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  • Madigan's Leadership Becomes Democratic Primary Litmus Test Amid Harassment Complaints

    02/20/2018 8:02:52 PM PST · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rick Pearson
    Speaker Michael Madigan’s undisputed political power came under attack Tuesday amid new criticism over his handling of harassment complaints as the March Democratic primary increasingly turns into a referendum on his leadership. Madigan faced increasing calls for him to step down from the state Democratic chairman post he has held for two decades, as well as demands for an independent investigation of complaints that have led him to shed two top loyal political lieutenants in a week. The misconduct scandal comes as the long-serving speaker and his private interests as a property tax appeals lawyer already had been a focal...
  • Julian Assange trolls Hillary on Twitter

    02/19/2018 5:10:33 PM PST · by MNDude · 27 replies
    @HillaryClinton Happy birthday to this future president.
  • Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

    02/19/2018 4:16:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2018
    The battle between Senate Democrats and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over the “blue-slip rule” escalated this week, after another one of President Trump’s judicial nominees advanced without the approval of both of their home-state senators The blue-slip rule — which Democrats describe as a long-running Senate tradition Grassley has taken to ignore — has become a flashpoint for members on the Judiciary Committee. The committee has been tasked with considering the slew of nominees from the Trump administration, many of which have been controversial. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s top Democrat, said that Grassley’s decision to...
  • Well, It's Happened: The Trump Tax Bill Is Becoming More Popular And Democrats Are Scrambling

    02/19/2018 1:00:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s happened. We saw this coming. In fact, unlike Obamacare, it was almost guaranteed to happen: the GOP bill is becoming more popular . It’s now split 44/44 percent supporting and opposing the legislation. That’s a 21-point jump from December when it was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. The polling was dismal on the bill then, but Republicans held firm and passed it via reconciliation. Not a single Democrat voted for the bill; a bill that provides middle and working class tax relief. It was even asked back then: what will Democrats do when his tax...
  • The California Paradox: if Immigration Creates Wealth, Why is California Poor?

    02/19/2018 10:41:32 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 98 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | February 12, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    How Immigration Turned California into America’s Poverty Capital California is a land of untold opulence and splendor. Hollywood’s glitter dazzles the gawking masses, while the world’s most profitable companies, Google, Apple, and Facebook, funnel cash into the Golden State from every corner of the earth. It is the apotheosis of decadence. And yet California is also desperately poor. One-in-five Californians live in poverty, the State’s income inequality is worse than Mexico’s, and untold thousands live on the streets. It is dystopia. How can so much wealth and poverty coexist? This is the California Paradox. It was not always this way....
  • Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rife to Broward Co. Sheriff.

    02/19/2018 7:19:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 143 replies
    WISN ^ | 2/19/2018 | Ben Hutchinson
    Something needs to change,' says Milwaukee native who turned in rifle to authorities A Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rifle into the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Ben Dickmann grew up in Milwaukee, but moved to south Florida years ago. He shared a Facebook post of a sheriff's deputy taking possession of his AR-FiveSeven, which is similar to the AR-15 that was used in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dickmann said only law enforcement should have guns that powerful. "Something needs to change, and it needs to change now," Dickmann said. "People have been...
  • Like Father Like Son: Alexander Soros Donates $650K To Democratic Committees And Campaigns

    02/19/2018 6:06:33 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-19-2018 | Rick Moran
    When Democrats talk about evil "Republican billionaires" like Sheldon Adelson and the dreaded Koch Brothers, it's always in apocalyptic terms. They are trying to "buy" elections and hide their influence with "dark money" schemes. Somehow, Democrats never get around to mentioning their own billionaires and the massive amounts of money contributed to Democratic causes by the likes of Tom Steyer, Mark Cuban, and J.B. Pritzker, who is running for governor of Illinois. And, of course, George Soros. Soros's reach is international. He has a huge network of international do-gooder organizations that promote his pet causes. And he is a reliable,...
  • Dem Senator Warns Mueller Against Issuing Russia Report Near Midterms

    02/18/2018 8:15:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 19th, 2018
    Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) on Sunday warned special counsel Robert Mueller against issuing a report on his findings in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election near the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. "I don't think we'll know anywhere near the full story until [Mueller] issues his report," Casey said. "But once you get into the summer, and you get close to the election, I think it's a mistake for him to release it late. I think you should wait until after [the election]" Casey said.
  • Jill Stein Downplays Russian Meddling: Media and DNC Interfered in 2016 Election Too

    02/18/2018 2:12:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Days after the Russian indictments were handed down, Jill Stein appeared on MSNBC today to downplay Russian interference by pointing to American interference in the election. She told Alex Witt the idea there was this big Russian attempt to back her campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton is absurd, saying, “This doesn’t pass the laugh test.” She continued on to say there was “other kinds of interference,” like all the airtime the media gave Trump in 2016: “Yes, there was Russian interference, but remember, there was very compelling interference going on by way of media, by way of the DNC––did the...
  • Dems & Pubs Battle Over Food Stamps [semi-satire]

