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Chief Justice John Roberts strikes out

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Posted By: Magnante, 1/31/2020 5:15:46 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts doesn't seem to have the judicial acumen of a traffic court judge. (snip) If the chief justice had instructed the House managers to stop committing perjury, then perhaps their posturing in calling witnesses to get at the truth may have been be more credible. If there is no penalty for perjury, then why have any witnesses? So far, this entire impeachment is just more D.C. political blustering and fake news reporting theater of the absurd that Americans hate at so many levels.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/31/2020 5:36:43 AM (No. 302770)
Another excellent piece from Mr. Timberlake!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deety 1/31/2020 5:48:23 AM (No. 302778)
Did Roberts wake up one day to a severed horse head? Given who we know the Democrats really are, it cannot be ruled out.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/31/2020 5:51:33 AM (No. 302780)
Nice pull, #2. I'm personally inclined to remember the old political adage about a dead girl or a live boy.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/31/2020 5:53:13 AM (No. 302781)
As I've said elsewhere, Roberts is an excellent example of why No Bush should ever hold public office again, ever. Further, it is also raises the question of appointments to the SC. If a Chief Justice dies, why is a President like, oh, I don't know, we'll just use a hypothetical name like, I don't know...Bush, maybe, allowed to appoint someone as Chief Justice? Why does he have that latitude? Why isn't the President limited to just appointing/nominating a replacement Justice and let the SC decide who will be their Chief? Why? Because Roberts. Thomas might have been Chief....certainly deserving of it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 2assume 1/31/2020 5:55:47 AM (No. 302783)
He worries me. What evil thing do they have planned for us?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Remnants 1/31/2020 6:05:27 AM (No. 302787)
Especially well said by Mr.Timberlake, but, in addition, he refers to an essay he wrote on January 22, 2020, where he said something so important: "If the chief justice had immediately said 'case dismissed with prejudice', then it would have sent a powerful signal that a future chief justice will have a solid precedent to also never, ever tolerate a sham political impeachment. Such a historic move would have given light weight political hacks pause."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/31/2020 6:06:21 AM (No. 302789)
I don’t know what the swamp has on this peckerwood, but it’s got to be a doozy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: OBX Pete 1/31/2020 6:16:19 AM (No. 302790)
Somebody please start impeachment proceedings against Roberts. This Bush guy is definitely not neutral in his actions. Also, that whole bunch of House loonies who started this mess should be prosecuted for perjury. Roberts should have called them out.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: George R. 1/31/2020 6:19:16 AM (No. 302791)
Lenin must have been describing Roberts and had it right when he discussed the "Useful Idiot" necessary for Socialism to work. How else could Obamacare adjudicated as a TAX have passed muster?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/31/2020 6:29:33 AM (No. 302798)
Based upon his actions as chief justice, I have come to regard him as a mook, and I'm a member of the Supreme Court Bar.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley 1/31/2020 6:35:30 AM (No. 302800)
I'm not too sure about this. It appears his role is narrowly defined by the senate. he isnt there to determine truth or lies; but rather to insure the agreed upon process is being followed. Its up to the senate to decide who's lying.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: envirodude 1/31/2020 7:17:33 AM (No. 302822)
It’s being stated that he wears a nice $75,000 wristwatch and went to Epstein Island. I’m done with this guy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 1/31/2020 7:28:57 AM (No. 302827)
I expect Roberts to be unbiased and clearly, he is not. What seems disingenuous was how he read Sen. Paul’s question and immediately made a decision. No hesitation at all. Sen. Paul did not mention a whistleblower. His question was regarding two individual who appears to have conspired to create an impeachable offense by the President. If that is not pertinent to this case, what is? I would have liked to see every Republican submit the very same question. The Chief Justice showed his hand by denying an answer to a question that needed to be answered. Any reasonable person would want to know if individuals were conspiring in various agencies to impeach this President. This was a very telling decision by the Chief Justice. He is a partisan and now we have proof of it
