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  • Let’s Be Clear, (Democratic Presidential) Candidates Use a Lot of Filler Phrases

    11/22/2019 10:55:04 AM PST · by karpov · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Lindsay Huth and Lakshmi Ketineni
    Here’s the deal: Presidential candidates issue plenty of pointed barbs in debates, but they use a lot of filler language, too. Phrases such as “let’s be clear” and “the end of the day,” buy the speaker time to collect themselves, think ahead and formulate an answer. Among the Democratic contenders, the fact is, Vice President Joe Biden utters them most frequently (and “the fact is” has been his most-used phrase). The Wall Street Journal identified 23 commonly used three-, four- and five-word phrases and their variations spoken by candidates during the four Democratic presidential debates and tracked the number of...
  • President Trump Extensive Phone Interview Discussing FISA Report Developments and Coup Effort…

    11/22/2019 10:19:10 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 22, 2019 | Sundance
    Earlier this morning President Trump called in to Fox and Friends for an hour-long interview about the breaking story of FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith manipulating FISA documents to gain surveillance on the 2016 Trump campaign. President Trump notes the current trickle of information is only the beginning and the background story could be the biggest political scandal in modern U.S. history. President Trump awaits the final reports showing the full scope of the investigations and the likelihood of FBI spying and surveillance on his campaign and administration. Additionally, President Trump discusses the frustrating political agenda behind the Pelosi and Schiff...
  • California Supreme Court Forces Christian Groups to Fund Abortions: Killing a Baby is “Medically...

    11/21/2019 6:24:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 21, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: California Supreme Court Forces Christian Groups to Fund Abortions: Killing a Baby is “Medically Necessary” A California missionary organization suffered another defeat Wednesday against a state mandate that claims elective abortions that kill unborn babies are “medically necessary.” Yahoo News reports the California Supreme Court refused to hear the lawsuit from the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit about a state mandate that forces it to cover elective abortions in its members’ health insurance plans. Back in 2014, the California Department of Managed Health Care in 2014 decided that all abortions are “medically necessary” health care and must...
  • Should Cities Phase Out Gas Appliances and Require New Buildings to Be All Electric?

    11/21/2019 5:23:36 PM PST · by karpov · 64 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jonathan A. Lesser
    NO: A Ban Looks Good—Until You Do the Math Those seeking to ban natural-gas hookups in new buildings say it will reduce local pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions, while saving end users money. Some also point to safety benefits: Fewer natural-gas lines means less potential damage during earthquakes. When you compare the benefits and costs of such policies, however, you will find that their claims have little or no merit. For starters, if consumers had an economic incentive to use electricity instead of natural gas, there would be no need for bans in the first place. With these kinds of analyses...
  • Trump may withhold tax returns and appear on ballot, California Supreme Court rules

    11/21/2019 5:19:14 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    DNC vetted then the Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov 21,2019 | By Maura Dolan, John Myers
    For years, Democrats have tried to force President Trump to disclose his tax returns, and Trump has resisted. The California Legislature, aiming at the president, passed a law this year to try to force Trump’s hand. On a party-line vote, lawmakers approved a bill to require presidential candidates to disclose five years of tax returns in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot, the first such law in the nation. It did not survive even six months. California’s highest court decided Thursday that the Legislature went too far. Though legislators and analysts considered early on whether the requirement might...
  • Swalwell’s Live MSNBC Fart Upstages Prince Andrew’s BBC Brain Fart

    11/19/2019 4:56:06 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Tired of all this #WINNING yet? No? What’s it gonna take? – For the second straight trading day, every major U.S. stock market set a new record high close on Monday. This Trump economy is so resilient that all the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media have essentially stopped trying to talk it into a recession at this point. It’s so bad for the economic news-fakers that MarketWatch ran a story with this headline: “The record stock-market run enters a new phase when beaten-down bears turn bullish.” Cool. This really happened. I swear I do not make...
  • San Francisco Business Owner: ‘We Are Turning Into Gotham With The Jokers Taking Over The City’