    02/18/2018 10:55:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In a proposal dubbed “America’s Harvest Box,” President Trump’s new budget calls for replacing half of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) vouchers with actual food for 80% of the program’s recipients. The “box” would contain allotments of shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables. Democrats were quick to attack the plan. Michigan Sen Debbie Stabenow, the ranking Democrat on the agriculture committee, labeled it “not a serious proposal.” Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass) called it “a cruel joke. It unfairly limits the choices of those dependent on the government for their living....
  • Oprah Says She Won't Run for President [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 9:32:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Daytime TV personality Oprah Winfrey's assertion that she will not run for president in 2020 "because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kinda tell me? And I haven't heard that. I had a lot of wealthy men calling, telling me that they would run my campaign and raise $1 billion for me, but it's just not in my spirit." Joy Behar, a panelist on ABC's The View talk show, called Oprah's remarks "insane. It's the kind of thing we'd expect to come out of Vice-President Pence's mouth. What can she be thinking putting the imaginary words of...
  • Liberal Alan Dershowitz: The Hard Left is a Bigger Threat to America

    02/16/2018 2:52:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 2/15/2018 | JOHN PORTER
    It’s always amusing to see which traditional liberals have been pushed too far by leftists. Not that this is the first time Alan Dershowitz has strayed (see Alan Dershowitz Throws Down on Idiots Who Blame Terrorism on Poverty… and WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Face-Stomps Obama Over Anti-Israel Resolution). It is, however, the most blunt he’s been about it. I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past. They have no resonance on university campuses today. But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are...
  • Vanity - Democrats call for more Gun Control..."HOGWASH"

    02/16/2018 8:42:57 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Two words define the school shootings in a New York Minute....Mental Illness & USA, Culture. Examples, Kathy Griffin, in full, unabated, glee, holding the dripping blood head of beheaded, POTUS, Donald J. Trump, Robert DeNiro in trimuph & glory shouting out loud, I'll punch POTUS, Donald J. Trump in his mouth, Joy Behar mocking God, openly and defining our VP, Mike Pence as a religious nutcase. The FBI having scores of criminal, FBI Executives trying to destroy our POTUS, doing the bidding of "Hate America" "criminals", Obama, Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman "Broward County" Schultz, while they (the FBI) cannot...
  • Dem Rep Predicts Pelosi Will Not Be Party Leader in 2019

    02/15/2018 4:14:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/2018 | Conor Beck
    Democratic opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has been increasing both in public and behind the scenes in recent months, and now even some of the minority leader's supporters predict she will soon step aside. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell (N.J.) told the Atlantic he expects Pelosi to step down from leadership next year, no matter who wins the House. "She would love nothing more than to win, and then she’ll get out," Pascrell said. A number of Democratic lawmakers and insiders spoke to the Atlantic both on and off the record about the desire among some Democrats...
  • Make America Into Russia

    02/15/2018 2:55:10 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 14 replies
    https://sultanknish.blogspot.com ^ | Monday, February 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 12, 2018 Make America Into Russia Posted by Daniel Greenfield 6 Comments The Democrats have a bold plan for fighting Russia. Accuse Republicans of treason, eavesdrop on their conversations and send them to jail. Overturn the outcome of a free election because that it had been tampered with by “foreign interests.” Demand that tech companies censor dissenting media outlets spreading “fake news” to protect “democracy”. Good work, comrades. The bold plan is to fight Russia by… becoming Russia. State surveillance, endless investigations and locking up political opponents under the guise of fighting foreign influences is how Vladimir Putin...
  • Florida’s High School Spree-Killing - as Democrat Fundraising Opportunity

    02/15/2018 5:15:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-15-18 | Matthew Vadum
    Another tragedy the Left won’t let go to waste After a disturbed former student shot and killed at least 17 people yesterday afternoon at a Miami-area high school, the gun-grabbing Left demanded even more regulation of firearms, which, despite constitutional protections, are already the most heavily regulated consumer good in America. President Trump expressed sympathy for the victims. “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” Trump tweeted. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) described the attack as “absolutely pure...
  • Obama & Rice Asked Brits to Spy on Trump

    02/14/2018 6:48:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 95 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 14, 2018 | The Still Report
    Synopsis: This is certainly one of THE most important stories I've ever done. Within the last hour we received what appears to be an official British TOP SECRET signals intelligence document dated Nov. 17, 2016, showing that President Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice were the ones who first requested electronic spying on the candidate Donald Trump, just 7 days after Trump won the Republican nomination in late August, 2016. The secret document, which has no redactions, was sent by Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ, to Boris Johnson, the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth...
  • Democrats Expecting To Roll Over Republicans In 2018 Need To Look At These Numbers

    02/14/2018 4:00:47 PM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    According to a fresh-from-the-oven Politico-Morning Consult poll, the Republicans already overtook Democrats heading into midterms on a generic congressional ballot. This marks a premiere for the GOP , being the first time since April last year when more voters (39 percent respectively) prefer a GOP candidate, vs 38 percent opting for a Democrat. It’s interesting that almost one in four American voters is still undecided, 23 percent to be precise, and that means that Politico’s poll comes with a relatively high degree of uncertainty, even if the poll claims a margin error of plus/minus 2 percentage points.
  • Ron Kind (D-WI) primary challenger arrested in La Crosse as a fugitive

    02/14/2018 6:35:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 31 replies
    WQOW 13 ^ | 2/13/18
    La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - A woman who recently announced her primary campaign against Congressional Representative Ron Kind is now in custody of the NYPD on grand larceny charges. Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was arrested on February 12 by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department at 400 La Crosse Street. That arrest followed a call to the DA's office from the NYPD saying that Germanotta was wanted for grand larceny in the third degree. There is currently no word yet on the context of that charge. According to the NYPD warrant, her charge (155.35(1) et al) deals with theft of...
  • Here’s what the letter sent with powder to Trump Jr. said

    02/13/2018 10:28:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 119 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | 11:38am | Tina Moore
    “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve,” according to law enforcement sources Tuesday.[snip] The substance turned out to be cornstarch.