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/31/2020 7:36:01 AM (No. 302833)
There has been much speculation about what the liberals and the Democrats are holding over Roberts' head. I will always trust him to side with the liberals and the Democrats AND the terrorists, too, for that matter. During the Roosevelt and Truman years I heard my dad say, ''One day WE'LL get our own Supreme Court. Probably not in my lifetime either.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: little guy 1/31/2020 7:47:23 AM (No. 302845)
Roberts hands were tied, mostly by law, true ... but he played more than the role of unbiased referee because he's in it too up to his neck! The SCOTUS Chief Judge is the head of the FISA court and is supposed to be monitoring their warrants. Thus, he's ultimately responsible. I'll bet a million bucks C.J. John Roberts knew ALL about the fake Steele Dossier --- but let the warrants go out anyway. I'll bet he was even briefed by Comey on the coup attempt. That's what they have on him. Also, the good judge knows the whole back story and all the details of the so-called whistle-bower. That's why he blocked Paul Ryan's field goal kick. Nothing could be worse than bug-eyed Shifty Schiff saying out loud: "But Your Honor ... last month you said to me in an email that WE could keep the whistle-blower's name uncovered and it was okay to protect my staff! Don't you remember?".
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/31/2020 7:57:15 AM (No. 302854)
I want Barr to start using their own words against them. Let them start walking their big talk for a change instead of shooting from the lip, then hiding from the consequences. I think Roberts had every intention of being a decent justice, but then Obama got into the WH. Obama's favorite weapon is extortion and blackmail. It is the only way he could ever win any election he ever had. Something dirty in Robert's life, and the D;s are not afraid to use it. I suspect it is something related to his kids, and I can't blame him for protecting his kids. However, duty should have dictated he resign, not cave to blackmail.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/31/2020 7:59:50 AM (No. 302856)
Well that certainly removes any doubt, doesn't it? Up until now it was possible to give Roberts the benefit of some doubt regarding his true position, but this instantaneous dismissal of a perfectly legitimate and relevant question finally drops the cloak. He's one of them. Period.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Frenesi1 1/31/2020 8:00:38 AM (No. 302857)
Roberts had no basis for not reading Rand Paul's question. The law protects against reprisals and not to guarantee anonymity But I didn't expect much from Roberts....he has been compromised IMO
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Reply 19 - Posted by: little guy 1/31/2020 8:10:00 AM (No. 302865)
#15 -- Rand Paul! ... not Paul Ryan. No coffee
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chillijilli 1/31/2020 8:15:45 AM (No. 302875)
There was no hesitation when Roberts read Paul's question because he was expecting it. This entire Q&A session has been staged and rehearsed. The Managers and defense have been given the questions in advance---otherwise how could they possibly have slides and video clips ready to play on the spur of the moment? Nadler and the Managers went to the podium and READ answers from a script--- often never looking up. They couldn't possibly have written their long answers in the brief time the question was passed to Roberts. So their answers were prepared ahead of time which means they KNEW the questions ahead of time. So now we can add Fake Q&A sessions to fake news and fake impeachment investigation and fake on and on and on. Who knows what to believe anymore. I'm SO sick of being treated like an idiot with no brain.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/31/2020 8:17:32 AM (No. 302878)
Since the day of Roberts' vote on obamacare I have believed that this man is compromised. The corruption at the FISA court (which is his responsibility) and his appointment of the liberal replacement judge was yet another confirmation of that. So when the democrats started talking about how 1) Roberts should rule on matters of law like a one man court for them during this impeachment and how 2) he can break a tie for them....I was sure of it. They have reason to think they own him.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: The Remnants 1/31/2020 8:20:07 AM (No. 302881)
