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  • Trump adds 5 names to SCOTUS nominee list for future open seat (KENNEDY RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT?)

    11/17/2017 6:30:59 PM PST · by Steven W. · 72 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/17/2017 | John Roberts
    The White House on Friday announced the addition of five new names to President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. ... Two of the latest candidates, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Kevin C. Newsom, were both nominated to their current positions by Trump in May, according to the White House. Barret serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Newsom serves on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the statement said. The White House announced both nominations in May. Also on the list are Justice Britt C. Grant of the Supreme Court...
  • FBI Informant in Clinton Uranium One Bribery Case has Video of Briefcases Full of Money

    11/17/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by BusterDog · 108 replies
    The Jeff Sessions DOJ leaked the name of the FBI informant in the Clinton Uranium One bribery case. The Sessions DOJ told Reuters the man’s name is William D. Campbell and he worked as a lobbyist for a Russian firm. According to reporter John Solomon the informant is a consultant and his evidence will show Russian agents with suitcases of cash to bribe the Clintons for US uranium. Investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Thursday the consultant has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton.
  • Blumenthal’s office probing potential “bot” attack

    11/17/2017 2:22:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Ken Dixon
    As charges of sexual improprieties shake the landscape around entertainment and politics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his staff on Friday were investigating what they believe is an attack by a web robot involving a woman who says she was harassed and assaulted when he was U.S. attorney nearly 40 years ago. “These allegations are completely and unequivocally false. We are looking into the origins of these untrue claims,” said Maria McElwain, Blumenthal’s communications director. Someone calling themselves Linda Flores of Cheshire claimed that Blumenthal assaulted her when she was a summer intern in 1979. Blumenthal went on to the...
  • Blumenthal accused of sexual harassment by former intern (Update in Comment #4)

    11/17/2017 11:47:28 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 82 replies
    Found on twitter
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  • Robert Mueller Has Subpoenaed Trump’s Election Campaign

    11/17/2017 3:44:36 AM PST · by Kalamata · 148 replies
    Truthfeed News ^ | November 17. 2017 | Truthfeed News
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller’s team issued the subpoena in mid-October, requesting documents and emails from over a dozen top campaign officials that include several keywords related to Russia. A source familiar with the matter told the Journal that the subpoena would not compel testimony before a grand jury, but that Trump’s campaign was surprised by the order after voluntarily cooperating with previous requests from Mueller’s team.
  • Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign

    11/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 16, 2017
    Two prominent members of Minnesota's Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign his Senate seat following allegations of sexual misconduct. Although many other Democrats have called the former comedian's actions disturbing, state auditor Rebecca Otto and Megan Thomas, president of the party's official Feminist Caucus, say he should leave office.
  • Leading Senate Democrats Call For Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken

    11/16/2017 11:06:30 AM PST · by drewh · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 at 1:06 PM | Amber Phillips
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and a call for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles model and broadcaster accused him of “forcibly kissing” and groping her in 2006. After originally issuing a brief apology and saying he didn’t recall the incident the way Leeann Tweeden did, Franken issued a longer apology — “There’s no excuse” — and welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will “gladly cooperate.” The top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), said he hopes there will soon be one by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend...
  • Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned

    11/16/2017 3:39:34 AM PST · by Candor7 · 171 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 News ^ | 15 Nov. 2017 | Janet Hall
    Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned (Video News Feed)
  • Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Senate Tax Package

    11/15/2017 4:51:41 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 164 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 Nov 17 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said he opposes the Senate Republican tax package, becoming the first GOP voice of dissent that, if it gains momentum, could force significant changes or jeopardize the party’s goal to pass the bill before the end of the year. “If they can pass it without me, let them,” Mr. Johnson said in an interview Wednesday, adding that the plan unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses. “I’m not going to vote for this tax package.” Any Republican opposition is significant because GOP leaders are counting on near universal support from within the...
  • Roy Moore Press Conference Live Now

    11/15/2017 2:10:46 PM PST · by Political Junkie Too · 406 replies
    Live on Hannity.
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

    11/15/2017 8:06:09 AM PST · by Hadean · 116 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
    Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.
  • ‘Statement from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’

    11/14/2017 11:25:28 PM PST · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    GOOD MORNING/AFTERNOON Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his fa,ily are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and...
  • Zimbabwe: military takes control of state broadcaster in capital Harare, urges calm

    11/14/2017 7:04:26 PM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-14-2017 | Jason Burke
    The military in Zimbabwe appears to have taken control of the country’s airwaves amid high tension in the capital and reports of explosions. After securing control of the state broadcaster, a military spokesman made a televised announcement early on Wednesday saying President Robert Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound and their security is guaranteed”. He said the army was targeting “criminals around” Mugabe, who were “committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in order to bring them to justice”. He said “as soon as they are done situation will come to normalcy.” The army spokesman said...
  • Witness: Two children shot at Rancho Tehama Elementary School

    11/14/2017 10:26:24 AM PST · by hattend · 41 replies
    KRCR-TV Redding, CA ^ | Nov 14, 2017 09:55 AM PST | Haleigh Pike
    CORNING, Calif. - Witnesses tell a chilling account of two gunman who opened fire at Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning Tuesday morning. Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school. Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreria said a young...
  • Jeff Sessions: 'Not enough evidence' for special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton

    11/14/2017 10:10:29 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 331 replies
    Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said there was “not enough evidence” to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, a day after reports surfaced that the attorney general had authorized senior prosecutors at the Department of Justice to evaluate an inquiry into the Clinton Foundation. Testifying before the House judiciary committee, Sessions also appeared to push back on Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that the FBI should focus on investigating Clinton as opposed to potential collusion between his own presidential campaign and Russia.
  • Sessions Orders Evaluation of Uranium One, Prosecutors to Also Look into Clinton Foundation & Comey

    11/14/2017 7:52:19 AM PST · by Envisioning · 76 replies
    One America News ^ | 11/14/2017 | OAN
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is paving the way for a possible special counsel to investigate Uranium One and Hillary Clinton. In a letter Monday, the attorney general directed senior federal prosecutors to look into the sale of Uranium One, unlawful dealings of the Clinton Foundation, and James Comey’s handling of the Clinton email probe and dossier. The announcement comes after Representatives Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz delivered an ultimatum to the attorney general, telling him to launch an investigation or resign so they can appoint someone who will.
  • Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit ‘criminal prosecution’ if true

    11/13/2017 8:13:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 353 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true,” the Texas Republican told reporters, according to a Texas Tribune reporter. “Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” he added.
  • Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows

    11/13/2017 11:16:40 PM PST · by usar91B · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2017 at 9:22 PM | Matt Zapotosky
    'Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post. The revelation came in a response by the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who in July and again in September...