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SNL alumni not offended by Franken vouch for beleaguered senator

**Written by Doug Powers This could be the funniest thing to come from SNL in years, and the tragedy is that it’ll never make the cut for a sketch on the show: Three dozen women who worked with Sen. Al Franken during his tenure on “Saturday Night Live” came out in defense of the Minnesota Democrat facing allegations of sexual misconduct. In the letter, the women slammed Franken’s behavior toward Leeann Tweeden — who accused the lawmaker of forcibly kissing and groping her more than a decade ago — as “stupid and foolish” but wrote that “not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior” from the former SNL cast member. “We feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken, whom we have all had the pleasure of working with over the years on … Read entire article »

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Why some congressmen cling to the job for life, part VII: Taxpayer-funded harassment insurance

**Written by Doug Powers The latest member of Congress to be named in a harassment story is a Democrat who has been in the House since the continental ice sheet carved out the Great Lakes: Michigan Rep. John Conyers. Taxpayers, take note of the amount of money Conyers reportedly gave the woman to settle the complaint, because you paid for it: The website BuzzFeed News reported on Monday that the office of Conyers, 88, paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement. BuzzFeed also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had witnessed Conyers touching female staffers inappropriately —rubbing their legs and backs — or requesting sexual favors. One former staffer said one of her duties was “to keep a list of women that I assumed … Read entire article »

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Newsweek now considers Trump to be a member of *the family

Newsweek now considers Trump to be a member of *the family

**Written by Doug Powers *The Manson family Hell got a little more crowded yesterday after Charles Manson died, and Newsweek obviously just couldn’t help themselves, because nothing is too stupid anymore: How murderer Charles Manson and President Donald Trump used similar language to gain followers https://t.co/SWNeoff4vY pic.twitter.com/pBPeHLXqAG — Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 20, 2017 For the article’s headline, Newsweek removed the word “similar”: Have you ever used language? If so you might be just like Charles Manson! **Written by Doug Powers Twitter … Read entire article »

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The ‘I’ in ‘IRS’ now stands for ‘Irony’ (as inspired by Lois Lerner)

**Written by Doug Powers Last month, the Justice Department announced settlements had been reached with conservative groups the IRS admitted targeting for scrutiny during the totally scandal-free Obama administration. Last week, Lois Lerner and a person she worked with at the IRS at the time said they would fight unsealing of depositions for this reason: Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate. “Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” attorneys for the two women argued. Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz gave taped depositions in a class-action … Read entire article »

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10 months after 8 years of Obama, Joe Biden says America in grave danger

**Written by Doug Powers Does Joe remember who was in charge for eight years up until January 20th? Maybe not: Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at President Trump on Saturday for creating a “dangerous” climate in America. Biden, while speaking about his upcoming book at the Miami Book Fair in Florida, paused to discuss the Trump administration. He accused the president of not caring about the working class voters that put him in the White House and said he and his advisors take advantage of “change and pain.” “I think it’s one of the most dangerous times in modern history,” Biden said, according to the Miami Herald. […] “Do you think [Trump] really cares about the kids I grew up with in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as far as their economic well being?” Biden … Read entire article »

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Epilogue XXIV: Hillary forgets different reason Bill ‘survived’ ’92 campaign

**Written by Doug Powers A Clinton Foundation event marking the 25th anniversary of Bill’s 1992 campaign was scheduled before Hillary lost last November and when organizers were probably certain it would be a celebration of two presidents. Instead the event had all the positive energy of Hillary’s “victory” party after the election. But at least it was nice of Hillary to remind Bill that she had it so much tougher than he did: “Unfortunately our body politic’s immune system has been impaired because there has been a concerted effort starting with the creation of the Fox network — it wasn’t there when Bill first ran, it was one of the reasons he probably survived, it was there when he ran the second time — it and all of its associated media outlets … Read entire article »

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Emergency! Soros, Pelosi handing out new Resistance playbooks in Calif.

