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  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • DHS rebuts Pelosi, says State of the Union can go on during shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:49:25 PM PST · by McGruff · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen undercut Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s justification for delaying the State of the Union speech, saying Wednesday that her department can handle security for the event even amid a government shutdown. Ms. Nielsen, on Twitter, said the Secret Service is “fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.” Earlier in the day Mrs. Pelosi had sent a letter to President Trump telling him to ditch the Jan. 29 date planned for his address to Congress and the country. She said that with the shutdown, she feared the government couldn’t guarantee security.
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 68 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • President Trump has been disinvited for State of the Union address....it’s now cancelled

    01/16/2019 11:19:25 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 389 replies
    Rep. Steny Hoyer just told NBC News that Pres. Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address. Jake Tapper@ House Majority @LeaderHoyer: “The State of the Union is off.”
  • UK Parliament: Live debate on no confidence motion

    01/16/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by NRx · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-16-2019 | UK Parliament
    Live broadcast of the debate on a motion of no confidence in the House of Commons. The Labour party tabled a motion of no confidence following yesterday's crushing defeat of the Government's Brexit deal with the EU.
  • Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. [Thread XVI]

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  • Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress

    01/16/2019 6:41:13 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 223 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 16 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump in a letter to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down. This is breaking news story. Check back for updates.
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 204 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.
  • Barr says he would 'not carry out' president's order to fire Mueller if lacking good cause

    01/15/2019 10:44:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/19 | Olivia Beavers
    William Barr, President Trump's pick to serve as his next attorney general, said he would not fire special counsel Robert Mueller if President Trump ordered him to do so without good cause. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Conn.), who asked Barr about how he would respond, tied his question to Watergate scandal when the prosecutor investing Watergate resigned instead of following then-President Richard Nixon's order for him to fire the special counsel investigating the matter. "Most famously when directed by president Nixon to fire the special counsel, the prosecutor investigating watergate, Richard Nixon resigned, as we all know. If those directions were...
  • Former FBI general counsel James Baker is subject of a criminal leak investigation

    01/15/2019 10:05:16 AM PST · by springwater13 · 44 replies
    News: Former FBI general counsel James Baker is subject of a criminal leak investigation. News contained in letter from Jim Jordan to US Attorney in Connecticut.
  • Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census

    01/15/2019 7:19:39 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 139 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 15, 2019 9:58 am | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure.</p>
  • ABC/WaPo Poll: Support for Border Wall Soars Among Swing Voters

    01/14/2019 8:00:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2019 | John Binder
    President Trump’s proposed wall along the United States-Mexico border has soared in popularity with American voters across the board, as he battles a split GOP-Democrat Congress to secure funding for the barrier. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals a major shift among nearly all demographic groups across the country when it comes to support for a border wall at the southern border. This time last year, the poll claimed that only 34 percent of voters supported a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, support for the wall has climbed to 42 percent overall. Most notable, swing voters are increasingly...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • White House plans to invite group of House Democrats (not Pelosi) to meet with Trump

    01/14/2019 4:48:23 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 14, 2019 | CNN's Phil Mattingly and Sarah Westwood
    he White House is planning to invite a group of moderate House Democrats to meet with President Trump, two sources said. Democrats from districts President Trump won in 2016, including members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, will be invited to the meeting, according to two GOP sources. Their hope is that freshmen Democrats in these swing districts might be more interested in getting credit for looking like they want to problems than in denying Trump a wall. The goal: They are trying and isolate and peel off these Democrats. House Democratic aides note that there has been no sign these...
  • Judge Forces Little Sisters of the Poor and Christian Groups to Fund Abortions

    01/14/2019 4:46:02 PM PST · by JME_FAN · 65 replies
    Life News ^ | January 14, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of charitable nuns will be forced pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health plans as a result of a federal judge’s ruling Sunday. The ruling by Judge Haywood Gilliam, a nominee of pro-abortion President Barack Obama, blocks the Trump administration from enforcing rules that provide wider religious exemptions to groups like Little Sisters of the Poor ...
  • Trump mocks Amazon's Bezos as 'Jeff Bozo'

    01/13/2019 7:00:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/19 09:07 PM EST | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    President Trump on Sunday night mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as "Jeff Bozo" in a tweet slamming The Washington Post, which Bezos owns. "So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post," Trump tweeted. "Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!" Trump's tweets came shortly after The National Enquirer came out with the latest in a series of articles about Bezos's divorce from his wife of 25 years. American...
  • Republican uncovered secret FBI debate over Trump motivation for Comey firing

    01/13/2019 1:42:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A House Republican's line of questioning uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey, Fox News has learned. Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times. Ratcliffe called the Baker transcript leak "selective," adding that the full transcript of the Oct. 18 interview, which is undergoing a classification review by the FBI and the Justice Department, reveals...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2019

    01/13/2019 4:40:23 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 January 2019 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 13th, 2019 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. The panel will be former Bush White House senior adviser Karl Rove; Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell; Jane Harman, president of Woodrow Wilson Center and former democrat congresswoman; and Juan Williams.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. The panel will be Demoncratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Republican strategist Al Cardenas, Carol Lee of NBC News and “Republican”...
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 106 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    01/11/2019 5:34:14 PM PST · by springwater13 · 194 replies
    In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence. The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr....