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  • Melania comes out swinging No love from left as first lady shows strength

    11/15/2018 5:59:51 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11-15-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    Melania Trump has joined the ranks of weaponized First Lady, and it may be just what the country needs. Amidst the perceived chaos occurring on a regular basis at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue due to leaks, the undermining of the president’s agenda, and general bad behavior, Melania Trump has emerged as an effective counter-force. Other presidents have had them: Hillary Clinton was Bill’s fiery rear guard and Nancy Reagan was the ultimate protector of her husband, Ronald Reagan. Now, it is Donald Trump who benefits from his closest adviser, Melania. On Tuesday, in an extraordinary move, she took a flamethrower to...
  • LGBT members of migrant caravan reach US border, say they endured verbal abuse by other migrants

    11/15/2018 5:49:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-13-18 | Carolyn Salazar
    A group of LGBT migrants arrived in Tijuana this weekend after reportedly breaking off from the larger U.S.-bound caravan due to verbal harassment and poor living conditions. About 76 LGBT members of the caravan, which has about 3,600 members, described inter-caravan persecution and poor planning interfering with the members' ability to eat and bathe on a regular basis, according to Telemundo 20 in San Diego. Even taking a bath was a major problem,” a caravan member who is Honduran told Telemundo. “When we wanted to shower there was no water for us…for food it was the same thing.” An anonymous...
  • Dem gains in state legislatures fall short of wave hopes

    11/15/2018 4:25:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    the hill ^ | November 15, 2018
    Democrats picked up more than 300 state legislative seats and more than a dozen prominent statewide elected offices around the country on Election Day, reclaiming some territory lost during Republican waves in the last two midterm elections. But the Democratic gains were scattered throughout the country, an indication that, at the state level at least, the midterm elections represented more of a rising tide than a massive wave. Democrats regained control of seven state legislative chambers, including both the New Hampshire state House and Senate; state Senates in Colorado, Connecticut, New York and Maine; and the state House in Minnesota....
  • Report: U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims

    11/15/2018 3:04:56 AM PST · by · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Texas
    Mexican federal authorities at the ports of entry in Tijuana are now allowing migrants from the Central American caravan into the U.S. so they can begin asylum requests. This week, at the Chaparral Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexican immigration officials announced 90 Central American caravan migrants would be allowed to advance to ask for asylum, journalist Rebecca Plevin reported. Twenty-five asylum seekers were allowed on Monday and 60 more on Tuesday. At El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexican immigration officials say 90 people will be allowed to make asylum claims today. People cheer; some 25 were allowed...
  • 22 Buses with 900 Caravan Migrants Nears U.S. Border

    Portions of the migrant caravan consisting of nearly 900 Central Americans in 22 buses arrived in the northern border state of Sonora, escorted by state and federal police on Wednesday. A video posted online captures the caravan traveling along Mexican federal highway 15, through Esperanza, just north of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. A smaller caravan reportedly passed through Tuesday night with an additional 400 in transit. The 22-bus caravan is expected to continue north on Mexican Federal Highway 15–temporarily stopping or passing through Hermosillo and north through Santa Ana, then west onto Mexican Federal Highway 2 past Caborca, San Luis Rio...
  • Justice Depths : “Matthew Whitaker appointment as acting AG fully lawful”

    11/15/2018 2:32:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Espeak ^ | Nov 15, 2018
    Nov. 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department dismissed claims Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to succeed Jeff Sessions violated the Constitution. The department issued a 20-page memorandum to show President Donald Trump could appoint Whitaker without a Senate confirmation. Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general last week after Sessions was forced out. The department said it had sought legal advice about a succession plan before his departure. “As all three branches of government have long recognized, the president may designate an acting official to perform the duties of a vacant principal office, including a Cabinet office,...
  • President Trump sends Neomi Rao's DC Circuit court nomination to Senate

    11/15/2018 2:21:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | November 15, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    US President Donald Trump has sent the nomination of Neomi Rao, a prominent Indian-American attorney and academic, to the Senate to replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the Senate, Rao, who is 45, would be able to serve a lifetime post on the D.C. court, largely considered the second highest court of the land and a training ground for future Supreme Court justices. If the Senate confirms her, she would be the second Indian-American judge in the D.C. Circuit Court after judge Sree Srinivasan, who was appointed during the previous Obama...

    11/14/2018 8:59:07 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sat for an exclusive Oval Office interview Wednesday with The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti and Benny Johnson for approximately 31 minutes. The transcript is as follows: THE DAILY CALLER: Let’s get the news of the day out at the top. There’s all of these things that are being discussed about the chief of staff [John Kelly], about Kirstjen Nielsen. Why are you disappointed in the DHS secretary and is John Kelly going to be staying in his job right now? POTUS: So, you know, always in an administration after the midterms you make changes, so,...
  • McCarthy vows GOP will retake the House: 'We'll be back'

    11/14/2018 6:38:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2018
    They’ve lost dozens of seats and the majority, but House GOP leaders said Wednesday they believe they can regain control of the chamber in two years. “We know we have our work cut out for us,” Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday after lawmakers elected him to serve as minority leader next year. “We know history worked against us, we know we had challenges in the suburban areas, and we are going to work on that. We’ll be back.” Republican lawmakers voted to keep in place both McCarthy, who is now majority leader and Steve Scalise, R-La., who is the majority...
  • Democrats get cold feet on Michael Avenatti after domestic-violence charges

