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  • Criminal Referral to Justice Department Regarding Comey, McCabe, Clinton, Strzok and Others

    04/18/2018 12:26:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Rep. Ron DeSantis Website ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with several colleagues, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US Attorney John Huber, asking them to investigate several Obama-era officials for potential violation(s) of federal statutes. These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counsel Lisa Page, among others. Read the criminal referral here. The following members have joined DeSantis in this call for equal application of the law:...
  • Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity

    04/16/2018 3:43:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said Monday that Fox News should fire Sean Hannity following the revelation that he is a client of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Hannity has frequently covered stories about Cohen — including the FBI raids on the New York lawyer's home, hotel room and office last week — without revealing his own connection. “I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he can’t get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never again be trusted,” Connolly said on CNN. Connolly said Hannity’s involvement...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia ~ 17 April 2018

    04/16/2018 6:03:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia Joint Base Langley–Eustis (JBLE), composed of Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis, is a United States military joint base located in the greater Hampton Roads area of the Tidewater region of Virginia. The installation is the result of the Base Realignment and Closure, 2005, a Congressional initiative to maximize the operational efficiency of 26 military installations nationwide by combining their support functions, contracts and organizations. Unlike other joint bases that share common perimeters, such as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in...
  • Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses IG Report on Andrew McCabe and Other Matters…

    04/15/2018 3:24:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/15/2018 | SUNDANCE
    House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his review of Inspector General Horowitz report on the background for Andrew McCabe’s firing. With direct and specific oversight responsibility over the U.S. Department of Justice, Chairman Goodlatte is one of the key congressional leaders looking into the myriad of issues with the former DOJ and FBI officials running the agencies.
  • Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

    04/15/2018 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Drango · 92 replies
    the Robesonian ^ | April 14 '18 | Brandon Tester
    LUMBERTON — A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeson County residents who smoke remains strong, the highest percentage in the state, causing a financial drain in a poor county and hurting its collective health. North Carolina produced and sold more than $647 million worth of tobacco in 2016, putting it among the country’s leaders in flue-cured tobacco production, but Robeson’s once-booming...
  • Syria strikes: Democrats demand congressional approval for further military action

    04/14/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by MNDude · 78 replies
    She added though “The Constitution gives Congress the power to authorize military action. If @realDonaldTrump wants to expand American military involvement in Syria’s civil war, he must seek approval from Congress – & provide a comprehensive strategy with clear goals & a plan to achieve them.” Her comments were echoed by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who said “I’m deeply concerned that President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization.”
  • NYT: ‘State of Jefferson’ Still Mulls Independence — from California

    07/16/2017 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | Joel B. Pollack
    The New York Times has published an extensive look at California’s “far north,” the group of conservative counties in the high Sierra country whose residents often feel alienated from state government, and where a movement to form a new “State of Jefferson” remains strong. The Times notes: The residents of this region argue that their political voice is drowned out in a system that has only one state senator for every million residents. Many liberals in California describe themselves as the resistance to Mr. Trump. Residents of the north say they are the resistance to the resistance, politically invisible to...
  • Activists deface Jefferson statue at UVA with the words 'racist' and 'rapist'

    04/13/2018 10:01:57 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2018 | Rory Tingle
    A statue to Thomas Jefferson on the lawn of the University of Virginia was defaced with the words 'racist' and 'rapist' early on Friday morning, just before the start of celebrations marking the 275th anniversary of his birth. A UVA spokesman said: 'The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy. 'UVA welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion. 'Crews from Facilities Management are removing the vandalism,...
  • Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment

    04/10/2018 8:16:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/10/2018 | Liz Bowie
    Baltimore City students scored near the bottom in reading and math compared to children in other cities and large urban areas on an important national assessment given in 2017. In fourth- and eighth-grade reading, only 13 percent of city students are considered proficient or advanced. In fourth-grade math, 14 percent were proficient and in eighth-grade math 11 percent met the mark, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally mandated test from the U.S. Department of Education... That put the Baltimore ahead of only Detroit and Cleveland, and sometimes ahead of Milwaukee and Fresno, Calif. — areas of...
  • Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East

    04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to a report. The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported. Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting...
  • GOP lawmaker says he has enough support to force immigration votes

    04/10/2018 6:35:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/18 | Scott Wong and Rafael Bernal
    A Republican congressman said Tuesday he’s rounded up enough GOP co-sponsors to force multiple immigration votes on the House floor. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) told The Hill that he has secured support from more than 40 House Republicans on a resolution that would allow debate and votes on four separate immigration proposals. Etc...
  • Man dead after shooting on Blue Ridge Parkway (Roanoke, VA)

