The Daily Caller shows how CRC investigates and exposes the Left

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Capital Research Center is in the headlines for the work it does educating the American people about the network of radical left-wing nonprofit groups and super wealthy funders that want to fundamentally transform the country.

Ginni Thomas of the Daily Caller News Foundation interviewed Scott Walter, who became CRC president earlier this year.

In the video interview Walter boiled down what we do at Capital Research Center and why we do it.

The Left has a “Borg-like” consciousness he said, offering an homage to the Star Trek franchise. Walter said left-leaning people are much more open to emotional appeals than conservatives who tend to prioritize real-world facts in policy discussions. To combat the Left, it is important to understand that first and foremost the Left is about power.

In other words, conservatives care most about ideas; those on the Left care most about power.

Highlights from the interview:

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Huma goes halal

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Hillary Clinton lieutenant Huma Abedin is in the news again but for once it’s not about the threat she poses to national security.

Abedin, whose family goes way, way back with the America-hating Muslim Brotherhood, is separating from her husband former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) after his latest humiliating adventure in sexting.

Abedin is vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Previously, she was a top aide to Hillary at the State Department, the bribe processing facility known as the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Hillary’s U.S. Senate office, and in the White House when Hillary was first lady. Abedin has been described as a second daughter to Bill and Hillary.

It is impossible to know at this point if this is real news or a story generated by, for example, Clintonista Sidney Blumenthal, to distract from Hillary Clinton’s deepening email scandal and Abedin’s role in it.

What? Conspiracy theorizing, you say? Well, this is what the Left does, and the Clintons are expert at it.

Of Abedin’s public statement about her separation, the Daily Caller reports:

The announcement comes just hours after the New York Post published a story revealing that Weiner was caught in yet another sexting scandal. In one raunchy photo published by the Post, Weiner sends a woman a sext while his four-year-old child is sleeping in the background.

“Someone just climbed into my bed,” Weiner allegedly wrote to the woman.

“Really?” she responded.

He then replied with the photo of him in white boxer briefs.

Ewwwwww.

I wrote about Huma recently: Huma Abedin, Daughter of Jihad and Huma Abedin, Hillary’s Bribe Broker.

(photo credit: Sky Cinema / Shutterstock.com)

UPDATED: Iowahawk has the tweet of the day on this:

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Bernie Sanders creates nonprofit, staffers abandon it

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (Liberty Union-Independent-Democrat-Independent) has launched a new nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization called Our Revolution. (website)

The group’s About page explains its goals:

Our Revolution will reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.

Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness.

But the launch didn’t go off without a hitch. Staffers from Bernie’s presidential campaign jumped ship because campaign manager Jeff Weaver was selected to head Our Revolution.

They don’t like Weaver because he’s a fan of rich people’s money.

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Obama stiffs charity of terrorist sympathizer killed by terrorists

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President Obama promised last year — May 13, 2015 to be precise — to send a donation to a charity established in memory of Kayla Mueller, an idealistic activist taken hostage, tortured, and murdered by Islamic State.

The Prescott, Ariz.-based charity, Kayla’s Hands, is still waiting.

At Hot Air veteran blogger Ed Morrissey writes:

“She was the girl left behind,” ABC’s Brian Ross says of Kayla Mueller, and that’s more true than we knew even after news of her death finally lifted the veil on her kidnaping. After bringing the Obama administration into the negotiations for Kayla’s release, the Muellers got threats from the Department of Justice of prosecution if they or others paid a ransom, a point which ABC brings up again in this story. Later, it came out that the White House sat on good intelligence about her location and that of other hostages for almost two months before attempting a rescue, long after they had been moved.

After her death was confirmed, President Obama sat down with the Muellers and pledged to support their new charity with an “anonymous” donation, Carl Mueller tells ABC. Seventeen months later, they’ve yet to see a dime from him[.]

The White House confirms Obama has yet to cough up the dough. He really, really, really intends to send a check, though, the White House says.

Mueller has been almost universally described as something upbeat and benevolent in the media. “Aid worker” seems to be the most frequent designation.

She wasn’t.

