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  • Ratcliffe, Gowdy join list of potential attorney general picks

    11/12/2018 11:00:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Julia Ainsley | By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Julia Ainsley
    Congressmen, confidantes and TV commentators are among those being considered by the White House. WASHINGTON — Two members of congress, a cabinet official, a presidential confidant and a frequent guest on Fox News are among those being considered by President Donald Trump to be the next attorney general, multiple sources tell NBC News. One of those, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was a close adviser to the president in his 2016 presidential campaign. He has been largely sidelined by the administration since then but resurfaced at the White House on Thursday for what White House officials said was for...
  • If the midterms were a referendum, Trump won

    11/11/2018 3:51:10 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 29 replies
    wapos ^ | November 9, 2018 | Musa al-Gharbi
    After flipping dozens of seats in the midterm elections, Democrats are set to take control of the House of Representatives. Many pundits and analysts have attempted to frame the results as a referendum on President Trump. Among these, there seems to be a consensus that the president has somehow been “repudiated.” Not so fast.
  • It’s Not Quite Kristallnacht, but It’s Not The Fourth of July Either

    11/11/2018 1:00:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Just days before the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis burned synagogues, looted Jewish homes and shops, and rounded up Jewish families for concentration camps, Tucker Carlson’s home was surrounded by Antifa thugs who pounded on his door (cracking it), terrifying his wife, uttered threats against him and his family and painted an anarchist symbol on his driveway while the DC police did nothing to these modern-day brownshirts. This is not the first time they have engaged in violence and threats in my city, and not the first time there have been no legal consequences for their lawless, threatening behavior....
  • Antifa Protestor Who Helped Storm Tucker Carlson's House Provides Details In New OpEd

    11/11/2018 9:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/10/2018 | Beth Baumann
    After the Antifa group "Smash Racism DC" showed up outside the home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, one of the participants decided to give us their side of the story. Here's Alan Pyke's first-hand account of took place, which was originally written for ThinkProgress (emphasis mine): oped at link What this guy is saying is that the protestors who showed up outside of Carlson's home were "peaceful." If that was the case then they wouldn't show up at night, when Carlson was set to do his show and some wouldn't deface private property. If they were trying...
  • Now Washington Post questions SPLC's credibility

    11/09/2018 9:02:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09 NOV 2018 | Art Moore
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has become the go-to “expert” on “hate groups” for establishment media and companies such as Amazon, but when a Washington Post Magazine reporter was commissioned to produce an in-depth feature on the organization, he came away with a least some doubt about SPLC’s credibility as an arbiter of “hate.” The reporter, David Montgomery, clearly is an admirer of SPLC, but his article was titled “The State of Hate: Researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center have set themselves up as the ultimate judges of hate in America. But are they judging fairly?” The Post writer...
  • Police launch investigation after Antifa activists descend on Fox host Tucker Carlson's home

    11/08/2018 9:34:59 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 86 replies
    CNN Business ^ | November 8, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    Police were called to the Washington, D.C. home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night when a group of protesters showed up and shouted threats. Smash Racism D.C., which calls itself an "anti-fascist," or Antifa, group, claimed responsibility for the protest on social media. It has previously targeted Ted Cruz, Kirstjen Nielsen, and other right-wing figures.
  • Pro-Abortion Professor Who Said Republican Men Should Be Castrated Calls Fox News “Terrorists”

    11/08/2018 5:31:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 11.07.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Georgetown University professor who wished for violence against white Republican men went after conservatives again last week on Twitter.C. Christine Fair, who is on administrative leave after the first violent tweet, called Fox News employees “terrorists” on Oct. 28, according to the Washington Free Beacon.“When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace for an intimate dinner with the president,” Fair wrote on Twitter. “Thanks Fox News Terrorists!” When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace...
  • Tucker Carlson’s Terrified Wife Locked Herself In A Room After Antifa Mob Broke The Front Door

    11/08/2018 8:54:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 210 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2018 | Allahpundit
    A harrowing follow-up to John’s post last night about the near-invasion of Carlson’s home by deranged “anti-fascists.” Because if there’s anything that signals deep moral objection to fascism, it’s kicking in a political enemy’s door to terrorize his family.
  • Jim Acosta loses White House credentials, gives 'hard pass' to Secret Service

    11/07/2018 5:24:03 PM PST · by FrankLea · 125 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 11/7/2018 | Frank
    CNN's Jim Acosta just lost his hard pass White House credentials. This is after today's incident in which he would not allow a female White House aide to take the microphone from him when President Trump was done speaking to Acosta. He had to give his hard pass to a Secret Service officer. Acosta's message said "The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up)" Source contains video of Jim Acosta giving credentials...
  • Did a Twitter User Scam MAGA Fans Out of Thousands of Dollars?

