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  • Trump NY Litigation--Appellate Division Denial of Motion to Recuse

    05/24/2024 5:49:31 AM PDT · by nd76 · 2 replies
    New York Appellate Division ^ | 05/23/2024 | New York State Appellate Division
    You can read the Appellate Division's "Order" here.
  • Top Republicans call for House Speaker Dade Phelan’s ouster at GOP convention (runoff election Tuesday!)

    05/24/2024 3:31:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/23/24 | Cayla Harris, Benjamin Wermund
    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton railed against House Speaker Dade Phelan at the Texas Republican Party’s convention Thursday in San Antonio, predicting voters would oust him in Tuesday’s primary runoff election. Phelan is fighting to keep his political career alive in a contentious race against oil and gas consultant David Covey. Patrick, Paxton and Texas GOP Chair Matt Rinaldi have all been instrumental in the campaign to unseat Phelan, a five-term Republican from Beaumont, and have derided him as a fake Republican who has handed too much power to Democrats.
  • Congressional hearing held over Malinowski raid

    05/23/2024 10:42:53 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    npr ^ | May 22, 2024 | Josie Lenora
    Members of a subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday over the recent shooting death of Bryan Malinowski, former director of Little Rock's Clinton National Airport. Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted an early-morning raid of Malinowski’s home in March after he was alleged to have been selling guns to criminals. He allegedly bought over 140 guns from 2019 to 2023. An affidavit written by the ATF detailed at least six instances where a gun was found with someone in commission of a crime and three other instances where Malinowski...
  • US Supreme Court says South Carolina election map doesn't impermissibly exclude Black voters

    05/23/2024 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/2024 | Devin Dwyer
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Republican-drawn South Carolina congressional district, reversing lower court rulings that had struck it down as a product of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering that excluded Black voters. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court in a 6-3 ruling from which the liberal justices dissented, said the lower court's decision that race was unconstitutionally used to diminish the influence of Black voters was "clearly erroneous" because it had not properly analyzed the facts. "A party challenging a map's constitutionality must disentangle race and politics if it wishes to prove that the legislature was motivated by...
  • For My Enemies, The Law

    05/23/2024 10:59:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    American Mind ^ | 05.23.2024 | Trent D. Laviano
    For My Enemies, The LawAnarcho-Tyranny is punishment of the innocent for the benefit of the guilty.The current condition in the United States has been described as been described as a state of “anarcho-tyranny.” This term, originally coined by paleo-conservative writer Sam Francis, was recently defined by Tucker Carlson as “selective punishment while ignoring the rule of law.”This condition was exemplified by a recent incident in Oakland, California that was so egregious that it would have been literally unimaginable until recently. Victor Silva is 102 years old and in a wheelchair. He was notified by the city that he is expected...
  • The latest Harvard-Harris poll is just chock full of good news if you oppose the Democrat party and support Israel.

    05/23/2024 10:43:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Harvard-Harris just dropped its poll of information gathered on May 15-16, and it’s a doozy. If you’re hostile to Democrats and Biden’s presidency, and you support Israel, you’ll love the results of this poll of 1,660 registered voters.It’s easy to get too deep in the weeds with poll results, so I’ll try to give you the top-line information from this cheering poll.Some of the “good” news is actually sad, and that’s the fact that Americans are unhappy with their lives in Biden’s America. Only 55% of Democrats think America is headed in the right direction, while 14% of Republicans and...
  • Video: Ted Cruz demonstrates for a leftist-activist judicial nominee why he's Supreme Court material

    05/23/2024 10:26:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Sen. Ted Cruz did a masterly takedown of a radical left-wing magistrate judge in a line of questions over her decision to place a 6 foot 2 inch transgender 'woman' with full male genitalia convicted of child rapes and passing child pornography into a women's prison after she dismissed warnings from prison officials. The exchange can be seen here: Absolute FIRE line of questioning from @SenTedCruz today 🔥🔥🔥 bravo! "Do they have the right to not have a 6'2" man who is a repeat serial rapist put in as their cell mate?" pic.twitter.com/TSzIMjdmmi — Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) May 23, 2024The...
  • President Trump Shares VDH “Brace Yourself” Outline

