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  • GOP rep says he has assurance FBI, DOJ officials will be subpoenaed

    12/17/2017 12:59:30 PM PST · by SSS Two · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/17 12:35 PM EST | Julia Manchester
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) said late Saturday that he received an assurance from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) that subpoenas would be issued for various senior FBI and Justice Department officials amid increased GOP allegations of anti-Trump bias in the bureau. "Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals," Jordan told Fox News's Jeanine Pirro on "Justice with Judge Jeanine." Jordan was referring to deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who reportedly worked for Fusion...
  • 'I have to hide my daughter's grave from neo-Nazis': Mom of woman killed (tr)

    12/17/2017 7:06:39 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | STEPHANIE HANEY
    An anti-fascist activist who died during a neo-Nazi rally in Virginia has had to have her final remains hidden after her mother, Susan Bro, 61, continues to receive threats from white nationalists. Heather Heyer, 32, died while counter-protesting at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. Bro and other members of Heyer's family have continuously received threats from racist extremists since news of Heyer's views against racism and hate were made public knowledge, Bro told the Daily Beast. 'It’s a symptom of hate in society that you should have to protect your child’s grave, for...
  • Next on Virginia’s extensive toll-road system: Interstate 395

    12/17/2017 1:15:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Luz Lazo
    T he expansion of Virginia’s extensive system of high­-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes is shifting to Interstate 395. Construction is set to take off before the end of the year along an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 395, where today’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are being converted into toll lanes. The $480 million project will deliver the next major milestone in the state’s vision to create a network of more than 90 miles of HOT lanes in Northern Virginia by 2022. About 45 miles of express lanes have opened on Interstates 495 and 95 within the past five years, and the state...
  • Democratic Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott accused of sexual harassment

    12/15/2017 4:30:12 PM PST · by blueyon · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/15/17 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    A former congressional aide Friday accused Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances. Reese Everson, a former Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, alleged that Scott touched her leg and body without permission and promised to advance her career if she let him flirt with her. Everson
  • After Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting, FBI Scrambled to Find and Punish Source, Emails Show

    12/15/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 15, 2017 | By Max Kutner
    After news broke about an airport meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in the midst of last year’s presidential campaign, the FBI scrambled to identify the source who leaked details about the encounter and discipline him or her, according to emails released on the FBI website on Friday. The internal emails show that on June 29, 2016, a senior spokeswoman for the Justice Department emailed her counterparts at the FBI to flag articles that were starting to appear about the meeting. In the email, the spokeswoman, Melanie Newman, described the encounter as “a casual,...
  • The FBI Has Released New Info About Loretta Lynch's Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

    12/15/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    The FBI released a series of email documents Friday afternoon detailing the Department of Justice response to the fallout of the secret Phoenix tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016. The dates on the emails range from July 1-3, 2016. On July 5, 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges for mishandling classified information. A series of emails show one FBI official, whose name and email are redacted, fuming over leaks to the media about the meeting and what happened on the...
  • Academics Discover Masculinity

    12/15/2017 7:30:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Several years ago, a friend of ours, filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney, attempted to lampoon the iconic field of women's studies by showing up at random campuses, on camera, and asking where he could find the men's studies department. It turns out that Evan may have been ahead of his time. "A few institutions have established centers of masculinity research and counseling," Peter Monaghan reports in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "Among them are the Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development at Western Illinois University and the Men and Masculinities Center at...
  • Dollar Tree co-founder Macon Brock dead at 75

    12/15/2017 7:16:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    wtop.com ^ | 12/13/2017 | Staff
    Macon Brock, a retailer who co-founded the Dollar Tree chain of discount stores that grew into a Fortune 500 company, has died. He was 75. News outlets report Brock died Saturday at his home in Virginia Beach. His wife said he died of complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease. Brock was born and raised in Norfolk. In 1986, he and two others opened five stores called “Only $1.00” after having success in the retail toy business. The Chesapeake-based company changed its name to Dollar Tree in 1993. Brock and his wife made donations to colleges across Virginia, and...
  • Senate may put off most anticipated Russian probe findings

    12/14/2017 8:50:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 10:55 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign tampering. Recommendations on how to counter the threat from attempted election hackers could be the first written product from congressional committees examining Russian interference into the 2016 election that put Trump in the White House. An early bipartisan report could be an attempt to boost confidence in the panel’s probe, as lawmakers worry that other issues could be lost if they...
  • GOP Rep Scott Taylor Debates Laura Ingraham on DREAMers — Says DACA Is Not Amnesty

    12/14/2017 7:10:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) took on host Laura Ingraham on the issue of the legal status of the so-called DREAMers — children brought to the United States illegally. Taylor insisted giving legal status to the DREAMERs through DACA was not “amnesty.” Transcript as follows: INGRAHAM: Above all else President Trump was elected on one clear issue, stop illegal immigrant. And that would mean build the wall, no amnesty, you know the drill. But there are some Republicans in Congress including the guy right here who still believes that the DACA amnesty thing...
  • Republican Civil War Could Hand Senate to Democrats

