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  • Pelosi shifts reasoning on State of Union speech delay

    01/17/2019 9:48:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call to postpone the State of the Union address but changed her reasons Thursday, saying her worry isn’t that the Secret Service can’t do its job but rather that they shouldn’t be asked to do it while they’re not getting paid. She also chided President Trump for his lack of a response to her suggestion that the Jan. 29 speech be put off. “Very silent,” she said. Mrs. Pelosi signaled she hasn’t decided what she will do if Mr. Trump refused her suggestion to delay the speech.
  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...
  • John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

    01/17/2019 9:43:28 AM PST · by billorites · 3 replies
    Philly Inquirer ^ | January 16, 2019 | Art Carey and Erin Arvedlund
    John C. Bogle, 89, who revolutionized the way Americans save for the future, championed the interests of the small investor, and railed against corporate greed and the excesses of Wall Street, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Bryn Mawr, his family confirmed. Mr. Bogle, a chipper and unpretentious man who invited everyone to call him “Jack,” was founder and for many years chairman of the Vanguard Group, the Malvern-based mutual-fund company, where he pioneered low-cost, low-fee investing and mutual funds tied to stock-market indexes. These innovations, reviled and ridiculed at first, enabled millions of ordinary Americans to build...
  • Sheila J. Lee accused of retaliating...staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

    01/17/2019 9:42:52 AM PST · by ETL · 5 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
    A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer -- identified only as "Jane Doe" -- claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation's internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed...
  • Former Secret Service Agent Bongino Demands Apology From Pelosi For Lying About...

    01/17/2019 9:41:31 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2019 | Benny Johnson
    Pelosi wrote: The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events. However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] have not been funded for 26 days now — with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs. Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress...
  • Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) Announces Resignation

    01/17/2019 9:39:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    marino.house.gov ^ | 01/17/2019 | Press Release
    Rep. Marino said the following: “As of January 23, 2019, I am officially stepping down from Congress. Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation. I want to thank the people of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania for the faith they have placed in me to represent them in Congress. It truly has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I worked in Congress to fight for the hardworking people...
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib Was Paid by Soros and Failed to Disclose It

    01/17/2019 9:33:47 AM PST · by gattaca · 10 replies
    World Tribune ^ | January 11, 2019 | Christopher Holton
    WorldTribune.com and the Washington Free Beacon both reported this week that the anti-semitic member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, failed to disclose that she was paid $85,000 by a George Soros front group for a “Leadership in Government Fellowship.” Tlaib disclosed other sources of income, raising suspicions that she intentionally attempted to conceal her ties to the controversial tycoon who has spent a fortune promoting Leftist causes and attacking conservatives. This revelation is significant for two primary reasons: It shows the continued insidious influence of the Soros syndicate of NGOs on Left-wing politics in America. Over the past decade or...
  • Key Justice Department officials, including Mueller deputy, knew about dossier

    01/17/2019 9:18:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Byron York
    Testimony last year before a House task force investigating the Trump-Russia affair confirmed that top Justice Department officials knew about the Trump dossier earlier than first thought, and that among those who knew was Andrew Weissmann, who went on to become the top deputy of special counsel Robert Mueller. Bruce Ohr, the fourth-ranking official in the Justice Department, told the House task force that he met with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier, at a Washington hotel on July 30, 2016. Ohr said he got in touch with Andrew McCabe, who was at the time the...
  • Ashen and Conflicted – Senator Schumer Discusses Private Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr…

    01/17/2019 9:15:50 AM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Sundance
    Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer met privately with AG nominee William Barr earlier today. At the conclusion of the meeting Senator Schumer addresses the media. Schumer appears conflicted and confused as to how to describe his own highly political desires with the answers he received from Mr. Barr. It does not appear Schumer was pleased with his overall inability to leverage control over the nominee; and that comes out in the early part of his statement. That’s a good sign. Watch:
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 9:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | KARMA ALLEN
    A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama's book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady's book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama's "Becoming" book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when members of a citizens...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris to vote 'no' on AG nominee Barr

    01/17/2019 9:00:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat, said Thursday she will not vote for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Ms. Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is the first prominent Democrat to officially announce her intent to vote against Mr. Barr.
  • Barr Refuses To Bend When Kamala Harris Presses Him on Mueller Investigation Recusal

