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  • Dem rep on Waffle House shooting: Restrict 'access to military-grade assault weapons'

    04/22/2018 11:51:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper (D) called for limited access to “military-grade assault weapons” after a gunman reportedly opened fire at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tenn., killing four people. “Nashville woke up to devastating news. We mourn the innocent victims and thank our brave first responders. Many will say now is not the time to discuss change. But now IS the time,” Cooper, who represents Tennessee’s fifth district, wrote on Twitter. “We can and must do everything possible to prevent these tragedies and keep Americans safe," he tweeted. "That starts with restricting widespread civilian access to military-grade assault weapons.” Dem...
  • Waffle House Shooter Had Been Arrested in ‘Restricted Area’ Outside White House Last Year

    04/22/2018 1:23:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 106 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 22 Apr 2018 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    As more is becoming known about Travis Reinking, the suspect wanted for murdering four people in a Nashville area Waffle House this morning, we’re hearing a familiar refrain. Reinking was well known to both federal and state authorities. In July 2017, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Reinking for being in a “restricted area” near the White House, according to the Secret Service. After the arrest, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and local Illinois police seized four weapons. The firearms were given back to his family. “Among the weapons seized by those authorities was the AR-15 rifle used at the...
  • State Democratic Party calls on AG candidate facing strangulation charge to drop out of race

    04/17/2018 10:53:29 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 9 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | April 17, 2018 | Andrew J Nelson & 2 Additional
    The head of the Nebraska Democratic Party called Tuesday on the Democratic candidate for attorney general to drop out of the race after he was accused of an attack on his elderly father.
  • James Comey Admits Wife, Four Daughters All Voted, Rallied for Hillary Clinton

    04/16/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Godebert · 79 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | 4/15/2018 | The Liberty Daily
    Link to Video: VIDEO: James Comey Admits Wife, Four Daughters All Voted, Rallied for Hillary Clinton
  • Congresswoman Blames Lack of Training for Harassment [semi-satire]

    04/03/2018 1:30:11 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 April 2018 | John Semmens
    Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn) apologized for failing to protect female staff members from harassment by her former chief of staff Tony Baker and blamed “lack of proper training” for the abuses, which included allegations of “punching” and “death threats.” “Much to my dismay, I discovered that punching and threatening staff members is not explicitly addressed in any legislation,” Esty said. “I will attempt to correct this, but can’t promise anything since Republicans control both houses of congress. Meanwhile, of my own accord I will be requiring all my employees to complete training in harassment. Hopefully, this will move punching and...
  • This candidate isn't clowning around: SC clown running for Congress

    03/27/2018 10:05:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    The State (Columbia SC) ^ | March 27, 2018 08:26 AM | Bristow Marchant
    This clown wants your vote for Congress. In this case, that isn’t a negative description. Steve Lough, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th District, is a former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers circus. Lough is leaning into his unusual resume, appearing in clown makeup in a promotional photo and registering the domain name ClownForCongress.com. “They joke that the president and Congress are all clowns,” Lough said in announcing his candidacy. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.” A Democrat, Lough says he wants to use his clowning to promote universal access...
  • Clown running for congress (SC)

    03/27/2018 4:34:45 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 32 replies
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A clown is running for Congress. That's not a joke. Steve Lough is wearing his red nose with pride, appearing in clown makeup on his campaign website as he runs against four others in South Carolina's Democratic primary for the seat held by GOP Rep. Ralph Norman. Lough was a professional clown with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Now The State newspaper reports that he's for reforming gun laws and providing universal access to health care. Lough is a native of Camden, South Carolina, who earned degrees from Dartmouth as well as the Ringling Bros....
  • Hidden Video: Biden in Training To Backup Trump Threat

    03/22/2018 8:20:51 AM PDT · by drpix · 21 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/22/18 | video
    As a key strategy in his 2020 quest, Crazy Joe is caught training to backup his threat to "beat the hell" out of Trump.
  • D.C. councilman apologizes for anti-Semitic comments [Democrat blames Jews for the snow]

    03/19/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    DCW50 ^ | 3/18/18 | T Layne
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. councilman issued an apology Sunday night for making anti-Semitic comments. Ward 8 council member Trayvon White Sr. posted a video to Facebook Friday morning when it was snowing in D.C. and talked about an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
  • Congress should 'speak out' on Russia probe, 'don’t wait for crisis': House Democrat (Schiff)

    03/18/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/18/18 | Quinn Scanlan
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that congressional members need to “speak out” now about the importance of maintaining the special counsel’s Russia investigation, before there’s a “constitutional crisis.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. “What would happen if the president” fired special counsel Robert Mueller? Stephanopoulos asked.
  • Even after death, Democrat stays 'active' in politics

