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White House Narrows Search for Flynn Replacement

Kathryn Blackhurst, Preibus slams reports of staffing concerns among leading contenders, ‘not based on fact’. The search to replace former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn following his resignation Feb. 13 has been the subject of intense media speculation. As the president narrows down his search he promised that all of the candidates

For Secretary of State: John Bolton

Cal Thomas,  President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney’s severe criticism of Trump during the campaign disqualifies him.

Romney says he has ‘increasing hope’ for Trump administration after dinner meeting

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he had “increasing hope” that President-elect Donald Trump would lead America to a “better future” after the two met for dinner in Manhattan. Romney, who is rumored to be on the shortlist for the secretary of state position in Trump’s cabinet, praised the real estate mogul for

Gen. James Mattis Trump’s possible pick for defense secretary

In a sign that Donald Trump was zeroing in on his choice for defense secretary Saturday, a senior transition team official told Fox News the retired Marine Gen. James Mattis was a “very strong candidate” for a Cabinet post. The retired general was one of several people who met with Trump in New Jersey during

General James “Mad Dog” Mattis is the front-runner to be Trump’s Secretary of Defense

Recently retired Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis is the front-runner to be Secretary of Defense. General David Petraeus is also on the short-list, but both would need a waiver as they haven’t been retired for the required seven years. The retired 4-star Marine Corps general is a leading candidate to become Team Trump’s Secretary

General’s guilty plea in leak probe fuels double-standard claims by Clinton critics

The Justice Department is facing new allegations of a double-standard in the wake of a retired four-star general pleading guilty to misleading FBI investigators in a leak probe — after the bureau opted not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton over her email controversy. The cases are not related, though both pertain to the handling

Clinton server tech told FBI of colleagues’ worries about system

A technician hired by Hillary Clinton to run the private email system she used while U.S. secretary of state told investigators he tried to pass on colleagues’ concerns that the system might not comply with records laws, FBI interview summaries show. Bryan Pagliano, the technician Clinton hired when she joined the State Department in 2009,

Donald Trump is rapidly closing the gap and even surpassing Hillary Clinton

Much to the incredulity of the elite political class, Donald Trump is rapidly closing the gap and even surpassing Hillary Clinton. This extends to the critical electoral college swing states. Trump can stumble. Hillary could reboot and change the calculus.  That said, right now: advantage Trump. It gets harder with each passing day to change

The Hillary Effect

John P. Warren, A recent cartoon by Catalino sums it up nicely: There’s a car pile up behind a sad sack of a driver who says to the officer: “My intention wasn’t to run a right light and kill someone.” The officer says, “Okay, you can go.” Another artist adds an exclamation point. Former NSA

Clinton ‘extremely careless’ with emails, but FBI recommends no charges

The FBI on Tuesday recommended that no criminal charges be filed over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers while she was secretary of state, but sharply rebuked the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate for “extremely careless” handling of classified information. While FBI Director James Comey’s announcement lifted a cloud of uncertainty that had loomed over

Bilderberg 2014: Privacy discussed by architects of modern surveillance state

Will Bildeberg End Privacy As We Know It? The presence of several key figures at the 2014 Bildeberg Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark indicates that the future of privacy worldwide is in dire straights. According to the Bildeberg Group’s official press release, members discussed several key topics this weekend while also asking the question, “Does privacy

Exclusive: Bilderberg Police Beat Protester, Chase Cameramen

 Exclusive footage by Infowars cameraman Josh Owens shows Danish police violently beating journalists after forcibly dragging them to a secluded area. Police take journalists to secluded pens to be beaten The police did their best to hide behind a covered fence as they stomped and hit reporters who were only armed with cameras. One journalist