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NoMoRedJ

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Trudeau’s SURPRISING new take on Trump…


Despite being just 2 weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has accomplished many of the campaign promises he made to the American people. What has become increasingly clear is President Trump doesn’t plan to waste any time, taking few breaks between rolling out new policies.

Of course, not everyone is fond of the new direction the country is taking under Trump. Aside from liberals at home, many foreign leaders have been hesitant to embrace their new peer. In the wake of Trump’s travel ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on Twitter welcoming refugees into Canada. Although not a direct shot at Trump, the message was clear. However, now it seems that Trudeau may be backing off of his harsh stance on the new president.

From Reuters:


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a low key approach to dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, seeking to avoid clashes while indirectly signaling the two leaders’ differences to a domestic audience.

Insiders acknowledge the cautious strategy could anger progressives whose support helped bring Trudeau to power in 2015 but say for now, he has no choice but to hold fire: Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to the United States and could suffer if it is targeted by Trump.

“Why poke a grizzly bear while it’s having lunch? Trump has just got into office and he is formulating his economic plans,” said one senior political source.

While Trudeau’s close friendship with former President Barack Obama was often referred to as a “bromance” and “dude-plomacy,” Canadian prime ministers have not always had close ties with U.S. presidents.

That might be wise advice, especially considering Canada’s policy of not accepting male refugees from Syria. Despite the criticism, Canada itself has realized the dangers of the current refugee system.

Trudeau’s decision to pause and give Trump a chance will be good for both countries. After all, Canada and the U.S. have been close allies for decades, and with the potential renegotiation of NAFTA, the leader is wise to at least attempt a good working relationship with President Trump.

While it is unlikely Trudeau will find as much common ground with Trump as he did with President Obama, there’s potential for the two leaders to work together on many issues. Not being publicly critical of one of your closest allies is a good first step in keeping that relationship on solid footing.


Trudeau's SURPRISING new take on Trump... - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com
 

NoMoRedJ

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CALIF SENATE LEADER: “HALF MY FAMILY HERE ILLEGALLY”



Senator claims using fake social security numbers not a problem

Clifford Cunningham | Infowars.com - FEBRUARY 6, 2017 734 Comments

Calif Senate Leader: "Half My Family Here Illegally"

The President of the California State Senate said “half his family” are in the U.S. illegally and in possession of false documents.
Kevin De Léon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, made the comment last week when he introduced a bill to designate the state of California as a “sanctuary state.”

“I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification,” he said.

De Léon expressed outrage that President Trump’s executive order would allow for the deportation of illegal immigrants who possess fraudulent documents or commit identity fraud to obtain a Social Security number during an interview the next day.

“Someone simply who received or purchased a [fraudulent] Social Security card down at McArthur Park, or elsewhere in my district would be eligible immediately for mass deportation,” he said.

During the interview, host Larry Mantle asked if De Léon believed that possession of a fraudulent Social Security card warranted deportation.

“I don’t think so … the vast majority of immigrants — hard working immigrants — have done that. I can tell you I have family members specifically who came here as undocumented immigrants, and they did the same thing,” he said. “That’s what you need to do to survive in this economy.”

De Léon represents the 24th Senate district, which encompasses the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles as well as numerous neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city of Los Angeles.

The district itself is nearly 67% Hispanic, while the community of East Los Angeles is, at 97% Hispanic, the least ethnically diverse area of Los Angeles County.


Calif Senate Leader: "Half My Family Here Illegally" » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
 

Sheik

All-Pro
The fact that this person is comfortable enough to talk about this law breaking so openly, with no fear of any consequence, it's sad.

I hope ICE rounds up his family first. He should lose his cushy job for being an accomplice to this illegal activity.
 

NoMoRedJ

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Then I see "infowars", I'm skeptical without trying to find this elsewhere.

Im skeptical of everything but also am willing to check out different sources/perspectives to see what is being reported. And in doing that look for the nuggets wherever they may be.
 

Scot

Quality Starter
And this is the shit I have to live with and deal with in California!

God I hate this fucking state
 

dbair1967

Administrator
Anyone see Nancy Pelosi trying to answer a question by a mother who lost her young son to a brutal murder at the hands of an illegal?

When I say brutal, it was awful just listening to the mother go into graphic description of the murder.

Pelosi, the ignorant bitch, thanks her for the question, offers some half assed sympathy, then was like "yeah but was he seeking refuge in a sanctuary city?".

