Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Clearest (No Spin) Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email

Sharyl Attkisson ^ | September 10,2016 | Sharyl Attkisson 

The Takeaways
The FBI could not review all of the Hillary Clinton emails under investigation because:
The Clintons’ Apple personal server used for Hillary Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.
An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn’t examine them.
2 BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn’t have their SIM or SD data cards.
13 Hillary Clinton personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn’t examine them.
Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn’t examine them.
After State Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review them.
After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton’s email archive was also permanently deleted from her then-server “PRN” with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review it.
Also after the subpoena, backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.
Even though the FBI did not have a complete record of Hillary Clinton’s emails on three unclassified personal servers, it found:
2,093 emails State Dept. currently classifies as Confidential or Secret. (State Dept. did not address what their classification was at the time they were sent.)
193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
68 of the 81 email chains remain classified today.
8 were Top Secret.
37 were Secret.
36 were Confidential.
7 were Special Access Program.
3 were Sensitive Compartmentalized Information.
36 were Not Releasing to Foreign Governments.
2 were Releasable Only to Five Allied Partners.
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Clinton's 'Deplorables' Comment Show Disdain for Working People, Trump Camp Says

ABC 13 ^ | 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR 

Hillary Clinton's comments at a star-studded fundraiser in New York City that half of Donald Trump's supporters are a "basket of deplorables" are getting slammed by the Trump campaign as a sign of "how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America."
GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence told a forum of social conservatives Saturday that Clinton's comments display a lack of respect for the millions of people who support Donald Trump for president.
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Chelsea Can't Fathom Why People Think Her Mom is Untrustworthy!

Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Sep 2016 | John Semmens 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's daughter went on ABC's The View talk show to express her dismay at polls showing that a huge majority of Americans consider her mother untrustworthy.
"I realize that some of the things coming out from the emails she tried to conceal are raising questions, but I know my mother and I'm certain that if anything thing she did was wrong in some technical sense that she did it for a good reason," Chelsea explained. "What a lot of people don't understand is that her job as the nation's top diplomat often required her to deliberately lie in order to protect the country. It should be understandable that it might be hard to turn this skill off and on from one situation to another."
She contrasted "the patriotic motives behind the untruths my mother has spoken with the greed-based dissembling that businessmen like Donald Trump habitually deploy to market their wares. The billions that Trump made via this tactic were deliberate and dwarf the hundreds of millions my parents have incidentally acquired in the course of their careers in public service."
"There is no one I trust more than my mom," Chelsea continued. "Her efforts combined with those of my father have built up a hefty inheritance that will ensure that my material needs and those of my children will be met for the foreseeable future. I am proud of the entrepreneurship they've shown in extracting such generous fees for speeches. I doubt the self-proclaimed 'deal maker' could come close to matching their profit margin."
The former First Daughter said she has "no qualms about entrusting the care of my children to my mother in the event anything happens to me. They are safely out of the womb and fully protected as persons under our laws—a distinction my mother has had occasion to point out during the past year."
In related news, Chelsea herself showed she has learned from her parents' example. In an appearance at an event hosted by College Progressives at Penn State University, students were offered an opportunity to see and hear Chelsea speak for a $500 per head admission. Photos with the former First Daughter were available for $1,000 a pop. And for an additional $2,700, attendees would be granted access to a special reception with her afterwards.
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Will “Basket of Deplorables” become the new “47 Percent”?