    11/21/2019 2:58:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2019 | John Sexton
    San Francisco small business owners say their ability to keep the doors open is being threatened by the city’s high level of crime. Earlier this month there was a break in at a tea shop called Boba Guys. The owner published a photo of his smashed front glass on Instagram along with a message saying he’d seen the city “transform into Gotham” and suggesting it was time for small business owners to “take our city back.” We just had our third break-in in SF this year. Another broken window which we will board up immediately. Seems like we’ve seen...
  • VIDEO MIX: Masked students and outside agitators block attendees from Coulter speech at UC-Berkeley

    11/21/2019 2:16:40 PM PST · by MassMinuteman · 26 replies
    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter was invited to the University of California-Berkeley campus Wednesday evening to deliver a speech sponsored by the Berkeley College Republicans. Several hundred angry protesters swarmed the venue in an attempt to shut down her appearance, forming a wall to prevent students from entering the auditorium, and hurling expletives at the police who were there to provide security.
  • President Trump Disrupted DC’s Ability to Monetize Government…

    11/21/2019 2:05:05 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/21/1/19 | sundance
    Listening to the pearl-clutching from State Department foreign service officers; and looking at the circular laundry operation where DC politicians send taxpayer funds overseas and then use networks, friends and families to capture those same funds for their own personal financial benefit; while overlaying how much Hillary Clinton corruption the U.S. Justice Department, State Department and intelligence community hid in the 2016 election; the big picture emerges. When politicians in Mexico or Afghanistan accept bribes we call it corruption, but when DC politicians participate in the exact same process we call it “lobbying”. It is no wonder the Clinton Foundation...
  • Game's over for Pelosi and Schiff

    11/20/2019 9:29:12 PM PST · by voveo · 74 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 11-20-2019 | Karl Denninger
    The government of Ukraine just announced an indictment of the owner of Burisma, and in addition the laundering of $7.4 billion through an American investment company.
  • Adam Schiff comes under fire for having his own connection to Ukrainian businessman...

    11/20/2019 1:04:59 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 4, 2019 | Valerie Edwards
    Adam Schiff comes under fire for having his own connection to Ukrainian businessman whose company manufacturers airships and weapons for both the US and Ukraine Schiff reportedly is connected to Igor Pasternak, CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp Pasternak's company makes airships for the military and commercial markets Schiff, who has a leading role in Congress' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, is now facing questions about his link to the businessman House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff has come under scrutiny for reportedly having his own connection to a Ukrainian businessman. Schiff, who has a leading role in Congress' impeachment...
  • Trump may hope Schiff's impeachment carnival never stops

    11/19/2019 7:52:08 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Rep. Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif., impeachment carnival enters a new week with a gaggle of hearsay witnesses offering endless speculation and opinion about an imaginary “quid pro quo” of non-corruption corruption. Like the title of Herman Wouk’s 1965 comedic farce, “Don’t Stop the Carnival,” President Trump may hope that the impeachment idiocy continues in perpetuity. Or at least until we are well into the presidential election season next year. It will all but guarantee his continued residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Schiff, who serves as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Grand Poobah of the impeachment circus, is strikingly reminiscent...
  • Schiff steers Trump impeachment drive straight toward a ditch – Here's what's next

    11/18/2019 6:19:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18 2019 | Liz Peek
    Adam Schiff has made a complete hash of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The decision by the California Democrat and House Intelligence Committee chairman to conduct the first series of interviews behind closed doors allowed Republicans to appropriately brand the enterprise as unfair and clandestine. His next step, orchestrating a steady stream of leaks and disclosures timed and edited for maximum impact, all but guaranteed that last week’s subsequent live hearings would be anti-climactic. Schiff stole his own thunder.
  • WaPo Busts Adam Schiff Again, Gives Him ‘3 Pinocchios’ for Lying

    11/20/2019 10:03:37 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2019 | Nick Arama
    When even the Washington Post is calling a Democrat for lying not only once but a second time, you know that that Democrat must be setting a new standard for falsehoods that the WaPo just canÂ’t avoid reporting. They nailed House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), but good. Schiff has a long history of not telling the truth. He famously claimed that there was evidence of which he was aware that proved conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians. He of course never produced such evidence and the Mueller report concluded that there was no conspiracy. He opened...
  • REVEALED: Adam Schiff Connected to Both Companies Named in $7.4 Billion Burisma-US-Ukraine...

    11/21/2019 2:00:19 PM PST · by blueyon · 48 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11/21/19 | Jim Hoft
    """REVEALED: Adam Schiff Connected to Both Companies Named in $7.4 Billion Burisma-US-Ukraine Corruption Case""" As reported on Wednesday the head of Burisma Holdings was indicted this week in Ukraine! Ukrainian Prosecutor General indicted Burisma owner Nikolai Zlochevsky The claim alleges that Hunter Biden and his partners received $16.5 million over several years for their ‘services’ in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden took a lucrative post on the Burisma Board in 2014. Hunter Biden was making millions from the corrupt Ukrainian oil and gas company.
  • Tom Steyer Explains Why He Will Never Compromise With Republicans

    11/21/2019 12:28:13 PM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/21/2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said Thursday he does not want to meet Republicans “in the middle.” Steyer spoke to the National Action Network Thursday after the November Democratic debate in Atlanta where he discussed the possibility of working with Republicans in Congress if he were president of the U.S. “I don’t want to meet them in the middle,” he said, according to NBC News’s Vaughn Hillyard. “What? Are we going to be partially racist?”
  • Pelosi: ‘Evidence Is Clear’ Trump Used Office for ‘Personal Gain,’ ‘Undermined the Integrity of our

    11/21/2019 12:50:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 158 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that “the evidence is clear” that President Trump used his office for his own gain, undercut American national security and the integrity of American elections, and “violated his oath of office.” Pelosi said, “[T]he evidence is clear that the president has used his office for his own personal gain, and in doing so, undermined the national security of the United States by withholding military assistance to the Ukraine, to the benefit of the Russians, that he has undermined the integrity of our elections by what he has done,...
  • California high court strikes down state law targeting Trump tax returns

    11/21/2019 11:49:21 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/19 | John Kruzel and Naomi Jagoda
    California’s highest state court on Thursday struck down a law that would have required President Trump to hand over his tax returns as a condition to appearing on the state’s ballot for the Republican primaries. The California Supreme Court held that the "Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act," signed into law in July, violated the state’s constitution as it related to the president's tax returns.
  • Stag Arms rifle manufacturer moving to Wyoming (from Connecticut)

    11/21/2019 1:09:13 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Pinedale ^ | 11/19/19
    Gun maker Stag Arms has announced on November 18, 2019, it is moving all its operations from Connecticut to Wyoming. Connecticut passed stricter gun laws after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The AR-15 rifle maker had announced in June that it would be leaving Connecticut for somewhere else that is more business friendly. It plans to be relocated to Cheyenne by the end of the year. The company said in a statement on November 18th, "Not only is Wyoming an incredibly hospitable place to do business, it is also a top destination for outdoor recreation,...
  • Nunes Invokes The “Minority Witness Rule”

    11/21/2019 10:41:28 AM PST · by wrrock · 84 replies
    butasforme ^ | 11/21/2019 | none
    In an stunning development, Ranking Member Devin Nunes invokes an obscure House rule that appears to allow Republicans to schedule a special hearing and call any witness. The “Minority Witness Rule” states: When a House committee or subcommittee holds a hearing, the minority party members of the panel have the right to call witnesses of their choosing to testify on at least one day of that hearing. Read Nunes’ letter HERE