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Trump Abortion Rule Forces Planned Parenthood to Forgo $60M

Major injury inflicted to the largest abortion provider in the nation, one that is funded by taxpayers.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Planned Parenthood will be foregoingas much as $60 million annually from a federal family planning program that will carry new anti-abortion rules.

“Planned Parenthood is still open. We are continuing to fight this rule in court,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood,said in a call with reporters Monday. She said the organization would do everything it could to make sure that clinics could stay open.

The Trump administration is giving healthcare providers until midnight to comply with a new rule that says organizations that accept federal family planning grants cannot directly provide patients with an abortion referral. Critics of the rule call it a “gag rule” because they say the government is forcing them to keep information from patients.

“We do consider ourselves being forced out of the Title X program because we cannot comply with the gag rule,” McGill Johnson said, calling the rule “dangerous” and “unethical.”

Six Times Biden Claimed Life Events That Never Happened

This is a funny story from the Washington Examiner. The guy is incapable of telling the truth.

For example, Biden once claimed to be a miner:

While running for president in 2008, Biden told the United Mine Workers that he was a coal miner.

“I hope you won’t hold it against me, but I am a hard-coal miner, anthracite coal, Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Biden said. “It’s nice to be back in coal country. It’s a different accent [in Virginia], but it’s the same deal. We were taught that our faith and our family was the only really important thing, and our faith and our family informed everything we did.”

The Biden campaign later told the AP that his comment was a “joke.” But it echoed another false claim he had made about coming from a family of coal miners during his 1988 campaign.

In a 1988 speech, Biden referred to “my ancestors, who worked in the coal mines of Northeast Pennsylvania and would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours.” That line was plagiarized from a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock, whose family actually did work in the mines.

In 2004, Biden acknowledged that he did not have family members who worked in mining.

“Hell, I might be president now if it weren’t for the fact I said I had an uncle who was a coal miner. Turns out I didn’t have anybody in the coal mines, you know what I mean? I tried that crap — it didn’t work,” he said during an interview with Jon Stewart.

Read the rest of Biden’s lies about his life here.

Photo of the Day || Something ​You Never Saw Obama Do

Especially while on vacation.

But of course, despite daily press conferences, President Trump is somehow oppressing the press and destroying the First Amendment.

President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press aboard Air Force One Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, during his return trip to Bedminster, N.J. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Hillary Clinton’s Emails Were All Sent to a Mysterious Gmail Account

What did the Obama administration do to protect Hillary and target her political opponents?

The MSM couldn’t care less.

Fortunately, they are paying attention at the Daily Caller:

  • ll but four of Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails were copied, likely secretly, to a Gmail address called CarterHeavyIndustries@gmail.com, according to a new Senate report.
  • The FBI says that the account was linked to Paul Combetta, an IT aide Clinton hired who used BleachBit to destroy emails after they were subpoenaed and misled FBI agents.
  • Combetta said he sent all of her emails to the Gmail account as part of trying to copy them to a new server. Combetta was copying Clinton’s emails off of an old laptop that he was supposed send back in the mail, but there’s no evidence he returned it, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General.
  • When an intel agent discovered the copying to a third-party account, he said Peter Strzok seemed uninterested. The intel agency feared the email account could be a link to a foreign power, but the FBI refused to explain it to them

Bannon Making His Way Back Into Trump’s Good Graces

Maybe President Trump thinks he wants Bannon around as the reelection campaign ramps up. Bannon was a major factor in Trump’s election.

According to the Washington Examiner:

In the four months after he left the White House in August 2017, Steve Bannon would order reporters to the basement of the Capitol Hill townhouse known as the “Breitbart Embassy.” Sometimes, the news organization’s then-chairman would hustle to the third floor. President Trump was calling. 

As with many Trump aides before him, Bannon was fired but remained in a wide circle of former employees and friends consulted by the president. But unlike many others, the phase didn’t last long, ending in a pitiable downfall.

Bannon’s influence imploded with the January 2018 release of author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” The former White House chief strategist had given Wolff broad access and was quoted calling Donald Trump Jr. “treasonous” for meeting a Russian hawking dirt on Hillary Clinton. 

But now, coinciding with the two year anniversary of his White House exit, Bannon’s exile from Trump’s Washington seems to be ending.

Bannon, the Trump 2016 campaign executive chairman and former White House chief strategist, has appeared increasingly often on TV, including Fox News, to discuss world events. And on Aug. 2, he impressed Trump, who tweeted: “Nice to see that one of my best pupils is still a giant Trump fan. Steve joined me after I won the primaries, but I loved working with him!

Trump was asked privately this month about Bannon following the tweet, and answered to the effect of, “I think Steve is great. He is fantastic on television,” a person with direct knowledge of the conversation told the Washington Examiner.

Trump Wants to Buy Greenland

Hey, why not? I mean, if Jefferson could make the Louisiana Purchase, President Trump can do this. It’s got to please the global warming crowd. Greenland is going to be the next Miami Beach. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to… Continue Reading

AOC: Trump Supporters are Racist

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says some Trump supporters know they are racist, and some of them think they’re not racist, but they are. Or something like that. Just like some members of Congress think they’re not dumb, but they are. Listen to this pseudo-intellectual try to explain, well, something. She appeared on Pod Save America, which… Continue Reading