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Peter Schweizer to Mark Levin: ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Is About Whether the Bidens ‘Are Above the Law’

Peter Schweizer told Mark Levin that this latest book is about whether Joe Biden and the Biden family are “above the law.”

S.C. Black Voters Trash Kamala Harris: ‘I Found Kamala Harris Abrasive From the Beginning’

Black voters in South Carolina on Friday criticized Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D., Calif.) now defunct presidential campaign, saying it assumed too much about the black vote and lacked “consistency.”

“I found Kamala Harris abrasive from the beginning,” one voter said on CNN’s New Day. “I thought that she assumed to have achieved the black vote, which when you assume which way my support should go, it shows that you have commodified my interest.”

Another voter lacked confidence in Harris’s leadership, insisting that “if you can’t lead your campaign team, you may not be able to lead the country.” Others criticized the broader assumption that black voters prefer black candidates—as one voter put it, “it’s almost like you’re saying we don’t have our own ideas and views, which we do, beyond race.”

Harris ended her campaign in December, citing a lack of funding. She dropped out following months of stories about mismanagement of her campaign and an inability to connect with Democratic voters.

Former vice president Joe Biden currently leads in the latest South Carolina primary poll, followed by businessman Tom Steyer and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.).

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Op-Ed: Women Need To Stop Blaming Sexism for Their Failures

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren went head to head during’s Tuesday’s Democratic debate in what was perhaps the first big he-said/she-said dispute of the new year. After Warren claimed that Sanders doubted the electability of women in the 2020 presidential election, the two White House hopefuls proved to viewers that no matter who is telling…

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Democrat Candidate Deval Patrick Slams Debate Lack of Diversity

Democrat presidential candidate Deval Patrick slammed the lack of diversity among the 2020 Democratic field of candidates ahead of Tuesday night’s Democrat primary debate.

The Fallen: 15 Democrats Who Dropped Out Before a Single 2020 Vote Was Cast

One by one, 15 of the president’s fiercest critics have dropped out of the race, unable to garner support to take on the man they believe is public enemy number one.

Democrats Nervous as ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Book Looms

Top Democrats are signaling not-so-subtly that they are nervous as a forthcoming book from Peter Schweizer that will expose widespread corruption in the Democrat Party drops in just ten days.

Marianne Williamson Lasted 38 Days Longer Than Harris, 70 Days Longer Than Beto

Author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race Friday, outlasting such candidates as Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.).

Williamson, a non-factor in polling who had failed to qualify for a debate since July, announced her decision to withdraw in a letter to supporters, saying she believed “love will prevail.”

In her longshot bid for the nomination, the eclectic candidate outlasted O’Rourke—who quit Nov. 1—by 70 days. She outlasted Harris—who ended her campaign Dec. 3—by 38 days. Williamson is the 15th Democrat to drop out of the race.

Williamson has never held office, but her self-help books and lectures had a large following. She met the polling and fundraising thresholds for the first Democratic debate earlier than seasoned lawmakers like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.).

She drew attention for oddball moments during debates. She said her first call as president would be to New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern to challenge Ardern’s promise to make her country the best place in the world for a child to grow up.

“I would tell her: ‘Girlfriend, you are so on, because the United States of America is going to be the best place in the world for a child to grow up,'” Williamson said.

Williamson further set herself apart by saying the other candidates’ policy proposals were not going to be enough to defeat President Donald Trump.

“If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in the country, then I’m afraid Democrats are going to see some very dark days,” she said in July.

Williamson also drew criticism for receiving advice from an anti-vaccination attorney, and for falling for an online hoax claiming that Trump had pardoned deceased murderer Charles Manson.

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Democrats Sneak Amnesty Power to Future President in 2020 Pentagon Bill

The 2020 Pentagon spending bill contains a camouflaged provision allowing any U.S. president to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants — regardless of the shock to Americans’ wages, workplaces, and communities, says a former immigration judge.

