Boston Globe Retracts Headline on Elizabeth Warren

The Boston Globe was forced to change a headline after publishing its findings on an “exhaustive review” of evidence surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s questionable claims of Native American heritage and if it was used to promote her academic career. The original headline read “Did claiming Native American heritage actually help Elizabeth Warren get ahead? No, but it’s complicated.” The revised version read “Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law.” Apparently, things got complicated in the Globe’s editorial room. The headline should’ve read thusly: “Warren’s claims of Native American heritage were a nakedly political attempt to curry favor with a minority group during her Senate campaign.” Alas, they didn’t consult us.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire… 

On Monday, The Boston Globe published the findings of its “exhaustive review” of evidence surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s use of her refuted claims that she is Native American to promote her academic career. But a significant headline change suggests that the outlet was uneasy about how it initially framed the story.

“Did claiming Native American heritage actually help Elizabeth Warren get ahead? No, but it’s complicated,” the original headline read. But in a notable revision, the left-leaning outlet scrubbed any reference to Warren “claiming to be Native American” and eliminated all “confusion”:

“Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law,” the revised headline reads.

Here are screenshots of the two versions of the headline (via Twitchy):



Elections, Politics, Uncategorized

Fountain of Youth or Voter Fraud in Ohio’s 12th

Just 1,700 votes–less than one percent of the vote–in Ohio’s contested 12th district stand between special election victory or defeat for Republican Troy Balderson. Alarmingly, this may be the result of a determined effort by leftist to further destroy the integrity of the voting process by fighting voter ID laws and blocking the removal of defunct voter registrations. Due to their efforts, experts claim that 170 registered voters in the 12th district alone are more than 116 years old (The oldest living person in the world right now is 115-year-old Kane Tanaka of Japan). Either central Ohio has some really good water or something’s a bit fishy with the voter rolls. Whether any of these superhuman voters cast votes in this hotly contested special election remains to be seen.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Republican Troy Balderson clings to a narrow margin in last night’s special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district, underscoring the impact voter fraud can have in key elections around the country.

The separation of 1700 votes, or less than one percent, highlights the recent attempt by Democratic activists to fight efforts to prevent voter fraud from occurring.

For the past four years, George Soros has spent millions of dollars trying to weaken Ohio’s election security by funding efforts to both block its implementation of Voter ID and prevent the state from removing inaccurate registrations.

Soros pledged $5 million to fund Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias’s efforts to fight voter ID laws in Ohio and two other states ahead of the 2016 election. Elias would file that suit in Ohio on behalf of several groups, including the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, that would have an employee sentenced to prison for voter fraud.



FDA Using Aborted Baby Parts to ‘Humanize’ Mice?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed a new contract to acquire “fresh” human fetal tissue for transplant “to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system.” The goal is to give these engineered mice a functioning “human immune system” for use in research. “Fetal tissue used in research is obtained from elective abortions,” according to the Congressional Research Service. A 2016 Harvard University report says that this “human fetal material” cannot come from miscarriages. So now the federal government isn’t just giving federal funding to Planned Parenthood, it’s also buying aborted fetal tissue with your tax dollars.

Here’s more from CNS News…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract on July 25 to acquire “fresh” human fetal tissue to transplant into “humanized mice” so that these mice will have a functioning “human immune system,” according to information published by the FDA and the General Services Administration.

“The objective is to acquire Tissue for Humanized Mice,” said a June 13 FDA “presolicitation notice” for the contract.

The contractor, the notice said, would “provide the human fetal tissue needed to continue the ongoing research being led by FDA.

“Fresh human tissues are required,” said the notice, “for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system.”



GOP Forces Vote on DOJ Resolution, Threaten Impeachment

The House Rules Committee has teed up a vote on a resolution put forth by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to ‘encourage’ the Justice Department to release documents subpoenaed by Congress…months ago.

The documents of concern are of course related to the FISA Warrant program and the FBI’s use of a confidential informant embedded in the Trump campaign.

Though unenforceable on its own, Meadows’ resolution rests on the threat of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the docs fail to be delivered by July 6.

We know it’s a novel concept, but perhaps Congress does, in fact, have the power the Founders actually intended in the Constitution. Do it!

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The House plans to vote this week on a new resolution from a House Republican who has been pressing the Justice Department for a pile of documents for months — a sign that the back-and-forth between the agency and Trump-allied lawmakers is heating back up.

The House Rules Committee is set to meet Wednesday afternoon to agree on the terms of the debate, meaning the resolution by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., could come to the floor as early as Thursday.

The text of the Meadows resolution, which is unenforceable, replaces a similar resolution that passed by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.



Trump Slams DOJ, FBI for Failure to Handover Docs

President Donald Trump blasted the DOJ and FBI for failing to turn over documents related to the ‘Witch Hunt’ investigation to Congress.

At issue are over 25,000 documents not turned over despite a nine-months-old request from Congress to do so.

Trump tweeted: “I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents?”

It’s a valid question that goes to the heart of the Constitution.

Are ‘we the people’ (i.e. Congress) the most powerful branch of government or not?

Clearly the DOJ doesn’t think so despite an oath to defend that same Constitution.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

President Donald Trump expressed his anger Monday at the Department of Justice and the FBI for not being forthcoming with documents to the Congress.

Trump’s tweet appears to be in response to a segment on Fox and Friends early Monday morning with Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows who lamented the difficulty Congress has had in extracting documents and information from the DOJ and the FBI.


Issues, States, Uncategorized

Starbucks to Close Stores in Minimum Wage Hike Areas

Looks like the leftist notion of minimum wage hikes and overregulation are forcing Starbucks’ corporate decision makers to close approximately 150 locations.

Despite the big PR bias-training maneuver, the over-saturated coffee chain is now focusing on moving its development to rural and suburban areas closing locations often found in “major metro areas where increases in wage and occupancy and other regulatory requirements” are hurting the bottom line, according to CEO Kevin Johnson.

“Now, in a lot of ways, it’s middle America and the South that presents an opportunity.” It’s funny how that works.

Perhaps they’ll find some prime real estate…just next door to Chick Fil A.

Here’s more from Hotair…

A ubiquitous as Starbucks appears to be, their growth has begun slowing of late, and not just because of public-relations disasters like the one that took place in Philadelphia. Existing-store sales have been declining over the past several years and especially over the last two, Bloomberg reports, prompting CEO Kevin Johnson to start shutting down some stores while looking for greener pastures elsewhere. And guess what one key criterion for these closures might be?

Although business abroad has been booming and the chain has been opening more and more cafes, U.S. sales growth has stalled for the company that brought espresso to the masses. With about 14,000 stores domestically, Starbucks is now pumping the brakes on licensed and company-operated locations, with a renewed focus on rural and suburban areas—not over-caffeinated urban neighborhoods where locals already joke that the next Starbucks will open inside an existing store.

The closing stores are often in “major metro areas where increases in wage and occupancy and other regulatory requirements” are making them unprofitable, Johnson said. “Now, in a lot of ways, it’s middle America and the South that presents an opportunity.”