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  • Rubio Dismisses Report About Dem Senator (Warner) Attempting to Contact Dossier Author

    02/09/2018 7:02:44 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 9, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    en. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dismissed a Fox News report that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) tried to contact Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial Russian dossier. The Florida senator said Warner had already “fully disclosed” his contacts and that they had “zero impact” on the Intelligence Committee’s work. “Sen.Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work,” he wrote, tweeting out a link to the story. Marco Rubio✔ @marcorubio Sen.Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work. http://fxn.ws/2nXIdM6 #FoxNews The report noted that Warner had...
  • What the hell is a climate model - and why does it matter?

    02/09/2018 6:48:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 8, 2018 | by James Temple
    Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom held that you couldnt attribute any single extreme weather event to climate change. But now scientists increasingly can and do state the odds that human actions caused or exacerbated specific droughts and hurricanes. One big reason for the change is that the science of climate modeling is becoming increasingly powerful as improvements in technology, techniques, and data sharing allow researchers to set up novel experiments or simply run many more of them. Climate models are sophisticated computer simulations that approximate how the planet responds to various forces, like surges in carbon dioxide....
  • E-mail connects Warner, McCabe via NameRedacted (Twitter)

    02/09/2018 6:21:24 AM PST · by LS · 101 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/9/2018 | @nameredacted5
    So we find out FBI Peter Strzok text to DOJ Lisa Page on Aug 15, '16 'we need an insurance policy'. Lots of speculation about what. With all that's come out (so far) I'm 100% certain that policy was the Dossier. BOTH of them. 2. So on Sept 29, they text 'can you step out to pick up the *product*?' The product is almost CERTAINLY the Steele dossier. They took delivery of their manufactured evidence to begin their attempted coup. They begin acting on their seditious conspiracy. 3. So in October, per McCabe's congressional testimony, a FISA application based on...
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first adwhich, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • Donald Trump Shouldnt Talk to the Feds. And Neither Should You.

    02/09/2018 5:57:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    2018 Reason Foundation ^ | 02.08.18 | Ken White
    When the feds interview a subject or target, their goal is not mere information-gathering or fact-finding or "clearing a few things up." Their goal is the hunt. One purpose, arguably the primary purpose, is to provoke the foolish interviewee into lying, thus committing a new, fresh federal crime that is easily prosecuted, rendering the original investigation irrelevant. When special counsels or FBI agents ask questions ..., they are not fact-finding. They've already done their homework. They've already gathered factsalmost certainly many more facts than the interviewee knows. They are asking questions the answers to which they can already prove, hoping...
  • Maryland will sue Trump administration over state tax-deduction cap

    02/09/2018 5:09:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland will sue the Trump administration for capping state and local tax (SALT) deductions in its new federal tax law, the states attorney general said Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump last year contains a provision capping SALT deductions at $10,000, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said residents across the heavily-taxed state stand to take a hit as a result. By eliminating the SALT deductions, Trumps tax bill will jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders, Mr. Frosh, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing his intent to sue the Trump...
  • Fmr. Cruz Aide Raises Ivana Rape Allegation to Rip Trump

    02/09/2018 4:19:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There on the CNN split screen this morning were former Obama communications director Jen Psaki, and former Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter. But you could be forgiven for wondering whether CNN had mistakenly switched their names. Because Carpenter was, during a discussion of former Trump aide Rob Porter, far rougher on President Trump. Claiming that Trump does not give a whit about the abuse of women, Carpenter recounted a list of alleged Trump transgressions. Among them, Carpenter mentioned the rape allegation from his first wife, Ivanka [sic, Ivana]. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Foreign interference/George Soros. LBC-8th February 2018

    02/09/2018 3:54:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/8/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at 1:17).....the debate about foreign, overseas influence in Western democracies is a big one. Now I have said from the start that I believe and please tell me that I'm wrong that I believe that Russian interference actually is almost negligible. Its been dreged up as an excuse.....' But I have felt for some time, in fact I've felt for the last six or seven years that there was one major global influence and by the way I'm not infering for a moment anything illegal has been done here but I'm talking one massive attempt by a very...
  • New York Senate Dems take aim at bump stocks in package of nine gun control bills

