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  • Dem gun-confiscator tacitly admits gun control wouldn't work

    05/22/2018 11:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    One of the more despicable Congress-critters is Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a man with utter contempt for Truth. He was on Tucker Carlson Tonight last evening pushing for confiscation of AR-type rifles and spinning like a dervish with rocket boosters. But let's forget that while Swalwell wrote an op-ed calling for gun confiscation, it's not really confiscation, according to Swalwell. Let's forget that what he labels "assault weapons" are just semi-automatic rifles that happen to have a military-style appearance (much like putting a Porsche body on a Yugo chassis). Let's forget that he claimed that his AR-species confiscation plan would...
  • House Ratings Changes: GOP Fortunes Improve in Four Districts

    05/22/2018 9:14:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    the Cook Political Report ^ | 04/22/2018 | David Wassermann
    After a rough start to year, House Republicans are suddenly feeling less pessimistic about their fall prospects. At the "macro" level, robust economic data and positive developments on the Korean peninsula have helped lift President Trump's approval rating to 42 percent , his best mark in over a year. Concurrently, Democrats' lead over Republicans on FiveThirtyEight's generic congressional ballot average has ebbed from 12 points in January to just five points today. Republicans have also received small doses of good news at the "micro," race-by-race level. After a winter dominated by a new, unfriendly map in Pennsylvania and a special...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,May 22,2018,WOR AM

    05/22/2018 9:06:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAGetReadyForOneWeekRushThreadsAfterMemorialDayWeekendDITTOS!
  • Dem senator: I support 'real' Second Amendment, not 'imaginary' one

    05/22/2018 8:15:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) declared on Saturday that he backs the "real" Second Amendment, rather than an "imaginary" version of the provision that he says is touted by gun rights advocates. "I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment," Murphy tweeted. "And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only - to kill as many people as fast as possible."
  • IG Has NO POWER TO SUBPOENA Former Obama Employees — That’s Why Rosenstein Asked Him to Investigate

    05/22/2018 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 122 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: HUGE!! IG Has NO POWER TO SUBPOENA Former Obama Employees — That’s Why Rosenstein Asked Him to Investigate Spying on Trump On Sunday evening, Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked Inspector General Horowitz to investigate whether there was “impropriety or political motivation” into the FBI’s infiltration of Trump’s campaign. This came just hours after President Trump demanded a review of whether Obama’s Deep State FBI did indeed spy on his campaign. I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the...
  • Levin: Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional [additional audio]

    05/22/2018 5:31:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 21, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Kicking off the week on the radio Monday, LevinTV host Mark Levin raised a crucial point about the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller that no one is currently discussing — it was unconstitutional. “The appointment of Robert Mueller violates the United States Constitution,” Levin said. “And every subpoena, indictment, and plea agreement should be null and void.”
  • Trump's norm-breaking is leading to a constitutional fight

    05/22/2018 3:53:49 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 22 May 2018 | Stephen Collinson
    Donald Trump won the White House by flouting political norms and is determined to break the mold of the presidency. But his escalating battle with his own Justice Department and his refusal to accept the historic boundaries of executive power are leading the nation onto the most treacherous constitutional ground so far of his term. Trump on Monday delivered his order for an inquiry into claims that the FBI infiltrated a "spy" into his campaign -- first touted in conservative media -- to the bureau's director, Christopher Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an Oval Office meeting. In...
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 67 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters. “You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.”
  • FBI Investigating Abortionist Who Delivers Babies Alive and Snips Their Necks

    05/21/2018 4:53:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Cheryl Sullenger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions. The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with...
  • With lack of incentives, few Americans are giving up their bump stocks

    05/21/2018 3:50:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/21/18 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Under New Jersey’s new bump-stock ban, which was approved in January, residents were supposed to destroy or turn in their bump stocks by mid-April. So far, New Jersey State Police say, they have not received a single one. Months after a man used a bump stock to quickly mow down 58 people in Las Vegas, seven states now prohibit the sale and possession of the devices, which enable semiautomatic rifles to fire at the rate of fully automatic fire. Bans of bump stocks in Hawaii and Connecticut are currently awaiting governors’ signatures, and lawmakers in Delaware and Rhode Island are...
  • Why I'm So Proud Meghan Markle Made The Royal Wedding Unapologetically Black

    05/21/2018 2:49:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 109 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/18
    My father is Black, and my mother is Puerto Rican. As a biracial woman, I'm very familiar with questions like, "What are you?" "But what do you consider yourself?" and insinuations of "But is she really Black?" And as much as I wish I could say this type of thinking was unique to my childhood or some less-progressive era long ago, it's something I still deal with today. Yup, in 2018. For some people, regardless of their race (and sometimes even my own friends and family) it's apparently very difficult to understand the concept that a person can proudly embrace...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 21-25,2018

    05/21/2018 2:35:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 21, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Washington Post: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

    05/21/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/21/18 | Petula Dvorak
    Not that long ago, cigarettes were completely woven into American culture. The Marlboro Man, posters telling us that “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,” even the armrests on planes and all our cars were designed for smokers. And now? Not so much. Can it work like that with guns? (snip) I grew up surrounded by cigarette smoke. My dad smoked. So did practically everyone else I knew. But my kids? Totally different. They saw someone smoking in a restaurant while we were traveling abroad recently and they freaked out, like they’d witnessed a beheading. Inconceivable in their world.
  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • Dianne Feinstein: The Justice department is not an arm of the White House

    05/21/2018 12:50:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies
    Twitter.com | 5/21/18 | Dianne Feinstein
    The Justice Department is not an arm of the White House. The Justice Department is independent and serves the American people. Its job is to follow the facts and the law. Law enforcement investigations must be initiated and carried out free from political interference.
  • Meghan McCain Defends Second Amendment On ‘The View’

    05/21/2018 12:12:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Amber Athey
    “The View” cohost Meghan McCain defended the Second Amendment during a Monday panel discussion about the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Joy Behar argued that school shootings are not about mental illness and said something needs to be done about guns, citing singer Kelly Clarkson’s comments about gun control at Sunday night’s Billboard awards. “We’ve had this conversation before and we’re always talking about gun control. We said before, OK — AR-15s, all semi-assault rifles, if they are banned, this won’t happen. That’s obviously not accurate in this case,” McCain chimed in. “He had a pipe bomb, a...
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Writer: I Would Rather My Daughter to Date an MS-13 Member Over a Republican

    05/21/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 104 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 21, 2018 | Video
    [snip] "You want the best for your children. Not the worst," Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said on "Fox & Friends." "MS-13's motto: Kill, rape, control ... That's what you want dating your daughter?"
  • Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

    05/21/2018 10:22:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    msn.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Mike DeBonis
    Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first planks of the “A Better Deal” platform, released last year, focused on the party’s economic agenda. Now, with questions about pay-to-play politics swirling around President Trump and his current and former aides, Democrats are set to introduce anti-corruption proposals Monday billed as “A Better Deal for Our Democracy.”