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  • Trump attorneys' letter to Mueller spells out legal arguments against Trump sitting for interview

    06/02/2018 1:51:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 June 2018 | John Roberts
    President Trump’s legal team sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in January outlining many reasons why the president should not sit down for an interview. Fox News has obtained the letter, which offers a detailed look at the president’s legal team and its thinking about whether he should submit to an interview, including the argument that under the law and the U.S. Constitution, Mueller faces a high bar in trying to prove he needs in-person answers from the president. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and then-Trump attorney John Dowd challenged Mueller to prove there were questions remaining that had...
  • Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit…

    06/24/2017 5:08:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 24, 2017 | Sundance
    According to a Fox News Exclusive report, the President Trump administration is considering a Camp-David style Arab peace summit. Those who have followed the administration’s structural activity all year will see this as a natural progression of events within the alliance formed by President Trump and the Mid-East coalition. The four major allies within the growing alliance, Egypt, Saudi, UAE and Bahrain, as well as other moderates supportive of the larger objectives to restore stability, are currently engaged in a campaign to change the outlook of Qatar and stop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood. A peace summit around their...
  • 75 shot in New Orleans in January, doubling start to 2016

    02/02/2017 3:32:05 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    Seventy-five people were killed or wounded by gunfire in New Orleans in the first month of the year - more than twice the total in January 2016, according to a Times-Picayune tally of police reports. The staggering total this month, more than two a day, comes on the heels of a violent 2016 that saw increases in murders and nonfatal shootings. The total includes victims of a double shooting Tuesday night (Jan. 31) that New Orleans police said left two people dead outside Edna Karr High School in Algiers. It also includes a woman killed and another woman injured in...
  • The “Women’s March on Washington,” explained

    12/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 12.11.16 | Emily Crocket
    Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton came as a shock to many — and for many women who opposed Trump in particular, Clinton’s loss was personally devastating. But in the days since the election, desperation and fear have swelled into a plan for action: a “Women’s March on Washington” on January 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration and the first full day of his administration. What started as a viral idea on social media has snowballed into a potentially massive event, with more than 100,000 people already saying on Facebook that they plan to attend. It has the potential to...
  • Pope Francis' prayer intentions for January 2016

    01/07/2016 10:17:44 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Pope World Prayer Network ^ | 1/6/16 | Pope World Prayer Network
    The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity.
  • Computer Failure Cuts Off Access to Food Benefits

    10/12/2013 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2013
    People in California, New Jersey and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by the vendor Xerox resulted in a system failure. Illinois residents began reporting problems with their cards — known as LINK — on Saturday morning, said Januari Smith, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Human Services. “It really is a bad situation, but they are working to get it fixed as soon as possible,” she said.
  • January 20th, 2013: MOVING DAY!

    10/12/2012 9:57:04 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January

    07/27/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/26/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January9:02 AM, Jul 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER According to President Barack Obama's official schedule, "Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting." By CBS reporter Mark Knoller's account, this cabinet meeting is the first one President Obama has held since January 31: Today at the WH, Pres Obama convenes a Cabinet meeting - 18th of his presidency, first one since Jan 31st. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 26, 2012 **SNIP** So it appears,...
  • US DEBT BALLOONS: $15,356,140,000,000...

    02/01/2012 9:54:42 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 1, 2012 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Figures on government spending and debt The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Jan. 30 15,313,699,000,000 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000,000,000 Total public debt outstanding Jan. 30 15,356,140,000,000
  • Pricey picks: Powerball lottery tickets will double in price to $2 beginning in January

    01/15/2012 6:11:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Pricey picks: Powerball lottery tickets will double in price to $2 beginning in JanuaryBy Associated Press, Published: January 1 DES MOINES, Iowa — Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Tickets for the multistate game are doubling in price to $2 beginning Jan 15. While the odds of winning one of the game’s giant jackpots also are improving, those in charge of the lottery are gambling that people are willing to pay more for the hope of...
  • Anno Domini—The Significance of New Years

    01/01/2011 2:39:01 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 17 replies
    MSMB ^ | January 1, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    It’s 11:59pm and the countdown begins. We are about to transition out of the current year and enter into the New Year. Anticipation runs through. We are about to start something new. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!!!! Bands all across the world play the timeless classic song, “Auld Lang Syne,” and people everywhere go in to the new year with a set of goals to help better their lives, and at least some form of willingness to hopefully eliminate some of the bad habits that drag them down and take the focus...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2011

    12/31/2010 11:42:24 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,773 replies
    1-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Obama's First Year (ABC Poll)

    04/30/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT · by monkeypants · 15 replies · 966+ views
    With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job. Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end. Cast your grades below, and then explain your marks in the comments area below...
  • Illinois unemployment soars to 12.2% in January

    03/17/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 476+ views
    chicago breaking business ^ | 3/17/10 | Ameet Sachdev
    <p>IIllinois' January unemployment rate rose to 12.2 percent -- it's highest level in 27 years -- as the country's economic woes pressured the state's job market last year.</p>
  • Dems’ new midterm strategy: Make the election about … Birtherism

    01/26/2010 7:22:42 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 54 replies · 1,391+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The “blame Bush” strategy flamed out in Massachusetts so they’re moving on to an even more substantive Plan B. “Given the pressure Republican candidates feel from the extreme right in their party, there is a critical – yet time-sensitive –opportunity for Democratic candidates,” a DSCC memo, obtained by CNN, states. “We have a finite window when Republicans candidates will feel susceptible to the extremists in their party. Given the urgent nature of this dynamic, we suggest an aggressive effort to get your opponents on the record.” Specifically, the DSCC wants Democratic candidates to pin down their likely opponents on several...
  • Who Is Ellie Light: Plain Dealer Reporter Details Obama Operative and Astroturfer

    01/23/2010 11:44:38 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 239 replies · 8,658+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Blogs ^ | January 23, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    An interesting phenomenon has been occuring in various newspaper "Letters to the Editor" pages. A woman with the same name has had letters published in no fewer than 9 newspapers praising Obama while using various city and location residences. Now it's one thing if the person(s) name was something like John Brown, Steve Smith, Amy Jones or any other number of common name combination. However the name being used is Ellie Light. This may seem like much about nothing except for one small thing. The only Ellie Light that FReepers were able to locate by Lexis-Nexis or internet searches were...
  • Obama Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals

    01/18/2010 8:56:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 2,034+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/18/10 | Matt Cover
    ( - Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” Feldblum, whose nomination was advanced in a closed session of the Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on December 12, published an article entitled “Moral Conflict and Liberty: Gay Rights and Religion” in the Brooklyn Law Review in 2006. “Just as we do not tolerate private racial beliefs that adversely affect African-Americans in the commercial arena, even if such...
  • Obama confidant's spine-chilling proposal - Cass Sunstein wants the government to "cognitively.."

    01/17/2010 1:52:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 257 replies · 9,705+ views
    Salon ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Glenn Greenwald
    Cass Sunstein wants the government to "cognitively infiltrate" anti-government groups Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama's closest confidants.  Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs."  In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites -- as well as other activist groups --...
  • Judiciary Committee Turns Down Black Panther Resolution

    01/16/2010 5:56:16 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 19 replies · 934+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 16, 2010 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The House Judiciary Committee voted against a measure on Jan. 13, that was previously introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., that would have required the Department of Justice (DOJ) to explain to Congress why it dismissed a voter intimidation case involving members of the New Black Panther Party at a polling place in Philadelphia in November 2008. Mr. Wolf, the top Republican on the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds DOJ, introduced a “resolution of inquiry” in December. The measure, H. Res. 994, was defeated 15-14 on a party-line vote. “I am deeply disappointed that Judiciary Committee defeated my resolution of...
  • Team Obama Keeps Pushing to Take Over the Internet

    01/15/2010 9:59:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,587+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2010 | Phil Kerpen
    If our government does end up in control of the Internet, they could potentially restrict it as a medium of dissent, blocking the ability to communicate, educate, and organize. Glenn Beck and I exposed how radical White House Internet czar Susan Crawford was in 2009 and she resigned. Unfortunately, in 2010 her former colleagues appear undaunted in their efforts to take over the Internet. Despite the fact that the Federal Communications Commission’s claims to have jurisdiction in this area were revealed to be extremely flimsy just last week, the FCC is moving ahead with proposed "Open Internet" rules, which would...