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James Comey Begs Democrats: 'Please, Please Don’t Lose Your Minds and Rush to the Socialist Left'

Breitbart News - 14 hours 38 min ago
Former FBI director James Comey made an impassioned plea Sunday evening on Twitter, begging Democrats not to move to the "socialist left" because doing so would help Republicans in the midterm elections.

Dem Congresswoman: Trump Taking Illegal Aliens as 'Hostages' to Push 'Extreme Immigration Policies'

Breitbart News - 14 hours 52 min ago
Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) says President Donald Trump is using illegal aliens at the United States-Mexico border as "hostages" to push an "extreme" immigration agenda.

Former Acting ICE Director Slams Michelle Wolf's 'Repulsive' ICE-ISIS Video

Breitbart News - 15 hours 15 min ago
Former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan slammed Netflix host Michelle Wolf in a Saturday interview, calling her video mocking the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as "the most repulsive thing" he has seen in 34 years.

Husband Praises ‘Amazing’ Chick-Fil-A Staff After Wife Gives Birth in Restroom

The Stream - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:54

A man praised the "amazing" Chick-fil-A staff after his wife gave birth in the restroom, he told Fox & Friends Sunday.

Robert Griffin commended the Chick-fil-A staff who helped them after his wife Falon Griffin gave birth to their daughter Gracelyn in a bathroom in one of the company's Texas locations Tuesday night, he said on Fox and Friends.

The couple was heading to a San Antonio hospital when Falon rushed into Chick-fil-A to use the restroom, according to KSAT12. Falon's water broke while in the restroom and she gave birth to her baby standing up over a toilet.

"And Chick-fil-A staff, they were just amazing," Robert said. Chick-Fil-A store director Brenda Enriquez handed the couple towels to help with the delivery. Paramedics then took the mom and baby to recover at the hospital. Gracelyn's birth certificate says "born in Chick-fil-A."

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Gracelyn was promised free Chick-fil-A for life.

"They've guaranteed her a job. They gave her a certificate of a job when she turns 14 or 16. It's all from the owners of that store right here in our little hill country town," Robert said. The franchise owners are planning a Chick-fil-A celebration for Gracelyn's first birthday.

The proud dad also used his "Trump 2020" shirt as a towel to wrap his newborn baby following her delivery, according to his Facebook post.

 

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U.S. Birth Rate Cut in Half Since 1950's, Expected to Remain Below Replacement Level into Next Century

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:29
The United States birth rate has been cut in half since the 1950's, with the country's fertility expected to remain below replacement level into the next century.

Gala Opens Countdown to 50th Anniversary of 1st Moon Landing

The Stream - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction.

Aldrin said he didn’t attend Saturday’s Apollo Celebration Gala because of objections over the foundation’s current aims and ongoing legal matters associated with the foundation.

The former astronaut is locked in a legal battle with family members who say he is suffering from mental decline. The black-tie event, held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center, featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony, and an auction of space memorabilia.

Hundreds of people attended the sold-out event, including British physicist Brian Cox, who presented Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson with the ShareSpace Foundation’s Innovation award.

Branson, whose company is developing a new generation of commercial spacecraft, said in a recorded video that the Apollo missions influenced his generation.

“Space is still hard, really hard. It still really matters,” Branson said. “There would be no Virgin Galactic, no Virgin Orbit and no spaceship company had it not been for Apollo astronauts and the thousands of talented people who made their mission possible.”

Dr. Carolyn Williams of the nonprofit From One Hand To AnOTHER received the foundation’s Education award, and former Johnson Space Center director Gerry Griffin, a flight director for all of the crewed Apollo missions, was honored with the Pioneer award.

“It’s very humbling, it kind of came out of the blue,” Griffin said. “It is so neat to know that we’ve passed the torch that will let this next generation take us to this next step.”

That next step, Griffin said, is a return of Americans to the Moon and, eventually, Mars -- something former Apollo astronauts Walt Cunningham, Harrison Schmitt, Rusty Schweickart and Tom Stafford discussed during a conversation with Cox.

“We’re sort of going through a second door here. The door isn’t all the way open -- we haven’t gone all the way through it -- but it’s cracked open,” Schweickart, who flew as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 9, told The Associated Press. “Space is going to be much less expensive to go to, and that’s going to open up not just opportunities for people to fly, but because of the decreased cost, real opportunities for innovators to generate new ideas and to do things that have never been done before.”

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Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation is one of the sponsors of the annual gala, which raises money for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics -- or STEAM education -- and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation scholarships.

Renowned Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto donated artwork from his “Buzz Aldrin Space Series” for the auction, which also included a behind-the-scenes tour of Virgin Galactic in California and autographed space memorabilia. Tickets for the event ranged from $750 to $2,500 per person.

The former astronaut’s expected absence comes just a month after he sued two of his adult children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering him by saying he has dementia. Only weeks before the lawsuit, Andrew and Jan Aldrin filed a petition claiming their 88-year-old father was suffering from memory loss, delusions, paranoia and confusion.

Andrew and Jan Aldrin, as well as business manager Christina Korp, are on the foundation’s board and attended the gala. Aldrin’s oldest son, James, isn’t involved in the legal fight.

Andrew Aldrin acknowledged his father’s absence during the gala.

“We’re sorry dad can’t be here, I know some of you are disappointed,” Aldrin said. “Ultimately, what we’re about is creating the first generation of Martians.”

Buzz Aldrin said in a statement that he didn’t attend the gala “due to the present course of events related to my space initiatives, also current legal matters linked to the ShareSpace Foundation.”

“I formed ShareSpace Foundation in 1998 for the promotion of individual space voyagers,” Aldrin added. “The Foundation is, in my view, now being used to promote quite different objectives.”

Buzz Aldrin, along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, was part of the Apollo 11 mission which landed the first two humans on the moon on July 20, 1969.

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Pollak: Media Let Obama Alums off the Hook on Russia

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:09
The media are not interested in Russia. They are only interested in taking down Trump. Hence the free pass for Obama and friends.

Entertainment’s Winners and Losers: Summer Edition

NewsBusters - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:08
<p>For a summer installment of the entertainment industry’s winners and losers, entries include a successful sequel to a hit Pixar movie having libertarian undertones, Rob Reiner’s latest liberal flop, and a kids’ cartoon of all things joining the grievance industry. And skip down below the first review to avoid spoilers regarding the plot of <em>Incredibles 2!</em></p>

Donald Trump is Literally Worse Than the Bubonic Plague!

The Stream - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:00

Congratulations, Trump haters. You have accomplished what was long thought impossible. Like breaking the speed of light. Like making 2 +2 equal 5. Like making chocolate better for you than broccoli.

You have managed to out-hyperbole Donald J. Trump.

For Trump every deal is the worst deal ever. Each bit of economic news is the greatest economic advancement ever. Every new critic is horrible. Every new event is huuuuuge. An exaggerator? He won honorary membership in the Fishermen’s Hall of Fame. His every utterance is inflated like a teen’s praise for Taylor Swift’s latest. Hype is as much a part of his make up as that hair.

And yet … and yet. His critics make Trump sound as reserved and stoic as a Finnish night watchman. As a golf announcer on Xanax.

A Press Conference Gets Compared to 9/11? Pearl Harbor?

Take the reaction this week to Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin. I don’t say the “summit” because nobody knows what really went on in the actual summit. I wrote about the initial hysteria, but things grew even worse.

Take Rep. Eric “I’m Not a Congressman But I Play One on Capital Hill” Swalwell of California. He called Trump “Prime Minister of Russia.”

Take Jill Wine-Banks … please. She went on MSNBC, and declared the press conference the equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis. History buffs will remember that the Missile Crisis left us one wrong move away from ending the entire planet.

But that wasn’t enough. Wine-Banks sent the hype into hyper-speed, comparing Trump’s Helsinki remarks -- his words -- to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

It is nearly impossible to describe the grotesqueness of that declaration. On 9/11 we saw more than 3,000 people perish. They burned to death. Some leaped from buildings to escape the flames. Hundreds of heroes got pulverized into dust. A group of brave citizens nosedove a plane into the ground at hundreds of miles an hour to save the lives of others. Terrified staffers at the White House and Congress fled the streets of the Nation’s Capital, convinced the next plane was targeting them. Pentagon workers tried to reach colleagues as the latter burned alive. Survivors are still haunted by their screams. It ignited a war in Afghanistan that still claims American lives today.

