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  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Pelosi : No, Were Not Wasting Time On Impeaching Kavanaugh; Showdown with Nadler Coming

    09/18/2019 7:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Nancy Pelosi should consider opening up an Impeachment Denial Office on Capitol Hill, as her caucus seems determined to threaten it for pretty much anything. Several Democratic presidential candidates demanded the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over a badly reported smear job at the New York Times, and a few of Pelosi’s colleagues jumped on that bandwagon. By yesterday afternoon, however, the backfire was evident enough for Pelosi to put her foot down: House Democratic leaders and rank-and-file members are dismissing calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with some arguing the House has limited...
  • Democrats are now trying to blackmail the Supreme Court

    09/04/2019 11:15:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 04 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) accused President Trump of showing a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesnt always bend to his wishes after Trump criticized a judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they see fit. The threat came over the Supreme Courts decision to hear a challenge to New York Citys restrictions on how gun owners who have residential permits can transport their guns. In...
  • Federal Judge Orders FBI To Search For Steele Documents

    08/23/2019 1:42:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We Expose Senator Whitehouses Unauthorized Practice of Law When Officers of the Law Abdicate Their Duty to Protect Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We are grateful for judges unafraid to tell the Deep State and its powerful agencies to reveal their secrets, especially when bureaucrats are digging in their heels. In the latest example, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper ordered the FBI to conduct a search within 60 days for records of communications with former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele post-dating Steeles service...
  • Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon...

    08/19/2019 10:18:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse For Unauthorized Practice of Law Alleges Whitehouse filed a brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of four clients while maintaining inactive status and that the brief was nothing more than an attack on the federal judiciary and an open threat to the U.S. Supreme Court (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Rhode Island Supreme Court against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who is a member of the Rhode...
  • SCOTUS Is Considering Hearing This 2A Case...And Dem Senators Aren't Happy

    A handful of Democratic Senators signed onto an amicus curiae brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York,defending New York City's blatant attack on the Second Amendment. For years, those who live in NYC could transport handguns, as long as it was to a few select gun ranges in the area. If you were a gun owner in NYC and wanted to take your firearm outside of city limits to a different gun range, that wasn't allowed.The Senators who signed alongside New York City include Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Mazi Hirono (HI), Richard Blumenthal (CT),...
  • Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: Heal or face restructuring

    08/13/2019 12:19:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 August 2019 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied. "The Supreme Court...
  • Face to Face with Brad Hall: Fighting for victims of clergy sex abuse

    07/14/2019 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Kent Walz
    Attorney Brad Hall, in the firm's conference room with iPhone photos he has taken. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal) Editor's note: Albuquerque attorney Brad Hall has represented more than 200 victims of priest sex abuse in New Mexico. As his years-long legal battle nears its conclusion in federal bankruptcy proceedings, Hall talked about the legal and emotional journey that began with an unlikely visit. Brad Hall was thinking about hanging it up after more than two decades as a successful plaintiff's lawyer specializing in civil rights cases. Maybe travel. Visit his kids living in exotic locations. Maybe do some writing. That all...
  • Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield First Woman To Lead Naval War College

    06/17/2019 1:43:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 14, 2019 3:04 PM | Ben Werner
    Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield First Woman To Lead Naval War College By: Ben Werner June 14, 2019 3:04 PM Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield Navy Photo Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield was selected to become the new president of the Naval War College, the first woman to lead the 135-year-old institution. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Chatfields selection Friday, just as the Navy is undertaking a massive restructuring of how its academic institutions are organized. Chatfield, a helicopter pilot, is currently the commander of Joint Region Marianas and the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Marianas. The Navys Education for...
  • National popular vote bill dies in Maine

    06/17/2019 11:28:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    Maine legislators on Monday killed a measure that would have awarded the states electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. A bill to enter Maine into the National Popular Vote Compact failed in a 68-79 vote on Monday in the state House. Twenty Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the measure. The bill had been introduced by state Senate President Troy Jackson (D), and it passed the upper chamber in May. It lost a test vote in the House last month, then won a vote last week before sputtering on Monday. Maine is the second state...
  • The 8 Senate races likely to determine control of the chamber

    06/04/2019 5:48:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    RollCall ^ | June 4, 2019 | Sruart Rothenberg
    Two in states won by Clinton and six in states that backed Trump ANALYSIS The fight for the Senate starts off with only a handful of seats at risk. And thats being generous. A few other states are worth your attention because of their competitiveness or questions about President Donald Trumps impact, but almost two-thirds of Senate contests this cycle start as safe for the incumbent party and are likely to remain that way. Of course, a retirement or a public scandal could create a contest where one should not exist, and an implosion of the Trump presidency could...
  • Bishop says Pride Month activities are harmful to kids, faces huge international backlash

