A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

Donald Trump’s judicial appointments
may prove his most enduring legacy

Economist, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/13/2018 7:15:14 AM

America´s judges are supposed to be above party politics and yet are often appointed by politicians and then asked to rule on disputes that can sway elections. (Snip) No president has confirmed more federal appellate judges (12) in his first year than Donald Trump. He has also seen six federal district-court judges confirmed, and one Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. Another 47 nominees await confirmation; 102 more federal judgeships remain open for Mr Trump to fill. With two of the Supreme Court’s liberal justices, and its one unpredictable member (Anthony Kennedy) aged 79 or older, the president may get to

Something to smile about this weekend as the daily absurd assaults against President Trump continue. It is also important to remember why it is especially important to elect conservative (not RINO) GOP members for the Senate who vote on their nominations.


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/13/2018 8:17:03 AM     (No. 11508870)

If the republicans figure out a way to lose the senate, democrats will stop all judicial appointments. Every last one of them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 1/13/2018 7:18:00 PM     (No. 11509539)

Yes, very true, but close behind will be a rip roaring economy and cleaning out the rot and corruption in the top layers of the DoJ and FBI.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.





Post Reply   Close thread 932696

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

The best photos taken of planet Earth last
year will transform the way you see the world
Business Insider, by Kevin Loria    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 6:25:58     Post Reply
Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth’s beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of colour and light, and the abstract loveliness found in landscapes all over the world. Winning photos were shot in the wilds of Patagonia, the mountains of Iceland, and in the desert-surrounded lakes of Brazil. They show the world in ways that will make you want to get up, pack a bag, and go exploring. Cristiano Xavier of Brazil won the aerial photography award with this stunner

Teacher talks about safety
after Florida school shooting, is
told to get psych exam, go on leave
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 6:11:40     Post Reply
By nearly every account Timothy Locke is one of the most beloved teachers in the Cherry Hill, N.J., school district. Locke is a veteran of the Iraq war and for the past 17 years he’s flavored his classroom lessons at Cherry Hill East High School with real-life experiences. But on Feb. 22, the veteran school teacher was summoned to the principal’s office where his bag was searched, he was placed on administrative leave and was ordered to undergo a physical and a psychiatric evaluation. According to parents and students Locke’s only crime was to address his concerns about school safety with youngsters in his Advanced Placement

Supreme Court weighs government’s
reach of records kept on foreign servers
Washington Times, by Alex Swoyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 6:02:57     Post Reply
The Supreme Court pressed Congress on Tuesday to update the country’s data privacy laws for the Internet age, as justices grappled with tricky questions about the reach of federal powers over data that’s controlled by an American company but kept on servers located overseas. The case before the justices involves the government’s demand to see emails of a Microsoft customer. Microsoft says contents of the emails are stored in Ireland, and releasing the information would conflict with that country’s laws. Justices, though, said the 32-year-old Stored Communications Act, which governs the situation, never envisioned that kind of

GreenTech, the electric car company
once led by McAuliffe, files for bankruptcy
Times-Dispatch [Richmond, VA], by Ned Oliver    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 5:54:23     Post Reply
The electric car company founded by former Gov. Terry McAuliffe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, blaming in part a wave of negative coverage by a conservative news website for its financial woes. GreenTech Automotive´s bankruptcy petition cites 76 articles by the website Watchdog.org it says "negatively affected governmental, investor and public perception of GreenTech" and prompted investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Homeland Security. GreenTech in 2013 sued Watchdog.org, operated by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity,




Judge Attacked by Trump Won´t
Block Border Wall in California
Bloomberg Politics, by Bill Callahan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 5:45:39     Post Reply
A federal court judge once accused by President Donald Trump of being biased against him because he’s “Mexican” and a “hater” paved the way for construction of a section of Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S. southern border. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego sided Tuesday with the Homeland Security Department, which asserted authority under federal immigration law to waive compliance with environmental protection statutes because 14 miles of existing fencing near San Diego is “no longer optimal for border patrol operations.” The government argued in court papers that the law allowing it to sidestep