Ask the families of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz and Cpl. Joseph Maciel, killed in action in recent days in Afghanistan. Ask them if burying their loved ones is like listening to Trump misspeak on the subject of how much he trusts the FBI and CIA.

There are no words.

Pearl Harbor? Nearly 3,000 servicemen and women died. Tens of thousands more would die fighting in the Pacific. In a brutal, slogging war that would not end until we dropped two atomic bombs on Japan.

Think of it. Picture the carnage at Pearl. Those burning in the oil-soaked harbor. Those entombed alive in their sinking ships. Imagine the incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then the suffering of those who survived the blast only to rot away from radiation poisoning.

Then picture the Trump Putin press conference. A stinking press conference! And ask “Is there any shame left?”

Treason, Treason, Treason … Traitor Traitor Traitor

All week long we heard the cry of “Treason! Treason! Treason! Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!”

USA Today reported in a front-page story those calling Trump a “traitor.” The New York Daily News screamed “OPEN TREASON" on its cover page.

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What grieves me is the cankered, cynical souls of those throwing those words around. Clearly, they’re not motivated by love of country, but of retweets. By an unhinged loathing of the current president. Or feigned loathing. You don’t get return gigs on MSNBC or CNN by saying, “Let’s speak rationally.” (Or reminding their viewers it was Obama who repeatedly mocked the notion of Russia being a threat and took no steps to stop the election meddling.)

Calling for anything less than the personal and physical destruction of Donald Trump gets you drummed out of the liberal cult.

Problem is, those drums sound familiar.

This is the poster someone had plastered around Dallas on November 22, 1963.

“Sic Semper Tyrannis!” -- Thus always to tyrants.

That’s what John Wilkes Booth shouted just after putting a bullet in President Lincoln’s head.

Booth was convinced he would be cheered as a hero. And history’s dirty little secret? Given much of the media coverage of Lincoln leading up to the assassination, Booth had good reason to think so.

The MSM and the Congressional Camera Hogs are playing for ratings and retweets. But they are playing with fire. Pray for the safety of the President. His life is in danger. And that is no hype.

  Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream and co-author of the new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him on Twitter at @StreamingAl.

Jeff Bezos's WaPo: Wilbur Ross 'Should Eliminate' Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:53
Billionaire Jeff Bezos's Washington Post is requesting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross "eliminate" the citizenship question that has been added to the 2020 Census. 

Tim Tebow Inspiring Binghamton's Christian Community

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:50
Local Christians in the Binghamton area are finding that Tim Tebow, their newest baseball star, is also becoming a great image for local kids who lack good role models.

Exclusive - Soros-Funded ACLU Running Robocalls Against Kris Kobach in Kansas Governor's Race

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:26
The pro-open borders American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organization is now running robocalls against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in his bid for the governorship.

‘She Hates Me’: Evangelicals Reveal to WaPo Why They Jumped Onboard the Trump Train

The Stream - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:02

The Washington Post asked locals at a southern Baptist church in Alabama why they voted for President Donald Trump despite that the former reality TV star's conduct. Their answer was short and to the point.

Members of the First Baptist church of Luverne, Alabama say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign for president was a no-go for them, according to a report Saturday from WaPo.

"She hates me," Terry Drew, a member of the church, said of Clinton, who lost Alabama by almost 700,000 votes.

"She has contempt for people like me, and Clay, and people who love God and believe in the Second Amendment. I think if she had her way it would be a dangerous country for the likes of me," he said, referring to people like the church's pastor, Clay Crum. Trump has demonstrated a willingness to hang tough with Christians, Drew said.

Drew weighed Trump's character with what he thought is Clinton's willingness to destroy his way of life. The choice was clear, he told WaPo reporters, who attended one of Crum's sermons to get a lay of the land. Trump's "going to stick to me," while Clinton will look the other way, Drew added.

"I hate it," he acknowledged. "My wife and I talk about it all the time. We rationalize the immoral things away. We don't like it, but we look at the alternative, and think it could be worse than this."

Other members of the church shared similar sentiment.

Jan Carter, another parishioner, said supporting Trump was the only moral thing to do.

