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  • Sen. Chuck Grassley Folds Again: Open to Gun Control Discussion Post-Parkland Attack

    02/16/2018 9:43:15 AM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Thursday he is willing to sit down and discuss gun control legislation with Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Cornyn (R-TX). This is the second time in four months he has agreed to talk to about gun control proposals. On November 8, 2017, Breitbart News reported that he had agreed “to allow a Judiciary Committee hearing on bump stock gun control.” Ironically, two of the key proponents of those hearings were Feinstein and Cornyn. Additionally, Feinstein had put forth a bill to ban bump stocks altogether. Fast forward to February 2018 and CBS News reports...
  • Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

    02/16/2018 6:29:07 AM PST · by rwa265 · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 16, 2018 | Marc A. Theissen, Washington Post Columnist
    After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was “deliberately dishonest” in pushing to release a “bogus memo,” Pelosi declared, and had “disgraced the House Intelligence Committee” with his “partisan effort to distort intelligence.” But Democrats can’t so easily dismiss the far more detailed declassified criminal referral written by two respected Republican senators — Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C. — which confirms the claims raised in...
  • Grassley immigration bill has TWICE as much foreign aid as border security

    02/14/2018 9:56:30 AM PST · by newgeezer · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 14, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Congressional Republicans threw fiscal sanity out the window last week, so it comes as no surprise that the immigration bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday comes with an eye-popping price tag of nearly $100 billion. But what may surprise conservatives who believe in President Trump’s America First campaign message is that this bill spends twice as much on foreign aid as it does on border security. The Trump-endorsed plan proposed by Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, includes $25 billion for a “Border Security Enforcement Fund,” $18 billion of which is appropriated for “tactical infrastructure.” But in a section titled “Foreign Migration...
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Black student calls for racially segregated events at University of Iowa

    02/13/2018 6:21:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 12, 2018 | Staff
    It’s not enough for the University of Iowa to host “black-theme events” that are open to everyone. According to Daily Iowan columnist Wylliam Smith, the taxpayer-funded institution should exclude non-black people from certain events on campus – a sort of permanent, location-specific day of absence.
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. –You can read the STORY HERE– Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Watch Traffic Camera Footage of Fatal I-35 Pileup

    02/07/2018 6:21:14 AM PST · by Pappy Smear · 45 replies
    Iowa DOT ^ | 2-6-18 | WHO-TV
    Here is the video--6 minutes long of a 50-70 car pileup on I-35 near Ames, Iowa. First minute is a little slow. At about 4:30 in, it starts getting "wow".
  • Christopher Steele is no-show in London court in civil case over dossier

    02/06/2018 2:24:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/18 | Pamela K. Browne
    On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed. The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm. Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral...
  • 70-Car Pileup Closes Interstate 35 Near Ames, Iowa; 1 Killed

    02/05/2018 3:45:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 2/5/18 | Sean Breslin
    Officials said a fatal pileup involving dozens of vehicles led to the closure of Interstate 35 near Ames, Iowa, Monday afternoon. The crash, which was described by authorities as "major," involved as many as 70 vehicles, the Associated Press reported. One person was killed and at least five were critically injured, officials told KCCI.com. Story County Sheriff’s Department officials told KCCI.com that it was one of the worst pileups they've seen in the area. Several roads across the state were closed because icy conditions led to crashes, the Des Moines Register said. All roads in central Iowa were snow-covered, and...
  • Iowa Constitutional Amendment Passes Sub Committee

    02/05/2018 11:45:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa is one of only six states that do not have a state constitutional provision that protects the right to keep and bear arms in some way. The other five states without such a provision are California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. The two outliers on that list are Iowa and Minnesota. Both states have strong Second Amendment activist organizations.An Iowa legislator is attempting to remedy the lack of the constitutional protection. One of the reasons Iowa does not have such a protection in its constitution, is the process to enact constitutional amendment in Iowa is extremely...
  • Clintons’ ‘Mr. Fixer,’ ally Sidney Blumenthal emerge on list of Russia collusion figures

    02/05/2018 9:24:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A shadowy figure tied to the Clintons has suddenly emerged in the Trump-Russia collusion saga.His name is Cody Shearer, dubbed “Mr. Fixer” for Bill and Hillary Clinton and a workmate of fierce Clinton defender Sidney Blumenthal.Last week, his name surfaced in a letter to the Democratic National Committee from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. The letter listed nearly 40 names and entities. The two senators asked the DNC to disclose any communications with them from March 2016 to January 2017. The list included the well-known...
  • Senate documents show FBI trying to suppress release of...

