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  • Senate Judiciary Committee clears six Trump judicial picks, including three for circuit courts

    04/19/2018 2:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/19/18 | Alex Swoyer
    he Senate Judiciary Committee approved six of President Trump’s judicial nominees on Thursday, adding to more than two dozen federal bench picks who were already awaiting confirmation votes by the full Senate. John B. Nalbandian, nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was voted out of committee on straight party lines, with every Democrat opposing him. But two picks for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Y. Scudder and Amy J. St. Eve, had unanimous support. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Nalbandian said the Supreme Court correctly decided to legalize interracial marriage and desegregate schools, but...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    04/19/2018 5:03:02 AM PDT · by Bogie · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • Turkey again extends state of emergency

    04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday extended the ongoing state of emergency for another three months, the Hurriyet daily newspaper reported. This is the seventh time that the state of emergency has been extended. The last time was in January. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after the failed coup that summer, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch. Wednesday’s extension means the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties. The...
  • WV GOP Candidate Wants ‘Swamp Captain’ McConnell To ‘Stop Interfering’

    04/17/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/18 | David Krayden
    GOP infighting broke out again Monday as West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship compared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a “Swamp captain” and “the Russians.” As Politico reports, Blankenship, who owns a lot of coal in the state, was incarcerated for a year after a 2010 explosion in one of his mines and the GOP establishment has not embraced his Senate candidacy — reportedly campaigning against Blankenship with a series of attack ads purchased by a political action committee (PAC) named Mountain Family PAC. Blankenship defines his war as one with McConnell, whom he encourages to stay in...
  • Blue Wave? Anxious Republicans Keep...Gaining on Democrats in National Polling

    04/16/2018 3:37:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/16/2018 | guy benson
    There's an odd dichotomy playing out in our politics in which the conventional wisdom -- prodded by wild current events, history, developments like this and a pattern of off-year and special election results -- is sliding in one direction (a blue wave), whereas public polling has been moving in the opposite direction. Last week, we brought you Quinnipiac's latest national survey, which confirmed a downward trend for Democrats. Their 'generic ballot' lead over the GOP had tightened from ten points to six...to just three. That outcome wasn't too much of an outlier, we argued, and now a few brand new...
  • Protesters in Hungary demand new vote, new electoral system

    04/14/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2018 | Pablo Gorondi /AP
    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, demanding a new election and a new national electoral system in the biggest opposition rally in years. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His right-wing populist Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results showing that Fidesz and tiny ally the Christian Democratic party won 134 seats in the 199-seat legislature.
  • Three Judges Confirmed This Week (last judge confirmed March 6th)

    04/14/2018 4:33:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 32. Mitch is back in session, with just one cloture vote per day, then off for the long weekend.
  • Armitage admits leaking Plame's identity (for those in the media that conveniently don't remember)

    04/13/2018 12:38:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/8/16
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak back in 2003, touching off a federal investigation. Armitage told the CBS Evening News that he did so inadvertently. "I feel terrible," Armitage said. "Every day, I think, I let down the president. I let down the secretary of state. I let down my department, my family, and I also let down Mr. and Mrs. Wilson." In a column published on July 14, 2003, Novak, citing two senior...
  • With House Speaker Ryan's exit, it's Trump's GOP now (oh, the horror!)

    04/13/2018 12:05:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/12/18 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (United States) (AFP) - US House Speaker Paul Ryan's shock retirement announcement marks the latest victory in a populist, anti-establishment revolution that brought its champion Donald Trump to power and is remaking the Republican Party. Whether that spells longterm GOP success in policymaking, diplomacy and at the ballot box remains unclear. Trumpism is ascendant in Washington, but is a permanent Republican shift away from conservative orthodoxy and the establishment underway -- or is the party makeover temporary?
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Chicagoans of "War on Truth" and Celebration of Racism

    04/13/2018 11:15:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 13, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t pull any punches on Thursday, telling a Chicago audience that in America today “truth, facts and reason” are under siege, and “racist and white supremacist views” are finding an ear in the media and the White House. Clinton returned to her hometown to both receive an award and help raise money for a political action committee aimed at bolstering African-American women in politics — and to blast her take on Donald Trump’s America. “We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views...
  • Ryan going home spells hope for the GOP

