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Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 10/18/17

Read and comment on today’s letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


Media Watch

NETS FORGET OBAMA ADMIN CHAMPIONED BERGDAHL AS A ‘HERO’ COMING HOME

In a military courtroom in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces up to life in prison. Back in 2014, President Obama traded five dangerous terrorists to get Bergdahl back. And in a flawed political calculation, the administration championed him as a ‘hero.’ But considering the massive blowback that followed the ill-advised move, the Big Three Networks omitted that from their Monday evening reports.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


NYT EDITOR TRASHING ‘IDIOT’ TRUMP AND ‘F***ING HORRIBLE’ PENCE

The latest video from James O’Keefe captures a New York Times editor secretly trashing the “idiot” Donald Trump and the “fucking horrible” Mike Pence. In undercover footage released by Project Veritas on Tuesday, NYT homepage editor Des Shoe conceded, "The New York Times is not...I mean, it’s widely understood to be liberal-leaning. But, American newspapers are not supposed to claim a bias, they’re supposed to be objective."

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


News of the Day

WHAT’S-HIS-NAME BLASTS ‘HALF-BAKED, SPURIOUS NATIONALISM’ IN EMOTIONAL SPEECH

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States in an emotional speech Monday night after receiving the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Hill--


ISIS ‘CAPITAL’ FALLS

US-backed militias have completely taken Isis’ de facto capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday, in a major symbolic blow to the jihadist group.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--UK Independent--


MRS. BILL CLINTON’S ‘FALLING’ CLAIM PANNED BY MANY

Hillary Clinton rarely wears high heels. She says she doesn’t drink coffee. And at nearly 70 years old, she hasn’t been known to run.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


FOUNDERS OF FIRM BEHIND ‘TRUMP DOSSIER’ SAY NO TO NUNES SUBPOENA

The founders of the Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that produced the unsubstantiated dossier on President Donald Trump and alleged ties to Russia, say they will not honor a subpoena submitted by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


NEW FBI DOCUMENTS FURTHER PROVE COMEY PLANNED TO EXONERATE HILLARY BEFORE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETE

Analysis by Katie Pavlich

The FBI records vault released a series of draft statements Monday afternoon authored by former FBI Director James Comey. The drafts are about the conclusion of the criminal investigation into former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to host and transmit top secret information.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


KEY SENATORS REVEAL OUTLINE OF HEALTH INSURANCE DEAL

Two leading senators said Tuesday they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan agreement to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Both said in separate interviews that they still have unresolved issues but expressed optimism that a compromise was near.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


STATS UNDERSCORE TRUMP-MCCONNELL’S ISSUE WITH OBSTRUCTION OF DEMS

Numbers tell a compelling story that underscore the historic obstruction of Senate Democrats and their assault on President Donald Trump’s nominations.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


FBI UNCOVERED RUSSIAN BRIBERY PLOT BEFORE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION APPROVED CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR DEAL WITH MOSCOW

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Hill--


ABORTIONIST CAUGHT WITH ABORTED BABY PARTS IN HIS CAR PLEADS ‘NO CONTEST’

Michigan Abortionist Michael Arthur Roth, who was caught by police with 14 containers of aborted baby remains in his car, has entered a plea of “No Contest” to three felony counts of Larceny in a Building.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Breitbart.com--


EPA HEAD SEEKS TO AVOID SETTLEMENTS WITH ‘GREEN’ GROUPS

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive to his agency on Monday seeking to end the practice of settling lawsuits with environmental groups behind closed doors, saying the groups have had too much influence on regulation.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Yahoo! News (Reuters)--


VEGAS SURVIVOR WHO DIED SUDDENLY HAD PLANNED GROUP TO EXPOSE ‘COVER-UP’

A woman who died days after surviving the ill-fated October 1 country music festival in Las Vegas wanted to organize a survivor’s group in order to flesh out the strange event, Facebook conversations reveal.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Info Wars--


SENATE JUDICIARY OPENS PROBE INTO OBAMA-ERA RUSSIAN NUCLEAR BRIBERY CASE

The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Hill--


NHS PROVOKES FURY WITH INDEFINITE SURGERY BAN FOR SMOKERS AND OBESE

The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--UK Telegraph--


FLA. DEM LEGISLATOR RIPS TRUMP FOR COMMENT TO SOLDIER’S WIDOW

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson ripped President Donald Trump on Tuesday for telling the widow of an Army sergeant killed in an Islamic State ambush in Africa that “he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway.”

