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  • Pelosi says Trump will have a chance to testify to impeachment panel — if he wants to

    11/17/2019 12:28:09 PM PST · by topfile · 134 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Nov 17 2019 | Steve Geimann and Mark Niquette
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Donald Trump can make his case directly to the Intelligence Committee, but she vowed to protect the whistle-blower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry of the president’s actions with Ukraine. “The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants — if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing,” Pelosi said in a interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” broadcast on Sunday. “He has every opportunity to present his case.”
  • Sen. Chase wears handgun to podium to present bills in committee

    01/18/2019 6:07:15 PM PST · by topfile · 41 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jan 15 2919 | Patrick Wilson
    It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster. The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun. Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and...
  • Donna Brazile Worried About VOTER FRAUD at DNC Chair Election.

    02/25/2017 12:28:21 PM PST · by topfile · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | PolitiStick
    "We have to make sure that, we can not just count the ballots but verify every name and signature!"
  • UPDATE: Roanoke County stabbing suspect was hearing voices before attack

    08/23/2016 5:52:28 PM PDT · by topfile · 21 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | Tue 7:09 PM, Aug 23, 2016 | Web Staff
    The warrant says Wasil Farooqui told police he left his home on Pelham Drive Saturday "to clear his head" and took a butcher knife from the kitchen. He drove about a mile to The Pines apartments and parked. Farooqui said he began hearing voices telling him he was stupid and to attack people. Snip A source told CBS News that Farooqui has been on the FBI’s radar for several months and is believed to be self-radicalized. The source also told CBS News that Farooqui tried to go to Syria earlier this year, but only got as far as Europe. That...
  • Mitt Romney about to enter GOP race

    02/27/2016 9:04:17 PM PST · by topfile · 219 replies ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2016 | Bill Singletary
    Mitt Romney is one step closer to entering the 2016 presidential race sources say, confirming what reported last October that Romney would jump into the race after the first key primaries were held and some of the delegate dust had settled. Romney told Fox News on Wednesday that “We have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” and quickly added that Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio should also disclose their tax information. Romney’s statement was a bowshot aimed at Trump, sources say, the surprise GOP frontrunner for whom Romney has unmitigated disdain.
  • China Warns U.S. After Trump Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/24/2016 3:40:37 PM PST · by topfile · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 24, 2016 5:00 pm | Bill Gertz
    China warned the United States on Wednesday not to adopt punitive currency policies that could disrupt U.S.-China relations after Donald Trump’s win in the Nevada caucus. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing that “we are following with interest the U.S. presidential election.” Hua was asked about China’s response to a possible Trump presidency and his announced plan to punish China for currency manipulation with a tax on Chinese goods. “Since it belongs to the domestic affair of the U.S., I am not going to make comments on specific remarks by the relevant candidate,” she said.
  • Civitas Flash Poll: After RNC, Romney ahead

    09/10/2012 7:48:50 PM PDT · by topfile · 12 replies
    Civitas Institute / SurveyUSA ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Jim Tynen
    RALEIGH — In the wake of the Republican National Convention, a Civitas Institute Flash Poll found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney took a 10 percentage-point lead over President Obama.The Flash Poll of 500 registered North Carolina voters was taken Sept. 4-6 and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.5 percent. Asked if the election for President were held today who they would vote for, 53 percent chose Romney and 43 percent chose Obama.
  • Kimmel Producers Promise Not to Hire ‘Light-Torture’ Crew Again.

    07/03/2010 3:49:28 PM PDT · by topfile · 64 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jul 3rd 2010 at 9:24 am | John Nolte
    NewsBusters reports that four members of the pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust got their hands on free tickets to the Jimmy Kimmel Show the other night and caused enough of a disruption during taping that the police escorted them out. The youth group is trying to call attention to that fact that on June 25th, while peacefully picketing outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, a film crew hired by the Kimmel Show turned a hot spotlight on one of their members, Ryan Bueler. It was an astonishing act of cruelty that’s just now starting to make the rounds online.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's white-flight problem

    03/29/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT · by topfile · 62 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | EDITORIAL
    Desperate Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media are busy trying to whip up a race war. "The health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been. It's merely a handy excuse," Frank Rich wrote in a recent New York Times column. Their line is that all those opposed to the president's radical agenda are racists who resent having a black man as president. It is a moldy, old smear, but as approval ratings for Mr. Obama sink below 50 percent, it is being revisited with increasing fervor. -snip- Race plays a much stronger...
  • Ideas to fix Illinois budget run from the ordinary to the exotic

    03/01/2010 9:36:54 PM PST · by topfile · 13 replies · 568+ views
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — William in Chicago wants to increase Illinois' gas tax by a dime a gallon. MK in Naperville suggests an Internet sales tax. Bill in Crete says to get rid of state government air travel and require legislators to carpool when they come to Springfield. Another Chicagoan suggests dissolving the Legislature altogether: "Let the people govern themselves. We certainly couldn't do worse." These are among the more than 2,000 responses so far to Gov. Pat Quinn's online invitation last week for public input on how to address the state's budget crisis. Illinois is facing an almost $13 billion...
  • Obama: Stimulus Has Saved 2 Million Jobs

    02/17/2010 3:29:59 PM PST · by topfile · 52 replies · 1,046+ views ^ | 17 February 2010 | Kent Klein | White House
    U.S. President Barack Obama says the massive economic stimulus bill he signed one year ago has prevented another Great Depression and kept millions of Americans working. The president is celebrating the anniversary of the bill's signing. President Obama says the $787 billion Recovery Act is working. "It is one of the main reasons the economy has gone from shrinking by six percent to growing by about six percent. And this morning we learned that manufacturing production posted a strong gain. So far, the Recovery Act is responsible for the jobs of about two million Americans who would otherwise be unemployed,"...
  • Chris Christie declares fiscal 'state of emergency,' paving way for N.J. spending cuts

