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  • House floor erupts after lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

    01/17/2019 5:00:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1-17-2018 | griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com
    The House floor erupted Thursday after Congress adjourned for the week when an unidentified Republican congressman yelled a controversial and potentially racially charged remark across the aisle as Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas was at the podium. “Go back to Puerto Rico!” the lawmaker shouted, punctuating a stream of Republican whooping and hollering at the Democratic majority for holding a voice vote — instead of the normal roll call vote — to pass a continuing resolution that would reopen nine Cabinet departments through Feb. 28. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and other Democrats in the chamber shot out of their seats...
  • Pornhub reports spike in DC porn viewership during government shutdown

    01/17/2019 4:45:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Pornhub is reporting a spike in its traffic from the District during the government shutdown, according to its analytic team. The Pornhub Insights team said its statisticians noticed an increase in porn viewership and a shift in the hours during which people are watching porn in D.C. According to Pornhub, viewership is up more than 6% in the District compared to the pre-shutdown average. Flowers in Chania That data was compiled from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11. Pornhub said it picked those days because they would be the least impacted by the holiday season.
  • Why Mueller Won't Produce an Impeachment Report

    01/17/2019 2:10:39 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jim Daws
    This past week offered some signs that Robert Mueller is finally winding down his cover-up operation with no findings of high crimes or misdemeanors against the president. Considering the damage the political hacks in Obama's law enforcement and intelligence agencies have inflicted on the nation, let's consider the reasons we can hope so and where this sorry saga goes from here. Last Wednesday, Rod Rosenstein announced that as soon as newly appointed attorney general William Barr takes over the reins at DOJ, he will exit stage left. Knowing what we do about Rosenstein's defense of the Spygate conspirators, his willingness...
  • ‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight

    01/17/2019 1:21:06 PM PST · by blueplum · 90 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Paul Kane, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey
    House Democrats on Wednesday were making plans to undermine President Trump at his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. Just past 8:30 a.m., the leadership’s communications arm sent an email to lawmakers urging them to bring furloughed federal workers or other “message-related” guests to the nationally televised event. Unknown to most of her caucus, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had decided on a more confrontational approach. Addressing a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, the speaker read a letter she had just sent to Trump asking him to either postpone the speech until the federal government reopens or deliver...
  • Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter’s window

    01/17/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Laura Italiano
    Former NFL player Tony Beckham made the tackle of his life in Florida this week — clobbering an intruder who was allegedly masturbating outside his 15-year-old daughter’s window, a report said. Beckham — a defensive player for the Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions in 2002-05 — was inside his Palm Beach County home just before dawn Monday and heard a noise. “I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham told the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. “And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get a better position.” The...
  • World Tribune: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Was Paid by Soros and Failed to Disclose It

    01/17/2019 12:13:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org ^ | January 11, 2019 | Christopher Holton
    WorldTribune.com and the Washington Free Beacon both reported this week that the anti-semitic member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, failed to disclose that she was paid $85,000 by a George Soros front group for a “Leadership in Government Fellowship.” Tlaib disclosed other sources of income, raising suspicions that she intentionally attempted to conceal her ties to the controversial tycoon who has spent a fortune promoting Leftist causes and attacking conservatives. This revelation is significant for two primary reasons: It shows the continued insidious influence of the Soros syndicate of NGOs on Left-wing politics in America. Over the past decade or...
  • Texas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland sexually assaulted 4-year-old, police say

    01/17/2019 11:50:42 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/16/19 | Sara Coello & Evan Grant
    Texas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland was arrested Monday on accusations that he sexually assaulted a young child three times over two years. Wetteland, 52, has been charged with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14. The Trophy Club resident posted $25,000 bond and was released from custody the same day as his arrest. He forced a relative to perform a sex act on him, according to his arrest-warrant affidavit, beginning in 2004 when the child was 4 years old. It happened two other times during a two-year period, the accuser told police.
  • Newt Gingrich: FBI, media give Feinstein a pass for her spy scandal, but attack Trump with no jus...

    01/17/2019 11:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Let’s look at a case study in Justice Department and news media bias: the treatment of President Trump compared with the treatment of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. The media was gleeful over news – first reported in The New York Times – that a group of anti-Trump bureaucrats took it upon themselves to investigate President Trump as a traitor. The action, which came when the president fired their friend James Comey as FBI director in May 2017, has only served to clarify the establishment and media hostility toward President Trump. With no evidence – save some absurd and...
  • Obamas' 'bestie' Valerie Jarrett tells how the three spent gossipy evenings at the White House (T)

    01/17/2019 11:28:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    Full title: Obamas' 'bestie' Valerie Jarrett tells how the three spent gossipy evenings at the White House sipping martinis and nibbling BLTs while trips came with 'cool stuff' like a briefcase full of emeralds and diamonds from Saudi Arabian king The Obamas' best friend Valerie Jarrett has dished about spending her evenings relaxing and gossiping with Michelle and Barack on the Truman Balcony at the White House and her unfettered access to the former president and first lady in her upcoming memoir. 'I was afforded my unique access because I understood that being a friend is being a friend,' writes...
  • Man from Mexico charged in Polk with repeated sexual battery, molestation of child ( Florida)

