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  • A Seat at the Table, and CNN's Embarrassing Presumption

    11/14/2018 7:21:29 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 14, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As tempers flare in Washington this November, with the dust settling on late-night midterm results and vote fraud occurs in broad daylight… we see an unusual dispute in the news. This kerfuffle is between a major news source – CNN – and the White House. CNN’s reporter, Jim Acosta, refused to shut his mouth when his time was expired, and even shoved an intern out of the way for just doing her job. The White House had it with him, and revoked his press credentials - not CNN’s, just his. The reporter made more of the story than it was,...
  • Mark Levin Has Some Thoughts About CNN's Lawsuit Against the White House

    11/13/2018 5:47:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Constitutional attorney and conservative radio host Mark Levin is weighing in on CNN's lawsuit against the White House. CNN filed the lawsuit today on behalf of correspondent Jim Acosta. His press credentials were pulled last week after he got into a physical altercation with a White House intern over a microphone. "I just read CNN's lawsuit against the administration over Jim Acosta. It's a very weak case, but if they get before an Obama or Clinton district judge, who knows. CNN hired Ted Olson's firm, and he has signed onto the lawsuit. Olson was hired for a few reasons: 1....
  • We are former attorneys general. We salute Jeff Sessions.

    11/10/2018 6:43:59 AM PST · by lyby · 187 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2018 | William P. Barr , Edwin Meese III and Michael B. Mukasey
    Sessions set four goals for his tenure: to reduce the rates of murder, violent crime generally, opioid prescription fraud and drug overdose deaths. He achieved all four... just as impressive has been the refocusing of the department’s efforts under Sessions’s leadership to protect the liberties of Americans.
  • Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel (Mueller) 'made up a crime'

    10/22/2018 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/15/18
    **SNIP** In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed Smith argued that the case against the Russian consulting company known as Concord, which allegedly operated a “troll factory” in which the Russians created or stole the identities of hundreds of Americans online in order to sow discord and spread propaganda, should be dismissed. If people lying about who they are on the Internet and engaging in political speech is a crime, he argued, then every politician in America would be in prison. “This argument is beyond belief,” Dubelier said. “They...
  • The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

    10/17/2018 1:05:33 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country’s largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits. That could shape the ability of companies like...
  • Virginia Couple Threatened With Eviction for Holding Bible Study File Complaint With HUD

    10/14/2018 8:06:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    An elderly couple facing a possible eviction from a Virginia-based retirement community for hosting a Bible study has taken their fight to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In July, the Community Realty Company sent a notice to Kenneth and Liv Hauge, who live at the Evergreens at Smith Run in Fredericksburg, informing them that they must either stop holding Bible study or be evicted. First Liberty Institute, a conservative law firm representing the Hauges, filed a complaint with HUD on Tuesday, arguing that "CRC and Evergreens' actions violate the Fair Housing Act and its accompanying regulations." "The...
  • Disorderly Conduct Charge for Handing Out Cardboard With “Gun” Printed On It

    10/08/2018 5:04:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Shorewood Hills Elementary School Principal Anu Ebbe, claims she is the victim of her own schools lack of security after she failed to take steps to lock down the school. On 22 February, 2018, a lone masked man, wearing baggy clothing, buzzed for entrance to the Shorewood elementary school. Shorewood is a pricey suburb of Madison, Wisconsin.  Many of the local elite from the University of Wisconsin have their children enrolled in Shorewood Elementary.  It was an hour and a half after classes had started. The man was buzzed into the school, with no identification, in 2.5 seconds. His...
  • What Kind of Justice would James Madison appoint to the Supreme Court?

    09/10/2018 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    American Minute ^ | by William J. Federer
    His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, 1845. Joseph Story served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. He helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case, 1841. When the Supreme Court ruled against the Democrat's Indian Removal Act (Worcester v. Georgia, 1832), Justice Joseph Story wrote March 4, 1832:...
  • District Judge Issues Decision on 3D Guns, Ignores Executive Power & First Amendment

    09/01/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration State Department. The injunction is to prevent the State Department from implementing a court settlement with Defense Distributed, allowing them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The permanent injunction was issued on the 27th of August, 2018, in Seattle, Washington State.  The temporary restraining order had been issued on 31 July.   Judge Lasnik has taken the power of deciding what may or may not be lawful, based on the principle of potential harm. Potential, or irreparable...
  • Whitehouse Congress Petition Protect Free Speech in the Digital Public Square

