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  • CNN to air fourth live town hall with Pelosi

    05/16/2018 1:16:26 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 | Joe Concha
    CNN will host a live town hall with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on May 23 with anchor Chris Cuomo, the cable network announced Wednesday. "With control of the House, and possibly the Senate, on the line, the California Democrat is expected to face an array of domestic and foreign policy questions as Congress continues to struggle with how to find common ground on issues ranging the 700,000 undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to taxes," reads the network announcement.
  • Comey's FBI Had A Mole In Trumpworld

    05/16/2018 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies ^ | 16 May 2018
    The leader of the opposition research firm behind the infamous anti-Trump 'dirty dossier' told Congress last year that the FBI collected intelligence from inside the president's campaign before the 2016 election. The agency was at the time run by James Comey, the now decidedly anti-Trump former official who has unleashed scathing criticism of Trump in his memoir Glenn Simpson's testimony is among the disclosures in Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee release of transcripts from its investigation into the unverified collection of dirt funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  • Senate votes to save net neutrality rules

    05/16/2018 1:07:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 03:47 PM EDT | HARPER NEIDIG
    The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the FCC's net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.
  • GOP Whip Scalise Slams Amnesty ‘Discharge Petition’

    05/16/2018 1:04:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    GOP Whip Rep. Steve Scalise is opposing the pro-amnesty discharge petition which is being pushed by almost 20 business-first Republicans. A spokesman for the third-ranking GOP representative, Chris Bond, told Breitbart News: Whip Scalise has been very clear with members that a discharge petition is the wrong way to legislate. He is still actively promoting the Goodlatte-McCaul [immigration reform] bill, and is talking directly with members who haven’t signed onto the petition to urge them not to. The Goodlatte-McCaul bill provides vital border security, ends the visa lottery, and addresses DACA, and the Whip feels strongly that this is the...
  • John McCain: It 'Wasn’t Incorrect' to Say Rand Paul Was 'Working for Vladimir Putin'

    05/16/2018 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 131 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 16, 2018 1:19 pm | Matt Welch
    In March 2017, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) successfully delayed for 11 days Senate ratification of Montenegro's entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). America's leading advocate for NATO expansion, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded by accusing Paul of "achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin...of trying to dismember this small country." "I repeat again," McCain said then, remarkably. "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." Perhaps even more remarkably, though not very surprisingly, McCain is unapologetic about that accusation in his valedictory new memoir, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations. "Senator...
  • Hillary Clinton To Talk With AG Healey At Harvard Commencement Week

    05/16/2018 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    WBUR Radio News ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Colin A. Young
    Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in Cambridge later this month to receive an award as part of Harvard's commencement week. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, will be awarded its Radcliffe Medal on May 25. The award "honors individuals whose life and work have had a transformative impact on society," the institute said. "As an attorney, a first lady, a senator, a secretary of state, and the first woman nominated by a major party for the U.S. presidency, Secretary Clinton has worked tirelessly over the course of decades in the public eye, often...
  • Freedom Caucus Chairman Sends Letter to Trump Requesting He Release Docs on FISA Abuse

    05/16/2018 12:48:06 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 16, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full tile: Freedom Caucus Chairman Sends Letter to Trump Requesting He Use Powers to Release ALL Docs on FISA Abuse and Unredacted Rosenstein Memo Freedom caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent President Trump a letter Wednesday afternoon requesting he use his Presidential powers to instruct AG Sessions to declassify and release ALL FISA abuse documents and the unredacted Rosenstein memo detailing Mueller’s scope. We have reached the one year anniversary of the Mueller witch hunt and these GOP lawmakers have had enough of the stonewalling from the DOJ and FBI.
  • North Korea is dismantling its nuclear site, but is it abandoning its arsenal or hiding evidence?

    05/16/2018 12:44:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/16/18 | Josh Smith
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Satellite imagery shows North Korea dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site, but experts say the images can’t reveal whether it is the first step toward full denuclearization, or an attempt to cloak nuclear capabilities from outside observers.
  • Motorist sentenced to prison for killing Barnesville road worker

    05/16/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    This Week Community News ^ | May 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORT / GateHouse Ohio Media
    COLUMBUS — A motorist accused of striking and killing a road construction worker from Barnesville while driving on Interstate 70 in Franklin County last year was sentenced to five years in prison after entering an Alford plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Edward Torres, 31, of South Solon, was sentenced to five years on the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and 180 days on the OVI charge with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of five years in prison. Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Schneider also suspended Torres’ driver’s...
  • Mueller Issues Grand Jury Subpoenas to Trump Adviser's Social Media Consultant

    05/16/2018 12:34:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    US News ^ | May 16, 2018, at 2:51 p.m. | MARK HOSENBALL
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign. The subpoenas were delivered late last week to lawyers representing Jason Sullivan, a social media and Twitter specialist Stone hired to work for an independent political action committee he set up to support Trump, Knut Johnson, a lawyer for Sullivan, told Reuters on Tuesday. The subpoenas suggest that Mueller, who is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, is focusing in part on Stone...
  • Indictment: Former Mayor Supported Developer In Exchange For Sex (Richardson TX)

    05/16/2018 12:27:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | 05/16/2018
    Former Mayor of Richardson Laura Jordan and a developer are facing a multi-count indictment on various federal charges including bribery and honest services wire fraud. Jordan’s name is redacted in the indictment, but it says the mayor in question was in office between May 2013-April 2015.
  • Rubio: #ZTE issue should have nothing to do with broader trade talks.

