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  • Dershowitz Feuds With Blumenthal Over Whitaker: 'I Was in School of Harvard, Not Schoolhouse Rock'

    11/20/2018 11:42:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the DOJ inspector general to investigate President Trump's relationship and correspondence with Matthew Whitaker in the wake of his appointment to acting attorney general. Trump gave Whitaker the role after ousting former AG Jeff Sessions. Democrats are outraged for at least two reasons. One, that Whitaker has publicly criticized Robert Mueller's Russia probe and two, that Whitaker did not get Senate approval for the new position. They argue that under the succession statute, the role of acting AG rightfully belongs to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Schumer adds that if Whitaker remains in the role, he...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.
  • CNN's John Berman Suggests Trump 'Full of Schiff'

    11/19/2018 4:21:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    my Twitter account ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Playing off President Trump's tweet in which he referred to "little Adam Schitt," CNN host John Berman suggests that President Trump is "full of schiff."Co-host Alisyn Camerota congratulates Berman on his insult: "well played!"
  • Bill Nelson takes shots at Donald Trump in concession to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 1:55:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | James Varney
    Following a protracted recount battle, three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday, acknowledging GOPGov. Rick Scott has been elected to replace him in January. “Well, things worked out a little differently than Grace and I had hoped,” Mr. Nelson’s statement read. “But let me say, I by no measure feel defeated. And that’s because I have had the privilege of serving the people of Florida and our country for most of my life.” As he left the political stage, Mr. Nelson, 76, also took a parting shot at President Trump. “We have to move beyond a politics that aims...
  • Adam Schiff deems Matt Whitaker a 'flawed appointment'

    11/18/2018 8:17:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Rep. Adam Schiff of California on Sunday said Democrats will be keeping a close eye on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, deeming him a “flawed appointment” who cannot be trusted to guide the Russia investigation. Mr. Schiff, who is poised to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his panel will root out and expose any efforts Mr. Whitaker takes to curb special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential interference in the 2016 election. The acting attorney general has criticized the scope of the investigation in the past. Mr. Schiff also said Mr. Trump’s decision to tap Mr. Whitaker...
  • Trump gives Whitaker free rein over Mueller probe: 'It's going to be up to him'

    11/18/2018 8:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump on Sunday said he is giving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker free rein over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, including limiting or shutting down the investigation. “It’s going to be up to him,” Mr. Trump said in an interview aired on Fox News Sunday.” “I wouldn’t get involved.”
  • Prison Reform: Major Achievement for President Trump

    11/18/2018 6:49:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    The FIRST STEP Act is the beginning of a transformation of America’s federal criminal-justice system into what it should have always been: a system that makes America safer. This legislation unites conservatives, police and civil rights advocates, civil libertarians, business leaders and supporters of social justice. Supporting this legislation means supporting ideas that all Americans want - from police to Democrats to Republicans - an America that is fair, an America that puts Americans first, and that makes America safe. The fact that law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police and The International Association of Chiefs of...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - November 18, 2018 - (Prayer)

    11/18/2018 12:21:32 AM PST · by Faith · 22 replies
    November 18, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/17/2018 8:56:48 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...
  • Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

    11/16/2018 2:03:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta's press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press privileges restored. "If left unchallenged," CNN warned, "the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials." A dozen news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post,...
  • 'Pathetic...Caged Animal': Morning Joe Reduced to Sorry Mess of Trump Trolling

    11/16/2018 9:14:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "It's getting to the point, where I'm no fun anymore." -- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Morning Joe might consider adopting the Crosby, Stills & Nash hit as its theme song. Because a show that in the not-that-distant past was at times entertaining and even insightful has been reduced to nothing but an utterly predictable, and hence boring, Trump-trolling mess. On Morning Joe, every day is Groundhog Day. But instead of Cher belting out "I Got You Babe," it's the panel singing the same—old—song, which might be entitled "We Hate Trump." Take this morning—which could have been any morning—in which the...
  • Election 2018 in Context: A Political System Out of Sync with the Nation It's Supposed to Serve

