Author: Shaun Marie

Weekly Wrap-Up

The week began celebrating America’s birthday and all the reasons why America is still the beacon to freedom.  The week ends on grief —the unfortunate deaths of two men by police officers and the revenge carnage of five innocent police officers gunned down while on duty protecting people exercising their right to protest.  America mourns again and our president while stating “there is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement” makes it political by ending his statement with this “We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic and in the days ahead we’re going to consider those realities as well.”   A night of heartbreak brings resolve:  Back the Blue.

Hillary Clinton did not have a good week despite the fact that she will not face criminal charges.  The FBI proved Hillary Clinton lied to the American public. As The Hill points out, Hillary has a dilemma, should she have a press conference?  We thought that would be a good question to include in our weekly poll, be sure to let us know what you think. 

We also learned yesterday that Hillary Clinton let individuals without security clearance have access to her non-secured server.  Comey also noted that “I don’t think that our investigation established that she was actually particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information, and the levels, and the treatment.”  This begs the question —  how can a woman who was First Lady for eight years, a US Senator for eight years, Secretary of State for 4 years, not be particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information and still become the leader of the free world?  Our second question gives you the opportunity to give your thoughts on this.

Noted economist, Larry Kudlow, lets us know Hillary has no growth plan for “lousy economy”

The Daily Signal gives us 7 highlights from yesterday’s Congressional Hearing with FBI Director Comey.  Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, believes that Director Comey’s testimony torpedoed the bureau’s reputation which is our third question in this weeks poll.  Charles Krauthammer tries to explain Director Comey’s thought process in reaching his decision but ultimately does not agree with it.

In state news, Governor Cuomo defends his clearly political ad campaign for Start-Up NY, which has a dismal record and critiqued in the NY Torch article here. The Governor was also chastised by Comptroller DiNapoli regarding the Excelsior Program.  Using taxpayers money isGovernor Cuomo’s solution to problems New Yorker’s face instead of cutting taxes across the board and eliminating regulations that stifle job growth. 

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

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Today is the third day that FBI Director James Comey is the predominate news topic.  Here is some of his testimony from today’s Congressional Hearing.   Townhall.com has highlights also, here, here and here.   The Washington Times adds to the discussion with this. The fact that there was no transcript of Hillary’s 3 hour interview with the FBI should make every American uncomfortable.

The American Spectator carried this article two days ago…I wonder what they will write after today’s hearings. 

National Review’s David French has this observation –  If Hillary Had Been a Soldier in the Army, Here’s How She’d Be Treated

Do you know who Major Jason Brezler is?  Read why he was forced out of the US Marines.

What is wrong with Sen. Harry Reid and the democrats that follow him?  Here is more on the same subject from the Daily Signal

Another Obamacare Co-Op is closing.

NYC schools are again promoting students who aren’t ready for the next grade.

Wendy Long Calls Out Chuck Schumer on Iranian Aircraft Deal

Thursday’s comic relief…

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Today’s news is still focused on the stunning decision of FBI Director James Comely to not recommend a criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton.  The Washington Post’s Daily 202 led off with this headline:  Clinton’s credibility gap widens after FBI rebuke; (of course, to balance its coverage it has a fair amount of negative Trump paragraphs.)  Another Washington Post article has this as its headline:  Six things we learned from the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email,  Most media would have you believe nothing new was revealed,  but credit the Washington Post for this column.  One more headline from the Washington Post:  How the FBI director systematically dismantled Hillary Clinton’s email defense.  Even the New York Times acknowledged that the FBI findings damage many of Hillary’s claims

John Podhoretz hits the nail on the head with his column:  FBI just told us we are in bad hands with Hillary.  John Crudele reminds us Hillary’s e-mail mess isn’t the first scandal where she skirted indictment.  The NY Post editorial board states “the fix was in” in today’s editorial.

The left and right were stunned by the quickness of Comey’s decision, but we have not heard the last of it as Director Comey has been called to Congress to testify on Clinton’s emails

Will Congress ask Comey about the 7 most damning lines he used?  I’m sure Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has his own questions since he called the director’s presser “surprising and confusing.”  But just in case Congressman Chaffetz needs some reminders about Hillary’s lies, he can use this article.

