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With Teladoc, the Doctor 
Will See You Now ... Really!
by Cal Thomas
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Dobbs – Congressional Leaders Like 
“Little Pink Poodles” Afraid Of The Bad Guys
{rickwells.us} ~ Lou Dobbs and Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch have both had more than they can take of the corruption and complicity in it that is so commonplace in the DC swamp... particularly in the Department of Justice. From judges in America to the Attorney General and all points in between, fairness and the fidelity to the Constitution are no longer valued or required. Dobbs opens by taking note of the fact that Paul Manafort is not being allowed to defend himself in public against such a tyrannical judge, making his point. Dobbs moves on to the topic that really has him beside himself, saying, “The House Intelligence Committee has decided to strike a deal with the co-founder of the political smear machine, Fusion GPS.” He continues, “It’s the outfit that authored the infamous Trump dossier. The panel will lift its subpoena and Glenn Simpson will meet behind closed doors with them.” Dobbs asks his audience, “Do you see the theme here, gag orders, closed doors? Simpson’s attorneys say he won’t plead the Fifth as two fellow executives did just last month.”... https://rickwells.us/dobbs-congress-pink-poodles/#prettyPhoto
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Trump Gives China “Great Credit” For Taking
Advantage Of Weak, Compromised US Presidents
{rickwells.us} ~ President Trump, speaking in Beijing on his Asian trip was considerate of the hospitality, relationship with President Xi and the cooperation he’s receiving in a variety of areas... including the important and tense matter of North Korea. President Trump recognizes that much of the inequities between our two nations are simply the result of China acting in their own best interest competing with an America with leadership that was unwilling to put their own nation first. He said, “Both the United States and China will have a more prosperous future if we can achieve a level economic playing field.” That might have been the point at which some were expecting the attack language from the American President, but it was not to be. Trump said, “Right now, unfortunately, it is a very one-sided and unfair one. But, but, I don’t blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens?”...  https://rickwells.us/trump-china-credit-presidents/
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Rep. Gaetz: "We Are at Risk of a Coup d'Etat 
in This Country" Unless Mueller Resigns or is Fired
by MICHAEL W. CHAPMAN
{familysecuritymatters.org} ~ House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- who is investigating alleged Russian collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign -- to resign... because there is an apparent conflict of interest involving Mueller and an alleged campaign to undermine the president and force him from office. Rep. Gaetz also called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Uranium One scandal, the liar-Clinton Foundation, and the Fusion GPS firm, which produced the "Russian dossier" alleging Trump-Russia collusion and which was paid by liar-nObama for America's law firm, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the liar-Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.  Special Counsel Mueller's investigation is, in part, based on the Fusion GPS-provided "dossier."...  http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/rep-gaetz-...
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Judge again dismisses liar-Clinton email suits
by JOSH GERSTEIN
{politico.com} ~ A federal judge has dismissed — for a second time — a pair of lawsuits seeking to force the State Department to do more to recover former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton's emails... The new ruling from U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg could irritate President Donald Trump, who is said to have been fuming in recent weeks over reports that the State Department is still processing a backlog of tens of thousands of liar-Clinton emails the FBI came across during its investigation into whether liar-Clinton or her aides broke the law by exchanging information deemed classified. Trump has also complained publicly that the Justice Department has failed to to dig into liar-Clinton's email use...These Judges need to get out of the way, the people want to know the truths. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/10/clinton-email-suits-dismi...
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Podesta Group CEO, 
Kimberley Fritts, Quits Lobbying Group
{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ An interesting development amid the various swampy happenings both domestically and internationally.  With Robert Mueller focusing on foreign interest lobbying efforts within Washington DC... and amid Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman confronting corruption within the financing of foreign political influence; Podesta CEO Kimberley Fritts announces she is leaving to form her own firm. Considering that Mrs. Fritts previously announced her intention of remaining at the Podesta group and rebranding the lobbying firm, sans Tony Podesta, questions arise as to what might have made Fritts change her mind...  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/11/10/podesta-group-ceo-k...
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With Teladoc, the Doctor 
Will See You Now ... Really!

by Cal Thomas
{townhall.com} ~ If you're tired of the dysfunction in Washington -- the backbiting, the questioning of motives, the failure to agree on much of anything, the one-upmanship, the allegations about a "stolen" presidential election, Russian "collusion," the posturing and boorish behavior -- how about focusing on something that is working and benefits a growing number of people?

Consider a company called Teladoc, which provides access to a doctor through a computer screen, telephone, or mobile app. The waiting time, a company official tells me, is between eight and ten minutes. That beats any doctor's office I have ever been in, even with an appointment. The company claims a 95 percent satisfaction rate with 92 percent of issues resolved after the first visit.

Here's how it works. Say your child wakes up in the middle of the night with a fever or some other health issue. You go to your computer, phone or mobile app and describe the symptoms to the doctor, who then prescribes treatment. It can be in the form of a prescription or, if the symptoms seem more serious, the doctor will recommend a specialist or a trip to the hospital. The doctor has previously been provided your family's medical history through the app.

