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In October of 2016, James O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, changed the narrative of the election during a critical week when he exposed that Democratic operatives were behind the violence at Trump rallies.

Follow that success, O’Keefe vowed to target and expose the corporate media.

At 2 am this morning, O’Keefe delivered.

In Project Veritas’ latest video release, embedded above, an undercover reporter for PV is on camera with a senior producer for CNN discussing “Russia” and CNN President Jeff Zucker’s marching orders to keep the fake news story alive despite no evidence to support any truth in the story.

CNN and Zucker are acting “for the ratings” according to the producer who was caught on hidden camera.

CNN may have been tipped off to O’Keefe’s latest investigation as they preempted the story over the weekend by firing two producers over Russian fake news released by the cable news network.

O’Keefe is vowing to release more damaging files from within the walls of CNN, an organization that was formerly “the most trusted name in news.”

Watch the video above and comment below.

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Tucker Carlson, host at Fox News, spoke to Jim Devine, Democratic strategist, on Monday. The two talked about Devine’s seemingly insensitive tweet that suggested Republicans should be hunted. Devine’s tweet came just hours after the horrific shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“So, Jim Devine,” Carlson asked, “under what circumstances is it morally acceptable to use violence for political ends?”

“It’s never moral, it’s never acceptable to use violence for political ends, except perhaps in the most extreme cases, I refer you to George Washington and those guys,” Devine responded. “The fact of the matter is we do with ballots in this country what they do with bullets elsewhere. And it is not uncommon in politics that we use the language of war.”

“We talk about fierce rhetoric,” he continued, “we talk about campus crusades, and so on. You were on a television program, and I don’t know what your body count was, when you were on “Crossfire,” I assume that there were no real casualties there.”

“Oh stop, oh stop, you know what,” Carlson interrupted, “I want to have a reasonable conversation. I don’t want to demagogue this, but in the hours after five people were shot, including the House majority whip, you sent out a tweet that said, ‘hunt Republicans,’ I mean it was clearly a reference to the assassination attempt against congressman [Steve] Scalise. It’s hard to imagine how you could justify writing something like that.”

“In the immediate aftermath of the shooting at the Sandy Hook School,” Devine answered, “we heard people say, ‘This is not the time to talk about gun violence,’ we heard lots of things follow this.”

“But that’s not what you were saying,” Carlson interrupted. “You were encouraging gun violence.”

“Absolutely not, I never encouraged gun violence,” Devine said, showing a sign that read “liberal hunting permit,” intended to portray an example of extremist rhetoric on the right.

“I’m just saying is that for too long, Republicans in this country have failed to distinguish the differences between politics and war,” Devine continued. “And a lot of Democrats have failed to see the similarities. You guys either have to tone down the rhetoric, or we have to step up.”

“Sarah Palin put the crosshairs on Congress,” he added. “I’m just saying hunt Republicans instead of Democrats.”

Carlson then asked Devine if an individual who did what he did should be permitted to carry a gun. Devine insisted that he was only using a metaphorical term and he didn’t mean to actually support violence.

“My point is, Tucker, very simply,” Devine said, “that when you put up obstacles to people voting, when you secretly plot to, in the Senate, to repeal health care that’s keeping 50,000 Americans alive, and you’re otherwise erecting barriers to the democratic process where we have elections where the people that get the most votes don’t win, then what happens is, that is tyrannical government.”

“You know what,” Carlson concluded, ending the segment, “you’re an unbalanced person, and I have to say, it’s distressing that more Democrats haven’t disavowed you.”

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South Carolina Republican, Rep. Mark Sanford, on Thursday morning, stated that President Trump is “partially to blame” for the motivation behind the horrific attack on Republican Congressmen during baseball practice in Virginia, Wednesday morning.

“I would argue that the president is at least in partially — not in any way totally — but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed,” Sanford said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[N]ot with what happened yesterday, but the fact that you’ve got the top guy saying, ‘Well, I wish I could hit you in the face. And if not, why don’t you and I’ll pay your legal fees.’ That’s bizarre — we ought to call it as such.”

According to Sanford, Washington D.C.’s atmosphere is “surreal.” He further indicated that it would be better for the Congress to do some soul-searching before taking any more steps.

“We’re at an inflection point,” Sanford said. “[I] think we have to watch out as a society because, if we don’t watch out, civility is indeed a part of civilized government and an open political system.

“If you let these forces play out, I think we end up at a very, very bad spot,” he continued. “I think what happened yesterday was symptomatic of it.”

