Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Jim Baker’s broadcast last week and indicated she might possibly enter the 2018 special election Senate race open due to Al Franken’s resignation. [Video Here]Mrs. Bachmann was known as a deficit hawk and previously represented Minesota’s 6th District from 2007 to 2015. In addition to founding the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, she also ran for the 2012 presidential nomination. She is now 61-years-old. Interesting consideration. During her previous time in office she was often a target of severe sexist attacks from left-wing media pundits and Democrat opposition.
California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu told his Twitter followers Tuesday night to support his legislation to prevent President Trump from launching a nuclear first strike without congressional authorization. The bill, known as the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, (H.R. 669), had been proposed by Lieu and was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs last January, just four days after Trump was sworn into office. According to the bill summary, the legislation would bar the president from using the military “to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional
A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by Democrats in previous elections. The committee chairman, Sam Ervin, a Democrat, said that would be “as foolish as the man who went bear hunting and stopped to chase rabbits.” Today, amid a growing criminal inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional Republicans are again chasing rabbits. We know because we’re their favorite quarry. In the year since the publication of the so-called Steele dossier — the collection of intelligence reports we commissioned about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partly or completely cleaned seven of the most toxic land sites, called Superfund sites, in the U.S. in 2017, according to the EPA. Of the seven sites designated for cleanup, three were completely cleansed, while four others still require some work. The cleanup effort is a significant improvement over the year prior when the EPA completely cleaned one Superfund site and parts of another. “We have made it a priority to get these sites cleaned up faster and in the right way,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement. “By creating a streamlined task
t’s every man and woman for themselves as the collective groups of architects behind the entire FBI Counterintelligence Operation, that brought us the 18-month-long ‘vast Russian conspiracy’ narrative, now attempt to back-track from all previous assertions. Two days ago we shared very strong confidence the joint FBI (counterintelligence) and DOJ (National Security Division) scheme was going to come out. The reason is simple, they left too big a trail of factual and provable evidence of their activity.It is not coincidental that just as scrutiny over the 2016 FBI FISA court application gains traction in congress and media, the insider intelligence
Two Democrats were just sworn in to the Senate this week: Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota. One man waits in the wings to do the same – former GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. The Trump White House is likely watching the Senate developments very closely as they could prove pivotal to ongoing attempts to destroy the Trump presidency. Smith is simply a side move for Democrats, but Jones is a big gain. He is the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in a generation. It is believed both Smith and Jones support the “Impeach
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans. Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today cautioned regime official in Iran to make sure "their actions do not provoke a downward spiral of violence, as occurred in 2009" during the Green Revolution protests in which hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested. (Snip) Jafari claimed the protesters were created and stoked by Hillary Clinton "to create riot, anarchy, insecurity and intrigue in Iran" as "a huge number of anti-revolutionary agents, pro-monarchists, and MKO members were tasked with creating and developing riot and anarchy in Iran." "The enemies perfectly know that by no means can they threaten the
President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday, saying that he ‘lost his mind’ after leaving the White House last summer. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said of Bannon in a statement the White House issued. “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look.” The statement represented an emphatic break from the person considered the architect of Trump’s presidential campaign. Bannon continued to enjoy access to the president after he left the White House, but that has ended, one person familiar with the
Republicans’ first victory of 2018 will likely be Judge Timothy J. Kelly’s denial of the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction in English v. Trump following a hearing on the Friday before Christmas. The case began over Thanksgiving weekend when Richard Cordray, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s first director, promoted his chief of staff Leandra English to deputy director. The soon-to-be Ohio gubernatorial candidate then announced his resignation would take effect at the end of the day and declared English acting director until the Senate confirmed a new one. Two hours later, President Trump ignored Cordray’s self-serving misinterpretation of the Federal
Actress Meryl Streep says curiosity over her silence regarding disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein should be directed at other women: First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump. The New York Times interviewed actor Tom Hanks and Ms. Streep for their upcoming movie “The Post,” but the conversation soon turned to Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandals and the #MeToo movement. The Academy Award winning actress said that scrutiny over her muted early response is misguided. “I don’t want to hear about the silence of me,” Ms. Streep told the newspaper for an interview published Wednesday.
Slated to report to prison Jan. 29, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to remain free while she continues to fight her conviction on charges related to a charity scam. Brown´s attorney, William Mallory Kent, filed a 37-page document Friday at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that seeks to keep her out of prison while an appeal is pending. The request is based on what will be a key issue in the appeal: whether U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan improperly removed a juror who said during deliberations that the "Holy Spirit" told
For most of the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) pushed the legal envelope on every front in order to promote the interests of labor unions. Under President Trump, once the board finally attained a Republican majority—even if only for a few days—that battered envelope began to be repaired. It took until this fall for President Trump to finally nominate and obtain Senate confirmation of two new Republicans to the board, employer attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel. Trump also finally nominated and got Peter B. Robb confirmed as the new NLRB General Counsel.
