama administration felt misled by the United Arab Emirates, which had failed to mention that Zayed was coming to the United States even though it’s customary for foreign dignitaries to notify the US government about their travels, according to several sources familiar with the matter.

This month, Rice was grilled in private, by the House Intelligence Committee concerning her role in the highly controversial intel-gathering practice.

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BREAKING: Leaked Footage Shows Unhinged Lawrence O’Donnell’s Profanity-Laced Outtakes [VIDEO]

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:07

Lawrence O’Donnell, the far-left MSNBC host with a long-standing hatred of President Trump, was having a particularly bad night on On August 29, 2017.

In footage that was JUST leaked in the past hour, O’Donnell can be heard berating fellow MSNBC employees and progressively becomes more and more unhinged in the video clip which lasts a full eight minutes.

Shortly after introducing a clip involving President Donald Trump, O’Donnell poses for a moment before losing control.

“What’s going on, why am I losing this, why don’t I have sound?! Who’s asking for a Labor Day rundown in my ear?!” Moments later, he is breathily heard saying “God dammit,” before slamming his fists on his desk and glancing up in a horrific scene reminiscent of the Poltergeist movie.

As the clip goes on, O’Donnell grows more and more crazed, jumping from a man possessed to going on a monologue reminiscent of the 1988 classic “Scrooged”, where Bill Murray plays a “selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.”

“STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHO’S GOT A HAMMER? WHERE IS IT? WHERE’S THE HAMMER? GO UP ON THE OTHER FLOOR. SOMEBODY GO UP THERE AND STOP THE HAMMERING. STOP THE HAMMERING. I’LL GO DOWN TO THE GODDAMNED FLOOR MYSELF AND STOP IT, KEEP THE GODDAMNED COMMERCIAL BREAK GOING. CALL FUCKING PHIL GRIFFIN, I DON’T CARE WHO THE FUCK YOU HAVE TO CALL. STOP THE HAMMERING. EMPTY OUT THE GODDAMNED CONTROL ROOM AND FIND OUT WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.”

 

Since the incident, O’Donnell has not at the time of publication commented on the leaked footage.

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Sheriff Clarke Unleashes on Liberal Reporter Asking About His Security Detail: “F*ck You”

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:15

Sheriff Clarke is not one to mince words.

Daniel Bice, a liberal reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently asked the former Milwaukee Sheriff about his security detail in an email.

“Fran McLaughlin said today that the sheriff’s office is ending the round-the-clock security detail at your house. I have a few questions for you,” Bice said in an email.

Bice went on to ask if Clarke agrees with this decision and if it’s a “wise use of taxpayer dollars”.

Clarke’s office responded, “’F*ck you and the horse you rode in on.’ I’m David Clarke and I approve this message.”

Daniel Bice posted the exchange to his Twitter account with a caption, “Several of you have asked to see a screenshot of the exchange with ‘s new official email account. Here you go.”

Several of you have asked to see a screenshot of the exchange with @SheriffClarke‘s new official email account. Here you go. pic.twitter.com/OfftY9y1jq

— Daniel Bice (@DanielBice) September 20, 2017

This isn’t the first time Daniel Bice got blasted by Sheriff Clarke’s. Last year they offered to send him a t-shirt of Clarke and guessed he wore a size small. Hah!

Bice tweeted, “Best email from and his team since he offered to buy me a Christmas present last year. Read below.”

Best email from @SheriffClarke and his team since he offered to buy me a Christmas present last year. Read below. pic.twitter.com/a8wb9R5jla

— Daniel Bice (@DanielBice) September 20, 2017

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President Trump: I Thought When I Won I Would Sit Down at My Desk and Sign Obamacare Repeal – It Hasn’t Happened (Video)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:58

President Trump discussed the Obamacare debacle today during a meeting with the Egyptian president outside the United Nations.

Pres Trump was asked about the health care bill to replace ObamaCare at end of photo op with Egyptian Pres el-Sisi. pic.twitter.com/Vt6Jl3eaE5

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 20, 2017

Trump was asked about the Obamacare disaster. The president told reporters there is a very good chance this latest attempt to fix Obamacare will pass.
Republicans need 50 votes to pass the bill.

President Trump also said he thought he would sign an Obamacare repeal on day one of his presidency.

President Trump: Again, we’ve been hearing about repeal and replace for seven years. I thought that when I won I would go to the Oval Office and sit down at my desk and there would be a healthcare bill on my desk, to be honest. And it hasn’t worked out that way.

That didn’t happen.

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have offered the president NOTHING to help the American people.

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