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  • Susan Collins struggles to change the subject from Brett Kavanaugh in Maine Senate race

    10/09/2020 11:43:17 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/9/2020 | Tucker Higgins
    The last time Sen. Susan Collins faced a Democratic challenger, she was considered practically invincible. “No politician is ever bulletproof, but Collins is close,” University of Maine political scientist Mark Brewer told the Portland Press Herald in 2013. At that point, Collins had already won three Senate races, expanding her share of the vote each time. She went on to defeat her rival, former ACLU leader Shenna Bellows, with almost 70% of the vote. Six years later, everything has changed. Collins is in the race of her life against Maine’s Democratic House speaker, Sara Gideon. With 3½ weeks to go,...
  • Justice Kavanaugh drops the MOAB on George Soros with ruling on 1A and his ‘Open Society’ org

    08/17/2020 10:53:57 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 81 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy
    Holy Smokes. Kavanaugh just dropped a MOAB on George Soros. SCOTUS ruled orgs affiliated w Soros’ Open Society lose the protection of 1A & can be treated as international threats as this impacts supporters in the US & abroad.
  • The Real Kamala Harris

    08/13/2020 5:21:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American ^ | August 13, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    So Joe Biden has picked the runt of the litter, an also-ran loser in the Democratic primaries who never one a primary, barely escaped sitting at the kiddies table, whom the voters didn’t think was qualified to be president, yet whom Biden wanted to be a heartbeat away. Or maybe his puppet masters, the voices in his earpiece, and the voices in his head picked her from a list loaded with more baggage than an airport carousel. Biden picked a running mate who labeled him a racist opponent of school busing who cavorted and collaborated with segregationist Democrat colleagues in...
  • Planned Parenthood Six-Figure Ad Buy Targets Susan Collins For Supporting Kavanaugh

    07/16/2020 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2020 | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Planned Parenthood has targeted Republican Main Sen. Susan Collins with a six-figure media buy highlighting Collins’ support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to the Hill. The nation’s largest abortion provider launched the ad campaign against Collins Thursday with an ad that criticizes the senator’s support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in light of his dissenting vote on a recent abortion ruling. “Susan Collins trusted Brett Kavanaugh to protect safe, legal abortion,” says a female narrator in the ad, first reported by The Hill. “But she was wrong. Kavanaugh voted against abortion the first chance he got....
  • Michael Flynn Judge Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Rehear His Case Against Immediate Dismissal of Prosecution

    07/09/2020 1:15:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | matt naham
    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, through his counsel Beth Wilkinson, has asked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear his case against the immediate dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution. The Thursday petition for rehearing comes after a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit granted Flynn’s petition for writ a mandamus on June 24, directing Sullivan to dismiss the case. “The panel majority granted the extraordinary writ of mandamus to prevent the district court from receiving adversarial briefing and argument on a pending motion. The opinion is couched as a fact-bound ruling based on...
  • Former Sheila Jackson-Lee Staffer Is Sentenced To 4-Years In Prison For Doxing Republicans

    06/23/2020 1:47:18 PM PDT · by rochester · 40 replies
    The Union Journal ^ | June 22, 2020 | Carlos Christian
    A former staffer for Democrats Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for doxing Republican members of Congress in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In April, Jackson Cosko pleaded guilty to two counts of taking restricted personal information and making it public, and also one count each for computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Cosko was upset at the Kavanaugh hearings on September 27, 2018, according to prosecutors, so he “maliciously publishing the personal home addresses and telephone numbers of Senators Lindsay Graham, Orrin...
  • About Brett Kavanaugh’s Dissent to Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    06/22/2020 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 22nd 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Scotus – The Fourth Political Institution. As opposed to political and illogical court decisions like that of the 6-3 majority in Bostock v. Clayton County, decisions that leave readers scratching their heads, the Kavanaugh dissent is a waft of easy-to-read constitutional clarity. Right away Kavanaugh asks, “Who decides?” What institution makes the laws? What happened to separation of powers? What happened to the ordinary meaning of words? It’s unfortunately a multigeneration problem with the scotus. Absolute power has a way of getting away. As illustrated in the 2015 Obergefell decision, based on wholesale abuse of the 14th Amendment, I...
  • Thomas, Kavanaugh lament 'decade-long failure to protect the Second Amendment'

    06/15/2020 12:21:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanagh on Monday admonished their fellow justices for letting Second Amendment cases languish in the lower courts in a dissent to the tribunal's decision not to take up a gun rights case. The last major Supreme Court cases to decide gun rights issues were McDonald v. Chicago and D.C. v. Heller, both of which came out more than a decade ago. Kavanaugh and Thomas, in the case of an ATM service worker who takes care of machines in "high-crime areas" but was told by New Jersey that is not a good enough reason...
  • Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Hires Veteran Trial Lawyer Beth Wilkinson

    05/23/2020 2:46:59 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 209 replies ^ | 5/23/2020 | Mike Scarcella and C. Ryan Barber
    Veteran trial lawyer Beth Wilkinson is helping guide U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan as a federal appeals court questions his plan to probe the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn despite his admission he lied to the FBI. Sullivan refused to immediately dismiss the charge against Flynn, a retired Army general who served for just weeks in Trump’s White House, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is now weighing whether the longtime Washington federal trial judge overstepped his authority. The appeals court set a June 1...
  • As Biden gives commencement address, Columbia Law faculty who opposed Kavanaugh downplay Tara Reade accusations

