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  • Senator Has Announced Donald Trump Will Resign Soon Reminds Me Of Comey’s Running Off At The Mouth

    03/22/2017 8:01:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Waking up to a huge amount of news this morning of March 22, 2017, and none of it is good. First we have Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein running off at the mouth saying, “Donald Trump Will Resign Soon.” So, Dianne, want to share with us how you got here? All of you Liberals seem to know everything…I would say you are the ones who started this rhetoric; thus, spreading more fake news…thanks a lot, like we don’t have enough out there. In response to a question about how Trump could be removed from office, the Californian Democrat said: 'We have...
  • Dianne Feinstein accuses Gorsuch of not being 'for the little guy' . . . immediately regrets it

    03/21/2017 1:47:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Robert Laurie
    Step on the rake, Dianne Earlier today, Senator Dianne Feinstein thought she’d play a little game of “gotcha” with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This is a terrible idea. Gorsuch’s performance has, so far, been absolutely stellar. Anyone who thinks they’re going to score a cheap political point during his confirmation hearing is in for a rude awakening. Feinstein decided that a weak cheap-shot could make the idea that Gorsuch isn’t “for the little guy” stick. She was badly mistaken. Gorsuch began to rattle off cases that destroyed her premise, before summing things up thusly:
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger eyeing a run at Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat?

    03/10/2017 2:50:22 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/17 | Robert Laurie
    Your Senate seat, give it to me, now! Thanks to the very bad, low, not-classy, sad ratings during his stint as host of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Arnold Schwarzenegger suddenly finds himself with a lot of free time. He has a handful of movies in the pipeline, but nothing that sounds particularly Earth-shattering in terms of box office potential. So, if the rumors are true, he’s turned his attention back to the political arena.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "There is a Real Danger... the Justice Department could become Politicized"

    03/08/2017 6:34:37 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 72 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-08-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's nominees for Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  During that confirmation hearing, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) uttered what has to be one of the most ridiculous statements in history, given her party's members who have occupied the White House and the Department of Justice.  She said she believed there is a "real danger" that the "Justice Department could become politicized." Before the two nominees, Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand, spoke, Senator Feinstein called for an investigation into the allegations that President Trump is in collusion with Russia, which...
  • California senator Feinstein says Russian hacking altered outcome of the election

    01/15/2017 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday that Russian hacking altered the outcome of the presidential election. “That's what I believe. I've had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort at Russia to spear phish, to hack, to provide disinformation and propaganda wherever it really could,” said Feinstein, who until recently was the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. “It's pretty clear that the hacking was of both political parties but with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and then, if Hillary Clinton were to win, the aim...
  • How the University of California exploited a visa loophole to move tech jobs to India

    01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-6-2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    Using a visa loophole to fire well-paid U.S. information technology workers and replace them with low-paid immigrants from India is despicable enough when it’s done by profit-making companies such as Southern California Edison and Walt Disney Co. But the latest employer to try this stunt sets a new mark in what might be termed “job laundering.” It’s the University of California. Experts in the abuse of so-called H-1B visas say UC is the first public university to send the jobs of American IT staff offshore. That’s not a distinction UC should wear proudly. UC is training software engineers at the...
  • Feinstein in 1999: Bill Clinton 'Gave False or Misleading Testimony'

    10/12/2016 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Seventeen years ago, as a Republican-controlled Senate concluded its impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., expressed her concerns about how future generations would perceive what had happened. Feinstein -- along with every other Senate Democrat and five Republicans -- voted on Feb. 12, 1999 that Clinton was "not guilty" of either of the two Articles of Impeachment the House brought against him. "Clinton acquitted but tarnished forever by impeachment," said an Associated Press headline the next day. "[T]he Senate, with Democrats solidly in his camp, acquitted him on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice,"...
  • The dirty secret about the four Senate gun control bills

    06/20/2016 10:03:14 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In Orlando on Thursday, President Obama again called on Congress to do something about these mass public shootings. But the dirty secret about the four different bills that the Senate will vote on Monday is that everyone knows that none of them would have stopped the Orlando massacre. Indeed, none of the bills would have stopped any of the mass public shootings since at least 2000. Everyone wants to do something to stop these attacks, but the one thing that we know does matter -- ending gun-free zones – are being completely ignored in the legislation. Since at least as...
  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Hot new Democratic gun-grab idea: A new watch list of people who used to be on watch lists

    06/16/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man, when Democrats say they’re done worrying about due process, they don’t mess around. Follow the logic here. Republicans argue that we can’t summarily strip people on a terror watch list of their gun rights because there are too many innocents who land on those lists, often due to simple bureaucratic errors like confusing a law-abiding person with a terror suspect whose name is similar. The GOP plan, from John Cornyn, calls for a temporary three-day hold when someone on a list tries to buy a gun while the government goes to court to try to convince a judge that...
  • Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy

