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  • Obama’s signature move: unsealing private records

    03/06/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 01 AUGUST 2012 | ANN COULTER
    Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer. Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate. And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records. Obama’s team delved into Sarah Palin’s marriage and spread rumors of John McCain’s alleged affair in 2008 and they smeared Herman Cain in 2011 with hazy sexual...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Abandoned by Obama: Without Trump Admin, I Would Be In An Italian Prison

    03/04/2017 7:54:17 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 Mar 2017
    Former CIA case officer Sabrina De Sousa thanked the Trump administration for intervening to save her from extradition to Italy and imprisonment in a statement on Friday. “I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the Trump administration for all their efforts on my behalf. Without their support I would be spending tonight in an Italian prison,” said De Sousa, in a statement quoted by Fox News. “The Obama administration and former CIA Director John Brennan abandoned De Sousa the last seven years, and in six weeks, the Trump team made her freedom possible,” Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told Fox...
  • Michelle Obama: Barack Obama is the Parent and the American Public Are His Hurt Little Kids

    12/18/2016 3:56:56 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 112 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 17, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama pretty much compared the relationship between her husband and the rest of the country to that of a parent and an injured child. Noting that we’re now feeling what not having hope feels like, Mrs. Obama explained how “hope” was more than a slogan for Barack Obama. “Our children respond to crises the way they see us respond,” Mrs. Obama said. “You know, it’s like the toddler that bumps his head on the table and they look up at you to figure out if it hurts.” She went on to...
  • First lady: White House needs 'grown-up' in times of crisis [barf]

    12/16/2016 4:21:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 5:05 PM EST | Darlene Stuporville
    Michelle Obama says the White House needs a “grown-up” and the nation will come to appreciate President Barack Obama. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Monday night on CBS, the first lady says the election has reinforced her view that her husband’s administration was able to inspire hope “because we feel the difference now.” “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she says. “You know? Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept. And Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. I mean, he and...
  • Michelle bites back: The First Lady steps up war with Trump as she tells Oprah .... no 'hope'

    12/16/2016 5:04:56 PM PST · by traumer · 66 replies
    Michelle Obama fed her husband's feud with Donald Trump on Friday as she gave a gloomy description of the hopeless climate his election win has created. The First Lady used her final interview in the White House to tell Oprah Winfrey that a 'grown up' should be in charge of the country. Looking forward to president-elect Trump's looming inauguration, she said even though hope was lost, it was necessary to move on. 'Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary,' she said in her first direct response to the November 9 election result. Mrs Obama's remarks...
  • Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

    12/16/2016 7:12:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Her husband repeatedly used messages of hope in his presidential campaigns and during his time in office. But US First Lady Michelle Obama has struck a much less upbeat tone in her last TV interview before the family leaves the White House. Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America's outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November's election. "Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like," she said. Mrs Obama played an unusually prominent role in the 2016 election cycle, throwing her support behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and trading barbs with Mr Trump. She...
  • Michelle Obama says Americans will miss having a 'grown-up' in the White House

    12/16/2016 7:28:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Michelle Obama says Americans will miss having a 'grown-up' in the White House In interview with Oprah Winfrey, Obama says 'people will come to appreciate' her husband's presidency Michelle Obama said the White House needs a "grown-up" and the U.S. will come to appreciate President Barack Obama. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Monday night, Obama said the election has reinforced her view that her husband's administration was able to inspire hope "because we feel the difference now." "Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like," she said. "You know? Hope is necessary. It's a necessary...
  • China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

    08/27/2016 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Li Jing
    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is likely to be made on September 2, according to sources familiar with the issue.... ...“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by...
  • Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay

    08/09/2016 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2016
    A community college in Illinois is trying to defend itself after it decided to offer special classes only available to black people. “College: Changes, Challenges, Choice” is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and is intended to help new students “assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.” But while the class may want students to appreciate diversity, the school doesn’t practice what it preaches. Two sections of the class are specifically set aside exclusively for...
  • Culture change? Top cop swiftly pulls badges of officers in shooting