A well-known family vlogger took advantage of sub-zero temperatures to explore the Mpemba effect by throwing boiling water into the air and freezing it. David Freiheit, from Quebec, Canada, posted a video to his YouTube channel where he throws a huge bucket of boiling water into the air before it turns into ice. In the clip, filmed at sunset, the father-of-three puts his trust in the scientific theory to make sure he isn´t burnt by the water he throws above his head. (Video/Photos) The Mpemba effect is the theory that warmer water freezes faster than colder water. In the video
My psychotic friend Mike from high school calls me every now and then to say hello. Mike was the smartest kid I ever knew – and also the most pot-smoking, acid-dropping, high-all-the-time kid. Vulnerable boys usually have their first psychotic breaks around age 20, and Mike has had about one hospitalization every year. He´s incurable and can´t hold a job or have a family, and his friendly phone calls are always the same weird word salad. He´s schizophrenic, but he wants to say he loves me, and I tell him the same. His learning ability seems frozen. To learn any new
Book parties in Manhattan tend to be overspillings of the workday. People stop by in office clothes on their way home—uptown, downtown, to Brooklyn, or out to the suburbs. But in D. C., book parties are social occasions, even when they involve business, which is to say politics, the only business that matters. (Snip)Liberals and conservatives have always commingled easily in Washington, but a year into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, old lines are blurring and new alliances are forming in remarkable ways. Exhibit A is the owner of the grand house on Foxhall Road: David Frum, a former
There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017 and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. That´s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense´s press office. The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.) From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9
Tracking statistics from the moving company United Van Lines indicate that Americans are still heading west, while parts of the Northeast and Midwest are losing people. On Tuesday the suburban St. Louis-based moving company released its 41st annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers´ state-to-state migration patterns. Three of the top four destination states are in the West including Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. (Map) However Vermont, a Northeast state, had the highest percentage of inbound migration in 2017. About 68 percent of state-to-state moves in Vermont were inbound last year. At the other end of the spectrum is Illinois, which
Is it time for conservative skeptics and opponents of Trump to stop worrying and embrace the president? ... Those are the questions conservative Trump skeptics face nearly every day. They’re the foundation of an argument that calls us back to our “team,” to the partisan battlefield that seems to define our time. The argument goes something like this: A president who many feared would govern like an authoritarian nationalist–populist has instead pursued relatively conventional conservative policies. In fact, on that score he’s even exceeded expectations.
Drudge Report editor Matt Drudge on Wednesday ratcheted up his feud with Stephen Bannon, calling him "schizophrenic" after explosive new comments from the the former White House strategist. "No wonder schizophrenic Steve Bannon has been walking around with a small army of bodyguards," Drudge said in a tweet. The Guardian on Wednesday published several quotes from Bannon that will appear in a new book from journalist Michael Wolff. In the book, Bannon rips Donald Trump Jr. and refers to Trump Jr.´s infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." “They’re going to crack Don Junior like
A bill that seeks to amend the laws concerning entry to Israel so that the Minister of the Interior will be able to strip the Israeli residency of east Jerusalem residents who are involved in terrorist activities or operate against the state of Israel was approved during preliminary discussions on Wednesday morning. The bill is also known as the Abu Tir law after the Palestinian Hamas activist from east Jerusalem Muhammad Abu Tir who enjoys full residency rights in the State of Israel while serving in the Hamas movement, a terrorist movement calling for the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.
Planned Parenthood says its affiliates did 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2016, according to its newly released 2016-2017 annual report. In the same report, Planned Parenthood says its affiliates received $543.7 million in payments from government—“Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants,” the report calls them—in the year that ended on June 30, 2017. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, Medicaid and the federal Title X Family Planning Program both provide tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. (As summarized in a Congressional Research Service report published in May 2017, Planned Parenthood Federation of
London - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest, their commander said on Wednesday, after six days of protests that have left 21 people dead. (Snip) But, in a sign of official concern about the resilience of the protests, the Revolutionary Guards commander, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said he had dispatched forces to Isfahan, Lorestan and Hamadan provinces to tackle “the new sedition”. Most of the casualties among protesters have occurred in those regions. The Revolutionary Guards, the sword and shield of Iran’s Shi‘ite theocracy,
Over the holidays, Robert Mueller, the special counsel, leaked word to the hate-Trump media that in the coming year of 2018, he would not stop with a simple failure to find any truth in the "Russian collusion" charges against POTUS Trump. In a display of truly Stalinist police abuse, Mr. Mueller will keep going until he finds a crime, any crime at all. The FBI, apparently led by Trump-hater Strzok, performed a raid on the Paul Manafort home while the family was still asleep, a surprise intimidation tactic commonly used by Hitler´s Gestapo against innocent civilian families, with the purpose
A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric.