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  • Supreme Court Decides Half of Oklahoma Has Been an Indian Reservation for Past 113 Years

    07/11/2020 8:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 10, 2020 | Zack Smith
    The Supreme Court issued one of the most consequential decisions of its term on its last day Thursday. No, it wasn’t either of the decisions about President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Instead, it involved a case that received little attention at the time it was argued. But how often can court watchers say that a case stripped a state of its sovereign power to prosecute crimes committed by certain individuals in nearly half of the territory it purportedly controls? Not often—if ever—before Thursday. But that’s exactly what the court did in a 5-4 opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma that Justice...
  • Meet the Former GOP and Democratic Congressional Staffers Chinese Company, TikTok Hired as Lobbyists

    07/11/2020 10:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2020 | Beth Baumann
    <p>TikTok has come under fire for being owned by the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just last week talked about banning TikTok and other CCP-owned social media platforms out of national security concerns. Because of that, the social media company is beefing up its lobbying efforts in the United States.</p>
  • West Virginia Democrats Silent About Memorials To KKK-Supporting Colleague

    07/11/2020 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The ^ | July 11, 2020 | Steve Miller
    Unlike the long-dead figures whose statues and other honorifics have been assailed in recent weeks, Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan organizer, remains basically untouchable. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While monuments and building names said to be stained by racism are being erased across the country, one former Ku Klux Klan organizer remains virtually untouchable.The late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat and Senate majority leader who organized a Klan chapter in 1941 and filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is celebrated in the state, his name gracing over three dozen public works projects, including two federal...
  • Trump and Bolton waging proxy war in Maine GOP congressional primary

    07/09/2020 11:41:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9 | W. James Antle III
    Former national security adviser John Bolton and his newfound opposition to President Trump have become a campaign issue in the Republican primary in Maine’s Democratic-controlled 2nd Congressional District, a top GOP target this fall. “John Bolton lies about President Trump, and now, his henchmen are doing the exact same thing to Trump conservative Eric Brakey,” says a new ad from the Protect Freedom PAC. “They’re scared of Brakey because they know he will stand with Trump, fight to drain the swamp, and advance an America First agenda.” The group’s spokesman, Michael Biundo, urged Maine Republican voters to “ignore the Bolton...
  • Supreme Court Won't Allow Congress To Get Trump Tax And Financial Records, For Now

    07/09/2020 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/09/20
    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The records are held by Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order. It probably will be at least several weeks before the court issues a formal judgment that would trigger the turnover of the records. The...
  • If Republicans Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits, It's Game, Set, Match For Democrats In November

    07/06/2020 4:41:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 6, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    In March, a so-called “drafting error” in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill led to laid-off workers receiving an extra $600 in federal unemployment benefits on top of the state benefits they were already slated to receive. It was left as-is despite the protests of a few GOP senators, mainly because Schumer & Co. were quick to use the bad optics of seemingly ‘taking money away’ from people purposefully forced out of work to their advantage. Also, outdated and technologically inept state unemployment systems weren’t equipped to handle individual situations, making a one-size-fits-all approach the only way to make sure...

    07/03/2020 4:35:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Hinderaker
    I don’t try to keep up with the daily cascade of insanity from the Left. Even if you did nothing else, it would be impossible to catalog a fraction of it, let alone try to respond intelligently. I take it, though, that Democratic politicians if pressed might disassociate themselves from the wildest excesses of the Twitter mob, while at the same time never parting company in any important way with the nihilist, anti-American Left. Here is an instance, however, where deniability is impossible, because the lunatic is the Democrats’ nominee for New York’s 27th Congressional District, Nate McMurray–the same man...
  • House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate

    07/01/2020 10:57:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 11:43 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 11:43 PM EDT 877 House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate © Getty Images The House Armed Services Committee has voted against limiting presidential authority under the Insurrection Act, the law President Trump threatened to invoke to deploy active-duty troops in response to protests against racial injustices. The amendment, offered by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), failed on a largely along party lines in a 25-31 vote. Several moderate...
  • House Passes $1.5T Climate Infrastructure Bill Packed With Green New Deal Wish-List Items

    07/02/2020 7:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/02/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill packed with Democrats’ climate wish-list items. Democrats passed the bill 233-188 on a mostly party-line vote. Much of the funding tied to actual transportation measures — $500 billion — is tied to green measures requiring states to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for mitigation as if an unspecified climate catastrophe were on the immediate horizon. President Donald Trump slammed the bill, H.R. 2, as “full of wasteful ‘Green New Deal’ initiatives.” “Naturally this nonsense is not going anywhere in the Senate,” Senate Majority...
  • Andy Ngo Testifies in Congress: Do Politicians Really Want Police to 'Let the Rioters Destroy and Kill' With Impunity?

