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  • Dems to challenge Kavanaugh for White House records

    08/19/2018 6:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is walking into the middle of a political firestorm over his work for President George W. Bush. Access to paperwork from Brett Kavanaugh’s years as a White House lawyer and staff secretary for Bush has become a lightning rod in the nomination fight. The issue will take center stage as he sits down with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, this week. Both senators are expected to press Kavanaugh on whether he'll support releasing all of his Bush-era documents, which they say would...
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/19/2018 3:50:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix. A study by John R. Lott Jr., a gun crimes researcher, said close to 98 percent of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, suggesting that they do little to stop, and may...
  • Demand For Concealed Carry Permits Is Skyrocketing

    08/19/2018 12:08:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Molly Prince
    The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year. Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards. The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped...
  • Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

    08/19/2018 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 105 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 12:47 PM EDT | Jill Colvin and Lolita C. Baldor
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Brennan said he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in the wake of Trump’s move to revoke his clearance and threaten nine others who have been critical of the president or are connected to the Russia probe. “If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going...
  • If government officials are so politicized against the president that he can't trust them...

    08/19/2018 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    If government officials or former government officials are so politicized against the president to the point he can no longer trust them or the "deep experience and advice" they are offering to the administration, is that sufficient grounds for POTUS to pull their security clearances?
  • Alyssa Milano: Brett Kavanaugh Will ‘Affect Everything We Know to Be True as Americans

    08/19/2018 10:55:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Ben Kew
    19 Aug 20181075 Netflix’s Insatiable star Alyssa Milano railed against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring that he will “affect everything we know to be true as American citizens.” Speaking alongside far-left pro-abortion activists including Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Jessica McIntosh, Jessica Morales Rocketto and Meagan Hatcher-Mays at the Los Angeles stop of the “Rise Up for Roe” tour, Milano described it as “f***ing absurd” that they are fighting to keep abortion legalized and called on people to mobilize against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  • Louisiana AG: We’re Not Going to Let Corporations Restrict ‘Ability to Legally Access Firearms

    08/19/2018 10:49:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During the August 18, 2018, airing of Breitbart News Saturday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry explained that he chose, in part, to withhold $600 million from Citigroup and Bank of America because they are “trying to become the social police.” On August 16, 2018, Breitbart News reported Landry’s decision to withhold the $600 million, a decision shared by the Louisiana Bond Commission and State Treasurer John Schroder. The decision to withhold the money came after Citigroup and Bank of America each unilaterally placed gun control demands on their customers, going so far as to stipulate that bank-sponsored gun regulations had...
  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Mobile

    08/19/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by suthener · 15 replies
    WKRG News ^ | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 11:58 AM CDT | Olivia Stump
    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Drag Queen Story Hour will be coming to Mobile in September. According to an event on Facebook, Drag Queen Story Hour will be held at the Ben May Main Library inside the Mobile Public Library. A drag queen, trained by a local elementary school teacher, will be reading storybooks to anyone who attends but the event is designed for kids aged 3 to 8, according to the event Facebook page.
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan’s brief for dismantling democracy

    08/18/2018 7:11:18 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 42 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | August 18, 2018 | Joseph Kisore
    Following Trump’s decision Wednesday to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA chief has emerged as the chief spokesman of the anti-Trump faction of the ruling class. It is an altogether fitting position. Brennan embodies the criminality and authoritarian disposition of the military-intelligence apparatus, which is the driving force behind the opposition within the state to the Trump administration.
  • Despite What Chelsea Clinton Says, Abortion Hurts The Economy

    08/18/2018 5:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | Juliana Knot
    Chelsea Clinton claimed that legalizing abortion has helped add an additional $3.5 trillion to the American economy on Saturday. At a #RiseUpforRoe event in New York, Clinton and other pro-choice women rallied against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.The #RiseUpforRoe movement, which is sponsored by NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s PAC, started promptly after President Trump announced his decision to nominate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Their Twitter bio reads, “It’s time to get maximum hysterical,” and they claim that “The right to a safe, accessible and legal abortion has never been at greater risk since Roe was decided.”Although...
  • Why come to America if they don't want to be Americans?

    08/18/2018 4:32:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    "They" are preciously called "immigrants," "refugees," "migrants," "undocumented Americans," and other pathetic-sounding names tailored to wrench our hearts – we purportedly cruel, unsympathetic, inhuman Americans.  Luxuriating here, behind our walls of wealth, abundance, and security, we deny them our (stolen) largesse and close up our fat-wracked arms to these noble, sacred, starving, uneducated, illiterate, diseased, violent, and socialist masses from "third-world," countries. Who are these Mexicans, Africans, South Americans, Asians, and others whose feet Nancy Pelosi has washed and the pope kissed?  What is it these luminaries see that we do not?  We – reputedly the most selfish, detestable creatures on...
  • U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

    08/18/2018 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 8:49 PM | David Alexander
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7. According to Mueller’s sentencing memorandum to the judge, Papadopoulos lied about his contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials, including his meeting with a professor who said Russia had “dirt” on Democratic presidential...
  • White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

    08/18/2018 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    New Yack Times ^ | 8/18/2018 | By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and others briefed on the matter. In at least three voluntary interviews with investigators that totaled 30 hours over the past nine months, Mr. McGahn described the president’s furor toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond...
  • Trump Is Not a King

    08/18/2018 7:55:39 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | Tim Weiner
    If anything in this article in the New York Times is true… we have reached a most dangerous time in our history. Unbelievable! ""Trump Is Not a King A group of top former intelligence and military leaders are sending a message to the nation’s troops and spies: think twice before following the president’s orders in a crisis. By Tim Weiner Mr. Weiner is the author of histories of the F.B.I. and C.I.A. Aug. 17, 2018"" More at link:
  • Brennan: I Didn’t Mean That Trump Committed Treason (splitting hairs!)

    08/18/2018 7:51:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” former CIA Director John Brennan stated that he didn’t mean President Trump committed treason when he referred to the president’s performance at the Helsinki summit as “nothing short of treasonous.” Host Rachel Maddow said, “After Helsinki, you were stark, and even a little bit scary in your criticism of his behavior. You said it rose to treason.” Brennan responded, “I said it was nothing short of treasonous.”
  • Trump: Brennan a loudmouth, partisan political hack

    08/18/2018 7:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 8/18/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    08/18/2018 3:53:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 53. 26 circuit court judges, 26 district court judges, one Supreme Court justice. And Brett Kavanaugh is on deck for hearings in two weeks!
  • Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

    08/17/2018 3:54:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17th, 2018 | Dan Levine, Joseph Menn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal, so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told Reuters that Facebook is contesting the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand. The judge in the...
  • Omarosa acted dishonorably by recording confidential White House conversations – but here’s the...

    08/17/2018 2:13:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Full title: Omarosa acted dishonorably by recording confidential White House conversations – but here’s the bigger problem.Even if you strongly oppose President Trump and want to see him defeated in 2020 or impeached before then, you should hope his presidential campaign succeeds with its legal action against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging she violated a nondisclosure agreement. And if she broke any laws you should want her prosecuted. Manigault Newman – a fired presidential aide and earlier a member of the Trump campaign staff – has set a dangerous precedent by her secret recording of conversations with President Trump and White...