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  • Supreme Court punts, denies Trump immunity but blocks House Dems from tax docs

    07/09/2020 7:52:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-9-2020 | Tyler Olson
    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Trump is not immune from a subpoena over his financial and tax records to Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., -- and declined in a separate case to issue a definitive ruling on whether congressional committees can have access to Trump's financial records, throwing both issues back to lower courts. Vance had subpoenaed Trump's records as part of a criminal investigation into potential wrongdoing by the president and his organization. Multiple House committees had subpoenaed Trump's records ostensibly as part of an effort at oversight and to inform potential legislation. "President...
  • How Did Everyone Miss This Obvious Hillary-Epstein Connection? (FLASHBACK 12/17/2019)

    07/09/2020 7:52:05 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    US Politics and News ^ | 12/17/2019 | US Politics and News
    Why hasn’t Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged pimp of deceased Clinton donor/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, showed up for an interview with the FBI yet? Just kidding! We all know the ugly answer to that question. The Clintons have spent the past four years denying their years-long close personal friendship with Epstein and Maxwell, to limited success. A new and very blatant connection to the duo has just come to light, which makes us wonder why no one has uncovered it previously. It’s almost as if the media doesn’t want to look too closely at the Clintons’ relationship with Epstein and Maxwell! Hillary...
  • Supreme Court Won't Allow Congress To Get Trump Tax And Financial Records, For Now

    07/09/2020 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 07/09/20
    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The records are held by Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order. It probably will be at least several weeks before the court issues a formal judgment that would trigger the turnover of the records. The...
  • Why Conservatives Must Vote in the 2020 Primaries and General Election

    07/09/2020 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Lloyd Pettegrew
    Editor's note: Jim McCoy coauthored this column.  We offer you this pleading to vote in this year’s primaries and general election. The 2016 election was a squeaker and while our president lost the total vote count, he won the electoral college, count 304-277, with seven faithless electors not voting or having their vote dismissed by the respective states. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, July 6th that all states can require Electoral College members to cast their vote for the candidate to whom they were pledged to support. This decision was unanimous.Since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, there have been myriad...
  • Joe Biden: A senile old man being led by the hand by Bernie Sanders

    07/09/2020 7:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Ordinarily, you'd call it elder abuse for some manipulative character to lead an infirm elderly old man where he might not want to go. But then there Joe Biden, running for president, unable to recall his own political proposals for running our lives, even with a teleprompter before him, clearly being led by the hand by agile Bernie Sanders minions. Here's how bad it was, from Bronson Stocking at Townhall: Appearing virtually at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' 2020 Virtual Political Conference on Wednesday, Biden appeared to be reading from a teleprompter when he repeatedly lost his train of thought.  "Lonnie...
  • A 100% American

    07/09/2020 6:53:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Many Americans, after they have been in Washington, D.C., for a few years, become less fervent about their beliefs. President Donald Trump has become more fervent about the things he believes. After this past weekend and Donald's solemnly expressed indignation about the shredding of our shared values and beliefs, he is being excoriated by the media -- the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post -- for being divisive, racist and provocative. For some reason, Americans both on the left and the right have taken a pass on defending American values and beliefs. Trump is...
  • Senate Dems float ending filibuster ahead of possible Biden presidency

    07/09/2020 6:49:22 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 July 2020 | Tyler Olson
    As legislative gridlock plagues the U.S. Senate and lawmakers -- not to mention their constituents -- are frustrated with how little seems to be getting done in Washington, some Senate Democrats are floating a possible change in the body's rules that could do away with the legislative filibuster, a guardrail that lets a minority of at least 40 senators prevent a bill from getting to a final vote. But many of the Democrats who say they are open to the possible change signed a bipartisan letter in 2017 asking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell...
  • Kanye West rips Planded Parenthood as White Supremacy (YouTube)

    07/09/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 22 replies
    John Matrix ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Matrix
    Kanye West, in his run for President of the United States, called Planned Parenthood a racist organization for its original mission as stated by Margaret Sanger.
  • Why Does ‘Flyover Country’ Vote GOP?

    07/09/2020 5:53:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    It goes without saying that regional voting preferences and patterns in American presidential elections have varied over time. To date, the United States has held 58 presidential elections. As the Electoral College results of these elections shows, swaths of states have voted red and blue back-and-forth over time. For instance, once upon a time, California, Illinois, and New York were reliable Republican strongholds. Even more mind-blowing, a few decades ago, Texas was a solid Democratic state. My, how things have changed. Obviously, gradual electoral shifts should be expected. However, in the past few years, these shifts have abated. We seem...
  • Democrats Are Making Unforced Errors. Republicans must seize the opportunities to regain the offensive in the campaign.

