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  • Preet Bharara is plotting his revenge

    03/20/2017 3:04:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 19, 2017 | By Aaron Short
    Preet Bharara is ready for his close-up. Bharara — who was dismissed as Manhattan US attorney last weekend when he refused a Trump administration order to ­resign — is angling for a TV gig that could help launch a run for elected office, a source told The Post. “He’s trying to be a liberal Bill O’Reilly,” the source claimed. Bharara, 48, could be hoping to land a news show on CNN or MSNBC, “a half-investigative reporting, half Larry King-type show, [where] he can be the special correspondent.” But in the short-term, Bharara is looking to appear on CBS’s “The Late...
  • European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

    03/20/2017 2:59:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by a vote of 491 to 178. The Firearms Directive was last amended in 2008. Passage comes after a deal to significantly alter the European Commission’s initial proposal was struck last December between the European Parliament and European Council. The legislation is now set to be approved by the European Council. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the European Union expedited plans...
  • The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee [SPLC]

    03/20/2017 2:48:38 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Carl Cannon
    (Skip) Dees also started a nonprofit, which he named the Southern Poverty Law Center...He lives in luxury with his fifth wife and still runs the SPLC, which has used the mail-order model to amass a fortune. Its product line is an unusual one: For the past 47 years, Morris Dees has been selling fear and hate. (Skip) Today, the center boasts a treasury of more than $300 million, the richest civil rights group in the country. But with the Ku Klux Klan literally out of business, how was the SPLC able to frighten people into still donating? That’s where the...
  • NY Attorney General Hires Prosecutor To Target Trump: Report

    03/20/2017 2:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mary Papenfuss
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reportedly hired a prosecutor to examine the activities of the Trump administration. Schneiderman has tapped public-corruption expert Howard McMaster from the office of former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, The Wall Street Journal reported. Bharara was fired by Trump last week even though he was in the middle of a number of investigations, including one allegedly involving stock trades by Trump’s Health And Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Schneiderman spokesman Eric Soufer confirmed McMaster’s hiring, and told the Journal that McMaster will work on a range of “civil and criminal investigations ... including...
  • Fact-checking Democrats’ rhetoric on the GOP health-care bill

    03/20/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Democratic lawmakers have made a number of misleading claims about the House Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act and findings in the Congressional Budget Office report. We compiled a roundup of their talking points, as a companion to our fact-check of White House claims about the CBO report.
  • Democrat Slams Neil Gorsuch: “He Believes the Intentional Taking of Human Life is Always Wrong”

    03/20/2017 2:22:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Life News ^ | March 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Feinstein drew on the issue of abortion for her criticism — saying that she probably will oppose Gorsuch because he believes “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong.”“President Trump repeatedly promised that his judicial nominees would be pro-life, and automatically overturn Roe v. Wade,” she said. “Judge Gorsuch has not had occasion to rule directly on a case involving Roe. However, his writings do raise questions. Specifically,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,DST,WABC AM,March 20-24,2017

    03/20/2017 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening And Welcome!
  • Same Old Playbook: Democrats Attack Gorsuch as Sexist

    03/20/2017 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Same Old Playbook: Democrats Attack Gorsuch as Sexist Mar 20, 2017 By the way, the Gorsuch hearings began today too. The Democrats have two soap operas going today. They’ve got the destroy Trump soap opera and the effort here on Gorsuch, who is the Supreme Court nominee, and this is somewhat interesting, ladies and gentlemen. This is from the… What is this? Well, I’m not sure the source of this, but the story is this. There’s a backup story NPR. It’s a legitimate story. I just can’t find — in the small font here — the actual source here. But...
  • Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

    03/20/2017 2:08:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    In an article for the Washington Examiner last week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional. “Most Americans know they can speak their mind in the public square, thanks to the First Amendment. Speech on social media, however, can be censored because private companies own those cyber spaces,” wrote Grabowski on Tuesday. “But a recent Supreme Court oral argument suggests Twitter’s practice of banning controversial right-wing pundits could be deemed illegal.” Grabowski explained how the internet is now the popular public square, and how legally it should be treated as such. Driving the...
  • IVANKA TRUMP Company Sued Over 'UNFAIR' KELLYANNE CONWAY PUBLICITY

    03/20/2017 1:42:23 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 56 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/20/17 | tmz
    Ivanka Trump's company is crushing some of its competition so badly, she's now facing a lawsuit from one of the companies on the losing end. Modern Appealing Clothing thinks President Trump's daughter is getting an "unfair" boost in sales -- allegedly several hundred percent -- based on the fact she's now the First Daughter. The company points to huge public spectacles like Kellyanne Conway's February appearance on FOX News, where she gave a shout-out to Ivanka's clothing line. In docs, obtained by TMZ, the company says even the prez is "exploiting the power and prestige of the White House" simply...
  • 4 Social Workers Ordered by Judge to Stand Trial in Horrific Death of Gabriel Fernandez

