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Exclusive: Illegal immigrant
accused of gang murder after
sanctuary policy blocks deportation
Posted by Ribicon 10/9/2019 9:42:39 PM Post Reply
Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue had a chance to get Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal immigrant, off the streets in March—but a local jail defied a deportation notification request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and released him into the community. Three weeks later, police say, the 19-year-old Guatemalan, eager to join the violent Surenos street gang, took part in a murder posse that tracked down and slew a teen from a rival gang. Mr. Carillo-Lopez, who came to the U.S. as part of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) surge, is at the crossroads
Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for
lobbying – Ukrainian MP
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 9:34:32 PM Post Reply
KYIV (Ukraine) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials. Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, "describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr." at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine's press center in Kyiv on Wednesday. "This was the transfer of Burisma Group's funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference
Nine Democrat Presidential Candidates
Taking Part in LGBT Town Hall Marathon
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 9:27:36 PM Post Reply
CNN and the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are hosting a marathon town hall with nine Democrat presidential candidates on Thursday in Los Angeles from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.“The town hall, which will take place on the eve of National Coming Out Day, will mark the first time in history that a major cable news network will air a presidential event devoted to LGBTQ issues,” the HRC website states of the event.HRC has dubbed the town hall “Power of our Pride.CNN reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) won’t attend the town hall after suffering a heart attack last week.
South Twin Cities metro area braces
for Trump, Pence-related highway
closures Thursday
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 8:12:14 PM Post Reply
LAKEVILLE, Minn.- People living and working in Minneapolis are planning for President Trump’s visit Thursday, but preparations are also underway in the south Twin Cities metro area as well.With both the President and Vice President coming to town during rush hour, drivers south of the Twin Cities are being warned they may need some extra time.(Video) One couple in Lakeville is not thinking about traffic at all as they anxiously await Vice President Mike Pence’s visit.“The place has not been cleaner, ever,” said the Sue and Jay Blanchard. “We are super excited.”The owners of Safety Signs in Lakeville,
Breaking: Burisma Holdings Paid Joe
Biden $900,000 For Lobbying Activities:
Ukrainian MP
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 8:05:30 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden was personally paid $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Holdings, according to Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach. Derkach publicized the documents at a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency Wednesday as he said the records, “describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr.” “This was the transfer of Burisma Group’s funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners,
'Insolent and obstructive': Tom Cotton says
intelligence watchdog shared extra details about
Ukraine whistleblower with House Democrats
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 8:01:27 PM Post Reply
An Intelligence Community watchdog gave preferential treatment to House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump while rebuffing Senate Republican questions, according to Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.“I’m dissatisfied, to put it mildly, with your refusal to answer my questions, while more fully briefing the three-ring circus that the House Intelligence Committee has become,” Cotton, who sits on the Senate panel overseeing the Intelligence Community, wrote to Inspector General Michael Atkinson.Cotton wanted Atkinson to reveal the information that might suggest political bias on the part of the whistleblower
PG&E Power Outage Shut Off: Agency explains
why turning power back on could take 5 days
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 7:07:21 PM Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pacific Gas and Electric says it could take as long as five days to turn the power back on for nearly 800,000 customers across California. It's part of preemptive power shutdown due to fire danger, impacting the Bay Area and surrounding counties. The utility says re-energizing power lines takes time. Crews will need to inspect every power line by land and air before restoring power. "We hope to be able to restore power within 24 to 48 hours, however we are taking about a large swath of our service territory. We have helicopters, ground crews that will be
Trump 'went off script' during call with
Erdogan, senior military source reveals
Posted by Harlowe 10/9/2019 7:07:02 PM Post Reply
President Trump "went off script" during his call on Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, before he announced that the U.S. would withdraw all troops from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish military operation in the region, a well-placed senior U.S. military source told Fox News on Wednesday. During the phone call, Trump had talking points, according to the source: “Tell Erdogan to stay north of the border." “He went off script," the source said.
Maria Bartiromo: IG Report on FISA
“Will Be Released October 18th –
As Thick as Telephone Book”…
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 7:00:04 PM Post Reply
Against new information that U.S. Attorney John Durham has lengthened the time-frame for this investigative inquiry into the DOJ and FBI activity around the 2016 election, earlier today Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo revealed (and President Trump tweeted) the FISA report by Michael Horowitz will be released on Friday October 18th. If that time-frame for the IG report is accurate, that means the classification review has been completed; any remaining classified information not specifically authorized in the inspector general report, a decision granted to AG Bill Barr, would be placed in a classified appendix that is not available to the public.
Idiotic Environmental Predictions replies
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 6:43:28 PM Post Reply
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a new paper, "Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions." Keep in mind that many of the grossly wrong environmentalist predictions were made by respected scientists and government officials. My question for you is: If you were around at the time, how many government restrictions and taxes would you have urged to avoid the predicted calamity?As reported in The New York Times (Aug. 1969) Stanford University biologist Dr. Paul Erhlich warned: "The trouble with almost all environmental problems is that by the time we have enough evidence to convince people, you're dead. We must realize that unless we're extremely lucky,
Donald Trump: ‘We Will Win’ in
2020 Against Democrat ‘Con Artists’
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 6:35:33 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to beat Democrats in 2020, arguing they only cared about getting him out of office and hurting Republicans.“The Do-Nothing Democrats are Con Artists, only looking to hurt the Republican Party and President,” he wrote on Twitter. “Their total focus is 2020, nothing more, and nothing less. The good news is that WE WILL WIN!!!!”The president commented as Democrats continued to push for impeachment and reports emerged about one of the government “whistleblowers” having a professional relationship with one of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.
End of the Road? Beto O’Rourke
Failing to Meet Polling Threshold
for November Debate
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 6:29:32 PM Post Reply
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke has not met the polling threshold for the MSNBC/Washington Post debate in November. The Democrat National Committee has required that candidates hit at least three percent support on four qualifying state or national polls, or five percent in two qualifying state polls. NBC News revealed that O’Rourke had not yet reached the polling requirement to participate in the MSNBC debate, as well as former Housing Secretary Julián Castro, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Recent polls show O’Rourke still struggling.
