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  • Byron York: Scheming, speculation behind scenes as Democrats push intel memo [classified reveal]

    02/07/2018 6:31:13 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Byron York
    This time last week, there was growing tumult in Washington over the memo produced by House Intelligence Committee Republicans alleging "FISA abuse" in the Trump-Russia investigation. There were dire warnings that the release of the GOP memo would endanger national security, that doing so would be "extraordinarily reckless" without proper FBI and Justice Department review, and that the FBI had "grave concerns" about "material omissions of fact" that would "fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy." snip The Democratic memo, these Republicans say, is much different. "It's full of sources and methods," said one lawmaker, referring to highly classified information. "It includes...
  • Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:30:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day on the football field or the baseball diamond, kids and grownups give each other a high-five to celebrate the victory or a good play. But Democrats in the United States Senate used the fun move to celebrate camaraderie and a job well done on something dark and disgusting. After the vote to defeat the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a high-five. How members of the Senate can explain their actions is beyond most Americans — as fully two-thirds of Americans believe late-term abortions on viable unborn babies ought...
  • White’s Church [PCA] Ties Raise Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage

    01/29/2018 7:46:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 1-26-18 | Mike Ward
    Andrew White, the son of former Gov. Mark White, and a member and elder in a PCA church, is running for Texas governor as a democrat candidate. White, 45, is an elder at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, a conservative congregation that is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In recent days, he has taken heat from other Democrats for being personally against abortion, though he has said he recognizes that abortion remains legal and that he would not try to change that if elected governor. According to online policy papers, PCA opposes same-sex marriage...
  • Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama.

    01/23/2018 8:48:08 AM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle. They created a needless crisis and got rolled. So who is to blame for their current predicament? Along with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats can put the blame squarely on the man who could have legalized the “dreamers” when he had the chance: Barack Obama. During his 2008 campaign, Obama promised in a conversation with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to make passing immigration reform one of his first legislative priorities, and even set a timetable. “I cannot guarantee that...
  • 'I'm leaving the Democratic Party today': Democrats are infuriated by their own party's deal (trunc)

    01/22/2018 4:18:32 PM PST · by Mariner · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | Eliza Relman
    Full title:'I'm leaving the Democratic Party today': Democrats are infuriated by their own party's deal with the GOP to reopen the governmentMany Democrats are incensed about the deal Senate Democrats reached with Republicans on Monday, the third day of a shutdown, to reopen the government. On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators — including 33 Democrats — led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reached an agreement to fund the government until February 8. The senators agreed to the deal in exchange for a promise from the GOP to vote on legislation to codify the...
  • Liberals livid after deal to end shutdown

    01/22/2018 3:53:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    Pollutico ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Liberal activists are furious with Democratic senators after most of them agreed to reopen the federal government without a firm path to shielding young immigrants from deportation. As the third day of the shutdown dawned, liberal advocates and immigration groups fired off a joint statement blasting as "unacceptable" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) offer to merely hold a vote on immigration — with no promises for action from the House or White House — in exchange for Democratic votes to reopen the government. But three hours later, Democratic senators agreed to just those terms — sparking anger on the...
  • Study: 42 percent of Repubs believe "accurate" but negative stories are ‘fake news’ (Barf alert)

    01/19/2018 7:36:08 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16th 2018 | Erik Wemple
    All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew that an increasing portion of the U.S. public felt that the news was biased. Yet this nugget from a new Gallup-Knight Foundation survey just about knocked the Erik Wemple Blog out of a decade-long media-research torpor: "Four in 10 [or 42 percent of] Republicans consider accurate news stories that cast a politician or political group in a...
  • US Senator Cardin releases report of two decades of Putin's attacks on democracy(yada yada barf)

    01/16/2018 8:29:46 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 13 replies
    "“Putin’s Asymmetrical Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security,” finds that President Trump’s refusal to publicly acknowledge the threat posed by the Russian government has hampered efforts to mobilize our government, strengthen our institutions, and work with our European allies to counter Putin’s interference in democracies abroad. Never before in American history has so clear a threat to national security been so clearly ignored by a U.S. president, and without a strong U.S. response, institutions and elections here and throughout Europe will remain vulnerable to the Kremlin’s aggressive and sophisticated malign influence operations."
  • (IS DACA) Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” Moment? (YES)

    01/10/2018 11:53:22 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 154 replies
    The Democrats well remember their success in baiting George H. Bush into alienating his base by persuading him to renege on his campaign pledge: “Read my lips … no new taxes!” Well the new taxes came, the already suspicious base could no longer rationalize to themselves that Bush would continue the Reagan legacy, and Bush was a single-term President. His successor being none other than Bill Clinton. If granting amnesty to illegal aliens — who are trespassers in this land — does not equate to a “read my lips” level betrayal, it’s hard to imagine what would be. The White...
  • Sources: Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for President

