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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!

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So it's obstruction of justice because Trump had conversations with his advisors about prosecuting Clinton and Comey but didn't do it? Remember, the Obama administration actually DID THIS. Obama went after the Trump campaign on Hillary's behalf with the "insurance policy" and used a salacious and unverified garbage dossier to spy on everyone involved in the Trump campaign. McGahn's lawyer denies this: “The president never, to his knowledge, ordered that anyone prosecute Hillary Clinton or James Comey.” Gimme a break. Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

----->You don't say... Los Angeles Skid Row 'voter fraud scheme' offered homeless people cigarettes and cash, prosecutors say

‘POTUS sided with a brutal dictator over CIA? Shocking’: Trump widely bashed for siding with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Georgia Democrats Seek Repeal of ‘Undemocratic’ Voter Purge Law Passed by Georgia Democrats

Interior's Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires

Gowdy requests info on Ivanka Trump's personal email use

Reporter Asks Trump About Facebook Bias – Trump Reminds Them Where Chuck Schumer’s Daughter Works

Zuckerberg says neither he nor Sandberg stepping down over political controversy

Oh. OK. Ban on female genital mutilation ruled unconstitutional

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, others slam Trump on Saudi Arabia: This is 'not America first'

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Brennan wants Congress to declassify CIA report on Khashoggi killing

House Republicans to subpoena Comey, Lynch

CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

And that's all I've got, now go enjoy Thanksgiving, I'll be back on Friday!


It's the holidays. Don't romaine in a funk, lettuce get out there have fun!

Let this serve as your weekly reminder that Twitter allows anti-Semites to use their platform with impunity.

On a happier note, Bruce Carroll (aka Gay Patriot) had his account restored — without an explanation for why he was removed, of course.

The Trump administration is ensuring a warm welcome for the hordes of illegal "immigrants" who want to break our laws by rushing our border and then throwing themselves on the mercy of the courts as they beg for "asylum" from what are the consequences of their own actions:

The White House has sent a memo to the Pentagon granting troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger. The Defense Department said it’s received the memo and is “reviewing it,” suggesting the new policy is not yet operational.

It was signed not by President Trump but by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, said Military Times, which was the first to report the memo had been finalized after a week of speculation. The paper said Mr. Kelly authorized troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants.

Homeland Security said it welcomed the new assistance. “As Secretary [Kirstjen] Nielsen has said, we will not allow our frontline personnel to be in harm’s way,” said spokeswoman Katie Waldman. “We will do everything we can to protect those who defend our nation’s sovereignty and secure our border. We appreciate the Department of Defense stepping in to assist the Department of Homeland Security as needed.”

A country that won't defend its own borders isn't much of a country. See: Mexico.


Dear Democrats: you've been warned:

She came into Washington like a wrecking ball. Just on Saturday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she will be working with progressive activists to bring primary challenges against some of the more conservative Democrats in Congress, her own soon-to-be colleagues. This was after she joined a protest in the office of Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and after she’d spent a week doggedly documenting congressional orientation on Instagram for her followers and clapping back at her many critics on Twitter.

There are, in other words, several early indications that Ocasio-Cortez will do things differently from the typical legislator, acting as a bomb-thrower and agitator in the People’s House. It’s something her supporters want very much—and something many of her Democratic colleagues aren’t sure how to feel about. According to interviews with a dozen House staffers and aides to members of party leadership, veteran Democrats are happy about the youth and enthusiasm Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive cohort bring to the caucus. But at the same time, these Democrats are worried that their approach might sometimes prove counterproductive.

It’s “incredibly energizing to have such a new and diverse group of members coming in,” one Democratic staffer told me, but “we’ve been back a week and we’re already bickering.”

In other words, she's already a nightmare -- a small child who thinks she was just elected president.

Much of that bickering stems from a debate over Democrats’ strategy around climate change: what their approach should look like and how aggressive it should be. Ocasio-Cortez and many other incoming freshmen made climate change a centerpiece of their campaigns, and they want to come out of the gate pushing for progress—protocol be damned. Ocasio-Cortez is urging her fellow Democrats to establish a “Green New Deal” committee, a 15-member operation that would be tasked with drafting a 10-year plan to neutralize the United States’ output of greenhouse-gas emissions and adopt 100 percent renewable electricity. The protest she attended in Pelosi’s office last week, organized by the environmental group Sunrise Movement, was focused on pushing for such a committee.

Pass the popcorn!