News of the Week (June 19th, 2016)


News of the Week for June 19th, 2016


Election 2016


Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary’s Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims
In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations.

Russia Is Reportedly Set To Release Clinton’s Intercepted Emails
Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time she was U.S. Secretary of State. The release would, the messaging indicated, prove that Secretary Clinton had, in fact, laid open U.S. secrets to foreign interception by putting highly-classified Government reports onto a private server in violation of U.S. law, and that, as suspected, the server had been targeted and hacked by foreign intelligence services.

Will Trump’s polling slide scare “Little Marco” into retiring from the Senate?
Consider this a silver lining in Trump’s June meltdown for Republican border hawks. When last we all heard from Rubio, he was still resisting pressure from Senate colleagues to change his mind and run again in November as the GOP’s best, and possibly only, chance to hold that seat.

Julian Assange: Google Is In Bed With Hillary’s Campaign
Speaking at a European journalism summit on Tuesday, Julian Assange claimed that through several outlets, Google has been working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.

If This Poll about #Orlando is Accurate, the Election is Over and Hillary Will Win Big
Terrorism is the only issue on which Trump leads Hillary Clinton with the American people, so his campaign might have hoped that the Orlando attack would help stem the tide of horrible polls. It turns out, Trump’s response to Orlando rubbed almost all of America the wrong way

The Coming Political Catastrophe
Donald Trump is in the midst of a fairly dramatic collapse in public opinion polls.

Is Trump Losing the GOP?
Never before have so many leading Republican figures questioned the nominee’s basic fitness for office.

“Japanese” Donald Trump Commercial ???? 2016

Here we go: Dozens of GOP delegates huddle over possibly dumping Trump
You know it’s serious because they’ve already got, like, 30 of the 1,237 people they’ll need to pull off this coup.

Trump’s campaign hits a wall
Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House is teetering amid dismal poll numbers, racially tinged controversies and a rising chorus of criticism from within the GOP.

Scarborough Predicts Trump Loss So Huge, Will Make Goldwater Look “Extremely Successful”
Joe Thinks Donald Will Win A Lot Fewer Than 52 Electoral College Votes

The NRCC seems to be abandoning ship on David Jolly
When Edward Everett Hale penned his classic tale of Lieutenant Philip Nolan he chose to call it The Man Without a Country. Given the rapidly changing political landscape in Florida this month, I’m getting the feeling that Congressman David Jolly (R – FL13) is feeling something akin to Nolan. After making headlines in 2014 with his first successful run(s) for Congress, Jolly moved fairly quickly last year to announce that he was abandoning his post and taking a shot at Marco Rubio’s presumably vacant Senate seat.

Trump may still be “Going Red” in bellwether counties
If you happen to be a Trump supporter there’s no denying the math which has shown up over the past week or two. No matter how well The Donald did during the primary and in some of the initial head to heal polling against Hillary Clinton (while Bernie was still on the warpath), the past few news cycles have done some damage. One poll after another showed Trump’s national lead evaporating and Clinton taking the lead in numbers upward of a dozen points in some cases. To be fair, though, Clinton did begin to sag a bit after the Orlando terror attack, which is what usually happens to Democrats when the nation’s attention turns to external threats.

Poll: Trump leads in 4 bellwether counties
In the most pivotal counties in seven critical swing states, Donald Trump has a decided edge, according to a recent set of polling data collected by Axiom Strategies, the firm of Ted Cruz’s former campaign manager Jeff Roe.

Purdue’s Mitch Daniels, champion of hard work, is “the president the nation needs”
President Obama has hit on similar themes in his remarks to college students over the years, as in his exhortation to Howard University graduates last month not to “shut folks out” when you disagree with them.


Obama Scandals


The Kansas Board of Education has a message for the White House about their transgender decree
There have been multiple instances of pushback against Barack Obama’s recent executive mandate regarding “transgender students” in public schools despite the blackmailing threats by the Department of Education to withhold funding over non-compliance. Now another one has arisen, but not from a single school district. The Board of Education for the state of Kansas has taken a stand and they will not force individual schools to comply with the dictate, leaving it up to each community to decide for themselves.

EPA moves ahead on clean energy despite court stay
The Obama administration is moving ahead with a key part of its climate regulations despite the rules being placed on hold by the Supreme Court.


