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Neera Tanden defends targeting Trump supporters for harassment, but God help you if you call someone ‘Fredo’

Twitchy - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:36

Plenty of people are calling out Chris Cuomo for likening “Fredo” to the N-word. But not Neera Tanden. See, unlike the rest of us, Neera understands what a slur “Fredo” is. Here, let her explain:

People who tell you it’s ok to call an Italian man Fredo are the same people who said it was ok to throw money at a woman leader and call her a whore. And they never think about the energy they take rationalizing the denigration of others.

— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 13, 2019

Speaking of never thinking …

She just defended Castro targeting private citizens for donating to Trump. Perhaps she should take a seat. https://t.co/FRaYil88bA

— Fred-Mo (@molratty) August 13, 2019

She really did:

This perfectly exemplifies the problem of too few people understanding how targeted people of color feel. It is only in Castro’s quote that you understand people are angry at these Trump supporters because they are propping up his racism, not that he’s a Republican. https://t.co/TrMsgDdPYw

— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 9, 2019

Apparently the NYTimes argument is that it’s entirely right to publish emails stolen by Russia to undermine our democracy – they did it again just a few months ago – but it’s iffy to publish the information of who is donating to campaigns, something important for our democracy.

— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 9, 2019

It’s important to our democracy to target people whose political opinions differ from yours for harassment or worse, but calling Chris Cuomo “Fredo” is just beyond the pale.

Broken. That is totally broken.

— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 9, 2019

No, Neera. You’re broken.

And you really should take a seat.

She is a hypocrite, all around.

— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 13, 2019

Gee, people don't like being personally attacked by strangers for their politics. Who knew.

— Fred-Mo (@molratty) August 13, 2019

I wonder how people feel about being falsely called white supremacists regularly.

— Fred-Mo (@molratty) August 13, 2019

"rationalizing the denigration of others."

Neera is just fine with denigration–as long as only *certain* people and groups are denigrated.

— AtticusLee (@AtticusLee6) August 13, 2019

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Figures: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Allowed Far Left Guest to Call Donald Trump Jr. “Fredo” — Said Nothing (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:31

This is CNN.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo exploded after a Trump supporter in New York called him “Fredo” to his face — Fredo, a nickname that is meant to be an insult to Cuomo, is from the movie The Godfather to describe him as the weaker, less intelligent brother in the Corleone crime family.

“We’re gonna have a f*ckin problem,” Cuomo said to the Trump supporter who asked to take a picture with him.

Cuomo lost his cool and threatened the Trump supporter and told him he was going to throw him “down the f*cking stairs.”

“I’ll f*ckin ruin your shit. I’ll f*ckin throw you down the stairs like a f*ckin punk!” Cuomo said.

Warning on language:

But Chris Cuomo didn’t say a word when ”Fredo” was used against Donald Trump Jr. in January.

In fact, Chris Cuomo promoted it in his CNN show’s Twitter feed.

The left is ginning up some sort of PC slur against the name “Fredo”, but evidently they forgot about this video where Anna Navarro uses it against the President’s son and Cuomo promotes it in his show’s twitter feed.

.@ananavarro slams Don Jr. for likening border wall to zoo fence: He's an "entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy's son."
"[D]addy kept Fredo back home…Who cares what [he] says. I don't want to talk about that entitled little brat." pic.twitter.com/zpTtp8ZfAd

— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 10, 2019

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Rudy Giuliani on Epstein’s Death: “What Happened Here is Mind-Boggling, It’s impossible to Happen” (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:10

Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined America’s Newsroom on Tuesday to discuss the death of Jeffrey Epstein at the MCC in Manhattan.

Rudy said, “What happened here is mind-boggling. It is impossible to happen.”

Rudy added, “This argument over whether he was on suicide watch or not is like, silly. Because if he wasn’t on suicide watch he should have been ‘on watch.’ The guy was a high risk prisoner. Wasn’t he? He’s a guy where there are probably 50 very important people who had a motive to kill him. We don’t even know who they are. I’m not acknowledging that any of the people named. But it’s true there are some people who are in a lot of trouble because of Epstein.

Via America’s Newsroom:

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EXCLUSIVE: Sandy Berger, Joins Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Larry Summers from the Clinton Administration, All Connected to Epstein’s Express and/or Epstein’s Orgy Island!!!

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:20

Yesterday we reported that Clinton and Obama economist and the former President of Harvard, took numerous flights on Jeffrey Epstein’s jet. He even flew on Epstein’s jet to Epstein’s infamous ‘Orgy Island’ ten days after his marriage in 2005.

