Today’s the day for the third court-ordered release of Hillary Clinton emails. My guess is there will be something damaging — although not terribly so — in each of the next four data dumps.
The one everyone should be looking out for is the planned January 29 dump — just three days before the Iowa Caucuses. That’s the one where likely all of the worst stuff is going to emerge; whereby she can still win the Iowa Democrat Caucus and claim nationally that the “vast, right-wing conspiracy” didn’t hurt her.
Expect to begin hearing about this month’s haul on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend and be sure to keep things straight.
Five Things You Need to Know Today
- Roll Over, Boy — Did U.S. Sen. Rand Paul roll over for his newfound buddy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? His “filibuster” last night started with a bang, and in about 20 minutes fizzled — without even a mic drop — and in the dead of the night, the budget deal passed the Senate. CLICK HERE for the full story.
- Trump Card — The former Disney employees who were forced to train their cheaper foreign replacements have a friend in Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate demanded Disney rehire all of the Americans they fired after training replacements acquired through the H1B visa program. CLICK HERE for the full story.
- IRS Using StingRays —S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy are demanding answers after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted his agency uses cell-site simulators, known as StingRays, which are used by law enforcement to track cell phones. CLICK HERE for the full story.
- Fed Up — The Republican presidential campaigns — except that of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, apparently — are fed up with RNC interference in the primary debate process, and are in the process of “going rogue” to take matters into their own hands. CLICK HERE for the full story.
- Flash Point — The head of the Chinese Navy just issued a stark warning to his American counterpart regarding China’s manmade islands in the South China Sea. Admiral Wu Shengli told Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, during a video conference, that a minor incident could spark a war between their countries. CLICK HERE for the full story.
The Story No One is Talking About Today (But Should Be)
Popular scientific opinion is that it takes millions of years for the “forces of nature” to move mountains and create canyons. A discovery this week in Wyoming would certainly fly in the face of that notion.
A pair of hunters recently discovered a giant “crack” that has formed in the side of a hill in the Bighorn Montains. The crack measures 750 yards long and nearly 50 yards wide, and formed in less than two weeks’ time.
CLICK HERE for the full story.
Quote of the Day
But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, exclusively delegated to the United States.
— Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 32, 1788
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