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  • FBI says it foiled plot to kidnap Michigan governor

    10/08/2020 9:05:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 228 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 08 2020 | Zack Budryk
    A militia group planned to violently depose Michigan’s government and abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), the FBI said in a federal affidavit filed Thursday. "Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit, obtained by the Detroit News. "The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message." Federal prosecutors plan to make a fuller statement on the alleged plot later Thursday, according to the newspaper. At least five men have been charged in connection with the alleged plot,...
  • Romney says Trump's protest tweets 'clearly intended to further inflame racial tensions'

    09/04/2020 8:04:42 AM PDT · by rintintin · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 2 2020 | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) accused President Trump of attempting to “further inflame racial tensions” with his response to unrest in American cities.
  • Boy Scouts supports Black Lives Matter, requires diversity merit badge for Eagle Scouts

    06/17/2020 8:30:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday, calling it a "human rights issue" and saying a "diversity and inclusion" merit badge will be a requirement for Eagle Scouts going forward. The BSA executive committee in its statement expressed regret for "not [being] as brave as we should have been" on using the group's platform to address racism.
  • Warner asks DNI for underlying intelligence behind Flynn unmasking

    05/20/2020 3:22:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday asked acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell for the underlying intelligence reports in which former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s name was “unmasked.” In a letter obtained by The Hill, Warner asked Grenell for any underlying intelligence reports concerning conversations between Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisltak, as well as the reasoning behind declassifying the unmasking requests, “given the potential compromise to sources and methods.” “As you are well aware, there are substantial protections built into the process for requesting that identities of U.S. persons...
  • Cuomo: Use of antimalarial drug in New York hospitals 'anecdotally' positive

    04/06/2020 10:22:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 06 2020 | Zack Budryk
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that early responses to the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine “anecdotally” suggest its use in the coronavirus fight has been “effective,” but that official data was still forthcoming. Asked about the progress of the trials at his daily press briefing, Cuomo noted that state officials have allowed use of the drug in combination with the antibiotic Zithromax in hospitals “at their discretion.” He said the federal government would increase supplies to New York pharmacies, but that New York has imposed a 14-day limit to protect the supplies for people who rely on it to...
  • Cuomo calls $2T stimulus 'reckless,' says it fails to meet New York's needs

    03/26/2020 9:45:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 26 2020 | Zack Budryk
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Thursday said the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by the Senate late Wednesday did not meet the needs of the Empire State, calling the bill "irresponsible" and "reckless." The $5 billion included in the bill for the state hardest hit by coronavirus is “earmarked only for COVID virus expenses, which means it does absolutely nothing for us in terms of lost revenue for this state,” Cuomo said during his daily coronavirus press briefing. He said he lost revenues are “the bigger problem.” “The congressional action in my opinion simply failed to address...
  • Sanders responds to attack from Israeli ambassador: Israel policy must 'deal with the suffering of the Palestinian people as well'

    03/01/2020 9:44:36 AM PST · by karpov · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded Sunday to remarks by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, who went after Sanders for calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “reactionary racist.” Asked by CBS’ Margaret Brennan whether he believed there was a political cost for his criticism of the Israeli government and his refusal to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, Sanders responded “Yeah, I do,” and that the Israel lobby has “a lot of money, a lot of power.” “I’m Jewish, I’m very proud of my Jewish heritage,” Sanders added, noting his own experience living on a...
  • Mueller investigation witness pleads guilty to child sex crime charges

    01/13/2020 2:25:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 13 2020 | Zack Budryk
    eorge Nader, a Lebanese American businessman who served as a witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, pleaded guilty to two charges relating to sexual exploitation of children on Monday, according to The Washington Post. Nader admitted in the Eastern District of Virginia to bringing a 14-year-old to the U.S. for sexual purposes and possession of child pornography, charges that collectively carry a maximum penalty of 30 years, according to the Post. Eastern District of Virginia prosecutors agreed to recommend 10 years, the mandatory minimum, in the case, and agreed to recommend Nader, who is a dual citizen, be...
  • Putin urges Syria's Assad to invite Trump for visit

    01/12/2020 7:18:05 PM PST · by rintintin · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/20 | ZACK BUDRYK
    Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly suggested during a meeting with Bashar al-Assad last week that the Syrian president invite President Trump to Damascus. In a video of the conversation between Assad and Putin at the Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Damascus, Assad mentions the Apostle Paul’s conversion to Christianity after a vision at the gate of Damascus, Axios reported. “If Trump arrives along this road, everything will become normal with him too," the Syrian leader said, according to the news outlet.
  • Castro invokes 'Baby Yoda' in tweet supporting early primaries in more diverse states