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OMG! The sky is falling! It’s the alt-right!

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Capital Research Center’s Matthew Vadum has a notable piece in today’s FrontPageMag.

It’s about the “alt-right” phenomenon Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton railed against in a speech yesterday.

Here’s the column:

THE ALT-RIGHT IS COMING! HILLARY SHRIEKS.
Clinton labels Donald Trump a racist. It’s all part of the leftist playbook.

By Matthew Vadum

After a terrible week on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton lashed out at her Republican opponent yesterday as – surprise, surprise – a racist.

But this time, she claims, Donald Trump is backed by a nasty, racist “alt-right” conspiracy that aspires to lynch blacks and Muslims and that laughs at feminist idiocy.

When in doubt, scream “racist!”

That has been Democrats’ rule of thumb since their party’s image took a huge hit when Democrat senators fought the Civil Rights Act of 1964 tooth and nail. Ultimately, the legislation only passed when Republican senators put it over the top.

In her speech in Reno, Nev., the former secretary of state assailed the allegedly racist “alt-right” or “Alternative Right” movement, which she claims Trump champions. It is old wine in a new bottle. Clinton hopes to portray Trump as really, really, really scary – even scarier than he was a few days ago! – because this supposedly sinister new force is backing him.

The proof of alt-right ascendancy in the Republican Party, she said, is the fact Trump “hired Stephen Bannon, the head of a right-wing website called Breitbart.com, as campaign CEO.” (Disclosure: I’ve written many articles for Breitbart.)

Clinton said:

It’s truly hard to believe, but according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Breitbart embraces “ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right.”

This is not conservatism as we have known it. This is not Republicanism as we have know it. These are race-baiting ideas, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant ideas, anti-woman –– all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’

  Now Alt-Right is short for “Alternative Right.”

The Wall Street Journal describes it as a loose but organized movement, mostly online, that “rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity.”

The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the “Alt-Right.” A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party.

Not so fast, Hillary.

Alt-right is so new to the American political scene that it is difficult to describe it.

The alt-right that Clinton smears as racist may be more accurately described as a right-leaning, anti-establishment, grassroots movement whose supporters are sick and tired of being betrayed by weak-kneed Republican politicians.

In other words, much of what the alt-right embraces is tactical rather than ideological. It’s edgy and hard-hitting and its proponents like to make a splash. Many of its supporters are markedly younger than traditional conservatives. Alt-right people, who are not all Caucasians, are against open borders and affirmative action; some want trade restrictions imposed, a position mostly eschewed by conservatives in recent decades. The alt-right, unlike much of the conservative movement establishment and the GOP, strenuously avoids accepting the premises of the Left. They’re generally smart, media-savvy, and effective. They reject political correctness and they’re not easily intimidated.

Yes, there are some racist Internet trolls, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis that are attempting to attach themselves to this movement, but they don’t define it. If these people want to call themselves alt-right and pretend that they are, there is not much anyone can do about it.

A few days before his untimely death in 2012, Breitbart.com founder Andrew Breitbart lectured Bill Maher about how destructive it is to call someone a racist. “There’s nothing in this country that’s a worse accusation,” he said. “In America, if you accuse somebody of racism, that person has to disprove that. It’s completely un-American …”

But Clinton can’t help it. She’s being doing it for too long. Now she is building up a boogeyman so she can tear it down. She hopes to make alt-right a swear word and make it stick to Trump.

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Clinton henchman says Clinton Foundation critics will burn in Hell

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The motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville, says those who try to hinder the fine work of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation will be consigned to the flames of woe.

It amounts to a loud “how dare you!” based on the assumption that the Clinton Foundation actually does good things.

“What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and gives it to poor people,” Politico reported the Ragin’ Cajun saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show.

“Most people think that’s a pretty good idea.”

Um, no, not exactly. Besides, the Clinton Foundation is an anticipatory bribe-processing center for the would-be 45th president of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

If the Clinton Foundation had opted to refuse foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as it recently promised it would do if she becomes president, the “good” thing would be that the philanthropy would not be part of the current political discussion.

