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  • Boris Johnson to expel MPs who block 'no-deal Brexit'

    09/02/2019 8:30:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.02.2019 | kw/rt (dpa, Reuters)
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday threatened rebel lawmakers who try to scupper a no-deal Brexit with expulsion from the governing Conservative party. He also canceled a planned meeting with Conservative MPs opposed to leaving the bloc without a negotiated settlement. A cabinet meeting was expected to take place later this afternoon. Johnson has vowed to deliver Brexit on October 31 “deal or no deal.” Parliament is bracing for a showdown when it meets for the first time after the summer recess on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers aim to pass a law demanding the government either negotiate a new divorce...
  • Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson sounds off on supposed 'effeminate agenda' in two sports leagues

    08/30/2019 10:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former NFL star Larry Johnson sounded off on social media about a supposed “effeminate agenda” in the NFL and NBA — and he says high-ranking Freemasons are involved. Johnson, who was the premier running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2009, fired off the series of tweets seemingly out of nowhere. “There is an Effeminate Agenda going on amongst the NBA & NFL elite, peddled by high ranking Masons/handlers to indoctrinate the heterosexual sports world without them knowing, for the buying power of the LGBTQ community,” he started. “….But we not ready to have that conversation yet.”
  • Q&A With Lacy Johnson, A Republican Challenging Ilhan Omar

    08/27/2019 5:48:29 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2019 | Chrissy Clark
    Lacy Johnson has been living in North Minneapolis for 40 years. He raised his two sons, Darien and Adrian, in North Minneapolis and knows there is so much potential yet to be unlocked for his hometown. Johnson is running against far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom he believes espouses hate-speech. The Federalist sat down with Johnson to discuss his plans for MN-5 if elected. Chrissy Clark (CC): Can you explain your background and why you have decided to run against Ilhan Omar? *** I saw that black Americans were voting 80 to 85 percent Democrat. I also saw that Democrats wasn’t...
  • Oklahoma opioid trial: State wins landmark case against drugmaker

    08/26/2019 4:17:24 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 57 replies
    Cnn ^ | 08/26/18 | Jacqueline Howard and Wayne Drash
    Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in historic opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
  • UK trade minister Truss says NHS will not be put up for sale: The Telegraph

    07/28/2019 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2019 11:31 PM | Bhargav Acharya
    Britain’s trade minister Liz Truss has said the National Health Service (NHS) would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the U.S. in the next few weeks. “My main priority now will be agreeing a free-trade deal with the U.S., building on the successful phone call between the Prime Minister and President Trump,” she wrote in a Telegraph column late on Sunday. …
  • Johnson tells EU: ditch backstop or face no-deal Brexit

    07/27/2019 8:27:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/27/2019 | William James
    Johnson, since taking office on Wednesday, has repeatedly said that if the EU continues to refuse to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by his predecessor Theresa May, then he will take Britain out on Oct. 31 without a deal. His biggest demand is that the most hotly-contested element of the Brexit divorce agreement, the Irish border backstop, be struck out of the Withdrawal Agreement, a demand that has angered Ireland and perturbed other EU capitals. Speaking before a Stephenson’s Rocket, a 19th century steam locomotive, in the northern England city of Manchester, Johnson dedicated most of his speech to improving...
  • Boris Johnson takes his revenge and sacks over half the cabinet

    07/24/2019 3:22:17 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 102 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7/24/2019 | Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason
    New PM shows ruthless streak as he packs team with Brexiters and rightwingers Boris Johnson has signalled his ruthless determination to deliver Brexit and stoked speculation about an early election by sacking more than half of Theresa May’s cabinet and packing his team with Vote Leave veterans and rightwing free marketeers. Despite Johnson’s repeated insistence that he is a one-nation Conservative, he handed the job of home secretary to Priti Patel, who advocated the return of capital punishment as recently as 2011, and the Treasury to Sajid Javid, a fan of Margaret Thatcher. Dominic Raab, who made headlines during his...
  • England's national anthem: 'God Save the Queen' versus 'Jerusalem'

    07/24/2019 9:18:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 81 replies
    Coventry Telegraph ^ | Jul 2018 | Bobby Bridge
    Why is it Wales and Scotland, who share our monarch, both have stirring national songs while England plough on with our homage to Queen Elizabeth II? It's hardly the most uplifting and melodic of tunes...Compare it to France - whose tune La Marseillaise commences at 100mph without slowing down before it's defiant ending...Queen Elizabeth is our monarch, and quite rightly we sing for her. As we did for King George in the anthem's original adaption God save great George our king. If we got rid of God Save the Queen, what would we sing? When England compete in the Commonwealth...
  • LIVE COVERAGE: May Resigns- The Queen Names Boris Johnson Prime Minister

    07/24/2019 7:03:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 07-24-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the transition. May is meeting with The Queen to hand in her resignation. The Queen will then summon Johnson and ask him to form the next government. He Will then go to his new residence and start announcing cabinet appointments.
  • LIVE: Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson to be named new Conservative Party leader

    07/23/2019 3:41:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 23 | Staff
    Latest updates as the Tories prepare to announce Prime Minister Theresa May's successor.
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Accuses Republicans of Mispronouncing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Name