Who Does the Whistleblower Know? replies
Posted by Hazymac 10/9/2019 5:40:37 PM Post Reply
I've grown increasingly curious — hell, let's say suspicious — about the most recent incarnation of the three-year effort to find a case for impeaching Trump. This is, of course, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and the Democrat members' "impeachment investigation." Take it as read that we now know the Ukrainian investigation of Burisma — the Ukrainian gas company for which Biden apparently interceded while in office, and where Hunter Biden had a very well paid sinecure — started long before Trump's controversial call; that the President of Ukraine has said on the record he didn't feel he was pressured at all by Trump's call;
Alabama Democratic Sen.
Jones in a bind on impeachment
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 4:37:18 PM Post Reply
HANCEVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones walked into a recent town hall and declared he was ready for whatever his constituents wanted to throw at him. But first, he wanted to address the biggest news from Washington: The House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. "I'm not making a judgment about where we are on any of this because it's too early," Jones said, not waiting to be asked. He noted his potential role as a juror if the issue lands in the Senate. Already considered the Senate's most endangered Democrat, the senator is facing the uncomfortable possibility of having
Trans and Nonbinary People
Can Be Pregnant, Too
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 4:30:42 PM Post Reply
I am nonbinary. I was assigned female at birth, but my gender is neither male nor female. When my ex-partner and I were trying to conceive our first child, I had not transitioned yet and was still identifying as a woman. We were a same-sex lesbian couple searching cryobanks for the perfect sperm donor. I was ready and excited to have children, but the idea of pregnancy terrified me—repulsed me, actually—but my then-partner was excited to carry a child, so we shopped for sperm. I joked that the idea of lesbians needing sperm to start a family was
San Diego City College Labels ‘MAGA’
as ‘Covert White Supremacy’
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 4:15:57 PM Post Reply
San Diego City College hosted an event allegedly examining “white supremacy” earlier this month, which labeled “Make America Great Again” as an instance of “covert white supremacy.”An event examining instances of “white supremacy” at San Diego City College referred to the phrase, “Make America Great Again” as an instance of “covert white supremacy” that is currently “socially acceptable,” according to a report by Campus Reform. The event, entitled “Confronting White Supremacy through the Arts,” included a white supremacy “pyramid,” which separated “overt white supremacy” from “covert white supremacy,” suggesting that, for example,
Matt Lauer Says Rape Allegations
‘Outrageous’ and ‘False’:
Affair Was ‘Consensual’
Posted by TunnelEffect 10/9/2019 3:47:24 PM Post Reply
Former NBC news anchor Matt Lauer claimed that the rape allegations from his former NBC News co-worker Brooke Nevils are “outrageous” and “categorically false,” in a statement, Wednesday. In the letter, which was published by Variety, Lauer claimed his “silence has been a mistake,” and described the allegations as “dangerous and defamatory.” “In a new book, it is alleged that an extramarital, but consensual, sexual encounter I have previously admitted having, was in fact an assault. It is categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense,” Lauer expressed.
Why Elizabeth Warren is
ashamed of Elizabeth Warren
Posted by Chris Jr. 10/9/2019 3:20:02 PM Post Reply
Forget that whole being an Indian thing. [Snip] Her whole political career is built on lies. [Snip] We know why she lies. She gets away with it. Lies made her a multi-millionaire and got her a sweet gig at Harvard law school. [Snip] The problem with the pathological liar is not the lie but the pathology. Her lies reveal a self-loathing that will make a Warren presidency a miserable time for one and all. [Snip] Meanwhile, President Donald John Trump tells the truth and every sane American is having the time of his life. Jobs are plentiful, wages are up, and troops are coming home. Enjoy!
The Cricket Invasion
Is Upon Us Once Again
Posted by StormCnter 10/9/2019 3:16:46 PM Post Reply
The first cold front of the year has arrived, bringing this brutally long summer to a merciful (if still largely symbolic) end. As you’d expect from any minor shift away from the Texas heat, this upending of the natural order comes accompanied by biblical plague: Hordes of crickets have once more descended on parts of the state like so many Californians, eliciting nearly as much panic across Reddit threads and social media feeds. Crickets blanket the walls of our homes, our institutions of higher learning, our Targets. They loiter outside malls and gas stations like particularly obnoxious teenagers.
Intelligence agent arrested
for spilling secrets to journalists
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 10/9/2019 2:45:42 PM Post Reply
The feds busted a Defense Intelligence Agency worker Wednesday for leaking classified national defense information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 — one of whom he was shacking up with. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, a counterintelligence analyst from Alexandria, Virginia, who had a Top Secret security clearance, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it. (Snip) According to court documents, between mid-April and early May 2018, Frese took classified intelligence reports, some of which were unrelated to his job duties, and using his cellphone, gave top secret information about a foreign country’s weapons systems to an unnamed journalist.
New: Joe Biden Calls For President Trump
to be Impeached, ‘Violated Oath of
Office’ – Trump Responds! (Video)
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 2:44:37 PM Post Reply
2020 Democrat hopeful Joe Biden on Wednesday called for President Trump to be impeached during a campaign stump in Rochester, New Hampshire.Biden accused Trump of betraying his country and violating his oath of office.“He believes he can and will get away with anything he does. We all laughed when he said he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone and get away with it. It’s no joke. He’s shooting holes in the Constitution, and we cannot let him get away with it,” Biden said.
Facebook Rejects Biden Campaign’s
Request to Ban Trump Ad
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 2:16:15 PM Post Reply
Facebook has rejected a request from former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign to remove a video advertisement by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that highlights allegations of corruption against Biden and his son, according to a report.CNN on Wednesday published Facebook’s response to the Biden campaign in which it explains its decision is “grounded in Facebook’s fundamental belief in free expression, respect for the democratic process, and belief that in mature democracies with a free press, political speech is already arguably the most scrutinized speech there is.”
Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens
to 'obliterate' Turkish economy
Posted by Jennie C. 10/9/2019 2:10:20 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey's economy if the country goes "off limits" following his surprise decision to pull US forces out of north-eastern Syria. In a series of angry tweets, Mr Trump defended his move, which could open the way for Turkey to launch an attack on Kurdish fighters across the border. The withdrawal was heavily criticised even by Mr Trump's Republican allies.
Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make
a Man Into a Woman?
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 2:05:42 PM Post Reply
Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court."There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch."Of course, there are," said Gorsuch. Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who decided in 2013 that he "identified" as a female — and who then fought a family-owned Michigan-based funeral home all the way to the Supreme Court because it fired him as a funeral director when he indicated that he intended to start dressing as a female at work. "As I was saying," Cole said
‘Today’ show hosts respond to ‘shocking and
appalling’ accusation of Matt Lauer rape
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 1:52:58 PM Post Reply
Former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer is in headlines again as a new report detailed rape allegations against him.Wednesday’s “Today” show addressed the report in a segment as co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb told viewers they were “disturbed to our core” as they tried to process the latest information about Lauer, who was fired in 2017 as the co-anchor of the NBC morning show after allegations of sexual misconduct.(Video: Twitter/Today) NBC’s Morgan Radford reported on the soon-to-be-released book by Ronan Farrow, “Catch and Kill,” that was obtained by Variety
EPIC! President Trump Taunts Crooked
Hillary With 2016 Debate Clip,
“Because You’d Be in Jail”
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 1:39:20 PM Post Reply
President Trump has been taunting Hillary Clinton and inviting her to join the 2020 White House race so he can beat her AGAIN.Trump took his taunting to the next level Wednesday morning and tweeted about the most epic moment in presidential debate history.“Crooked Hillary should try it again!” Trump said tweeting over the video of him taking Hillary down with the best one-liner ever. (Tweet/Video) During an October 2016 debate in St. Louis, Hillary tried to zing Trump and his response brought the house down.
Pat Cipollone, Trump's lawyer, to Dems: Drop Dead! replies
Posted by BigAlPeoplesPal 10/9/2019 1:31:47 PM Post Reply
No wonder many Capitol Hill Republicans hate President Donald Trump. He’s not your typical Republican. That’s to say, he doesn’t roll over and play dead when Democrats and their hip-pocket pals in the fake-news media come after him. In fact, he relishes a good fight. One where he gives better than he gets. And so does his legal team. In fact, Trump’s lawyer, White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, has essentially told the Democrats’ Impeachment Partygoers to drop dead. Meanwhile, heedless Congressional Democrats continue to gear up for pointless impeachment inquiries.
Anti-Trump Whistleblower Wrote
‘Dramatic’ Memo After Ukraine Call;
Has Ties to 2020 Dem Candidate
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 1:21:31 PM Post Reply
The anti-Trump “whistleblower” is a registered Democrat who reportedly has a significant tie to one of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Also, according to Fox News, he wrote a “dramatic” but inaccurate two-page memo on July 26, the day after the Trump-Zelensky phone call. Immediately following his chat with an unidentified White House official about President Trump’s telephone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,” the so-called IC whistleblower wrote what Fox News described as a “dramatic personal memo,” alleging that the White House official characterized the call as “crazy” and “frightening.”
Try, Try Again! The #Resistance
and Impeachment
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 1:13:22 PM Post Reply
We are now into the second collusion story and (at least) the second attempt at impeachment, now featuring a second “whistleblower” and counting. If the #Resistance had a motto it would have to be “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” The Washington establishment and their cheering section wearing pajamas in mom’s basements across America have been trying to remove President Trump from office since the moment he was elected. First they went for a recount in Michigan.That didn’t change the outcome, though it did uncover an inconvenient truth—the number of votes counted in Detroit exceeded the number of registered voters. Oops.
Trump supporters line up early as
Minneapolis police prepare for crowds
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 12:45:43 PM Post Reply
More than 48 hours before the rally was scheduled to start, President Trump’s supporters began lining up outside the arena. Among the first in line was Dan Nelson, an engineer from Spring Lake Park, Minn. hoping to get a front-row seat. He wants to show the president how much he appreciates Trump’s tax and economic policies. “My company went from stagnant to growing and from no bonus to bonus. With the tax cuts alone, my check has gone up. People are getting better raises than before,” Nelson said. The campaign rally is Trump’s first since the Democrats began an impeachment
First Step Act beneficiary
wanted for murder
Posted by Hazymac 10/9/2019 12:21:29 PM Post Reply
It was bound to happen, and sooner rather than later. Joel Francisco, dubbed by authorities the crown prince of the Almighty Latin Kings gang, was released from prison thanks to the First Step Act. Now, he is now wanted for murder. Francisco was sentenced in 2005 to life imprisonment for trafficking in crack cocaine. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 reduced sentences for this crime, but not retroactively. The First Step Act that President Trump signed into law with broad bipartisan support, included a provision that made the Fair Sentencing Act apply retroactively. As a result, Francisco became eligible for release from prison. He was released in February.
Durham probe targeting Rosenstein, Mueller, Brennan, Clapper, and Obama replies
Posted by jeb184 10/9/2019 12:15:41 PM Post Reply
US Attorney John Durham has expanded his probe, asking for additional staff and prosecutors, and extending the time period he is investigating. He is also looking at Rosenstein, Mueller, Brennan, Clapper, and former President Obama. Durham would not have requested additional staff and resources unless he had found wrongdoing and criminal activity. Durham will be investigating events up to May of 2017 and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. More importantly, the Durham investigation will look at a timeline of events and circumstances starting in 2015, and perhaps as far back as 2012, to May of 2017. Both Rosenstein and Mueller have a lot of explaining to do.