    03/20/2017 1:30:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 3/20/17 | LAT
    A Los Angeles County judge ruled Monday that four social workers accused of criminal negligence in the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy they were charged with protecting should stand trial, allowing prosecutors to push ahead with a case that has sent a chill through the ranks of child protection workers nationwide.
  • Limbaugh on Comey Hearing: Message to Trump Is Stop the ‘Drain-the-Swamp Stuff’ or Face Impeachment

    03/20/2017 1:30:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 156 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/20/17 | jeff poor
    Monday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh maintained a House Intelligence Committee hearing that featured testimony from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers was meant to send a message to President Donald Trump and his administration. Limbaugh argued that although there were some good questions from Republicans members during the hearing, it was meant to be a warning shot at Trump — allow Washington Republicans to run the town or face possible impeachment.
  • Comey won't commit to investigating Obama officials over Flynn leaks

    03/20/2017 1:09:56 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 80 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/20/17 | JOEL GEHRKE
    FBI Director James Comey declined to say Monday whether his team has launched an investigation into the leaks that led to former White House national security advisor Mike Flynn's ouster. Comey was pressed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to say whether he could confirm such an investigation is taking place, but Comey said he could not because it might confirm that classified information was leaked. "I can't, but I hope people watching know how seriously we take leaks of classified information," he said during Monday's hearing on Russia's influence on the election. "But I don't want to confirm it by...
  • Dems Beware: Sanders Movement Turns to Midterms (wingnuts may 'primary' more moderates)

    03/20/2017 12:59:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    MSN Politics ^ | 9 hours ago | Alex Wald
    With Democrats facing tough prospects in the midterm elections, will they also have to worry about primary challenges from their left flank? The path of Sanders' former staffers reflects the split in his movement, and the some are already galvanizing for the 2018 elections — and setting their sights on their own. The more radical strain, which led hundreds of Sanders delegates to walk out of the Democratic National Convention in protest last summer, is still present on the left and emboldened by the loss of Hillary Clinton and their belief that "Bernie would have won." A handful of groups...
  • James Comey Just Explained How Establishment Media Legally Creates Fake News

    03/20/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 62 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | March 20, 2017
    Check out this quote from FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress today: “…It’s perfectly legal for someone attending a classified briefing to LIE TO THE PRESS about what they heard in that meeting. The FBI cannot go out and correct the record because then they’d be “commenting on Classified information…”
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Conservatives Concerned About Trump and GOP Senate’s Slow Pace on Nominees

    03/20/2017 12:44:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 14, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    During his Cabinet meeting Monday, President Donald Trump opened by saying, “We have four empty seats, which is a terrible thing.” Trump said it’s “because the Senate Democrats are continuing to obstruct the confirmation of our nominees,” the administration is lacking secretaries of labor and agriculture, a director of national intelligence, and a U.S. trade representative. “The main victim of this very partisan obstruction is the American public,” Trump said. However, it’s the absence of more than 500 deputy secretaries and assistant secretaries, ambassadors, and commissioners that could put the implementation of Trump’s agenda at risk, some conservatives fear. “Senate...
  • Warren Changes Media Strategy Amid Low Poll Numbers (Squaw make heap big schmooze with news)

    03/20/2017 12:33:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has changed her media strategy amid low poll numbers in her home state by making herself more available to the press in Massachusetts. Warren's "creative media-dodging habits are a running joke among her home-state press corps," Politico reported over the weekend. "Whenever the senator makes a public appearance, Massachusetts reporters know to keep one eye fixed on the exit doors." Last week, however, the Massachusetts Democrat held three open-to-media events in her home state. Each event was followed by lengthy huddles with reporters. [Snip] Terry MacCormack, the Massachusetts Republican Party's communication director, does not find...
  • The Democrats are actively accusing the Russians of hacking, spying and disrupting our elections

    03/20/2017 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    The democrats are doing a full court press in trying to prove Russia influenced our elections. Ok, if true, why then was Russia so successful in hacking, spying and actively disrupting our democratic processes under President Obama? Complete intelligence breakdown or what? Obama's criminal negligence and incompetence? Obama/Hillary complicity? Obama sound asleep at the switch? Or what?
  • Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

    03/20/2017 12:14:27 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. In an extraordinary statement after Francis' meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Vatican acknowledged that the church itself bore blame, as well as some Catholic priests and nuns who "succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission" by participating in the genocide.