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  • Environmental regulations are the only thing between us and the sea | Opinion

    07/22/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 46 replies
    nola ^ | July 22, 2018 | Bob Marshall, columnist
    If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire: President Donald Trump and your GOP congressional delegation are preparing to increase the odds that the Gulf of Mexico will drown your homes and any future your grandchildren might have in south Louisiana. That's because Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a regular opponent of government regulations on businesses, to fill the coming vacancy on the Supreme...
  • Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

    07/21/2018 7:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WHEC-TV ^ | July 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Cuomo, a Democrat, said Saturday that Kavanaugh's past opinions show that he believes it is a constitutional right to carry "even the most dangerous assault weapons." Rep. Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat, called Kavanaugh's nomination "a grave threat to reasonable gun control measures enacted by states." Meeks and other lawmakers joined Cuomo at a Manhattan news conference...
  • National Right to Work Foundation Demands SEIU Refund $100 Million to CA State Workers

    07/21/2018 8:19:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 20, 2018
    The National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) is demanding the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) refund up to $100 million in union fees to California state workers. The move follows the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision banning unions from automatically deducting fees from non-members’ paychecks. The NRTWF announced that the Janus decision strengthens its class-action suit, titled Hamidi et al. v. Service Employees Union International, Local 1000, filed on behalf of 40,000 California state employees. The lawsuit seeks refunds for non-union workers whose pay was seized by SEIU officials who have claimed since 2012 that only public workers who...
  • Mitch McConnell Calls Dems’ Bluff, Threatens Election Eve Vote on Kavanaugh

    07/21/2018 2:06:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Ian Mason
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is threatening to tee up a November vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh if Democrats do not drop their extensive request for records, according to a Friday Politico report. Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are demanding documents, perhaps up to one million pages of them, spanning Kavanaugh’s career in the George W. Bush White House as he comes up for Senate consideration. Breitbart News’s Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski opined Friday that Schumer’s move was “merely an obstructionist tactic to push his confirmation into 2019 to harm Republicans...
  • 2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

    07/20/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by lionstar · 78 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jul 20, 2018 | Noah Bierman
    As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely because it faced little serious competition. And even before the victory was announced in Austin, Texas, this thriving, progressive urban island in the Trump-friendly South was suffering some buyer's remorse. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, a Democrat, says the decision to host the convention was the hardest she has tackled — "not just...
  • McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum

    07/20/2018 3:29:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/20/18 | ELANA SCHOR and BURGESS EVERETT
    <p>The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s prepared to let Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote slip until just before November’s midterm elections, according to multiple sources.</p>
  • CNN’s Broken Record On Kavanaugh: He Questioned Independent Counsels In 1998 Too

    07/20/2018 12:56:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Keep on digging, CNN. I bet you find that pony somewhere in there. In remarks unearthed from a 1998 symposium, Brett Kavanaugh took the ultimately banal position that the Constitution envisions Congress as the proper institution for investigating presidents, not independent counsels. CNN believes that while this is “consistent” with other public statements already known, it “raises new questions” about his confirmation.
  • Rubio, Scott Lead Assault on Conservative Judge, Take Down ‘Qualified’ Nominee

    07/20/2018 12:19:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott torpedoed a conservative nominee to the Ninth Circuit appeals court on Thursday whom even liberals called qualified for the bench, citing college-era political comments, energizing Democrats, and creating a new line of attack against the confirmations of dozens of other judicial picks, including Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Ryan Bounds, an Oregon federal prosecutor who clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit, had an impressive array of credentials that impressed people on the left and the right. Even the left-wing American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds as...
  • Liberal Groups Sue for Details on New HHS Religious Freedom Division

    07/20/2018 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    TOWN HALL ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women's Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday after they received no response to a January Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the new HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Conscience and Religious Freedom division. The groups are seeking information about how the new division operates, how it allocates resources, whether its decision-making is influenced by outside groups, and why it was needed in the first place. When the division was first announced, HHS explained that it “has been established to...
  • Samantha Bee Orders Women to 'Get Maximum Hysterical’ Over Kavanaugh