    07/30/2016 10:27:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 140 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner , Annie Sweeney and William Lee
    The confrontation between O'Neal and the officers happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after officers tried to stop O'Neal as he drove a Jaguar that had reportedly been stolen in Bolingbrook. As O'Neal drove north in the 7400 block of South Merrill Avenue, he struck a responding police SUV and a parked car, police sources told the Tribune. Two officers opened fire as O'Neal continued into the 7300 block of Merrill. O'Neal then collided with another police SUV, causing significant damage, and fled from the car. A third officer chased him and shot him behind a nearby residence, the sources said....
  • Seven new revelations from FBI’s Clinton probe

    07/05/2016 11:03:20 AM PDT · by walford · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/05/16 | Julian Hattem
    Greg Nash FBI Director James Comey shed new light on Hillary Clinton’s private email setup when he announced Tuesday that the FBI would not recommend charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Here are some of the new details revealed by Comey. 113 emails were classified at the time they were sentBoth Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department have repeatedly insisted that none of the approximately 2,000 emails now considered classified was deemed sensitive at the time.   But Comey on Tuesday said that wasn’t quite the case.In fact, federal agencies have claimed that 113 emails in more than...
  • Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police

    06/09/2016 1:14:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Fiona Ortiz
    Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police Reuters By Fiona Ortiz June 8, 2016 By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of murder, shortly after he left his own news conference where he announced he was suing the city for $15 million over an incident two years ago when he alleged being shot seven times by a police officer. Dominiq Greer was arrested after he and his attorney, Eugene Hollander, announced the federal lawsuit, which alleges excessive force by police who shot Greer on July 4, 2014, as he ran from...
  • Fascism: A Leftist Ideology

    06/07/2016 9:21:24 AM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/05/2016 | walford
    The Left is fond of smearing those who do not share their value system as "fascist." The latest target is the current 'presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee. To the Left, "fascist" is a buzzword for an implied, undefined "evil." In fact, fascism is a definable political ideology that has an extensively documented history, in theory and practice. Fascism is a left-wing ideology; a bundling of trade-union syndicalism, futurism and statist collectivism. Fascists hold that private property can only be tolerated so long as it serves the public via its agent, the State. That most certainly is not a conservative principle, is...
  • Police: Feud between homeless camps triggered Burlington murder

    06/03/2016 11:14:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    wcax ^ | 06/02/2016
    Beede was a transgender male and police initially considered the possibility the attack was a hate crime. But they now believe it was part of an ongoing feud between two nearby homeless encampments that included Beede retaliating for the spreading of feces on a tent. "Amos Beede took bottles of urine and dumped them in Erik Averill's tent. Once Erik Averill was able to determine it was Amos Beede who retaliated by dumping bottles of urine, he committed to then assaulting Mr. Beede. He enlisted help and executed the assault," said Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.
  • President Proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 67 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | June 1, 2016 | DOD
    Declaring that “no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character,” President Barack Obama yesterday signed a proclamation designating June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. ******snip***** IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
  • District chairman of Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma arrested for child pornography

    06/02/2016 10:32:28 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 19 replies
    kfor.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    ALTUS, Okla. – A man who is a district chairman of a Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma was arrested this week after he was allegedly caught with child pornography. Steven Foreman, 52, was arrested in Altus after investigators intercepted child pornography coming from a personal computer at Foreman’s home, officials say. Authorities reportedly found several images of child pornography on Foreman’s computers and hard drives. According to KSWO, Foreman is a retired United States Air Force member and is currently employed in a civilian position at the 97th Security Forces Squadron at Altus Air Force Base. He also holds the...
  • For young Americans, living with their parents is now the norm

    05/24/2016 7:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    CBS MONEYWATCH copied on Truth Revolt blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | By AIMEE PICCHI
    In Obama's America, a third of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are broke, single, and living with their parents. The Pew Research Center released its new study showing that Millennials are tipping the scales for the first time in modern history. From CBS Money Watch: About 32.1 percent of Americans between 18 to 34 years old lived in their parents' homes in 2014, edging out the 31.6 percent who were married or living with a partner in their own household, the analysis of Census data found. The remaining 36 percent either live alone, are single...
  • High schoolers, 14 and 15, 'live streamed themselves having a threesome at Barack Obama school

