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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment defense and the facts

    01/25/2020 6:50:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 25, 2020 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president's team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded the charges. Actually, Democrats invited Trump to participate and he declined. TRUMP lawyer PAT CIPOLLONE: “Why would you lock everybody out of it from the president's side? ... It’s evidence they themselves don’t believe in the facts of their case.” THE FACTS: Trump wasn't locked out. He rejected an invitation from the House Judiciary Committee to participate in the hearings that ultimately produced the articles of impeachment.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump’s impeachment defense (mega BARF alert)

    01/21/2020 2:50:49 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 20, 2020 | Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening statements of his impeachment trial. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn’t the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic proportions, Trump’s two trade deals don’t stand atop the field of presidential endeavors. One is a partial settlement of...
  • Here We Go. The Iran – North Korea Connection

    01/07/2020 9:04:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    All eyes are on Iran after the elimination of high-value terror target Qassem Soleimani, and not without reason. What they decide to do (or perhaps more importantly, not do) will no doubt have a major impact on how President Trump decides to move forward from here. The media has been highlighting the various responses of other world leaders, paying particular attention to those who are either condemning the strike or at least “urging restraint.” But largely lost in this ongoing conversation is the response – or at least until now, the lack of one – from North Korea.The hermit...
  • Impeachment trial: Trump wants drama, but GOP wants it over

    12/12/2019 7:14:09 PM PST · by Mariner · 137 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 12th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Washington (AP) — Donald Trump wants more than acquittal. He wants vindication. With impeachment by the House appearing certain, the president has made clear that he views the next step, a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate, as his focus. The president sees the senators not just as a jury deciding his fate, but as partners in a campaign to discredit and punish his Democratic opponents. His Senate allies aren't so sure that's a good idea. In recent weeks, Trump has devised a wish list of witnesses for the Senate trial, relishing the opportunity for his lawyers to finally cross-examine his...
  • Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans

    12/12/2019 6:03:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 85 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 12/12/2019 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats, but a study released Thursday found that’s much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump.The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical standards of journalists and whether they act in the best interests of the public.
  • AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

    12/11/2019 10:09:20 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/11/19 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI
    Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China. A family man in his late 40s, tall and erudite with liberal views, Jao was an intellectual deeply committed to news, and to modernizing journalism in China. He had studied at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in the 1920s, before returning after 10 years to teach journalism and to start an English-language paper...
  • Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

    11/20/2019 4:10:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 90 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more.
  • Only GOP woman at impeachment hearing gets outsized role

    11/15/2019 8:37:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2019 | Alan Fram
    It didn’t take long at Friday’s impeachment hearing before Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman, was gaveled down by the panel’s Democratic chairman. Republicans kept the 35-year-old Harvard graduate from upstate New York in the spotlight all day. Among other things, they gave her a prominent slot to question the day’s witness, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, even though Stefanik ranks only seventh among the committee’s nine Republicans. “We know clearly you’re going to interrupt us throughout this hearing,” Stefanik complained within minutes of Friday’s opening gavel. Though she was breaking committee rules with...
  • Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

    11/15/2019 5:09:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    ap ^ | 11/15/2019 | LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”Unwilling to stay silent during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Trump focused even greater national attention on the House hearing by becoming a participant. He tweeted fresh criticism of her, saying that things “turned bad” everywhere she served before he fired her — a comment that quickly was displayed on a video screen in the hearing room. Rather than distract from the career diplomat’s...
  • Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Mana...

    10/22/2019 2:07:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Manafort in Apparent Effort to Push Criminal Prosecution Andrew Weissmann organized off-the-record DOJ/FBI meeting with AP to exchange ‘clarification’ and ‘assistance’ in their investigation for details on former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released two productions of heavily redacted FBI documents – 28 pages and 38 pages – about an April 11, 2017, “off-the-record” meeting set up by then-Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section Andrew Weissmann, between the DOJ, the FBI and the Associated Press...
  • Why Is the Colorado Governor's Office Trying to Censor Rural News Outlets?

