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  • Bilal Askaryar, Alleged Assaulter of Betsy DeVos, hires Attorney from High Powered Law Firm

    02/18/2017 1:48:29 PM PST · by SSS Two · 30 replies
    From DC Superior Court case summary:02/17/2017 Attorney Dismissed -- Attorney AKINTOYE, HANNAH dismissed/withdrawn for ASKARYAR, BILAL A on 02/17/2017 02/17/2017 Attorney Appointed -- Attorney ROCHON, Mr MARK J representing Defendant (Criminal) ASKARYAR, BILAL A as of 02/17/2017
  • Ivanka and Melania Trump Will Share 'First Family Office' (1st Daughter Will Do The Redesign!)

    02/17/2017 12:03:22 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:15 PM | confidential
    The former First Lady’s office is being turned into “The First Family Office.” D.C. insiders tell us that Ivanka Trump has brought in designers to revamp the East Wing office that is traditionally used by the First Lady. “Not only is Ivanka moving into the First Lady's office, she's redecorating it,” according to a White House insider. “It's what they're going to call ‘The First Family Office.’” Despite rumors Melania may stay in Manhattan indefinitely, our source assures us that the Donald's missus will eventually move to the nation's capital, where she and Ivanka will see a lot of each...
  • Report: Donald Trump Considering Fox & Friends' Heather Nauert for State Dept Spokeswoman

    02/17/2017 11:32:24 AM PST · by drewh · 69 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9:16am 2.17.17 | Alex Griswold
    Fox News host Heather Nauert is in talks to become the Donald Trump administrations first State Department spokesperson. Nauert was spotted visiting the White House last week. Axios reported at the time she was being interviewed by the Donald personally for some sort of communications role. Shortly afterwards, Nauert took to Twitter and began promoting Ivanka Trumps clothing line. The appointment has not yet been finalized. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would need to sign off on the appointment.
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • March 4 Trump

    02/16/2017 7:27:46 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    March for Trump ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Peter Boykin
    over." On January 20th, 2017, President Trump outlined a clear vision for the nation: America first. When was the last time you heard anyone in Washington, D.C., say that, let alone a President? It's inspiring, and after countless years of lies, wars, scandals, soaring debt, and declining esteem, it couldn't come at a better time. That's not to say that it will be easy, unfortunately. In fact, it's going to be difficult and time-consuming to recorrect such a fundamentally altered course. A seditious fringe has resolved to sabotage this restored purpose. An insidious propaganda apparatus intends on further shredding the...
  • Jared Kushner Reportedly Met With Senior Time Warner Executives to Complain About CNNs Coverage

    02/16/2017 7:22:35 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9:10 pm, February 16th, 2017 | by Justin Baragona|
    In recent months, President Donald Trump has taken pointed aim at CNN over what he feels is the networks unfair and hostile coverage of him. Last month, following the cable news channels report on him being presented with a two-page synopsis on the infamous Russia dossier during an intel briefing, Trump started labeling CNN fake news. Well, it now appears that the Trump administration is taking its complaints to CNNs corporate bosses. According to the Wall Street Journal, Trumps son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner met with a Time Warner executive to protest CNNs reporting. In a meeting at the White...
  • Source: Steve Bannon Agrees w/Piece From Former Publication (breitbart) Slamming Reince Priebus

    02/16/2017 6:22:48 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:38 02/15/2017 | Alex Pfiffer
    Former Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon has been on a PR tour denouncing an article from his former publication attacking Reince Priebus, but a source with extensive knowledge of Breitbart told The Daily Caller Wednesday that Bannon agrees with the premise of the story. The Breitbart story published Tuesday cited multiple sources close to President Trump and attacked Priebus for the botched rollout of Trumps travel ban, the slow confirmation of the presidents cabinet appointees and claims the White House chief of staff is allowing sleeper cells of former Obama administration officials in Trumps government. After the story attacking Priebus...
  • Roger Stone Blames Reince Priebus For White House Leaks, Says The 'Little Man' Has Got To Go

    02/16/2017 6:17:30 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Follow News.com ^ | 6 hours ago | Hayley Miller
    Republican operative Roger Stone wants President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, ousted from the White House immediately, claiming he is responsible for the extraordinary number of leaks plaguing the Trump administration. Stone, a former adviser and longtime friend to Trump, suggested Priebus also played a role in Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s recent split from the administration. Flynn resigned as Trump’s national security adviser on Monday, following reports that he had discussed easing U.S. sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador just days after former President Barack Obama imposed the penalties. “It’s time for the little man to go,”...
  • Has Jared Kushner Become A Steve Bannon Groupie? (proposes knocking down wall between offices)

