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  • Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

    02/16/2018 6:29:07 AM PST · by rwa265 · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 16, 2018 | Marc A. Theissen, Washington Post Columnist
    After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was “deliberately dishonest” in pushing to release a “bogus memo,” Pelosi declared, and had “disgraced the House Intelligence Committee” with his “partisan effort to distort intelligence.” But Democrats can’t so easily dismiss the far more detailed declassified criminal referral written by two respected Republican senators — Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C. — which confirms the claims raised in...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Bipartisan group reaches deal on immigration, fulfilling some Trump demands

    02/15/2018 6:22:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Ed O'Keefe, David Nakamura and Mike DeBonis
    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on immigration Wednesday as President Trump attempted to preemptively undercut the proposal by delivering an ultimatum: Pass my plan or risk a veto. The self-dubbed “Common Sense Caucus” of senators late Wednesday circulated legislation that would fulfill Trump’s calls to grant legal status to 1.8 million young immigrants and would appropriate $25 billion for southern border security construction projects over the next decade — not immediately, as Trump wants. The bill also would curb family-based immigration programs, but not to the extent Trump is seeking, and would not end a diversity visa...
  • Axios: Trump Will Veto Democrats' Amnesty Bills

    02/14/2018 12:14:27 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Feb 2018
    The President will veto the Senate Democrats’ draft amnesty bills, a White House official told Axios.com. The site reported late on February 13: A senior administration official said Tuesday night that President Trump “will veto any bill that doesn’t advance his common-sense immigration reforms” — a hardening of the White House bargaining position as the Senate begins an epic debate … In discussing the White House’s strategic thinking, the administration official asserted confidence on immigration, saying Democrats who resist Trump’s approach will “be walking into a political suicide march.”
  • Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat

    02/14/2018 6:56:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach. Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center of the Senate against Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional leadership. Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time...
  • Bipartisan Senate group says they have immigration deal

    02/14/2018 9:17:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    MSN via THE HILL ^ | 02/14/2018 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday said they have reached an immigration deal as lawmakers try to break a logjam on the Senate's debate. "It's going to be ready today. It's going to be ready today," Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told reporters after a closed-door meeting. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who was also in the meeting, confirmed that they would be releasing an agreement on Wednesday saying members were working to "tidy up the language." But members remained tight-lipped about the content of the deal and if it would line up with President Trump's demands that any agreement include...
  • Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal

    02/14/2018 5:05:38 PM PST · by raiderboy · 133 replies
    cnbc ^ | 2/14/18 | Kevin Breuninger
    Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal Bipartisan group of senators says it has a DACA deal 2 Hours Ago | 01:04 A bipartisan group of senators working on immigration legislation has reportedly reached a consensus. The deal will be announced later Wednesday, senators involved in the so-called Common Sense Coalition told reporters after a closed-door meeting. "It's going to be ready today," said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., The Hill reported. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the deal would establish a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children...
  • Black Lives Matter activist who took down Confederate flag on TV fatally shot in New Orleans

    02/07/2018 6:15:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/07/2018 | Chandelis R. Duster
    A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines after video of him wrestling a Confederate flag out the the hands of a protester in Charleston, South Carolina went viral, was shot and killed in New Orleans Tuesday. A spokesperson with the New Orleans police department confirmed the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, who went by Muhiyidin d'Baha, to NBC News in an email Wednesday. Police said d'Baha was shot in the thigh early Tuesday morning and transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
  • A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say

    01/05/2018 12:07:18 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 486 replies
    The State ^ | 12/30/18 | Jeff Wilkinson
    Two South Carolina lawmakers want to erect a monument on the State House grounds to African-Americans who served the state as Confederate soldiers. But records show the state never accepted nor recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. “In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy,” said Walter Edgar, who for 32 years was director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies and is author of “South Carolina: A History.” “In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks)...
  • Christopher Steele is no-show in London court in civil case over dossier

    02/06/2018 2:24:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/18 | Pamela K. Browne
    On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed. The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm. Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral...
  • Clintons’ ‘Mr. Fixer,’ ally Sidney Blumenthal emerge on list of Russia collusion figures

    02/05/2018 9:24:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A shadowy figure tied to the Clintons has suddenly emerged in the Trump-Russia collusion saga.His name is Cody Shearer, dubbed “Mr. Fixer” for Bill and Hillary Clinton and a workmate of fierce Clinton defender Sidney Blumenthal.Last week, his name surfaced in a letter to the Democratic National Committee from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. The letter listed nearly 40 names and entities. The two senators asked the DNC to disclose any communications with them from March 2016 to January 2017. The list included the well-known...
  • Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking'...

    02/05/2018 9:58:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Tuesday that President Obama's former United Nations ambassador has testified that not all of the "unmasking" requests made in her name were directed by her. Samantha Power testified in Gowdy's committee last week, and Fox News reported weeks before her appearance that she was thought to have made as many as 260 requests to "unmask" Americans caught up in the surveillance of non-U.S. citizens. But Tuesday evening, Gowdy told Fox News that Power told his committee that she was not the official requesting that unmasking in every case.
  • Senate documents show FBI trying to suppress release of...

    02/05/2018 9:03:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/5/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Republican senators Charles Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Monday released a letter they sent to the FBI asking that ex-British spy Christopher Steele be investigated for possible criminal violations. Steele authored the anti-Trump "dossier" that was full of false or unverified information, provided to the FBI and leaked to the press in 2016. The FBI secretly used the Steele dossier to convince a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to permit one of the most sensitive invasions of privacy against a U.S. citizen: electronic surveillance by the government. Top Obama and Trump officials signed four wiretap applications against Trump adviser...
  • Dossier author Steele wrote another anti-Trump memo; was fed info by...

    02/05/2018 9:10:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/18 | Byron York
    A newly released document from the Senate Judiciary Committee says Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier, wrote an additional memo on the subject of Donald Trump and Russia that was not among those published by BuzzFeed in January 2017. The newly released document is an unclassified and heavily redacted version of the criminal referral targeting Steele filed on Jan. 4 by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. It appears to confirm some level of coordination between the extended Clinton circle and the Obama administration in the effort to seek...
  • Amtrak, CSX train collision in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 injured, officials say

    02/04/2018 8:45:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2018 | Travis Fedschun, Bradford Betz
    Two Amtrak personnel were killed and over 100 others were injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a parked CSX freight train early Sunday just outside the capital of South Carolina, officials said.
  • Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

    02/04/2018 2:37:21 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 100 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/4/2018 | ABC
    An Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing injuries, the national passenger railroad service said. Amtrak said in a statement, "Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina." The statement continued, "The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available."
  • The Memo Doesn’t Vindicate Trump. It’s More Proof of Obstruction.

    02/03/2018 10:30:25 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 128 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02/03/2018 | ENATO MARIOTTI
    For weeks, allies of President Trump ratcheted up pressure to “release the memo.” The impact, according to supporters, would be monumental: It would shake the F.B.I. “to its core” (Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina) or it would reveal abuses “100 times bigger” than what incited the American Revolution (Sebastian Gorka, a former White House official). The president himself said, after the memo’s release on Friday, that it “vindicates” him in the probe. But it does no such thing