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  • Rep. Keith Ellison, under fire for Farrakhan ties, claims he hasn't seen the controversial leader…

    03/18/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sunday that he had not met with or spoken to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan since 2013 — despite the anti-Semitic minister’s claim that the congressman visited him in Farrakhan’s Washington D.C. suite more recently. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote in a blog post on Medium that “I do not have and have never had a relationship with Mr. Farrakhan, but I have been in the same room as him.” According to Ellison, he and Farrakhan attended the same New York meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani “and nearly...
  • Democrats hold double-digit lead for 2018 midterm elections

    03/18/2018 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mark Murray
    Democrats enjoy a 10-point advantage over Republicans in congressional preference for the 2018 midterm elections, even as President Donald Trump's job approval rating has ticked up, the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.
  • No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

    03/17/2018 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | March 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last week the National League of Cities hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. where a couple thousand mayors and other municipal leaders from around the nation met to address various challenges facing their home towns in 2018. You can debate the usefulness of such confabs all you like, but the concept of shared experiences and an opportunity to develop solutions among local leaders surely has some value. Getting a bit carried away with the concept, however, was Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. So impressed was he with some of the ideas which came out of the meeting that...
  • House Intel Committee Closes Collusion Investigation [semi-satire]

    03/17/2018 1:33:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    House Intelligence Committee Republicans' announcement that it is ending its investigation of possible collusion between Trump and Russia to rig the 2016 presidential election because "there is no evidence" enraged House Intel Committee leaker Adam Schiff (D-Calif). "There's plenty of evidence that the Republicans refuse to acknowledge," Schiff maintained. "So blatant was the conspiracy that during a televised debate Trump brazenly signaled the Russians to reveal the 30,000 emails that Secretary Clinton had erased from her computer. And lo and behold, these emails started showing up in Wikileaks publications." "On top of that, the Russians punked Sec. Clinton by selling...
  • Why Gun Culture Is So Strong in Rural America

    03/16/2018 2:16:31 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 16, 2018 | ROBERT LEONARD
    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — As Democrats have fled rural America — or rural America has fled Democrats — many of them, living in cities, are left without an understanding of rural culture and its core values. If it isn’t on abortion, our deepest cultural divide might be on guns. The guns issue also has a profound political dimension, reliably driving rural Americans into Republican arms. It’s been many years since I hunted squirrels and rabbits with my Grandpa Leonard. I grew up around guns and remember the pride I had when I completed my N.R.A.-sponsored gun safety training in Boy Scouts,...
  • Resolution denouncing white supremacists and neo-Nazis fails in Tennessee

    03/16/2018 1:55:19 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/16/2018 | Doug Criss
    It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis. It didn't even make it out of committee. The resolution was written by Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons. It doesn't name any particular group. It calls on law enforcement to go after white nationalists and Neo-Nazi groups with the same "fervor" as other forms of terrorism.
  • Capitol Police Arrested Male Dem Operative For Assaulting Female Trump Admin Official

    03/16/2018 12:58:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a male Democratic operative for assaulting a female Interior Department communications official following a House budget hearing Thursday. The assault happened after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke finished testifying on the department’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The suspect identified himself as a reporter with American Bridge and pushed a female Interior Department communications official to the floor, chasing after Zinke, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. Interior communications director Laura Rigas was “greatly alarmed and extremely irate that a female senior member of my DOI Communications team was physically assaulted...
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88

    03/16/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, has died at age 88, her office announced Thursday. “To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come," Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff, said in a statement. Slaughter had been hospitalized after suffering a concussion in her home, her office said earlier this week.
  • Settle down, Democrats

    03/16/2018 11:22:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Political analysts billed the special House election as a definitive referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Democrats insisted that a young, moderate nominee would spark the imagination and enthusiasm of the "Resistance" in a previously safe GOP seat. Media outlets breathlessly covered the campaign on a moment-by-moment basis. The nation waited with bated breath as the returns came in. I'm not talking about Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. I'm talking about last year's special election in the Georgia district of former Rep. Tom Price, who had begun a short-lived stint as health secretary under President Trump a few...
  • In Illinois Primary, Democrats Take Aim at One of Their Own

    03/16/2018 6:18:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Natalie Andrews
    Fissures in the Democratic Party will play out in Tuesday’s primary in this Chicago suburb where seven-term Rep. Dan Lipinski is facing a primary challenger backed by liberal activists and prominent lawmakers from his own party. Mr. Lipinski, who has the support of numerous labor unions and local mayors, is highlighting his constituent services, including projects he has pushed through Congress to improve commutes to Chicago. But his opposition to abortion rights and his vote against the Affordable Care Act has run afoul of liberals, and his opponent in the primary, Marie Newman, has won the backing of national groups...
  • Angel families' want to see Oakland mayor prosecuted for thwarting ICE raids

