Jan 10 12:14


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a report that he had dropped a request to confront the state’s witnesses against him in his three corruption cases.

Hadashot News reported late Wednesday that police said that during his interrogation, though Netanyahu requested a confrontation with the state’s witnesses accusing him of crimes, he later asked to first speak to his lawyers and essentially dropped the issue.

Jan 10 12:13


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to sign a waiver allowing the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's son, Gilad, to run in Likud primaries later this year, Hadashot news said on Wednesday.

Sharon is seeking to run for the Likud Party's slot for representative of the South against Moshe Katzav's brother, Lior.

Jan 10 12:10

Democrats launching ‘aggressive new focus’ investigating Steve Mnunchin’s role in Russia scandals

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be in the hot seat on Capitol Hill on Thursday as Congressional Democrats investigate President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

Mnuchin’s classified briefing is “the start of an aggressive new focus on Mnuchin by newly empowered House Democrats,” NBC News reported Wednesday.

Jan 10 12:09


Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Democratic political commentator Jonathan Harris to describe the difference between an “immoral and a moral physical barrier on our border.”

Harris quickly managed to paint himself into a corner as he attempted to justify Democratic leadership’s refusal to give President Trump money to fund a border barrier.

Jan 10 12:03

Democrats Embrace Anti-Catholic Bigotry

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” —Article VI, U.S. Constitution (emphasis added)

Pushed increasingly leftward by a cadre of new members who demand it, the Democrat Party’s animus toward organized religion is becoming impossible to hide. In one of the more ugly displays of that animus, Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) attempted to impose their own religious test on Brian Buescher, an Omaha, Nebraska, lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to sit on the U.S. District Court in that state. Both women asserted that Buescher belonged to an organization that promoted “extremist” views.

Jan 10 11:58

Trump to Media: "I'd Say 80% of You Are Possibly in Coordination with the Opposition Party"

Jan 10 10:49

Border Patrol agents prepare for presidential visit with limited manpower

Thousands of border agents are currently working without pay, even the acting Border Patrol Chief has been furloughed.

If the shut-down continues too long, then Trump folds, the damage to the Republic would be incalculable. Patriots deplorables would lose their Republic to the globalists, the Satanists.

Jan 10 10:26

Mattis: One More General For The "Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone"

Before he became lionized as the “only adult in the room” capable of standing up to President Trump, General James Mattis was quite like any other brass scoping out a lucrative second career in the defense industry. And as with other military giants parlaying their four stars into a cushy boardroom chair or executive suite, he pushed and defended a sub-par product while on both sides of the revolving door. Unfortunately for everyone involved, that contract turned out to be an expensive fraud and a potential health hazard to the troops.

According to a recent report by the Project on Government Oversight, 25 generals, nine admirals, 43 lieutenant generals, and 23 vice admirals retired to become lobbyists, board members, executives, or consultants for the defense industry between 2008 and 2018. They are part of a much larger group of 380 high-ranking government officials and congressional staff who shifted into the industry in that time.

Jan 10 10:15

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Will Exit DOJ After Mueller Submits Report, Likely Mid-to-late February…

Reports from inside the DOJ to allied resistance media announce that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will leave the DOJ once special counsel Robert Mueller (the team, not the person) submits their investigative report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Jan 10 10:11

Leaked internal documents show 36 babies died after receiving this vaccine

Just when you thought the vaccine industry couldn’t get any more depraved, they go and prove you wrong. Recently leaked, confidential documents have revealed that at least 36 infants died following the administration of an 6-in-1 vaccine manufactured by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. These tragic deaths took place over the course of just two years.

Initiative Citoyenne, a Belgium-based vaccine activism network, reports that the 1200-page document revealed thousands of adverse reactions occurred during the evaluations which took place between 2009 and 2011. While GlaxoSmithKline’s official report declares that only 14 children died during the 2-year period, Initiative Citoyenne (IC) reports that their own analysis of the data indicates a much higher death toll, closer to 36. IC reports that at least 73 children have died since the Infanrix Hexa vaccine made its debut in 2000.

Jan 10 09:48


The internet’s first successful global black market was Silk Road, a website founded by ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ the web pseudonym of Ross Ulbricht.

Currently 34 years-old, Ross is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years in federal prison as a political prisoner of the United States. At its root, his crime is that he created a place where people around the world could engage in trade with each other without the oversight of the state. It was an experiment in true privacy and voluntary association that worked so well the state shut it down and inhumanely punished Ross for thinking outside of the statist matrix.

Jan 10 09:44

AfD leader blames media smear campaign for ‘assassination attempt’ on state chairman

Magnitz was almost beaten to death by three masked thugs in the northern German city of Bremen. Police said they are treating the incident as a “politically motivated act.”

AfD leader Alice Weidel said “she is completely shocked by this abhorrent act” and partly blames the media for it. According to her the media’s smear campaign against her democratically elected party “finally beared fruit”.

Weidel says “this cowardly attack is to be completely condemned” and “this violence has reached a completely new level”.

The AfD leader also refers to a bombing attack in Döbeln, where an explosive device partly destroyed a local AfD party building.

Jan 10 09:20

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

Jan 10 09:19

Judge Rules That Scott Violated Rights Of Broward County’s Brenda Snipes

Former Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated a former state election official’s constitutional rights when he suspended and “vilified” her without first allowing her to make her own case, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Jan 10 09:04

AOC Abandons Truth in Favor of Illegal Immigration

Triggered by President Trump’s Tuesday night immigration address, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow and promptly went off the rails to defend the Left’s open borders agenda. Some of her most notable comments included these gems: “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans” and that the illegal immigrant caravan posted up at our Southern border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.” AOC also doubled down on her previous claims that President Trump is racist. Her remarks were made, somewhat ironically, after she appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to explain that truth is an acceptable casualty in the pursuit of moral superiority.

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How the heck did this person get elected?!?

Jan 10 09:03

New Documents Reveal Covert UK Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In US Politics

Until now, this Integrity Initiative domestic spy scandal has been ignored in the American media, perhaps because it has mostly involved British names. But it is clear that the influence operation has already been activated in the US. Hacked documents reveal that the Integrity Initiative is cultivating powerful allies inside the State Department, top DC think tanks, the FBI and the DHS, where it has gained access to Katharine Gorka and her husband, the fascist-linked cable news pundit Sebastian Gorka.

Jan 10 08:58

Anti-BDS Bill Defeated

Some may be happy to learn that the US Senate didn’t pass the ‘anti BDS bill’ on Tuesday. But a look at the vote reveals that America’s politicians are fully removed from the American ethos of freedom. Fifty six mostly Republican Senators, just 4 shy of the 60 needed to pass the bill, voted to enact a law contrary to the Constitutional right to Freedom of Speech as granted by the 1st amendment. The defeated bill included a provision to allow states and local governments to punish Americans who boycott Israel. This was an astonishing and nearly successful attempt to legislate crude government interference with freedom of speech in its most protected form: political speech. The fact that such a bill made it to the floor of the Senate confirms that the American political establishment is an occupied zone committed to silencing opposition to Israel and its lobby.

Jan 10 08:55

Birmingham honors Angela Davis after Israel lobby sabotages award

Angela Davis says she is “stunned” at the decision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama to revoke a human rights award it was planning to give her at a gala next month.

In a statement on Facebook, the iconic Black intellectual and activist said that the BCRI “refused my requests to reveal the substantive reasons for this action,” but that she “later learned that my long-term support of justice for Palestine was at issue.”

Jan 10 08:52

Kamala Harris Reportedly Running for President

California Senator Kamala Harris has reportedly decided to run for president, joining what many think will be a crowded 2020 Democrat field.

Though it’s only January of 2019, Harris isn’t the first high-profile Democrat to announce her intention to run for president. Massachusetts Senator and racial chameleon Elizabeth Warren announced her campaign just before the new year, getting out in front of what’s going to be a clown car of a primary.

Jan 09 15:57


A group of nine financial firms, including an admitted felon and two high-frequency trading powerhouses, announced this week that they plan to open a national stock exchange to compete head on with the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. We’ll detail those players shortly but first some necessary background to explain why this plan must never come to fruition.

Jan 09 15:49

‘Total waste of time’: Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Democrats

President Donald Trump walked out of the negotiations with congressional Democrats, declaring it a “total waste of time” after they repeated their refusal to fund any sort of wall on the border with Mexico.

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California). “I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

Jan 09 15:44

EXCLUSIVE: 'I thought I was going to be the next to die at Ed Buck's house.' Man tells DailyMailTV how Democratic donor paid him $250 and injected him with meth after 'fetish' sex sessions in white long johns - as police probe TWO black men's deaths

A man has told how he narrowly escaped death when Hillary Clinton donor Edward Buck injected him with crystal meth at his sex-toy filled apartment - where two black men have died within 18 months.

Jermaine Gagnon, 28, told DailyMailTV how Buck, 63, paid to fly him from Minnesota to Los Angeles, drugged him with a substance dissolved in Gatorade then injected him with crystal meth at his West Hollywood apartment.

