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  • Vanity: Mitch McConnell: Release the Hounds!

    11/19/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    We know what's going on. And they know we know what's going on. This is a power struggle. This is the ruling oligarchy against the people. They cannot abide anybody THEY don't approve of getting into their precious Senate. For the Senate is their bulwark against conservatism. But their bulwark is weakening, and their minions' influence is waning. "We know who have abused us...but the time is coming when they shall lick the dust, and melt away." - Sam Adams
  • REPORT: Mitch McConnell Camp Planted Roy Moore Story To Clear Path For Trump Impeachment Attempt

    11/19/2017 6:59:00 AM PST · by drewh · 158 replies
    What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018. “…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I...
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...
  • Menendez Presumed Innocent, Moore Presumed Guilty (Proof Of "Progressive" Hypocrisy!!!)

    11/17/2017 8:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | November 17, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case. The corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, has ended in a mistrial, and one is tempted to wonder if any of the jurors were swayed by the Menendez character witnesses such as...
  • McConnell: If Moore wins, he'll "immediately" face Ethics Committee

    11/14/2017 8:48:43 PM PST · by advance_copy · 110 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/14/2017 | Erica Pandy
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that if Alabama's Senate candidate Roy Moore wins, he'll face an ethics investigation immediately after he's sworn into office. "It would be a rather unusual beginning," McConnell said, speaking at a Wall Street Journal event. "I'd like to save the seat, and it's a heck of a dilemma when you've got a completely unacceptable candidate bearing the label of your party within a month of the election," he added. McConnell is one of several Republicans who have called for Moore to step aside. He has also spoken with President Trump and Vice President Pence...
  • The McConnell Standard - expel any sitting member accused of harassment. Start with Franken.

    11/16/2017 9:34:48 AM PST · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    11/16/2017 | dirtboy
    Just do it, Mitch. Prove your outrage over the allegations against Roy Moore isn't just political opportunism to reject a conservative you don't like. Apply your newfound sense of outrage to anyone in the Senate accused of harassment. Plus, think of the money we'd save since the taxpayers are currently on the hook for harassment settlements.
  • Leading Senate Democrats Call For Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken

    11/16/2017 11:06:30 AM PST · by drewh · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 at 1:06 PM | Amber Phillips
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and a call for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles model and broadcaster accused him of “forcibly kissing” and groping her in 2006. After originally issuing a brief apology and saying he didn’t recall the incident the way Leeann Tweeden did, Franken issued a longer apology — “There’s no excuse” — and welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will “gladly cooperate.” The top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), said he hopes there will soon be one by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend...
  • Democrats Just Lost One Of The Only Ways They Could Block Trump's Judicial Nominees

    11/16/2017 2:33:30 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 11/16/17 | Zoe Tillman
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will schedule a hearing for a federal appeals court nominee that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken had been trying to block through an informal system known as the blue slip process. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Thursday that Democrats will not be able to block President Donald Trump's judicial nominees through an unofficial senatorial courtesy system known as the "blue slip process," saying he will hold hearings on some nominees even if both home state senators haven't given their approval. Grassley's move will get rid of one of the few obstacles the Trump...
  • Roy Moore Says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has Double Standard For Him, Al Franken

    11/16/2017 11:14:06 AM PST · by drewh · 90 replies ^ | 12:40 pm
    Hours after news broken that a U.S. senator made inappropriate sexual advances on a woman, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore said he is not getting the similar benefit of the doubt. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, was accused by sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden of groping her and kissing her aggressively when they were rehearsing a skit for a USO show in 2006. The incidents occurred two years before Franken - a former comedian - was elected to the Senate. Sen. Al Franken accused of kissing, groping woman Sen. Al Franken accused of kissing, groping woman TV host and sports broadcaster...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky

    11/15/2017 3:03:39 PM PST · by libertylover · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2017 | Brooke Singman
    A conservative watchdog group is suing Kentucky over its alleged failure to maintain accurate voter registration lists, claiming 48 counties in the state have more registered voters than citizens over the voting age of 18. Judicial Watch filed the federal lawsuit against Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on Wednesday.
  • House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

    11/15/2017 8:06:09 AM PST · by Hadean · 116 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
    Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.
  • What is Mitch McConnell Hiding?

