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  • What’s the Over/Under Line on How Many Days Scott Israel Has Left in Office?

    02/25/2018 1:53:38 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 87 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) You keep saying that word. I don’t think it means what you think it does. – Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he has given “amazing leadership” to the County during his time as Sheriff. In other news, the folks at Taco Bell bragged that they have given “amazing fine dining” to the American public, Harvey Weinstein bragged that he has given “amazing respect” to every woman he has ever met, and Hillary Clinton said that she exhibited “amazing stewardship” over her illegal email server while she...
  • Two polls show slump in Trump's approval rating

    02/25/2018 12:24:17 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Two polls released Sunday reveal President Trump's approval rating is at its lowest point since his inauguration in January 2017 as the country reignites its debate over gun control reform. Only 38 percent of people surveyed by USA Today and Suffolk University's Political Research Center approve of Trump's job performance a year into his presidency, while 60 percent disapprove of his leadership of his administration. ... CNN's survey, put in the field by SSRS, found 35 percent back Trump's job performance, whereas 58 percent do not.
  • White House slams "politically driven" Dem memo

    02/24/2018 2:29:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 5 replies
    Axios ^ | February 24, 2018 | Dave Lawler
    "While the Democrats' memorandum attempts to undercut the President politically, the President supported its release in the interest of transparency. Nevertheless, this politically driven document fails to answer serious concerns raised by the Majority's memorandum about the use of partisan opposition research from one candidate, loaded with uncorroborated allegations, as a basis to ask a court to approve surveillance of a former associate of another candidate, at the height of the presidential campaign. As the Majority's memorandum stated, the FISA judge was never informed that Hillary Clinton and the DNC funded the dossier that was a basis for the Department...
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 204 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...
  • Wisconsin teen's invention could save lives in shooting

    02/24/2018 12:57:39 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 56 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | staff
    A Wisconsin high school student was inspired by horrific school shootings to invent something that could save lives. Somerset High School senior Justin Rivard invented a tool he calls the "JustinKase" in shop class. Made of steel plates and connecting rods, his device slips beneath a classroom door and latches to the door’s jam. With his device in place, Rivard has yet to find a person who can push a classroom door open, including linemen from his high school football team. “You can lock a door with a lock, it can get shot out,” he says. “You can lock a...
  • The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations

    02/24/2018 11:42:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2018 | ERIC LIPTON and ALEXANDER BURNS
    WASHINGTON — Few places have seen the National Rifle Association wield its might more effectively than Florida, where it has advanced a sweeping agenda that has made it easier to carry concealed weapons, given gun owners greater leeway to shoot in self-defense and even briefly barred doctors from asking patients about their firearms. To many of its opponents, that decades-long string of victories is proof that the N.R.A. has bought its political support. But the numbers tell a more complicated story: The organization’s political action committee over the last decade has not made a single direct contribution to any current...
  • Student David Hogg during Florida school shooting: 'It's time to take a stand' on gun control

    02/24/2018 8:26:38 AM PST · by MNDude · 74 replies
    Student David Hogg filmed this video while his Florida high school was on lockdown because of an active shooter on campus Feb. 14. "Thousands of people have died from gun violence and it's time to take a stand," Hogg said, citing the need for stronger gun control laws. Seventeen people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
  • How an Insane Liberal Money Grab Led to the Parkland School Shootings

    02/24/2018 5:38:52 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 25 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) And she’ll keep saying that so she can continue to use her gig on 60 Minutes as a campaign platform – Oprah Winfrey says she’s “definitely not” running for president. Better headline: Crazy Person Says Everyone Who Disagrees With Her is Crazy. – Rose McGowan says Trump voters are victims of “Cult brainwashing.” Now that they’ve gotten their virtue signaling on sexual assault out of the way by wearing black to the Golden Globes Awards show and grown tired of using that #MeToo hashtag with all their Tweets, all the depraved mental...
  • MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: Trump ‘Cowardly Not to Take Questions From Legitimate News Sources’

    02/24/2018 3:15:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 23, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC host Ali Velshi took grave offense at President Donald Trump taking questions from reporters from the Washington Examiner and One America News Network on Friday. Velshi considered it vital that Trump face questions about the report that former campaign aide Rick Gates would plead guilty in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The news on Gates broke minutes before Trump’s joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Trump ended up taking questions about Syria and Jared Kushner’s security clearance. Velshi expressed outrage that the people who asked those questions were Gabby Morrongiello...
  • How Mueller tried to entrap me