Hot Air ^ | September 10, 2016 | Ed Morrissey 

Nothing says woman of the people like a political candidate who got filthy rich while serving in the Senate and State Department insulting millions of voters while surrounded by celebrities, right? Hillary Clinton shifted her attack from Donald Trump to his supporters at a fundraiser in New York City, putting “half” of them into “a basket of deplorables.” That’s a memorable turn of phrase, but will Hillary want to forget it?
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Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words during a star-studded fundraiser in New York City Friday night, describing some Donald Trump supporters as “deplorables” who are hateful and bigoted.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables.’ Right?” she told donors at the LGBT For Hillary Gala, at which Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed. “Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”
The Democratic presidential nominee added, “Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable. But they are not America.”
Later, Hillary campaign flack Nick Merrill tried to backpedal a bit from Hillary’s calculations. She was talking about the “alt-right,” not just reg’lar folks:
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Nice try. Not even the alt-right thinks they’re half of Trump’s supporters. They are a small percentage of voters who happen to be on the same side of millions of voters who also want a disruptor rather than an establishmentarian. Their choice may or may not be wise, but the vast majority of Trump voters have nothing to do with the alt-right, and probably have never heard the term before. Salena Zito offered a very realistic depiction of the main ranks of Trump supporters in Pennsylvania two weeks ago:
While Trump supporters here are overwhelmingly white, their support has little to do with race (yes, you’ll always find one or two who make race the issue) but has a lot to do with a perceived loss of power.
Not power in the way that Washington or Wall Street board rooms view power, but power in the sense that these people see a diminishing respect for them and their ways of life, their work ethic, their tendency to not be mobile (many live in the same eight square miles that their father’s father’s father lived in).
Thirty years ago, such people determined the country’s standards in entertainment, music, food, clothing, politics, personal values. Today, they are the people who are accused of creating every social injustice imaginable; when anything in society fails, they get blamed.
The places where they live lack economic opportunities for the next generation; they know their children and grandchildren will never experience the comfortable situations they had growing up — surrounded by family who lived next door, able to find a great job without going to college, both common traits among many successful small-business owners in the state.
These Trump supporters are not the kind you find on Twitter saying dumb or racist things; many of them don’t have the time or the patience to engage in social media because they are too busy working and living life in real time.
Those are the people Hillary insulted with these remarks last night. Merrill’s smart enough to know it, too. This sneering, condescending, and insulting stereotyping of millions of voters perfectly encapsulates the Clintonian quarter-century, especially with their above-the-law antics since leaving the White House. And that’s why most candidates stick to insulting each other, and not voters.
In a way, it’s reminiscent of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks from four years ago. My friend and mentor Hugh Hewitt spent this morning making that argument on Twitter:
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Should it get the “47 percent” treatment? Yes, perhaps even more deservedly than Romney; his (misguided) remarks were about specific tax and safety-net policies, not accusing tens of millions of Americans of bigotry simply for not supporting him. Will it? No, and for one unassailable reason — the media will never start that same kind of feeding frenzy around Hillary. They’ll cover it initially, perhaps even noting what a foolish misstep it was as Don Lemon did in the CNN clip, but very quickly the media narrative will turn to whether Republicans are “pouncing” and “overplaying their hand.” Don’t be surprised if that shift occurs as soon as tomorrow morning’s news shows.
That doesn’t mean that Team Trump has to let it go, though. If they’re smart and well organized, they will soon start pushing “basket” memes of their own — ads that feature the kind of people about which Salena reported, normal folks who don’t want business as usual in Washington and sneering elites insulting them. Candidates for the Senate and House should do the same, and the RNC should make it a major theme of the cycle. If played properly, this could be the biggest gift basket Team Hillary will provide Republicans in 2016.

The Bitch Says:

What? ‘Dems Worried? No, Not ‘Dem”

Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/16 | Judi McLeod 

Could it be that Bill, Hillary and the Democrat rat pack know something the rest of us don’t?
The easiest answer to the question “Why isn’t Clinton far ahead of Trump’ in the latest ‘Democrats wonder and worry’ revelation: Because try as you might, you just can’t put lipstick on a pig.
Thank you, Obama for the only thing you ever did for America from the putting lipstick on a pig department.
The lipstick smears and smears long before it’s planted in a kiss on its intended butt.
“With Election Day less than two months away, Democrats are increasingly worried that Hillary Clinton has not built a formidable lead against Donald Trump despite his historic weaknesses as a national party candidate.” (Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2016)

Only the donkey was missing when President Obama exited the plane in China

americanthinker.com ^ | 9/10/2016 | Silvio Canto 

President Obama's trip to China and the "stairs" incident put the bow on two terms of trying to popular rather than respected. I just hope that #45 understands what he or she is walking into.
This is what happened in China, as explained by Dr. Krauthammer:
The president of the United States lands with all the majesty of Air Force One, waiting to exit the front door and stride down the rolling staircase to the red-carpeted tarmac.
Except that there is no rolling staircase.
He is forced to exit -- as one China expert put it rather undiplomatically -- through “the ass” of the plane.
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It Takes A Village Idiot To Vote For Hillary

Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | Ilana Mercer 

If you strapped Bill Clinton to a polygraph (or some lie detector that can’t be fooled by the Clintons)—I suspect he, too, might confess to a preference for Vladimir Putin over Barack Obama.
Mr. Clinton had been appropriately scathing, in 2008, about Obama’s mythical status in the media. A “fairy tale,” he called the current president.
However, his wife and her supporters on The Hill and in media have ruled that any remotely realistic utterance about the Russian president—such as that he's a strong leader who’s popular with his people and acts in their interests—puts you outside the camp of the saints.
Mrs. Clinton is making it a habit to tell Americans what to say and how to think if they want to qualify as … Americans.
In particular, Hillary’s AltRight screed, best described on Twitter as the Control-Alt-Delete speech, focused on Mrs. Clinton’s crusade against deviationists. Provided by a twitter handle called “Hillary’s PR Team,” here's a distillation of the interminable smear against Trump and his supporters, peddled as "substantive" by the moron media:
Prejudice and paranoia, hate groups, harmful stereotypes, hateful supporters, systemic racism, dark conspiracies, dark conspiracy theories, racist lies, bigotry, racist, white supremacist bigot, white nationalist leader, KKK, racially tinged rumors, Alex Jones. …
Yes, Hillary's Control-Alt-Delete harangue began with the biggest deviationist of all, Donald J. Trump. Trump “disregards the values that make our country great,” fumed the fire-and-brimstone Mrs. Clinton on that occasion.
To his great credit, Trump flunked another test of “true American principles,” established by Hillary, following the NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum, on September 7.
As the media reminds us, Trump disqualifies himself for the presidency daily. This time it was for speaking the truth about Putin at the forum. The Russian people’s approval of their president stands at 82 percent. But the correct American values, as decreed by our northeastern elites, depend on disparaging Putin and his people. After all, Russians are stupid. They need Clinton and her Radical Republican counterpart, Speaker Paul Ryan (or a color-coded revolution organized by both), to induct them into the American government's ways.
Enforcer Hillary (and Speaker Ryan) was having none of it. A preference for the Russian president over our American president was plain “unpatriotic and scary,” to be stamped out and marginalized.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton,” argues historian Clyde N. Wilson, whose métier is American intellectual history, “is a museum-quality specimen of the Yankee—self-righteous, ruthless, and self-aggrandizing.”
Wilson uses the term Yankee “historically to designate a peculiar group descended from New Englanders, who can be easily recognized by their arrogance, hypocrisy, greed, lack of congeniality, and penchant for ordering other people around.”
By Yankee, Dr. Wilson does not mean “everybody from north of the Potomac and Ohio. The firemen who died in the World Trade Center on September 11 [commemorated this weekend] were Americans. The politicians and TV personalities who stood around telling us what we are to think about it are Yankees.”
In their journey from the “hyper-Calvinism of their early days,” to “their present atheism,” Yankees like Hillary have long ago replaced religious zeal with a progressive’s political fanaticism. And while they’ve “abandoned anything that might be good in their religion,” contends Wilson, bossy busybodies like Clinton have never given up the notion that “they are the chosen saints whose mission is to make America, and the world, into the perfection of their own image.”
Again, by continuously enforcing the “standard of all things American and good,” Hillary is not that different from her Republican colleagues. They, too, deploy the values cudgel as energetically, to whip the base into shape. Or, to read many of us out of the American family.
To compound his unorthodoxy, Trump failed to fall back on the American exceptionalism exemption, in judging the actions of American leaders---good by default---relative to other world leaders. At the “Commander-in-Chief” forum, Trump intimated that Mr. Putin’s transgressions were “no less troublesome than Mr. Obama’s transgressions.” Quite right. Ask the innocent victims of Obama’s energetic drone program ongoing: villagers in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen.
Effortlessly, Trump continues to be faithful to the mandate the Republican base has given him: fumigate those DC snake pits. To the Aug. 17 intelligence briefing, Trump took along a pit-bull in the person of retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who prodded the briefers … a lot.
Came the meme from media: How dare Donald and his general discomfit the intelligence experts of “The Deep State,” that state-within-a state, and one of the least scrutinized collection of government agencies.
Soon, proxies for the intelligence briefers were flocking to the lapdog media’s studios to badmouth The Donald and his uppity general.
The substance of retired Gen. Flynn’s interruptions at the briefing matters not at all. What counts is that Trump continues to make the sprawling political apparatus writhe like a fire-breathing mythical monster in the throes of death.
Next, the controlling Mrs. Clinton demanded the Republican base's candidate for president hush his mouth about the Federal Reserve Bank. Clinton doesn’t understand much about the Fed. Instinctively, however, she knows that it’s in her interest not to discuss its inflationary actions and interest-rates price fixing.
Trump gets that the Fed is “keeping interest rates down so that everything else doesn’t go down,” and has said that “we have a very false economy.” He doesn’t lie about it. He gets that the "stock market is bloated"; that the Stock Exchange is a laughing stock, and that soaring stock prices are a consequence of centrally planned, monetary stimulus.
Naturally, Clinton would prefer the tool that greases the operations of government, and allows the monetization of the debt accrued by her kind, to “be off-limits for U.S. presidents and presidential candidates. You should not be commenting on Fed actions when you are either running for president or you are president,” Mrs. Clinton fulminated at Trump.
Just as Hillary’s collectivist creed, “It Takes A Village,” complements Barack’s “You didn’t build it” motto—so do their economic policies jibe. Mrs. Clinton likely expects the Fed to keep interest rates low to help her make the case for the continuation of the Obama economy.
Back to Bill. Being something of a good old boy, Bill Clinton looked as if he was in purgatory at the Democratic National Convention, late June. Surrounded by shrill, power-crazed women and their domesticated men; gyno-centric soft pop blaring from the speakers—Mr. Clinton looked as if he’d rather be hanging out with … Donald Trump.

