Monday, February 20, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: The Press is the Enemy

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Nation

The Press is the Enemy: Dystopic
California’s 12 Million Medicaid/CHIP Enrollees Outnumber Populations of 44 States: CNS
Government demographic studies all wrong on Somali numbers in US: Ann Corcoran

Organizing for Astroturf: GayPatriot
US lawmakers finally question George Soros' motives: SPEISA
The Russians Are NOT Coming -- But What About the Iranians?: Roger L. Simon

Sanctuary Cities Could See Transportation Projects Caught In Crossfire: RWN
Looting and Robbery Rife During the Oroville Evacuation: SHFTplan
Iranian Dissidents Demand Probe Into Iran’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network: Adam Kredo

#FakeNews: POTUS never said there was a 'terror attack' last night in Sweden: InfLib
Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn: Adam Kredo
The Mask Slips Completely Off: Heartiste

Economy

What is Left of Socialism?: Leszek Kolakowski (10/2002)
Trump's wall could save taxpayers money, cut U.S. aid to Mexico: Paul Bedard
What happened when factory jobs moved from Warren, Ohio, to Juarez, Mexico: LAT

Scandal Central

House intelligence chair claims top Obama official leaking to media on Trump: Anna Giaritelli
Rush: ‘Deep State Embeds’ by Obama/Hillary ‘Absolutely’ Behind Russia-Trump Leaks: LI
Flynn leaks ignite surveillance debate: Morgan Chalfant

Climate, Energy & Regulations

De Blasio Threatens Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline: RWN
Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city: AP

Media

If you oppose media collusion with politicians, you are a conservative: John Ruberry
Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign: WFB
Trump Wine Boycott Backfires. Bigly.: LI

Chris Wallace meltdown – whines like child at Reince Priebus: FAM
Hey MSM, remember these instances when Obama went after Fox News?: Twitchy
At last, a website that allows Hillary fans to exist in a comforting alternate reality : Doug Powers

World

Hate Crime?: The Rebel
Iranian Hardliners Attack Swedish Delegation Over Hijabs: Clarion
The Islamic State's Plan to Cut Mosul in Half: Stratfor

Sweden Refugee Influx Now a Crisis – Tucker Carlson Interviews Ami Horowitz: Treehouse
Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined: Tove Lifvendahl
The Swedes welcome the Hells Angels: SPEISA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why is NASA is Exploring an Alien World in Antarctica?: DailyGalaxy
What Are Chatbots and How Do They Work?: Armondo Roggio
Counter-Strike' Gets Invaded By An Unblockable Chat-Bo: Slashdot

Cornucopia

Barack Obama’s presidential library may need $1.5 billion: Richard Johnson
AR-15 Ammunition And Barrel Twist Rate: Herschel Smith
Musings From Dad’s Diner: MOTUS

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

JAMES ROSEN: Nothing Trump is Doing Even Comes Close to Obama's Criminal Persecution of the Press

By S. Noble

For all the rage exhibited by the media over Donald Trump’s tweet calling the press the enemy, which they are, President Obama is the one who persecuted the press. Obama is the one who called for control over the flow of free information. He is the one who tells the media what to print. Obama threatened reporters. James Rosen himself was spied on by the Obama administration.

James Rosen told Jesse Waters on his Fox show last night that nothing the President has done approaches what Obama did to the press.

NEW YORK TIMES FOAMS AT THE MOUTH: DHS Seeking to Expel Wide Range of Illegal Aliens

By William Teach

This should make a few illegal alien supporters' heads explode. Starting with the editorial board of the New York Times, which has gone all in on supporting the unlawfully present:

About 11 million people are living in this country outside the law. Suddenly, by presidential decree, all are deportation priorities, all are supposed criminals, all are threatened with broken lives, along with members of their families. The end could come for them any time.

Why yes, yes it could (you should read the editorial. Quite frankly, it deserves it’s own post, but, every paragraph is beyond moonbat).

