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  • Oh Lordy – Devin Nunes Will Get Eight FBI Witnesses This Month, Including Bill Priestap…

    01/04/2018 5:45:05 PM PST · by bitt · 45 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/4/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Today we get details about the DOJ deal with Chairman Devin Nunes. Included in the report from Catherine Herridge there is some really good news: "According to the letter, committee investigators also will get access to eight key witnesses this month including FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during an affair and previously worked on the special counsel’s Russia probe; FBI general counsel James Baker, who was reassigned; FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, whom ex-FBI boss James Comey testified made the decision not to brief Congress about the Russia case during...
  • New Report: Was FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker Captured By New DOJ Leak Task Force?…

    12/22/2017 10:10:23 PM PST · by bigbob · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-23-17 | Sundance
    Things are getting increasingly interesting and simultaneously obvious. Thursday night the Washington Post reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray had relieved FBI Chief Legal Counsel, James Baker, of his responsibilities within the department. Attorney James Baker accompanied FBI Asst. Director “Andy” McCabe to the Tuesday congressional hearing with the House Intelligence Community. Curiously, in addition to other lines of inquiry, during the questioning McCabe was asked about whether James Baker was authorized to speak to the media about the Steele Dossier and the underlying ‘counterintelligence’ operation. Asst. Director McCabe responded that Baker would not be authorized to take such action....
  • FBI/DOJ Co-Conspirators Just Lost Biggest Asset – FBI Director Wray Kicks Out James Baker….

    12/21/2017 9:58:51 PM PST · by bitt · 86 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/21/2017 | SUNDANCE
    There is a clear plan and strategy in place to deal with the schemes of the “small group” of co-conspirators within the DOJ and FBI. CTH advises prudent patience, and assembly of tar and feathers, as the Machiavellian schemes continue to be untangled. Tuesday afternoon when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe travelled to Capitol Hill for his 10-hour closed door testimony and questioning he was accompanied by “small group” defense shield, FBI legal counsel, James Baker. In front of the House Intelligence Committee, Andy McCabe suddenly couldn’t remember his relationship with the Steele Dossier. As a result of Attorney Baker’s...
  • Whether it's Baking or Dating, Consent Matters

    12/16/2017 7:45:33 AM PST · by all the best · 14 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | December 16, 2017 | Thomas Eckert
    This week, the Supreme Court heard the first arguments regarding Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and as you can imagine, people immediately took to social media in order to voice their opinion on the matter. And if you pay attention to pop-culture and the mainstream news, you’ll find that the majority of those opinions ultimately end up asking “Why not just bake the cake?” After all, how could you favor discrimination if you aren’t racist or prejudiced, right? Actually, no. As you’ll see, it’s quite the opposite. While it’s understandable for first impressions to fall prey to...
  • The Supreme Court Is Likely To Rule For Jack Phillips While Dodging The Religious Liberty Question

    12/08/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by x1stcav · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/8/17 | Margot Cleveland
    While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned. If Tuesday’s oral argument is any indication, the year-long anticipation for the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court showdown will result in a narrow opinion that provides little clarity in the continuing conflict between culture and religious liberty. By now the basics are well-known: When a homosexual couple asked Jack Phillips, the owner of the Colorado-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, to design a wedding cake for them, Phillips informed the pair that he could not, in conscience, create a...
  • In Supreme Court gay cake case, Kennedy says state has not been tolerant of baker's religious views

    12/05/2017 1:27:55 PM PST · by x1stcav · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said during oral arguments on Tuesday that Colorado did not appear to show religious tolerance when it used its public accommodations law to force baker Jack Phillips to create speech via a custom cake for a same-sex wedding that defies his religious beliefs. The line of questioning garnered attention because Kennedy often serves as the divided high court's key swing vote, and a split vote could form again in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Kennedy pointedly criticized Colorado for not being "tolerant" of Phillips' religious beliefs. 00:21 / 01:00 Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch...
  • 2 Gay Men Explain Why They Support Baker’s Refusal to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes

    11/17/2017 4:21:12 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/17/2017 | Ian Snively / Peter Parisi
    “T.J.” and Matt are gay, but they support the Colorado bakery owner fighting a legal battle for his right, on religious grounds, to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. Standing outside the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, the bakery at the center of the court case that goes before the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, they explained why they support its owner, Jack Phillips. “We’re here to buy stuff from him,” Matt said, in a video he and T.J. made for Alliance Defending Freedom, “and support him, because we don’t think any artist should be forced to create...
  • Gitmo judge sends Marine general lawyer to 21 days confinement for disobeying orders

    11/01/2017 3:00:49 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/1/17 | Carol Rosenberg
    The USS Cole case judge Wednesday found the Marine general in charge of war court defense teams guilty of contempt for refusing to follow the judge’s orders and sentenced him to 21 days confinement and to pay a $1,000 fine. Air Force Col. Vance Spath also declared “null and void” a decision by Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, 50, to release three civilian defense attorneys from the case, and ordered them to appear before him in person at Guantánamo or by video feed next week. At issue was Baker’s authority to excuse civilian, Pentagon-paid attorneys Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades and...
  • Bake This Particular Cake, Bigot

    10/20/2017 9:32:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/20/2017 | Eric Erickson
    The American media would have you believe there is a concerted effort among Christians in America to discriminate against gay Americans. "No gays allowed," they claim small Christian business owners are saying. It is a fiction created to avoid dealing with the facts. The fact is I am unaware of any Christian business that refuses to serve gay customers, but I am aware of many gay activists targeting Christian small businesses for persecution.The latest issue is also the one where the left has most dramatically overplayed its hand. Jack Phillips, a baker in Denver, CO, has been compared to a...
  • 2017 MLB Postseason: Who wins the World Series?

    10/03/2017 8:20:35 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 202 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 3, 2017 | GuavaCheesePuff
    The 2017 Major League Baseball Playoffs Start Today (Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with the Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card game) Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card game) Thu, Oct. 5, 2017: ALDS 1 starts (Twins/Yankees vs. Indians) ALDS 2: Red Sox/Astros Friday, Oct. 6, 2017: NLDS 1 starts (Rockies/Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers) NLDS 2: Cubs vs. Nationals My predictions: ALWC: Yankees over Twins NLWC: Diamondbacks over Rockies ALDS 1: Yankees over Indians in 5 ALDS 2: Astros over Red Sox in 5 NLDS 1: Dodgers...
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission: Gay Rights Against First Amendment

    09/08/2017 8:32:10 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Constitutional Law Reporter ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Staff
    **snip**Supreme Court is slated to consider several blockbuster cases when it resumes next month. One of the most highly anticipated cases is Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which involves a Colorado bakery that refused to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple.The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, engaged in sexual orientation discrimination under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) when he declined to design and create a custom cake honoring the same-sex marriage of David Mullins and Charlie Craig.
  • Governor Baker’s monumental debate

    08/22/2017 9:19:35 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | augu 20 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker should do more than just remove the boarded-up Confederate memorial on Georges Island inBoston Harbor.It is the only Confederate memorial in thestate, placed there in 1965. It memorializes 13 Confederate soldiers who died under horrible conditions at nearby Fort Warren, which was a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. It housed 1,000 Confederate prisoners. And while hardly anyone knew it was even there, the Baker administration, searching for Confederates, found it. It was no easy t
  • Top FBI lawyer and Comey ally under criminal investigation

    07/29/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by iontheball · 29 replies
    WND ^ | July 28.2017 | Larry Klayman
    I had a feeling! And, for better or sometimes worse, I am usually right. The lawsuit that NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and I filed against former FBI Director James Comey and the intelligence agencies over allegations of illegal and unconstitutional spying against us – as well as millions of Americans including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, President Trump and his associates and family members – just got bigger and more serious. As I go into with more depth on my weekly radio show, “Special Prosecutor With Larry Klayman,” which can be found at RadioAmerica.com,...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Ed Markey lead resistance to US Senate health care bill

    06/26/2017 7:13:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    MassLive ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Lannan
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned that a health care bill proposed by U.S. Senate Republicans would cost 264,000 state residents their health coverage and have a cumulative negative impact of more than $8.2 billion on the state by 2025, while Sen. Edward Markey described defeating the bill as the legislative fight of his life. In a letter to the state's all-Democrat Congressional delegation, Baker, a Republican, wrote that the bill would "increasingly strain the state's fiscal resources, result in greater numbers of individuals without insurance and destabilize the commercial insurance market." He separately joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in urging...
  • Democrats need a 'name' changer in governor's race

    06/16/2017 6:52:05 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june15 | peter lucas
    Yo, Maura Healey, your party is calling. They want you to run for governor. Please respond. Otherwise Charlie Baker, the RINO incumbent, is going to get what amounts to a free ride, because right now, barring a climate change apocalypse, there is no Democrat currently running for governor who can beat him.
  • That tuition isn't free, Gov. Baker. Taxpayers paid for it

    06/09/2017 5:03:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 8 | peter lucas
    There is no such thing as free college tuition. While it may be free for the fortunate few who get a free college education, somebody pays for it, somebody always pays. And if you are wondering who that somebody is, all you have to do is look in the mirror. So, it would be refreshing if free-stuff politicians, like Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat -- the mix-and-match couple of Massachusetts politics -- actually took the time to thank the people who make their free-stuff giveaways possible. W
  • Baker promises funding to offset any Planned Parenthood cuts

    03/07/2017 6:19:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
    Governor Charlie Baker is pledging to boost state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Massachusetts if his fellow Republicans in Washington push ahead with a plan to slash the flow of federal dollars to the organization. Massachusetts’ five Planned Parenthood clinics stand to lose a total of about $2 million a year, from a budget of $21.5 million, if the federal cuts take place.
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers — met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the group’s impeccable Republican credentials — Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents — the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...