    02/16/2017 5:53:48 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 feb 2017 ast
    Jared Kushner is widely perceived as a moderate in President Donald Trumps White House a socially liberal New Yorker hailing from a family of Democrats. But that impression might be wrong, according to reports that hes become a backer of chief strategist Steve Bannons populist agenda. The latest white house court gossip reports that Trumps son-in-law - far from being furious about the Muslim ban - in fact supported it, based on an unnamed source said to be friendly with Kushner. The anonymous individual told the publication that Kushner has always been far more defensive of Donald and their...
  • Vicious Attacks on First Daughter Ivanka Trump Exposes Liberal Feminist Hypocrisy

    02/16/2017 4:12:26 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 02/16/17 07:01 PM EST | BY KRISTIN TATE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Ivanka Trump is perhaps the second-most watched person in the White House. The oldest daughter of the President, her position as a policy activist and adviser is unique in presidential history. Working through the ranks to become a clear voice for womens issues, coupled with her considerable business acumen, she should be a respected figure regardless of politics. Instead, she faces a special scorn from Third Wave feminists and leftists alike (but I repeat myself) for one major reason: being her fathers daughter. One would think that a womans reputation is based on more than her relationship with a man....
  • Polling Shows 67% Of Republicans Like Ivanka Trump And So Do 22% Of Democrats

    02/16/2017 3:49:58 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Dub News ^ | Feb. 16, 2017, at 2:21 p.m. | Emma Loop
    WASHINGTON A new poll shows Ivanka Trump is viewed in high regard by most Republicans and some Democrats. In recent weeks, her clothing lines performance and related retail decisions have spurred what critics call a conflict of interest from officials. Meanwhile, Nordstrom which drew President Donald Trumps ire for its decision to drop Ivanka Trumps clothing line is less popular among self-identified Republicans, but shows strong support among Democrats compared to other retailers, the poll found. The PredictWise and Pollfish survey received responses from 1,200 people on Feb. 13 through online and in-app polling methods. Economist David...
  • Pizzagate Is Real: Some updates (February 13, 2017)

    02/16/2017 9:05:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 105 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2017 | David Seaman
    Pizzagate is very real. Some relevant updates on expected arrests. Also, some other research groups I have no direct connection to are now reporting the 'password protected' area of Comet Pizza's web site has been compromised, and contains many illegal images of minors. I have not yet been able to confirm this disturbing claim with law enforcement sources.
  • These Washington restaurants will close for the Day Without Immigrants protest

    02/16/2017 6:55:44 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Becky Krystal
    Immigrants in Washington are planning to participate in the Day Without Immigrants protest on Thursday. As the day approaches, the list of area restaurants closing out of solidarity or necessity continues to grow. The nationwide effort, buoyed by social media, is meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the country on a daily basis. It's a response to President Trump's efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants, enact extreme vetting and build a wall along the border with Mexico. [Immigrant workers plan strike Thursday as part of 'Day Without Immigrants' protest] Participants are encouraged to stay home from school...
  • DC-area businesses protest Trumps immigration policies Thursday

    02/16/2017 4:19:57 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 16, 2017 1:38 am | Michelle Basch | @MBaschWTOP
    WASHINGTON Many local bars and restaurants will stay closed or offer limited service Thursday in support of a protest against President Donald Trumps immigration policies. The protest, which is being called a Day Without Immigrants, is being organized in D.C. and other cities, including Austin, Boston, Des Moines, Houston, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York and Philadelphia.
  • The Spy Revolt Against Donald Trump Begins

    02/15/2017 7:34:22 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    The Observer ^ | 02/13/17 ast | John Schindler
    In a recent column, I explained how the still-forming Trump administration is already doing serious harm to Americas longstanding global intelligence partnerships. In particular, fears that the White House is too friendly to Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships with Washingtona development with grave implications for international security, particularly in the all-important realm of counterterrorism. Now those concerns are causing problems much closer to homein fact, inside the Beltway itself. Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administrationnot only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin,...
  • REPORT: Intel Officials Are Withholding Sensitive Information From POTUS Trump

