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  • Bevin calls for resignation of House members involved in sexual harassment allegations

    11/04/2017 9:58:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 11/4/2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS, KARLA WARD AND JACK BRAMMER
    FRANKFORT Gov. Matt Bevin, making his first public comments on a sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the state House of Representatives, called Saturday for “the immediate resignation of every individual who has settled a sexual harassment case, who is a party to trying to hide this type of behavior.” Bevin, in a hastily called news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, mentioned no one by name. The Republican governor called the allegations serious and reprehensible. “These alleged actions, which haven’t been denied, are reprehensible, indefensible and unacceptable. Any elected official or state employee who has settled a sexual harassment claim...
  • JFK Assassination Files: Hoover Said FBI Must "Convince The Public" Oswald Acted Alone

    10/29/2017 3:43:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/29/17
    Newly released FBI files about the assassination of John F. Kennedy are shedding new light on shooter Lee Harvey Oswald and the bureau chief's efforts to quell conspiracy theories about the fatal shooting of the nation's 35th president. In the chaotic aftermath of the assassination, followed two days later by the murder of Oswald while in police custody, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover vented his frustration in a formerly secret report found in the files. It opened: "There is nothing further on the Oswald case except that he is dead." But, reflecting on Oswald less than an hour after he...
  • Hoover On JFK Assassination: Need To “Convince The Public That Oswald Is The Real Assassin”

    10/27/2017 1:14:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    “It’s kind of like discovering a dusty box of papers in your parent’s home,” NBC’s Peter Alexander remarks this morning … if your dad was J. Edgar Hoover or James Jesus Angleton. Mostly as promised, the government finally released most of its heretofore secret archive on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy almost exactly fifty-four years ago. After a last-minute objection from the CIA, a small group of documents were withheld for further review, but there’s enough to keep historians busy for a while — including an unknown statement from FBI Director Hoover two days after the assassination.In...
  • KGB thought LBJ was behind Kennedy assassination

    10/27/2017 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | By David K. Li
    The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK’s assassination — and also feared Moscow could be blamed and attacked, according to documents in a major release of files related to Kennedy’s slaying on Thursday. The Dec. 1, 1966, FBI memo, which relayed unconfirmed speculation, noted that sources said the KGB “was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy.” The memo, which was forwarded to the White House by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover with the all-caps title “REACTION OF SOVIET...
  • Comey’s firing is a gift to the FBI

    05/13/2017 6:16:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2017-05-13 | Michael Walsh May 13, 2017 | 10:14am | Updated
    Let’s cut right to the chase: James Comey should have been fired immediately following his disastrous press briefing last July, in which he candidly laid out the case against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information and then refused to recommend charges. Overstepping his authority while radiating sanctimony, arrogating power while clumsily intervening in the election, Comey deserved to be sacked on the spot. Everything since has been one long slow twist in the wind for Comey, a former US attorney in Manhattan, where his most notable accomplishment was sending Martha Stewart to jail. Ignore for the moment Comey’s...
  • Common Sense - 2017

    01/18/2017 7:12:16 AM PST · by Weeble
    The Burning Platform ^ | 1/16/2017 | Jim Quinn
    Paine’s contribution to American independence 241 years ago during the first American Fourth Turning cannot be overstated. His clarion call for colonial unity against a tyrannical British monarch played a providential role in convincing farmers, shopkeepers, and tradesmen reconciliation with a hereditary monarchy was impossible, and armed separation was the only common sense option. The same common sense Paine used to argue against a tyrannical, oppressive hereditary monarchy applies today when judging our corrupt, authoritarian, co-opted government. His themes of society as a blessing, government as evil, and revolution as inevitable are as applicable today as they were 241 years...
  • House Republicans take speaker's gavel, clear path for priority legislation in opening day

    01/03/2017 6:04:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/3/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — For the first time in nearly a century, a Republican is holding the speaker’s gavel in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. House Speaker Jeff Hoover was confirmed to the position via acclimation during Tuesday’s opening of the 2017 General Assembly’s 30-day session. In his opening remarks to the chamber, Hoover said the state faces a number of challenges that need to be resolved and that his focus as speaker will be doing what he can to address them. He also had a message for lawmakers in both parties: the election season is done. Republicans wrested control of the House...
  • Trump Will Become Third President to Forego a Salary. Here's What the Other Two Did With Theirs...

