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  • Congresswoman Blasts ‘Religious Bigotry’ Against Knights of Columbus, Catholic Nominees

    01/11/2019 6:38:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/19 | Ed Condon/CNA
    Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench. The debate has turned into a war of words between members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation “We cannot and will not tolerate prejudicial treatment of those with whom we disagree, any more than we would tolerate such treatment of those with whom we agree,” Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote in a Jan. 8 op-ed for The Hill. Gabbard accused senators screening judicial candidates of “religious bigotry” and warned against legislators “weaponizing” questions of personal faith. At least two judicial candidates in...
  • Feinstein And Friends Quietly Introduce a Major Gun Control Bill During the Shutdown

    01/10/2019 6:07:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) on Wednesday introduced legislation to, once again, push another assault weapons ban, similar to legislation that passed back in 1994.~~~~SNIP~~~~Key provisions: Bans the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans any assault weapon that accepts a detachable ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of...
  • Whoopi Golberg chides Ocasio-Cortez, tells her to stop 'pooping' on 'giants' of Democratic Party

    01/07/2019 4:50:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/07/19 | Douglas Ernst
    Whoopi Goldberg says newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to stop “pooping” on the Democratic Party and tone down her “very opinionated” nature for a while. The ladies of ABC’s “The View” were not pleased on Monday with a recent interview the New York Democrat gave on “60 Minutes” with Anderson Cooper. They accused the young Democrat of rhetorically defecating on “the shoulders of quite a few giants” before ever accruing a single legislative accomplishment. “She is very opinionated, which we like,” Ms. Goldberg said. “We like opinionated women. But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where...
  • Whoa: Gun Grabber Dianne Feinstein Admits There's Issues With The Bump Stock Ban

    12/30/2018 9:34:07 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/29/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Support for banning bump stocks is widespread, and it’s encouraging to see the Trump administration take action on gun safety. But let’s not celebrate too quickly. Presidents can rescind regulations just as easily as they create them, and in this case, the bump stock ban will likely be tied up in court for years. Only hours after the Trump administration released its final regulation, Gun Owners of America announced it would file a lawsuit. To ensure a ban is implemented and protected from legal challenges, Congress must still pass a law banning bump stocks and other similar devices, such as...
  • Senator who authored California’s ‘sanctuary state’ bill sends condolences to family of slain...

    12/29/2018 7:18:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 5:10 pm on December 29, 2018 | Brett T.
    FULL TITLE: Senator who authored California’s ‘sanctuary state’ bill sends condolences to family of slain officer As Twitchy reported earlier, Cameron Gray posted a must-read thread about the number of House members from California who took to social media to demand answers about the deaths of two children in Border Patrol custody but never thought to tweet about Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant. Well, there was one tweet and another retweet at least. President pro tempore of the California State Senate Kevin de León, probably better known to out-of-staters as the Democrat who...
  • Pelosi Names Corrupt Former Deep State DOJ Embed as House General Counsel To Lead Resistance

    12/28/2018 5:11:23 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 28, 2018 | Sundance
    Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has selected corrupt former DOJ career embed, Douglas N Letter, as Chief Legal Counsel for the House of Representatives. Mr. Letter has agreed to come out of retirement to aid the House effort, and structure legal pathway to impeach President Trump.
  • Ed Henry Asks Rep. Lieu the Perfect Question After the Congressman

    12/28/2018 1:32:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    An illegal immigrant is responsible for the death of police Newman Cpl. Ronil Singh in the state of California. Singh stopped the suspect Wednesday morning for a DUI, before the two engaged in a gunfight. Singh died trying to defend himself. He was just 33 years old and leaves behind a wife and 5-month-old son. The suspect had been on the run until authorities captured him just this afternoon.Keep that context in mind as you read this tweet that was recently sent out from Rep. Ted Lieu's Twitter account. In it, he complains about President Trump's new threat to shutdown...
  • Sen. Feinstein seeks Judiciary committee hearing on CBP's ‘treatment of immigrant children’

    12/27/2018 3:35:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein penned a letter on Thursday urging the chamber's Judiciary committee to schedule a hearing about Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its “treatment of immigrant children.” The letter was addressed to incoming Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and said the request came “in light of the deaths of two young children in Border Patrol custody this month.” An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala, who was identified by the country’s consul in Phoenix as Felipe Gomez Alonzo, died on Tuesday while in U.S. custody, immigrations officials previously said. Customs and Border Protection revealed that the boy died...
  • Revealed: Antifa Leader Relied On Anonymity To Push Radical, Violent Communist Agenda

