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Tom Steyer Adds $81 M to Trump Economy, Polls average 1.3%
[WarRoom] Democrat billionaire and impeachment obsessive Tom Steyer has spent over $81,000,000 on campaign ads according to numbers released by CNN via Kantar.

The climate change champion, however, is polling at an average of just 1.3 per cent according to RealClearPolitics’ average.
I see Bloombergs ads several times each evening in prime time. Thank the TV gods for fast forward and mute!
Posted by: Bobby || 12/18/2019 09:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mods- Headline should read $81 M. Steyer could spend $81 B on ads and still be at 1.3%. Climate change is just that good of a campaign focus. Ask Jay Inslee.
Posted by: Warthog || 12/18/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Fixed
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#3  he did qualify for the Dem Prez Debate that will be on tomorrow evening

he got to the donor threshold by giving away stuff in return for campaign donations

he got to the polling threshold by concentrating his ads in places that would 'count' according to DNC rules
Posted by: lord garth || 12/18/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||

#4  So you mean his necktie will finally be appropriate to the season / occasion?
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
A New York Judge Has Thrown Out State Charges Against Paul Manafort
h/t Red State
A New York judge has just dismissed a laundry list of state charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

    New York Judge Maxwell Wiley dismissed state charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Wednesday on double-jeopardy grounds. Manafort was scheduled to appear in criminal court Wednesday on charges of mortgage fraud and other financial crimes filed in New York state court by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.

    The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to appeal the decision. "We will appeal today’s decision and will continue working to ensure that Mr. Manafort is held accountable for the criminal conduct against the People of New York that is alleged in the indictment," Manhattan district attorney spokesman Danny Frost said in a statement.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/18/2019 12:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

The Slippery Comey Gets Nailed
[National Review] The former FBI Director evades and dodges in an interview with Chris Wallace.

Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton gave us "it depends upon what the meaning of the word ’is’ is." James Comey has now given us it depends what the meaning of "vindicated" is.

The former FBI director sat down with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday over the weekend, and it didn’t go well. Wallace repeatedly pressed Comey on critical findings in the Horowitz IG report, and Comey shimmied and dodged, in a master class in slipperiness and evasion.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/18/2019 09:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sorry. [National Review]
Posted by: Bobby || 12/18/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Ew...
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/18/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder how Chris Wallace and a few others manage. They are stalwart defenders of the liberal elites and have been so for years and yet Fox News is still considered a bastion of right wing reporting. Must be maddening to see your hard work go unnoticed.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/18/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Everything is relative, RJ.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/18/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Wallace's career and gravy train are still safe. His teenage daughters - who, he said, convinced him to "believe 'Dr.'" Blowsey Ford - are not in danger of being denied acceptance to SJW-led elite colleges.

Dad has been certified as, if not Woke, then at least a Never-Trumper. All good.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Mr. Comey, you have the right to remain silent.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/18/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Son of Mike "60 Minutes attack dog" Wallace, who rarely attacked a Leftist/Democrat
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Slippery Comey Gets Nailed

Posted by: SteveS || 12/18/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Nail 'em in the comey!
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates gets 45 days in jail
[IsraelTimes] A judge on Tuesday sentences former Trump campaign official Rick Gates to 45 days in jail despite what she says is "extraordinary" cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and other Justice Department investigations.

The jail sentence, which she says is needed to reflect the seriousness of his crimes, is to be served intermittently during three years of probation.

Prosecutors didn’t seek prison time for Gates, who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to charges relating to lucrative political consulting work he did in Ukraine. They cited Gates’ cooperation, which included testifying in three trials and more than 50 meetings with prosecutors. He shook hands warmly with a prosecutor from Mueller’s team before the hearing began.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/18/2019 09:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Must not have given Mueller the answers he wanted.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/18/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Another Ukraine Piñata-Whacker
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  They wanted Gates 'unavailable' for the Senate hearings, if they actually happen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/18/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  The jail sentence ... is to be served intermittently during three years of probation.