Larwyn's Linx: The Ninth Circuit’s Stay On Trump’s Immigration Order Is Legal Garbage

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Nation

The Ninth Circuit’s Stay On Trump’s Immigration Order Is Legal Garbage: Cameron Kinvig
ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records: Matt Vespa
Taking on the Mandarins: Jonathan F. Keiler

When The Democrats Do It, That Means That It's Not Illegal: SDA
Chinese Ambassador Sought Private Meeting With Clinton Aides: DC
Keith Ellison’s Corrupt Bargain Shakes Up DNC Race: ARP

Bolton Emerging as Frontrunner to Replace Flynn: Cathy Burke
A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today: Colin Clark
Trump to Bureaucrats – Out With the Old: RWN

DHS Seeks Sweeping New Guidelines To Deport Those Unlawfully Present: RWN
At least 140 Somali refugees settled in US after court suspends ban: Robert Spencer
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) comments at David Friedman confirmation hearing: Matzav

Economy

Nestle Leaves California to Get Away from Marxist Lawmakers and Activists: Trey Sanchez
Trump: An hour of negotiations saved more than $1 billion on Air Force One: Jacqueline Klimas
F-35A Drops Below $100M; Trump Pentagon Trumpets Jobs: Colin Clark

Scandal Central

The Obama-Bezos-CIA-WaPo Link Coincidentally Lurking Behind Leaks: Jeff Dunetz
Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump: Paul Sperry
House Oversight hasn’t forgotten Hillary’s IT aide who blew off subpoena: Twitchy

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA: Kimberley A. Strassel
This Is Not Your Grandma's Humane Society: SDA
Celebrity homes under siege as four are killed and and dozens more are rescued in California storms: DailyMail

Media

Twitter’s New Tool to Crack Down on Politically Incorrect Language: William Hicks
After 8 Years of Campaigner-in-Chief Obama, NPR Accuses Trump of 'Permanent Campaign': Warner Todd Huston
Dale Jackson: a journalist in the mold of Andrew Breitbart: Rick Bulow

The Presidential Ratings Racket: Carl M. Cannon
John McCain Should Retire and Come Out as a Democrat: ConRead
Juanita Broaddrick To Chelsea Clinton: Your Father Is ‘Horrifying, Sick And Awful’: Kaitlan Collins

World

Islamophobic Saudi Arabia Deports 40,000 Muslim Pakistanis, Citing Terrorism Concerns: Michael Qazvini
1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind dead at 78: Max Greenwood
Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders: AP

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

First-Person Shooter Business Intelligence: Ross
History of Bitcoin in 500 words: The Merkle
Biologists find cave life that may be 50,000 years old: Daily Mail

Cornucopia

Behavior of Scientologists and Liberals Eerily Similar: Pete Vanderzwet
Here I Come Again Now Baby, Like a Dog In Heat**: MOTUS
5 FDNY, NYPD First Responders Die From 9/11-Related Illnesses Within a Week: Erica Byfield

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QOTD: "[New EPA Administrator Scott] Pruitt says he expects to quickly withdraw both the Clean Power Plan (President Obama’s premier climate regulation) and the 2015 Waters of the United States rule (which asserts EPA power over every creek, pond or prairie pothole with a “significant nexus” to a “navigable waterway”). “There’s a very simple reason why this needs to happen: Because the courts have seriously called into question the legality of those rules,” Mr. Pruitt says. He would know, since his state was a party to the lawsuits that led to both the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan and an appeals court’s hold on the water rule.

Will the EPA regulate carbon dioxide? Mr. Pruitt says he won’t prejudge the question. “There will be a rule-making process to withdraw those rules, and that will kick off a process,” he says. “And part of that process is a very careful review of a fundamental question: Does EPA even possess the tools, under the Clean Air Act, to address this? It’s a fair question to ask if we do, or whether there in fact needs to be a congressional response to the climate issue.” Some might remember that even President Obama believed the executive branch needed express congressional authorization to regulate CO 2 —that is, until Congress said “no” and Mr. Obama turbocharged the EPA." --Kimberley A. Strassel

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to Become a Third World Country in 3 Easy Steps

By Frosty Woolbridge

The burning question facing every European country in 2017: can their countries and cultures survive endless refugee immigration from the ever-burgeoning Third World?

The salient question being ignored vs. not being asked in America, Canada or Australia: how will these homelands survive the projected 100,000,000 (million) refugees flooding into America within 30 years; 10,000,000 projected for Canada and another 10 million projected for Australia?