Yeah but. I hope that bitch meets one of these people in a dark alley somewhere.
Somebody asked her last week if basically she could choose which of her grandchildren didn't matter, she couldn't answer that either
 

dbair1967

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Records: Soros Fund Execs Funded Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham in 2016 - Breitbart

Employees of a hedge fund founded by the king of the Institutional Left, billionaire and Democratic Party mega-donor George Soros, donated tens of thousands of dollars to top Republicans who fought against President Donald Trump in 2016, donation records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show.

Soros Fund Management, a former hedge fund that serves now as an investment management firm, was founded by progressive billionaire George Soros in 1969. It has risen to become one of the most profitable hedge funds in the industry. Employees of the firm are heavily involved in backing political candidates giving millions upon millions to groups that were supporting failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidency.

But more importantly, perhaps, than the unsurprising giant lump sums of cash funneled into Democratic Party and Clinton coffers is the revelation thanks to the Center for Responsive Politics that employees of the Soros firm—now run by his son Robert Soros—pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the campaigns of top anti-Trump Republicans over the course of 2016.

In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle. That does not include Super PACs or campaign committees, which saw tens of thousands of dollars more. While these numbers for Republicans pale in comparison to the millions upon millions poured into Democratic groups, causes, and candidates, it is significant that Soros executives are making a play inside the GOP. Perhaps even more significant is the type of Republican they aim to prop up: pro-amnesty, pro-open borders on trade, and generally speaking anti-Trump. A pattern emerges when looking at the policies of the Republicans that these Soros Fund Management executives support financially.

The biggest recipient of Soros-connected cash in the GOP was none other than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who repeatedly attempted to undermine Trump over the course of the election. According to the records available online, the Soros firm’s workers gave $10,800 to Ryan. Included in that are two separate May 2, 2016, donations from David Rogers, a then-employee of Soros Fund Management who lives in New York City. Rogers left the Soros Fund Management firm right around that time.

Bloomberg reported in late April 2016, just before these two separate donations to Ryan;

David Rogers and Joshua Donfeld, two portfolio managers at billionaire George Soros’s family office, are leaving the firm over disagreements with its new chief investment officer about the direction of global markets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Rogers, a protege of Soros’s former chief investment strategist Stan Druckenmiller, managed a portfolio of about $3 billion at the $28 billion Soros Fund Management, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. Rogers, 38, made his name as a commodities trader, while Donfeld, 40, focuses on stock investing, said the people, adding that both men are expected to leave the family office next month.

Another two separate donations to Ryan came from Donfeld, both on May 2, 2016 and totaling $2,700 each. In total, that adds up to $10,800—between both Rogers and Donfeld, who were working for Soros Fund Management at the time—that they gave to Paul Ryan.

Ryan’s chief spokesman, Brendan Buck, has not responded to a Breitbart News’s inquiry about the donations from the Soros firm’s employees. But Ryan’s support for open borders when it comes to immigration and trade, and his backing of so-called “criminal justice reform” legislation, is in line with Soros’ worldview—and he regularly bashed Trump over the course of the 2016 election.

But he was hardly the only anti-Trump Republican who received cash from Soros Fund Management employees over the course of 2016. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a failed presidential candidate, received $3,500 from the firm’s employees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics data. That includes a $1,500 donation from Soros Fund Management executive Scott Bessent. Bessent has since left the firm to work at a different hedge fund, but “oversaw George Soros’s $30 billion fortune for the last four years” according to an early January 2016 article in Bloomberg. The other two donations to Graham from the firm’s employees—both worth $1,000, with one on March 17, 2015, and the other on July 29, 2015—came from Alexander Cohen, an executive with Soros Fund Management.

Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop argues that since Soros himself didn’t give Graham money that this is not controversial.

“George Soros has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham,” Bishop said in an email. “George Soros Fund Management has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham. These are donations from individuals who are employed by Soros Fund Management.”

Bishop compared this to an employee for Amway or for the Trump Organization making a donation to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in 2016, something that would mean that employee–not Amway owners like the DeVos family or President Trump or his family–is the one making the donation. But Bishop does not deny that Graham did take a donation from Soros Fund Management employees.

Fellow failed presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) raked in $2,700, while other failed GOP presidential candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also received $2,700 apiece from employees of the Soros firm.

Rubio’s $2,700 donation came from the aforementioned Los Angeles-based Donfeld on Jan. 22, 2016, a few months before, as Bloomberg reported, he and Rogers left the firm. Kasich’s $2,700 donation came from Bessent on Oct. 24, 2015. Bush’s $2,700 donation came on July 24, 2015, from David Murphy of Soros Fund Management. Murphy, according to his LinkedIN page, is a current “portfolio manager” at the firm.

Kasich’s spokesman Chris Schrimpf did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Bush’s spokeswoman Kristy Campbell.

A spokesman for Rubio, Matt Wolking, vociferously defended the senator, calling this story in Breitbart News—without having read it because it wasn’t written until long after he responded to inquiries about this matter—a “fake” story since Rubio didn’t get donations directly from George Soros himself and since hedge funds as companies cannot make donations to federal candidates. Breitbart News never alleged that Rubio did get donations directly from George Soros himself, but was inquiring with Rubio’s staff if the senator had a comment on why he did take donations from an executive at George Soros’s hedge fund. That fact, that Rubio did take cash from a Soros Fund Management executive—and that that fund was founded by George Soros—is not something Wolking, on Rubio’s behalf, challenges. So what his team is doing is creating a straw man argument to falsely claim this story is “fake.”

“This story is a fake,” Wolking told Breitbart News. “Senator Rubio has never received any contribution from George Soros. And he has never received any contribution from the Soros company because, among other things, companies can’t donate to federal candidates.”

But more importantly, a Rubio spokesman did admit that the FEC filing is correct—that Rubio took a $2,700 donation from Donfeld. The Rubio spokesman argues that Donfeld donated “almost exclusively” to GOP candidates over the years—which is mostly true, as Donfeld has given to people like Ryan, Rubio, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), and 2012 GOP Ohio Senate nominee Josh Mandel, among others. But Donfeld, whom the Rubio spokesman points out and as Breitbart News mentioned earlier in this piece, left the Soros firm after making this donation to Rubio, has donated to Democrats like Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), and a failed Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona’s 9th congressional district in 2012, Andrei Cherny.

Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a failed one-time GOP presidential nominee from 2008, got $2,500 from an executive at the Soros firm, while Boehner—who resigned amid a coup from conservatives—raked in $2,600 from an executive at the Soros firm.

McCain’s $2,500 this cycle came from Donfeld of Soros Fund Management on Sept. 23, 2015. In previous cycles, McCain has taken cash directly from George Soros himself—a $1,000 donation on June 2, 1999—and from others with the firm, including a $1,000 donation from Bessent on March 13, 2000, a $2,300 donation from Soros Fund Management’s Michael Au on Dec. 27, 2007, a $1,000 donation from Duncan Hennes of Soros Fund Management on March 13, 2000, and a $2,300 donation from Soros Fund Management’s Joshua Berkowitz on Jan. 15, 2008. McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News.

Boehner’s $2,600 donation this cycle came from Bessent of Soros Fund Management on Feb. 12, 2015. The media relations department at Reynolds American, the tobacco company of which Boehner joined the board after resigning from Congress in 2015, has not responded to a request for comment on his behalf.

Now former Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), the 2016 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Nevada who lost his election after he withdrew his endorsement of Trump in the general election, also received $2,500 from an executive at Soros Fund Management, while Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)—a “Never Trump” congressman who voted for a third-party candidate because he refused to support the GOP nominee for president—received $1,000 from an executive at the Soros family firm.

Heck’s $2,500 donation on Sept. 29, 2016, came from Soros Fund Management’s Sender Cohen. According to the Israel on Campus Coalition, another organization for which Sender Cohen serves as director, he is a “Portfolio Manager, the Director of Research and member of the Management Committee at Soros Fund Management.” Heck’s spokesman from the campaign has not responded to a request for comment on Monday.

Curbelo’s $1,000 donation came on June 5, 2015, from Paul Sohn, a former executive with Soros Fund Management. Sohn had already left the firm earlier in the year, as it was reported on CNBC in January 2015 that Sohn had left Soros Fund Management after his involvement in a controversial investment. That is months before he reported on this June 2015 Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing for this Curbelo donation that his employer was Soros Fund Management. A Curbelo spokeswoman has not responded to a request for comment.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP conference chairwoman, got $1,000 from an official with Soros Fund Management. She is responsible for unleashing the independent and wildly unsuccessful general election candidate Evan McMullin—whom Trump has called “McMuffin” in jest after his failure—upon the world. McMullin, who turned out to fail fantastically on election day despite media fanfare about his candidacy, was previously a McMorris Rodgers staffer as chief policy director for nearly two years in the House GOP conference before his whimsical bid at the presidency that went nowhere and had essentially zero impact on the race. Rodgers’ $1,000 donation this cycle came from Alexander Cohen of Soros Fund Management on March 13, 2015. A spokesman for McMorris Rodgers has not responded to a request for comment on this matter.

