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  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....
  • WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Billings, MT 9/6/18

    09/06/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 351 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/6/18 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Watching the preparation for the rally tonight.
  • Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: We’ll Investigate Kavanaugh If We Take Back Congress

    09/20/2018 7:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    hotair.com ^ | September 20, 2018
    If Senate Democrats sweep into power in November, they will likely probe the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Democrat in the chamber. "I am confident of that, and I think we'll also be investigating why the FBI stood down its background investigation when this came up in this particular background," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thursday during a interview with CNN. He also acknowledged that such an effort would happen even if Kavanaugh has already been appointed to the court.
  • Photos: ‘Just Like 2016!’ Massive Lines for Trump Las Vegas rally

    09/20/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    GP ^ | September 20,2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Photos posted online from Las Vegas show a massive turnout for President’s Trump’s campaign rally being held Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The half-mile-plus lines in the 95 degree heat are reminiscent of the huge crowds that turned out in 2015-2016 for Trump’s presidential campaign rallies. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported on the enthusiasm of the Trump supporters, “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas: One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew down from Washington State. And...
  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Spanish Ballot Ruling Drives Democrat Votes For Midterms

    09/20/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 16 replies
    A federal judge in Florida has decreed that 32 large county election officials must provide Spanish-language ballots, sample ballots and polling places with posted notices — a decision that will drive up the Democratic vote and perhaps provide the difference in close Midterms, including for Congress. The order by Chief Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee is in response to the tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria last year. He wrote that not providing Spanish-language ballots to eligible voters would be a violation of the Voting Rights Act. “Puerto Ricans are American citizens,” Walker...
  • Why status of Kavanaugh confirmation process could become more clear on Friday

    09/20/2018 12:13:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    The GOP fears a political backlash from female voters, ŕ la what unfolded in 1991 following hearings with Justice Clarence Thomas and law professor Anita Hill...Feinstein’s comments crystallize the Kavanaugh/Ford narrative. We have two credible people who have risen to the tops of their professions. Yet, no one’s certain about who’s truthful. And, there’s no guarantee we’ll know for sure even after a public hearing. After all, people still wonder about Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, 27 years later.
  • Democrats don't want to confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after 2020 election

    09/19/2018 4:10:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    Democrats have an endgame in mind when it comes to thwarting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, revealed as much in an interview this week. Speaking to Politico, Hirono said Senate Democrats will try to keep retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat vacant until after the 2020 elections, should Kavanaugh's confirmation ultimately fail.
  • Kavanaugh’s Wife Takes Cupcakes To Press Camped Outside Her Home

    09/19/2018 12:11:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 112 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    When press and camera crews from a number of outlets gathered outside her door — as a sexual assault allegation left the Supreme Court nomination of her husband, Brett Kavanaugh, hanging in the balance — Ashley Estes Kavanaugh delivered cupcakes. According to at least one reporter, CBS’ Kathryn Watson, Kavanaugh offered up cupcakes from Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery in Georgetown. Watson’s tweet spurred several reactions. First, people asked, “why are you at his house?” and criticized the media for camping out at his house.
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Trump inflames war on Justice Dept. by declassifying Russia docs

    09/18/2018 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 18 Sept 2018 | Laura Jarrett, Sophie Tatum, Kate Sullivan, Jeremy Herb
    President Donald Trump showed no signs of backing off his highly unprecedented order to declassify various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation Tuesday, saying he wants it done for "transparency." The move, which has prompted renewed unease about the increasing politicization of intelligence materials, is likely to further inflame tensions between the President and intelligence and law enforcement officials, who have been the target of presidential Twitter tirades and who have voiced concerns in the past about potentially jeopardizing sources and methods.
  • Hillary Clinton Tweets About 'Breathtaking Corruption'.........

    09/18/2018 2:23:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/18/2018 | Hilliary
    Hillary Clinton ‏Verified account @HillaryClinton Donald Trump refuses to be subject to the law. The legitimacy of our elections is in doubt. The president is waging war on the truth. The administration is undermining the national unity that makes democracy possible. And then there's the breathtaking corruption. 8:08 AM - 18 Sep 2018
  • Planned Parenthood boss wanted doctors to reveal their funding and views on abortion -- despite...

    09/18/2018 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | September 17, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood boss wanted doctors to reveal their funding and views on abortion -- despite doing neither Dr. Leana Wen, the new Planned Parenthood boss, believes in “practicing what we preach”. A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was eight, she has campaigned to reveal doctors’ private information including political affiliation, views on abortion and money they received from pharmaceutical companies. But she herself did not disclose her affiliation or that she received money from outside firms, Fox News can disclose.
  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.
  • Gillum: Trump, DeSantis have done everything they can to undermine FBI [Wow]

    08/29/2018 1:42:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018 | Emily Burnbaum
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Fla.) on Wednesday said his opponent, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), as well as President Trump, have "done everything that they could to undermine the FBI." Gillum made the comment in response to a question from Fox News anchor Shep Smith, who asked the Tallahassee mayor about an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption in the city's government. Gillum has said he is confident the investigation has nothing to do with him. "I’ve got no doubt in saying that I don’t expect any trouble my way because I know my conscience, I know how I vote, I...
  • RNC internal poll finds GOP in danger due to complacent Trump voters: report

    09/18/2018 8:57:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2018
    A leaked survey conducted for the Republican National Committee (RNC) found that a majority of President Trump’s supporters don’t believe that Democrats have a chance to win back the House during November’s midterm elections. Bloomberg Business on Tuesday published the survey, completed by Public Opinion Strategies polling firm on Sept. 2. The results are likely to augment GOP fears about Trump's base not showing up for the midterms, when the president himself will not be on the ballot but House and Senate majorities are in play. ifty-seven percent of people who identified as strong Trump supporters said Democrats don’t have...
  • Trump Adm ordered FEMA Hurricane Florence Response NOT MENTIONED by MSM VIDEO

    09/17/2018 10:31:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 13 at 8:16 AM | Ronda Rutherford
    Sharing Ronda Rutherford posts & video "My experience this morning. I can't explain how I feel. But I tried. Video and pics below. She said,"Y'all can share if you want, don't have to ask."