    02/23/2018 9:04:26 PM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Harvey Silverglate is a prominent Massachusetts defense attorney. His and Mueller's careers ascended simultaneously, with Mueller rising through the ranks of public service while Silverglate worked privately as a criminal defense attorney. In an article for WGBH News that was published on Saturday, Silverglate recalled two occasions during their 30 year-careers which have prompted him to be suspicious of Mueller, who graduated two years after he did. Each indicate his 'zeal' to find wrongdoing, a trait which he says may result in wrongful charges being brought against Trump's campaign team over their alleged ties to Russian officials. 'My experience has...
  • Analysis: Mueller is about to take a big step closer to Trump

    02/23/2018 11:46:43 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    MSN News ^ | 02/23/2018 | Philip Bump
    To date, four people have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team. Two were ancillary characters: a businessman who apparently sold bank account numbers to Russian trolls and a lawyer who’d worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime partner Rick Gates. Two were closer to the campaign. One is campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, whose connections to Russia-linked characters helped spur the initial investigation in July 2016 into whether President Trump’s campaign had aided Russian interference efforts. And then there’s Michael Flynn, a campaign aide who wound...
  • US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia's gun restrictions

    02/23/2018 10:53:55 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    After each mass public shooting in the U.S. – such as the horrific attack at a Florida high school last week that killed 17 people – gun control advocates keep pointing to Australia as the role model America should follow to reduce gun deaths. If only reducing crime and suicides was so easy. In reality, gun control efforts in Australia have not been as successful as we’ve been led to believe.
  • It's not NRA money that's the problem, it's NRA voters (barf alert)

    02/23/2018 8:49:48 AM PST · by rellimpank · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 feb 2018 | Eric Zorn
    With stunning poise and steely confidence, Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, confronted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., live on CNN on Wednesday evening. “Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the (National Rifle Association)?” he demanded. In the arena where the town hall event was held, the crowd of some 7,000 — most of them connected to the school community that was shattered when a gunman killed 17 during a Feb. 14 rampage — stood and cheered for more than 20 seconds. After a bit of back-and-forth,...
  • Is President Trump Caving on Gun Control ?

    02/23/2018 6:40:51 AM PST · by davikkm · 72 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    President Trump tweeted on Thursday morning that the Congress should basically create a national gun registry, as he proposed something along the lines of “comprehensive background checks”, whatever that means. Here’s the tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/966662241977360384 The thing is, this tweet can be interpreted in 2 ways. If you’re a leftist, you may argue that President Trump finally caved on gun control, and in the aftermath of the Florida high-school shooting he’s asking Congress to create a national gun registry and universal background check legislation, a measure pushed and lauded by the anti 2nd amendment left for years. It’s interesting that not...
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like [in CA]

    02/23/2018 6:58:53 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Alana Semuels
    CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she...
  • #BoycottNRA: Enterprise car rentals, Omaha bank sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam

    02/23/2018 5:23:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Fred Barbash
    Two major companies, Enterprise Holdings Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association Thursday as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picked up steam. Enterprise is the parent company of three car-rental brands: Enterprise, Alamo and National. The arrangement offered discounts to NRA members.
  • Threatening tweet against Marco Rubio

    02/22/2018 8:57:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    "What's a good amount of bail money to bring to a CNN Town Hall where Marco Rubio will be speaking? Asking for a friend."
  • Cops let alleged Florida shooter off the hook over gun threat

    02/22/2018 9:37:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Local authorities were warned two and a half months prior to the massacre in a Florida high school that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz had “used a gun against people before,” according to a disturbing new report. The chilling details on Cruz’s troubled past were revealed in 911 records obtained by CNN.
  • Shooting Survivor Quit CNN Town Hall After Refusing to Ask ‘Scripted’ Question

    02/22/2018 6:15:45 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Colton Haab, a student who survived last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, refused to participate in a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night after he was told to ask a “scripted” question. Haab, a junior at the high school, told Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG that CNN invited him to speak at the televised town hall in nearby Sunrise, Florida, and that he and his parents had dressed up for the occasion. But CNN then told Haab he would have to read a question that CNN had prepared for him:
  • CNN Stages a Fake Townhall on the Parkland Killings After President Trump Hosts a Real One

    02/22/2018 5:21:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) It’s all fake news all the time at @CNN – But then, you already knew that, didn’t you? One of the kids who survived the school shootings in Parkland, Florida last week has revealed that his appearance at a CNN townhall with Senator Marco Rubio and others was actually scripted. He was invited to participate in a panel and told he would be able to ask his own questions, but once the fake journalists at CNN realized his question did not fit the anti-gun narrative the fake news channel is pushing, he...