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  • Special Elections 01/16/2018

    01/17/2018 3:02:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Besides losing one in Wisconsin, what are the other 4 seats did we win last night? I know libs are going gaga over this but 4 out 5 does not look like blue wave so far to me.
  • (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 · 81 replies ^ | 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.
  • One bluff called:. Graham and Grassley send criminal referral to DOJ (interesting angle)

    01/05/2018 2:03:41 PM PST · by Be Careful · 10 replies
    CTH ^ | 1/5/18 | Sundance
    Yup, the walls are closing in. In a brilliant move of strategery, Senate Judiciary Chairman, Chuck Grassley, and Senate Judiciary member, Lindsey Graham, send a criminal referral of Christopher Steele to the DOJ for investigation. But things are not what they seem… Today Senators Grassley and Graham sent a letter of criminal referral to the Department of Justice, based on information -provided by the FBI- their investigation has uncovered. However, the actual motive for the criminal referral is not exactly what it appears.
  • 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...
  • Grassley pressures Fusion GPS to testify publicly about Trump dossier

    01/03/2018 12:39:21 PM PST · by mojito · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/2018 | Olivia Beavers
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (Iowa-R) is pushing back on Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that helped assemble the controversial "Steele dossier" about President Trump. The co-founders of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, wrote a blistering op-ed for The New York Times on Tuesday slamming the GOP's investigations into the dossier. They accused Republicans of selectively leaking details of their testimony to the press and demanded that full transcripts be released. But Grassley, whose panel interviewed Simpson in August, in a statement Wednesday said Simpson has already been invited to testify publicly about the dossier, adding that...
  • GOP senator says Comey likely leaked classified information

    01/03/2018 9:01:21 PM PST · by mojito · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/3/2018 | Stephan Dinan
    A top Republican senator said Wednesday that it appears former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information in his effort to shape the narrative surrounding President Trump’s decision to fire him. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Mr. Comey wrote seven memos, and shared four of them with a professor he was using as an intermediary to defend him. Of the seven, four are marked at the confidential or secret level — meaning at least one of the memos Mr. Comey shared contained restricted information. Mr. Grassley now wants to know when and how the memos were deemed...
  • Longstanding Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Closes in Iowa

    12/30/2017 10:13:45 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Planned Parenthood clinic in Iowa that has performed abortions for nearly two decades has closed after the state diverted taxpayer funds to community health centers that do not perform abortions. Planned Parenthood ✔ @PPHeartland After 18 years of compassionate care, our Quad Cities health center will officially close on Friday - a move directly resulting from defunding by extreme Iowa lawmakers. While these lawmakers abandoned women, Planned Parenthood never will. #StandwithPP … 11:53 AM - Dec 27, 2017 “After nearly two decades in the Quad Cities, on Friday, December 29, 2017, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) will...
  • Growing Up on An Iowa Farm, 1897-1915

    12/27/2017 6:40:52 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    Annals of Iowa ^ | Winter 1974 | Clifford Merrill Drury
    Those who lived on Iowa farms at the beginning of this century, and look back over seventy or more years, appreciate the tremendous changes which have taken place in farm life. Although many others have written about the years of transition, when we passed from the horse and buggy days to the machine age, it is hoped that this memoir will make a contribution toward preserving a picture of what life was ˇike on an Iowa farm during the turn of the century. '
  • 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...
  • Sholom Rubashkin: PETA (Antifa's) Modern Day Blood Libel

    12/26/2017 11:43:52 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    12/27/17 | Yomin Postelnik
    An innocent man is freed.  Alan Dershowitz and numerous congressmen, senators and former US attorneys general spanning the entire political spectrum all put their names and reputations on the line for him.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews, and many Righteous Gentiles, celebrate around the world.  As usual, that doesn't stop the social justice warriors (what a complete misnomer if ever their were one).  And if that were all that happen, who would care?  If PETA wants to go around smearing the kindest and greatest we have, that's between them and the bird brains they represent.  But when people who know...
  • 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,...
  • Question on Iowa Causus 2016

    12/22/2017 11:43:53 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 3 replies
    Can someone remind the Iowa caucus in 2016...
  • Immigration hawks protest Trump giving Sholom Rubashkin first prison commutation

    12/21/2017 5:03:30 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 21, 2017
    President Trump issued his first prison commutation Wednesday to a man whose business was caught employing 389 illegal immigrants in a single shift, dismaying anti-illegal immigration advocates and a former prosecutor on the case. With Trump's rare use of clemency, Sholom Rubashkin left prison seven years into a 27-year sentence. "He was up to his hips in illegal immigration," said Robert Teig, a former assistant U.S. attorney involved in prosecuting Rubashkin. Before his conviction, Rubashkin oversaw operations at Agriprocessors, his father's company and once one of the nation's largest kosher meat producers.
  • Trump commutes sentence of Agriprocessors chief Sholom Rubashkin

    12/20/2017 5:59:02 PM PST · by familyop · 62 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 2 Tevet, 5778 (12-20-17) | Associated Press
    It was the first time Trump has used the presidential power...Sholom Rubashkin, who ran...the country's largest kosher meat-processing company...Rubashkin's longtime attorney, Guy Cook, praised the decision, saying his client "has finally received justice." "The sentence previously imposed was unfair, unjust and essential a life sentence," he said via email. "President Trump has done what is right and just. The unrelenting efforts on Rubashkin's behalf have finally paid off."
  • 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...
  • University of Iowa Throws Christian Group Off Campus for Requiring Its Leaders to Share Its Beliefs

    12/14/2017 6:22:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | Moonbattery
    The campaign to eradicate Christianity is in high gear on college campuses: The University of Iowa kicked a small Christian group of students, Business Leaders in Christ, off campus recently, because they regularly share their religious beliefs. … The dean of students told BLinC that if it wants to be back on campus, it must “revise” its religious beliefs and submit an “acceptable plan” for selecting its leaders. … On Sept. 1, the university told BLinC it could select leaders who affirm its beliefs, so long as those beliefs were clearly stated so students would be aware of them. But...