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  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 62 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Democratic Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    06/27/2016 4:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Peter Hasson
    Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the 2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday proudly announced, “The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women’s reproductive rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it.” "The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a...
  • Benghazi survivor fights radical Islam, counters Obamas lies on terrorist threat

    06/26/2016 7:58:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/26/2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    One of the heroic survivors of the 2012 Benghazi attack, who held off invading Islamists until rescuers reached the besieged CIA base, has begun a national campaign to counter President Obamas narrative on the terrorist threat. Former Army Ranger Kris Tanto Paronto has started a nonprofit called Leading From the Front, which he hopes will translate into a national movement to drive home the real threat Islamic extremists pose to America. Radical Islam is at war with America, and we are slowly losing, Mr. Paronto said. From Benghazi to Orlando, we are seeing the deadly consequences of President Obama and...
  • Democrats see danger signs in states where Clinton has not fully engaged

    06/26/2016 7:23:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Philip Rucker and John Wagner
    Hillary Clintons campaign strategists look at the general-election map and see a bounty of electoral college votes that are hers for the taking: in Florida and Virginia, Colorado and Nevada all places where Donald Trump has badly damaged his standing with nonwhites and women. Yet as Clinton plots her march to the White House, there are warning signs elsewhere in states where her campaign is not yet making a full investment. And that has sparked concern from allies who say Trump must not be underestimated. In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trumps...
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 6:10:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 5 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 26, 2016
    FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace defended Hillary Clinton today like the rest of the liberal media from Donald Trumps attacks this week. benghazi terrorists Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie)...
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 2:50:07 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ....Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie) was posted after 4 PM on that Tuesday afternoon. And Hillary Clinton was home by 10:30 PM as US forces continued to come under attack...
  • Dan Rather Worries That The Media Has Become A Business Partner Of Donald Trump

    06/26/2016 1:48:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/16 | Marina Fang
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Sunday had some words of advice and caution for journalists covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Rather criticized cable news networks wall-to-wall coverage of the real estate mogul and warned that they may have been complicit in Trumps rise to the top of the GOP field. What I worry about is, in a way, the media is a political partner, a business partner of Donald Trump, Rather said on CNNs Reliable Sources.
  • Illinois to Create Advisory Council of Muslims [semi-satire]

    06/26/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    A bill approved by the state Legislature creates a 21-member Illinois Muslim-American Advisory Council. Co-sponsor of the legislation Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D) hailed the measure as a sensible way to ensure that the activities of state government have a chance to get Muslim buy-in at an early stage. A lot of what we do without thinking is offensive to the followers of Islam. Clearing policies and programs ahead of time will prevent Muslims from having to resort to violence after-the-fact as a means of expressing their displeasure. Republican Rep. Barbara Wheeler voted against the bill, calling it a wrong turn...
  • TRUMP: WERE ASKING BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATEDs Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. Thats why were...
  • Dems Stage Sit-in Against Guns [semi-satire]

    06/25/2016 4:48:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Democratic members of the House of Representatives staged a sit-in to publicize their quest for stricter gun controls. Distressed that the murder of 50 night club patrons by an Islamic terrorist in Florida has not sufficiently weakened GOP support for the Second Amendment, more than two dozen Democrats seized the House floor for more than a day, vowing to block House business until their demands are met. Sit-in participant Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa) used the event to call for "a major revision of the Second Amendment, because Americans don't agree with it and we've had it. The Amendment may have...
  • Hillary called Obama incompetent and feckless in boozy rant

    06/27/2014 12:12:51 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-27-2014 | Bob Fredericks
    June 27, 2014 Hillary called Obama incompetent and feckless in boozy rant Bob Fredericks Hillary Clinton called President Obama incompetent and feckless and charged that he had no hand on the tiller half the time during a boozy reunion with college pals, a new book claims... ... Clinton ranted, The thing with Obama is that he cant be bothered, and there is no hand on the tiller half the time. Thats the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the fking tiller,... ... The IRS targeting the Tea Party, the Justice Departments seizure of AP phone records and [Fox...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primariesa harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • No Fly, No Buy. Why?