Today we can report that another Clinton elite creep, former Clinton National Security Advisor, took a flight on the Epstein Express from Epstein’s ‘Orgy Island’ as well.

Yesterday we uncovered that creepy former President of Harvard, Larry Summers, flew numerous times on Jeffrey Epstein’s jet and even flew to Epstein’s so called ‘Orgy Island’.

Flight logs from the previous Epstein trial show that Larry Summers flew a couple times on the ‘Epstein Express’ to Epstein’s now infamous ‘Orgy Island’! According to flight records released from the Epstein case, Summers took four trips on Epstein’s Jet. On one trip he took his newlywed second wife, Elisa New, to Epstein’s Island for their Honeymoon in 2005.

Today we can report that the same flight records show that former President Bill Clinton’s National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, flew on Epstein’s jet from his ‘Orgy Island’ as well.

Berger was also famous for being charged with stealing documents from the National Archives but stuffing them in his clothes to protect President Clinton and himself from actions related to Osama Bin Ladin.  US News reported about Berger –

It’s been almost eight years since Clinton-era national security adviser Sandy Berger smuggled classified documents out of the National Archives that detailed his boss’s efforts to thwart terrorist threats to the millennium celebrations. The crime cost Berger $50,000, 100 hours of community service, his security clearance, and his law license. But the agents who went after him haven’t forgotten. “It weighs on you,” says Archives Inspector General Paul Brachfeld.

And now they’ve made Berger the poster boy for a new anti-theft initiative. The outreach to archivists includes a slide show that pictures Berger and three other smugglers under the headline: “To Catch a Thief.” What’s more, Brachfeld now has an archival recovery team assigned to work theft cases. “Those acts I don’t think can be re-created today,” he tells our Caitlin Huey-Burns.

Still, the Berger episode gnaws at Brachfeld because the former top official abused his privileges and because Berger’s actions might have robbed the 9/11 Commission of key details related to its probe of the terror plot. Brachfeld says Berger was given “unique privileges” just “because he was Sandy Berger.” But, he adds, that kind of special treatment will never again be provided. “Those unique privileges were rescinded, in terms of it wasn’t going to happen again,” says Brachfeld.

He notes that the 9/11 Commission report, which also looked at the Clinton administration’s handling of terrorism, could have been compromised. “We all know what 9/11 meant to the country, and his treating those records in such a manner will always leave, in my mind, a cloud over whether or not the 9/11 Commission got full production of the records that they requested, and that to me is extremely serious and an affront to all Americans.”

The misdemeanor to which Berger admitted took place in late 2003. “It was a terrible experience for me,” Brachfeld says. “I was going after big game.” He adds: “It was very disquieting to me that somebody that was a household name in Washington, somebody that was a trusted person, somebody that you hope would be a good steward of the records and would be responsive to the 9/11 Commission, treated the records in the opposite manner. So you know, you lose faith. It’s a success in terms of getting him to admit to the crime in some degree. But at the same time, it’s sad.”

Berger was not only a crook, he was a creep!

We’ve identified a documented flight for Berger FROM Epstein’s Island (NOTE: There are NO Epstein flight records for Berger TO Epstein’s ‘Orgy’ Island.)

On September 24, 2005, Berger flew from TIST (Cyril E King Airport, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands) to TEB (Teterboro Airport, Bergen, NJ).

Also accompanying Berger on this flight out was a Tatiana “Simanova/Simonova” (sp)

Former President Bill Clinton on the Epstein Express 27 times, mostly with underage girls.  One sex slave from the island says she met Al Gore, Clinton’s VP, when she was underage.  Clinton’s Treasury Secretary,  Summers, flew on the Epstein Express to Orgy Island on his honeymoon and his National Security Advisor, Berger, flew from Orgy Island on the Epstein Express.

Was the entire Clinton Administration a gang of creeps?

Via Paul Blum

 

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When a Man Referred to CNN’s Chris Cuomo as ‘Fredo,’ the Two Almost Came to Blows

LifeZette - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:16

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo — the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — doesn’t like being called “Fredo.”

That much was clear after an individual standing near him called him by that name on Sunday night.

The encounter between Cuomo and the man occurred at a Shelter Island bar on Sunday, according to Mediaite.

The television personality wouldn’t let it go.

The two got into an extended argument as people surrounded them and iPhones captured the exchange on video — complete with plenty of foul language on Cuomo’s part as he lambasted the man for using that name as an apparent ethnic slur.

