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  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of Runner in Logan Circle [Wendy K. Martinez]

    09/20/2018 8:03:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | Erica Jones
    An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman who was attacked as she jogged through D.C.'s Logan Circle neighborhood. Wendy Martinez of Northwest Washington was out for a run in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW when she was stabbed multiple times just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested Wednesday night, sources tell News4. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham were scheduled to appear at a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the case. After the stabbing, Martinez staggered into a...
  • Jogger stabbed to death in Wash DC, collapses in takeout restaurant as attacker flees, cops say

    09/19/2018 2:03:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 103 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    Police were hunting Wednesday for the mysterious man who fatally stabbed a female jogger in a seemingly random attack on a Washington, D.C., street Tuesday night. After she was attacked around 8 p.m. in the Logan Circle neighborhood, the woman, 35-year-old Wendy K. Martinez, stumbled into a takeout restaurant, where customers attempted to save her life, police said. In surveillance video, Martinez appeared to alert customers to her attacker. Some people ran out to look for the assailant while others helped the jogger, FOX5DC reported. Police don't believe Martinez previously knew her attacker. She later died at a hospital. The knife used...
  • Woman dies after getting stabbed while jogging near Logan Circle in D.C.

    09/19/2018 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | September 19, 2018 | ABC7
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A woman was stabbed to death late Tuesday evening in Logan Circle, according to D.C. police. DC Police said it happened around 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 11th Street, NW. Police said the female victim was unconscious and unresponsive when they got to the scene. Witnesses told ABC7 her injuries were severe. Neighbors who were in the area when the stabbing took place say the victim appeared to be wearing jogging clothes and was running through the neighborhood. They she was stopped at the corner of 11th Street and P Street, waiting to cross...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Deep State Unmasked: State Department on Hidden Cam, “Resist Everything,” “I Have Nothing to Lose”

    09/18/2018 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | 08/17/2018 | Staff
    VIDEO AT LINK........................
  • Before Kavanaugh Was Even Nominated, ‘Reluctant’ Ford Sent Letter To Congresswoman And Called WaPo

    09/17/2018 6:28:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    https://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 17,2018 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    In less than 24 hours, Christine Ford went from obscurity to becoming the most talked about woman in America. She claims she was reluctant to come forward with her accusations. Yet, when Brett Kavanaugh's name was first raised as a possible candidate for the nomination, she contacted both her Congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and the Washington Post tip line. Kavanaugh had not even received the nomination and she had already written a letter to a politician and contacted a major newspaper. Does that sound like someone who is wrestling with a decision? This woman has placed herself right at...
  • Pompeo: There's no precedent for what Kerry did

    09/15/2018 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 91 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/18 | Elad Benari
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings with Iranian officials since leaving office. "What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented," Pompeo told reporters at the State Department, according to CNN. "This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world's largest state sponsor of terror and according to him, he was talking to them, he was telling them to wait out this administration," Pompeo added. "You can't find precedent for this in US history and the secretary ought not engage in this kind of behavior," Pompeo continued. "It's...
  • [Breaking News] Kavanaugh Classmate Named in Letter Strongly Denies Allegations of Misconduct

    09/14/2018 2:15:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 273 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 14, 2018 | John McCormick
    On Friday morning, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow reported on a letter alleging possible sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh while he was a high-school student. According to the New Yorker: "The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and...
  • Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Tony Podesta, The Clinton-Connected Superlobbyist

    09/14/2018 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | September 14, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Clinton-connected lobbyist Tony Podesta knew he was working with Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian politician, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. Podesta, Manafort and Mercury Public Affairs all failed to register as foreign agents of Ukraine for the work. Manafort entered a plea agreement with the special counsel Friday. Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea...
  • Sixty-Five Women Who Went to School With Brett Kavanaugh Write Their Own Letter About His Character

    09/14/2018 10:44:04 AM PDT · by grayboots · 98 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9/14/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Five dozen women who went to high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have written a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein backing his character. "We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time," the letter states. "Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an...
  • Seung Min Kim on Twitter: FBI does not plan to launch a criminal investigation of Kavanaugh

    09/13/2018 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Hadean · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 13, 2018
  • How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread

    09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 157 replies
    11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!
  • Cruz intern arrested near Capitol for unregistered ammunition

    09/13/2018 2:53:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Avery Anapol
    An intern in Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) Washington, D.C., office was reportedly arrested on Capitol Hill this week for possessing unregistered ammunition. U.S. Capitol Police told CNN in a statement that officers responded to a “dispute” between the intern, Scott Frantz, and another individual in Franz’s car near the Capitol. Police found shotgun shells in the back of Frantz’s vehicle and arrested him, according to the report reviewed by CNN. The 20-year-old was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, a violation of D.C. firearm and ammunition possession restrictions. An aide for Cruz told CNN that Frantz has been placed on...
  • Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record

    09/13/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher. The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book's public release Tuesday and President Trump's public rejection of it. Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds" designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm...
  • EX-NSA DIRECTOR DISPUTES REPORT THAT TRUMP ASKED HIM TO PUSH BACK ON COLLUSION PROBE

    09/12/2018 8:38:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | chuck ross
    Former National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Tuesday disputed a report published in May 2017 alleging that President Donald Trump asked him to push back against the FBI’s collusion investigation. “I’ve never had a discussion with collusion with the president of the United States,” Rogers said at an event held at George Mason University, according to CBS News. “I’ve never been directed to do anything, coerced — any time I had a discussion I felt I was able to say, ‘Hey, here’s my view on that.'” (RELATED: Director Of National Intelligence Says He Can’t Comment On Report That Trump...
  • Report: THIRTEEN Different Deep State FBI Agents Fed Information to ONE LIBERAL REPORTER (VIDEO)

    09/12/2018 8:57:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)...The latest text messages from the anti-Trump officials show how they were feeding anti-Trump articles to the press. The newly released documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee reveal Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were discussing a strategy to leak unverified information to the media in an effort to damage President Trump. ... when Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General, did his investigation he talked about the fact that one reporter had 13 different individuals at the FBI who were feeding him information. So, there was certainly a leak strategy going on. The most troubling aspect of all...
  • Obama-Hillary Fired Benghazi Heroes When they Got to Germany – Made Them Find Their Own Way Back

    09/11/2018 9:24:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 11, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Obama-Hillary Fired Benghazi Heroes When they Got to Germany – Made Them Find Their Own Way Back to US (VIDEO) ( full title ). ... Barack Obama knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attacks 90 minutes after they began on 9-11. The attack in Benghazi took place in two waves at the consulate and lasted several hours. ... the resident knew about the attacks three hours after they began. Obama went to bed. US military contractors battled Islamist extremists for 13 hours while Obama slept. Today is the sixth anniversary of the Islamist attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi....
  • Police are on scene of a mass shooting threat at a MAGA event at the DC Trump International Hotel

    09/11/2018 5:11:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/11/2018 | Keith Griffith
    Police have responded to the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC after an anonymous threat to shoot up a meeting there supporting President Donald Trump. The threat was made ahead of the planned Tuesday evening event by an anonymous Twitter account that supports the Democratic Socialists, a far-left political group. 'I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies,' the account wrote, referencing the Trump campaign slogan 'Make American Great Again'. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the threat, department spokesman Hugh Carew told DailyMail.com, adding that no further details were immediately...