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  • Ashen and Conflicted – Senator Schumer Discusses Private Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr…

    01/17/2019 9:15:50 AM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Sundance
    Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer met privately with AG nominee William Barr earlier today. At the conclusion of the meeting Senator Schumer addresses the media. Schumer appears conflicted and confused as to how to describe his own highly political desires with the answers he received from Mr. Barr. It does not appear Schumer was pleased with his overall inability to leverage control over the nominee; and that comes out in the early part of his statement. That’s a good sign. Watch:
  • Barr Refuses To Bend When Kamala Harris Presses Him on Mueller Investigation Recusal

    01/17/2019 8:42:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Randyb DeSoto
    President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr refused to commit to recusing himself from the Mueller investigation when pressed by Sen. Kamala Harris on the matter. During Tuesday’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris followed up on a line of questioning by her Democratic colleague Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont whether Barr would follow the advice DOJ ethics officials regarding recusal. “I will seek the advice of the career ethics personnel, but under the regulations, I make the decision as the head of the agency as to my own recusal,” Barr told Leahy, according to The Washington...
  • With Barr, Will Justice Be Done?

    01/13/2019 10:15:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | NYT
    The nominee to be attorney general has backed some of the president’s worst impulses on the Russia inquiry.
  • The Kavanaugh Smear War Broke My Decades-Long Support For Feminism

    10/12/2018 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/12/18 | Albert Marrewa
    For more than two decades, I traveled the country facilitating rape and assault prevention lectures, seminars, and workshops for women of all ages. I was passionate about this work, committed to the cause, and believed wholeheartedly that what I was doing was a wholly virtuous endeavor. I considered myself a feminist. But that was then, and this is now.All these years I silently stood by and watched third-wave feminism (with assistance from the radical left) methodically take a sledgehammer to Western society as a whole, and males in particular. Foolishly, I hoped things would eventually turn around, only to see...
  • Kavanaugh Casualties

    10/12/2018 5:56:42 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | Oct. 9, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    hen the Christine Ford saga finally ended with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a lot of truth had distilled out, along with the evaporation of prior pretensions and misconceptions. The hearing confirmed that the traditional JFK/Hubert Humphrey Democrat party, as once envisioned by a Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, or Jim Webb, is long kaput. In its place is being birthed a hard-left progressive movement that absorbs the ideologies and methodologies of its base and that now incorporates all sorts, from Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist hipsters to Black Lives Matters, Antifa, and Occupy Wall Street protestors.
  • (Soros' Paid) Protesters storm Capitol steps ahead of Kavanaugh vote: 'Shame! Shame!'

    10/06/2018 11:17:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, October 6, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol steps Saturday afternoon to protest the looming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They yelled “Shame! Shame!” as they marched from the Supreme Court across First Street to the grounds of the Capitol, pushing past police and conducting a sit-in on the east front steps of the Capitol. The steps are restricted area, and police began to arrest protesters just after 1 p.m., hours ahead of the 3:30 p.m. vote. There were a few supporters of President Trump and Judge Kavanaugh mixed in the crowd, but they were overwhelmingly outnumbered by ‘resistance’...
  • Kavanaugh vote: What time, what channel, how to watch Saturday’s confirmation vote

    10/06/2018 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 174 replies
    who ^ | 10/6/2018 | Debbie Lord
    What’s going on now: Senators – mostly Democrats, who have said they plan to use the 30 hours of debate granted by the cloture motion – have been delivering speeches to a nearly empty chamber since midday Friday. The speeches will likely continue through Saturday, up until the call for the vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. What time: The vote will come at the end of the 30-hour period that began on Friday at 10:52 a.m. EDT. The vote is expected to be taken sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. What channel: Cable news networks and network channels will...
  • Democrats Senators discuss changing their vote

    10/05/2018 8:39:35 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/5 | Florida Guy @floridaguy267
    10/5 8:46pm Democrat Senators Tester, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are discussing change of Kavanaugh vote tonight.
  • LIVE: Republicans Press Conference on Kavanaugh FBI Report (10-4-18)

    10/04/2018 11:46:15 AM PDT · by · 81 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 10-4-2018
    GOP senators hold press conference on Kavanaugh nomination and FBI investigation and background check (10/4/18) Oct 4, 2018.
  • Timetable on Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Explained - Video

    10/04/2018 5:16:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 4, 2018 | Brian
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved last night to file a Cloture Motion, initiating a four-day process that will culminate in a vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fox News’ Chad Pergram explains McConnell filed the motion last night. It will lay over today by rule, and can then be brought up for a Cloture Vote (51 votes required to Invoke Cloture / Cut-off debate.) If that passes a 30-hour clock starts ticking that can then result in a final vote for confirmation sometime Saturday or Sunday. Pergram says the procedural vote to Invoke Cloture...
  • Democrats’ Kavanaugh assassination is re-uniting the right

    10/04/2018 5:14:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    N. Y. Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Brett Kavanaugh is no longer a mere Supreme Court nominee. His name is now a veritable conservative cause — one that has united the right for the first time since the 2016 primary sent Republicans quarreling over Trump and Never Trump.
  • Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