Fredo Corleone is the fictional character from the well-known “Godfather” films — he’s the weak brother who doesn’t get much respect from his father or anyone else in the family.

Cuomo associated the use of that name aimed at him with that context — and found it highly disrespectful.

He told the man that the use of that name toward him and any other Italians was the equivalent of when black people are called the N-word.

Cuomo even threatened to “throw” the man “down a flight of stairs like a f****** punk.”

Most of the rest of the exchange can’t be recited here — as the language Cuomo used was far too foul for a family audience.

Cooler heads then prevailed as several men stepped between the two and broke up the exchange and warded off a potential fight.

Related: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Dismissed Covington Kids as ‘Victims of Their Own Choices’

On Monday night, CNN announced that it was standing by its host.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated set-up,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said in a statement on Twitter. “We completely support him.”

Sean Hannity of Fox News also defended Cuomo. In a tweet, Hannity wrote, “Good for [Cuomo] … He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family. Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology.”

See these tweets — and share your thoughts on this incident.

Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like @ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Violence After Man Calls Him ‘Fredo’: ‘I’ll F*cking Throw You Down These Stairs’ https://t.co/5moJ8BTX6g via @BreitbartNews

— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) August 13, 2019

I am warmed by the fact that @ChrisCuomo will be known as Fredo in perpetuity.

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 13, 2019

This article has been updated.

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Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: Politifact and Snopes Flagged ONLY 4% of Fake News Stories from Mueller Witch Hunt — MISSED 96% OF THE FAKE NEWS

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:47

We are told the Trump-Russia Collusion hoax was the greatest political scandal in US history.
Several officials with knowledge of the Deep State spying on the Trump campaign and Trump administration tell us “you can’t believe what’s coming out.”

It is also clear at this point that around 90% of the mainstream liberal media outlets bought into the hoax and sold it to the American public.

And now there is proof that even the far left “fact-checkers” bought into the deep state lies.

They were all wrong.

In the aftermath of this criminal attempt to remove the sitting United States president it is important to learn from the mistakes that were made.

The attached spreadsheet contains 90+ anti conservative/Republican stories the major media got wrong.

It includes dates, links to original or Wayback articles, Snopes and Politifact rating, etc.

67 of the wrong articles come from Sharyl Atkkisson’s list, 23 are from Timothy Zebel’s book “The Fake News Epidemic”.

Out of these 90 articles Snopes rated only 4 as FALSE,

Out of the 90 articles Politifact rated only 3 as false.

Here is the workbook table:

Via Mark R.

From our study Snopes had a 4% success rate.  They missed 96% of the major fake news Russia-Collusion reports.

Politifact did even worse scoring a 3% success rate.  They missed 97% of the the anti-Trump Russia-Collusion fake news stories.

Remember this next time you hear the liberal media quote one of these two far left publishers.

Note: Here is a copy of the data sheet.

Copy of MediaMistakes_Snope… by Jim Hoft on Scribd

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Tragedy Involving Officer with California Highway Patrol: ‘Bullets Flew Through Windows’

LifeZette - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:35

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was the victim of violence on Monday in a dramatic scene that occurred on the 215 Freeway, The Los Angeles Times is reporting.

After an officer on a motorcycle stopped a man driving along the highway on a white GMC pickup truck, the man — at some point — grabbed a rifle from inside his vehicle and fired at the officer who was approaching him.

Other officers soon arrived at the scene, as The Times reported — and witnesses later described a scene of chaos.

One driver said that bullets “flew through their windows.”

“We know his motive for this crime,” Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said Monday night, as Fox News reported on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at roughly 5:30 p.m. after a CHP officer decided to impound the man’s vehicle.

“He called for a tow truck and was filling out the necessary paperwork,” said Scott Parker, assistant chief at the CHP’s Inland Division.

That’s apparently when the driver pulled out a rifle from his truck — and suddenly began firing.

The officer called for help and three other CHP officers arrived.

Shooting in Riverside shuts down 215 Fwy, prompts large law enforcement response https://t.co/FB6lP1WITh

— KTLA (@KTLA) August 13, 2019

Absolutely heartbroken to hear the CHP officer involved in the Riverside shooting tonight has passed away. A driver is thought to have grabbed a rifle from inside their vehicle and opened fire on the officer. pic.twitter.com/romcqptD68

— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 13, 2019

Those officers immediately faced gunfire — and two were hit by it, Parker said and Fox News reported.

A Riverside police officer and three Riverside County sheriff’s deputies also arrived on scene; they traded shots with the man before the individual was hit and went down, Diaz indicated.

