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  • How the Battle for the House Is Shaping Up

    05/24/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/24/2018 | Sean Trende
    If we don’t have a lot of experience projecting a midterm election from special election results. you had asked me six months ago who I thought would win control of the House of Representatives in 2018, I wouldn’t have hesitated before answering, “It’s early, but Democrats are heavily favored, although conventional wisdom has been very slow to catch up.”...... Things have changed. If the election were held today, it’s not clear who would hold the chamber. I might put a thumb on the scale for Republicans, but right now – and it is still early – the House is likely...
  • Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

    05/24/2018 10:16:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 May 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a pardon for the late boxer Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines, saying the move corrected a wrong in American history. The heavyweight champion was arrested in 1912 with Lucille Cameron, a white woman who would later become his wife, for violating the Mann Act, a law that had passed two years earlier in response to a morality campaign.
  • Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

    05/24/2018 8:14:28 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2018 | An Phung
    (CNN)A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said. In one incident, she said, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt...
  • Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

    05/24/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants who entered the U.S. before 2007 and before their 16th birthday to go to school under temporary renewable work permits, became law in 2012. That means the first beneficiaries have now had just enough time to graduate...
  • North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

    05/24/2018 5:31:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said on Thursday (May 24), in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the United States. Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction. “There was a huge explosion, you could feel it. Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud,”...
  • North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA

    05/23/2018 6:10:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA SEOUL (Reuters,AFP) - North Korea's vice foreign minister said the future of the summit between Pyongyang and Washington is "entirely" up to the United States and condemned a media interview by US Vice President Mike Pence in which he compared the North to Libya. "We will neither beg the US for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us," said Choe Son Hui, according to a report by North Korea's central news agency on Thursday (May 24). Choe...
  • Mueller Rejects Speedy Trial Law To Delay Russian Collusion Trial

    05/23/2018 6:19:28 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/23/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The “complexity” of the case warrants excluding the speedy trial law and delaying the trial, Mueller argued in Tuesday’s court filing. .... Former federal prosecutor and National Review Contributing Editor Andrew C. McCarthy told TheDCNF it was too late for Mueller to claim that the complexity of the case warranted a delay. “Speedy trial rights belong to the defendant, and if the defendant pushes for a trial within the 70 days, the government has little cause to complain,” McCarthy said. “If the case was too complex, the government had the option of holding off on seeking an indictment until it...
  • Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants

    05/23/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States. "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13. "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give...
  • Former White House staff emails reveal thoughts amid one of the nation’s school tragedy

    05/23/2018 11:44:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 16 replies
    When tragedy struck a Newtown, Connecticut community five and a half years ago, an unimaginable nightmare unfolded while the country looked on in horror. During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings. At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?” Five minutes later, Emanuel...
  • Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

    05/23/2018 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 May 2018 | Paul Wood
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law. Mr Cohen denies the allegation. The meeting at the White House was last June. Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort....
  • Trump demands 'total transparency' on FBI 'spygate' ahead of Thursday meeting

    05/23/2018 10:02:27 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump demanded "total transparency" Wednesday ahead of a meeting between top law enforcement officials and congressional Republicans demanding Russia probe documents. "They'll all be in the room tomorrow. We'll see what happens. I want total transparency," Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House. "You have to have transparency." On Monday, Trump tasked chief of staff John Kelly with organizing a meeting between FBI, Justice Department, and intelligence community representatives to provide congressional Republicans documents on an FBI informant linked to the Trump campaign.
  • FBI Agent at Mike Flynn Interrogation Is Ready to Testify Against McCabe, Strzok and Comey!

