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  • Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew

    10/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats struck a deal last week with Republicans that saw the quick confirmation of 15 more conservative judges in exchange for a rapid flight to the campaign trail. Liberal activists were infuriated, but after the brutally divisive fight to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the agreement held out a promise of peace. “I would like to have the future mending things,” declared the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. On Wednesday, at Mr. Grassley’s instruction, the armistice collapsed. Republicans on the Judiciary Committee convened yet another hearing to consider still...
  • Junket justice: How special interests pay to schmooze DOJ and FBI officials (Calls out Weissmann)

    10/18/2018 2:37:45 AM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2018 | John Solomon
    Of all the agencies in the federal government that should be immune to special-interest schmoozing, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its premier law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives top the list. Their independence from influence, and their integrity in meting out the law fairly, are essential to their success and the trust the American public places in them. But this week, the DOJ’s internal watchdog put a rare spotlight on gratuities inside the department when it revealed that a former FBI official...
  • Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

    10/18/2018 1:50:13 AM PDT · by knarf · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Good article explaining just ONE of the many problems facing our Republic and good advice for the Patriotic watchmen on the wall.
  • State Dept Provided 'Clearly False' Statements To Derail Requests For Clinton Docs, 'Shocked' Judge

    10/17/2018 10:30:09 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-18-2018 | Gregg Re
    In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing "clearly false" affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a...
  • Teachers Who Pray

    10/17/2018 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is actually an organized group by that name, and they are mostly in public schools. "I have well over a thousand teachers engaging with the Teachers Who Pray network," Marilyn Rhames, the founder of that network told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Insitute (AEI). "We have 131 school-based chapters, averaging about eight teachers per chapter in district, charter, private, and religious schools." "Most of our teachers work in traditional public schools, though you can say that we are 'agnostic' as to the types of schools we serve." Rhames had her own epiphany on 9/11 when she was working...
  • Trump to withdraw from postal treaty that has let China ship cheaply to U.S.

    10/17/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 40 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10-17-18 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from a postal treaty that has allowed Chinese companies to ship small packages to the U.S. at a steeply discounted rate...~SNIP~ Under the Universal Postal Union treaty, China and other developing countries have since 1969 been assessed lower rates than wealthier nations. The Times says the decision to withdraw was made at the urging of Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro. The National Association of Manufacturers said Trump deserved credit for his focus on eliminating what it called "the anti-U.S. manufacturer subsidy China receives from the U.S. Postal Service."
  • Three troops wounded in suicide bombing at Bagram Air Field

    10/17/2018 7:04:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes | ^ | October 17, 2018 | J.P. LAWRENCE
    Three troops wounded in suicide bombing at Bagram Air Field By J.P. LAWRENCE | Stars and Stripes | Published: October 17, 2018 KABUL — A bomb blast wounded three servicemembers near Bagram Air Field on Wednesday afternoon. Afghan officials said the attack occurred at about 4 p.m. near one of Bagram’s gates. The bomber attacked a patrol, said a U.S. military spokesman with Resolute Support in Kabul. The nationalities of the three wounded servicemembers were not provided. The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack. Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are taking place Oct. 20 and the Taliban warned...
  • Most Prolific US Serial Killer: 'Gosnell' Producer Says Media Won't Cover Film [TR] [Article/Video]

    10/17/2018 6:39:20 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Martha MacCallum via Fox
    Phelim McAleer, the Irish-born filmmaker who produced the new film "Gosnell" with his partner, Ann McElhinney, said the now-imprisoned Dr. Kermit Gosnell was "America's most prolific serial killer." The film, which features "What's Happening" star Earl Billings as the namesake abortion doctor and "Superman" Dean Cain as a Philly detective, opened this weekend to few formal reviews but an unexpectedly high attendance, Martha MacCallum reported. Gosnell, who ran the infamous clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave. in the Powelton Village section of West Philadelphia for decades, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • Republicans Want to Go After the ACA… Again.

