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I know someone has covered this, but I can’t figure out how to search through the archives, so could someone list a few of the scandals of Obama’s scandal-free presidency? Also, is there any legitimate reason his presidency could actually be considered scandal-free? More

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The scandals just keep coming notwithstanding the delusions of the left. Why has this bribery scandal not gotten more attention? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/homeland-security-border-bribes.html More

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Julian Assange Meets “The Clinton Confounding Principle”

 

Bill-Hillary-Clinton“The Clinton Confounding Principle” can be stated thusly: An attempt to decrease Clinton popularity by scandal causes an equal and opposite increase in Clinton popularity.

This principle has confounded Republicans since 1992. Now Julian Assange is stuck in the inescapable clutches of the CCP. Recall the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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Scandals Won’t Be Enough Against Clinton

 

640px-Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziHillary Clinton is a horribly corrupt human being. Conservatives know it. Liberals know it. The Clintons know it. It’s an important issue that should be part of the campaign against her.

That being said, it would benefit Republicans to tone-down the criticism of Clinton’s scandals. It may seem difficult to do, considering just how awful she really is and how tempting it is to lay out all her devilish activities from Arkansas to Benghazi. But talking about her scandals as much as Republicans do — and in the way we do it — dilutes the actual significance of her corruption and takes away from our vision.

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Planned Parenthood, Be Proud of Who You Are

 
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I recently read an article on National Review that reflected on a recent episode of Scandal, which featured the main character aborting her baby. The description of the scene – a woman on an operating table, prepped for an abortion, while Silent Night plays in the background – was more than enough for me to read. I have not watched, nor will I watch, this or any other episode of the show.

What caught my attention was the quote from Planned Parenthood’s official statement praising the show:

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It’s Not the Price and Profit That Matter, Planned Parenthood. It’s the Body Parts.

 

shutterstock_133423673-e1444998785546Planned Parenthood – a billion-dollar corporation and the world’s largest abortion business – is in the midst of the most sustained communications crisis of its 100-year history. The undercover videos, exposing the abortion giant’s doctors joyfully discussing organ extractions from unborn babies, appear to have Big Abortion’s biggest player in a Gracie arm bar and on the verge of tapping out.

This is an organization founded in 1916 by a vicious racist, a eugenics enthusiast and advocate for coerced sterilization. The company’s highest award is named after her.

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Yesterday on Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton revealed that when it came time to sort all of her personal emails (“Dear Chelsea, can’t talk now because your father is humping the help again”) from her vitally important, top secret, “lives hanging in the balance” Secretary of State emails (“Dear Ambassador Stevens, I can’t talk to […]

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Can She Possibly Win the Democratic Nomination?

 

Or is Hillary’s campaign already over?

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No Heroes in the Dennis Hastert Scandal

 

Dennis Hastert ScandalFrom what I currently understand about the scandal involving the former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, it’s hard to find any good guys. I don’t know Hastert personally so, unlike many who do (or at least thought they did), I was completely unsurprised to hear that he (a former high-school wrestling coach) had been accused of molesting a minor male. That is not to imply, of course, that all, or even a significant minority of wrestling coaches engage in such behavior, but it is a job that one might seek out if one had a taste for it. And that is how this all started. That was the original sin. So Hastert is no victim here, though blackmail is, rightfully, illegal.

The victim could have retained honor by simply coming forward and publicly accusing and exposing Hastert. In so doing, he might have encouraged others to come forward, either in the case of Hastert or in more contemporary similar situations (in fact, another of Hastert’s alleged former underaged pelvic affiliates does seem to have done so).

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A Lesser-Known Clinton Scandal

 

It’s hard to keep track of all the various and sundry Clinton scandals, sure. But add another to your list – Hillary as predatory lender. The WSJ’s Best of the Web Today columnist James Taranto explains:

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Fix the Secret Service Already

 

shutterstock_159559880We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former president George H. W. Bush.

The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. A few weeks ago, two drunk agents returning from a party drove right through an active bomb investigation outside the White House. They didn’t notice that their colleagues were examining a suspicious package.

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Another Day, Another Secret Service Scandal

 
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For decades, the Secret Service was among the most trusted agencies in the federal government. Now it has taken yet another hit in its diminishing reputation.

A senior Secret Service supervisor was placed on administrative leave after being accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a subordinate, ABC News has learned.

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Scandalous Ranking on ‘Top 50’ Website List

 

shutterstock_141666319One of the most exhausting features of the political Internet is the “Outrage of the Day” culture it perpetuates. In order to generate traffic, blogs hype even the most minor of scandals to SHOCK and APPALL their readers into leaving furious comments and angrily sharing the post with friends and family.

The Outrage Industrial Complex on the Right will launch a half-researched story on a little blog which gets fed to the larger sites, appears on talk radio the next day, and (fingers crossed) Fox News by week’s end. Then the Left reacts to it with mockery and contempt, which gets fed to MSNBC, and (fingers crossed) “The Daily Show” the next day they tape. That’s when the original blog insults Jon Stewart for getting all the details wrong and the cycle starts again.

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The 2015 Obama Scandal Bracket

 

With so many White House scandals—and new ones popping up every day—how are average citizens supposed to keep track? Wouldn’t it be nice if Obama went on ESPN and mapped them all on a bracket?

Don’t waste your time on college basketball when you can make March Madness matter. Introducing the 2015 Obama Scandal Bracket! Click here for a full-size version and vote for the scandal you think will bring down the president.

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Hillary, the Unlovable Rogue

 

Conservatives are feeling pretty good as the drip-drip-drip of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails takes over the news cycle. For six years we’ve wanted one of this administration’s scandals to catch the eye of the mainstream press and tarnish Obama’s reputation along with it. Those with more miles on the odometer have waited since the early ’90s for HRC to get her just desserts.

This latest Clinton mess is still in its early days and disturbing insights are popping up on the hour. In a Friday night truth-dump, Spokeswoman/Tri-Delt Rush Chair Marie Harf reversed her pose that the State Department was seeking Hillary’s emails out of their deep love for transparency. Harf now reluctantly admits that the Benghazi committee was a big reason for the panicked search all along.

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Go Dark

 

A brief note to my Republican friends; go dark.

Seriously.

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The Jobs Con Job

 

It was September 2012. Unemployment had been over 8% since Obama had taken office. “I don’t know much,” my neighbor said to me, “But I know this: The unemployment rate next month will be 7.9%.”

In the event, the reported rate was a much-heralded 7.8%, undermining Romney’s message that the country needed a better steward of the economy, and giving Obama a boost going into the November election. Outside of the MSM echo-chamber, however, skeptics noted anomalies in the data. The anomalies suggested inaccuracy at best, malfeasance at worst. Even Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE, tweeted, “Unbelievable jobs numbers…these Chicago guys will do anything…can’t debate so change numbers.” The skeptics were vindicated a year later when John Crudele of the New York Post uncovered that the Census Bureau had, in fact, faked the data.

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“I may be 101 years old, and still alive only because a high-tech umbilicus attaches me to a portable heart-lung-kidney-liver-pancreas-spleen machine,” former President Richard Milhous Nixon muttered to himself, “but I’ll be damned if I let that stop me from watching the show.” The ousted president gave the life-sustaining tube one last tug as he […]

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IRS Commish: ‘Wherever We Can, We Follow the Law’

 

House Holds Hearing On IRS Response To Targeting ScandalWhile the circle tightens around America’s least popular commissioner, a far more important commissioner again revealed the contempt for the law to which we’ve all grown accustomed:

During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.

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