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  • Schiff steers Trump impeachment drive straight toward a ditch – Here's what's next

    11/18/2019 6:19:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18 2019 | Liz Peek
    Adam Schiff has made a complete hash of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The decision by the California Democrat and House Intelligence Committee chairman to conduct the first series of interviews behind closed doors allowed Republicans to appropriately brand the enterprise as unfair and clandestine. His next step, orchestrating a steady stream of leaks and disclosures timed and edited for maximum impact, all but guaranteed that last week’s subsequent live hearings would be anti-climactic. Schiff stole his own thunder.
  • White House releases transcript of Trump’s first call

    11/15/2019 7:02:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    White House releases transcript of Trump’s first call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensk The White House on Friday released the transcript of President Trump’s first call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky – in which he congratulated him “on a fantastic election.” The president had promised several times to release the transcript of the April 12 call, which he described as more important that the one about two weeks later in which Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That call prompted a whistleblower complaint that led Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry. The probe...
  • LIVE THREAD: Impeachment Hearing 15-Nov-2019. Former Ambassador Yovanovitch

    11/15/2019 4:34:53 AM PST · by Textide · 1,658 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 11/15/2019 | FR
    Live thread for today's round of the House Impeachment Hearing starring Marie "happy face" Yovanovitch. C-SPAN 2 Link Live YouTube PBS coverageLink to Nov 13th thread on FR.
  • Democrat Jeff Van Drew: Bill Taylor’s Testimony ‘Hearsay’

    11/14/2019 7:46:46 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2019 | SEAN MORAN
    Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) dismissed diplomat Bill Taylor’s testimony Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee as “hearsay.” During Taylor’s testimony, he claimed President Trump spoke with Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the European Union, about the “investigations” into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Taylor’s information came from one of Taylor’s staffers who claimed he overheard the president’s phone call with Sondland. The New Jersey Democrat chastised Taylor over his assertion. “It’s hearsay,” Van Drew said after Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing. “It’s really difficult dealing with this because it’s he said-she said.” Reps. Van...
  • At least six victims in shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA

    11/14/2019 8:07:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 132 replies
    Update: At least six victims in shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, LA County Fire Department says.
  • L.A. Times Opinion: Day 1 of the Trump impeachment hearing was a lost day for Democrats

    11/13/2019 5:19:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/13/2019 | Scott Jennings
    Day 1 of the public House impeachment hearings on President Trump is in the books, and nothing that happened will move public opinion in a meaningful way. The folks who have wanted to impeach Trump since he won the presidency still do, and the folks who don’t still don’t. In other words, it’s a lost day for Democrats. The burden of proof is on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) to do more than secure impeachment, which is all but certain. Their job is to conduct these hearings in a way that...
  • Deval Patrick to launch late-entry Democratic presidential campaign...

    11/13/2019 7:09:05 PM PST · by caww · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    Former Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., is telling friends and allies he’s going to enter the race for the White House and is likely to announce his candidacy on Thursday, Fox News confirmed on Wednesday. After declaring his candidacy, Patrick is expected to travel to neighboring New Hampshire to file for the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Friday is the last day for candidates to place their names on the primary ballot. Patrick's campaign is likely to face high hurdles, including fundraising, a lack of national name recognition and entering the race extremely late in the election cycle. His move would come...
  • Sen. Hirono: Americans Should ‘Believe in Climate Change as Though It’s Religion’

    11/12/2019 11:44:21 AM PST · by tomselliott · 97 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 11/12/2019 | Tom Elliott
    Even as she acknowledged its not a religion, Sen. Mazi Hirono (D-Hawaii.) encouraged Americans Tuesday to embrace climate change “as though it’s religion.” Hirono was speaking to a group of DACA activists at a Center for American Progress organized prayer breakfast. The gathering preceded the group marching to the Supreme Court, where the high court is hearing arguments on President Trump’
  • New: A Second Whistleblower Filed A Complaint With ICIG About Eric Ciaramella’s...Fundraising..

    11/12/2019 10:05:07 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | November 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Fox News’ Gregg Re has just reported that a second whistleblower, possibly a real one this time, filed a complaint last week with the Intelligence Community Inspector General about the original whistleblower, alleged to be Eric Ciaramella. Re wrote that Ciaramella “may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page.” So far, 6,000 donors have contributed a total of $227,000. The new whistleblower alleges that these funds: clearly constitute gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5...
  • Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA Program

    11/12/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 12, 2019 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to let the Trump administration follow through on its plan to shut down DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. With hundreds of DACA supporters rallying outside — so many that police shut down the street in front of the Supreme Court — the justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments. Based on their questions, it appeared that the court's five conservatives were inclined to rule that the...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

