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  • Leftists’ D.C. ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ Protests a Bust

    09/09/2019 7:46:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2019 | PENNY STARR
    A website and eventbrite.com promoted rallies in Washington, DC, and other cities across the country to take place Monday to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump – but no one showed up for the one at the Capitol.   The website, impeachmentaugust.org, said the protest would take place at 11:00 a.m. at 1st Street SE, which is near the House side of the Capitol. The website states that the protest is supported by several leftist and anti-Trump groups, including Indivisible, MoveOn, Need to Impeach, Stand Up America, March of Truth, By the People, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, Democracy for America, Progressive Democrats of...
  • ACLU Scrapes Bottom to Stop Census Citizenship Question

    06/06/2019 3:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2019 | J. Christian Adams
    Some people will do anything to prevent us from knowing how many non-citizens live in the United States. Count the ACLU and Common Cause among those who will stoop to the lowest of the low to try to persuade one or two swing justices to block the simple question on the Census: Are you a citizen? This time a sleazy drama between an estranged daughter and her deceased father has given the ACLU a final desperate way to bully the Supreme Court into blocking the citizenship question, as well as personally smearing lawyers at the Justice Department. Last year, the...
  • IT PASSED: Swing State Votes to Give Electoral Votes to Winner of Popular Vote

    05/22/2019 10:20:46 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 184 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 22, 2019 | Editorial Staff
    In order to do anything they can to stop President Trump from winning in 2020, Democrats in the Nevada Senate approved a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, which will get rid of the Electoral College. From the Washington Times: Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote. If signed as expected by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along...
  • Nevada passes National Popular Vote bill in bid to upend Electoral College

    05/22/2019 9:40:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    washingtontimes.com/ ^ | 5/22/2019 | Valerie Richardson
    The Nevada Senate approved Tuesday a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, sending the legislation aimed at upending the Electoral College to the governor. Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote. If signed as expected by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia. The compact would take effect after states totaling...
  • Leahy to hold hearing on DoJ report

    02/22/2010 4:23:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 362+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will hold a hearing Friday to examine a report that allowed two Bush administration officials to escape any formal punishment regarding their role in drafting the legal justification for the harsh interrogations of detainees. Jay Bybee and John Yoo, two former high-level Bush administration officials who drafted the legal basis for the Bush administration’s treatment of overseas terror suspects, escaped any formal punishment in a long-awaited Justice Department report released Friday evening. Leahy also called on federal appeals court judge Bybee to step down from the lifetime appointment over his role in the...
  • "Progressive" Rallyists Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/03/2011 9:45:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/11 | ChristianHartsock
    Demonstrators at "progressive" rally in Palm Springs call for Clarence Thomas be hanged, stringed up, tortured, sent back to the fields, etc. "Uncloaking the Kochs" rally sponsored by Common Cause, AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, the Progessive Democrats of America, and others. Staged outside venue of Koch Brothers conference in Palm Springs.
  • Hardline To Swallow: Obama's causes are not common to us

    08/16/2015 11:50:58 AM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 16, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Hardline To Swallow: Obama’s causes are not common to us by Daniel Clark While pitching his Iranian nuclear deal to an audience at American University, President Obama said, “It’s those hardliners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican Caucus.” The controversy that’s arisen over that remark is curious, considering that the president has all along condemned “hardliners” in both countries for criticizing the agreement. In fact, after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton voiced his objections in an open letter back in early March, Obama said, “I think it’s somewhat...
  • Making Common Cause; One Way To Lose Those Walkin’ Blues

    08/06/2015 5:29:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-6-2015 | MOTUS
    “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent,” said Michelle in 2012.What Mom wouldn’t want her daughters to do the “slut drop” like Beyoncé? And why not? Beyoncé is everything you’d want in a role model: she’s Black, and she’s rich. Did I mention she was rich? She's a rich girl She don't try to hide it Diamonds on the soles of her shoes Beyoncé's new $312,000 diamond-encrusted stilettoes from the House of Borgezie She’s so rich in fact that even Lady M...
  • Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner (link only)

    07/03/2015 6:12:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/conservatives-say-outside-group-is-arm-of-house-speaker/29572077/
  • Time for an independent audit of the Clinton Foundation, says … Common Cause

    04/26/2015 6:26:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Will the Left circle its wagons around the Clintons, or ride off into the sunset without them? The Clinton Foundation announced this week that they would conduct a voluntary internal audit after the exposure of their failure to properly declare millions of dollars from foreign governments to the IRS. A leading progressive group, Common Cause, says that’s not good enough (via Instapundit and the Washington Examiner): Citing concerns about potential conflicts of interest and the influence of hidden overseas donors, Common Cause called on presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Clinton Foundation today to commission an independent and...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • Ignorance in the Common Core

