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  • The Latest: Pelosi confident of her caucus’ support

    06/22/2017 9:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 6/22/2017
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s confident she has the support in her caucus despite finger-pointing and frustration after Democrats lost a Georgia special election. Democrats invested millions in the costliest House race, but Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pelosi said Democrats are proud of the race they ran and she dispelled a question about stepping down. Said the 77-year-old California lawmaker: “I feel very confident of the support that I have in my caucus.” Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet that...
  • Judicial Watch: POTUS Trump Can Obtain Susan Rice Unmasking Records From Obama Library

    06/22/2017 9:04:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    TGP previously reported, Judicial Watch announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” were removed government possession. The documents were moved to the Obama Library and under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office. President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton said Wednesday on Fox & Friends that President Trump can obtain...
  • On Mueller investigation, Trump should fight fire with fire

    06/22/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University, writes in American Greatness this week that the powers invested in Special Counsel Mueller to investigate "Russian hacking/collusion/obstruction poses grave dangers to our body politic and our liberty."  His advice to President Trump: Fight fire with fire.  Turn the law and the courts back on your opponents.  Trump is being investigated without any probable cause of a crime.  The Obama administration, in contrast, is a target-rich arena of criminal activity. It is unconstitutional to issue a search warrant when there has been no crime and there is no probable cause.  But that is...
  • First: Blocked Travel Bans. Next: Open Borders?

    06/22/2017 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Paul Pauker
    While blocking the temporary travel bans issued by President Trump on foreigners entering the United States from a small number of Muslim nations, the lower federal courts have used arguments that could be adopted by the current (or a future) Supreme Court to reinterpret the Constitution in a way that, effectively, would open the nation's borders to immigration beyond the control of either Congress or the president. The Supreme Court (following the lead of lower federal courts in some instances; taking the lead in other instances) has a long record of gradually reinterpreting the Constitution in a series of cases...
  • Senate unveils healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2017 | Robert King, Kimberly Leonard
    Senate Republican leaders released a healthcare bill Thursday that overhauls Medicaid, scraps most of Obamacare's taxes and alters tax credits available to individuals to purchase health insurance. The Senate discussion draft unveiled Thursday is the chamber's response to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. Like the House bill, the Senate version guts Obamacare's controversial individual and employer mandates.
  • Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

    06/22/2017 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 3 replies
    US Senate ^ | Today | US Senate
    H. R. 1628 To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 . Referred to the Committee on _________ and ordered to be printed Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed AMENDMENTb IN THE NATURE OF SUBSTITUTE intended to be proposed by ________ Viz: Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the fol- 1 lowing: 2
  • Court Dismisses Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood

    06/22/2017 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    In a huge victory, a California court today dismissed almost all of the criminal charges abortion activists filed against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 felony charges against both David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Becerra is a longtime abortion advocate with financial connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion company that the two pro-life Advocates exposed in the videos for selling body parts such as fetal brains and livers. At the time, pro-life advocates said Becerra’s 15 felony charges were bogus charges meant...
  • Foreign Soros-Backed Media Outlet Bashes Conservatives With US Taxpayer Dollars

    06/22/2017 8:26:41 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 21, 2017 | Mike Gonzalez
    For additional proof that the State Department has no business teaming up overseas with the vast network funded by the billionaire George Soros, look no further than the portentously named Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The OCCRP calls itself “an investigative reporting platform formed by 24 nonprofit investigative centers … spread across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.”
  • Sorry Ladies, You’re the Wrong Kind of Muslims

    06/22/2017 8:15:01 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/22/17 | THOMAS J. CRAUGHWELL
    The latest in profiles in cowardice from Senate Democrats.The two women invited to the Dirksen Senate Office Building last week seemed like the kind of expert witnesses any Democrat, especially a female Democrat, would love. Both have become respected academics, authors, and activists for women’s rights. Both are outspoken critics of religious extremism. Both are Muslims, and both are critical of Muslim extremism, and for way too many Democrats that point of view is not legitimate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia to a Muslim family. As a young girl she suffered genital mutilation. Her family and friends followed...
  • Hillary Clinton, Staffers Still Have Security Clearances, Access to ‘Sensitive Governmen