#15 - i know i read somewhere- probably on Lucianne - that Chief Justice Roberts should have recused himself because of his connection to FISA Court, and you wonder why he didn't, but, truthfully, I am really devastated about what is happening to justice in our country. Justice has become a joke; even criminals who are let out without bail, feel free to mock the justice system. I am afraid that this is way globalism works. Just do everything possible to make a country's institutions collapse; even the church.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: HicoKid 1/31/2020 8:24:33 AM (No. 302886)
Sen. Paul should force a vote to overrule Roberts and require the Chief Justice to read Sen. Paul's perfectly legitimate question. If he still refused, he could then be removed (maybe permanently) from this unconstitutional trial with a further Senate vote. See how that works? And why not, the House has done an end run on due process, subpoena power, executive privilege, 6th amendment rights, etc., through an unconstitutional impeachment, thereby empowering the Senate to void the Constitution on the spot in a sham trial.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: chance_232 1/31/2020 9:02:28 AM (No. 302913)
This wasnt a real trial where the participants have to opportunity to object. For 48 hours, the defense and prosecution were free to say whatever they wanted without interruption.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/31/2020 9:10:47 AM (No. 302927)
He needs to go. From his vote on Obamacare to today, he is a man of no principles who acts as if the leftists have something on him to vote the way he does.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/31/2020 9:12:56 AM (No. 302934)
Good and perceptive article. I only saw the first instance of Roberts being CINO... when he treated the (victim) White House representatives the same as the Dem House (bullies) lawyers. That always bothered me. Go only after the bullies or let the 'victim' clean his clock without censure but Never, never, NEVER treat the bully the same as the victim. For the Bully, that's a win. Which, of course, let to Nadler's slander.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/31/2020 9:17:23 AM (No. 302939)
Roberts, are you being threatened with background about your adopted daughter again?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/31/2020 9:17:31 AM (No. 302940)
There has been much chatter about what the Swamp is holding over Roberts head. Sadly, we will never know. But I have no doubt the man is compromised. There should be a mechanism to remove him and expose this conspiracy. I also have no doubt I will never vote for another Bush as long as I live.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone 1/31/2020 9:23:18 AM (No. 302946)
He showed that he is just another wimpy Bushie!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: polarbear2 1/31/2020 9:26:32 AM (No. 302951)
Roberts is the new Earl Warren!!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/31/2020 9:31:45 AM (No. 302959)
FTA: "Chief Justice John Roberts doesn't seem to have the judicial acumen of a traffic court judge. ." Oh, yeah? But Fox's Little Nappy WAS a traffic court judge. And look how much acumen HE has. Take that, Timberlake!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird 1/31/2020 9:54:48 AM (No. 302990)
He looks weak, he acts weakly, he is weak. A real squish.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird 1/31/2020 9:58:27 AM (No. 302996)
Everyone in Washington DC and many, many across our land. know that the rumorblower is Eric Ciaramella, formerly worked with Biden, went to CIA, weasel Brennan “detailed” him to the NSC where McMaster took him as his aide and put him in a position where he “read and heard everything”. He has not been fired (no retaliation for so-called “whistleblowers”), has gone back to the CIA, and has no legitimate reason to have his identity protected. Especially when he tried to take down the duly-elected President of the United States. ERIC CIARAMELLA.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: felixcat 1/31/2020 10:03:55 AM (No. 303003)
I believe the dirt on CJ Roberts (and his wife) was the illegal adoption of their two children from Ireland. Apparently only Irish residents can adopt Irish orphans and Mr and Mrs Roberts clearly were not when those tow children were adopted. Plus, I think Roberts got intimidated when the left stream press ridiculed the outfits his children wore during his confirmation hearing. Putz.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: happywarrior 1/31/2020 10:20:25 AM (No. 303024)
He's compromised by either the illegal adoption of his Irish kids or the fact that there is the name John Roberts on one of the logs of Epstein's Lolita Express. He also considers himself an elite and hates President Trump. I'd bet the farm he watches CNN and PMSNBC. He probably got a real kick out of that CNN skit the other night with Don LeMon and the other two nameless clowns mocking us PDT voters. They will all pay the price in November.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: donnaclaire 1/31/2020 10:32:09 AM (No. 303034)