    05/29/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said critics should stop focusing on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email controversy and start concentrating on the issues facing the country. "This goes on and on and on. We're reaching the final stages of a primary," she said on ABC's "This Week" in an interview that aired Sunday. An internal watchdog determined in a report sent to Capitol Hill last week that Clinton and her senior aides didn't comply with the State Department's record-keeping policies. The report said Clinton never requested permission to use her personal server, and it "would not" have been approved, in part,...
  • Feinstein on Clinton's Private Server: She Just Wanted To Talk To Bill and Chelsea: It Is What It Is

    05/29/2016 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends "and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails." "Oh wait a second, I don't believe she was trying to hide anything," Feinstein said. "I've known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and...
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Top Ally of Hillary Clinton Can’t Name a Single Accomplishment

    04/04/2016 9:15:40 AM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Apr 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It may be time for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to retire. She is making her fellow pro-abortion legislators look bad. Even the liberal mainstream media couldn’t give the California Senator a pass earlier this week when she struggled to mention even one accomplishment of her favorite presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. During an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, Feinstein was asked to name one of Clinton’s signature accomplishments during her time in the U.S. Senate, according to the Free Beacon. “Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored,” Feinstein told the newspaper’s editorial board. Feinstein,...
  • Hillary Begs For Democrat Establishment To Save Her From FBI Probe

    03/11/2016 12:23:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    dc whispers ^ | March 11, 2016
    Two of the most powerful members of Congress, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., both longtime Clinton supporters, were among a five-member group who sent a letter accusing the investigation into Mrs. Clinton by the Obama-appointed Inspectors General of being tainted by partisan politics. The letter was particularly strong in condemning State Department inspector general Steve A. Linick of a “fishing expedition.” It should be noted that Mr. Linick’s Washington D.C. career began in great part when he worked under the Bill Clinton administration as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for almost the entirety of the Clinton administration. The...
  • Ethics Complaint to be Filed over Cruz Smear

    12/16/2015 10:05:54 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    Veterns For a Strong America ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | John
    Last night, Becca Glover Watkins, communications director for Chairman Richard Burr of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, engaged in behavior that was unbefitting of her position. During the course of the GOP presidential debate, an unfortunate political smear was lobbed at Senator Ted Cruz by Senator Marco Rubio when Rubio falsely asserted that Senator Cruz had disclosed classified information. This lie was then disseminated by Glover Watkins, utilizing her United States Senate title and her official Twitter account. The fact that Senator Cruz has done nothing improper is underscored by the swift announcement of Senator Burr and...
  • Senate Intel Committee has sudden about-face after looking into whether Ted Cruz revealed classif...

    12/16/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by Isara · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    After the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his staff was looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) referenced classified information during Tuesday night's Republican debate on CNN, the committee issued a statement saying that is not the case.Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the chairman, told reporters on Wednesday that he had asked his staff to explore whether Cruz's comments about the National Security Agency's surveillance program constitute disclosing classified data, The Hill reported."I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told reporters, according to The Hill. "Any time you deal with numbers...
  • Top Democratic senator will seek legislation to 'pierce' through encryption (Feinstein, who else?)

    12/10/2015 7:36:28 PM PST · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    A leading Democratic senator will seek legislation requiring the ability to "pierce" through encryption. The potential bill would allow American law enforcement to read protected communications with a court order. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that she would seek a bill that would give police armed with a warrant based on probable cause the ability “to look into an encrypted Web." "I have concern about a PlayStation that my grandchildren might use," she said, "and a predator getting on the other end, and talking to them, and it's all encrypted. I think there really...
  • Feinstein: ‘Guns On Display Everywhere’ Have People Buying Into ‘Kool-Aid’ of Better Pro

    12/06/2015 9:05:43 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    cnsnews.rom ^ | 12/4/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says, “guns on display everywhere” have created a society “that has kind of bought into the kool-aid that the more guns there are, the better protected you are.”
  • Scarborough: Obama in 'Bubble,' Sees ISIS as Just 'Guys With Guns and Good Social Media'

    11/23/2015 6:38:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a guy "out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine." President Obama sees ISIS as Willy's bad mirror image, dismissing the terror group as guys with "conventional weapons and good social media." On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough blasted Obama's dangerous insouciance, calling it "staggering to our allies. It is staggering to people like Frank Bruni, a liberal columnist. It is staggering to Diane Feinstein, liberal Democrats. It is staggering to the world. The president's in a bubble by himself, saying that these are just bad guys with guns...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • Feinstein: "Clear" that Obama's ISIS strategy is "insufficient"

