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  • Hillary Clinton takes lead of ‘Resist,’ jumps into midterm elections

    09/05/2018 1:53:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 5, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton is jumping into the 2018 midterm elections with both feet and promising to lead the “Resist” movement by spreading money around to protest candidates. In a new memo to Resist supporters and those of her “Onward Together” campaign, which foreshadows a third bid for the presidency, Clinton to expand her efforts.
  • Senators Want Facebook and Twitter to Ignore Demands from Authoritarian Governments, Except Ours

    09/05/2018 11:45:18 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | Robby Soave
    On Wednesday morning, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to take questions from congressmen who spent most of the hearing demanding that the social media giants comply with U.S. government dictates while eschewing cooperation with any other government judged to be "authoritarian." The senators were particularly concerned about foreign interference in U.S. elections. They wanted the social media companies to take firmer steps to prevent non-citizens from attempting to sway public opinion by creating fake accounts, spreading misinformation, or buying political ads...
  • THE WORLD’S GRANDEST. LARGEST. BEST. AMUSEMENT INSTITUTION

    09/05/2018 5:23:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-5-18 | MOTUS
    What a treat: compliments of the Democratic (socialist) Party the entire circus! circus! came to town yesterday. “The GREAT ETHNOLOGICAL CONGESS and CURIOUS LED ANIMALS AS SEEN IN THE SPACIOUS AND COLOSSAL MENAGERIE TENT.” In a pre-planned coordinated effort organized by the Rent-a-Mob arm of the Democratic Socialists the first day of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was disrupted 63 times, delayed for an hour and a quarter and resulted in 70 arrests. No longer satisfied with simple bread and circuses the mob is now demanding red meat.Bring on the Christians Stay tuned, who knows what the clowns and...
  • Energized against Donald Trump, Democrats reach +14 in the midterms

    09/04/2018 4:23:10 PM PDT · by vannrox · 138 replies
    ABC ^ | 4sep18 | Gary Langer
    With their supporters energized in opposition to Donald Trump, Democrats hold their widest advantage in midterm election vote preferences since 2006, when they seized control of both houses of Congress. Rebounding from a tighter contest in the spring, Democratic House candidates now lead their Republican opponents nationally by 52-38 percent among registered voters in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll – a lead that holds up across a range of likely voter models.
  • Sanders’ Son Won’t Support Pelosi if He’s Elected to Congress

    09/01/2018 6:22:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/31/18 | Jack Heretik
    Levi Sanders, son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), said that if he's elected to Congress he won't support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) keeping her top spot in the Democratic Party. The younger Sanders is running for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District where, like his father, he supports far-left proposals, including Medicare for all and free public college. Sanders announced that instead of supporting Pelosi he would support Rep. Barabara Lee (D., Calif.) for the top spot among House Democrats, CBS News reports. Lee, who was co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus from...
  • Forget Cohen & Manafort, we're still no closer to indicting or impeaching President Trump

    08/31/2018 1:11:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    USA Today | August 30, 2018 | John Marston
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/30/donald-trump-impeachment-indicting-manafort-verdict-cohen-plea-column/1084474002/
  • BREAKING: Day After Ohr’s Testimony, Congress Seeks to Question His Wife

    08/29/2018 12:22:54 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Numerous congressional sources are telling SaraACarter.com that after Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr’s explosive closed-door testimony on Tuesday, lawmakers are gearing up to call his wife, Nellie Ohr, in for questioning regarding her work with the now-embattled research firm, Fusion GPS. Congress is also seeking access to Bruce Ohr’s text messages and emails with top FBI officials. Fusion GPS was founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson and hired by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign to investigate alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
  • Dem lawmaker slams Trump for warning of violence if Dems win House: 'Fascism in the flesh'

    08/29/2018 9:33:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018 | Megan Keller
    Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) condemned President Trump’s warning of possible violence if the Democrats take back the House in the fall, calling it “fascism in the flesh.” “This is fascism in the flesh. This is the language of a fanatic that could be lifted from a tyrant’s playbook,” Pascrell tweeted Wednesday. “This is not a warning but an incitement. Unless we stand united against it." (TWEET-AT-LINK) The president told evangelical leaders Monday that Democrats will “violently” overturn Republican gains if they win back the lower chamber. “They will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently,...
  • DoJ hack Bruce Ohr faces congressional grilling over fake ‘Russia dossier’ in closed-door session

    08/28/2018 6:12:44 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/28/18 | USA Features
    Deep State: You can’t accuse Congress of moving quickly when it comes to fulfilling its oversight role, but one thing’s for certain — eventually, lawmakers will get around to hauling you before their committees if they want to talk to you. And on Tuesday it’s Justice Department hack Bruce Ohr’s turn. He’ll be appearing behind closed doors before the House Government Oversight Committee to explain what he knows about the bogus “Russia dossier” many suspect him and his wife, Nellie Ohr, had a huge role in creating, via “political opposition research” firm Fusion GPS.
  • Pollster Pat Caddell: Obvious Dems Will Try to Impeach Trump if They Take House

    08/26/2018 8:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2018 | Trent Baker
    During Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell weighed in on the 2018 midterm elections and said it was pretty obvious Democrats would “make an effort to impeach” President Donald Trump if they took the House. “I’m not sure this is an ordinary midterm, any more than 2016 was an ordinary presidential election. I believe we have yet to see this election engaged,” Caddell told host John Catsimatidis. “And it should be a national election. It will be nationalized. One of the issues is going to be impeachment. I don’t think...
  • The Difference is Energy (Trump, Low-energy Jeb, Lombardi and Congressional GOP Leadership)