'The Leftist Elites' in DC - as well as their fellow libs around the country - can be extremely nasty and cruel. The CJ wants admiring glances and smiling faces when he walks into all those DC gatherings and parties. These libs (who, at all cost, want to keep their stranglehold on Washington society) are the best in the world at intimidating and threatening dire social and other consequences if you don't do as they demand - and everybody knows it.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/31/2020 10:36:24 AM (No. 303042)
Claptrap for the boobs. FTA: "If the chief justice had instructed the House managers to stop committing perjury, then perhaps their posturing in calling witnesses to get at the truth may have been be more credible." Turn off "Perry Mason". Perjury is not for the "judge" to call out. The House Managers are not witnesses. They are presenters and advocates with a point of view, like lawyers in any case. That they misrepresent "evidence" to support their version of truth is common practice. Would you want your lawyer to go to your trial to ensure your guilt was established? Would you want the prosecutor to continue with the knowledge the defendant was innocent? This is all a political pantomime. The Senate will not convict PDT. Run House Managers out of office.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Strike3 1/31/2020 10:49:38 AM (No. 303049)
Obamacare was unconstitutional for a number of reasons and Roberts found a way to get it passed so he exposed himself for what he is ten years ago.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: EQKimball 1/31/2020 11:12:06 AM (No. 303083)
What lawyers say in court is not under oath and their statements are not testimony. A lawyer may be sanctioned for lying to the court (i.e. to the judge), but misstatements of law or evidence of record are not perjury. Both sides, incidentally, are given wide berth for colorful characterizations and hyperbole in oral summation before the jury. Roberts was also right not to make an on-the-fly legal judgment about the privacy rights of the whistle blower that would be irreparable and terrible precedent if this whistle blower or others go to court on this or a similar case. What I trust the Chief Justice will not do is infer from his role as the presiding officer the right to become the first judge in history to vote in the case of a hung jury. The Vice President’s legislative (not quasi judicial) power to do so is expressed in the text of the Constitution.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Trapper 1/31/2020 11:17:26 AM (No. 303087)
I suspect Roberts is one of those political animals who derives more satisfaction from manipulating a political accommodation and compromise than he would from any outright victory based upon principle, regardless of the importance of the principle. I know guys like that. You can't count on any of them. They will sell you out to try to balance the outcome, regardless of how morally bankrupt the other side may be. On judgment day, Roberts would stand between the archangel Michael and the devil and say "can't we come to some agreement?"
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Arby 1/31/2020 11:26:26 AM (No. 303104)
Part of Bush's rich legacy.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 1/31/2020 11:31:43 AM (No. 303113)
Excellent article and thread. Please join me in prayer that Roberts is retired soon... KAG
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Reply 43 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/31/2020 12:57:31 PM (No. 303192)
The democRATS have pictures on Roberts or something they are using to blackmail him! But's DC! What else could we expect? What a joke our political show has become because of liberal insanity! MAGA/KAG!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: doctorfixit 1/31/2020 1:14:18 PM (No. 303204)
Lefty weasel exposes his bias, refusing to out Ciaramella
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Reply 45 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 1/31/2020 1:23:59 PM (No. 303210)
Wish we could trade Judge Kavanaugh for Justice Julia Roberts... Farm her out to traffic court. This joke trial should have NEVER been allowed. DISMISSED!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: rsgonner 1/31/2020 3:50:17 PM (No. 303346)
I knew it when he caved on obamacare. The dems must have something pretty explosive on this guy.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Harlowe 1/31/2020 11:15:33 PM (No. 303753)
#34,#35,et-al- Although just as annoyed as everyone else, it has been written and very well may be true, that what is being used to manipulate Chief Justice Roberts is the illegal adoption of their two children from Ireland. Posters #34 and #35 are to be commended for reminding posters of that sensitive possibility and plight.