    11/12/2019 4:13:41 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 61 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 12 November 2019 | Jay Reeves and Shameka Dudley-Lowe
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said in a statement. Carter has fallen at least three times this year, and the first incident in the spring required hip replacement surgery. He traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity home after getting 14 stiches following a fall on Oct. 6. And he was briefly hospitalized after fracturing...
  • Gov. Evers goes back to calling Capitol evergreen 'holiday tree,' announces 2019 theme

    11/10/2019 8:37:50 AM PST · by rintintin · 36 replies
    Fox 47 ^ | Nov 8 2019 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers has gone back to calling the state Capitol Christmas tree a holiday tree, reigniting an old fight over what to call the evergreen. Wisconsin politicians began referring to the tree as a holiday tree in 1985. Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker declared the tree a Christmas tree in 2011, drawing the ire of the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation. Evers called the tree a holiday tree Friday. He announced that the tree's theme will be "Celebrate Science" and asked schoolchildren to submit science-related ornaments for the tree.
  • Bloomberg files for 2020 Democratic primary in Alabama....

    11/08/2019 6:35:51 PM PST · by caww · 83 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/8/2019 | Ellie Bufkin
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed to have his name on the Alabama ballot along with other Democratic presidential contenders in 2020. Representatives for Bloomberg, 77, filed the paperwork with the Alabama Democratic Party in Montgomery on Friday, which could make Bloomberg an eligible primary candidate on March 3, Super Tuesday. .... Despite filing for paperwork, a representative for Bloomberg said the New York billionaire has still not confirmed if he will join the race and that the Alabama filing was strictly for deadline purposes.
  • Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden

    11/08/2019 10:49:04 AM PST · by rintintin · 176 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov 8 2019 | Jordain Carney
    A push by President Trump and conservatives to dig into Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine is running into stumbling blocks from an unusual corner: congressional Republicans. Some Republicans believe Trump’s impeachment trial or a separate Senate committee inquiry could lay the groundwork for investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who have both emerged as a fixation for Trump and his top allies as they look for a foothold in the impeachment battle. Trump escalated the effort on Thursday when he tweeted that the Bidens “must testify” — raising the specter that the president’s lawyers or GOP senators...
  • Elizabeth Warren tweets: “Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor!”

    11/07/2019 10:11:09 PM PST · by rintintin · 100 replies
    Elizabeth Warren Twitter ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren @ewarren Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor! Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy and I don’t take this endorsement lightly. I'm committed to fighting alongside you for the big, structural change our country needs.
  • Mike Bloomberg is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary

    11/07/2019 2:49:02 PM PST · by NRx · 116 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-07-2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary, according to NBC News, which cited a Bloomberg advisor. The move didn’t necessarily mean Bloomberg was announcing a campaign, a source close to Bloomberg told NBC News. Rather, this source said, he’s doing this to keep his options open. Bloomberg is “troubled” by what he has seen in the Democratic primary, the source added. “He’s still not sure,” a source told CNBC. This source also said these are “unprecedented times” and that Bloomberg is concerned about what he’s seeing both from Democrats and...
  • Don Trump Jr. defiant after naming whistleblower as 'Eric Ciaramella'.....

    11/06/2019 12:04:40 PM PST · by caww · 97 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/6/2019 | Mike Brest
    He tweeted,... "The entire media is Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him." Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer," Trump Jr. tweeted. Trump Jr. later pushed back on the claim that his tweet was a part of an effort to out the whistleblower in conjunction with the White House. “The outrage on this is BS. And those pretending that I...
  • HUGE: House Intel Committee Members Call on Schiff to Answer Questions Under Oath

    11/06/2019 12:29:32 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 44 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | November 5th 2019 | Collin Rugg
    On Tuesday, Republican Representative Elise Stefanik demanded that far-left Rep. Adam Schiff testify under oath about his relations to the anti-Trump whistleblower who is responsible for the beginning of the impeachment inquiry. “The whistleblower should answer questions under oath. But more importantly, Adam Schiff needs to answer questions under oath,” Stefanik said during an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “I was the first member of Congress to ask when did Adam Schiff have access to the whistleblower.” “We know now that that was before the whistleblower submitted his complaint to the inspector general,” she added. “So there are a lot...
  • Hunter Biden’s Ukraine gas firm pressed Obama administration to end corruption allegations

    11/04/2019 2:11:35 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    john solomon ^ | john solomon
    Hunter Biden and his Ukrainian gas firm colleagues had multiple contacts with the Obama State Department during the 2016 election cycle, including one just a month before Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating his son’s company for corruption, newly released memos show. During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that...
  • Nats at White House- Trump 45 Jersey

    11/04/2019 11:20:27 AM PST · by VA is for Freepers · 22 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11-4-2019 | Whitehouse.gov
    President honors the Washington Nationals.