"You can say righteously I do not support him because of his moral character but you are washing your hands of what is happening in this country," she said, adding that America is slipping toward "a civil war on our shores."

Crum, for his part, said supporting Trump is not easy, especially when the president does not demonstrate a keen understanding of Biblical law.

"There are times when Christians have to stand up," he said.

Trump is an immoral person doing what Crum considers moral: nominating conservative judges and pushing anti-abortion policies. The president's victory over Clinton convinced Crum and other members of something else, too. "It encouraged them that we do still have some political power in this country," said Crum.

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Recent polls suggest that Crum's sentiment is prevalent in other states that tilted heavily toward Trump.

More than 6o percent of South Carolina Republicans said Trump was moral in a Winthop University poll conducted in April. Only 51 percent of evangelicals said that term was "somewhat" inaccurate in describing the president.

"The fact that fewer than half of evangelicals overall would describe Trump as 'godly' or 'moral' suggests that his strength with these groups comes not from modeling pious behavior, but from them viewing him as a bulwark against a culture that they feel is increasingly hostile to them," Winthrop Poll director Scott Huffmon said in the poll.

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WSJ/NBC Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating Inches Higher, Buoyed by Republican Support

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:01
Despite a week of constant criticism by the media, Democrats, and certain members of the Republican party for his meeting with Vladamir Putin in Helsinki, Donald Trump's approval ratings increased to the highest level of his presidency according to a Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll.

WATCH: Brawl Breaks Out at Detroit Taco Joint After Customer Cuts the Line

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 21:46
A brutal brawl broke out inside a Detroit taco joint on July 13 between three customers when a man in a red shirt and cap sauntered to the front of the line.

NPR's Hinojosa Claims Immigrant 'Abuse' Was 'on Steroids' Under Obama

NewsBusters - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 21:44
<p>On Sunday afternoon, MSNBC displayed the latest in a very small number of times when the dominant liberal media have admitted that the treatment of illegal immigrants in detention under the Trump administration has been very similar to what it was under the Obama administration in spite of the media treating the detention centers as if they were something President Donald Trump invented.</p>

The Clinton State Dept. Major Security Breach Everyone is Ignoring

The Stream - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 21:43

Peter Strzok's testimony about the email server scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised headlines because of his defiant, disrespectful, and unapologetic attitude about the bias revealed in his text messages that permeated his work at the FBI.

Then, there was the verbal combat between him, Republican members of the two committees holding the joint hearing, and Democratic members who were running interference for Strzok and acting as his defense counsel.

The news media jumped on an exchange in which Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, asked Strzok if he lied to his wife about his affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page in the same way as he was in testifying to Congress. That was too much for the Democrats and the media, who leaped to Strzok's defense.

The Real Story Was Missed

The media, however, virtually ignored another exchange between Gohmert and Strzok that revealed a potential bombshell. Gohmert asked Strzok about his meeting in 2016 with Frank Rucker and Janette McMillan, an investigator and lawyer, respectively, for then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Chuck McCullough (an Obama appointee).

McCullough sent them to see Strzok, who was the FBI's deputy assistant director for the Counterintelligence Division, to brief him and three other FBI personnel about an "anomaly" that their forensic analysis had found in Clinton's server.

According to Gohmert, the IG discovered that, with four exceptions, "every single one" of Clinton's emails--more than 30,000--"were going to an address that was not on the distribution list."

In other words, according to the information Gohmert received from the intelligence inspector general, something was causing Clinton's server to send copies of all of her email communications outside of the country "to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia."

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If true, this means that Clinton's email communication with her top aides, department leadership, ambassadors, and other officials, including President Barack Obama, may have been read by an alien entity, perhaps a foreign power hostile to the United States. That could include confidential, sensitive, and even classified information about our foreign policy or our allies.

Gohmert's exchange with Strzok doesn't reveal who the foreign entity is, but if not the Russians, the likely culprit is the Chinese government, which has a special unit of hackers within its military that has long targeted the U.S.

Our intelligence agencies have identified the Chinese as responsible for the biggest data breach to ever hit the federal government, the 2015 hack of the Office of Personnel Management that stole the files, including security-clearance applications, of 21 million current and former federal employees.

