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  • The Constitution of the United States

    07/21/2018 11:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 2 replies
    National Archives ^ | We the People of the United States
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of...

    07/21/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 166 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2018 | F-I/D-J
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. had abused its surveillance powers. [Read the documents here.]
  • There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. [Barf.]

    07/21/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | July 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    For Rachel Conner, the 2018 election season has been a moment of revelation. A 27-year-old social worker, Ms. Conner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries, spurning the more liberal Bernie Sanders, whom many of her peers backed. But Ms. Conner changed course in this year’s campaign for governor, after concluding that Democrats could only win with more daring messages on issues like public health and immigration. And so on a recent Wednesday, she enlisted two other young women to volunteer for Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old advocate of single-payer health care running an uphill race in Michigan to become...
  • Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders, in joint rally, say their agenda is now Democratic 'mainstream'

    07/21/2018 12:50:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    When Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders rallied for a left-wing congressional candidate Friday afternoon in Kansas, they insisted their agenda is "mainstream." Sanders, the Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate who spent the afternoon campaigning in Wichita for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson, boasted that ideas “once considered to be radical” are now part “of the mainstream conversation.” “With allies like Alexandria and James in the Congress, we are going to pass a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program,” Sanders told the crowd. “And please understand that this idea of Medicare for all – this is not a radical idea.”...
  • Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: 'Impeach Trump!'

    07/21/2018 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Ew ^ | 7/21/18 | J Hibberd
    ....When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room....
  • Watch CNBC's Full Interview With President Donald Trump | CNBC

    07/21/2018 2:20:54 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 6 replies ^ |
    Many topics discussed, including Trade Deficits, Federal Reserve policy, Russia, Jobs-training, Surprisingly fair interview, IMHO. The President made several good points on a variety of topics.
  • DEVELOPING: DOJ Releasing Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page

    07/21/2018 1:20:10 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Fitton appeared on Fox News early Saturday morning to discuss the new development.
  • Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart meet for first U.S. Senate debate in Virginia

    07/21/2018 12:14:23 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/2018 | PBS
    The Virginia Bar Association hosts the first U.S. Senate debate Virginia's 2018 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) will face Corey Stewart (R) on July 21. [Full debate video at link]
  • Avenatti: I’d Consider Representing Cohen If He’ll Turn on Trump

    07/21/2018 10:32:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My advice to Michael Cohen: DO NOT hire Michael Avenatti as your lawyer. He doesn’t have your best interests at heart. To the contrary, he would use you to advance his own ambitions. That became obvious by Avenatti’s own statement on Joy Reid’s MSNBC today. Asked by Reid whether he’d represent Cohen, Avenatti said: “The only way that I would agree to do that is if I had 100% confidence that Michael Cohen was ready to do the right thing: fully disclose what he knew about the President, and if he sought my assistance in bringing that information to the...
  • Weekly Update: Big Win For Clean Elections

    07/21/2018 9:42:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls The ATF Is Still Stonewalling on Reclassification of AR-15 Ammunition Soros-Front Group Blasts Judicial Watch for Exposing Its Marxist Guerilla Ties Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls We have taken the lead nationwide in defending state voter ID laws and other commonsense election integrity measures, filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and in several circuit courts of appeal and trial courts. We supported North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform laws, most recently filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court in March 2017....
  • At Helsinki, Trump Undermined Our Power-Abusing Intelligence Agencies, Not America

    07/21/2018 8:46:20 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2018 | Willis Krumholz
    During President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire asked him about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump — as he has done many times before — responded with an answer that cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment of massive Russian election-interference. (Snip) Naturally, all hell broke loose in America’s elite political and media circles. Tom Nichols, a sometime Federalist contributor, said Trump threatened the very safety of America in saying he doubted his intelligence agencies. A group of liberal law professors, who naturally have an affinity toward bending the...
  • Democrats Have Already Jumped the Shark on Judge Kavanaugh

    07/21/2018 8:16:56 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.20.18 | Orrin Hatch
    Screaming that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is evil incarnate may make folks feel good. But it doesn’t make it true. And it’s surely not effective.There’s an episode in the fifth season of the classic TV sitcom Happy Days in which one of the main characters jumps over a shark while waterskiing. This implausible scene, which marked a turn in the show toward farce and signaled its impending decline, spawned the phrase “jumping the shark.” To jump the shark is to descend from seriousness to absurdity in a desperate attempt to retain relevance and attention. President Trump nominated widely respected D.C....

