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  • Boris Johnson reveals plan to bring back pounds and ounces: PM sees 'no reason why people should be prosecuted for selling goods in imperial measures after Brexit

    12/07/2019 7:04:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:15 EST, 6 December 2019 | Jason Groves
    Boris Johnson has revealed plans to bring back pounds and ounces once Brexit is done as he attacks Jeremy Corbyn as “the most extreme Left-wing candidate produced by the Labour Party in a century” entering Number 10. In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mail, the Prime Minister laid out his post-election blueprint to lift the EU ban on imperial measurements and hark back to the old system. He said: “We will bring back that ancient liberty. I see no reason why people should be prosecuted.” The Conservative leader added: “I think the reality is a lot of people are...
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

    11/30/2019 1:04:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/29/19 | Ella Torres
    Major political party leaders in Britain participated in a debate on climate change, but two were noticeably missing -- and replaced. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage were not on the stage for Thursday night's Channel 4 debate. Channel 4's editor, Ben de Pear, said the ice sculptures were a "visual metaphor" after the two declined invitations to attend. "These two ice sculptures represented the emergency on planet earth, not in any human form but were a visual metaphor for the Conservative and Brexit parties after their leaders declined our...
  • BET founder says 2020 election is Trump’s to lose.

    11/29/2019 4:27:30 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.29.2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, said in an interview Friday that he does not believe that there's a Democrat in the 2020 field today who can prevent President Trump from winning a second term. Johnson, a lifelong Democrat who has in the past praised Trump, told CNBC that his opinion was based on facts and he did not want to make it political. "I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose based on his bringing a sort of disruptive force into what would be called political norms,” he said.
  • Turley Tells Disappointed CBS Hosts: Impeachment ‘Designed to Fail’

    11/22/2019 12:34:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | By Kyle Drennen | November 22, 2019 11:55 AM EST
    Appearing on Friday’s CBS This Morning, legal analyst and constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley completely shattered the hopes of Democrats and the liberal media that President Trump would be successfully impeached and removed from office. He trashed the proceedings for presenting “the thinnest evidentiary record” and declared the effort was “designed to fail.” After fellow CBS News legal analyst and anti-Trump Bulwark writer Kim Wehle assured the morning show anchors that Democrats “absolutely” made the case for impeachment, co-host Gayle King turned to Turley and wondered: “Jonathan, do you feel the same?” Turley threw a wet blanket on the discussion:...
  • Senator Johnson plans to subpoena both Bidens, Schiff, and CIA operative Ciaramella…

    11/15/2019 2:39:28 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 29 replies ^ | 11/15/19 | Kane
    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) opened the door on Thursday to subpoenaing a cadre of top Republican targets as part of his panel’s oversight work. Pressed if he would issue subpoenas for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), former Vice President Biden or his son Hunter Biden or the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry, Johnson stressed that he was still trying to collect information. “I don’t really want to make news on your program because I’m working with Senator Grassley’s staff, but we’re having meetings in terms of what our...
  • EU's Juncker says no need for more Brexit delay (Breaking: Agreement reached)

    10/17/2019 8:29:21 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Times of India ^ | Oct 17, 2019
    BRUSSELS: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on their Brexit withdrawal deal on Thursday and said it meant there should be "no further delay". "We have a deal, and this deal means there is no need for any kind of prolongation," Juncker told reporters as he welcomed the British leader to EU headquarters ahead of summit talks. British MPs are expected to vote on the deal on Saturday. Pro-EU parliamentarians hope they can defeat it and Brexit can still be delayed to allow a general election or a new referendum on whether to leave the EU...
  • Johnson Finally Has Brexit Deal With The EU

    10/17/2019 2:53:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Colson, Adam Bienkov and Adam Payne
    LONDON - Boris Johnson has agreed the terms of a Brexit deal, paving the way for a historic vote in the UK parliament which could finally see the UK leave the European Union. Negotiators in the Belgian capital worked intensively on Tuesday and Wednesday to agree a revised version of the withdrawal agreement, which is set to be put before the UK Parliament on Saturday.
  • Sen. Ron Johnson: James Comey, John Brennan have corrupted FBI and CIA

    10/06/2019 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/2019 | Nick Givas
    The questionable actions of former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA director John Brennan have made it impossible for Americans to trust the country’s intelligence apparatuses and created a sense of extreme skepticism, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said during an interview that aired Sunday. Johnson appeared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” and got into a heated debate with host Chuck Todd over House Democrats’ impeachment efforts and various intelligence community abuses. The GOP senator said there still were unanswered questions when asked if he thought Russia interfered in the 2016 election. “They absolutely...
  • GOP Sen. Johnson claims Trump has been 'sabotaged' since day one (Fight with Chuck Todd)

    10/06/2019 9:35:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    NBC Meet the Press ^ | 10 06 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., defended President Donald Trump’s recent calls for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in a combative "Meet the Press" interview Sunday morning during which he accused Democrats and the media of trying to sabotage the Trump administration. “Let me tell you why I’m pretty sympathetic with what President Trump has gone through,” Johnson said when asked about allegations of an effort by the president and his administration to link military aid for Ukraine to promises from the government there to investigate Biden and the origins of former special counsel Bob Mueller's investigation...
  • Boris Johnson to expel MPs who block 'no-deal Brexit'

    09/02/2019 8:30:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.02.2019 | kw/rt (dpa, Reuters)
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday threatened rebel lawmakers who try to scupper a no-deal Brexit with expulsion from the governing Conservative party. He also canceled a planned meeting with Conservative MPs opposed to leaving the bloc without a negotiated settlement. A cabinet meeting was expected to take place later this afternoon. Johnson has vowed to deliver Brexit on October 31 “deal or no deal.” Parliament is bracing for a showdown when it meets for the first time after the summer recess on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers aim to pass a law demanding the government either negotiate a new divorce...
  • Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson sounds off on supposed 'effeminate agenda' in two sports leagues

    08/30/2019 10:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former NFL star Larry Johnson sounded off on social media about a supposed “effeminate agenda” in the NFL and NBA — and he says high-ranking Freemasons are involved. Johnson, who was the premier running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2009, fired off the series of tweets seemingly out of nowhere. “There is an Effeminate Agenda going on amongst the NBA & NFL elite, peddled by high ranking Masons/handlers to indoctrinate the heterosexual sports world without them knowing, for the buying power of the LGBTQ community,” he started. “….But we not ready to have that conversation yet.”
  • Q&A With Lacy Johnson, A Republican Challenging Ilhan Omar

    08/27/2019 5:48:29 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2019 | Chrissy Clark
    Lacy Johnson has been living in North Minneapolis for 40 years. He raised his two sons, Darien and Adrian, in North Minneapolis and knows there is so much potential yet to be unlocked for his hometown. Johnson is running against far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom he believes espouses hate-speech. The Federalist sat down with Johnson to discuss his plans for MN-5 if elected. Chrissy Clark (CC): Can you explain your background and why you have decided to run against Ilhan Omar? *** I saw that black Americans were voting 80 to 85 percent Democrat. I also saw that Democrats wasn’t...
  • Oklahoma opioid trial: State wins landmark case against drugmaker

    08/26/2019 4:17:24 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 57 replies
    Cnn ^ | 08/26/18 | Jacqueline Howard and Wayne Drash
    Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in historic opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
  • UK trade minister Truss says NHS will not be put up for sale: The Telegraph

    07/28/2019 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2019 11:31 PM | Bhargav Acharya
    Britain’s trade minister Liz Truss has said the National Health Service (NHS) would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the U.S. in the next few weeks. “My main priority now will be agreeing a free-trade deal with the U.S., building on the successful phone call between the Prime Minister and President Trump,” she wrote in a Telegraph column late on Sunday. …
  • Johnson tells EU: ditch backstop or face no-deal Brexit

    07/27/2019 8:27:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/27/2019 | William James
    Johnson, since taking office on Wednesday, has repeatedly said that if the EU continues to refuse to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by his predecessor Theresa May, then he will take Britain out on Oct. 31 without a deal. His biggest demand is that the most hotly-contested element of the Brexit divorce agreement, the Irish border backstop, be struck out of the Withdrawal Agreement, a demand that has angered Ireland and perturbed other EU capitals. Speaking before a Stephenson’s Rocket, a 19th century steam locomotive, in the northern England city of Manchester, Johnson dedicated most of his speech to improving...
  • Boris Johnson takes his revenge and sacks over half the cabinet

    07/24/2019 3:22:17 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 102 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7/24/2019 | Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason
    New PM shows ruthless streak as he packs team with Brexiters and rightwingers Boris Johnson has signalled his ruthless determination to deliver Brexit and stoked speculation about an early election by sacking more than half of Theresa May’s cabinet and packing his team with Vote Leave veterans and rightwing free marketeers. Despite Johnson’s repeated insistence that he is a one-nation Conservative, he handed the job of home secretary to Priti Patel, who advocated the return of capital punishment as recently as 2011, and the Treasury to Sajid Javid, a fan of Margaret Thatcher. Dominic Raab, who made headlines during his...
  • England's national anthem: 'God Save the Queen' versus 'Jerusalem'

    07/24/2019 9:18:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 81 replies
    Coventry Telegraph ^ | Jul 2018 | Bobby Bridge
    Why is it Wales and Scotland, who share our monarch, both have stirring national songs while England plough on with our homage to Queen Elizabeth II? It's hardly the most uplifting and melodic of tunes...Compare it to France - whose tune La Marseillaise commences at 100mph without slowing down before it's defiant ending...Queen Elizabeth is our monarch, and quite rightly we sing for her. As we did for King George in the anthem's original adaption God save great George our king. If we got rid of God Save the Queen, what would we sing? When England compete in the Commonwealth...
  • LIVE COVERAGE: May Resigns- The Queen Names Boris Johnson Prime Minister

    07/24/2019 7:03:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 07-24-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the transition. May is meeting with The Queen to hand in her resignation. The Queen will then summon Johnson and ask him to form the next government. He Will then go to his new residence and start announcing cabinet appointments.
  • LIVE: Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson to be named new Conservative Party leader

    07/23/2019 3:41:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 23 | Staff
    Latest updates as the Tories prepare to announce Prime Minister Theresa May's successor.
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Accuses Republicans of Mispronouncing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Name

    07/23/2019 6:10:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2019 | Kristina Wong
    Georgia Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson accused Republicans at a hearing earlier this month of purposely mispronouncing former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s last name to “besmirch” him. At a Judiciary Committee hearing on July 12, Hank said that he has heard more and more Republicans calling the former special counsel “[Mew-ler],” instead of “[Muller].” “I’ve heard more and more Republicans starting to pronounce Director Mueller’s name as ‘[Mew-ler].'” I’ve been hearing that over the past few weeks. Is that some kind of Republican attempt to besmirch Director Mueller?” Johnson asked.