    05/16/2018 12:22:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Marco Rubio Twitter ^ | May 16, 2018 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio ‏ Verified account @marcorubio Follow Follow @marcorubio More #ZTE issue should have nothing to do with broader trade talks. What is the point of cancelling Iran deal if we aren’t going to sanction those like ZTE who help Iran avoid sanctions? Plus ZTE helps #China spy on America & steal our intellectual property.
  • Work on I-70 may not be done on time [PA]

    05/16/2018 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kathie Warco
    The soggy spring and delays in obtaining the necessary environmental permits may push back the completion date of work to reconstruct Interstate 70 between Beau Street and the Route 519/Eighty Four interchanges. “We are behind schedule,” Scott Faieta, assistant construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. “We met last week with the contractor, and it may be necessary to push it back to summer of 2021. It was supposed to be done November 2020.” The contractor for the $117 million project is Lane Construction Co. The work includes widening the highway to three lanes in each direction...
  • Obama Foundation offers breakfast to Chicagoans who rally for presidential center

    05/16/2018 12:13:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 5/15/18 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Obama Foundation is trying to generate as much public support as possible ahead of the city of Chicago's first municipal vote to approve construction permits that would allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built on historic parkland. The foundation's chief engagement officer, Michael Strautmanis, emailed "friends" of the project late last week asking them to show up at City Hall at 5 a.m. Thursday to demonstrate to city officials that local residents are behind it. Attendees were told to pick up Obama swag — T-shirts and buttons — from the organization's local headquarters ahead of Thursday. Although the...
  • House Speaker Ryan Moves to Stop Republican Revolt on Immigration

    05/16/2018 12:06:56 PM PDT · by ethom · 69 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | May 16, 2018, at 11:07 a.m. | By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
    - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday faced revolts from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers fought over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation. At a morning press conference after huddling privately with rank-and-file Republicans, Ryan warned a small group of moderates that it would be a "big mistake" if they continued pushing a procedural maneuver to force votes on four separate immigration bills. Instead, Ryan said he was working with the White House on a singular measure that would win President Donald Trump's support. At a press conference, Ryan...
  • Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices in new grocery showdown

    05/16/2018 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 57 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/16/18 | Lisa Baertlein and Jeffrey Dastin
    Amazon and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war. On Wednesday, Whole Foods debuted a much-anticipated loyalty program that offers special discounts to Prime customers, including 10 percent off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials such as $10 per pound off wild-caught halibut steaks. Those perks are available now in Florida and will roll out to all other stores starting this summer. Amazon previously announced free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores for members of Prime, its subscription club with fast shipping and video streaming. The new loyalty strategy will...
  • First people accused of vandalism at Trump’s inauguration go on trial

    05/16/2018 12:06:07 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2018
    Four men accused of participating in a chaotic anti-capitalism march during President Trump’s inauguration went on trial Wednesday, facing possible decades behind bars for their alleged role in a window-smashing spree that ended in a mass arrest. The men were arrested alongside about 230 other people on January 20, 2017, several blocks north of Trump’s inaugural parade route, after police cornered largely black-clad participants, journalists, and legal observers on a downtown street corner. Three of the defendants allegedly took a direct role in vandalism, and another allegedly knew of plans for mayhem. Defense attorneys claimed mistaken identity and collective punishment...
  • Two more Republicans back immigration discharge petition

    05/16/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/2018 | JulieGrace Brufke
    Reps. John Katko (N.Y.) and Dave Trott (Mich.) have signed on to a discharge petition to force a series of votes on immigration, becoming the 19th and 20th Republicans to back it. The growing support for the petition comes as GOP leaders have warned rank-and-file Republicans to not support it. The petition, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) last week, would force votes on four immigration measures on the floor, getting around leadership in the process. The leadership of the majority party can generally control what gets to the floor for a vote, but if a majority of members back...
  • Mueller moves to muscle out Manafort’s lawyers from grilling prosecutors

    05/16/2018 11:53:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is trying to head off the Paul Manafort defense team from questioning his prosecutors over press leaks. Mr. Mueller filed papers in U.S. District Court in Virginia opposing a request from Manafort attorney Kevin Downing to hold an investigative hearing into the rash of press reports on Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. Mr. Downing cited 10 stories, sourced to unnamed people who implicated Mr. Manafort in possible criminal activity. He contends the information came from grand jury testimony, which would be illegal for a prosecutor to leak. In a footnote to his filing, Mr....
  • Commentary: Mueller's investigation isn't going to 'wrap up' soon - and Trump is still in peril

    05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Harry Litman
    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that "it is time to wrap it up." Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Mueller's 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas,...