    05/13/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    Two teenage girls from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school live streamed sex acts with a teenage boy while their classmates watched through Facebook Live at school, authorities said. Milwaukee Police have asked Facebook to hand over information from the account of a 14-year-old girl after saying two juvenile girls in the video could be charged with 'exposing a child to harmful material'. The 15-year-old boy was not listed as a suspect on the police warrant. An investigation into the incident was prompted in January after staff at Barack Obama School - which houses students in grades kindergarten through 12th - became...
  • Obama’s Killer Economy (fueling suicide)

    05/04/2016 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 04/26/2016 | Betsey McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved regions like upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. […] … The Obama economy is stalled. It grew at a measly 0.7% annualized rate in the first quarter of this year. That’s compared with the 3.5% rate...
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

    04/21/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 1:28 PM EDT
    Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi. Marques Gaines later died at a hospital. The family of 32-year-old Gaines has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against several businesses and taxi companies in his Feb. 7 death. …
  • The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

    03/02/2016 4:58:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    New York Times Magazine ^ | MARCH 1, 2016 | ALEX FRENCH
    For years, Wayne Simmons claimed to be a former C.I.A. operative. Then one ex-spook got suspicious. Kent Clizbe, a 55-year-old former C.I.A. officer and intelligence contractor, has cultivated a diverse set of interests in his later years. He loves bird watching and participates in his local Christmas Bird Count, an informal census organized by the Audubon Society. He has a patent on a device, the TimeOff, that prevents unattended-stove fires. But Clizbe’s true motivating force — a holdover, perhaps, from his decade with the agency — is an unrelenting compulsion to get to the bottom of things. He vets every...
  • Neil Cavuto’s Apology For Alleged CIA Fraudster Puts Pressure On Other Fox Hosts

    10/17/2015 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2015
    On Friday afternoon, Fox News host Neil Cavuto took the rather extraordinary step of delivering a lengthy apology over his show’s use of Wayne Simmons as a terrorism expert, after it was revealed that Simmons had been arrested for allegedly lying about his ties to the Central Intelligence Agency. Cavuto told viewers that “it has come to our attention that a frequent guest on this show might not have been who he purported to be”
  • Fox News "Terror Expert" Wayne Simmons Arrested for Lying About Career as CIA Officer

    10/17/2015 6:34:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    blacklistednews ^ | October 16, 2015 | Blacklistednews
    Wayne Simmons has been arrested after a federal grand jury indicted him on "charges of major fraud against the United States, wire fraud, and making false statements to the government," including allegedly falsely claiming he worked for the CIA. Simmons was a frequent and favorite guest on Fox News, and was one of the conservative media's purported experts on the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Simmons joined several prominent conservative activists and media figures in calling for the House to convene a Benghazi Select Committee.
  • Fox News Analyst Arrested for Lying About Working as a CIA Agent

    10/15/2015 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 16, 2015
    A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was arrested on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades, US prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, bogusly portrayed himself as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000, the US Attorney’s Office for Virginia’s Eastern District said in a statement. Simmons allegedly tried to use that claim to get government security clearances and work as a defense contractor. At one point he was deployed overseas as an intelligence adviser to senior...
  • Chechen Bombers Linked to ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’?

    04/19/2013 10:56:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The name of Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov may soon become a household name. In The Third Jihad, former CIA intelligence officer Wayne Simmons warned that the 2004 school massacre in Beslan, Russia by Umarov’s Islamist terrorist group is “a perfect example of exactly what will take place in this country.” That prediction was fulfilled with the bombings in Boston. The Boston bombers were 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar. Three other college-aged individuals were questioned during the manhunt for Dzhokhar. The brothers are originally from Chechnya but left in the early 1990s because of war with Russia....
  • Fmr. CIA Operative Wayne Simmons Outraged Obama Would Transfer Gitmo Detainees to Yemen (Fox video)