    03/16/2018 2:23:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | Adam Shaw
    **SNIP** Since then, a number of California Democrats have backed Schaaf, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slammed the raid as "unjust and cruel." The Department of Justice is reviewing Schaaf’s actions. As for those who have lost children due to the actions of illegal immigrants -- so-called Angel Families -- they say it’s vital that the administration do something. Don Rosenberg, an "Angel Dad" whose 25-year-old son, Drew, was killed in San Francisco in 2010 when an illegal-immigrant driver from Honduras hit his motorbike, says that Sessions’ DOJ needs to have Schaaf prosecuted.
  • Dems accuse Trump officials of seeking State Department purge

    03/15/2018 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Two top House Democrats allege that high-level political appointees in the State Department and senior White House officials have worked with conservative activists to purge from the agency career officials deemed insufficiently loyal to President Trump. A letter sent Thursday to White House chief of staff John Kelly and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan alleges that political appointees at the State Department have characterized career officials in "derogatory terms." Among the descriptors used for certain career officials were "a leaker and a troublemaker" and a "turncoat," the letter from Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) reads, citing...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Banking bill tests Schumer's messy midterm strategy for Democrats

    03/15/2018 9:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made clear almost two weeks ago that he would vote against a bill that eases some of the Dodd-Frank regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. He also made clear he wouldn't try to stop it. As more than a dozen Democratic senators helped Republicans chip away at the Obama-era banking law Wednesday, Schumer largely stepped aside, rather than twist arms. It was a do-what-you-must strategy aimed at allowing some moderate Democratic senators to avoid the wrath of powerful banking interests back home. But it also split the party and, some argued, muddied...
  • Just stop, Hillary. Please.

    03/13/2018 9:41:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Kathleen Parker
    Just stop, Hillary. Please. By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer March 13 at 7:52 PM She can’t let go. She can’t stop talking about what happened. She wrote an entire book about it. Now she’s telling people in other countries about why she should have won. In India last weekend, she told an audience that she won in all the smart, cool places — and then hit a pandering low that puts a catalogue of others to shame. Hillary Clinton just can’t quit herself. Not then. Not now. In case you missed it, she won the popular vote by nearly 3...
  • Until Democrats Come to Grips With Why Hillary Lost, Trump Will Keep Winning

    03/14/2018 3:42:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 3-14-2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Last weekend, Hillary Clinton spoke in India. There, she continued to struggle publicly with the most humiliating experience of her life, not her husband's continual sexual misconduct or her State Department's mishandling of Benghazi but her loss of the presidency to a reality television show host. Hillary's not over it. And she never will be. That much was obvious from her incredible, palpable anger at the American public. She first explained that Trump voters are stupid poor people: "what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product. So I...
  • Vanity - What the assumed Conor Lamb Victory really means.

    03/14/2018 10:02:27 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    I posted something like this months back, but, I believe the supposed Democrat, "Conor Lamb" victory over Republican, "Rick Saccone" last evening is really proving my point made some months back. I stated, it was my belief that the current Democrat Party was in a self-destruct mode following a road leading down to failure and collapse as a meaningful political party. Last night you witnessed the birth of a new Democrat Party, a necessary survival fallback to the once "Blue Dog Democrats". The Democrat Party cannot and will not survive as a party of the far-left, progressive, socialist, anti-American Republic...
  • Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red PA district

    03/14/2018 7:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2018 | Allan Smith
    Republicans are panicked after Democrat Conor Lamb closed in on a victory over Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania congressional district that went for President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016. That Lamb could perform so well in a district that overwhelmingly supported Trump and had sent a Republican to Congress without much contention for the better part of two decades signaled major challenges for the party as it seeks to maintain its congressional majorities in this year's midterm elections. "It's really hard to see how anyone looks at the factors Republicans are facing at this time, and the...
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • Dems Once Thought It Cool to Call Out Journalists, Even Threaten Them

    03/13/2018 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jack Cashill
    The media, the Democrats, and a few NeverTrumps are in a tizzy these past few days because President Trump dared to call NBC's Chuck Todd "a sleeping son of a b‑‑‑‑" and The New York Times' Maggie Haberman a "Hillary flunky." Said NeverTrump Erick Erickson, "The fact is @MaggieNYTand @chucktoddhave better character, better morals, and are more honest than the President who is attacking them." "@MaggieNYTand @chucktodd are not only great journalists, they are good people. This crass name-calling is beneath the office of the presidency," tweeted Jake Tapper. Tweets like these ran in the thousands. A common theme was...