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  • Alyssa Milano Tweets About 'Being' A Minority, Gets Scorched For Her 'White Privilege'

    03/10/2019 12:18:28 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 44 replies
    DailyWire ^ | 03-10-19 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    On Friday, Alyssa Milano decided to weigh in on International Women's Day, declaring herself an ally to all the downtrodden minorities and the poor, unfortunate souls left behind and oppressed by modern society, only instead of simply expressing her support for the underrepresented, she claimed to actively identify with them.She started out with a very woke idea: congratulating transgender women on International Women's Day. But when a detractor asked if she was transgender — a comment apparently meant as an insult — Milano responded by insisting that yes, she "is" transgender. In fact, she said, she "is" everything.
  • Trump to request $8.6B in wall funding in 'tough' budget request, setting up congressional showdown

    03/10/2019 12:01:47 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-10-19 | Gregg Re
    President Trump will soon formally seek a total of $8.6 billion for border wall funding from Congress as part of the White House's upcoming budget proposal for the next fiscal year, sources tell Fox News, although the aggressive request faces all-but-certain rejection in Congress amid a growing crisis at the southern border. According to a source familiar with the request, Trump will look to secure $5 billion from Congress, plus $3.6 billion from the military construction budget, for the fiscal year 2020. The request is coming on top of the $8.1 billion Trump already has access to, which includes some...
  • Cheney rips Dems for lack of action taken against Omar for comments

    03/10/2019 12:07:01 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-10-19 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., continued her attack on Sunday on last week’s Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry – saying that it was nothing more than a move to protect Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., by not calling her out by name. Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in House, was one of the few – and certainly the most prominent – members of the GOP to break with the party to oppose the resolution last Thursday. At the time she labeled it "a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own and denouncing vile anti-Semitism." Speaking on...
  • Ilhan Omar claims her Obama comments were distorted, then posts audio

    03/09/2019 7:16:32 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-09-19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Rep. Ilhan Omar’s attempt to shame a news outlet for misquoting her blistering attack on former President Barack Obama backfired after she released audio of the interview that only served to confirm her remarks. The Minnesota Democrat, who’s faced controversy over comments perceived as anti-Semitic, got into hot water yet again after saying Obama’s “hope and change” message was a “mirage” and slammed the administration’s drone and border-detention policies. She told Politico that the Obama administration was responsible for the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border, the “droning of countries around the world,” and that the 44th president “operated...
  • Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid after 2017 failure

    03/09/2019 7:34:10 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-09-19 | Daniel Jativa
    Roy Moore said he is "seriously considering" a 2020 rematch against the current incumbent Alabama senator. The fiery and controversial candidate, who became the first Republican to lose a U.S. Senate race in Alabama in 21 years for his defeat by now-Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat, says that he is open to the idea of running for the GOP's nomination again. “I’m seriously considering it. I think that was stolen,” Moore said of the race during a Friday interview.
  • Dems struggle to turn page on Omar controversy

    03/09/2019 7:28:11 AM PST · by McQ444 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-09-19 | CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
    Democrats desperately want to turn the page on a painful week, but doing so is proving to be difficult. Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has been the center of a debate on anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred that has exposed deep divisions within the new majority, on Friday signaled she’s not going to stop battling on social media with her critics. Less than 24 hours after the House adopted a resolution broadly condemning bigotry in the wake of Omar’s comments about U.S.-Israel relations, she launched into a Twitter battle Friday morning with Meghan McCain over the thorny topic.
  • Trump feels ‘very badly’ for Paul Manafort after sentencing

    03/08/2019 8:22:49 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-08-19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump on Friday morning said he felt “very badly” for Paul Manafort, but that he has not discussed a pardon for his former campaign manager, who was sentenced to 47 months in prison. “I feel very badly for Paul Manafort,” the president told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing on a trip to survey the tornado damage in Alabama. He said this “is a very, very tough time” for Manafort, 69, who still faces sentencing in a separate case next week in DC, where a judge could impose as much as 10 more years...
  • U.S. presidential hopeful Warren wants breakup of Google, Facebook and Amazon

    03/08/2019 7:39:35 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-08-19 | Diane Bartz
    Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday that if elected U.S. president she would seek to break up tech companies Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc as part of a structural change to the sector aimed at promoting competition. Warren, who is seeking to stand out in a Democratic field crowded with progressives, said in a blog post that the companies have been allowed to purchase potential competitors, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram. “They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses...
  • Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on Wikileaks

    03/08/2019 8:13:55 AM PST · by McQ444 · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-08-19 | Associated Press
    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail Friday after a brief hearing in which Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying. She told the judge she "will accept whatever you bring upon me." Manning has said she objects to the secrecy of the grand jury process, and that she already revealed everything she knows at her court martial.
  • Investigative avalanche: Are House Democrats overplaying their hand?