Trump Up, Clinton Down, Obama Out

RCP ^ | 10 Sep 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson 

In most presidential elections, the two candidates spar over issues. The president campaigns for his party's nominee in hopes of continuing his legacy.
Democrats champion liberalism, Republicans conservatism. In numerous press conferences, journalists try to force newsworthy and embarrassing admissions from the two candidates.
Not this year.
Barack Obama, who less than two years ago dipped to 40 percent in approval rating, is nowhere to be seen. He seems to know that the more he is absent and quiet, the more the public likes the idea rather than the reality of him as president -- and his approval rating has risen to 51 percent.
In his self-imposed retreat, Obama makes no effort to defend the Affordable Care Act, which is all but disintegrating, as major insurers pull out and costs skyrocket.
Ditto the Iran deal. Obama is learning that it is better to be quiet about Iranian violations, ransom for hostages and provocations than to explain them away.
Obama months ago gave up mentioning how the crushing national debt has almost doubled to nearly $20 trillion under his watch. No one seems to be defending the Obama administration's lax immigration and border-enforcement policies.
He is also silent on his foreign policy -- "reset" with Russia, the abrupt pullout from Iraq, the intervention in Libya, the growth of the Islamic State, the disintegration of Syria, and the decision not to associate global terrorism with radical Islamism.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has kept a relatively low profile for someone who's running for president. She has not held a press conference in more than nine months, counting on a compliant press to keep giving her a pass on her email scandals.
Her campaign strategy is to agree to occasional one-on-one interviews with pre-selected friendly journalists,
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Trump closes in on Clinton's projected electoral lead: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Yahoo News ^ | September 10,2016 | Chris Kahn 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump appears to have carved out a wider path to the White House as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday.
The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under different election scenarios, still shows Clinton would have the best chance of winning the presidency if the Nov. 8 election were held today. Yet Trump has caught up to her level of support in several states.
Over the past few weeks, Clinton's lead in the national polls has slipped considerably. Polls tend to narrow as Election Day nears, and the Clinton campaign has struggled to overcome controversy about how she handled classified information while serving as secretary of state. A separate Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters showed an 8-point lead for Clinton has vanished since the last week of August.
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White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban

The Coach's Team ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer 

Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held.

The Two professors – one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a few westerners.

