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  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    04/21/2018 4:21:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 32. The Senate confirmed son other waiting nominees but no judges. Supposedly, McConnell is going to begin to grind through the backlog that Grassley has sent to the floor. But I'll believe it when I see it. I've been doing these weekly posts since late summer and have seen McConnell's pattern: an an intentional slow slog since ALL the nominees are conservative. If they were moderate-liberal, BY GOD we'd see the Senate move, with record numbers. The record is clear: Only three judges confirmed since March 6th and three day work...
  • Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks

    04/20/2018 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 175 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Washington Post
    The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and...
  • CNN’s Year-Long-Get-Trump Project Explodes in Two Sound Bites

    04/20/2018 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, the Comey memos regarding Trump and Flynn, do you know what they really reveal? They reveal that Trump had a lot of reservations about Flynn’s judgment. It wasn’t just related to the phone call he had with the Russian ambassador who went to lunch all the time, Sergey Kislyak. According to Comey’s memos, Trump’s reservations about Flynn were numerous, and they were related to his judgment. Trump was not confident of it. Now, case you’re asking, no, there were no Comey memos ever of any of his meetings or time spent with President Obama. You might...
  • Collusion, Anyone? (brilliant piece by Michael Barone)

    04/20/2018 3:07:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 4/20/18 | Michael Barone
    As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion seems headed upward toward certainty. The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Donald Trump's dealings in Russia and candidate Trump's off-putting praise of Vladimir Putin. It was fueled by breathless media coverage of such trivial events as Jeff Sessions' conversation with the Russian ambassador at a Washington reception -- and, of course, by the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. But Mueller's prosecutions of Trump campaign operatives were...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee clears six Trump judicial picks, including three for circuit courts

    04/19/2018 2:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/19/18 | Alex Swoyer
    he Senate Judiciary Committee approved six of President Trump’s judicial nominees on Thursday, adding to more than two dozen federal bench picks who were already awaiting confirmation votes by the full Senate. John B. Nalbandian, nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was voted out of committee on straight party lines, with every Democrat opposing him. But two picks for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Y. Scudder and Amy J. St. Eve, had unanimous support. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Nalbandian said the Supreme Court correctly decided to legalize interracial marriage and desegregate schools, but...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    04/19/2018 5:03:02 AM PDT · by Bogie · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • Turkey again extends state of emergency

    04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday extended the ongoing state of emergency for another three months, the Hurriyet daily newspaper reported. This is the seventh time that the state of emergency has been extended. The last time was in January. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after the failed coup that summer, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch. Wednesday’s extension means the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties. The...
  • WV GOP Candidate Wants ‘Swamp Captain’ McConnell To ‘Stop Interfering’

    04/17/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/18 | David Krayden
    GOP infighting broke out again Monday as West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship compared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a “Swamp captain” and “the Russians.” As Politico reports, Blankenship, who owns a lot of coal in the state, was incarcerated for a year after a 2010 explosion in one of his mines and the GOP establishment has not embraced his Senate candidacy — reportedly campaigning against Blankenship with a series of attack ads purchased by a political action committee (PAC) named Mountain Family PAC. Blankenship defines his war as one with McConnell, whom he encourages to stay in...
  • Blue Wave? Anxious Republicans Keep...Gaining on Democrats in National Polling

    04/16/2018 3:37:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/16/2018 | guy benson
    There's an odd dichotomy playing out in our politics in which the conventional wisdom -- prodded by wild current events, history, developments like this and a pattern of off-year and special election results -- is sliding in one direction (a blue wave), whereas public polling has been moving in the opposite direction. Last week, we brought you Quinnipiac's latest national survey, which confirmed a downward trend for Democrats. Their 'generic ballot' lead over the GOP had tightened from ten points to six...to just three. That outcome wasn't too much of an outlier, we argued, and now a few brand new...
  • Protesters in Hungary demand new vote, new electoral system

    04/14/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2018 | Pablo Gorondi /AP
    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, demanding a new election and a new national electoral system in the biggest opposition rally in years. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His right-wing populist Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results showing that Fidesz and tiny ally the Christian Democratic party won 134 seats in the 199-seat legislature.
  • Three Judges Confirmed This Week (last judge confirmed March 6th)