    01/01/2010 9:37:11 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 26 replies · 1,305+ views
    The pressure on Obama continues to build! Wayne Simmons says the “catch and release” policy of the administration has reduced CIA morale to a level he describes as “pathetic, low, horrible.” Here’s the Video Link
  • No political influence in Clinton email probe, Obama says

    04/10/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    WA Compost ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Ann Gearan
    President Obama insisted Sunday that there will be no White House or political influence on the FBI or the Justice Department as they look into the security of the private email system Hillary Clinton used for government work when she was secretary of state. "I can guarantee that," Obama said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." It was his first interview with the network in two years. Obama also defended his former secretary of state, even as he said that he had to be "careful" because of the ongoing investigation. He strongly suggested that the mishandled classified documents that...
  • Video: Huntington Beach officer plays hopscotch with homeless girl found living in car with mom

    03/31/2016 1:24:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Schwebke
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Who says police work can't sometimes be fun and games? Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Huntington Beach police Officer Scott Marsh was on patrol when he spotted what he believed was a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at Cross Park near the intersection of Graham Street and Edinger Avenue. There he discovered an unidentified woman and her 11-year-old daughter had been living out of their car, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.
  • Stupid in America: Students Are So Bad, Professor Can’t Grade Them

    03/30/2016 2:45:04 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    What does it say when in two days a teacher exhausts the ink in his red pen? Since a nation cannot be “ignorant and free," as Thomas Jefferson put it, it perhaps means we face a threat graver than the Red Menace. Apathetic or even hostile students, dumbed-down tests, often incompetent and ideologically driven teachers, Cracker Jack-box degrees, morally toxic curricula, revisionist history, the new math — education has collapsed in America. And one of the sincere educators, wandering amidst the rubble, recently provided a window into this academic apocalypse.
  • Ex-Israeli Ambassador: Obama Manufactured Crisis with Israel

    03/26/2016 5:06:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’ve been writing about this for a while. It’s good to see it being said openly. Especially now that Obama tried to fake yet another diplomatic crisis because of another manufactured Israeli “insult”. […]As an example of such a crisis, (Michael) Oren cites the infamous diplomatic dustup during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel in March 2010, calling it a “fabricated crisis” intentionally created by the Obama administration regarding a routine approval announcement for construction inside an established neighborhood in Jerusalem.Obama manufactures these crises, these “insults” by Israel to make him seem like the victim so that when he...
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare...

    03/20/2016 2:14:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    FB ^ | 03/19/16
    SHOCK FLASHBACK: In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare... Listen/read for yourself...https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1079683218755039/      
  • Islamic Movement accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' al-Aqsa Mosque

    03/19/2016 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Kamil al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is accusing Arab officials of giving a green light to "Judaizing actions" around the al-Aqsa Mosque. He also says that the officials incite against the Islamic Movement in order to ban its activities and neutralize the group in its struggle. During an interview with the Hamas newspaper Falastin, Khatib expressed his wonder over the usefulness provided by Arab officials when "Rabbi Yehuda Glick walks around the al-Aqsa courtyard and provokes Muslims around the world?" He further claimed that "His [Glick's] settlers hold Talmudic ceremonies and settler weddings around the...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘loves’ the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court

    03/16/2016 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-27-2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios for declaring Senate’s “constitutional duty” to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote: resident Obama: The Senate must fulfill constitutional duty At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the...
  • WaPo: Obama Gets Three Pinocchios for declaring Senate’s “constitutional duty” to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:43:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the time when...
  • Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland: Tough on Crime, but Soft on Guns?

