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When It Comes to Chaos, Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents

Ed Klein,  If you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well-oiled machine” touted by Trump, the press portrays his presidency as a jalopy full of

Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama

Michelle Malkin, The resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn has the anti-Trump media declaring the new administration a “mess,” in “turmoil” and thrown into “chaos.” Funny, these same Chicken Littles barely shrugged their shoulders during the turmoil-laden first 100 days of Barack Obama’s first term. Some perspective is in order. Remember the withdrawal of

Snowden’s Lawyer: We Hope for Clemency From Trump

Jamie White | Infowars, Why Trump should pardon Snowden? Edward Snowden hopes that President Donald Trump will soon drop the case against the NSA whistleblower and allow him to return to the United States, says Snowden’s lawyer. “We hope very much that the new U.S. president would show some weighted approach to the issue and

Trump is doing what he said he would do

Rich Galen, In the week-plus since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated the highly touted – if, oversold – “peaceful transfer of power” has been anything but. The President has flooded the zone by signing Executive Orders and Memoranda by the score, increased his rhetoric demonizing the media, demanded the National Park Service back him up

When the Press Loses Credibility #FakeNews

Susan Stamper Brown, When is the press no longer the watchdog America’s founders intended to keep government accountable? When it reports and publishes unverified smears. America’s founders believed that a free press was of such significance they granted it constitutional protection. Thomas Jefferson said, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have

Trump is right to want changes to the intelligence community

Steven A. Cash, President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he intends to dramatically downsize the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He would be right to do so. Even before the attacks of Sept, 11, 2001, there was concern that the structure of the U.S. intelligence community was fundamentally flawed. A single person, by

Trump plans to revamp top US intelligence agency, restructure CIA

WASHINGTON –  President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nations’ top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said, prompted by a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized.

Obama Releases More Gitmo Detainees Despite an Estimated 30% Returning to Terrorism

Frank Camp, One of President Obama’s principle campaign promises in 2008 was the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. Unsurprisingly, he wasn’t able to fulfill his promise due to extreme resistance from congressional lawmakers, as well as logistical problems regarding locations to which former prisoners could be transferred. Despite the issues that

The Presidential Election Was Hacked, All Right – By the Truth

David L. Applegate, Ultimately it was Mrs. Clinton, her advisors, and her supporters who generated those emails, not Vladimir Putin or even Julian Assange.   Among the many public comments for which New York businessman Donald Trump, now President-Elect of the United States, has been attacked since he began his quixotic campaign for the highest elected

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested by members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, is

Intel committee chairman: Report on Russia meddling conflicts with DNI testimony

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says a reported CIA assessment that Russian government actors interfered in the U.S. election to help Donald Trump win conflicts with the mid-November public testimony from the nation’s intelligence chief, according to a new letter obtained by Fox News.  In a letter Monday to Director of National

Senior U.S. officials recommend removal of NSA director

The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.     The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,