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  • CPAC Conference on NOW

    03/01/2019 10:57:28 AM PST · by 1_Of_We · 65 replies
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  • Q4 GDP 2.6%: Better than Expected (2018 GDP, 3.125)

    03/01/2019 8:42:33 AM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Feb 19 | Mark Vickery
    The long-awaited first read on Q4 GDP has just come out, with results better than expected: +2.6%, whereas analysts had been pivoting right around that 2.0% figure ahead of the release. The historically strong Q3 results were revised upward in its third and final headline: 3.5%. Even though it’s too early to take the long view of 2018 GDP as a whole, this 2.6% number joins the 2.2%, 4.2% and now 3.5% from the previous quarter to put preliminary GDP at 3.125%, or above 3% for the first time since prior to the Great Recession a decade ago. That this...
  • Dems struggle to unify after GOP embarrasses them on procedure

    02/28/2019 7:20:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/19 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are scrambling for a way to unite their splintered caucus following a series of embarrassing votes that have empowered the minority Republicans and escalated tensions among the top party brass. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday urged her troops to oppose the Republicans’ procedural motions as a blanket policy, regardless of their substance, but faced resistance from some moderates who want the leeway to vote with local concerns in mind.“Vote 'no.' Just vote 'no,' because the fact is a vote 'yes' is to give leverage to the other side, to surrender the leverage on the floor of...
  • Trump-Kim summit wraps up earlier than expected

    02/27/2019 10:19:46 PM PST · by AAABEST · 149 replies
    WWL TV ^ | February 28, 2019 | Associated Press and TEGNA Staff
    HANOI, Vietnam — Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are wrapping up earlier than expected. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday that "negotiations are still ongoing" between the two delegations. Trump and Kim were scheduled to have lunch but did not enter the dining room where reporters were assembled.
  • Watch: Michael Cohen Testifies Before House Oversight Committee

    02/27/2019 8:00:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 442 replies
    CSPAN ^ | February 27, 2019
    Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about various investigations relative to the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
  • India confirms loss of MiG-21 in Pakistan skirmish

    02/27/2019 5:25:10 AM PST · by Freeport · 83 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 27 February, 2019 | Dominic Perry
    India's foreign ministry has confirmed that one of its air force's Mikoyan MiG-21 fighters has been shot down amid escalating tensions with its neighbour, Pakistan. In a televised statement, a foreign ministry official said Pakistan had launched an incursion into Indian airspace "targeting military installations" in the disputed region of Kashmir on 27 February. "But due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan's attempts were foiled successfully. The Pakistan air force was detected and the Indian air force responded immediately." During the aerial engagement that followed, one aircraft from each side was shot down, the official says. "The...
  • 9th Circuit gets another Trump-picked judge, after White House bypasses consultation with Dems

    02/26/2019 11:22:21 PM PST · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26 2019 | Gregg Re
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote -- and, in a historic snub, the White House ignored the input of the judge's two Democratic home-state senators in the process. The aggressive and unprecedented move to bypass the traditional "blue slip" consultation process and plow ahead with the confirmation comes as the Trump administration seeks to systematically erode left-wing dominance on the key appellate court, which Trump has called "disgraceful" and politically biased. With a sprawling purview representing nine Western states, the appellate court...
  • Pak Claims "Strikes Across Line Of Control From Within Pak Airspace"

    02/26/2019 10:38:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 2-27-2019 | Ndtv
    Pakistan claims "strikes across Line of Control from within Pak airspace", says "purpose to demonstrate right to self-defence" This is a breaking news story. Details will be added soon. Please refresh the page for latest version.
  • House slated to vote on most significant gun control bill in years

    02/26/2019 5:51:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/19 | Cristina Marcos
    The House is slated to vote Wednesday on landmark legislation to require universal background checks for gun sales, a top priority for Democrats. It will mark the most significant gun control vote in years after the Senate failed in 2013 to pass similar bipartisan legislation to expand the federal background check system. It’s not the only day this week the House will take up legislation to address gun violence. House Democrats plan to follow Wednesday’s vote with another on Thursday for a bill to lengthen the review period for background checks, which is meant as a response to the 2015...
  • Cohen to Testify That Trump Engaged in Criminal Conduct While in Office

