Lucianne.com News Forum - HomePage - RSS Lucianne.com News Forum - HomePage - RSS (http://www.Lucianne.com/) http://www.Lucianne.com/rssfeed.aspx/ Sat, 22 03 2018 12:03:41 GMT Sat, 22 03 2018 12:03:41 GMT Lucianne.com “Leverage”… Fri, 21 56 2018 11:56:49 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952835 65ac166c939a24bffe1a2744b280c8d38fd31adf Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 56 2018 11:56:49 GMT Are you concerned about President Trump’s suspension of the declassification directive? No'one, well, almost no'one… has any idea how Donald J Trump creates leverage from places few can fathom. Example: Think about how President Trump took Kim Jong'un out of the hands of Chairman Xi Jinping (one of the most looming influence agents on the planet), and handed young Chairman Kim to Moon Jae'in on a joy'filled optimistic platter. Surveillance cameras installed outside White House briefing room Fri, 21 26 2018 11:26:18 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952834 6ff16ed97d74f34e2d0537f8aaf2a2cf8d860081 Washington Examiner, by Steven Nelson Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 26 2018 11:26:18 GMT White House journalists fell under the gaze this week of surveillance cameras that now monitor a stretch of driveway where reporters make sensitive source calls, swap gossip, smoke cigarettes, and gather ahead of events with President Trump. Cameras may seem like a no'brainer for sensitive public spaces, but White House press areas have few visible security technologies, and the arrival of a pair of large black observation tools attracted attention. “Big brother is watching,” tweeted photographer Tom Brenner, who frequently covers White House events for The New York Times. The cameras are mounted on a pole near the side door It Was All A Democrat Plot: Christine Ford Adviser Told Democrats in July Call About Plot to Take Down Kavanaugh (AUDIO) Fri, 21 04 2018 11:04:35 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952833 8e930e2ef7f55b8694a89e5ef2bbb01226bf8b3e Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: conservincali- Fri, 21 04 2018 11:04:35 GMT In a July conference call to Democrat leaders, Ricki Seidman – a Democratic operative, former Clinton White House official and current advisor to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – laid out a strategy to defeat the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats knew they had nothing on squeaky-clean Judge Kavanaugh so they devised a plot to take him down in July. But Ricki Seidman spoke about her plot to destroy Kavanaugh on the July call. Ricki Seidman: Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee. Ted Cruz and Beto O´Rourke debate tonight at 6 p.m. Central. Watch here. Fri, 21 33 2018 10:33:05 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952832 dd5fde10c6a778624a81bfeba474cead57aed8cb Texas Tribune, by Patrick Svitek Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 33 2018 10:33:05 GMT U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R'Texas, and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke are set to square off on the debate stage for the first time Friday evening in Dallas. The 6 p.m. event at Southern Methodist University is the first of three hourlong debates, and it comes as polls continue to show a tight race between Cruz and O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman. On Friday morning, the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the race from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up.” The Dallas debate is being presented by SMU, NBC 5/KXAS and The Dallas Morning News. It will be broadcast live Trump calls Gavin Newsom a ´clown´ during rally; Newsom compares Trump to Pennywise in response Fri, 21 28 2018 10:28:03 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952831 5b4890a3cc476a3d08ced7a9b3c2de66edf14250 San Francisco Chronicle, by Eric Ting Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 21 28 2018 10:28:03 GMT For the second time this month, President Donald Trump called out California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom during a campaign rally, and the former mayor of San Francisco responded. During a Thursday night rally in Nevada for incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, Trump called Newsom a "clown" who "wants open borders." "Democrats want to give welfare and free health care to illegal aliens," Trump said. "How about this clown in California who´s running for governor? He wants open borders and then he wants to give them health care, education, everything." Ben and Jerry team up with MoveOn.org to create Democrat-inspired ice cream flavors Fri, 21 44 2018 09:44:37 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952830 90fef7c19f486a29b3567d4e3fa01f53de4d12f3 Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 21 44 2018 09:44:37 GMT Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are teaming up with MoveOn.org to hold a contest for a new line of Democrat-inspired ice cream flavors. The contest, announced Friday, will select the seven best ice cream flavors inspired by Democratic House challengers Jess King, Lauren Underwood, Aftab Pureval, J.D Scholten, Ammar Campa Najjar, Stephany Rose Spaulding and James Thompson. “We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power,” Mr. Cohen and Mr. Greenfield said in a press release on MoveOn.org’s website. “And we also need to send Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister with 10 games left in season Fri, 21 22 2018 09:22:39 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952829 ea40c96d10a3afb0a1c92c671930e5b6b4a5da12 Star'Telegram, by Jeff Wilson Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 21 22 2018 09:22:39 GMT ARLINGTON Manager Jeff Banister was fired Friday morning ahead of the Texas Rangers’ final home series and with only 10 games remaining in what could be one of the five worst seasons in club history, the club announced. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu will serve as the interim manager for the rest of the season, which ends Sept. 30 at Seattle. “I informed Jeff Banister of our decision earlier today,” general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement. “I want to thank Jeff for his dedication and efforts with the Texas Rangers over the last four years. This organization is very appreciative Sex and ‘Mean Girls’ Politics Fri, 21 14 2018 09:14:17 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952828 5ac48d9a8c38b82c182786f7acec450ef0b89510 Taki’s Magazine, by Christopher DeGroot Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 14 2018 09:14:17 GMT For centuries writers have depicted the weaker sex’s knack for using gossip and manipulation to pursue their ends. Research on women’s in'group relations confirms this natural tendency, in which there was probably once immense evolutionary value. (Snip)Meanwhile, women themselves know the truth of this manipulative tendency only too well: It is the reason so many prefer “male friends.” Nor is this handy wicked tool so hard to perceive, provided we are willing. Thus, Christine Blasey Ford—a professor of that frequently sophistical, hysterical, anti'male, and accordingly female'dominated discipline called psychology America needs Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – Here’s why Fri, 21 27 2018 08:27:28 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952827 17997c189829e753c436455104d1c42b744baf7f Fox News, by Frank Miniter Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 27 2018 08:27:28 GMT Democrats are doing everything possible to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court because they don’t want to confirm a conservative jurist who will faithfully and accurately apply the Constitution to cases that come before the high court. The framers who signed the Constitution knew it would need to change with changing times, so they set up a process to amend the document – a process that has led to the adoption of 27 amendments. It was never the intention of the framers to have Supreme Court justices effectively amend the Constitution with their decisions – New Billboards In Oklahoma: ´God Loves Those Who Have Abortions´ Fri, 21 26 2018 08:26:42 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952826 4f74590da8863faa0245cc2dbe7a0a3c9ca78220 Daily Wire, by Hank Berrien Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 26 2018 08:26:42 GMT Near Oklahoma City, where Christianity runs strong, eight new billboards have been plastered with messages about abortion that are patently insane. Statements on the billboards include “People of faith love those who have abortions” and “God loves those who have abortions,” according to Tulsaworld.com. The messages emanate from the pro-abortion group Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice; the billboards include the pro-abortion group’s website. The website states: In nearly every major faith tradition there are circumstances when abortion is an accepted and respected choice. There are even times when Censure Dianne Feinstein Fri, 21 21 2018 08:21:49 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952825 a03dad87dd2616107a58fa18340cb49b94e8f18e National Review, by Michael W. Schwartz Posted By: zoidberg- Fri, 21 21 2018 08:21:49 GMT Regardless of the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, the Senate should censure the ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein. Her deception and maneuvering, condemned across the political spectrum, seriously interfered with the Senate’s performance of its constitutional duty to review judicial nominations, and unquestionably has brought the Senate into “dishonor and disrepute,” the standard that governs these matters. As a matter of institutional integrity, the Senate cannot let this wrong go unaddressed. Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution provides that each House of the Congress may “punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour.” GOP rep wins the room with joke about Ruth Ginsburg being ‘groped’–But, not everyone’s laughing Fri, 21 21 2018 08:21:32 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952824 0c0b0258b9439f043c845a8acfc8f60a75b8c8e4 BizPac Review, by Tom Tillison Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 21 2018 08:21:32 GMT Amid all the consternation over the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Ralph Norman, R'S.C., cracked a funny joke about 85'year'old Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Norman was speaking before a bipartisan audience at the beginning of a debate with his Democratic opponent at a local Kiwanis Club when he asked the room if they had heard the late'breaking news on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. (Video) “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln,” Norman then deadpanned. Despite making Ginsburg, revered on the left for her liberal views, the butt of the joke and making light Devin Nunes Discusses Declassification Directive – POTUS Reverses Course… Fri, 21 19 2018 08:19:05 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952823 32bf517812cc2ce67e3b0db04c4e509b5f94cff6 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 19 2018 08:19:05 GMT House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears on Fox News this morning to discuss the ongoing battle between the corrupt elements within the DOJ and FBI who are working feverishly to hide information from the public. This interview happens shortly before President Trump announces his decision to reverse course on the declassification request.