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP: It's About Time That Someone Took on the Extreme, Alt-Left Media

By Michael Snyder

Thursday afternoon’s press conference was perhaps the most memorable moment of Donald Trump’s presidency so far. Trump’s blistering attack on the media was quite a spectacle, but the truth is that it was desperately needed. For decades, the mainstream media has dominated political discourse in this country no matter who has been in control of the White House or Congress. They have become masters of guiding and shaping public opinion, and in recent years they have completely discarded any pretense of being “unbiased” or “objective”. These monolithic media organizations relentlessly push the progressive agenda of their owners (the global elite), and that is why the “news” always seems to be just about the same no matter which network it is coming from. Their monopoly is slowly being broken by the rise of the alternative media, but the truth is that most Americans still rely on just a handful of ultra-powerful media organizations for their news.

Larwyn's Linx: The Elites Are Revolting

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Nation

The Elites Are Revolting: Daniel Greenfield
Washington Needs to be Insitutionalized: John Hinderaker
Import Endless Third World Refugees: Become A Third World: Frosty Wooldridge

Trump’s Immigration Orders Could Endanger Public Safety Or Something: RWN
It is confirmed! Idaho Uzbek arrested on terror charges is a refugee: Ann Corcoran
Trump to Interview Candidates for National Security Post at Mar-a-Lago: Natalie Johnson

OMG, Trump is Calling Out the National Guard to Round-Up Illegals!!!: Ace
Top 10 MSM #FakeNews Stories: Debra Heine
Two-thirds of voters say media 'tougher' on Trump than Obama: Exam

Bernie Sanders Finally Blames Establishment Dems for Trump Victory: Michael Sainato
Besides the Press, There's Another Gigantic Fraud That Needs Exposure: Ace
Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government: Kelly Beasley

Economy

GOP replacing earmarks with “congressionally directed spending”: David Leach
“Seriously Delinquent” Auto Loans Surge: Wolf Richter
Vox Asks Twitter How Obamacare Impacted Their Lives, Gets Flood of Negative Responses: WFB

Scandal Central

McCain snookered by ‘Ukrainian leader’ prank caller; spills beans on Trump and Russian: Warnerfs
Oversight Committee Pursues Charges Against Clinton IT Aide Who Received DOJ Immunity: Chuck Ross
Peaceful Leftists At UNC Promote Violence Against Trump Supporters: RWN

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA: Neil W. McCabe
Democrats’ Real Global Warming Fraud Revealed: Dennis T. Avery
Coal Miners Praise New Measure Rolling Back Obama Regulation at Trump Signing: Madeleine Weast

Media

Leaks: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Bulls***’: Asawin Suebsaeng
Chuck Todd and the Rest of the Alt-Left Media Need to Get Over Themselves: Robert Eno
She’s very confused, this one.: GraniteGrok

CNN’s Dangerous Game…: ICN
Magnum Force: Norton's Movie Maps
Put up..or shut the f*** up: Nice Doggie

World

Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’: Thomas D. Williams
Nadeem Muhammed tries boarding plane with bomb. Is released and allowed to board another plane: Gatestone
Berlin’s underage migrant crime wave: Gatestone

Russia calls for end to Western-dominated world order: Times of Israel
Facing blowback, Pope talks brotherhood, shadow side of criticism: Inés San Martín
Flynn Pressured U.N. On Israel Vote Before Taking Office: Human Rights Voices

Pence: US will ‘never’ allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes: Times of Israel
Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow: Nolan Peterson
Iran to hold new military drill despite US warnings: Times of Israel

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

This modular camper van is one for the dogs (and their owners): C.C. Weiss
Twenty Cool Uses Of Coca-Cola: Federal Observer
How to Build a Powerful LinkedIn Profile: Social Media Today

Cornucopia

President Trump Beats the Press (h/t Drudge): MOTUS
Grandpa Trump Departs the White House…: Treehouse
Connecting Dots: Globalism, Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, PizzaGate: TruNews

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QOTD:

Friday, February 17, 2017

MORE LEAKS: Obama Hacks Reveal Incoming Trump Administration Tried to Prevent Debacle at the U.N.

It looks like the leaks continue to arrive, although -- thus far -- they're backdated to the days of the lame-duck losers known as the Obama administration.

