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  • Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt

    05/22/2018 10:59:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/2018 | kerry pickett
    Sources tell The Daily Caller several FBI agents want congressional subpoenas to testify about the agency’s problems. The sources claim there is a demand within the agency to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. They also say the bureau has become totally politicized. The subpoenas are desired by the FBI agents because it requires Congress to pay for their legal fees and protects them from agency retribution. Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in...
  • West Hollywood to present Stormy Daniels with Key to the City

    05/22/2018 10:39:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    the hill ^ | 5-22-18 | Bowden
    The mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., will join city officials on Wednesday to present adult film star Stormy Daniels with a Key to the City and a City Proclamation, according to a media advisory. In the press release, city officials recognized Daniels for her "leadership in the #RESIST movement" and noted that the city has previously passed resolutions calling for articles of impeachment to be introduced against President Trump. Daniels, the release reads, has "proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation." The city will also...
  • Amy McGrath soars to victory over Jim Gray in Kentucky. Battle with Andy Barr is next.

    05/22/2018 9:34:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/22/2018 | DANIEL DESROCHERS, LESLEY CLARK AND JOHN CHEVES
    RICHMOND Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath surged to victory over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a November election that will attract national money and attention as Democrats try to make Kentucky part of a possible blue wave in 2018. "Can you believe this?" McGrath asked the crowd at her victory party in Richmond. "What happened tonight was amazing. I couldn't be more humbled and more honored to be standing here tonight as your nominee." She is a candidate who fits the Democratic moment. The former fighter pilot — the...
  • Man denied marriage license by Kim Davis loses primary bid, will not face her in fall

    05/22/2018 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/22/2018 | Will Wright
    MOREHEAD Despite raising more than $200,000 for his Rowan County Clerk campaign, David Ermold, the man who was denied a marriage license by current county clerk Kim Davis, lost the Democratic primary by more than 1,000 votes Tuesday evening. The victor, Elwood Caudill, Jr., a 20-year employee of the county's Property Valuation Administrator office and fourth generation Rowan County resident, got 54 percent of the vote to Ermold's 25 percent. Some Rowan County residents, including Caudill, had predicted a much tighter race. "I didn't know which way it was going to go," Caudill said Tuesday evening. "I just ran the...
  • Teacher narrowly upsets Kentucky House GOP leader. A sign of things to come?

    05/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | May 22, 2018 | JACK BRAMMER AND BILL ESTEP
    As upset teachers across Kentucky Tuesday tried to flex their political muscle, Rockcastle County High School math teacher R. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell of Garrard County in one of the most-watched races for the state House, according to unofficial results. Brenda tried in the Republican primary election for the 71st House District seat to capitalize on teacher anger against legislators who backed a controversial pension bill in this year's law-making session. It was Brenda's first bid for public office. ... Brenda, 43, was not a member of the Kentucky Education Association, which tends to...
  • Kentucky's 2018 primary was one for the history books

    05/22/2018 9:19:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    WLKY-TV ^ | 5/22/2018
    Angela Leet is the first female nominee for mayor in Louisville's history. Leet defeated Bob DeVore in the Republican primary. ...She'll face incumbent Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer in November. ... A high school math teacher defeated the House majority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives in an election that comes following a wave of education protests at state Capitols. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated state Rep. Jonathan Shell on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for House District 71. Two years ago, Shell was credited with helping orchestrate the first GOP takeover of the state House of Representatives in...
  • Vicente Fox nicknames Jeff Sessions 'the little mouse'

    05/22/2018 9:00:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 22 MAY 2018 | STEVEN NELSON
    ormer Mexican President Vicente Fox derisively called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "the little mouse" on Tuesday. "I call him the little mouse ... Sessions, because he obeys his boss Trump," Fox said in English at the National Press Club. "Because he's so aggressive with migrants ... many cases are unfair and they the lack the most basic justice," Fox said.
  • Georgia Election: Cagle, Kemp headed to runoff for GOP nomination

    05/22/2018 8:56:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 22, 2018 | Greg Bluestein
    Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will face Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a July runoff, after the two emerged as the top finalists Tuesday in the five-man race for the Republican nomination for Georgia governor. Cagle has prepared his run for governor for a decade and had the highest profile in the Republican field thanks to three statewide victories and robust fundraising. But despite campaign fundraising that vastly exceeded his opponents, he failed to get a majority of the vote and avoid a runoff. He’ll face Kemp, who used a series of provocative ads to help him emerge from the...
  • Levin: Mueller’s Lawyers Obtained ‘Special Status’ Show Probe is Unconstitutional Under Article II

    05/22/2018 8:26:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Full title should read: LEVIN DROPS A MOAB: New Revelation Mueller’s Lawyers Obtained ‘Special Status’ Show Probe is Unconstitutional Under Article II (VIDEO) Constitutional expert Mark Levin dropped a MOAB on Mueller’s witch hunt Tuesday evening, arguing the ‘special status’ obtained by the special counsel’s lawyers show the probe is unconstitutional under Article II. Snip~~ This bombshell revelation may be the key to dismantling Mueller’s entire operation, says Mark Levin.
  • 24 Hours Later, Not One Mainstream Outlet Has Covered Dems' Total Collapse in Reuters Poll

