A Conversation With Former U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. Mcmaster
on September 29, 2020 at 10:31
In the News mentioning H. R. McMastervia The Washington PostFormer U.S. national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss his forthcoming book, “Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World,” how the global pandemic affects the most pressing foreign policy challenges and America’s standing in the world today.
H.R. McMaster, Former National Security Advisor In Conversation With Brian Fishman
on September 24, 2020 at 10:11
In the News featuring H. R. McMastervia Commonwealth ClubH.R. McMaster is one of the most celebrated modern military leaders in America. His achievements include serving as a captain during the Gulf War, being responsible for fighting the Iraqi insurgency during the war in Iraq, writing the widely-read book Dereliction of Duty, and most recently serving as national security advisor under President Donald Trump.
Sen. Ed Markey calls for removing ‘weapons of war’ from all US police officers, banning tear gas and more
by Liz George on September 18, 2020 at 22:59
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) posted a statement on Twitter Monday calling for all police officers to be disarmed and demanding a nationwide ban on a number of nonlethal tactics. The Democrat from Massachusetts, who recently won his primary race for reelection to the U.S. Senate, said, “Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force. …Read more
Bar Owner Who Said He Shot Protester In Self-Defense Charged With Manslaughter
by Kaylee Greenlee on September 18, 2020 at 22:51
‘Evidence comes primarily from Jake Gardner himself’
Last Honest Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and GOP Rep. Rodney Davis Introduce Election Fraud Prevention Act to Ban Ballot Harvesting
by Jim Hoft on September 18, 2020 at 22:44
The one last honest Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard along with GOP Rep. Rodney Davis introduced the Election Fraud Prevention Act on Friday. The bill will outlaw the criminal act of ballot harvesting a tactic pushed by Democrat officials this year in states around the country. Ballot harvesting allows criminal political operatives to turn in late… The post Last Honest Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and GOP Rep. Rodney Davis Introduce Election Fraud Prevention Act to Ban Ballot Harvesting appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
‘Color Revolution’: The Obama Admin’s plan UPEND America—and it’s all happening NOW
by BlazeTV Staff on September 18, 2020 at 22:31
The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with “7 Pillars of Color Revolution,” a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they’re happening right now in America. Here are McFaul’s seven steps: 1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader “fascist” 2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader 3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM 4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud 5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative 6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize “thousands to millions in the streets” 7. Division among military and police Glenn explained each “pillar,” offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system. Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his “color revolutions” plan with the following tweet: Autocrats have demonized the phrase, “color revolutions.” (& revolution generally has a negative connotation for ma… https://t.co/u5BmElXn11 — Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1598205425.0 Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet: As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration’s “7 Pillars of Color Revolution” are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election. Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn: Watch the full special “CIVIL WAR: The Way America Could End in 2020” here.Want more from Glenn Beck?To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multiplatform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.Start your free trial and get $20 off a one-year subscription with code BANTHIS.
U.N. Resolution Singles Out Israel for Women’s Rights Abuses
by Jack Beyrer on September 18, 2020 at 22:30
A United Nations resolution supported by multiple authoritarian regimes singled out Israel as a violator of women’s rights, a U.N. watchdog group reported Friday. The post U.N. Resolution Singles Out Israel for Women’s Rights Abuses appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
Three-quarters of Americans believe there will be mass protests if Donald Trump wins in November. The vast majority of those are worried about violence.
