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  • Zelensky helps Pelosi exit House in historic fashion

    12/22/2022 5:49:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/2022 | MIKE LILLIS
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is ending her long leadership tenure with an historic flourish, wrapping up two decades at the top of the party with a string of major victories — political, legislative and diplomatic — that are putting a remarkable cap on a landmark era. This week alone, House Democrats have released the tax records of former President Trump following a years-long legal battle. They wrapped up their marathon investigation into last year’s Capitol attack, complete with criminal referrals for Trump. And they’re poised to pass a massive, $1.7 trillion federal spending bill packed full of Democratic priorities, including...
  • John Dean: 1/6 Committee’s ‘Historic’ Work Will Be Remembered Long, Long Time

    12/17/2022 6:59:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/2022 | Pam Key
    John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon and chronic GOP critic, said Friday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that the work of the House Select Committee investigating January 6, 2021 will go down in history. Cooper asked, “John, when it comes to charges being considered, obstruction of an official proceeding, insurrection, conspiracy to defraud the federal government if the DOJ were to pursue those, how high is the bar in the court of law?”
  • Republicans hold a near-historic lead on a key midterm indicator

    10/04/2022 3:43:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Cnn ^ | 10/04/2022 | Harry Enten
    CNN — Sometimes you see a polling result that jumps out from the page. That was the case when I saw a recently released Gallup poll on who Americans think can better handle the issue that is most important to them. Put in a historical context, this poll potentially portends very good things for Republicans come November. We’re all used to polls that ask voters which issue is most important to them. Gallup puts the question to Americans open-ended, meaning a respondent can say anything from the mundane (e.g. inflation) to the inane (e.g. clowns). Gallup, unlike other pollsters, has...
  • Wreck of historic royal ship discovered off the English coast

    06/10/2022 8:09:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 6/9/2022 | University of East Anglia
    The wreck of one of the most famous ships of the 17th century—which sank 340 years ago while carrying the future King of England James Stuart—has been discovered off the coast of Norfolk in the UK, it can be revealed today. Since running aground on a sandbank on May 6, 1682, the wreck of the warship the Gloucester has lain half-buried on the seabed, its exact whereabouts unknown until brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, with their friend James Little, found it after a four-year search. Due to the age and prestige of the ship, the condition of the wreck, the...
  • Dossier slayer Devin Nunes fights for Truth Social'The fastest-growing social media company in history'

    04/08/2022 1:41:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Rowan Scarborough -
    From combating Democrats and the liberal media as an anti-Russia hoax House chair, former California Rep. Devin Nunes is now atop former President Donald Trump’s startup social media challenge to leftist Silicon Valley. “What these companies have been getting away with is something we have never seen in the history of the globe because a lot of these tech tyrants are bigger than what global empires were in history,” Mr. Nunes told me in an interview. The first item Mr. Nunes wanted to talk about is the same message he had in Washington: Don’t believe “fake news.” In this instance,...
  • White House chief of staff Ron Klain mocked for cheering Biden tapping into oil reserve

    03/31/2022 8:42:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/31/22 | Kristine Parks
    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was mocked Thursday for celebrating the Biden administration taking an unprecedented amount of oil out from the federal emergency reserve. Klain tweeted out a Yahoo News article reporting on the president’s attempt to lower gas prices, with an all-caps caption, "HISTORIC."However, critics had a different take on the administration further depleting the nation's emergency oil reserves. "You guys are actually bragging about having to release record amounts of oil from the strategic reserves," Stephen Miller, contributing editor at The Spectator, tweeted. [cut]Conservative commentator RB Pundit expressed frustration in his tweet that read, "This....
  • Historic Senate hearing set on Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court nomination

    03/20/2022 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | March 20, 2022 | ByDevin Dwyer
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opens a week of high-profile confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 233-year history. While Democrats have the votes to confirm President Joe Biden's high court nominee on their own, the hearings could prove critical to the White House goal of securing at least some Republican support and shoring up the court's credibility. The spotlight on a historic nominee -- and the court itself during such a consequential term of cases -- is also an opportunity for both political parties to appeal...
  • Three New York Starbucks gear up for historic union vote

    11/08/2021 5:54:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2021 | David Meyer
    Three Starbucks shops in New York could be the first in the massive US coffee chain to unionize, pending a worker vote set to start Wednesday. A total of around 100 employees at the upstate shops in Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Hamburg will have four weeks to cast their ballots for or against forming a union at the locations, Bloomberg reported. “It’s a much bigger deal than the number of [affected workers] would suggest. Winning is contagious, and it could spread like wildfire,” former National Labor Review Board Chair Wilma Liebman told the news outlet.
  • In Historic United States First, National Guard Soldiers Start Arresting Illegal Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border

    10/21/2021 2:29:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 20 October 2021 | Todd Bensman
    AUSTIN, Texas — In a dive into new political and legal water, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has initiated the first-ever border security operations in which thousands of National Guard troops — newly imbued with civilian arrest authority and given 40 hours of traditional police training in the use of deadly force — have started handcuffing illegally entering migrants on state trespassing charges.
  • Joe Biden Approval Matches Historic Low After Taliban Seize Afghanistan

    08/16/2021 10:10:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2021 | Hannah Bleu
    President Joe Biden’s job approval dipped on Monday and is currently underwater, matching his all-time low days following the Taliban’s takeover of the U.S.-backed Afghan government. The takeover has forced the 78-year-old to cut his vacation at Camp David short as U.S. allies fume over Biden’s failure to defend the country from terrorists. According to data from Rasmussen Reports, Biden’s approval fell to 46 percent on Monday — three points down from 49 percent one week ago, on August 9. Of those, 26 percent “strongly” approve. Fifty-three percent disapprove of his performance, and of those, the vast majority, 43 percent,...
  • The Obama Center and the fight to preserve Jackson Park (the locals still don't want it)