    02/20/2015 1:40:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Another Presidents Day, like the presidents it was meant to honor, has come and gone and nobody remembers what it was all about, beyond another three-day weekend for federal employees and a little hype to sell automobiles and snake oil. Presidents Day replaces holidays to mark the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, and now, presumably, the catchall honor is extended to William Henry Harrison, Chester Alan Arthur and Millard Fillmore as well. When we observed George Washington's actual birthday (Feb. 22), schoolchildren talked about him as the "Father of Our Country." We traded stories, some of them myths, like Parson...
  • Feinstein, Pelosi among richest in Congress

    10/05/2012 10:29:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/12 | Michelle Murphy, California News Service
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the 15 wealthiest members of Congress, according to a new survey. The annual rankings by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, showed the two San Francisco Democrats have a combined worth of at least $68 million, and potentially much more. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, tops the list with a minimum net worth of $306 million, roughly 4,000 times greater than the average American household. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Lowry Mays, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. No. 3 on the list, Rep. Darrell Issa,...
  • GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia

    03/03/2011 2:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia Published March 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com Several Republican members of Congress are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible "threats" against conservative Supreme Court justices, claiming the advocacy group Common Cause is providing a platform for inflammatory rhetoric. The congressmen, in a draft letter to Holder that has not yet been sent, allege that rallies held by the organization appear to "incite violence and encourage racial slurs," with Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia being the targets. The letter cited a newspaper report...
  • Clarence Thomas speech draws new criticism

    02/28/2011 7:45:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | February 28, 2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Liberals renewed their criticism of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Monday in response to a speech Thomas gave over the weekend in which he said he and his tea party activist wife Virginia “believe in the same things” and dismissed their critics as “bent on undermining” the court. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said it was Thomas’s speech that “undermines confidence in our highest court.” Bob Edgar, a former Democratic congressman and president of the left-leaning watchdog group Common Cause, said the speech did little to assuage concerns his group has raised about Thomas’s impartiality and said that his group’s...
  • Protesters decry conservative desert retreat (rally was organized by liberal group Common Cause)

    01/30/2011 8:44:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/11 | Troy Anderson
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) – About 1,000 chanting protesters rallied on Sunday outside a California resort where conservative lawmakers and business executives met for a political strategy session hosted by billionaires Charles and David Koch. About two dozen police officers in riot gear lined up in front of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in the upscale desert town of Rancho Mirage to keep the protesters away from the gated entrance. ... Another group, some dressed in hazardous material suits, tried to encircle the resort with yellow caution tape in a symbolic effort to "quarantine" the meeting, but they...
  • Clarence Thomas failed to report wife's income, watchdog says

    01/22/2011 5:39:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | January 22, 2011 | Kim Geiger
    Virginia Thomas earned over $680,000 from conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation over 5 years, a group says. But the Supreme Court justice did not include it on financial disclosure forms. Reporting from Washington — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wife's income from a conservative think tank on financial disclosure forms for at least five years, the watchdog group Common Cause said Friday. Between 2003 and 2007, Virginia Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, earned $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, according to a Common Cause review of the foundation's IRS records. Thomas failed to note the income...
  • Liberal Group: Investigate Scalia and Thomas Over Citizens United Conflicts of Interest

    01/22/2011 9:43:24 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 28 replies · 11+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 20, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Liberal nonprofit Common Cause is asking the Department of Justice to investigate Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia in relation to the Citzens United Supreme Court case, arguing that their decision in the case raised "serious questions about the impartiality of" both justices. "It appears both justices have participated in political strategy sessions, perhaps while the case was pending, with corporate leaders whose political aims were advanced by the decision," writes Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar in a petition to the Justice Department filed this week. The organization contends that the justices should have recused themselves from the...
  • Like a Virgin Island Resident [Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes]

    10/15/2010 10:16:10 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4:45 PM, Oct 15, 2010 | ALANA GOODMAN
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • CHELLIE PINGREE: BUSTED Maine Congresswoman Caught Red-Handed In Act of Pure Hypocrisy

    09/23/2010 1:35:11 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies
    Maine Republican Victory Campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 23, 2010 | Lance Dutson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    AUGUSTA - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree built her career on her professed mission to keep money out of politics. Today, she has been unmasked as a Washington elitist and an unmitigated hypocrite. The website Maine.Watchdog.org is reporting today that Chellie Pingree has been traveling on the private jet of hedge fund billionaire Donald Sussman, despite previous denials from Pingree's spokesman. A video taken at the Portland Jetport last week shows Pingree stepping off the lavish plane, reportedly worth $25 million. In testimony before Congress in 2006, Pingree had this to say about House members flying on private aircraft: "Most Americans never...