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  • Colorado lawmaker switches parties after being ousted as Democrat on sexual misconduct allegations

    03/04/2018 4:22:00 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/18 | Joseph Weber
    A Colorado state Democratic lawmaker was expelled Friday amid allegations by female colleagues about sexual harassment or abuse -- but not before switching political parties. Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled by a 52-9 vote after five female state House members took their turns at the podium to come forward as victims of sexual harassment or abuse. Democrat Rep. Faith Winter and four other women accused Lebsock of harassment and intimidation inside the Capitol and at area bars and restaurants. Lebsock bitterly contested the claims, saying his accusers were lying and accusing an independent investigator of bias in concluding that the...
  • Obama Now Data Mining President Trump’s Voter Base

    02/27/2018 7:30:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Analytics is how Obama and his Google-taught number crunchers intend to take back the presidency Up for grabs in 2018 Midterms: the voter base of President Donald Trump, about to be confiscated by analytics savvy Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the fighting-their-way-back-from-exile Democrats. ‘Analytics’ is the tekkie word for VOTER TARGETING, and history proves that voter targeting always works. Analytics, aka voter targeting, is exactly how Obama captured the 2012 election. The Obama campaign team was able to access massive data, which in turn allowed them to identify the vote, transmit to voters the messages they wanted to hear. Analytics...
  • Italy’s Electoral Graveyard

    03/03/2018 9:30:19 PM PST · by lowbuck · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | 3 March 2018 | Alberto Mingardi
    A disparate group of populist parties could win the election — and then struggle in office. Last year, when Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential elections over Marine Le Pen, markets and international observers experienced universal relief. The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote shook political establishments and shocked pollsters. But Trump and Brexit could be regarded as minor nuisances compared with a truly nationalist candidate, Le Pen, gaining power to sabotage the eurozone. You may have your reservations about the European Union, but France’s quitting it would have triggered events that could have made the 2007–08 financial...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    03/03/2018 3:00:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 26. One circuit court and one district court judge confirmed. Cloture agreed to on three more, so at least three next week.
  • Bill Goat Tavern Owner Faces Off Against Ex-Playboy Model in Judicial Race

    03/02/2018 1:41:27 PM PST · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Schmadeke
    Scion to a cheeseburger empire, former prosecutor, Tom Sianis... won Democratic Party backing despite having few years of experience... (he also handles legal affairs for Billy Goat Tavern). Divorce attorney Corri Fetman, 54, and public defender Tim Leeming... remain in a race that would have been perfect material for the late Mike Royko, a nationally syndicated columnist. Fetman made headlines a decade ago after commissioning a billboard featuring a scantily clad woman — Fetman herself — “Life’s Short. Get A Divorce” before an alderman ordered it taken down. It drew torrents of publicity for Fetman and an offer to pose...
  • Breaking: Australian Labor Party Sent Operatives to Work Against Trump During 2016 Campaign (TRUNC)

    02/28/2018 6:33:17 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2/28/2018 | Jim Hoft
    It is well documented that the Australian Labor Party sent staffers to work against Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The story was well documented and raised a bit of a stink in Australia because the operatives were funded by Aussie taxpayers. When will Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indict these foreign nationals? This makes the Russian influence pale in significance. In February 2016 Project Veritas released video of Australian Labor Party activists assisting Democrats in the US. The activists are seen assisting the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is a clear violation of FEC laws. Will Robert Mueller indict this foreign...
  • Sen Cornyn: ‘I Don’t Know if We Will Have Time’ to Do Trump’s Infrastructure Plan (it's February!!)

    02/28/2018 11:50:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 2/28/18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate’s number two Republican, said in an interview on Tuesday that he does not know if Congress can pass President Donald Trump’s promised infrastructure package. Sen. Cornyn said, “It will be challenging. I certainly would be happy if we could, but we’ve got a lot of things to do, that being one of them, and I don’t know if we will have time to get to that.” Lindsay Walter, White House deputy press secretary, said that Trump expects Congress to enact his infrastructure bill. “The president presented his infrastructure outline earlier this month and has...
  • 314 Action Wants to Elect Scientists, But Only if They're Democrats

    02/28/2018 7:33:52 AM PST · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    ACSH ^ | February 22, 2018 | Alex Berezow
    314 Action Wants to Elect Scientists, But Only if They're Democrats The U.S. Congress is made up mostly of professional politicians and lawyers. This comes as a surprise to precisely no one, but the sheer numbers are rather striking.According to the Congressional Research Service (PDF, Table 2), the 115th Congress consists of 168 Representatives (out of 435) who are lawyers, and the Senate has 50 lawyers (out of 100). Combined, lawyers make up nearly 41% of Congress.How many lawyers are in the U.S.? One law firm (with a nifty interactive map!) estimates roughly 1.3 million. Given that the U.S. population...
  • Chicago ID Card Would Be Valid Vote

    02/28/2018 5:55:26 AM PST · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 28, 2018 | John Byrne
    Municipal ID cards that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is launching for undocumented immigrants and others will be a valid form of identification for people both registering to vote and voting in Chicago, according to a letter aldermen received Friday. The municipal ID is not yet available to the general public, but Valencia has said it will be in the spring. Most aldermen voted in favor of the program, which is viewed in City Hall circles as a way for Emanuel to boost his standing with Hispanic voters and immigrant rights supporters as he preps a 2019 re-election bid. But a handful...
  • House Dems Push Ban on High Capacity Magazines & 205 Firearms [Bans guns able to accept magazines]

    02/27/2018 6:52:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 78 replies ^ | 2-27-18
    Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and numerous Democrat colleagues in the House are pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would prohibit “high capacity” magazines and 205 different firearms. The Providence Journal reports that Cicilline’s bill, HR 5087, “would prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that have a magazine or can accept a magazine that can hold more than 10 bullets, and any ammunition-feeding device that can hold more than 10 bullets.”
  • AZ 8th District Election Night Live Thread

    02/27/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by KC Burke · 50 replies
    AZ SOS ^ | 27 Feb, 2018 | Sec of State
    Okay. At 8:00 MST results will start being displayed. Primary Election for Republicans and Democrats for the Special Election for replacing resigned Trent Franks in AZ 8th Distirict which covers most of the north Phoenix Valley
  • Judge whom Trump attacked sides with him in border wall challenge

    02/27/2018 2:15:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 2/27/18
    U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego sided Tuesday with the Homeland Security Department, which asserted authority under federal immigration law to waive compliance with environmental protection statutes because 14 miles of existing fencing near San Diego is "no longer optimal for border patrol operations." The government argued in court papers that the law allowing it to sidestep environmental reviews "has been repeatedly upheld in the face of legal challenges." California and environmental advocacy groups claimed in court filings that the 1996 immigration law is unconstitutional. They also alleged that a lack of environmental reviews would imperil endangered species...
  • Senate confirms Elizabeth Branch, Trump’s 14th circuit court judge

    02/27/2018 2:12:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 2/27/18 | Alex Swoyer
    The U.S. Senate confirmed another one of President Trump’s federal appeals court judges on Tuesday, advancing the president’s pledge to place dozens of conservative loyalists on the federal bench. Judge Elizabeth L. Branch was confirmed by a 73 to 23 to sit on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Branch has served on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 2012. She’s the president’s 14th circuit court judge to get confirmed since he took office 13 months ago. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, is also preparing to bring four federal district court judges to the floor for...
  • The Left Is Going for Broke This Year. Good.

    02/27/2018 8:32:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | February 27, 2018 | Christopher Chantrill
    Just up the street, my liberal neighbors still have their #WeBelieve yard signs out front from a year ago that declare that "Kindness is Everything." And the lesbians at the top of the hill still have their "Hate Has No Home Here" yard sign displayed. So I suppose the liberal anti-NRA hate-fest after the Parkland school shooting had nothing to do with them. Just a few yahoos at CNN going for ratings gold. Yes, liberals, we just need to give the administrative state yet more power, wave our hands, and declare guns illegal, and that will end the plague of...
  • The Real Russian Disaster

    02/27/2018 8:25:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump has said a lot of silly stuff about Russia, from joking about Vladimir Putin helping to find Hillary’s deleted emails, to naïve musings about the extent of Russian interference into Western democratic elections. But far more important than what he has said is what Trump has done. That same caveat applies to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.Start with two givens: Vladimir Putin is neither stupid nor content to watch an aging, shrinking, corrupt, and dysfunctional — but still large and nuclear — Russia recede to second- or third-power status. From 2009 to 2015, in one of the most...
  • Trump "I'm In For 2020"

    02/27/2018 7:24:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | February 27, 2018
    **WORLD EXCLUSIVE** TUE FEB 27 2018 10:05 AM ET** Just one year into his presidency, Trump will stun the political world by announcing he is running for re-election in 2020. Digital guru Brad Parscale will be named campaign manager, DRUDGE REPORT has learned... Developing...
  • This Democrat Doesn’t Want to Ban Assault Weapons. [1st election & DNC runs away from AR-15 ban]

    02/26/2018 4:12:24 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | 2-25-18 | Keith Srakocic/Associated Press
    Next month’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, between Republican state Sen. Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb, will be the first congressional election after last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The irony here is that Lamb, a former prosecutor, doesn’t actually want much more gun control, and he’s taken some heat from Democrats because of it. At a recent debate, Lamb said he would not support a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15 reportedly used by the Florida shooter. He echoed a statement he made after the Florida shooting, saying that Congress should shore up existing safeguards...
  • GOP showdown: McDaniel expected to challenge Wicker for Senate

    02/26/2018 2:02:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 2/26/18 | Alex Isenstadt
    Mississippi Republican Chris McDaniel is expected to announce later this week that he will wage a 2018 primary challenge against GOP Sen. Roger Wicker, according to two people briefed on his plans. McDaniel, a conservative state senator who waged an unsuccessful 2014 primary bid against longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, has scheduled a rally on Wednesday afternoon in Ellsville, Miss. McDaniel is slated to hold a Facebook Live event on Monday evening to encourage people to attend the rally.
  • Upcoming Italian Elections Hinging Largely On Immigration Questions (Silvio's back)

    02/26/2018 1:57:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Watching the various immigration debate stories in American media, it’s easy to come away with the impression that this is all something drummed up by President Trump and the “far right” in America (whatever that means these days). But if you pay attention to the foreign press, that’s far from the case. Questions about immigration – both legal and illegal – as well as refugees and the effect they have on host nations are a global phenomenon in the 21st century. In Europe, Germany has been one of the most extreme examples, but similar debates have fired up activists...
  • Terry McAuliffe:'Who Better to Take on Trump Than Me?"

    02/26/2018 10:57:36 AM PST · by browniexyz · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2018 | Scher, Brent
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe said he would be the party's best choice to "take on" President Donald Trump in 2020. "Who better to take on Trump than me?" McAuliffe said when asked by the Washington Free Beacon about a potential 2020 run for president, strongly indicating he will indeed throw his hat in the ring.