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  • Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war

    12/26/2020 9:18:06 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl Scouts organization claim in papers filed in a federal court. The competition, more conjecture than reality two years ago, has intensified as the Boy Scouts of America organization — which insists recruits pledge to be “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous and kind” — has unfairly recruited girls lately, according to claims in legal briefs filed on...
  • Paul Ryan calls for Trump to accept results: 'The election is over'

    11/24/2020 2:58:39 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 155 replies
    The Hill ^ | Juliegrace Brufke
    Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is calling for President Trump to accept the election results and move forward with a peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. While speaking at the Bank of America’s virtual European Credit Conference on Tuesday, Ryan said he believes it’s time for Trump to acknowledge that “the General Services Administration ascertained the election” so Biden can begin the process of populating his future administration. The Wisconsin Republican then called for the Trump campaign to end its legal challenges in multiple swing states, noting they have failed to produce evidence of voter fraud.
  • Sore Winner CNN: No 'Profile in Courage' for GSA Head for Initiating Transition!

    11/24/2020 7:59:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    No Profile in Courage for you, Emily Murphy! The liberal media has been castigating President Trump as a sore loser for pursuing legal challenges to the election results. But if there's anything worse than a sore loser, it's a sore winner. Yet that's exactly what CNN did this morning. The duo of New Day co-host John Berman and CNN political director David Chalian wanted to ensure that GSA Administrator Emily Murphy didn't receive any significant credit for initiating the formal transition process, which she did by sending Joe Biden a letter to that effect. Berman kicked off the diminishment of...
  • Fair Weather Feminism: Girl Scouts Apologize For Congratulating Justice Barrett

    11/24/2020 7:56:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | October 28, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    The Girl Scouts of America can't bring themselves to recognize the accomplishments of one very successful woman, SCOTUS Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Apparently, only Democrat, pro-choice, and/or non Trump-appointed judges are GSA material these days. In an ironic twist, the Girl Scouts have pulled a Twitter post congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her Supreme Court Confirmation which occurred on October 26. Even though Barrett is a woman who has reached the summit of the legal field, all while raising a family of seven kids, her political affiliation seemed to cancel her tremendous successes in the eyes of the nation’s seminal...
  • Trump Has a Message For Those Who Think GSA Decision Means He's Conceding

    11/24/2020 4:17:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | November 24, 2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hours after President Trump approved the official transition process for Joe Biden, he took to Twitter to say the decision does not mean he is conceding, despite many interpreting it that way. “What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? We are moving full speed ahead,” he said, pointing to allegations of voter fraud. "Will never concede to fake ballots & 'Dominion,'" the president added, though Dominion has disputed claims that vote switching...
  • BREAKING: President Trump Approves Transition Resources For Biden Team

    11/23/2020 6:07:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies ^ | November 23, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    While vowing to continue election legal challenges, President Donald Trump has directed his administration to start the official transition process for former Vice President Joe Biden. ...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020On Monday afternoon, U.S. General Services Administrator Emily Murphy wrote a letter to Biden announcing she would make transition resources available to his team....
  • Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition; GSA Informs Biden that the administration is ready to begin transition

    11/23/2020 5:10:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/23/2020 | Dartunorro Clark, Geoff Bennett and Ali Vitali
    After weeks of delay, the head of the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the official governmental transition process has been approved. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter that Biden, whom she referred to as "the apparent president-elect," is now able to access millions of dollars in federal funds and other resources to begin his transition to power. In her letter, Murphy also denied that she had been under pressure from the White House to delay the process. “I have dedicated much of my adult life to public service, and I have always strived...

    11/16/2020 9:04:08 AM PST · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | NOV 13, 2020 |
    Subcommittee on Government Operations Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) today wrote Emily Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), correcting Democrats’ misrepresentation of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 and calling on GSA to adhere to the Constitution when ascertaining a President-Elect. “Contrary to complaints issued by House Oversight Democrats, the General Services Administration has followed the letter of the law. State governments certify election results; not the media, and not political parties. When the election is certified, we fully anticipate the GSA to take appropriate action as necessary. Until then, our priority must be on ensuring that this...
  • Biden's Transition Team Threatens Legal Action Against GSA

    11/11/2020 8:39:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 10, 2020 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Joe Biden's transition team is threatening to use legal action or "other options" if the General Services Administration refuses to "promptly ascertain Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect," according to a team official.
  • REPORTS: DNI will not ‘interface with Biden’ transition until it’s clear who won, waiting on General Services Admin

    11/10/2020 9:12:31 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies ^ | 11/9/2020 | Sara A. Carter
    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said in a memo Tuesday that the DNI will not work with the media’s President-elect Joe Biden until it’s clear who the winner is and as of yet, there is no clarity and the General Services Administration has not yet announced the winner. According to the New York Post, Biden’s team is pushing the Trump administration to force the transition before the state’s actually ratify the electoral count. The conflict has led to threats from the Biden camp to take legal action over the ongoing refusal. It won’t be easy for the Biden campaign...
  • Biden Declares His 'Office of the President-Elect' Open, But Has to Bump Up Against Hard Reality

    11/10/2020 8:46:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Red ^ | November 9, 2020 | Nick Arama
    The media has declared that Joe Biden is the winner despite the fact that the count continues and the legal challenges are still going on. On top of that, they want everyone else to simply fall in line behind them and noting that the election isn’t actually over yet is considered counter the facts. Twitter is flagging so many posts it’s hard to keep up, declaring them “disputed’ information. But it isn’t disputed. We don’t decide the president-elect by media acclamation. That’s fact. It’s Biden and the media who are on the wrong side of this issue and strangely enough,...
  • Top USAID Official Tells Agency Leadership: ‘There Is No Transition In Place’