    01/08/2018 9:20:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 161 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-8-2018 | Brian Stelter
    "President Winfrey" was the talk of the entertainment world after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. And the "Oprah for president?" possibility was a top story on morning TV. The touchstone of her speech was the #MeToo movement. But her hopeful message -- "A new day is on the horizon" -- could have doubled as a campaign rallying cry. Many liberal-leaning celebrities and viewers certainly heard it that way. And that may have been exactly what Winfrey wanted. As some political strategists have pointed out in the past year, her fame and wealth could make...
  • Major donor reconsiders support for Democrats who urged Franken to quit

    01/07/2018 4:12:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 1/7/18 | JACEY FORTIN New York Times
    A prominent donor to the Democratic Party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party’s most generous supporters for decades. In particular, she has been a champion of female politicians, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Last month, those senators were among the dozens who called for Franken to resign from the Senate after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment...
  • Keith Ellison Donor: ‘Israelis Have to be Bombed,’ Only Understand ‘Resistance’

    01/04/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | January 4, 2018 | Brent Scher
    An official at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine group who openly advocates for violence against the Jewish state contributed $2,500 to Democratic Party leader Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) last year, according to campaign disclosure documents.
  • California Looks For Ways Around Federal Tax Changes

    01/03/2018 5:10:51 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 73 replies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California lawmakers are exploring ways to blunt the impact of the new federal tax law on the state’s taxpayers. Federal law has long allowed people to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, but the tax overhaul signed last month by President Donald Trump caps that deduction at $10,000.
  • Democrat Franken says goodbye in Minnesota (*sniff*)

    12/31/2017 7:27:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/17 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken said goodbye to staff members and supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday night, in his first public appearance in Minnesota since being accused of sexual harassment. Franken will officially step down from the Senate on Tuesday, with his successor – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith – scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday to complete Franken’s term, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The Democrat, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer, said he didn't know what to expect when he first ran for office, “and of course, neither did Minnesotans.”
  • Sheila Jackson Lee says she was accused in airline incident b/c she’s ‘an African American woman’

    12/26/2017 5:51:12 PM PST · by Liz · 149 replies
    Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said she was targeted by a passenger accusing her of taking her first-class seat “because I was an African American woman”.....the airline said she was not given the seat because she is a congresswoman. Passenger Jean-Marie Simon accused the airline of giving up her first-class seat on a flight earlier this month from Houston to Washington, D.C., to Jackson Lee, a Democrat, in a report in the Houston Chronicle. “I am disappointed in having to respond to this accusation, but I believe transparency is very important,” Jackson Lee said in a statement posted to her...
  • Democrat advantage 2018 midterms

    12/20/2017 2:46:22 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 54 replies
    Cnn ^ | 12/20/2017 | Cnn
    Democrats' already wide advantage over Republicans in a hypothetical Congressional matchup has grown, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. At the same time, enthusiasm about voting next year has increased among Democrats nationwide following an unexpected win in Alabama's Senate special election and a strong showing in Virginia's state government elections last month. Among registered voters, 56% say they favor a Democrat in their congressional district, while 38% prefer a Republican. That 18-point edge is the widest Democrats have held in CNN polling on the 2018 contests, and the largest at this point in midterm election cycles...
  • On the Mockery of Satan

    12/19/2017 9:15:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Mockery of Satan Msgr. Charles Pope • December 18, 2017 • One of the common themes in demonology is the way Satan engages in the mockery of holy things. Most widely known are the Satanic “black masses.” Satanic mockery is also widely on display on Halloween, when the eve of all hallows (all saints) becomes a parade of the ghoulish, ugly, violent, unchaste, or just plain evil. Recently costume makers have mocked women religious by promoting costumes depicting pregnant nuns or religious habits altered to promote unchaste thoughts and depict religious life as lewd. No other religious...
  • Colorado Dems rename annual ‘Jefferson Jackson Dinner’ after Obama: ‘Damn right’

    12/18/2017 11:40:54 PM PST · by Impy · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-18-2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Colorado Democrats have renamed their annual “Jefferson Jackson Dinner” the “Obama Dinner” to honor the legacy of the 44th president and his wife. Barack and Michelle Obama are the ones that the Colorado Democratic Party has been waiting for — to usurp a fundraising event named after the third and seventh U.S. presidents, respectively. Party spokesman Eric Walker had two words for critics of the decision: “Damn right.”
  • Bernie Sanders concedes defeat on tax reform: 'We did everything that we could'

    12/17/2017 8:49:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said opponents of the Republican tax reform plan did all they could to stop it and essentially conceded defeat before a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Sanders said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” there were too many forces opposing Democrats that they could not overcome. “We did everything that we could. But at the end of the day what you had is people like [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin, who is worth $300 to 400 million; the president of the United States, who is worth several billion dollars, as you mentioned; from four or five thousand lobbyists doing...
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.