Judicial Watch: It’s past time for more emails

From: http://www.onenewsnow.com/

A government watchdog that is suing for access to Hillary Clinton’s government emails says it will urge a federal judge to quickly order the State Department to release new emails from Clinton.

Chris Fedeli, a senior Judicial Watch attorney, tells OneNewsNow he will attend a hearing today, August 22, in which a judge’s order is expected to be announced in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“But our concern is really on the timing,” he complains. “We’ve been waiting really for seven years essentially now, since 2009, for some of these emails.”

The watchdog group wants any and all emails sent or received by Clinton from February 2, 2009 to January 31, 2013 in her official capacity as secretary of state.

As the attorney and Judicial Watch were preparing for court, news broke last Friday that Clinton has been ordered to answer written questions from the watchdog group. Judicial Watch had requested a deposition of Clinton that was denied.

Recently the State Department agreed to turn over to Judicial Watch all emails sent or received byClinton that were uncovered by the FBI in its investigation of Clinton and her use of the clintonemail.com system.

Fedeli says the new emails could contain new records related to the Clinton Foundation.

“And we know already from records that were released a couple of weeks ago,” saFoundation Drive thruys the attorney, “that there were dealings between the Clinton Foundation and Secretary Clinton’s top aides, like Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, about finding jobs for certain people, and having official diplomats meet with donors from the Clinton Foundation.”

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Trump tours La. flood damage, draws cheers as he says region will rebuild

Published August 19, 2016

FoxNews.com

Trump to Louisiana flood victims: I’m here to help

Donald Trump landed Friday in flood-ravaged Louisiana Friday, where he consoled homeowners and toured devastated communities, telling one homeowner he is “going to rebuild.”

The Republican presidential nominee, with running mate Mike Pence at his side, stopped at the home of Jimmy and Olive Gordan in Denham Springs, where the couple was still sweeping out floodwaters from their home. A ruined couch, chair and bedroom furniture were piled on their lawn, and Jimmy Gordan told Trump he spent his 79th birthday on the roof of his house.

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, listens to flood victims Jimmy and Olive Gordan during a tour of their flood damaged home. (Associated Press)

“I just don’t know what we’ll do,” the man told Trump.  “You’re going to rebuild,” Trump told him as the two hugged. “It’s going to be so beautiful.”

Trump LA FloodTrump and Pence received a warm reception as they toured a heavily-damaged portion of East Baton Rouge Parish. A crowd of supporters near a local Baptist church where volunteers have gathered to feed flood victims cheered the pair.

“Thank you for coming, Mr. Trump,” one woman screamed.

“We knew you would be here for us!” another shouted.

The candidate also met with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins own home was flooded. The prominent Christian conservative says he wants Trump to “let the country know” about the extent of the damage.

LA FloodAid workers help flood victims in Denham Springs, La. (Associated Press)

Many Louisianans feel the flooding has been ignored by the national news.

Neither President Obama nor Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have visited the state since historic rains flooded rivers and creeks, killing 13, wrecking 40,000 homes and affecting more than 100,000 residents.

Clinton said visiting the state amid the damage and ongoing relief effort would be a “distraction.”

Despite mounting pressure, the White House said Obama was unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey the damage in Louisiana.

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What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much.

When I first started reading quotes from Thomas Sowell about 12 years ago, I thought he was one of our country’s more obscure founding fathers because he was often quoted along with some of them.  Such a brilliant man!  Here below, he makes so much sense of such a senseless, shameful practice of our post-modern progressive “leaders”.  I wish Thomas Sowell would run for president.

From OneNewsNow.com

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Thomas Sowell – Guest Columnist       Thomas Sowell
http://www.tsowell.com

If you want to understand this crazy and unconscionable situation, just follow the money and follow the votes.

We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media.

What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much.

We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front-page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but exceed, the academic standards of schools in more upscale communities.

There are in fact whole chains of charter schools where black and Hispanic youngsters score well above the national average on tests. There are the KIPP (Knowledge IS Power Program) schools and the Success Academy schools, for example.

