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Breitbart: Don’t let Quentin Tarantino off the Hook

Quentin Tarantino must be concerned about the prospects of his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight.

Why else would he go on television last week to backtrack and claim he’s “not anti-police” and “not a cop-hater”? Tarantino’s disgraceful public comments about police officers have created a backlash and rightfully so.

But just because Tarantino is feeling pressure from Hollywood bosses to rectify the situation doesn’t mean Americans should let him off the hook. Decent-minded Americans from across the political spectrum must boycott this film to make the statement that our police men and women are heroes, and that out of touch blowhards like Tarantino won’t get one cent of our money.

There are a lot of phony wars being promoted by liberals such as the war on women and war on minorities, but one of the real wars being waged by the Left is against hardworking and professional police officers across the United States.

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In 1973, when Senate Watergate Committee counsel Fred Thompson famously asked, “Mr. Butterfield, are you aware of the installation of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the president?” the committee was under extreme pressure from the Nixon White House. Even in the face of a constitutional crisis, the committee plowed ahead and fulfilled its core constitutional duty of executive branch oversight within our system of checks and balances. The committee went on to prove that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States.

Today, congressional investigators are under a lot of pressure as well. On Thursday a Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, when asked about the possibility of a thorough investigation into the Clinton email allegations, said, “They really don’t want to [mess] with us on this. Trust me.” This public threat from a Democrat Member of Congress tells me all I need to know about the still-unfolding Clinton email situation. Democrats are worried sick about the specter of a public congressional fact-finding investigation running parallel to the ongoing FBI investigation. But threats such as this – and there will be more – must not trump doing what is right, and that is to move forward with the investigation in Congress.

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Washington Times: Why Congress needs to keep probing the Clinton cash register

The former first couple has been commingling public and personal business for years

Now that Hillary Clinton’s much anticipated congressional testimony is in the rearview mirror, the House Select Committee on Benghazi can move toward completing its investigation and issuing a final report. It’s also an appropriate time to urge standing congressional committees on both sides of the Capitol to press new investigations into a crony capitalism network the Clintons built inside the State Department. They ran a political cash register that blurred the lines between official government business and private enrichment and left behind many unanswered ethical questions.

The blueprint for this shakedown machine is laid bare in emails that the group I head, Citizens United, has been able to force into the public domain through Freedom of Information Act requests and subsequent lawsuits. Over the past several months, Citizens United has released many of these never-before-seen emails, and it prompted me to reminisce about the past

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Back in November, I penned an op-ed entitled “King Barack I.” In that piece, I expressed outrage over President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action regarding amnesty and illegal immigration. Thankfully, that disastrous plan has been stopped in federal court earlier this year – for the moment. Now, with only 15 months to go in his hopeless presidency, King Barack the First is turning his attention to unilateral action on gun control. Because his party only has a small minority in Congress, and gun control does not have anywhere near the popular support necessary to motivate lawmakers to risk limiting 2nd Amendment rights, the king appears poised to go around Congress again.

Monarchical efforts such as this by an imperial presidency have no place in our constitutional republic, but on this occasion Mr. Obama has overplayed his hand and has set himself and his fellow leftists up for a backlash from Americans across the political spectrum. Announcing that he would “politicize” the Oregon shooting to further his unpopular gun beliefs on the same day the tragedy occurred, and before any solid facts were released, was an overzealous blunder by an unchecked king. Most Americans have a keen sense of decency, and this move by Obama will be seen as anything but. Only out of touch liberals living in gated communities or The New York Times editorial board could see nothing wrong with the President’s rush to immediately politicize the horrific shooting rampage in Oregon.

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During the primary season of 2012, Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)50% was expecting millions in establishment cash to propel Texas’ Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to the United States Senate. Dewhurst, in McConnell’s mind, would be another political asset for him, in his decades-long dream to become Senate Majority Leader. Dewhurst looked and acted the part. McConnell envisioned Dewhurst would become part of the establishment in the U.S. Senate and most importantly, someone who would never stand up to McConnell or confront the failed status quo.

