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  • Trump clashes with Pelosi, Schumer on border security in explosive Oval Office meeting

    12/11/2018 12:58:34 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2018 | By Alex Pappas, Judson Berger
    President Trump clashed Tuesday with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with the cameras rolling in the Oval Office, as the president insisted he's willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn't approve funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall. "If we don't have border security, we'll shut down the government," Trump said.
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  • CHAOS COMPLETE: What the European papers say about Brexit

    12/11/2018 8:51:03 AM PST · by aspasia · 23 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/12/18 | John Henley
    Europe’s commentators have not been kind to Theresa May after she delayed the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal and dashed to the continent in search of further concessions. “It’s like a long, slow agony,” wrote Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, the London correspondent for the French daily Libération. “You know the end is near, you expect the worst, then there’s a small flicker of light – before another collapse. And it always ends badly.” May “blew her last bet”, failing miserably to convince parliament to vote for the withdrawal agreement sealed barely two weeks ago. “Rather than suffer the humiliation, she suspended...
  • McConnell agrees to vote on Trump-backed criminal justice bill

    12/11/2018 7:35:09 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will bring up a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote, marking a significant win for supporters including President Trump. "At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation that has been secured by several members, the Senate will take up the recently revised criminal justice bill," McConnell said from the Senate floor. Backers and advocates have been publicly and privately lobbying McConnell for months to bring the bill to the floor, arguing that they have at least 70 votes in support of the legislation....
  • Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight [Roberts, Kavanuagh join libs]

    12/10/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2018 | Ariane De Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women. It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 December 2018

    12/09/2018 4:45:34 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 105 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 9 December 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 9th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Anus King, I-Maine; Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council. The panel will be former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Guy Benson of Townhall.com and co-host of “Benson and Harf”; former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., president of the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Gov.-elect Tony Evers, D-Wis.; Anus King. The panel will be Kimberly Atkins of The Boston Herald; Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of...
  • Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Trump's Border Wall: 'Immoral, Ineffective and Expensive'

    12/08/2018 2:39:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 94 replies
    FoxNews Insider ^ | December 7, 2018
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi is digging in amid the fight over funding for President Trump's long-promised border wall, signaling she won’t accept a deal on DACA in exchange for wall money. Congress on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown, punting the immigration debate and other issues until later in the month. Speaking to reporters at her weekly press briefing Thursday, Pelosi (D-Calif.), the likely next House Speaker, said that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border are “two different subjects.” She later said that she and...
  • Trump Nominates New Attorney General

    12/07/2018 7:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump has nominated a "brilliant man" to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the president said outside the White House Friday. He has tapped William Barr, former attorney general for the late President George H. W. Bush, for the position. BREAKING; “I think he will serve with great distinction.” President Trump announces William Barr as new attorney general pic.twitter.com/mKzYDZgNj9— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2018 Trump said he "did not know" Barr until recently, but found him to be respected by lawmakers from both partIes. He predicted the process will go "very quickly."  However, Democrats have hinted that they will...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Live: President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service

    12/05/2018 8:17:16 AM PST · by conservative98 · 292 replies
    CSPAN ^ | December 5, 2018
    DECEMBER 5, 2018 President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service A National Day of Mourning includes a state funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral. Watch live https://www.c-span.org/video/?455342-1/president-george-hw-bush-state-funeral-service
  • GRASSLEY DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM WRAY OVER RAID OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION

    12/04/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by ckilmer · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    On November 19 the FBI raided the home of Clinton Foundation whistle blower Dennis Cain According to the daily caller In the wake of a bombshell Daily Caller News Foundation investigative report late last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray about a Nov. 19 bureau raid on the home of a recognized whistleblower. The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State...
  • IDF SAYS FOUND HEZBOLLAH TERROR TUNNEL, FIRST OF OPERATION NORTHERN SHIELD

    12/04/2018 3:29:01 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2018 | Anna Aronheim
    The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced in a statement Tuesday.
  • Corsi files criminal complaint against Mueller, alleges bid to seek false testimony

    12/03/2018 9:15:23 AM PST · by Innovative · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Judson Berger, Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump. The complaint, which Corsi had threatened for days, is the latest escalation between Mueller’s team and its investigation targets. The 78-page document, asserting the existence of a “slow-motion coup against the president,” was filed to a range of top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, D.C.’s U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the Bar Disciplinary Counsel. “Dr. Corsi has been criminally...
  • Supreme Court rejects greens’ challenge to border wall law

    12/03/2018 8:31:58 AM PST · by BeauBo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/18 | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case arguing that a key law giving President Trump authority to build a border wall is unconstitutional. The case was denied along with dozens of others in a list issued Monday, without explanation by the nine justices.
  • Trump: China agrees to reduce tariffs on US autos

    12/02/2018 8:18:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/18 | By Brandon Conradis
    President Trump announced on Sunday that China had agreed to reduce tariffs on U.S.-produced vehicles shipped into the country. DEVELOPING
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 December 2018

    12/02/2018 4:36:07 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 137 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 December 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 2nd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was Bush’s secretary of defense; James Baker, Bush’s former secretary of state and chief of staff. The panel will be Juan Williams, Karl Rove and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Cheney; Baker; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. The panel will be Dan Balz of The Washington Post; former Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C.; Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow, Demos and Demos Action; and Andrea Mitchell of NBC News and...
  • This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars

    12/01/2018 8:20:51 PM PST · by caww · 252 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 19:17 EST, 1 December 2018 | By PETER ALLEN and TIM STICKINGS
    'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue into the night and spread across France - and even to Holland 'Yellow Vest' supporters staged fresh protests on the Champs-Elysees which leads to the Arc de Triomphe They vowed to continue rioting until Christmas after riot police used tear gas and water cannon to fight back Dozens of cars were torched, the Arc de Triomphe was graffitied and shops and houses were ransacked French President Emmanuel Macron promised that...
  • President George HW Bush 1924-2018

    11/30/2018 8:56:11 PM PST · by CaptainK · 421 replies
    11/30/2018 | FOX NEWS
    Breaking per FOX News
  • Appellate court plans closed session in mystery plaintiff's suit against Mueller

    11/30/2018 6:26:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 39, 2018 | Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court announced Friday that it would hold a closed oral argument session on Dec. 14, to address a lawsuit apparently filed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller by an unidentified grand jury witness. Much of the detail in the case remains under seal, and there has been intense speculation in the legal and political communities over the identity of the mystery appellant. Speculation in some media was that President Trump himself had filed the lawsuit back in August, but his attorney denied it.
  • Huge Earthquake Rocks Buildings in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 10:07:52 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 198 replies
    CBS ^ | November 30, 2018 | staff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city. Officials issue tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake. There was a tsunami alert for Cook Inlet, the National Weather Service in Anchorage said on Twitter.