    07/20/2018 12:00:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 20, 2018 | katie Yoder
    Samantha Bee is demanding women take action against a man who could make abortion illegal. Or so she says. On her show Full Frontal July 18, host Samantha Bee ordered women to get “hysterical” over President Trump’s pick for next Supreme Court Justice: federal judge Brett Kavanaugh. She needn’t worry – they already have. But Bee’s fuss over abortion sounds like crying “wolf” after she called pro-lifers “d**kheads” of “toxic bullsh*t” in 2016 – not to mention other abortion outbursts. And there’s also that time she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***.” (Talk about looking out for women, as she...
  • Right On Cue, Kavanaugh Accused Of Hiding Sexual Harassment

    07/19/2018 11:27:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 7/18/18 | True Pundit Staff
    Fresh off the seeming success of the smear campaign against Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a liberal feminist group is attempting to connect Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the sexual harassment of his former boss.
  • Janus Is Only the Beginning

    07/19/2018 6:41:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 6 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 19 July 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case has heartened conservatives throughout the nation, especially in non-right-to-work states such as California that require public employees to pay dues to their respective unions. Janus will, over time, reduce the power of these unions as they are forced to spend more time wooing members — and they will have less disposable cash to control state legislatures and city councils.
  • Liberals Send Female Senate Democrats ‘Pee-Proof’ Underwear to Oppose Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

    07/19/2018 4:54:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The companies said they were sending female Democratic senators urine absorbent underwear to "prepare them for hearings and other potential roadblock attempts in efforts to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation." The underwear will help them "protect women's rights" by blocking Kavanaugh's appointment, according to the press release. The "Endurance Packages" include one pair of Icon "moderate absorbency underwear," which holds between six and eight teaspoons of urine.
  • Our rules of the game: U.S. Constitution

    07/18/2018 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | Walter Williams
    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero.” The New York Times’ editorial board said about a second Trump court appointment, “It is a dark moment in the history of the court and the nation, and it’s about to get a lot darker.” It’s indeed a “dark moment” for those who’ve for decades used the courts to accomplish what would have...
  • In Reply to a Beloved Black Christian Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

    07/18/2018 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/18/2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
    I recently came across an article on Christianity Today by John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color", entitled 'Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick For Black Christians'. As the article's title suggests, Richards is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court by President Donald J. Trump might have on black Christians in America. The commentary was penned as a reply by Richards to an article written by Dr. Ed Stetzer, who supports the Kavanaugh nomination. Richards, who, according to his article, has partnered with...
  • Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination

    07/18/2018 3:45:23 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun rights group, Everytown for Gun Safety, warned: “Judge Kavanaugh has applied an extreme and dangerous interpretation of the Second Amendment when determining whether a law is constitutional, one that does not take into account a law’s impact on public safety.”
  • Jane Fonda: Kavanaugh Confirmation 'Will Be a Catastrophe'

    07/18/2018 3:10:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda says the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice would be a "catastrophe" for women and worker's rights in the United States. [Snip] Fonda was just one of many Hollywood figures to express their anger at the nomination, with figures such as Marvel director Joss Whedon arguing that his "nomination will cement the first American dictatorship." Fonda, also known as 'Hanoi Jane' for calling Vietnam veterans "war criminals," warned last month that Democrats must take back the house to save America from its "existential crisis."
  • More than 100 civil and human rights groups call on Senate to reject Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 3:26:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    More than a 100 civil and human rights groups are urging senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. In a Tuesday letter, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups say Kavanaugh will be a fifth and decisive vote to undermine a host of core rights and legal protections, including economic security and access to healthcare, abortion, voting and labor rights. The groups, which include the NAACP, Lamba Legal and Demand Justice, also the rights of immigrants and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ equality, equal opportunity, affirmative action and environmental protections all could...
  • Law Commentary Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh. They Fear the Constitution.

    07/16/2018 7:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    [snip] I wish the Supreme Court were less important. But right now, it's one of the only institutions preserving constitutional order. And that's why the left is about to go nuts again.
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>