    10/04/2018 12:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 04, 2018 1:48 AM EDT | Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro
    The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. McConnell, R-Ky., cemented the process late Wednesday and announced that the FBI would soon deliver to an anxious Senate the potentially fateful report on claims that Kavanaugh sexually abused women. With Republicans clinging to a razor-thin 51-49 majority and five senators — including three Republicans — still vacillating, the conservative jurist’s...
  • [Twitter Phil Mattingly CNN] McConnell Files for Cloture NOW, Cloture Vote Friday

    10/03/2018 7:20:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 66 replies
    Phil Mattingly, Twitter ^ | October 3, 2018 | Phil Mattingly
    Phil Mattingly ‏ Verified account @Phil_Mattingly Follow Follow @Phil_Mattingly More McConnell is filing cloture NOW on the Kavanaugh nomination. Sets up Friday cloture vote Final confirmation vote on Saturday 6:54 PM - 3 Oct 2018
  • Constitutional Law Professor: Here's How the Democratic Crusade Against Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Outside of the partisan bubbles, legal observers concede that Democrats dropping the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the 11thhour should make Republicans furious. At the same time, they think the GOP should have given ample time to investigate these claims, not establishing an artificial deadline. George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley has an op-ed in The Hill, where he lays out his concerns about the probe, noting that we need an end to this drama, not a prolongation of it. Also, he notes the dangerous precedent that Democrats are setting by warning in not so uncertain terms that...
  • What's next in Kavanaugh confirmation process?

    10/01/2018 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 1, 2018, 38 min ago | Chad Pergram
    We don’t believe McConnell will move to end debate until Wednesday at the earliest. But could McConnell do so even though the FBI probe isn’t complete? That’s a risk for McConnell. Such a maneuver could be viewed as jumping the gun and violating the accord he reached with Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. McConnell must be very careful not to pull the trigger too early. He needs to satisfy the triumvirate of Collins, Murkowski and Flake.
  • Rachel Mitchell's: Analysis of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Allegations (against Judge Kavanaugh)

    10/01/2018 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    United States Senate ^ | September 30, 2018 | Rachel Mitchell
    Memorandum TO: All Republican Senators FROM: Rachel Mitchell, Nominations Investigative Counsel United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary DATE: September 30, 2018 RE: Analysis of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Allegations Please permit me this opportunity to present my independent assessment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Before I do this, I want to emphasize two important points: 1. This memorandum contains my own independent assessment of Dr. Ford's allegations, based upon my independent review of the evidence and my nearly 25 years of experience as a career prosecutor of sex-related and other crimes in Arizona. This...
  • The 45 Tough, Forbidden Questions A Normal Person Would Ask Christine Blasey Ford

    10/01/2018 2:35:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    townhall ^ | 30sep18 | Kurt Schlichter
    In the off-chance Christine Blasey Ford actually shows up and testifies – I give it under 50% – the wussy GOP senators on the Judiciary Committee are going to treat her with kid gloves, which is awful. No one making an accusation with such potentially catastrophic consequences for the accused (here, the accused may properly be called “the victim”) should escape harsh, penetrating cross-examination. This is particularly true when the Jenga tower that is her lunchmeat story is teetering on the edge of collapse. But they will instruct their questioners to use kid gloves nonetheless, because they are terrified of...
  • Flake’s farewell swan song may just have tanked Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation

    09/29/2018 8:34:15 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/29/18 | USA Features
    Torpedo: Last year retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, published a book, “Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle,” in which he purported to support POTUS Donald Trump because he wanted him to succeed. Within months, however, there was Flake the “conservative,” writing in far-Left Politico that the GOP was “in denial about Donald Trump,” a piece which disparaged the president and left the impression with readers, in no uncertain terms, that the Arizona Republican (like his counterpart the late Sen. John McCain) would not be counted among POTUS’ allies in the Senate. “We...
  • Weekly Update: No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 4:55:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Defense Department Fails to Implement Biosecurity Years After It Said It Would A Sensible Plan to Keep Schools Safe A Terrorist Resides in Arizona Four Years after U.S. Grants Refugee Status There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Leftists are trying to kick the Senate confirmation for a Supreme Court nominee down field and past the November elections. They have shown they will do so at any cost. While compelling emotionally, Ms. Ford has no witnesses and no facts to back up her story. There was no legitimate reason the allegations were...
  • Brett Kavanaugh committee vote to go on as scheduled Friday, Republican senators say

    09/27/2018 7:46:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 27, 2018, Updated 9:44 PM ET | Ted Barrett, Clare Foran and Kristin Wilson, CNN
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to favorably recommend Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court as previously scheduled Friday morning, though top GOP senators did not know as of Thursday night whether enough key Republican votes had been convinced to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee. Kavanaugh's supporters and critics are now closely watching a handful of key Republican senators as they decide whether to support the nominee, following a day-long, blockbuster hearing that featured both Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault. The vote scheduled for Friday morning means undecided GOP members of the...