This was not the first mission involving Special Forces sent to rescue the two professors. The first mission was aborted when the White House refused to approve the operation, even as the teams were heading to the target. Thanks to the White House, the teams had to return to base and wait. According to the official excuse there were concerns that the intelligence presented was not completely firm and there was not consensus among different government agencies.

Deja Vu

Sound familiar? In 2014 U.S. Special Forces staged an unsuccessful operation to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants. The rescue attempt was delayed because the Administration had problems with the intelligence placing American hostages at the particular location. As a result of the delay, the hostages were moved from the known location. James Foley would lose his life on August 19, 2014

Second Try
The second rescue mission took place a few days after the initial attempt. It focused on a compound near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Seven enemy fighters were killed but the hostages had already been moved to another location.

Analyses
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Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest

CNN Money ^ | September 9,2016 | Ahiza Garcia and Kevin Dotson 

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall got dropped by a sponsor for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which mostly serves members of the military and their families, announced on social media Friday that it was ending its five-month relationship with Marshall.
"While we respect Brandon's right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors," the company said.
The statement was signed by AAFCU President and CEO Glenn Strebe.
The announcement came a day after Marshall knelt during the anthem at the NFL opener between the Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union 21 hours ago Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors. Glenn Strebe President/CEO
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Behind the Progressive War on Cops

American Thinker ^ | September 9, 2016 | Blaine Winship 

It is critically important to us, as a free society, that we have police forces to protect us, our loved ones, and our property, from those who would harm us or rob us. It follows that it also is of critical importance that our police be empowered to use reasonable force, including where warranted deadly force, to protect us from the scourge of crime.
At the same time, it is vital that we weed out those police officers with a different agenda. Thus, we have every right to condemn episodes that reveal the presence of racial bigotry in our police departments -- and to investigate reported incidents in which deadly force was used by police officers, to determine whether that force was justified under our governing legal standards and the circumstances in which the officers found themselves.
However, when it comes to telling the good cops from the bad, we have even bigger problems to worry about than racial bigotry. To appreciate this, let’s back up for a moment to consider two highly interrelated issues: why we have police, and who should control them.
The police exist to exert force where necessary. But to what end? Both bottom-up democratic republics and top-down dictatorial regimes have police officers. From a distance, they even look alike -- wearing similar uniforms, bearing similar ranks, and carrying similar weapons. But viewed up close, behind the façade, they are profoundly different. In bottom-up societies, the police exist to serve and protect the people and their freedoms by projecting power on the people’s behalf. In top-down societies, the police exist to protect the rulers’ position of authority by projecting power on the rulers’ behalf.
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The media elites feel that shiver up the spine — and it's not victory

The Hill ^ | 9/9/2016 | Kenneth R. Timmerman 

Hillary Clinton's phony "press conference," where she took six questions from friendly reporters and filibustered nearly half of the time to trash-talk Donald Trump, shows a candidate and a campaign that is disintegrating in broad daylight.
Even The Washington Post noted there were "no questions about her emails," Topic A of the news cycle. Clinton's reckless mishandling of classified material — reinforced by her 39 memory "lapses" in her FBI interview — should disqualify her from office. And Americans get it.
The media elites are in a panic. They witnessed the meltdown of their candidate in broad daylight and can feel that shiver up their spine — except that this time, it is not the delight of victory they are feeling, but the dread of defeat.
They watched her spar unsuccessfully over this issue with Clinton Global Initiative member and NBC morning news anchor Matt Lauer during Wednesday night's national security forum, and blamed her poor performance on — Matt Lauer.
The Washington Post is now essentially an arm of the Democratic National Committee. It has done this with deep investigative dive into the penetralia of the Trump empire and no equivalent reporting about the Clinton emails, the Clinton Foundation's corrupt pay-to-play scheme or the nonstop lies from Clinton herself.
NBC and CBS have jumped on the bandwagon, highlighting Clinton's latest desperate claim that Trump is the favored candidate of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
American voters just aren't that stupid, but these news organizations wouldn't know anything about that. That's why they are called the media elites.
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GOP insiders: Maybe Trump can win! (finally)

