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  • Conyers Will Leave Congress in Wake of Harassment Claims

    12/05/2017 7:49:24 AM PST · by NRx · 115 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12-05-2017 | YAMICHE ALCINDOR
    WASHINGTON — Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday to break the news. “I am retiring today,” Mr. Conyers said from a hospital in Michigan. “I am in the process of putting together my retirement plans. I will have more on that soon.” He continued to deny that he has harassed any...
  • Ventura County Fire Live Dispatch Feed

    12/04/2017 10:08:20 PM PST · by rey · 113 replies
    Ventura County ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    Lint to Ventura Fire Dispatch.
  • Sara Carter: Other Anti-Trump Mueller Team Emails Out There: “More Is Going to Come Out” (VIdeo)

    12/04/2017 8:08:45 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 138 replies
    the Gateway Pundit ^ | December 4, 2017 | Jim Holt
    (Video at Link) Sean Hannity went on a tirade Monday against the politicized Robert Mueller investigators. Crooked Cop Robert Mueller hired a team of FAR LEFT hacks and Trump-haters to FIND A CRIME to impeach President Trump. Every single top attorney on the team is a former Democrat administration official or Democrat donor. On Monday’s show Sara Carter from Circa News told Sean that there are more anti-Trump emails out there connected to the Mueller investigation team.
  • RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama

    12/04/2017 7:02:13 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-4-2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen and Olivia Beavers
    The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, The Hill confirmed on Monday. Breitbart News first reported that the RNC had decided to step back into the race just hours after President Trump fully endorsed the candidate. Two sources confirmed RNC's renewed support. "We can confirm our involvement in the Alabama Senate race," an RNC official told The Hill. A second source close to the RNC told The Hill that "the Breitbart story is real." Trump endorsed Moore in a tweet that blasted out to...
  • Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect

    12/04/2017 1:23:34 PM PST · by abb · 152 replies ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect. Two of the nine justices dissented
  • Trump Posts Early Morning Tweet "Endorsement" of Roy Moore

    12/04/2017 4:11:06 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 December 2017

    12/03/2017 4:40:50 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 242 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 3 December 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Dec 3rd, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, former campaign manager and deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Anus King, I-Maine; White House budget director Mick Mulvaney. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Adam Schi(t)ff D-Calif.; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Michael Mukasey, former attorney general. STATE OF THE UNION...
  • US withdraws from UN commitment to protect refugees and migrants

    12/02/2017 8:26:57 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 83 replies
    ITV ^ | Dec. 3, 2017 | staff
    The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to commit to protect and preserve rights of migrants and refugees. Donald Trump's administration said the agreement, known as the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, was "inconsistent" with its policies. In September 2016, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a set of commitments that pledged to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education and jobs. A statement from the US read: "The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee...
  • Revealed: FBI stonewalls House on Russia investigator demoted for anti-Trump bias

    12/02/2017 7:34:48 PM PST · by caww · 103 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Dec 2, 2017, 6:38 PM | Byron York
    <p>By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Nunes said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this committee’s oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves.</p>
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike

    12/02/2017 11:41:02 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies
    debka ^ | Dec 2, 2017
    Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike An Israeli air raid early Saturday, Dec. 2 struck a group of pro-Iranian Shiite militia chiefs holding a secret conference at the Syrian Army’s 91st Brigade base near Kiswah. Iranian and Hizballah officers are reported among the casualties. .... The base itself lies 14km southwest of Damascus and around 50km from the Golan. Gathered there were all the militia commanders operating in southern Syria to receive their orders in advance of a major offensive to capture rebel pockets in the Quneitra region opposite Israel’s Golan positions ......
  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • Senate Passes Massive Tax Reform Legislation

    12/01/2017 11:04:04 PM PST · by usar91B · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/2017 1:54 AM | Juliegrace Brufke and Kerry Picket
    "With 51 Republican votes, the Senate narrowly approved a massive bill early Saturday that would cut taxes for many Americans, nearly double the standard deduction and dramatically reduce the corporate rate — all while adding more than $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Senate Republicans passed the measure just hours after having to rewrite the legislation Friday evening, providing them with their first major legislative win of the year. GOP lawmakers scrambled to revise their bill after the parliamentarian ruled the deficit trigger — a necessary component to sway key lawmakers to get on board with the...
  • Senate Continues to Consider GOP Tax Bill - Watch Live...

    12/01/2017 10:24:53 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/01/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    This is a live feed from the U. S. Senate as they address supplemental bills to the Tax Bill. There isn't much more to add, except the vote is expected later tonight, actually early morning 12/02 in Washington, D. C.
  • Department of Justice Just Filed Arrest Warrant for Kate Steinle's Killer. Jose Garcia Zarate

    12/01/2017 4:21:25 PM PST · by Bobalu · 185 replies
    Twitter CBS NEWS ^ | 12-1-17 | various
    Justice Just Filed Arrest Warrant for Kate Steinle's Killer
  • STATEMENT: POTUS Trump Attorney Ty Cobb Sets The Record Straight After General Flynn’s Guilty Plea

    12/01/2017 12:35:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 111 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    On Friday, Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about making contact with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the transition period. CNBC reported: Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia’s ambassador to the United States last Dec. 29 “to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day.” Flynn also allegedly lied by telling the FBI “he did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his...
  • Tonight Jeff Sessions will appear on Tucker

    12/01/2017 12:29:43 PM PST · by Jayster · 114 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/1/2017 | Jennifer Griffin
    Tonight Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear on @TuckerCarlson Tonight. Expect questions on Flynn guilty plea, Russia investigation and more. @foxnews
  • Flynn coordinated Russia call with senior transition official, prosecutors say

    12/01/2017 9:17:26 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    Former national security advisor Michael Flynn spoke with a "senior official" in President’s Trump's transition team at the Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in a highly-scrutinized series of phone calls in December of 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Flynn and the senior officials discussed both the recently implemented U.S. sanctions on Russia, as well as the fact that they did not want Russia to escalate friction between the two nations, lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team told a federal judge Friday.   After the discussion, Flynn telephoned the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Afterwards, he called...
  • Charges against Flynn detailed

    12/01/2017 8:21:21 AM PST · by OldGuard1 · 63 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2017 | Judson Berger
    According to the charging document, those false statements were that: "On or about Dec 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States ... to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and FLYNN did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request." "On or about December 22, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a...
  • BREAKING: Flynn prepared to testify against Trump and family

    12/01/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 450 replies
    ABC News/Twitter ^ | 12/01/2017 | ABC NEWS/Twitter
    "Mike Flynn is "prepared to testify" against Trump, his family, & the campaign, including Trump ordering him to talk to Russians"