A bit unusual to give jail time when the prosecution recommended not. And what's with the 'intermittently' business? I suspect #3 nails it.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/18/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

Nuclear – Devin Nunes Questions FISC Judge Lack of Candor – Again Calls For Dismantling of FISA Court…
[CTH] During a stunning interview last Sunday Devin Nunes called for the FISA court to be deconstructed. In my opinion it was that statement, not the IG report, that spurred FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer to make a public order today.

Today, hours after Judge Collyer released her order, Devin Nunes responded to the review of the FISC by stating, accurately, Judge Collyer doth protest too much.

In this interview Devin Nunes outlines his February 2018 notification to the FISC about the specific fraud upon the court; and as a result of that (and a follow-up) notification, Nunes again takes the FISC to task for saying they were not aware. Collyer was aware because Nunes told her.

Accepting the totality of the FISC obfuscation, HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes again calls for the dismantling of the FISA court process.

Despite the media ignoring the scale of Nunes prior statements, this is not some just some arbitrary representatives' opinion. Nunes was Chairman of the HPSCI when he informed the court of the abuse; and he is currently the ranking member of the same committee.

It is not a signal flare from the ranking member of the HPSCI to call for a structural removal of FISC authority. This is a nuclear blast from the primary person who previously guided the FISA re-authorization that permits the court's existence.
See the link for the interview and letters informing FISC in 2018
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 07:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another crook.
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/18/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

McConnell Suggests Senate Will Move to Dismiss Impeachment After Opening Arguments
[Breitbart] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hinted in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday morning that the Senate will move to dismiss the pending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after opening arguments in the expected trial.

McConnell was reacting to a proposal by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday that the Senate call four additional, in-person witnesses that were not called, or not available, during the House inquiry, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

But McConnell dismissed that suggestion out of hand, arguing that Schumer was trying to make "Chairman Schiff's sloppy work more persuasive." McConnell accused Schumer of going straight to the news media with his proposals rather than speaking to him in person, as Senate leaders had done in the past.

He also noted that Schumer had misquoted the Constitution.
Ouch. A bludgeon, not a scalpel.
The Democrat leader had claimed the Constitution gave the Senate "sole Power of Impeachment," whereas Article I, Section 3 actually states, "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments." "We don't create impeachments over here … we judge them," he declared.

It was the House's role to investigate, and to build a case. "If they fail, they fail! It's not the Senate's job to leap into the breach to search desperately for ways to get to guilty. That would hardly be impartial justice." The Senate would not, he said, participate in "new fact-finding" that House Democrats were "too impatient" to pursue.
Posted by: Elmereger Clavins7805 || 12/18/2019 06:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I should think standard procedure would be to call an immediate informal vote of Dismiss/Proceed to see if they go forward or not. Juries often do that sort of thing to save time and see who needs further convincing.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/18/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Why are they complaining? The whole affair is a complete Shitshow.

It's straight out of "Through the Looking Glass": "Sentence first---verdict afterward!" cried the Queen of Hearts
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  RJ for the win.

I'm not sure I'd want to go up against McConnell on matters of parliamentary procedure. Pretty sure I'd be wrong-footed.

Dems are too stupid and arrogant to see they're out of their depth.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

#4  McConnell accused Schumer of going straight to the news media with his proposals...
I have heard that the most dangerous place in the world is to stand in the path between Schumer and a TV Camera --- Jump out of the way or be trampled by Schumer running to get more face time.
Posted by: magpie || 12/18/2019 13:46 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm hoping they would call Schiff, Nader, Pelosi, and the alledged Whistleblower to testify under oath as to the charges and present their actual. non-heresy, evidence - again under oath.

Humiliate them. Espeiallly Schiff. Allow the Republican members of the House comittees to ask all the questions they want.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/18/2019 20:08 Comments || Top||

#6  When I was a jury foreman on a civil case of a lady who got her car rear ended in the ice, and wanted damages from the insurance company for her whiplash injury.

So we went around the room and each juror spoke his or her piece on if she should have damages, how much, and why.

What we found from the git go was that her trooping through things (having a pack on and riding to school in her mountain bike aggravated her original injury, along with other actions, made it impossible for the jury to tell what the original injury resulted in and subsequent injuries resulted in her behavior.