    11/13/2016 12:45:47 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jed Smith
    ...Trump swore that he would refuse his Presidential salary if elected... John F. Kennedy was the wealthiest man ever sworn in as President of the United States. He had given his congressional salary to charity, and he maintained the practice once he got to the White House. Herbert Hoover, whose net worth was estimated to be nearly $4 million in 1913, divided most of his presidential salary between various charities. He used the rest to supplement the incomes of his staff.
  • Breaking: Kentucky GOP declaring victory - winning control of House first time since 1920

    11/08/2016 6:09:07 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics live broadcast | 11/8/2016 | cn|2 Live broadcast
    Governor Matt Bevin and incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover speaking at GOP victory rally. Taking majority including defeat of Dem House Speaker Greg Stumbo in his House district.
  • FBI attempts to explain UFO memo in vault

    03/29/2013 3:22:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has broken its silence on the most popular file in its digital vault. The one-page memo, dated March 22, 1950, was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico," Hottel writes. "They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three...
  • House GOP sees fertile ground in 2016 with Bevin win

    11/07/2015 1:21:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/4/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Their hopes buoyed by a conservative wave that carried Gov.-elect Matt Bevin to a 9-point win on Tuesday, Republicans are optimistic in their prospects to retake control of Kentucky's House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. "I’ve been on the phone since seven o'clock this morning fielding calls from the candidates that we’ve been recruiting and looking at districts where we lacked a little bit of interest to this point," state Rep. Jonathan Shell, chairman of the House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee, told Pure Politics in a phone interview on Wednesday. "And in those districts where we lacked...
  • Is Donald Trump a 21st-Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover?

    08/27/2015 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & LARRY KUDLOW
    Here’s a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoover’s economic strategy didn’t turn out so well — either for the nation or for the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st-century Hoover, with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and the world economy into a decade-long depression? We can’t help wondering whether the recent panic in world financial markets is in part a result of...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Likud likens V15 activity to past corruption allegations against Herzog

    02/02/2015 6:10:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-2-15 | Lahav Harkov
    Herzog exercised his right to remain silent during the investigation, which was closed because there was not enough evidence to press charges. A public campaign to change the political leadership is the Left’s corrupt attempt to buy an election victory, a Likud campaign said Saturday. The comments referred to V15, an organization dedicated to bringing political change that is partnered with OneVoice Israel, which works with Israelis and Palestinians to lobby their political leadership to bring about a two-state solution. The Likud said V15’s activities break campaign finance laws, comparing them to the “Barak nonprofits affair,” in which former prime...
  • YOUTUBE VIDEO: Gay rights activist's kidnapping claim false, police say (Deja vu all over again)

    03/03/2015 5:42:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WLWT-TV ^ | 03/03/2015 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbJ4tF_hEs
    Adam Hoover is facing a misdemeanor charge of making false alarms.
  • Hoover slowing down voting on House floor after Dems short GOP in committees

    02/17/2015 7:14:41 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — something House Democrats are finding out firsthand. In the first week of the legislative session House Democrats chose to underrepresent the minority party in committee assignments. That action has resulted in legislation leaving committees in a hurry, and often with unanimous consent, to be debated individually on the House floor as the House’s top Republican pushes back. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover is using procedural objections to pump the brakes and slow the flow of legislation to the House floor for...
  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • Beshear Says GOP Control of House Would Set Kentucky Back to "19th Century"

    11/02/2014 10:35:40 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WFPL News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Kevin Willis
    Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky risks running off the “progressive path” it’s on if voters give the GOP a majority of state House seats. Beshear made the comments in Barren County Thursday. Democrats currently hold a 54-to-46 advantage in the chamber, but Republicans have made a major push to win control of the House for the first time in more than 90 years. To help Democratic incumbents, Beshear has been on the road this week, announcing funding for infrastructure projects in districts where these members are facing competitive challenges by Republican candidates. Beshear said if the GOP does gain control...
  • Herbert Hoover’s Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

    07/01/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite, I might choose Herbert Hoover. I obviously have disdain for Hoover’s big-government policies, but I also am extremely irritated that – as Jonah Goldberg explained – he allowed the left to create an utterly bogus narrative that the Great Depression was caused by capitalism and free markets. Indeed, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity produced a video demonstrating that the statist policies of both Hoover and Roosevelt helped trigger, deepen, and lengthen the economic slump. Building on that theme,...
  • Which Hoover do we want?

    05/10/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Very simple question and possibly shortest post in history. Knowing that an economic collapse is coming of depression magnitude or worse, do Freepers want another republican Hoover, or is it time for a democrat Hoover in 2016 to reap what he has sown?