Friday's HOT MIC

Here's today's Hot Mic.

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Some new developments on the Las Vegas shooter today:

People are rightfully wondering why the police don't already have this information considering all the surveillance video available to them.

Also --

Ports reportedly include Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

As Army deserter and traitor Bowe Bergdahl's pleads guilty to "desertion and misbehavior before the enemy" today, let's not forget about the Taliban Five, who were released from Gitmo by Obama in exchange for his freedom.

As a reminder, Security Studies Group's Nick Short put together a handy-dandy tweet thread detailing the backgrounds of each of the dangerous terrorists.

The awfulness of it all is as infuriating today as it was in 2014.

America, ladies and gentlemen...

Here are some fun facts the GOP wants you to keep in mind as lurid details about Hollywood sleazeball Harvey Weinstein's "decades of sexual harassment" come out.

You're welcome.

Obama traded nearly half a dozen terrorists in exchange for this dirtbag.

First rule of politics: Never surrender any power or give back any money.

The Left isn't even trying to make a pretense of hiding their hate for the Second Amendment anymore.

The Cancer in the Constitution.

This is the NYT's Timothy Egan, who writes on "the environment, the American West and politics."

One of the great disconnects of our history is how a nation birthed on the premise that all men are created equal could enshrine an entire race of people as three-fifths of a human being. We tried to fix that, through our bloodiest war and a series of amendments that followed.

Not so with guns. The Second Amendment, as applied in the last 30 years or so, has become so perverted, twisted and misused that you have to see it now as the second original sin in the founding of this country, after slavery.

Got that? The right to self-defense is no different from kidnapping people from overseas and keeping them and their descendants as human chattel.

The rest of Egan's column is a mishmash of all the usual (and easily and often debunked) claims about the Second Amendment -- so I won't bore you with it.

Instead, I'll just leave you with this:

And if you were to leave Chicago's gun deaths out of the mix -- and it might be the most gun-controlled city in the nation -- the chart would become even more striking.

Caleb Howe writes about the lecherous Harvey Weinstein and the liberal problem at RedState:

He has ample reason to think [he will get away with it]. The peasants are as forgiving of the gods as the gods themselves. Time and again, being a somebody in Hollywood has meant total immunity against charges of chauvinism, misogyny, or sexual misconduct. Indeed, it is that immunity that is the operating basis for his thirty years of uninterrupted lechery. The fear of crossing him, the pressure to conform to Hollywood’s norms, and the simply dynamic of authority are the means by which he practiced his harm.

The list of examples is familiar: Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Al Gore …

It’s not just a Hollywood expectation, though, it’s separately a liberal one. Bill Clinton is the obvious example. Ted Kennedy. It’s worth it to allow a little rape and murder if you vote the right way.

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Not to say he isn’t trying to deny specific allegations, because he definitely is according to his lawyer Lisa Bloom. She’s a fiercely feminist lawyer, by the way, specializing in sexual harassment. You may recognize her name; she was instrumental in bringing down Bill O’Reilly over sexual harassment charges.

But Bill doesn’t vote the right way. Weinstein is “directing his anger” at the NRA.

See? It’s already working.

Because he’s not a predator, you see. He’s a liberal. And those are mutually exclusive concepts. That’s what Weinstein thinks. How many others will agree?

Read the whole thing. 

Good Friday morning.

Here's what is on the President's agenda today:

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • In the afternoon, the President will participate in a Hispanic Heritage Month event.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will sign the National Manufacturing Day Proclamation.
  • The President will then meet with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
  • Later, the President will meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman.

The latest on the Las Vegas Massacre- the latest news

Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend said he would lie in bed moaning and screaming

Vegas shooter booked Chicago hotel room, scouted Boston sites, reports say

Here are all the victims of the Las Vegas shooting

Volunteers create Healing Garden just days after Las Vegas shooting

Golden retrievers bring comfort to those affected by Las Vegas shooting

Nancy Sinatra: 'Murderous Members of NRA Should Face Firing Squad'

Vegan cook’s incredibly distasteful post about Las Vegas victims goes viral: ’59 meat eaters dead’

YouTube is filtering out stories on the Las Vegas shooting

Historical picture of the day:

This study of President Lyndon Johnson was made as the Chief Executive stood at his White House desk, Oct. 6, 1965, in Washington with his white collie, Blanco. Johnson is scheduled to undergo a gallbladder operation on Friday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S

Trump administration will propose repealing Obama’s key effort to combat climate change

Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A.

President Trump dines with military leaders, calls it ‘calm before the storm’

Conservatives are furious at Trump for not firing the IRS commissioner, and one says it could be because of his tax returns

Trump administration moves to dismiss first lawsuit against transgender military ban

White House believes chief of staff's personal phone was hacked: report

Harvey Weinstein Taking Leave of Absence Following Reports of Sexual Harassment

Activists want Democrats to return Weinstein donations

Mercers, Bannon wade into West Virginia Senate race

D.C. Decides Not To Appeal Concealed Carry Court Order To Supreme Court

School evacuated over Pumpkin Spice aroma

Corporation behind 'Fearless Girl' statue pays $5M settlement for allegedly discriminating against women, black execs

Cam Newton posts apology, calls his comment to female reporter 'extremely degrading and disrespectful'

Russian hackers allegedly used popular antivirus software to steal NSA secrets

And that's all I've got, now go enjoy your Columbus Day weekend!