Gun Rights


6 Things To Know About Tying Gun Sales To A Watch List
Democrats are pushing legislation to create a secret anti-gun list run by bureaucrats whose job has nothing to do with looking out for your interests.

Filibuster Ends After GOP Agrees to Allow Gun Control Votes
Senate Democrats ended a nearly 15-hour filibuster early Thursday after Republican Party leaders reportedly agreed to allow votes on two proposed gun control measures.

Gun Control Zealots Admit Closing “Terror Gap” Wouldn’t Have Stopped Orlando Shooter
Democrats bravely stood up and kept standing for hours on end in Congress in a grandstanding filibuster intended to draw attention away from pesky things like millions and millions of devout cultists (whether you believe it’s through perversion of Islam or adherence to its original intent) determined to destroy our country, and instead kept the attention squarely where it belongs: on making sure an unaccountable list curated by unelected officials can remain in a position to deprive people of their constitutional rights on a whim.

DOJ overrules FBI on gun sales debate, says no-fly list can be used for ban
Attorney General Loretta Lynch overruled FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday, saying the Obama administration does support denying firearms sales to those on terrorist watch lists and that it can be done without harming investigations.

Why Sen. Manchin is Wrong on Due Process
How dare that stupid Constitution get in the way of tyranny!!

West Hollywood Inundated With AMAZING Pro-Gun, Pro-Gay Posters
On Wednesday morning, posters suddenly appeared in West Hollywood, California featuring a gay version of the Gadsden Flag featuring a rattlesnake on top of the gay rainbow. The flags also had the hashtag #ShootBack indicating a more proactive approach to gay self-defense.

Turns Out 29% of Democrats Aren’t as Dumb as We Thought, Shows Surprising New Poll
This morning, Fox tweeted the results of a new Gallup poll on how people view the attack that took place on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last Sunday. While your initial reaction, like mine, might be to just throw your hands up in disgust and seek out the Sweet Meteor of Death, there is actually some good news here.


Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


Dem Congressmen: First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Global Warming Skeptics
California congressmen wrote a letter to state attorney general Kamala Harris claiming the freedom of speech “is not designed to protect fraud and deceit” of the likes being spread by oil company ExxonMobil about global warming.

Is Attorneys’ General Mischief just the Tip of the Iceberg?
The recent escalation of rogue Attorneys General persecuting conservative political organizations and their real or alleged supporters suggests that Climate Alarmism has been playing a much wider role in politics than it seemed. The Left has been riding Climate Alarmism to muzzle and defund its opponents since at least 2000. Following the infamous Tobacco Precedent, the Left has declared a broad range of conservative, libertarian, and Republican organizations as front groups for “fossil fuels,” and threatened their donors and supporters with civil action or even criminal persecution. The climate alarmists do not even hide their aspiration for unlimited political power.



Government in Healthcare


“Demonic”: Abortionist holds scissors near pro-lifer’s throat while yelling in his face
A disturbing new video shows an abortionist get in the face of a sidewalk counselor, hold scissors at throat-level, and say he loves tearing babies apart in a guttural voice.


War & Terror


It Was John Brennan Himself Who Halted LEO Training on Islam, Jihad
While testifying in an open session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA director John Brennan admitted Thursday: Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach.

Shaffer: 15% of refugees are ISIS
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer was a member of the military intelligence operations in the early days of the war in Afghanistan and chronicled his early efforts against the Taliban and Al Qaeda following the terror attacks of 9/11 in his book, Operation Dark Heart. He is a frequent guest on cable news and has an enormous wealth of sources in the US intelligence community.




University drops math as graduation requirement as it mulls new diversity requirement
A large, public research university in Detroit has done away with its graduation requirement that all students must take a math class to earn a diploma. Meanwhile, its faculty have called for the creation of a new “diversity” course.

Twitter account that posts laughable left-wing papers shuts down over “veiled threats”
By highlighting the cringeworthy nature of what passes for academic research in the far-left humanities and social sciences – “simply publishing links to abstracts and highlighting one or two sentences from their summaries” – the account upset some academics so much they threatened to expose the person behind it

Common Core Does Not Prepare Students for College, New Report Finds
A recently released report confirms what Common Core critics have suspected all along: Common Core State Standards do not adequately prepare students for college-level work.