The insurance company was willing to pay $6000. That is what we gave her. We were done in an hour. The judge came in afterwords and discussed the case and our reasoning and he was satisfied. He is now the chief justice of the state supreme court. We could not justify that the preponderance of evidence supported her calculated $87K claim.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/18/2019 20:29 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 I'm hoping they would call Schiff, Nader, Pelosi, and the alledged Whistleblower to testify under oath as to the charges and present their actual. non-heresy, evidence - again under oath.

This is exactly what "Cocaine Mitch" wants to prevent.

They're not on our side.
Posted by: charger || 12/18/2019 21:42 Comments || Top||

Violent Assault On Trump Women At The Willard Hotel In DC by Dem. Nat'l. Committee members
[YouTube] Sebastian Gorka Radio: This is what Democrats do to female Trump supporters. With Jonathan Gilliam
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336084 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The left has no concept of Christian Values. Love One Another, The Golden Rule, Say Less/Listen More, The Ten Commandments. As more and more of the people this nation become like this, and continue to send reps just as sorry as they are to the Capitols, the US will enter into a disgraceful period of behavior that will bring war to this once peaceful land.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 12/18/2019 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Reportedly the ringleader of the assault on Jonathan Gilliam - he was "jumped" by "3 to 6 individuals" while escorting the pro-Trump women to safety, by his account - is the best man from the DNC member's wedding.

Can you imagine going to a wedding and perpetrating a hate-filled riot?

This wasn't Hatfields and McCoys, or some kind of Cirkassian ritual kidnapping of the bride, or some other antediluvian ritual of the uncivilized.

These are senior members of the Democratic National Committee.

In DC. At the most prestigious hotel in our nation's capital, around the corner from the White House.

What kind of demented animal behaves like this today, in civilized, polite society?

These people are actually, certifiably, insane.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 1:40 Comments || Top||

#3  These people are actually, certifiably, insane.

I object to the term "people".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/18/2019 1:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone needs to be made an example of, or else we truly will descend into violence and civil war.

The best man/ringleader of the violent assault on Gilliam needs to pay for this with prison time.

This cannot stand.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 1:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Breitbart article
Posted by: Bobby || 12/18/2019 4:02 Comments || Top||

#6  What you need is a unaccountable right-wing militia. False flag, guerilla and scary. And maybe some changes to the 22ns Amendment during the next Trump term wouldn't hurt.

A gloved fist isn't so bad, if it's the right hand.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/18/2019 5:57 Comments || Top||

#7  From Bobby's link:
Breitbart News was unable to reach Ruder, whom witnesses said attended the wedding party for Jessica Tvelia and Dennis O’Brien.

O’Brien is listed as Director of Operations for the Boeing Company’s Government Operations office in Washington, DC, on the company’s website:

Prior to joining Boeing, O’Brien served as the Deputy CEO for Finance and Administration at the Democratic National Convention Committee in Philadelphia, PA, where he managed finance, compliance, human resources, administration and general business services for the 2016 national party convention.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 6:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Perhaps Boeing should look at the grifters they employ to curry rent favor? They'll get no sympathy from me
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 6:40 Comments || Top||

#9  When the shootin' and bombin' start, they'll be the first to scream "can we talk about this?".
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/18/2019 6:56 Comments || Top||

#10  These thugs really need to face people that will not only fight back, but put them in the fucking ground.

Goddamn cowards and tyrants. (Yes, they usually are one and the same)
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/18/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#11  Too many people are suggesting that Boeing have a look at Dennis O'Brien. Having actually read tghe article I don't see where he is culpable in any way. Ryder and other guests that behaved badly are not his responsibility.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 12/18/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||