And Gagnon shared pictures which show Buck, wearing white long johns, crouched over him on the mattress of a pullout bed during one of their nights together, as well as the 'toolbox' of sex toys he produced during their encounter.

Jan 09 15:42

The Vaccination Debate

Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

Jan 09 15:42

Associated Press Says Democrats Are Also Responsible for Government Shutdown

As President Trump gave his speech from the Oval Office Tuesday night, telling the country that America’s borders need protecting and the government shutdown stems from Democrats’ refusal to fund a border wall, media fact checkers had a field day.

Of course, much of the fact checking had a liberal slant, as one might expect, but the Associated Press (AP) – considered one of the most reliable mainstream news sources by many – had a tidbit many liberals might not like.

After doing some fact checking on Trump’s statements about drugs coming across the border, the need for a wall and other items, the Associated Press set its sights on Democrat claims that the federal government shutdown is entirely Trump’s fault.

Jan 09 15:17

$3.5 Trillion A Year: America’s Health Care System Has Become One Of The World’s Largest Money Making Scams

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet. At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5 trillion dollar U.S. health care market. If that sounds obscene to you, that is because it is obscene. We should want people to be attracted to the health care industry because they truly want to help people that are suffering, but instead the primary reason why people are drawn to the health care industry these days is because of the giant mountains of money that are being made. Like so many other things in our society, the health care industry is all about the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that is just wrong.

Jan 09 15:09

A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story

The list goes on and on – just as 9/11 will, so it will be interesting to see how the US Attorney, presented with evidence from so many prominent professionals will bury yet more 9/11 evidence. Don’t hold your breath though, the same questions will, no doubt, still be being asked in another 18 years time.

Jan 09 14:56

FPC Firmly Opposed to Federal Gun Control, Including Red Flag Laws

FPC calls on every member of Congress to not only oppose and vote against these and other gun control bills, but to immediately introduce and pass important legislation to protect and advance the Second Amendment rights without further delay. FPC also encourages President Trump to demand pro-Second Amendment legislation with the same fervor that he does other, far less important issues. That is the job they were elected to do, and that is the basis upon which we and American voters will measure them.

Jan 09 14:51

Mark Zuckerberg's San Francisco hospital REFUSES private health plans leaving patients with $20,000 bill for bike crash and $10,000 for a migraine

A hospital sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg penalises patients with private health coverage and charges up to $20,000 for treatment after a bike accident, it has emerged.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital - named after the Facebook founder following a $75million donation - does not accept any private health insurance plans, collecting the high charges in a bid to subsidize poorer patients.

The policy is in place despite the hospital's position as the only Level I trauma center in San Francisco, leaving patients with huge bills when they are treated in its emergency room.

Jan 09 14:47

Beware The Emergency State: Imperial, Unaccountable And Unconstitutional

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

Jan 09 14:31

Bleeding the Beast--Warren Jeffs, Colorado City and Homeland Security--Reported by Mike Watkiss

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How FEMA DHS money is misused on non vital things after the money is handed over.

Jan 09 12:29

'Every time she opens her mouth she is wrong!' Former ICE director tears into Ocasio-Cortez for claiming immigrant children died in his agency's custody as he blames DEMOCRATS for their deaths

'She needs to do her homework,' he continued. First of all, no child died in ICE custody. That was a different agency, that was the Border Patrol. And they did everything they could to save that child's life,' he said. 'That child [was] in bad shape.'

Both were referring to 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who died in custody on Christmas day after a border crossing after being held for nearly seven days.

Jan 09 12:29

Scott Adams: President Trump’s Speech, Pelosi and Schumer’s Taxidermist, CNN Mind Reading, and CO2

Our government is dysfunctional because the press is broken
Business model of the press today is different than in the past
Press today invokes “hair on fire” viewer responses
President Trump failed to persuade effectively
Schumer and Pelosi failed to persuade effectively
Everyone was arguing about the definition of a word
Don’t we need border control, even if Mexico doesn’t pay for it?
CNN’s S.E.Cupp demonstrates her mind reading powers
She knows President Trump’s secret intentions
S.E.Cupp knows what the President “really thinks”
CNN fake news making strategies
Whiteboard discussion of CNN’s fake news techniques
No evidence that CO2 makes a difference in climate change?
What is the counter argument?
Is CO2 a logarithmic factor in climate change?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083015699067359238

Jan 09 12:14

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Is 'Anti-American' For Not Letting In Every Foreigner Who Wants To Come

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday night on MSNBC that it's "wrong and anti-American" for President Trump to restrict forms of legal immigration and he's "forcing" illegal immigrants "to become undocumented" by not handing out legal status to everyone who wants to come here.

