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  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (Senate on holiday break)

    02/24/2018 4:12:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 24. No confirmations since January 30th. Currently 29 nominations awaiting floor votes.
  • Broward County Sheriff Was Accused of Corruption: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 3:12:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/23/18 | Robby Soave
    Michael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption.Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary of $78,489. The person who got that job was the husband of Israel's campaign manager.Israel had been a Republican but ran...
  • 2018 U.S. ELECTION CALENDAR

    02/22/2018 2:37:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    March 6, 2018: Oregon - Major Party Candidate Filing Deadline Pennsylvania - Primary Filing Deadline Texas - Primary March 20, 2018: Illinois - Primary New Mexico - Primary Write-In Filing Deadline May 8, 2018: Indiana - Primary North Carolina - Primary Ohio - Primary West Virginia - Primary May 15, 2018: Idaho - Primary Nebraska - Primary Oregon - Primary Pennsylvania - Primary May 18, 2018: Washington - Filing Deadline May 19, 2018: VA CD-6 - GOP Nominating Convention May 22, 2018: Arkansas - Primary Georgia - Primary Kentucky - Primary Texas - Primary Runoff
  • McCain associate takes Fifth on Trump dossier questions

    02/22/2018 2:21:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/22/18 | atherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    A former State Department official and associate of Sen. John McCain has invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify in connection with questions from the House Intelligence Committee about the anti-Trump dossier’s Russian sources, according to a law enforcement source. David J. Kramer, who is a central player in how the unverified Trump dossier made its way to the FBI in late 2016, testified before the committee in December in a closed-door session, indicating he had information about the dossier's sources. A subpoena was issued for mid-January, as first reported by The Washington Examiner. The law enforcement source confirmed,...
  • WaPo: Add Democrats’ win in Kentucky to the growing evidence that they will have a good 2018

    02/22/2018 11:23:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/22/2018 | Amber Phillips
    The clearest way to get a picture of how well Democrats are doing in 2018 is to go down the list of recent special state legislative elections: * A Florida state legislative district that Donald Trump won by five points, according to data from liberal political blog Daily Kos, is now in the hands of Democrats, who won it by eight points this month. * In January, Democrats flipped a Wisconsin state legislative district that Trump won by 20 points. * A few weeks later, Democrats flipped a Missouri state legislative district that Trump won by nearly 30 points, for...
  • With Indictments of Russians, the Groundwork Is in Place to Criminally Charge Hillary

    02/21/2018 6:08:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/20/18 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The first one is that they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia-Trump dossier, was a foreign citizen. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference on the indictments, the Russians “used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents” to hide their activities. The next potentially criminating thing is that the Clinton campaign “knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election.”
  • Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

    02/21/2018 5:04:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 2/21/18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year's midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. The letter being sent Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and top Democrats on the House and Senate appropriations committees calls on Republicans to provide the funding as part of "a robust and urgent response" to the Russian government's attempts to interfere in American elections. "Congress must respond immediately to attacks...
  • SPREAD THIS: These 10 Democrat Senators Are Up For Re-Election… FIRE THEM

    02/21/2018 1:45:25 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    President Donald Trump needs reinforcements in the senate. And he has a massive opportunity to replace obstructionist liberals with Republicans. There are 10 Democrat senators that are up for re-election in states that Trump claimed victory in during the 2016 election — he will potentially be able to counter out establishment Republican senators with small-government conservatives. Here are their names — vote them out: Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) Bob Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania) Sherrod Brown (Ohio) Joe Manchin (West Virginia) Bill Nelson (Florida) Joe Donnelly (Indiana) Claire McCaskill (Missouri) Jon Tester (Montana) Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin)
  • New Poll Shows Establishment Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker Vulnerable To Primary Challenge

    02/20/2018 2:27:29 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    A new poll shows some bad news for Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and his low approval numbers could mean he will face a primary fight. According to the latest poll from JMC, only 43% of respondents have a favorable view of Wicker, and it only gets worse: just 38% of those polled would vote for Wicker in the primary.
  • Russian meddling! What about MEXICO and their meddling in OUR Elections?

    02/20/2018 12:02:09 PM PST · by Howie66 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 February, 2018 | Jack Cashill
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out the law clearly in his indictment of numerous Russian nationals and groups for their attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. As the indictment notes, the U.S. Department of Justice administers the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). FARA establishes a reporting protocol for foreign nationals, including non-government individuals "attempting to influence U.S. public opinion, policy, and law." To its credit, the FBI seems to have done a good job tracking Russian individuals and entities that violated FARA even if there was no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign or Russian hacking of the...
  • Did the Russians really spend 'millions' trying to swing the election? (Where's the evidence?)

