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  • Russia Stood Alone. China Didn’t Help Vote Down Trump’s Syria UN Resolution

    04/13/2018 2:47:21 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 13APR18 | Marko Marjanović
    Russia’s proposed UN Security Council resolution envisaging a speedy and realistic investigation into Douma incident was voted down by a triple veto. US, UK and France all voted against it. However an earlier US-proposed resolution, which proposed an investigation mechanism that couldn’t possibly work and would have opened an avenue for the American use of force had to be vetoed by Russia alone. Bolivia was the only other nation to vote against it as China merely abstained. China did so albeit it had previously called for restraint and for no side to resort to force which should have naturally made...
  • Wear: GOP asks: Should all toll road projects be subject to public vote?

    04/10/2018 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 23, 2018 | Ben Wear
    The distinction between how rail and road projects can happen in Central Texas — state law requires Capital Metro to ask voters for permission to build or expand a rail line, while road builders can proceed, even on a tollway project, without an election — has always rankled transit supporters.The Legislature added that requirement for Capital Metro rail elections in 1997 when the agency was in turmoil and anti-rail lawmakers held sway. Since then, area voters have OK’d one rail project — the MetroRail commuter line in 2004 — and twice said no to light rail (that second rejection, however, was of...
  • California’'s illegal alien voting law is secession

    04/03/2018 4:03:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/18 | Lowell Ponte
    On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a civil war that before its end killed more than 800,000 Americans. Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool's Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day, the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens who have driver licenses to vote. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting. Leftist scholars say our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may...
  • The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million...at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

    03/22/2018 9:07:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2018 | John R. Lott
    Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love. All of this is wrapped up in the giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that the House of Representatives approved Thursday on a 256-167 vote and sent to the Senate.
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    kimatv.com ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • Fort Lauderdale elects first openly gay mayo

    03/14/2018 5:35:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/13/18 | CARLI TEPROFF
    Fort Lauderdale has elected its first openly gay mayor.... ...Dean Trantalis, 64, a Wilton Manors attorney, defeated Bruce Roberts, 70, the city’s former police chief, to replace longtime mayor Jack Seiler, who could not run because of term limits. Trantalis will be the city’s first openly gay mayor....
  • Texas Democrats' early voting totals should 'shock every conservative to their core,'

    02/28/2018 3:55:30 AM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies
    https://www.dallasnews.com ^ | Mon, Feb 26 7:56 PM EST | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — Early voting for the March primary is more than half over, and Democrats have outpaced Republicans at the polls on each day. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared with the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.
  • House Dems Push Ban on High Capacity Magazines & 205 Firearms [Bans guns able to accept magazines]

    02/27/2018 6:52:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2-27-18
    Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and numerous Democrat colleagues in the House are pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would prohibit “high capacity” magazines and 205 different firearms. The Providence Journal reports that Cicilline’s bill, HR 5087, “would prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that have a magazine or can accept a magazine that can hold more than 10 bullets, and any ammunition-feeding device that can hold more than 10 bullets.”
  • Trump slimes John McCain over health care vote

    02/23/2018 9:14:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    President Trump took a thinly veiled swipe at cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain Friday during a speech at an annual gathering of conservatives — without mentioning him by name. Trump, touting his tax reform bill that also killed the ObamaCare individual mandate that required people to buy health insurance, lamented the Affordable Health Care Act would have been repealed in its entirety if the 81-year-old Arizona Republican had not voted against repeal. “We’re having tremendous plans coming out now, health care plans, at a fraction of the cost that are much better than ObamaCare. And except for one senator, who came...
  • These Are the Only 6 Newspapers in the Country to Endorse Donald Trump [Flashback to 2016]

    02/19/2018 4:12:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 10/25/16 | RUAIRÍ ARRIETA-KENNA
    No candidate has ever received so few endorsements. So what were the Waxahachie Daily Light, the Santa Barbara News-Press and others thinking? On Sunday, October 16, the residents of St. Joseph, a fairly ordinary town of 75,000 in northwestern Missouri, awoke to discover that their local, family-owned newspaper had made history, in a manner of speaking. That day the St. Joseph News-Press became only the second newspaper in the nation to endorse Donald Trump, writing that the GOP candidate “represents something different for a broad swath of America that is serious about wanting a less intrusive government, a more robust...
  • Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

    02/18/2018 5:23:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    The sHill ^ | 2/18/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Outgoing Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be “foolish” for the GOP not to realize that it’s “heading into trouble” in the next election. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” Ros-Lehtinen told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
  • Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the indictments

    02/18/2018 5:08:07 PM PST · by Enterprise · 33 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 18 2018 | Adam Taylor
    "The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections."
  • GOP candidate going forward with AR-15 giveaway in wake of Florida shooting

    02/16/2018 8:53:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 2/16/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    A Republican running for a Kansas congressional seat is going forward with his planned AR-15 giveaway for his campaign after the same weapon was used to carry out the mass shooting at a Florida high school this week. Tyler Tannahill, a Marine veteran, announced the giveaway one day before the shooting. He told The Kansas City Star that he would still hold the event...
  • Democrats expand battleground, target 101 GOP seats

    02/08/2018 11:20:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NBC "news" ^ | 2.8.18 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    House Democrats are stepping on the gas, with plans to target over 100 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections. At House Democrats' annual conference on Thursday, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), is expected to tell colleagues the committee is expanding the battleground to include 101 Republicans — the largest in a decade, a Democratic source familiar with the matter told NBC News.
  • Democrats expand battleground, target 101 GOP seats

    02/08/2018 11:20:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NBC "news" ^ | 2.8.18 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    House Democrats are stepping on the gas, with plans to target over 100 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections. At House Democrats' annual conference on Thursday, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), is expected to tell colleagues the committee is expanding the battleground to include 101 Republicans — the largest in a decade, a Democratic source familiar with the matter told NBC News.
  • Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops eight hours in bid to force immigration votes

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the rare step Wednesday of giving a marathon speech supporting Democrats’ attempts to legalize the status of young immigrant “dreamers,” in a bid to pressure Republicans to act. Her more than eight-hour speech ranked as the longest given by a member of the House of Representatives in at least a century, possibly ever, focusing on an issue that has dominated the Democratic agenda in recent months. But it also came as her caucus began three days of closed-door meetings to craft a 2018 agenda that can win wider appeal in November’s elections. .....
  • Q drop #635, #636: (1/27/2018)

    02/04/2018 12:52:52 AM PST · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    https://qcodefag.github.io ^ | 1/27/2018 | Q Anon
    #635 Jan 27 2018 15:35:37 Q Unknown.jpg "Stronger Together" ______________________ #636 Jan 27 2018 15:36:45 Q learn-some-history-13th-am….png Do you trust your black leaders? How much are they worth? Reconcile.
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire from Congress, becoming 8th GOP chairman to call it quits

    01/31/2018 10:01:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/31/18 | R Shabad
    ....Gowdy announced Wednesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year, becoming the eighth Republican chairman of a congressional...
  • Illegals in California with Driver's Licenses Eligible to Vote After April 1

    01/23/2018 10:00:02 AM PST · by detective · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2018 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Starting on April 1, 2018, illegal aliens in California who have recently obtained state driver's licenses legally, or obtained them previously by lying about their immigration status, will automatically be registered to vote.  Since January 2015, according to the California DMV, A.B. 60, a law passed by the California Assembly, "allows illegal immigrants to the United States to apply for a California driver's license with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)" [emphasis original].  As of December 2016, more than 800,000 California driver's licenses were issued to illegal aliens under the A.B. 60 law. Additional thousands of illegals may have been granted...
  • Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons

    01/23/2018 9:38:02 AM PST · by DFG · 65 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/23/2018 | Steven Lemongello
    Florida voters will decide this fall if 1.5 million felons will get their voting rights back. Desmond Meade of Orlando and his group Floridians for Fair Democracy successfully gathered more than 799,000 certified signatures in their years-long petition drive, just a week before the deadline to reach the required total of about 766,000. On Tuesday, the state certified the initiative for the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved by 60 percent of voters in the fall, the amendment would restore voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions after they fully complete their sentences, including parole or probation. Those convicted of murder...