Here is the Daily Signal’s take on the Comey presser. 

John R. Lott has some thoughts on why Hillary dodged a bullet.

As a Pro-Life Woman She Vowed to Never Vote for Donald Trump. Here’s Why She Changed Her Mind

And here is a gentleman who understands what this presidential election is all about.

Gov. Cuomo’s key jobs program is failing spectacularly.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams. 

 

 

Daily Update

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as Secret by the U.S. Intelligence Community at the time it was discussed on e-mail (that is, excluding the later “up-classified” e-mails).

None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.” 

The rest of FBI Director James Comey statement is here.  When you read the statement, one can only conclude that Director Comey’s sterling reputation has been tarnishedLady Justice is no longer blind; today her biased judgement brought America closer to becoming an oligarchy. 

Here is what the Washington Times thinks of Director Comey’s statement.  “He said that shouldn’t be seen as a green light to others — indeed, he said those who behave like Mrs. Clinton often face administrative sanctions from their employers, or lose security privileges. But with Mrs. Clinton out of office now, neither of those alternatives is available in her case.” 

The really sad part is that her followers don’t care.  They will support Hillary and see her as a victim of the vast right-ring media conspiracy rather than a woman so careless she endangers the safety of American citizens.  Hillary’s covetous desire to be president is all that matters to her and her inner circle; her lack of judgement in getting there is a wake-up call to all American’s.  She will stop at nothing to attain her dream and today the FBI Director gave her carte blanche to pursue it.

But only if your name is Clinton.

And that you and Obama have the same agenda.

Here are some newsworthy items you may have missed over the Holiday weekend:

Loretta Lynch falls under the Clintons’ corrupting influence

Navy commander surrendered to Iran to protect Obama’s nuclear deal.

The Iran deal at one year: Reality vs. the promises

Why Hillary Clinton so badly wants Benghazi to go away

N.Y.’s preposterous single-payer fantasy: Doing the math on Richard Gottfried’s health-care overhaul. 

Cuomo administration asks feds for ‘immediate changes’ to Risk Adjustment program.

Report: Much-touted Start-Up NY created few jobs

Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell.

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Phil Oliva, John Faso and Claudia Tenney — the Conservative Party endorsed candidates in the 18th, 19th and 22nd Congressional Districts respectively, on winning their Republican Primary!  Now on to victory in November!

Does Jim Ruth speak for you?  After you read his op-ed in the Washington Post, you may think he does. 

Sean Hannity endorses Donald Trump and our US Senate Candidate Wendy Long.  Read about it here.

Betsy McCaughey continues to tell it like it is:  “Never Trump” Republicans are plotting against democracy

George J. Marlin opines on what Sen. Bernie Sanders gets wrong on Socialism. 

Andrew Badinelli asks a very important question — Why Doesn’t the Buck Stop with Hillary?

John Podhoretz opines on the Benghazi Report saying in part that when it comes to radical Islam and the Obama administration, the truth is always the first casualty. 

Greta goes “Off the Record” to ask “Why did Obama peddle that video story in Benghazi?”

The Daily Signal gives us their perception of the Benghazi Report here.

The Hill gives us their 7 key findings in the Benghazi Report.

Tom Fitton, the head of Judicial Watch, writes in a Fox News op-ed about five key things to watch as Clinton email investigation grows.

The New York Post has two good editorials here and here.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams

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The House Benghazi Report is released and this is what Congressman Trey Gowdy has said about his report that it is not meant to be an indictment of Mrs. Clinton, but rather a look at the full picture in the run-up to the attack, the handling of the attack that night, and the effort to erroneously blame a video later.  Here is some coverage of the report; from the Washington Times, here and here;  from Politico; from NBC News; from the NY Post; and from Fox News here and here.   You can read the full report here.   

Naturally, the Clinton campaign blasts the report as partisan

FLASHBACK: When Hillary Stood in Front of Flag Draped Coffins And Lied About a Video

Guy Benson opines on Hillary’s lies

Judge Andrew Napoltano on the Benghazi report and Hillary’s capacity for lying.