    02/15/2017 7:22:56 PM PST · by drewh · 60 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9:21 pm, February 15th, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    A new report in The Wall Street Journal tonight says that U.S. intelligence officials have withheld information from President Trump. Why? Well U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Trump the sources and methods that the intelligence agencies use to collect information, the current and former officials said. Those sources and methods could include, for instance, the means that an agency...
  • New Report Claims President Obama Heads 'Shadow Government' 30,000 Strong Against Donald Trump

    02/15/2017 2:46:57 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | feb 14 2017 ast | Roz Zurko
    A new report indicates that Obamas post-presidency is unfolding into an extremely odd one, as he set up post less than two miles from the White House for his shadow government. Theres a reason Obama relocated not too from the White House. Its a good place to keep an eye on things as hes scheming to derail Donald Trump. According to the NY Post, Obama has not only set up post central in Washington D.C., but he has 250 offices across the country manned by people ready to fight Trump every chance they get. This little-known protesting arm is well-funded...
  • Yellen defends Fed independence, banking regulations

    02/15/2017 2:28:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 4:00 PM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central banks independence Wednesday from Republican lawmakers who are pushing for major changes in how the central bank operates and how regulators oversee the nations banking system. During a hearing that stretched over four hours, GOP lawmakers repeatedly challenged Yellens handling of the economy and her leadership in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a measure that President Donald Trump and Republicans have vowed to overhaul. Republicans pointedly told Yellen that she should realize that changes are underway with Republicans in control of the White House and both the House and Senate. After eight...
  • Bilal Askaryar, Alleged Assaulter of SecEd Betsy DeVos, Visited Obama White House Three Times

    02/15/2017 1:12:25 PM PST · by SSS Two · 29 replies
    White House Visitor Logs for Bilal Askaryar. Date: February 23, 2015 Host: Clare Gallagher - Deputy Director of Visits - White House National Security Council Date: March 20, 2015 Host: Charles Fromstein - Vice President Biden's Office Date: March 27, 2015 Hote: Josh Earnest - White House Press Secretary
  • I Wholeheartedly Endorse Strategy to Give Us President Hillary Clinton (libbies show hole cards)

    02/15/2017 12:59:01 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10:07 am, February 15th, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    I have to say, liberal pundit and CNN contributor Sally Kohns plan to give us President Hillary Clinton makes a lot of sense, and we should definitely implement it as quickly as possible. Lets breakdown how this works, step-by-step. 1. Impeach Trump & Pence Easy enough. Granted, Im not sure what high crime or misdemeanor Mike Pence has been connected to, but better safe than sorry I guess? 2. Constitutional crisis Ummmm not really. The presidential line of succession is pretty clear. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan would then become president. 3. Call special election Actually, there is...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Are About to Get Even Richer

    02/15/2017 7:54:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | Published February 14, 2017 | Brittany De Lea
    The White House doors may have closed on former President Barack Obamas presidency, but for him and his wife Michelle, the path to lucrative new book deals and paid speeches is wide open. The Obamas recently hired top-dollar attorneys Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell to handle their book contracts, and a high-profile public relations agency known for repping the Clintons and Mia Farrow to coordinate speaking appearances. The Obamas havent yet set book-release dates or announced any scheduled speeches. The Harry Walker Agency, which exclusively represents former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,...
  • THE RAPE AND SLAVERY THAT NO CAMPUS WILL CONDEMN ( Georgetown : DC : Islam )

    02/14/2017 5:47:05 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slavery and rape arent wrong when Muslims do it. "I dont think its morally evil to own somebody." "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her. These views dont come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor. ... defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as its committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran. "I dont think its morally evil to own somebody, Jonathan Brown explained ......
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested, contrary to agent's testimony

    02/12/2017 3:47:19 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 09, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they took Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contends was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. ......
  • D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

    02/12/2017 6:56:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/17 | Robert McCartney
    The Washington regions prospects arent all bad under the Trump administration. A top local economist joked at a recent business conference that demonstrators flocking to rallies in the District will drop bundles of cash, spurring growth from protest tourism. But the area is bracing for shock at the hands of a reinvent-the-rules president who routinely insults the city and a Republican-led Congress that for years has sought to shrink the federal government that is the areas principal employer. Officials and analysts expect sharp cuts in federal nondefense spending, which would strain local budgets nationwide and pose a particular threat to...
  • Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan Deal Rumbles Thru Middle East

