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  • Pelosi postpones overseas trip after alleged leak

    01/18/2019 11:20:14 AM PST · by yandexja · 63 replies
    AXIOS ^ | JANUARY 18, 2019 | Alexi McCammond
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office announced today they are postponing her 7-day trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan after learning "the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans," according to a statement. Why it matters: By leaking even more information about this trip — after Pelosi aides had previously asked news organizations not to publicly report the details due to national security concerns — her office said going ahead with the visit would "further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights." Show less How we got here: Pelosi sent Trump a letter on Wednesday...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 52 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • Liberals in Crisis! President Trump GAINS 19 POINTS with Latino Voters Since Shutdown

    01/17/2019 8:16:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The latest poll shows a 19 point swing with Latino voters. President Trump now has a 50% approval rating with Latino voters.
  • Belarusian model who claimed Trump secrets detained in Moscow - Ifax

    01/17/2019 5:41:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    reuters ^ | 1-17-19 | Polina Ivanova and Andrew Osborn
    Vashukevich, who is also known as Nastya Rybka, has previously said she was in possession of recordings of conversations on interference in the U.S. election through an association with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska’s representatives have accused her of fabrication and said she was never his mistress.
  • Leaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight

    01/15/2019 4:43:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 1/15/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate and House leaders said Tuesday they will cancel the Martin Luther King Day recess unless there is a sudden resolution to the 25-day partial government shutdown, which appears unlikely given a breakdown in high-level talks.
  • The Pelosi Plot

    01/15/2019 2:45:50 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 56 replies
    citizenfreepress.com/ ^ | 1/15/19 | J. Christian Adams
    House Resolution 1 — Enforce Federal Control Over State Elections _______ If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections. Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it is the number one priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money, and those who use election process rules to help win elections — or at...
  • OPINION: New Year, New Congress, Same Old Romney

    01/13/2019 4:07:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Noah Wall
    Ronald Reagan’s “Eleventh Commandment” reads, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” The former president’s sage advice went ignored once again last week by the freshman Utah Senator Mitt Romney when he published his anti-Trump oped in The Washington Post. Romney didn’t have a problem accepting Donald Trump’s endorsement for Senate to get the job in the first place, but hey, that’s politics, right? Like most positions Mitt Romney takes, I guess he was against Trump before he was okay with Trump before he was against him again. Romney lamented in his article that the president hasn’t changed his...
  • Illegal Immigrants Distort Congressional Representation and Federal Programs

    01/13/2019 6:37:23 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    FAIR ^ | March 2007
    Most Americans know that their representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on proportional representation as determined by the decennial Census. And, many Americans are aware that the Census takers try to count everybody residing in the country. But, most Americans do not make the connection that illegal immigrants and other foreigners who are not legal permanent residents are part of the calculation for the apportionment of Congressional representatives.... As may be seen from the reallocation of seats based on the distribution of U.S. citizens, the states with the largest illegal and resident nonimmigrant populations currently gain influence...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    01/12/2019 4:49:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices This coming week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will take up the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General. Then the committee can move to judges and also, a new Deputy Attorney General, as Rod Rosenstein will be leaving.
  • Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags On

    01/11/2019 2:52:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 1/11/19 | BRADY McCOMBS and MICHELLE SMITH
    ederal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began. Employees posted pictures of the pay statements on Twitter and vented their frustration as the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall entered its 21st day. This weekend, it will become the longest shutdown in U.S. history. "I saw the zeros in my pay stub today, and...
  • Washington’s Strong Economy, Financed by Taxpayers, Takes Hit From Shutdown

    01/11/2019 2:47:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/9/19 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — It was almost lunchtime at a food court downtown and Yonas A. Seyoum, the manager of the Esprinto Café, marched over to the cash register and printed out the morning’s sales. “It’s crazy,” he said, holding up a drooping receipt. He had done $52.71 of business in five hours, miserable even for January. “Not even enough to pay her,” Mr. Seyoum said, motioning to the cashier, a young woman leaning on the counter and playing gin rummy on her phone. He added: “It’s like a ghost city — totally dead.” As the country nears the end of its...
  • FENCE NO MORE (flashback to 2007)