    01/17/2019 11:24:58 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | Jan 16, 2019
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A foreign national was arrested and charged with repeatedly sexual battery of a child in Polk County on Wednesday. According to the sheriff’s office, Carlos Calderon, 41, of Auburn, a Mexican national, was arrested. Detectives were told by an adult of a disclosure made by a child (who is 12-years-old or younger) that Calderon had sexually explicit photos of a child on his cell phone. Further investigation revealed the child disclosed she had been repeatedly sexually battered and violated by Calderon, starting when she was 7-years-old. Detectives got access to Calderon’s cell phone and discovered the...
  • Top Mueller Officials Coordinated With Fusion GPS Spouse In 2016

    01/17/2019 10:51:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Mollie Hemingway
    Subtitle: The Department of Justice's Bruce Ohr claimed he repeatedly said information was not verified, risked bias, and had been obtained under political circumstances. A senior Department of Justice official says he repeatedly and specifically told top officials at the FBI and DOJ about dossier author Christopher Steele’s bias and his employer Fusion GPS’ conflicts of interest, information they kept hidden from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. These conversations involved high-level officials, including some who are now senior officials in the special counsel probe. And the conversations began taking place in the earliest days of August 2016, much earlier than...
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 10:27:51 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    SandHillsexpress.com ^ | 1/17/19 | ABC News Radio
    (FOREST HILL, Texas) — A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama’s Becoming book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when...
  • Investigators: Drug trafficking suspect has been deported 8 times

    01/17/2019 10:22:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 15, 2019 | by SIMONE FRANCIS
    UTAH COUNTY – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared more information about an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Detectives said a man recently arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking was living in the United States illegally and had been deported eight different times. On January 12, the detectives with the Utah County Special Enforcement Team arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez. Detectives recovered $850,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine following a search of his car. Lopez was booked into jail on two first-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...
  • Texas Ballot-Fraud Convictions Outpace Past Five Years Combined

    01/17/2019 10:14:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.realclearinvestigations.com ^ | December 20, 2018 | By Steve Miller
    As officials in North Carolina investigate possible voter fraud in last month’s election, 33 people have already been convicted of the crime in Texas this year, more than the state’s combined total for the previous five years. Eight others accused of voter fraud in the state are awaiting resolution of their cases, which typically involve violations by small-time vote harvesters paid to collect absentee ballots. The violations were generally in local, nonpartisan elections – such as those for school boards, and primaries of both parties – and are not tied to the well-funded, high-profile Texas race in which Sen. Ted...
  • Pelosi shifts reasoning on State of Union speech delay

    01/17/2019 9:48:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call to postpone the State of the Union address but changed her reasons Thursday, saying her worry isn’t that the Secret Service can’t do its job but rather that they shouldn’t be asked to do it while they’re not getting paid. She also chided President Trump for his lack of a response to her suggestion that the Jan. 29 speech be put off. “Very silent,” she said. Mrs. Pelosi signaled she hasn’t decided what she will do if Mr. Trump refused her suggestion to delay the speech.
  • Sheila J. Lee accused of retaliating...staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

    01/17/2019 9:42:52 AM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
    A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer -- identified only as "Jane Doe" -- claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation's internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed...
  • Key Justice Department officials, including Mueller deputy, knew about dossier

    01/17/2019 9:18:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Byron York
    Testimony last year before a House task force investigating the Trump-Russia affair confirmed that top Justice Department officials knew about the Trump dossier earlier than first thought, and that among those who knew was Andrew Weissmann, who went on to become the top deputy of special counsel Robert Mueller. Bruce Ohr, the fourth-ranking official in the Justice Department, told the House task force that he met with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier, at a Washington hotel on July 30, 2016. Ohr said he got in touch with Andrew McCabe, who was at the time the...
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 9:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | KARMA ALLEN
    A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama's book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady's book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama's "Becoming" book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when members of a citizens...
  • Multiple Obama State Dept Officials Must Answer Judicial Watch's Questions About (T)

    01/17/2019 8:54:52 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full header: "Multiple Obama State Dept Officials Must Answer Judicial Watch's Questions About Clinton Emails, Benghazi" United States District Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday ordered multiple senior State Department officials under the Obama administration to answer Judicial Watch’s questions related to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi. “In a major victory for accountability, Judge Lamberth today authorized Judicial Watch to take discovery on whether the Clinton email system evaded FOIA and whether the Benghazi scandal was one reason for keeping Mrs. Clinton’s email secret,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Today,...
  • Impeach Donald Trump

    01/17/2019 8:50:14 AM PST · by Jack Black · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2019 Issue | YONI APPELBAUM
    Subtitle: Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. On january 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. He has not kept that promise. Instead, he has mounted a concerted challenge to the separation of powers, to the rule of law, and...