Mueller moves to dismiss charges
against Rick Gates in Russia probe
Fox News, by Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 1:41:58     Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved Tuesday to dismiss nearly two-dozen charges against former Trump campaign associate Rick Gates, in the wake of his guilty plea last week. Mueller’s team filed a motion to drop 22 tax and bank fraud charges against Gates. The filing was tied to Gates’ agreement last week to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and lying to the FBI. Under the terms of the deal, the government had agreed it would move to dismiss another set of charges brought against him more recently in a Virginia federal court. Those charges covered everything from alleged tax fraud to bank fraud.

Trump announces campaign
manager for 2020 re-election run
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 1:36:34     Post Reply
President Trump announced Tuesday the appointment of digital marketing strategist Brad Parscale as campaign manager for his 2020 re-election committee. Mr. Parscale, currently heading digital strategies for the campaign and the Republican National Committee, has served as a longtime digital marketing strategist for Mr. Trump. He worked for the Trump Organization and then with the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) The president filed papers to run for reelection shortly after his inauguration in 2017. Mr. Parscale has credited the campaign’s work on Facebook and Twitter for winning the 2016 race. Senior presidential adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said Mr. Parscale “was essential

The defense industry and foreign competitors
Washington Times, by George Landrith    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 1:30:12     Post Reply
For a man of many tag lines, it’s one of his most popular. “Buy American” is right up there with “Make America Great Again” when President Trump takes to the podium or opens up his Twitter app. Mr. Trump is most at home making a strong case for American workers, and the businesses that employ them. “I’m here to deliver a simple message: there has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States,” Mr. Trump told the “global elite?” crowd in Davos just weeks ago. But for those who watch the defense industry closely, the refrain raises a curious question: Will Mr. Trump’s “Buy American” campaign

The New York Times makes
plans for weekly TV program
CNN Money, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 1:22:31     Post Reply
The New York Times has conquered the podcasting world with “The Daily.” Now it wants to crack television with a weekly news program. The Times is seeking an executive producer for the series, according to a job listing. And The Times is holding talks with streaming services and premium cable channels about a potential distribution deal, according to Sam Dolnick, the assistant managing editor who is overseeing new digital initiatives at the news outlet. “We’re hoping” the untitled series “becomes a showcase for the most ambitious visual journalism of The Times,” Dolnick said. A production company, Left/Right, is already on




Melania Trump drops adviser Stephanie
Winston Wolkoff who made almost $30
million planning inauguration
Independent [UK], by Emily Shugerman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 1:09:45     Post Reply
New York - First Lady Melania Trump has reportedly severed her contract with the senior adviser and fashion insider who made almost $30m planning Donald Trump’s inauguration. Ms Trump cut ties with event planner Stephanie Winston Wolkoff after it was revealed that the Manhattan socialite had made $26m planning Mr Trump’s inauguration – more than any other event planner contracted for the event, (Snip) Mr Trump´s inaugural committee promised to donate the excess of its $107m fundraising haul to charity after the event, but ultimately donated only $5m. The bulk of the money went to four event planning firms,

Taiwan Is Running Out Of Toilet Paper
And People Are Freaking Out
BuzzFeed News, by Kassy Cho    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 10:14:53     Post Reply
Taipei, Taiwan - People in Taiwan are hoarding toilet paper after supermarkets announced that prices would be going up next month. Supermarkets have said that prices for toilet paper would be increasing by 10-to-30 percent by mid-March, citing the rise in the price of pulp internationally. There have been incredible scenes across the country as people scramble to buy as much toilet paper as possible. The mad panic for toilet paper has created a nationwide toilet paper shortage. People are lining up to buy toilet paper. Like, before Costco has even opened. According to posts in a popular Taiwanese Costco Facebook group,

US man who ´outed suspected drug
dealers´ captures own murder on
Facebook Live video
Telegraph [UK], by Mark Molloy    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/27/2018 10:01:14     Post Reply
A US man captured his own murder on Facebook Live when a gunman opened fire on him as he walked along a North Carolina street. Prentis Robinson was known for “outing” suspected drug dealers and criminals in posts on his Facebook page, Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay confirmed to Fox 46. The 55-year-old musician was filming himself using a selfie stick when he was confronted by a man off-camera on Monday morning. He told the suspect several times “you´re on [Facebook] Live” before four shots were fired. His camera then falls on the floor and continues recording, capturing the suspect leaving the scene.

