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Leftzilla – Trump’s Plan to Pardon Several War Criminals Hurts the Military—and Threatens Its Moral Authority – Mother Jones

From Mother Jones – 
Two years ago in Mosul, Iraq, a group of Navy SEALs were administering medical aid to a young injured ISIS fighter. He was so young, they later said he was likely a teenager. Then Edward Gallagher, the senior member of SEAL Team 7 and a distinguished veteran of several combat deployments, approached them without warning and stabbed the injured fighter repeatedly in the neck and side. Gallagher’s crimes reportedly did not stop there. According to a confidential Navy report obtained by the New York Times, in the weeks before and after this incident, he also indiscriminately killed civilians, including an adolescent girl “in a flower-print hijab,” and pressured members of his unit to not rat him out. Gallagher was finally taken into custody last year in advance of his court martial—scheduled to begin on May 28—where he stands accused of a laundry list of war crimes. 
Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, he may emerge from the process with a presidential pardon, exonerated of his misdeeds and free of any consequences.  | go to source

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Leftzlla – Eric Swalwell Suggests That Trump Could Be Being Blackmailed By Putin – Politics USA

So far, of all the Dem Presidential candidates running right now, Eric Swalwell is, perhaps, the most zilla of them all.  This Oppo of the day headline was inspired by the same aforementioned Swalwell who posited the theory that Trump might very well be blackmailed by Putin.  It would be exciting if it were true, and it would also be exciting if it were totally imagined, but believed (I’m voting for this). Either Swalwell is a total mad lad, or Trump is a Putin purse, so to speak.  Here’s what he actually said, as shared by Politics USA –
Rep. Swalwell said on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, “There’s evidence of collusion and coordination. It doesn’t go beyond a reasonable doubt but that doesn’t mean this is a good guy. We know the Russians helped him. He asked them to help him. What we don’t know yet is why won’t he show us his taxes, his finances. And look, if this guy is able to be blackmailed by a porn star, how do we know he won’t be blackmailed by Vladimir Putin?” | go to source

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Rightzilla – FAKE NEWS: Democrat Super PAC Priorities USA Gave $1.5 Million To Buzzfeed In Last Weeks Of 2016 Election – Big League Politics

I’m not gonna lie, in the interest of not appearing to be biased, I was worried about the number of Leftzilla wins I assigned in a row recently.  I choose em as I see em and sometimes statistics might produce a string of the baddies wins in a row (depending on your favorite zilla).  Fortunately, rightzilla earned themselves a win today with this well-placed jab targeting an enemy’s particularly vulnerable perceived weakness.  In this case, they went after Buzzfeed for LITERALLY (according to them) pushing political content marketing as news (aka, Fake News).  Big League Politics takes the win today.  Congrats and How Dare you! (Again, depending on your favorite zilla).  Here’s more from the winners:
Big League Politics – Buzzfeed received $1.5 million from the top Democrat super PAC Priorities USA Action in the final weeks of the 2016 election, according to federal election reports. Priorities USA was Hillary Clinton’s most powerful PAC in her campaign against President Donald Trump. (h/t HRC’s Field Sobriety Test). | go to source

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Is SCOTUS About to Allow Citizenship Question on Census? Signs Point to Yes…..

This is one of those stories that, if what is reported actually happens, this could be a significant game changer in the reality of power as far as the power political parties have to assure that government programs benefit their particular allies. 
To do this, number fudging is the name of the game.  The use of ‘illegal’ or ‘undocumented’ people (people who are not recognized as citizens by the US government) to elevate numbers that determine the allotment of government grants and contract awards has long been a suspect tactic of the democrats.
If this ruling happens, and IF the rumors of the Dems’ uses of non-citizen number for political gains is true, then the Democrats are about to face some serious cash reductions.
Of course, as usual, that IF that floats out there is often hard to pin down, so we’ll see where this goes but I think it warrants your consideration.
More from Legal Insurrection – The consensus among mainstream media commentators was that the administration is going to win.  Adam Liptak at The NY Times wrote, On Census Citizenship Question, Supreme Court’s Conservatives Appear United:  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready on Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, which critics say would undermine its accuracy by discouraging both legal and unauthorized immigrants from filling out the forms…. | go to source

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Lefftzilla – Rachel Maddow Just Blew A Massive Hole In Trump’s Plot To Obstruct Congressional Investigations – Politics USA

Right up to the end I thought this was our Polzilla winner, but it wasn’t mean’t to be.  Our OPPO of the day comes to us from today’s first losers, the Leftzillas.  Maddow goes all in with what appears to be another devastating take down of the President, or something.

