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Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Watch Ben Rhodes Squirm When Asked If Obama's WH Was Involved In FBI Investigation Of Trump
[The Federalist] Ben Rhodes, former deputy of national security for President Obama, told journalist Nicholas Ballasy that the Obama administration was unaware and uninvolved in the FBI’s investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump.

"Literally, I learned about the investigation into Trump as a private citizen in the freaking Washington Post," Rhodes said.
Just like Zero. Everything he learned he got from the paper
When asked about the dossier, Rhodes insisted he had nothing to do with.

"I saw it‐I heard about it at the very end in 2017. We weren’t, like, involved in commissioning the dossier. We learned about it when it was in the report that was appended to the report that went to Congress at the end of the administration," he said.

While Rhodes maintains the Obama administration’s innocence, unredacted copies of text messages suggest otherwise. Former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation when their anti-Trump text messages were leaked. "The White House is running this," one text read.

Between 2016 and 2017, Obama For America (OFA), Obama’s official campaign organization, paid nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Steele dossier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2019 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If this provably (good luck with that) leads back to that shit talking jackass I'm not counting on any consequences.
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 04/30/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Obutthole's beatification has been put off indefinitely. That will do. Malia and the one nobody can remember will have to get real jobs. That will be fun to watch...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Muffaletta I think is the other one...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Sashay and Bulimia
Posted by: Frank G || 04/30/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#5  I suspect the Obama team is looking for a fall guy and Rhodes knows he's on the short list.
Posted by: rschwarz || 04/30/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Obama's beatification was compromised by the Internet still having some freedom from pervasive censorship...
Posted by: magpie || 04/30/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#7  AG Barr needs to start systematically picking off the associates and go up the food chain. There will be those that want to save their worthless hides and start singing like canaries. Better give the grand juries high protein meals. They will be busy.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/30/2019 15:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Then there's the old joke: You get only the punchline today.

"How's your flow?"

"Iss' linoleum. Wass dat got to do wif mah problem?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#9  Treason, thy name is asshole Rhodes.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/30/2019 23:26 Comments || Top||

Ex-US senator Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies at 87
[DAWN] Republican Richard Lugar, a soft-spoken foreign policy powerhouse who championed nuclear nonproliferation during 36 years in the US Senate, died on Sunday at age 87. The Lugar Center, a Washington-based nonprofit, said in statement that he died peacefully due to complications from CIDP, a chronic neurological disorder.

Lugar, a professorial Midwesterner known for his keen intellect and mild demeanour, served as mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975 before his long stint in the Senate from 1977 to 2013. He was the longest-serving senator ever from Indiana.

Lugar was an influential Republican voice on foreign policy. Lugar, a former Rhodes scholar and an avid runner into his 70s, served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and also headed the Agriculture Committee. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1996.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  GOPe snake. Good riddance.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Odebrecht: Gigantic corruption scandal shows no sign of waning
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Corruption in Latin American politics? Git AHAT!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

Juncker Reveals He Blocks Eurosceptics from Commission Jobs, Regardless of Elections
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 17:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  EUSSR strikes again!
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/30/2019 21:06 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Beto Unveils Plan To Replace All Cars With Skateboards By 2030
[Babylon Bee] U.S.‐Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a $5 trillion plan to fight climate change. Foremost among the major changes the plan would enact is the replacement of all cars in the United States with skateboards.

O'Rourke got the idea while skating a half-pipe and smoking some weed with some local youths over the weekend.

"Can you imagine just how bad the nation would be with everyone grinding, flipping, tricking, and pop shove-it-ing all around? Totally rad," O'Rourke said to the youths as he passed a joint around. "Yeah, man, that'd be so sick. Bruh. I mean, dude. Bruh. Dude."

The candidate was asked to leave the skate park as it's for high schoolers, sadly. But he still came up with the basic framework for his plan before he crashed on his couch, Flamin' Hot Cheeto residue still stuck to his fingers.

"No one else is willing to take this kind of bold, decisive, totally tubular action against climate change," O'Rourke said in a speech Monday. "The nation will be 100% doper---and cooler---after I pass this plan with an executive order my first day in office, just like the Constitution allows me to."

