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  • Biden gets in testy exchange in Iowa: 'You're a damn liar'

    12/05/2019 11:17:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/19 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday got in a tense back-and-forth with an audience member during an Iowa campaign stop after the man claimed the former vice president sent his son Hunter Biden to work for an energy company in Ukraine. "You're a damn liar, man. That's not true," Biden shot back at the man, who said the claims, which have been circulated by some on the right, were backed up by reporting on television. Biden then went on to challenge the man to a push-up contest. "You want to check my shape man, let's do pushups together here,...
  • Hillary Clinton tweets support after Harris exits 2020 race: 'Fighting for what you believe in is[tr]

    12/04/2019 5:10:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2019 | Jessica Campisi
    [Full article title: Hillary Clinton tweets support after Harris exits 2020 race: 'Fighting for what you believe in is always worth it'] 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted a message of support shortly after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that she will end her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. While Clinton's tweet did not specifically mention Harris, her words came less than an hour after the California senator announced early Tuesday afternoon that she was suspending her 2020 campaign, bringing to a close a rough stretch of several months that saw her poll numbers falling and...
  • Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from parent company

    12/03/2019 2:33:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced Tuesday they will be stepping down from the leadership of the search giant's parent company, Alphabet. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who previously had been a member of the Alphabet board of directors, will head both companies moving forward. "With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure," Page and Brin wrote in a blog post. "We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company," they...
  • Castro invokes 'Baby Yoda' in tweet supporting early primaries in more diverse states

    12/03/2019 2:03:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday tweeted a meme invoking a character from the popular streaming series “The Mandalorian” to show his support for moving early primaries to states with more diverse populations that better reflect the Democratic base. The presidential candidate was responding to a tweet by Nate Silver of the polling website FiveThirtyEight, who tweeted, “If the Democratic Party wants a field that's representative of its members and its voters, it probably shouldn't have two states as white as Iowa and New Hampshire vote first every year.” In response, Castro tweeted an image of...
  • House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law

    12/02/2019 4:25:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec, 2, 2019 | Nathaniel Weixel
    A majority of House and Senate Democrats are calling on the Supreme Court to block a Louisiana abortion law. The court is set to hear oral arguments in March challenging the law, which would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a requirement that critics say is designed to force abortion clinics to close. A group of 161 House Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), and 36 Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), filed an amicus brief in support of the law’s challengers, June Medical Services. It will be the first...
  • Kamala Harris aide says in resignation letter: 'I've never seen staff treated so poorly'

    11/29/2019 8:04:22 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 29 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    An aide to Sen. Kamala Harris blasted the treatment of staff on the California Democrat's presidential campaign in a resignation letter this month. "This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly," wrote state operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher in the Nov. 11 letter, which was obtained by The New York Times. "While I still believe that Senator Harris is the strongest candidate to win in the General Election in 2020, I no longer have confidence in our campaign or its leadership," she added. She wrote that the way staff was treated...
  • Hate Filed: How to shut down your Trump-supporting family member at Thanksgiving dinner

    11/28/2019 11:01:55 PM PST · by TECTopcat · 68 replies
    THe Hill ^ | 11/27/19 | MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
    First of all i cannot imagine the hate that must go into the thinking that you want to "shut down Trump supporters" ... at thanksgiving-really Thanksgiving?!. And I know these numbers don't make sense with record low unemployment but I need some help deconstruct job growth numbers: Here's article: Today hundreds of millions of Americans will sit down with close friends and family over heaping portions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. After the usual small talk about chilly weather and the day’s football matchups, discussions will inevitably shift to politics. In a country bitterly divided over the Trump presidency...
  • Bloomberg bets 2020 campaign on unprecedented strategy

    11/27/2019 1:02:54 PM PST · by robowombat · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/19 03:32 PM EST | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Bloomberg bets 2020 campaign on unprecedented strategy BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 11/27/19 03:32 PM EST Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s unconventional campaign strategy is panning out to be one of riskiest experiments in primary politics, testing the limits of personal wealth and name recognition. Bloomberg, who officially threw his hat in the Democratic primary ring last week, will not accept donations nor fund his own campaign, automatically disqualifying himself from the primary debates. The billionaire politician also says he plans to focus on the Super Tuesday states, and won’t compete in the crucial early contest states of Iowa...
  • The Democratic ticket Trump doesn't want in 2020

    11/23/2019 9:53:57 AM PST · by bitt · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2019 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    Pete Buttigieg’s recent popularity surge in Iowa and New Hampshire has many speculating that President Trump could face a Democratic ticket in 2020 that he doesn’t want and fears the most — the South Bend, Ind., mayor and another candidate recently in the spotlight, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Despite what the “experts” might say, it’s certainly possible. Like weather forecasters and economists, political pundits often are proven embarrassingly wrong. Voters from both parties have a tendency to recalibrate rather quickly, and quite unexpectedly, toward candidates they believe actually might have a chance of winning. In 2004, for example, Democratic...
  • Prosecutors: Political fundraiser offered witnesses millions to stay quiet

    11/23/2019 6:24:06 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 23 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Federal prosecutors on Friday alleged that a political fundraiser offered six witnesses in a case against him $6 million for their silence. The prosecutors also accused Imaad Zuberi, who is already accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, of acting as an unregistered agent for the Turkish government and for Libyan government officials, as well as other foreign countries. Zuberi later Friday pleaded guilty to counts on tax evasion, campaign finance violations and failing to register as a foreign agent. SNIP Zuberi is known to have ties to a high-profile Democratic Party donor linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • Manhattan DA asks Supreme Court to let them enforce subpoena for Trump tax returns

    11/21/2019 3:17:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 21 2019 | Harper Neidig
    The Manhattan district attorney's office asked the Supreme Court to reject President Trump's effort to shield his tax returns from a grand jury subpoena, in a case where the president's lawyers have argued that he is immune to any criminal investigation or prosecution. A federal appeals court had ruled that Trump's accounting firm must hand over eight years of tax returns and other financial records and the president last week appealed that decision. The district attorney's office argued in a brief filed Thursday that the appellate ruling was narrowly focused to the facts of the case and does not merit...
  • Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics

    11/21/2019 10:52:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump invited two of his biggest Senate Republican critics, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the White House Thursday for an unspecified discussion. The invitation comes as impeachment hearings in the House continue. The House is widely expected to impeach Trump, which would create a trial in the Senate where Romney and Collins would be two of the most scrutinized GOP votes. Romney said before the meeting that he planned to talk about his own bill, the Trust Act, and the president’s plan for regulating vaping products. “If I’m asked for questions I want to talk...
  • Impeachment surprise: How Adam Schiff validated my reporting on Ukraine

    11/19/2019 6:59:47 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    John Solomon Reports ^ | 19 November 2019 | John Solomon
    While the jury is still out on high crimes and misdemeanors, Schiff has managed to produce during the first few weeks of his impeachment hearings a robust body of evidence and testimony that supports all three of the main tenets of my Ukraine columns. In fact, his witnesses have done more than anyone to affirm the accuracy of my columns and to debunk the false narrative by a dishonest media and their friends inside the federal bureaucracy that my reporting was somehow false conspiracy theories. The half dozen seminal columns I published for The Hill on Ukraine were already supported...
  • Hard Facts: Ukraine Campaigned Against Trump in 2016

    11/18/2019 9:50:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/19 | Jonathon Moseley
    Any rational American would expect the incoming President of the United States to have some, well, questions Ukraine meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The Ukrainian government campaigned against Donald Trump in 2016. These are facts. Cold, hard math. When the swamp screams that something has been “debunked” or is “without evidence” you need to sit up, put down the coffee, and carefully investigate. On August 4, 2016, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Valeriy Chaly, published an opinion /editorial column in The Hill. This is Ukraine’s Ambassador, representing the Ukrainian government. He was a member of the...
  • FedEx CEO challenges New York Times publisher to public debate after tax story

    11/17/2019 7:58:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 17 2019 | John Bowden
    FedEx CEO Frederick Smith has challenged the publisher of The New York Times as well as the paper's business editor to a public debate after the Times reported that the company paid $0 in federal taxes in 2018. In a statement Sunday, Smith argued that the Times's report, published earlier in the day, was "distorted and factually incorrect" and ignored the "$6 billion of capital" that FedEx supposedly "invested in the U.S. economy" in 2018. "I hereby challenge A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times and the business section editor to a public debate in Washington, DC with me...
  • Man hit in face by scooter as Trump supporters, protesters clash in California

    11/17/2019 3:19:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 17 2019 | Owen Daugherty
    A man who was demonstrating in support of President Trump over the weekend was hit in the face with a scooter by an anti-Trump protestor, according to witnesses who spoke with the Long Beach Post. The news outlet reports the incident took place Saturday as Trump supporters and opponents clashed near the site of the California Democratic Convention. It’s unclear who initiated the fight, the news outlet notes, but witnesses reported one of the anti-Trump protesters hit a Trump supporter in the face with a manual scooter during the clash. “It happened really fast,” Raul Rodriguez Jr., who was holding...
  • READ: Foreign service officer Jennifer Williams' closed-door testimony from the House impeachment

    11/16/2019 8:55:00 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2019 | staff
    House Democrats on Saturday released a transcript of closed-door testimony from career foreign service officer and Vice President Pence staffer Jennifer Williams. Williams was among the officials on the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She is also one of the only witnesses who has testified that has firsthand knowledge of the exchange. During the famed July 25 call, the president asked his foreign counterpart for a favor: He wanted Kyiv to open anti-corruption investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who was employed by Burisma in the Obama era....
  • Trump Chest Pain Reports After Walter Reed Hospital Visit

    11/16/2019 5:57:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 121 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 11/1/6/19 | Jessica McBride
    A contributor for the Hill is claiming that President Donald Trump visited the hospital due to chest discomfort. “#BreakingNews Sources tell me from Walter Reed the President was being checked out for chest discomfort. No other information is available at this time,” Andrew Vernon wrote on Twitter on the evening of November 16, 2019. Vernon’s Twitter page profile says that he is “President & CEO. Opinion Contributor @thehill. @ColumbiaMSPH Alum & @UMaine Alum. @USArmy Veteran. #GoHabsGo.” The chest pain report has not been confirmed by other sources. However, earlier in the day, the White Hosue confirmed that President Trump had...
  • NBC signs Mueller 'pitbull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst

    11/15/2019 2:34:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 15 2019 | Joe Concha
    Andrew Weissmann, a former member of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel that investigated Russia interference in the 2016 election, has signed with NBC and MSNBC as a legal analyst, The Hill confirmed with the networks on Friday. Weissmann, who was dubbed a "pitbull" in a New York Times 2015 profile for his time in the Justice Department regarding tough tactics in prosecuting cases, made his debut on Wednesday when publicly televised impeachment proceedings kicked off. "The key thing that the Democrats have to think about is, where are you going to be at the end? What is it that you’re going...
  • Bret Baier says Trump tweet added an article of impeachment in real time

    11/15/2019 10:21:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 154 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/15/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Fox News host Bret Baier said Friday that President Trump's tweet criticizing former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was "adding an article of impeachment real-time." "That was a turning point in this hearing so far," Baier said on Twitter of Trump's tweet. "She was already a sympathetic witness & the President’s tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time," he added.