    03/07/2019 4:24:01 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-07-19 | Howard Kurtz
    Now that Hillary’s not getting in the race—she was never running, despite hints from her keep-hope-alive surrogates—the spotlight has fallen squarely on the House Democrats. And at the moment they’re defining themselves as the party of investigation. They have other problems, to be sure, from allowing their most left-wing members to give them a socialist image to struggling with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism after slurs by one of their freshmen.
  • Trump's former campaign chief Manafort faces what could be a life in prison for bank and tax fraud

    03/07/2019 4:49:03 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-07-19 | Sarah N. Lynch
    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced by a U.S. judge in Virginia on Thursday for bank and tax fraud. The fraud was uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Manafort could face what effectively would be a life sentence in prison for the eight charges the veteran Republican political consultant was convicted of by a jury in Alexandria last August.
  • Lawyer says Michael Cohen directed attorney to ask about Trump pardon

    03/07/2019 4:37:46 AM PST · by McQ444 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-07-19 | Joe Tacopino and Ben Feuerherd
    President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, considered seeking a presidential pardon last year, it was revealed Wednesday. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, told The Post that his client did entertain the possibility of a pardon as part of a joint defense agreement Cohen had with the president after Cohen’s Manhattan office was raided in April 2018. “During that time period, he directed his attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon at one point with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as other lawyers advising President Trump,” Davis said in a statement.
  • The NSA stopped collecting bulk phone data, and nothing bad happened

    03/06/2019 8:54:02 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-06-19 | Dan King
    Civil liberties activists have long argued that bulk collection of Americans’ phone records doesn’t make us any safer. Now, we’ve got pretty clear evidence that’s the case. Luke Murry, an adviser to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told the Lawfare Podcast on Saturday that for the last six months the Trump administration “hasn’t actually been using” the phone record collection program authorized by the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. He added that he’s unsure if the administration will ask Congress to reauthorize this program at the end of the year. If Murry is telling the truth about the administration’s non-use...
  • Virtue-signaling corporations are lying to you about using green energy

    03/06/2019 8:45:58 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-06-19 | Rupert Darwall
    When I look at what’s happening on the other side, I encourage it,” President Trump told CPAC attendees on Saturday. “Is the wind blowing today? I’d like to watch television, darling.” The president was making a fundamental and inarguable point. No one can rely 100 percent on renewable energy because it’s not available anywhere close to 100 percent of the time. Thanks to the "Green New Deal," energy (or rather the lack of it) will be one of the top three issues in the 2020 election. Yet the president will go into this fight with one arm tied behind his...
  • Nielsen defends Trump's border emergency declaration

    03/06/2019 8:35:33 AM PST · by McQ444 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-06-19 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday defended President Trump's assessment that the situation at the southern border constitutes a national emergency, telling lawmakers that an extended influx in migrants could "overwhelm" the immigration system. Nielsen testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security that illegal immigration "is spiraling out of control and threatening public safety and national security." Democrats pressed her on whether the situation genuinely required Trump's emergency declaration, which the House voted to overturn last week. "Although we may disagree on solutions, I hope there can be a consensus that the current system isn’t working and that...
  • Clintons face new accusations of nepotism, retribution politics in tell-all

    03/05/2019 6:53:09 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-05-19 | Adam Shaw
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are facing fresh accusations of nepotism and revenge politics after a Democratic foreign policy adviser claimed they tried to obtain a scholarship for Chelsea Clinton’s boyfriend, and later punished the adviser for backing then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008. The Guardian reports that the allegations were made by Trina Vargo in a new book: “Shenanigans: the U.S.-Ireland Relationship in Uncertain Times.” Vargo is the founder of the U.S-Ireland Alliance, a D.C.-based non-profit. HILLARY CLINTON SAYS COUNTRY IS IN 'FULL-FLEDGED CRISIS' DURING SPEECH IN SELMA TO MARK 'BLOODY SUNDAY' The controversy surrounded the Mitchell scholarship -- named after...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885G in campaign contributions 'off the books,'

    03/05/2019 7:07:46 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-05-19 | Gregg Re
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand's multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News. Amid the allegations, a former FEC commissioner late Monday suggested in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation that Ocasio-Cortez and her team could separately be facing major fines and potentially even jail time if they were knowingly and willfully violating...
  • Hillary Clinton says she's not running in 2020

    03/05/2019 7:16:35 AM PST · by McQ444 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-04-19 | Justin Wise
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's not running for president again. "I'm not running," the 2016 Democratic nominee told News 12 Westchester. But Clinton added that she would continue "working and speaking and standing up for what I believe." "I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out," Clinton told the local news network. "I'm not going anywhere. What's at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are happening right now, are deeply troubling to me."
  • Senate has votes to block Trump’s emergency declaration: McConnell

    03/04/2019 10:32:42 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-04-19 | Mark Moore March 4, 2019 | 12:19pm | Updated
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects his chamber will have the votes to pass a resolution blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration, but an effort to override a presidential veto will fail in the House. “I think what is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell said Monday. He said the Senate vote would happen before the lawmakers go on a one-week recess March 15.
  • House Dems launch expansive Trump probe with slew of document requests

    03/04/2019 10:03:00 AM PST · by McQ444 · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-04-19 | Alex Pappas
    House Democrats opened a huge new avenue Monday in their investigations into President Trump, with the chairman of the Judiciary Committee firing off document requests to dozens of figures from the president's administration, family and business. Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said Monday the committee served document requests to 81 agencies, entities and individuals, as part of a new probe into "alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump." In addition to the White House, Nadler is also seeking information from Trump family members, like Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Jared Kushner; from former...