A more bitter, thrashing bunch of lightweights we'll hopefully never see again.

Thought experiment: imagine the press outcry had the same kind of leaks, from an outgoing Bush 43 administration, attempted to disrupt an incoming Obama presidency in 2009.

RUH ROH: Judicial Watch Plans to Sue Agencies to Identify Obama Hacks Behind Disclosure of Flynn COMINT

President Trump had a great response to the hysterical Democrat public relations flacks (you know, the guys who call themselves "journalists") who questioned his approval of Wikileaks' DNC disclosures during the campaign while decrying the wiretaps of Gen. Mike Flynn.

His point was exactly right: John Podesta's Gmail account isn't a classified government system. Hillary Clinton's private bathroom email server isn't a classified government system.

The wiretaps that helped take down Flynn related to his private (and, by the way, perfectly legitimate) conversations with foreign leaders.

With all that said, the only Oversight Committee in Washington -- Judicial Watch -- is chasing the leaker(s) like a pitbull after a filet mignon.

Larwyn's Linx: On Way Out, Obama, Get This, Conferred Broad New Powers on the NSA

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Nation

On Way Out, Obama, Get This, Conferred Broad New Powers on the NSA : Ace
Internal Secession and the Road to Ruin: Two Countries: Fred
Hewitt: 'People in America Are Getting Tired of the 24/7 Pile-On' of Trump: PJM

Trump’s Rashomon Press Conference: Jon Gabriel
The Silence of the Lambs Congress: Ann Coulter
Iowa Moves Against Democratic Party Slush Funds: John Hinderaker

What The Hell Is The Republican Congress Doing?: Ben Shapiro
The Economy Would Be Doomed Without Immigrants Or Something: William Teach
Muslim who supplied weapons to San Berno terrorists gets plea deal: Creeping

Surrender Monkey Friday: NYT Pretty Upset Over Trump’s Press Conference: RWN
Why the Media’s Trump Lie Machine is Failing: Daniel Greenfield
Chuck Todd Doesn’t Get it — Media Delegitimized Itself Before Trump: LI

Economy

Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting: Tyler Cowen
Rescuing Main Street from the fiduciary rule: Peter Hong
Former Obama aide fined $90,000 for illegally lobbying Emanuel on Uber's behalf: Trib

Scandal Central

Six White House staffers fired after failing security test: Anna Giaritelli
WikiLeaks: Alleged CIA Spying On French Presidential Candidates: DC
Clinton Pedophile Pal Accused of New Crimes: DailyMail

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Epic: Trump Brings Coal Miners to Executive Order Rescuing Coal Industry from Liberal Politicians: GWP
Storm headed to Oroville Dam area carries 10 inches of rain, revised forecast warns: MSN

Media

Trump Triumphs Over Press: EIB
The Media Bulls Have Met Their Matador in Trump: Roger L. Simon
ESPN Loses MILLIONS of Subscribers After Pushing Left-Wing Politics: Reagan Coalition

Zuckerberg Laments Rising Hatred of Globalism in Whiny Facebook Post: Retort
President Trump slams CNN as ‘very fake news’ in White House press conference: Breaking 911
Watch The Most Entertaining Press Conference In History: News Commenter

World

Iran is Putin’s depreciating asset: Spengler
Misunderstander of Islam slaughters 100 at Sufi mosque: Robert Spencer
The End of Palestine: Daniel Greenfield

Germany: Merkel’s Refugee Czar Wants Voting Rights for Migrants: LI
An honest Muslim wonders what if the shoe was on the other foot: Raymond Ibrahim
North Korean tyrant's brother killed by poisonous handkerchief and fountain pen?: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Virtual reality program lets users climb Mount Everest: DailyMail
'Woolly mammoth' will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists: Sarah Knapton
Google’s Artificial Intelligence Becoming ‘Human-Like’---and That Might Be a Bad Thing: Jake Anderson

Cornucopia

Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found: Mario Livio
Two Transgressors: Milos Yiannopoulos and Yuja Wang: Spengler
Suburban women ditch Nordstrom to support Ivanka Trump: Kate Taylor

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QOTD: "[Bloomberg columnist Eli] Lake said Flynn was “a fat target” for the national security state and for Democrats because he had been a fierce critic of the Intelligence community in the past.