    02/12/2017 3:31:45 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | February 12, 2017 ast
    The report that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be considering making President Donald Trump the gift of turning over former NSA analyst Edward Snowden is part of a much broader scheme that is already sending tremors through the Middle East. Snowden won asylum in Moscow after leaking secrets to journalists four years ago. The Trump administration appears to have leaked the rumor about the US leaker, seen by some Americans as a whistleblower, as a trial balloon in the secret give-and-take maneuvers afoot between the two presidents and a third, Turkeys Reccep Tayyip Erdogan, over a trilateral pact for leading...
  • Sperry: Obama Organizing Violent Anti-Trump Protesters Just Miles from White House

    02/12/2017 1:45:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/12/17
    Paul Sperry writes that former President Barack Obama is setting up a “shadow White House” in Washington, DC, for organizing anti-Trump protests nationwide and “rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party.” From the New York Post:   When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White...
  • Open-Minded Liberals Ban Trump Supporters From Applying to Housing Listings

    02/11/2017 10:07:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "Open-minded" liberals in Washington, D.C., are barring Trump supporters from applying to rent apartments online.Since the presidential election numerous listings have appeared on Craigslist, Reddit, and other sites written by woke vegetarian liberals, who are open to renters of any gender identity, but write-off anyone with opposing political beliefs."Alcohol, pets and meat products are not allowed in the house," said one liberal woman seeking a roommate near Georgetown, quoted in the New York Times. "Neither are Trump supporters.""Roommates Wanted. Trump Supporters Need Not Apply," the Times reports, arguing that anti-Trump rental policies are legal despite political affiliation being a protected...
  • House to Take First Step to Overturn D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

    02/10/2017 7:51:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2/10/17 | Stephanie Akin
    A House committee will take the first official step Monday evening to overturn a new Washington, D.C., assisted suicide law, raising concerns locally that a Republican-controlled Congress will be emboldened to interfere with city government under President Donald Trump.Actually overturning the so-called Death With Dignity Act would require an improbable series of events. After the vote on the disapproval resolution at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the measure would have to pass floor votes in both the House and the Senate and get signed by the president before Feb. 17. Thats according to a timeline set out by...
  • Defiant Ed Sec. Slips Past Angry Mob: No School Door in America Will Be Blocked

    02/10/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 5:41 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    With the aid of D.C. School and U.S. Education Department staff, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos eluded screaming protesters blocking the door of a D.C. public school where she was scheduled to meet with education advocates on Friday. [] After the meeting, DeVos issued a defiant statement, saying she wont let protesters keep her from doing her job of improving the U.S. educational system: I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nations school children.
  • DC police investigating if Betsy DeVos was assaulted during protest

    02/10/2017 5:02:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    The D.C. police are investigating a possible assault against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when she was blocked from entering a local middle school Friday morning. The police department tweeted one man had been arrested for assaulting a police officer at the protest at Jefferson Middle School Academy. "Report that @BetsyDeVos was assaulted is under investigation," the account tweeted.
  • Solidcore Gym Founder Berates Ivanka Trump for Taking Exercise Class (under an alias)

    02/10/2017 4:10:53 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2017 2:43 pm | Emilhy Ferguson
    The owner of the Washington, D.C.-area gym chain Solidcore was fuming when she found out First Daughter Ivanka Trump took her exercise class, writing Thursday on Facebook that Ivanka's father, President Donald Trump, "is threatening the rights of my beloved clients and coaches." Anne Mahlum, founder of Solidcore, took to Facebook to express her outrage after learning that Ivanka Trump chose her gym for a workout class and used an alias to hide her identity, the Washington Examiner reported. "What you do when you find out Ivanka Trump just took [Solidcore], but used an alias to sign up for class?...
  • Womens March protesters did something horrible while a woman had a heart attack

    02/10/2017 3:50:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Stacey Dash ^ | 2/10/17 | Stacey Dash
    If you want to know what tolerance looks like, you wont find it in the Democratic Party.During the Womens March after Donald Trumps inauguration, protesters gathered outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. booing at anything that walked out of the building. Everywhere you looked, there was a sea of those stupid pink vagina hats and even stupider people wearing them shouting at hotel staff, guests, security; it didnt matter. If you were in the Trump hotel, you were evil.But then, one of their own started having a heart attack and a hotel staffer sprinted out with a defibrillator...
  • VIDEO: Union agitators physically block EdSec DeVos from entering DC school