    11/09/2020 6:56:48 PM PST · by rxsid · 15 replies ^ | 11.09.2020 | Eliana Johnson
    Top USAID Official Tells Agency Leadership: ‘There Is No Transition In Place’ The acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, John Barsa, told colleagues on Monday that there will be "no transition" until the General Services Administration certifies the election results. "You should be aware, the only official announcement about an election result that matters is from the head of GSA, so until the head of GSA makes a determination as to who won an election, nothing changes. There is no transition in place," Barsa told his colleagues, according to a recording of the call obtained by...
  • GSA Responds to Biden Campaign: ‘Ascertainment Has Not yet Been Made’ on Power Transfer

    11/09/2020 9:49:26 AM PST · by rxsid · 42 replies ^ | 11.09.2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    GSA Responds to Biden Campaign: ‘Ascertainment Has Not yet Been Made’ on Power TransferAs the campaign for Joe Biden attempts to push the General Services Administration (GSA) to approve a transfer of power, the agency said that it has not made an assessment of the situation. “An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its Administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” a spokesperson with the GSA told Epoch Times on Monday morning. The agency said that the GSA administrator, Emily Murphy, will only initiate the transition when a “clear winner is clear...
  • A little-known Trump appointee is in charge of handing transition resources to Biden — and she isn’t budging

    11/08/2020 7:38:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 88 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | Nov 8, 2020 | Lisa Rein, Jonathan O'Connell, Josh Dawsey 2 hrs ago
    A Trump administration appointee is refusing to sign a letter allowing President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team to formally begin its work this week, in another sign the incumbent president has not acknowledged Biden’s victory and could disrupt the transfer of power. The administrator of the General Services Administration, the low-profile agency in charge of federal buildings, has a little-known role when a new president is elected: to sign paperwork officially turning over millions of dollars, as well as giving access to government officials, office space and equipment authorized for the taxpayer-funded transition teams of the winner. It amounts to a...
  • FBI, Mueller received Trump transition records from GSA in secret: Senate report

    10/24/2020 5:52:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2020 | Brie Stimson
    Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI gained access to Trump transition team records during their Russia investigation through the General Services Administration, according to a report from Senate Republicans. The FBI and Mueller secretly pursued the documents despite an agreement between then-President-elect Trump’s team that the transition records were private property and would not be retained after the transition ended, said a 26-page report released Friday by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairmen of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee, the Washington Examiner reported. The report, titled, “Don’t Brief the Trump Team:...
  • Informatica Agrees to Pay $21.57 Million for Alleged False Claims Caused by (trunc)

    05/15/2019 11:18:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 5/13/19 | no byline
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 13, 2019 Informatica Agrees to Pay $21.57 Million for Alleged False Claims Caused by Its Commercial Pricing Disclosures Informatica LLC f/k/a Informatica Corporation has agreed to pay $21.57 million to resolve allegations that it caused the government to be overcharged by providing misleading information about its commercial sales practices that was used in General Services Administration (“GSA”) contract negotiations, the Justice Department announced today.  Informatica is a software development company, headquartered in Redwood City, California that sells tools for establishing and maintaining data warehouses.“Companies that negotiate contracts...

    04/12/2019 2:34:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:47 AM 04/12/2019 | Molly Prince
    The White House is moving to dissolve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reorganize the agency’s responsibilities into three existing departments in order to “drive what is needed to support the mission in all of government.” “When we really look at the need for government overall, and we looked at the [OPM’s] design to support those needs, there was a fundamental structural misalignment between the challenges of today around our workforce and what OPM was conditioned to do,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting OPM director, told The Daily Caller...
  • Dems zero-in on Trump’s alleged conflicts of interest

    10/21/2018 9:33:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Democrats itching to investigate President Trump’s possible conflicts of interests have zeroed in on a familiar presidential foe: the FBI. House Democrats released a trove of new documents this week that they say prove Trump was directly involved in canceling plans developed by the federal government to sell the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Critics argue that Trump intervened because he wanted to prevent commercial developers from building a new property at the downtown Washington, D.C., spot that might compete with the Trump Hotel, which is located across the street. If Democrats take back the House this fall, they say...
  • Memos detail FBI’s ‘Hurry the F up pressure’ to probe Trump campaign

    07/06/2018 6:32:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/18 | John Solomon
    Multiple reviews of whether FBI agents’ political bias affected the Russia-Trump collusion case remain in their infancy, but investigators already have unearthed troubling internal communications long withheld from public view. We already know from FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok’s now-infamous text messages with his fellow agent and reported lover, Lisa Page, that Strzok — the man driving that Russia collusion investigation — disdained Donald Trump and expressed willingness to use his law enforcement powers to “stop” the Republican from becoming president. The question that lingers, unanswered: Did those sentiments affect official actions? Memos the FBI is now producing to the...
  • Girl Scouts Eye Whether Cookie Seller Near San Diego Pot Shop Broke Rules

    02/07/2018 3:25:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Julie Watson
    Urbn Leaf posted a photograph of the girl on Friday outside the shop that sells medical and recreational marijuana and invited customers on its Instagram account to come get some Girl Scout cookies.The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules. Officials were trying to identify the girl and talk to her family because she was in a commercial area, which is not allowed, council spokeswoman Mary Doyle said in an email Monday. Urbn Leaf posted a photograph of the girl on Friday outside the...