    02/09/2018 12:57:17 AM PST · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY Calling gun violence a national epidemic, state Senate Democrats Tuesday unveiled a package of gun control bills. The nine-bill package would ban bump stock devices that increase rate of fire like the one used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. It would also establish extreme risk orders of protection, prohibit anyone convicted of a hate crime from possessing firearms, expand the time for background checks, and create a firearm violence research initiative. Enacting this common sense legislation will help save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and banning tools to make legal guns...
  • CNNs Camerota Confronts Literal Nazi Running For GOP Congressional Seat in Insane Interview

    02/09/2018 12:52:16 AM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/08/17 | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNNs Alisyn Camerota confronted a literal Nazi who is currently poised to nab the GOP nomination for Congress and the interview predictably derailed, as the Nazi ranted about the Jewish media. Arthur Jones, a holocaust denier, anti-Semite, white supremacist and all around lunatic is set to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat near Chicago and appeared on CNN to defend himself. It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are, Camerota opened the interview. Are you a Nazi? Jones contended that he does not call himself a Nazi, but an American patriot...
  • Tweets by @realDonaldTrump

    02/08/2018 9:50:04 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/8/2018 | President Donald J Trump
    Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a paper trail on a private meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.
  • Another shutdown nears: Live updates

    02/08/2018 8:09:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. | Meg Wagner and Veronica Rocha
    Senate leaders reached a two-year budget deal, but Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a Senate vote. Congress must pass a deal before midnight to avoid a shutdown. The government will shut down. The Senate is in recess until 12:01 a.m. The Senate has gone into recess until 12:01 a.m. ET, which means the government will shut down at midnight. The next procedural vote to advance the budget deal will not happen before 1 a.m. ET.
  • Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate

    02/08/2018 8:03:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI records about former Director James Comeys book, which he signed to write in August 2017 and is set for publication in April 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, (No. 1:18-cv-00220)). The suit also seeks records of communications between Comey and the FBI prior to and regarding Comeys controversial June 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judicial Watch filed suit on January 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to...
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. You can read the STORY HERE Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Devin Nunes May Summon Chief Justice To Testify On FISA Abuses

    02/08/2018 6:04:06 PM PST · by bitt · 121 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/8/2018 | Kevin Daley
    GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, may invite Chief Justice John Roberts to testify before the panel on alleged FISA abuses. Nunes told radio host and Republican wise man Hugh Hewitt Thursday that committee Republicans have entertained the idea, as Roberts appoints all FISA judges, but cautioned no decision has yet been made. Hewitt and Nunes discussed the idea in connection with the committees memo on the secret intelligence courts, which alleged the FBI sought authorization to surveil President Donald Trumps campaign aides on the basis of political opposition research. Now...
  • The Constitutional Amendment That Would Rein in Spending

    02/08/2018 5:37:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. Thats a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017our gross domestic producttotaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is one way that Congress...
  • #MeToo-Supporting Politician Accused of Groping Male Staffer

    02/08/2018 5:30:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    A California politician who has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement is reportedly under investigation after a former male staffer accused her of groping him. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly cornered the then-25-year-old staffer in the dugout in 2014 after the annual state assembly softball game and squeezed his butt, according to Politico. The staffer, Daniel Fierro, told the newspaper that he extricated himself from the situation before the assemblywomen could grab his crotch.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Uranium One informant says Moscow paid millions in bid to influence Clinton

    02/08/2018 4:26:06 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/8/2018 | Brooke Singman
    An FBI informant involved in the controversial Uranium One deal has told congressional committees that Moscow paid millions to a U.S. lobbying firm in a bid to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by helping former President Bill Clintons charities during the Obama administration. The Hill first reported late Wednesday that informant Douglas Campbell gave a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and was interviewed for several hours behind closed doors by committee staff. In the statement, obtained by Fox News, Campbell said Russian executives told him that Moscow...
  • Democrats expand battleground, target 101 GOP seats

    02/08/2018 4:02:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | February 8, 2018
    House Democrats are stepping on the gas, with plans to target over 100 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections. At House Democrats' annual conference on Thursday, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), is expected to tell colleagues the committee is expanding the battleground to include 101 Republicans the largest in a decade, a Democratic source familiar with the matter told NBC News. The seven new targets push Democrats even deeper into Republican territory in South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas. And they include the Ohio seat held by...