    12/13/2017 10:59:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    With Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, Democrats now have at least a plausible path to winning control of the U.S. Senate in the 2018 elections. It's a difficult path to be sure, but it could happen. The first step will be for Democrats to successfully defend all of their Senate incumbents next November. That's not going to be easy because the list includes 10 running in states that voted for Donald Trump. But, the results from Alabama suggest that it could happen. If it does, all Democrats would need to win the Senate is to pick up a pair of...
  • The Upside to Moore Loss for Trump and Republicans

    12/13/2017 10:32:59 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    There is plenty of Republican hand-wringing and media gloating this morning over the dramatic loss of a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the deepest red Alabama yesterday — the first time since a conservative Democrat won in 24 years. It is mostly much ado about nothing. It had nothing to do with the very liberal Democrat running, Doug Jones, who was originally just a “D” set up as a lamb to the slaughter in a state Republicans typically win by 25 to 30 points. Trump won Alabama by 28 points. It had everything to do with Republican Roy Moore being...
  • With new clout, Virginia Democrats to push for gun control

    12/13/2017 9:45:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND — Days after Virginia Democrats’ astounding Election Day successes, one of the state’s most influential gun rights groups sent a warning to its members. “Gun control will be coming at us hard and heavy,” the Virginia Citizens Defense League said in an email with the subject line “2017 Elections and the path ahead.” With the Democrats gaining clout, the group said, it expects a push for legislation in Virginia to implement universal background checks, ban assault weapons and restrict handgun purchases. The Defense League has urged members to reach out to non-gun owners to boost ownership and take off...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 December 2017

    12/10/2017 4:33:29 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 264 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 10 December 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Dec 10th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley; Reps. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Debbie Dingell-Berry, D-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Bernie Sanders, CCCP-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Haley; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Susan Collins, R-MaineTHIS WEEK (ABC): Dean Young, campaign strategist for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Haley; Rep. Adam Schi(t)ff, D-Calif.; Sen. Richard Shelby, RINO-Ala.
  • Gun store owner says Weber City bridge construction hurting her business

    12/10/2017 10:17:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Holly Viers
    GATE CITY — As construction on the Route 23 bridges in Weber City continues, one small business owner has voiced concerns about the effect it’s having on her profits. Mary Murphy, owner of Gold & Guns in Weber City, told the Scott County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday that her business has declined noticeably over the past year or so. Though she attributes some of that decline to the lingering effects of the last recession, she believes the construction — and its estimated completion time of summer 2019 — is the main problem. “I do believe that summer of 2019...
  • Opinion: A $40 toll for a 10-mile trip? This is the new infrastructure math

    12/09/2017 9:02:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 7, 2017 | John Rennie Short
    Drivers in metro Washington, D.C. are experiencing the new realities of commuting in the U.S., and it’s not pretty: It cost drivers $40 to drive 10 miles on I-66, a main commuter route into the nation’s capital from the western suburbs in Northern Virginia, at one point this week. Is this the future for private car owners across the U.S.? The answer is yes. Tolls on public roads aren’t new. But the I-66 toll, which fluctuates based on demand and doesn’t have a ceiling, is by far the most expensive per mile. This toll at “the peak of the peak...
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • SWAT Team at Stafford, VA Walmart

    12/08/2017 4:43:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/8/17
    Note: I looked at the local news sites (WTTG, WJLA, WaPo, WTOP) and don't see anything else on this yet.
  • Democrats ask federal judge for new election in tainted Va. House race

    12/07/2017 11:14:34 PM PST · by Impy · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2017 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Democrats seeking to take control of Virginia’s House of Delegates have asked a federal judge to order a new election to rectify a delegate’s race tainted by mix-ups over district lines. Republican Robert Thomas beat Democrat Joshua Cole by 82 votes on Nov. 7 in a contest to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford). But the outcome, which could affect which party leads the chamber, is in dispute because of errors that led 147 voters to cast ballots in the wrong race. Democrats on Wednesday filed an amended complaint, updating a lawsuit...
  • Gaggle of good Samaritans chase down purse snatcher in Chester

    12/07/2017 3:24:10 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Wayne Covil
    Man runs down thief who grabbed 77-year-old`s purse: `I got him on the ground` CHESTER, Va. – A 77-year-old woman put her purse down in the front seat as she loaded into the backseat groceries she had just bought at the Kroger in Chester. Meanwhile, Justin Watkins was inside Lowe’s picking up items for a construction job when he heard a loud commotion of people. "We proceed to check out and while we're standing in this checkout line, people start hollerin'… they're saying, ‘stop stop stop…he's got her purse,’” Watkins said. Witnesses in the Kroger Parking lot chased the suspect,...