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  • The SJWs Had A Really Bad Weekend

    07/24/2017 5:06:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.24.2017 | David Blackmon
    Hey, remember when campus Social Justice Warriors, the Texas news media and the management at UT-Austin claimed that the implementation of Texas’s new “Campus Carry” law would be a disaster and lead to all sorts of death, violence, and just general mayhem? Yeah, predictably, that didn’t happen. UT reported yesterday that, in the year since the law went into effect, its’ campus police have had to investigate just 4 gun-related incidents on campus (Oklahoma’s football team alone averages more than that per semester), and just 1 of those incidents could even theoretically be somehow tied to the new law. That...
  • James Comey rejects invitation to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/12/2017 3:42:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 May 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    Former FBI director James Comey has rejected an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. Comey, who was fired on Tuesday by President Trump, was invited for a closed session before the panel by Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Warner said on MSNBC Friday afternoon that Comey would not appear before the committee on Tuesday. Burr's office confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Comey would not meet with the committee behind closed doors next week. "It is our hope in the not-too-distant future that we can find a time for...
  • Toensing: Benghazi security ops threatened with perjury

    09/09/2014 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 94 replies
    http://video.foxnews.com/ ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | Fox News
    Whistleblowers' attorney (Gregory Hicks) sounds off. She alleges that REPUBLICANS on the intelligence committee threatened the 3 guys in the Benghazi special report.
  • Russia 'actively interfering' with French elections, warns US senator [Burr]

    03/30/2017 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 March 2017 09:28 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee warned Wednesday that Russia is interfering in the French election just as it did in the US presidential campaign last year.Senator Richard Burr, who has access to some of the most highly classified US intelligence, said Moscow has shown a clear will and ability to disrupt elections in Western democracies. “What we might assess was a very covert effort in 2016 in the United States, is a very overt effort, as well as covert, in Germany and France,” he told reporters. …
  • Senate Select Committee says no evidence Trump Tower ever bugged by White House.

    03/16/2017 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 48 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 3/16/17 | Fox News
    Just breaking per Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) say so.
  • The McCain-Follieri Love Boat - The Maverick and the Celebrity Con Man

    09/11/2008 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Shermy · 16 replies · 2,134+ views
    The Nation ^ | September 11, 2008
    John McCain has been hammering rival Barack Obama for being little more than a vapid "celebrity" and "elitist." But The Nation has obtained a photo revealing just how star-struck a straight-talking maverick can become when offered the chance to celebrate his birthday aboard a yacht filled with celebrities--even if one of those celebrity types turns out to be an A-list con man. The photograph substantiates reports that in late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway. In the current edition...
  • Sen. Burr says it is time to roll back parts of HB2

    06/01/2016 2:43:08 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 05/31/2016 | Jon Camp
    North Carolina's senior U.S. Senator, Richard Burr, says the state should make changes to the controversial new law known as House Bill 2.... "It's now time," Burr told ABC11 after a Raleigh event, "for the General Assembly to take the opportunity that if we can roll this back, that it's probably in the best interests of North Carolina."...
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • NC Senator: Congress Should Stay Out of Bathroom Issue

    05/11/2016 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/10/2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    Burr calls NC GOP governor 'off base' for seeking congressional action North Carolina's senior senator said his state's Gov. Pat McCrory is "off base" in calling for congressional intervention to resolve a state dispute over restroom access for transgender people. "I've never seen Congress get involved in judicial matters and this is turned over to the court system now," Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr said Tuesday. "So, I think the governor's off base."... Burr said he would rather see the issue remain in the courts. "That's where they chose to put it,” he said. “I would have preferred that they...
  • Trump Could Make Life Hard for Burr in NC

    03/22/2016 9:03:01 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/22/16 | PPP
    PPP's first general election poll for the US Senate race in North Carolina shows the way Donald Trump could make life harder for other Republican candidates down ballot this fall. The Senate race is tight, with Richard Burr holding just a 5 point lead over Deborah Ross at 40/35, with Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh pulling 7%. To put the current state of the race in perspective Elizabeth Dole led Kay Hagan by 5 points on our first poll after the primary in 2008 too, so Ross is starting her upset bid in a very similar place to where Hagan started...
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Sen. Richard Burr asks for retraction on report of comments about Ted (Vote for Sanders) [tr]

    01/21/2016 2:01:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Charlotte News and Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday strongly denied a news report that said he had told people he would vote for Democrat Bernie Sanders over Republican Ted Cruz. Burr’s aides asked The Associated Press for a retraction. An AP spokesman said the news agency was sticking by its story. “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is,” Burr tweeted. “@AP is trying to create discord where there isn't discord by telling lies.”
  • Republican Senator Burr Chooses Sanders Over Cruz

    01/21/2016 3:15:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 01/21/2016 | Robert Eno
    North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr (Liberty ScoreÂŽ - F) recently said at a fundraiser for his tight re-election campaign that he would vote for Bernie Sanders in a Sanders vs. Cruz general election. This could send shockwaves through his primary campaign against Dr. Greg Brannon set for Tuesday, March 15. The establishment is so scared of Ted Cruz removing their access to power that they would line up and vote for the socialist Bernie Sanders. The Associated Press reported that Burr said: Still, Cruz has become such a pariah that one of his colleagues, Sen. Richard Burr of...
  • Establishment Accuses Ted Cruz of Releasing ‘Classified Information’ During GOP Debate, But...

