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  • NYT’s Flegenheimer Can’t Stand Cruz, But Adores Liberal Female Senators

    09/09/2017 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 9, 2017 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times featured another jab at Senator Ted Cruz, a reliable target of liberal media loathing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Reporters have been tittering at the thought of the fiscal conservative being obliged to change his tune to secure help for his home state of Texas, battered by Hurricane Harvey. NYT reporter Matt Flegenheimer took his turn in Saturday's “Trump and Harvey Push Cruz to Adjust His Style.” The text box: “A fiscal conservative shifts to constituent service when disaster strikes his hometown.” The online headline was slightly smarmy: “Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in...
  • Al Franken will use Senate blue-slip tradition to block Trump judiciary nominee

    09/05/2017 4:46:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 5, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Al Franken said Tuesday that he will use an arcane Senate tradition to try to derail one of President Trump’s appeals court nominees, marking an escalation in what has become a nasty fight over the shape of the federal judiciary. Mr. Franken said he won’t return his “blue slip” for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, Mr. Trump’s nominee for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Under Senate tradition, the chamber won’t proceed on a judicial nominee unless both home-state senators return their blue slips, signifying acquiescence in the pick. Left with little power to filibuster, the blue...
  • Franken seen as reluctant 2020 candidate

    08/25/2017 4:44:06 PM PDT · by mathprof · 44 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/25/17 | Amie Parnes and Devin Henry
    Political associates of Al Franken say they believe the Minnesota senator could be talked into running for the White House if he believes he's the Democrat best positioned to defeat President Trump. But they say Franken would need to be convinced, and argue that the former "Saturday Night Live" star would be reluctant to enter a battle with dozens of other Democrats in what's increasingly expected to be a wide-open race for party's nomination. "He's not the type of person to crawl over everyone's dead carcasses to get to the White House," said R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis...
  • James Hodgkinson -- Look for the Union Label

    06/22/2017 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Timothy Birdnow
    A good deal of analysis has gone into James Hodgkinson, the Friend of Bernie and neosocialist wacko who tried to murder the Republicans in Congress by an act of terrorism. Yes, he hated Trump and all Republicans. Yes, he waxed poetic over high taxes and MSNBC. Yes, he was abusive to his foster children (one committed suicide by immolating herself with gasoline while the other ran away -- after Jimmy knocked her around -- and eventually died of a heroin overdose as a young adult.) Yes, he was estranged from his wife (gone since March to live in his van...
  • Law Enforcement Shares Findings of the Investigation into the June 14 Alexandria, Virginia Shooting

    06/21/2017 10:33:33 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    FBI ^ | June 21, 2017 | FBI Washington
    Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The developments were announced by Andrew Vale, assistant director in charge, FBI Washington Field Office; Timothy R. Slater, special agent in charge, FBI Washington Field Office Criminal Division; Michael L. Brown, Chief, Alexandria Police Department; Matthew R. Verderosa, chief, United States Capitol Police; and Michael B. Boxler, special agent in charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division.
  • Farmer dies after drunken fight with pig

    06/19/2017 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/19/2017 | David Burke
    A 60-year-old man has died after a drunken fight with a pig which saw his genitals mutilated and three of his fingers severed. Farmer Miguel Anaya Pablo was rushed to hospital in Tuxtepec, Mexico, after suffering the horrific injuries, but medics were unable to save his life. It is not known why he got into the fight with the animal. The pig, which was in the patio of his home, bit off three of Pablo's fingers and bit his private parts, El Debate reports.
  • Video: Islamic State Destroys Statues, Burns Down Cathedral in Philippines

    06/06/2017 2:57:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 6/6/17 | Frances Martel
    Islamic State jihadis fighting to establish a caliphate in Marawi, the Philippines’ only “Islamic city,” released a video this week showing the complete destruction of the city’s St. Mary’s Cathedral.Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists affiliated with the local jihadi outfits, Maute group and Abu Sayyaf, overran the city in May, taking Christians hostage, killing anyone who could not recite Quranic verses, and flying the Islamic State flag over the city’s mosques. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a 60-day martial law period over the entire island of Mindanao, where Marawi is located, and has launched an airstrike offensive against the terrorists.Philippine authorities believe that...
  • Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Gruesome Trump Photo but Backlash Builds

    06/02/2017 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- By Wednesday afternoon comedian Kathy Griffin had apologized for posing for a photo with what looked like the blood-soaked decapitated head of President Donald Trump. "I went too far," she said in a contrite follow-up video. "I sincerely apologize." But it was too late. Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards announced that it was suspending an ad campaign featuring Griffin as the Utah-based bathroom-stool company saw the stunt as "deeply inappropriate" and "contrary to the core values our company stands for." CNN also announced it was terminating Griffin's appearance its New Year's show, after earlier criticizing the photos as...
  • Franken Reverses Course, Cancels Book Event With Kathy Griffin

    06/02/2017 7:00:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/1/17 | Nick Bolger
    Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) has canceled a joint appearance with comedian Kathy Griffin after photographs and video surfaced of her posing with a decapitated President Trump. Franken announced Thursday that he believes Griffin should not attend the senator's book event on July 7 in California, according to Politico. "I believe what Kathy Griffin did was inappropriate and not something that should be be anywhere in our national discourse," Franken said. "I consider her a friend and I'm glad she realized she crossed the line and apologized."
  • Kathy Griffin Gets Her Comeuppance