How to Watch the Sixth Democratic Debate

We’ve got impeachment on the brain and the remaining Democratic presidential candidates probably do too. The top seven qualifying candidates will take the stage in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and there are plenty of ways to follow along. The debate — co-hosted by Politico — will be broadcast by PBS. In […]

This CNN Reporter Can’t Stop Fawning Over the Dems She Covers

Maeve Reston, CNN’s national political reporter on the 2020 beat, has performed journalism on many of the leading candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. An analysis of her campaign coverage suggests Reston’s approach to reporting on Democrats closely resembles the coverage President Donald Trump believes he ought to be receiving in light of his historically successful presidency.

Reston, who previously covered “the role of fashion in politics” for the Los Angeles Times, was writing glowing profiles of Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) long before the senator announced her (now defunct) primary campaign.

“She’s a fresh face in the capital for a party desperately searching for a new generation of leaders and has a sense of youth, glamour and charisma that inevitably — if not always accurately — harkens back to Obama’s first days on the political scene,” Reston wrote in an April 2017 article on how Harris was “tossing out the rulebook” for freshman lawmakers by placing herself “at the center of the resistance to [Trump’s] presidency.”

In October 2018, several months before Harris officially launched her presidential campaign, Reston was in Iowa gushing about the prospective candidate’s ability to woo voters.

“She’s really gotten kind of a rockstar reception,” Reston said on CNN. “Last night in Des Moines, you could really feel that electricity among about 500 people who showed up to see her.”

After Harris officially declared her candidacy, Reston joined her on the campaign trail, where she peppered the candidate with tough questions about the issues most Americans care about, such as whether she would “try on this awesome oversized rainbow sequin jacket.”

Reston also provided insightful analysis of the candidate’s facial gesticulations.

Reston was similarly effusive in her assessment of failed candidate Beto O’Rourke’s incessant apologizing.

“[His] audience, they love that he is constantly reflecting, telling people what’s in his head, I mean, that is his strength,” she said in March 2019. “They want to hear him apologize.”

Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden received the Reston treatment in an August 2019 article titled “Joe Biden hears your taunts about his age, but he’s busy running for president.” Reston described Biden, who was facing scrutiny over his old age and frequent verbal flubs, as “in the zone, relaxed and seemingly untroubled as he offered well wishers his skilled hand as they squinted in the bright sun, trying to position their iPhones for selfies with ‘Uncle Joe.'”

The next day, Biden attended a gun-control forum in Des Moines, Iowa, where he erroneously claimed (twice) to have met with the students of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., while serving as vice president. The shooting occurred in February 2018, more than a year after he left office.

“Mistakes were made,” Reston wrote of Biden’s error. “But in comparison to a 73-year-old President [Trump] who eschews exercise and seems to prefer riding around in a golf cart to walking, Biden walks at a clip that sometimes makes it difficult for the throng of reporters and cameras to keep up.”

Most recently, Reston has been covering for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), a former top-tier candidate. Following October’s primary debate, Reston declared Warren had “seized the mantle as the new front-runner in the Democratic field.” Since then, the candidate’s national poll numbers have declined significantly.

During the October debate, Warren refused on multiple occasions to say whether her Medicare for All proposal would raise taxes on middle-class families. (It would.) Reston described the noteworthy occasion as Warren “fending off attacks on … whether she is capable of a yes-or-no answer on taxes.” (She was not.)

In recent weeks, as Democratic support for government-run health care has eroded in national polling, Warren has watered down her support for an ambitious Medicare for All plan, angering some progressive activists in the process. In a CNN article published earlier this week, Reston appeared to downplay Warren’s flip-flop as a “rhetorical shift” involving “new, notable language.”

After the Washington Free Beacon published government records that appeared to contradict Warren’s oft-repeated claim that she was fired from her job as a New Jersey public school teacher because she was pregnant, Reston rushed to Warren’s defense.

“Of course it’s our job as reporters to check out every story, as we do, but you know this is so much a part of the different treatment that female candidates often get on the campaign trail,” Reston said on CNN after dismissing questions about Warren’s account as “conspiracy theories” being pushed by “right-wing media sites.”