by Chris Field on September 18, 2020 at 22:25
A new poll from YouGov and the Economist shows that Americans are far more concerned about how supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will react to a Donald Trump victory in November than they are about Trump supporters should Biden pull off a win. And most voters who believe protests will happen say they are worried things will turn violent. What are the numbers? Nearly three-quarters — 74% — of U.S. adults believe there will likely be mass protests if President Trump wins re-election, the poll showed. Republicans and independents are significantly less likely than Democrats to hold this view: 86% of Democrats expect protests after a Trump victory, compared to 73% of Republicans and independents. This is not surprising considering Democrats and progressives have announced their intentions to take to the streets should Trump win a close election. As exposed by the Daily Beast, the Fight Back Table brought progressive and left-wing groups together to game plan how protest would look following a Trump victory — or even an attempt by Trump to say he had won. From the Daily Beast: Those involved in the conversation say this wide an array of groups has never coordinated so closely on these matters before. And the fact that they were sitting down some two months in advance of the election, was a testament to how seriously they take the complications and threats Election Day poses. If Biden should win, the share of Americans who believe there will be mass protests drops to 44%, including 51% of Republicans, and 43% of Democrats and independents.Three in four Americans believe mass protests are likely if President Trump is re-elected in November. Regardless o… https://t.co/7nN55f1fjh — Linley Sanders (@Linley Sanders)1600283955.0Will there be violence? Among the three-quarters of Americans who believe there will be mass protests following a Trump win, 72% are worried about violence. Democrats (77%) and Republicans (71%) who believe protests are likely if Trump wins are more likely than independents (65%) to be worried about violence, YouGov said. That number drops nearly 10 points should Biden win. Some 63% of Americans who expect mass protests after a Biden win are worried about violence. Again, Democrats (70%) who believe protest are likely with a Biden win are markedly more likely than Republicans (61%) and independents (61%) to be worried about violence.
FACT CHECK: Do The NFL, NBA And MLB Have Tax-Exempt Status?
by Trevor Schakohl on September 18, 2020 at 22:23
None of these organizations have claimed tax-exempt status recently
Indianapolis Racial Justice Activist Admits She Is White, ‘Used Blackness’ For Own Gain
by Thomas Catenacci on September 18, 2020 at 22:18
‘I am sorry for the hurt’
Progressives poll Latino voters on ‘dog-whistle’ GOP talking points, shocked to find approval for ‘Trump-style rhetoric’
by Chris Pandolfo on September 18, 2020 at 22:08
Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is struggling to reach Latino voters. That statement is not pro-Trump wish-casting about the 2020 election, it’s mainstream analysis reported by CNN, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, and even The Daily Beast, hardly Trump-friendly publications. When it comes to the question of “why” Biden is underperforming with Hispanics, two progressive researchers sought to find out and in an op-ed published Friday they characterized the results of their research as “sobering.” As it turns out, so-called “dog-whistle” messaging based on Republican campaign talking points on immigration as well as other issues resonated with Latino and other minority voters. In fact, Latino voters found such messaging more convincing than even white and black voters. The standard-packaged Democratic talking points condemning President Donald Trump as a bigot and criticizing structural racism were less-effective with these voters. Writing in the New York Times, researchers Ian Haney López, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Tory Gavito, founder of the left-wing Texas Future Project, cite recent polling from Quinnipiac and Monmouth that found 38% of registered Hispanic voters in 10 battleground states may be “ambivalent about even voting,” arguing that Latinos will be “a key component of the swing voters in this election.” Knowing the Latino vote will be crucial for Biden to beat Trump, López and Gavito commissioned liberal pollsters to conduct 15 focus groups with Hispanics, whites, and African Americans from across America. You can find their research here. They began by asking these focus groups whether a “dog-whistle message lifted from Republican talking points” was convincing. The study refers to this message as the “opposition message” and part of it condemns “illegal immigration from places overrun with drugs and criminal gangs” and calls for “fully funding the police so our communities are not threatened by people who refuse to follow our laws.” In full, the “opposition message” reads: Our leaders must prioritize keeping us safe and ensuring that hardworking Americans have the freedom to prosper. Leaders who built a strong economy once can do it again after COVID-19. Taking a second look at China, or illegal immigration from places overrun with drugs and criminal gangs, is just common sense. And so is fully funding the police, so our communities are not threatened by people who refuse to follow our laws. We need to make sure we can take care of our own people first, especially the people who politicians have cast aside for too long to cater to whatever special interest groups yell the loudest or riot in the street. According to López and Gavito, three out of five whites polled found this message convincing. And so did three out of five black voters, and even more Latino voters. “These numbers do not translate directly into support for the Republican Party,” the researchers explain. “Nevertheless, the results tell us something important: a majority across the groups we surveyed did not repudiate Trump-style rhetoric as obviously racist and divisive, but instead agreed with it.” Translation: Majorities of white, black, and Latino voters responded positively to a pro-market, pro-sovereignty, pro-law and order message about caring for Americans forgotten by politicians and special interest groups and antagonized by rioters. That is, essentially, Trump’s re-election message. Now, for