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  • Rep Steve King grows frustrated with President Trumps limited amnesty for illegal immigrants

    01/23/2018 6:33:40 AM PST · by ncalburt · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/22/2018 | Lucian Windrick
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/rep-steve-king-frustrated-president-trumps-limited-amnesty-illegal-immigrants/
  • Federal judge presses University of Iowa on singling out religious student organization (Iowa)

    01/18/2018 8:34:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 01/18/2018 | The Gazette
    A federal court judge who will decide whether the University of Iowa discriminated in deregistering a faith-based student organization asked UI attorneys Thursday if the institution has taken steps to ensure it is applying standards equally to all groups. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose pressed UI attorney George Carroll, specifically, on whether UI has addressed allegations it unequally enforced its human rights policy by deregistering Business Leaders in Christ for barring an openly-gay student. The student organization — which goes by BLinC — has argued other UI groups limit membership and leadership to those who agree with their ideals...
  • (anti-fracking) Environmental group may have to register as foreign agents (for Putin)

    01/15/2018 5:09:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 15, 2018, 12:01 AM | Kevin Mooney
    U.S. environmental activists who are working to halt the production and use of fossil fuels could be required to register as foreign agents if Congress gets serious about enforcing an existing law.There was some potential movement in that direction last October when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced legislation that would put some teeth into the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law, which was first passed in 1938, calls for individuals and organizations to provide full disclosure when they are working to advance the public policy interests of a foreign government.<\/p>\nAs the Washington Examiner<\/em> has reported<\/a>, Grassley\u2019s proposed...
  • Rep King Warns Trump: DACA Illegal Aliens Cannot Be Legalized ‘W/out Sacrificing the Rule of Law’

    01/07/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 83 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | Jan 7, 2018 | John Binder
    As negotiations are underway between the White House and establishment Republicans to potentially give amnesty to illegal aliens, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is warning the president against such any plan that includes amnesty. In a post on Sunday, King—a staunch pro-American immigration reformer who has long opposed mass immigration—urged Trump to steer clear of a plan that would begin with giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to King, such an amnesty deal, even if it is coupled with a plan to reduce legal immigration...
  • BREAKING: Senator Lindsey Graham Just Confirmed The Steele Dossier Was Used For 2016 FISA Warrant…

    12/29/2017 10:26:26 PM PST · by Teflonic · 319 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/30/17 | Sundance
    Everyone suspected the sketchy Steele Dossier was what corrupt FBI and DOJ officials used to get the October 2016 FISA warrant against Trump. FBI and DOJ officials refuse to answer that question publicly. Despite a hundred different ways congressional investigators have asked the question, and despite numerous on-camera questions to FBI and DOJ officials about the 2016 FISA process, no-one had definitively confirmed the Christopher Steele ‘Russian Dossier’ was the underlying evidence for the 2016 FISA application to gain wiretaps and electronic surveillance upon presidential candidate Donald Trump. UNTIL NOW. Senator Lindsey Graham just confirmed the sketchy Steele Dossier was...
  • Graham:We Need a Special Counsel to Investigate How the DOJ Used the Steele Dossier

    12/30/2017 7:05:02 AM PST · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for a special counsel to investigate how the Department of Justice used the Steele dossier. Graham said [relevant remarks begin around 4:00] that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller is doing a fair investigation, but isn’t looking at the Steele dossier because that isn’t part of his purview.
  • Byron York: What the Trump dossier criminal referral means

    01/06/2018 2:30:12 PM PST · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-06-2018 | Byron York
    There's been a lot of confusion about the decision by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley and crime subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham to refer Christopher Steele, author of the Trump dossier, to the Justice Department for a possible criminal investigation. The two senators sent a brief letter Thursday to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and FBI director Christopher Wray. The letter, which was unclassified and released to the public Friday, was a cover letter for what Grassley and Graham called a "classified memorandum related to certain communications between Christopher Steele and multiple U.S. news outlets regarding the so-called 'Trump dossier'...
  • Senate J. C. Discovers “Credible Evidence of a CRIME” Committed by Dossier Author Christopher Steele

    01/06/2018 4:20:11 PM PST · by Revel · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-6-18 | Cristina Laila
    On Friday, two GOP Senators asked the DOJ to open a criminal investigation into the author of the Russian dossier, former British spy, Christopher Steele. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent a letter to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray Friday demanding they investigate if Christopher Steele lied to federal authorities. Developing: Senate Judiciary Committee Discovers “Credible Evidence of a CRIME” Committed by Dossier Author Christopher Steele January 6, 2018 by Cristina Laila 344Share 24Tweet Email On Friday, two GOP Senators asked the DOJ to open a criminal investigation into the...
  • Congressman King seeks citizenship question on U.S. Census form

    01/03/2018 3:30:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 2, 2018 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republican Congressman Steve King says census-takers in 2020 should ask if people living in the United States are citizens. “We need to be counting citizens instead of people for the purposes of redistricting,” King says. “That’s going to take at a minimum a statute and it may take a constitutional amendment and so in this upcoming Census, I want to count separately the citizens separate from the non-citizens, the lawfully present Americans separate from the illegal aliens that are here so that America can see how bad this is.” King says if the Census is conducted as he proposes, Iowa...
  • Rick Santorum: Refiners attack President Trump at their peril

