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  • Nevada governor proposes giving tech firms power to govern

    02/27/2021 2:08:18 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 94 replies
    Microsoft News ^ | Feb. 27, 2021 | Sam Metz
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have likened the idea to company towns. “This proposal is an exciting, unprecedented concept that has a potential to position Nevada as a global center of advanced technology and innovation, while helping to create immediate positive economic impact and shape the economy of the future,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said of his Innovation Zones idea. “As...
  • In Its Desperation to Get Trump, Senate Created Unconstitutional Precedent for Impeaching Former Officials

    02/10/2021 6:21:43 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Feb 10, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Up until now the only precedent for impeaching former officials was the Belknap case involving President Grant's Secretary of War who had resigned in an attempt to avert impeachment, only for the Senate to vote that former officials could be impeached him. Belknap was however acquitted because enough senators voted against on the grounds that the Senate did not have jurisdiction. And that was back in the 1870s. In its desperation to get President Trump, Democrats and some Republicans, including Mitt Romney, decided to create a much more binding precedent that will make it possible to try former presidents. And...
  • Senate Authorizes Impeachment Trial

    02/09/2021 7:58:49 PM PST · by What_is_New_2021 · 29 replies
    THE EPOCH TIMES ^ | February 9, 2021 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The U.S. Senate voted on Feb. 9 to authorize the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, overruling an argument by the defense alleging the Senate doesn’t have jurisdiction to try Trump because he’s now a private citizen. Over the course of four hours, House impeachment managers and Trump’s attorneys presented their arguments for and against the constitutionality of the trial. In the end, 44 Republican senators voted in favor of dropping the trial because it’s illegitimate, seven votes short of the majority needed to stop the proceedings at the gate.
  • FNC’s Wallace Praises Democrats’ ‘Very Strong’ Argument for Impeaching Trump

    02/09/2021 5:29:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2021 | PAM KEY
    Tuesday during Fox News Channels’ impeachment trial coverage, anchor Chris Wallace praised Democratic House impeachment managers’ opening argument for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment. “I thought it was a very powerful opening,” Wallace said. “It had a lot of substance to it. It had a lot of technological slickness to it. The video of the events of January 6. The use of graphics to make the point about what’s in the Constitution. The historical precedent. I thought what was particularly in a legal, as opposed to the emotional side, in a very strict legal argument. I thought Joe Neguse, the...
  • Senate votes Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

    02/09/2021 2:35:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 337 replies ^ | Feb. 9, 2021 | By Marisa Schultz
    The Senate voted Tuesday to move ahead with the unprecedented impeachment trial of former President Trump after listening to hours of arguments on whether it is constitutional to try a president who is already out of office.The vote was 56-44.Trump's legal team said the trial is unconstitutional because he's no longer in office and can't face removal, which is the standard judgment of an impeachment conviction.
  • Lawmaker proposes life long orders of protection

    02/08/2021 12:54:40 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 51 replies
    News 4 Nashville ^ | February 1, 2021 | Carley Gordon
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Tennessee House Majority Leader William Lamberth has proposed a law that would create life-long orders of protection. The idea is to prevent victims from being revictimized, like Nikki Goeser. Goeser had been married for just over 16 months when her husband Ben Goeser was murdered in Brentwood in 2009. The killer was Hank Wise. Attorneys said he was obsessed with Nikki Goeser. “Ben was shot seven times in the middle of a busy restaurant in front of 50 witnesses and security cameras,” Nikki Goeser told News4 in 2020.
  • Joe Biden Puts Americans in the Dark by Revoking Ability to Reject Refugee Dumping in Their Communities

    02/07/2021 3:54:06 PM PST · by EinNYC · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2021 | EDWIN MORA
    U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday that denies state and local governments any authority to reject the drop-off of refugees into their towns and communities.In essence, former President Donald Trump’s policy (Executive Order 13888 of September 2019) gave state and local governments a say in whether they have the capacity to provide refugees a pathway to become self-sufficient and successfully integrate into American society.
  • John Roberts’ refusal to sit for Trump impeachment sparks constitutional concerns

    01/28/2021 7:53:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/27/2021 | Emily Jacobs
    Chief Justice John Roberts’ refusal to preside over former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is raising questions about whether he views the first-of-its-kind proceedings as constitutional. The Supreme Court has been declining to comment when reached by The Post, as well as other outlets, on why its top jurist will not take part in the historic trial.
  • Biden Starting Commission to Ponder Supreme Court Reform

    01/27/2021 4:13:51 PM PST · by familyop · 202 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 27, 2021 | Eric Mack
    Democrats have talked about packing the Supreme Court and seeking to end lifetime appointments of justices. Now a new commission under the Biden administration will be looking at the subject of court reforms. Indeed, President Joe Biden's White House is staffing the panel, which will examine reforms to the nation's top court and the federal judiciary, Politico reported. "The president remains committed to an expert study of the role and debate over reform of the court and will have more to say in the coming weeks," a White House official said in a statement.
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes 55-45 to Set Aside Rand Paul’s Point of Order That Impeachment Unconstitutional – 5 Republicans Vote with Democrats

    01/26/2021 2:06:21 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/21/2021 | Jim Hoft
    “Five GOP senators vote with Dems, rejecting Sen Paul's argument that impeachment trial is unconstitutional: Collins Murkowski Romney Sasse Toomey.”
  • McConnell Votes to Declare Trump Impeachment Trial ‘Unconstitutional’

