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  • Bloomberg aide vows 'scorched earth' retaliation if Hunter Biden 'attacked' Democrats would target Trump children if GOP refuses to back off

    03/10/2020 6:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 3/9/2020 | WND staff
    If Republicans refuse to stop investigating Hunter Biden, Democrats will launch a "scorched earth" attack on President Trump's children, warns an adviser to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign. (Posted the piece below due to possible 'wnd' issues for some FReepers)
  • Bloomberg campaign mocks Trump while denying debate 'box' claim

    02/03/2020 11:40:10 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 36 replies
    Washington times ^ | 2/3/2020 | WE
    Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign accused President Trump of spreading false information about the former New York City mayor wanting to stand on a box at the Democratic debate to make him appear taller. Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman Julie Wood mocked Trump’s appearance in a fiery statement Sunday while denying the claim. “The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan,” she told CNN.
  • Joe Biden’s Senate papers will stay under wraps until after 2020 election

    01/02/2020 3:51:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/02/20 | Bob Fredericks
    Joe Biden’s papers from his 36 years in the Senate could have gone online on Dec. 31, but the university that Biden donated them to has changed its tune and plans to keep a lid on them until after the 2020 election. Biden donated his Senate papers from 1973 to 2009 to the University of Delaware in 2011, and more than 1,850 boxes of records were delivered to the school in June 2012. The university first said that the papers would go online no sooner than two years after Biden retired from “public office” or Dec. 31, 2019, or possibly...
  • Pelosi lashes out at reporter amid delays in Senate impeachment trial (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 3)

    12/21/2019 2:09:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/20/19 | Bob Fredericks, Aaron Feis, Ebony Bowden
    After pushing for months to impeach President Trump, Nancy Pelosi abandoned all urgency on Thursday, playing coy on when she would send the case to the Senate - where Republicans accused her of getting “cold feet.” **SNIP** “I have a spring in my step because of the moral courage of our caucus.” But, confronted with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s far dimmer view of the impeachment hearings as the “most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair” in modern history, ­Pelosi’s pre-Christmas cheer soured. McConnell’s remarks, Pelosi said, “reminded me that our Founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there...
  • WATCH: Shouting match on House floor after Nadler accused Louie Gohmert of spewing 'Russian propoganda'

    12/18/2019 5:04:09 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 18, 2019 | John Gage
    Debate on the House floor broke down into yelling after Rep. Jerry Nadler said Rep. Louie Gohmert was parroting Russian talking points.
  • 'Don't compare me to Donald Trump!': Biden defends insults against Iowa voter

    12/07/2019 3:55:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 07, 2019 04:46 PM | John Gage
    Joe Biden hit back at a reporter who asked him whether calling an Iowa voter a "damn liar" was comparable to rhetoric from President Trump. "No, no, no, no, no, don't compare me to Donald Trump. Don't do that," the former vice president shot back at an NPR reporter when she made the comparison Saturday. Biden said Trump makes fun of people and lies, adding, "I don't do any of those things." "The fact of the matter is this guy stood up, and he was, in fact, lying. And I just pointed out, 'You're a liar.' It's a fact," he...
  • Biden sidesteps questions about son's foreign work

    10/01/2019 5:31:13 PM PDT · by dalight · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/20/2019 | Tom Llamas, Lucien Bruggeman, Matthew Mosk
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declined to answer questions on the campaign trail this week about his son's overseas business dealings in countries where the then-vice president was conducting diplomatic work, an issue his political opponents have already begun to wield against him as he wades into the 2020 presidential campaign. More than once, after his father engaged in diplomacy on behalf of the United States in foreign countries, Hunter Biden conducted business in the same country. At two separate campaign stops on Monday, Biden avoided questions about his son while his staff blocked reporters from approaching the candidate. Biden's...
  • Biden goes on the attack over Ukraine controversy, pledges to beat Trump ‘like a drum’

    09/21/2019 10:19:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Former Vice President Joe Biden went on the offense Saturday over President Trump’s July phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump reportedly urged the leader to investigate Biden’s son’s dealings in the country -- with Biden backing calls for a House investigation and for the White House to release the transcript of the call. “Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum, and he’s using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me,” he told reporters in Iowa. (snip) “Depending on what the...
  • John Brennan blasts Trump's 'sociopathic ramblings,' denies participating in a 'coup'

    04/26/2019 11:47:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Former CIA Director John Brennan pushed back Friday on President Trump's charge that he knew about or participated in an attempt to overthrow the American government. "I don't think it's surprising at all that we continue to hear the sociopathic ramblings of Mr. Trump claiming that there was this effort to try to prevent him from being elected or to unseat him," he told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson. Brennan was reacting to comments Trump made during an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night.
  • Mexico anti-corruption bill hits hurdle, government on defensive