    06/25/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/16 | Greg Pencils
    Perhaps it is the "No Fly" list itself that we should be investigating? The latest version of the Democrats strategy of denying constitutional rights and due process in the race for a socialist utopia with them in controlis No Buy, No Fly. The contention is that anyone on the No Fly list should not be able to purchase a gun. No conviction, no due process, no appeal, no knowledge of why you are on the list, no way off the list, and its all shrouded in government secrecy, as is all future control of your life. But consider this
  • Rep. Gohmert: If Orlando Was About Guns, Then 'Boston Was About a Pressure Cooker'(video)

    06/25/2016 6:05:41 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called it "outrageous" that House Democrats would grab microphones and prevent fellow lawmakers from conducting business in violation of House rules, all to make a point about gun control, which is really beside the point, he said: "And when people go on for 12 hours, saying things, 'It's about guns,' then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker. It wasn't. Both of them were about radical Islam," Gohmert told Fox News's Charles Payne. "And the reason people died unnecessarily is because this FBI, this Justice Department, this Homeland Security has purged their training materials, so...
  • Obama Bashes Whitey in Speech at Entrepreneurship Summit (Video)

    06/24/2016 3:57:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama spoke at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Friday in Palo Alto, California. This was his first speech after the Brexit vote left another mark on his years of failed leadership at home and abroad. During his speech to young entrepreneurs Obama took a swipe at whitey. Obama: When people can start their own businesses it helps people and families succeed It offers a positive path for young people seeking to make something of themselves and can empower people who previously have been locked out of the existing social order, women, minorities, others who arent part of the...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeatedor at least weakenedthrough respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand todays political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americansliberals and conservativeswho feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexualityand are...
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects including a Madison artery have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • The Democrats' Mob Rule In The House Of Representatives

    06/24/2016 3:52:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    House Democrats made complete fools of themselves with their sit-in temper tantrum this week. Shouting their demands for an immediate vote on gun control legislation apparently their only serious answer to global Islamic jihad the Democratic disrupters caused pandemonium on the House floor on Wednesday. They sought to paralyze House proceedings with shouts of No bill, No break! Representative Maxine Waters of California proclaimed, Im prepared to stand here until hell freezes over. Civil rights hero Representative John Lewis of Georgia declared, we have to occupy the floor of the House until theres action.
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Partys platform drafting committee one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost. The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With Freezing Conditions During Sit-In

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With Freezing Conditions During Sit-In Chandler Gill BY: June 23, 2016 3:38 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats had to wear sweaters to endure freezing conditions on the House floor during the Democratic sit-in on gun control, but she said those conditions could not deter her. A reporter brought up the live periscope feed that showed the sit-in since CSPAN cameras were not allowed to film because the floor was in recess. The reporter asked, since there was a constant periscope feed of the sit-in, if the rule...
  • Democrats end sit-in on gun control

    06/23/2016 11:08:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for action on gun-control legislation. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke while surrounded by his Democratic colleagues to close the protest, which lasted through the night after beginning shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis declared in anticipation of the House's return date after the Independence Day recess. Democrats planned to hold a rally on the Capitol steps after ending the sit-in, but what their...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecutions claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a rough ride in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. The court...
  • Planned Parenthood spending millions to elect Democrats

    06/23/2016 8:42:22 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Planned Parenthood, who receives more than $500 million in funds from the American taxpayer every year, is engaged in a highly partisan effort to elect Democrats to office - including Hillary Clinton. How do they get away with it? There's a loophole in the campaign finance laws that allows Planned Parenthood to create a separate entity to collect donations and distribute cash and services to candidates. The PPFA is a 501c3 nonprofit, while Planned Parenthood Action is a 501c4 advocacy group. They keep separate books and are not allowed by law to coordinate action. But does anyone really believe that...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Louie Gohmert Confronts Dems during Gun-Grab "Sit-in": "Radical Islam Killed these People" - Video

    06/23/2016 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies
    God bless Louis Gohmert! He tries to confront the mindless, juvenile Democrats staging a sit-in on the House Floor to push Gun Control. You cant hear much of what he says, but you can see him pointing and you can hear him saying Radical Islam killed these people" . . .
  • Capital Hill Gun Control for Dummies

    06/23/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2016 | MOTUS
    Republicans could learn a thing or two from their Democrat colleagues now they know how to not lose! Just say NO! Refuse to leave until you get your way.As is often the case with politicians, cats can best illustrate the basic differences.Republican cat faces its political enemy:Democrat cat, dealing with his political enemy:Butt now the conundrum: the 4th of July is coming up and many of these elected officials have parade commitments back in their districts. So dont expect many of them to remain in the Capital Hill sandbox throughout the 4th of July break, I doubt that any...
  • Shuttered prison being prepared for Democratic convention (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2016 4:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Associated Press
    A shuttered Philadelphia prison that was built 120 years ago and once used inmates as test subjects for biochemical research is being readied in case space is needed to hold protesters arrested during the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of protesters are expected at the July 25-28 convention. Officials with the city's prison system tell the Philadelphia Inquirer Holmesburg Prison can be used if needed for mass arrests. The prison was closed in 1995....
  • GOP Members Livid As Speaker Ryan Lets Democrats Stage A Sit-In