    08/04/2021 2:34:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 8/03/21 | Leonard C. Goodman
    **SNIP** Another plaintiff, Bren Sheriff, who has lived for nearly 50 years in the South Shore neighborhood near Jackson Park, told me that the center was initially marketed as a presidential library. But after obtaining the lease to build in Jackson Park, the foundation changed course and decided to build a private entity with no official connection to the National Archives. According to Sheriff, many south-siders have been misled into believing that the POP lawsuit is an attempt by white people to stop President Obama from building his presidential library. Second, construction of the OPC in the wooded parkland of...
  • Remember when Houston froze in 1989? A new, unprecedented freeze could bring record lo

    02/12/2021 3:34:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 93 replies ^ | February 11, 2021 | Blake Mathews, Michelle Choi
    Words like "historic," "unprecedented," and "extreme" are being thrown around like eggs from a short-order cook. It's easy to dismiss these terms as hyperbole but rest assured, this freeze could rival the storied ones from decades ago and bring the first single digits to Houston in over 30 years and for only the fifth time in our history. So just how extreme and rare is the freeze we're facing? Well, meteorologist Joe Bastardi from WeatherBell had this to say on Wednesday: "if this arctic outbreak were a hurricane, Texas would be taking a direct hit from a category 5." Pretty...
  • Historic snowfall buries Madrid as storm slams Spain (most snow in 50 years)

    01/09/2021 3:43:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/2021 | Greg Porter
    A severe winter storm, the worst to hit Spain in decades, has overwhelmed its capital, Madrid, where around a foot of snow has fallen since Friday. The blockbuster storm has wreaked havoc across a region not used to seeing any snow, let alone up to a foot or more. A significant amount of snow had not fallen in Madrid in a decade. As the snow started to pile up Friday night, transportation became impossible, with airports shut down, train services canceled and over 1,000 motorists trapped in their cars on major roadways around Madrid, according to the Associated Press.
  • Dr. Fauci: ‘This is an outbreak of historic proportions, the likes of which we’ve not seen in 102 years’

    10/13/2020 6:36:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 10/13/2020 | Quentin Fottrell
    Winter is coming and so is the prospect of a “twindemic.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, told CNBC’s Shepard Smith Monday evening that it was more critical than ever to wear to do these five things: wear a mask, social distance, avoid crowded spaces, do things outdoors where possible, and wash your hands frequently. “I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble,” Fauci said. “We have a baseline of infections now that vary between 40,000 and 50,000 per day. That’s...
  • Never-Before-Published Letter From US Soldier Sheds New Light On Unstomachable Nazi Horrors in Dachau

    10/13/2020 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    “The worst sight and the last place we visited were the cremation chambers at Dachau,” wrote American soldier Leon Morin on July 9, 1945, in a handwritten letter to his family. “… I think it is wors[e] than Buchenwald …” U.S. soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Dachau on April 29, 1945. What the Americans discovered shocked their conscience. Some U.S. troops were so overwhelmed and enraged by the horrors of this death camp that they executed dozens of Nazi camp guards. Dachau was hell on earth. “Nothing you can put in words would adequately describe what I saw there...
  • Alert: Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote

    08/18/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by rxsid · 143 replies ^ | 08.18.2020 | trumbulltimes
    Alert: Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to voteWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote.
  • DC Mayor Bowser unveils 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' near White House

    06/05/2020 10:01:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 05 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday unveiled the newly minted "Black Lives Matter Plaza" near the White House in an apparent tribute to the protesters who have advocated against police brutality and racism in the city over the past several days in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Bowser tweeted a photo of what appeared to be a city worker affixing a street sign to a light pole on a section of 16th Street in the nation's capital. "The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially 'Black Lives Matter Plaza,'" she...
  • President Trump Delivers Historic Welfare Reform

    12/13/2019 10:35:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    townhall ^ | 12/13/2019 | Jonathan Ingram
    In his 2018 State of the Union address, President Trump promised to move more Americans from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. This year, on December 4, he delivered on that promise, finalizing one of the biggest welfare reforms in a generation. For more than 20 years, the law has said that able-bodied adults on food stamps should work, train, or volunteer at least part-time. But states like California, Illinois, and New York have used loopholes and gimmicks to waive and ignore that law altogether.
  • Donald Trump Previews ‘Historic’ Inspector General Report Going to ‘Highest Levels’ of White House

    11/22/2019 10:39:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2019 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump previewed Friday the release of the Department of Justice inspector general report set down for December, describing the information as “historic.” “They were spying on my campaign and it went right to the top and everybody knows it and now we’re going to find out,” Trump said.
  • Oldest-known message in a bottle found on WA beach 132 years after being tossed overboard

    03/06/2018 10:33:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 03-06-2018 | By Charlotte Hamlyn
    Photo: The 19th-century gin bottle was found north of Perth with a damp, rolled up piece of paper inside. (Supplied: Kym Illman) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Perth family has made an extraordinary historical discovery after becoming bogged on a West Australian beach. Tonya Illman was walking across sand dunes just north of Wedge Island, 180 kilometres north of Perth, when she noticed something sticking out of the sand. "It just looked like a lovely old bottle, so I picked it up thinking it might look good in my bookcase," she said. But Mrs Illman realised she had likely uncovered something far more...