**Written by Doug Powers Is there a certain billionaire Dem Party puppet master out there who isn’t happy with his return on investment in recent years? It sounds like updated “Resistance” playbooks are being handed out in California this weekend: Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite. The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” asked that guests refrain from contacting the media or posting to social media, the agenda shows. Other speakers appearing in person or via video were expected to include U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-Minn.; and Democrats Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and governor-elect Ralph Northam of Virginia. Special guest … Read entire article »

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Hillary Clinton’s election loss denial circus enters 2nd year

**Written by Doug Powers Everybody remembers this Hillary Clinton classic from a couple weeks before the 2016 presidential election: Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. That’s a direct threat to our democracy. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016 That’s right up there with Hillary’s other all-time classics such as “like with a cloth or something” and “of course I believed Bill when he said the reason he was spotted in Vegas with no pants was that he’d generously donated his to a homeless person.” But Hillary showed this week that she has no intention of applying any statute of limitations to her scapegoating and denial. If you’re keeping a timeline, Clinton’s excuse parade has now entered its second year: In an interview with Mother Jones in downtown Manhattan, Clinton … Read entire article »

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Judicial nominee’s ‘right to marry bacon’ joke had Sen. Pat Leahy sizzling mad

**Written by Doug Powers How many times can satire die this year? New records are being set daily. In 2015, then Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett, known for being snarky on Twitter, tweeted this: I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6 — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015 As the Founders intended! It couldn’t have been a more obvious joke, but now that Willett’s a nominee to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court, Dems have to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Vermont lefty Sen. Pat Leahy didn’t find that funny, not one bit! Patrick Leahy, a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday questioned a federal judgeship nominee’s ability to interpret Supreme Court precedent over a tweet about wanting a constitutional right to marry … Read entire article »

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Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday. A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, … Read entire article »

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Joe Biden still go-to guy for making a fool of himself about guns

**Written by Doug Powers It’s been a while since Joe “fire the shotgun through the door” Biden has been given the opportunity to offer his Wiley Coyote-esque advice about firearms. On the Today Show Tuesday morning, Biden was totally cornered by a rather simple question, so he did something a career politician has been trained to do: Try and dodge it: During an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, an audience member asked Biden asked how he would “justify the Democratic view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun.” But Biden talked more broadly about the need for gun control. “First of all, the kind of gun he was carrying, he shouldn’t be carrying,” Biden said in an apparent reference to the … Read entire article »

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It’s ALIVE! VRWC resuscitated to explain ‘why many doubted Broaddrick’s claims’

**Written by Doug Powers A wave of sexual assault allegations sweeping across Hollywood and politics has brought with it a renewed look at the allegations against Bill Clinton. Democrats at the time waved off the allegations from Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers and many others as “personal” Clinton issues and nobody else’s business. Clinton’s accusers were smeared and slandered (with super-feminist Hillary leading the way at the time) in attempts to discredit them. Now that Clinton fans are being forced to confront the past, it isn’t happening without first applying a spin so dizzying it should be sponsored by Dramamine. Why did Dems laugh off accusations against Bill Clinton? Blame Republicans! Right-wing conspiracy theories about Bill Clinton are why many doubted Broaddrick’s claims, argues @michelleinbklyn https://t.co/meVE5S6hUW — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) November 14, 2017 So Hillary’s … Read entire article »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants warning labels on fossil fuels, but let’s start here first

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants warning labels on fossil fuels, but let’s start here first

**Written by Doug Powers Arnold Schwarzenegger has an idea that could have an impact, as long as you believe somebody 100 miles from home might stop at a gas station for a fill-up and say to themselves, “You know, I was going to get enough fuel to get home but because this warning label says it might contribute to polar ice cap melt I think I’ll try and walk it”: Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and Hollywood … Read entire article »

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‘WHAT network news bias,’ example #3,642