    08/25/2018 9:43:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 26, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Legendary coach Vince Lombardi was famous for his four-minute homilies. He would conclude team meetings with a story or analogy that would illustrate a point that he wanted his players to remember. Some of his remarks have become the centerpiece of motivational quotes used in business ever since. Quality control experts particularly like Lombardi’s, “We will pursue perfection and we will chase it relentlessly. Knowing all the while that we can never achieve it. But in the process, we will find excellence.” One of his sermons was so memorable that many of those teammates can recite it almost word for...
  • Trump, Obama and More Politicians Pay Their Respects to John McCain

    08/25/2018 6:41:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 25, 2018 | Katie Kilkenny
    "Senator McCain was an American hero and a true patriot," Al Gore said. After the news broke that John McCain had died on Saturday, fellow politicians from both sides of the aisle paid their respects to the 81-year-old Arizona senator and Vietnam War veteran on social media and in formal statements. McCain died on Saturday afternoon at his Arizona ranch, surrounded by family and aides, according to several reports. Just one day before the senator had announced that he had stopped treatment for brain cancer. Though he had "surpassed expectations for survival," the family said in an Aug. 24 statement,...
  • Impeach Trump? Careful What You Wish For

    08/25/2018 5:23:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | August 24, 2018 | Dave Fihn
    In the rush and fervor to impeach President Donald Trump, Democrats should look over their collective shoulder. One might reconcile with the devil they know instead of the devil they do not. What happens if Trump is impeached and removed from office? An even more aggressive conservative is waiting the wings who will make President Trump seem like a panty-waisted beginner. Vice-President Pence will assume office for the remaining term and then elected for a subsequent term. Untold conservatives voted for Trump hoping Mike Pence would eventually take the reins. America knew Donald Trump. Was there any doubt of his...
  • Washington State Won’t Know Who is on Ballot for U.S. House, 2nd District, Until September

    08/23/2018 11:54:30 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Richard Winger
    Washington state’s top-two primary on August 7, for the 2nd U.S. House district, was so close, that there will be a recount. It will be conducted the week of September 3-7. Here is a link to the election returns. The obvious first place finisher is incumbent Democrat Rick Larson. The second place finisher after the original count is the Libertarian, Brian Luke, who leads independent Gary Franco by 51 votes. http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20180807/Congressional-District-2-US-Representative.html
  • Because Sessions ‘never took over’ Justice Dept., Trump says he will ORDER docs be given to Congress

    08/23/2018 6:51:30 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/23/18 | USA Features
    It’s about time. Shortly after POTUS Donald Trump was inaugurated, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, foolishly recused himself from the “Russian collusion” investigation, leaving the Obama Deep State free to undermine the president at every turn. Sessions’ recusal left Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in charge of the bogus “Russia” probe, leaving him free to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel despite the fact that no crime by the Trump campaign had been alleged and no intelligence pointed to Russian collusion. Now, finally, after nearly two years of Justice Department undermining and stonewalling legitimate congressional and other investigative attempts to get...
  • CBS, NBC Tout Impeachment, Cohen/Manafort Making Kavanaugh Confirmation ‘Complicated’

    08/22/2018 10:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 22, 2018 | Curtis Houk
    On Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News remained aboard the proverbial liberal media party bus pushing Congress to impeach President Trump and delay or thwart Brett Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court following Tuesday’s bad Trump headlines involving Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt told viewers amidst their extensive Trump coverage that just because “the Special Counsel has yet to” prove Trump-Russia collusion “does not mean prosecutors exposed criminality in the President’s universe” and quipped that White House correspondent Kristen Welker had a look at “a look at all the President's...
  • MSNBC Segment on ‘How Impeachment Works’ Gets Process Wrong

    08/22/2018 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 22, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    In his haste to outline the impeachment process for liberal viewers hoping to see President Trump removed from office, on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi got a couple key facts wrong. Later in the 11:00 a.m. ET hour show, Velshi corrected his mistakes after being alerted to them by members of the audience via social media. As he reported that the “president’s campaign manager...was found guilty in an Alexandria, Virginia, courtroom within minutes of the president’s personal lawyer pleading guilty in a New York City courtroom, implicating the president in his crimes,” Velshi walked over to a touchscreen monitor in...
  • Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover

    08/18/2018 2:28:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they’ve already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around -- gun control. A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats’ campaign arm’s list of seats to flip in November, 62 support expanded background checks for gun purchases. While Dems have long pushed for gun control, there was a time when some candidates ignored the issue, included gun rights as part of their platform or even allied with the National Rifle...
  • There is No Blue Wave [On discussion of that 'Blue Wave', there is none coming.]

    08/18/2018 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Oiao · 33 replies
    andMagazine ^ | July 23, 2018 | Charles Faddis
    Before Election Day 2016 the "intelligentsia" – that self-appointed and self-important class of faux intellectuals, which believes itself superior to the average American and thereby entitled to tell the rest of us what to do, what to think and how to live – considered Donald Trump a joke. Hillary Clinton was, in all but name only, the next President of the United States. The election was a tedious formality. "The Donald" would soon be back hosting a reality TV show, and the status quo would remain intact. The members of the "intelligentsia" awoke the next day to disbelief. The unthinkable...
  • Zogby: Republicans are gaining ground on democrats in the congressional generic

    08/16/2018 6:10:26 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 27 replies
    Zogby ^ | 8/13/2018 | Zogby
    A new nationwide Zogby survey of 1,016 likely voters in the U.S., conducted 8/6/18 to 8/8/18, with a margin of error of +/-3.1%, shows democrats with a slight edge over republicans in the congressional generic, but republicans are catching-up. The Takeaways Republicans are doing much better than they were a few months ago when it comes to the congressional generic. Republicans continue to make big gains with independents, small city voters, and union voters. President Trump is doing well enough among his base-men, older voters age 50+, Walmart Shoppers, NASCAR fans, voters without college degrees, rural voters, small city voters,...