“It was a long and horrific gun battle,” the chief said.

While authorities did not immediately release the names of the slain CHP officer or the man with the rifle, family members identified the deceased officer as 33-year-old Andre Moye Jr., who was married and had been with the CHP for about four years, KABC-TV reported.

See these tweets for more information about, and reaction to, the incident — and share your thoughts.

Police procession escorting fallen @CHP_HQ officer Andre Moye last night in Riverside, California pic.twitter.com/NV9qJSD8w6

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 13, 2019

Deepest condolences from the PBA of NYS to the family of the @CHP_HQ Officer Andre Moye Jr., as well as the officers who were injured, one of them critically. There is no such thing as a "routine" traffic stop, as this one turned deadly. https://t.co/RCrxMU1Sgu pic.twitter.com/ql893HSoWW

— PBA of NYS (@pbanystate) August 13, 2019

Shooting on 215 Freeway in Riverside: multiple injuries reported; 3 cops wounded, suspected gunman dead. Retired Marine escorts woman and her children to safety “He’s my hero.” ⁦@jaclyncosgrove⁩ ⁦@palomaesquivelhttps://t.co/Ug9SAk0juv

— Hector Becerra (@hbecerraLATimes) August 13, 2019

#UPDATE 2 officers were injured, 1 critically following a shooting with a suspect on the 215 Fwy in Riverside https://t.co/3gPIw4gZzS

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 13, 2019

Our hearts ache over the tragic loss of @CHP_HQ‘s own Officer Andre Moye — who will be remembered for his commitment to service and the community of Riverside County. Jen and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow officers who are grieving tonight.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 13, 2019

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Barbra Streisand Is So Upset About Trump, She Had to Perform a Parody of ‘Send in the Clowns’

LifeZette - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:05

If there were any supporters of President Donald Trump in the audience recently during a Barbra Streisand concert in New York City … Well, never mind.

(The few who may have been there likely guessed what they would be getting into before they even walked in the door.)

The left-leaning celebrity, singer and actress couldn’t resist going after the president during her Madison Square Garden concert last week with the performance of a parody version of her iconic song, “Send in the Clowns.”

This one’s lyrics were quite a bit different, however.

They had one target in mind.

They had one agenda.

Here’s what she treated her mostly Democrat audience to with the lyrics to her parody song: “He says he’s rich/ Maybe he’s poor/ ‘Til he reveals his returns/ Who can be sure?/ Who is this clown?”

That last lyric threw the crowd into wild applause.

Then she went on: “Something’s amiss/ I don’t approve/ Now that’s he’s running the free world, where can we move?/ Maybe a town/ Just who is this clown?”

Then, in another verse, she ripped him with the moniker “a fraudulent twit,” as many outlets reported.

Related: Streisand Makes Her Fans ‘Feel Sick’

After she finished singing her song, she lectured her appreciative audience from the stage.

“You know, that was meant to be a funny song,” she said.

“But what’s going on just isn’t very funny, because it would take me all night long to recite 11,000 lies. You know what I mean?”

“But there’s a line by Oscar Wilde that, uh, kind of describes this person,” she went on. “The line is: ‘He’s a man who knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.’”

See what happened for yourself in this video clip below — then share your thoughts:

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Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik: Cameras in Hallway Will Show Who Entered Jeffrey Epstein Prison Cell and at What Time (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 02:37

Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik joined Sean Hannity on Monday to discuss the surprise death of multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Lower Manhattan.

Kerik, as the former NYPD Commissioner, is very familiar with the prison. Kerik also ran the Department of Prisons in New York for six years involving about 133,000 inmate admissions a year.

Bernard Kerik told Sean there should be video from the hallway outside of Epstein’s prison cell.

Bernard Kerik: I think there is a couple things the Attorney General is going to focus on, primarily Sean. Who authorized him to come off of suicide watch? Was he put in a buddy system? Was there a secondary system in that cell?  The reporting is, there was. That person was removed. I can tell you I know that housing area that he was in quite well. In the northside and the southside of the hallway where those cells are, there are cameras overhead. So you’ll be able to see who went in the cell, who came out of the cell. There’s no camera facing in the cell. So you wouldn’t see inside.

Sean Hannity: But we would know the time he was last checked on…

Bernard Kerik: Sean, that area that he was in, 9 South, historically those bed checks are 15 to 30 minutes. A bed check is looking into a cell, identifying the person that’s in there and they have to guarantee that they’re breathing. If they can’t see that they’re breathing, once they see the body they have to wake the person up to make sure they’re alive. I cn tell you if those checks were not done, that’s going to be one of the irregularities that the Attorney General’s talking about.