The only few Republicans who received Soros Fund Management cash but did support Trump were Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA). Royce received $2,500 from the firm, Johnson and Grassley each received $1,000, and Donovan received $300. Johnson’s $1,000 donation came on April 15, 2016, from Alexander Cohen of Soros Fund Management, as did Grassley’s, which came on Oct. 13, 2015. Donovan’s $300 donation came from Christopher Rich of Soros Fund Management on April 20, 2015. Royce’s $2,500 donation came from Sender Cohen of Soros Fund Management on March 31, 2016. Spokespersons for Johnson, Grassley, Donovan and Royce have not responded to Breitbart News’s requests for comment.
 

NoMoRedJ

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What I’m about to reveal should be CLASSIFIED intel…
By Allen West10:38am February 7, 2017
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We’ve shared here on several occasions the “deplorable” state of readiness for our U.S. military — especially our combat aviation platforms. Just yesterday we reported on a serous concern with Special Operations parachute training. And you know the rest — our military is searching out boneyards and museums for aviation spare parts, does not have a CVBG on station in the Persian Gulf, our Warriors are having to purchase their own gear, and we’re losing combat fighter pilots, regardless of additional pay bonuses.

Now, we sadly share with you even more horrific information, about which our enemies are no doubt overjoyed.

As reported by Defense News, “The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are the tip of the spear, embodying most of the fierce striking power of the aircraft carrier strike group.

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But nearly two-thirds of the fleet’s strike fighters can’t fly — grounded because they’re either undergoing maintenance or simply waiting for parts or their turn in line on the aviation depot backlog.
Overall, more than half the Navy’s aircraft are grounded, most because there isn’t enough money to fix them. Additionally, there isn’t enough money to fix the fleet’s ships, and the backlog of ships needing work continues to grow. Overhauls — “availabilities” in Navy parlance — are being canceled or deferred, and when ships do come in they need longer to refit. Every carrier overall for at least three years has run long, and some submarines are out of service for prolonged periods, as much as four years or more. One submarine, the Boise, has lost its diving certification and can’t operate pending shipyard work. Leaders claim that if more money doesn’t become available, five more submarines will be in the same state by the end of this year.”

Our venerable U.S. Navy, a “Global Force for Good” is falling apart. And Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, what the hell was former SecNavy, Ray Mabus, doing these past years? Everyone is touting Mabus as the longest running SecNav in U.S. history — so what? All measurable criteria shows just how much he sucked at the job.
Perhaps Mabus should have been more focused on the readiness of the force instead of supporting Barack Obama’s social egalitarianism and engineering agenda. Maybe if Mabus had taken the time to push back on the progressive socialist “fairness doctrine” and concern about transgenders and other happy happy, joy joy, feel good bovine excrement we wouldn’t be in this mess.
Where was Mabus when the U.S. Sailors were put on their knees at gun point by the Iranians? Where was Mabus when the Iranian fast boats were harassing our naval vessels in the Persian Gulf? Where was Mabus when the Russians were buzzing our naval warships in the international waters of the Baltic Sea countless times in a 48-hour period?

Sure, we’ll have the yellow belly slackers of the liberal progressive left who’d rather take the position of John Kerry…thanking the Iranians for taking our Sailors hostage at gun point. You know — we don’t want to upset people and end up having to fight — that’s the Mabus progressive socialist way. The left pounds its chest because folks like Bradley Manning will go free, after certifiably endangering the lives of many due to the treasonous act of releasing over 700,000 classified documents.

We shared here the fact that Barack Obama was the first U.S. president to spend more on welfare nanny-state, dependency society programs, than on our military. And when you bring up this fact, these facts, the retort of the left is anger, and demeaning castigations…but they never refute the facts. They just do not like being faced with the truth. And the truth is Barack Obama and his henchmen degraded our military capability and capacity — but then again, we know truth to the left is like sunlight for a vampire.

Why, oh why is it that the progressive left over the past eight years was more concerned with expanding the welfare state than providing for our common defense? It’s simple. The more folks the left has dependent on them through welfare subsistence checks, the greater their electoral base.

Recently we shared here the difference in active and passive verbs when it comes to “providing for the common defense” as opposed to “promoting the general welfare.” And the anecdotal proof of their spending folly is apparent.

As a matter of fact, in his work, “The Law,” Frederic Bastiat wrote about misguided philanthropy by government as a means to economically enslave the people, and extend its control. Let’s ask ourselves a very honest question — and I’d like to believe our leftist detractors would agree — what good is it for our Republic if we have more Americans on welfare, receiving food stamps, in poverty, while we have two-thirds of our Naval aviation combat fleet grounded and can’t fly? Is this what we want as a Nation, our military grounded into ineffectiveness, but more Americans awaiting a government subsistence check, more Americans in government subsidized housing? Is this the country we want?

