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  • Schiff: 'We may have to follow with impeachment' if Trump admin won't hand over material

    05/19/2019 2:35:52 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 19-05-19 | Caitlin Yilek
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said impeachment proceedings could bolster congressional efforts to obtain information the Trump administration won't release. “It provides an additional tool,” the California Democrat told CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “What we have been doing is we have been gradually escalating the tactics we need to use to get information for the American people. So we began by asking for voluntary cooperation, and that was not forthcoming. We followed with subpoenas, we followed with contempt. We may follow with inherent contempt, and we may have to follow with impeachment.” The White House has refused to...
  • Schiff: Impeachment proceedings could be 'tool' to get information, evidence

    05/19/2019 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) suggested in an interview that aired Sunday that impeachment proceeding against President Trump could be used as an oversight tool to gain information that the House has been seeking. Schiff said on CBS's Face the Nation that what could drive impeachment is not the president's conduct in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but rather how the administration "is engaging in a maximum obstructionism campaign against Congress." "I think that we are seeing more members that recognize that the administration is acting in a lawless fashion, essentially having obstructed justice, is now obstructing Congress...
  • Petition to Indict Sarah Palin

    01/16/2011 2:52:04 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 141 replies
    salonblog ^ | 1/8/11 | Sr. Stuart Jean Bramhall
    Please sign the on-line petition to indict Sarah Palin for incitement to violence, related to designating Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a gun target on her websiteHere's the link to the petition: Link to Petition
  • Who Really Wrote the Mueller Report? BREAKING: Special counsel outsourced parts of Trump-Russia...

    05/09/2019 10:24:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 75 replies
    Twiiter ^ | 5/09/19 | Paul Sperry
    """Who Really Wrote the Mueller Report? BREAKING: Special counsel outsourced parts of Trump-Russia probe to private contractors"""
  • Pompeo Pounds the ICC and its Defenders Fight Back

    03/18/2019 11:53:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/19 | Joseph Klein
    The International Criminal Court is an illegitimate globalist institution being used by enemies of the United States and Israel as a political lawfare weapon U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday new U.S. visa restrictions on those individuals directly responsible for any International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of U.S. personnel in connection with U.S. and allied military and intelligence activities in Afghanistan. The ICC prosecutor had previously requested approval from the ICC’s judges to launch a formal investigation into what the prosecutor called the “situation in Afghanistan.” That request is still pending. Secretary Pompeo warned all those working...
  • The Age of Capitalism is Over?

    12/30/2014 10:46:18 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 26 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/30/14 | Steve Berman
      Rebecca Solnit wrote in Salon.com that “The Age of Capitalism is over”.  Oh my, where to start? At the beginning seems a good place as any.  Solnit was thrilled to hold a land auction notice from post-Jacobin France—Thermidorian France for the historically-minded.  Thermidorian France was no more compassionate to live (mostly, to die) in than the Jacobin version which oversaw the execution of tens of thousand civilians, and the wanton destruction of anything associated with Christianity.  This short period in France’s mottled past, from 1795 to 1799, abolished everything other than the whims of its leaders.  And this sent...
  • Lawsuit Launched Challenging Texas Highway Project's Threat to Endangered Salamanders

    03/03/2019 11:12:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance today filed a notice of intent to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over an Austin highway construction project’s threats to the federally endangered Austin blind and Barton Springs salamanders. The conservation groups recently learned that the MoPac Intersections Project has exposed at least 21 underground caves, sink holes and other karst features that provide habitat for the endangered salamanders. There is a high risk that construction will pollute the two species’ habitat by introducing silt and pollutants to the subsurface. The...
  • Comey Friend: Not Sure President Trump 'Has a Soul'

    10/20/2017 10:52:15 AM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/17 11:03 AM EDT | By Max Greenwood -
    Benjamin Wittes, a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, said that he's unable to say how far President Trump is willing to push the legal bounds of the presidency because it would involve "looking into his soul" — and he's not quite sure Trump has one. Asked by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on his podcast "Stay Tuned with Preet" how far he thinks Trump is willing to stretch the constitutional constraints of his office, Wittes said he would need to look into Trump's soul to answer that question. "I'm hesitant to answer that question because it involves looking...
  • The Racist Subtext Of Philly's Ban On Convenience Store Protective Glass Barriers

    12/19/2017 12:51:49 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-19-2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Shopkeepers in Philadelphia's neighborhood convenience stores that serve food and beverages, locally referred to as "beer delis," face a legal prohibition on the thick glass barriers around cashiers that protect them from stickup artists wielding guns, knives, and other weapons. Because the shopkeepers predominately are Asian, and the customers (and robbers) are mostly black, this imbroglio looks a lot like a racist quest for vengeance against a commercially successful minority group.(Koreans) Julie Shaw of the Philadelphia Inquirer provides the details: Despite strong opposition from Asian American beer deli owners and their supporters, Philadelphia City Council voted, 14-3, Thursday to approve...
  • Outrage as Philly pushes through ban on bulletproof glass in crime-plagued neighborhood shops

    12/07/2017 7:02:25 AM PST · by Puppage · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2017 | Frank Miles, Greg Norman
    Democratic councilwoman says the safety measure relied on in low-income neighborhoods hurts shoppers' feelings. Philadelphia is one step closer to getting rid of bulletproof glass in many of its small businesses as part of a larger effort to crack down on loitering, public urination and potential drug sales -- but it's triggered backlash from the shopkeepers.
  • Bill would force Philly's 'stop-and-go' stores to remove bulletproof glass