From  Politics USA – “In a continuation of the behavior laid out in Robert Mueller’s report, Donald Trump is now trying to obstruct congressional investigations by blocking current and former White House officials from testifying to Congress.  At the top of the administration’s list of people they absolutely don’t want to testify is Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who gave Mueller key information on Trump’s obstruction efforts.” | go to source

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Leftzilla – Militia patrolling U.S. border was allegedly training to kill Hillary Clinton, George Soros – Think Progress

Our top zilla of the day is Leftzilla, with a headline that darn near writes itself.  Today, news of the full political ‘activism’ of the border control militia guy arrested near the border by the FBI is a gift for the left from zilla heaven.

From Think Progress – According to the criminal complaint, the UCP had previous run-ins with the law — including one 2017 incident after the FBI received a tip that the group was engaged in “militia extremist activity” in Flora Vista, New Mexico.  Before the tip was received, Hopkins allegedly said the group was “training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.” He claimed it was because the three prominent Democrats supported Antifa, according to the complaint. | go to source

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Rightzilla – Kamala Harris wants to use executive action for gun control if she is elected president – The Blaze

For our Oppo of the day, The Blaze brings home the glory with this headline drawing attention to one of the most odious of democrat positions for conservatives, gun control.

From The Blaze   –  Harris supports universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and told the audience she will use her executive power to take action on gun control if Congress doesn’t pass the laws she wants.  “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws,” Harris said. “And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.” | go to source

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US Soldiers Detained By Mexican Troops on US Soil

In what could be as innocent as an honest mistake or the fruit of testy nerves, Mexican soldiers detained and unarmed US Soldiers believing they were on Mexican soil.  The story comes from CNN: Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border, two US defense officials tell CNN.

“On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked (Customs and Border Protection) vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas,” US Northern Command told CNN in a statement.
“The US soldiers were appropriately in US territory” during the encounter, the statement added.
During the incident, the Mexican soldiers pointed their weapons at the US troops, removing a soldier’s sidearm and returning it to the unmarked US vehicle, the officials said. | go to source

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Leftzilla – Mueller Finds Evidence That Fox News Is White House Produced Propaganda – Politics USA

This headline wins PG Gordy’s (that’s me) Polzilla Top Pol today because of the next-level layering of potential multiple assaults on multiple political opponents, including Fox News and, of course, Donald Trump.  The context is a part of the Mueller report that alleges that the Trump team was coordinating with Fox News to assure their interviews went as planned.

Politics USA decries:  If Mueller is correct, Fox News is literal state-run television  It is now clear why the Trump administration almost exclusively only deals with Fox News. If the White House has the ability to have parts of Fox interviews edited before they are broadcast, it would mean that Fox isn’t news at all. It is an administration run television station. Interview subjects don’t get to tell journalists what to remove.

And I will add…..LITERALLY! | go to source

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Rightzilla – NY Times: Say, this Steele dossier appears to be false (and maybe was a Russian disinformation effort) – Hot Air

This was a pretty zingy headline, but it landed on old targets and, more importantly, none of them were politicians.  The target was the old grey lady for this round.  Take it away Hot Air.
Well, it took them a while to get there but the NY Times has finally taken notice that the Steele dossier appears to contain a lot of false and unverifiable garbage:  –  Hot Air
The 35-page dossier, spiced up with tales of prostitutes and spies, sketched out a hair-raising story more than two years ago. Russian intelligence had used bribery and blackmail to try to turn Donald J. Trump into a source and ally, it said, and the Kremlin was running some Trump campaign aides practically as agents.  –  NY Times | go to source

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SCOTUS Takes on 3 Cases That Could Settle LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law Disputes

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that all address issues of discrimination in the workplace versus freedom of association, 
From Think Progress….three cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear on Monday.  Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton County both ask whether existing federal law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC asks the same question about anti-trans discrimination.  –  Think Progress | go to source

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Rightzilla – Evil Leftists Gleefully Savage Trump Over Sri Lanka Terror – Sparta Report

…..evil Leftists took President Trump’s message of support for the grieving citizens of Sri Lanka as yet another opportunity to attack Orange Man Bad.  Replying to @realDonaldTrump  Lets not pretend you care about people. You can’t even help our own in Puerto Rico or Flint.
This particular unhinged Leftist is referencing a Harvard study which estimated that over 3,000 people were killed in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. The study was filled with garbage data and conducted by a team that never actually traveled to Puerto Rico to count actual bodies.  – Sparta Report | go to source