(Video)Moments after this interview President Trump tweets this: Rosenstein rips NYT for ‘inaccurate’ story on Trump recordings Fri, 21 15 2018 08:15:37 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952822 c1db37085211c2d26900e22a3d5b04ed8882ecb3 The Hill, by Morgan Chalfant Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 15 2018 08:15:37 GMT Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is challenging a bombshell story in The New York Times alleging that he discussed secretly recording President Trump last year, calling it “inaccurate” and “factually incorrect. ”Rosenstein in a statement released by the Justice Department also said that there was “no basis” to invoke the 25th Amendment, after the Times reported that he proposed recruiting various Cabinet officials to take such a step in order to remove Trump from office over his unfitness. “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said. “I will not further comment on a story based on Dershowitz rejects ´I believe her’ crowd: ´Are women born with a special gene for telling the truth?´ Fri, 21 13 2018 08:13:13 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952821 a854d2ce766ada09b4faea4cfcb930a7ff93c8dd Washington Examiner, by Pete Kasperowicz Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 13 2018 08:13:13 GMT Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Friday rejected the idea that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh´s accuser should be believed simply because she is a woman, and said people who say "I believe her" are basing that assessment on almost zero evidence. "The most disturbing thing is these people who are on television, some people I know and respect, [who say] ´I believe her,´" Dershowitz said on Fox News. "You never met her. You don´t know anything about her," he said. "Are women born with a special gene for telling the truth, and men with a special gene for lying?" Rosenstein proposed secretly recording conversations with Trump, invoking 25th Amendment:NYT Fri, 21 19 2018 07:19:02 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952820 31c7b805650a9f82585fe1adfded09f96fc5184b The Hill, by John Bowden Posted By: toledo- Fri, 21 19 2018 07:19:02 GMT Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording conversations in the Oval Office with President Trump last year and discussed the possibility of Cabinet officials invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president, according to The New York Times. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, reported on Friday that Rosenstein made comments to other Justice Department officials in meetings in spring 2017 about secretly recording Trump after the president fired FBI Director James Comey. Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment Fri, 21 04 2018 07:04:46 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952819 154d7a926028d3b0ab4ed3579c46969693c74147 New York Times, by Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt Posted By: M2- Fri, 21 04 2018 07:04:46 GMT The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey Trump questions Kavanaugh´s accuser, says opponents want to ´destroy´ nominee Fri, 21 03 2018 07:03:11 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952818 8be15fd4fe3db8408ac515f4dc5183c32dc58ffb Reuters, by Doina Chiacu, Richard Cowan Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 21 03 2018 07:03:11 GMT WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying if the attack was “as bad as she says” it would have been immediately reported to police. After days of restrained comments on the allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, Trump took to Twitter to question her account of what happened between her and Kavanaugh at a party in 1982 when they were in high school. The tweets came as a Republican-controlled U.S. Senate committee struggled with Kavanaugh’s Nothing More Than Feelings Fri, 21 58 2018 06:58:21 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952817 19f3ae5ebdade3d77b25edadfdd7c3fab3bbf5ca Weekly Standard, by Editorial Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 21 58 2018 06:58:21 GMT Rarely have we witnessed so many people pretend a controversy was about one thing when it was so obviously about another. Since September 16, when the name of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kava-naugh’s accuser became known—Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychologist, alleges that he sexually assaulted her in 1982—Democratic politicians and most of the mainstream news media suddenly seemed to care deeply whether Kava-naugh behaved reprehensibly when he was 17. If that’s what they are concerned about, we gladly join them. We hope