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  • Democracy And America’s Foreign Policy Identity
    on October 4, 2019 at 09:44

    In the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan A Master Class With Former U.S. Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, Hosted By John Ciorciari, Director Of The Weiser Diplomacy Center.

  • 66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice To Speak At U-M
    on October 4, 2019 at 08:33

    Image credit: Steve Gladfelter, Stanford Visual ArtsIn the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Michigan NewsA conversation with Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, moderated by Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is expected to discuss a number of topics, including her career in public service and the current state of foreign affairs.

  • Report: Trump urged Ukraine’s president to reopen investigation of Hunter Biden
    by Paul Mirengoff on September 21, 2019 at 04:35

    (Paul Mirengoff) The Wall Street Journal reports that President Trump, in a July phone call, repeatedly pressed the president of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden. According to the Journal, Trump urged Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe of Hunter Biden: “[Trump] told [Zelensky] that he should work with [Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to

  • Biden blasted at LGBT forum for previously calling Vice President Pence a ‘decent guy’
    by Breck Dumas on September 21, 2019 at 04:04

    Democratic presidential frontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden was called out during an LGBT forum on Friday, when a moderator questioned how the community could trust him after he referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy.” What are the details? Biden was participating in an Iowa candidate’s forum sponsored by GLAAD when he was questioned by Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Lyz Lenz, who said, “In 1994 you did voted for ‘don’t ask don’t tell,’ and in 1996 you voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. You did vote to repeal both of those, but you have also praised Vice President Mike Pence as a ‘decent guy.'” The audience booed in reaction to Lenz’s last line. Biden responded to her, “You’re a lovely person.” “I’m just asking the questions that people wanna know,” Lenz replied, gaining loud applause. “Alright, fire away,” Biden responded. To which Lenz said, “So, I guess it goes without saying Pence is opposed to LGBTQ rights, so, the question that arises from these is, how can LGBTQ people trust that you won’t compromise on issues that put them at risk, in order to cross the aisle to people like Pence.” Biden went on to tout his credentials as “the first person nationally to come out” in support of gay marriage. Lenz bragged later on Twitter, “As I was walking off the stage with @JoeBiden he said to me dryly, “You’re a real sweetheart.” She then told her followers, “This is why,” posting footage of their exchange. On social media, folks were quick to note the fact that the forum’s audience considered calling a political foe a “decent guy” was worthy of ridicule. T. Becket Adams of The Washington Examiner tweeted, “I love that calling Mike Pence a ‘decent guy’ is lumped into the same category as voting for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA.”

  • Democrat Lawmaker Defends Obama Admin’s Spying on Trump Campaign during Committee Hearing
    by Jim Hoft on September 21, 2019 at 04:00

    The House sub-committee on Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) met earlier this week on Capitol Hill. The FISA Court was originally set up to empower federal agencies to spy on lone wolf terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps on potential terrorists. In 2016 and 2017 the Obama administration used the FISA Court to […] The post Democrat Lawmaker Defends Obama Admin’s Spying on Trump Campaign during Committee Hearing appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Trump Sends Troops and Missiles to Saudi Arabia
    by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 23:07

    Seems to me like a strong, yet measured response. According to the Washington Examiner: The Pentagon is sending additional troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. “The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which are primarily defensive in nature,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper

  • WSJ: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine to Probe Biden but Offered No Quid-Pro-Quo
    by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 20:06

    All the speculation that President Trump offered military aid to the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden, down the drain. But asking foreign governments to investigate your political opponents is egregious. Not sure if it’s illegal, but it is the wrong thing to do. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump in a July phone

  • Back Into Politics? Nikki Haley Moves Back to South Carolina
    by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 19:06

    I doubt, though, that this is about a statewide run. It’s about running for president in 2024. She was living in New York City. I don’t think she can run as a southern conservative when she’s living in New York. It’s not easy to run as any kind of conservative if you’ve abandoned South Carolina

  • Video || Trump to the Media: “You’re a Joke”
    by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 18:00

    This was in response to a question about the story about a whistleblower concerned about President Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader, apparently the prime minister of Ukraine.

  • Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg
    by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 13:01

    President Trump met with Mark Zuckerberg, who is in Washington on a charm offensive as lawmakers try to determine whether he has too much control over the information Americans get and the way they share it. According to the Wall Street Journal: With his company under a regulatory spotlight, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg

  • Are Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Getting Divorced?
    by David Mikkelson on September 21, 2019 at 00:10

    “I think it’s the belief that you can’t live in Hollywood and be happily married, but you can,” Robin McGraw declared.

  • Former Charlie Rose Makeup Artist Sues, Alleging Harassment
    by AP News on September 20, 2019 at 22:51

    The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose’s interview show is suing him and saying the disgraced television journalist ran a “toxic work environment” for women.

