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  • Capitol Police Arrested Male Dem Operative For Assaulting Female Trump Admin Official

    03/16/2018 12:58:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a male Democratic operative for assaulting a female Interior Department communications official following a House budget hearing Thursday. The assault happened after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke finished testifying on the department’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The suspect identified himself as a reporter with American Bridge and pushed a female Interior Department communications official to the floor, chasing after Zinke, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. Interior communications director Laura Rigas was “greatly alarmed and extremely irate that a female senior member of my DOI Communications team was physically assaulted...
  • Democratic activist charged with assaulting Zinke staffer

    03/19/2018 6:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    An operative for a political committee that supports Democrats has been charged with assault following a confrontation with a staffer for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outside a congressional hearing. Capitol Police charged Wilfred M. Stark, 49, of Falls Church, Virginia, with simple assault following a confrontation with Heather Swift, a spokeswoman for Zinke. Stark works for American Bridge 21st Century, a group that supports Democratic candidates. According to a police report, Stark approached Zinke after a House hearing Thursday and started yelling at him. Zinke continued walking out of the hearing room at the Longworth House Office Building and Stark...
  • D.C. councilman apologizes for anti-Semitic comments [Democrat blames Jews for the snow]

    03/19/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    DCW50 ^ | 3/18/18 | T Layne
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. councilman issued an apology Sunday night for making anti-Semitic comments. Ward 8 council member Trayvon White Sr. posted a video to Facebook Friday morning when it was snowing in D.C. and talked about an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
  • DC moms on a mission set to host students, chaperones with March for Our Lives Lodging

    03/19/2018 2:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | V Sanchez
    ....a group of Washington mothers organized more than a thousand local families to host students...Organizers of the March 24 demonstration estimate a crowd of 500,000... ... a group of moms decided to create March For Our Lives Lodging. “It’s not a red or a blue cause. This is all about protecting our kids and protecting each other,” she said...
  • Gowdy to Trump’s lawyer: If you have an innocent client, act like it

    03/18/2018 10:44:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday criticized President Trump’s attorney for calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
  • D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’

    03/18/2018 5:33:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he...
  • 'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans

    03/18/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 126 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain some comments she made in India that had drawn criticism from Democrats and the Trump White House 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,' Clinton said in the post The ex-nominee said she wasn't trying to attack red states when she talked about how areas that went for Trump weren't as economically advantage She stood her ground - while noting...
  • Obama Increases SES Performance Award Spending Cap

    03/18/2018 4:43:55 PM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 12-15-2015 | Charles S. Clark
    Okay this is from Dec. 15, 2015 but it sure is relevant. President Obama on Tuesday signed a long-awaited executive order on strengthening the Senior Executive Service that streamlines recruiting and hiring while raising the aggregate spending cap on executive performance awards from the current 4.8 percent cap to 7.5 percent.**snip**The impetus for the hike, the order said, is to “retain and reward more top performers” among SES and senior level/scientific or professional employees. “The heads of agencies with SES positions that supervise General Schedule employees will implement policies for initial pay setting and pay adjustments, as appropriate, for career...
  • Donald Trump’s Rivals Lash Out Over “Cowardly” Firing of Deputy FBI Chief

    03/18/2018 6:47:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 03-17-2018 | Nathalie Baptiste
    Democrats are laying into Donald Trump after he had Attorney General Jeff Sessions fire deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe late Friday night, only days before McCabe was set to retire with full benefits. While Trump considered it a victory, leaders on the other side of the aisle had harsh words for the president. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who is on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump would be fired soon.
  • Kellyanne Conway to Hillary Clinton: ‘Stop pretending you’re a feminist’

    03/16/2018 4:56:07 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway laughed off Hillary Clinton’s comments that white married women felt pressured by the men in their lives to vote for President Trump. “She basically is again insulting half of the country,” Conway told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. “Let me tell you something, lady, the idea that I or other women like me have to ask our husbands how to vote, it’s really a joke.” Conway then told Clinton to stop acting like she’s an advocate for women. “Stop pretending you’re a feminist, you’re for equality, you’re for fairness to women, and then running around...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

    03/12/2018 11:25:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/12/2018 | By JIM RUTENBERG
    The pornographic film actress who says she had an affair with President Trump offered on Monday to return $130,000 she received from Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer in 2016 for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship. In exchange, the actress, Stephanie Clifford, seeks an end to her deal to keep quiet about what she says was an affair with Mr. Trump that started in 2006 and lasted for several months. In the letter, which was sent to Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, early Monday, Ms. Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, wrote that Ms. Clifford would wire the money into an...
  • Report said to fault FBI’s former No. 2 for misleading inspector general

    03/02/2018 6:02:03 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1 at 10:54 PM | By Matt Zapotosky and Karoun Demirjian
    Those probing the matter believe that McCabe, who stepped down in January, misled them when they initially inquired about the subject, though one person familiar with the forthcoming report said McCabe disputes that he intentionally misled investigators.
  • New evidence the Stormy Daniels payment may have violated election law

    03/12/2018 12:54:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 80 replies
    One short, newly revealed email from a Manhattan banker just made it much more likely that the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election violated federal law. NBC News on Friday reported that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime ally and attorney, had used a Trump Organization email address as he worked to secure the payment to Daniels. Daniels alleges the money was paid to keep her from telling the media about a sexual relationship she had with Trump; Cohen and Trump continue to deny that relationship. NBC received a copy of an email from banker...
  • Vanity - Sessions...Fire Andrew McCabe today!!!

    03/16/2018 4:23:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    As plain as the nose on your face, anyone with half a functioning brain, common sense and fair objectivity, knows in their heart & soul, that AG, Jeff Sessions, absolutely needs to do two things today. First fire Andrew McCabe (FBI) and, more importantly appoint a "special investigator" independent of the FBI to investigate "The Clinton Criminal Capers" (all of them). Here is the list, of offenders, criminals, traitors to our great nation Republic. Without much ado, IMHO, they all belong in prison for what they have done to destroy these United States of America. All of them are as...
  • Why Won't Barack Obama Go Away?

    03/15/2018 4:22:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rich Logis
    Why do those who criticize Donald Trump for not being a "traditional" president fawn over President Obama not being a "traditional" post-presidential citizen? I would say Michelle and Barack Obama are back in the news, but they've never left the news since the 22nd Amendment mercifully exiled them from the Oval Office last year. When President Clinton took the oath of office in 1992, President George H.W. Bush went away. When President George W. Bush assumed power in 2000, President Clinton went away (until the prospect of being the first gentleman came a-knockin'). When President Obama placed his hand on...
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • FBI Interviewed Uranium One Informant in Clinton Foundation Investigation

    03/14/2018 6:30:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 3/13/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    William D. Campbell fights back against The Hill and Democratic accusations Informant William D. Campbell was recently interviewed by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas field office former FBI informant who spent more than six years undercover gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market was recently interviewed by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas field office as part of an ongoing bureau investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to Victoria Toensing, the attorney representing the informant. Toensing disclosed the information in a letter asking for a retraction to The Hill’s article published Thursday, which was based...
  • Just stop, Hillary. Please.

    03/13/2018 9:41:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Kathleen Parker
    Just stop, Hillary. Please. By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer March 13 at 7:52 PM She can’t let go. She can’t stop talking about what happened. She wrote an entire book about it. Now she’s telling people in other countries about why she should have won. In India last weekend, she told an audience that she won in all the smart, cool places — and then hit a pandering low that puts a catalogue of others to shame. Hillary Clinton just can’t quit herself. Not then. Not now. In case you missed it, she won the popular vote by nearly 3...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...