Via Hannity:

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FIGURES. CNN Spox: “We Completely Support” Cuomo’s Profanity-Laced Threats Toward Trump Supporter

GatewayPundit - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 02:32

This is CNN.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo exploded after a Trump supporter in New York called him “Fredo” to his face — Fredo, a nickname that is meant to be an insult to Cuomo, is from the movie The Godfather to describe him as the weaker, less intelligent brother in the Corleone crime family.

“We’re gonna have a f*ckin problem,” Cuomo said to the Trump supporter who asked to take a picture with him.

Cuomo lost his cool and threatened the Trump supporter and told him he was going to throw him “down the f*cking stairs.”

“I’ll f*ckin ruin your shit. I’ll f*ckin throw you down the stairs like a f*ckin punk!” Cuomo said.

Donald Trump Jr. jumped into the fray Monday night and said of the video of Cuomo circulating on Twitter, “I assume CNN not available for comment. Imagine their coverage of this if they were a real news organization?”

CNN backed Cuomo claiming he was merely defending himself against an “ethnic slur,” referring to the “Fredo” nickname.

CNN’s spox Matt Dornic responded to Don Jr and said CNN completely supports Cuomo following his profanity-laced threats toward a Trump supporter.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him,” CNN spox Matt Dornic said on Twitter.

Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.

— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) August 13, 2019

Ethnic slur? Try not to break your back with that reach, CNN.

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Jeffrey Epstein: A Life by the Numbers

LifeZette - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:59

Many people are still trying to wrap their brains around the circumstances of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sudden and shocking death on Saturday morning in Manhattan.

Related: Epstein May Have Feared His Former Cellmate, and Other Updates

The apparent suicide is being investigated, and will be, likely for a long time to come.

Exact results of an autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office on Sunday are not yet released.

In the meantime, as questions (and theories) continue to circulate, it’s clear the sad story of Epstein will continue to be of interest to millions of people for quite some time.

Here are some of the key numbers associated with Epstein, courtesy of a number of sources, including Gothamist, Bloomberg, CBS News, Fox News, and others as noted.

66: Epstein’s age at the time of his death

14: the youngest age of the dozens of girls he was accused of abusing over the years

2002 to 2005: the years during which he supposedly committed those crimes

2: the number of counts he was charged with last month: one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking with underage females (he pleaded not guilty)

6:30 a.m.: the approximate time on Saturday morning his body was found in his jail cell; after lifesaving measures were begun, he was taken to New York Downtown Hospital

$559 million: his estimated net worth

$77 million: the estimated worth of his townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side

40: the number of rooms in his Upper East Side townhouse

$64 million: the estimated worth of his Caribbean island known as Little St. James

48: the number of loose diamonds found in his personal safe (as well as “piles of cash”)

over $200 million: the amount he reportedly made during his decade-plus position as a financial adviser for the retail tycoon Les Wexner, CEO of L Brands, according to The New York Times

15-37: the approximate number of vehicles Epstein owned

1: the number of siblings he had — the exact nature of his relationship with a brother, Mark Epstein, is unknown

0: the amount of surveillance footage available from inside his cell

Related: Outraged Americans React to the Death of Jeffrey Epstein

every 30 minutes: the interval at which guards were supposed to be checking on Epstein during his post-suicide watch status

0: the number of wives he had

0: the number of known children he had

multiple: the number of current investigations into his death

up to 45 years: the potential prison time he faced for the charges against him

years and years: the amount of time it could take to resolve his estate

See this tweet — and share your thoughts on this story in the comments section below.

Who will get Jeff Epstein's hundreds of millions of dollars? https://t.co/6LG4pKQIfT pic.twitter.com/aJSkVd2hAY

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 13, 2019

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Upset Iowa Resident Tells Candidate Kamala Harris: ‘Leave Our Health Care Alone’

LifeZette - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 22:25

Presidential primary candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was confronted on Monday by an upset Iowa resident over the California senator’s plan to overhaul health care in the United States.

The Democrat was speaking to voters at the Bickford Senior Living Center in Muscatine, Iowa, when one of the center’s residents challenged her on how she planned to pay for Medicare for All — and told her not to “mess with” health care.

“Leave our health care alone,” Roberta Jewell, a 91-year-old resident at the senior living facility, told Harris as she was describing her campaign’s health care proposal. “We don’t want you to mess with it.”