How Strzok Should Have Responded

Here is how Strzok should have responded to Gohmert's question about the briefing that Strzok received from the intelligence inspector general's staff:

As the FBI's lead counterintelligence agent, I understood that this  was a major security breach, with widespread implications over the disclosure of sensitive and classified communications.

I immediately implemented protocols to investigate the extent of the problem; to notify all agencies and government officials whose communications had been compromised; to assess the damage that may have been done to specific operations, assets, programs, and personnel; and to prepare recommendations on how to remedy the problems caused by this disclosure.

Unfortunately, Strzok actually said that while he did "remember meeting Mr. Rucker on either one or two occasions," he did not "recall the specific content or discussions."

In other words, the FBI's main counterintelligence director doesn't remember being told that the secretary of state (his preferred candidate for president) had a breach in her computer system that forwarded all of her internal communications -- including emails containing classified information -- to a foreign entity.

Since he claimed not to remember being told about something that serious, he obviously did nothing about it.

Which Scenario is More Likely True?

The question is which of two scenarios is more likely true. Either (1.) Strzok was completely incompetent, or (2.) his pro-Clinton bias displayed in the thousands of text messages between him and Page caused him to downplay this security issue and ignore it, because it could hurt his favored presidential candidate if it came to light.

Strzok's anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias was overwhelming. The texts between him and Page are direct and damning evidence in and of themselves. But there is more. His body language and attitude during the hearing also showed bias against Trump and for Clinton.

His lack of prudent action as an agent when he was briefed about this massive security breach suggests that he may have abandoned his role as a law enforcement officer, and skewed the results of a politically sensitive investigation to serve his own political leanings.

Horowitz Never Returned the Call

One of the other disturbing bits of information that came out of this exchange was that, according to Gohmert, the office of the intelligence inspector general called Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the Department of Justice, "four times" because they wanted to brief Horowitz about this forensic analysis and this security breach. But, according to Gohmert, Horowitz "never returned the call."

According to Horowitz's recent report on the Clinton email server investigation, the FBI "did not find evidence confirming that Clinton's email server systems were compromised by cyber means," but they could not definitively determine that her servers had not been compromised.

Obviously, if the Intelligence inspector general has information to the contrary, that would be significant.

If this is true, the Justice Department, the FBI, and the intelligence inspector general have an obligation to disclose to the public and to lawmakers the foreign entity that hacked into Clinton's server and received all of those communications.

That disclosure would be similar to the way they revealed that it was the Russians who hacked into the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign.

They also need to disclose what steps have been taken to investigate the extent and depth of the problems caused by this potential security breach.

And those in the political arena who have been painting Strzok as some kind of hero who deserves a Purple Heart need to stop insulting our intelligence and our veterans.

If this is an example of how Strzok did his job, he should have been fired long ago, and he is certainly no hero.

 

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CNN's Jake Tapper Asks If Carter Page and Donald Trump Are Russian Assets

NewsBusters - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 21:42
<p>CNN host Jake Tapper was obsessed with Russian agents crawling all over the Trump campaign, including Trump himself. He kept asking Carter Page: Are you now or have you ever been an agent for the Russians? No? Okay, let me ask it another way:  Were you ever a Russian agent? No? In that case, let me ask the same question again with slightly different wording...</p>

NBC: Progressives Try to Create 'Gender Fluid' Children

Breitbart News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 19:45
A small number of pro-transgender parents are trying to prevent their young boys and girls from learning the basic cultural and biological facts needed to navigate puberty and adulthood, according to NBC news.

NYT 'News' Story Is Full-Page Ad for Latest Children's Crusade Against Climate Change

NewsBusters - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 19:40
<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">“Teenagers Fight Climate Change, From the Front -- Meet the Leaders of a National Movement Called Zero Hour," reads the headline. Is it a press release? An opinion piece? No, a full-page “news” story in Sunday’s <em>New York Times, </em>, following the same laudatory tone and lack of journalistic rigor that characterized the paper's coverage of the last children's crusade, for gun control.. Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, intern-reporter at the <em>New York Times,</em> orchestrated the fawning interviews of six representatives of the ostensibly teen-led movement at the D.C. offices of the Sierra Club.</p>

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