    11/16/2015 5:14:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee actually said this in a released statement on Saturday, but Barack Obama doubling down on failure today makes it especially noteworthy now. No one expects John McCain and Lindsey Graham to have anything but criticism over Obama’s ISIS strategy so far, but when it comes from Obama’s own party leadership, it’s a different story. The Hill’s Kristina Wong reports on Dianne Feinstein’s critique in the wake of Obama’s remarks today: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, joined Republicans in saying the U.S. needed to do more.“It...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Cruz blocked again on renaming street for Chinese dissident

    10/22/2015 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats on Thursday for a second time blocked a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington for a Chinese dissident. Cruz, who is running for president, tried to get unanimous consent to pass a resolution that would name the street in front of the embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" after Liu Xiaobo, a human rights activist currently imprisoned in China. It would also change the embassy's address to "1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza." "Standing together with a wrongfully imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, we should say to the wrongfully imprisoned dissidents...
  • Ted Cruz’s amazing ability to piss off the Marxist Media

    10/17/2015 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | October 17, 2015 | Will Stauff
    There’s no question that Ted Cruz is the best candidate in the field to defeat the media. When I first heard about Ted Cruz it was Senator Cruz giving Diane Frankenstien’s bride a civics lesson on the constitution.BLOWOUT! Ted Cruz vs. Dianne Feinstein (video) The biggest take away from that exchange was that Tyrant Feinstein wasn’t going to be schooled on the constitution by Ted Cruz and the mask came off and the ugly inner commie came out and lashed out at Senator Cruz. She was so mad that she let the cat out of the bag and told...
  • Kate's Parents Strike Back

    09/06/2015 5:49:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We're here not only for Kate, to keep her memory alive, but to have something done," a shellshocked James Steinle pronounced at a Tuesday news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. On July 1, Steinle, his daughter, Kate, and a friend were taking an evening stroll on Pier 14. Kate Steinle, 32, took a selfie. Moments later, a bullet pierced her aorta. She died in a hospital. The San Francisco district attorney charged an immigrant who was here illegally and who had seven felony convictions and five prior deportations with first-degree murder. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who was...
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • Sen. Feinstein, Your Point Is?

    08/20/2015 8:14:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Recently California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in an apparent attempt to defend Hillary Clinton over the ongoing scandal involving her private e-mail and her mishandling of highly classified information, has suggested that the former secretary of state “did not send” any of the classified e-mails that were found on her private server. I presume that the California senator is trying to make some kind of point that if Hillary Clinton only ‘received’ classified e-mails, then she’s guilt-free. While I can appreciate the Democratic senator’s loyalty, and trying her best to put a good face on Hillary’s troubles, I have but...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' accuses S.F. (San Francisco) mayor of bribery

    08/07/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by fifedom · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/15 | Lee Romney
    In a court filing Tuesday, Chow’s legal team alleged that this time around, he was being “selectively prosecuted” by federal authorities ... FBI reports and wiretap evidence that suggest San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others participated in public corruption schemes but were spared prosecution “due to their political affiliations.”
  • Whip count: Where the Senate stands on the Iran deal (Menendez is only Dem leaning no so far)

    07/14/2015 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14 at 4:55 PM | Amber Phillips
    Current state of play Yes or leaning yes (34 needed to uphold veto, keep the deal): 24 No or leaning no (67 needed to override veto, kill the deal): 48 Unknown/unclear: 28 And now, the 100 senators ... Yes (1) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Clearly leaning yes, reserving final judgment (12) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Leaning...
  • Immigration and the Laws of Politics

    07/09/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Hank Adler
    Dictionary.com defines shallowness as: lacking depth, superficial. San Francisco has had an alleged murder by an individual living in the United States illegally despite having committed five felonies. The alleged murderer had been released by San Francisco authorities rather than turning him over to ICE. Enter the politicians. San Francisco is dealing with the tragedy of an alleged murder of an innocent where the alleged murderer was in the United States illegally. This individual had been convicted of five felonies in the United States and was recently released into the general public by San Francisco authorities because, well, apparently just...
  • CA Senator Diane Feinstein: Why I Oppose National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    07/03/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    TTAG reader MK contacted U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to ask her support for national concealed carry reciprocity. (I know, right?) The email he received from the California Democrat – who never met a gun control law she didn’t like – was less than enthusiastic . . .
  • FBI seeks vandals who cut Bay Area fiber-optic cables