    06/02/2017 6:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    How could Kathy Griffin think she didn't cross a line with her Islamic State group-beheads-the-president imitation? In a sense, her ignorance is understandable. Since Donald Trump was elected, there have been no lines to cross. Anything ... everything ... has been acceptable. The challenge has been not to temper the outrage but to push its limits. It was "art," she claimed at first. Despite taping a video apology, she was dumped by CNN, which had promoted this "comedian" for 10 years as New Year's Eve entertainment in Times Square alongside Anderson Cooper. It tells you everything you need to know...
  • Franken: I’ll Still Appear With Griffin,

    05/31/2017 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/17 | Ian Hanchett
    Picture Was ‘Horrible Mistake’ – Apology Was ‘The Right Thing’ On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senator Al Franken (D-MN) stated that he would still appear with comedian Kathy Griffin, and denounced the picture depicting her holding up President Trump’s severed head as something that “had no business” being in the public discourse and a “horrible mistake.” Franken said that Griffin deserved to be denounced for the picture, and that he thought she went too far. He added, “Kathy is a friend, and she’s a terrific comedian, but what — this had no business being in our public discourse....
  • Al Franken May Have Won His Senate Seat Through Voter Fraud (FLASHBACK)

    05/31/2017 12:11:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 20, 2010 | Peter Roff
    It looks increasingly likely that at least one member of the United States Senate may owe his seat in the world’s greatest deliberative body not to his charisma or the persuasiveness of his message but to voter fraud. As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.
  • Al Franken Reveals Private Discussions with Kathy Griffin

    05/31/2017 12:02:17 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 31, 2017 | Jon Levine
    Senator Al Franken’s book tour took an unfortunate turn after his friend Kathy Griffin decided to torpedo her own career yesterday. As Franken made the rounds, the decision of Griffin to pose with a bloodied and decapitated mock up of Donald Trump’s head kept cropping up. “Have we reached a point of political debate that is so corrosive, so toxic, people have lost their moorings as to what is appropriate?” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked him.
  • Al Franken Is 'Sick,' All Right

    05/26/2017 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Sen. Al Franken has a new book out humbly titled "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate." On that same level of attempted humor, his biography states he received "his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University." Stay classy, Sen. Franken. Sycophantic press profiles of Franken express admiration for the "former comedian" as if the satire stopped. Just two months ago, the Washington Post gushed: "the former comedian and satirist may be having a breakout moment as a political star. ... The Minnesota senator spent the last eight years proving that he's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people...
  • Al Franken becomes latest Democrat to reject running against Trump in 2020

    05/25/2017 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Robert Laurie
    Stuart Saves his Senate Seat For whatever reason, people in Minnesota really seem happy with their decision to keep Al Franken in Congress. Despite his nebulous messages, boring demeanor, and uniformly terrible speeches on the Senate floor, he trounced his GOP rival in 2014 and remains bafflingly popular. Couple that with the whole “famous comedian” thing and you had what many on the left thought was a recipe for a presidential run. We’ve been hearing rumors almost since Franken claimed his Senate seat - at least as far back as 2010 - mostly due to the fact that Dems have...
  • D.C. Swamp Critter Franken Returns $41K in Campaign Contributions Amid Investigation

    05/20/2017 10:28:53 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 14 replies
    The full story of this next D.C. scandal might not reach the attention of the national media so we are highlighting it. Thornton Law Firm have been top donors to the Franken campaign committee and they are under investigation by the FEC and the Boston U.S. Attorney’s office. Franken returned the money as federal regulators are investigating the firm for linking employee bonuses to campaign contributions.
  • “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”? Is this a real book? Really?

    04/26/2017 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Matthew Vadum
    During his time in the U.S. Senate, he has behaved as a garden-variety left-wing Democrat. He’s not funny. He’s not interesting According to Amazon, Sen. Al Franken (D-ACORN) has a book coming out on May 30. This purported book is called, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. This is the blurb for it [emphasis in original]: From the #1 bestselling author – the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending:...
  • Sunday WashPost Puff Piece Champions Al Franken as 'Perfect Senator' and 'Breakout Political Star'

    03/19/2017 10:27:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 19, 2017 | Tim Graham
    To underline how The Washington Post is a Democratic Party newspaper, the Sunday edition has a front-page puff piece on Sen. Al Franken. “Franken takes a judicious approach,” reads the newspaper headline. Online, the love is more palpable: “Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era — a deadly serious funnyman.”
  • Sen. Franken: Sessions Committed Perjury During Confirmation Hearing

    03/09/2017 6:43:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/08/2017 | By Solange Reyner
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearing when he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador, Sen. Al Franken told CNN on Tuesday. "It's hard to come to any other conclusion," Franken said on "The Lead" with Jake Tapper. Sessions last week said he was recusing himself from any investigations related to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign after reports surfaced he had spoken with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak while helping campaign for Trump. "I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns...
  • Relax, Trump is stone cold sane

    02/15/2017 7:47:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 15, 2017 | Dr Keith Ablow
    Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump. Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity: Donald Trump is stone cold sane. When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally...