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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments due to illness

    11/13/2019 1:37:18 PM PST · by libstripper · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 13, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from oral arguments before the high court Wednesday morning due to an illness.The court said Ginsburg, 86, remained home because of a stomach bug. While not having the opportunity to question attorneys during the arguments, she will be involved in deciding the cases. * * * Ginsburg has had two separate bouts with cancer in the past year. Her recovery from lung cancer surgery caused her to miss court sessions in January. They were her first absences from arguments in a quarter-century as a justice. (My emphasis.)
  • Hillary Clinton: I’m Facing ‘Enormous Pressure’ to Enter 2020 Race — I Want to ‘Retire’ Trump

    11/12/2019 6:22:18 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11-13-2019 | Pam key
    On Tuesday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live she was under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run. When asked about her future in politics, Clinton said, “I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.”
  • Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for calling immigrants 'you people' on air

    11/11/2019 11:08:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 11, 2019 | By AP
    A Canadian broadcast company fired Cherry after a rant on television in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. TORONTO — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision in a statement following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster. "It has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down," Yabsley said. "During the broadcast, he...
  • Joy Behar: Don't tell Americans before you take their guns

    11/04/2019 5:39:01 PM PST · by familyop · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2019 | Nick Givas
    Behar..."They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you're going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected -- then take the guns away," she said. "Don’t tell them ahead of time." Co-host Meghan McCain also weighed in..."I will also say that his stance on gun buybacks -- Mayor Pete said it was a shiny object that distracts from achievable gun reform," she said earlier in the interview. "That clip will be played for years... with organizations that try and scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns.
  • Smugglers are sawing through new sections of US border wall

    11/02/2019 4:59:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2019 | NICK MIROFF of Aazon- Wapo
    <p>SAN DIEGO — Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump's border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.</p>
  • Republicans storm closed-door hearing to protest impeachment inquiry

    10/23/2019 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    House Republicans stormed a closed-door hearing Wednesday to protest Democrats' impeachment inquiry process, breaking up the deposition of a top Defense Department official who was testifying about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. "They crashed the party," said Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), a member of the Oversight and Reform Committee, one of three House panels leading the impeachment probe. Dozens of Republicans, including some members of leadership like House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), barged into the secure hearing room in the Capitol basement where Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, was set to...
  • 'C'est moi': Romney confirms his Twitter alter ego Pierre Delecto

    10/20/2019 7:31:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 10/20/2019 | carlin becker
    Sen. Mitt Romney confirmed that he runs an alter ego Twitter account under the alias Pierre Delecto. A profile on the Utah Republican published by The Atlantic on Sunday revealed that Romney operates a separate account to monitor political news and commentary but didn't expose his handle. “I won’t give you the name of it,” he told the outlet, but "I’m following 668 people.” A reporter for Slate later uncovered what she believed to be Romney's account under the handle @qaws9876 and the name Pierre Delecto. The author of the Atlantic piece then asked the senator if it was indeed...
  • California Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Had ‘Throuple’ Affair With Young Female Staffer

    10/19/2019 2:40:42 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    WARNING OFFENSIVE PHOTO from Red RedState just published an explosive story about Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), who’s currently in divorce proceedings, and also the Vice-Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, had “a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer.” But that’s not all – apparently Hill and her husband were involved in a “throuple” relationship with the young staffer. A “throuple” is a threesome relationship. Appearing to be a predatory issue, Hill who is 32, hired the young staffer as a full-time employee in late 2017, and the three quickly became sexually involved as...
  • Chick-fil-A’s first UK location will close after pressure from LGBTQ rights group

    10/19/2019 7:46:15 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 18, 2019 | Amelia Lucas
    Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom in early October. A little more than a week later, the British shopping center leasing the location has already said it will not extend the restaurant’s six-month lease, BBC reported Friday. The Oracle shopping center in Reading faced pressure from a local LGBTQ rights group, Reading Pride, according to the BBC.
  • Hillary Clinton floats conspiracy that Tulsi Gabbard is being 'groomed' by Russians

    10/18/2019 11:43:55 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2019 | Alex Pappas
    Hillary Clinton in a new interview appeared to float a conspiracy theory that the Russians are “grooming” Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset. Appearing on former President Obama aide David Plouffe’s “Campaign HQ” podcast, Clinton did not mention Gabbard specifically by name, though Plouffe ended the podcast by noting Clinton’s “belief that Tulsi Gabbard is going to be a third-party candidate propped up by Trump and the Russians.” “I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got...
  • Obama Endorses Trudeau for Re-election Ahead of Canada Vote

    10/16/2019 2:05:49 PM PDT · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 16, 2019 | Dan Bilefsky and Alan Yuhas
    MONTREAL — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Justin Trudeau’s re-election as prime minister on Wednesday, potentially giving him a lift just days before Canadians go to the polls in closely fought elections. “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President,” Mr. Obama wrote on Twitter. “He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.” The approbation of Mr. Obama, who was very popular in Canada during his presidency, could buttress Mr. Trudeau at home,...
  • 125 House Members are now Co-Sponsoring Congressman Andy Biggs' Motion to Condemn and Censure...

