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  • Robert Mueller's Valentine Writers

    12/13/2017 12:52:04 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    A cascade of embarrassing details has poured out over the last few weeks on how special counsel Robert Mueller's staff is a gang of Democratic partisans with a rooting interest in Hillary Clinton in 2016. Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman even attended the doomed election-night Clinton "victory party" in New York. Those news items are pouring out from every direction except the "news" media. The network anchors can barely mention the fact that senior FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller's team months ago for exchanging anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages with the woman with whom he was having an affair,...
  • Leftists: Establishing a Religion

    12/13/2017 12:12:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    In the case of Jack Philips, the baker who doesn’t want to be forced to support a gay “wedding,” leftists have revealed their freedom-hating fascist fanaticism and their desire to establish their faith as government-mandated religion. Religion interacts with politics by defining moral and behavioral codes. For example, Catholics believe murder is wrong, a moral code, and that you shouldn’t eat meat on the Fridays of Lent (a penance that was ended in 1984, but is recently making a comeback), a behavioral code. Hence establishing a religion in the context of the 1st Amendment would involve providing preferential treatment to...
  • Does Mueller need blood?

    12/13/2017 12:06:40 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | James Lewis
    How is this revenge movie going to end? Every legal trial is also an emotional revenge drama. The legal system tries to impose whatever dignity, fairness, and honesty it can on the bloodthirsty aspects of accusations and punishments. But the more emotionally involved people become, the more easily we can turn into a primitive mob. Well, we now have the most bloodthirsty “media” in American history. The media mob desperately wants to see somebody hanged to make up for Hillary losing the last election. A just system of laws and procedures is designed to prevent that, but in the case...
  • A Justice Majority Allowed This Murderer To Roam Free

    12/12/2017 11:54:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    It was 19 years ago, when Hoa Quang Ha drove up to a Chinese restaurant in San Jose, California, with his accomplice, Binh Thai Luc, who had come to the United States from Vietnam. Luc got out of the car, went into the restaurant, and made a take-out order. When the man at the counter turned around to use a cash register -- as the San Francisco Chronicle would later report in a story published on March 28, 2012 -- Luc stuck a gun in his back. "Brother, we are here to rob," Luc said. Luc and Ha initially got...
  • 'God, Trump is a loathsome human': FBI officials involved with Russia probe (tr)

    12/12/2017 11:06:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    Two high ranking FBI officials involved in Robert Mueller's Russian probe exchanged text messages calling Donald Trump 'an idiot'. FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair, shared more than 10,000 texts in 2016 discussing the future president. During their exchanges, they described Trump as an 'idiot' and a 'loathsome human' and shared their hopes that Hillary Clinton should win the election, the Washington Post reported. Special Counsel Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation into collusion between Trump's administration and Russia during the 2016 election, after the messages revealing anti-Trump sentiment first emerged...
  • Becerra Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction

    Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration. The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family. Members of the Awan family logged on to the...
  • Record Number of Highway, Bridge Improvements Highlighted in Maryland

    12/12/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | December 11, 2017 | CEG
    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) completed its annual Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) tour of the state's 23 counties and Baltimore City to discuss transportation priorities. The Hogan Administration's investment of $14.7 billion in Maryland's transportation network was briefed to citizens, county leaders and local officials over the course of six weeks to ensure transparency and dialogue with the customers who are affected by MDOT SHA projects in their region. Maryland's transportation network consists of more than 31,000 mi. of roadway, more than 5,000 bridges and two tunnels providing safe, reliable and efficient movement of people...
  • House panel marks up education funding bill

    12/12/2017 10:53:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    House Republican lawmakers marked up education legislation Tuesday that would reauthorize and rewrite the Higher Education Act, shifting its priorities away from higher education and instead toward apprenticeship programs and vocational training. Democrats opposed the bill, arguing that the changes favor for-profit colleges and would make it harder for students to afford a four-year college degree. The approved the legislation around midnight by a 23-17 party-line vote. Republicans argued that the changes were long-overdue reforms to an educational system that doesn't adequately serve the needs of students, employers or the economy. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the Education and...
  • Senate Expands Investigation Into The Uranium One Deal

    12/12/2017 10:46:16 PM PST · by bitt · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A top Republican senator is expanding an investigation into the Uranium One deal, demanding documents from the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Uranium One deal. Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso wants to know whether or not former President Barack Obama’s administration intentionally misled him about Uranium One being able to export its product out of the U.S. after it was acquired by Russia.
  • Republican arrogance just made Doug Jones a senator