    03/18/2018 7:44:07 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    Admirers of the late New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne recently congregated in Jersey City to honor one of his last wishes: to have his ashes placed in Hudson County so he could “stay active” in politics. Byrne, a Democrat who died Jan. 4 at age 93, used to joke about the county, long known for its history of political shenanigans -- such as recruiting "voters" from local cemeteries.
  • Ex-Clinton aide calls on lieutenant governor to step down over affair

    03/16/2018 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 38 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | March 16, 2018 | By Amanda Woods
    A former aide to Hillary Clinton who is now a California gubernatorial candidate demanded this week that her rival step down as lieutenant governor because of an affair he had over a decade ago. Gubernatorial front-runner Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who served as mayor of San Francisco more than a decade ago, had an affair with one of his City Hall aides, who was also married to his campaign manager at the time, The Sacramento Bee reported. Newsom’s rival, Democrat Amanda Renteria, declared in a Facebook post Thursday that the affair makes him unfit for office.
  • Openly atheist Dem trumped by Republican landslide in special election in Tennessee

    03/14/2018 9:18:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Openly atheist Democrat Gayle Jordan lost a special election on Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the Tennessee Senate. Republican Shane Reeves won in a landslide, according to unofficial results from the Tennessee secretary of state. He received 13,139 votes compared to 5,179 votes for Jordan. Reeves will fill a seat vacated by Republican Jim Tracy after he resigned to serve as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office. Jordan is executive director of Recovering from Religion, a group that supports people who wish to leave their faith behind. She is a former Southern Baptist...
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • Warren rejects DNA test idea to prove Native American ancestry: (trunc)

    03/11/2018 2:31:20 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 130 replies
    Yahooooo News ^ | March 11, 2018 | Michael WalshReporter ,Yahoo News•
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., argued that her family’s claim to Native American ancestry is an indelible part of who she is — something that can never be taken away. Warren defended herself on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” Sunday morning when asked what she thought about taking an easily accessible DNA test, such as those offered by 23andMe or Ancestry, to settle the ongoing controversy over her heritage. Rather than address that question specifically, Warren told a story about how her mother and father, born and raised in Oklahoma, met as teenagers and fell head-over-heels in love. Her...
  • This Democrat Has Earned Pro-Life Americans' Trust - Now He Needs Our Help

    03/10/2018 10:47:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/10/2018 | Jonathan Frank
    Thoughtful pro-life Americans know that our greatest victories for the cause of the unborn have been made possible, in part, with help from a brave group of pro-life Democrats who have stood tall against members of their own party to do right by their most vulnerable constituents. The time-honored Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of elective abortions and is estimated to have saved more than two million lives, initially passed in 1976 with support from more than 100 House Democrats and continues to enjoy bipartisan support as a policy rider to annual spending bills.Years later, the Partial Birth Abortion...
  • The CIA Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:16:15 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 32 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7 March 2018 | Patrick Martin
    An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history
  • Trump Returns to His Democratic Roots

    03/09/2018 12:55:44 PM PST · by TBP · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2018 | Michael Tanner
    It has largely slipped under the radar screens of partisan hatred in Washington, but has anyone noticed that in the last couple of months Donald Trump has become . . . a Democrat? Of course, for most of his life, Trump was a Democrat, a faithful fundraiser for Chuck Schumer and Hilary Clinton, and comfortably liberal in most of his positions. But once he decided to run for president as a Republican, he underwent a total transformation, becoming an arch-conservative. And during his first year in office, he governed like a conservative Republican, slashing taxes and regulations, appointing conservative judges,...
  • WATCH Roy Moore Accuser Learn That She Can’t Run For Office

    03/08/2018 4:48:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Deborah Gibson, who claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager just announced her intention to run for Florida House of Representatives. There’s only one problem; she is not legally allowed to run for Congress. Before choosing to run, she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and in doing so disqualified herself from running for office because of Florida state law. She had to be informed by the local news of this fact. Watch the video of her being informed that she can’t run for Congress after announcing her candidacy
  • How a Texas House primary erupted into a full-blown Democratic war (election rigging?)

    03/07/2018 4:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/05/18 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) A crowded Democratic House primary in the Houston area has become a stand-in for the broader battle within the party between progressives who backed Bernie Sanders and members of the establishment. The controversy erupted more than a week ago, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's political arm for House races, unleashed a scathing attack against journalist and activist Laura Moser, one of seven candidates in the Texas 7th District Democratic primary to take on Republican Rep. John Culberson this fall. Now, with two days left before the Texas primary on Tuesday, the infighting has opened wounds...