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Hillary Clinton has spent the past few months since her loss to Donald Trump in hiding. Many thought she was humiliated by the loss, but it turns out she actually spent the entire time writing a memoir. It will be hitting the shelves this Fall.
Daily Mail reported that Clinton’s publisher Simon & Schuster has released a description of the memoir that says the former Democratic presidential nominee, “now free from the constraints of politics” will tell the story of what it was like to be “the first female major party nominee.”
The description goes on to say that the book will tell the story of the 2016 election cycle, claiming that it was marked by “rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, kooky theatrics, Russian interference, a maddening inattention to serious issues, deplorable bigotry, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”
In the past few months, Clinton has made a handful of public appearance blaming everyone for her loss except herself. She’s gone after FBI Director James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and even Barack Obama.
Worst of all? The publisher had the nerve to call this a self-help book.
“Drawing upon the inspirational quotations she has collected for decades, she shows us how she became strong in the first place, how to find your core truths, and how to keep going in the face of adversity,” the book description reads. “In that sense, her book is a guide not just for how to persist in politics but also how to win in the real contest of life.”
The mainstream media often portrays Black Lives Matter protesters as ‘concerned citizens’ fighting for justice. You often hear stories about them being ‘victimized’ by law enforcement. But videos like this one paint a very different picture.
Young Conservatives recently shared the video below.
“Here’s what happens when BLM and Black Panthers assault police officers and resist arrest,” Young Conservatives wrote.
Many of today’s divides stem from the race-baiting environment encouraged by Barack Obama. The growing anti-police culture has made it extraordinarily difficult for police officers to do their jobs. Instead of speaking out to offer support to police when police attempted to deal with violent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, Obama basically encouraged them.
A year ago, a gunman with ties to Black Lives Matter opened fire on police officers in Louisiana, killing three officers and injuring three more.
While interviewing Rep. Trey Gowdy this week, CNN host Erin Burnett attempted to stir up controversy over a comment President Trump made about his faith.
“You’ve heard me say it before on the campaign trail and I’ll say it again tonight,” Trump said at a rally this week. “In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
“Now conservative Bill Kristol—you know him,” Burnett said. “He’s been critical of the president before, but on this, he tweets, ‘In America, the president doesn’t tell us who or what or whether to worship.”
“Who do you agree with, Bill Kristol or the president who just came out and definitively said in America we worship God?” Brunett asked Gowdy.
“How about choice ‘C’, our founding fathers,” Gowdy responded without hesitation, “who gave us a First Amendment which is free exercise right but also a freedom to have no religion if that’s what we want.”
“There is no established religion in this country, that’s why we have an Establishment Clause,” he continued. “The president is welcome to share his faith, it’s been done by other presidents. Jimmy Carter did it, John F. Kennedy did it.”
“If President Trump wants to share his faith, more power to him,” Gowdy concluded. “But our country recognizes all religions including no religion.”
What do you think? Do you agree with Gowdy?
According to recent reports, a longtime IT staffer with experience working with more than 25 Democratic members of the House of Representatives has been arrested while attempting to flee the country.
According to reports, Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born immigrant, is under investigation for “wide-ranging equipment and data theft.” Awan was still employed by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz when he was barred from access to the House IT network.
“Multiple relatives of Imran Awan, including his wife Hina Alvi, Abid Awan and Jamal Awan — all House staffers until recently — are also being investigated in connection to the alleged procurement scam, according to a senior House official close to the investigation,” Politico reported at the time.
Now, six months into the investigation, more disturbing information has come to light.
Six hard drives were discovered at Awan’s residence and he is now under FBI investigation. Awan has been desperately attempting to get the hard drives back. Capitol Police are now looking into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Awan and three of his relatives. Capitol Police have also reportedly seized computer equipment tied to Wasserman Schultz.
Awan remains on Wasserman Schultz’s payroll, but in an advisory capacity.
Superstar sensation Justin Bieber has just canceled his big “Purpose” tour. Initially, sources said “exhaustion” was behind the cancellation, but rumors now say the singer has “rededicated his life to Christ.”
At least that’s what TMZ’s sources close to the famous Hillsong Church say. The claim obviously needs further verification, but the sources claim Bieber has been spending a lot of time with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz over the past few months. He has even been attending an event with the church in Australia.
Here’s more from the TMZ report:
Bieber’s decision seemed to come out of the blue, but our sources say it was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. Bieber said he canceled due to exhaustion, but that’s simply not true. Plus, his remaining touring schedule was not taxing travel-wise.
We’re also told Bieber’s crew is “incredibly pissed off at him” because it has impacted their financial well-being without any warning.
The rumors aren’t entirely out of left field. Recently, Bieber put his faith on display during a benefit concert following the Manchester attack.