    05/22/2018 8:13:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/22/2018 | David Steinberg
    Reality never campaigns for Democrats.However, judging from the total silence over Monday's Reuters/Ipsos generic ballot poll, the nation's media certainly does. How else could an objective observer explain an apparent decision by every single mainstream outlet to ignore such a clear opportunity for website traffic?On Monday at 2:49 p.m., Thomson Reuters' Polling Editor Chris Kahn tweeted this shocker: the Democratic Party has completely lost the double-digit edge it held just weeks ago: Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl—...
  • Stacey Abrams wins Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary

    05/22/2018 8:06:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 22, 2018 | Greg Bluestein
    Former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s top office on Tuesday, defeating ex-state Rep. Stacey Evans and advancing her quest to become the nation’s first black female elected governor. She will face one of two Republicans in November in the race to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, a competition that will test whether the state is truly competitive after more than a decade of GOP rule. “We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” a jubilant Abrams said, adding: “And I...
  • Brian Goldberg: Republicans in New Jersey Can Beat Menendez With Grassroots Effort

    05/22/2018 7:59:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    shore news network ^ | 04.04.18 | Phil Stilton
    Brian Goldberg is hoping New Jersey Republicans appreciate his years of support to the GOP and choose him to be the nominee to run against corrupt Senator Robert Menendez in the June primary election.Goldberg submitted his petition to challenge GOP establishment candidate Bob Hugin.Brian hopes he can turn the tide of blue that has been sweeping across New Jersey in recent decades.  He said he can do it by bringing out new GOP voters who typically don’t vote during non-Presidential election cycles.  “If we want to have a voice for New Jersey that’s heard in Washington, we need to...
  • Trump Tweets: Spy there to help Crooked Hillary; Follow the money

    05/22/2018 7:40:13 PM PDT · by Ken H · 30 replies
    @realDonaldTrump ^ | May 22, 2018 | Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump If the person placed very early into my campaign wasn’t a SPY put there by the previous Administration for political purposes, how come such a seemingly massive amount of money was paid for services rendered - many times higher than normal... (cont'd) ...Follow the money! The spy was there early in the campaign and yet never reported Collusion with Russia, because there was no Collusion. He was only there to spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win - just like they did to Bernie Sanders, who got duped! 6:13 PM - 22 May...
  • Roger Stone: Lindsey Graham Is ‘A Fish-Faced Enemy of the People’

    05/22/2018 6:51:23 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2018 | Breitbart News
    Roger Stone unloaded on Sen. Lindsey Graham in his riotous Tuesday interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily, singling out the notoriously pro-mass immigration senator with a long string of insults. “Lindsey Graham is a blight on the face of the Earth,” Stone told Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. “He’s a disgrace to his state and to the United States Senate. He must be driven from public office because of his constant insistence that Robert Mueller is a saint who should be given totally unfettered power to do anything he wants. Lindsey Graham makes me want to puke.”...
  • Chuck Schumer livid over move to exclude Democrats from document viewing

    05/22/2018 6:35:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | may 22, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer fumed Tuesday over the Trump administration's "outrageous" decision to exclude Democrats from an upcoming meeting in which Justice Department officials will give House Republicans documents related to the FBI's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Republican lawmakers had been demanding DOJ release the classified documents for months. “The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it’s now partisan,” the New York Democrat said.
  • The Real Origination Story of the Trump-Russia Investigation

    05/22/2018 6:13:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/22/2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    The Trump-Russia investigation did not originate with Carter Page or George Papadopoulos. It originated with the Obama administration. Exactly when is the “late Spring”? Of all the questions that have been asked about what we’ve called the “Origination Story” of the Trump-Russia investigation, that may be the most important one. It may be the one that tells us when the Obama administration first formed the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative. See, it has always been suspicious that the anonymous current and former government officials who leak classified information to their media friends have been unable to coordinate their spin on the start...
  • Stacey Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain

    05/22/2018 6:02:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 88 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08-15-2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain, saying it "remains a blight on our state and should be removed." "We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union," Abrams said in a series of tweets posted early Tuesday, a response to the deadly violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Former Trump Campaign : U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails…

    05/22/2018 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Full Title: Wow! Former Trump Campaign Aide Michael Caputo Expands: U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails… Explosive. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo appeared on Fox News moments ago with stunning statements. According to Caputo a contractor with a government agency was attempting to pass to him, through an intermediary, Hillary Clinton emails; and the intermediary reached out to Caputo to inform him therein. In hindsight, Caputo now suggests the “contractor of the government agency” was attempting to set him up -and by extension the Trump campaign- in a sting operation similar to the recently revealed...
  • WH Brokers, But Will Not Attend, Meeting About Secret Russia Probe Documents

    05/22/2018 4:43:24 PM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 5-22-18 | Philip Ewing
    Key congressional leaders are set to meet Thursday with federal law enforcement and intelligence bosses amid a slow-motion standoff over secret documents in the Russia investigation, the White House said on Tuesday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House had brokered a meeting at which two key Republican chairmen would hear from the leaders of the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community following weeks' worth of requests for the classified material. No one from the White House is scheduled to be present, Sanders said — nor, at this point, are any senators or any Democrats, in defiance...
  • SUSAN B. ANTHONY GALA PRO LIFE LIST TRUMP ADDRESS (LIVE THREAD)

    05/22/2018 4:36:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    Pro life gala Trump address coming up!