full context, the study characterized this message as code for “business leaders should run the country,” people of color are “dangerous and undeserving,” and hating “liberal government” because “it coddles criminals and welfare recipients — and thus betrays whites by favoring people of color.” This is what they mean by “dog-whistle,” that when supposedly racist and bigoted Trump supporters hear things like “Taking a second look at China,” and “fully funding the police,” they know that what Republicans are really talking about is using government to protect whites by oppressing minorities. Naturally, these progressives are distressed that such a supposedly evil message resonates with the voters they need to win the election. And this is where the analysis from López and Gavito becomes fascinating, as they try to understand why this message works with Latinos. “Hispanics, of course, are no more monolithic than any other group, and internal differences influenced how individuals reacted,” they write. “The single biggest factor was how respondents thought about Hispanic racial identity. More than whether the individual was Mexican-American or from Cuba, young or old, male or female, from Texas, Florida or California, how the person perceived the racial identity of Latinos as a group shaped his or her receptivity to a message stoking racial division.” They continue (bolded for emphasis): Progressives commonly categorize Latinos as people of color, no doubt partly because progressive Latinos see the group that way and encourage others to do so as well. Certainly, we both once took that perspective for granted. Yet in our survey, only one in four Hispanics saw the group as people of color. In contrast, the majority rejected this designation. They preferred to see Hispanics as a group integrating into the American mainstream, one not overly bound by racial constraints but instead able to get ahead through hard work. The minority of Latinos who saw the group as people of color were more liberal in their views regarding government and the economy, and strongly preferred Democratic messages to the dog-whistle message. For the majority of Latinos, however, the standard Democratic frames tied or lost to the racial fear message. In other words, Mr. Trump’s competitiveness among Latinos is real.In other words, most Hispanic voters do not see themselves as part of an oppressed racial class. They have a Hispanic heritage and are proud of it, but they want to be Americans too. They want to assimilate, and they believe that with hard work they can achieve the American dream. “Even more than whites and Blacks, Hispanics emphasize the importance of hard work and favor government creating opportunities for advancement,” the study says. Most Latinos do not believe there is systematic racism in American institutions standing as an obstacle to their success. And that’s why they’re receptive to “Trump-style rhetoric.”This is a problem for Joe Biden, and López and Gavito offer a simple solution: Change the message. “The key is to link racism and class conflict,” they say. And also to stop blaming white people as a group for everything wrong in America. “Democrats should call for Americans to unite against the strategic racism of powerful elites who stoke division and then run the country for their own benefit. This is not to deny the reality of pervasive societal racism. But it does direct attention away from whites in general and toward the powerful elites who benefit from divide-and-conquer politics.” This focus-tested “race-class approach … fuses issues of racial division and class inequality, and by doing so shifts the basic ‘us versus them’ story — the staple of most political messaging — away from ‘whites versus people of color’ to ‘us all against the powerful elites pushing division.'”That message looks like this: We had come so far, but now Covid-19 threatens our families — for instance with healthrisks, record unemployment and losing the businesses we worked hard to build. Toovercome these challenges, we need to pull together no matter our race or ethnicity. Butinstead of uniting us, certain politicians make divisions worse, insulting and blamingdifferent groups. When they divide us, they can more easily rig our government and theeconomy for their wealthy campaign donors. When we come together by rejecting racismagainst anyone, we can elect new leaders who support proven solutions that help allworking families.The focus groups polled reacted much more strongly in favor of this message than the “opposition message” or traditional Democratic Party talking points accusing Republicans of “xenophobia, racism, and division” or taking a “color-blind” approach. Messages similarly framed on immigration and criminal justice reform issues also found more support. López and Gavito advise Biden and Democratic Party strategists to view Hispanics “not as a monolith but as America in microcosm.” The study they put forward urges Democrats to make cross-racial appeals to voters, uniting Latinos, whites, and blacks in solidarity by framing their issues as a struggle against unresponsive elites ignoring their needs and pushing division. Ironically, this closely resembles the populist messaging President Trump used in the 2016 election to win the White House. Trump ran a “drain the swamp” campaign focused on criticizing establishment politicians. As he promised in his victory speech, “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” Despite what progressives claim, the “forgotten” American does not have one race or creed. Trump’s message attempted to appeal to all Americans who felt disenfranchised by politicians who did not keep their promises and a government that over decades grew too large to be in touch with their needs. The Trump campaign and Republicans have just as much to learn from this study as the left. The lesson is Latino Americans, like all Americans, do not want to be divided. They still believe the elites are out of touch. They want to feel like someone is fighting for their interests, not special interests. The challenge for President Trump as an incumbent is to argue he hasn’t forgotten the Americans who put him in power and to show how he has unified the country. The challenge for Biden is to credibly craft a unifying message while the assorted victim-classes in his base compete against each other to be the most oppressed and publicly declare their contempt for America.
