January 2018

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Will Releasing FISA Memo Shock Americans?

What is FISA? What is the FISA Memo Release? The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to handle requests by government agencies to perform covert surveillance activities of foreign powers related to national security. Simply put, FISA was designed to allow the government to secretly spy on foreign powers when it was in the national interest. The keys to using FISA warrants were: (1) had to deal with national security; (2) used when secrecy was required, and (3) spying was on foreign powers with any spying on Americans avoided or minimized or protected….


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Is it Time for a Special Counsel to Investigate the FBI?

Is It Finally Time for a Special Counsel to Investigate the FBI? Text messages between two FBI employees (who were also romantically involved), Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were revealed Monday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There were about 50,000 text messages between the two FBI employees. Plus, apparently a batch of text messages were missing during an important 5-month period of time from December 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017. These text messages, rather than clear up issues, raise additional issues about the potential involvement of the FBI and the Obama administration in reacting to the election of Trump….


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Who’s Ahead Now: Trump, Media, Dems?

After One Year in Office, Who’s Ahead: President Trump, the Media, or the Democrats? It’s just about one year since president-elect Trump was inaugurated president. It’s been a contentious first year in office and the question is: “Who’s ahead in the on-going battle to run America and steer the ship of State?” Is it President Trump, the old mainstream media that is fighting to influence Americans, or is the out-of-control Democratic Party that offers only resistance and vitriolic rhetoric against this populist president? It’s a question worth pondering. It’s important to know if elections really matter? Also, a related question…


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Can Oprah Win the 2020 Presidential Election?

Did Oprah Just Kickoff a Presidential Election Bid for 2020? Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday with a speech that sounded almost presidential with words like “a new day is on the horizon.” [Source: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/oprah-presidential-talk-golden-globes/2018/01/08/id/835718/ .] Meryl Streep wasted no day endorsing Oprah for president. According to The Washington Post, Meryl Streep was quoted as saying: “She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president … I don’t think she had any intention. But now she doesn’t have a choice.” [Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/01/08/meryl-streep-just-endorsed-an-oprah-winfrey-presidential-run/?utm_term=.d63a00d083e6 .] Her long-term partner Stedman…


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Blue Wave, Red Wave, or Conservative Wave?

Will we see a Blue Wave, a Red Wave, or a Conservative Wave in the 2018 Congressional Elections? After some fleeting electoral successes, some Democrats are anticipating a blue wave, not a red wave, or a conservative wave in the 2018 Congressional elections. But, are they wrong? Some Republicans, fearful that Congress has not repealed and replaced Obamacare decisively and has been slow to implement the Trump agenda, worry 2018 might not be a good year for the GOP. Are these fears justified? Let’s discuss the electoral reality that America faces in 2018. What Do the Long-Range Trends Tell Us?…