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  • Justice Kagan: What If a President Issues a ‘Proclamation That Says No One Shall Enter From Israel?’

    04/25/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2018 | CNSNews Staff
    Justice Elena Kagan (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - In oral arguments in the case of Trump v. Hawaii today, Justice Elena Kagan suggested as a hypothetical that the United States elects a president “who is a vehement anti-Semite and says all kinds of denigrating comments about Jews,” and that, once in office, this president issues “a proclamation that says no one shall enter from Israel.” “This is an out-of-the-box kind of President in my hypothetical,” Kagan said in an exchange with Solicitor General Noel Francisco as people in the courtroom laughed, according to the transcript and audio recording of the...
  • LGBT group rescinds award for MSNBC’s Joy Reid

    04/25/2018 3:00:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Joe Concha
    A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly-unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog. Loading... Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, said the group had invited Reid to honor her at their 45th anniversary celebration knowing about some posts that she had already apologized for. But it said revelations of new posts had caused it to rescind the invitation. "We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better-this is the behavior and approach we ask...
  • Inside the Confidential NFL Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

    04/25/2018 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2018 | by KEN BELSON and MARK LEIBOVICH
    NFL owners, players and league executives, about 30 in all, convened urgently at the league’s headquarters in New York City in October, nearly a month after President Donald Trump began deriding the league and its players over protests during the national anthem. “Let’s make sure that we keep this confidential,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said to begin the session. The New York Times has obtained an audio recording of the roughly three-hour meeting, and several people in the room corroborated details of the gathering. New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft pointed to another “elephant in the room.” “This kneeling,” he...
  • DNC, DCCC Pay $1.3 Million for Hillary Group’s Lists

    04/25/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Joe Schoffstall
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) paid $1.3 million to a "resistance" group led by Hillary Clinton for the acquisition of its lists, filings show. Clinton launched Onward Together in April of last year with the intent of providing funding to established liberal groups that could quickly counter President Donald Trump using direct action and protests. Last May, Clinton pushed $800,000 from her campaign funds to her group. The DNC, which is millions of dollars in debt, found a way to cut hefty checks to Clinton's group even as they neglected state Democratic parties.
  • Senate Rules Committee backs proposal to reduce nomination debate time

    04/25/2018 2:01:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Looking to speed the confirmation process for a backlog of President Trump’s appointments, Senate Republicans on Wednesday advanced a measure to cut down on floor debate time for certain executive branch and judicial nominees. Republicans said Democrats forced their hand on the issue by making the Senate devote too much floor time over the past year to clearing procedural hurdles on even non-controversial and lower-level nominees. “Pointless wasting time, even when we know what the outcome is going to be, is what we’re talking about here today,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The change, pushed by Sen. James Lankford,...
  • Top Hillary Fundraiser in Disgrace as Video of Sickening Treatment of Cops Goes Viral

    04/25/2018 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | APRIL 25, 2018 AT 9:54AM | JOE SAUNDERS
    These police were pure pros. A former top Hillary Clinton fundraiser who tried to badger two New Jersey police officers by flashing her badge as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey found herself forced to resign last week after a video of the interaction went viral — including an arrogant “f-bomb” she dropped on the cops. And even if she’s out of one job, she’s still very much in the public eye. In the video released Tuesday, which has already garnered more than quarter-million views, Caren Z. Turner is seen confronting two Tenafly, New...
  • Opinion: Robert Mueller’s Last Resort

    04/25/2018 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | By John N. Tye and Mark S. Zaid
    It’s a nightmare scenario, but it’s not hard to imagine: President Trump, growing tired of the Russia investigation as it closes in on him, fires Robert S. Mueller III and moves to dismantle the Office of Special Counsel. This would be a serious assault on the rule of law in the United States. The ability of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws would be in grave doubt. By now, Mr. Mueller has presumably amassed a great deal of evidence, some of which is highly classified, that may point toward serious crimes. Americans might reasonably wonder whether perpetrators, if...
  • AP, other Media seek access to records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 1:18:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history. The news media coalition is asking specifically for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as well as access to sealed search warrant applications filed by investigators. Any interest in protecting the integrity of the probe, which is examining potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, is outweighed by the public's right...
  • Blue Wave? GOP Wins Arizona Special Election

    04/25/2018 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a special election in Arizona yesterday, and the Democrats, they had already put it in the hopper as a win. They were gonna win and it was just the beginning, the next phase of this gigantic blue wave that’s gonna happen in November. Except it didn’t happen. The vote count as of this morning wasn’t final, but Republican Debbie Lesko is ahead of the Democrat Hiral Tipirneni by a five-point margin. It wasn’t supposed to happen. So here we have a CNN story, here’s the headline: “Why the Win for Republicans in Arizona 8 is Still Good...
  • Kanye West, alt-right darling

    04/25/2018 12:53:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 24 April 2018 | Molly Roberts
    Kanye West was having a great weekend, until he wasn’t. One moment, the rapper-producer-entrepreneur was dispensing pearls of pseudo-philosophy on Twitter to the retweets of adoring observers. The next, many of those same admirers had turned to denouncing him instead. Oh, and he had become an alt-right darling. Whatever West is going through at the moment, the response to his Twitter spree reveals more about the people who have fled from him — and those who’ve flocked to him, too. West’s fortunes reversed when he expressed his admiration on Saturday for red-pill YouTuber Candace Owens, an African American Donald Trump...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 10:12:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate...
  • Clinton fundraiser Caren Turner quits Port Authority post after video of her cursing out local cops