    02/20/2018 9:16:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The effort to explain away Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump began as a propaganda operation the morning after the election results came in.  Defense of the Russia collusion hoax requires a sinister foe that might have swung the election.  There is every incentive for the propaganda masters to present information in ways that lends itself to exaggeration.  So skepticism is warranted toward everything you hear from the media and even from the Mueller probe itself; it is, after all, the spawn of Hillary's campaign-sponsored Steele dossier and staffed by rabid partisans who donate only to Democrats. Ever since the 13 indictments...
  • If Your Voters were Persuaded by Bad Russian Ads, They Were Never Your Voters

    02/19/2018 6:37:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/19/2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Making the click-through worthwhile: RussiaÂ’s ham-fisted propaganda efforts, and what makes people gullible; the limits of the Assault Weapons Ban, then and now; a limited defense of FBI Director Christopher Wray; and a sign that Russian athletes cheat, even when it isnÂ’t necessary for victory.You CanÂ’t Legislate Away the Desire to Believe the LieThe New York Times looks at RussiaÂ’s propaganda efforts and offers an unflattering assessment of how easily Americans could be influenced by foreigners posing as out-of-town activists: Heart of Texas and Blacktivist were phony groups, part of a sweeping Russian disinformation campaign that was funded with millions...
  • Julian Assange trolls Hillary on Twitter

    02/19/2018 5:10:33 PM PST · by MNDude · 27 replies
    @HillaryClinton Happy birthday to this future president.
  • State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

    02/19/2018 10:12:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.bostonglobe.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | By Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper ballots. In Virginia, election officials have gone back to a paper ballot system, as a way to prevent any foreign interference. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe this month ordered county officials to ensure new election equipment produces a paper record. Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to replace a touch-screen voting system with paper. Top election officials around the country are growing increasingly alarmed about this fall’s...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new election map

    02/19/2018 12:48:33 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 February 2018 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia's heavily populated and...
  • The Enemy is at the Gates. What Is The President Doing About It?

    02/19/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by PBRCat · 54 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 19, 2018 | Neil Steinberg
    The president (Trump), who has been dismissing this attack on our country as a “hoax” and “fake news” for over a year, leapt to defend, not the country, but himself. “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President,” he tweeted, dodging the point. (By 2013, Trump had already spent $1 million exploring a potential bid.) “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!” Maybe yes. Maybe no. More indictments will come, and we’ll see who among Trump’s inner circle, or Trump himself,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 19,2018

    02/19/2018 8:52:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushTalksAboutHisInterviewAndOtherIssuesDITTOS!
  • Kevin Cramer announces campaign for Senate in North Dakota

    02/19/2018 5:24:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Washington Times.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota Republican, launched his campaign for Senate during a rally in Bismarck on Friday, saying he had to jump into the race after his opponent celebrated voting against a 20-week abortion ban. Mr. Cramer, who has served three consecutive terms in the House, decided to challenge vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Ms. Heitkamp recently drew fire from conservatives after she high-fived Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, after voting against a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. At that point, you realize it’s bigger than you,” Mr. Cramer...
  • Pro-gun section scrubbed from Gov. John Kasich's website

    02/19/2018 5:14:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Laura Hancock
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pro-Second Amendment section of John Kasich's website was removed Sunday, after the Republican governor appeared on CNN and said reasonable gun control measures should be enacted following last week's deadly Florida school shooting. JohnKasich.com, his political website that is separate from his governor's site, had previously contained text and photos illustrating how he opposed former President Barack Obama's gun control efforts and championing Ohio bills that he said removed burdensome restrictions for gun owners, according to screen shots captured by Ohio pubic radio journalist Karen Kasler. That section had been scrubbed from the website by late...
  • The Russians Didn't File A FISA Warrant

    02/19/2018 4:55:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Sundance
    Interesting interview. The Russians didn’t keep Hillary out of Wisconsin; the Russians didn’t make Hillary use personal email; the Russians didn’t hire Fusion-GPS; the Russians didn’t pay Christopher Steele; the Russians didn’t make a dossier or deliver work product to the State Dept; the Russians didn’t do the unmasking of campaign officials. The Russians didn’t apply for a FISA warrant; the Russians didn’t lie to a FISA court; the Russians didn’t leak Mike Flynn monitored phone calls; the Russians didn’t use DOJ and/or FBI databases to download FISA 702(16)(17) queries and extract the data to private contractors; the Russians didn’t...