“The Navy can’t get money to move around service members and their families to change assignments, and about $440 million is needed to pay sailors. And the service claims 15 percent of its shore facilities are in failed condition — awaiting repair, replacement or demolition. Yet, for now, money is tight, due to several years of declining budgets mandated first by the Obama administration, then Congress, and to the chronic inability of lawmakers to provide uninterrupted funds to the military services and the government at large. Budgets have been cut despite no slackening in the demand for the fleet’s services; and the Navy, to preserve shipbuilding funds, made a conscious choice to slash maintenance and training budgets rather than eliminate ships, which take many years to build and can’t be produced promptly even when funding becomes available.”

So we cannot pay our Sailors, but hell hath no fury like a progressive socialist being told welfare benefits will be cut…even to those here illegally or using for purposes other than intended.

The whole sequestration failure has meant a cut to our operating forces and their families — but not if you’re part of the civilian defense bureaucracy. We also reported on the Pentagon-directed study that found $125 billion of wasteful civilian staff spending at the Pentagon — more than enough to make sure our Sailors are paid.

There’s no excuse for this, and further demonstrates why we need not “civilian control” of our military, but adult leadership.

Barack Obama and Ray Mabus failed the men and women of our U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Then again, Eric Fanning and Deborah Lee James did no better with my Army and the Air Force.

Ok President Trump, what next? And sir, stop keeping these doggone Obama folks as holdovers in your administration, especially in our Department of Defense.

What I’m about to reveal should be CLASSIFIED intel... - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com
 

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Records: Soros Fund Execs Funded Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham in 2016 - Breitbart

Employees of a hedge fund founded by the king of the Institutional Left, billionaire and Democratic Party mega-donor George Soros, donated tens of thousands of dollars to top Republicans who fought against President Donald Trump in 2016, donation records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show.

Soros Fund Management, a former hedge fund that serves now as an investment management firm, was founded by progressive billionaire George Soros in 1969. It has risen to become one of the most profitable hedge funds in the industry. Employees of the firm are heavily involved in backing political candidates giving millions upon millions to groups that were supporting failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidency.

But more importantly, perhaps, than the unsurprising giant lump sums of cash funneled into Democratic Party and Clinton coffers is the revelation thanks to the Center for Responsive Politics that employees of the Soros firm—now run by his son Robert Soros—pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the campaigns of top anti-Trump Republicans over the course of 2016.

In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle. That does not include Super PACs or campaign committees, which saw tens of thousands of dollars more. While these numbers for Republicans pale in comparison to the millions upon millions poured into Democratic groups, causes, and candidates, it is significant that Soros executives are making a play inside the GOP. Perhaps even more significant is the type of Republican they aim to prop up: pro-amnesty, pro-open borders on trade, and generally speaking anti-Trump. A pattern emerges when looking at the policies of the Republicans that these Soros Fund Management executives support financially.

The biggest recipient of Soros-connected cash in the GOP was none other than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who repeatedly attempted to undermine Trump over the course of the election. According to the records available online, the Soros firm’s workers gave $10,800 to Ryan. Included in that are two separate May 2, 2016, donations from David Rogers, a then-employee of Soros Fund Management who lives in New York City. Rogers left the Soros Fund Management firm right around that time.

Bloomberg reported in late April 2016, just before these two separate donations to Ryan;

David Rogers and Joshua Donfeld, two portfolio managers at billionaire George Soros’s family office, are leaving the firm over disagreements with its new chief investment officer about the direction of global markets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Rogers, a protege of Soros’s former chief investment strategist Stan Druckenmiller, managed a portfolio of about $3 billion at the $28 billion Soros Fund Management, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. Rogers, 38, made his name as a commodities trader, while Donfeld, 40, focuses on stock investing, said the people, adding that both men are expected to leave the family office next month.

Another two separate donations to Ryan came from Donfeld, both on May 2, 2016 and totaling $2,700 each. In total, that adds up to $10,800—between both Rogers and Donfeld, who were working for Soros Fund Management at the time—that they gave to Paul Ryan.

Ryan’s chief spokesman, Brendan Buck, has not responded to a Breitbart News’s inquiry about the donations from the Soros firm’s employees. But Ryan’s support for open borders when it comes to immigration and trade, and his backing of so-called “criminal justice reform” legislation, is in line with Soros’ worldview—and he regularly bashed Trump over the course of the 2016 election.