“The bad would be you’d be out hundreds of millions of dollars that are doing good,” Carville claimed.

Asked if the Clinton Foundation should have stopped taking foreign money before Hillary became secretary of state, Carville said, “If you ask me as a political adviser, of course.”

“If you ask me as a human being, eh, I’m not too sure. As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good. From a strictly political standpoint, yeah … is going to hell over this … This is saving people’s lives.”

L O L !

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Senator Sessions: Clinton Foundation may be involved in extortion

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) told CNN Tuesday that it “seems like” the FBI didn’t get around to fully investigating the actual relationship between the corruption-plagued Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the U.S. Department of State. (Sessions is an ally of Clinton’s opponent in the general election, Republican businessman Donald Trump.)

“The evidence indicates to me that this should be fully investigated,” Sessions said, according to a LifeZette report. “I cannot say that [FBI Director] Mr. [James] Comey has not completed a full investigation but it seems like he has not.”

Sessions said that “just because [Comey] might conclude there is not a chargeable offense does not indicate that there is no wrongdoing.”

“The fundamental thing is you cannot be secretary of state of the United States of America and use that position to extort or to seek contributions to your private foundation,” Sessions said. “That is a fundamental violation of law and that does appear to have happened.”

Sessions said it’s clear that donors to the Clinton Foundation expected their donations to give them access to the machinery of government.

“Why are these people in countries that are very poor giving millions of dollars, even hundreds of millions of dollars, to a foundation that doesn’t benefit them in any direct way or the people in their country?” the senator said.

“They’re doing it to gain access, and you [shouldn’t] pay to get access.”

Sessions’ comments come as USA Today editorializes that the Clinton Foundation should be shut down and the left-wing Boston Globe urges the foundation to stop accepting donations.

Capital Research Center has published several profiles of the Clinton Foundation over the years. The two most recent are “The Clinton Foundation:  A cauldron of conflicts and cronyism,” by Barbara Joanna Lucas, Foundation Watch, May 2015, and “The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation: Pay no attention to the First Family behind the curtain,” by Jonathan M. Hanen, Foundation Watch, September 2014.

The continuing and non-existent collapse of Donald Trump

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[Continuing our series on deception and misdirection in politics and public policy.]

Donald Trump’s continuing decline in the polls is a clear indicator that the GOP is facing disaster—that Trump will lose cataclysmically in November, perhaps becoming the first candidate to win a negative number of electoral votes, and that every other Republican on the ballot, from governors to U.S. Senators to Zika mosquito squashers, will perish in a landslide comparable to the Ruatoria debris avalanche off North Island, New Zealand, circa 170,000 B.C.

I know this because the news media tell me so. Trump’s poll numbers, I’m told, have been plummeting, collapsing, and falling in free fall, even as they have been both shrinking and sinking.

Over the past two weeks, the news media reported this crackup over and over again.

[Feel free to skip through these examples, down to the charts below.]

 

►Yahoo!, 8/9/16

More Republicans broke ranks Tuesday with their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, issuing dire warnings that his recklessness and lack of policy chops would put the United States in danger. Facing sinking poll numbers and anger in the party . . .

►Singapore Star, 8/9/16

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is playing the “China-bashing card” in an attempt to rescue his falling poll numbers but has no real ideas to resolve the two nations’ differences, China’s official news agency said Tuesday.

►CNN, 8/9/16

Good morning. I’m Alison Kosik. It’s 30 minutes past the hour.

And Donald Trump, he’s trying to elevate the tone of his campaign. He is trying to get back on track after a couple of really rough weeks and plummeting poll numbers like this. New Monmouth poll showing Hillary Clinton breaking out to a 13-point lead.

►Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas), 8/9/16

The speaker’s obvious political concern about the latest polls is what Trump‘s slide may augur for Republican support down the ballot in congressional races this fall, putting his speakership in jeopardy.

►Right Wing Watch [People for the American Way], 8/10/16

On his radio show today, Glenn Beck became so alarmed over Donald Trump’s cratering poll numbers and forecasts showing him falling further and further behind Hillary Clinton that he called on Mitt Romney to throw his hat into the ring just so that Republicans have someone to vote for in case Trump has a complete meltdown.