    03/16/2016 11:41:04 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 9:03 am, March 16th, 2016 8 | by Ronn Blitzer
    Garland, currently the Chief Judge of the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals, is viewed by some to be left-leaning on gun control. In a 2007 case, he voted to review a restrictive gun law that had previously been shot down. The law included a requirement for guns to be kept unloaded and disassembled, unless they were being kept at a place of business or were being used for legal recreational activities. Prohibiting people from having functioning guns for defense in their home was a critical issue. A U.S. District Court had ruled against the ban (and for the gun owner)....
  • GOP Split On Lame Duck Confirmation of Garland: 'You Can't Have It Both Ways'

    03/16/2016 11:22:43 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 50 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | March 16, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    Not long after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, former Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) began signaling that Garland would not be a terrible choice. And, if Hillary Clinton won the White House in November, Republicans may be open to accepting him in the lame duck session over a more liberal appointee down the line. Yet, that position undermines Republicans' central argument so far that their opposition to Obama's pick for the Supreme Court has nothing to do with the merits of Obama's nominee and is instead just about one...
  • Obama Posts NCAA Brackets Before SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama revealed his 2016 NCAA basketball tournament brackets hours before revealing his choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
  • These Are The Senate GOPers Willing To Meet With Obama's SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:12:16 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 30 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | March 16, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    This post has been updated. Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) flat-out rejecting Obama's Supreme Court nominee, a number of Republican senators said Wednesday that they would meet with Judge Merrick Garland. Brian Deese, a senior advisor to the President who led the White House's SCOTUS process, highlighted some Republicans' softening their earlier hard-line remarks in a call with reporters. "I am old enough to remember a few weeks ago when Republicans said uniformly they wouldn't even meet with our nominee," Deese said. "And just in the past hour since the President announced him in the Rose Garden, we've...
  • Obama Not Serious About SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Nah, Obama doesn't even expect this judge to get a hearing. He's too old, folks. If Obama was serious about the pick, he'd have nominated somebody much younger that's gonna be on the court, I mean, decades. Merrick Garland is 63. He sounds like a nice guy. And you know the fix is in when we've got people telling us, "Hey, you know what? This guy could really satisfy a bunch of conservatives." Come on, folks, could we get real? You know, this is where it all starts to break down. I've been watching conservatives on TV,...
  • Senate GOPs Refuse to Budge on Obama's 'Bipartisan' SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite President Obama citing the bipartisan congressional support his Supreme Court pick received in the past, Senate Republicans vowed to remain firm on not moving nominee Merrick Garland forward. Garland, a Harvard Law grad and the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997, stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden today as the president detailed the judge's list of accomplishments. During the confirmation process to the D.C. Circuit, Obama noted, "he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike." "Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who was then chairman...
  • 5 Facts You Need To Know About Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Here are five quick facts you need to know about Garland.
  • GOP Supreme Court blockade showing early cracks

    03/16/2016 10:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2016 | Burgess Everett and Eliza Collins
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be holding the line, but a handful of Senate Republicans say they would meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland — a sign of emerging cracks in the brick wall the GOP has presented thus far. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who’s facing a tough reelection fight, said that while she still opposes moving on a nomination ahead of the presidential race, she would take the time to explain her position to Garland. When the nomination was still conceptual, Ayotte had said she would not meet the nominee.
  • McConnell On Supreme Court Nomination

    03/16/2016 9:42:16 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 28 replies
    mcconnell.senate. ^ | March 16, 2016 | Mitch McConnell
    ‘The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the Court’s direction…The American people may well elect a President who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration. The next President may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice in the filling of this vacancy.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today following the President’s announcement of his...
  • McConnell: No hearing for Garland

    03/16/2016 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/16 | Harper Neidig
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that vacancy should be filled by the next president. ADVERTISEMENT “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the Court’s direction," he said.
  • Merricck Garland was Jamie Gorelick's principle Deputy

    03/16/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    Merrick Garland born and raised in Obama's Chicago Harvard Law ScoolJamie Gorelick's principal deputy In 1993, Garland joined the new Clinton administration as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The following year, then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick—a key mentor of Garland's—asked Garland to be her principal deputy.
  • Poll: Should GOP senators oppose Merrick Garland's nomination? Duh?

    03/16/2016 9:09:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/polls/2016/mar/16/should-gop-senators-oppose-merrick-garlands-nomina/
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’

    03/16/2016 9:03:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Dave Boyer
    The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, which plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, says the nominee “has a very liberal view of gun rights.” JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said in a blog post that Judge Merrick’s record on the bench since 1997 “leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.” In 2007, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against the...