JUSTICE: Charge Against Maker of Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Has Been DROPPED
David Daleiden is the man behind the undercover sting videos that exposed Planned Parenthood as callous and grotesque profiteers of butchery. For that service to the American people he was persecuted by the unrelentingly malignant left. But one of the nonsense charges against him was dropped today in a step toward both justice and victory.

Anti-Semitism’s New Symbols
…for an old hatred.

College Board mandates left-wing narrative for AP European History
The College Board is at it again. Having mandated a left-wing narrative for the teaching of AP U.S. History, it is now out with the corresponding narrative for the teaching of AP European History.

Straight-A student cries after receiving her first B-plus, then blames competition
Emory University junior Sunidhi Ramesh, who is double majoring in neuroscience and sociology, explains in a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution op-ed why she cried after she earned her first B-plus, coming in a “decimal point away from an A-minus.”

Freddie Gray: Trial Implosion! Medical Examiner first believed injury was accident
Prosecutors reveal for first time that Medical Examiner last year told investigators Gray’s injury was an accident

Harvard: “Presumption of Innocence” Used to Silence Rape Survivors
University’s sexual assault prevention office draws criticism from staff, alumni

Student arrested for calling his classmate “homoerotic” gets N.C.’s cyberbullying law overturned
Posting to the internet is an “act,” not “speech,” so you can arrest someone for saying something mean.

More mysteriously missing evidence appears at Freddie Gray trial
The trial of Ceasar Goodson was supposed to be the centerpiece of Marilyn Mosby’s effort to go after the Baltimore police officers involved in the Freddie Gray incident and her best hope of obtaining a conviction.

School board considers expulsion for students who use “microaggressions”
Kids say the darndest things. Then they get expelled.

Freddie Gray: Prosecution’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Trial
State’s “rough ride” expert witness is destroyed on cross-examination; Prosecutors accuse lead Detective of sabotaging the investigation

One Year After Obergefell Shows Dissent Not Permitted
By now, nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, it should be clear that the aggressive and unreasonable elements of the LGBT movement cannot harmonize themselves with freedom for Christians and other conscientious objectors.

Students at all-girls school protest “rape culture” on campus
Students at the 96.6 percent female St. Catherine University (SCU) protested twice this week against a rape culture they say is present at their Catholic-affiliated Minnesota school.

Student: Clemson let white students be tarred and feathered for hate-crime they knew was hoax
“Our own administration has allowed the reputation of a majority of the student body to be torn to shreds”

Expelled student’s due process case against Georgia Tech is retroactively sealed by judge
Georgia Tech apparently doesn’t like the negative attention it’s getting for depriving students of due process and expelling them after running Star Chamber investigations of alleged rapes.

LAWSUIT: Yale violated its own rules, ignored evidence to judge basketball captain a rapist
Forced accuser to participate by lying to her, expelled student says

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths
Our schools are failing our kids, and “Seven Myths About Education” explains how politics replaced pedagogy.


Economy & Taxes


Fed policy plus regulation strangling growth: ex-Fed Prez Richard Fisher
The Federal Reserve is the only institution in Washington acting to support economic growth, but its low-rate policy could be backfiring, former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said Thursday.




Food riots leave 3 dead in Venezuela during past week
Three people have been killed during food riots in Venezuela over the last week.

Venezuela Slums Turning Against Maduro
The slums have realized that socialism isn’t all that wonderful…

French union protests turn violent, 58 arrested
Police in Paris used tear gas and water cannons to control rioters who hurled bricks at police. In all, 41 people were injured, most of them police officers.

Astronomers say there could be at least 2 more mystery planets in our Solar System
The gang’s all here!

Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack
An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, police have said.

Life imitates “1984”: Liberals asked Google to ERASE Harper from the web after election
Here in the real world, Conservative MP Candice Bergen has discovered that the Liberals’ first act upon forming government in early November of last year was to purge any record of Stephen Harper’s public websites as prime minister.

New Peruvian President Pledges to Fight Populism and Expand Economic Freedom
It was the latest encouraging sign that Latin Americans are abandoning populist leftism in favor of market-based democracy. Last week Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a conservative 77-year old former World Bank economist and investment banker better known by his initials, “PPK,” narrowly defeated right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori, daughter of autocratic former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori.