Conservatives are ... casting liberals as hypocrites on the issue of mass surveillance, saying they claim to be against the practice — except for one it takes out one of their political opponents.

Even some liberals have made this case." --Jonathan Easley

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LEVIN ON THE CALEB O'NEIL SCANDAL: Don't spend a cent on colleges that teach Leftist indoctrination

By Chris Pandolfo

Thursday evening on "The Mark Levin Show," Conservative Review's editor in chief covered the story of Southern California college freshman Caleb O'Neil, who was suspended for videotaping his instructor vilifying President Trump after the election.

The professor in question, a gay Latina, referred to Trump’s election as an “act of terrorism.” O’Neil took the recording to the local chapter of College Republicans, which shared the video after complaints to school administration led nowhere. For this, he was punished.

Shadow President Plans More Disruption, Chaos and Violence

By Matthew Vadum

Former President Obama is waging war against the Trump administration through his generously funded agitation outfit, Organizing for Action, to defend his monumentally destructive record of failure and violent polarization.

It is a chilling reminder that the increasingly aggressive, in-your-face Left in this country is on the march.

Acclaimed author Paul Sperry writes in the New York Post:

Larwyn's Linx: Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer Reveals Who Was ‘Directly’ Behind Mike Flynn Phone Leaks

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Nation

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer Reveals Who Was ‘Directly’ Behind Flynn Leaks: Sam Dorman
House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call 'Belong in Jail': Kristina Wong
Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump's labor secretary nominee: Sean Higgins

"Constitutional Conservatives" Now Openly Calling for Coup: Ace
President Trump vs. the Hydra: Enough!
How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’: Richard Pollock

Fiddling with Facts for Islam: Hugh Fitzgerald
Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Joins the Hate Hoax List: RWN
We should definitely trust our Deep State pencil-pusher overlords: Ace

Congressman: Many CA Residents Have ‘No Loyalty to This Country’: Kathryn Blackhurst
CBP agents dismantle catapult attached to border fence: Kyle Olson
Activists Expect Women To Go On Strike Against... Their Own Families: Victory Girls

Economy

Texas vs. California Update for February 15, 2017: BattleSwarm

Scandal Central

Surprise: At the End, Obama Administration Gave NSA Broad New Powers: Michael Walsh
NSA Whistleblower: Agency 'Absolutely' Tapping Trump’s Calls: Aaron Klein
New FOIA release: Obama admin knew immediately Benghazi was terror attack: Ed Morrissey

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump, GOP Congress have already cut $2.8 billion in regulations: Paul Bedard
Beware the CRA: How Obama's midnight rules are backfiring: David Freddoso

Media

New York Times Accuses, then Exonerates Trump Aides over Russia: Joel B. Pollak
Poll: Hispanics back Trump deportations, ending 'sanctuary cities': Paul Bedard
The Left’s Campaign To “Bush” Trump Will Fail: Lloyd Marcus

Ted Cruz trolls the media with a ‘Breaking’ news story of his own on Obama-Putin: Twitchy
Normalizing Degeneracy: Gavin McInnes
Kucinich Says Intel Community Making 'Unprecedented' Effort to Upend Trump: FNI

World

US spies reportedly keeping intelligence from Trump: Fox
Anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders leads Dutch election: DailyMail
Migrants head to Switzerland amid Austria border crackdown: EUobserver

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Quick and Easy Search Tool for the Internet: Sara Noble
Twitter is Temporarily Restricting the Reach of Abusive Accounts: Digital Trends
Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs: TheWeek

Cornucopia

Secret Ancient Subterranean Tunnels And Caverns Across America?: MessageToEagle
Paradise, If You Can See It.: MOTUS
Awfercyinoutloud: Sondrakistan

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QOTD: "[In an interview, former CIA analyst Tony Shaffer said] the Obama administration was "directly involved" with the [Flynn] leak.

Shaffer said the blame lay "squarely at the feet of" the former CIA director John Brennan, former director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes.

The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday reported that Rhodes and others constructed a "behind-the-scenes effort" to "plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media."