    12/12/2017 10:43:12 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    “Republicans really have no way way to win tonight.” That was Brit Hume’s pithy way of describing yesterday’s special U.S. Senate election in Alabama. In the end, by a razor-thin margin, Republicans lost in the traditional way – at the ballot box. For the next three years, Democratic nominee Doug Jones will hold a U.S. Senate seat that Republicans had counted on to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees and pass his agenda. Their margin is one seat smaller – and Democrats are already one seat closer to winning their own majority in 2018. Moore was sunk by credible allegations that...
  • Trump Needs His Own People Running Federal Bureaucracies

    12/12/2017 10:37:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | H. Sterling Burnett
    I am not the first to observe that compared to his predecessors, President Donald Trump has not yet appointed many people he thinks are qualified and who support his “America First” agenda to staff the hundreds of positions at various federal agencies and bureaucracies he is in charge of. Trump has indicated he believes many of the positions are unnecessary or redundant, and thus don’t need filling. He is undoubtedly correct. However, although many positions in the federal government are likely unnecessary, by choosing not to appoint replacements, those positions continue to be filled by people picked by former President...
  • Tax Reform Could Be the GOP's Obamacare

    12/12/2017 10:25:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Will the tax reform effort be the GOP's version of Obamacare? I don't know, and neither does anyone else. We have little idea what the final legislation will look like, and even if we did, it's hard to predict its overall effect. But there are some similarities already, starting with the ugliness of the process. For years, Republicans mocked Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- and other Democrats -- for dismissing the need to read the text of the Affordable Care Act before passing it. This time around, Republicans have insisted that we must pass tax reform to know what's in it,...
  • My Experience With the ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Culture, and What I’m Doing About It Now

    12/12/2017 10:21:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Congressman Diane Black
    America is having a reckoning and it’s long overdue. I’m talking about the movement to hold sexual harassers accountable for their actions. This important movement is now shaking the halls of power in Congress and state capitols and I am determined to help lead it. I remember my first year in the Tennessee House of Representatives. It was 1998, and having spent my career as a nurse and an educator, I had a lot to learn about the legislative process. I immediately figured out that the state House had a “good ol' boy” culture - and learned about the inappropriate...
  • A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity – Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?…

    12/12/2017 10:13:13 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/12/2017 | SUNDANCE
    Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’? (Reuters) The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. (read more) One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Liberate Food Trucks

    12/12/2017 10:11:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | John Stossel
    Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building. "Instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people, it was just me and one baker," she explains. But increased regulations, such as new rules that forbid trucks to park near established restaurants, make life hard for people like Pekarik. "It became ever more difficult to find parking locations when we went to the city (Chicago) to try...
  • Let's Liberate Blacks From Left-Wing Politics

    12/12/2017 10:07:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Star Parker
    A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country. According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not "respect people of color as much as he respects white people." However the partisan divide is even greater than the racial divide. Ninety-one percent of Democrats compared to 12 percent of Republicans agree with the statement that President Trump is racially biased against people of color. Bottom line: What we call a racial divide today is really a partisan divide. Consider the remarks...
  • Still Dawdling Over Deadly Diversity Visas

    12/12/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Capitol Hill's national security priorities are screwier than a Six Flags roller coaster. Instead of immediately shutting down one of America's stupidest visa programs, which helped bring us yet another murder-minded jihadist this week, bipartisan Beltway politicians are pushing to preserve and expand the illegal immigration pipeline. Republicans and Democrats in Congress want a "fix" for the Obama administration's executive amnesty covering nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants -- and they want it pronto. Translation: Protecting border-hopping "DREAMers" is a more important priority in Washington than protecting Americans from infiltrators exploiting the diversity visa lottery. You remember the hew and cry over...
  • Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge

    12/12/2017 9:49:58 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    axios.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | mike allen
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document that purports to detail lurid sexual harassment accusations by a former staffer. Why it matters: This was an apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear a senator — both symptoms of an amped-up news environment where harassment charges are proliferating and reporters have become targets for fraud. The former staffer told me in a phone interview that she did not author the document, that none of the charges ring true, and that her...
  • Roy Moore unwilling to concede: ‘It’s not over’

    12/12/2017 9:47:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | 12:10am | David K. Li
    GOP Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore refused to concede on Tuesday night and insisted more votes could still swing the race and save him from a stunning defeat to an underdog Democrat. “When the vote is this close, that it’s not over,” he told supporters in Montgomery at his campaign rally shortly after Democrat Doug Jones already had been declared the winner by multiple news organizations and had given a televised victory speech. With all precincts reporting, Jones had 49.9 percent and Moore 48.4 percent. Moore quoted from scripture and told supporters to wait for all votes to come in...
  • Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

    12/12/2017 9:32:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Decemer 13, 2017 | Mike Fuljenz
    At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an article for the New York Times titled “The Economic Fallout,” which began like this:“It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear. Still, I guess people want an answer. If the question...