    04/14/2018 4:33:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 32. Mitch is back in session, with just one cloture vote per day, then off for the long weekend.
  • Armitage admits leaking Plame's identity (for those in the media that conveniently don't remember)

    04/13/2018 12:38:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/8/16
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak back in 2003, touching off a federal investigation. Armitage told the CBS Evening News that he did so inadvertently. "I feel terrible," Armitage said. "Every day, I think, I let down the president. I let down the secretary of state. I let down my department, my family, and I also let down Mr. and Mrs. Wilson." In a column published on July 14, 2003, Novak, citing two senior...
  • With House Speaker Ryan's exit, it's Trump's GOP now (oh, the horror!)

    04/13/2018 12:05:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/12/18 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (United States) (AFP) - US House Speaker Paul Ryan's shock retirement announcement marks the latest victory in a populist, anti-establishment revolution that brought its champion Donald Trump to power and is remaking the Republican Party. Whether that spells longterm GOP success in policymaking, diplomacy and at the ballot box remains unclear. Trumpism is ascendant in Washington, but is a permanent Republican shift away from conservative orthodoxy and the establishment underway -- or is the party makeover temporary?
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Chicagoans of "War on Truth" and Celebration of Racism

    04/13/2018 11:15:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 13, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t pull any punches on Thursday, telling a Chicago audience that in America today “truth, facts and reason” are under siege, and “racist and white supremacist views” are finding an ear in the media and the White House. Clinton returned to her hometown to both receive an award and help raise money for a political action committee aimed at bolstering African-American women in politics — and to blast her take on Donald Trump’s America. “We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views...
  • Ryan going home spells hope for the GOP

    04/13/2018 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The retiring of 43 representatives assists the conservative goal of replenishing, refurbishing and renewing this nation The RNC response to Paul Ryan deciding to leave the House and return to Wisconsin is upside-down. RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, appearing on Fox Business April 12, 2018, noted that with Ryan’s departure another aisle straddler should take the speakership if republicans retain the majority in the House. She got it wrong.
  • DARKHORSE: Growing Wave Of Support For Jim Jordan To Take Over As Speaker

    04/13/2018 2:13:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    Daily caller.com ^ | 4/12/18 | Robert Donachie
    Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is getting pressure to throw his name into the mix to replace outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, but he is not yet willing to say whether or not he intends to make a bid for the speakership in the coming months. “What’s important is not who the next speaker is, but what the next speaker does,” Jordan told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s time to start delivering on what we told the American people we would do.”
  • David Hogg Caught In Election Fraud Scheme, Goes Into Utter Meltdown Mode

    04/12/2018 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 48 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 04/12/2018 | Rebecca Diserio
    David Hogg, the self-professed anti-gun genius, has been caught red-handed promoting an election fraud scheme. Recently, Hogg announced that he would be taking a “gap year” putting off college “to work on the midterm elections and help educate new voters.” Well, it seems that educating new voters includes showing them how to engage in election fraud. Now, Hogg’s in a public meltdown as he sees his fame and glory get flushed down the drain. Thanks to a savvy Twitter user who screen captured Hogg retweeting instructions by the George Soros funded-group called HeadCount. It pretty much sounds an awful lot...
  • The Hypocrisy of Those Accusing White Evangelicals of Hypocrisy

    04/12/2018 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2018 | Michael Brown
    Since President Trump was elected in 2016 with the help of white evangelicals, we have been told that in voting for him, we compromised our ethics and can no longer be taken seriously. The latest alleged evidence for this is found in reports that black evangelicals are leaving white evangelical churches because of the latter's support of Trump. What are we to make of this?The charge of white evangelical hypocrisy has been leveled most recently by Michael Gerson, writing in the Atlantic's April edition. The title and subtitle of his major, nearly 7,000 word article read: "The Last Temptation: How evangelicals, once...
  • With Ryan and Boehner's chairmen retiring the House Republican caucus will be FAR more conservative!

    04/11/2018 2:19:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    We can defeat the Establishment Republicans' plans to fail by ... ironically ... electing another Republican majority!! It would be FAR more conservative, with a number of moderate-liberal republicans gone, and more Trump republicans elected. AND a new Speaker!