    04/30/2016 9:52:05 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/29/16
    The Mexican government's pledge to tackle graft suffered a setback on Friday when Congress entered its summer recess having failed to pass anti-corruption legislation that has been stuck in political limbo for months. Harried by accusations of corruption, President Enrique Pena Nieto's government last May passed a reform to tighten oversight of public officials, and create a special anti-graft prosecutor. Those changes were dependent on secondary legislation meant to pass in a year, yet by the end of April, his centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) had only submitted proposals for five of the seven laws the package comprises. The opposition...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • Amnesty International Comes Out of the Closet — Endorses "Defensive" Jihad

    04/04/2010 12:06:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 569+ views
    national review ^ | 04/03/10 | Andy McCarthy
    Former Gitmo detainee Moazzam Begg is a committed jihadist and unabashed supporter of the Taliban. (See this Weekly Standard essay by Tom Joscelyn, which collects other Begg links.) In the fashion of CAIR — a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood formed to support its causes, such as Hamas, in the camouflage of a "civil rights" organization — Begg shrewdly realized he could win fawning admirers and allies on the Left by posing as a human rights activist. So he formed a group in Britain, Cageprisoners, which claims to be a civil rights organization whle promoting the Islamist agenda — and...
  • Apostle Urges Mormons to Speak Up, Avoid Defensiveness

    09/08/2009 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 21 replies · 820+ views ^ | Aug. 14, 2009 | Lds Press Release
    In his commencement speech at Brigham Young University Thursday, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged Latter-day Saints to...avoid being defensive. “In our interactions with others are we expecting always to have to defend ourselves? If so, I think we need to make a course correction.” Elder Ballard said. “It is inconsistent with where we are today..." Elder Ballard referred to recent research that suggested Mormons can sometimes appear defensive to those who are not members of the Church. The study said that when Mormons are...
  • Obama defends strategy of tackling many issues

    03/25/2009 7:37:25 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 11 replies · 351+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/25/09 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his strategy of tackling multiple challenges instead of focusing solely on fixing the U.S. economy in a return on Wednesday to the political fund-raising that helped elect him. Obama helped fellow Democrats bring in at least $3 million during two events, his first fund-raisers since taking office more than two months ago. He used his speeches to defend his proposed $3.55 trillion budget plan as the key to reviving the U.S. economy. Critics in Washington say Obama is trying to do too many things at once, complicating his efforts to mend the economy....
  • Audio: Jimmy Carter Shocker: 'The Tunnels Dug by Hamas are Defensive!

    01/10/2009 6:48:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 3,972+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-10-09 | staff
    America's pro-terror 39th president blames Israel for the war in Gaza by insisting: "this fragile truce was partially broken on Nov. 4, when Israel launched an attack in Gaza to destroy a defensive tunnel being dug by Hamas!"
  • Why the media should apologize

    09/03/2008 10:15:22 PM PDT · by airedale · 90 replies · 359+ views
    Politico ^ | 09/04/08 | Roger Simon
    On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry. On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry. We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked. We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was...
  • Edwards affair puts US Democrats on defensive

    08/10/2008 9:01:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 163+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/08 | Paul Handley
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrats moved Saturday to staunch the damage after one-time party star and presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted having an affair during his White House run as his wife battled cancer. With the party's national convention to officially crown Senator Barack Obama as its White House candidate just over two weeks away, Democrats sought to minimize the scandal as a personal matter for the Edwards family. "We have unrealistic expectations for people. John Edwards like the rest of us is only human," said Howard Wolfson, a former senior official for the rival presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. "The...
  • Organization on the defensive over its name (La Raza - The Race - NCLR , San Diego convention )

    07/15/2008 3:47:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 253+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/15/08 | Hiram Soto
    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – The National Council of La Raza spends most of its time protecting and advancing the rights of Latinos through advocacy and community work. But as it wraps up its convention downtown, it has found itself defending its name. That's because activists who oppose illegal immigration are saying in e-mails, during street protests and through the media that “La Raza” means “The Race,” and have been calling the organization a hate group. The accusations have prompted soul-searching among NCLR supporters as to what the name actually means and stands for. Most say the situation is the result...
  • McCain on defensive over Air Force tanker contract (EADS/Airbus v. Boeing brouhaha)

    06/23/2008 12:29:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 367+ views
    IHT ^ | 6/23/08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is fending off charges that he pushed the U.S. Air Force into a faulty $35 billion deal for midair refueling planes. Democrats weighed in after the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan arm of Congress, found last week that the air force had made "significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition" between Boeing and a combination of Northrop Grumman and European Aerospace & Defense Systems, or EADS, which was awarded the contract. The Democratic National Committee accused McCain of "mimicking" EADS, the corporate parent of Airbus,...