Brexit Petition for Second Referendum Exposed As Fake

Did the Supreme Court Justices even consider this?  Or the fact that pro-lifers will NEVER give up.

Does the Democratic Party really want to curtail the First Amendment now?  Democratic Party platform calls for prosecuting climate change skeptics.  

Tuesdays with Thomas Sowell.

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TOMORROW — TUESDAY IS PRIMARY DAY FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.  IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THERE IS A PRIMARY WHERE YOU LIVE, CLICK HERE FOR YOUR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND CALL THEM. (There are no primaries for Conservatives )

Another misguided decision from the US Supreme Court on the matter of protecting unborn lives from those who chose to end an innocent life. When highly educated members of the highest court in our country show lack of respect for innocent life, how can we expect others to?  People decry guns and violence and want to curtail the Second Amendment in the name of saving lives, yet five members of the US Supreme Court essentially refused to take steps to save innocent lives.   It is a sad day for America. 

Our future is at state with the upcoming presidential elections.  Imagine what America will become if Hillary Clinton is the person making the recommendations for US Supreme Court Justice. 

Certainly Hillary Clinton shows little respect for the rule of law…as the Associated Press showed how she concealed evidence.  And just today, Judge Andrew Napoltiano said that the discovery of a potentially damning email that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department is of “critical importance,” and this revelation directly contradicts Clinton’s repeated claims that she never jeopardized national security secrets and that her emails were never hacked.

A Hillary administration would bring more deals like this one — which should give all of us concern. 

Thank you Michael Goodwin for another great column. Larry Kudlow also calls it like he sees in regarding Brexit.  And support for Brexit from an unlikely person — Bill Mahar.

The least friendly tax state in America is…I was hoping against hope that it would not be New York, but alas, New York is according to the Motley Fool. 

Hmmm, why did they have to triple legal fees?  Maybe Preet Bharara gives us the answer in this article.

What a waste!  And to add insult to injury, they call themselves a zero-waste school.

 

 

Daily Update

The Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling leaves in place a lower court’s injunction that held the president broke immigration and procedural laws by claiming the power to grant “deferred action” to nearly half of the illegal immigrants in the country.  But President Obama tells illegal immigrants not to worry; “They will remain low priorities for enforcement,” he said. He then goes on to urge voters to punish punish those who want stricter enforcement of immigration laws.  You and I should be punished because we love our country and obey the Constitution.  Whining is such a great example, Mr. President.  Two hundred and ten days and counting. 

The Democrats end their sit-in…for now. I would hope that they read this over the 4th of July break.  Nothing they have proposed would have prevented the ISIS inspired killer from purchasing the guns he settled on.  BTW, did you know that 26 of the Congressmen participating in the sit-in — own guns.  If only they would put half as much effort into protecting AMERICA.

Here is Guy Benson’s take on the sit-in; and Judge Andrew Napolitano’s

Does he still get to serve as a super-delegate?

Major corporations:  RNC no support at convention, but Al Sharpton is okay.

“I plead the 5th” — over 125 times, even on his resume.  Judge Napoltino explains he only has immunity with the FBI, not for what he may have said in this disposition. More emails show that the State Department knew her server had problems and was probably hacked. 

Thursday’s with GipperTen. 

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Are we back in the Sixties — Dems stage sit-in on House floor to push for gun vote.  Every person in America is outraged about the carnage in Orlando.  No one ever should have to be subjected to the depravity that took the lives of 49 people and the 53 who remain forever scared and scarred by the evil that took place in the Pulse.  The First responders must also live with the memories of those they could not save…and the utter abomination of death by someone who destroyed for the sake of destruction.  And our leaders stage a sit-in.  If a thousand gun-control laws were passed — nothing would change when one is a radical Islamic extremist.  If not a gun, then a pressure cooker — or any means possible to kill as many infidels as possible.  The call for more gun-control will not change a thing, except,  maybe make innocent American’s lives more difficult.