    05/20/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Gregg Re
    Columbia Law School was essentially united in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation in 2018 -- as the university established a new, mandatory sexual misconduct education initiative, dozens of faculty members signed a petition in The New York Times saying the nominee's "temperament" alone was disqualifying, and students staged round-the-clock protests. Now, as Joe Biden prepares to deliver a virtual commencement address at Columbia Law School on Wednesday, he also stands accused of sexual assault (which he, too, adamantly denies) along with previously reported incidents of inappropriate touching. The once-vocal advocates for women's rights and the "Me Too" movement...
  • ‘Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap

    05/19/2020 11:35:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/19/20 | Susan Faludi
    Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that they’ve caught feminists in a new hypocrisy trap. A woman, with no corroboration beyond contemporaneous accounts, charges a powerful man with a decades-old crime? Hmm, doesn’t that sound mighty close to Christine Blasey Ford’s complaint against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Yet this time, many liberals who’ve championed the #MeToo movement seem skeptical? Gotcha! Tim Graham, executive editor of NewsBusters: “Where is the #MeToo movement on this story? What happened to their rigid ‘Believe All Women’ boilerplate?” Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “the infuriating,...
  • The Death of #MeToo: 95 Celebs Who Smeared Kavanaugh are Silent on Biden

    05/11/2020 9:31:48 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/11/2020 | Gabriel Hays
    You can say goodbye to the #MeToo movement. It had a good three-year run, but inevitably, hypocrisy and political expediency caught up with it.
  • Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored

    05/05/2020 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 May 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak
    Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, formally filed an extensive whistleblower complaint Tuesday alleging his early warnings about the coronavirus were ignored and that his caution at a treatment favored by President Donald Trump led to his removal.
  • Democrats Demanded Millions Of Kavanaugh Records, But Stay Mum On Biden’s Senate Records

    05/01/2020 2:46:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    After hysterical theatrics demanding records from Brett Kavanaugh's career, Democrats haven't said a word as Biden conceals Senate records. The hypocrisy of Democrats, and their media allies, is on prominent display in their handling of sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden versus their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. Another example of the hypocrisy relates to the demand, or lack thereof, for documents related to the official government work of the two men. Until they switched at the last minute to Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation, Democrats’ main message and procedural complaint against Kavanaugh was that they needed to review millions of public...
  • Then and now: How evidence in Kavanaugh case compares with Biden accusation

    04/28/2020 10:53:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28 2020 | Gregg Re
    In the weeks after Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school, she was unable to produce any corroborating, contemporaneous witnesses to demonstrate that she had mentioned the alleged assault to anyone -- or even that she had ever met Kavanaugh. In fact, Ford's friend Leland Keyser would expressly contradict Ford's narrative, saying it "just didn't make any sense." Although Ford claimed Keyser had attended the 1982 party during which the alleged assault occurred, Keyser had no recollection of the event or anything like it, and asserted that it was implausible...
  • What Biden’s recent endorsers said about Kavanaugh and #MeToo

    04/28/2020 2:15:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | April 28 2020 | Amber Athey
    Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, claimed in an interview last month that the former vice president had put his hand up her skirt and digitally penetrated her in 1993. Since the March 25 interview, new evidence has emerged that seems to corroborate Reade’s story: her mother called into Larry King’s radio show about the incident in 1993, and her brother, a friend, and a neighbor all recall being told the story by Reade. Nonetheless, despite making multiple media appearances in the month since the allegation, Biden has not addressed Reade’s claim directly, though his spokespeople have...
  • New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York

    04/27/2020 7:26:35 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 27 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | 04/27/2020 | Supreme Court
    In the District Court, petitioners challenged a New York City rule regarding the transport of firearms. Petitioners claimed that the rule violated the Second Amendment. Petitioners sought declaratory and injunctive relief against enforcement of the rule insofar as the rule prevented their transport of firearms to a second home or shooting range outside of the city. The District Court and the Court of Appeals rejected petitioners’ claim. See 883 F. 3d 45 (CA2 2018). We granted certiorari. 586 U. S. ___ (2019). After we granted certiorari, the State of New York amended its firearm licensing statute, and the City amended...
  • Justice Kavanaugh cites Roe v. Wade when writing on 'erroneous precedents' in court decision about verdicts

    04/22/2020 6:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh cited two major abortion-related decisions in a concurring opinion spelling out when "erroneous precedents" ought to be overturned. Monday's majority opinion, authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, overturned a prior decision about unanimous jury verdicts, striking down state laws in Louisiana and Oregon which allowed people to be convicted of serious crimes with non-unanimous jury votes. The now-reversed 1972 ruling upheld nonunanimous verdicts in state courts. The final vote was 6-3, with a mixture of the court's conservative and liberal justices on both sides, agreeing mostly or in part with the decision. In his concurrence, the...
  • 'The View' ignores Tara Reade's Biden allegations after championing Kavanaugh accusers

    04/22/2020 6:46:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    "The View" hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain have been sounding off regularly on President Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak and the race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Yet none of them have weighed in on a disturbing sexual assault allegation facing Biden leveled by his former staffer Tara Reade, who went public with her 1993 claim four weeks ago. "The View" isn't alone in the blackout. ABC News, which the daytime talk show is a part of, has not covered the controversy on-air and only acknowledged Reade's claim in the republishing...
  • Don’t Let The Washington Post Get Away With Memory-Holing Its Anti-Kavanaugh Campaign

    04/20/2020 7:05:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2020 | Molly HemmingwY
    Ruth Marcus and others at the Washington Post who led the effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh's life based on unsubstantiated allegations know that what they did was evil. The Washington Post has a problem. The newspaper led the massive effort against the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by publishing and relentlessly hyping a completely unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault against him. Now, the paper is leading Democrats’ efforts to bury a similar, if stronger, allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden. To accomplish this dramatic turnabout, the paper is collectively trying to rewrite history, pretending the allegation against...