    02/10/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/10/17 | Victor Skinner
    A mob of Black Lives Matter supporters, union activists and others converged on a D.C. middle school Friday to throw a fit over a visit by newly minted Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.The group toted signs like I am more qualified than Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education and Im a veterinarian! and Ms DeVos: Our children are not props as they blocked the driveway to Jefferson Middle School Academy and refused to move, NBC Washington reports.Ironically, one hecklers sign read: Welcome to our public school. Its open to everyone!At the center of the mix was Washington Teachers...
  • Georgetown Islamic Studies Professor: Slavery OK, So is Non-Consensual Sex

    02/10/2017 10:11:24 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 70 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | Feb 10 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings. Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, Islam and the Problem of Slavery. Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.
  • Huff Po Accidentally Makes Badass Video of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

    02/10/2017 8:29:30 AM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Britbart.com ^ | feb 9 2017 | by REBECCA MANSOUR
    In an attempt to paint White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as a dangerous warmonger and ideologue, the Huffington Post unwitting created a badass highlight reel of some of Bannons greatest hits. The video includes Bannons comments expressing concern over the imminent clash of civilizations between a demoralized Judeo-Christian West and an increasingly militant radical Islamic world. Bannon has argued over the years that the civilizational struggle with radical Islam, along with the corrupt crony capitalism of the Party of Davos, the dehumanizing secularization of the West, and the ambitions of emerging superpowers like China, were all converging into a...
  • Top Obama Official: Kellyanne Conway 'Broke The Law' By Promoting Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line

    02/09/2017 2:39:26 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/17 09:33 AM EST | By Rebecca Savransky -
    former top official under President Obama is accusing White House adviser Kellyanne Conway of breaking the law by telling people to buy Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a TV interview. Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of Labor, on Thursday tweeted a screenshot of the federal ethics law he believes Conway was breaking. "This is the federal ethics law that @KellyannePolls just violated," Lu tweeted, tagging the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and Rep. Jason Chaffetz During an appearance Thursday on "Fox & Friends," Conway promoted Trump's line of clothing and accessories. "Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would tell...
  • House Oversight Dem Elijah Cummings Wants Committee to Look Into Conway for Plugging Ivanka Brand

    02/09/2017 12:53:29 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:54 pm, February 9th, 2017 | by Josh Feldman |
    The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee wants the committee to look into potential disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trumps brand on Fox News this morning. After President Trump raised ethical questions with his tweet about Nordstrom yesterday, Conway repeatedly encouraged Fox viewers this morning to go purchase goods from the company run by the presidents daughter. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to committee chair Jason Chaffetz calling Conways remarks a textbook violation of government ethics laws and regulations enacted to prevent the abuse of an employees government position....
  • Help wanted for the worst job in Washington?

    02/09/2017 10:45:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | ED MORRISEY
    Or … maybe not, depending on whom one asks. Over the last twenty-four hours, multiple media outlets have reported that the White House has tried to find a communications director to take some of the strain off of press secretary Sean Spicer. Eliana Johnson reports at Politico that two people have turned down the job already, and the Trump administration finds itself frustrated by the gap in “one of the worst jobs in Washington”: Controlling the message coming out of Donald Trump’s White House may seem like an impossible task — and it’s one that many are hesitant to try...
  • China 'Prepared For Preemptive Strike Against US Bases Which Would Cripple Forces In The Region'

    02/08/2017 1:51:15 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:38 EST, 8 February 2017 | By Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline
    The levels at which China appears to be planning a missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific have been detailed in a new report. An investigation of satellite imagery comparing China's missile testing grounds and US military bases shows a pattern - all of the missile tests have been aimed at destroying US carriers, destroyers and airfields in East Asia, the report said. Earlier this week, a highly accurate Chinese ballistic missile capable of threatening US and Japan bases in Asia made its latest appearance at recent drills. The medium-range DF-16 featured in a video posted last week...
  • DHS: US Vistors May Have To Hand Over Social Media Passwords

    02/08/2017 1:37:09 PM PST · by drewh · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 8 2017, 7:51 et | by Alexander Smith
    People who want to visit the United States could be asked to hand over their social-media passwords to officials as part of enhanced security checks, the country's top domestic security chief said. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress the measure was one of several being considered to vet refugees and visa applicants from seven Muslim-majority countries. "We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say?" he told the House Homeland Security Committee. "If they don't want to cooperate then you don't come in." His comments came the same day judges...
  • Iranian VP: Those who threaten us will lose

