4 Lubbock children missing since Dec. 14

State officials are searching for four children who have been missing since Dec. 14, 2017, believed to be with their mother, who does not have legal custody.
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NEW PODCAST EPISODE: Marble Halls & Silver Screens

Episode 3, coming in hot! This week, your sassy RedState front page writers Sarah Lee and Brad Slager talk shutdown drama in DC, how the Razzies sold out, Hollywood’s conservative military movie trend, and how Alyssa Milano needs a job (with the help of music from the film “Black Hawk Down” by Hans Zimmer).

We’re working on getting the show into iTunes to make it easy to subscribe, so look for that in the very near future.

Let us know what you think!

Listen to “Marble Halls and Silver Screens Ep. 3” on Spreaker.

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BREAKING. FBI Chief of Staff Resigns

This is just happening:

FBI Director Chris Wray announced Tuesday that his chief of staff, James Rybicki, is leaving the bureau.

Rybicki, who served in the same position under former FBI Director James Comey, had come under scrutiny from Republicans in recent months about his role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that Rybicki was not fired. His departure, they said, has “been in the works for awhile.”

“Jim Rybicki notified me last month that he will be leaving the FBI to accept an opportunity in the corporate sector,” Wray said in a statement. “While this is an exciting move for the whole Rybicki family, Jim will be dearly missed by the FBI family – and by me personally.”

Wray added: “His many years of dedication to the bureau and DOJ, his level-headed judgement and earnest professionalism, and his steady good cheer have been an asset to us all and have contributed greatly to the safety and security of our nation.”

The FBI director said he tapped attorney Zachary Harmon to replace Rybicki.

Yep, when you don’t want the guy’s departure to be a big story you totally announce it on Monday.

There have been several reports that Jeff Sessions wanted Christopher Wray to “clean house” at the FBI. Deputy director Andrew McCabe is waiting to retire in March. The general counsel, James Baker, has been removed from his position. Now the chief of staff is out the door. I can’t imagine Peter Strzok’s boss, Bill Priestap, survives because he either knew or should have know of his number two’s partisanship.

Maybe some of the scum on the swamp is being stirred at least.

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Move Over, “Sloppy Steve,” There’s a New Nickname in Town

Trumpskeptic™ or no, I have to hand it to the President — he does know branding. During the campaign (which seems like a decade ago now), we were treated to “Low Energy Jeb,” “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted.”  And, of course, “Crooked Hillary.”

He’s continued this practice as President, referring to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” Chuck Schumer as “Cryin’ Chuck,” Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” (utterly stomping all over the actual humor behind “Fauxcahontas”), and more recently — much to the delight of even some who are not big Trump fans — “Sloppy Steve” Bannon.

Look, it’s utterly juvenile. But, in a weird way, it works.  Or works for him, anyway. Trump is unique. (One can hope.)

Anyway, he’s got a new one for someone who’s been a regular thorn in his side:

That’s right — CNN’s Acosta has now earned himself a nickname.  “Crazy Jim” shouldn’t feel bad, though. He is in good company.  Other previously pronounced “Crazy” folk include Megyn Kelly and Bernie Sanders.

Dilly dilly, Donald.

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Adam Schiff Blames Russia for Just About Everything

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., calls all GOP Congressmen agents of Russia before rolling in his own feces at this bizarre press conference. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

One of the hot topics on Twitter last week was #ReleaseTheMemo. “The memo” is shorthand for a highly classified document that summarizes both the misuse of FISA and the apparent hard-on the FBI had for Trump. Last week the House Intelligence Committee voted to let members see the memo.

Let me stop here for a second and say something that can’t be said too often. The memo is highly classified because it is derived from highly classified documents. It is kept in the SCIF in the House of Representatives. Members can read it but they can’t get copies or make notes. Whatever it contains is much more than copies of the Strzok-Page texts.

Pressure is building on the House leadership to release a redacted version of the memo and that will probably come to pass in a couple of weeks. The Democrats are fighting it tooth and nail. One would think that if the memo were the unmitigated mound of malarkey they say it is, they would welcome the release because it would neutralize Devin Nunes. But they say it is fake and they say you are too stupid to not be swayed by it.

Leading the effort is Adam Schiff. Schiff is a hard-core and unprincipled progressive from California. Not all that long ago he was a figure of fun among conservatives, now he enjoys the status of ‘truth-teller’ among a lot of those same people. This is how Schiff reacted to the Twitter hashtag:

Yep. Russia is not our friend11!1!!!!11!

This is ridiculous. The memo was not developed by Russia. The decision to let House members read the memo was not made by Russia. If people did learn about the memo from Russian bots then Russia deserves more credit for promoting governmental transparency than Schiff does.

Devin Nunes and his companions have made some fairly serious allegations. They feel confident enough about those allegations to put them in writing and keep them under lock and key. What is in the memo is damaging enough that Schiff hasn’t leaked it yet. If the allegations are that serious then the American people have a right to know.

What Schiff is doing is simply foreshadowing a strategy that will be in full bloom by November 2018. Using this fatuous nonsense of widespread Russian interference in the 2016 election (the Russians spent a tiny fraction of a percent of all online ad money spent), the Democrats and those credulous souls who are clinging, bitterly, to the collusion narrative are going to paint every conservative media outlet and lobbying group as being in the pocket of the Russians. They’re trying this with the NRA. They are doing it with coverage of the memo. There will be a lot more as we get into the general election.

Schiff’s actions are much more damaging to the US political environment than anything Russia has done because he’s saying if you don’t toe his line you are a Russian stooge.

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