Only 39 percent of all students in New York state schools who were tested recently scored at the “proficient” level in math, but 100 percent of the students at the Crown Heights Success Academy school scored at that level in math. Blacks and Hispanics are 90 percent of the students in the Crown Heights Success Academy.

The Success AcSuccessAcademiesademy schools in general ranked in the top 2 percent in English and in the top 1 percent in math. Hispanic students in these schools reached the “proficient” level in math nearly twice as often as Hispanic students in the regular public schools. Black students in these Success Academy schools reached the “proficient” level more than twice as often as black students in the regular public schools.

What makes this all the more amazing is that these charter schools are typically located in the same ghettos or barrios where other blacks or Hispanics are failing miserably on the same tests. More than that, successful charter schools are often physically housed in the very same buildings as the unsuccessful public schools.

In other words, minority kids from the same neighborhood, going to school in classes across the hall from each other, or on different floors, are scoring far above average and far below average on the same tests.

If black success was considered half as newsworthy as black failures, such facts would be headline news — and people who have the real interests of black and other minority students at heart would be asking, “Wow! How can we get more kids into these charter schools?”

Many minority parents have already taken notice. More than 43,000 families are on waiting lists to get their children into charter schools. But admission is by lottery, and far more have to be turned away than can be admitted.

Why? Because the teachers’ unions are opposed to charter schools — and they give big bucks to politicians, who in turn put obstacles and restrictions on the expansion of charter schools. These include politicians like New York’s “progressive” mayor Bill de Blasio, who poses as a friend of blacks by denigrating the police, standing alongside Al Sharpton.

The net result is that 90 percent of New York City’s students are taught in the regular public schools that have nothing like the success of charter schools run by KIPP and Success Academy.

That makes sense only politically, because it gains the money and the votes of the teachers’ unions, for whom schools exist to provide jobs for their members, rather than to provide education for children.

If you want to understand this crazy and unconscionable situation, just follow the money and follow the votes.

Black success is a threat to political empires and to a whole social vision behind those empires. That social vision has politicians like Bill de Blasio and Hillary Clinton cast in the role of rescuers and protectors of blacks from enemies threatening on all sides. If politicians can promote paranoia, that means bigger voter turnout, which is what really matters to them.

That same social vision allows the intelligentsia, whether in the media or in academia, to be on the side of the angels against the forces of evil. That’s heady stuff. And a bunch of kids taking tests doesn’t look nearly as exciting on TV as a mob marching through the streets, chanting that they want “dead cops.” Black success has very little to offer politicians or the intelligentsia. But black children’s lives and futures ought to matter — and would, if politicians and the intelligentsia were for real.


Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

 

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In Dependence Daze

Alexander Fraser Tytler, who lived 1748-1813 wrote a book entitled The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic.

Amazing, is it not, that the following quotation from that book, written about ancient democracy, long before American democracy had been really tested, is so timely.

Tytler wrote:       “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury.  From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with a result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always followed by dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;

                        from spiritual faith to great courage;

                                    from courage to liberty;

                                                from liberty to abundance;

                                                            from abundance to selfishness;

                        from selfishness to complacency;

                                      from complacency to apathy;

                                                   from apathy to dependency;

                                                                  from dependency back into bondage.

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Where do you think America is now?

Be free indeed.  Know Jesus Christ.

 

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America, Of/By/For The People?

By Barnabas

In President Abe Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address he said in honor of the dead who gave the ultimate price for America “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”we-the-people

But are we still a country of/by/for the people?  It seems that the current government administration and others of recent past are doing their best to steal America from us, the people.  The Constitution begins with “We the PEOPLE”

Dinesh D’Souza’s brilliant documentary film  Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, shows in so many ways why “The People” need to wake up and take a closer look at history, far & recent past.

Barack and other recent “leaders” have dumbed down our education system to the extent that more than half of our voting population no longer has any clue of what the constitution says or means to our way of living or the worldview it dictates for America.

The following is from http://www.politheo.com/thomasjefferson.html:

An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens. It should be noted, that when Jefferson speaks of “science,” he is often referring to knowledge or learning in general.
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” –Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:278

 

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