Additionally, the lawmaker from South Carolina asked politicians from both parties to unite and try to stop hurling dirt at each other.

Following the attack on Wednesday, in which House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot at the hip, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed members of the Congress, saying, “We are united in our shock. We are united in our anguish. And an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

Practicing baseball at another location, House Democrats stopped and started praying for their colleagues on the other side of the aisle, shortly after news of the attack spread.

According to the hospital where he is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Scalise is in serious condition. The hospital staff says Scalise has already received “multiple units of blood transfusion” and “will require additional operations.”

The attack on the GOP baseball practice injured five including two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, a congressional staffer for Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams, Zack Barth, and a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, Matt Mika.

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Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce was forced to apologize, after she had described an autistic child as a “snowflake” in need of a “safe space.”

During a speech honoring military families at the White House for National Military Spouse Appreciation day, Vice President Mike Pence’s hand accidentally struck a child, upon which the child expressed that Pence owed him an apology.

Michael, a 10-year-old autistic child was documented in a video that went viral last week, insisting on getting an apology.

However, what helped this story reach fame, was when Bruce mocked the autistic child during a segment that aired on Fox News on Friday. Bruce, in response to the autistic child’s plea for an apology stated, “I guess we’re giving birth to snowflakes now, because that looked like that kid needed a safe space in that room,” and claimed that the child “pretty much stalked the vice president afterwards.”

“The fabric on his sleeve touched his nose maybe,” Bruce said. “He stalks the vice president, says, ‘you owe me an apology.’”

On Monday, the autistic child’s mother, Dr. Ingrid Herrera-Ye appeared on CNN’s “The Lead With Jake Tapper” to denounce Bruce’s comments about her son.

“Michael is 10 years old,” Herrera-Yee said. “He is on the autism spectrum. He’s a military child. And he loves the White House.”

“I was devastated when I saw what they were saying … People who — they didn’t even know his age,” Herrera-Yee added.

“They didn’t know who he was, but really taking out of context a really innocent interchange between the vice president and my son.”

Following Herrera-Yee, Bruce made a public apology on “America’s Newsroom.”

Bruce said, “First of all, I am so sorry to the family. My intention was never to hurt a kid and his mom. We had absolutely no idea that Michael was on the autism spectrum. And as a gay woman and feminist, I have spent most of my adult life working to improve the lives of women and children and those who are disenfranchised. I get it and I apologize. I also appreciated the boy’s mother — Dr. Herrera-Yee’s — public comments, and her clarity on this. A main lesson here, no matter intent, is to leave kids out of our political discussions. We certainly agree on this.”

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What do Battletoads, Double Dragon, citizen journalists and a Texas politics have in common?

Byron Cook.

Cook is a Texas State Representative representing a few small towns in Central Texas, including Anderson, Texas.

Last month, Cook who was chairing a committee hearing had mother and citizen journalist Amy Hedtke forcibly removed from the hearing – dragged down the hallway like a overbooked passenger on United Airlines.

The Texas state constitution permits public access and filming of government meetings. Cook chose to violate the law by having Amy Hedtke removed.

Cook is serving as a Republican but stands with Democrats in support of sanctuary cities and even proposed giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in Texas.

Byron Cook appears to be a fan of political games which may come as his background as the publisher of the 1980’s video games Double Dragon and Battletoads.

Like the opening scene from Double Dragon where the woman in the red dressed was punched in the gut and carried away, Amy Hedtke (also clad in a bright red dressed) was dragged out under the orders of Byron Cook.

Enter James O’Keefe to save the day.

O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, saw the incident on YouTube and took a flight down to Texas to investigate the matter.

Upon his arrival, O’Keefe proved the nature of Cook as he was also forced to leave the representative’s office while Texas law enforcement was called in to intimidate the leader of Project Veritas.

Watch the story unfold in the video above and comment below.

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Comedian Bill Maher reprimanded Democrats for losing the election and made fun of Hillary Clinton’s lack of popularity. He made the remarks during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN on Tuesday.

According to Maher, the Democratic Party leadership failed to “go where the energy is in the party. Hillary is a lovely lady, but she couldn’t fill the function room at the Olive Garden, and there was a 74-year-old man who was getting crowds of 20,000 young people to come see him.”

“Rallies matter,” he said. “Trump proved that. It shows something about what people want.”