    11/14/2018 5:31:23 PM PST · by gandalftb · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Vermont Democratic Party had two events planned for this weekend with the anti-Trump lawyer, one each in Burlington and White River Junction. But after the news of the felony domestic-violence case against him broke, party officials started getting cold feet. “The Vermont Democratic Party has canceled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales,” state-party spokesman R. Christopher Di Mezzo said in a statement posted on social media. The party scrubbed promotions for the events, set for Friday and Saturday, on its website.
  • President Trump Makes Announcement On First Step Act Criminal Justice Reform 11/14/18

    11/14/2018 4:02:23 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/18 | President Trump
    President Trump delivers remarks on the First Step Act, which would make changes to sentencing and prison laws.
  • Unhinged Feminists Bash White GOP Women

    11/14/2018 3:10:22 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 November 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    Having lost its fight to elect Hillary Clinton, to destroy U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with false rape allegations, and take both house of Congress last week, the feminist Left has settled upon a new narrative to explain its losses. White Republican women are the problem. They are “gender traitors” who just don’t get it. They are stupid. They are evil. They are the enemy. The Latest
  • McConnell rejects Mueller protection bill

    11/14/2018 3:07:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected the need to approve legislation protecting the special counsel’s probe into the 2016 election, saying Wednesday there’s no evidence the investigation needs protection. Mr. McConnell laid out Republicans’ goals for the lame-duck session of Congress, saying preventing a government shutdown is tops on the list, along with passing new rules to stop sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and approving a farm bill. He flatly ruled out the chance of a partial government shutdown over border wall money and other spending fights.
  • Democrats Not Ready for Hillary...?

    11/14/2018 2:49:15 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/14/18 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Likely Democratic voters in primary states are not eager for a third White House run by Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. A 2020 primary survey conducted by TargetPoint Consulting revealed voter fatigue among Democrats with the two-time failed presidential candidate. The poll is the first to include Clinton among 2020 hopefuls, just as her former aides suggest she is gearing up for another presidential campaign. The survey also reveals the top two most important issues to Democratic voters—securing single-payer health care and repeal of the Second Amendment.
  • How Many Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?

    11/14/2018 2:43:39 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 13, 2018 | Steven Hayward
    Liberals and the media (but I repeat . . .) dismiss the idea that non-citizens vote in meaningful numbers in our elections. What is the empirical evidence? This 2014 article from Electoral Studies ought to be a wake-up call: Do non-citizens vote in U.S. elections? Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha, and David C.Earnest Abstract In spite of substantial public controversy, very little reliable data exists concerning the frequency with which non-citizen immigrants participate in United States elections. Although such participation is a violation of election laws in most parts of the United States, enforcement depends principally on disclosure of...
  • Republican opportunity with young blacks

    11/14/2018 2:39:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Star Parker
    Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks. Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to Republicans and President Donald Trump. But blacks went 90 percent for Democrats and 8 percent for Republicans. Pretty much business as usual. However, digging down, we find something interesting. Blacks ages 18 to 29 voted 82 percent for Democrats and 14 percent for Republicans. That seems to point to...
  • "Spygate" Figure--Once Speculated to be Dead by DNC--Willing to Testify Before Senate

    11/14/2018 2:31:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | by Team Bongino
    A lawyer for the Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton says his client will testify in front of the Senate. BuzzFeed reports that Stephan Roh, attorney for Professor Joseph Mifsud, wrote in an email that Mifsud “is to testify in front of the US Senate — we are working towards his appearance.” Lawyers for the Democratic National Committee wrote in a September court filing for their Russia lawsuit that they believed Mifsud was “missing and may be deceased.” According to the Daily Caller, an attorney for Republicans on...
  • ‘Bikers for Trump’ Submits Evidence of Broward County Ballot Tampering to Florida AG Pam Bondi

    11/14/2018 2:03:28 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 14, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Conservative Group ‘Bikers for Trump’ Submits Evidence of Broward County Ballot Tampering to Florida AG Pam Bondi Chris Cox of Bikers for Trump had a lawyer submit a letter containing evidence of ballot tampering in Broward County to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Cox exclusively told The Gateway Pundit that if they do not receive a satisfactory response in a reasonable amount of time he is willing to file a lawsuit.
  • Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed

    11/14/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Flake announced Wednesday that he will not vote to advance any new judicial nominees through the Judiciary Committee, nor will he vote to confirm picks on the Senate floor, until he gets his way on unrelated legislation to prevent the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller. Mr. Flake made the announcement on the Senate floor minutes after his bid to pass the bill failed. His threat could block the committee from approving any more judges this year, since the GOP only holds a one-seat majority on the panel. It’s less catastrophic to approving judges on the Senate floor,...
  • 'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi, without offering an alternative

    11/14/2018 1:42:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 14, 2018 | By BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to deny her the 218 votes needed to win the gavel on the House floor in January. "This is a simple letter saying we want new leadership, which is what a vast majority of Democrats and the American people want," Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the group, told reporters Tuesday. Pelosi's critics argue that she has an increasingly apparent math problem. While she's expected...