    07/21/2018 8:14:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-21-18 | Scott Morefield
    Teenage black conservative activist CJ Pearson came to Judge Jeanine Pirro’s defense in a viral video posted to his Twitter account Friday. “@JudgeJeanine, America stands with you,” he wrote above the video. “If you’re a black and conservative, they call you an Uncle Tom. If you’re female and conservative, you’re called things that I’m not sure my mom would be ok with me repeating. There is no group in America more bigoted than Leftists.”
  • The What and the How of Russian Election Meddling; Why Don't We Ask the MSM to be Specific?

    07/21/2018 7:49:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Christopher Paslay
    The Helsinki summit is over, and the major story – surprise, surprise – is more tiresome drivel about Russian election meddling. The most amazing thing about this narrative is that the who can be talked about endlessly with little to no mention of the what and the how. The what at the center of it all is that the Democratic National Committee, including Hillary Clinton and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, rigged their party's primary in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders. This is not speculation or the result of a political witch hunt – as is true...
  • WaPo Basically Admits That Mexico Is A S***Hole Country

    07/21/2018 7:38:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    To their credit, the WaPo’s editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands. They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was “flummoxed” by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014. But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference. We’ve had a “safe third country” agreement with Canada since 2004. Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the...
  • Arizona Democratic Candidate Booed For Supporting ICE

    07/21/2018 7:33:21 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    A Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona was booed at a debate Thursday after expressing support for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE). Ann Kirkpatrick, one of several Democratic candidates in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, raised her hand Thursday when the debate moderator asked if any candidates “would have declared [their] support for ICE agents without any increased oversight.”
  • Voxsplaining: Oh My God, Did Vox Really Just Say This About Trump And The Electoral College

    07/21/2018 6:43:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 7/21/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, Vox Media has some news for us, guys. Donald Trump won the 2016 election because he clinched the 270 votes needed in Electoral College, despite winning the popular vote. Or how did they put it, “Trump only won the presidential election in 2016 because of the Electoral College.”
  • Five reasons why Ohio's 12th Congressional District race hasn't caught fire nationally

    07/21/2018 6:20:37 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 12 replies ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jeremy Pelter
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio--This summer, the eyes of the political world were supposed to be focused on the special-election battle for the 12th Congressional District in Central Ohio.</p> <p>The election is scheduled for Aug. 7, a time when little else is on the national political calendar. And how Democrat Danny O'Connor does in the Republican-leaning district was supposed to give an indication of how his party will fare in the November midterms.</p>
  • RNC outraises DNC again in June

    07/21/2018 6:15:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/18 | John Bowden
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted strong fundraising numbers for June, surpassing the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee (DNC) for another month in a row. RNC officials reported almost $14 million in fundraising in June, compared to just $8 million raised by Democrats during that time. The party remains far ahead of the DNC in to-date fundraising totals for this cycle, enjoying a lead of almost $100 million in total funds raised, according to The Washington Post. Democrats ended June with just $9 million cash on hand and $6.3 million in debt, according to the Post. That's compared to a much...
  • One Judge Confirmed This Week (and one floor vote cancelled at last minute)

    07/21/2018 2:49:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 44. Could have been 45, but Senators Tim Scott and Marco Rubio decided to remove their support at the very last minute. Because Scott was "uncomfortable" with the nominee's anti-multiculturism writings in college. They could have said something before the committee vote. They could have said something before the cloture vote THE PREVIOUS DAY! But they decided, for their own purposes, to kill a good conservative nominee. Again, count could have been 45 but for two scheming republicans.