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Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, tried to talk down an Iowa woman who was incensed to find out — in real-time during a caucus after she’d signed a card supporting him — that the candidate is openly gay. “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?” the woman says in the clip, which was posted to both Twitter and Reddit early Tuesday morning. “Yes,” van den Heever responds. “Are you kidding?” the woman says, and upon being told Mayor Pete is married, says “Then I don’t want anybody like that in the White House.
Godspeed, Rush Limbaugh 34 replies
Posted by Imright 2/4/2020 5:57:57 AM Post Reply
As I was about to begin writing about the sun shining on President Trump's re-election efforts, a dark cloud passed over my Twitter feed announcing that Rush Limbaugh has advanced lung cancer and will be taking time off for medical treatment. What terrible news for the 30 million–plus weekly "Ditto-heads," faithful listeners to his daily three-hour commentary on news, politics, sports, and popular culture. Rush "made the complex understandable," as he liked to say, using irreverent humor to make his points. It was effortless for Rush, doing all of this with "half his brain tied behind his back."
The Latest: White House lambastes
Pelosi for ripping speech
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Posted by Imright 2/4/2020 11:32:32 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON —The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:05 p.m. The White House and President Donald Trump's reelection campaign are lashing out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ripping up the president's State of the Union speech. No sooner did Trump finish his address Tuesday night then Pelosi tore it in two, right on the dais behind him. The president had appeared to snub the House speaker before his speech when she extended her hand to him, and he turned back around without acknowledging it. Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump's reelection team, responded: “She might as well rip up any plans for attracting
Navy special forces commander to resign
after clashing with President Trump over
decision to reinstate the rank of disgraced
SEAL Eddie Gallagher
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Posted by Imright 2/4/2020 5:08:02 PM Post Reply
The Navy SEAL commander, who clashed with President Donald Trump over disciplining of retired naval officer Eddie Gallagher last year, will reportedly step down from his post later this year. According to The Intercept, Rear Adm Collin Green, the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, will be resigning in September. Green's retirement follows the controversial court-martial of Gallagher who was convicted of posing for a photo with the corpse of a dead ISIS fighter. But a court martial cleared him of murder charges when a medic confessed to the Afghanistan war crime after military prosecutors granted him immunity.
Trump Excludes Shocked CNN From
Traditional News Anchor Luncheon Before
State of the Union
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Posted by Imright 2/4/2020 1:23:38 PM Post Reply
CNN media reporter Brian Stelter announced today that he's shocked, SHOCKED that the network's main anchors appear to have been left off the guest list of the traditional White House pre-State of the Union luncheon.The luncheon is an intimate off-the-record confab in which the president usually gives an insight into what he'll talk about in his annual congressional address. Stelter announced that CNN had been left off the guest list in his newsletter: "White House excludes CNN from annual pre-SOTU lunch with news anchors President Trump's targeting of CNN is moving to yet another arena: The annual presidential lunch
Iowa caucuses: legitimate disaster or
cover for a more nefarious plan?
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Posted by Garnet 2/4/2020 11:00:02 AM Post Reply
This year’s Iowa caucus ought to have gone more smoothly than any caucus ever before in Iowa history. Then, a gremlin threw the whole caucus into utter chaos. Or was it just a gremlin? At this point, inquiring minds are getting paranoid about whether the DNC is desperately trying to run away from Bernie’s apparent momentum. The problems started with that elusive Des Moines Register poll. Keep in mind that the Des Moines Register already brought shame on itself late last year(snip)The unofficial story is that the poll shows that both Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang polled so high that the Democrat establishment made the decision to yank the poll,
Pelosi rips up Trump speech at
conclusion of State of the Union
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Posted by Harlowe 2/4/2020 10:55:58 PM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address. As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half. She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress. Asked afterward why she tore the speech up, Pelosi told reporters it was "the courteous thing to do given the alternative."
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