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  • Iowa Caucus Results Riddled With Errors and Inconsistencies: The mistakes do not appear intentional, but they raise questions about whether there will ever be a completely precise accounting.

    02/06/2020 8:53:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 6, 2020 | Nate Cohn, Josh Katz, Denise Lu, Charlie Smart, Ben Smithgall and Andrew Fischer
    Results from the Iowa Democratic caucuses were delayed by “quality control checks” on Monday night. Days later, quality control issues have not been resolved. The results released by the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday were riddled with inconsistencies and other flaws. According to a New York Times analysis, more than 100 precincts reported results that were internally inconsistent, that were missing data or that were not possible under the complex rules of the Iowa caucuses. In some cases, vote tallies do not add up. In others, precincts are shown allotting the wrong number of delegates to certain candidates. And in...
  • DHS bans New Yorkers from Global Entry and other programs over state law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

    02/05/2020 10:31:39 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-2020 | Caroline Kelly
    The acting secretary of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday that New York state residents can no longer participate in certain Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry, due to provisions in the state's new "Green Light Law" supporting undocumented immigrants. The law, which went into effect in December, allows undocumented immigrants to apply for New York driver's licenses while protecting applicants' information from immigration enforcement agencies. "Today, we sent a letter to New York indicating, because they took these measures, that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in these Trusted Traveler Programs," acting Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox...
  • Pelosi Says She Ripped Up President Trump’s State of the Union Because It Was A ‘Manifesto Of Mistruths’

    02/05/2020 3:49:33 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 195 replies
    Fox ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2020
    And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump’s back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third time. And a fourth. In case any confusion remained, Pelosi held up what remained of the address to her family in the gallery, in full view of reporters.
  • Furor Erupts Over Killing of Witness in MS-13 Gang Case.The slaying became a flash point for opponents of changes to the criminal justice system pushed by progressive lawmakers in New York.

    02/05/2020 5:24:10 PM PST · by karpov · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 5, 2020 | Ed Shanahan
    In October 2018, Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez stepped in to protect two boys who were being threatened by members of the MS-13 gang on Long Island, officials said. In return, the gang members stabbed Mr. Rodriguez repeatedly and hit him in the head with a bat. Despite the vicious assault, Mr. Rodriguez agreed to testify against the gang members, who were charged with assault and witness intimidation as a result of the attack, officials said. On Sunday, Mr. Rodriguez was found beaten to death, and by Wednesday, his killing became a flash point for opponents of a series of criminal justice...
  • TMZ: Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, passes away at 103

    02/05/2020 3:31:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies
    Fox 6 now ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Katie DeLong
    LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, with a decorated career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 103, TMZ reported. Kirk Douglas’ health had been in decline. In 1996, he suffered a stroke, but recovered most of his faculties. TMZ reported Wednesday the last time he was seen enjoying life was in April 2019 when he was “camping” in his grandson’s backyard. Douglas appeared in a few minor Broadway productions in the ’40s but then put his career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After several years...
  • DNC ‘taking over’ accounting results in Iowa after botched caucus: report

    02/05/2020 10:53:42 AM PST · by karpov · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Fed up with the dithering of Iowa party officials, the Democratic National Committee is “taking over” the accounting of results from Monday’s botched caucus count as state party operatives remain unable to provide a timeline for releasing the remainder of the tally, according to a report. The DNC has been “actively engaging in calling the leaders of each [caucus] precinct in order to verify the results,” ABC News reported. Polk County Democratic chairman Sean Bagniewski told the network that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results, while Des Moines precinct chairman Carl Voss confirmed that the...
  • Iowa Committee Passes Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion

    02/05/2020 7:53:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb. 5, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Iowa House lawmakers are moving forward with a state constitutional amendment that would make it clear there is no right to abort an unborn baby. The Sioux City Journal reports the Iowa House Judiciary Subcommittee voted 2-1 in favor of the amendment Tuesday, advancing it to the full House Judiciary Committee for consideration. House Study Bill 577 would add language to the Iowa Constitution stating that it “shall not be construed to recognize, grant or secure a right to abortion or to require the public funding of abortion.” Such amendments are important because the abortion industry often turns to the...
  • Rush Limbaugh receives Presidential Medal of Freedom during State of the Union

    02/05/2020 2:05:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    C-SPAN on Youtube ^ | Feb 4, 2020 174 107 SHARE SAVE
    Rush Limbaugh receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom during State of the Union Address.
  • Trump says he will award Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom

    02/04/2020 3:26:56 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 93 replies ^ | 1/4/2020 | Kaitlan Collins,
    Trump says he will award Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told network anchors during a private lunch Tuesday that he will award Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom, one day after the prominent political radio host announced he has advanced lung cancer. According to a person familiar with the discussion, Trump informed anchors he will bestow Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the coming months. Limbaugh has been a staunch ally of the President's for years, and dined with him at his Palm Beach golf club over the holidays. Once, during an...
  • Developing – Biden may seek court injunction to halt release of Iowa results…

    02/04/2020 1:20:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 132 replies ^ | February 4, 2020 3:34 pm | Kane
    CNN’s John King reports that the Biden campaign may seek a court injunction to halt this afternoon’s release of the Iowa Caucus results.
  • Democratic Infighting Escalates as Candidates Await Iowa Results. Fault lines deepened, and jockeying increased, as the Iowa Democratic Party said in a midday statement that it would begin to announce partial results late in the afternoon.

    02/04/2020 12:59:41 PM PST · by karpov · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2020 3:50 p.m. ET | Alexander Burns and Shane Goldmacher
    DES MOINES — The top Democratic presidential candidates sparred on Tuesday with leaders of the Iowa Democratic Party, and at times with one another, in a strenuous effort to shape the terms and timing of the release of results from the presidential caucuses here. Fault lines that emerged between the campaigns on Monday night quickly deepened on Tuesday, as several campaigns pressed the state party for a speedy and full release of the results and representatives of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. continued to criticize the legitimacy of the process. The state party said in a midday statement...
  • Mitch McConnell calls for an end to House Democrats ‘nonsense impeachment’

    02/04/2020 11:21:24 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2020 | By Alex Swoyer
    Senate Majority Mitch McConnell took to the chamber floor Tuesday to say the only high crime and misdemeanor committed by President Trump was his defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016, pushing back against House Democrats’ charges in the “nonsense impeachment.” “That is the original sin of this presidency — that he won and they lost,” Mr. McConnell said. The Kentucky Republican pointed the finger at House Democrats, arguing they were the ones to abuse power, saying they pursued the only partisan impeachment in American history due to their hatred of this president and fear they cannot beat him in the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Democrats will publish HALF of the Iowa caucus results by 5pm - but crisis could last for weeks leaving state with NO official winner

    02/04/2020 10:51:16 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 191 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 February 2020 | Geoff Earle
    Democratic Party officials said they plan to release a majority of Iowa's delayed presidential caucus results by late Tuesday, according to details shared with campaigns on a private conference call. The news did little to stem rising confusion and concern hours after voting ended without the release of a single result in the opening contest of the Democrats 2020 primary season. State party chairman Troy Price informed campaigns that he would release at least 50% of all caucus results at 4pm CST / 5 pm EST, but he declined to answer pointed questions from frustrated campaign representatives about when the...
  • Rand Paul Unleashes LIVE On Senate Floor – Names Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella 5 Times

    02/04/2020 10:37:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | February 4, 2020 12:36 pm | Kane
    Fantastic Video — Rand Paul Takes Revenge On Democrat Coup Plot This just unfolded on Senate floor in the past 30 minutes…
  • Iowa Dems Release New Statement Trying to Explain What Went Wrong

    02/04/2020 7:41:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 136 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/04/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's not a good morning for Iowa Democrats. They are trying to do damage control the morning after one of the most disastrous election nights in recent memory. Hours after the Hawkeye State voting ended, and there are still no results. The only thing we do know, is that the Democrats really bungled this process.  In in their new statement Tuesday morning, the party tried to give some kind of an explanation as to what the bleep happened. It was not any kind of cyber intrusion, they admit. It was purely technical incompetence. NEW statement from @iowademocrats -- "While the...
  • Iowa Democratic vote-reporting meltdown hands opening to Trump

    02/04/2020 1:01:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2020 | Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
    (CNN)The Democratic 2020 crusade to oust President Donald Trump could not have got off to a more disastrous and embarrassing start. The party couldn't even deliver a first-in-the-nation election night winner after a vote-reporting debacle in Iowa — where candidates spent months and millions of dollars vying for a glittering opening prize in their nominating duel. "Iowa, you have shocked the nation," said former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. It was a bold attempt to declare victory in the absence of a result, but the 38-year-old inadvertently cast an ironic judgment on a political train wreck. The big Hawkeye...
  • Unreleased final Iowa poll had Biden in fourth

    02/03/2020 6:02:46 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 3, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    A highly respected Iowa poll that was canceled from being released amid integrity issues had Joe Biden in fourth place, which could have drastically altered the news cycle and voter considerations in the days before Monday's Democratic caucuses.
  • Trump expanding base of black, Hispanic, suburban voters, has 51% approval

    02/03/2020 4:39:55 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Zogby ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    The improving economy and voter anger with the partisan impeachment process have helped to boost President Trump’s support among blacks, Hispanics, independents, and suburban women, according to a new survey. The latest Zogby Analytics poll, shared exclusively with Secrets, also showed that the president’s job approval rating continues to edge up despite his impeachment and the ongoing Senate trial. “The president continues to receive a high approval rating near or slightly above 50% for the third straight poll. He has rebounded with Independents, women, suburban voters and suburban women,” said pollster Jonathan Zogby in his analysis. Trump now has a...
  • Rush Limbaugh announces he has 'advanced lung cancer'.

    02/03/2020 12:13:42 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 236 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/2020 | Brian Flood
    Longtime influential conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on his show Monday he was diagnosed with "advanced lung cancer," a shocking announcement in which he said he will miss shows for treatment. “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been...
  • Nolte: Impeachment Proves Nancy Pelosi Is An Idiot

    02/01/2020 2:11:30 PM PST · by blam · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-1-2020 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade the media have told us House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is some kind of master strategist. Oh, yes, President Trump has met his match in Madam Pelosi… Me? Well, I’ve always found her to be something closer to an idiot. But even with my low opinion of her, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined she would botch this impeachment as badly as she did. Seriously… wow. What I mean is, even when a particular strategy is a bad one, it is at least a strategy. You can at least see the strategy...