    12/19/2018 8:56:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9:49 PM 12/18/2018 | Andrew Kerr | Investigative Reporter
    Editor’s note: The subject of this story is being identified because he’s pushed radical rhetoric and has advocated for politically-motivated violence from behind a mask. The Daily Caller News Foundation does not and will not publish truly private information such as home addresses. The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases to spread radical and often violent rhetoric while concealing his actual identity. Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by...
  • DC Circuit Won't Force IRS to Release Trump's Tax Returns

    12/18/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    law.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Nate Robson
    "Confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike," the D.C. Circuit said in a ruling Tuesday that upheld the dismissal of a suit seeking Trump's tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling dismissing an attempt to overcome IRS privacy rules to acquire President Donald Trump’s tax returns through a public-records lawsuit. The Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to use a Freedom of Information Act request to get the president’s tax returns, which he has withheld citing a pending Internal Revenue Service audit. Legal experts contend nothing prohibits the...
  • Thousands Of Teachers March In Downtown Los Angeles As Strike Looms

    12/16/2018 4:47:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    See BS local ^ | 12/15/18
    (CBSLA/AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union estimates 50,000 were there. The crowd had relief from overcrowding at the top of their wish list. **SNIP** UTLA teachers and supporters wore red for unity. They are seeing red over LAUSD’s reluctance to part with more green. “I want to see investment in the schools and in the kids,” said LAUSD parent Carmen Montecito. UTLA says if LAUSD would just tap in to its almost $2...
  • Final Defendant in Deadly 2014 Attack on USC Student Found Guilty of Murder

    12/12/2018 9:55:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The other three suspects — Andrew Garcia, Alejandra Guerrero and Jonathan Del Carmen — have all been convicted in the deadly attack... According to prosecutors, 24-year-old USC engineering student Xinran Ji was walking home from a study group around 1 a.m. on July 24, 2014 when he was attacked by four assailants, including Ochoa. They beat Ji with a metal baseball bat and wrench in a robbery attempt gone awry, according to prosecutors, leaving the 24-year-old to escape to his apartment near campus. Ochoa is accused of hitting the victim with a bat and then running away... Ji left behind...
  • WikiLeaks says Senate panel requested Assange testimony for Russia probe

    08/11/2018 11:04:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/2018 | Morgan Chalfant
    WikiLeaks is claiming that the Senate Intelligence Committee has asked its founder, Julian Assange, to testify as part of the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The organization posted a letter on its Twitter account dated Aug. 1 that purports to come from committee leaders Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) requesting that he make himself available “for a closed door interview with bipartisan Committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location.” A spokeswoman for Warner declined to comment on witnesses. A spokeswoman for Burr also declined to comment. Assange’s legal team is...
  • Senate intelligence staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe) has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...Wolfe had been scheduled to appear for a routine status hearing, before prosecutors announced that "substantial" negotiations had produced a guilty plea.
  • SF crime epidemic: ‘Porch pirates’ swiping packages from doorsteps

    12/06/2018 4:48:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2018 | Heather Knight
    Everybody knows San Francisco is the city with glittering streets — well, glittering because of all the puddles of shattered glass from car break-ins. But there’s another pervasive property crime here that doesn’t get as much attention because there’s no evidence left behind. It’s called “porch piracy,” and it’s the swiping of packages off people’s front steps. All that’s left is an empty doorstep and the resident’s frustration.
  • Roger Stone pleads the Fifth to Senate inquiry

    12/04/2018 3:28:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/04/2018 6:06 PM | Bob Fredericks
    President Donald Trump's longtime political ally Roger Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment protection as he declined to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a letter posted Tuesday by the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "Mr. Stone's invocation of his Fifth Amendment privilege must be understood by all to be the assertion of a Constitutional right by an innocent citizen who denounces secrecy," Stone's attorney, Grant Smith, said in the letter, dated Dec. 3.
  • 3 Execs at Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Military in $8 Billion...

    12/01/2018 4:54:49 AM PST · by MNDude · 36 replies
    Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement. Abul...
  • 9 Charged in 'Large-Scale Voter Fraud Scheme'

    11/24/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    According to a press release sent out by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, nine individuals have been charged "with a dozen felony counts for allegedly offering money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms." "The defendants are accused of engaging in the solicitation of hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by allegedly offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation, prosecutors said. The alleged offenses occurred during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles," the release...
  • Nancy Pelosi: It's Time For Democrats to Unite...Over ME!

    11/24/2018 6:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    It's no secret that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) is facing a challenging bid for her former post as Speak of the House. The icing on the cake though? She thinks that it's time for her Democratic colleagues to come together and unite over her potential speakership.On Friday, Pelosi sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues, urging them to "support the nominee of our Caucus for Speaker on the Floor of the House." The Democratic Party's rules require members to vote for whoever the nominee is.Here's a copy of the letter (emphasis mine): November 23, 2018Dear Democratic Colleague and...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 196 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.