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January 3, 2018
TWINCITIES.COM — Tina Smith raised her right hand and swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution this morning, replacing Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken after a series of allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct. The former Minnesota lieutenant governor took her oath at 11:04 a.m. Central time to be followed by a reenactment in the historic former Senate chamber. Smith becomes the 22nd female senator, a record number of women serving at the same time in the 100-member body.... (more)


January 3, 2018
HAARETZ.COM — In the summer of 2009, as the forces of the Iranian government brutally repressed mass demonstrations protesting a stolen election, the United States sent the people of Iran an unmistakable message. The man regarded as an international beacon of hope offered them no encouragement.... (more)


January 3, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The New York Times' Russian Reset continues. My weekend column argued that the Democrats and the media are scrambling to pull together a new origination account of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. The original origination account has become a political liability because it centered on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who featured prominently in the so-called Steele dossier.... (more)


January 3, 2018
LEO HOHMANN — Pictures and videos coming out of Iran are starting to look more like a full-on revolution than a protest movement, but American news agencies continue to be slow to react, describing the historic protests as mostly about the country's weak economy and chastising President Trump for cheering them on. That's woefully under-reporting the depth of what is really going on in Iran, say experts on the country's history and current political environment.... (more)


January 3, 2018
BEN SHAPIRO — Last week, former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice -- she of the infamously shifting Benghazi explanations -- published an op-ed in the New York Times dedicated to the proposition that Trump's "America first" foreign policy has "relinquish[ed] the nation's moral authority in these difficult times." According to Rice, Trump has shifted away from seizing "opportunities to expand prosperity, freedom and security" around the globe.... (more)


January 3, 2018
THE HILL — Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton's email server. For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill.... (more)


January 3, 2018
PAGE SIX — The federal grand jury handing down indictments for special counsel Robert Mueller doesn't appear to include any supporters of President Donald Trump, according to one witness who recently testified before the panel.... (more)


January 3, 2018
PATRICK BUCHANAN — What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency? As James Comey's FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have, for 18 months, failed to prove Donald Trump's "collusion" with the Kremlin, what was it, in mid-2016, that justified starting this investigation?... (more)


January 3, 2018
ALICIA POWE — Leftists are demanding Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes, R-Calif., be put in prison for probing how federal law enforcement conspired to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.... (more)


January 3, 2018
DAILY CALLER — Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows.... (more)


January 3, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump called on Huma Abedin, a former Clinton aide, Tuesday to be jailed for allegedly giving out classified information. "Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others," Mr. Trump tweeted.... (more)


January 3, 2018
NEWSMAX — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes. Thomas Homan said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto that the Department of Justice needs to file charges against municipalities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities and deny them funding.... (more)


January 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement Tuesday triggered an outpouring on Twitter from both critics and admirers of the Utah Republican. The Washington Post's conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin, tweeted she was glad to see the veteran and "apologist" for President Donald Trump retire.... (more)


January 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Former Texas congressman and House Majority leader Tom Delay said Tuesday the race for retiring Utah GOP Sen. Orin Hatch's seat might end up being a contest about President Donald Trump. In an interview on Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Now," DeLay said both 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Utah congressman Jason Chafetz could be interested in the veteran's Senate spot.... (more)


January 2, 2018
JOE KOVACS — In the wake of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's announcement that he would retire early next year at the end of his term, there have been numerous reports suggesting former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was considering running for that seat.... (more)


January 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Six senators, including both Democrats and Republicans, have introduced a bill in the Senate that would eliminate paperless voting machines from U.S. elections, while also calling for audits to reduce dangers of foreign government interference.... (more)


January 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — North Korea announced Wednesday that it will reopen a cross-border communication channel with South Korea, officials in Seoul said, another sign of easing animosity between the rivals after a year that saw the North conduct nuclear bomb and missile tests and both the Koreas and Washington issue threats of war.... (more)


January 2, 2018
ALAN KEYES — A few days before Christmas, I went to Union Station in Washington, D.C., to sing Christmas carols with a group of folks organized by my friend, Jack Ames, a co-founder of the Defend Life organization. I arrived a little late, to find the group singing in a spot outside the entrance on the west side of the station, near stairs leading down to the Metro. They were gathered 'round a nativity scene, regaling passersby with infectious enthusiasm. I quickly caught their good spirit and joined in.... (more)


January 2, 2018
JOAN SWIRSKY — We're still weeks away from the day in January last year when Donald J. Trump ascended to the presidency and took his oath of office as the 45th President of the United States of America. Yet, in less than twelve months, he has already had an extraordinary presidency -- more bold, courageous, and revolutionary in many ways than any American president since the Founding Fathers almost two-and-a-half centuries ago.... (more)


January 1, 2018
TIMES OF ISRAEL — U.S. intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida.... (more)


January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump tweeted his condolences to the victims of the shooting in Colorado, which took place early Sunday morning and resulted in one officer being killed. The incident took place near an apartment complex south of Denver, according to several news reports. Five officers and two civilians were wounded. One police officer has been confirmed dead.... (more)


January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Which one of the following is true? 1. Massachusetts has passed a law requiring Alcoholics Anonymous to hang posters at their meetings to advertise where to get alcohol...... (more)


January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz says he's feeling the heat from family and friends over his defense of President Trump amid special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. "It's caused me to lose seven pounds," Dershowitz told Politico. "My liberal friends don't invite me to dinner anymore."... (more)


January 1, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — 1) If the FISA Court orders to explore the purported Trump-Russian collusion were predicated on phony Steele/Fusion GPS documents and suppositions that prove largely untrue (Comey himself testified under oath that he could not verify their contents), then are subsequent transcripts of court-approved surveilled conversations somewhat poisoned?... (more)


January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump numbered "the very dishonest Fake News Media" among the compendium of "supporters, enemies, [and] haters" who received his best wishes for the new year.... (more)


 

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