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  • Democrats don't want to confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after 2020 election

    09/19/2018 4:10:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    Democrats have an endgame in mind when it comes to thwarting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, revealed as much in an interview this week. Speaking to Politico, Hirono said Senate Democrats will try to keep retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat vacant until after the 2020 elections, should Kavanaugh's confirmation ultimately fail.
  • Senate Republican signal they will forge ahead on embattled nominee Kavanaugh

    09/19/2018 5:09:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 7:38pm | Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey, John Wagner
    Senate Republicans strongly signaled on Wednesday that they will forge ahead with embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as his accuser called the rush for a public hearing next week unfair. GOP senators who fretted earlier this week about the prospects for President Trump’s pick are now largely pushing for a vote on Kavanaugh, who is accused of sexually assaulting now-professor Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers, amid signs that she may decline to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. And Trump is more convinced he should stand by Kavanaugh than he was two days ago, people...
  • Cal Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy...he's going to undermine America'

    09/19/2018 10:17:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 102 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday – calling the president a “saboteur” in the fight to combat climate change and saying that “something’s got to happen to this guy.” Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at an environmental summit in San Francisco last week, Brown tore into Trump for the president’s controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria and urged voters to vote for Democrats in November’s midterm elections in an effort to thwart Trump’s agenda. “We never had a president who was...
  • Chuck Grassley: Ford Can Testify In Closed Session, But FBI Role Is ‘Complete’

    09/19/2018 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19,2018 | JOHN SEXTON
    And the GOP response hasn’t changed much either. What Grassley says here is the same thing the GOP said when Democrats demanded more documents, i.e. we’re not delaying this confirmation. As Grassley put it above, Ford’s opportunity to be heard is Monday. There’s no need for additional delay, not for the FBI and not because Ford is worried about TV cameras. She can tell her story in open session or closed session but she can tell it on Monday. And if she refuses to show up, the vote should proceed without further delay. Update: Here’s Grassley’s letter to Ford’s attorneys...
  • Police respond to reports of shooter at Middleton office building

    09/19/2018 9:49:15 AM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Wisc TV ^ | sep 19, 2018
    MIDDLETON, Wis. - Authorities are responding to reports of a shooter at a Middleton commercial building Wednesday morning, a Dane County dispatcher said. The Dane County Communications Center dispatcher said dispatch received multiple reports of an active shooter in the 1800 block of Deming Way beginning at 10:25 a.m. Middleton police sent an alert to residents in the area to lock their doors and shelter in place. The Middleton High School, Kromrey Middle School and Clark Street Community School are on lockdown Wednesday, a school district spokesman told News 3. Multiple other places in the area are on lockdown, including...
  • Justice Dept Plans To Redact Russia Docs Despite Trump Order For Full Declassification

    09/19/2018 4:45:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2018
    The Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are reportedly expected to propose redactions to a series of documents related to the Russia investigation that President Trump ordered to be declassified this week. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that the agencies are currently doing a methodical review of the documents. There is no official timeline on when their evaluation of the sensitive documents will be finished. But the news outlet, citing sources familiar with the process, noted that the FBI and the DOJ plan on submitting their proposed redactions to the Office of the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: If Rod Rosenstein defies Trump's order to declassify documents, he should be fired

    09/19/2018 1:06:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    President Trump has ordered that numerous documents involving the Russia investigation be declassified. The records have long been sought by Congress under lawful subpoenas. Yet, the FBI and Department of Justice have consistently obstructed the release of these materials under the guise of “classified” secrets. This is a convenient alibi all too frequently employed to cover-up wrongdoing and abuse of authority by those we entrust to uphold the law. These days, overzealous government officials automatically designate nearly all matters as national security risks, regardless of whether they truly are. Whenever the FBI orders Chinese take-out, it is labeled “top secret”...
  • Grassley: ‘Kavanaugh Hearing Could Be Cancelled If Accuser Doesn’t Respond’

    09/19/2018 12:39:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    citizenfreepress.com/ ^ | 9/19/18 | Gail
    From the post by Gail: Democrat perverts have gone too far with their turning every issue into a sex issue. The country cannot allow a delusional woman to disrupt the country’s business with an unsubstantiated claim of some sort of sex dream she may have had over 36 years ago. Her story keeps changing and she doesn’t know where or when this delusion may have occurred. She has had over 36 years to resolve her issue, but chose to wait until the last moment of a judicial appointment to make her claim. She bypassed all the prescribed opportunities to address...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Trump says N. Korean leader agrees to nuclear inspections

    09/18/2018 10:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | September 19, 2018 | Yonhap
    US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspectors in and permanently shut down nuclear and missile testing sites. Trump made the remarks in a tweet after Kim held his third summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang where the reclusive ruler reaffirmed his commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula. "Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts," Trump said in the tweet. "In the meantime there...
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • Kavanaugh accuser forced out of her home over threats, lawyers say

    09/18/2018 7:31:09 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 186 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 September 2018 | John Bowden
    The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been forced out of her home due to death threats, her lawyers said Tuesday. Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter that the Palo Alto University professor has been effectively forced into hiding over violent messages targeting her and her family. "In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country. At the same time, however, her worst fears have...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Jeff Flake: If Kavanaugh Accuser Fails To Show Up, I'll Support Move To Push Nomination Forward

    09/18/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Sept 18
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sits on the Judiciary Committee and had previously said the committee should hold off on voting until they hear from the accuser. However, Flake said Tuesday that if Ford fails to appear at the hearing scheduled for Monday, he would support his party's push to move forward on a vote on Kavanaugh. "I think we'll have to move to the markup," he told CNN. Flake said he's hopeful Ford will accept the committee's invitation and speak at the hearing. "I hope she does. I think she needs to be heard," he said.
  • Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

    09/18/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 173 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/18/2018 | cnn
    CNN)The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.
  • Feinstein on Ford accusation: “I can't say that everything is truthful."

    09/18/2018 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 168 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 18, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    Feinstein on Ford. Says Ford "is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this..I can't say that everything is truthful. I don't know."
  • Kavanaugh’s ex-classmate tells senators he won't testify

    09/18/2018 1:52:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Michael Burke
    The former classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was said to have been in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted a woman decades ago, has told senators he will not testify at next week's hearing. Mark Judge wrote in a brief letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that he "did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved." "In fact, I have no memory of this alleged incident," he wrote. Christine Blasey Ford has said that Judge was in the room...
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.