    05/23/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/23/2018 | Jim Holf
    On Friday May 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein stating Comey testified the FBI didn’t think General Flynn lied. Grassley also revealed Joe Pientka was the second FBI agent who joined Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017 in an ambush style interview to take down General Flynn. Grassley demanded the FBI and DOJ produce the transcript of Flynn’s intercepted calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and the related 302’s by May 25th. (302’s are reports FBI agents take to summarize an interview with a subject.) The...
  • Italy president summons Conte, possibly paving way for PM appointment

    05/23/2018 9:02:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/23/2018 | Reuters Staff
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned Giuseppe Conte for a meeting Wednesday, the president's office said, possibly paving the way for him to be appointed prime minister..... A presidential source said before summoning the little-known law professor, Mattarella has contacted the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right Northern League to receive confirmation that he remained their choice for prime minister......
  • Hundreds of Millions carried out of US

    05/23/2018 6:34:38 AM PDT · by Segovia · 34 replies
    FOX ^ | Jeanne Maust
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program. This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year. - some of that public money is ending up in the hands of terrorists. SUITCASES FILLED WITH MONEY This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag...
  • FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt

    05/22/2018 9:57:38 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22.2018 | Kerry Picket
    TheDC independently confirmed the veracity of the consultant’s position and access, and reviewed detailed transcripts of his Q&A with the special agent, who requested the arrangement due to internal dragnets and fear of vicious retribution. These agents prefer to be subpoenaed to becoming an official government whistleblower, since they fear political and professional backlash, the former Trump administration official explained to TheDC. The subpoena is preferred, he said, “because when you are subpoenaed, Congress then pays…for your legal counsel and the subpoena protects [the agent] from any organizational retaliation…. they are on their own as whistleblowers, they get no legal...
  • House approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk [147 Dems vote no]

    05/22/2018 8:24:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/2018 | Rachel Roubein
    The House sent “right to try” legislation on experimental drugs to President Trump’s desk Tuesday — a measure Trump, Vice President Pence and groups backed by mega-donors Charles and David Koch have repeatedly urged Congress to pass. The House passed the bill largely along party lines by a 250-169 [actually 267-149] vote.
  • 24 Hours Later, Not One Mainstream Outlet Has Covered Dems' Total Collapse in Reuters Poll

    05/22/2018 8:13:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/22/2018 | David Steinberg
    Reality never campaigns for Democrats.However, judging from the total silence over Monday's Reuters/Ipsos generic ballot poll, the nation's media certainly does. How else could an objective observer explain an apparent decision by every single mainstream outlet to ignore such a clear opportunity for website traffic?On Monday at 2:49 p.m., Thomson Reuters' Polling Editor Chris Kahn tweeted this shocker: the Democratic Party has completely lost the double-digit edge it held just weeks ago: Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl—...
  • Former Trump Campaign : U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails…

    05/22/2018 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Full Title: Wow! Former Trump Campaign Aide Michael Caputo Expands: U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails… Explosive. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo appeared on Fox News moments ago with stunning statements. According to Caputo a contractor with a government agency was attempting to pass to him, through an intermediary, Hillary Clinton emails; and the intermediary reached out to Caputo to inform him therein. In hindsight, Caputo now suggests the “contractor of the government agency” was attempting to set him up -and by extension the Trump campaign- in a sting operation similar to the recently revealed...
  • Reuters Tracking Poll: GOP Now In The Lead In Our Congressional Ballot Tracking Poll

    05/22/2018 3:36:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 May 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    For the first time in at least two years, a major pollster has Democrats trailing in the midterms — at least for a day. When last we looked at the Reuters tracking poll, Democrats’ lead in the generic congressional ballot question had dwindled down to a single point. Yesterday, their five-day rolling average finally crossed the red Rubicon, as this graphic from polling editor Chris Kahn demonstrates, following up with another look at the same data today: Not just “as likely,” but slightly more likely, 38.1% to 36.7%. According to RealClearPolitics aggregation, it would be the first time that any...
  • Hold On, The FBI Was Spying On The Trump Campaign *Before*

    05/22/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Who is the FBI spy that was trying to glean information on the Trump campaign? Well, reportedly, it’s longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper. And no, it wasn’t leaked. If this is true, and most likely it is, there’s enough public information on him, along with the news media leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that confirmed his identity. They were as subtle as a sledgehammer.Last week, it was reported that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was later revealed by Axios that Halper had tried to get a top-level job in the administration...