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  • CNBC's John Harwood, US senator in alleged marriage scandal

    03/08/2010 8:15:17 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 96 replies · 826+ views
    Examiner ^ | 3/6/10 | Cherie Saunders
    The reporter who was interviewing President Obama when he famously swatted a fly is suddenly the buzz of DC, thanks to a New York Post gossip item about his marriage. According to unnamed "spies" for Page Six, CNBC Washington correspondent and New York Times writer John Harwood has split from his wife Frankie Blackburn, and it's all because of an alleged romance with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) The Post's March 5 column quotes anonymous "well placed sources" who claim Harwood managed to keep the sordid details out of one DC paper "by sobbing to a reporter until he agreed to...
  • Lindsey Graham calls for special counsel to investigate FBI

    08/13/2018 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/12/18 | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was “at least unethical” for a Department of Justice official to be investigating Donald Trump while his wife was working for the opposition research firm that produced a controversial dossier on the then-candidate. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the South Carolina lawmaker also called for a special counsel to be named to investigate the Justice Department and the FBI. Graham took issue with Bruce Ohr for being involved in the Trump-Russia probe before it was turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller because his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion...
  • Archivist rejects Democrats' demand for Kavanaugh documents

    08/13/2018 10:01:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Jordain Carney
    The National Archives is doubling down on its refusal to respond to Democratic' requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's White House tenure. Archivist David Ferriero wrote in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, that it is the agency's policy to only respond to requests from a committee chairman, who are all Republicans. "Accordingly, I am not in a position to change our understanding of the law or our practice in this particular instance," Ferriero said. Feinstein sent a letter to Ferriero last week asking him to reconsider the...
  • Congress is set to legalize hemp

    08/12/2018 3:49:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | August 12, 2018 | Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post
    Lawmakers are poised to fully legalize hemp after a decades-long campaign, setting the stage for the resurgence of a once-common crop that disappeared during the war on drugs. The legalization provision, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and included in the Senate’s farm bill, would officially classify hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the federal controlled substances list. Lawmakers are also expected to advance the measure when they meet next month to draft the final, bicameral version of the legislation. Hemp landed on the list because it is, like marijuana, a form of the cannabis...
  • Per Mark Meadows on Twitter: Bruce Ohr Will Testify Before Congress

    08/12/2018 3:56:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Mark Meadows @RepMarkMeadows DOJ official Bruce Ohr will come before Congress on August 28 to answer why he had 60+ contacts with dossier author, Chris Steele, as far back as January 2016. He owes the American public the full truth. 6:44 PM · Aug 10, 2018
  • Trump heightens attacks on Sessions: He's 'scared stiff and missing in action'

    08/11/2018 1:17:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 363 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/18 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday, tweeting that Sessions was "scared stiff" and "Missing in Action" in defending him amid special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump slammed Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer at the center of the Trump dossier scandal, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and once again slammed Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt." "The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife,...
  • Turns out the smear-attack on Rep. Jim Jordan was phony all along

    08/11/2018 5:33:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio congressman who was spotted as a star by President Trump at a rally last week, is finally getting some vindication. Turns out that an earlier smear-attack on him, put on by the left about how he supposedly ignored sexual abuse as a coach earlier in his career, reported copiously by the press, was fake and phony all along. Just as Thomas Lifson suspected from the get-go, calling it the work of "the left's personal destruction machine." Turns out the person who leveled the original charge has since recanted. According to the Daily Caller: A former Ohio State...
  • Kanavanaugh confirmation hearing set for Sept. 4

    08/10/2018 1:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans said Friday they’ve scheduled Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a confirmation hearing Sept. 4, moving ahead with a speedy schedule that could still see him confirmed in time to be on the Supreme Court before October. Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley announced the hearing, saying there’s plenty of information out there for senators to evaluate the judge without waiting for potentially millions of pages of documents from the National Archives. “It’s time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing,” Mr. Grassley said. If the hearing follows past practice it will involve the...
  • Grassley Announces Senate Confirmation Hearings on Kavanaugh September 4–7

    08/10/2018 1:50:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | KEN KLUKOWSKI
    WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced on Friday that his Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court on September 4 through 7, giving the Senate time to confirm him before the Supreme Court begins its annual term on October 1. Opening statements from Kavanaugh and the senators on the committee will take place September 4. The senators will then question the nominee on September 5. The final part of the hearings will include testimony from national leaders in the legal community. Democrats are expressing outrage at the schedule, saying...
  • Did Christopher Steele work for a Russian oligarch AND Hillary?

