Mollie Tibbetts’ Death Was About Violence Against Women – Not Immigration

photo of murder victim Molly Tibbetts at her graduation. Tibbetts death is controversial due to the immigration status of her assailant.

by Tony Wyman Few would have blamed the family of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts if they had joined the president in condemning a race of people the day police were led to her body by the Hispanic immigrant accused of brutally murdering her. After all, they had just suffered through 34 days of unimaginable fear and pain, desperately praying for a miracle, only to be crushed by the news they would never again see Mollie’s beaming smile light up a room again. Emotions will lead us to public statements that we…

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The Magnitsky Act – Why Vladimir Putin Wants To Get Bill Browder In His Clutches

by Richard Cameron   Editor’s Note:  Legal theory recognizes that there are three essential components to establishing that a person or organization has committed a crime and that must be established when prosecuting the defendants in court – means, motive and opportunity. Most articles have delved into the opportunity and means involved in the coordination and cooperation between members of Trump’s campaign, family members and likely, Trump himself, with a foreign power, Russia, to subvert our election process. Less examination and focus has centered on the motive behind it.  Although…

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Collusion – Where Is The Actual Crime?

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By Lynda Bryant-Work   Collusion. Collusion. Collusion. The collusion drama plot thickens. The tangled web between President Donald Trump and Russia continues to get darker and the Jerry Springer-like antics of the president on Twitter and misinformation cloud the issue. As most know, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, revealed that he, along with Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, chairman for his 2016 presidential election campaign, met with a Russian government lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, in June of 2016. Prior to the meeting, a mutual…

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President Trump Manufactured Adoption Story as Cover for Russian Meetings

by Oletta Branstiter   While President Trump was attending the G-20 Summit in Germany on July 7-8, information was leaking about his son’s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, presumed to be a lawyer connected with the Russian government. At the time, this story was being promoted by many in the media as a “nothing burger”. In fact, White House advisers agreed with Donald Trump Jr. to release a transparent and truthful statement to get ahead of the story repeatedly defined as “innocuous”. Instead, President Trump vetoed that idea. Instead,…

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What Is Donald Trump’s Base Of Support Looking Like In July 2017? The Latest Polling & What It Means

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by Richard Cameron Trump’s Base of support in July 2017 Here at National Compass, we are frequently tracking how Donald Trump’s presidency is trending, looking for signifiers that may indicate a shift in the national outlook towards him.  So far the baseline numbers are holding steady although not favorably for the President. The latest Washington Post / ABC News poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval ratings remaining at 36 percent as they have been for several months at this point.  As a point of comparison, George W. Bush and Barack…

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Federalism Trumps Nationalism In A Republic – States & Their Representatives Must Retain Sovereignty

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by Oletta Branstiter Conservatives have been assailing the trend of populism since Donald Trump entered the 2016 election. As the Trump administration continues to reveal more rings in its circus, those who respect the rule of law can’t help but lament that Nationalism  has been substituted for Federalism. This past week included increasingly troubling revelations about the number of previously undisclosed participants in a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer presumably representing the Putin regime. The spectacle of a President throwing cabinet members under the bus made headlines as well. In…

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New Signs Of Collusion Between Trump And Russia Is Another “Nothing-Burger”, We’re Told

Donald Trump Jr. speaking at a campaign event for his father

by Oletta Branstiter Americans have been fed so many of what President Trump’s spokespeople, media surrogates and legal flunkies term “nothing-burgers” concerning the litany of scandals surrounding Trump, his campaign and administration – that we’re all starting to feel nauseous. But yet again, President Trump’s apologists have buckled on their tap shoes and are dancing like mad to make excuses for Donald Trump Jr’s email release today. Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints). pic.twitter.com/z1Xi4nr2gq — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017 This is…

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The Latest Conflicts Of Interest Lawsuit Against President Donald Trump Filed Today In Maryland

by Richard Cameron   As if President Donald Trump’s legal matters couldn’t become more complicated than they are at present, today, they just did. The Attorney Generals of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, this morning, filed complaints in Federal Court – the U.S. District Court of Maryland, alleging violation of conflict of interest, specifically breaches of the Constitution’s “Emolument Clause”. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the…

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