Oberlin College to appeal Gibson's verdict replies
Posted by Harlowe 10/9/2019 12:09:06 PM Post Reply
Attorneys for Oberlin College filed notice in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday that they are appealing the verdict handed down by a Lorain County jury earlier this year in a defamation case brought by Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family. (Snip) The college said that to pay the Gibsons damages for libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress and interference with business relationships would damage free speech on college campuses. "Left standing, the verdict could also set a troubling precedent for those institutions, like Oberlin, that are committed to respecting free speech," the statement from the college read.
Planned Parenthood announces record-high
election spending ahead of 2020
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:53:23 AM Post Reply
Planned Parenthood announced on Wednesday it plans to spend at least $45 million ahead of the 2020 elections, the most it has ever spent during an election cycle. The push comes as abortion rights are under assault across the Midwest and South, with state lawmakers passing abortion bans and restrictions aimed at capturing the attention of the Supreme Court. The investment intends to fund large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, radio and mail programs in battleground states across the country, according to a press release. Planned Parenthood Votes, the independent expenditure political committee arm of the reproductive health giant, will target nine
Susan Rice book airs frustration with
being put on air in Clinton's place after
Beghazi attack
Posted by mc squared 10/9/2019 11:51:54 AM Post Reply
"Where is Hillary?" That was the question then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's mother asked when she told her she would be appearing on all five Sunday morning political shows on Sept. 16, 2012 — just five days after the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The plan was to appear in place of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at the White House’s request. "I smell a rat,” her mother said. “This is not a good idea. Can't you get out of it?" The exchange was detailed in Rice's new book, “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,"
Independent voters now favor Trump
over Democratic front-runners: Poll
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:50:13 AM Post Reply
Independent voters are warming up to President Trump, says a new survey which finds that Mr. Trump is now besting Democratic front-runners in a theoretical matchup. “A new IBD-TIPP poll shows President Trump has gained significant ground with independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democrat Party frontrunners for president,” wrote Matt Margolis, a contributor to PJ Media. He cited the factors. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, for instance, leads Mr. Trump by just one percentage point among independents, down from Mr. Biden’s 18 percentage point lead in September. Against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 49% of independents backed Mr. Trump, while 43% favored the Massachusetts Democrat. Against Sen.
Elizabeth Warren’s Workers Plan Will
Provide Back Pay to Illegal Aliens
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:47:47 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate, is vowing to “fight” for back pay for illegal aliens. As part of Warren’s “Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages” plan, illegal aliens who have worked illegally in the United States — sometimes by stealing Americans’ identities and Social Security numbers — would become eligible to receive back pay for their previous work by amending the National Labor Relations Act. Warren writes: Ensuring employers can’t exploit undocumented workers and drive down standards for all workers: The 2002 Supreme Court case Hoffman Plastic Compounds v. NLRB held that an undocumented worker
Bernie Sanders Says Heart Attack Will
“Change the Nature of the Campaign”
Posted by Hazymac 10/9/2019 11:46:51 AM Post Reply
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders admitted that how he runs his campaign will have to change after he suffered a heart attack last week on the campaign trail. The Vermont senator was hospitalized in Las Vegas for three days last week when he complained of chest pains during an event. Sanders had two stents inserted and returned home to Burlington, Vermont, over the weekend to recuperate. The episode appears to have changed the tenor of the hard-charging 78-year-old senator who winces at the personality contest involved in presidential politics. “I think we’re going to change the nature of the campaign a bit,” Sanders told reporters. “Make sure that I have the strength
Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump’s
Legal Team to Fight Impeachment
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:45:44 AM Post Reply
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has reportedly signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as part of his efforts to fight the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. An unnamed administration official confirmed the move to the Associated Press on Tuesday evening. Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for eight years. The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley &
Two Killed, One Arrested in Shooting
at German Synagogue
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:43:53 AM Post Reply
Two people were killed outside a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle as firearms were discharged and, according to reports, a grenade detonated in the building’s cemetery Wednesday morning. German police are hunting an unknown number of suspects and have instructed locals to remain indoors after the attack, which has claimed two lives. One individual has already been arrested, suggesting police may be unsure whether that suspect worked alone as investigations continue. Security has been increasing at nearby synagogues including in Dresden, the regional capital. The apparent attack came as the city’s Jewish community celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Local newspaper
Scalfari: Pope Francis Told Me That
Jesus Incarnate Was a 'Man ...
Not at All a God'
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:40:57 AM Post Reply
In the latest edition of La Repubblica, Pope Francis' longtime atheist friend and interviewer, Eugenio Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a "man of exceptional virtues" but "not at all a God." The teaching of the Catholic Church and most Christian churches is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was incarnated as fully man and fully God. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "The unique and altogether singular event of the Incarnation of the Son of God does not mean that Jesus Christ is part God and part man, nor does it imply that he is the result
Trey Gowdy to join Trump team
in battle against impeachment
by House
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 11:38:38 AM Post Reply
Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has been tapped to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as the House impeachment inquiry expands. That’s according to an administration official who spoke late Tuesday on condition of anonymity to discuss internal legal matters. Gowdy is a former South Carolina congressman who did not seek re-election last year to the seat he had held for eight years. He signed in January to begin serving as a Fox News contributor.
Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump’s
Legal Team to Fight Impeachment
Posted by abuela10 10/9/2019 11:14:42 AM Post Reply
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has reportedly signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as part of his efforts to fight the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. An unnamed administration official confirmed the move to the Associated Press on Tuesday evening. Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for eight years. The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough n
What’s Happening on Campus? replies
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 11:03:37 AM Post Reply
Washington-What a weekend it was! The soft gentle air of early autumn was upon us. Sweater weather. Straw hat weather. Perfect weather — to be on campus with a convivial crowd of like-minded friends taking in a Saturday afternoon football game, and for me something more. It was another episode in my longstanding reconnoitering of college life, always done incognito, with a smile on my face, and a pen and pad nearby to record the continued decline of a once-great American institution, the American university.I always stay at the main university hotel, right in the heart of campus life. I always wear the home team’s colors,
Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book
Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein
May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer
Posted by abuela10 10/9/2019 10:49:35 AM Post Reply
In his first interview about the explosive 'Catch and Kill,' the journalist reveals fresh claims of secret payouts and how Lauer may have played a role in the network’s decision to kill his 2017 Harvey Weinstein exposé: "I'm very clear about the fact that Harvey was laying siege to NBC." It was September 2017, and Harvey Weinstein was huddled at a corner table at New York's Loews Regency hotel alongside Dylan Howard, chief content officer of National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. Weinstein had become increasingly alarmed about a story that Ronan Farrow — then a correspondent for NBC News and most famous for bein
Planned Parenthood Launches $45 MILLION
Campaign to Flip Senate and Defeat Trump
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 10:43:15 AM Post Reply
Planned Parenthood Votes has launched a campaign to flip the senate and defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 — and say they will spend AT LEAST $45 million on it.The Super PAC branch of the controversial organization focuses on abortion policy and supporting pro-abortion laws.The campaign will be aimed at funding “large-scale grassroots” movements as well as media and mailers to support pro-abortion candidates in local, state and national races. Specifically, they plan to target Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Nearly all of the NBA’s Chinese
partners have cut ties with the league
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 10:40:36 AM Post Reply
Nearly all of the National Basketball Association’s Chinese partners have publicly announced that they are ending or suspending their relationships with the league. Out of the 25 official partners listed on the NBA China website, 13 are Chinese businesses. So far, 11 of those companies have distanced themselves from the sports league amid escalating tensions between China and the NBA., Anta Sports, Changhong, Meiling, Dicos, EHi Car Rental, Master Kong, China Mengniu Dairy, Migu Video, WuZun and Xiaoyin Technology are among the Chinese companies that have ended or suspended their cooperation with the NBA, according to Chinese public statements
Post Drudge conservative news replies
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 10:32:30 AM Post Reply

Matt Drudge's foray into respectability has made him an unreliable -- indeed, downright misleading -- source of news. But the good news is there are alternatives to the Alternative Left Reality the Drudge Report now calls home. As a news vulture, I am on a constant search for news when online. Most bloggers are. Terry Ponick of Communities Digital News spoke for many of us in a column in which he enumerated his top sites for news. His rules are:   *Report the news in a true or reasonably true manner   *Report/comment on stories the so-called mainstream media bury so you can’t see them

DNI Declassifies FISA Judge James Boasberg
2018 Ruling – FBI Conducted “Tens of
Thousands” of Unauthorized NSA
Database Queries…
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 10:28:32 AM Post Reply
There is a lot to unpack in a decision today by the Director of National Intelligence to declassify (with redactions) a 2018 FISA court ruling about ongoing unauthorized database search queries by FBI agents/”contractors” in the period covering 2017/2018. BACKGROUND: In April 2017 the DNI released a FISA report written by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collery that showed massive abuse, via unauthorized searches of the NSA database, in the period of November 2015 through May 2016. Judge Collyer’s report specifically identified search query increases tied to the 2016 presidential primary. Two years of research identified this process as the DOJ/FBI and IC using the NSA database to query information related
Solomon Reports: Ukraine Investigation
into Burisma/Biden Was Re-Opened
in February 2019…
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 10:18:34 AM Post Reply
Journalist John Solomon appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity last night to drop a considerably important revelation. According to Solomon’s reporting the White House has open-sourced evidence that Ukraine re-opened their investigation into Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden in February 2019; several months before President Trump spoke to President Zelenskyy.
Rod Rosenstein “Unindicted Co-Conspirator”? –
Durham Expands Timeline for Probe…
Posted by earlybird 10/9/2019 10:09:49 AM Post Reply
One aspect heavily monitored by CTH surrounds frequent redactions to ongoing DOJ releases that touch upon former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. An additionally annoying thorn would be the continued holding-back of Rosenstein’s expanded scope memos authorizing the expansion of Mueller’s special investigation. [They remain hidden] The reason Rosenstein’s behavior remains a high-priority is simply because without his ongoing participation and authorization in 2017 and 2018 the Weissmann/Mueller probe would not have been able to continue. Rosenstein is a central character to all events, and at the end of the Mueller investigation -through today- the DOJ continued to black out any information that evidenced Rosenstein’s duplicitous activity.
U.S. Democratic presidential contender
Warren vows to pursue 'environmental justice'
Posted by NorthernDog 10/9/2019 9:02:29 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK - Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren vowed on Wednesday to protect minority- and low-income communities from the effects of pollution and climate change, arguing that vulnerable populations had suffered for decades because of federal inaction. Warren is the latest Democratic candidate to emphasize environmental justice as part of an overall approach to climate change, calling for policies that take into account racial and economic inequalities. (Snip) She said she would direct one third of her proposed climate investment – at least $1 trillion – to vulnerable communities over a decade and would require all U.S. agencies to consider climate impacts on
White House officials: Mueller pursued
FBI director post in 2017, contrary
to sworn testimony
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 8:00:27 AM Post Reply
Several White House officials have confirmed President Trump's assertion that former special counsel Robert Mueller was hoping to become the director of the FBI when he first met with Trump in 2017.Mueller was seeking the top job at the FBI when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approached him to become special counsel, administrative officials told Fox News. Mueller denied that he was pursuing the job under oath during testimony before Congress."My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller testified on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.""It has been reported that Robert Mueller
'Think with a scarcity mindset':
the 2019 Summit on Poverty and SWIM Conference
shows how poverty and trauma
Posted by MDConservative 10/9/2019 7:55:59 AM Post Reply
"Think with a scarcity mindset." That was the advice Lilliann M. Paine of UW-Extension Milwaukee County gave participants in a poverty simulation workshop, "Just Neighbors." Paine and Amanda Kostman of UW-Extension Walworth County arranged the workshop to help participants understand the challenges of poverty. The workshop was one of several opportunities participants had to see how poverty and trauma interacted at the two-day 2019 Summit on Poverty and SWIM Conference, hosted by the Social Development Commission, Marquette University and Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM).