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Waters promises ´reparations´ if
Dems take over in 2020

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/5/2018 10:23:03 AM     Post Reply
How radical can the Democrats get if they take over the government again? What used to be an extreme position - reparations to black people for slavery - is now entering the mainstream of Democratic party thought and could become a reality once the Democrats regain power. Reparations have been mentioned since the end of slavery, but in recent years, it has been elevated to a serious issue by liberal Democrats. Rep. Maxine "Mad Max" Waters, appears to want to make it a cornerstone of a run for the presidency in 2020. (Video) WATERS: “He’s a bully — he has

Maxine Waters: Trump Is ‘Racist’
For Questioning My IQ

43 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Amber Athey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/4/2018 5:58:32 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters alleged Sunday that President Donald Trump is “racist” because he questioned her IQ level. WATCH: (Video) On Saturday night, President Trump addressed the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, an event that is known for its humor. Trump took jabs at his own administration and many of his rivals, and at one point joked that Rep. Waters should “immediately take an IQ test.” Waters was afforded an opportunity to respond to the joke by Joy Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy.” The California Democrat did not think the joke was funny and questioned Trump’s own mental agility




The best and worst
moments of the Oscars

39 replie(s)
New York Post, by Robert Rorke    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/5/2018 4:04:09 AM     Post Reply
Obviously, this year’s Academy Awards were never going to match last year’s utter disaster. But did the ceremony have to be so utterly boring? By the end of the near-four hour ordeal, it was a challenge to stay awake. Can’t wait to see how far the ratings plummeted from last year’s 32.9 million. Still, a few moments stood out. Best Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech Shortly after thanking her family for their support while she filmed “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Best Actress winner Frances McDormand asked all the female nominees to stand up. Nobody knew what was going on. McDormand leaned

Statue of Marion Barry, controversial
former mayor, unveiled in Washington

38 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/4/2018 11:22:50 AM     Post Reply
To some in Washington, D.C., he was a “living legend” who advocated for the city’s poor. To others he was a controversial figure remembered for being re-elected mayor despite serving a prison sentence for possession of crack cocaine. On Saturday, an 8-foot-high bronze statue of former Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled on Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital, just blocks from the White House. The statue, designed by artist Steven Weitzman, was ordered by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington´s Fox 5 reported. The estimated $250,000 cost was covered by a combination of public and private funds,

Facebook Co-Founder:
Government Should Pay $500
a Month to Workers
Making Under $50K

36 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/4/2018 2:18:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes favors a government-provided monthly “guaranteed income” of $500 for individuals making less than $50,000, which would be paid for by a 50 percent tax on income above $250,000 with “no strings attached.” Hughes supports expanding the “definition of work” that would be required to qualify for the monthly benefit to include a parent who takes care of their own child at home and other similar kinds of unpaid work. He said the monthly income should be treated like a tax credit. “If you make less than $50,000 and you’re working, the big expanded definition of work,

With AR-15-style weapons,
mass shooters attack with
the rifle firepower typically
used by infantry troops

35 replie(s)
New York Times, by C. J. Chivers, Larry Buchanan*    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/4/2018 12:30:58 PM     Post Reply
When a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, he was carrying an AR-15-style rifle that allowed him to fire upon people in much the same way that many American soldiers and Marines would fire their M-16 and M-4 rifles in combat. Since 2007, at least 173 people have been killed in mass shootings in the United States involving AR-15s, according to a New York Times analysis. The grim list includes crimes in Newtown, Conn.; Las Vegas; San Bernardino, Calif.; and now Parkland. The main functional difference between the military’s M-16 and M-4 rifles and a civilian AR-15

