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  • Report: Probe into Imran Awan Checking Whether Sensitive Govt. Info Sold to Foreign Intelligence

    08/20/2017 8:23:39 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2017 | Breitbart News
    Paul Sperry at the New York Post gives an update on Imran Awan, the former IT staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). According to Sperry’s sources, Awan and up to four other individuals are being investigated for potentially stealing sensitive information on U.S. lawmakers and selling it to foreign governments. “Some 80 offices were potentially compromised,” he writes. From the New York Post: Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal...
  • Pelosi’s support of Trump sanction could give Dems big lever on pending legislation

    08/20/2017 4:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Chad Pergram
    A ribbon of darkness is about to cast its shadow: The path of totality. We’re not talking about talking about Monday’s solar eclipse. The path of totality we’re discussing about is the specter of congressional resolutions to censure or even impeach President Trump. Congress has a lot to deal with: North Korea, government funding, raising the debt limit, health care, tax reform, supposedly infrastructure. But the U.S. Capitol is soon to find itself directly in the path of totality when it comes to the president’s remarks about white supremacists and Charlottesville. The issue will likely monopolize Capitol Hill as the...
  • How to Give Jeff Flake’s Senate Seat to a Democrat (RINO Alert)

    08/19/2017 7:28:25 PM PDT · by Mafe · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    President Donald Trump’s tweet yesterday morning endorsing a primary challenger to Arizona senator Jeff Flake was hardly a surprise. Trump likes to call himself a counter-puncher, so from his frame of reference, Flake had been asking for it by not only consistently criticizing the president but also spending the summer promoting a book attacking Trump and the Republicans who haven’t stood up to him. But this is a move Trump and his party may come to regret. Trump wasn’t the only one annoyed by Flake’s Conscience of a Conservative and the accompanying tour. The senator’s attempt to cast himself as...
  • House Dem introduces measure urging Trump undergo mental exam

    08/19/2017 3:13:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    House Dem introduces measure urging Trump undergo mental exam By Cristina Marcos - 08/18/17 04:39 PM EDT A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office. Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump’s Cabinet members to “quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals” to “assist in their deliberations” invoking the 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential removal procedures. It posits that such an examination by doctors would “determine whether the president suffers from mental...
  • The News Media Thinks They Finally Have Trump Cornered. They Are Wrong (Mixed bag)

    08/18/2017 8:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Ziegler
    It has long been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Such a strategy never worked out well in Wile E. Coyote’s endless pursuit of the Roadrunner, and it is still very unlikely to do so in the mainstream news media’s quixotic quest to bring down Donald Trump (after having gleefully given him billions in free advertising just over a year ago). This week, after Trump’s bonkers press conference — which would have been great had he been a television guest on Fox News, but performed...
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Battling Excrement with Excrement - Congress (Vanity)

    08/18/2017 12:36:45 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 12 replies
    vanity | 8/18/17 | vanity
    Prior to Trump, I had little interest in politics. I felt all politicians were crooked and the government was feckless. I never voted. The learning curve started with Benghazi. I watched my first hearings (at age 47) with Gowdy and Issa with hope. Only later to be surprised that 'all-knowing, all-wise, men of stature' (sarcasm) were incapable of critical thinking. Why didn't they ask this or that, I would scream at the TV. But I didn't give up, surely the IRS and email hearing would be favorable. Nope! I learned that hearings are theater, politicians are still crooked, and I...
  • Democratic congressman to introduce articles of impeachmen

    08/17/2017 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced Thursday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Cohen cited potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause as the reasons for impeachment while also addressing his own strong moral opposition to the president's words and actions relating to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
  • Kay Granger follows Trump’s lead, condemns violence by both sides

    08/17/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 16, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger on Wednesday lined up with President Donald Trump, condeming violence coming from “both sides” and raising concerns about a rush to remove Confederate monuments. Speaking with North Texas conservative radio host Mark Davis on Wednesday morning, Granger was asked whether in the wake of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters last weekend in Charlottesville, violence perpetrated by left-of-center activists was being ignored. “[W]e need to recognize it and talk about it because it’s on both sides,” said Granger, who said people on both the left and right are guilty of escalating their political activism to...
  • Republican Party is walking away from the GOP president: Stuart Varney

    08/17/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/17/17 | Stuart Varney
    The congressional calendar is jammed. There are serious doubts that there's room for all the legislation that's lined up waiting for a vote. ... There are just 12 days before the end of September, when the House and Senate are in session together. In those 12 days, Congress has to pass a budget and a debt ceiling extension. That's surely very difficult. Now throw in the Republican Party walking away from the Republican president. That is what's happening. And the chances of getting a budget, debt ceiling, health care, tax cuts and infrastructure done this year are surely slim and...
  • Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    08/15/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Akilah Monifa
    Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO. Politician. Has 12 siblings. After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start. Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles. Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991. Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build. Married twice, two children. Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.
  • 5 Times Maxine Waters Proved She’s The Illest: The queen continues to reign supreme.

