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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 · 31 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Chinese control of South China Sea ‘short of war’ is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 42 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing “cannot lose even one inch of the territory” in the South China Sea. That’s about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, it’s outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But that’s not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 24-November 2,2018

    09/24/2018 2:56:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 24, 2018 | Mark Levin
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  • KAVANAUGH SENDS DEFIANT LETTER TO GRASSLEY, FEINSTEIN: ‘I WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED’

    09/24/2018 11:43:54 AM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 61 replies
    Brett Kavanaugh sent a defiant letter Monday to the Senate in the wake of a new sexual misconduct allegation brought against him Sunday. Kavanaugh sent the scathing letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein on Monday afternoon.
  • First soldier remains sent from North Korea identified

    09/24/2018 2:31:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    The first remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War and sent from North Korea have been identified as belonging to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana and Army Pfc. William H. Jones of North Carolina, President Trump shared through Twitter on Thursday.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SNIP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Army Pfc. William H. Jones, killed during the Korean War, was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEArmy Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, killed during the Korean War. He was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Kavanaugh Allegations

    09/24/2018 2:29:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 24, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the latest efforts to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation: Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process with shady smears. There is no legitimate reason that these last-minute allegations can’t be summarily evaluated, and a Judiciary Committee vote taken this week. Leftist law breaking, rule breaking, violence, and disruption have already marred the public Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. One can only imagine...
  • Why aren't liberals fun anymore?

    09/24/2018 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 September 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Several months ago, the very night the Stormy Daniels story broke, I appeared on Don Lemon’s show on CNN. The producer told the guests a few minutes before we went on air that Lemon wanted our reaction to the Daniels allegations. The first guest said something trite about how “she may be doing this to call attention to herself, but we have to treat these charges against Trump very seriously.” Next, Lemon turned to me for my reaction. I really had no opinion about this...