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  • 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.
  • McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum

    07/20/2018 3:29:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/20/18 | ELANA SCHOR and BURGESS EVERETT
    <p>The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s prepared to let Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote slip until just before November’s midterm elections, according to multiple sources.</p>
  • Senator Grassley Issues a Timeline to Confirm Brett Kavanuagh to SCOTUS

    07/20/2018 3:17:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been three weeks since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench and just 10 days since President Trump named U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his replacement. Since then, Kavanaugh has been meeting with a number of Senators on Capitol Hill, shepherded by Vice President Mike Pence and former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl. According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who will oversee the upcoming confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh should be fitted for his robe and confirmed to the Supreme Court within 70 days. "Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected jurists in...
  • Senate Panel Clears Trump Nominees for 11th, 3rd Circuits

    07/20/2018 3:04:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    law.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Ellis Kim
    The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared a handful of President Donald Trump’s circuit and district court picks Thursday, teeing them up for consideration on the Senate floor. The panel voted along an 11-10 party-line split to approve Britt Grant, who was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and David Porter, who was tapped for the Third Circuit. Porter’s nomination was heavily opposed. Senate Democrats and opposition groups had zeroed in on the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney shareholder’s previous writings and associations. During his confirmation hearing, he attempted to downplay that past, but also picked up criticism...
  • Non-Profit Sues Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and DNC Over Dossier

    07/20/2018 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/19/2018 | Thomas - Featured Commentator
    The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a non-profit organization, has filed a 22-page federal election complaint today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and their law firm Perkins Coie. Another target of their legal complaint is against Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy that authored the infamous, false dossier on President Trump. The foundation is focused on Hillary Clinton and Democrat insiders’ illegal use of money transfers and payments to and from Fusion GPS, which is the firm hired by Steele to compile the dossier. The brazen money transfers are in violation of...
  • If the Podesta's get immunity, Manafort should be pardoned immediately. Tit for Tat

    07/20/2018 4:02:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    And Trump should tweet exactly that! Enough of this one-sided nonsense.
  • Trump says he dreams about Biden running again, Obama 'took him out of the garbage heap'

    07/19/2018 10:14:30 AM PDT · by bkopto · 21 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/19/2018 | adam shaw
    President Trump ripped Joe Biden in newly aired interview comments, saying running against the ex-vice president in 2020 would be a “dream” and claiming former President Barack Obama “took him out of the garbage heap” in 2008. “Well, I dream, I dream about Biden. That's a dream,” Trump said in an interview with CBS News, when asked about a Biden bid. “Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than one percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have it be Biden.”
  • Republicans overwhelmingly back Trump's performance at Putin summit: Poll

    07/19/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The vast majority of Republicans support the way President Trump handled his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to a new Axios poll. The poll said 80 percent of Republicans approved of Trump’s performance, while only 8 percent of Democrats feel the same way. The partisan split could be seen in other things the poll measured. For example, 85 percent of Republicans think the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections is “more of a distraction,” while on the other side, 85 percent of Democrats feel that the possibility of coordination between the two...
  • Dems, Left Wing Media Claim Russian Hacking an ‘Act of War’

    07/18/2018 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2018 | by Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump’s refusal to rehash allegations of Kremlin-backed interference in the 2016 presidential election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday incensed Democrat lawmakers and left wing media pundits. Standing alongside Putin, President Trump steered clear of confrontation with the Russian, while questioning U.S. intelligence and last week’s federal indictments of 12 Russians for hacking into Democratic email accounts to purportedly hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” President Trump said following a...
  • Who is more likely to hack the 2018 election: Russia or the CIA? (Vanity Poll)

    07/18/2018 5:32:44 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 25 replies
    vanity ^ | July 18, 2018 | vanity
    Who is more likely to hack the 2018 election: Russia or the CIA?
  • Illegal aliens register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/18/2018 3:36:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    The San Francisco Bee ^ | 18 July 2018 | Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”
  • NRA Endorses State Senator Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

    07/17/2018 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 17, 2017 | NRA Staff
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to announce its endorsement of state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the 2018 Republican U.S. Senate Primary in Wisconsin. “Vukmir’s record demonstrates her strong support for our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “We can count on Leah Vukmir to strongly support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the U.S. Senate.” Vukmir, a lifelong Wisconsinite, has earned an “A+” rating from NRA-PVF. That grade is reserved for legislators who have an excellent voting record on issues critical to NRA members...
  • Is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel agencies to stand down while Russia...

    07/17/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Speaking of treason, is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel and law enforcement agencies to stand down while Russia was actually in the act of meddling into our elections? And seeing that Hillary brought it up during the campaign, then she knew about it too. What did the president know and when did he know it? Why did they take no action at the time?
  • Correction: Trump Did Not Absolve Russians of Meddling

    07/17/2018 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2018 | Tom Trinko
    Donald Trump did not say the Russians didn't meddle in the U.S. election.  Remember that when you read heated statements from leftist shills or people like Jeff Flake and John McCain.  The left is in full lie mode, and leftists will say anything while assuming that their audience will never actually hear the truth. Here's what really happened.  First Trump said: During today's meeting, I addressed directly with President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this was a message best delivered in person.  I spent a great deal of time talking about it and President Putin may very...
  • Illegals voting

    07/16/2018 6:22:10 PM PDT · by rey · 20 replies
    16 July 2018
    I just turned off the local news in northern California where they just spend 20 minutes ripping on Trump and the summit. Trump is treasonous, weakening our defense, selling out our allies, siding with the enemy, etc.. The story that followed was about registering illegals aliens to vote. Seems in CA (Crazy America) illegals are allowed to register and vote for certain offices in local elections (The one they were specifically talking about was the local school board.). They were hopeful that someday illegals would be free to vote in wider elections. How can anyone lament foreign influence in an...
  • With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts

    07/16/2018 2:00:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    pewresearch.org ^ | 7/16/18 | John Gramlich
    Donald Trump has successfully appointed more federal appeals court judges so far in his presidency than Barack Obama and George W. Bush combined had appointed at the same point in theirs, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Judicial Center. And with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump soon could install his second justice on the nation’s highest court, too. But while Trump has already left a considerable imprint on the nation’s higher federal courts, he trails Obama, Bush and other recent presidents in the number of lower-court judges he has...
  • [Flashback 2004} My fellow non-Americans … (the Guardian attempts to interfere in US elections)

    07/16/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it - until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month. Oliver Burkeman explains how It's just possible that you have heard this once or twice before recently, but the...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ in primaries

    07/15/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Meena Venkataramanan, Adia Robinson, Roey Hadar
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.” After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Joseph Crowley in an upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, candidates across the country are looking to her for inspiration. ABC News spoke with a few of them about their visions for the upcoming primary elections and the nation. Abdul El-Sayed Running to be Michigan’s next governor, Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar who’s been endorsed by Justice Democrats, a progressive advocacy group, Our Revolution,...
  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn't Targeting Midterms Like 2016

    07/15/2018 4:56:11 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    time.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Geoff Mulvihill
    (PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that don’t get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russia’s attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest.