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  • Virginia House Committee Passes Bill Mandating Gun-Free Polling Places

    01/21/2021 8:38:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    The Virginia House Committee on Privileges and Elections approved legislation Wednesday to mandate polling places throughout the state be gun-free zones. The NRA-ILA reports the legislation, House Bill 2081, “prohibits firearms within 40 feet of a polling place,” whether that polling place is on public property or private. NRA-ILA notes:
  • Sen. Patty Murray to Lead Senate Education Committee

    01/08/2021 6:25:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08//2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) will take the helm of the Senate committee that oversees education as Democrats effectively take control of that chamber with a 50-50 split with Republicans. Murray will replace retired Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), with whom she wrote the massive legislation called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the Bush-era No Child Left Behind.
  • Democratic lawmakers fear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, vote secretly to exclude her from her chosen congressional committee

    12/18/2020 8:25:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/18/2020 | Kerry Marasco
    There’s good and bad when a politician builds a reputation for bucking the system, breaking protocols, and doing essentially whatever they want. Party leadership usually doesn’t reward rabble-rousers, as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learned today.In her efforts to move up in party hierarchy and establish a platform through which to push her Green New Deal, the newly reelected Representative from New York applied to be on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. There were five open spots, four of which were directly assigned by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. But for the fifth spot, she left it up for grabs...
  • Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel (FLASHBACK, July 31, 2014)

    09/10/2020 1:48:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    nytimes ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mark Mazzetti and Carl Hulse
    An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program. The report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information, according to a summary of findings made public on Thursday. One official with knowledge of the report’s conclusions said the investigation also discovered that the officers created a false online identity to gain access on...
  • Big Declassification Begins – Documents from Senate Judiciary Committee – Including Bucket Five Documents and Less Redacted Carter Page FISA…

    04/16/2020 9:44:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/16/2020 | SUNDANCE
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has just released a bunch of documents, some of which were on the original 2018 congressional request for declassification. The documents are considerably interesting; perhaps even EXPLOSIVE. The documents include more Papadopoulos transcripts from wired conversations with FBI confidential human source Stefan Halper; and also for the first time less redacted version of all three Carter Page FISA applications. It’s going to take some time to go through this. The declassification and release includes some seriously interesting documents the DOJ submitted to the FISA court, as far back as July 2018, which completely destroy the prior...
  • Susan Collins: Firing of intelligence community watchdog 'not warranted'

    04/06/2020 1:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/20 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is breaking with President Trump's decision to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, saying his removal was "not warranted." "While I recognize that the President has the authority to appoint and remove Inspectors General, I believe Inspector General Atkinson served the intelligence community and the American people well, and his removal was not warranted," she said in a statement over the weekend. Collins noted that by giving the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a 30-day notification that he was removing Atkinson, Trump...
  • Thank You (March 2019 cessation notice from the Committee to Investigate Russia)

    11/22/2019 2:38:38 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 1 replies
    Committee to Investigate Russia ^ | March 29, 2019 | Jacki Schechner
    When we launched The Committee to Investigate Russia, we wanted to cover the Russia investigation from a national security angle and raise public awareness of Russia's ongoing threats to our democracy. I am tremendously proud of what we accomplished in pursuit of this mission. We built the only "all Russia investigation all the time" news and information aggregator, garnered hundreds of thousands of social media followers across multiple platforms, produced unique and insightful videos, and even angered the Kremlin right out of the gate.
  • Eric Swalwell rips a massive fart on MSNBC

    11/18/2019 6:23:41 PM PST · by struggle · 105 replies
    twitter ^ | 11/18/2019 | Eric Swalwell
    Watch and enjoy
  • Progressives To March On Nancy Pelosi’s Office Demanding Key Committee Post For Cortez

    12/20/2018 3:58:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/20/18 | Daniel Marans
    Representatives of 13 progressive organizations are hand-delivering over 150,000 petition signatures Thursday to the Capitol Hill office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), demanding that she appoint Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to the influential House Ways and Means Committee. The in-person action, which the groups plan to livestream, is part of an unprecedented, months-long effort by activists to secure greater representation for progressive members of Congress on the influential “money” committees: Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, and Financial Services. “The grassroots progressive movement is flexing more power than ever before,” said Waleed Shahid, a spokesman for Justice...
  • Sen. Grassley tweets that FBI material has been received by Judiciary Cmte.