    11/07/2018 3:16:48 PM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 5, 2018 | Brian Feldman
    There are few things the MAGA crowd loves more than a black Republican. The meteoric rise of Candace Owens and the embrace of Kanye West, despite his Hollywood A-list status, are symptomatic of a group desperate to prove it isn’t racist. Over the past few months, the conservative sections of social media have become fixated on the #WalkAway campaign, urging Democrats and minorities to take off their blinders and join the Republican party. Late last month, it seemed that the Republican party had added a black college student named Quran to its ranks. She tweeted, “I will not hide any...
  • America, Did You Forget About The Created “Fake News” Legalization from 2016 Which is Being

    11/05/2018 7:40:37 AM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 2, 2018 | Bradlee Dean
    FULL TITLE: America, Did You Forget About The Created “Fake News” Legalization from 2016 Which is Being Played Out Today? Look to who released the “fake news blacklist.” It was the Washington Post. Who then fueled the fire? The same media that 94% of Americans say they do not believe in, and rightly so. They want to knock everyone over by force while they are left standing. Who then gains from all of this? “For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at...
  • D.C. Leftists Vie for Endorsement Of Anti-Semite

    11/05/2018 6:09:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 4, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Remember Trayon White? He’s the Washington D.C. city council member — a Democrat — who claimed that Jewish financiers control the climate. In his view, a mild snowfall in the District was an instance of “climate control” by the Rothschilds who “create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities.” White also opined that the Rothschilds control the World Bank and the federal government. There might have been a time when such rabid anti-Semitism would render White political poison. If so, that time has passed, at least among left-liberals. Far from steering clear of this anti-Semite, two left-liberal...
  • Senate Report Reveals Christine Blasey Ford Had an Encounter Similar to Her Kavanaugh Claim

    11/05/2018 3:20:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    A Senate Judiciary Committee report released Saturday revealed that committee investigators interviewed a man who described a sexual encounter with Christine Blasey Ford that shared similarities to the one she claimed she had with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh. According to the report, a man — whose name is redacted — told committee investigators in an interview on September 26, 2018, that when he was a 19-year-old college student, he had visited D.C. over spring break and kissed a girl he believes was Christine Blasey Ford. According to the report: He said that the kiss happened in the bedroom of a...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • Dems are confident about House despite painful 2016 memories (Barf Alert!)

    11/04/2018 6:50:39 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | November 4, 2018 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats' growing confidence heading into Election Day bears echoes of 2016, leaving some liberals fretting that party leaders took no lessons from their drubbing that year - and are now measuring the drapes before the Speaker's office is secured. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made her boldest forecast of the year on Tuesday, vowing the Democrats will seize the lower chamber in the Nov. 6 elections - a shift from earlier sentiments that such a concrete prediction was premature. "What now I'm saying is, 'We will win,'" Pelosi said on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The bullish message...
  • Washington, DC, Dould Let 16 Year Olds Vote for President

    11/02/2018 10:45:21 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/2/18 | AP
    The Washington, D.C., City Council is preparing to vote on a bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal. WTOP-FM reports the bill won 3-0 approval in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee Thursday and will get a final vote before the full council this month. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens 18 and older the right to vote, but scholars have said it doesn't prevent a state, or in this case, the nation's capital, from setting a lower age. Council member Charles Allen says his bill will "enfranchise the...
  • Almost $600,000 Raised for Justice Kavanaugh Will Help Catholic Youth Programs

    11/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Penny Starr
    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is declining to accept the more than half a million dollars raised in a Go Fund Me campaign during his bruising confirmation hearings, citing ethical concerns. But the North Carolina man who started the effort said the money would go to three Catholic youth programs that Kavanaugh has supported in the past. John Hawkins updated the GoFundMe page to reflect Kavanaugh’s decision and to inform those who donated that they could have their money returned if they did not want to support the charities:
  • Opinion: Two new studies show why Trump's hate and lies are failing

    10/31/2018 2:07:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2018 | by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post
    The closing campaign strategy of President Donald Trump and Republicans is often depicted as mainly an effort to galvanize the GOP's blue-collar white base through fear-mongering about immigrants and incitement of racial-cultural tensions around imagery of angry Democratic mobs and protesting African American athletes. But there's a second piece to the strategy that's also crucial: Trump and Republicans want college-educated white voters, particularly suburban women, to ignore all that unpleasant racial and cultural demagoguery entirely - and focus only on the economy. It is widely observed that Democrats are favored to take back the House because of a backlash against...
  • Pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: ‘This is not the America I know and love’

    10/29/2018 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Skywise · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/18 08:59 PM EDT | Morgan Gstalter
    Retired airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed the famous "miracle on the Hudson," said Monday that “this is not the America I know and love” in a message encouraging voter participation ahead of the midterm elections. Sullenberger wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post that he “witnessed the best in people” on Jan. 15, 2009, when he led 154 people to safety by making an emergency landing on the Hudson River after a malfunction. ADVERTISEMENT "To navigate complex challenges, all leaders must take responsibility and have a moral compass grounded in competence, integrity and concern for the greater good,"...
  • Gab, free speech social network, has been shut down by its host

    10/27/2018 8:11:22 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 324 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 May 2018 | Gab
    Breaking: @joyent, Gab’s new hosting provider, has just pulled our hosting service. They have given us until 9am on Monday to find a solution. Gab will likely be down for weeks because of this. Working on solutions. We will never give up on defending free speech for all people.