    01/17/2019 8:42:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Randyb DeSoto
    President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr refused to commit to recusing himself from the Mueller investigation when pressed by Sen. Kamala Harris on the matter. During Tuesday’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris followed up on a line of questioning by her Democratic colleague Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont whether Barr would follow the advice DOJ ethics officials regarding recusal. “I will seek the advice of the career ethics personnel, but under the regulations, I make the decision as the head of the agency as to my own recusal,” Barr told Leahy, according to The Washington...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 17,2019

    01/17/2019 8:24:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 17, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushTalksOnceAgainAboutTheShutdownDITTOS!
  • GOP rep: 'Rand Paul is giving the president bad advice' on Afghanistan and Syria

    01/17/2019 8:23:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | BRETT SAMUELS
    Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is criticizing Sen. Rand Paul, saying the Kentucky Republican gave President Trump "bad advice" when he suggested that the U.S. declare victory in Afghanistan and Syria. "There are those of us who have sacrificed for our nation, who know the importance of this terrorist threat and the need to stay vigilant," tweeted Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, on Wednesday. "We go there so that they don’t come here. It’s that simple." Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch due to an injury sustained in combat, was responding to a tweet from Paul in which the senator said...
  • Ron Paul Not 'Energized' Over Border Wall, Says US Incentivizes Illegal Immigration

    01/17/2019 8:15:29 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Fox News Insider
    Former Texas congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul said Tuesday on Fox Nation's "Liberty File" that welfare incentives are drawing illegal immigrants to comes to the U.S. *snip* Paul noted that when he delivered babies as a doctor in Texas, many parents who were illegal immigrants "immediately" got signed up for welfare.
  • Only One House Republican Represents the Borderland, and He Opposes a Wall

    01/17/2019 8:10:41 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/17/19 | Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON — Along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, which sprawls across four states and nine House districts, a single seat is held by a Republican: Representative Will Hurd of Texas. And Mr. Hurd, a former undercover C.I.A. officer who barely won re-election in Texas’ 23rd District, the largest of the nine, has emerged as perhaps the most persistent critic in his party of President Trump’s wall. Drawing upon his years undercover and his work in the private sector, Mr. Hurd has a starkly different vision for the southwestern border: fiber optic cables, sensors, radar, drones, increased staffing — but not...
  • Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump's favor

    01/17/2019 8:06:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2019 | Devan Cole
    Washington (CNN): President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen's character to benefit Trump's presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump's campaign, including "trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump's favor" and creating a Twitter account called "@WomenForCohen" that "praised (Cohen's) looks and character, and promoted his appearances and statements boosting" Trump's candidacy. In making the...
  • Watch: MSNBC Host Suggests Trump Must Know 'Something Extreme' About Lindsey Graham

    01/17/2019 8:05:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Short videos at link. You may have noticed that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has had a change of heart about President Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Graham was one of Trump's loudest critics. He called him out as an "opportunist" and said he was "not fit" to be president. Slowly he arrived on more friendly terms with Trump, to the point where he was one of his strongest supporters last year. His new persona even earned him a new endearment from conservatives, "Lindsey Graham 2.0." MSNBC's Stephanie Rule, however, suggested on her show this week that there's something nefarious...
  • In latest reversal, Gillibrand now supports letting illegal immigrants get driver's licenses

    01/17/2019 8:01:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Louis Casiano
    After initially opposing the idea of her home state granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has had a change of heart. “I think we have to make it possible for people to provide for their families,” the New York Democrat said Wednesday, as she was leaving to attend her 2020 presidential campaign kickoff event. Gillibrand's new stand on the issue is in contrast from the position she took during her days in the House, when she opposed then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s controversial 2007 plan to allow illegal immigrants living in New York to obtain driver licenses.
  • Dan Bongino: Hey, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, show us how it's done and donate 70% of your income to the gov

    01/17/2019 7:45:51 AM PST · by ETL · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Dan Bongino | Fox News
    New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez relies on a lot of economic ignorance to get you to believe what's not true could be true. The reason she prefers to use a marginal tax rate as a talking point is because she believes it wouldn't affect the overwhelming majority of Americans and that she can get public support for it. She assumes that most Americans will say, “Hey, it's not gonna affect me -- it's just going to screw people who make $10 million or more.” The problem is, (and I'll give you some numbers in just a moment) her entire...