    02/05/2018 9:03:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/5/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Republican senators Charles Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Monday released a letter they sent to the FBI asking that ex-British spy Christopher Steele be investigated for possible criminal violations. Steele authored the anti-Trump "dossier" that was full of false or unverified information, provided to the FBI and leaked to the press in 2016. The FBI secretly used the Steele dossier to convince a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to permit one of the most sensitive invasions of privacy against a U.S. citizen: electronic surveillance by the government. Top Obama and Trump officials signed four wiretap applications against Trump adviser...
  • Dossier author Steele wrote another anti-Trump memo; was fed info by...

    02/05/2018 9:10:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/18 | Byron York
    A newly released document from the Senate Judiciary Committee says Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier, wrote an additional memo on the subject of Donald Trump and Russia that was not among those published by BuzzFeed in January 2017. The newly released document is an unclassified and heavily redacted version of the criminal referral targeting Steele filed on Jan. 4 by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. It appears to confirm some level of coordination between the extended Clinton circle and the Obama administration in the effort to seek...
  • This May Be the Most Important Federal Judge You’ve Never Heard Of

    02/05/2018 2:22:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 2/5/18 | Mark Tapscott
    Judge James E. Boasberg ruled Friday against making public former FBI Director James Comey’s seven memos describing his conversations with President Donald Trump. And by doing so, the jurist protected — at least for now — a key potential witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations of collusions between the president’s 2016 campaign and agents of the Russian government.Boasberg is a member of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) — the judicial body created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). A Yale and Oxford graduate, Boasberg is hardly known to...
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • Chuck Grassley Memo Comes Next – Question Surrounds FBI Knowledge of Steele Shopping Dossier To ..

    02/03/2018 9:31:06 PM PST · by bitt · 72 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/3/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Democrats, media, and the aggregate DOJ/FBI intelligence community are finally seeing accountability. With the HPSCI memo now in the rear-view mirror, and the content in the bloodstream of the U.S. electorate, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is next. Toward the end of December, the FBI provided the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, with FBI investigative documents (likely FD-302’s) from their contacts with Christopher Steele. According to most reasonable timing we can discover Steele met with FBI officials sometime around October 1st, 2016. From the U.K. lawsuit against Christopher Steele (pdf here), Steele admits to having shopped the Clinton-Steele dossier to...
  • The Day the Music Died 03 Feb 1959

    02/03/2018 5:39:11 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 64 replies
    The Day the Music Died
  • On Deck Circle – House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte Sends Preservation Notice To FBI Director Wray…

    01/29/2018 7:06:03 PM PST · by bitt · 68 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/29/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Batting Order: Chairman Nunes (aggregate IC focus) got a lead of single by strategically presenting the classified documents in a 4-pg summary form. Next up came Chairman Chuck Grassley (FBI focus). As Grassley questioned the FBI, Nunes stole second with release of the House Intel memo. Grassley remains at the plate comfortably ahead in the count; while Chairman Goodlatte (Justice oversight) is on on deck circle sending signals: Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the statement below regarding reports indicating that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will step down from his...
  • New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices

    01/28/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Kevin Clarke
    After decades helping refugee families become Americans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque announced on Dec. 18 that it was getting out of the business. Its 77-year-old refugee resettlement ministry was being shut down. (snip)“We have received some indication that those agencies that are serving under 100 resettlement clients a year are at risk for being discontinued, of losing their federal contracts,” she said on Jan. 9. “So some of the agencies that are very small are threatened.”(snip) Sister Markham emphasized that the closing of the refugee programs “is not a decision that Catholic Charities is making…this is being...
  • Rep Steve King grows frustrated with President Trumps limited amnesty for illegal immigrants

    01/23/2018 6:33:40 AM PST · by ncalburt · 79 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/22/2018 | Lucian Windrick
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/rep-steve-king-frustrated-president-trumps-limited-amnesty-illegal-immigrants/