    06/22/2017 8:13:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    Hillary Clinton and her staff still have top security clearance and could access “sensitive government information,” months after she lost the presidential election and months into the President Donald Trump presidency. In the same report, Fox News said that this is the case even as the State Department has “opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat.” “Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information,” Fox News reported. Fox News said Sen. Chuck Grassley...
  • US on track to reduce CO2 emissions even without Paris accord

    06/22/2017 8:11:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/22/2017 | Rick Moran
    One of the dirty little secrets of the global warming hysterics who went off the deep end when President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate deal is that even without the agreement, the United States will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and meet the voluntary goals set by the accords. The fact is, that the US has been reducing its carbon emissions for more than a decade without government mandates. The free market has driven industry to find alternatives to coal as it became more expensive. And the fracking revolution has created a glut of natural gas supplies - a...
  • The Leftist News Media, Unmasked

    06/22/2017 8:10:19 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 21, 2017
    there's anything that the most recent presidential campaign and its aftermath have made crystal clear, it's that the major news media in America are teeming with leftists who overtly and covertly promote leftist worldviews and agendas. Andrea Mitchell, who has been the chief foreign-affairs correspondent at NBC News since 1994, is emblematic of the media's pitiful devolution into nothing more than a propaganda mill. Like a dutiful leftist, for instance, Mitchell has long viewed white Republicans and conservatives as being particularly inclined toward racism. During a June 2008 appearance on MSNBC, she referred to a heavily pro-Republican area of southwestern Virginia where then-presidential...
  • Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    06/22/2017 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health...
  • Independent Report Casts Doubt on Police Theory of Seth Rich Murder

    06/22/2017 7:59:54 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Colin Madine
    The report of initial findings by a volunteer group investigating the Seth Rich murder states that “Seth’s death does not appear to be a random homicide” and that “Seth’s death does not appear to be a robbery gone bad.” The report was released Tuesday by the Profiling Project, which describes itself as “an all-volunteer group of current and former George Washington University forensic psychology graduate students and instructors.” The report is based on a three-month investigation undertaken by the Profiling Project in an effort “to aid the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD) utilizing forensic psychology skills and tools in hopes of...
  • What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln

    06/22/2017 7:40:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 57 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 JUN 17 | By John Kass•Contact Reporter
    llinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. So as the politicians meet in Springfield this week for another round of posturing and gesturing and blaming, we need a plan. And here it is:
  • VANITY -- Solution to the sketchy pro-Clinton Mueller problem (create a 2nd council)

    06/22/2017 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Democrats hate too much · 39 replies
    6/22/2017
    How about Session creates a Prosecutor to look into Russian Hacking and interference including Trump thing IN PARALLEL to the other slow moving money draining sketchy biased Mueller council. Trump can be like “You know this is taking very long, and I want to make double sure that this is taken care of”. This would be a more pro Trump prosecutor to look into the issue. This would be fair. They can after a short period of time exchange information. Trump can’t get rid of the current prosecutor (or feels enough pressure not to). Well, this may be a solution...
  • ISIS urges attacks on Ramadan's Night of Power, Islam's holiest day

    06/22/2017 7:38:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/21/2017 | Hollie McKay
    Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam’s “Night of Power,” the holiest day on the Islamic calendar, which this year begins Wednesday evening. Known in Arabic as “Laylat al-Qadr,” it marks the night during the holy month of Ramadan that Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Quran. While the vast majority of Muslims consider the occasion as the best time in the year to pray for blessings and forgiveness, jihadist groups such as ISIS exploit the date to urge...
  • The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre

    06/22/2017 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 22 June 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The FBI tried to claim that the shooting at the baseball field was spontaneous and had no target, despite all evidence to the contrary.
  • I certainly hope the Ds do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the GOP [tr]

    06/22/2017 7:30:45 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/2017 | President Trump
    "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!"
  • Cal Thomas: Puerto Rico's sorry state

    06/22/2017 6:19:18 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/2017 | cal Thomas
    “Puerto Rico, my heart’s devotion. Let it sink back in the ocean.” — West Side Story The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is drowning. The island, so popular with tourists, is $123 billion in debt. That’s more debt than the $18 billion bankruptcy filed by the city of Detroit in 2013. In May, San Juan declared a form of bankruptcy after creditors filed lawsuits demanding their money. A federal district judge appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts will handle the case. How did this happen? Luis Fortuno, former governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, who served as president of the...