    08/15/2017 2:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hello Beautiful ^ | August 15, 2017 | Charise Frazier, Staff Writer, Producer
    It’s no secret that Maxine Waters, the senior senator from California is everyone’s favorite. From denouncing Trump to her tenured service in the United States Congress, Ms. Waters is known to mean what she says and says what she means. We gathered some of her top quotes that prove why this queen will always reign supreme. “I’m reclaiming my time.” Waters went full throttle against treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin when she was interrupted during a House Financial Services Meeting. “I’m a strong Black women and I cannot be intimidated.” During an appearance with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Waters reminded Fox...
  • Over 60 Members Of Congress Condemn Trump’s Threat To North Korea

    08/11/2017 1:09:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 10, 2017 | Mollie Reilly
    Dozens of members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, urging “utmost caution and restraint” in further dealings with North Korea and condemning President Donald Trump for promising “fire and fury” in response to reports that the Asian nation is escalating its nuclear program. “These statements are irresponsible and dangerous, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people,” reads the letter from 64 House Democrats, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). “We respectfully but firmly urge...
  • Maxine Waters: Trump is 'bluffing' with 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea

    08/10/2017 11:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    California Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of "bluffing" when he vowed "fire and fury" against North Korea if the country didn't stop threatening the U.S. with nuclear weapons. "This is something we should be very concerned about, but this is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is the time for diplomacy," Waters told TMZ. She called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff up his department so that the U.S. can "engage" with North Korea. "The United States State Department must be stacked up to deal in diplomacy. We cannot afford to be in a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a threat to national security

    08/09/2017 10:48:10 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Many voters rejected Hillary Clinton because they thought she couldn’t be trusted with national secrets after her reckless handling of sensitive State Department e-mails. Florida voters ought to dispatch Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the same reason. When it comes to security matters, the incumbent Democrat and former DNC chair makes Hillary look like a diligent TSA agent. And the news about her staffer trying to flee to Pakistan to avoid data-fraud charges is only the latest proof. Computer security at the DNC was so lax on Wasserman Schultz’s watch that hackers burrowed deep into the network, leading to a...
  • Who’s in Charge Here…Ain’t You?

    08/09/2017 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allen West
    The movie “Apocalypse Now” came out in August 1979, it was Francis Ford Coppola’s film on the Vietnam War centered on the mission of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) to assassinate a US Army Colonel gone rogue, played by Marlon Brando. I was beginning my freshman year of college at the University of Tennessee, and as a student enrolled in ROTC, I went to see the movie. Of course, it took me three viewings to really come to grips with the film and understand it. However, everyone remembers the memorable character, and lines, of Robert Duvall who played an eccentric Air...
  • Exclusive: Allen West Fed Up, '75 Percent' Sure He's Going to Run Again

    08/09/2017 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Republicans’ approval of Congress is at an all-time low for the year. It turns out skipping town after failing to follow through on a 7-year-old health care promise is not popular with voters.The climate makes Col. Allen West’s column today especially effective. “Who’s in charge?” he wondered, voicing the frustrations of so many Americans.“There is no justification” for being on recess right now, he said in a conversation with Townhall Wednesday. "At least that’s not how it works in the military." “When I think about how I was brought up in the military you don’t just pack up and go home...
  • The Exploding DNC IT Scandal Is As Crazy As Fiction (MSM cover up....)

    08/09/2017 9:25:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2017 | Frank Miniter
    In a plot Tom Clancy might have dreamed up, an IT staffer who’d worked for Democrats in Congress was arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud. Fox News has reported that officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection, were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport not far from Washington, D.C., as he tried to fly away to Pakistan. Awan has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, but his strange case has all the feeling of the opening scene of a movie that might soon include...
  • How Did the Dems' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here?

    08/09/2017 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects. Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets -- especially if the public's tax dollars subsidized their salaries. In March, I contacted the D.C. offices of House Congressional Democrats Joaquin Castro of Texas, Sander Levin of Michigan, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Greg Meeks of New York and Ted Deutch of Florida. These public officials have at one time or another employed one of three Pakistani Muslim brothers or their family and friends caught...
  • Americans are frustrated with Congress

    08/09/2017 7:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 9, 2017 | By Jennifer De Pinto
    The American public is frustrated that Congress hasn't gotten much done and Republicans split on whether their party is getting in the way of President Trump's agenda. Meanwhile, by two to one Americans think Congressional Democrats are doing more to get in the way of Mr. Trump's agenda, but not offering their own agenda for the country. Congress has left Washington for summer recess, and nearly nine in 10 Americans -- 86 percent -- say it didn't get much done. Most – particularly Republicans - feel frustrated about that. Among those who say Congress didn't accomplish much, three in four...