#12  ...person wearing a MAGA hat isn't necessarily a Nazi either, but hasn't stop the other side from assaults. They play guilt by association. They have established the rule - either you are with us or you are against us. They're the ones drawing the lines.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/18/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#13  #11 - Boeing bought a DNC tool to lobby. They should look at what trash that brought with them
Posted by: Frank G || 12/18/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#14  DarthVader, I agree with everything except the put them in the ground. Slammed to the ground and given a free broken arm (or teeth) to remember the day would send the message. At this stage at least.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/18/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#15  Democrats openly adopting Antifa tactics. Anyone surprised by this has not been paying attention
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 12/18/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#16  ^ without masks.
Not in the streets but inside hotels, offices, halls of Congress...
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#17  ... and in restaurants and country clubs, on trains & planes, on ballfields and in stadiums ...
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||

#18  Blackshirt & Brownshirt tactics and thuggery committed by well-dressed professionals in white shirts, in places where polite society gathers.

This is very new, and very disturbing.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#19  Look on twitter at the comments on hillary's post today
Posted by: 3dc || 12/18/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#20  In that twitter link, the honorarium list for paid speeches in the period 2013-15 exceeded 21 million dollars!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/18/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#21  Again, the systerhood has no problem with this.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/18/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#22  the sisterhood has no problem with it until equal rights take hold. I personally would have no problems putting my hands or any weapon handy too use on ANYONE who attacks me.
Posted by: chris || 12/18/2019 19:43 Comments || Top||

FISA Court rips FBI over lack of candor in Trump campaign eavesdropping
[NYPOST] In a rare public rebuke, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court slammed the FBI Tuesday for misleading it in applications to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide, giving the bureau until Jan. 10 to come up with solutions.

The order came in the wake of findings from Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, who uncovered multiple instances of abuse in his review of the feds’ use of FISA warrants to surveil Carter Page, a one-time foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.

The court ripped the FBI for mistakes it made in the Page case, and ordered the agency to explain how it will improve its warrant submissions in light of the litany of errors Horowitz uncovered.

"The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the OIG report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above," FISA court presiding Judge Rosemary Collier wrote in an opinion for the court published Tuesday.

"The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable."

Related, courtesy of Beavis, the PDF filed yesterday: In Re Accuracy Concerns Regarding FBI Matters Submitted To The FISC

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The court ripped the FBI for mistakes it made in the Page case, and ordered the agency to explain how it will improve its warrant submissions in light of the litany of errors Horowitz uncovered.

Maybe by imposing prison time on those who subvert the process?

Posted by: gorb || 12/18/2019 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "It wasn't me!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/18/2019 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Tsk tsk. Disappointing! Very disappointing!
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 1:43 Comments || Top||

#4  The analysis lab is saying that if you substitute someone else's pee for examination, they're not responsible for the false report. They followed procedures even though the labels indicated that these weren't your normal run of the mill daily types.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/18/2019 6:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Can any one say "Fruit of the Poisoned Tree?"
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/18/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#6  So the FBI came back with some 40 points to improve the process. This is all a sham. There was a crime committed against Carter Page, against the President, against the constitution. This incompetence started a billion dollar investigation, it derailed a sitting president, it cheated 61 million Americans out of the national agenda they voted for and won. This is NOT some administrative bullshit with a few points to tighten up the process...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/18/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Jailtime for the agents involved AND the judges. I believe they were well aware of what was going on and allowed it.

Personally I'd prefer the death penalty to really rub it in but sadly we won't get that.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 12/18/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Nunez's call to disband FISA courts probably had something to do with this sudden "rebuke".

The more I read the more sure I am that we are in the midst of a coup attempt.

How soon does that cartridge box step come into play?

Oh yeah, DNC members in DC started rioting at the Willard hotel assaulting MAGA women.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/18/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Judge Don Collier: "Don Como Comey, you are messing with Our Thing™. This is not allowed."

Comey: "I know, Don Collier. It was a mistake. It won't happen again."

Judge Don Collier: "This I know. (nods imperceptibly towards consigliere. Scene fades.)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/18/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Methinks those on the FISA Court were rubber-stamping things because they trusted the FBI and got caught looking like fools. Don't want to make folks look like fools if they have power to step on you.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/18/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#11  So they were rubber-stamping every application?
Why have a FISA court at all?
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Lends credibility to the impeccable FBI, the world's leading investigate agency.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/18/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

#13  ..given how effective both the Russian and Chinese counter intelligence offices have been the FBI looks like the Keystone Kops with all the penetrations carried out by foreign intel.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/18/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#14  This is resembling a Maxwell Smart episode. They claimed that their own guy was actually a Russian spy - that Carter Page, CIA asset, was actually a GRU asset.