    10/17/2018 6:37:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    democraticleader.gov ^ | 10/17/18 | pelosi
    The GOP just won’t stop.Senate Leader Mitch McConnell today revealed plans to renew efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act if Republicans control Congress next year.Washington Post: McConnell: GOP may take another shot at repealing Obamacare after the midtermsMcConnell said that his party’s failure last year to repeal the health-care law, also known as Obamacare, was “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view.”“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks …” McConnell said.McConnell only echoes other Republicans hoping to return to...
  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    This year’s high-stakes midterm elections are fast approaching, and much ink has been spilled about a surge in women candidates running for office. Unfortunately, most of the hype has focused on only one type of woman: anti-Trump, pro-abortion, and angry about it. What about the millions of women and men who are eager to see more protections for unborn children and their mothers – who revere the Constitution and want more fair, impartial judges like Justice Kavanaugh appointed? Who is running to represent folks who not only decline the pink hats and handmaid outfits, but are happy about the direction...
  • Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Voted to Allow Abortions Up to Birth

    10/17/2018 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mallory Quigley
    Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Center for Arizona Policy Action announced a ground campaign to expose Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s extreme views on abortion ahead of the midterm election. Since the summer of 2017, SBA List’s field team of more than 700 pro-life canvassers has visited more than two million voters at their homes across Indiana, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota, and Montana. The campaign is part of an historic effort to educate and mobilize voters for the 2018 midterm elections. “When it comes to abortion, Rep. Sinema could not be more out of...
  • Record-Breaking: Trump Appoints the Most Appellate Court Judges in First Two Years

    10/17/2018 5:18:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Although the Supreme Court has been the apple of everyone's eye lately, it's easy to forget about the federal court of appeals. President Donald Trump, in fact, has set a new record with 29 confirmed picks, The Washington Times reported. This accomplishment is big for conservatives, especially as Senate Democrats try to limit Trump's sphere of influence on the courts.“For the most part, they have prioritized appeals court nominees, and that is the right strategy,” Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice, told The Times. The appeals courts are, arguably, the most important court level. They serve as a middle...
  • We’ve Grown Accustomed to Trump

    10/17/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2018 | Lance Morrow
    Even progressives treat the president as a familiar monster. And he hasn’t destroyed the world yet. It’s hard to prove intangibles, harder still when they are in motion, like October clouds, moving rapidly across millions of minds. One obvious but neglected intangible is worth noticing in the weeks before the elections: The country—consciously or unconsciously—has gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processed—even subtly domesticated—by the large, complicated American mind, which is improvisational and on the whole incoherent except in moments of national crisis. Even progressives to whom he is a...
  • Magnolia Mother's Trust: 15 Black Mothers To Receive $1000 Per Month In Basic Income Initiative

    10/17/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    Jackson, MS, is once again modeling radical Black love for the nation with a pioneering basic income program that will give fifteen Black mothers living in subsidized housing $1000 every month for the next year. The initiative, Magnolia Mother’s Trust, is spearheaded by Springboard to Opportunities, in partnership with Economic Security Project, and “will be the first [guaranteed income initiative] that specifically targets extremely low-income families headed by an African American female living in affordable housing in the United States,” according to Springboard’s website. Citing “Becoming Visible,” a 2017 report published by Springboard and Washington, D.C.-based policy research group New...
  • FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election

    10/17/2018 3:39:47 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: JUDICIAL WATCH: FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it received 45 FBI documents that confirm a significant portion of the over 340,000 emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin.
  • Nikki Haley hinted to China that ‘unpredictable’ Trump could invade North Korea: Report

    10/17/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Ambassador Nikki Haley used the threat of a U.S. invasion of North Korea to secure a new round of sanctions against the regime last year, according to a new report. Harper’s Magazine reported that Haley raised the possibility of a U.S. invasion by telling a Chinese diplomat, “My boss is kind of unpredictable, and I don’t know what he’ll do." Haley recalled making those comments during remarks at a small gathering of people at the Council for National Policy, and as part of her effort to discourage China from vetoing additional oil sanctions on North Korea last September, following the...
  • Feinstein wants Kavanaugh sexual misconduct investigation reopened if Dems take Senate

    10/17/2018 3:09:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following November’s midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “I’d be in favor of opening an investigation into the allegations,” Feinstein, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a debate in San Francisco with her challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. A fellow Democrat, de León emerged from California’s hectic jungle primary system to challenge one of the Senate’s longest tenured members for her seat. Feinstein...
  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.” “More people are asking, isn’t ‘big tech’ really ‘big media’ in disguise?” “Is it possible to have an open...
  • REPORT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BY FAMILIES HITS ALL-TIME RECORD IN SEPTEMBER

    10/17/2018 1:39:53 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2018 | Will Racke
    REPORT: Illegal Immigration By Families Hits All-Time Record In September 3:03 PM 10/17/2018 | Politics Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter Illegal immigration by parents traveling with children reportedly hit an all-time high in September as thousands of families continued to pour across the southwest border, capping a record-setting year for family migration.A total of 16,658 people traveling in family units were arrested by the Border Patrol at the southwest border in September, according to unpublished Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures obtained by The Washington Post.That was the highest single-month total on record and an 80...
  • The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

    10/17/2018 1:05:33 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country’s largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits. That could shape the ability of companies like...