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Frontiers of Freedom to host conference — Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe? Buttressing or Undermining American Interests & Values?

Frontiers of Freedom will Host a Conference on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC (529 14th St NW) in the Press Club’s First Amendment Lounge.

Frontiers of Freedom invites the public, the media, policy makers, and opinion leaders to attend this important conference and briefing.

Saudi Arabia:  Friend or Foe?

Buttressing or Undermining American Interests & Values? 

Speakers include:

Kristina Arriaga – Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Doug Bandow – Senior Fellow, Cato Institute 

Dr. Miklos K. Radvanyi – Vice President, Frontiers of Freedom

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett – Pres., Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice (invited)

Moderators:

George Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom

Peter Roff, Contributing Editor for Opinion, US News & World Report

Lunch is provided.  There is no cost to attend or for lunch.  However, to attend, you must reserve your seat and lunch and RSVP by providing us with your name, firm or affiliation, and email address.  Guests are also welcome, but they too much RSVP.

“We feel the time has come to examine America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. The say they are our allies but do their actions back up their words,” said George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom Institute president. “For far too long their contribution to the world’s problems have gone unexamined. We propose to take a look and see what’s really there.”


Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Before

by Stephen Gutowski • Washington Free Beacon

A new poll published on Thursday found more Americans report having a gun in their home than ever before.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults found 48 percent of Americans said they or somebody else in their household owned a gun. That’s 3 percentage points higher than when the same question was asked last year. It’s 9 percentage points higher than when the question was asked in 2011, the low point of the poll’s findings for self-reported gun ownership.

The United States Census Bureau estimates there are 249,454,440 adults currently living in America. If the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey is accurate, that equates to 119,738,131 Americans with a gun in their home. Continue reading


Notre Dame President Calls Feinstein’s Criticism of Nominee’s Faith ‘Chilling’

by Bill McMorris • Washington Free Beacon

The president of the University of Notre Dame called criticism of appeals court nominee Amy Barrett’s Catholic faith “chilling” in an open letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.).

Rev. John I. Jenkins sent the letter after Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, criticized Barrett’s nomination in light of her Catholic faith. Feinstein asked Barrett, a Notre Dame law school professor, if she could be trusted to impartially weigh in on cases involving abortion, given the Church’s opposition to the practice.

“I would never impose my own personal convictions on the law,” Barrett said during a Wednesday confirmation hearing. Continue reading


Our Corrupt Media Is Now Haunted By All The Precedents They Set While Colluding With Obama

by John Nolte • Daily Wire

Barack Obama trafficked guns to Mexican drug lords, secretly delivered pallets filled with billions in cash to Iran’s America/Jew-hating mullahs, left four Americans to die in Benghazi and then lied about it, allowed his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to exchange government favors for hundreds of millions of dollars slushed into the Clinton Foundation, sic’d his IRS on everyday, law-abiding Americans, and used a trillion dollars in “stimulus” funds to pay off his cronies, like those behind a boondoggle called Solyndra.

And all along, over eight terrible years, our media did a whole lot more than just let Obama get away with it. They wholeheartedly colluded. They allowed Obama to persecute them through the Department of Justice and to lie to our face (remember: I just now read about it in the newspaper, the IRS did nothing wrong, you can keep your insurance). Continue reading


Americans’ Dwindling Interest in Self-Government

By Jim Geraghty • National Review

Think of these poll results the next time someone laments that voter turnout is low in the United States. A disturbingly high percentage of Americans can’t name the three branches of government and basically don’t know anything about how their government works.

That’s nearly three-quarters of the American population that can’t cough up “legislative, executive, judicial” on demand and fully 60 percent that can’t name *more than one* of those . . . Continue reading


Frontiers of Freedom at the Conservative Leadership Conference

Frontiers of Freedom will be at the 2017 Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 16th.

At the Conservative Leadership Conference, we will be presenting a panel discussion on emerging issues with:

George Landrith

John Fund

Travis Korson

We will be discussing at least three important, emerging issues:

Freedom through Commerce

EPA & Superfund Reform

High Speed Rail Boondoggles

Hope you will join us in at the Conservative Leadership Conference. Click HERE for more details.


IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted for Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses

By Fred Lucas • The Daily Signal

The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says.

The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups in 2013, examined the agency’s hiring from January 2015 through March 2016.

For these 15 months, the IRS official in charge was Commissioner John Koskinen, an appointee of President Barack Obama. Continue reading


Obama’s Attorney General Used Fake Identity To Hide Clinton Investigation E-Mails

By Bre Payton • The Federalist

Former President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, used a fake name to cover up an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, indicates an admission from Lynch’s attorney.

Lynch was caught conducting a secret meeting with Bill Clinton aboard a private plane on a tarmac in Phoenix last year as Clinton’s wife pursued the presidency and amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecured email server, which she illegally used during her tenure as secretary of State. Soon afterward, the former attorney general reportedly used a pseudonym to coordinate a narrative about the meeting with Department of Justice officials, Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller reports.