    04/25/2018 11:28:29 AM PDT · by NRx · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-24-2018 | Dan Mangan
    A Washington lobbyist who played a leading role in raising money for Hillary Clinton's presidential runs resigned her commissionership at a top transportation agency after being caught cursing out police on video. "You may shut the f--- up!" fumed the lobbyist, Caren Turner, at a Tenafly, NJ, cop during a March 31 traffic stop of a car in which Turner's daughter had been a passenger. "You're an ass," Turner later told the officer, according to a police report released Wednesday. "Look at that smug-ass look on your face." Turner, 60, had become increasingly frustrated and angry after police politely declined...
  • Research shows strong bilingual pre-K programs work. But how many states have them?

    04/25/2018 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Chris Fuchs
    Only 5 states have policies in place for strong, bilingual public pre-K programs, which greatly benefit children, especially from low-income families. Karla Medina-Gomez was worried as she prepared to enroll her two oldest children in a state-funded pre-K program around eight years ago. “One of my first questions when I went to register them was: ‘Well, what’s going to happen? They don’t know how to speak English,’” recalled the mother of four, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Medina-Gomez, whose parents emigrated from Ecuador, said her two oldest, grew up in their home speaking only Spanish. But she also...
  • Woman Calls 911 on Father with Kids at Park Due to His Pro-2A Shirt

    04/25/2018 10:26:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 106 replies
    A Texas dad playing with his children at a local playground got quite a surprise when the police showed up to question him, stating that his pro-gun shirt was “making other parents uncomfortable”. Troy Johnston and his two daughters, ages four and six, stopped at Castle Park on March 30, so the children could enjoy the park’s swings and maze, he told Blue Lives Matter. Several other parents approached Johnston while his daughters were playing, alerting him to the fact that a woman was very irate with the verbiage on his shirt and was threatening to call the police and...
  • Rosen sells out veterans by raising money with ‘Hanoi Jane’

    04/25/2018 10:16:54 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 16 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 25, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Most politicians would do anything to avoid disparaging veterans. But Rep. Jacky Rosen, now running for the U.S. Senate, isn’t most politicians, and Sen. Dean Heller wants to make sure you know about it. Last Friday, Rosen and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto attended a fundraiser hosted by Jane Fonda and other Hollywood elites. Yes, that’s the same Jane Fonda whom many Vietnam War veterans dubbed “Hanoi Jane” when she was photographed smiling while sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. The same Jane Fonda who said POWs claiming torture were “hypocrites and liars.” The same Jane Fonda who voiced North...
  • Why Democrats Should Get On Board With Universal Employment

    04/25/2018 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    WBUR Public Radio ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Miles Howard
    Two years ago, the Democratic frontrunner running for president scored votes and pundit points by reasoning that universal health care — among other big ideas being floated by liberals at the time — was too difficult: that progress happens in increments, and not earthquakes. That was 2016. This year, likely Democratic contenders for the 2020 White House race have embraced not only single-payer, but as of this week, an even more radical idea that makes government health care look like an exercise in political moderatism. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booger and Bernie Sanders have each called for a program that would...
  • LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s travel ban [full audio at link]

    04/25/2018 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | April 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. The audio recordings of Wednesday’s arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii case were released. Listen to the arguments in the player above.
  • Bill Kristol Predicts Democrats Will Sweep Midterms And Turn GOP Against Donald Trump [VIDEO]

    04/25/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 105 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | Nick Givas
    Editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, predicts Democrats will win back both houses of Congress in November, causing Republicans to turn against President Donald Trump. “I think the chances of Democrats winning both houses are pretty good now,” Kristol said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s obviously important if Democrats win the House and/or the Senate and changes the dynamics for the next two years. But the day after election day for Republicans, something you and I have talked about a lot, Joe, is very important.” “That’s the moment where Republicans stop justifying the vote in 2016 for Donald...
  • Fears for Kanye’s health emerge after Scooter Braun’s firing

    04/25/2018 9:10:03 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 27 replies
    Page Six ^ | 24 April 2018 | Mara Siegler, Oli Coleman and Carlos Greer
    Kanye West canceled 21 tour dates in 2016 after suffering a “nervous breakdown,” but there are new fears for his health after he abruptly fired manager Scooter Braun and a “friend” claimed West had been addicted to opioids. On Monday, Hot 97 host Ebro Darden told listeners that he had spoken with West this weekend, and West allegedly told him, “Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital.” If West had actually canceled the tour due to drug use, it could have legal ramifications. The rapper filed a 2017 $10 million lawsuit...
  • California university won't punish professor who jeered Barbara Bush

    04/25/2018 8:42:31 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/25/18 | AP
    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death will not be punished, the president of the university announced Tuesday. Randa Jarrar was acting as a private citizen using her personal Twitter account so her remarks didn't violate any California State University or campus policies, Fresno State President Joseph Castro wrote in announcing the results of a review. "Her comments, although disgraceful, are protected free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution," Castro wrote. "Our duty as Americans and educators is to promote a free exchange of diverse views, even...