    01/08/2019 6:46:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/19/07 | Michelle Malkin
    DO you know the story of the Incredible Disappearing Border Fence? It’s an object lesson in gesture politics and homeland insecurity. It’s a tale of hollow rhetoric, meaningless legislation and bipartisan betrayal. And – in the runup to the Iowa caucuses – it’s a helpful learning tool as you assess the promises of immigration-enforcement converts now running for president. Last fall, Democrats and Republicans in Washington responded to continued public outrage over border chaos by passing the “Secure Fence Act.” Did you question the timing? You should have. It’s no coincidence they finally got off their duffs to respond just...
  • Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack

    01/08/2019 2:23:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/8/19 | BURGESS EVERETT and JAMES ARKIN
    Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trump’s tactics and rhetoric. But he’s not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office. “It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate,” said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trump’s personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I don’t know if he sees the irony in it.” When Romney heads...
  • Alabama Attorney General Asks Feds to Probe 2017 Election

    01/08/2019 10:05:25 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The Alabama attorney general on Jan. 7, called on federal authorities to investigate the state’s 2017 special election for the U.S. Senate. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made the announcement after conducting an informal inquiry into reports of a false-flag operation designed to boost Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore by a thin margin in a hotly contested race. The New York Times reported in December that a secret social media operation funded by billionaire Democratic donor Reid Hoffman directed thousands of accounts designed to appear like Russian bots to follow Moore. A Facebook page then falsely portrayed...
  • California admits it has no idea whether non-citizens voted in last primary

    01/07/2019 12:50:10 PM PST · by Baynative · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    After a hard-fought battle to obtain records by the Sacramento Bee, we now learn that California's electoral officials are admitting that they have no idea how many illegals and other non-citizens voted in the last primary, based on the state's motor-voter registration, which has been shown to have registered thousands of non-citizen voters. California officials still can’t say whether non-citizens voted in the June 2018 primary because a confusing government questionnaire about eligibility was created in a way that prevents a direct answer on citizenship. Apparently, tens of thousands of foreign nationals and other ineligible voters, maybe 16 year olds,...
  • Election loss looms for Ukraine's embattled President

    01/05/2019 2:45:33 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Dec 2018 | Giovanni Pigni
    According to recent polls, only 8% of Ukrainians would vote for Poroshenko. He looks set to face almost certain defeat against other pro-Western candidates. Ex-prime minister and Fatherland Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko was considered the frontrunner with 14% support. Another outlying candidate, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was considered to be in a better position than the incumbent. According to Skorkin, by introducing martial law, Poroshenko is trying to win the sympathy of patriots and nationalists, who have been criticizing him for not to being “tough enough” with Russia. Rival Tymoshenko has been blaming him for avoiding the term “war” when talking...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (first post of the new Congress)

    01/05/2019 3:48:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices All previous judicial nominations expired at the end of the last Congress and must be renominated. Those that already made it through committee should move quickly to the floor again. The Senate Judiciary Committee will now be chaired by Lindsay Graham and has three new members (Hatch and Flake are gone): Josh Hawley of MO, Marsha Blackburn of TN and Joni Ernst of IA. So it will be 12-10 Republican. The committee has already scheduled hearings...
  • Fewer Voters Believe U.S. Troops Sent Into Harm’s Way Too Often

    01/04/2019 6:50:37 PM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 03, 2019 | Rasmussen Reports
    As President Trump prepares to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, voters' beliefs that American political leaders put U.S. troops in danger too much is at its lowest level in more than five years. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of likely U.S. voters say political leaders send American soldiers into harm’s way too often, while seven percent (7%) feel U.S. troops are sent into harm’s way not often enough. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe the balance is about right. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.
  • California and Los Angeles County to Remove 1.5 Million Inactive Voters from Voter Rolls – ..

    01/03/2019 1:07:27 PM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/3/2019 | ADMIN
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid. These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved...
  • Senate GOP names first female members to Judiciary panel

    01/03/2019 3:39:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/3/19 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are set to become the first female Republican senators to serve on the Judiciary Committee. Blackburn, who is succeeding Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Ernst are being named to the high-profile panel, according to a roster released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday. The committee assignments are expected to be approved by the full Senate next week.