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  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Percoco sentenced to six years for corruption(Cuomo's Right Hand Man)

    09/20/2018 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 09/20/2018 | Robert Gavin
    A federal judge sentenced Joseph Percoco, the former right-hand man to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, to six years in prison Thursday for accepting more than $320,000 in bribes from businessmen looking to buy state influence. "The motive for this crime was greed and arrogance," Judge Valerie Caproni told Percoco at the sentencing in the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan.
  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....
  • Ford opens door to testifying next week

    09/20/2018 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20,2018 | Gregg Re
    According to an email sent by Ford's lawyers and obtained by The New York Times, she would appear as long as senators provide “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety." In the letter Thursday, Ford's attorneys wrote that it “is not possible" for Ford to testify on Monday. The lawyers added that "the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”
  • Jobless claims fall again to reach new 49-year low of 201,000

    09/20/2018 6:08:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | Published: Sept 20, 2018 8:37 a.m. ET | By Jeffry Bartash
    The numbers: The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in mid-September fell to a fresh 49-year low, more proof that a growing labor shortage and surging economy have given workers greater job security. Initial jobless claims, a rough proxy for layoffs, fell by 3,000 to 201,000 in the seven days ended Sept. 15. That’s below the 208,000 MarketWatch forecast and marks the lowest level since Nov. 12, 1969.
  • Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Shouldn’t Testify at ‘Sham Hearing’

    09/20/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Gillibrand said the Committee is mistreating Ford, telling CNN, "Well, you know, I stand with her [Ford] and she is being bullied by this committee. It’s outrageous that this committee has not moved forward despite the rest of the world. They’re stuck in decades ago."
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.
  • Apple’s bigger-screen iPhones are slammed for being ‘sexist’

    09/17/2018 7:22:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | By Christian Gollayan
    When Apple released its iPhone XS line, with screens that range from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches, they became the company’s largest phones yet. But the big screens have triggered a backlash from women who say the device is too large for the average female hand. “Women like me with small hands who need the most secure phone for safety reasons are stuck with something they can’t hold and constantly risk dropping,” tweeted sociology professor Zeynep Tufekci, who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Some people like the bigger phones. Fine. Keep an alternative for the...
  • NY cops fatally shoot knife-wielding woman who lured them to home

    09/18/2018 1:01:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Kerry Burke and John Annese
    NY cops fatally shoot knife-wielding woman who lured them to home The woman pulled out a 10-inch kitchen knife and lunged at officers By Kerry Burke and John Annese NEW YORK — NYPD officers shot and killed a knife-wielding woman after she lured them to her Queens home by reporting a burglary, then lunged at them Monday evening, police sources said. The 54-year-old woman, identified by police sources as Susan Muller, called 911 to report a woman had broken into her home on 69th St. by 52nd Rd. in Maspeth just after 5:25 p.m., cops said. Four officers responded and...
  • Schumer's Minions - 78% of the Senate Democrats have been elected since the Alito hearings

    09/18/2018 4:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Ever wonder why the democrats operate in lockstep, why not a single democrat has decried Diane Feinstein and her Judiciary colleagues' militant tactics? Because Chuck Schumer has repopulated the Senate with visceral far-leftists. Here's the rundown. Brown (OH) - 2006 Cardin (MD) - 2006 Casey (PA) - 2006 Gillibrand (NY) - 2006 Kaine (VA) - 2006 Klobuchar (MN) - 2006 McCaskill (MO) - 2006 Menendez (NJ) - 2006 Sanders (VT) - 2006 Tester (MT) - 2006 Bennett (CO) - 2008 Merkley (OR) - 2008 Shaheen (NH) - 2008 Udall (NM) - 2008 Warner (VA) - 2008 Blumenthal (CT) - 2010...
  • Chuck Schumer calls for FBI probe of Kavanaugh accusation

    09/17/2018 2:30:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2018 | AP
    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans on the Judiciary Committee can’t be trusted to conduct an impartial review of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer says voting on Kavanaugh scheduled for this week must be delayed so these “serious and credible” allegations can be investigated by the FBI.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 17-21,2018

    09/17/2018 12:39:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 17, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME To The Sean Hannity Show!
  • Indicted GOP Rep. Chris Collins to Stay on November Ballot, Report Says

    09/17/2018 9:20:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Indicted GOP Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in November, The Buffalo News reported Monday, setting up a potentially competitive race in a deep red district in Western New York. Collins will face Democratic Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray in November in a district President Donald Trump won by 24 points in 2016. Collins’ recent indictment for charges relating to insider trading have shaken up the race. Collins initially said he would run for re-election, but reversed course under pressure from local and national party leaders.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me...

    09/16/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sep 15th, 2018, 6:55 pm | Tamar Auber
    FULL TITLE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me Slaying Lewks’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not letting the criticism of her photo shoot look go unnoticed. Talk of her too posh clothes has sparked a lot of talk in conservative circles lately. During a segment on Fox and Friends on Saturday, the hosts joined in the slamming of the congressional candidate for wearing an expensive outfit during a photo shoot. “And then there is this. The rising star of the Democratic Party has expensive tastes for a socialist,” guest host Katie Pavlich said....
  • SCHUMER,GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF THEIR AMENDMENT IN FINAL DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

    09/15/2018 7:09:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer ^ | 9.14.18 | U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer
    With Newburgh And New York Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Successfully Spearheaded The Charge To Include Language In Defense Appropriations Bill
  • Check out the 4 homes Paul Manafort must forfeit

    09/15/2018 1:53:34 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 46 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Rick Newman
    The plea agreement between Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller requires him to hand over four properties acquired or furnished with ill-gotten money, including a lavish estate in the tony Hamptons, on Long Island, New York. The four homes are worth about $16 million, combined, according to estimates from real-estate firm Zillow. Manafort will also hand over $30 million or so in cash and other assets, including a life-insurance policy. 174 Jobs Lane, Water Mill, N.Y. 5,574 square feet / 10 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms. Estimated value: $7 million. 377 Union Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 4,284 square feet / 7...