    04/10/2018 10:33:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 10, 2018 | Amy Friedenberger
    Facebook Twitter Email Print Save A man died after being shot on the Blue Ridge Parkway Tuesday during what an official described as a possible road rage incident. Chief Ranger Neal Labrie said two men were driving near mile marker 116, near Explore Park, about 10:15 a.m. when a road rage incident resulted in a shooting. Roanoke County police arrived to the scene within about 15 minutes. “We understand that one presented a weapon and the other responded with shooting,” Labrie said. One man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released,...
  • Report: Chairman Nunes Preparing to Hold Rosenstein and Wray in Contempt of Congress

    04/10/2018 6:37:45 PM PDT · by ethom · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Cristina Laila
    Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) privately told several colleagues Tuesday it’s time for the House GOP to hold Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress if they refuse to hand over requested documents.The Justice Department missed the initial April 5th deadline to give the House Judiciary Committee over 1.2 million documents related to Hillary’s email investigation and FISA abuses. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent a subpoena to the Justice Department on March 22nd requesting documents related to Hillary Clinton’s private server and email investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod...
  • Girl made up story of being attacked in Va. because of her headscarf, police say

    04/10/2018 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/10/18 | Martin Weil and Dana Hedgpeth
    <p>Police in Prince William County said Tuesday that a report of an attack on a 13-year-old girl who wore a headscarf in Woodbridge was false. In a statement, police said a school resource officer and the department’s detectives found that the girl last week had “falsely reported” the incident, which they were investigating as a hate crime. According to authorities, the girl said a man had cursed at her, grabbed her arm and showed a knife near Jato Court and Riverview Lane. She said the man was black and had also called her a terrorist. Police said that “no altercation had occurred” and that the girl is expected to be charged with filing a false police report. Her case will be handled through the juvenile justice system, police said. The girl also told police that the man had removed her headscarf and placed a hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. When a motorist came by and saw what was happening, the attacker fled, the girl told police. This story has been updated to reflect that police now say the girl’s report was false.</p>
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • GOP state Senator says he will support Va. Medicaid expansion

    04/06/2018 12:25:21 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/2018 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Virginia may be one step closer to expanding Medicaid, after a Republican state senator on Friday said he would be willing to buck his party and vote with Democrats. In an interview with The Washington Post, state Sen. Frank Wagner said he would support expansion, but only with certain conditions. He said he wants to ensure Medicaid recipients do not suddenly lose coverage if they earn too much money to qualify. Wagner also said he wants a tax break for middle-income people with insurance who are struggling with rising co-pays and deductibles. Medicaid expansion has put Virginia’s legislature in a...
  • Justice Department misses deadline to hand over FBI documents on FISA, Clinton Foundation

    04/05/2018 8:07:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/5/2018 | joshua chamberlain
    The Justice Department failed to meet an initial deadline to give the House Judiciary Committee 1.2 million documents related to the charging decisions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility's recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. A Republican Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News late Thursday that the Justice Department had "not yet" complied with the March 22 subpoena issued by committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The aide added that the committee was "working with officials at DOJ to take immediate steps...
  • A Trump resurgence (Larry Schweikart)

    04/02/2018 5:10:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 4/1/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    Anyone thinking President Donald Trump “won” the omnibus bill battle only had to watch his news conference as he prepared to sign it. This was the most resigned and deflated Mr. Trump we’ve seen in more than two years. Deflated, maybe. Not defeated. In a scene straight out of a boxing movie, Mr. Trump got tagged, wiped the blood off his mouth, then grimly waded in. The haymakers are coming: The Democrats just don’t realize it yet. Any defections from Mr. Trump’s base at present would return immediately with the next significant victory. In the past few months, despite hoopla...
  • Andrew McCabe’s Wife Falsely Claims He ‘Kept Himself Separate’ From Her State Senate Campaign

    04/03/2018 4:42:48 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 201 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Jill McCabe, the wife of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, falsely claimed in a Monday op-ed that her husband "kept himself separate" from her state senate campaign.
  • Ms. McCabe, Andrew Did Not Separate Himself From Your VA Senate Run, He Used His FBI Email To...

    04/03/2018 11:56:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Full Title: Ms. McCabe, Andrew Did Not Separate Himself From Your VA Senate Run, He Used His FBI Email To Campaign For You Andrew McCabe was fired hours before he would’ve collected a multi-million pension from FBI, where he served as deputy director. It was abundantly clear that Mr. McCabe had to go—and this wasn’t from the Trump White House. Sure, President Trump made McCabe to be a boogeyman, but the smoking gun was not in the Oval Office, it was the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility, which recommended McCabe get the axe. The reason: lying to investigators and...