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  • House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate

    07/01/2020 10:57:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 11:43 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 11:43 PM EDT 877 House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate © Getty Images The House Armed Services Committee has voted against limiting presidential authority under the Insurrection Act, the law President Trump threatened to invoke to deploy active-duty troops in response to protests against racial injustices. The amendment, offered by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), failed on a largely along party lines in a 25-31 vote. Several moderate...
  • House Passes $1.5T Climate Infrastructure Bill Packed With Green New Deal Wish-List Items

    07/02/2020 7:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/02/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill packed with Democrats’ climate wish-list items. Democrats passed the bill 233-188 on a mostly party-line vote. Much of the funding tied to actual transportation measures — $500 billion — is tied to green measures requiring states to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for mitigation as if an unspecified climate catastrophe were on the immediate horizon. President Donald Trump slammed the bill, H.R. 2, as “full of wasteful ‘Green New Deal’ initiatives.” “Naturally this nonsense is not going anywhere in the Senate,” Senate Majority...
  • Andy Ngo Testifies in Congress: Do Politicians Really Want Police to 'Let the Rioters Destroy and Kill' With Impunity?

    06/30/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/30/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Monday, Andy Ngo, editor-at-large at The Post Millennial, testified before the House Oversight Committee, powerfully rebutting Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) insistence that when it comes to the protests and riots spreading across America after the horrific police killing of George Floyd, the presence of antifa instigators is “imaginary.” Ngo, who has suffered serious injury from antifa attacks, is a living rebuke to such claims. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that Ngo’s name did not appear on the Democrats’ web page for the hearing. “Mr. Ngo, why do Democrats try to ignore you?” Jordan asked. “I don’t know if it’s...
  • How Much Failure Can Congress Overlook?

    06/29/2020 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mytheos Holt
    Talk to any D.C. denizen about the actual close-up view of the federal government they get, and inevitably something like the following question will come up: “Surely, people in politics know the system is broken? Why isn’t anyone doing anything to fix the numerous manifest failures of governance/policy/spending, etc?”  And inevitably, if your interlocutor is honest, they’ll be forced to give something like the following answer: “Yes, things are broken, but they’re not broken enough for anyone in D.C. to care, yet. Too much money is riding on all sides of every policy question for truth to prevail until it...
  • After all the posturing, House Democrats’ police reform bill doesn’t ban chokeholds on local or state level

    06/26/2020 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Just The News ^ | 06/26/2020 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on which the Democratic-led House is scheduled to vote Thursday does not ban chokeholds on the state and local level. The bill defines a “chokehold or carotid hold” as “the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe, the use of maneuvers that restrict blood or oxygen flow to the brain, or carotid artery restraints that prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air of an individual.” According to the bill’s text, “a state or unit of local government may not receive funds under the Byrne grant program or the COPS...
  • WATCH: Louie Gohmert refuses to stop making tapping noises on desk as 'witness' goes over time limit

    06/24/2020 10:58:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24 | BY HARPER NEIDIG
    A House Judiciary Committee hearing erupted in bickering on Wednesday as lawmakers heard testimony from a pair of Justice Department whistleblowers and two former senior officials over allegations that the Trump administration has politicized the agency. The fracas began as former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was delivering an opening statement. As Ayer ran over his allotted five minutes, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) began making a tapping noise to drown him out. Gohmert's behavior angered the Democrats on the committee and prompted one to call for the sergeant-at-arms to intervene."Mr. Chairman, I would ask that the sergeant-at-arms be called upon...
  • “It’s A Mandate”: AOC Handily Beats CNBC Host, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera In NY Primary

    06/24/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Good news, sorta. Looks like we’ll have AOC to kick around for another two years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buried her Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter who tried to unseat the frosh Representative after her “fluke” election in 2018. After winning 72.6% of the vote in NY-14, Ocasio-Cortez wants her props for a “mandate”: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her reported results of about 70% of the vote, which put her far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election, would be a ‘transformative’ mandate— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2020 When I won in...
  • Stop the Madness of Congressional Spending

    06/23/2020 5:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    The coronavirus shutdown has flattened multiple industries across America -- everything from airlines and manufacturers to hospitals, retailers, oil and gas producers, and restaurants. Many of the 30 million small and large businesses in the country have reported a 30% reduction in revenues. Amid the carnage, one sector of the economy is thriving like never before in the history of the republic: the government. Congress has already spent more than $2 trillion on phases one, two, three and 3 1/2 of coronavirus relief packages. The irresponsible bill from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would raise that spending total to $5 trillion,...
  • Adam Schiff eyes calling John Bolton to testify: 'I don't think we should wait'

    06/22/2020 4:01:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2020 | Gabriella Muńoz
    “We do need, I think, to expose the length and breadth of this president’s depravity and how much it is endangering the country. So those facts are going to need to come out, and we are discussing with the speaker and my fellow chairs just how to do that,” Mr. Schiff said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I don’t think we should wait [until November] if we conclude that there are important things that he says that need to be exposed to the public. The public needs to know exactly what they have in this president,” he added.
  • Speaker Pelosi Orders 4 Portraits of Former Democratic Speakers Removed From U.S. Capitol