If Brexit wins, guess who might be replacing David Cameron
Last month, when the upcoming Brexit vote in the UK was already tightening, I noted that former London Mayor Boris Johnson had become one of the more boisterous voices in favor of the Brits parting ways with the EU. At the time, I pondered whether he might not be quite ready for retirement and eyeing a more high profile position.

Poll: MP Murder Not Swaying British Voters
I wrote here about the British Left’s disgraceful effort to make political hay out of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a mentally ill man. Pro-EU forces are trying to somehow tie the murder to the “Brexit” side of the EU debate. While I considered the attempt contemptible, I wasn’t at all sure that it wouldn’t work.

US student wins tuition refund in Sweden for useless degree
A Swedish college has been ordered to refund tuition fees to an American business student for giving her a poor economics education.




Secular Faith and Fetish
You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting another story from our gatekeepers rejecting the unambiguous words of another terrorist and instead proclaiming the true cause of Orlando’s massacre: Guns and the evil homophobic (and/or self-hating homo) culture that refuses to give them up.

Book Bans Are Political Proxy Wars, And Conservatives Are Losing
The progressive Americans who cry ‘censorship’ when parents protest high school reading assignments tend to be the same population that supports trigger warnings in college classrooms.

Shorter @AmandaMarcotte: “Masculinity Killed Those Gay People in Orlando”
Some things are predictable – Muslims murdering innocent people, for example, and also Amanda Marcotte saying incredibly stupid things

Can We Just Admit College Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme?
College students from Baylor to Oberlin are right: they’re being exploited and oppressed. They’re just aiming their fire at the wrong part of the system.

The Left’s Inexorable, Inflexible desire to Enslave.
Aside from rote lip-service, the Left, and the quislings on the Right, are not interested in your health, your lives, or your liberty. Their only truly animating interest is in their own elevated positions and ego.

Political Correctness to Blame for Orlando Massacre
The FBI placed Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, 29, on its terrorist watch list in 2013 after co-workers reported that he had made “inflammatory comments” they felt showed his sympathies for terrorist groups.

After the wildly successful feature where ace reporter Gersh Kuntzman gave us the straight scoop on what it is like to shoot the terrifying AR-15 “Black Mamba Star Killer Base” rifle, we here at the New York Daily News are happy to present our new feature ASK KUNTZMAN!

Self Defense is a Human Right
It doesn’t matter what your lifestyle choices are, there are evil people out there who want you to die for them. Evil doesn’t care about laws. In this particular case we are talking about a subset of ideologically inspired killers so motivated that they weaponize pressure cookers and regularly carry out gun massacres in countries where regular citizens aren’t allowed to own guns.

Do Democrats Care About The Constitution Anymore? It Sure Doesn’t Look Like It
Give me safety or give me death!

Because @EllenPage Is Canadian, She Hates America and Wants Us All to Die
There is a certain “Reichstag fire” element in the reaction by Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) to the Orlando massacre.

Please think twice — maybe three times — before sharing a political post on Facebook
It’s not that I mind people discussing politics online. I’ve done it, and in a few of those cases I’ve even enjoyed it. It’s the particular act specific to Facebook of “sharing” that infuriates me.

Defining the American Progressive movement and targeting the hives
I’ve been struggling to come up with a down-and-dirty definition of modern Progressivism. I know that we can just call it socialism with an American accent, but that’s inaccurate. We need to define it correctly because doing so allows us to see and address Ground Zero — the creation point — of this toxic ideology.

On @Anne_Theriault and the Endless Futility of Feminist Revenge Fantasies
Remember Jian Ghomeshi? He was the famous-in-Canada guy who was accused of rape and acquitted in a trial earlier this year. Some people might conclude that a “not guilty” verdict means that Jian Ghomeshi was, you know, not guilty. However, feminists in Canada had decided Jian Ghomeshi was guilty long before the trial began. To feminists, his acquittal meant that Jian Ghomeshi got away with it.

Is Europe doomed by migrants?
Douglas Murray is the author of the excellent NR article “Exit Britain?” and an associate editor of the Spectator (UK). In the NR article on Brexit Murray comments on Europe’s current immigration crisis

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