    09/30/2019 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | September 30, 2019 | Scott Shackford
    The press office for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has been trying to get media outlets within the state to remove two stories posted online because they object to the source. Earlier this month, writer Derek Draplin reported that Polis had established a new office—the Office of the Future of Work—to research the state's changing economy and workforce and make policy recommendations to the governor's office. Draplin published the article in The Center Square, a nonprofit media outlet. The factually accurate story (read it here) quotes Polis praising the creation of the office, as well as a Colorado GOP...
  • Congress wants answers on Trump's dig for Biden dirt [Lefty AP's anti-Trump Propaganda]

    09/24/2019 8:16:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    Lawmakers pressed for full disclosure of a whistleblower's complaint about President Trump as Democratic calls for impeachment intensified over his conversation with Ukraine's leader. Democrats, and some Republicans, urged the White House to be forthcoming amid the reports the president pressured Ukraine's leader to help investigate political rival Joe Biden. Trump's call to the foreign leader raised questions about whether the president improperly used his office to pressure another country as a way of helping his own reelection prospects. Trump has sought, without evidence, to implicate Biden and his son Hunter in the kind of corruption that has long plagued...
  • Oklahoma man, 37, arrested after he 'raped a four-year-old girl in a McDonald's restroom..

    09/04/2019 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/19 | AP
    Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on the locked bathroom door at 7025 SE 15th Street on Tuesday after the girl didn't return promptly A police affidavit says a man eventually came out and said: 'I was just washing my hands' The child told workers the man, identified as Joshua David Kabatra, sexually assaulted her Kabatra told police that he had felt sick and threw up in the bathroom sink while the girl was on the toilet He remains jailed in Oklahoma City, and court records don't list an attorney who can speak on his behalf A...
  • Parents of Boy Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony Decry Assailant’s Actions as ‘Evil’ But Forgive...

    08/31/2019 2:38:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies ^ | POSTED 11:04 AM, JUNE 3, 2019, UPDATED AT 11:09AM, JUNE 3, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    FULL TITLE: Parents of Boy Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony Decry Assailant’s Actions as ‘Evil’ But Forgive Him During Sentencing The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America decried the assailant’s actions as “evil” while saying they forgive him at a hearing Monday where a judge handed down a 19-year prison sentence. Emmanuel Aranda showed little emotion during his hearing. When Hennepin County District Judge Jeannice Reding asked whether Aranda wanted to say anything on his own behalf, the 24-year-old Minneapolis man responded with a simple, “No.”...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Some inconvenient truths for 2020 Democrats

    07/29/2019 6:57:17 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic presidential contenders have some inconvenient truths to grapple with. It's not easy, for example, to summon foreboding words on the economy — accurately — when the U.S. has been having its longest expansion in history. Health care for all raises questions of costs to average taxpayers that the candidates are loath to confront head on. And in slamming President Donald Trump relentlessly for his treatment of migrants, the Democrats gloss over the record of President Barack Obama (and his vice president, Joe Biden), whose administration deported them by the millions and housed many children in...
  • Associated Press joins propaganda push: 'Trump is a racist'

    07/17/2019 12:39:59 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Yesterday, as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on a resolution censuring President Trump for alleged racism in a series of tweets that did not mention race, the Associated Press did its part to advance the propaganda campaign alleging that President Trump is a racist. The lede sentence of the article by Hannah Fingerhut closed the case by the sixth word: Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse.
  • Reporters told to testify in leak case (Who leaked details about scientist in 2001 anthrax attacks?)

    08/13/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Five journalists must identify the government officials who leaked them details about a scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the reporters to cooperate with Steven J. Hatfill, who accused the Justice Department and FBI of violating the federal Privacy Act by giving the media information about the FBI's investigation of him. The reporters named in the opinion are Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek, Allan Lengel of The Washington Post, Toni Locy, formerly of USA Today, and James Stewart, formerly of CBS News....
  • The Latest: Trump sticks to patriotic themes at July 4 event

    07/04/2019 5:07:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Independence Day in Washington (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump stuck with a patriotic message during his Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech, steering clear of the political rhetoric many had expected.
  • Correction: Election 2020-Debate story

    06/28/2019 5:02:35 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 06/28/2019 | JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES
    In a story June 27 about the Democratic presidential debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously in some versions that former Vice President Joe Biden worked with Republican segregationist senators. In fact, the senators were Democrats.
  • New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved in US

    06/21/2019 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 06-20-2019 | By MATTHEW PERRONE
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.</p> <p>The medication OK’d Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug is a daily pill.</p>