Also shortly after the private plane meeting, former FBI director James Comey announced that agency would not pursue a case against Clinton, despite admitting he had enough evidence to do so. Continue reading


Judicial Watch: Justice Department Blacks Out Talking Points on Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting

Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch announced that the Justice Department refuses to disclose the talking points developed by the Obama Justice Department to help it respond to press inquiries about the controversial June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The Justice Department heavily redacted the documents under Exemption b (5), which allows agencies to withhold draft or deliberative process material. The blacked-out material centers around talking points drafted and used by Justice to respond to press inquiries about the Lynch-Clinton meeting.

The agency produced 417 pages of documents in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421) seeking: Continue reading


Loretta Lynch prepped with talking points about Phoenix tarmac meeting

by Christopher Sign • ABC

Newly released documents reveal former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was prepared for questions about the now-infamous tarmac meeting at Sky Harbor International Airport with former President Bill Clinton.

The private meeting happened in Phoenix on the evening of June 27, 2016, a matter of hours before the Obama Department of Justice decision on whether then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had revealed classified information when using a private email account while secretary of state.

ABC15’s Christopher Sign broke the story of the tarmac meeting two days later, prompting a chain of events that would include an unprecedented news conference by then-FBI Director James Comey.

Documents reveal Department of Justice staffers were given a ‘heads-up’ that ABC15 had learned about the meeting, and assisted the Attorney General on how to address any potential questions from reporters. Continue reading


Washington Post: New York Times IS fake news!

by Erik Wemple • Washington Post

The New York Times on Wednesday appended a correction to a story about a climate change study:

Correction: August 9, 2017
An article on Tuesday about a sweeping federal climate change report referred incorrectly to the availability of the report. While it was not widely publicized, the report was uploaded by the nonprofit Internet Archive in January; it was not first made public by The New York Times.

That correction, which sits at the foot of the story, dutifully straightens out the record. Yet given the magnitude of the screw-up, it should sit atop the story, surrounded by red flashing lights and perhaps an audio track to instruct readers: Warning: This story once peddled a faulty and damaging premise. Continue reading


So, Pelosi’s Own Father Once Dedicated a Statue to Robert E. Lee

by Cortney O’Brien • Townhall

So, Pelosi’s Own Father Once Dedicated a Statue to Robert E. Lee
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi woke up from her 30-year slumber last week and suddenly decided to be outraged by the Confederate statues standing in the halls of Congress. She finds them “reprehensible” and is demanding House Speaker Paul Ryan have them removed.

Her family tree history makes her outrage a bit awkward. Red Alert Politics dug up a bit of history to find that Pelosi’s own father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., dedicated a statue to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee when he was the mayor of Baltimore. Continue reading


Can we wean Elon Musk off government support already?

By Jenny Beth Martin • The Hill

Tesla’s new Model 3 has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. The critics seem to love it, and Tesla management says it’s already received deposits for 500,000 of the vehicles. Perhaps now Elon Musk can finally get his hand out of U.S. taxpayers’ wallets?

Musk is, to be sure, an ideas man. Private, commercial space travel? Check. Washington to New York in less than half an hour in what he calls a “hyperloop” train that will travel at 800 miles per hour? Check. A new kind of tunneling engineering? Check. Solar energy? Check. Electric cars? Check, check.

As wide-ranging as these various entrepreneurial ventures may be, they all have one thing in common – not a single one of them would get funding in a competitive private capital market if it weren’t for massive (and I do mean massive) taxpayer-funded government subsidies. Continue reading


Obamacare lies resurfacing

By Stephen Moore • Washington Post

The danger of a Republican bailout of Obamacare is mounting with every passing day. A group of “moderate” Republicans calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus is quietly negotiating with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to throw a multi-billion dollar life line to the Obamacare insurance exchanges.

This bailout, of course, would be an epic betrayal by a Republican Party which has promised to repeal and replace the financially crumbling Obama health law.

Republicans who are “negotiating” this bipartisan deal, such as Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, object to the term “bailout” for this rescue package. The left prefers the euphemism “stabilizing the insurance market.” Continue reading


Jake Tapper Admits Media Unfair To Trump, Was More Supportive Of Obama

By Onan Coca And Jeff Dunetz • The Lid

Regular readers of The Lid know that while I sometimes disagree with him, I am a fan of CNN’s Jake Tapper, IMHO he is the only one at CNN who tries to play it down the middle. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jake Tapper admitted what most Republicans already knew – the media had allowed Obama to lie with impunity because they were more supportive of his administration.

If you can remember back to the Obama era, Tapper was a thorn in the side of the administration and conservatives lauded him as the one voice at CNN sometimes willing to hold the Obama team’s feet to the fire.

Now that the Obama era is over, Tapper has set his sights on the new seat of power and the Trump administration. This switch has many Trump supporters upset and lumping (unfairly) Tapper in with the rest of the partisan hacks at CNN. Continue reading