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  • Rosenstein faces Trump showdown

    09/24/2018 5:54:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faces a high-stakes meeting on Thursday with President Trump that may determine his future as the Department of Justice official charged with overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The White House punctuated hours of speculation about Rosenstein’s future by revealing that Trump and the No. 2 Justice Department official on Monday had an “extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories” and would meet in person on Thursday. The day began with reports that Rosenstein was headed to the White House with the expectation that he would be fired days after Friday’s bombshell New York...
  • Ford's attorneys claim process not fair or credible (Is she bailing?"

    09/24/2018 5:42:59 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 50 replies
    Seung Min Kim ‏ ^ | Seung Min Kim ‏
    New letter from Ford’s team to Grassley as obtained by WaPo ( Among other things, slam McConnell’s speech as “inconsistent” w/ Grassley approach, push back on hiring of “experienced sex crimes prosecutor” (whose identity they don’t know)
  • Senate GOP to Bring in Sex-Crimes Prosecutor ....(for Thursday Hearing)

    09/24/2018 5:33:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Senate Judiciary Committee led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) agreed today to use prosecutor experienced in sex-crimes to serve as an investigative staff counsel for the hearing. Christine Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual abuse 36 years ago at an unknown place or time. Since then her named witnesses, including a female friend, have ALL denied the woman’s accusations.
  • Christine Blasey Ford:'My fear will not hold me back from testifying'

    09/24/2018 5:32:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | September 24, 2018 | Kate Sullivan and Manu Raju
    Washington (CNN)Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying she feels a civic duty in coming forward with her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and that although she is frightened, "my fear will not hold me back from testifying."
  • Dem Idea of Justice: Sen. Coons Says Kavanaugh 'Bears Burden of Disproving' Allegations

    09/24/2018 5:30:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the Democratic kangaroo court, the burden of proof is on the accused -- when he's a Republican. On today's MTP Daily, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) proclaimed "I believe Dr. Ford and Deborah Ramirez," despite the lack of corroborating witnesses. They don't have to prove these allegations, the senator said: "It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations, rather than Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Preachers of the Great Awokening

    09/24/2018 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 1 replies
    https://quillette.com ^ | September 21 2018 | by Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard
    From the sun-blanched beaches of California to the snow-covered cities of New England, a religious fervor is sweeping the United States. PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, denouncing those who violate its sacred principles. Sinners are threatened not by an angry god, but by a righteous mob. The impenitent among them are condemned to be outcasts, while the contrite, if they properly mortify themselves and pledge everlasting fealty to the faith, can secure enough lost status to rejoin society, perhaps forever marked by a scarlet epithet. Racist. Sexist. Ableist. This is the religion of Wokeness, and this is...
  • Corn maze honoring former astronaut (Thomas P. Stafford) is visible from space

    09/24/2018 5:17:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/24/18
    HYDRO, Okla. — It’s apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth. The image of Oklahoma-born Thomas P. Stafford is cut into a 10-acre field at P Bar Farms in Hydro, about 60 miles west of Oklahoma City. The maze was created in partnership with the Stafford Air and Space Museum, named for the astronaut, in nearby Weatherford. A satellite photographed the tribute from its orbit 400 miles away.
  • U.S. Urged to Rapidly Prepare for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

    09/24/2018 5:09:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Seep 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    The United States is vulnerable to a devastating electromagnetic pulse event caused by a high-altitude nuclear blast or solar superstorm, according to a recently published book. Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst and author of the book EMP Manhattan Project, is urging the government to rapidly harden the U.S. electric power system against EMP similar to the three-year crash program to build the first atomic bomb in 1942. "Today the United States and the world faces another existential threat—from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) catastrophe that can be caused by nature or man, and topple the technological pillars of modern electronic...
  • Half of Voters Say Reporters Aim to Defeat Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

    09/24/2018 5:06:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has been top news for weeks, but voters don’t think the media is trying to do him any favors. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think when most reporters write or talk about Kavanaugh, they are trying to defeat his confirmation. Just eight percent (8%) think most reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh win the Senate confirmation, while 37% think most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Repealing SALT deduction cap would largely benefit wealthy: analysis

    09/24/2018 4:59:28 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/2018 | Naomi Jagoda
    Repealing the GOP tax law's $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction would largely benefit wealthy taxpayers, estimates released Monday by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center found.
  • Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession

    09/24/2018 4:29:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 10, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    Bill Maher may have made his cruelest and most ill-informed comment yet -- and that says a lot, given his track record -- on his HBO show Friday night. Maher, during a discussion of the economy under Donald Trump, acknowledged that it was "going pretty well." Then Maher, the sometime liberal, shared his hope that the economy would tank to hurt Trump politically: "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I'm hoping for it. I think one (way) you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy." He then jaw-droppingly added,...
  • Brett Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school

    09/24/2018 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 24, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh revealed in an interview on Monday night that he remained a virgin in high school and for “many years after.”
  • Feinstein Plays Unbilled Role in Taiwan Dispute

    09/24/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | 22-March-1996 | Edwin chen
    WASHINGTON — Over the years, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come to view herself as a China hand. And now, amid mounting tensions between China and Taiwan, the California Democrat is increasingly asserting herself behind the scenes as a would-be peacemaker. In the process, Feinstein is playing on a rare set of personal relationships that she has nurtured with the three men now at the center of the standoff: the presidents of China, Taiwan and the United States. To each, Feinstein has been dispensing strong and unequivocal advice. "I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese," Feinstein...
  • U.S. Forces Will Remain in Syria After Battle With ISIS Ends

    09/24/2018 4:26:34 PM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/24/18 | James LaPorta
    American forces will remain in Syria even after the last remnants of the Islamic State militant group are eradicated, signaling a shift in U.S. policy that further complicates the political climate in Syria amid its seven-year civil war Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday that U.S. forces will stay in Syria to provide training to local forces in an effort to ensure stability within the region, a decision that seems to run counter to past statements from President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw American forces from the region. The news out of...
  • DOJ Staffer Caught on Deep State Tape Sting ‘No Longer Works for’ Department

    09/24/2018 4:09:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 September 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Allison Hrabar, the career paralegal caught on a Project Veritas video sting on the “Deep State” that was released last week, is no longer with the Department of Justice, a DOJ source confirmed to Breitbart News.
  • Cop Killer Supporter Keith Ellison Calls Cops To Protect Him

    09/24/2018 4:04:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 09-24-2018 | Tim Brown
    *Shortened title* Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the epitome of an effeminate man today in America. He stands accused by two women who claim that he not only verbally abused them, but physically assaulted them as well, and no, these women didn't wait decades or even till there was a politically opportune time to voice their accusations. One even had reported him to the police. Investigative journalist Laura Loomer was informed by police in Minnesota that he wanted police protection from her when he found out she was attending the education forum that was held Saturday.
  • Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

    09/24/2018 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 24, 2018 | AP
    BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s interim police chief says an officer has been shot and wounded and a suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire.
  • Wendy Martinez: Police Believe Stabbing May Have Been Racially Motivated

    09/24/2018 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/22/18
    Police believe the brutal stabbing of a Washington D.C. jogger may have been racially motivated. Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez. He’s been charged with first-degree murder. Investigators mentioned that Martinez's murder might have been “racially motivated” because Crawford “does not like white people,” according to WUSA9. Police said the attack was “unprovoked,” and did not appear to be a robbery. Crawford did not cooperate with police, authorities said. Video footage captured Martinez, who was newly-engaged, stumbling into a Chinese take-out restaurant on Tuesday, covered in blood. She then collapsed. Police...
  • Judge champions ‘lenient’ sentence for black man in crime because of systemic racism (Ottawa)

    09/24/2018 3:22:13 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    An Ontario judge voices his — and the justice system’s — struggle balancing a public outcry over gun violence with systemic racism against young black males in a remarkable, lengthy and lenient judgment against a Toronto man caught with a loaded handgun after fleeing police. “It seems like not a day goes by without the media reporting yet another gun tragedy, sometimes very horrible ones. It happens in every neighbourhood. It happens in my own. None are immune from gun violence. People are rightfully outraged and bewildered by it. They feel powerless in its onslaught. Afraid,” writes Ontario Superior Court...
  • Kavanaugh: I was a virgin through high school and college

    09/24/2018 3:18:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 402 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday defended himself against the sexual assault allegations roiling his nomination by saying he was a virgin through high school and college. "We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault," Kavanaugh said in a clip released from his interview on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum." "I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone," Kavanaugh said. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter ... The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends." "Through all these years that were...