Harris responded that she doesn’t intend to mess with anyone’s health care — she wants to make sure that everyone has the coverage they want.

“I want to make sure that it’s the way you like it,” she told Jewell. “I promise you that. I won’t mess with the health care that you have.”

The conflict with the senior resident in Iowa highlights Harris’ problem explaining her stance on health care to voters.

Last month, Harris — in an attempt to appeal to both the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party — released one of the more confusing and vague health care proposals of the campaign season.

Related: Democrat Debaters Work Themselves into a Tizzy Over Medicare for All and Other Pricey Programs

Harris’ plan did little to unite the divided factions within the Democratic Party, with progressives taking issue with the presidential candidate for stopping short of the full-scale health care overhaul embodied by the Medicare for All legislation.

Her more moderate rivals, meanwhile, said she was trying to have it all without taking a firm position on one of the most animating issues in the primary.

Medicare for All has become a central focus in the Democratic primary, with the most progressive candidates calling for a revolutionary approach to providing government insurance coverage for all Americans at a lower price than the private market.

Harris previously appeared to suggest that she supported abolishing private insurance but later clarified that she does not.

But Harris split from that approach on several fronts. She envisions a role for private insurers as long as they follow the government’s rules.

She would slow the transition to a so-called single-payer system to 10 years from the four that her rival in the primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)., has proposed. And she has ruled out tax increases on middle-income Americans, an idea to which Sanders has expressed openness in exchange for lowering the price of health coverage.

Related: Harris Claims Kids Are Afraid Their Undocumented Parents ‘Won’t Come Home’ from Work

Harris has repeatedly been forced to clear up her stance on Medicare for All.

She previously appeared to suggest that she supported abolishing private insurance — but later clarified that she does not.

Fox News’ Andres del Aguila and the Associated Press contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

Read more at Fox News:
Sanders Won’t Say if He Struck Deal with Warren About Debate Protocol
2020 Dems Reverse Course to Oppose Nearly All Trump Judicial Appointees
Trump Admin Announces Major Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

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ThinkProgress tries to slam Trump’s latest immigration initiative, flattens Bill Clinton in the process

Twitchy - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:19

As we told you earlier, the White House has formally announced that they will be enforcing a Clinton-era law designed to “ensure non-citizens do not abuse our nation’s public benefit”:

UH OH! White House announcement about enforcing a ‘Clinton-era law’ related to immigration could spark lefty head explosions https://t.co/MP4keFvlWm

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2019

People have been asking how many media outlets would conveniently avoid the part about the legislation Bill Clinton signed in 1996. ThinkProgress was among the first to help answer that question:

The Trump administration can now bar immigrants for being too poor https://t.co/X7cqKxnNNT pic.twitter.com/scLtlfvD1N

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 12, 2019

Without mentioning Bill Clinton in the story, ThinkProgress quoted activists accusing the Trump admin of “weaponizing” the existing program (which came about because of bipartisan legislation Bill Clinton signed in 1996).

Yawn then why did Clinton sign the law?

— Sparky "BigStick"McGonagle (@Big_Bob_Mac) August 12, 2019

Maybe reporters should go ask him. #Crickets

Good. I'm glad Trump is enforcing this Clinton law.

— Gareth Bryne ⚔ (@kmjoseph705) August 12, 2019

No. The Clinton admin did. Obama didn’t enforce the laws he was elected to enforce. He should’ve been impeached. My money;my choice. Let them come legally, assimilate & WORK not sponge off me

— Dagny-Reagan-Taggert (@Dagny_R_Taggert) August 12, 2019

Thank billy Clinton for the law that President Trump is enforcing.

— Brock KAG Sampson (@KevinJWatt1) August 12, 2019

One final question:

I thought immigrants didn't use the welfare system? Isn't that what everyone was told? So why is this a problem?

— RocknRollMom6 (@RockNRollMom6) August 12, 2019

Back over to you, ThinkProgress!

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Loving God with a Pure Heart Keeps Us Spiritually Fit

LifeZette - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00

I was out running my favorite trail the other day when God challenged me to think about the amount of time I spend on physical fitness in proportion to the time I spend becoming spiritually fit.

There have been times in my life when I’ve been a total gym rat — up to three workouts a day — while I worked a full-time job, maintained a home, and cared for a family.

As you can imagine, this didn’t leave much time for working on my soul.

Sure, my body was fit — but inside I felt I was wasting away.

Was it worth it?

Absolutely not!

My obsession with becoming fit while I was neglecting my soul equated to building seaside sand castles at low tide. What a waste.

God has given us all a much more blessed and eternal purpose.