Shaffer cited NBC reporting it had received its information from six officials who saw the transcript of Flynn’s call with a Russian official... "Someone is basically giving away information," he said." --Sam Dorman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CIA ANALYST: Obama, John Brennan, James Clapper and Ben Rhodes Behind the Flynn Leaks

By Sara Noble

Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer in an appearance on Fox Business said the leaks coming out of the White House will lead directly back to Barack Obama.

The Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans want an investigation.

Shaffer said, “be careful what you wish for”.

BUMMER: Did President Trump Just Nuke Obamacare with a Single Executive Order?

By Josie Wales

Earlier this month, the IRS made a seemingly insignificant change to its policy, undermining the Obamacare mandate in a very significant way.

For the last several years, individual filers were required by law to fill out line 61 of form 1040, which indicates whether you have maintained coverage or paid the penalty. This is otherwise known as a “shared responsibility statement.” Taxpayers could also claim exemption by filing a 8965 form. Tax returns that don’t indicate coverage status (silent returns) were to be automatically rejected. However, due to an executive order issued by President Trump, that line is now optional, making it incredibly difficult to enforce the Obamacare mandate.

In a statement to Reason, the IRS said:

Larwyn's Linx: Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn

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Nation

Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn: Adam Kredo
CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn: Thomas Lifson
Berkeley activist: No, “fascists” don’t have a right to speak in public: Hot Air

America Snoozing: Bruce Bawer
Washington is boiling. Here’s why.: Ed Rogers
Russia sends spy ship near US coast, deploys banned missiles: Lucas Tomlinson

Insiders Attempt To Overturn The Election With Attack On Flynn: Chris Buskirk
Shoving Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Right Back in the Left’s Ugly Face: Kurt Schlichter
Doddering Old Nancy Pelosi Falls Victim To Fake Flynn Twitter Account: NTK

Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama: Michelle Malkin
Trump Responds To Flynn Kerfuffle: "Real Story" Here Are The Illegal Leaks: ZH
White House Aide Slams Obama for Failing to Mention Islam: Natalie Johnson

Economy

Illinois has higher property taxes than every state with no income tax: Michael Lucci
Can We Please Repeal Dodd-Frank Already?: Brent Smith
Trump signs bill squashing Obama-era financial rule for fossil fuels: John Siciliano

Scandal Central

The Ninth Circuit: Dangerously Out of Order: Matthew Vadum
Ethics Woes Mount For Embattled de Blasio: ARP
NYT reporter apologizes for calling Melania Trump a ‘hooker’: Yaron Steinbuch

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Rain Reveals Chaos in California: MB
California spent on high-speed rail and illegal immigrants, but ignored Oroville Dam: Times
#NoDAPL Protesters Abandoned Hundreds of Cars and Now They’re an Ecological Threat: SAB

Media

Gee, Remember When Obama Literally Whispered Into Russia’s Ear?: DC Whispers
What Is Virtue Signalling?: RoK
Middle America Is Loving Trump And His Policies: DC

World

A Storm Is Brewing Over Europe: Stratfor
China may be preparing for a crippling preemptive missile strike on US military bases: Alex Lockie
Why Hamas' New Leader in Gaza is More Evil Than the Last One: Meira Svirsky

Wilders, Le Pen, Nexit, Frexit: SPEISA
Think Asia Will Dominate the 21st Century? Think Again.: Dov S. Zakheim
Russian jets buzz a US destroyer at close range: Breaking911

Russia tests Trump, deploys ground-based cruise missiles in violation of arms treaty: Hot Air
Paris Erupts in Violence: Express
Brother Of Kim Jong Un Assassinated In Malaysia: ZH

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

"Space Archaeologists" Find Hundreds of Pyramids, Lost Tombs, and Forgotten Cities: Big Think
Agility Robotics Introduces Cassie, a Dynamic and Talented Robot Delivery Ostrich: Evan Ackerman
Meetup Doesn’t Want Republican Business: BattleSwarm

Cornucopia

The People's Valentine: Safe Guide to Dating Dictators: Cube
Bull by the Balls: Winter Soldier
Happy St. Valentine’s Day: Thank You For Your Service: MOTUS

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QOTD: "The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump's national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described ... a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.

The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn's credibility, multiple sources revealed.

The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration's efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration." --Adam Kredo