    04/13/2018 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The retiring of 43 representatives assists the conservative goal of replenishing, refurbishing and renewing this nation The RNC response to Paul Ryan deciding to leave the House and return to Wisconsin is upside-down. RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, appearing on Fox Business April 12, 2018, noted that with Ryan’s departure another aisle straddler should take the speakership if republicans retain the majority in the House. She got it wrong.
  • DARKHORSE: Growing Wave Of Support For Jim Jordan To Take Over As Speaker

    04/13/2018 2:13:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    Daily caller.com ^ | 4/12/18 | Robert Donachie
    Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is getting pressure to throw his name into the mix to replace outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, but he is not yet willing to say whether or not he intends to make a bid for the speakership in the coming months. “What’s important is not who the next speaker is, but what the next speaker does,” Jordan told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s time to start delivering on what we told the American people we would do.”
  • David Hogg Caught In Election Fraud Scheme, Goes Into Utter Meltdown Mode

    04/12/2018 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 48 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 04/12/2018 | Rebecca Diserio
    David Hogg, the self-professed anti-gun genius, has been caught red-handed promoting an election fraud scheme. Recently, Hogg announced that he would be taking a “gap year” putting off college “to work on the midterm elections and help educate new voters.” Well, it seems that educating new voters includes showing them how to engage in election fraud. Now, Hogg’s in a public meltdown as he sees his fame and glory get flushed down the drain. Thanks to a savvy Twitter user who screen captured Hogg retweeting instructions by the George Soros funded-group called HeadCount. It pretty much sounds an awful lot...
  • The Hypocrisy of Those Accusing White Evangelicals of Hypocrisy

    04/12/2018 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2018 | Michael Brown
    Since President Trump was elected in 2016 with the help of white evangelicals, we have been told that in voting for him, we compromised our ethics and can no longer be taken seriously. The latest alleged evidence for this is found in reports that black evangelicals are leaving white evangelical churches because of the latter's support of Trump. What are we to make of this?The charge of white evangelical hypocrisy has been leveled most recently by Michael Gerson, writing in the Atlantic's April edition. The title and subtitle of his major, nearly 7,000 word article read: "The Last Temptation: How evangelicals, once...
  • With Ryan and Boehner's chairmen retiring the House Republican caucus will be FAR more conservative!

    04/11/2018 2:19:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    We can defeat the Establishment Republicans' plans to fail by ... ironically ... electing another Republican majority!! It would be FAR more conservative, with a number of moderate-liberal republicans gone, and more Trump republicans elected. AND a new Speaker!
  • President Trump Announces 12th Wave of Judicial Nominees

    04/10/2018 2:13:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/18 | Ken Klukowski
    ASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced his 12th wave of judicial nominees for 19 lifetime federal judgeships on Tuesday, including two short-listers for the U.S. Supreme Court. The president nominated three people for the U.S. courts of appeals: Justice Britt Grant currently serves on the Georgia Supreme Court, and is nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Grant is the former Georgia solicitor general who previously served in the Bush 43 White House and litigated at the powerhouse law firm Kirkland & Ellis. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge...
  • It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada

    04/09/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you’re getting a driver’s license, ID card or driver’s authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can’t meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. The voter registration form asks if you’re a citizen and if you’re old enough to vote. What’s to stop someone from lying? Nothing and no one. You could get a...
  • The Great Scott of Florida

    04/08/2018 10:19:58 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 51 replies
    NRO ^ | 8 April 2018 | John Fund
    Rick Scott, Florida’s popular governor, has a good chance of ousting a Democratic senator this fall. . . snip Conservatives feel good about Scott taking his record to the voters this November. Ron DeSantis, a Republican congressman who is running to succeed Scott as governor, told me this weekend that Scott will also be able to pummel Nelson, the Democratic incumbent senator, for his votes against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and against the Trump tax cut. Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, says Scott can use the state’s prosperity to appeal to many voters who wouldn’t...
  • Soros Organisations Seeking to ‘Break Hungary’ Ahead of Sunday Election, Says Government

    04/08/2018 6:40:41 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/18 | Oliver JJ Lane
    With Hungarians set to go to the polls on Sunday, a spokesman for the Prime Minister has warned organisations sponsored by billionaire financier George Soros are working to blackmail the country into accepting mass migration. Labelling a leaked European Union paper a “Soros report” designed to force Hungary to bow to EU pressure to accept mass migration and other diktats, Zoltán Kovács said Hungarians would never accept the demands. Remarking that changes proposed to the Dublin regulations which govern the movement of asylum seekers within the bloc would soon make Hungary taking migrants mandatory, Kovács recalled how, “In recent weeks...