President Donald Trump on Monday warned the temperature of the political climate in United States had reached dangerous levels after the FBI raided his home at Mar-a-Lago, offering the Justice Department his assistance in cooling the simmering anger in the country. The president commented on social media Sunday evening that he had observed “great simmering anger” while spending time with a group of people. He wrote: Just left a large gathering of people and all they could talk about was the complete and total stranglehold that the Radical Left Democrats have over the DOJ & FBI. It shouldn’t be that way. Nobody goes after BLM, ANTIFA, or the rest, despite murder, beatings, and burning down large sections of cities, a very unfair double standard. They definitely won’t attack the home of a former Democrat President, nor should they. It is all so out of control, great simmering anger! Trump spoke to Fox News on Monday, again pointing to the “tremendous anger” surging … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Warns ‘Terrible Things Are Going to Happen’ Unless Political Temperature Cools; Blames FBI Raid
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón celebrated the announcement Monday that a recall petition against him had failed, after officials eliminated nearly 200,000 signatures in a controversial review from which observers were excluded. Gascón tweeted: “Grateful to move forward from this attempted political power grab-rest assured LA County, the work hasn’t stopped. My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all. I remain strongly committed to that work & to you.” Grateful to move forward from this attempted political power grab-rest assured LA County, the work hasn’t stopped. My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all. I remain strongly committed to that work & to you. — George Gascón (@GeorgeGascon) August 15, 2022 The dismissal of the recall petitions is a victory for billionaire left-wing donor George … [Read more...] about George Gascón Gloats over Failed Recall: ‘Attempted Political Power-grab’
This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here . I’ve been thinking about the threats against law enforcement and Trump’s barely veiled warning to Attorney General Merrick Garland about a “country on fire.” We should no longer wonder if we can avert a new era of political violence in the United States. It’s already here. But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic . Why Trump’s safe was not safe The country that suffers whenever Russia schemes The odds of getting COVID from your housemate are “about a coin flip.” A Deepening Void Civil war is among the many terms we now use too easily. The American Civil War was a bloodbath driven by the inevitable confrontation between the Union and the organized forces of sedition and slavery. But at least the Civil War, as I said Friday on Morning … [Read more...] about The New Era of Political Violence Is Here
One week after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago home, former President Donald Trump said during an interview with Fox News Digital that "terrible things are going to happen" if American frustrations linked to the search are not abated. The former president said he has offered assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as its investigation continues "because the temperature has to be brought down in the country." "If it isn't, terrible things are going to happen," he told Fox News Digital. Days of political debate have followed the FBI's search, which Trump has described as "a sneak attack on democracy ." Newsweek reported last week that an informant tipped off the FBI about classified documents Trump allegedly kept at Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House, leading to agents' execution of a search warrant on August 8. Trump said during his Monday morning interview that "tremendous anger" exists now in the U.S. following "years of scams and witch … [Read more...] about Trump warns “terrible things” are about to happen to U.S.
In Washington, a midterm election is all about which party will control Congress. For most voters, however, the main event in a midterm election is the race for governor. After all, governors run things. And many Presidents, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, used a governorship as a springboard to the White House. With 38 states electing new governors in 2001 and 2002, what can we expect? The answer is, big gains for Democrats. This will not be because of any big national swing to the left, but because of the normal workings of the electoral cycle. Go back to the antediluvian period in American politics, before the Great Republican Flood of 1994. Here's where the 38 states electing governors in the current cycle stood in 1992: 14 had Republican governors, 22 had Democrats, and two had independents. Then came the flood. In the 1993-94 cycle, Republicans picked up 12 governorships, giving them 26 of the 38 contested seats. Democratic … [Read more...] about Is the Mandate of ’94 Finally Running Out?
The former president reflects on the nation's's struggles since he exited the White House 10 years ago ASPEN, Colo. -- During Bill Clinton's two terms as president, the median family income increased by 14 percent, the number of Americans in poverty declined by nearly 17 percent, and the number of children in poverty fell by almost one-fourth. Since he left office in 2001, the median income has declined by 5 percent, or more than $2,500. The number of Americans in poverty has increased by 38 percent, or about 12 million. The number of children in poverty has spiked by one-third, or nearly 4 million. Few decades in American history have produced such economic losses. MORE FROM NATIONAL JOURNAL: Enough Already U.S. Economy Less Governable Than Ever Outsiders in Name Only The Clinton-era gains derived, above all, from a dynamic labor market that produced nearly 23 million new jobs from February 1993 to February 2001. Conversely, the stagnation of … [Read more...] about Clinton: What Went Wrong With the Economy After I Left?
The Republican Party of Louisiana (LAGOP) unanimously passed on Saturday a resolution in support of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) defense of Second Amendment rights. The resolution begins by pointing to LAGOP’s “[commitment] to defend and promote the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as memorialized in the Platform of the Republican Party, for all law-abiding Americans and Permanent Resident Aliens.” It then points to the “more than 130,000,000 firearms owners in the United States” and emphasizes Democrat efforts to “exploit and weaponize horrific mass murders to diminish and systematically destroy our Second Amendment rights through introducing more gun-control legislation.” The resolution suggests Democrat policies make it harder for low-income families to acquire the firearms they need for self-defense while subsequently endangering those families via support for Antifa and BLM: Leftists’ encouragement and financing of Antifa and BLM riots and … [Read more...] about Louisiana GOP Passes Resolution Supporting NRA’s Fight for 2A Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey made five extremely damning claims in his Tuesday press conference about Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Though Comey found “evidence of potential violation” of classified information laws on Clinton’s part, and though Comey noted that people who did similar things would be punished, Comey nevertheless told the American people that the FBI does not recommend an indictment against Clinton. Comey confirmed numerous details of the email scandal including the fact that Clinton had information on her private server that was classified when sent, which Breitbart News first reported in August 2015, nearly a full year ago. But Comey said that no reasonable prosecutor would take on the case. Comey’s harsh criticisms of Clinton’s conduct, paired with his inexplicable decision not to call for an indictment, suggest that Comey might have torn sympathies regarding the case. But the FBI director said … [Read more...] about FBI Made 5 Damning Claims About Hillary’s Emails, No Indictment
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe said Monday on CNN’s “New Day” that he believed former President Donald Trump knowingly unleashed “very aggrieved, politically extreme people” with his criticisms of the FBI’s raid on his Florida estate last week. McCabe was discussing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issuing a bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of increased threats following the Mar-a-Lago search. McCabe said, “The FBI and DHS’ response over the last few days indicates to me that maybe they are taking this sort of violent rhetoric on largely right-wing social media sites more seriously than they did in the lead up to January 6th. That has always been a massive gap for me. It’s just not — it’s hard to understand how, with the level of rhetoric preceding January 6th, that the FBI and DHS, and other law enforcement entities didn’t take that seriously. The message they put out today tells me they’re watching it closely and trying to take appropriate steps.” … [Read more...] about McCabe: Trump Knows He Is Unleashing ‘Aggrieved, Politically Extreme People’ on FBI
Tuesday could be the beginning of the end for Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) political career, as the Cowboy State heads to the polls to decide her fate against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman. Liz Cheney, whose net worth has grown perhaps 600 percent since being first elected in 2017, will be judged at the polls on Tuesday after opposing former President Donald Trump and voting with Democrats five times in the current congressional term. If Liz Cheney loses, she would be the eighth pro-impeachment Republican to exit Congress. “She’s not a true Republican in the sense of our Republican values here in Wyoming,” federal Agriculture Department employee Gina Kron told the New York Times . Liz Cheney should be less focused on fighting Trump and more consumed with “fossil energy,” she conveyed. Liz Cheney’s loss would mean a two-generation establishment dynasty would come to an end in a state “where her name recognition is nearly universal and her family’s political roots run deep,” … [Read more...] about Liz Cheney Faces Wyoming Voters on Tuesday: ‘She’s Dead to Me’