Ford will accept Senate Judiciary Committee chairman J´accuse as the New Legal Standard Fri, 21 52 2018 06:52:13 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952816 d54f0b03898ed2a83473074845592529b4572d47 American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 52 2018 06:52:13 GMT Two and a half centuries of legal precedent in the United States is based on the assumption of "innocent until proven guilty." The law provides for due process, protection against unreasonable search and seizure, trial by a jury of one´s peers, and other measures preventing conviction based solely on an accusation. "J´accuse" was the title of an editorial published in France in 1898 exposing a military cover'up of a French army captain falsely accused of espionage, later exonerated, but with the army suppressing the new evidence, concealing the army´s erroneous conviction. Eerie parallels can be drawn from this story to current McConnell: Kavanaugh will be on Supreme Court ´in very near future´ Fri, 21 48 2018 06:48:57 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952815 6b1e383a5bbbcedbe621a99b721ad8dc7ed90772 The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jourdain Carney Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 48 2018 06:48:57 GMT Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday said that Brett Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court "in the very near future" even as President Trump´s nominee faces a sexual assault allegation. "You´ve watched the fight, you´ve watched the tactics, but here´s what I want to tell you: In the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court," McConnell said while speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. He added that Trump has "nominated a stunningly successful individual" and told conservatives not to get "rattled" because Senate Republicans are going to "plow right When they go low, she goes higher: Michelle Obama charging $3,000 for VIP tickets during book tour for her highly anticipated memoir, Becoming Fri, 21 47 2018 06:47:49 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952814 14d2df0109cd6980665bc1c6c31866a87a2a544f Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 21 47 2018 06:47:49 GMT The tickets for Michelle Obama´s upcoming book tour are selling fast, and at a price that is unheard of in the publishing world. Obama will be making 12 stops to promote her memoir Becoming, and given the hype around the book will be appearing in arenas such as the Barclay´s Center in Brooklyn and TD Garden in Boston. Tickets for these events are going for as low as $29.95, but for a VIP package fans will have to shell out $3,000 to meet and greet Michelle Obama while also getting a front row seat, their very own photo with the former first Kavanaugh’s Accuser Is Doing Everything She Can To Avoid Testifying Fri, 21 41 2018 06:41:39 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952813 1b5ce1faffee47cfd5a11a221931a7ea938f4a50 Daily Wire, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 41 2018 06:41:39 GMT First, the Democrats claimed that Republicans didn’t want to hear from the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Then when Republicans said they’d love to hear from her, and would she please show up and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats suggested that such a request was sexist and cruel — that no hearing could be held without an FBI investigation. Now, in an attempt to look forthcoming without actually coming forth with any credible information, the accuser’s lawyers are playing games with the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell voices confidence on Kavanaugh confirmation: ´We´re going to plow right through it´ Fri, 21 39 2018 06:39:33 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952812 c072ad252f60185b70a15f010f5c6f3784a03cb9 Fox News, by Adam Shaw Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 21 39 2018 06:39:33 GMT Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voiced confidence Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite the sexual assault allegation against him, promising supporters: “We’re going to plow right through it.” “President Trump has nominated a stunningly successful individual. You’ve watched the fight, you´ve watched the tactics, but here´s what I want to tell you, in the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” he told supporters at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Kavanaugh’s nomination has been roiled by an accusation from The Senate Is The Wrong Place To Air Christine Ford’s Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Fri, 21 31 2018 05:31:03 GMT http://www.Lucianne.com/thread.aspx/?artnum=952810 67814cb19a30472f96264021605923e4c09fb66d The Federalist, by Michael Abramson Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 21 31 2018 05:31:03 GMT The job of the Senate Judiciary Committee is to vet a Supreme Court nominee and vote on whether the entire Senate can vote on the nomination. It is not a court of law. Consequently, it should not hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh regarding Ford’s allegation of sexual assault. Neither should it recommend that the FBI conduct an investigation. (Snip)I’ll describe a constitutional and practical reason the committee is not the appropriate forum for the Ford matter, and discuss two dangers that could occur if the committee deals with Ford’s allegations.