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  • Trump Ready To Turn His Sights To Remaking The 9th Circuit Court

    08/16/2018 9:58:43 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    There's been a noticeable exception to President Donald Trump's otherwise successful effort to appoint young, conservative judges to the nation's appellate courts. The Senate has confirmed a record 24 new circuit court judges nationwide in 20 months — with two more nominees scheduled for votes this week. But Trump has made far less progress in the jurisdiction he criticizes the most: the liberal-leaning U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, including California and eight other Western states. Since Trump took office, the Senate has confirmed only one 9th Circuit judge — in Hawaii — leaving seven openings. But there are signs...
  • Friendly Reminder: The Existence Of Trump's N-Word Tape Could Be As Mythical As Russian Collusion

    08/16/2018 4:01:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Omarosa Manigault is no longer at the Trump White House, but she was apparently a trainwreck, she secretly recorded conversations, including in the Situation Room, and has accused President Trump of being mental diminished because of this soda habit. In truth, liberals would eat this up. I’m sure a few are, but the source is Omarosa. That’s the issue. Even liberal outlets, like Slate, along with a host of media figures unfriendly to the president have torched Omarosa’s credibility. Yet, here we are with the racism stuff again. Omarosa has accused Trump of being racistand apparently there’s an infamous tape,...
  • China Buckles, Sends Trade Delegation to Washington to Seek End of Trade War

    08/16/2018 3:42:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | John Carney
    China and the U.S. are set to resume trade talks for the first time since June. A meeting between the two countries, which would be between lower-level officials than earlier talks, would mark a breach in the standoff that has arisen since talks broke down in the spring. U.S. officials have repeatedly said they were open to new talks but insisted that China had walked away rather than offer serious reform. It still is not clear if China’s delegation will carry with it a reform offer serious enough to stave off the Trump administration’s threat of former tariffs. The U.S....
  • John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash

    08/16/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 August 2018 | John Butthole
    When Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s internal security service, told me during an early August 2016 phone call that Russia wasn’t interfering in our presidential election, I knew he was lying. Over the previous several years I had grown weary of Mr. Bortnikov’s denials of Russia’s perfidy — about its mistreatment of American diplomats and citizens in Moscow, its repeated failure to adhere to cease-fire agreements in Syria and its paramilitary intervention in eastern Ukraine, to name just a few issues. When I warned Mr. Bortnikov that Russian interference in our election was intolerable and would roil United States-Russia...
  • Weekly Standard Founder Bill Kristol Caught Up in Spygate Scandal and Linked to Peter Strzok

    08/16/2018 5:46:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 112 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Bill Kristol, from the Weekly Standard, went from a leading conservative voice and Obama critic to a Trump hater who worked with Obama to derail the Trump Campaign. Kristol fell so far that he started pushing the Trump – Russia dossier at the same time as John Brennan and the Obama team. Kristol went from leading conservative voice to being the leader of the anti-Trump “conservative” movement in a matter of a few years. Kristol and The Weekly Standard published articles smearing The Gateway Pundit for supporting the Republican Presidential candidate.
  • Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist

    08/16/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 AUG 18 | CNBC Staff
    Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • Flight makes emergency landing at RDU due to unknown odor in cabin

    08/15/2018 6:25:14 PM PDT · by Revel · 33 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | 08/15/18
    MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Raleigh-Durham International Airport says a flight made a safe emergency landing Wednesday night, but some of those on board requested medical assistance. Frontier Airlines said the plane from Orlando to Philadelphia landed with 230 passengers and seven crew members. The flight had been diverted due to an unknown odor in the cabin, according to a statement from Frontier.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Legalized Abortion Has Added $3.5 Trillion to the Economy

    08/15/2018 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ncfool · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 15, 2018 | John Ellis
    No one can accuse the Clintons of failing to prioritize profit over ethics. Giving a gross demonstration of this familial trait, Chelsea Clinton applauded abortion by claiming that the Roe v. Wade decision has added three and a half trillion dollars to the economy. Pro-life people have been aware of this for a long time, but it's nice, I guess, to see the other side admit, from their perspective, that there is a price point that justifies killing babies. In a speech given at "Rise Up for Roe," an event aimed at expressing feminist displeasure with the nomination of Brett...
  • Donald Trump: ‘All Credibility Is Gone’ in Russia Investigation

    08/15/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump questioned the validity of the ongoing Russia investigation on Wednesday after some of the agents who began the process were fired. “The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the ‘originators and founders’ of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds.” Trump cited former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who said that the firing of agent Peter Strzok was a “step in the right direction.” “The action...
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • CNN Poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

    08/15/2018 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2018 | Grace Sparks
    (CNN) Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released Tuesday. The blue lead has increased slightly from eight percentage points in June of this year to an 11 percentage point difference in the most recent poll. Despite Democrats' advantage on that measure, a plurality (48%) in the same poll believe Republicans will maintain control of Congress after the election, compared with 40% who believe Democrats will gain control. Among those who favor the Democratic candidate in their district, 64% say they think Democrats...
  • New poll shows McCaskill, Hawley tied in U.S. Senate Race

    08/15/2018 10:11:27 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    kshb ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sam Hartle
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new poll released after the Aug. 8 primary shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in a tie with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The poll, conducted Aug. 8-9 by Missouri Scout, shows the race tied, which is in line with a series of polls conducted in the race since this spring. Both candidates received 47 percent of the vote, with six percent of those polled saying they were undecided. The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on amending the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana, with 54 percent...
  • Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?

    08/15/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | 14 August 2018 | Harry Kazianis (Heritage Foundation via FOX NEWS)
    Recent comments by North Korea’s foreign minister could signal that dictator Kim Jong Un may break his vague pledge to President Trump to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Since Kim, his father and grandfather who ruled before him all have a well-documented history of lying about North Korea’s military aims when it suits their interests, it should not come as a shock that Kim is continuing the proud family tradition. If so, Northeast Asia could very well be headed right back to the brink of war, with few options left to avoid what could be a dangerous...
  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • Kristin Davis talks about Russia investigation (Manhattan Madam)

    08/14/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 13 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | Fox 5
    The woman known as the "Manhattan Madam" for once running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City says she was bullied by Robert Mueller's team when she was forced to testify in front of a grand jury in connection with the Russia investigation. Kristin Davis said she was forced to answer leading questions on the character of her longtime friend and colleague Roger Stone. "I left there feeling very sick to my stomach," Davis said in an interview on Fox 5's Good Day New York.
  • Omarosa: Trump Knew About The Emails Before Wikileaks Released Them

    08/14/2018 3:59:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is core 2018 insofar as (a) it’s the single most explosive Russiagate accusation ever leveled at Trump, a strong suggestion of collusion coming from someone within his inner circle, and yet (b) because it’s Omarosa, because she’s trying to sell a book, because she and Trump are suddenly locked in a nasty feud, it’s completely unbelievable. Here’s the smoking gun that the president conspired with Russia during the election! Or, here’s a reality-show clown willing to say anything on TV to damage the reality-show host she worked for! Katy Tur pressed her for specifics and naturally she offered none....
  • Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments

    08/14/2018 2:16:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    ANALYSIS Since President Trump took office, the economy is booming, according to such reliable sources as federal agencies, analysts and data from the private sector. That may not be good enough for the press, however. The news media is seeking to “rewrite history” to credit former President Barack Obama for this feat, says one major business publication. “The stronger the economy gets under Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past,” says an Investor’s Business Daily editorial. “A recent New York Times story says it all: ‘An economic...
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • Omarosa says she will provide Mueller with tapes if he needs them

    08/14/2018 12:42:43 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 36 replies
    Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed President Trump 'absolutely' knew about hacked Hillary Clinton emails in advance of publication during the 2016 presidential campaign, and vows she will further assist the Mueller probe if asked. The former White House official, campaign aide, and reality TV star made the claim, without providing any details, in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC amid a furor over her new book, 'Unhinged.' 'There is a lot of corruption that went on both in the campaign and in the White House and I'm going to blow the whistle on all of it,' vowed the former Trump protege turned...