    06/03/2019 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 3rd 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    When Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted a simple warning to his diocese cautioning against participation in LGBT Pride events during so-called Pride Month, an international backlash quickly erupted. LGBT and progressive activists moved swiftly to squash the Catholic shepherds advisory to his flock to remain faithful to Catholic faith and morals, demonstrating the resolve of anti-Catholic forces to silence Church teaching. Early on June 1, the first day of what LGBT activists insist is a month for celebrating their lifestyles, Bishop Tobin (not to be confused with left-wing Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey) tweeted: A reminder that...
  • I-83 shooting: Harrisburg man charged with threatening cop with machete

    05/24/2019 7:30:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies
    PennLive ^ | 24 May A.D. 2019 | Becky Metrick
    A Harrisburg resident has been charged as the man who wielded a machete on Interstate 83 before a state police trooper shot him Friday morning. Devi C. Adhikari, 44, was charged with attempted criminal homicide, attempted aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and a traffic citation of following too closely, according to court dockets. Earlier on Friday, police said a man, now identified as Adhikari, was aggressively following a trooper on Friday morning, then drove around the troopers cruiser on Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the...
  • Rep. Cicilline: Time to open impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn't testify

    05/20/2019 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said it is time for impeachment inquiries to be opened if former White House Counsel Don McGahn is a no-show to Tuesday's scheduled congressional hearing. Cicilline, a member of the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee, appeared on MSNBC and offered his reaction that the White House is instructing McGahn to refuse to comply with a subpoena to appear on Capitol Hill and the assurance from the Department of Justice that McGahn has "immunity" which does not legally require him to testify before Congress, something Cicilline believed was "legally incorrect." "Let me be clear; if Don McGahn doesn't...
  • Judge: Kraft's prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

    05/13/2019 9:16:56 PM PDT · by HalfIrish · 58 replies
    AP via The Berkshire Eagle ^ | May 14, 2019 | AP via Berkshire Eagle
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case against him and others charged with soliciting prostitutes at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. In his 10-page ruling, Judge Leonard Hanser wrote that Jupiter police detectives and the judge who issued the search warrant allowing the secret installation of cameras at the spa did not do enough to minimize the invasion of privacy of customers who only received legal massages. Hanser also ruled...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop shoppers, Do not cross the picket line

    04/12/2019 12:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 92 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for president in 2020, delivered donuts and coffee to picketing Stop & Shop workers in Somerville on Friday, and urged shoppers to take their business elsewhere. Do not cross the picket line, Warren said. Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. Theyre fighting for all our families. Theyre fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country. On Thursday, the unions representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to go on strike. Their contract expired in February, and they have...
  • Convicted pedophile passes out after getting sentenced to 260 years behind bars: report

    03/27/2019 12:20:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Rhode Island man reportedly passed out in court on Friday upon learning that hed been sentenced to 260 years behind bars. Thomas Goodman, 45 who was convicted of sexually abusing multiple young children regained consciousness shortly after, The Providence Journal reported. Goodman was reportedly ordered to consecutively fulfill his prison sentence. He was convicted on eight counts of sexually exploiting children getting 30 years on each and one count of possessing sadistic and masochistic child pornography, for which he got an additional 20 years, the outlet said.
  • Rhode Island Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth Heads to State Senate

    03/12/2019 3:50:04 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 12, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Rhode Island bill that would legalize abortion for basically any reason up to birth is awaiting action in a state Senate committee after it passed the House last week. Similar to the new abortion law in New York, state Senate Bill 152 would allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and strike down modest abortion restrictions in the state. Though the bill easily passed the state House, its fate is less certain in the state Senate, the Providence Journal reports. Support for unborn babies rights is...
  • Split over Pelosi's 'immorality' comment on border wall reveals fissure in Democratic Party

    01/17/2019 8:57:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | By David Sherfinski and S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats are refusing to embrace House Speaker Nancy Pelosis rhetoric denouncing border walls as an immorality, but they are being careful to avoid undercutting her new role as the partys leader in the shutdown standoff. Mrs. Pelosi has moved unsteadily since seizing the speakers gavel amid the partial government shutdown, including the immorality comment and her shifting explanations for why she told President Trump to postpone the State of the Union address. Still, she garners strong support from Democrats on both side of the Capitol for remaining steadfast in shutdown fight and refusing Mr. Trumps demand for $5.7 billion...