Trump refuses to participate
in impeachment farce
Posted by Hazymac 10/9/2019 7:55:07 AM Post Reply
Today, President Trump’s White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone, directed an eight-page letter to Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, et al., declining on behalf of President Trump to participate in the Democrats’ sham impeachment proceeding. The letter, embedded below, is excellent. Some would say, brilliant. It attacks the Democrats’ constitutionally defective and politically motivated proceeding at its root. You should read it all. This is the letter’s introduction: "I write on behalf of President Donald J. Trump in response to your numerous, legally unsupported demands made as part of what you have labeled–contrary to the Constitution of the United States and all past bipartisan precedent–as an 'impeachment inquiry.'
Protesters Swarm Max Rose’s Office
Over His Support of Impeachment
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 7:52:44 AM Post Reply
Protesters on Monday swarmed Rep. Max Rose’s (D-NY) office over his newfound support of the partisan-fueled impeachment inquiry. Rose – who represents New York’s 11th district, which Trump won by ten percentage points in 2016 – recently caved and announced his support for an impeachment inquiry. “I will support and I will defend the United States Constitution, and it is for that reason that I intend to fully support this impeachment inquiry and follow the facts,” he told supporters at a town hall last week. “I’m gonna follow these facts wherever they lead, no matter the consequences,” he added. Protesters – who chanted “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Max Rose
Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Abolishing
Prisons In The United States
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 7:41:22 AM Post Reply
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said this week that it was time for the United States to have a serious conversation about “decarceration” and “prison abolition in this country.”“Mass incarceration is our American reality,” the former bartender tweeted. “It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery. To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”Ocasio-Cortez continued, claiming without evidence: “Yesterday morning I spoke with a woman
Rep. Rashida Tlaib: ‘I Think
Non-African Americans Think
African Americans All Look the Same’
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:37:22 AM Post Reply
In a video recorded by a reporter for the Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) told James Craig, the chief of the Detroit Police Department, that “non-African Americans think African Americans all look the same” and that because of this the department’s analysts who review videos using facial recognition software “need to be African Americans.” The Detroit News published the video and a news story about Tlaib’s remarks on Oct. 1 under the headline: “Tlaib: Use only blacks as Detroit’s facial recognition analysts.”
Warren Proposes Ending Trump
Tax Cuts and Adding 3 New Taxes
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:35:28 AM Post Reply
Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has proposed rolling back the tax cuts implemented by the Trump administration in 2018 and imposing an “ultra-millionaire tax,” an “excessive Lobbying Tax,” and an increased tax on gun manufacturers.” She claims these new taxes will ultimately serve the purpose of financing “universal childcare, student loan debt relief, and down payments on a Green New Deal and Medicare for All.” “As the wealthiest nation in the history of the world,” Warren's campaign webpage says, “We can make investments that create economic opportunity, address rural neglect, and a legacy of racial discrimination -- if we stop handing out giant tax giveaways to rich people
Trump Tells Democrats To
Put Up Or Shut Up
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:31:45 AM Post Reply
On today’s podcast we talk about how President Trump is telling Democrats to either hold a vote of the full House to open an impeachment inquiry or get bent when it comes to any more cooperation from the White House. Plus, Robert Mueller may have committed perjury when he testified before Congress. The NBA continues to bow to China, even tossing pro-freedom fans out of a preseason game in Philadelphia, of all places. And Ellen DeGeneres angered liberals by sitting next to former President George W. Bush at a football game, but George W. Bush didn’t anger conservatives for sitting next to Ellen DeGeneres.
Seems James Clapper just admitted Obama
ordered him to ignore 2016 Russian
election interference
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 7:29:39 AM Post Reply
Somehow, the complicit media have never been interested in connecting the very clear dots:Supposedly, the Obama administration, through the FBI and intelligence agencies, was worried about Russians interfering in the 2016 election — so worried that its people lied to the FISA court to get an excuse to spy on Trump. Despite all the Clinton campaign connections to Russia, not once did the Obama administration have any interest at all in spying on Clinton's people or infiltrating their campaign with informants, even though there were two candidates. If the Obama administration was really concerned and not just targeting Trump for defeat, wouldn't it have spied on both candidates?
U.K. Court Decision Affirms Transgenderism
Is A Religion Of Complete Self-Worship
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:27:22 AM Post Reply
Britain has a new state religion. In theory, Christianity, in the form of the Church of England, is the established faith of old Blighty. In practice, a new creed has taken its place, and it is eager to punish nonbelievers. Consider the case of David Mackereth, an English doctor whose Christian faith has been officially declared impermissible. Mackereth was fired for refusing to “‘refer to a man six foot tall with a beard’ as ‘she.’” A judge upheld his firing, declaring that “belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism, and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict
Anti-Trump Whistleblower Attorney
Worked Directly For James Clapper
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:25:28 AM Post Reply
One of the attorneys representing the anonymous “whistleblowers” accusing President Donald Trump of conspiring with foreign leaders to interfere in the next U.S. presidential election used to report directly to former director of national intelligence James Clapper. Charles McCullough, an attorney now representing the whistleblowers with Andrew Bakaj, a former staffer for Sens. Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton, was previously the inspector general of the intelligence community (ICIG) at the height of the Clinton email scandal. Now a partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, McCullough’s professional biography on the law
How Illinois Schools Teach Preschoolers
To Celebrate Transgenderism
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:24:09 AM Post Reply
Starting July 1, 2020, all Illinois public schools are legally required to teach children LGBT history and only buy textbooks that include the topic. NPR affiliate Illinois Public Radio labeled Christian and conservative opposition to this law while it was being considered as stemming from “hate groups.” The explicit goal of such laws, which are also in place in California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Oregon, is to make children agree with the left’s views of sexuality, which contradict the historic views of all major world religions. This is not only the open, stated goal of those pushing such laws but also explicit in the curriculum.
