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Leak Investigations May Lead to Unexpected Places


A mere days before then-president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President Barack Obama expanded the ability of intelligence agencies to share unfiltered telephone surveillance information.

The Obama administration issued Executive Order 12333, which allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to share raw intercepted communications with agencies that include the FBI, DEA, and Department of Homeland Security, among others.

Numerous press reports at the time indicated that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI sought Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign insiders and then-presidential candidate Trump himself during the final months of the presidential campaign.

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Grammys Strike a Sour Note


This awards season has had many of the viewing public appalled as they watched entertainment film and television luminaries shift from self-congratulatory mode to political preaching overdrive.

Prior to the 59th Grammys, industry insiders had already telegraphed that Sunday night’s show would feature music stars who were free to let loose and air their political grievances.

And so they did. Oftentimes comments were delivered with not-so-clever implications and other times with pure vitriol.

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The Tarnishing of the Hollywood Brand


Hollywood is its own brand. And although the name itself used to be synonymous with inspiration, innovation, talent, quality, and creativity in all things entertainment, the brand of one of the country’s most unique industries appears to be on a distinctly downward trajectory.

Multiple factors are responsible for the degradation of an impeccably crafted decades-long image, and these factors may even lead to its ultimate demise. But of all of the things that have had a minor or major impact, nothing has been more deleterious to the brand than the angry appearance and hateful words of Hollywood’s celebrities, who like it or not are the “face” of Hollywood’s products.

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Zuckerberg`s Latest Venture into Politics


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently took a trip to the Political Land of Oz.

In a highly partisan Facebook post, he sharply criticized the executive orders that President Donald Trump recently signed, which relate to our nation’s immigration policy.

The social media magnate appeared to ditch logic and accuracy in his post and instead favored the use of tired Democratic talking points to make the liberal case.

Going after the president directly, Zuckerberg posted, “Like many of you, I’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.”

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Late-night Comedy Targets President Donald Trump


Some of Hollywood’s most notorious liberal activists appear to be hell-bent on continuing their quest to spread the hate, most notably against the nation’s new president, Donald J. Trump.

Still reeling from Trump’s victory over rival Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, some left-leaning celebrities are wildly engaging in social media diatribes and/or racing to grab the mike at public protest events.

During the primary and general election season, a number of entertainment industry lefties were dead set on the destruction of the Trump campaign, and there were countless attempts to flood the airwaves with Trump-mocking material.

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The New McCarthyism


Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly recently used the term “reverse McCarthyism” to describe how the atmosphere in Hollywood is affecting celebrities who had or were presently considering performing at President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration.

“The harsh truth is that there is reverse McCarthyism going on in the entertainment industry,” O’Reilly said, alluding to the McCarthy era of the 20th Century.

“If you are a Trump supporter, you are a bad person, and a number of entertainers believe their careers will be harmed, should they associate with the new Trump administration,” O’Reilly said.

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Crime Takes a Social Media Turn


In this age of social media, crime itself has undergone a transformation, and the previously unthinkable seems to be on a rampage to somehow out-worst itself.

Crimes carried out with social media accomplices seem to be ever more despicable and de-humanizing.

In the past, an individual might merely set his or her sights on securing an illicit goal of some sort, and a twisted satisfaction would have been completed. Now, however, some of those who were previously content with being shadow dwellers prefer to seek the spotlight instead, with the ultimate aim of acquiring social media fame and even a warped super star status should a social media incident go viral.

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The Rewriting of Obama`s Legacy


In an apparent effort to emulate President-elect Donald Trump’s social media mastery, President Obama began the New Year by giving his Twitter followers a revisionist history lesson.

The “Me Too” outgoing president posted a series of tweets that were supposed to tout his two-term accomplishments.

“As we look ahead to the future, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the remarkable progress that you made possible these past 8 years,” Obama tweeted.

The president shared information from his brag book about his supposed job creation, health care triumphs, and super hero environmental status.

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Celebrity Boycott of Trump Inauguration Backfires


According to numerous reports, certain members of the Hollywood elite, particularly those who seem to routinely display an inflated sense of self-importance, are refusing to take part in President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration festivities.

Those who have agreed to perform at the historical event are being attacked by the alt-left through conventional media means as well as through an array of social media sites.

The apparent hope of the famed partisans is that through the application of extreme societal pressure individual entertainers or performance groups will dutifully comply and withdraw from any association with or appearance at the national event.

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Merry Chirstmas to All! (A bluesy Christmas song for you)

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