Related: ‘We Must Serve God in Both the Dawn and Dusk of Our Lives’

God’s Word says: “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.’ And this word is the good news that was preached to you” (1 Peter‬ ‭1:22-25‬).

The world is starving for God’s love — not more of the same old goals, which fade away as we age.

When we have the love of Christ bursting from within our soul, the first thing others notice is Him — not us.

The world is starving for God’s love — not more of the same old goals, which fade away as we age.

Related: ‘My Life Can Be a Beautiful Garden, or a Useless Patch of Weeds’

When our life is lived in love, we give others hope of the wonders they can possess, which death and aging cannot defeat.

This hope springs forth within us when we are so into God that He captures our time, energy, resources and imagination.

Does this describe your life?

When we’re in love with God, everything we do — even our jobs — can be part of our testimony of love.

Loving God passionately, and with a pure heart, keeps us spiritually fit.

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Bill Barr: “Let Me Assure You That This Case Will Continue Against Anyone Complicit with Epstein” (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:05

On Saturday US Attorney General William Barr ordered a full investigation into Epstein’s death to determine how such a high-profile inmate could have taken his own life and why he was ever removed from suicide watch.

Epstein reportedly hanged himself early Saturday morning shortly after being taken off of suicide watch.

There is no surveillance video of Epstein’s apparent suicide according to many sources familiar with the prison setup.

On Monday AG Barr told the National Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans that the investigation will go on following Epstein’s death.

Attorney General Bill Barr: “Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.”

NEW: Attorney General Bill Barr: "Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy." https://t.co/2UAm012vCA pic.twitter.com/YGAKFg2oYg

— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2019

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America First: New Trump Rule Could Deny Green Cards For Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits

GatewayPundit - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:00

“To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient,” President Donald Trump said.

President Trump’s new rule could deny green cards for immigrants who use public benefits.

The White House announced on Monday that the Trump Administration will enforce longstanding immigration law that prohibits immigrants from abusing public benefits.

To be clear, this new rule does not impact humanitarian-based immigration programs such as for refugees or asylum-seekers.

“Today, USCIS, the agency I head as part of the Department of Homeland Security has issued a rule that encourages and ensures self reliance and self sufficiency for those seeking to come to or to stay in the United States,” Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said.

“Through the public charge rule, President Trump’s administration is reenforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility ensuring immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in America,” Cuccinelli added.

“An alien who receives public benefits above a certain threshold is known as a “public charge.”” the White House said in a press release.

“Aliens will be barred from entering the United States if they are found likely to become public charges. Aliens in the United States who are found likely to become public charges will also be barred from adjusting their immigration status,” The White House said.

This rule is expected to officially be published on Wednesday and will go into effect in mid-October.

WATCH:

WATCH NOW: The Trump administration's top immigration official is expected to announce a new rule that could deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps https://t.co/nENEcsyMX4 pic.twitter.com/tlnUuwCjUr

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2019

“President Donald Trump will enforce a Clinton-era law to ensure that non-citizens do not abuse our public benefit programs and jeopardize the safety net needed by vulnerable Americans,” the White House said in its announcement.

JUST ANNOUNCED: President @realDonaldTrump will enforce a Clinton-era law to ensure that non-citizens do not abuse our public benefit programs and jeopardize the safety net needed by vulnerable Americans. https://t.co/UrZF4mCP6Q

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 12, 2019

America first.

US Veterans, disabled Americans and elderly Americans should be taken care of first.

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Bill Barr: Anyone Complicit in the Jeffrey Epstein Case ‘Should Not Rest Easy’

LifeZette - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:58

On Monday morning, after a weekend in which people floated all kinds of conspiracy notions about the passing of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, U.S. Attorney General William Barr vowed that the Justice Department would continue with the investigation into sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Related: Epstein News: 12 Outraged Americans React to His Passing

Barr’s pledge of accountability following Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday should reassure some people that heads could roll if Barr has his way.

He said the case against the disgraced financier was and is “very important” to him and to the Justice Department.

Epstein’s victims, however, won’t have their chance to stare him down in court.

That is a fact of the case right now.

Over the weekend, Barr stated he was “appalled, and indeed, the whole department was, and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner.”

Said Barr, “We are now learning of serious irregularities at [the Manhattan Correctional Center] facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.”

“We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability,” Barr added.

“But let me assure you that this [sex-trafficking] case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it.”

Related: Epstein May Have Feared His Former Jail Cell Mate: Reports

The DOJ released a statement over the weekend saying Epstein’s suspicious death “raises serious questions that must be answered.”

