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  • Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Response to Alec MacGillis and New York Times Magazine

    04/23/2018 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jerry Falwell, Jr
    What you’ve heard about us is true: We are big. Liberty University ranks as the largest Christian university in the world, the largest university in Virginia, the second largest non-profit and the fifth largest overall university in the United States. And we’ve grown most explosively during the past decade: from 38,000 enrolled to over 110,000. Our online programs drove that growth, with the rapid spread of high-speed internet making it possible for everyday people to gain a high-quality education at a low-dollar price point. When you have this much growth as fast as we have seen it come, it can...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Anti-Gun Left Targets Chris Cox’s Home, Wife’s Business

    04/21/2018 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/21/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The anti-gun left has apparently fully embraced that old saying from the late sixties and early seventies: the personal is political. It’s not enough to protest the NRA’s headquarters, call its leaders Nazis and ask how many kids have they killed today in tediously un-original chants. Now they’re attacking their homes and families. National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox says his house was splashed with fake blood — twice. Then, someone made a fake website for his wife’s interior design business, altering images of artwork to show photos of child gun violence victims. Last week, two gun control activists...
  • Far left protesters target NRA lobbyists’ home

    04/21/2018 8:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post has a story today about a handful of far-left gun control activists looking to up the ante by making their protests more personal. They’re doing that by protesting at the home of NRA lobbyist Chris Cox and also by targeting his wife’s interior design business.
  • NRA lobbyist says his home has been vandalized twice

    04/21/2018 7:11:30 AM PDT · by cba123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/18 07:35 AM EDT | By Avery Anapol
    A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association says anti-gun protestors have targeted his home at least twice, including spraying his house in Virginia with fake blood, as well as protesting at his wife's business. Chris Cox, an NRA lobbyist who lives in Alexandria, just outside of Washington, D.C., claims that left-wing protestors have stood outside his wife's interior design business to hand out flyers, created an anti-Cox website and created posters with photos of child victims of gun violence to hold outside his home. (please see link, for full article)
  • Top House Dem: Comey Memos Could Kill Russia Probe, Ensnare Deputy AG In Contempt Of Congress

    04/19/2018 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Congress’ patience with the Department of Justice is running thin, as they’re dragging their feet in releasing troves of documents relating to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton On the latter, the DOJ has appointed a special lawyer to oversee the release of some 3,600 pages of new documents, which has irked some congressional Republicans (via Politico): The Justice Department has appointed a U.S. attorney to oversee the release of documents related to the FBI’s 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton amid Republican complaints — including from President Donald Trump — that the DOJ is slow-walking their release.Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah...
  • In Three Weeks, America Will Find Out Who Jeff Sessions Really Is

    04/19/2018 4:56:04 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 58 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Florida Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, along with 10 other GOP members of the House, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday, detailing formal criminal referrals against James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch and Andrew McCabe. While Sean Hannity and other conservative radio and TV talk show hosts played the letter up as if it is a momentous event, the truth is that it makes referrals that are already being acted upon by the Attorney General. Sessions has already and repeatedly made it clear that...
  • 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...
  • Naked Man Goes Crazy On Metro Train, Attacks Riders (Video)

    04/15/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Washington DC Patch ^ | April 14, 2018 | Dan Taylor
    WASHINGTON, DC -- A naked man has been arrested after attacking Metro riders Thursday morning at the Dupont Circle station in D.C., according to multiple reports. At 5:45 a.m., the man reportedly was acting aggressively toward Metro riders. Specifically, Steve Chenevey of Fox 5 tweeted that the man assaulted someone on the train, exited the train at Dupont and then "did naked calisthenics on the platform." The man reportedly ignored orders from responding police officers, prompting an officer to use a stun gun on him. He was then taken into custody. Two victims had minor injuries, according to the Washington...
  • 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.
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • 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.”
  • 'Racist + rapist' scrawled on UVa's Thomas Jefferson statue

    04/14/2018 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    A University of Virginia statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the university commemorates the 275th anniversary of its founder’s birth. […] Virginia spokesman Anthony de Bruyn said “acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion” as the university reckons with the complexities of the slave owning Founding Father’s legacy. …
  • 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...
  • Patriotic State of Jefferson is No CalExit

    12/13/2016 8:00:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/13/16 | Katy Grimes
    State of Jefferson is a legal, Constitutional and patriotic movement I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.——Thomas Jefferson Hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians are seeking a return to a representative government that serves the citizens and not itself. California’s northern most counties are suffering from a lack of representation in the state Legislature. Northern California holds only 3 out of 80 seats in the California Assembly, 3 out of 40 seats in the California Senate, and 2 out of 53...
  • 20 Thomas Jefferson Quotes for His 275th Birthday

    04/13/2018 1:06:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    FEE ^ | 13 April 2018
    Post your favorite quote and why it is your favorite. April 13 is Thomas Jefferson’s 275th Birthday. Since I share his birthday, I have long been a fan. But that is mainly because the drafter of the Declaration of Independence was the most prolific of our founders, especially on the topics of liberty and the rights that America was created to preserve and protect. It is worth celebrating his bicenterquasiquigenary (according to the only website I found providing a latin name) by remembering his profound words.
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...