    10/04/2018 1:18:10 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 54 replies
    Official Twitter account of Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | 10/4/18 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    A new posting at 4:10AM EDT from the Official Twitter account of Senator Chuck Grassley: Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received by @senjudiciary Ranking Member Feinstein & I have agreed to alternating EQUAL access for senators to study content from additional background info gathered by non-partisan FBI agents FBI supplement requested Friday sept 28 by bipartisan group of senators w specific scope of current/credible allegations. Dr Ford & Judge Kavanaugh had opportunity to testify under oath b4 public/cmte to tell senators what they know This FBI material will b handled per 2009 memorandum of understanding/MOU signed...
  • Kavanaugh to get committee vote Friday, first floor test Saturday

    09/27/2018 5:27:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    wash times ^ | September 27,2018 | Hojczyk
    Committe vote Friday ...Floor Vote Saturday
  • LIVE THREAD:Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify 9:45 am

    09/27/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 7,136 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9/27/2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford about her allegations that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were teenagers.
  • Judiciary Committee Releases Transcripts of Kavanaugh Interviews

    09/26/2018 4:46:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | September 26, 2018 | Senate Judiciary Committee
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today released the transcripts of two interviews committee investigators conducted with Judge Brett Kavanaugh following allegations published in recent news reports.  The first interview was conducted on Monday, September 17, 2018, one day after the Washington Post revealed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s identity.  Committee Democrats were invited but refused to take part in the interview. The second interview was conducted Tuesday, September 26, following allegations by Deborah Ramirez were published in the New Yorker. Committee Democrats were reportedly investigating Ramirez’s claims, but did not share such information with Committee Republicans.  Committee Democrats attended this...
  • Senate panel schedules Friday morning vote for Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 3:46:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Friday morning vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, according to a committee notice. The vote on Kavanaugh is slated to come just one day after he is scheduled to testify in front of the panel on allegations of sexual misconduct. One of the two women who has come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of misconduct, Christine Blasey Ford, is also scheduled to testify on Thursday. “As a procedural matter, the Judiciary Committee today noticed a potential executive business meeting for Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's...
  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 175 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to testify next week. The deal, struck hours after Ford's lawyer responded to an early afternoon deadline saying that she would testify before the panel, would have her testify on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The person briefed on talks between the Judiciary Committee and Ford's lawyers told the AP that talks would continue into Sunday. Tweet: Nicholas Fanos: NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to...
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • Oh My, This is Either A Sting -OR- The Most Corrupt U.S. Dept of Justice in History

    07/23/2018 9:01:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 65 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 22, 2018 | sundance
    I don’t believe in coincidences, especially not when they are THIS STARK.   Consider: From June 8th – The indictment of former senior senate intelligence committee staffer James Wolfe is filled with information to highlight a much bigger picture. [Indictment pdf here] CTH has continually stated the SSCI is one of the most corrupt committees in congress.  It did not come as a surprise to see the staff from this specific committee leaking secret and top-secret classified information.  The committee rots from the head down.From Page #6 of the Wolfe indictment: View Document Back to the Wolfe indictment: View Document The...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 205 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    The Democratic rebuttal memo to the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses was released Saturday afternoon. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., acknowledged its release at his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at about 4 p.m. "It's just posted," he told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, quipping that the committee website was probably already crashing due to high traffic. Democrats say their memo was written as a rebuttal to provide greater context to a Republican memo that was released earlier this month, which outlines abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department...