“Uh, she was not a great candidate.” he added. “I think she acknowledges that herself. Having said that, what I’m going to talk about at the end of my show on Friday night is the fact that those people who said, ‘well, she was the lesser of two evils’ and, ‘a pox on both their houses,’ now we have a hundred days of empirical evidence what a Trump presidency looks like.”

“They should be ashamed of themselves, and for the future, we should note this,” he concluded. “That you were wrong about Hillary just being the lesser of two evils. That’s the first step to winning another election for the Democrats.”

In a recent interview regarding the failures of her campaign, Clinton took “absolute personal responsibility.” However, she said that Wikileaks, FBI Director Comey, the media, and misogyny were also to blame. This provoked mockery, including that of tapper at the start of his CNN show.

Tapper also asked Maher if he agreed with Clinton’s excuses regarding her electoral loss. “I don’t think she’s wrong. I don’t know why she needs to be coming back,” he explained. “She had her turn, and it didn’t work out.”

“Having said that, she’s right, about the letter,” he said, referring to the letter from FBI Director Comey about investigating Clinton. “I don’t understand why Director Comey didn’t release both. You know he seemed to be in a tough place, I get it. He had to say something, he thought, eleven days before the election. Why not say that, and also mention the stuff about Russia with Donald Trump. That seemed to be, to me, the fair way to handle it.”

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Jesse Watters, Fox News host, announced late on Wednesday that he is taking a sudden vacation from his show, “The Five” after receiving harsh criticism for his sexually charged remarks about Ivanka Trump.

“I’m going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I’m not going to be here tomorrow,” Watters said during his show, according to reports. “I’ll be back on Monday, so don’t miss me too much.”

His sudden departure comes only three days after his show was moved into the prime-time slot. Brian Stelter of CNN noted that Watters will miss two days of his first week in prime time and his weekend show too.

During his show on Tuesday night, Watters commented on the way President Donald Trump’s daughter held the microphone while talking about women’s rights at a panel discussion in Germany.

“It’s funny. The left says they really respect women and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that they boo and hiss … so I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters said.

Watters made a gesture with his hand tilted toward his mouth as he made the comment and then also gave a smirk to his co-hosts.

The very next morning however, Watters justified that his remarks were not, in any way, meant to be sexual.

“During the break, we were commenting on Ivanka’s voice and how it was low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ,” he said. “This was in no way a joke about anything else.”

Watters’ comments come in the wake of Fox News’ severing of ties with Chairman Roger Ailes and former host Bill O’Reilly over a series of sexual harassment allegations.

The TV cable network fired O’Reilly last week.

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Bill Nye, well known for his 1990’s science kid’s show and someone that went on to become an outspoken advocate on “climate change,” accused CNN of a “disservice” to its audience on Saturday, by having a real scientist on their network to discuss climate change.

The CNN “New Day Saturday” panel, which featured Nye and William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University, become very heated after Happer claimed that the climate change that Nye talks about is in fact a “myth.”

Happer, who has previously advised President Donald Trump on climate issues, said “There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant, but you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of us emits about two pounds of carbon dioxide a day, so are we polluting the planet?”

“Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, and it’s something that plants love. They grow better with more carbon dioxide, and you can see the greening of the earth already from the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” he explained.

Nye struck back by saying that Happer did not quite understand the “rate,” or speed at which carbon dioxide is entering the atmosphere. He then went on and accused CNN for not having enough climate change alarmists on their network.

“And I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye said.

Upon being asked as to whether he is skeptic, Happer explained that climate change alarmism is built on a dishonest foundation.

“Let me point out that science is not like passing a law,” he said. “You don’t have a vote to say how many are for the law of gravity and how many are against — it’s based on observations. And if you observe what’s happening to, for example, the temperature, the temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. It’s much, much less — factors of two or three less. So the whole basis for the alarmism is not true, it’s based on flawed computer modeling.”

Nye, who on the other hand is not a real scientist responded to Happer stating, “That’s completely wrong,” & that “He’s cherry picking a certain model. The heat ended up in the ocean. This is not controversial in mainstream science, everybody.”

Proceeding with the interview, Happer said that the Trump administration should pull out of the 2016 Paris Agreement, a global agreement made last year on greenhouse gas emissions. Happer went on and compared the agreement to former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasements of Germany dictator Adolf Hitler in 1938, known as the Munich Agreement.

“It is an appropriate comparison because it was a treaty that was not going to do any good,” Happer explained. “This treaty also will not do any good. Anyone who looks at the results of doing what the treaty says can see that the effect on the earth’s climate is — even if you take the alarmist computer models trivial — it will not make any difference and yet it will cause enormous harm to many people.”