    06/18/2020 8:45:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal from the Capitol Building of four portraits of former Democratic House speakers who had ties to the Confederacy. Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina, Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp of Georgia. The removal of the portraits is the latest meaningless gesture from the speaker and Democrats following the death of George Floyd. Pelosi sent a letter to House Clerk Cheryl Johnson ordering the removal of the four portraits in observance of Juneteenth, an unofficial holiday commemorating the Republican's emancipation of the last slaves in the Confederacy....
  • Ending China’s Era of Impunity in the Age of COVID-19

    06/12/2020 4:02:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | Senator Marsha Blackburn
    The COVID-19 pandemic lifted the veil separating China from the rest of the world, and exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) duplicity. Undoubtedly, U.S. lawmakers and officials will find more widespread acceptance of these revelations helpful as we rethink our country’s relationship with Beijing. The CCP’s response to the initial COVID outbreak in Wuhan closed a bridge that the United States should have dismantled a long time ago. We know for a fact that the Chinese government waited 51 days before warning the public about the dangerous new virus they had discovered. High-level Party officials terrorized doctors and journalists who...
  • Democratic House candidate Kim Olson: ‘If people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground’

    06/10/2020 6:55:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    A leading Democratic candidate in a closely watched House race brushed off looting and arson that occurred during nationwide unrest during protests about racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd. “What the hell you got snipers on the roof for in a peaceful march? Even if people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground, you know, if that’s what it’s going to take to fix our nation,” retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson said during a live digital event on Tuesday, shown in a clip obtained by the Washington Examiner.
  • Sister of slain federal protective officer tells Congress calls to defund police 'ridiculous'

    06/10/2020 11:02:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    The sister of a federal protective officer in Oakland who was fatally shot during a protest for George Floyd that turned violent told Congress on Wednesday calls to defund the police are "ridiculous". "It is a ridiculous solution to claim that defunding police departments is the solution to police brutality and discrimination because it's not a solution. It gets us nowhere as a nation and removes the safety net protection that every citizen deserves from their communities elected officials," Angela Underwood Jacobs said at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on proposed changes to police practices on Capitol Hill. Jacobs' brother,...
  • GOP Members Say Pelosi Cut Republicans Out Of Policing Bill, Preventing Bipartisan Reform

    06/10/2020 9:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 10, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    After kneeling for close to nine minutes before the cameras Monday morning, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the Justice in Policing Bill of 2020. Following bipartisan support for reforms, some including Black Caucus Chair Rep. Bass (D-Calif.), hoped for a cooperative tackling of the issue. First steps by Pelosi, however, suggest that this attempt is falling into the same partisan trap previous attempts at reform have. Rumors began swirling the morning of Pelosi’s announcement that Republicans had been blocked from contributing to the immense bill. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) confirmed that was the case. “As a Member of...
  • Benjamin Crump (Trayvon Martin lawyer) is complaining to Congress right now

    06/10/2020 8:39:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    OANN.COM ^ | 06/10/2020 | SFF
    Listening to him is tiresome.
  • Dem Rep Calls for ‘Secretary of Reconciliation’ to Eliminate Racism

    06/10/2020 8:43:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 9, 2020 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Al Green (D., Texas) said Tuesday that a new cabinet-level position should be created to "eliminate racism and discrimination in all its forms." "We ought to have a secretary of reconciliation who reports directly to the president of the United States, whose job it will be to eliminate racism and discrimination in all of its forms," Green told MSNBC's Craig Melvin.
  • George Floyd's brother to testify before Congress in police brutality hearing

    06/07/2020 7:09:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    The brother of George Floyd, the black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, is expected to testify before Congress on Wednesday in a hearing on police practices and accountability, according to reports. Philonise Floyd is scheduled to speak before the House Judiciary Committee – though it remains unclear if he’ll appear in person on Capitol Hill or virtually due to new social distancing restrictions in place meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, The Hill reported. His testimony will come after House Democrats plan to unveil new legislation pushing...
  • Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

    06/06/2020 8:44:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 5, 2020 | Tauren Dyson
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are refusing to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on how the military has responded to police brutality protests around the country, a House aide told the Hill. “Staff was advised that [Department of Defense] leadership has refused to testify next week as requested,” the aide said. “In addition, an informal briefing with the secretary of the Army was cancelled for today.”
  • Insurrection Act debate rages on in Congress over use of military force to quell protests

    06/05/2020 3:16:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 05 2020 | Andrew Craft
    Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are sounding alarms about President Trump's continued threats to invoke the Insurrection Act to deal with the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of police while in custody in Minneapolis. The centuries-old law allows the president to deploy U.S. military domestically to suppress civil disorder. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced legislation to rein in the president's authority when implementing the Insurrection Act after a heavy militarized presence was seen in Washington, D.C., to control protestors around Lafayette Park near the White House. Blumenthal sees the action at the park...
  • Army Controversy Over John Piper’s Book Isn’t About Homophobia — It’s About Jesus

    06/01/2020 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12020 | Caroline D'Agati
    A senior Army chaplain earlier this month emailed other chaplains the text of “Coronavirus and Christ,” a brief book by famed author, podcaster, and pastor John Piper. The command chaplain of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in South Korea, Col. Moon H. Kim, wrote in his email: “This book has helped me refocus my sacred calling to my savior Jesus Christ to finish strong. Hopefully this small booklet would help you and your Soldiers, their Families, and others who you serve.”This email and the attached book have led to complaints from 22 other chaplains, who’ve enlisted the help of the Military...