But he was hardly the only anti-Trump Republican who received cash from Soros Fund Management employees over the course of 2016. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a failed presidential candidate, received $3,500 from the firm’s employees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics data. That includes a $1,500 donation from Soros Fund Management executive Scott Bessent. Bessent has since left the firm to work at a different hedge fund, but “oversaw George Soros’s $30 billion fortune for the last four years” according to an early January 2016 article in Bloomberg. The other two donations to Graham from the firm’s employees—both worth $1,000, with one on March 17, 2015, and the other on July 29, 2015—came from Alexander Cohen, an executive with Soros Fund Management.

Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop argues that since Soros himself didn’t give Graham money that this is not controversial.

“George Soros has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham,” Bishop said in an email. “George Soros Fund Management has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham. These are donations from individuals who are employed by Soros Fund Management.”

Bishop compared this to an employee for Amway or for the Trump Organization making a donation to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in 2016, something that would mean that employee–not Amway owners like the DeVos family or President Trump or his family–is the one making the donation. But Bishop does not deny that Graham did take a donation from Soros Fund Management employees.

Fellow failed presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) raked in $2,700, while other failed GOP presidential candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also received $2,700 apiece from employees of the Soros firm.

Rubio’s $2,700 donation came from the aforementioned Los Angeles-based Donfeld on Jan. 22, 2016, a few months before, as Bloomberg reported, he and Rogers left the firm. Kasich’s $2,700 donation came from Bessent on Oct. 24, 2015. Bush’s $2,700 donation came on July 24, 2015, from David Murphy of Soros Fund Management. Murphy, according to his LinkedIN page, is a current “portfolio manager” at the firm.

Kasich’s spokesman Chris Schrimpf did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Bush’s spokeswoman Kristy Campbell.

A spokesman for Rubio, Matt Wolking, vociferously defended the senator, calling this story in Breitbart News—without having read it because it wasn’t written until long after he responded to inquiries about this matter—a “fake” story since Rubio didn’t get donations directly from George Soros himself and since hedge funds as companies cannot make donations to federal candidates. Breitbart News never alleged that Rubio did get donations directly from George Soros himself, but was inquiring with Rubio’s staff if the senator had a comment on why he did take donations from an executive at George Soros’s hedge fund. That fact, that Rubio did take cash from a Soros Fund Management executive—and that that fund was founded by George Soros—is not something Wolking, on Rubio’s behalf, challenges. So what his team is doing is creating a straw man argument to falsely claim this story is “fake.”

“This story is a fake,” Wolking told Breitbart News. “Senator Rubio has never received any contribution from George Soros. And he has never received any contribution from the Soros company because, among other things, companies can’t donate to federal candidates.”

But more importantly, a Rubio spokesman did admit that the FEC filing is correct—that Rubio took a $2,700 donation from Donfeld. The Rubio spokesman argues that Donfeld donated “almost exclusively” to GOP candidates over the years—which is mostly true, as Donfeld has given to people like Ryan, Rubio, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), and 2012 GOP Ohio Senate nominee Josh Mandel, among others. But Donfeld, whom the Rubio spokesman points out and as Breitbart News mentioned earlier in this piece, left the Soros firm after making this donation to Rubio, has donated to Democrats like Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), and a failed Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona’s 9th congressional district in 2012, Andrei Cherny.

Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a failed one-time GOP presidential nominee from 2008, got $2,500 from an executive at the Soros firm, while Boehner—who resigned amid a coup from conservatives—raked in $2,600 from an executive at the Soros firm.

McCain’s $2,500 this cycle came from Donfeld of Soros Fund Management on Sept. 23, 2015. In previous cycles, McCain has taken cash directly from George Soros himself—a $1,000 donation on June 2, 1999—and from others with the firm, including a $1,000 donation from Bessent on March 13, 2000, a $2,300 donation from Soros Fund Management’s Michael Au on Dec. 27, 2007, a $1,000 donation from Duncan Hennes of Soros Fund Management on March 13, 2000, and a $2,300 donation from Soros Fund Management’s Joshua Berkowitz on Jan. 15, 2008. McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News.

Boehner’s $2,600 donation this cycle came from Bessent of Soros Fund Management on Feb. 12, 2015. The media relations department at Reynolds American, the tobacco company of which Boehner joined the board after resigning from Congress in 2015, has not responded to a request for comment on his behalf.

Now former Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), the 2016 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Nevada who lost his election after he withdrew his endorsement of Trump in the general election, also received $2,500 from an executive at Soros Fund Management, while Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)—a “Never Trump” congressman who voted for a third-party candidate because he refused to support the GOP nominee for president—received $1,000 from an executive at the Soros family firm.