    02/26/2019 3:04:58 AM PST · by oblomov · 173 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Feb 2019 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Warren P. Strobel
    Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, will for the first time publicly accuse the president of criminal conduct while in office related to a hush-money payment to a porn star, a person familiar with his planned testimony before Congress said. Appearing on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, Mr. Cohen also will make public some of Mr. Trump’s private financial statements and allege that Mr. Trump at times inflated or deflated his net worth for business and personal purposes, including avoiding paying property taxes, the person said. The financial statements were developed by Mr. Trump’s accountant, the person said. The...
  • Trump: Senate Democrats voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children

    02/25/2019 6:49:59 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 25, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth.. ....This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.
  • Senate fails to pass bill protecting infants surviving abortion

    02/25/2019 4:08:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 192 replies ^ | 2/25/19 | newsroom
    Today, the United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against. The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.” The 2002 Born Alive Infants Protection Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush, established that any...
  • March For Life Action - Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act - Please Read & Act Today...

    02/25/2019 11:26:28 AM PST · by OriginalChristian · 9 replies
    Text from MFL Activism List ^ | 25 FEB 2019 | March For Life
    Thank you for taking action! FWD this link to your friends so that they can take action too.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 February 2019

    02/24/2019 4:29:09 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 145 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 February 2019 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 24th, 2019 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: CBS’ “Face the Nation”: President Trump!FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State “Bike” Mike Pompeo; Tom Perez, Chief Commissar of the Democratic National Committee; Genevieve Ryan, founder and CEO of Real World Playbook. The panel will be Karl Rove, former Bush White House senior adviser and Turd Blossom; Julie Pace of The Associated Pressitudes; Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell; and Juan “Whine” Williams of Fox News.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. Other...
  • Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans

    02/22/2019 8:30:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies
    Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans By Annie Linskey February 22 at 10:43 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday evening that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations, showing a willingness to expand the debate over whether minority groups that have faced discrimination should be financially compensated by the federal government. Warren is one of four Democratic presidential hopefuls who have said in recent days that they’re open to providing some type of reparations to African Americans who are descendants of people who were enslaved in the United States, although they’ve...
  • Mark Harris calls for new election in North Carolina House race

    02/21/2019 12:02:35 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2019 | Max Greenwood
    Republican Mark Harris on Thursday called for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, saying that allegations of ballot tampering have shaken the public’s confidence in the race’s outcome. Harris’s request, which came at a hearing of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, was a stunning reversal for the Republican House candidate, who has for months urged state elections officials to certify him as the winner in the race. --This is a developing story.
  • Jussie Smollett arrested [Updated 2 min ago 2:15 pm ET, 2/ 21/19]

    02/21/2019 9:11:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/2/19 | Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner and Brian Ries
    ...Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report...
  • Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack

    02/21/2019 7:50:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 125 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jennifer Smith
    Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack - as Empire producers consider suspending him, after security footage emerged of the Nigerian brothers buying ski masks Jussie Smollett, 36, was criminally charged on Wednesday night in Chicago He is charged with filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony Police say that he hoaxed a hate crime assault on himself on January 29 His attorneys say he 'enjoys the presumption of innocence' and will fight charge Empire's producers are reportedly considering removing Smollett from TV show Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo were...
  • Chicago PD Press Conference on Jussie Smollett Arrest

    02/21/2019 7:07:16 AM PST · by keat · 77 replies
    TV Line ^ | 02/21/19
    A press conference will be held at Chicago PD headquarters at 9 am CT (10 am ET / 7 am PT), where Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to Smollett’s appearance in court. Link
  • Jussie Smollett Charged With Disorderly Conduct

    02/20/2019 4:51:46 PM PST · by BadLands59 · 324 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/20/2019 | Jeremy Gorner
    about attack in Streeterville Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett participates in an "Empire" panel during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 8, 2017. (Willy Sanjuan/AP) Jeremy Gorner, Megan Crepeau, William Lee, Tracy SwartzChicago Tribune “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about an attack he said occurred as he walked to his apartment building in Streeterville last month. The charge, a felony, was announced by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office Wednesday evening, hours after police called Smollett “a suspect in a criminal investigation...