    05/23/2024 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Posting to Truth Social account, President Trump shared a video with the background narration of Victor Davis Hanson last night.The outline as spoken eloquently by VDH, walks through the fear of the entire apparatus of the political left; a fear created by their inability to destroy everything that Donald J Trump represents. { REMEMBER: The need for control is a reaction to fear. Often people write the professional political leftists within the IC, Deep State and DOJ/FBI apparatus do not look fearful, act with fear, nor do they operate from an appearance of fearfulness. However, that counterpoint is wrong. It...
  • Furious AOC melts down over Supreme Court Justice Alito's 'Appeal to Heaven' flag at his beach house and calls it a 'threat to democracy'

    05/23/2024 9:08:00 AM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/23/2024 | ON MICHAEL RAASCH
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fumed that a Supreme Court Justice is a threat to democracy because of a flag displayed at his beach home last year. AOC went on MSNBC to slam Justice Samuel Alito for flying a Revolutionary War-era flag featuring a pine tree and the slogan 'An Appeal to Heaven' at his New Jersey vacation home last summer. The flag originally was designed to be flown by U.S. naval ships in the Revolutionary War that were directly under the command of George Washington. Like the Gadsden Flag, which popularly features a snake and the 'Don't Tread On Me' slogan,...
  • George Barna identifies biggest threats facing the Church: 'We've reached a time of Christian invisibility'

    05/23/2024 9:05:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 40 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 21, 2024 | Leah MarieAnn Klett, Assistant Editor
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Barna, a leading expert in church and worldview trends, has weighed in on some of the biggest issues facing the Church — including the steady decrease in a biblical worldview and dwindling concern for spiritual formation — at a time of "Christian invisibility in our culture." .... “People have become more selfish, churches have become less influential, pastors have become less Bible-centric,” Barna, who now serves as the director of research at the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, said.
  • ‘PRIVILEGE’: What the White House Doesn’t Think You Should Know About Biden’s Order on Mobilizing Voters

    05/23/2024 8:44:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 23, 2024 | Fred Lucas
    FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—After President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to work with private organizations to mobilize voters, senior White House officials asked agencies for “bold ideas” and explained plans to coordinate with “stakeholders.” One message from the White House, obtained by The Daily Signal, said: “We look forward to working with you to”—but the rest of the content is blacked out by a redaction. The specifics of those “bold ideas” and “stakeholders” isn’t knowable right now because “upon the advice of the White House Counsel’s Office, the information is being withheld under the presidential...
  • SCOTUS opinions issued 5/23/24

    05/23/2024 8:14:33 AM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    Scotus blog ^ | 5/23/24 | staff
    We have the first decision from Justice Jackson. Coinbase v. Suski. It is unanimous, with a concurring opinion from Gorsuch. Here is the link: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/23-3_879d.pdf The court holds that when parties have agreed to two contracts -- one that sends arbitrability disputes to arbitration, and the other either explicitly or implicitly sending such disputes to the courts -- a court must decide which contract governs. --- We have Alexander v. SC Conference of the NAACP. It is by Justice Alito. The vote is 6-3. Here is the opinion: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-807_3e04.pdf The SC gerrymandering case, which was a case about whether South...
  • CIA prevented investigators from interviewing Hunter Biden lawyer, new IRS whistleblower docs say

    05/23/2024 5:41:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Just The News ^ | May 22, 2024 | Steven Richards
    The new trove of documents released Wednesday provide details about the CIA’s intervention in the Hunter Biden investigation. From how high up did the orders come? Anew cache of documents from the IRS whistleblowers released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee show how the Central Intelligence Agency directly intervened to prevent the IRS investigators from interviewing Hunter Biden lawyer and benefactor Kevin Morris. The CIA’s involvement in the case was first suggested in earlier this year when the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees wrote a letter to Director William Burns that revealed impeachment investigators had at least one...
  • IDAHO REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT TAKES A WHIPPING

    05/23/2024 2:36:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Newsradio1310 ^ | 5/22/24 | Bill Colley
    Big money and attack ads didn’t appear to help. Idaho’s Republican establishment mostly got its clock cleaned. I guess that it’s a combination of arrogance, a sense of entitlement, and an inability to read the room. Country clubs and service clubs aren’t a reflection of the overall electorate. Glenneda Zuiderveld was told she had to work the service club circuit. Instead, she focused on county fairs, gun shows, and pancake breakfasts. None of this year’s challengers showed up with nose rings, or Mohawk haircuts and called for legalizing dope. The change in approach from the insurgency was finally delivered. In...
  • Republican Oregon House member who supported abortion access, gender-affirming care bill ousted from office