  • The A.V. Club is recapping Disenchantment
    by The A.V. Club on September 20, 2019 at 22:00

    Episode 1: “The Disenchantress” | “Stairway To Hell” | “The Very Thing” | “The Lonely Heart Is A Hunter” | “Our Bodies, Our Elves” | “The Dreamland Job” | “Love’s Slimy Embrace” | “In Her Own Write” | “The Electric Princess” | “Tiabeanie Falls” | Read more…

  • Is This a Photo of 5 People Atop a Skyscraper Spire?
    by Dan Evon on September 20, 2019 at 21:59

    Regardless of the authenticity of this picture, we’re not sure it lives up to being the “mother of all selfies.”

  • O’Rourke Not Alone in Support of Mandatory Buyback
    by Robert Farley on September 20, 2019 at 21:20

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has faced backlash from Republicans, and some Democrats, for his debate-night advocacy of a mandatory buyback program for so-called assault weapons. But Sen. Chuck Schumer went too far when he said, “I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke.” The post O’Rourke Not Alone in Support of Mandatory Buyback appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Beto O’Rourke: Hero Of The Second Amendment
    by Tom Knighton on September 21, 2019 at 00:00

    There are a lot of pro-gun politicians out there who it’s hard not to admire. Rep. Steve Scalise, for example, was shot by a domestic terrorist who only wanted to kill Republicans, yet his stance on guns has been resolute throughout. I can’t even imagine what he went through, yet he’s not budged a single […] The post Beto O’Rourke: Hero Of The Second Amendment appeared first on Bearing Arms.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Nitecore P20 & AA Powered EA42
    by Nicholas C on September 21, 2019 at 00:00

    After our last Nitecore review, NItecore sent us their P20 and EA42. I was interested in the EA42 since it is a AA powered light that puts out a respectable 1800 lumens. While the P20 is their basic 800 lumen tactical flashlight. Let us first take a closer look at the Nitecore P20 and then […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Nitecore P20 & AA Powered EA42 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • POTD: Joint Warfighter Series in Australia 2019
    by Eric B on September 20, 2019 at 23:30

    Unfortunately, we don’t go “down under” too often in Photo Of The Day, but today we go to Australia for the Joint Warfighter Series which took place in July 2019. This is the end of Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise, that culminated with an impressive display of live-fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. […] Read More … The post POTD: Joint Warfighter Series in Australia 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • 5.11 AMPC 16L Plate Carrier / Tactical Backpack – Gear Review
    by Rex Nanorum on September 20, 2019 at 23:00

    The 5.11 AMPC is not only well made as a standalone day-pack, its versatility as a plate carrier add-on just gives increased value.  The post 5.11 AMPC 16L Plate Carrier / Tactical Backpack – Gear Review appeared first on AmmoLand.com.

  • Featured Deals of the Week – 9/20/19
    by Benjamin F on September 20, 2019 at 23:00

    It’s that time of the week again boys and girls. Break out your piggy banks and get ready to sacrifice some savings. Here’s a bunch of gun deals. Aero Precision M4e1 Cerakoted receiver sets – $174.99 What the deal is: Aero Precision fills that niche where you want something better than PSA or Anderson, but […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 9/20/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Bonus Quote of the Day
    by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:52

    “A president is sitting in the Oval Office, right now, who continues to commit crimes. He continues because he knows his Justice Department won’t act and believes Congress won’t either. Today’s news confirmed he thinks he’s above the law. If we do nothing, he’ll be right.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on Twitter.

  • Trump Has Done Plenty to Warrant Impeachment
    by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:50

    George Conway and Neil Katyal: “It is high time for Congress to do its duty, in the manner the framers intended. Given how Trump seems ever bent on putting himself above the law, something like what might have happened between him and Ukraine — abusing presidential authority for personal benefit — was almost inevitable. Yet

  • Trump Tries to Quell Scandal Saying Quiet Part Out Loud
    by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:46

    Washington Post: “Much as he did three years ago — when he asked Russia to hack the emails of his Democratic rival — President Trump on Friday seemed to make a similar request of Ukraine, all but urging the Eastern European nation to investigate Joe Biden, his potential Democratic opponent.” “For Trump, controversial public disclosures have

  • Country, Smoothed Over
    by Tim Riley on September 21, 2019 at 00:23

    Ken Burns’ documentary “Country Music” and its book tie-in present country music with a naive affection that misses key American tensions.

  • Here Are The 3 Crimes Trump Committed In His Phone Call With Ukraine
    by Jason Easley on September 20, 2019 at 23:52

    Former CIA and DOD Chief Of Staff Jeremy Bash outlined three felony crimes that Trump committed when he tried to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden.

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