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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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.

 

Call it the Urban De-development Fund: Black Lives Matter gets $100 million to set more cities on fire

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The black nationalist terrorists of Black Lives Matter are about to get a huge injection of left-wing cash to help them kill more cops and burn more businesses to the ground.

(My takedown of BLM appeared a few months ago in American Thinker.)

Underwriting this mayhem are the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy which are creating something they call the Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), a six-year pooled donor campaign that seeks to generate $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition.

The Washington Times reports:

That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, as well as grant-making from the Center for American Progress.

“The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America,” said the Borealis announcement.

In doing so, however, the foundations have aligned themselves with the staunch left-wing platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which unveiled a policy agenda shortly after the fund was announced accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state” guilty of “genocide.”

 

GOP promotes voter fraud in Colorado

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UPDATE 5:15 p.m. Eastern: The Colorado secretary of state’s office objects to this post saying it is inaccurate. Safeguards, we have safeguards, they say. Lots and lots of safeguards. Please stand by…

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. Eastern: Secretary Williams’ office will send us a statement (possibly as early as tomorrow) giving its side of the story which we will gladly post.

First the Left flipped Colorado from a solid Republican red state to solid Democrat blue.

Now the Left is opening the floodgates in the Centennial State to massive voter fraud.

On the advice of left-wing pressure groups, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams, allegedly a Republican, has decided to let anyone with a smartphone become a Colorado voter. Just text a word to Williams’ office and you’ll be given an opportunity to register to vote. (These online documents disappear eventually so I made a PDF for posterity. Read it here.)

The headline on the press release from Williams actually reads, “Hey, CO. U can now text 2 register 2 vote. LOL!

But Coloradans who want fair elections untainted by fraud won’t be LOLing (laughing out loud).

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Clinton Foundation may have been hacked

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It turns out the anticipatory bribe processing vehicle known as the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation may have been hacked.

According to Reuters,

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

So far, no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, the sources said.

One of the sources and two U.S. security officials said that like hackers who targeted the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democrats’ congressional fundraising committee, the hackers appear to have used “spear phishing” techniques to gain access to the foundation’s network.

These techniques include creating bogus emails or websites in an effort to gain access to Clinton Foundation staffers’ emails and then to the foundation itself.

Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign are reportedly concerned that any hacked emails or voice messages could provide yet more damaging evidence against the ridiculously corrupt Clinton Foundation. Such information could prove damaging to Clinton’s bid to return to the White House.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is so worried it reportedly held a meeting behind closed doors Wednesday to take stock of its cyber security practices.

Bradley effect in 2016?

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Some Donald Trump supporters are saying the fact that Hillary Clinton is ahead in virtually all national polls doesn’t mean a thing. Look at the huge crowds Trump keeps drawing to his campaign rallies and the tremendous support for him in social media, they say.

I’m not quite ready to accept that.

It reminds me of Election Day 2004 when more than a few John Kerry supporters were very confident the Democrat challenger would oust George W. Bush because he was leading exit polls. When Bush (barely) won reelection the Left suffered a mental breakdown claiming the exit polls were more reliable than the actual results.

And then there was the 2012 election where Mitt Romney seemed to be surging in the final days. He seemed (to some) to have momentum. His speeches were well-received. He sounded presidential. But in the end it was just psychological. Romney supporters wanted him to win so they convinced themselves he was winning.

On his August 8 radio show, Rush Limbaugh cautioned against reflexively rejecting poll data. “I guess what I’m saying is it’s a risk here to just throw the polls out and say they don’t matter because you end up creating a false reality for yourself that isn’t true.”

Now comes an app maker named Crazy Raccoons whose app suggests Trump will win in a landslide. (Crazy Raccoons self identifies as a “technology think tank providing simple solutions to complex problems.”)

From a USA Today report:

“Based on the stats we see, he looks strong,” says Ric Militi, co-founder of San Diego-based Crazy Raccoons, maker of the Zip question and answer app. His app poses questions and polls responses based on an average of 100,000 daily users. “I go with Trump, based on what we see.”

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How can Zip’s results be so different?

“We’re not a poll. We’re a conversation, and 100% anonymous,” Militi says. “People feel comfortable answering questions without fear of being bullied or being called a racist. People can express themselves safely, and you get a pure answer.”

Does this mean this year’s election will be subject to some kind of “Bradley effect”?

And what is the Bradley effect, you may ask.

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