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


TRUMP DISPUTES ACCOUNT OF HIS CALL WITH FALLEN SOLDIER’S WIDOW

The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Trump “did disrespect my son” with remarks in a condolence telephone call.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Post--

Editorial Comment

Everyone signing up for military service must know that it could lead to the ultimate sacrifice. Stating that after a service member is killed isn’t being disrespectful. In my opinion, it’s the opposite.

Having said that, I’ll also say that if Trump did say what he is alleged to have said and is denying it, I would find that very disturbing. But since this is coming from a Democrat via biased media, I have little faith that the media account is accurate.

Also, the media are accusing Trump of disrespecting a Gold Star family by disputing the widow’ alleged account, but this is the same media that took Mrs. Bill Clinton’s side when family members of Benghazi victims said she told them the attack was because of a video and the administration was going to have the video-maker arrested. Mrs. Clinton accused them of lying, but she didn’t get much, if any, condemnation from the media for doing it. - BK


Tales of Political Correctness

NESTLE REMOVES CROSS FROM FOOD PACKAGING

Following the lead of a European supermarket chain, the global food and beverage giant Nestle eliminated a cross from an image of an iconic church on its packaging for a Greek yogurt product.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


TORONTO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REMOVE ‘CHIEF’ FROM JOB TITLES BECAUSE IT’S A ‘MICROAGGRESSION’

Commentary by Katherine Timpf

I’m all for sensitivity, but this? This is stupid.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


Our Brave New Schools

NOTRE DAME STUDENT LEADERS BRING BACK PREVIOUSLY BANNED PRO-LGBTQ FILM FEST TO CAMPUS

The University of Notre Dame student government recently reintroduced a once-banned pro-LGBTQ film festival to campus, prompting a mix of support, controversy and condemnation, including a petition denouncing the event with some 16,000 signatures.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The College Fix--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

SOME OF THE CONSERVATIVES SALON MISSED

Commentary by Jon Cassidy

Writers very much worth following, even if you’d rather be blinded by the left.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


JOHNNY CARSON > JIMMY KIMMEL

Commentary by Rich Lowry

The decline of American late-night television.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


A NEW FRONT IN THE WAR ON FREE SPEECH

Commentary by Bernard Goldberg

Hothouse flowers threw another hissy fit on a college campus recently. But this time it was different. This time the target in their progressive crosshairs wasn’t some conservative bogeyman whose views were deemed unacceptable and so had to be shouted down.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


US PROGRESSIVE TAX CODE FAVORS WEALTHY BY HELPING THOSE IN BIG GOV’T STATES PAY LESS

Commentary by Jarrett Stepman

As Congress works on tax reform, it is worth noting how politicians and interest groups use the code for their benefit often at the expense of others.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


ENVIRONMENTALIST POLICIES ARE EXACERBATING WILDFIRES

Commentary by Jarrett Stepman

Massive wildfires continue to rage out of control in Northern California, causing historic loss of life and billions of dollars in damage.

(Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Daily Signal--


TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER UNRAVELS OBAMACARE REDISTRIBUTION SCHEME

Commentary by Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn

American consumers know why insurance costs have gone up. The president has now done something about it.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


MOB RULE IN THE BOOK WORLD

Commentary by Kyle Smith

The editor in chief of an influential book review reveals himself as an enemy of books.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


FREE AT LAST!

Commentary by Betsy McCaughey

Free at last! Free at last! That’s the message for millions who don’t get health coverage at work and, until now, faced two dismal options: going without insurance or paying Obamacare’s soaring premiums.

(Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


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