Teladoc services are offered through a subscribing company's insurance plan. The company currently serves 10,000 clients and 20 million members, according to a company spokeswoman. All physicians are board certified and licensed in their respective states. They are available any hour of the day or night and every day of the year. Is your doctor that accessible? Unless you live with one, probably not.

The cost? A low $40 to $45 per session.

Jason Gorevic, Teladoc's CEO, tells me: "Consumers of health care are looking for a better way. Regardless of the political environment, there is a growing demand for a better way to provide medical services to individuals."

Gorevic says Teladoc is especially helpful to people living in rural areas where a doctor is not close by, or unavailable.

Reporting on this growing and popular trend in telemedicine, health care writer Bruce Japsen wrote in Forbes magazine: "Health plans see a way for patients to get high-quality care from a physician and the potential to avoid a more expensive trip to a hospital emergency room." Teladoc executives also say they are seeing growth opportunities in mental health, dermatology and smoking cessation programs.

Japsen adds that the field of virtual medicine is growing about ten percent per year with projections it will soon reach 26.9 million, which seems likely given the current spurt.

Gorevic sees increasing interest from health plans that contract with state Medicaid programs for poor Americans, as well as Medicare Advantage plans that provide benefits to seniors. This could save time and money by reducing trips to emergency rooms for less serious ailments.

Let's review: A health plan that bypasses government bureaucracy; rapid access to a doctor who knows a family's medical history; prompt treatment, or quick referral; low cost -- what's not to like?

It is another example of how the private sector, when it is allowed to innovate and flourish, outshines the federal government almost every time.

Virtual medicine, led by companies like Teladoc, is not the wave of the future, but of the present.

If you're unhappy with increasingly expensive, impersonal and slow access to medical care -- and some liberal politicians are already pushing for single-payer, which would likely make waiting times longer and lower the quality of treatment -- you might feel a lot better, while saving money and time, by going virtual.

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LIGHTER SIDE

ALERT ALERT

Clinton Donor And Tax Cheat Tied To Russia

“Do as we say, not as we do.”

That seems to be the slogan for Hillary Clinton and her political allies, and it’s especially apt in light of new information about one of Clinton’s largest campaign donors.

While the left is still trying to attack President Trump and his family over unproven business dealings and largely debunked connections to Russia, a new report indicates that it was Hillary Clinton’s team who were doing those exact things.

“Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the ‘Hillary Victory Fund’ (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio,” that outlet reported on Thursday.

“He has also been considered by California to be one of the state’s biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the (Russian) Kremlin,” Fox continued.

The man’s name is Edgar Sargsyan. His deep pockets greatly benefited Clinton’s campaign, with contributions of at least $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016.

He was also in charge of an elite fundraising dinner to benefit Clinton, where donors paid $100,000 per couple just to attend the ritzy event. But in true Clinton fashion, the money apparently went missing.

Sargsyan is now “being sued by his former company for allegedly diverting those funds to start his own real estate company,” according to Fox.

Now, people are asking hard questions about Clinton’s buddy Sargsyan, including whether his contributions were part of a pay-to-play scheme and if he had shady connections to foreign governments.

“Nobody gave to the Hillary Victory Fund out of the goodness of their heart or some generalized desire to help 33 random state parties,” pointed out attorney Dan Backer from the Committee to Defend the President.

“They did so to buy access and curry influence — something the Clintons have been selling for nearly three decades in and out of government,” he continued.

Trying to buy political influence is sadly common, especially when it comes to the Clintons. What is raising more red flags than normal, however, is the evidence that Sargsyan is no run-of-the-mill campaign donor.

“The really scary question is, what did this particular donor with this strange web of connections hope to buy for his quarter-million dollars?” Backer asked Fox News.

That web of connections is strange indeed.

The Committee to Defend the President is now alleging that SBK, a major Sargsyan-linked company “is an investment firm that is affiliated with United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and its international affiliate has business interests in Russia,” according to Fox.

“Among its dealings was a bid to finance $850 million for a major bridge project to connect Crimea with Russia,” the group claims.

“He worked for SBK, and SBK appears to have bid on some Crimean/Russian bridge project,” Backer said. “That’s usually an indicator of political favor and connections.”

It raises several chilling questions: Was Sargsyan paying a quarter million dollars to Clinton for political favors, and — more disturbingly — was that money actually from sources in Russia in order to smooth the way for its construction plans?

Nobody knows for sure. What is clear, however, is that there is a pattern of dirty money surrounding the Clintons, with the “Uranium One” and “Clinton Foundation” scandals just two of the most well-known examples.

“It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to ‘Hoovering up’ these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money,” Backer told Fox News.

“It reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well,” he continued. “The Clintons have never shown a great deal of concern for whomever it was cutting the checks — whether it’s foreign influence peddlers or Hollywood smut peddlers like Harvey Weinstein.”

If those claims are even partially true, then America dodged a bullet in November of 2016 — and it’s worth keeping the pile of foreign-connected Clinton scandals in mind the next time the left tries desperately to tie Donald Trump to Russia. Perhaps they should look in the mirror.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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