    08/28/2018 2:06:58 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 93 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 8/28/2018 | W.C.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/protect-free-speech-digital-public-square-0 WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON AN ISSUE: Protect Free Speech in the Digital Public Square Created by W.C. on August 28, 2018 4,984 SIGNED 100,000 GOAL The internet is the modern public square. It is where political campaigns are fought and won, where journalism is created and distributed, and where grassroots movements are born. Yet, the free and open internet has become a controlled, censored space, monopolized by a few unaccountable corporations. By banning users from their platforms, those corporations can effectively remove politically unwelcome Americans from the public square....
  • Mark Penn Warns Silicon Valley Censorship Could Have ‘Big Influence’ on Elections

    08/28/2018 6:39:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday evening, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn warned censorship by Big Tech could significantly influence elections. A partial transcript follows: TUCKER CARLSON: So, I’m fascinated by the Alex Jones story because it was Alex Jones, almost no conservatives rose to his defense because the idea was ‘Alex Jones, ew, yuck.’ But, it’s not really about Alex Jones, is it? It’s about the idea that companies can make it impossible for your voice to be heard. Is that a precedent we should feel comfortable with? MARK PENN: I think you have...
  • Leftist judge tells new citizens they can 'take a knee'

    08/24/2018 10:38:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Does anyone yell louder than the left when its patriotism is called into question? Well, here we have it: a leftist judge appointed by President Obama, exhorting new citizenship recipients to " take a knee." According to the firsthand account witnessed by the American Spectator's George Neumayr: [Judge LaShann DeArcy's] speech to the new citizens, to the extent that I could hear it, was appalling. Sounding like a Democratic Party ward boss, she urged the new citizens to vote as soon as humanly possible. She made voting sound like a tremulous act of self-defense against the country they had just...
  • Supreme Court decisions could curb campus censorship

    08/24/2018 9:28:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    Recent First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court could force courts and university administrators to take a closer look at controversial practices that have marginalized certain political views – often conservative ones – on campus. Free speech on campus has emerged as a hot debate in recent years, amid a rash of speakers being disinvited or violently protested. These issues are often handled in-house – but now, the courts could hold sway. “We should expect college campuses to truly be marketplaces of ideas where students learn to value free speech and open inquiry and take that lesson with them as...
  • Obama’s Secret Speech About Me

    02/27/2018 12:26:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many are you are aware that Barack Hussein O was in Boston over the weekend and made a private speech, an off-the-record speech? Did you hear about this? MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference invited Obama to come make a speech, reflections on his presidency and thoughts on other things. And the command went out that Obama’s speech was to be off-the-record, that nobody but nobody was to record it. Nobody but nobody was to report it! Even though they invited journalists in there, nobody was supposed to leak it. Nobody was supposed to say a word about what...
  • James Clapper Whines About Trump Revoking Security Clearances

    08/15/2018 3:11:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced from the daily briefing Wednesday afternoon President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan and is considering doing the same for other politically motivated, former officials. "I have also begun to review the more general question of the access to classified information by former government officials," Sanders said on behalf of President Trump. "As part of this review, I am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Security clearances...
  • State Department Spokesperson Gives Facts on 3D Gun Settlement

    08/12/2018 5:17:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 31 July, 2018, Heather Nauert briefed reporters on issues at the Department of State. She answered questions about the settlement of the First Amendment lawsuit with the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed. The State Department Press Briefing was posted by the Department of Defense videos. The pertinent exchange is from 5:59 to 10:54.  Link to Defense Department videoA reporter asked this loaded question: ..given the amount of public opposition to this and the amount of concern on Capitol Hill that's been raised, is the Secretary planning to do anything to stop these downloads from becoming available, as they...
  • Free Speech And Banned Books

    08/11/2018 4:33:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 August, 2018 | John Richardson
    There is a long history of banning books both here in the United States and abroad. Books that come to mind are D. H. Lawerence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and a whole host of others. In more recent times, the Supreme Court has rejected efforts to ban books just because someone didn't like it. See Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Here is a book that you need to buy that many in the gun control industry would like to see banned. It is called The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in Free Speech. The book...
  • Free speech is ‘dangerously naive idea’ that leads to ‘amplification of lies,’ columnist claims

    08/11/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    In a column criticizing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision not to ban Alex Jones from the social media site, a writer for The Verge attacked the principle of free speech as “dangerously naive.” Laura Hudson, The Verge’s culture editor, said Twitter is wrong to believe that a free marketplace of ideas is sufficient to push back against harmful conspiracy theories. “Who doesn’t want to think that the truth will always win in the end, that information not only wants to be free, but that this freedom will lead us toward a more just world — especially when it is your...
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...