The No. 1 Thing That Causes
Millennial Employees to Quit

34 replie(s)
MSN Lifestyle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/5/2018 9:18:25 AM     Post Reply
More than a third of the workforce in the United States is between the ages of 18 and 34 years old, which means millennials have surpassed Generation X to represent the largest share of working Americans. It´s critical, then, that companies know how to recruit and retain millennials — and studies show it´s not all about beer taps in their communal kitchens, craft coffee or bagel Fridays. (Snip) Jive Communications looked at 2,000 millennials and asked them about their workplace requirements and why they leave. Thirty-seven percent said having a job with flexible hours is essential, and a quarter of



‘Big fat brick into hornet´s nest’:
Trump reportedly calls invasion
of Iraq ‘worst decision ever’

29 replie(s)
RT News [Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/4/2018 6:58:53 PM     Post Reply
US President Donald Trump has reportedly scorched former President George W. Bush´s decision to invade Iraq, calling it “worst decision ever made” and compared the war to throwing a “big fat brick” into hornet’s nest. The remarks were made by Trump during a fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday, CNN reported, claiming it obtained a recording of the event. Trump reportedly turned on Bush over his decision on to invade Iraq in 2003. “Here we are, like the dummies of the world, because we had bad politicians running our country for a long time,” Trump said, adding that the

Meryl Streep Is Overrated.
Here Are 5 Much Better Actresses

28 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Aaron Gleason    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/4/2018 5:10:40 AM     Post Reply
Meryl Streep isn’t a bad actress. She’s just not a great actress. She’s managed to do the seemingly impossible and work consistently for five decades without really being a Hollywood box office draw. Her films have tended towards message and “prestige” cinema. This is really the only thing that explains her ridiculous success at award ceremonies. She’s been primarily in Oscar-bait films, which lately means films that win an award then are remembered for having won an award. That is exactly how Streep will be remembered: as someone who won awards. Her performances won’t be watched and enjoyed by generations of cinephiles

‘Keep your damn mouth shut …’ ABC
tries to get Dolly Parton to trash
Trump and her answer is brilliant

27 replie(s)
BizPac Review, by Tom Tillison    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/4/2018 5:25:43 PM     Post Reply
Reaching all the way back to the iconic 1980 movie “9 to 5,” which featured Dolly Parton, ABC News tried in vain to get country music legend to denounce President Donald Trump by likening him to the sexist boss in the film. “The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture,” said Nightline correspondent David Wright. “We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.” That a “journalist” can espouse such rank bias without a trace of shame is another matter altogether,

Trump Jokes About
Maxine Waters Needing An
IQ Test At Gridiron Dinner

26 replie(s)
Legal Insurrection, by Fuzzy Slippers    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/4/2018 2:27:34 PM     Post Reply
President Trump has a fantastic sense of humor, the left? Not so much. The humorless left is in full meltdown mode after last night’s Gridiron dinner at which Trump made some hilarious remarks about the various idiocies of the media and Democrats during his first full year in office. Ignoring many of the self-deprecating remarks about his administration, they seem particularly hysterical about Trump’s joke that Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) should take an IQ test. You may recall that Trump “challenged” Secretary of State Tillerson to an IQ test. At the time, tensions were high with North Korea, and Trump apparently thought

Dorm Living for Professionals
Comes to San Francisco

26 replie(s)
New York Times, by Nellie Bowles    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/5/2018 10:47:52 AM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO — In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms. Shared bathrooms at the end of the hall and having no individual kitchen or living room is becoming less weird for some of the city’s workers thanks to Starcity, a new development company that is expressly creating dorms for many of the non-tech population. (Snip) Instead, Starcity residents get a bedroom of 130 square feet to 220 square feet.


Post Reply   Close thread 932696

Recommended Trending videos


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.