    06/23/2016 3:35:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Members of the House Republican Conference are furious at Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) after they were forced to sidelines for more than nine hours while House Democrats staged a college-style sit-in in the House chamber to demand restrictions on gun rights. Ryan was so weak, he just let them take over, a Capitol Hill source told Breitbart News.
  • CAIR Sees 64 Percent Jump in Muslims Registered to Vote Since 2012

    06/22/2016 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) estimates that the number of American Muslims registered to vote has jumped from around 500,000 in 2012 to at least 824,000 ahead of Novembers election a 64 percent increase. CAIR said Tuesday that could be a possible indicator of increased political involvement due to anti-Muslim rhetoric by public figures. It did not name names, but presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has come under fire for some campaign statements relating to Islam especially his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. because of terrorism concerns. The figures are...
  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    06/22/2016 2:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Rebellious Democrats shut down the Houses legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers weeklong break. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest. But in an unprecedented step, C-SPAN used live video feeds from one lawmakers Periscope account and anothers Facebook page to transmit words and images from the House. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected...
  • Dem: 'The Second Amendment needs some changing'

    06/22/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., called for a revision of the Second Amendment during Wednesday's "sit-in" on the House floor, which has shut down the House while Democrats demand a vote on gun control legislation. "The Second Amendment needs some changing, because Americans don't agree with it and we've had it," Doyle shouted on the House floor. "We're not going to watch any more people in this country get slaughtered and do nothing." House Democrats are occupying the well of the floor in order to demand a vote on gun control legislation, such as a ban on weapons sales to people...
  • House Dems stage sit-in, shut down chamber over gun legislation

    06/22/2016 11:58:46 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Donovan Slack, and Deborah Barfield Berry
    Democratic lawmakers shut down the U.S. House Wednesday by staging a sit-in on the House floor to demand a vote on gun control legislation. Roughly 40 House lawmakers sat on the floor and refused to allow Republicans to take back control. They took turns talking about gun violence, said they wouldn't leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed a vote on measures to curb it, and chanted over and over "No bill, no break!" The House is scheduled to adjourn on Friday and be out of session until July 5.
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 167 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to occupy the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Orlando shooters father visited White House, met Democrats, State Dept. and more...

    06/22/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Jookos · 18 replies
    Jookos News ^ | 6/22/2016 | Jookos News
    Once again, the corruptstream media has dropped a ball on a major story that is certain to get a rise out of the Obama White House if it hits the airwaves. Leading Democrats such as Charlie Rangel as can be seen in the picture below actually met the Orlando terrorists father, Seddique Mateen, as well as several other congressmen, and thats including Republicans!
  • Clinton's Immigration Policy Undermines Economic Narrative

    06/22/2016 4:52:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In her Tuesday economic address, Hillary Clinton promoted an economic agenda that is directly undercut by her radical and expansive immigration proposals. My mission as President is to help create more good-paying jobs so we can get incomes rising for hardworking families across America, Clinton said. Its a pretty simple formula: higher wages lead to more demand, which leads to more jobs with higher wages. And Ive laid out a detailed agenda to jumpstart this virtuous cycle.
  • Joe Biden To Gun Grabbers: Keep Fighting To Ban "Civilian Ownership" Of AR-15

    06/22/2016 4:37:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Joe Biden released a video Monday urging gun grabbers to keep fighting for a ban on civilian ownership of AR-15s, regardless of the Senate vote on gun control. Hours later, gun control was voted down in the Senate, but Biden wants the focus on AR-15s to remain.
  • Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah loan

    06/21/2016 10:59:58 AM PDT · by Phlap · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 06/21/2016
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah in racketeering trial involving donor's secret $1M campaign loan.
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • Like Trump today, the GOP tried to reject Calvin Coolidge but ended up glad to have him

    06/21/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After a war no one wanted and eight years of the devious and racially divisive Democrat Woodrow Wilson, America was ready for a change and return to normalcy. Nevertheless, it took until the tenth ballot at their 1920 nominating convention for Republicans to select Calvin Coolidge as their presidential candidate even though few thought could win. But the plain speaking Coolidge did win and went to work immediately to fix the Democrat mess that had put America in a deep recession that caused the unemployment rate to hit 15%. In just six months of saying No to new spending and...
  • Monica 'freaked out at Clinton affair with Mondale daughter'

    06/21/2016 6:34:48 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 06/20/2016 | Joe Kovacs
    The Secret Service agent who guarded President Clinton during his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky says the president was actually having sexual relations with numerous mistresses, including Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale. In his forthcoming tell-all book, Crisis of Character, Gary J. Byrne describes how he walked in on Bill Clinton and Ms. Mondale. There before us was E! Network host Eleanor Mondale and President Clinton in a compromising position, that is, making out on the Map Room table, Byrne writes of the alleged Christmastime event during the middle of Clintons presidency, according to...
  • TV News Feasts on Trump Controversies While Ignoring Hillarys Scandals