Jan 09 12:14

$3.5 Trillion A Year: Is America's Health Care System The World's Largest Money-Making Scam?

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet. At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5 trillion dollar U.S. health care market. If that sounds obscene to you, that is because it is obscene. We should want people to be attracted to the health care industry because they truly want to help people that are suffering, but instead the primary reason why people are drawn to the health care industry these days is because of the giant mountains of money that are being made. Like so many other things in our society, the health care industry is all about the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that is just wrong.

Jan 09 11:51

Mick Napier: Nation State Law Explicitly Shows the Nature of Apartheid Regime in Tel Aviv

Mick Napier, in an exclusive interview with FNA, said that by implementation of the nation state law “Israel has shot itself in the foot by labeling itself internationally as an apartheid state while gaining no particular advantage for its program of ethnic cleansing.”

According to the activist, the Great March of Return protests and Israel's brutal reaction have further diminished the “minimal support for Israel in world public opinion and have also made it more difficult for Israel supporters to defend and support Israel actions thus opening wider possibilities to build the BDS campaign.”

Jan 09 11:40

FBI-CIA Collaboration Reveals Blatant Illegitimacy of Guantánamo Trials

Earlier last month, lawyers for Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi, a Yemeni citizen who’s been detained in Guantánamo since January 16, 2002, petitioned the Supreme Court to review his case. His legal team argues that the US government lacks the authority to detain al-Alwi under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force and that indefinite detention is illegal. Previously, the district and circuit courts denied al-Alwi’s habeas petition, which is why his lawyers are going to the Supreme Court. Al-Alwi’s case is a reminder of Guantánamo’s reality: The military commissions system is a kangaroo court designed to cover-up CIA torture while dozens of men remain indefinitely detained, and it’s likely that new prisoners could be transferred to Guantánamo.

Jan 09 11:27

FLASHBACK: 7 Democrats Who Once Endorsed Border Fence, Tougher Border Security

Prominent leaders of the Democratic Party once fiercely endorsed border security, and had even voted to secure a border fence along the nation’s southern border.

These stringent calls for tougher border policy appear to have ceased since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States.

In 2006, Senate Democrats — including then-senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Biden — voted to secure a fence along the United States southern border. Check out the instances in which prominent leaders of the Democratic Party championed the border fence and stronger border security overall.

Jan 09 11:26

Pelosi and Schumer get personal and blast Trump for his 'obsession' with the wall in response to prime-time speech – calling his border barrier 'cruel' and accusing him of throwing a 'temper tantrum'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer used their allotted time following President Trump's prime-time speech to rip his 'obsession' with the border wall and castigate him for throwing a tirade.

Schumer and Pelosi, who both served in office during the shutdowns of the Clinton administration where House Republicans ended up getting most of the blame, blamed the president for a 'senseless shutdown' and called the wall 'cruel' and unnecessary.

'Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice,' said Pelosi, hitting at the president's motives from the get-go.

Jan 09 11:25

'I've got severe gout and Mueller's men are making me get up early to confess': Paul Manafort's attorneys reveal ex-Trump campaign chair, 69, is 'anxious and depressed' in solitary prison cell

Paul Manafort's attorneys pleaded for sympathy for the Trump campaign chair turned felon Tuesday in a court filing which detailed his failing health.

The document - which also inadvertently disclosed that he had passed the campaign's internal polling to an alleged Russian spy - said that the 69-year-old was suffering from physical and mental health issues and had 'little contact' with his family.

Manafort is to be sentenced first in February for the charges he was found guilty at the end of a federal trial in Alexandria, Virginia, which included money laundering and tax fraud.

He is due to be sentenced separately in federal court in Washington D.C. having pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

It was for that case that his attorneys submitted a ten-page memo which revealed his health condition.

Jan 09 11:20

Jerome Corsi threatens to take Mueller lawsuit to Supreme Court

Jan 09 11:14

Donald Trump Oval Office Address: Border Security ‘A Choice Between Right and Wrong’

President Donald Trump delivered an address to the American people from the Oval Office on Tuesday, speaking about the crisis on the Southern border.

“This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice,” Trump said in his eight-minute address, describing it as “a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.”

The president detailed the ongoing migration and illegal immigration crisis but did not declare an official State of Emergency, which would allow him to shift funding to fund border security without Congress.