Questions about Warren’s honesty and credibility remain, despite the mainstream media’s lack of interest. In November, the candidate said “my kids went to public school” when confronted by a school-choice activist in Atlanta. Warren’s comment was misleading at best: Her son Alex attended the elite Haverford School for boys beginning in sixth grade, the Free Beacon reported.

Here is Reston’s latest dispatch from the Warren campaign:

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Kamala Harris Doesn’t Understand How Polling Works

Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) failed to realize that news organizations do not just survey their own viewers when she used Fox News poll results to exaggerate popular support for impeachment.

The failed presidential candidate said a Fox News poll, which found that about half of voters support impeachment, demonstrated that “even viewers of Trump’s favorite network are turning on him.”

Like most major news outlets, Fox News teams up with dedicated polling firms that survey a nationally representative sample of random Americans by telephone. The poll cited by Harris sampled 1,000 registered voters and slightly over-sampled Democratic-leaning voters, 46 percent to 41 percent.

Harris’s claim would’ve been disastrous for Trump if true, given that Fox News’s viewership heavily skews Republican. But the Fox News poll showed that the president’s base mostly supports him: 84 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of conservatives, and 89 percent of Trump voters oppose impeachment.

This isn’t the first time Harris has exhibited ignorance about the polling industry. In October, she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she was a “top-tier candidate” in the 2020 Democratic primary, despite only polling at four percent.

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Media Ignore Senate Democrats Who Have Made Up Their Minds on Impeachment

The media have conveniently ignored the fact that many Senate Democrats, including most of the Senators running for the Democratic presidential nomination, declared long ago that they had made up their minds Trump was guilty.

Media Ignore Senate Democrats Who Have Made Up Their Minds on Impeachment

The media have conveniently ignored the fact that many Senate Democrats, including most of the Senators running for the Democratic presidential nomination, declared long ago that they had made up their minds Trump was guilty.

Kamala Harris Uses IG Report Hearing to Push Impeachment, Attack Barr

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) used the bulk of her time during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on FBI abuses in surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 to Attorney General William Barr and push for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

TRUANTS REJOICE: Greta Thunberg Wins ‘Person of the Year’ as Kamala Harris Flames Out

December 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most momentous months on record for the pro-truancy movement. One week after Kamala Harris, the anti-truancy former attorney general of California, ended her failed presidential campaignTIME magazine named celebrity truant and climate activist Greta Thunberg the “Person of the Year.”

“Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school,” TIME magazine explained. The renowned truant, who will turn 17 in January and is the youngest person ever to receive the once-relevant publication’s top honor, launched her career in celebrity activism at age 15.

“I am thinking: what am I missing?” Thunberg said at the time. “What am I going to learn in school? Facts don’t matter anymore, politicians aren’t listening to the scientists, so why should I learn?”

Thunberg’s teachers, and even her parents, weren’t thrilled with her decision to shirk her scholarly commitments to go on long boat rides. Nevertheless, she persisted. Thunberg continues to urge children around the world to eschew their education and “participate in the climate resistance movement.”

As Thunberg was making a name for herself as the most influential truant on the planet, then-Attorney General Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) was wrapping up her term as the top law enforcement officer in America’s most populous state. Harris, who had pledged to get “tough on truancy,” endorsed a controversial state law in 2011 that led to the arrest and prosecution of parents whose children were unaccountably absent from school.

Harris’s principled disdain for truant schoolchildren did not abate on the campaign trail. Back in October, while on a tour of small businesses in Des Moines, Iowa, Harris reportedly scolded a number of school-aged kids she encountered on the street, asking the children, “Why aren’t you in school?” She also suggested she might make prosecuting truancy a federal responsibility if elected.

If Harris managed to run a minimally competent and coherent presidential campaign, she might have been able to wield the considerable powers of the presidency in order to eradicate truancy from the face of the earth, beginning with the arrest and prosecution of Thunberg. Alas, she could not.

As a result, Thunberg’s recognition as “Person of the Year” comes at a time when she no longer has reason to fear punishment for her crimes. The remaining Democratic candidates for president have expressed no interest in bringing truants to justice. A day of reckoning may yet come for Thunberg and her fellow child scofflaws. But it is not this day.

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