The Politico ^ | September 9, 2016 | Steven Shepard 

Once resigned to a November defeat, swing state Republicans are increasingly optimistic about Donald Trump’s chances now that the GOP presidential nominee has closed a once-yawning deficit in the polls against Hillary Clinton.
That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, operatives and strategists in 11 battleground states, 10 of which President Barack Obama carried in 2012. While a majority of GOP insiders still say Clinton would carry their state if the election were held today, significantly more Republicans now say Trump would win than even just a few weeks ago.
But despite Trump’s improving prospects, GOP insiders express little confidence in the Trump campaign’s infrastructure — particularly compared with how Democrats feel about Clinton’s campaign.
Still, the uptick in how Republicans view Trump’s chances is striking. In this week’s survey, 61 percent of GOP insiders said Clinton would win their state, but the 39 percent who picked Trump to win is a new high-water mark for the GOP nominee. It’s a measure The POLITICO Caucus tracks on a weekly basis, and for most of August, only about one-in-five Republican insiders thought Trump would win their state.
“Trump has turned the tide in Ohio, and he would win by a microscopic margin if the race were held today,” said a Republican there. (All respondents completed the survey anonymously.)
“The political landscape has changed in the past few weeks in Colorado, as well as the nation,” added a Republican there. “Reluctant Republicans are realizing the choice is ideological, angry Bernie supporters just can't support Hillary because of what the DNC leaks exposed, and independents are indicating many will also throw support for Trump in Colorado because Hillary is so toxic.”(continued)
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71% of doctors surveyed think Hillary’s ongoing cough is a big deal. Here’s why…

Biz Pac Review ^ | September 9, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz 

A recent poll indicates that nearly three-fourths of the medical professionals surveyed — 70.98 percent — believe that Hillary Clinton’s health concerns are “serious,” and “could be disqualifying for the position of president of the U.S.”
The poll was conducted by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and its results were released Friday.
Over 91 percent of the respondents were aware that questions have been raised about the former secretary of State’ health.
Over 81 percent were aware that she’d suffered from a concussion, 58.8 percent knew she’d suffered from cerebral sinus thrombosis and 52.8 percent were aware that Clinton had deep venous thrombosis.
Nearly 73 percent of the physicians surveyed said that any one of those three conditions would influence his or her vote in a presidential race.
Exactly 66 percent of the doctors surveyed believed that a physician has a duty to make his concerns about a candidate’s fitness to serve in office for health reasons public.
Finally, 78.5 percent of the responding physicians believed that the media is not placing enough emphasis on Clinton’s health concerns in coverage of the candidate.
Clinton has suffered from fits of coughing since at least 2008, the latest during an address she made at a Labor Day campaign stop.

Minnesota Students and Parents File Lawsuit Against Obama’s Bathroom Mandate!

The Daily Signal ^ | September 8, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness 

A group of students and parents from Minnesota filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal government and their school district for allowing a transgender student who was born male but identifies as female into the girls’ locker rooms, showers, and restrooms.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to the Obama administration’s bathroom mandate issued in May that requires public schools and universities nationwide to give transgender students full access to school facilities based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex. Schools that do not comply with the administration’s guidance could face legal action or loss of federal funding.
The lawsuit was filed by the conservative nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom representing concerned parents and students who formed a group called Privacy Matters. The group is suing over Minnesota’s Virginia Public Schools’ policy for transgender students, arguing that the current policy is an invasion of personal privacy.
According to the complaint, a transgender student in Duluth, Minnesota, was allowed to enter the girls’ locker room and would dance “in a sexually explicit manner—‘twerking,’ ‘grinding,’ and dancing like he was on a ‘stripper pole’ to songs with explicit lyrics, including ‘Milkshake’ by Kelis.”
“On another occasion,” the complaint noted, “a female student saw the male student lift his dress to reveal his underwear while ‘grinding’ to the music.”
“School policies should promote the rights and safety of every student, but that’s not what Virginia Public Schools is doing—and it’s certainly not what the departments of Education and Justice are doing,” said Gary McCaleb, a lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom.
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HILLARY CLINTON’S 47% MOMENT CALLS TRUMP SUPPORTERS RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, XENOPHOBIC, ISLAMAPHOBIC!

breitbart.com ^ | 9 Sep 2016 

During a fundraiser in New York City Friday evening, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people.
“You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
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