    07/23/2019 6:10:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2019 | Kristina Wong
    Georgia Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson accused Republicans at a hearing earlier this month of purposely mispronouncing former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s last name to “besmirch” him. At a Judiciary Committee hearing on July 12, Hank said that he has heard more and more Republicans calling the former special counsel “[Mew-ler],” instead of “[Muller].” “I’ve heard more and more Republicans starting to pronounce Director Mueller’s name as ‘[Mew-ler].'” I’ve been hearing that over the past few weeks. Is that some kind of Republican attempt to besmirch Director Mueller?” Johnson asked.
  • Ease migration rules for Indians to win post-Brexit deals, say MPs

    06/23/2019 10:29:53 PM PDT · by Cronos · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 June 2019 | Richard Partington
    Cross-party group of MPs urges greater priority be given for trade talks with India The government must make it easier for Indians to come to Britain to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Warning that Britain is falling behind in the global race to engage with India on its path to becoming an economic superpower, the Commons foreign affairs committee said ministers urgently needed to update their strategy on India and could not rely on historical links from the days of empire. The cross-party group of MPs urged greater priority for post-Brexit trade...
  • Sun sets on greatest alliance

    06/16/2019 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Bhopinder Singh
    The 'special relationship' between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump's visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an 'unequal' relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British empire in the 19th and 20th century is predicated on "the empire on which the sun never sets." This pomposity was extended to include emerging America in the mid-19th century to posit the Anglophone domain, as noted by Alexander Campbell in 1852, "To Britain and America, god has granted the possession of the new world; and because the sun never...
  • In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson

    05/25/2019 11:41:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2019 | Stephen Castle
    LONDON — Only one person, the joke doing the rounds in Parliament goes, can stop the disheveled, blond-haired, crowd-pleasing former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, from becoming the country’s next prime minister. That is Mr. Johnson himself. One of Britain’s most recognizable, and now most divisive politicians, Mr. Johnson has a history of verbal gaffes, a poor record as a minister and many enemies in Parliament, not to mention among the voters who reject Brexit, which he helped persuade Britons to embrace in a 2016 referendum. But his charisma, flair for publicity and record of winning two elections as mayor of...
  • Friday Box Office: 'Dumbo' Disappoints, 'Unplanned' Surprises And 'Beach Bum' Bombs

    03/30/2019 9:07:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 30, 2019 | Scott Mendelson
    Walt Disney's Dumbo (review) flew to the top of the box office on Friday, with "just" $15.318 million counting $2.6 million in Thursday previews. This may turn out to be a classic "rank doesn't matter" scenario, and not in a good way. 30 years ago, Tim Burton's Batman broke the opening weekend box office record with a then-unthinkable $43 million Fri-Sun debut, just one week after Ghostbusters II had broken that same record with $29 million. And now, in 2019, we're discussing whether a likely over/under $48 million launch for Dumbo is good enough. Yes, inflation is a thing and...
  • BETRAYAL! Paul Says TEN Republicans Will Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency – Here They Are

    03/06/2019 10:11:46 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Ilove My Freedom ^ | March 6, 2019 | Martin
    Republican. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky revealed this week that there are at least 10 Senate Republicans who will betray President Donald Trump and vote against his national emergency declaration. While speaking at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner late Saturday, Paul said that he couldn’t “vote to give extra-constitutional powers to the president.”
  • Dem Rep. Johnson:Trump Is ‘Anti-Immigrant, Racist Strongman’ Like Hitler & Guam is going to tip over

    01/03/2019 12:30:11 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-03-19 | DrJohn
    Hank Johnson is dependable, if nothing else. He can be depended upon for utterly stupid remarks. In the absolute laziest of mental exercises, the other day he likened Trump to Hitler: Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Johnson said, “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office. Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place....
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Compares Trump to ‘Charismatic’ Hitler, Says Supporters Are Old and ‘Dying Early’

    01/03/2019 9:30:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 3, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said President Donald Trump’s rise to power is similar to how Adolf Hitler became the infamous German dictator, at an event hosted by the Atlanta NAACP. He also went after Trump voters for being “old”, “less educated”, and dying early from alcoholism. “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said in his speech. “Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.”
  • Interesting and Frustrating: Senator Ron Johnson Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray

    10/11/2018 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 10, 2018 | sundance
    There was a Senate Homeland Security, Government Affairs Committee hearing today where one of the responding executive branch officials was FBI Director Wray.  Toward the end of the hearing, long after the rest of the members had left the hearing, Chairman Johnson took the opportunity to ask Director Wray some very specific and pointed questions about the current issues within the FBI as an institutional office.Few people remember, fewer even know, that was Ron Johnson’s committee effort that brought out the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages.  Lots of other committees began exploring DOJ and FBI misconduct, but it...
  • Emerson Poll for U.S. Senate Race in New Mexico

    08/23/2018 12:33:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On August 20, Emerson Polls released a poll for the New Mexico U.S. Senate race. The results: incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich 39%, Libertarian Gary Johnson 21%, Mick Rich 11%, undecided 30%. If Johnson does outpoll Rich in November, that will be the first time since 1970 in which a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate placed third in any general election. In 1970 in New York, the Republican nominee, Charles Goodell, placed third behind the Conservative and the Democrat. Also in 1970 in Virginia, the Republican nominee, Ray Garland, placed third behind independent Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and Democrat George Rawlings....