**Written by Doug Powers As is often the case, evidence of MSM bias often isn’t found in what they do cover, but what they don’t. The wind-up from Newsbusters: If there was any doubt about the liberal media’s double-standard when it comes to policing politicians’ character, the last 24 hours have made it clear: All three networks have given heavy coverage to the serious accusations against a Republican Senate candidate, while the ongoing federal trial of a Democratic Senator has been largely hidden from view. And the pitch: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey has now been on trial for 65 days. Menendez has been charged with taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for political favors. Yet, in all that time, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC … Read entire article »

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Déjà vu: These polls about 2020 seem REALLY familiar for some reason

Déjà vu: These polls about 2020 seem REALLY familiar for some reason

**Written by Doug Powers Because the DNC refuses to ever acknowledge the existence of the definition of insanity, they’ll be eager to hinge their hopes of winning back the White House on polls like these (Zogby Analytics and Politico/Morning Consultant): Polls like those are exactly why an overconfident Clinton campaign ordered new drapes for the Oval Office in 2016, which on election night were removed from boxes, placed on the end of broomsticks and used to … Read entire article »

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Hollywood helping Dems win back heartland with movie about Wendy Davis

**Written by Doug Powers Sandra Bullock is set to star in a movie about Wendy Davis’s partial-birth abortion filibuster. The unofficial running title of the film is “How Trump Won a 2nd Term” and should be released just in time to ensure Dem candidates lose red states even worse than the last time: Sandra Bullock will star in the spec “Let Her Speak” as Texas senator Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster helped stall an anti-abortion bill in the Texas state house. Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal are on board to produce through their Escape Artists banner. At the time, Davis was a little known Democratic senator who soon became a national icon on the subject of abortion after filibustering for 11 hours in order to stall a bill, and ultimately delaying its passage beyond … Read entire article »

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‘Scream helplessly at the sky’ event fails to remove Trump from office

‘Scream helplessly at the sky’ event fails to remove Trump from office

**Written by Doug Powers Trump-triggered lefties were told if their barbaric yawps were loud enough, Hillary Clinton would become president. Much to The Resistance’s surprise though — after screaming their lungs out on the one-year anniversary of the night Hillary shotgunned an entire box of Franzia Sunset Blush in a darkened NYC hotel room while driving a knife through a pillow sporting a crude drawing of James Comey — the despondent howls were futile: People across the … Read entire article »

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Dems’ NRA/GOP-bashing narrative collapses under weight of reality

**Written by Doug Powers Sunday afternoon the Democrats were quick to suspend a “don’t play politics with a tragedy” rule they implemented just after the attack in New York City after 26 people were shot to death and many more wounded in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At the House of Representatives, California Dem Rep. Ted Lieu walked out of the chamber during a moment of silence for the victims of Devin Kelley: Lieu, a Democratic congressman, didn’t join his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for a moment of silence Monday night for the victims of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 churchgoers dead and at least 20 more injured. His walkout was intended to send a message that the time for action — and, more … Read entire article »

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John Kerry slams Trump for ruining N. Korea’s disinterest in getting nukes

**Written by Doug Powers This is the quintessential John Kerry response to a question about a rogue regime that got even more rogue-ish during eight years of hope, change, appeasement, strongly worded letters, red lines, hashtags, James Taylor concerts and pallets of cash: Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview scheduled to air Monday that President Trump’s rhetoric has given North Korea a reason to say it needs to acquire a nuclear weapon. “I think what the president needs to do is make sure he’s not feeding into North Korea’s fear of regime change, or of you know — a unilateral attack, or otherwise,” Kerry told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “And I think the rhetoric to date has frankly stepped over the line with respect to the messages that are being sent. … Read entire article »

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Profiles in terrible public relations, NFL-style

Profiles in terrible public relations, NFL-style

**Written by Doug Powers The backlash to players kneeling during the National Anthem (and even during moments of silence for slain police officers) continues and here’s a veteran who took a stand: Due to months of controversy over players kneeling or sitting during the national anthem before NFL games, a Navy veteran has said would not be accepting an award during any Saints game. John Wells, a disabled veteran and executive director of Military Veterans Advocacy, was … Read entire article »

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