    12/03/2017 6:40:14 PM PST · by BusterDog · 32 replies
    A Philadelphia city councilwoman is defending her controversial bill that would force certain businesses to remove bulletproof barriers separating cashiers and customers. Councilwoman Cindy Bass said in a statement her proposed legislation only affects stores applying for a "large establishment" license, or sit-down restaurants where food is served and there is seating and tables for 30 or more people. The goal is to crack down on so-called "stop-and-go" shops, or convenience stores that sell hot food and alcohol, many of which have become nuisances to neighborhoods with intoxicated and unruly customers, according to Bass and other lawmakers.
  • Council Bill Would Prohibit Bulletproof Glass at Convenience Stores [Philadelphia]

    12/03/2017 5:44:07 AM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Joe Trinacria
    Earlier this month, Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill to better regulate the hundreds of “stop and go” convenience stores that operate predominantly in Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods. Among its stipulations, the controversial measure would prohibit any physical barrier that separates cashiers from customers at these so-called “nuisance” establishments – including protective bulletproof glass. According to Bass, these storefronts take advantage of the city’s lax restaurant liquor license provision while contributing to a variety of quality-of-life issues in low-income communities. Content to rely solely on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol, along with a bag of Doritos or two, many of...
  • WILL THE MUELLER SWITCH PROJECT COLLAPSE?

    12/16/2018 8:26:49 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 16, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    The sentencing of General Michael Flynn could turn out to be the Waterloo of the Mueller Switch Project. The feds never could have convicted Flynn of perjury or lying to government officials–they don’t even have a transcript of what he said to the FBI! As a criminal case, it was always a non-starter. The Justice Department initially had no intention of prosecuting. But then, after Robert Mueller took over the case, Flynn was squeezed into a single guilty plea by the threat of personal bankruptcy. Mueller’s team is now saying that General Flynn needn’t go to prison–the equivalent of “oops,...
  • Johnson & Johnson tumbles after report says it knew for decades...its baby powder contained asbestos

    12/14/2018 11:27:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    markets.businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2018, 11:12 AM | Rebecca Ungarino
    Johnson & Johnson shares sank 8% Friday after Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical giant knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos. Reuters reviewed documents, deposition, and trial testimony from at least 1971 to the early 2000s that it said showed powders and raw talc sometimes tested positively for small traces of asbestos. Furthermore, "company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors, and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public," the Reuters reporter Lisa Girion wrote. Johnson & Johnson issued a statement on Friday in response to the...
  • Zinke blames lawsuits by 'radical environmentalists' for creating more wildfires

    11/20/2018 12:04:45 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dave Boyer -
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed “radical environmentalists” Tuesday for blocking federal forest-management efforts and causing dangerous conditions that lead to deadly wildfires such as the blaze that killed dozens last week in northern California. “When lawsuit after lawsuit by, yes, the radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than cut a single tree or thin the forest, then it’s easy to find who is suing and who promulgates these destructive policies,” Mr. Zinke said. “Take a look at who’s suing — every time there’s a thinning project. The density of dead and dying trees is higher.”...
  • House Dems Say They Have 85 Subpoenas Ready

    11/12/2018 1:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Eighty-five subpoenas. House Democrats say they have 85 subpoenas ready to be launched from a “subpoena cannon.” The Democrats are gonna be subpoenaing Trump’s tax records. They’re going to be requesting all information on Russia that Bob Mueller does not have. I actually saw this little Pencil Neck Schiff guy say they want to make sure that Mueller has everything he needs, as though Mueller may have been frozen out learning some Russian stuff and the Democrats are gonna make sure that he finds it and gets it. Eighty-five different subpoenas. Now, we’ll see. I’m asking myself, did all...
  • Democrats will probe Donald Trump's treatment of CNN, Amazon and The Washington Post

    11/12/2018 7:31:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 12, 2018 | Leah McDonald
    Democrats will probe Donald Trump's treatment of CNN, Amazon and The Washington Post in a 'triple-threaded' abuse-of-power inquiry in January California democrat Adam Schiff said he will investigate Trump's possible use of the 'instruments of state power to punish the press' in January Schiff is the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee He said he will investigate Trump's dealings with Amazon and an attempt to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner to 'punish' his media rival CNN The Democrats plan to investigate Donald Trump for an alleged abuse of authority for taking adverse action against retail giant Amazon and...
  • AG races could swell army of lawyers suing Trump, as Dems vow to ‘take on’ president

    11/06/2018 9:45:09 AM PST · by outofsalt · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/06/2018 | Fred Lucas
    "Democrats don’t have to win control of either chamber of Congress to jam the Trump administration’s agenda and flood the zone with investigations." "“Just see the current crop of Democratic AGs, they are tripping over each other to get themselves on top of a lawsuit against Trump." ---------- "Candidates are running to be their state’s top lawyer in 32 states this year, with 14 seats currently held by Democrats and 18 held by Republicans. The races are drawing more than $100 million in donations. Many of the hard-fought contests are in battleground states."
  • ‘Group of migrants’ in caravan file lawsuit against Trump, alleging ‘shockingly [tr]

    11/02/2018 6:59:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 1, 2018 | Doug P.
    The caravan of thousands of people walking through Mexico is still reportedly about a thousand miles from the nearest U.S. border, but some of them — or people working on their behalf — have filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against President Trump and other U.S. departments and officials:
  • Supreme Court Halts Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' Scheduled Deposition About the Census.

    10/22/2018 11:14:41 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    https://townhall.com ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cannot be questioned in lawsuits about a citizenship question that will appear on the 2020 census, which halted a scheduled deposition. Dozens of states and big cities have brought about lawsuits over the question. They argue that a citizenship question will keep illegal aliens from participating in the census, which would drastically shift state and federal representation and dollars. Of course, that would be negatively impact Democrats. A federal court in New York had previously said Ross had to provide a deposition as part of the lawsuits brought about...