Actually it reminds me of that Italian comedy scene in which Bob Benigni (?sp) the buffon pretends to be a surgeon in the operating room and ends up administering the anesthesia ... to himself. Scene ends with Dr. Clown passing out on top of his patient in the operating table.
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#15  Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me four times in a row?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/18/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#16  How soon does that cartridge box step come into play?

Pretty sooooon...
Posted by: Hellfish || 12/18/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#17  FISA must be feeling the heat. And not a moment too soon.
Posted by: Tom || 12/18/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#18  FISA knew what was going on from the beginning but now that the tactics have been exposed they are throwing the FBI under the bus to protect themselves. Nunes is right.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/18/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#19  "We must protect our phony-baloney jobs."
Posted by: SteveS || 12/18/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#20  How many FISA warrants have been applied for? How many, after rewrites, were turned down?

You bet "We must protect our phony-baloney jobs."

Finally, one exploded in their faces.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/18/2019 15:49 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Cafeteria workers settle with food company -- Democratic Prez debate can go on
Well yay. Betcha television ratings will be in line with the previous strongly downward trend, losing lots of money for the production company involved.
[NYTimes] LOS ANGELES ‐ The next Democratic presidential debate will go on as scheduled Thursday [19 Dec], after negotiators on Tuesday reached agreement in a labor dispute that had threatened to upend the event while highlighting the influence that organized labor wields with the leading Democratic presidential candidates.

The debate, which will be held at Loyola Marymount University, had been in question since last week after the seven participating Democrats each said that they would not cross a picket line, if there was one.

The dispute, between a cafeteria workers union and a food services company at Loyola Marymount, involved only about 150 workers and had drawn little notice over nine months.
[a few weeks after the debate the Food Services Co will probably go into bankruptcy and void the new agreement]
Posted by: lord garth || 12/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh. I thought this was about the debate turning into a food fight. My bad. ("Get your mashed potatoes right here!") (Or the mashed califlower. I can't think of a better use for it.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 12/18/2019 5:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, another national crisis averted. The farce show must go on!
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/18/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  As the Shitshow ... goes rolling... along...
Posted by: Lex || 12/18/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Fresh, crisp dollar bill into the Bee/Not Bee jar.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/18/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#5  "Don't forget your Juice Box."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/18/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2019-12-18
  Assailants attack several protest camps in north and south Lebanon
Tue 2019-12-17
  Backer of Iraq anti-government protests killed in Baghdad
Mon 2019-12-16
  Iran claims the whole Persian Gulf. Both sides!
Sun 2019-12-15
  Attempt to assassinate the son of the political spokesman of Muqtada al-Sadr
Sat 2019-12-14
  Haftar-led Libyan Army claims new advance near Tripoli
Fri 2019-12-13
  Triumphant Boris hails landslide win gives him ‘power to get Brexit done’
Thu 2019-12-12
  AMAL, Hizbullah Supporters Try to Storm Riad al-Solh, Repelled by Tear Gas
Wed 2019-12-11
  Iraqi protesters defiantly turn out in the capital Baghdad
Tue 2019-12-10
  Jersey City shooting - possibly 6 dead at JC Kosher grocery
Mon 2019-12-09
  Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 8 On Bus In Northern Kenya
Sun 2019-12-08
  At least 10 killed in Kenya bus attack claimed by al-Shabab
Sat 2019-12-07
  Baghdad operations commander orders the Iraqi army to move in Sinak and Khilani to protect the protesters
Fri 2019-12-06
  Naval Air Station Pensacola shooter who killed 3 was Saudi aviation student
Thu 2019-12-05
  Pelosi Asks House Judiciary Committee to Proceed with Articles of Impeachment
Wed 2019-12-04
  Anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in Najaf for the third time in a week

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