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2019 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To Bee or not to Bee.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/30/2019 8:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Sadly, Beta "Erin go Braugh" O'Rourke ruined the dream when he swerved to run over some toddlers.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/30/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "I'm Running on Kennedy Charisma But I Never Killed Anybody..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Master Beto...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns
[NYPOST] Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday, ending his tumultuous career at the Justice Department.

Rosenstein ‐ who was formerly the senior Justice Department official in charge of the special counsel’s probe into Russia ‐ offered his gratitude in the letter obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

"I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education and prosperity," Rosenstein wrote.

Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Vacation, CNN, FOXNEWS...., book, book tour
Posted by: Airandee || 04/30/2019 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  In advance of the IG report?
Posted by: Fester Stalin7895 || 04/30/2019 6:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Rosenstein needs some real heat from the AG.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/30/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Cant be forced to testify now?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 17:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Great question BP.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/30/2019 23:27 Comments || Top||

Gillibrand not making the cut for Dem presidential debates
[AMERICANTHINKER] Kirsten Gillibrand's fundraising has been so anemic that she may not be able to participate in the party's presidential debates ‐ unlike Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, who already have made the cut.

It turns out that, at least in a crowded field, being stupid and unprincipled can be a handicap for a Democrat. Who knew?
"These are my principles. If you don't like them, I can have others"
Kirsten Gillibrand, who managed to become a U.S. senator only because Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
vacated her seat to become Obama's SecState and the governor of New York wanted a woman to fill the seat, miraculously transformed from a Blue Dog Democrat representing a conservative upstate district into a full blown progressive when winning a statewide election was necessary.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the writer doesn't understand the rules

Gillibrand has already made the cut via the polling criterion

the issue is that the DNC will actually disqualify some of the candidates who make the cut to avoid overcrowding the stage and Gillibrand may lose on this because the individual donor numbers are less than other candidates who made the cut
Posted by: lord garth || 04/30/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Kirsten should start coughing & hacking during speeches, wear a back brace, stumble down stairs and get throw into a waiting SUV if she wants to be the front runner.
Posted by: Airandee || 04/30/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Safe bet she will "come out" shortly and run on a platform of required "ghey studies" with emphasis on "first hand experience" for K-12...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#5  She will be on a soapbox in Slime Square on debate night and CNN and MSLSD will cover her live in picture on picture.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Me keeping track of the D primary must be like my wife keeping track of the NHL playoffs. "Oh, so Colorado is still in it? They're the Nuggets right?"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/30/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

Texas Attorney General arrests Edinburg Mayor (Dem) Richard Molina and wife on voter fraud charges
[HoustonChronicle] A South Texas mayor and his wife have been arrested on voter fraud charges, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday.

City of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife, Dalia, are charged with illegal voting, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in jail and an up to $10,000 fine, related to his 2017 mayoral election. Molina unseated the incumbent Mayor Richard Garcia after winning by more than 1,200 votes in that election.

The couple is accused of asking voters to change their addresses to places they didn’t live, including an apartment complex Molina owns, so they could vote for him in the November 2017 city election as part of what Paxton described as “an organized illegal voting scheme.”
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defense' by Irving Stone.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."

I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them".
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924
Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)

I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2019 5:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Can everyone who voted for them be forced to drink the poison liquor so they all have to walk to the poll with the "jake leg?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2019-04-30
  Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
Mon 2019-04-29
  Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years
Sun 2019-04-28
  Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed
Sat 2019-04-27
  Sri Lanka - Inside help?
Fri 2019-04-26
  Jihadists 'blow themselves up' as soldiers raid suicide vest factory in Sri Lanka
Thu 2019-04-25
  Trump says sending ‘armed soldiers’ to US-Mexico border
Wed 2019-04-24
  Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
Tue 2019-04-23
  IS claims Sri Lanka blasts
Mon 2019-04-22
  Sri Lanka explosions, 24 arrested, 290+ dead, 8 kabooms
Sun 2019-04-21
  3 churches bombed at Easter services in Sri Lanka 262 Dead
Sat 2019-04-20
  Woman killed after shots fired during violent riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Fri 2019-04-19
  Islamic State Declared A New Wilaya In Africa
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  German Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Recruiting ISIS Members To Syria
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