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  • After 4 Special Election Losses, Panic Is Setting In On The Left

    06/22/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 126 replies
    vox.com ^ | Jun 22, 2017
    Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isn’t just a disappointment for liberals. It’s a bright red warning sign, a blaring siren that should alert Democrats everywhere that they will not take back Congress without a radical change in direction. It looked to some like the party could retake at least one branch in Congress in 2018 just by staying the course. “I don’t think Democrats want a new direction,” House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS Face the Nation the week after the election. But since then, Democrats have lost four straight special elections in...
  • Democrats had the worst May fundraising since 2003

    06/21/2017 3:42:53 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/2017 | Staff
    The Democratic National Committee raised nearly $4.3 million in May, making it the organization's worst May on record for fundraising since 2003, according to newly released Federal Election Commission data. In May 2003, the Democratic group pulled in $2.7 million. Although 2017 is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC has raised between $4.5 million and $20 million every May in the nearly decade and a half since then. The low number follows another rough fundraising month in April, in which the group hauled in $4.7 million, making it the worst April of fundraising since 2009.
  • Report: Pres. Trump May Make Press Briefings Weekly, Screen Questions

    06/21/2017 2:53:15 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    One American Newsroom ^ | June 21, 2017 | OAN newsroom
    President Trump may make significant changes to White House press briefings. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the president is considering limiting the number of briefings to once a week. It also alleges he’s thinking about requesting reporters submit written questions to the White House in advance. That same day Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his first on-camera briefing in more a week amid rumors he may be replaced in a staff shake up. While Spicer did not deny a potential departure, he did confirm the office of communications is looking to fill vacancies.
  • ‘She’s Not Mean. She’s Just Being Kamala.’

    06/18/2017 8:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Supporters of Sen. Kamala Harris have been calling me to ask if she’s coming across as too strident in her questioning of Justice Department officials testifying before the Intelligence Committee. “You know, she seems kind of mean,” one caller said. “She’s not mean,” I said. “She’s just being Kamala.” Unlike many politicians, Harris did not work her way up the ladder in the glad-handing world of city councils and the Legislature. She came into the Senate via the courthouse, first as a front-line prosecutor and then district attorney in San Francisco, followed by six years as state attorney general. She...
  • Trump Gives a Glimpse of the Golden Arrow Targeted Toward McConnell Donohue’s Achilles Heel

    06/17/2017 8:14:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | August 15, 2015 | Sundance
    First, an admission: I have seriously underestimated Donald Trump. After spending more than three years tracking the construct of the GOPe strategy to elect Jeb Bush, and having lost the most single important battle in May 2014 to stop it, I was deflated and disenfranchised. Few were willing to accept the road-map and sheer level of Machiavellian strategy deployed by the professional political class. Every single prediction (tripwire) which stems from understanding the construct was triggered in the exact sequence. We resigned ourselves to the outlook that Tom Donohue, Mitch McConnell and their team were going to pull it off....
  • Paul Nehlen Launches Another Bid Against Anti-Trump Speaker Paul Ryan

    06/16/2017 3:05:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul Nehlen, a Republican businessman from Wisconsin’s first congressional district, has just launched his 2018 congressional campaign against the anti-Donald Trump House Speaker Paul Ryan. This is the second time Nehlen is challenging Ryan, after coming up short in the 2016 GOP primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. "Speaker Ryan didn’t help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and even pledged not to defend the president,” Nehlen said in his announcement. “But I have a message for Speaker Ryan: The American people are not done fighting for President Trump’s good agenda. That’s why I am announcing my second challenge to Paul...
  • Attorney General Rosenstein Warns America About Media Sources: “Do Not Trust Anonymous Officals”…

    06/16/2017 7:38:54 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sundance
    I’ll keep pointing out the obvious. Just like the previous battle in the intelligence community, there is a battle between Black Hats and White Hats within the U.S. Justice Department’s (FBI and DOJ) unelected career bureaucracy. If you read the Washington Post report claiming President Trump was under investigation for Obstruction of Justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, you will immediately note the first paragraph was framed specifically around “Anonymous Officials“. Again, tonight those same “anonymous officials” are mentioned in a Washington Post report claiming Jared Kushner is being investigated. (snip) Never, ever, underestimate the severity or skill of a...
  • Feinstein: Democrats will support subpoenaing Comey

    06/16/2017 1:52:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 June 2017 7:21pm EDT | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will support subpoenaing James Comey to testify if needed, arguing it is crucial for the former FBI director come before the panel.  Feinstein sent a letter Thursday to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, saying they are on the same page about the need for Comey to testify before their committee, which has oversight of the FBI.    "We unanimously believe that Director Comey should testify before our Committee regarding serious concerns that have been raised about political interference with FBI investigations and possible obstruction of justice. ... Be assured...
  • Georgia Special Election