    06/20/2016 8:34:36 PM PDT · by Enchante · 63 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    Voters who have relied on the network evening newscasts for information about the 2016 presidential candidates saw four times more airtime devoted to controversies involving presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump than to the scandals surrounding his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Indeed, the only Clinton scandal to receive more than a minimal amount of attention from the networks during the primaries was the ongoing investigation of Clintons use of a private e-mail server and her mishandling of classified information while serving as Secretary of State. The networks paid little or no attention to a host of other Clinton controversies that likely...
  • Democratic Senator: People Getting The AR-15 Are Buying It To Do Bad Things

    06/20/2016 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Theyre not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You dont need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. Theyre buying it do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it. Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said certain types of firearms like the AR-15 are the kind of guns that should be banned. She added that people trying to purchase the weapon which is popular among American gun owners are buying it do bad things. Well, I think people need to have their voices heard, and what Ive heard from people in...
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Finally Kicked to the Curb

    06/20/2016 2:14:40 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Th Observer ^ | 06/20/16 | Michael Sainato
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned over her duties to Brandon Davis, National Political Coordinator for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who was installed by the Clinton campaign. Wasserman Schultz will retain her title as DNC Chair until the Democratic Party votes on a successor. While Democratic presidential nominees traditionally appoint election managers after the primaries endas Barack Obama did in 2008the alleged removal of Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair was nothing more than a publicity stunt. In effect, the move allows Clinton to tout an image of responding to Wasserman Schultzs poor favorability without actually having to...
  • Juan Gonzlez to the Bernie or Bust Movement: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of 1968 That Elected Nixon

    06/20/2016 2:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Democracy Now! ^ | June 20, 2016
    Thousands gathered over the weekend in Chicago for "The Peoples Summit," a major conference that brought together activists, community leaders and organizations to discuss whats next for the progressive movement in the United States. The meeting began one day after Bernie Sanders announced he would not concede to Hillary Clinton. On the opening night, Juan Gonzlez moderated a panel featuring Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Rosario Dawson and RoseAnn DeMoro of National Nurses United. Juan looked back to 1968 to examine the role activists took in that pivotal election year that saw the election of Richard Nixon. "Our slogan was 'Vote...
  • Congressman Says "Ruling Class" Not Paid Enough [semi-satire]

    06/20/2016 1:19:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla) complains that his $174,000 annual salary plus perks is "not enough to keep a man honest. We deal with an annual budget of over $3 trillion dollars. Our piece of that action is a paltry .005%. High-ranking heads of Departments don't fare much better. Is it surprising that some are tempted to augment in ways that many find distasteful?" "Take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill," the Congressman said. "After decades of public service they left the White House nearly broke in 2001. What choice did they have but to try to...
  • 56 Shot, 13 Killed During Fathers Day Weekend in Chicago

    06/20/2016 12:15:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 20, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Another holiday brought another slaughter of innocents in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. Fifty-six people were shot during Fathers Day weekend, and 13 of those shooting victims died. This brings the number shot in Chicago to about 1,800 people year-t0-date, the Tribune reports.
  • Democrat Wants Taxpayers to Pass Drug Test to Qualify for Deductions [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) has introduced legislation that would require taxpayers to pass a drug test before being allowed to itemize deductions on their 1040 tax forms. The bill is in retaliation for state laws that require welfare recipients to pass drug tests in order to receive benefits. "I am sick and tired of Republicans forcing poor people to jump through hoops to receive the money they are entitled to under the law," Moore complained. "We enacted these programs to help the unfortunate. Few members of society are as unfortunate as drug addicts. They are slaves to chemicals that their...
  • The Danger of Courting White Swing Voters

    06/19/2016 10:23:08 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rebecca Griffin
    It must be pretty sweet to be a white swing voter. Political campaigns blow millions of dollars catering to your every whim. Politicians ask what you think before they step out on a major policy program, despite the fact that your views arent representative of the majority of Americans. The changing demographics of this country mean its well past time to stop obsessing over a shrinking population thats out of sync with the right direction for this country. Continuing to cater to those voters can have dire consequences, in politics and more importantly in policies that deeply impact peoples lives....
  • Oh, that time the government thought a cub scout was a terrorist

    06/18/2016 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Let’s go back in time to The New York Times’ 2010 article about then-eight-year-old Mikey Hicks. Was he a cub scout or a terrorist? His parents knew. In fact, most people with cognitive function would know that he’s not hell bent on attacking the country, but our government wasn’t sure. He could be the face of absolute evil, so thank goodness the U.S. Senate could bar him from buying a firearm since he’s on one of the many terror watch lists maintained by the FBI. He never had any due process of law concerning his designation as someone who might...