    12/17/2015 6:34:24 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Politistick ^ | December 16, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Establishment Accuses Ted Cruz of Releasing 'Classified Information' During GOP Debate, But There are Two Major Problems The fix is in. The RINOs are desperately trying to smear Ted Cruz.During the fifth GOP Debate on Tuesday night, during a heated exchange between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rubio accused Cruz of inappropriately leaking classified information.Here’s how the exchange went, with the backdrop being Rubio trying to paint Cruz as being weak on national security because Cruz opposed Obama’s massive spying on all Americans without a search warrant: TED CRUZ: Well, you know, I would note that Marco knows what he’s...
  • Ethics Complaint to be Filed over Cruz Smear

    12/16/2015 10:05:54 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    Veterns For a Strong America ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | John
    Last night, Becca Glover Watkins, communications director for Chairman Richard Burr of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, engaged in behavior that was unbefitting of her position. During the course of the GOP presidential debate, an unfortunate political smear was lobbed at Senator Ted Cruz by Senator Marco Rubio when Rubio falsely asserted that Senator Cruz had disclosed classified information. This lie was then disseminated by Glover Watkins, utilizing her United States Senate title and her official Twitter account. The fact that Senator Cruz has done nothing improper is underscored by the swift announcement of Senator Burr and...
  • Senate Intel Committee has sudden about-face after looking into whether Ted Cruz revealed classif...

    12/16/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by Isara · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    After the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his staff was looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) referenced classified information during Tuesday night's Republican debate on CNN, the committee issued a statement saying that is not the case.Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the chairman, told reporters on Wednesday that he had asked his staff to explore whether Cruz's comments about the National Security Agency's surveillance program constitute disclosing classified data, The Hill reported."I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told reporters, according to The Hill. "Any time you deal with numbers...
  • Senate panel not checking whether Ted Cruz released classified info in debate

    12/16/2015 3:55:05 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 16, 2015
    The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said late Wednesday it is not investigating whether Texas Sen. Ted Cruz disclosed classified information during Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate.The panel released a statement a few hours after the chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), had said they were checking Cruz's comments.Burr released a joint statement with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the committee, stating without explanation: "The committee is not investigating anything said during last night's Republican presidential debate."...Burr said that any time specific numbers are discussed, a question emerges as to whether it's classified or open source."The question had...
  • Top Democratic senator will seek legislation to 'pierce' through encryption (Feinstein, who else?)

    12/10/2015 7:36:28 PM PST · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    A leading Democratic senator will seek legislation requiring the ability to "pierce" through encryption. The potential bill would allow American law enforcement to read protected communications with a court order. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that she would seek a bill that would give police armed with a warrant based on probable cause the ability “to look into an encrypted Web." "I have concern about a PlayStation that my grandchildren might use," she said, "and a predator getting on the other end, and talking to them, and it's all encrypted. I think there really...
  • Former Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan passed millions of tax dollars to family

    06/25/2015 8:54:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Kay Hagan, defeated senator from North Carolina, may be gearing up to make a run at Senior Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) in 2016. She narrowly defeated Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), and in turn was herself narrowly defeated by Thom Tillis (R) in 2014 in what wiki called “one of the toughest re-election bids in the country.” (2) The Hagan-Ruthven family combine of real estate development and solar energy projects in central Florida and NC, just keeps finding ways to feed at the public trough! After serving in the NC state senate, Hagan launched herself into the national political arena where...
  • BAD NEWS FOR DEMS: KAY HAGAN WON’T RUN FOR SENATE IN 2016

    06/24/2015 1:37:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan won’t run for Senate in 2016, disappointing Democrats counting on her to unseat Republican Richard Burr in what will be a major swing state race. Hagan was unseated by Republican Thom Tillis in 2014 after one term in the Senate, and has struggled in the polls since, but was the obvious pick to challenge Burr. She’s been calling donors and supporters to inform them she won’t run, reported Roll Call. Hagan performed relatively well in an election where Republicans secured big majorities in the House and Senate, and supporters figured she could unseat Burr...