    08/10/2018 10:42:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-18 | DrJohn
    The information is coming, er, fast and furious over the last few days. That sound you hear, is the creaking of the roof over the heads of democrats. Oleg Deripaska is a Russian oligarch who was banned from entering the US in 2006. He wanted to be able to re-enter the US. His advocate? Christopher Steele. Who did Steele contact? Bruce Ohr.Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch's...
  • Democrats opposing Pelosi

    08/10/2018 5:57:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2018
    Here's the list of 50 Democratic candidates and incumbents who won't support minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker if the party takes the House in the November elections.
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Why it’s time for Trump to play his ace in the hole (declassify docs now!)

    08/09/2018 5:55:12 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9 July 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    You return from a great vacation and POW — reality hits like a punch in the nose. And that’s not counting the hassle of New York airports and traffic. The pain begins when you remember that the hapless Jeff Sessions is still the attorney general of the United States. It sharpens with the realization that Rod Rosenstein, officially Sessions’ deputy but really the boss of the Justice Department and FBI, continues to get away with the biggest partisan heist of modern times. Rosenstein is guilty of three main sins. One, he gives his spawn, special counsel Robert Mueller, virtually unlimited...
  • Secret recording shows GOP's Nunes saying Rosenstein impeachment would delay Supreme Court pick

    08/09/2018 4:08:05 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 8, 2018 | Phil Helsel
    "Do you want them [the Senate] to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice?" Rep. Devin Nunes said at a recent fundraiser. Hard-line conservative Republicans in the House recently hit a roadblock in their effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein when Speaker Paul Ryan opposed the move. But one of those conservatives, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., gave a different explanation to donors recently when asked why the impeachment effort had stalled. He said it's because an impeachment would delay the Senate's confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,...
  • Joe Manchin Backs Funding Trump’s Border Wall in Fall Spending Bill

    08/08/2018 4:58:45 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 - 8 - 18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) office told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that he supports funding $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in the fall spending bill... Sen. Manchin has become the second red-state Democrat to support funding President Trump’s border wall in the September spending bill, following on Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
  • Donnelly becomes second Dem to agree to meet with Kavanaugh

    07/24/2018 4:50:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2018
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.) on Tuesday became the second Democrat to publicly announce that they will meet with Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee. Donnelly will meet with Kavanaugh on August 15, according to his office. "Donnelly has consistently said he would carefully review and consider Judge Kavanaugh’s record, meet with him, and follow his confirmation hearing," his office said in a press release. Donnelly's announcement comes after Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) said on Monday that he will meet with Kavanaugh next week, becoming the first known meeting between Trump's nominee and a Democratic senator.
  • U.S. says New York congressman Collins indicted for insider trading

    08/08/2018 6:48:05 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 41 replies
    U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday said Christopher Collins, a Republican congressman from New York, has been indicted for insider trading in connection with the securities of Australian biotechnology company Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd. The indictment also charged Collins’ son, Cameron Collins, as well as Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancee.
  • McCain illegally fed Classified FBI intelligence to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to Set..

    08/07/2018 9:43:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 110 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 8/7/2018 | ADMIN
    Sen. John McCain brokered a clandestine and illegal deal, feeding Classified FBI intelligence to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to discredit Donald Trump prior to the 2016 election, according to federal law enforcement insiders. McCain, a sitting GOP Senator, was provided names of “problematic Russians” the FBI had recently investigated or were in the process of investigating. Top FBI executives worked with McCain to provide the names of the Russians, FBI insiders confirmed. Then McCain, handed the list off to Fusion GPS who was working with Christopher Steele. One of the names on the list was embattled Russian lawyer Natalia...
  • Troy Balderson vs. Danny O’Connor: LIVE Ohio special election results

    08/07/2018 5:19:58 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 70 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 7, 2018 | staff
    Tonight, the Ohio special election widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump reaches its conclusion. Republican Troy Balderson is running with Trump’s endorsement in a district the president won by 11 points in 2016. He’s running for a seat that has been held by a Republican since 1983, but his Democratic opponent, Danny O’Connor, is running surprisingly close to him. He’s a moderate Republican who supports a pathway to citizenship for so-called “Dreamers” and wants any Obamacare replacement to include pre-existing conditions regulations. O’Connor has positioned himself as a moderate Democrat, pledging that if elected he would not...
  • No-Nonsense Sen. Grassley Helps Trump Set Judicial Confirmation Record (51 judges confirmed)

    08/07/2018 1:37:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 8/6/18 | David Patten
    Senate Republicans and President Trump continue to smash records as far as judicial confirmations are concerned, with seven Senate confirmations in just the past week — five of them women. The flurry of confirmations adds to an extraordinary run for Trump and the Senate. His 12 federal appeals court confirmations were the most ever in the first year of a presidency. President Obama won three confirmations in his first year, despite the fact that Democrats controlled 60 seats in the Senate for part of that time. George W. Bush won six confirmations. President Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy are...