    01/26/2021 1:23:23 PM PST · by libstripper · 43 replies
    National Review, via MSn ^ | Jan. 26,2012 | Zachary Evans
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) voted in favor of a resolution declaring the impeachment trial of former President Trump “unconstitutional” on Tuesday. * * * However, only five Republicans voted against the resolution: Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. At the close of the impeachment trial itself, at least 17 Republican senators would need to join Democrats in order to convict Trump.
  • SWALWELL: Senate Must Convict Trump Because ‘Country Can’t Give Him Another Chance’ to Run

    01/26/2021 12:20:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 59 replies ^ | JAN 25 2021
    Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell weighed-in over the weekend on the Constitutionality of Impeaching a President who is no longer in office; saying the country “can’t afford to give Donald Trump another chance” to run for the White House. “Do you plan to address the Constitutional authority for the House to bring an impeachment against somebody who is no longer serving?” asked a reporter from MSNBC. “It’s Constitutional, the Senate is steeped in tradition and custom… Because Donald Trump will do this again, he has a disdain for democracy. We can’t afford -as a country- to give him a chance to...
  • D.C. Mayor Bowser: Dem-Led House, Senate Will Pass D.C. Statehood, Bring It to Biden’s Desk

    01/22/2021 11:54:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22 2021 | Pam Key
    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told “Just the News” on Friday that the Democratic-led Senate and House will vote in favor of statehood for the District of Columbia and send the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has expressed support for D.C. statehood in the past. Bowser said, “The nation’s capital, the federal enclave, continues to exist as the nation’s capital and everything outside of those new boundaries becomes the 51st state. Our congresswoman – we had our first successful vote on statehood in the House of Representatives last year. She reintroduced the bill. She has a record number...
  • Biden order lets people who quit jobs where they thought they might catch coronavirus to collect unemployment

    01/22/2021 5:49:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    FauxNews ^ | 1-22-21 | Morgan Phillips
    Continuing a flurry of executive action, President Biden signed an order Friday calling on the Labor Department to allow workers to collect unemployment benefits if they quit jobs they fear put them at risk for COVID-19. Pointing to a Gallup Poll finding that found 43% of Americans live in a household where at least one member has a preexisting condition, the White House wrote in a release: “The President is asking the Department of Labor to consider clarifying that workers have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health and if they do so, they will...
  • Chuck Schumer says Trump impeachment article going to Senate on Monday

    01/22/2021 9:05:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/22/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send a single article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, clearing the way for his trial to start next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “Make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States Senate and there will be a vote whether to convict the president,” Schumer (D-NY) said from the chamber floor Friday morning.
  • Schumer Calls on GOP Colleagues to Join in ‘Convicting’ Trump — ‘Most Despicable Action Any President Has Ever Taken’

    01/18/2021 12:08:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Januari 17 2021 | TRENT BAKER
    During an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged his GOP colleagues to join him and the Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump even though his term ends on January 20. The House impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a group of the president’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Schumer argued that Trump inciting the group is “the most despicable action any president has ever taken” and said convicting him means he can never run for office again.
  • House Committed Six Violations of the Constitution During Impeachment: Alan Dershowitz

    01/16/2021 3:33:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | JANUARY 16, 2021 | SAMUEL ALLEGRI
    Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said that the house violated six independent points of the Constitution when impeaching President Donald Trump. In an interview with Newsmax, Dershowitz said: “They violated the free speech provision. They violated the impeachment criteria. They violated the bill of attainder. They violated due process, on and on and on.” “How can you impeach a president for a speech that is constitutionally protected?” he said. The law expert said that Congress is not above the law, but that ironically, they have protection from culpability for what they do on the Senate floor. “But the only...
  • Bernie Sanders Sides with Mitt Romney: ‘He Is Right’ in Blasting GOP Colleagues Who Plan to Object to Certification

    01/04/2021 10:36:40 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 1/4/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced Sunday that he agrees with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) following the Republican’s statement blasting his GOP colleagues, who plan to object to the Electoral College votes in disputed states on January 6. “I don’t often agree with Sen. Mitt Romney,” Sanders began.
  • Gun control first for Biden executive orders

    12/09/2020 9:09:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 159 replies ^ | by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist | | December 09, 2020 09:58 AM
    Joe Biden plans to move quickly against guns, adding the issue to his list of first executive orders, according to his top policy aide. Stef Feldman, the national policy director of Biden's presidential campaign, included the Democrat’s gun plan in a list of initial executive actions set to be unleashed after Inauguration Day. Speaking in a Zoom briefing hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, she said that Biden is planning to “make big, bold changes through executive action, not just on policing and climate like we talked about previously, but in healthcare and education on gun...
  • WTPC (We The People Convention) Calls for Trump to Declare Limited Martial Law

    12/01/2020 1:37:35 PM PST · by Signalman · 109 replies
    we the people ^ | 12/1/2020 | Tom Zawistowski
    Akron, OH: Today, Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention (WTPC) and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, published a full page ad in the Washington Times newspaper demanding that President Trump Invoke limited Martial law in order to allow the U.S. Military to oversee a new free and fair federal election if Legislators, Courts and the Congress do not follow the Constitution. Zawistowski said, "We wanted to express our concerns to the President, to the legislators, courts and Congress that We the People will NOT cede our exclusive Constitutional right to elect...