    02/06/2017 11:12:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/17 | Elad Benari
    Iranian officials continue to threaten the United States, following the Trump administrations announcement of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic. On Monday, Irans Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said that the ultimate losers are those who result to the language of force in dealing with Iran. Speaking upon his arrival at the countrys Abadan airport and quoted by the IRNA news agency, Jahangiri said Iran is never intimidated by threats, adding that governments or individuals who address Iran with the language of force will be the final losers. The Islamic Republic of Iran always welcomes interaction but those rude who employ...
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. Thats why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • Airbnb leaves Trump supporters out in the cold

    02/05/2017 4:54:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/17 | MYTHEOS HOLT
    It is no secret to anyone paying attention that the tech industry loathes president-elect Trump and his supporters... The latest such bit of pettiness comes from the sharing company Airbnb, which enables users to share their homes or apartments with visitors, ostensibly at reduced rates relative to the native hospitality industry. However, tellingly, a major exception to that affordability standard appears to revolve around housing for what else? Trumps inauguration. Specifically, Airbnb users in and around Washington, D.C., appear to be engaging in flagrant price gouging with absolutely no curtailment from the company. One home that usually runs...
  • Heres The Full List Of The 231 People Arrested At The #Inauguration Riots In DC

    02/04/2017 7:40:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Got News ^ | 2/4/17
    A GotNews source has obtained the full list of 231 people arrested at the Washington, D.C. riots on President Donald J. Trumps inauguration from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department:(screenshot at the link)Screenshot of the list showing the first 25 people arrested.The list includes more than 200 people of all ages and parts of the country. The violent riots caused more than $100,000 of damage to the downtown D.C. area and were ignored by the lying mainstream media.Many were clearly Marxists, ANTIFA, anarchists, and other sorts of violent leftists.You can download the list in Microsoft Excel format right at the link...
  • Weekly Address

    02/03/2017 2:42:33 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    President Donald J. Trump YouTube ^ | February 3, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    My fellow Americans, This week I nominated Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is one of the most qualified people ever to be nominated for this post. He's a graduate of Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford. He's a man of principle. He has an impeccable resume. He's widely respected by everyone...
  • Police probing IT contractors for House Dems over unauthorized computer access

    02/03/2017 9:23:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/3/17 | Chad Pergram
    U.S. Capitol Police are probing the activities of several IT contractors who worked for dozens of House Democrats after they allegedly inappropriately accessed House computers, took congressional computer hardware and made questionable IT-related purchases on behalf of lawmakers. House officials already have revoked the IT and access privileges for the five congressional IT contractors, as police investigate. No arrests have yet been made.
  • Trump Short Circuits Washington [Trump vs the Bureaucratic Beast]

    02/03/2017 2:57:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/3/17 | Matthew Continetti
    "What happened to the honeymoon?" Charles Krauthammer asked last month. The opposition has long granted presidents time to form their administrations, to announce their signature initiatives. Donald Trump's honeymoon lasted all of 10 daysfrom his surprise November 8 election to the rude treatment of his vice president at a performance of Hamilton on November 18. After that, divorce.The same forces that opposed Trump during the Republican primary and general election are trying to break his presidency before it is a month old. At issue is the philosophy of nation-state populism that drove his insurgent campaign. It is so at variance...
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns theres nothing liberals wont boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If youre a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If youre a conservative youve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • Arrests Made Over DC Surveillance Cameras Being Hacked Prior to Trump Inauguration

    02/02/2017 3:48:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/2/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Two people in London have been arrested for hacking and disabling 70% of the DC police CCTV cameras ahead of President Donald Trumps inauguration.Authorities believe that the duo was conducting a test run to attack again on inauguration day. The hack was carried out on January 12, and cameras remained disabled through the 15th when police discovered the cameras were not functioning. Of the 187 security cameras in the district, 123 of them were disabled during the attack.The cameras were disabled by ransomware that had been left on the system. Washington DCs Chief Technology Officer, Archana Vemulapalli, confirmed that the...
  • 6 finalists named for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' replacement

    02/02/2017 3:22:37 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    WAAY-31 ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Travis Leder
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced the six candidates who are still in the running to replace U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' seat. U.S. Congressman, Robert Aderholt. ADECA Director, Jim Byard. Former State Representative, Perry Hooper Jr. Senate President Pro Tem, Del Marsh. Representative Connie Rowe. Attorney General, Luther Strange. Governor Bentley interviewed 20 candidates for the potential vacancy, as Sessions has been tapped by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney General. ... Senator Sessions still has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he becomes Attorney General, which is to be expected. He was approved by...