Michigan Dem Spotted at Airport After Saying She Wouldn’t Leave D.C.
by Alex Nester on September 18, 2020 at 22:00
Less than an hour after telling CNN she wouldn’t leave the nation’s capital until Congress passed a second coronavirus relief package, Michigan Democratic representative Elissa Slotkin was spotted wheeling a suitcase in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, according to video from the Congressional Leadership Fund. The post Michigan Dem Spotted at Airport After Saying She Wouldn’t Leave D.C. appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
Securing the Border and Fixing Our Broken Immigration System
by Lora Ries on September 18, 2020 at 22:00
This article is an excerpt from the “2020 Mandate for Leadership: A Clear Vision for the Next Administration.” It looks back at policy decisions made… Read More The post Securing the Border and Fixing Our Broken Immigration System appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Measure To Fight Anti-Semitism Opposed By Majority Of House Democrats
by Autumn Klein on September 18, 2020 at 21:57
“With anti-Semitism on the rise around the world, the need for this amendment is clear”
Dave Rubin slams critical race theory as ‘absolutely racist propaganda,’ says Trump’s new EO responds to the left’s ‘overreach’
by Chris Pandolfo on September 18, 2020 at 21:50
BlazeTV host Dave Rubin blasted critical race theory as “absolutely racist propaganda,” saying President Donald Trump’s recently announced executive order to reform how schools teach U.S. history is a response to the left’s overreach. Rubin, the author of “Don’t Burn This Book,” appeared on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning where he was asked to respond to the president’s announcement of the development of a “pro-America curriculum” for schools and subsequent left-wing critics deriding the president’s initiative as propaganda. “It’s really bizarre seeing some of the push back on this where people are saying, oh, if you teach young people to be patriotic that that somehow is propaganda,” Rubin said. “Yet, these are the same people that have no problem as our young people are being taught critical race theory, which absolutely is racist propaganda, and are being taught about the 1619 Project.” “Even one of the originators of the 1619 Project admitted that it’s not fully fact-based,” he added. President Trump delivered a speech Thursday at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., announcing a new executive order to promote “patriotic education” in schools. “We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country,” the president said, denouncing curricula based on critical race theory and the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which claims that America was founded on slavery, as “toxic propaganda.” “Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” Trump said. “The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans. That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools.” Rubin agreed with Trump’s assessment. “The idea that America was founded on slavery is an absolutely crazy idea. We actually fought a war to end slavery. We’ve brought more people here to share in our success than any other country in the history of the nation,” Rubin said. “The idea that we’d be teaching people, hopefully proper history to be proud of America — I don’t want young people to be taught propaganda — but I want them to be proud of the country because this is a great country. It was founded on incredible principles and it’s a shining beacon to the rest of the world that you can be free and take charge of your life. And we should be teaching that,” Rubin continued. The president’s executive order will establish the 1776 Commission to create guidelines that the president says will teach that America is “an exceptional, free and just nation, worth defending, preserving and protecting.” Rubin said the president’s executive order is only necessary because progressives struck first in the culture wars. “If the Left hadn’t overreached so much, if they hadn’t gone so far off the rails in the last couple years, then Trump wouldn’t need to do this,” Rubin said. “So they’re very upset at Trump right now for trying to inject something pro-America into our curriculum, yet it’s their move to inject all of this stuff that actually is racist. Again, critical race theory is racist, and they’re the ones that injected it and now he’s the counter-measure.”