There is No Middle Ground with
Today’s Democrats or the Deep State
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:22:47 AM Post Reply
Lose an election you thought you’d win? Well Democrats’ have a solution for that: “We shall impeach all da things!!” Don’t like a Supreme Court justice? Impeach him! Don’t like the president? Impeach away. And if you’re Congressman “President” Swalwell, I assume you nuke whatever is left. Of course there are no real grounds for impeachment—just failed lies and hoaxes. But who cares? Clearly the Christine Blasey Ford and Russian collusion hit jobs failed miserably, but damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! Like a child with a box of matches, deranged Democrats seem to think they have their hands on a good idea. Their thinking goes something like this
Trump is Winning the Great Game
of American Political Football
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:20:40 AM Post Reply
What appears to be emerging from the Ukraine controversy is an epochal contest for the political soul and future of America. It has been known from the morning after the last presidential election that Trump was planning an assault on the political conventional wisdom in policy matters. He and his followers—fully half the voters if the Libertarians and Conservatives are added to the Republican total, and the Greens to the Democrats—didn’t subscribe to the “OBushinton” consensus on the environment, tax levels, toleration of illegal immigration, trade policy, health care, education, nuclear non-proliferation and many other issues. They saw the 2016 election as an opportunity to attempt to use the presidency
Elizabeth Warren: Leading
Liar in the Party of Liars
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:17:41 AM Post Reply
In response to the obvious reality that Elizabeth Warren is an unrepentant liar, Saturday Night Live decided to portray her as a salt-of-the-earth honest everywoman who cares only about the common man. This wasn't a parody. It is how they actually see her. If SNL actually cared about comedy instead of serving a political agenda, we would see Warren running barefoot across the plains chasing the mythic giant Oklahoma crab with her mayonnaise-tipped arrow, drawn and ready. Or perhaps she could be Frosty the Cultural Appropriator. Perhaps SNL could replay the scene in Ghostbusters where Dan Aykroyd is offered the opportunity to choose America's destroyer,
The witch unmasked replies
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:16:00 AM Post Reply
Samantha Power is an individual who gives rise to a strange sort of nostalgia: “Remember when the U.S. was represented at the United Nations by the Witch of the Moors?” Power has reappeared from obscurity this week amid questions concerning “unmasking” activities during the 2016 election. Like most members of the Obama administration, Power left behind her a trail of mysteries, of events that are utterly incomprehensible unless they're part of a larger scheme still unknown to us. In her case, these involved the illegal "unmasking” of American citizens
Mitt Romney, Mr. Unreliable replies
Posted by tisHimself 10/9/2019 7:15:40 AM Post Reply
Mitt Romney, commenting about the Trump pull-out of U.S. troops in northern Syria, says America is "an unreliable ally." Hey, Mitt: America demonstrated that she's an unreliable ally a long time ago in that one war over in southeast Asia that you missed out on. Remember that war? The one where our allies were doing just fine 'til Congress cut them off? You might wanna compare notes with John Kerry; it's seared into his brain.
Hillary: Maybe We Need ‘Rematch’ with Me
and Trump, ‘I Can Beat Him Again’
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:14:03 AM Post Reply
During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remarked that maybe there should be a “rematch” between her and President Trump, and “obviously, I can beat him again.” Hillary said, “You know, it truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me. But this latest tweet is so typical of him. Nothing has been more examined and looked at than my emails. We all know that. So, he’s either lying or delusional, or both. There was no subpoena, as he says in a tweet this morning. So, maybe there does need to be a rematch. I mean, obviously, I can beat him again.
Gorsuch on Expanding Sex Discrimination
Protections to Cover Trans, Gay
Individuals: ‘Massive Social Upheaval’
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:12:27 AM Post Reply
The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on two cases that ask the court to expand the sex discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover homosexuals and transgenders. Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarada were brought by homosexual men who claimed they were fired because of their sexual orientation. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC centers on a man who was fired after he announced he had changed his name and would now be coming to work as a woman. The business’s sex-specific dress code required women to wear skirts as their work uniform.
White House Defies Impeachment
Process in Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:09:52 AM Post Reply
The White House on Tuesday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing the impeachment inquiry begun in the House of Representatives as “illegitimate.” “President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” the letter read. The eight-page letter was released by the White House to reporters on Tuesday evening. White House counsel Pat Cipollone authored the letter, which directly challenged the Democrats in Congress. The letter read: Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution,
Kangaroo Court: Democrat
Impeachment Inquiry
Becomes ‘Clown Show’
Posted by M2 10/9/2019 7:08:41 AM Post Reply
The impeachment inquiry process so far is akin to a “kangaroo court” led by Democrats already convinced President Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing, Republicans said Tuesday. House Democrat leaders pursuing the investigation are intent on pushing Trump out of office by any means necessary, Republican lawmakers and the White House argued. House Democrats have carried out the entire process behind closed doors since the beginning of the impeachment inquiry last month. The Democrats have even refused to hold a full House vote on authorizing an impeachment inquiry, just as lawmakers did when Congress opened investigations with Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Hillary Clinton Proves She’s Still
Tha Kween of Milquetoast Platitudes
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 5:12:51 AM Post Reply
It's becoming increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton, the historic failure of a politician, will enter the 2020 Democratic primary. She recently picked up her first official endorsement, and has wisely bided her time as two of the early frontrunners have succumbed to health problems on the campaign trail. With Bernie Sanders (heart attack) and Joe Biden (cognitive dysentery) struggling to remain viable, the door is wide open for Hillary to rush in and remind the voting public why she's still the most electable Democrat in the country. In fact, she's already doing just that. While promoting her new book, co-authored with her daughter Chelsea Clinton
The Green New Deal Is The Old Agenda 21 replies
Posted by shazbot123 10/9/2019 5:09:48 AM Post Reply
Greta Thunberg became the poster child for climate hysteria and fraud by sailing across the Atlantic in a supposedly “zero-carbon” yacht, the Malizia II, which in fact was made out of petroleum products from stem to stern, as pointed out by CFACT: Malizia II does not have a diesel auxiliary engine, as other boats in its class do. It drags turbines through the water and uses solar to recharge batteries. This does not make it “Green.”
