Watch: Ben Carson Drops Two-Sentence Planned Parenthood Truth Bomb That Stuns CNN Host

CNN’s Jake Tapper and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood’s apparent complicity in the harvest and sale of aborted body parts during a recent segment of The Lead.

A series of undercover videos revealed the disturbing practice, prompting Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens to respond. In a statement this week, she declared that those who released the footage engaged in a “grossly offensive act” against an organization that exists to “foster an environment in our country where providers of essential women’s health care and their patients are not subject to threats, harassment and intimidation.”

Tapper asked Carson for his reaction to Laguens’s reaction.

“The argument is,” the host began, “that none of the federal money pays for abortion. That is separate funding; and by defunding Planned Parenthood you would be eliminating all these other vital medical procedures, which you as a doctor know.”

Carson replied: “All of the services she mentioned are available through multiple other sources.”

He continued, alleging that the taxpayer-supported organization “makes money selling baby parts” and “doesn’t seem to understand the sanctity of human life and is willing to destroy that.”

Tapper used Carson’s point regarding disproportionately high numbers of Planned Parenthood facilities in minority communities to suggest that poor Americans might need the health services these clinics provide.

“I thought they were supposed to be able to get all of these things based on Obamacare,” Carson retorted. “Why do we need Planned Parenthood?”

h/t: Truth Revolt

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BOOM! Trump Just Weighed In On Hillary And Emailgate As Only The Donald Can (VIDEO)

As Western Journalism reported last Friday, the investigative heat on Hillary Clinton has been turned up considerably with the request by two federal inspectors general that the Justice Department open a probe into the former secretary of state’s email practices. The independent government watchdogs say that Mrs. Clinton may well have violated protocol and possibly the law by sending what they believe to have been classified materials through her personal email account managed on her private server.

Hillary has adamantly denied that she sent or received any sensitive government information through her email, despite the fact that she apparently used her personal account for all official digital correspondence while she was the country’s chief diplomat. So now, President Obama’s new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, will have a huge say in whether a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s controversial email practices will be launched. Such an official DOJ probe would almost certainly further damage Mrs. Clinton’s already shaky image for being an honest and trustworthy person.

It took Donald Trump almost no time at all to weigh in on the latest development in the Clinton emailgate scandal. On CNN, the GOP presidential contender told Jake Tapper multiple times that what Mrs. Clinton did in her questionable email practices was “criminal.”

“The fact is that what she has done is criminal,” Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday in a phone interview on “State of the Union.”

Trump compared Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, to [General David] Petraeus, the former top U.S. military official in Iraq and Afghanistan and Central Intelligence Agency director who resigned amid allegations he allowed his mistress access to classified information.

By clicking on the video above, you can hear for yourself how Trump turned his attacks away from his fellow Republicans in the race for the 2016 nomination and toward the leading Democrat in the contest. In the interview with Trump, CNN’s Tapper began by talking about a new poll that shows the billionaire businessman still leading the GOP field.

Of course, in the course of the televised conservation, The Donald couldn’t resist taking a shot at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, claiming his state is “a catastrophe from an economic and financial standpoint.”

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Watch: Anderson Cooper Learns Harsh Lesson When Trump Blows Up On Him In Live Interview

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a spirited exchange based on the candidate’s poll numbers Wednesday night.

When Cooper read Trump a quote from Red State’s Erick Erickson contending the real estate mogul “largely closed the book on Evangelical support,” because he said at a forum in Iowa Saturday he doesn’t think he’s asked God for forgiveness, Trump argued otherwise.

“I don’t think so because I just saw polls in Iowa that I’m doing really well,” Trump said. “I mean in terms of Iowa where it’s a very big group of people, I’m doing really well.”

As Cooper began to ask another question, Trump interrupted him, “I don’t know, you keep bringing up negative. You only want to talk about negative. Why don’t you bring up the positive,” the candidate challenged him.

“I did,” the host immediately replied. “I started off with the Washington Post poll.” The poll Cooper was referring to — released earlier this week — has Trump leading with 24 percent, outpacing his closest GOP rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker by 11 points.

“You start off the interview with a poll that I didn’t even know existed,” answered Trump.

Cooper continued to defend himself, noting: “I started off with the Washington Post poll intentionally because I knew you would accuse me of that.”

“Sure,” Trump said. “All I know is every poll I am leading in and you give me these two polls where it’s different states. They’re not even a national poll.” Cooper then challenged Trump to “check the record” as the host noted he began the interview with a Washington Post poll where he is “way out in front.”

“I think it’s very unfair,” asserted Trump. “You’re talking to me about a poll I never even saw.”

It’s not even a poll. It’s in three different states and you are hitting me with this. Frankly, I think it is a very unfair question. I think it is an extremely — you start off the interview with that. You don’t say, I led in the FOX poll. I’m leading in the ABC/Washington Post poll.

“You’re leading across the board,” Cooper conceded.

“I am leading across the board,” Trump said. “And then you hit me with this poll that I didn’t even see before, where oh, gee, it’s not even that kind of a poll. All I know is I have a very big group of support.”

“Among Republicans you are way out in the front,” Cooper concurred.

“Let me tell you.” Trump started to explain. “The people don’t trust you and the people don’t trust the media. And I understand why.”

You know, I have always been covered, fairly, accurately because it was usually a financial press. And you know numbers are numbers and my numbers happen to be great. So, I was always sort of treated fair. With the media it’s, not all cases, some, some of the political media is great. And really honest. Even if they don’t want to be, they’re really honest. But I find that 60, 70 percent of the political media is really, really dishonest.