After Freezing Out Local Media, Biden Flees Podium Without Taking Any Questions After Minnesota Speech (VIDEO)
by Cristina Laila on September 18, 2020 at 21:46
Joe Biden arrived to the Carpenters Union Training Center just outside of Duluth, Minnesota Friday afternoon in his first visit to the state in nearly 3 years. Biden’s speech on Friday was essentially the same speech of lies he delivered last night during CNN’s town hall. Biden delivered a short speech then wandered away from… The post After Freezing Out Local Media, Biden Flees Podium Without Taking Any Questions After Minnesota Speech (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show
on September 18, 2020 at 21:46
Interviews interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor ShowHoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article “The Same Old, Same Old California Suicide.”
Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show
on September 18, 2020 at 21:42
Image credit: getty interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Daily ReportThe John Batchelor ShowHoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article “Biden, ‘The Great and Powerful’.”
Some Athletes Start To Shift Focus To Other Side Of Social Justice Story By Honoring David Dorn, Others
by Lauryn Overhultz on September 18, 2020 at 21:39
NFL players are choosing to honor people like David Dorn
Pelosi Says House Will Address Bills Concerning Goods Made From Forced Labor In Xinjiang
by Mary Rose Corkery on September 18, 2020 at 21:38
US Marshals arrest 262 suspects, rescue 5 missing children in ‘Operation Triple Beam’
by Paul Sacca on September 18, 2020 at 21:35
The U.S. Marshals Service wrapped up a 60-day operation that had the mission of reducing violent gang crime in Oklahoma City. During “Operation Triple Beam,” U.S. Marshals made 262 arrests, rescued five missing children, and seized illegal firearms and narcotics. Operation Triple Beam concluded on Sept. 6. Of the 262 people arrested, 141 were confirmed gang members, and six people were wanted for homicide, according to KFOR-TV. Other suspects were charged with felony assault, sexual assault, illegal possession of firearms, illegal drug distribution, robbery, and arson.On July 31, U.S. Marshals apprehended Pablo Robledo, a Surenos gang member who escaped from the Oklahoma County Detention Center while awaiting murder charges by busting out a window and using several bedsheets to scale down the building. On Aug. 12, law enforcement officers arrested Chasady and Charles Hall; both believed to be Dungee Crip members. The couple reportedly kidnapped their children from an Oklahoma City daycare. The children were in the custody of the state’s Department of Human Services.U.S. Marshals also seized 72 firearms, more than 9 kilograms of narcotics, and nearly $17,000.Operation Triple Beam combined several agencies, including the Oklahoma City police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee and Yukon Police Departments, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Comanche County Detention, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma, and Homeland Security Investigations.”Operation Triple Beam OKC was a targeted enforcement initiative by the Marshals and their partners to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City,” said Johnny Kuhlman, a U.S. marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma. “Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer. When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”The U.S. Marshals have located at least 77 missing and at-risk children in the past few weeks.Earlier this month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced they rescued eight “highly endangered” missing children in Indiana during “Operation Homecoming.”In late August, Marshals located 39 missing children in Georgia and Florida during “Operation Not Forgotten.” The U.S. Marshals said the children were between the ages of 3 to 17, and 15 of the children were victims of sex trafficking. Law enforcement cleared 26 warrants during the two-week operation. Also last month, U.S. Marshals tracked down 25 missing and endangered children from Ohio during “Operation Safety Net.” The missing children ranged in age from 13 and 18, and were found as far away as Miami. U.S. Marshals said that a quarter of the endangered children were victims of human trafficking and prostitution.Last week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement participated in a multi-agency operation that resulted in the arrest of five suspected child sexual predators. “Operation Home Alone 2” was able to successfully “target sexual predators who attempted to lure underage children with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.”
Pics: US military deploys Bradley Fighting Vehicles to fight ISIS in Syria
by Laura Widener on September 18, 2020 at 21:34
The U.S. military deployed Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Syria on Friday in a multi-faceted effort to fight against ISIS. Five to six Bradley Fighting Vehicles are being deployed to the region, a U.S. military official told American Military News. Approximately 500 U.S. service members are deployed to the region. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Capt. Bill …Read more