CAIR is celebrating their efforts to get out the vote and its large increase in voter registrations.

Why Has America Become a Fractured Republic? Yuval Levin Explains.

Shane Harris writes in The Daily Beast about The Lawyers Who Could Take Down Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

The NY Post editorial board thinks Hillary’s “economy” attack is hopeless.

Governor Cuomo’s democracy in action.

Can’t we do anything without government help?  Gov. Cuomo announced a new initiative to keep pedestrians safe across the state with a $110 million pedestrian safety plan.  People, this is YOUR tax dollars. You are going to work every day to put a roof over your head,  food on your table, clothing on you and your children, maybe some entertainment and taxes to the government so they can devise a pedestrian safety plan.  When did we stop teaching our children to not run into the street, cross at the corner and look both ways — and nowadays to put the phone down when walking.  Seriously, $110 million?

Michael Goodwin has another must read column. 

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.

 

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Live Free or Die — thank you New Hampshire!  On June 21, 1788 New Hampshire became the 9th State to ratify the US Constitution, thereby making it the law of the land as of March 4, 1789.

Why did the White House just humiliate Loretta Lynch?

Here is Charles Krauthammer’s take on why Obama allows — or should I say encourages — any links to Islam… as Charles says the larger issue is an administration that has no respect for historical record of actual events. 

However, the issue continues to percolate.  Katie Pavlich brings us up to date on the latest Judicial Department release of the 911 transcript, which are still not a complete release.

David Limbaugh opines that Big Brother Obama Suppresses Information to Promote Propaganda.

Dennis Prager opines on The Immaturity of Supporting Hillary Clinton as a Woman.

Single-stall bathrooms in NYC will be gender-neutral in 2017...how long before all bathrooms are gender-neutral.

Wasting $100 million a year and Mayor deBlasio doesn’t care.

Today’s NY Post editorial states that Trump starts to get his swing back.  It is extremely important that he does because if Hillary becomes president, Hillary would control the US Supreme Court until 2050!

Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell:  The Gun Control Farce.

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The Obama Administration is totally out of control!  They have NO LEGAL RIGHT to change a transcript…what are they thinking...changing a Fox News Q&A transcript on the Iran Deal…and these are just two that we know of…how many other changes and or edits are out there?   More on the Orland transcript omissions are in this article.

BREAKING:  President Obama caves to pressure…releases full transcript

Is Governor Cuomo taking lessons from President Obama?

Saturday’s NY Post featured an op-ed piece by Paul Sperry:  Why the ‘lone-wolf’ terrorist is a myth,   Sunday’s NY Post Editorial explained how Obama’s blackout on radical Islam leads to dots going unconnected

How can we protect America when our students learn a sanitized history of what made us unique and great.

The terrorism blame game.

The Daily Signal has 7 ways to prevent another Orlando attack here.

SCOTUS rejects a chance to end the gun control debate.

E. J. McMahon delves deeper into NY’s pension problems.

Will Marco Rubio change his mind about the US Senate seat he is about to give up?

Here is some good news about our future generation.

 

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The Obama Administration is ruling by fiat again!  Everyone agrees that a known terrorist should not be allowed to purchase a gun…any gun.  The problem is who decides who is on the “no fly list”.  No one really knows who does the list and once on it…it is almost impossible to get your name cleared.  What we do know is that there are some in government out to harm those who dare to disagree with them and that should give all of us a reason to be cautious of a “no fly list” with little recourse to clear your name.

Sen. Ted Cruz reminds us of the 76 Abuses of Power and Lawless Actions by The Obama Administration and these are only through January of 2015.  We can also add The FCC ruling just upheld by a federal appeals court. 

Some elected official in our government are determined to undermine conservatives. 

John Lott’s article — Why terrorists target gun-free zones — should be read by all those who think gun control laws are the answer. 

Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS and vowing more attacks…would any laws have stopped this crazed person?

Do we really want women to register for the draft?  I for one do not!

Is Speaker Heasti playing with us?

Bill Hammond writes in The Torch that Albany’s cancer bill misses the mark.

It has been a rough week news wise, so a little bit of humor is needed