Every part of Epstein’s life, in my opinion, needs to be put under a microscope; we need to see where that leads.

If this whole mess just gets swept under the rug, we’ll know our criminal justice system is beyond repair.

Watch the above video, via ABC.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
Maryland State Trooper Under Investigation
Report: AG Barr Livid Over Epstein’s Passing, Says Questions Must Be Answered
AOC Wants Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Her for Blocking Former NY Assemblyman on Twitter

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Comedy Gold: Sarah Silverman Fired From New Movie Over Old Blackface Pic

GatewayPundit - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:14

When the left eats their own.

Sarah Silverman was recently fired from a movie over an old picture of her in blackface.

The New York Post reported:

“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part,” she said on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” “Then, at 11 p.m. the night before, they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.

“I didn’t fight it,” she continued. “They hired someone else who is wonderful but who has never stuck their neck out. It was so disheartening. It just made me real, real sad because I really kind of devoted my life to making it right.”

Silverman wouldn’t name the movie.

Back in 2007, Silvermam wore blackface in a sketch for “The Sarah Silverman Show” and now it’s coming back to haunt her.

Silverman complained about the ‘cancel culture’ which was started by lefty SJWs — but she isn’t happy now that the left has to play by their own rules.

“I think it’s really scary and it’s a very odd thing that it’s invaded the left primarily and the right will mimic it,” adding that she calls it “righteousness porn,” reported The Post.

“It’s like, if you’re not on board, if you say the wrong thing, if you had a tweet once, everyone is, like, throwing the first stone,” Silverman said. “It’s so odd. It’s a perversion. It’s really, ‘Look how righteous I am and now I’m going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.’”

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US Prison System Sinks to Third World Status — Even Mexico Provided Video of El Chapo’s Prison Escape

GatewayPundit - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:52

Thank you Deep State!
The US Prison System now rivals what you would expect from third world sh*thole or some Latin American banana republic.

On Saturday the most notorious prisoner in the US prison system committed “suicide.”

** Epstein said he was considering “naming names” in his international sex ring
** He was found unconscious in his prison cell just three weeks earlier
** On Thursday documents released for the first time implicated several top Democrats in his pedo sex ring
** He was taken off suicide watch — at the request of his attorneys?
** He was in isolation
** The cameras malfunctioned
** The prison guards had worked several extra shifts last week
** The prison guards “forgot” to check on Epstein
** Epstein said he was the victim of attempted murder three weeks ago
** Epstein has dirt on numerous globalist elites
** Epstein was left with the tools to hang himself after previous episode just days earlier
** Epstein was not suicidal according to medical professionals

Epstein is dead and there is NO VIDEO!

Even Mexico had video of the El Chapo prison escape.

Via John LeFevre

The El Chapo prison escape was hugely embarassing to Mexico and highlighted corruption at the highest levels of government.

They still managed to release jail cell CCTV footage within 24 hours.

— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) August 11, 2019

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Epstein Was Taken Off of Suicide Watch at Request of His Attorneys

GatewayPundit - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:36


Jeffrey Epstein

One of the many mysteries surrounding Epstein’s death is why was he taken off of suicide watch if he reportedly tried to kill himself a few weeks ago?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Epstein was taken off of suicide watch at the request of his attorneys.

Mr. Epstein was taken off suicide watch late last month at the request of his attorneys, according to people familiar with the matter. He had been meeting with his lawyers for up to 12 hours a day, one of the people said.

After he was removed from suicide watch at the end of July, Mr. Epstein had been downgraded to “special observation status,” which mandated guards check on him every 30 minutes and also required him to have a cellmate, a person familiar with the matter said.

Epstein was put on suicide watch after he reportedly tried to kill himself shortly after he was arrested on July 6th on charges of sex trafficking of minors.

Although Epstein was taken off of suicide watch, prison guards, who were working overtime, broke protocols and failed to check on him every 30 minutes.

Epstein was also supposed to have a cellmate, however his cellmate was removed the night before he died.

Epstein reportedly hanged himself early Saturday morning shortly after being taken off of suicide watch.

There is no surveillance video of Epstein’s apparent suicide according to many sources familiar with the prison setup.

Jeffrey Epstein was the most high profile prisoner in the US system with connections to the world’s elite, yet there were no cameras pointing directly into his prison cell.

US Attorney General Bill Barr addressed the ongoing investigation into Epstein’s death at a press conference on Monday morning.

“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” Barr said.

“There will be accountability,” Barr asserted.

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