Heck’s $2,500 donation on Sept. 29, 2016, came from Soros Fund Management’s Sender Cohen. According to the Israel on Campus Coalition, another organization for which Sender Cohen serves as director, he is a “Portfolio Manager, the Director of Research and member of the Management Committee at Soros Fund Management.” Heck’s spokesman from the campaign has not responded to a request for comment on Monday.

Curbelo’s $1,000 donation came on June 5, 2015, from Paul Sohn, a former executive with Soros Fund Management. Sohn had already left the firm earlier in the year, as it was reported on CNBC in January 2015 that Sohn had left Soros Fund Management after his involvement in a controversial investment. That is months before he reported on this June 2015 Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing for this Curbelo donation that his employer was Soros Fund Management. A Curbelo spokeswoman has not responded to a request for comment.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP conference chairwoman, got $1,000 from an official with Soros Fund Management. She is responsible for unleashing the independent and wildly unsuccessful general election candidate Evan McMullin—whom Trump has called “McMuffin” in jest after his failure—upon the world. McMullin, who turned out to fail fantastically on election day despite media fanfare about his candidacy, was previously a McMorris Rodgers staffer as chief policy director for nearly two years in the House GOP conference before his whimsical bid at the presidency that went nowhere and had essentially zero impact on the race. Rodgers’ $1,000 donation this cycle came from Alexander Cohen of Soros Fund Management on March 13, 2015. A spokesman for McMorris Rodgers has not responded to a request for comment on this matter.

The only few Republicans who received Soros Fund Management cash but did support Trump were Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA). Royce received $2,500 from the firm, Johnson and Grassley each received $1,000, and Donovan received $300. Johnson’s $1,000 donation came on April 15, 2016, from Alexander Cohen of Soros Fund Management, as did Grassley’s, which came on Oct. 13, 2015. Donovan’s $300 donation came from Christopher Rich of Soros Fund Management on April 20, 2015. Royce’s $2,500 donation came from Sender Cohen of Soros Fund Management on March 31, 2016. Spokespersons for Johnson, Grassley, Donovan and Royce have not responded to Breitbart News’s requests for comment.
Same group of guys that were propping up the Russia Bullshit
 

NoMoRedJ

UDFA
TRUTH about anti-Trump airport protests confirm our WORST fears

You know that saying about things that seem too good to be true? Typically, they are.

In the wake of President Trump’s travel ban on seven terror-prone countries, protests broke out across the nation’s airports.

Of course, the liberal media was out in force to cover them. After all, there’s nothing better than spontaneous rage directed at the president you so desperately didn’t want.

But, not so fast! Those “spontaneous” protests the media fawned over? Turns out they may not have been so spontaneous after all.

From International Business Daily:

There was always something fishy about the outbreak of “spontaneous” protests at airports around the country in the immediate wake of President Trump’s executive order pausing visas and refugees from terror-prone countries.
Not that you’d suspect anything from the way they were covered. Nearly every story published over that weekend stated without equivocation that the protests were an unplanned and visceral reaction to Trump’s executive order. Examples:
“Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump’s Executive Order”

“Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport”

“The senseless cruelty of the executive order has led to spontaneous protests at many of America’s major airports.”

“Word of the spontaneous demonstration was spread across social media.”

But these protests weren’t spontaneous at all. They were, in fact, the result of months of careful planning by hard-core left-wing activist groups.

The report goes on to detail just how far in advance the protests were planned:

[The Daily Beast’s Asawin] Suebsaeng notes that “professional organizers had been waiting and planning for this type of mass, direct action — ready-made to go viral on social media — even since, well Nov. 9.” These professional organizers, he says have been “anticipating and mapping out their battle plans for Trump’s orders on deportations, bans, and detention.”

The executive director of the Arab American Action Network told Suebsaeng that “we had been laying the groundwork for this for a long, long time.”

There is good reason to draw a distinction here. Spontaneous protests would seem to suggest an outpouring of genuine negative reaction to a policy. However, a staged event indicates the negativity surrounding the ban was more contained to those predisposed to act on it.

The mainstream media — intentionally or not — helped fuel this misleading narrative. Whether through inherent bias or an intent to deceive, they desperately wanted to advance the idea that most of the country was horrified by President Trump’s action.

Once again, the mainstream media has proven that people have a right to be skeptical of their reporting. Despite talk of stopping fake news, they have become experts in its application.


TRUTH about anti-Trump airport protests confirm our WORST fears - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com
 
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NoMoRedJ

UDFA
UNBELIEVABLE: 92% of leftist thugs FORCED to admit…

The revolution belongs to the basement dwellers!