You know I tell the story, the American dream — I talk about the American dream in speeches. The American dream is dead but I’m going to make it bigger and better and stronger than ever before. The American dream is dead. But I’m going to make it bigger and better, stronger than than ever, right? And I go ‘boom!’ And I do it with great bravado and the audience goes crazy.

h/t: RealClearPolitics

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BREAKING: The Way Hillary Was Just Scorched Has Leftist Media All Shook Up About 2016

It’s the big topic of stunned conversation among those media types attuned to politics as the 2016 presidential race continues to take shape. “It” is the shocking new poll just released that shows Hillary Clinton continuing to lose ground in key swing states — so much ground, in fact, that if the election were held today, the Democrat front runner would likely lose in a landslide.

Panelists on left-leaning MSNBC, according to the Washington Free Beacon, were stunned at the incredibly poor showing for Mrs. Clinton, whom survey respondents in battleground states say they don’t trust — they really don’t trust — not in the least.

“A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning spelled ‘trouble’ for her campaign. The poll found Clinton losing to major Republican candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio in the swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia.

“’Hillary is upside down by 23 in Iowa?’ host [of Morning Joe] Joe Scarborough said. ‘She’s upside down by nine in Virginia which she has to win. She’s upside down by 23 in Colorado!’”

Adding his two cents to the Morning Joe political panel, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, was brutal in his assessment of the Clinton campaign’s big problem. As the Free Beacon article notes of Todd’s analysis:

“’This fits another pattern of hers,’ Todd said. ‘Whenever she’s been out front as the face of the Democratic Party, her numbers have gone down. They always have, whenever she is the focal point.’

“’You could just simply say she doesn’t wear well,’ Todd said.”

CNN’s morning coverage of the shocking new poll results from Quinnipiac was equally breathless as it cited surprising details from the findings.

In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.

As CNN notes, a spokesman for the Quinnipiac University Poll delivered excruciatingly bad news for Hillary Clinton as he described what the survey found:

“‘Do Colorado voters trust Hillary? No, they do not. Do they think she cares about their needs? No, they do not,’ he said. ‘So the door is open to a GOP candidate voters can believe in.’”

And what does the far-left Huffington Post have to say about the terrible polling news for Hillary? Nothing, as of this writing.

However, in what many might see as a telling sign of HuffPo’s horse (not yet) in the presidential race, the site’s top political post was about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and how she really gave it to a hotshot, GOP-favoring financial executive during a little-noticed hearing on retirement savings.

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Obama’s Own Adviser Just Admitted Something About Iran Deal He NEVER Wanted Public

When the Obama administration has a self-serving story it wants to sell to the American public, it often trots out Susan Rice, the president’s national security adviser and generally dependable lockstep lieutenant. Yes, that Susan Rice — the Obama mouthpiece who infamously claimed on a handful of TV talk shows that the deadly Benghazi attack was prompted by an amateurish YouTube video. The same Susan Rice who stunningly declared that accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl served his country with “honor and distinction.”

So, here now comes Ms. Rice with her latest attempt at a spin-to-win media appearance — this one in defense of President Obama’s Iran deal that’s drawing so much bipartisan fire. However, the Obama surrogate may have stepped in it while talking to Wolf Blitzer and his CNN viewers about the tens of billions of dollars Iran is slated to receive as a result of sanctions being lifted.

Breitbart News reports that Rice admitted the Islamic regime in Iran may well spend some of the freed-up cash on beefing up its military and supporting terrorist operations in the Middle East. Rice, though, used the euphemism “bad behavior” instead of terrorism; just as her boss, Obama, has refused to utter the phrase “Islamic terrorism.”

“National Security Adviser Susan Rice said ‘we should expect’ that some of the money Iran gets under sanctions relief as a result of the nuclear deal ‘would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region’ on Wednesday’s ‘Situation Room’ on CNN,” says Breitbart.

Experts have estimated that some $100-150 billion in Iranian assets have been frozen in the international banking system and are expected to be thawed under the terms of the deal for which the Obama administration continues to take a protracted victory lap. In her interview with CNN, Rice essentially said “so what” about the potential use of those funds to help Iran militarily:

…yes, it is real, it is possible, and, in fact, we should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region up until now. But the goal here, Wolf, was never, and was not designed to prevent them from engaging in bad behavior in region.

Did you catch that? Did you see that one of President Obama’s top advisers said the lengthy, difficult negotiations with one of the biggest state sponsors of terrorism in the Middle East were never intended “to prevent them from engaging in bad behavior in the region?”

When considering how this admission fits into the big-picture scenario the Obama administration is trying to paint regarding the potential dangers of Iran getting its hands on those billions in unfrozen assets, one must take into account what John Kerry just said. Does what Rice told CNN square with what the secretary of state told the international press on Tuesday?

As CNS News has reported, Kerry “played down concerns that Iran will use the windfall from sanctions relief under the nuclear agreement to boost sponsorship for terrorists, suggesting that groups like Hezbollah do not benefit all that much from Iranian financial support in the first place.”

The CNS article also notes that many in Congress, as well as a number of America’s Mideast allies, have expressed serious concern regarding the potential for Iran to strengthen its conventional military and traditional terror ties; but “[t]he White House firmly opposed efforts by Republican lawmakers to link Iran’s support for terrorism to the nuclear negotiations which have now been finalized.”

A vocal opponent of Obama’s Iran deal, GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, says it is naive and foolish to believe Iran will use the unfrozen funds just to improve its hobbled economy.

Business Insider reports: “Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), one of the most rabid opponents of the deal, characterized it as a ‘signing bonus’ that Iran’s leaders could use to fund overseas terrorism and other attacks on U.S. interests.”

Congress has an opportunity to debate the deal and give it an up or down vote. If lawmakers pass legislation blocking the pact, Obama has threatened a veto.

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