Jan 09 11:13

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Border Wall: ‘Monument to Hate’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump’s border wall as a “monument to hate” and a “monument to himself.”
“The President is holding gov operations hostage so that he can build a monument to himself on the southern border that the [majority] of Americans don’t want,” she tweeted hours before Trump’s Tuesday evening Oval Office address.

When Toure later asked if the wall is “a monument to Trump or a monument to hate,” she responded, “Same difference.”

Jan 09 11:09

Supreme Court Allows Contempt Citation Against Foreign Company in Mueller Probe

An unidentified company owned by a foreign government is facing a court-imposed fine of $50,000 a day for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The company had sought to get the Supreme Court involved in the dispute, after lower courts had ruled against it. All the documents in the case were filed under seal, but the court’s docket reflects the filings and the Supreme Court order.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit had in December upheld the issuance of the subpoena and a contempt order issued by a district court judge when the company failed to comply. The panel’s opinion on Tuesday elaborated on its reasons for ruling against the company, rejecting its arguments that it was protected by a federal law that generally protects foreign governments from lawsuits in the United States.

Jan 09 10:55

How Billionaire Tom Steyer’s $123 Million Helped Democrats In The Midterms

Ever since Donald Trump entered the White House, California billionaire Tom Steyer has been at the forefront of the resistance. From buying “Need To Impeach” billboards in Times Square to strategically mobilizing get-out-the-vote efforts, Steyer has poured $123 million into politics in the last year. One of his goals was to ensure that the widely anticipated “Blue Wave”—in which Democrats would flip Congress—would happen.

While Democrat gains were significant, it looks like the Blue Wave was more a Blue Ripple: Democrats flipped the House, but Republicans added numbers to their ranks in the Senate. This raises the question: Was Tom Steyer’s hefty contribution money well spent?

Jan 09 10:50

Mueller witness on 'scrubbing' computer & Roger Stone weaselgate

In a new interview with Ari Melber, Mueller witness and target Jerome Corsi dishes on a new lawsuit he has filed against Mueller, after publicly rejecting a plea deal from the Mueller team. Melber questions Corsi on why he deleted email from before October 2016, to which Corsi responds he really liked his “17 inch laptop” and it was “dying and needed new space”. Corsi also responds to questions about Roger Stone, who recently alleged Corsi was “working with Mueller to sandbag him on a fabricated charge”. Corsi says he doesn’t want to “fight with Roger” and that Stone is “entitled to his own perceptions”.

Jan 09 10:37

Full Transcripts: Trump’s Speech on Immigration and the Democratic Response

President Trump delivered an address to the nation on Tuesday night from the Oval Office to make a broad-based public push for border wall funding.

After his speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leaders, delivered a response from Capitol Hill.

The following are transcripts of both Mr. Trump’s speech and the Democratic rebuttal, as prepared by The New York Times.

Jan 09 10:22

Guardian: Meet Dr Miriam Adelson: the record-breaking Republican donor driving Trump’s Israel policy

When Dr Miriam Adelson was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s top civilian honor, by Donald Trump in November, the public response ranged from disdainful to “who?” Her husband, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is widely known for his record donations to Republican causes, as well as passionate support for conservative Israeli interests. Many news articles about the award described Miriam solely as his wife.

But Miriam’s influence has been deeper than many credit, although she appears to have been perfectly comfortable remaining in her 85-year-old husband’s shadow until recently.

Jan 09 10:22

Democrats block vote on S.1 (bill for Israel) to protest inaction on government shutdown

Republicans failed to advance a bill for Israel to a vote when most Democrats voted against the move to protest what they complained was Republicans’ inaction on bills to fund the government. The vote was 56-44 against “cloture,” moving a bill to a quick vote, which requires a three-fifths vote in favor of it.

The bill, S.1, would give Israel billions of dollars, work to undermine BDS, and take additional pro-Israel measures.

View a video of the Senate session and read the transcript here.

Jan 09 10:21

Oppose Senate bill S.1 – would give Israel $38 billion, combat BDS, & more

The latest news is that Democrats may try to prevent today’s action on the bill (over concerns over the government shutdown), so phoning & emailing could help block the bill!

This composite bill, the first Senate bill of 2019, would give Israel billions of dollars and would work, in its own words, to “combat BDS.” The fraudulent title is “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.”

For more information on the bill and its four components see my recent article on S.1.

The first component of the bill gives Israel the largest military aid package in U.S. history – see our previous report on the $38 billion to Israel package, and how it goes far beyond the Obama MOU.

Go here for more information on how the bill’s “combatting BDS” component violates the First Amendment right to free speech.

The bill is scheduled to be taken up at 3 EST, at which time the proceedings can be viewed here.