    05/22/2024 6:27:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | 5/22/24 | Jamie Goldberg
    Republican primary voters ousted incumbent state Rep. Charlie Conrad of Dexter on Tuesday night in a striking repudiation of the first-term Republican, who drew intense criticism from conservatives after he voted in favor of a bill that guaranteed access to abortion and gender-affirming care. Partial results as of 9 a.m. Wednesday showed business owner and former McKenzie School Board Member Darin Harbick with a whopping 82% of the vote to Conrad’s 18%. Conrad joined Democrats in supporting House Bill 2002 in 2023 after he said he gained a new perspective on gender-affirming care by speaking with health care providers and...
  • A political realignment in PA: Despite recent Dem wins, the GOP is gaining momentum, analysts say

    05/22/2024 6:22:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/24 | Charles Creitz
    Top political analysts in Pennsylvania say the state is in the midst of a major demographic and electoral shift, which is likely to prove beneficial for the GOP. According to the latest figures coming out of the commonwealth, Republicans gained more than 10,000 new registrants in the last two months. snip "Republicans have been gaining on the Democrats in Pennsylvania for a number of years, and the gap right now is very narrow," Gerow said, noting how Democrats once outnumbered Republicans by 1 million in the commonwealth. When asked about recent Republican losses in light of Democrats' declining registration advantage,...
  • Republican Moderates Went Exitinct. But Democratic Moderates Keep Winning

    05/22/2024 6:15:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Intelligencer ^ | 5/22/24 | Jonathan Chait
    If the left is going to take control of the Democratic Party, the Pacific Northwest, with its oversupply of culturally progressive, college-educated white people, is where it would happen first. It is therefore notable that voters in Oregon struck a devastating blow against the left in three elections Tuesday. In one primary, mainstream Democrat Janelle Bynum defeated progressive favorite Jamie McLeod-Skinner to face off in a winnable purple district. In another, Representative Maxine Dexter prevailed over Susheela Jayapal in a primary in a heavily Democratic district. And most revealingly, Nathan Vasquez unseated progressive prosecutor Mike Schmidt in Portland, one of...
  • THIRTEEN conservative counties in Oregon approve ballot measures for SECESSION vote that would see them join non-woke Idaho - as they issue list of demands

    05/22/2024 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/22/24 | Bethan Sexton
    Thirteen fed-up counties in liberal Oregon have voted in support of measures to start negotiations to secede from the state and join conservative Idaho. Crook County became the latest to approve the 'Greater Idaho Measure' following a vote on Tuesday. The proposal seeks to move the Oregon border 200 miles to the west, meaning that 14 counties and several partial counties would fall under Idaho state lines. Organizers behind the Greater Idaho movement say east Oregonians are being alienated by the state's progressive policies which they blame for high crime rates. They claim a move to Idaho would allow residents...
  • Judge rules Exxon can sue activist shareholder over climate proposal

    05/22/2024 1:29:58 PM PDT · by CFW · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/22/24 | Spencer Kimball
    A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday said Exxon Mobil can sue to bar a climate change proposal from an activist investor, in a case that has raised concerns about its future effect on shareholder resolutions. U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman for the Northern District of Texas ruled that Exxon’s lawsuit can proceed against Boston-based Arjuna Capital, but dismissed the oil major’s claim against a second activist shareholder, Follow This, because the firm is based in the Netherlands. Exxon sued the two investors in January after they submitted a proposal to be tabled at the May 29 annual shareholder meeting...
  • Fauci adviser says he helped Fauci evade FOIA: 'He is too smart' to get caught

    05/22/2024 12:34:03 PM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/22/24 | By Greg Piper
    The senior scientific advisor to then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci bragged about helping Fauci evade the Freedom of Information Act by using Fauci's private email address or just handing him documents in person, according to newly disclosed emails. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic published the evidence ahead of a hearing with that advisor, David Morens, related to his own communications in which Morens admits to intentionally evading FOIA by using a personal Gmail address. Chair Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, accused Morens of obstructing the panel's investigation in a subpoena earlier this month. Originally scheduled...