    12/03/2019 2:03:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday tweeted a meme invoking a character from the popular streaming series “The Mandalorian” to show his support for moving early primaries to states with more diverse populations that better reflect the Democratic base. The presidential candidate was responding to a tweet by Nate Silver of the polling website FiveThirtyEight, who tweeted, “If the Democratic Party wants a field that's representative of its members and its voters, it probably shouldn't have two states as white as Iowa and New Hampshire vote first every year.” In response, Castro tweeted an image of...
  • ISIS confirms al-Baghdadi death, names new leader

    10/31/2019 10:24:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 31 2019 | Zack Budryk
    ISIS on Thursday confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi as its new leader, according to the BBC. The terror group also confirmed spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir, who had been considered a potential heir to al-Baghdadi, had been killed in a separate joint operation between U.S. and Kurdish forces on Oct. 27. President Trump announced al-Baghdadi’s death Sunday morning, saying the ISIS leader was killed in a raid on his compound in Idlib province in northern Syria after fleeing into a tunnel and detonating a suicide vest. U.S. forces have said al-Baghdadi killed two...
  • Clinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev

    10/20/2019 3:45:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    <p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday trolled President Trump over his recent letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, tweeting a mock archival letter from former President Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that originally appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."</p>
  • Lewandowski: House testimony shows I'd be 'a fighter' in the Senate

    09/22/2019 10:50:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 09/22/19 11:02 AM EDT | ZACK BUDRYK
    Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an interview broadcast Sunday that a combative House hearing illustrated qualities that would make him a good Senate candidate while remaining noncommittal on whether he would mount a bid in New Hampshire. “I’m very, very seriously thinking about running for the United States Senate. After this week… no American citizen should have to go through what I had to go through … should never have to be disparaged or attacked the way that I was by these committee members because they didn’t like my politics,” Lewandowski told radio host John Catsimatidis on...
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testifies against former Obama counsel Gregory Craig

    08/22/2019 2:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified in federal court Thursday against Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig about the ex-counsel's Ukraine-related work for Paul Manafort, Politico reported. Gates was a top lieutenant to Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, for approximately 10 years. During that time, Manafort supervised a 2012 review conducted by Craig of the abuse-of-power trial of ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to Politico. While the review was presented as an independent probe of the trial, it was commissioned by Manafort's primary client, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and bankrolled by Victor Pinchuk, a steel oligarch and...
  • Biden: 'White supremacy is wrong, but it's not a mental illness'

    08/05/2019 6:53:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Vice President Joe Biden pushed back Monday evening on President Trump’s characterization of mental illness as the cause of an El Paso, Texas mass shooting over the weekend. “Hatred is sick, but it's not a mental illness,” Biden said in a Monday interview on CNN. "White supremacy is wrong. But it's not mental illness." The suspect in the shooting, which killed at least 22 people on Saturday, has been tied to a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto that was posted online just before the attack began and speaks of a Hispanic “invasion” of the U.S. Although President Trump condemned white supremacy...
  • 3 modelers predict Trump reelection: report

    05/27/2019 12:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Three modelers are predicting President Trump will win reelection in 2020 based on a combination of economic data and incumbent advantages, according to a column in The New York Times. Steven Rattner wrote that Ray Fair of Yale favors Trump to win based on a model that combines incumbency and gross domestic product growth rates. The model predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote margin within a fraction of a percentage point and got within two-tenths of a point for his 2012 vote share, Rattner, who served as a counselor to the Treasury secretary during the Obama administration, added. The model...
  • DOJ reveals name of ex-US Attorney accused of sexual misconduct after Buzzfeed lawsuit

    05/20/2019 12:46:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    The Justice Department has revealed the name of a former U.S. attorney accused of misconduct after Buzzfeed News successfully sued for disclosure of his identity. The Justice Department announced in May 2017 that the since-retired attorney had an affair with a subordinate, created a hostile work environment and possibly violated department policy on sexual harassment. A federal judge ruled in March that public interest superseded government officials’ right to privacy, forcing the Justice Department to disclose last week the attorney in question was Stephen Wigginton, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015....
  • Hoyer: 'Impeachment not worthwhile' after seeing Mueller report

    04/18/2019 8:25:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr. 18, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday that nothing he saw in special counsel Robert Mueller's report would make seeking to impeach President Trump a "worthwhile" effort "at this point." Hoyer made the remarks to CNN’s Dana Bash following the Justice Department's release of Mueller’s partially redacted findings in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.