But on July 31, 2012, conservative grassroots voters in Texas had a different idea. Those Texans were truly ahead of the curve; they already knew what millions now know so well – that Washington is broken and that Americans are being lied to by career politicians like Mitch McConnell. Those courageous voters listened to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% ’s message of speaking truth to power and sent him to the United States Senate. This was certainly a historic election for anti-establishment forces. However, no one could have foreseen just how critically important it would turn out to be.

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This week, my organization Citizens United released the results of our second member presidential preference poll of the 2016 election cycle.

A cross-section of more than 4,900 grassroots conservatives were asked who their first and second choices are for President of the United States at this time. The poll ran from Friday September 18th to Wednesday September 23rd. What a difference three months makes!

In our first member poll released on June 24th, Dr. Ben Carson and Gov. Scott Walker were essentially tied for the lead at 18 percent. In this week’s poll, we can confirm that the Republican primary race has a definitive frontrunner. Donald Trump received a commanding 31 percent of the vote, up a whopping 18 percent from our previous poll (Trump was in fourth place at 13 percent in June).

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Citizens United President David Bossie tells Breitbart News he thinks House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% “saw the writing on the wall” and “that he did not have the votes to sustain a vacate the chair motion.” Bossie was referring to the looming measure put forth by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% to remove Boehner from his leadership position, which was offered, but put on pause due to the August recess.

“John Boehner has served admirably in the House of Representatives for 25 years or more and has been a pivotal person serving from the time of Newt Gingrich’s revolution until today. I believe that he saw the writing on the wall,” Bossie told Breitbart News in an interview after the news broke Friday morning that Boehner (R-OH) will resign from Congress at the end of October.

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Breitbart: 9/11: Our Yearly Reminder

On September 10, 2001, our leaders in Washington were happy to be debating things like Kennedy-Boehner education reform and McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform.

Despite the 1998 terrorist attacks on our embassies in Africa and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, Republicans and Democrats alike were still relying largely on the oceans that separate us from the rest of the world to keep us safe. They all went to bed that night naïve, unprepared, and focused on the wrong issues. Then we all woke up on that beautiful Tuesday morning and watched hell unfold.

So here we are on another beautiful September day fourteen years later and the war with Islamic terrorists is still being waged by these terrorists around the world, day in and day out, non-stop. But here at home, our leaders can’t seem to focus and decide on a policy to once and for all defeat these thugs who wish to destroy America and everything we hold dear.

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As Congress prepares to return from summer recess this week, my organization, Citizens United, conducted a poll of a cross-section of our national membership asking what issue lawmakers on Capitol Hill should focus on next. We followed that query up with a question regarding congressional term limits. The results of the poll should be both a roadmap and a warning sign for House and Senate leadership as they plot their upcoming strategies for the fall.

First we asked: “Choosing from the list of ten issues, what is the one issue you would like Congress to address next?” Of the wide-ranging issues provided, a commanding 31 percent of the 4,100 individuals polled voted for border security as the issue Congress should tackle first upon their return to Washington. Defunding Planned Parenthood and repealing and replacing Obamacare were next on our grassroots conservatives’ priority list, at 16 percent and 15 percent respectively. Passing a Balanced Budget Amendment garnered 12 percent of the vote, with eight percent saying Congress should vote to declare war on ISIS. Rounding out the poll was tax code reform at five percent, entitlement reform at two percent, opening up domestic energy production at two percent, tax relief at one percent, and education reform at less than one percent. Eight percent of those polled chose “other.”

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Breitbart: Special Counsel Needed In Clinton Email Case

Trust in government is at a horrible low point and for good reason. The American people feel like elected officials don’t listen and aren’t interested in doing the right thing for the good of the country. With scandal after scandal, failed policy after failed policy, and an abysmal lack of transparency to boot, taxpayers are tired of the federal bureaucratic monster that has grown out of control. At my organization, Citizens United, for more than 25 years, we’ve worked on behalf of our members across the country to fight for honesty and integrity in government, most recently with the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

This isn’t the first special counsel we’ve demanded recently. In May 2013, as troubling allegations surfaced about the political targeting of conservative groups at the Internal Revenue Service, Citizens United called for then-Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate. We recognized immediately that political appointees at the Department of Justice could not have been expected to conduct a fair and thorough investigation of such a politically charged subject. More than two years later, as new revelations continue to trickle out about questionable IRS practices to this day, I believe our call was absolutely correct.

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