    11/14/2017 10:05:37 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 57 replies
    Huffington Puffington Post ^ | 11/22/2008 Updated May 25, 2011 | Michael Rogers
    Whispers about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) military service during the Vietnam War have been floating around Washington for years and were reported in print at least as far back as two campaigns ago. From the Kentucky Kernel of November 1, 1996, Senator”s Discharged Questioned:
  • Moore: McConnell is one who should step aside

    11/13/2017 10:13:48 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | Avery Anapol
    Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) call for Moore to "step aside," saying that McConnell is the one who should do so. "The person who should step aside is [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced," Moore tweeted on Monday. His tweet comes after McConnell said on Monday that Moore should withdraw from the race. Several conservative leaders have called for Moore to step down following allegations that he engaged in sexual encounters with teenagers in the past, including one 14-year-old girl who alleged that he...
  • McConnell: Roy Moore should step aside

    11/13/2017 8:28:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside," according to the Associated Press. His comments come after a woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32. McConnell was asked if he believes the allegations to be true. "I believe the women," he said.
  • Detective faced charges for impeding election. Democrat who paid him not questioned.

    11/12/2017 11:32:19 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 11/10/2017 | JOHN CHEVES
    FRANKFORT After the May 2016 Democratic primary in Pike County, the Kentucky attorney general’s office built a felony case against a private detective, Keith Justice, who confronted voters at their homes, followed them in their vehicles and interfered with poll workers inside the Phelps precinct. On the ballot that day was a hotly contested race involving his client, state Senate Democratic Leader Ray Jones of Pikeville. One poll worker said she was so upset by Justice’s aggressive questions about alleged voter fraud that she had to take her heart medicine. Others cried. That night, more than two hours after polls...
  • Was the attack on Rand Paul at his home politically motivated?

    11/06/2017 7:06:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    So this guy allegedly attacks Rand Paul while Rand is cutting his grass. Paul suffers 5 broken ribs. And now the alleged assailant is out on $7500 bond? He allegedly tackled and assaulted a US Senator.$7500? (From Vanity Fair)On Sunday, however, Paul‘s chief of staff told The Washington Post that the injuries the senator sustained were much more severe than initially disclosed: five of his ribs are cracked, his lungs are bruised, and the pain is “considerable” enough that Paul could be unable to fly for some time, potentially upending the upcoming tax-reform debate in Congress.Days later, it remains unclear why the assailant—Paul‘s...
  • Landscaping Drama at the Root of Rand Paul’s Assault? (NYT: IT'S RAND'S FAULT)

    11/06/2017 5:50:26 PM PST · by Kenny Bania · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | NICHOLAS FANDOS, NOAH WEILAND and JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired. The incident “has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas,” Mr. Baker said in a statement on Monday. “It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial.” Asked about long-leveled allegations that Mr. Paul had disregarded neighborhood regulations, Mr. Skaggs, who is also a former...
  • Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home

    11/05/2017 5:52:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Fox ^ | November 5, 2017
    Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator’s Kentucky home, officials said. Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said it is unclear when the Republican senator will return to work since he is in “considerable pain” and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Stafford said this type of injury is marked by severe pain that can last for weeks to months. “This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force,” Stafford said a statement to Fox News. The Bowling Green...
  • Shep Smith on Mystery Around Rand Paul Attack: ‘Smells Like a Skunk in the Chicken House’

    11/06/2017 2:12:45 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies ^ | | 4:45 pm, November 6th, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Over the weekend, it was reported that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had been assaulted on his own property by his next-door neighbor. At that time, Paul’s spokesperson said that Paul had only suffered “minor injuries.” Meanwhile, the alleged assailant — 59-year-old Rene Boucher — was charged with fourth-degree assault. Over the past day, however, more details have come out and it appears Paul’s injuries were far more severe than we were initially told. It has now been revealed that the Kentucky lawmaker sustained five broken ribs and bruised lungs and he may not be able to travel to Washington for...
  • Neighbors Say Rand Paul's Attacker Was An Avowed Socialist (and good Democrat)

    11/06/2017 5:28:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 5, 2017 | Chris White
    The man responsible for attacking Sen. Rand Paul Friday afternoon was an avowed liberal who frequently fought with his neighbors about politics, according to a report Sunday from The Washington Post. [Snip] [Rene] Boucher is a divorced socialist who is "pretty much the opposite of Rand Paul in every way," Jim Bullington, a former member of the city commission who knows both men well, told reporters Sunday. A Facebook account Boucher maintained before the attack contains numerous anti-Republican postings. Boucher wrote "May Robert Mueller fry Trump's gonads" in a May post referencing the former FBI director’s investigation into possible collusion...