Mexico judge blocks El Chapo extradition as cartel co-founder released early from US prison

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US State Dept. photo of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman whose extradition to the US has been blocked by a Mexico judge.

The country of Mexico’s double standards often confuse Americans, and the latest news on some drug kingpins is no exception.

After media blasted news of the recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa cartel boss who had “escaped” from a prison in Mexico, the story headed for the back burner. It should be on the front.

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Clinton’s Benghazi spin poses direct threat to First Amendment

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Spin on Fox

In this 2014 interview with Fox News, Mrs. Clinton again attempts to spin her account of attacks on US interests in Benghazi, Libya. (Video via GOP War Room/YouTube)

Amid new releases documenting failures of both President Barack Obama and his then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Benghazi (Libya), Americans are blind to the threat the 2012 attack poses to freedoms for every person in the USA.

Media are blind as well. Not one publisher has pointed out the threat Democrats’ spin posed to the US First Amendment.  Continue reading

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Post Brexit, will there be ‘Clexit’ and a Trump ‘reset’ on globalism, trade deals?

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Trump posted thanks to Indiana voters after his primary win propelled him to presumptive nominee. (Via @realdonaldtrump on twitter)

Rocking the wealthiest corners of the world, Brexit will now be in the hands of those who transition the UK government to withdraw from the European Union. The historic vote by the British people will have an impact on the US presidential election.

President Barack Obama advocated for the UK to stay in the Union. Obama and his fellows on the left have never been shy about attempting to manipulate internal politics, even in countries allied with the USA.

Questions for Americans now loom. Will there be a ‘Clexit’—an exit from the Clinton apparatchik running this country during President Barack Obama’s terms? Will we now have a debate on the impact of globalism and what many of us believe are trade deals placing a sizable portion of the USA at a disadvantage?

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Hillary flails as Trump shines overdue light on her practices

Hillary barks like dog

Ad for Donald Trump’s campaign makes use of Hillary Clinton’s bizarre impersonation of a barking dog at one of her events. No media asked why she wasn’t acting more presidential. (Via DP Video/YouTube)

Longtime Clinton observers know exactly where Hillary Clinton’s interests lie—in her deep pockets. Dating to the Clintons’ exit from the White House, including taking furniture and other objects they did not own, adults who lived through Mr. Clinton’s presidency would likely not be surprised by anything this long time government-dependent couple does.

When presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump decided to shine a light on the many quirks and red flags related to the Clintons’ family foundation and other matters, Twitter was alight with posts suggesting It’s about time.
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As GOP unveils proposal, questions about those 20 million ‘new’ Americans getting insurance

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Photo of needle: Deborah Cartagena/CDC

Anytime someone cites a statistic, I like to know the source. Thus when a columnist for Real Clear Politics, James Arkin, cited a figure about “new” Americans getting health insurance because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care [Tax] Act, and he didn’t cite the source, I got curious. Arkin was writing about Republicans’ policy plans for reforming the health insurance mess.

Arkin probably didn’t cite the source because that figure has popped up in various legacy media across cyberspace. I decided to dig to find the source. The figure came directly from the administration of President Barack Obama. What’s curious is where the administration got that figure.  Continue reading

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Money matters: Who fills the Trump and Clinton war chests?

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump for president. (Snip video Right Side Broadcasting: http://rsbn.tv/)

National political media have set up Donald Trump as a target and Hillary Clinton as someone whose “experience” is trustworthy. Never mind how Mrs. Clinton’s “experience” unglued the Mideast and North Africa. Forget how her malfeasance with a personal email server undermined US national security.

No media have spoken about each candidate’s major donors, though.

So who is funding the war chest for each presidential candidate? Continue reading

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BookTique is now open!

Items on hand. Only one of each in stock.

Items on hand. Only one of each in stock.

When you freelance as long as I have, you accumulate things in your office. Especially books. You also accumulate office supplies and usually when a piece of equipment breaks as our printer recently did, you end up with cartridges and other supplies you’ll never use.

In our ongoing efforts to keep our site online, we’re offering select items for sale in BookTique. Some of the books are collectors’ items; we’ll have more of those posted soon. We only have one of each item.  Continue reading

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