“I’m not going to let go of hope. I’m not going to let go of love. I’m not going to let go of God. Put your hand up if you’re not going to let go,” Bieber said. “God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst, no matter what’s happening in the world, God is in the midst and he loves you and he’s here for you.”
Recently, Kat Timpf of Fox was assaulted at a political event thrown by Ben Kissel. The ‘protestor’ approached Kat, poured an entire 1.5-liter bottle of water on her head and then ran away.
Timpf later confronted the assaulter on her Twitter account.
“I’m shocked, I’m stunned. I’m obviously upset. I end up not being able to speak because of it. I’ve never seen a more disgusting insane cruel climate than the one we’re in now,” she wrote. “Why? What does that accomplish? I guess I wasn’t able to speak so that’s great and I guess he wins, but we’re just randomly assaulting people in public now?”
“I have feelings. I have opinions, some of which some people may disagree with, but I’m a human being. It’s not about specific issues anymore it’s about either blindly supporting or blindly hating particular people and for whatever reason, this guy has decided that I am someone who he hates,” she wrote.
“Not for views, but as a human,” Timpf continued. “Or not a human, because clearly, he doesn’t see me as one, but as some sort of an abstract entity that stands for something he hates. It’s disgusting. I’m disgusted, and everyone needs to do better than this infantile bullsh*t because I, for one, have had it with senseless hostility.”
That’s when she really hit protesters hard.
“It’s not activism. It’s not in support of anything. It’s nothing but sickness and cruelty. I’ve had it with people behaving like animals. Get it together and grow up.”
After receiving his devastating brain cancer diagnosis, John McCain returned to the senate this week to let everyone know he has no intention of retiring. Instead, he made a speech about health care and spoke out against ‘bombastic loudmouths’ on TV.
“I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other, to learn how to trust each other again, and by so doing, better serve the people who elected us,” McCain said. “Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television, and the internet. To hell with them! They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood.”
“Let’s trust each other,” McCain continued. “Let’s return to regular order. We have been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That’s an approach that has been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that requires.”
“We’re getting nothing done, my friends, we’re getting nothing done. And all we have really done this year is confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Our health care insurance system is a mess. We all know it. Those who support Obamacare and those who oppose it. Something has to be done,” he added. “We Republicans have looked for a way to end it and replace it with something else without paying a terrible political price. We haven’t found it yet. And I’m not sure we will. All we have managed to do is make more popular a policy that wasn’t very popular when we started trying to get rid of it.”
What do you think of McCain’s comments?
Barack Obama and his buddies have spent the last few months accusing President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia to win last year’s presidential weekend. So it was an ironic change of pace this week when footage surfaced of Obama’s own personal connections to Russia.
The video shows Obama telling the Russians, “This is my last election, after my election, I have more flexibility.” The comment was caught on camera in March 2012, when a live microphone picked up his private conversation with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama was articulating how important it was for then-incoming President Vladimir Putin to “give me space” on missile defense.
“I understand,” Medvedev said. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
Let’s not forget that in October 2016, Obama slammed Trump for his “continued flattery of Mr. Putin and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies and approaches.”
What do you think? Is Obama the biggest hypocrite of all time?
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter for his poor judgment on the matters of alleged Russian Collusion. Trump used his 11-year-old son Barron to show just how out of hand things have truly become.
Trump joked that Democrats will continue going after his family members by having the fifth-grader on the witness stand next.
Jared Kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians. Witch Hunt. Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Trump slammed Sessions for “weak” position he has taken in going after Hillary Clinton for similar accusations of collusion.
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – "quietly working to boost Clinton." So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
The new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci addressed the issue as well when he said he has noticed a “tension” between the president and Sessions.
“I do know the president very well, and if there’s this level of tension in the relationship, that that’s public, then you’re probably right,” Scaramucci commented after he was asked if Trump will fire Sessions. “I don’t want to speak for the president on that because he’s a cabinet official, and I sort of think that has to be between the president of the United States and the cabinet official.”
What do you think about this?
After President Donald Trump made the controversial announcement that transgender Americans will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military, liberal celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage.
Yesterday morning, Trump tweeted the following: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you”
The reaction of Hollywood was characteristically unhinged.
I'm starting to think they don't know what these letters actually stand for. https://t.co/ieznVV5Gio
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 26, 2017
After consultation with our staff, here is our current statement regarding @POTUS's transgender service tweets. "F**K YOU."
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 26, 2017
Well, at least Trump isn't announcing major policy change on twitter. Oh, wait… pic.twitter.com/48SV7QQ8aL
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 26, 2017
Not allowing transgender people to serve in military,DT again shows astounding ignorance & bigotry. Simply put:DT is a hateful human being.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 26, 2017
What do you think of Trump’s decision?