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More #BlackLivesMatter lunacy

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It never ends with these people. Everything everywhere every time is always about race.

New York Black Lives Matter agitator Arielle Newton, a racist as all BLM leaders are, whined in an op-ed that “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.”

Whatever that means.

Newton bashed the GOP as a “nativist institution” and then hit Democrats even though the Democratic National Committee has formally endorsed her dangerous cult of a movement. That party “pays lip service to the black community, and does not represent any transformative pathway to wholehearted racial justice or black liberation,” she said.

Maybe Newton wants forced labor camps for those who don’t toe her militant line.

“The Democratic establishment will never call for the abolition of law enforcement or economic reparations for black bodies,” Newton writes. “[I]nstead they’ll call for police­-worn body cameras and (maybe) ‘independent’ oversight.”

But the Democratic Party is already halfway there, regardless of Newton’s ravings.

The DNC resolution adopted a year ago in Minneapolis accuses American police of “extrajudicial killings of unarmed African American men, women and children.”

Plenty of Democrats favor giving black Americans reparations because of slavery, which ended a century and a half ago, and any Democrat proposing to do away with all law enforcement wouldn’t get laughed off the stage at a party function.

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Another academic sinecure for DeRay the Destroyer

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A George Soros-backed Black Lives Matter leader with delusions of eloquence has been given his second prestigious academic posting in two years because he’s good at starting race riots. It’s proof that crime pays. Embrace the pathologies of the Left and you will be showered with high praise and honors.

The agitator at hand is DeRay Mckesson, who should be in prison along with his fellow BLM  terrorists. He will be a Fall 2016 fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

This is another reminder of why you shouldn’t give your hard-earned money to America’s universities.

Here’s the biographical blurb from the U. of Chicago website that details Mckesson’s meteoric rise from obscurity to Alinskyite role model:

DeRay Mckesson is a prominent activist within the Black Lives Matter movement and a leading voice against police violence. Known for his social media prowess, Mckesson has been in the public eye since the August 2014 protests in Ferguson when he began speaking out against excessive use of force by police and advocating for reform. Since then, he has grown his Twitter following to more than 500,000 and in 2015 he co-founded Campaign Zero, a comprehensive platform to end police violence. Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015, Mckesson previously worked as a top human resources administrator in the public schools in Baltimore and Minneapolis. A Baltimore native, Mckesson graduated from Bowdoin College in 2007.

Unmentioned is Mckesson’s advocacy of street violence to advance his evil cause.

That’s what he did just last year when he was handed a teaching fellowship at Yale. Mckesson used his perch to argue that looting is a fine way to advance the racist Black Lives Matter movement.

“Looting for me isn’t violent, it’s an expression of anger,” he told his students at Yale.

“The act of looting is political. Another  way to dissolve consent. Pressing you to no longer keep me out of this space, by destroying it.”

How Mckesson ever got through college is a mystery.

Mckesson represents the triumph of self-esteem over reality. He fancies himself a poet and an intellectual. He enjoys imitating  the vapid prose of Ta-Nehisi Coates, himself a talentless creation of a corrupt media-academic complex.

Say what you will about the Left but they take care of their own.

(photo: https://twitter.com/deray)

Voter fraud is real

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The Heritage Foundation provides a helpful pre-election reminder that voter fraud remains a problem in the United States.

“Progressives insist that voter fraud is a myth, a charade meant to justify repressive voting laws,” write Peter Tapsak and Jason Snead.

“The facts, however, tell a different story: Voter fraud is real, and if we ignore it, we leave our ballot boxes open to fraudsters who would rather steal elections than risk losing in a fair and open contest.”

Heritage maintains a database of election fraud convictions. It stands at more than 400 and growing. (Some of the entries overlap with the 54 ACORN-related election fraud convictions I documented in my book, Subversion Inc.)

A new entry in the Heritage database comes from Wisconsin.

Robert Monroe pled “no contest” to 13 counts of voter fraud, making him the most prolific duplicate voter in state history, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said.