Pentagon Urges Change to Selective Service Law

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The Pentagon is recommending “that women be required to register for the draft to boost military enrollment.” The Pentagon report said, “It appears that, for the most part, expanding registration for the draft to include women would enhance further the benefits presently associated with the Selective Service System.” The Selective Service System currently registers all males 18 to 25. In the event of war, they could be pressed into military service. Under former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the military began allowing “women to serve in combat roles.” The decision to allow women into combat roles then provoked the military to start thinking about requiring women to register for the draft. The Pentagon report can only suggest a change to the law. Congress would have to amend the current law to require women to register for the draft. In 2016, Congress called for a “yearly review of the draft system” but did not amend it to require registration of women.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10...

DNC Chairman Can’t Wish Away The Constitution

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Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez asserted, “the Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn’t have to be there.” The chairman made the false statement while lecturing at Indiana University Law School. The Constitution in fact does outline the electoral process by which the president of the United States is chosen. And the Constitution calls for Electors to be appointed. According to Article II, “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.” The Electoral College is a check on direct democracy. Most of the time the Electoral College does follow the popular vote. Yet there have been a handful of times where the candidate with a majority of popular votes loses to the winner of the Electoral College. Hillary Clinton knew that she had to win a majority of Electors. She failed to put together a winning strategy. The system did not fail Hillary Clinton or the voters. It worked exactly the way the founders intended.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/dnc-chairman-fal...

Bitter Clinger

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The former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is saying, “I’m with her.” The “her” being Hillary Clinton. Although it’s been demonstrated that the dossier on Trump was funded by the Clinton campaign and has lost whatever remaining credibility it once had, James Clapper remains a steadfast bitter clinger. According to Clapper, “With respect to the dossier itself, the key thing is it doesn’t matter who paid for it. It’s what the dossier said and the extent to which it’s corroborated or not.” “In other words,” to quote a recent former Secretary of State, “What Difference Does It Make?” In an interview with CNN, Clapper called for an audit trail apparently just to make sure that the DNC and Hillary for America really did fund the production of the dossier. Clapper told his CNN host that he believes investigators in the intelligence community were “able to validate portions of the dossier“ and should not be completely dismissed.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/clapper-h...

Spain Headed for Chaos

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The president of Catalonia said that Catalan’s parliament will decided whether or not to approve a declaration of independence from Spain. The announcement on the independence decision appears to be a reversal of what the president was expected to do. He’d been expected to “call an early election in the region to avoid Spain’s takeover of the Catalan government.” However, the president was not certain that the Spanish government would allow such a vote. He could not get assurances that Spain’s government would not go ahead with a takeover of Catalan’s government. “I didn’t get a responsible answer from the Spanish government, which has instead used this option to add to the tension,” said the president. Catalan’s parliament has a small majority of separatists. They are expected to vote on Friday on the question of independence. At the same time, “the Spanish Senate is expected to approve emergency measures to impose Madrid’s direct rule on Catalonia.” Saturday could see the Catalan region to fall into social and economic chaos.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/dramatic-...

FBI Agrees To Turn Over Documents Relating to Dossier

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In an interview on Wednesday, Speaker Ryan accused the FBI of “foot-dragging” and “stonewalling.” Congress has repeatedly, for months, sought answers and documents related to the dossier showing Donald Trump in a terrible light. On Thursday, Speaker Ryan announced that the FBI had contacted his office and “informed us that they will comply with our document requests, and that they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week.” The funding for the dossier was exposed this week after the law firm handling legal work for the Clinton campaign released Fusion GPS from its privacy agreement. The funding came from the Clinton campaign and flowed through the campaign’s legal firm. The campaign’s FEC filings did not disclose the expenditure as for research. It hid the funding under “legal services.” The investigating committees in Congress went to court two weeks ago to demand that two years worth of bank records for Fusion GPS be turned over to Congress. Congress will now investigate the FBI’s assessment of credibility of the dossier. As well as the role that the dossier played in the FBI’s decision to seek a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump campaign in the months and weeks leading up to the election.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/paul-ryan...