    11/15/2018 8:46:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Scott Rusmussen
    In the wake of Election 2018, analysts have delved deeply into a seemingly limitless supply of data points to explain the details of what happened. What role did suburban women play? Or health care? Was there a Kavanaugh effect? This obsession with details may be causing us to miss the bigger picture of what's going on. Donald Trump became the fourth consecutive president to win the presidency with his party in control of Congress and then lose control. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have all been there before. This swapping back and forth of political...
  • If Trump Is 'Racist,' He Needs to Go Back to Racism School

    11/15/2018 6:46:18 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Abraham Lincoln, when informed that General Ulysses S. Grant was a drunk, famously asked Grant's accusers what whiskey he was drinking so Lincoln could send a barrel to every general in the army. Keep this in mind when President Donald Trump's critics accuse him of "racism" against blacks. Under this "racist" President, black unemployment, since the government began keeping numbers, hit an all-time low in May. Polls show that inner-city parents want choice in education: specifically, they want the means to opt out of sending their children to an under-performing government school the child has been mandated to attend....
  • Ending the Year Off Right: GOP Plans to Make THIS Vital Move Before the New Congress Begins

    11/14/2018 4:37:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2018 | Beth Bauman,
    Now that the midterm elections are over, Republicans have decided to use the next two months to be productive during a lame-duck session. According to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Republican senators will work through New Year's Eve to confirm all of President Donald Trump's pending judicial nominations, The Washington Times reported. The decision comes after Democrats made a pact to take the maximum amount of time to debate Trump's picks, which could severely hinder the GOP's legislative priority of packing the federal courts with conservative judges. “I know that Sen. McConnell has made a commitment that we’re not going to leave any...
  • Man Banned From Disney World After Displaying Trump Sign On Splash Mountain

    11/13/2018 6:02:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/13/2018
  • Mark Levin Has Some Thoughts About CNN's Lawsuit Against the White House

    11/13/2018 5:47:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Constitutional attorney and conservative radio host Mark Levin is weighing in on CNN's lawsuit against the White House. CNN filed the lawsuit today on behalf of correspondent Jim Acosta. His press credentials were pulled last week after he got into a physical altercation with a White House intern over a microphone. "I just read CNN's lawsuit against the administration over Jim Acosta. It's a very weak case, but if they get before an Obama or Clinton district judge, who knows. CNN hired Ted Olson's firm, and he has signed onto the lawsuit. Olson was hired for a few reasons: 1....
  • CNN’s Case Against President Trump Sucks

    11/13/2018 1:39:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2018 | Brian Darling
    In short, the case of Cable News Network (hereinafter “CNN”) v. President Donald J. Trump (hereinafter “Trump”), to use a legal phrase --- sucks.  I sympathize with CNN in the sense that they feel wronged that reporter Jim Acosta was bounced from the White House to report on the president and the news coming from the White House, yet they don’t have a legal leg to stand on.  The president has a right to allow or not allow anybody he wants to cover him at the White House.CNN’s claim is that the federal courts have the power to compel inclusion...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 11/13/2018

    11/13/2018 9:22:32 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/13/2018 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • First 2020 Democratic Candidate Just Came Out of the Woodworks – And No, We're Not Talking Hillary

    11/12/2018 5:40:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Former West Virginia state senator and retired U.S. Army major Richard Ojeda has made things official. He plans to run for president as a Democrat in 2020, despite a highly-anticipated, overly-packed Democratic field of contenders. Ojeda made the decision after losing his congressional bid in WV-03 last Tuesday, The Intercept reported. Ojeda's plan is simple: to go back to the Democratic Party's roots. He believes the Democrats can win over working people if they paint President Donald Trump out to be a populist fraud and paint a stark contract to Trump's inability to "drain the swamp.""I have been a Democrat ever since...
  • Trump effect: Food stamp usage lowest in a decade after two years of POTUS economy

    11/12/2018 2:29:15 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/12/18 | USA Features
    Winning: The number of Americans on supplemental food assistance fell dramatically during POTUS Donald Trump’s first two years in office and is now at its lower level since 2009. According to Department of Agriculture which manages the food benefits, 38,845,997 Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of the end of July. That’s the lowest number since 38,184,306 people were on SNAP in 2009, Breitbart reported. Moreover, the total number of households on SNAP fell below 20 million to 19.5 million, the lowest since 2010.