    06/17/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/16/15 | Henry K. Lee
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying people who have severed underground fiber-optic cables throughout the Bay Area. Over the past year, vandals have used tools to intentionally cut the cables in Berkeley, Fremont, Alamo, Walnut Creek and San Jose in 10 separate incidents, most of which happened in the middle of the night, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich. The cost of the damage was not discosed. The FBI is coordinating the investigation, which involves several local law enforcement agencies, Wuthrich said. The cases are not related to a mysterious rifle attack on a Pacific Gas...
  • Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy

    06/16/2015 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2015 5:13 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending. The Senate overwhelmingly voted 78 to 21 to approve an amendment that bolsters current law and makes the U.S. Army Field Manual on interrogations the standard for all interrogations conducted by the U.S. government. It also gives the International Committee of the Red Cross access to every detainee held by the U.S. The vote comes just months after the Senate intelligence committee...
  • Cruz, Paul push for ban on indefinite detention of US citizens

    06/15/2015 1:07:00 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2015, 02:38 pm | Jordain Carney
    Two 2016 presidential competitors have joined forces to get a ban on the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens included in an annual defense policy bill. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), both of whom are running for president, have joined up with other senators to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently before the Senate, that would ban indefinite detention of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, without being charged or given a trial, unless authorized by Congress.Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) also put their names on the...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Condi Isn't Running: Get Over It

    05/28/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of my ongoing political passions is the California US Senate race. For the greater part of my life, I have lived in a state languishing under two of the more liberal and/or worst US Senators in modern history. Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator by a few months, won her latest reelection by 30 points. She had deftly refused to debate her last opponent, arrogantly confiding to one reporter: “I’m running my own campaign.” Feinstein is barely tolerable compared to her ultra-liberal, retiring counterpart. Junior US Senator Barbara Boxer, a progressive figurehead, claimed that a “baby is a baby when...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Waterboarding Worked (It Should Have Never Been Stopped)

    05/17/2015 6:09:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Dianne Feinstein of California arguably used to be the CIA's best friend on the Democratic side of the Senate. I think it's fair to say that San Francisco voters were not enthusiastic about her pro-intelligence posture during the George W. Bush presidency. One thing DiFi has going for her, though, is that it's hard even for critics to not crack a smile at her famously idiosyncratic stubborn streak. She's old-school. She makes up her mind and digs in deep. And then something else sticks in her craw. As Senate Select Committee on Intelligence chairwoman during President Barack Obama's first six...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | wordpress.com Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural “kitchen table” operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahl’s release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This week’s [the week of Bergdahl’s release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • Feinstein: Netanyahu should ‘contain himself’

    04/05/2015 4:05:34 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | 04-05-2015
    “I wish that he would contain himself, because he has put out no real alternative,” Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) took direct aim at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday for his attempt to derail a long-awaited international nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • Dianne Feinstein says the Anarchist’s Cookbook should be “removed from the Internet”

    04/02/2015 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM | Christopher Ingraham
    Two women were arrested in New York today for allegedly planning an ISIS-inspired plot to use “weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,” according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said the following:I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.The Anarchist’s Cookbook is a...
  • Jerry Brown: I'd Run for President If I Were 10 Years Younger

    03/22/2015 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    California governor Jerry Brown said, "Yes, I would" run for president if I were ten years younger. He made the remarks this morning to NBC: Video at source
  • Dianne Feinstein's husband wins near-billion dollar California 'high speed rail' contract

    03/20/2015 6:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    To the surprise of absolutely no one familiar with the ways of Corruptifornia, the one-party state completely in the hands of the Democrats, a consortium whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein, was awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of the so-called high-speed rail line to link San Francisco and Los Angeles. Those paying attention to the project call it the “half-fast” rail line because it will share trackage with  conventional commuter rail trains in the sprawling Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, lowering its average speed...
  • Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

    03/14/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told potential candidates at the recent Iowa Agricultural Summit in Des Moines. “Don’t mess with the RFS,” Republican Governor Terry Branstad warned, referring to Renewable Fuel Standards that require refiners to blend increasing amounts of ethanol into gasoline. “It is the Holy Grail, and I will defend it,” said Rep. Steve King, another Iowa Republican. It is vital for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing dangerous climate change...
  • Report: Hillary to Hold Tuesday News Conference to Address Email Scandal (First in Two Years)

    03/10/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/10/2015 | Breitbart News
    Hillary Clinton will reportedly hold a Tuesday afternoon news conference to address her private email scandal, according to NBC News. Clinton is scheduled to speak at a United Nations event on women’s rights earlier in the day. Clinton reportedly did not even want to address the controversy until after she announced her presidential run, but she reportedly changed her mind after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged her to “come out and state exactly what the situation is” on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”