This heated exchange came on “Earth Day 2017,” the very same day that people all across the world were marching in support of science.

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A new report that alleges Bill O’Reilly paid five women claiming to be sexually harassed by him, was published on Saturday. O’Reilly’s news show, ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ is the most-watched news program in the US and despite the allegations, Fox News Channel has reportedly decided to renew O’Reilly’s contract.

After an investigation by the New York Times, the publication reported that it had found at least five women who claimed to have been victims of sexual harassment by O’Reilly. According to the New York Times, the amount paid out to these women, in exchange for their silence and an agreement to not pursue litigation, totaled to around $13 million.

While denying the claims of sexual harassment, O’Reilly admitted that he has on occasions “put to rest any controversies” in order to protect his family, in a statement on his website.

“Just like other prominent and controversial people, I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity. In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline.

But most importantly, I’m a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way. And so I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children.

The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer, the Fox News Channel. Those of us in the arena are constantly at risk, as are our families and children. My primary efforts will continue to be to put forth an honest TV program and to protect those close to me.”

By Saturday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported that O’Reilly’s contract, which was set to expire by the end of 2017, was recently renewed. The Wall Street Journal and Fox News Channel are owned by the same company, 21st Century Fox.

For over a decade, “The O’Reilly Factor” has been the most-watched news show. Recent data published by TVNewser shows that O’Reilly’s 8 PM show on last Thursday garnered about 3.27 million views, beating CNN’s “AC360” which attracted around 2 million views.

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Since Donald Trump took his escalator ride to announce his candidacy for President of the United States, the media has been accurate with at least one fact: Trump is a populist.

The concept is great. A leader who looks out for the “ordinary” folks is a leader we could all get behind right?

Eh, not so fast.

Who speaks for the “ordinary” people? More importantly who would a populist President be listening to as the voice of everyday Americans?

How many regular Joe’s have been sitting around that White House conference room table and have they been more than a PR moment for the cameras?

I think you see the point.

The White House has been filled with political strategists and their politicians.

The only Washington outsiders that have the President’s ear are his own daughter and her husband, who sadly have a long history of supporting liberal causes and politicians.

While President Trump may sincerely think he’s looking out for the interests of working class Americans, it would appear that he as lost access to “the little people” who elected him.

Instead, he is being told what the will of the people is through the filter of Paul Ryan, Fox News and his closest, and closeted advisors.

Trump’s support of the American Health Care Act is the primary indicator of what’s going on within his mind.

If you tack on Trump’s wading into Identity Politics at the urging of his daughter and former campaign manager, the picture becomes much more clear:

Trump is a man who wants to make good on his word and is sincere in his desire to serve the interests of all Americans.

The President’s weakness comes from his lack of an ideological foundation. Politically, Trump, while a patriot, has no idea who he is . . .

. . . and that’s where the vultures start picking.

That’s also the fatal flaw of governing by popular opinion – which is nothing new.

Since Ronald Reagan boldly stood behind the podium to nominate Barry GoldWater in 1964, Republicans have been attempting to maintain power through populist compromise rather than standing by principle.

Without principles, you’ll stand for anything . . . and you’ll stand for nothing.

In a modern age where popular interests can be so easily faked and manipulated, the flaw of populist governance without solid principles becomes wildly dangerous to those who are governed.

An industry that wants to influence public policy only has to spend a few million bucks on a Twitter campaign and, voila, a strategist whispers into the President’s ear with a slithering voice, “Misssster Presssident, the people have sssspoken . . .”

You can be rest assured that similar manipulations are occurring each day.

For President Trump to publicly denounce the Freedom Caucus, Freedom Works and the venerable Heritage Foundation (that worked with President Reagan to break the back of the Evil Empire), he is clearly listening to the wrong people.

While the above sounds dire, all is not lost.

For the first time in my career in the world of politics, the people who fervently supported a candidate have not become parrots who will say and do anything that they’re told.

The reaction of Trump supporters when the American Health Care Act came to light, was heartwarming. It was motivating.

For a Trump supporter to stand their ground against RyanCare and President Trump proves that, while Trump may have never built his ideological foundation, his supporters have beliefs built on an unshakable bedrock of granite.

With that and some effort, America can be made great again.

For those who truly know and love Liberty, this is our “rendezvous with destiny.”  Are you in?

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