    10/15/2019 1:27:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 15, 2019 | Mike Emanuel
    #FoxNews - 125 House Members are now Co-Sponsoring Congressman Andy Biggs' Motion to Condemn and Censure Chairman Adam Schiff
  • California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws

    10/11/2019 6:06:49 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/2019 | Melissa Leon
    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state's already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions. One of the bills, which expands a so-called "red flag" law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown.
  • Beto: Strip Churches Of Tax Exemptions If Don’t Support Gay Marriage

    10/11/2019 3:07:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 60 replies
    hot air ^ | October 11, 2019 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    Don Lemon asked Beto O’Rourke if he supports revoking the tax-exempt status for religious institutions such as churches, colleges, and charities if they don’t support gay marriage. His answer is yes. The in-studio audience applauded in approval. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us,” O’Rourke said. “And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights...
  • Judge Rules Trump Violated the Law on Wall Funding With National Emergency

    10/11/2019 2:48:43 PM PDT · by rintintin · 52 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Oct 11 2019 | NBC San Diego
    A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump violated federal law when he used his declaration of a national emergency to get millions for building a wall on the southern border, NBC News reports. The ruling is a victory for El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights, which sued to stop border construction in their community. They argued that Trump had no legal authority to spend more than what Congress appropriated for the wall project. In January the president asked for $5.7 billion to build "a steel barrier for the Southwest border," but Congress approved...
  • EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States

    10/06/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 110 replies
    InfoWars ^ | Oct, 6, 2019 | Unknown
    [Truncated title: EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States’ To Stop Illegal Coup] BREAKING NEWS UPDATE concerning a directive involving the United States Marine Corps reserve units via MARADMINS number 550/19, signed on Oct. 3, 2019, authorized by Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy. Notably, Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley was nominated by President Trump for the rank of major general, according to a Jan. 16, 2019 press announcement. Before serving in his current role, Shipley served as the deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Department of Programs and Resources...
  • Robert De Niro subjected female employee to creepy and abusive behavior: lawsuit

    10/03/2019 10:30:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    pagesix ^ | 10/03/2019 | Ruth Weissmann, Emily Saul and Lia Eustachewich
    Robert De Niro routinely subjected his longtime employee to creepy and abusive behavior, including leaving her voicemails threatening “you’re f—ing history” and calling her a “bitch” and a “brat,” an explosive new lawsuit charges. Graham Chase Robinson says for years she was the victim of “gratuitous unwanted physical contact” from the Oscar winner, who also hurled “sexually-charged comments to her” when she worked at his production company, Canal Productions Inc. Robinson’s allegations against the “Taxi Driver” star are levied in a $12 million lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court for gender discrimination and wage violations. She said she began...
  • Police Officer Suspended for Helping ICE Nab Illegal Alien Fugitive

    10/02/2019 8:38:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | By Rusty | Featured Contributor | October 2, 2019 11:09AM
    A police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia has been suspended for the transgression of aiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining an illegal alien fugitive. If this isn’t proof that right is wrong and up is down in liberal sanctuary cities and counties, we don’t know what is. The officer in question responded to a traffic accident in Alexandria two weekends ago when he realized one of the drivers did not have a license. In the course of checking the individual’s DMV records, ICE notified the officer that the person was wanted by the law enforcement agency for having...
  • Biden campaign asks news networks to stop booking Giuliani: report

    09/29/2019 3:21:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 42 replies ^ | 9/29/19 | Nikki Schwab
    ​WASHINGTON – Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is asking top network executives to stop booking ​President Trump’s personal lawyer ​Rudy Giuliani. Biden campaign officials Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield wrote a letter to network news presidents, chief anchors and the executive producers of the Sunday shows for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel. “We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuilani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” the letter said. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that...
  • State Dept. ramps up probe into Clinton email server: report

    09/28/2019 6:31:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/19 | John Bowden
    The State Department reportedly intensified a probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server, contacting dozens of former aides involved in email exchanges that passed through Clinton's server. The Washington Post reported Saturday that as many as 130 former Clinton aides have been contacted by State Department investigators in recent weeks, with many being informed that they have been found "culpable" for transmitting information that should have been classified at a higher level than it was originally sent. Former Obama administration officials describe the probe to the Post as an extraordinary investigation fueled by political animosity. SNIP