Ever wonder where the so-called “anti-fascists” causing mayhem in the streets have been coming from?

You’ve likely heard of them in the news recently, whether it be when they trashed D.C. — a city with fewer than 5% voting for Trump — following the inauguration.

Or perhaps you heard of them when they destroyed UC Berkeley last week to protest the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay Jewish immigrant (who also happens to be a conservative — which completely negates all “marginalized identities” he may have).

They struck again not long after, platforming Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes. He was pepper-sprayed while entering his own event, only to speak for a few minutes before being drowned out by a chorus of hysterical liberals.

The arrest records of those who have been served justice reveal that for the most part, the “antifa” (anti-fascist) rioters are young — and presumably unemployed. In Germany, published by the German tabloid, bild.de:

92% of left-wing political criminals live with their parents. The study paints a further picture of the average antifa member. He is male, 21 to 24 years old, and one-in-three does not have a job despite being being grown adults.
Here were some of the other details:

> 95 per cent of offenses are disturbing the peace, personal injury, arson, and resistance to law enforcement officers

> Between 2009 and 2013, left-wing assassins attempted eleven murders and two attempted homicides.

> 902 violent acts (59 per cent) are directed against persons. Four out of five against policemen.

> 15 percent of the victims are right wingers.

> In the case of violence against objects, car fires are the most common offense with 62 percent. In 58 cases police cars were lit.

Credit to the blog I, Hypocrite for translating.

Clearly these are the kind of people who are desperate to blame “capitalism,” “the system,” or “The Man.” If they really want to learn the cause of their problems, they should invest in a mirror.

UNBELIEVABLE: 92% of leftist thugs FORCED to admit... - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com
 

NoMoRedJ

UDFA
No More Towel Heads In Europe ?


New poll: Europe has MIND-BLOWING take on travel ban

After President Trump signed the executive order banning travel from terror-prone countries, liberals completely lost their minds. Of course, liberals pulled out the usual criticisms: it’s racist, it’s xenophobic, it’s Islamophobic, and, it’s bigoted.

Ironically, when progressives accuse Americans of such bigotry, they’re never able to point to a place more racially and religiously tolerant than the United States. If Trump’s policy was motivated by bigotry, Americans would certainly oppose it. In reality, the temporary ban was necessary for national security, as the countries in question have been identified by intelligence agencies as potential exporters of terrorism.

And, it’s not just Americans worried about the threat. Europeans have had to live through multiple terrorist attacks due to their immigration policies, and they have had enough.

In fact, a new poll reveals the majority of Europeans are willing to go even farther than President Trump by supporting a complete Muslim ban.

From Chatham House:

Drawing on a unique, new Chatham House survey of more than 10,000 people from 10 European states, we can throw new light on what people think about migration from mainly Muslim countries. Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread.
In our survey, carried out before President Trump’s executive order was announced, respondents were given the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement. Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed.
Majorities in all but two of the ten states agreed, ranging from 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy to 47% in the United Kingdom and 41% in Spain. In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.

The poll reveals what many Americans already know to be true: the majority of the people in Western democracies are concerned about the growing threat of radical Islam. Despite the rhetoric that America is uniquely racist, Europeans are even more supportive of travel and immigration bans, making President Trump’s executive order look tame in comparison.

Europe has experienced a troubling increase in terrorist attacks carried out by supporters of radical Islam, including attacks by individuals that came to Europe as Syrian refugees.

President Trump has taken a proactive approach to avoid the same problem in the United States, seeking to learn from the mistakes of our overseas allies. If he isn’t allowed to succeed, it’s possible more lives will be lost, causing attitudes toward immigration at home to mirror those of Europe.

Rhetoric aside, the narrative that President Trump’s travel ban was bigoted is clearly false. If American liberals want to win over public opinion, they should allow the administration an opportunity to act in the interest of national security before taking in more refugees.

New poll: Europe has MIND-BLOWING take on travel ban - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com
 

Bob Sacamano

All-Pro
My thing about people who are screaming xenophobia, whatever. Is walk down any major city. You'll see people strolling right by homeless persons. Or watch a video on youtube of someone getting bullied or jumped...being recorded by an individual who could easily jump in there to help. No mention of the countless others who'll either gawk or just go on with their day.

It's the same people getting all up in arms with their self-righteousness. It's mind boggling.
 

Angrymesscan

Practice Squad
The arrest records of those who have been served justice reveal that for the most part, the “antifa” (anti-fascist) rioters are young — and presumably unemployed. In Germany, published by the German tabloid, bild.de:
Really?? That's like going to the National Enquirer or TMZ to get your facts...
 

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