    07/09/2020 5:25:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Karl Rove
    As the mainstream media all but declares the 2020 election for Joe Biden, Democrats are making mistakes. They’re saying and doing things that could cause problems—if Republicans step up their game. Consider the congressional logjam over police reform. After George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the nation was angry and aghast. Then Rayshard Brooks was killed in Atlanta, and the demand for change grew even stronger. Yet when the Senate moved to take up the comprehensive police reform bill introduced by Tim Scott (R., S.C.), Democrats blocked its consideration, despite the bill’s many similarities with the Democratic House’s measure. Sen. Scott...
  • Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders

    07/09/2020 5:25:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | July 9, 2020
    Paris (AFP) -- United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown. Governments should exit coal, stop subsidising other fossil fuels, and pressure polluting industries to clean up their act in exchange for bailing them out, the UN Secretary-General told an International Energy Agency conference by video link. "Today I would like to urge all leaders to choose the clean energy route for three vital reasons -- health, science and economics," Guterres said. "Bailout support to sectors such as industry,...
  • John Solomon: Indictments coming in Russia investigation........[Tick Tock]

    07/09/2020 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    WND ^ | July 8, 2020 at 8:16pm | Staff
    'My sources tell me there's a lot of activity' Investigative reporter John Solomon says there's a "lot of activity" in U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal investigation of the Obama administration's probe of now-debunked claims of Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 election. "My sources tell me there's a lot of activity. I'm seeing, personally, activity behind the scenes [showing] the Department of Justice is trying to bring those first indictments," Solomon said in an interview with the Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs reported by the Washington Examiner. "And I would look for a time around Labor Day to see the first...
  • Goldman warns delayed election results this November similar to Bush-Gore could rock the market

    07/09/2020 4:34:33 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 17 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 8 July 2020 | Pippa Stevens
    Goldman Sachs is warning that the presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November. “Given the several-week delay in finalizing the results of the 2000 presidential election ... the elevated volumes of mail-in ballots used in recent primary elections, and potential for increased mail in ballots this November, we see heightened risk that election-related volatility could extend beyond Election Day,” Kostin said in a note to clients Tuesday night. Kostin said options market traders seem to believe the next president might not be...
  • Is America headed for civil war? Of course it is....

    07/09/2020 4:11:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 74 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 7 July 2020 | Brandon Smith
    In last week's article I discussed the issue of American “balkanization” and the rapid migration of conservatives and moderates from large population centers and states that are becoming militant in their progressive ideology. In my home state of Montana there has been a surge of people trying to escape the chaos and oppression of leftist states. Some are here because of the pandemic and the harsh restrictions they had to endure during the first lockdowns. Others are here because they can't stand the hostility of identity politics, cancel culture and race riots. Either way, they are fleeing places with decidedly...
  • Beto O’Rourke blames GOP ‘death cult mentality’ for rise in US violence

    07/09/2020 3:30:19 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 July 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    As violent crime spikes in some U.S. cities, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke claims a Republican Party “death cult mentality” is to blame. Speaking on MSNBC, O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat, was asked to comment on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott both recently calling for schools to reopen for the fall semester, despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The former lawmaker quickly pivoted from talking about the virus to talking about gun violence. “These are the same people who want us to accept that more people, including children, will die of gun violence this year in America than...
  • Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor’s model predicts

    07/09/2020 2:49:18 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07.09.2020 | Louise Hall
    President Donald Trump has a 91 per cent chance of winning the November 2020 election, according to a political science professor who has correctly predicted five out of six elections since 1996. “The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November,” Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth told Mediaite on Tuesday. Mr Norpoth told the outlet that his model, which he curated in 1996, would have correctly predicted the outcome for 25 of the 27 elections since 1912, when primaries were introduced. The model calculates the winning candidate based on early presidential nominating contests and placing an...
  • Professor doubles down on prediction model of Trump's chances in 2020

    07/08/2020 10:59:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Despite recent polls that identify Joe Biden as the heavy favorite in 2020, a political science professor is still standing by his prediction model that shows President Trump having a "91 percent" chance of winning in November. Mediaite reported on Wednesday that Stony Brook Professor Helmut Norpoth is doubling down on his "Primary Model,” which has correctly predicted five out of the past six elections since 1996 and every single election but two in the past 108 years. “The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November,” Norpoth said. "This model gets it right for 25...
  • Tulsa health department says contact tracers 'inundated' as city hits a new single day case high

    07/08/2020 10:28:21 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2020 | Kay Jones and Brian Ries
    The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there. Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of the Tulsa Health Department, said in a press conference on Wednesday there are high numbers being reported this week, with nearly 500 new cases in two days and trends are showing that those numbers will increase. There had been a 20% decline in new Covid-19 cases the week of June 28 through July 4.
  • Mayor Turner cancels state Republican party's convention

    07/08/2020 8:45:54 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    ABC13 ^ | July 8, 2020 | ABC13-Houston
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled its contract with the GOP convention, which was scheduled at the George R. Brown Convention Center on July 16. "Look, these are some very serious times, and the safety of the people attending the convention, the employees, their family members, the people in the city of Houston, have their public health concerns," Turner said. "First responders, police, fire, and municipal workers will all be in contact or in close proximity to this indoor gathering. Simply, the public health concerns outweighed anything else."
  • The Fight For Joe Biden’s Senate Records

    07/08/2020 8:24:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 7/8/2020 | staff
    “Let’s say he [Biden] wins this November… that means decades will pass before we can see these documents,” Fitton stated in last week’s Weekly Update on Judicial Watch’s lawsuit for the ex-VP’s records. Judicial Watch is “in court right now in Delaware to find out the full truth about Biden’s record as US senator,” Fitton states. Judicial Watch first requested the documents through an April 30, 2020 FOIA request, but was met with resistance from the University of Delaware, where the ex-senator’s records are held. The state university stated that “it will not release the records until two years after...