    01/02/2018 1:05:57 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 124 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 02, 2017 | Rick Santorum
    Oil lobbyists aren’t accustomed to hearing the word "no." And from an all-of-the-above perspective, that’s not always a bad thing. America needs more energy, not less. We still import about a quarter of all the oil we consume. But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence for granted, and that could prove their undoing with a White House that is known for drawing a clear line between friends and foes. Most recently, a few refiners have begun smearing the president and his allies in Congress for refusing to abandon the Renewable Fuel Standard, which protects U.S. production of...
  • Grassley reignites feud with History Channel [He is correct; that channel is junk]

    12/30/2017 8:22:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    MSN/The (s)Hill ^ | 12/30/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    en. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reignited his feud with the History Channel on Saturday after apparently watching a history program on another channel. "Just watched history on An American Experience abt Thomas Edison the inventor Thx Comcast on Arlington Va Channel 19 DO U GET MESSAGE HISTORY CHANNEL???" the senator tweeted.
  • Democratic leader quits, says party in trouble facing Trump in 2020

    12/27/2017 10:48:54 AM PST · by leaymane · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/25/2017 | Daniel Allott
    When Barack Obama burst onto the national political scene, Laura Hubka, like so many other young Democrats, became politically active for the first time in her life. “I was like ‘Wow! Change and hope, so exciting,’” she recalled in an interview last June. Obama’s lofty rhetoric inspired Hubka to join the Democratic Party in her home state of Iowa, rising to become party chairwoman of Howard County, in the rural northeast part of the state. A decade later, Obama is out of office, Democrats are out of power, and Hubka says the hope she once felt has changed into despair...
  • Man who defended same-sex marriage in viral video to run for Iowa state Senate

    12/26/2017 8:04:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26th December 2017 | Avery Anapol
    A man whose speech defending same-sex marriage went viral in 2011 has announced his bid for an Iowa State Senate seat. Zach Wahls, who was 19 when he made the viral video, gave a powerful speech to the Iowa House of Representatives’s Judiciary Committee about growing up with two moms. The video was YouTube’s most-watched political video that year. Wahls, now 26, is running as a Democrat to fill the Iowa State Senate seat for the 37th District, which will be vacated by Democrat Bob Dvorsky, who is not seeking reelection. Wahls announced his campaign on Twitter on Dec. 21,...
  • President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

    12/21/2017 6:08:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2017 | Mitch Smith
    President Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, whose Iowa meatpacking plant was the target of a huge immigration raid in 2008, and whose 27-year prison sentence angered many Orthodox Jews. Mr. Rubashkin made national headlines nine years ago after federal agents arrived by helicopter at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, and detained nearly 400 undocumented immigrants, including several children, who were working there. Mr. Rubashkin was the company’s chief executive, and the plant had been the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country. He was later convicted of bank fraud in federal court.
  • The great rethink of ethanol

    12/19/2017 8:58:28 AM PST · by george76 · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Wayne Allard
    For the first time in years, there is an emerging consensus that the biggest racket in national politics deserves to end. Earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and 10 other Republican senators held a luncheon summit at the White House with President Trump with the goal of drastically reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal mandate that annually funnels $13.5 billion from the wallets of American fuel and food consumers into the coffers of agribusiness giants. Before the national nightmare of Obamacare, there was the RFS, the most sweeping and intrusive federal intervention in the American economy undertaken in...
  • JW Presents: A Discussion on the Awan Brothers IT Scandal w/ Congressional House Members

    12/17/2017 6:32:03 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch YouTube ^ | 10-10-17 | Judicial Watch
    As you may already know, a Democratic IT staffer named Imran Awan was arrested this past July on charges of bank fraud. He was employed with Debbie Wasserman Shultz and other congressional members. He is also a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, having been banned from congressional networks in February. In addition, his relatives, also government IT employees, are currently being investigated for alleged involvement in defrauding the federal government as well as compromising sensitive information from congressional servers. This event featured: Congressman Louie Gohmert, TX-01 Congressman Jim Jordan, OH-04 Congressman Scott Perry, PA-04 Congressman Ron DeSantis FL-06 Congressman Steve...
  • Three Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/16/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is 19 out of 62 confirmed. 12 appeals court nominees confirmed in Trump's first year, a record!! Meanwhile, Judiciary had hearings, one very good nominee, and one total legal dope. And two lower court nominees withdrew their nominations.
  • GOP Lawmakers Confront Trump Over EPA’s Unworkable Biofuels Mandate

    12/07/2017 9:17:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump will meet with a group of Republican lawmakers Thursday to discuss ways of addressing problems oil refiners have with the EPA’s biofuels mandate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers prepared to confront Trump over his administration’s refusal to ratchet down the biofuel standard. They want to find a way to lessen the impact the standards have on oil refiners. “President Trump will meet with senators today to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and how to effectively address the program’s impact on independent refiners,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Grassley offers DACA fix tied to tough enforcement measures

    12/06/2017 6:44:07 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/17 | Jordain Carney
    GOP senators are pushing forward with legislation that would extend an Obama-era program allowing young immigrants to live and work in the United States, while pairing it with new measures to bolster border security. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), allows the Trump administration to build “tactical and technological infrastructure” along the U.S.-Mexico border. It would target funding for so-called sanctuary cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law, bolster the e-verify employment verification program and crack down on "chain migration" by limiting which family members U.S. citizens and permanent residents can try to sponsor for a green...