CNN public editor: What actually is CNN? replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 5:04:03 AM Post Reply
When I think of CNN—when I watch it, or when I scroll through Twitter, or when I think of what I want to write about it—I think of what Jeff Zucker, CNN president, said in 2017: “The idea that politics is sport is undeniable, and we understood it and approached it that way.” I think about it when I watch Chris Cuomo bring on bad guests, and when I ponder his half-comprehensible interviews with Rudy Giuliani or Cory Lewandowski. I think about it when I see online skepticism over Jake Tapper’s breaking story that the Ukraine whistleblower was a Democrat, and debate over whether he should have brought on dishonest
Elizabeth Warren Does
Not Like the Stock Market
Posted by Pluperfect 10/9/2019 4:54:59 AM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren seeks to prohibit federal judges from owning individual stocks. She wrote on Monday that “my plan would eliminate the appearance of impropriety by banning federal judges from owning or trading individual stocks, while allowing them to instead invest in conflict-free mutual funds or open new investment accounts managed by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.” This proposal follows another one by Warren aiming to ban elected federal officeholders from owning individual stocks and still others that see Wall Street the way Moriarty views Holmes. For many Americans teetering “on the ragged edge of the middle class,” stock ownership acts as the most direct route to a better life.
Nearly 800,000 PG&E Customers
Brace for Largest Power Shut-Off Ever
Posted by Pluperfect 10/9/2019 4:52:51 AM Post Reply
Nearly 800,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are preparing for their power to be intentionally cut for what could be the largest deliberate power shut-off in California’s history. A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high. The outages are expected to start as early as Wednesday at midnight and could last until mid-day on Thursday. They may affect millions of people living in 34 counties. While 34 northern and central California counties are included on the list, PG&E said it won’t be every customer within those county lines.
Democrats' Fear of Durham
About to Reach Panic Level
Posted by Pluperfect 10/9/2019 4:49:21 AM Post Reply
The important news of the day--far beyond the inevitable tedious impeachment jousting--is that John Durham's investigation of the provenance of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of possible Trump-Russia collusion has expanded, according to several administration officials. Fox News previously reported that Durham would be reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election and through the inauguration. However, based on what he has been finding, Durham has expanded his investigation adding agents and resources, the senior administration officials said.
Why can’t Dems treat Trump as fairly
as Republicans did Bill Clinton?
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 4:44:53 AM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a clear duty to call an immediate House vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry — if she dares. The White House informed her today that the Executive Branch won’t play along with the lawless “inquiry” that House Democrats have been engaged in — which President Trump has quite fairly termed “a totally compromised kangaroo court.” White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to Pelosi spells out the problems. While the Constitution clearly gives the House the power to begin impeachment proceedings, it does not give the speaker the privilege of declaring them all by herself.
Hey, Congress: Take Back
Your War Powers, Or
Shut Up About Syria
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 4:39:26 AM Post Reply
If you want to stop Donald Trump from making unilateral decisions regarding war and peace, then stop letting all presidents make unilateral decisions about war and peace. It’s really quite simple. Trump can abruptly pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria because Congress, having abdicated its foreign policy responsibilities long ago, has no leverage to stop him. When Congress passed the War Powers Resolution as the Vietnam War was winding down, it gave presidents the power to send troops abroad for 60 days in response to any “national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.” If the president failed to gain
Despite 4-month decline, unauthorized
border crossings nearing 1 million
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 4:35:00 AM Post Reply
Despite a decline of more than 60% over the last four months, the number of unauthorized migrants stopped at the southern border reached nearly 1 million in the 2019 fiscal year -- the most recorded since at least 2014. "These are numbers that no immigration system in the world is designed to handle -- including ours," Mark Morgan, the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in the White House briefing room on Tuesday. More than 52,000 migrants were stopped at the U.S. southern border in September, Morgan added. T
Feds open California land
to oil, gas drilling, aiming to
strengthen energy independence
Posted by MissMolly 10/9/2019 4:27:26 AM Post Reply
The federal government has opened hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in California for oil and gas drilling as part of a broader effort to strengthen energy independence. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its final decision Friday, allowing oil and gas leases on plots mostly in the Central Valley and parts of the Central Coast. The 725,000 acres of public land in Central California had been off-limits to oil and gas drilling since 2013. The plan, initially announced in May, was part of a Trump administration goal to make the U.S. energy-independent. Critics have called it a string of giveaways to the industry.
Oberlin College hires high-powered D.C.
lawyers to appeal Gibson’s Bakery verdict
Posted by Harlowe 10/9/2019 1:11:21 AM Post Reply
Oberlin College just announced in an email blast that it not only is appealing the Gibson’s Bakery verdict, it has hired 1st Amendment litigators at the D.C. Office of a large national law firm to lead the appeal. The email blast announcing the appeal was sent by Chris Canavan, Chair of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees. For most of the past decade Canavan also was Director, Global Policy Development, at Soros Fund Management, until leaving that position last month.
McConnell Defends President Trump, Slams
House Dems Amid War on Impeachment
Posted by Imright 10/9/2019 12:33:11 AM Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defended President Trump and slammed House Dems on Tuesday evening in a pair of tweets.The war on impeachment escalated Tuesday after White House Counsel Pat Cipollone formally told Pelosi and House Dems to pound sand and refused to cooperate with their Soviet-style show trials.“Overturning the results of an American election requires the highest level of fairness and due process, as it strikes at the core of our democratic process,” McConnell said.“So far, the House has fallen far short by failing to follow the same basic procedures that it has followed for every other President in our history,” he added.
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