    06/14/2017 1:56:18 PM PDT · by LeonardFMason · 20 replies
    It is admittedly a small matter in light of the assassination attempt made on several Republicans, however, I sure hope the good people of Georgia punish the Democrat in the special election on the 20th. I trust this guarantees the win. A double digit win would be awesome.
  • Afghan presidential rivals seal power-sharing deal

    09/21/2014 1:05:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 21, 2014 8:56 am | May Jeong
    Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have finally agreed a power-sharing deal, drawing a line under a contested election that has dragged out for almost six months. The agreement, which bestows substantial power on the losing candidate, was finalised on Saturday and made public in a ceremony on Sunday. Parties met late into the night over the past few days to seal the deal before Sunday, when an announcement of the final result of the UN-run election audit is expected. Negotiations, begun in July and finalised earlier this week, were drawn out because Mr Abdullah, the losing...
  • Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations

    06/11/2017 4:20:25 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 19 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | 06/09/2017 | By RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year’s general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday. Prosecutors allege that 11 temporary workers employed by the Indiana Voter Registration Project created and submitted an unknown number of falsified applications. According to a probable cause affidavit, a supervisor for those canvassers, Holiday Burke, was also charged, as was the group. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said State Police found no evidence of voter fraud or...
  • France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

    06/11/2017 12:08:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 11, 2017 | BBC
    The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
  • Sanders Calls for Takeover of 'Absolute Failure' Democratic Party (video)

    06/11/2017 11:17:21 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2017 | Fox and Friends
    In a speech at the "People's Summit" convention in Illinois, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on his supporters to take over the Democratic Party. Sanders said the current model and strategy of the Democratic Party is "an absolute failure." "The Democratic Party needs fundamental change," he said. He called on his supporters to move the party toward "open[ing] its doors to working people and young people... who are prepared to fight for social and economic justice."
  • Why Does DHS Want to Designate Election Booths 'Critical Infrastructure?'

    06/11/2017 10:46:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    Hertiage Foundation ^ | August 17, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The New York Times and other mainstream outlets have been filled with alarming stories recently about the possibility, voiced by Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that our voting process in the November election could be subjected to cyber-attacks. Johnson told reporters in Washington (and state officials in a phone call on Monday) that he was considering designating our election system as “critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid” because there is “a vital national interest in our electoral process.” There is only one problem with this — there is no credible...
  • So far, so good: President Trump signed more bills into law than his four predecessors: report

    06/10/2017 8:03:21 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2017 | Jennifer Harper
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy have issued a very promising report about President Trump so far in his presidency. Compared to his immediate predecessors, Mr. Trump is forging ahead in his bid to better the nation and move forward. “To date, President Trump has signed 37 bills into law, placing him ahead of the last four administrations,” the two Republican leaders noted in a report issued Thursday. (snip) “The Republican-led House has passed 158 bills, making it the most productive in the modern-era,” the pair said in their report, noting that during the equivalent passage...
  • President Trump and President al-Sisi Confirm Unity Against Qatar Funding Terrorism…

    06/10/2017 7:01:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Tree house ^ | June 10, 2017 | Sundance
    No leader in the region holds more anti-terrorism credibility than Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. President Sisi has challenged all Muslim leaders to denounce the hate within Islamic extremism and rise up to confront evil. Al-Sisi is a Muslim leader who steadfastly supports the entire Egyptian population regardless of their religious faith. Sisi has stood firm to support Christians in Egypt. WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. The two presidents agreed on the importance of all countries implementing the agreements reached in Riyadh to fight terrorism, counter extremism, and...
  • Shawn Henry a retired executive assistant director of the FBI.

    06/10/2017 2:10:00 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    CrowdStrike ^ | June 10, 2017 | CrowdStrike
    Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and C-SPAN. He has been interviewed by Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and USA Today....
  • Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-U.S. attorney general

    06/10/2017 1:30:50 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2017 | World News
    The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. "The firm's work will include crisis response and management, program and system analysis, media...
  • Crooked Hillary STILL HAS SECURITY CLEARANCE One Year After FBI Concluded

    06/10/2017 12:40:37 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Crooked Hillary Clinton and her top aides STILL have security clearance as the State Department continues to investigate her email scandal. It has been nearly a year since fired FBI Director James Comey said she had been reckless with secrets by using unsecured servers to transmit classified information. Circa News reports: “ The State Department is still investigating former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, meaning she and her top aides continue to keep their security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they recklessly transmitted top secret and other classified intelligence through an insecure email server.
  • Ruth Davidson given DUP gay rights assurance(Barf Alert)

    06/09/2017 6:24:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9th June 2017 | BBC News
    Ruth Davidson has been told by the prime minister that any Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will not affect LGBTI rights. The Scottish Conservative leader, who is gay, plans to marry her partner in the near future. The DUP opposes same-sex marriage, with Northern Ireland the only part of the UK where it is not legal. Ms Davidson said she had been given an assurance that gay rights would not be eroded in return for DUP support. In a tweet sent on Friday afternoon, Ms Davidson highlighted a speech she made in Belfast about the importance of...