    02/16/2010 7:35:42 PM PST · by topfile · 49 replies · 1,984+ views /Statehouse Bureau ^ | February 11, 2010, 12:12PM | By Claire Heininger/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON -- Calling New Jersey on "the edge of bankruptcy," Gov. Chris Christie today declared a fiscal emergency, seizing broad powers to freeze aid to more than 500 school districts and cut from higher education, hospitals and the Public Advocate. "New Jersey has been steaming toward financial disaster for years," the Republican governor said in a speech to both houses of the Legislature. "The people elected us to end the talk and to act decisively. Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin." Along with eliminating programs "that sounded good in theory but failed...
  • Clinton terms Haiti child smuggling case 'unfortunate'

    02/03/2010 6:19:11 PM PST · by topfile · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 3 06:51 PM | AFP
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday it was "unfortunate" that American Christians are suspected of smuggling children out of quake-hit Haiti even if their intentions were good. Haitian prosecutors are due to decide Thursday whether to charge the 10 Christians, who have been held by authorities there since they attempted to sneak a group of 33 children out of the country. "Trafficking of human beings, particularly of children is a problem across the world," Clinton said after holding talks in Washington on Wednesday about the problem of trafficking in persons worldwide. "The Haitian nation acted to protect children...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's loose grip on reality

    01/27/2010 2:55:08 PM PST · by topfile · 15 replies · 665+ views
    President Obama's response to the catastrophic political failures of his freshman year in office is to fight harder for more of the same. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett made the point explicitly on Sunday, asserting that the White House is "not hitting a reset button at all." -snip- The White House claims it hasn't reached out enough to the American people, but the real problem is that Mr. Obama's vaunted oratorical skills have had a short shelf life. In the administration's first months, the president regularly took to the airwaves to push his agenda, attempting to mimic President Reagan's effective use...
  • Bleak Economic Projections as Obama Prepares for State of the Union Address

    01/26/2010 4:28:27 PM PST · by topfile · 20 replies · 722+ views
    VOANews ^ | 26 January 2010 | Dan Robinson
    As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his first State of the Union Address, he faces some bleak economic predictions from congressional budget analysts. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday projected slow improvements in employment and warned of an unsustainable longer-term fiscal situation against a background of rising debt. The CBO projections came as the president vows to press ahead to achieve major policy changes he says the American people expect, such as health care and financial system reform, while recognizing signals sent by voters in Massachusetts where a Republican was elected to a traditionally Democratic Senate seat. As...
  • Exclusive: Obama Would 'Rather Be Really Good One-Term President'

    01/25/2010 3:55:41 PM PST · by topfile · 156 replies · 4,151+ views
    ABCNews ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | MARK MOONEY
    President Obama, buffeted by criticism of his massive health care reform bill and election setbacks, said today he remained determined to tackle health care and other big problems despite the political dangers to his presidency. "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," he told ABC's "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview today. -snip- "You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description, of elected officials, is to get reelected. That's not our job description," Obama said. "Our job description is to solve problems and to help people."...
  • White House Still Weighing Whether to Push Health Care Through Congress

    01/24/2010 8:59:06 PM PST · by topfile · 71 replies · 2,767+ views
    Fox News ^ | Updated January 24, 2010 | Fox News
    The White House is evaluating whether to take a breather on health care or try to push for passing legislation, but is not convinced Massachusetts voters were trying to block health insurance reform by voting last week to send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday. -snip- Gibbs said that Brown may have campaigned on stopping the health care bill but that's not why voters elected him over Democrat Martha Coakley. "More people voted to express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him," Gibbs said.
  • Parents of missing college student end vigil at Fla. campus

    01/23/2010 10:59:39 AM PST · by topfile · 88 replies · 2,496+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2010 | Travis Andersen
    The parents of Britney Gengel, the college student from Rutland still missing after the Jan. 12 eathquake in Haiti, returned home yesterday from a nine-day vigil at her Florida campus after hearing from the US State Department that the mission has shifted from rescue to recovery, leaving slim chances of finding any survivors. “They will start pulling the building apart layer by layer,’’ Leonard Gengel read from a statement yesterday at Logan International Airport, referring to the hotel where his 20-year-old daughter had been staying when the 7.0 earthquake hit. His voice breaking, he said, “We are asking our government...
  • Mother won’t be charged with baby’s death because of law loophole

    12/17/2009 4:08:50 PM PST · by topfile · 8 replies · 796+ views
    WSLS10 ^ | Published: December 15, 2009 | Angela Hatcher
    A loophole in state law is preventing Campbell County investigators from charging a woman they say killed her newborn baby. Deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lone Jack Road in Rustburg around 11:00a.m. Friday. The caller said a woman in her early 20s was in labor. When deputies arrived, they discovered the baby had actually been born around 1:00a.m., about ten hours earlier. Investigators say the baby was already dead when deputies got there. Investigators tell WSLS the baby’s airway was still blocked. They say the baby was under bedding and had been suffocated by...
  • Senate Democrats Rounding Up Votes for Crucial Healthcare Test

    11/20/2009 4:05:31 PM PST · by topfile · 29 replies · 1,279+ views
    KFSM ^ | November 20, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
    Senate Democratic leaders, having negotiated critical last-minute commitments, Friday stood on the verge of achieving the 60 votes they need to begin consideration of the most expansive healthcare legislation to go before the Senate in nearly half a century. Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, who was among three Democratic holdouts, announced that he would back an all-important procedural vote set for Saturday that will allow the chamber to take up the wide-ranging bill unveiled this week by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). And Democratic leaders expect Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to support a cloture...