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  • Senate ducks filibuster on major sentencing reform with bipartisan deal

    12/17/2018 4:43:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senators linked arms and voted Monday to advance a new bill combining sentencing and prison reforms, setting up final passage later this week and creating the groundwork for a major bipartisan compromise. President Trump had urged GOP Senate leaders to drop their longstanding objections and allow the bipartisan bill to reach the floor, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally agreed, after the bill was changed a final time to win over some additional conservatives. With those changes in hand, the measure cleared a potential filibuster on a 82-12 vote, far more than the 60 votes needed. The Senate will now...
  • Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Refuse To Turn Over To Congress 6,000 Pages Of Evidence

    12/16/2018 9:29:50 PM PST · by IWONDR · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2018 | Tea Party
    "Moynihan and Doyle argued that according to their research, the Clinton Foundation was acting as a foreign agent, not a 501c3 non-profit organization yet never registered under FARA. PAGING AG WHITAKER! The witnesses also told the committee today they had to send their evidence to the Huber investigation THREE TIMES because they kept losing it. Meadows lost his patience and became furious after Mr. Doyle and Mr. Moynihan refused to give him their documents. “If you’re not going to share your information with this Committee, my patience is running out,” Meadows said giving the witnesses some time to consult with...
  • California utilities panel cancels planned 'text tax' ... FCC rules that texting is...

    12/16/2018 7:30:56 PM PST · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2018 | MAXINE SHEN
    Following a new FCC ruling, the California Public Utilities Commission has ditched its planned 2019 vote on taxing text messaging. The CPUC revealed on Twitter Friday that it has decided not to go forward with a scheduled January 2019 vote to levy a 'text tax' following the FCC's ruling that text messages were an 'information service' — as opposed to a telecommunications service — meaning that texts aren't eligible for taxation under California state law. The commission's controversial 'text tax' plans involved a per-text surcharge which would help fund programs that provide cell phone services for low-income and disabled people,...
  • Trump: Cohen only became a ‘rat’ after FBI 'broke into' office

    12/16/2018 10:28:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday blamed the FBI's search of the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for causing his longtime associate to turn against him. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The president questioned why the FBI did not "break into" the offices of the Democratic National Committee or his 2016 campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of...
  • Obama pushes for ObamaCare enrollments after Texas judge deems law unconstitutional

    12/15/2018 5:53:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2018 1 hr ago | Paulina Dedaj | Fox News
    Barack Obama took to social media Saturday to urge people to sign up for health care on the final day of Affordable Care Act enrollment. His appeal came a day after a Texas judge struck down the former president’s signature legislation as unconstitutional. Besides reminding people that Saturday would be the final day to enroll for affordable health care for 2019, Obama appeared to play down the significance of the ruling. “You might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety,” he said in Facebook post....
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 87 replies
    Coindesk.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • French generals accuse Macron of treason over UN Migration Compact

    12/14/2018 2:02:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Free West Media ^ | Published: December 14, 2018
    Ten generals signed the open letter written by General Antoine Martinez. The signatories include top level figures, such as an admiral, a colonel, as well as the former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon. They are from the network of the Volontaires pour la France (VPF) The generals warned Macron that the deal will mean less sovereignty for France, providing yet another reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”. They accuse Macron of being “guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation” for signing the Compact without allowing a public debate on the issue, or consulting...
  • Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court

    12/14/2018 12:24:07 PM PST · by Magnatron · 59 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 14 December 2018 | Katelyn Polantz, Laura Robinson, Em Steck and Sam Fossum
    Fridays at the DC federal courthouse are typically days of high alert for the press corps trying to discern what special counsel Robert Mueller's next legal action will be. But this Friday, court officials went to extreme measures to ensure it was as difficult as possible to figure out what Mueller's team was doing as the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held a secret and mysterious argument about a grand jury subpoena challenge. An entire floor of the courthouse was closed to the public and press for more than an hour. During that time, attorneys...
  • President Trump: I've Narrowed My Chief of Staff Search to Five People

    12/13/2018 2:44:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The search for President Trump's next chief-of-staff continues, but we're getting closer to a decision. Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump said he has narrowed down his choices.  Pres Trump says he's down to 5 candidates for WH Chief of Staff. Calls them "really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well known." Says they're undergoing interviews. pic.twitter.com/hZIFA8eNx0— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2018 During an interview with Fox News, President Trump said he is still open to ideas about who should replace General John Kelly, but that he's looking for someone who "thinks like him.""I want someone that's...
  • Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors

    12/13/2018 1:53:24 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 122 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/13/18 | Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Rebecca Ballhaus
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said. Giving money in exchange for political favors could run afoul of federal corruption laws. Diverting funds from the organization, which was registered...
  • Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors

    12/13/2018 2:04:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13th, 2018 | By Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Rebecca Ballhaus and Aru
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said. Giving money in exchange for political favors could run afoul of federal corruption laws. Diverting funds from the organization, which was registered...
  • Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, reports say

    12/13/2018 1:08:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, reports say By Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News Cherif Chekatt, the gunman who killed multiple people Tuesday at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, is dead, local reports said Thursday. A wide-scale manhunt for the suspect had been ongoing since the shooting earlier this week. Three people were killed in the attack and several others injured....
  • Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

    12/13/2018 6:59:35 AM PST · by ETL · 94 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Howard Kurtz | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees grew so large that there were two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations.Journalists who attended the events, which featured a catered buffet of lamb chops,...
  • California proposes a plan to tax text messages

    12/13/2018 4:19:10 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 56 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 12-12-2018 | Heather Kelly
    San Francisco (CNN Business)California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents. A new surcharge proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wouldn't be a per-text tax, but a monthly fee based on a cellular bill that includes any fees for text-message services. Most carriers offer a flat fee option for texting, and already charge a similar fee for other services included in the bill — such as phone calls. The exact structure of the charge would vary from carrier to carrier........
  • March 12, 2018: Carbon Dioxide is a Cooling Gas According to NASA

    12/12/2018 9:20:51 PM PST · by socialism_stinX · 83 replies
    coldclimatechange.com ^ | 3/12/18 | matheus
    “Climate change can seem like a distant problem, a speck on the horizon. It’s not. It’s a present and deadly reality.” These words were recently printed by the Huffington Post. “Common sense dictates that the economy undergo a massive restructuring away from fossil fuels to save lives. And a growing body of research shows that the only way to avoid catastrophic levels of climate change is to cease production of vast amounts of “unburnable” carbon. The only problem with this is that it is based on the assumption that carbon is a warming gas that is heating the planet. Every...
  • Mexico cracks down on illegal entry at southern border: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'

    12/12/2018 5:51:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | ap
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didn’t say how the country plans to do it. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October “is no longer an issue.” “Do you know why it is no longer an issue? Because in five days this administration solved the issue, five days,” she said, referring to the first week since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1. “The United States was impressed.” The new administration...
  • Hold the Phone on Flynn Sentencing – Judge Emmet Sullivan Has Questions (302 Forms)

    12/12/2018 4:14:27 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 12, 2018 | Sundance
    Interesting, very interesting. As noted in the Flynn sentencing memo last night there were some curiously framed explanations of events surrounding his FBI inquisition. Now Judge Emmet Sullivan wants expanded information, and wishes to see the actual notes (FD-302) that were mentioned by Flynn; and Judge Sullivan is directing the special counsel to provide all documents created by the FBI surrounding the Flynn interview:
  • Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys

    12/12/2018 11:14:07 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-11-18 | Lachlan Cartwright
    The Vatican’s third most powerful official has been convicted in Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late '90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case. A unanimous jury returned its verdict for Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday (Australian time) after more than three days of deliberations, the sources said, in a trial conducted under a gag order by the judge that prevented any details of the trial being made public.....
  • Students walkout to protest firing of Christian teacher for opposing transgender pronoun use rules

    12/12/2018 10:02:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2018 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett,
    Students at a public high school have demonstrated their support for a Christian teacher fired from his position because he refused to refer to a trans-identified student by their preferred pronoun. Less than 24 hours after the West Point, Virginia school board unanimously voted to terminate high school French instructor Peter Vlaming, a large group of students walked out of their classes to protest the decision. “He's an amazing man,” student Wyatt Pedersen told WWBT News. “I think he really was going with what he believed was right and it's really unfair that he’s being punished for that, especially in...
  • Senate set to vote on competing Saudi Arabia measures; McConnell urges restraint

    12/12/2018 9:27:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    With the chamber set to take up two competing measures denouncing Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning urged his colleagues to show restraint and embrace a more modest bill that would condemn Riyadh for the killing of a U.S. journalist but wouldn’t formally cut off all backing for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told fellow senators they should vote against a bipartisan bill that would end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Instead, he said lawmakers should...