    06/30/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/30/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Monday, Andy Ngo, editor-at-large at The Post Millennial, testified before the House Oversight Committee, powerfully rebutting Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) insistence that when it comes to the protests and riots spreading across America after the horrific police killing of George Floyd, the presence of antifa instigators is “imaginary.” Ngo, who has suffered serious injury from antifa attacks, is a living rebuke to such claims. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that Ngo’s name did not appear on the Democrats’ web page for the hearing. “Mr. Ngo, why do Democrats try to ignore you?” Jordan asked. “I don’t know if it’s...
  • How Much Failure Can Congress Overlook?

    06/29/2020 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mytheos Holt
    Talk to any D.C. denizen about the actual close-up view of the federal government they get, and inevitably something like the following question will come up: “Surely, people in politics know the system is broken? Why isn’t anyone doing anything to fix the numerous manifest failures of governance/policy/spending, etc?”  And inevitably, if your interlocutor is honest, they’ll be forced to give something like the following answer: “Yes, things are broken, but they’re not broken enough for anyone in D.C. to care, yet. Too much money is riding on all sides of every policy question for truth to prevail until it...
  • After all the posturing, House Democrats’ police reform bill doesn’t ban chokeholds on local or state level

    06/26/2020 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Just The News ^ | 06/26/2020 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on which the Democratic-led House is scheduled to vote Thursday does not ban chokeholds on the state and local level. The bill defines a “chokehold or carotid hold” as “the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe, the use of maneuvers that restrict blood or oxygen flow to the brain, or carotid artery restraints that prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air of an individual.” According to the bill’s text, “a state or unit of local government may not receive funds under the Byrne grant program or the COPS...
  • WATCH: Louie Gohmert refuses to stop making tapping noises on desk as 'witness' goes over time limit

    06/24/2020 10:58:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24 | BY HARPER NEIDIG
    A House Judiciary Committee hearing erupted in bickering on Wednesday as lawmakers heard testimony from a pair of Justice Department whistleblowers and two former senior officials over allegations that the Trump administration has politicized the agency. The fracas began as former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was delivering an opening statement. As Ayer ran over his allotted five minutes, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) began making a tapping noise to drown him out. Gohmert's behavior angered the Democrats on the committee and prompted one to call for the sergeant-at-arms to intervene."Mr. Chairman, I would ask that the sergeant-at-arms be called upon...
  • “It’s A Mandate”: AOC Handily Beats CNBC Host, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera In NY Primary

    06/24/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Good news, sorta. Looks like we’ll have AOC to kick around for another two years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buried her Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter who tried to unseat the frosh Representative after her “fluke” election in 2018. After winning 72.6% of the vote in NY-14, Ocasio-Cortez wants her props for a “mandate”: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her reported results of about 70% of the vote, which put her far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election, would be a ‘transformative’ mandate— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2020 When I won in...
  • Stop the Madness of Congressional Spending

    06/23/2020 5:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    The coronavirus shutdown has flattened multiple industries across America -- everything from airlines and manufacturers to hospitals, retailers, oil and gas producers, and restaurants. Many of the 30 million small and large businesses in the country have reported a 30% reduction in revenues. Amid the carnage, one sector of the economy is thriving like never before in the history of the republic: the government. Congress has already spent more than $2 trillion on phases one, two, three and 3 1/2 of coronavirus relief packages. The irresponsible bill from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would raise that spending total to $5 trillion,...
  • Adam Schiff eyes calling John Bolton to testify: 'I don't think we should wait'

    06/22/2020 4:01:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2020 | Gabriella Muńoz
    “We do need, I think, to expose the length and breadth of this president’s depravity and how much it is endangering the country. So those facts are going to need to come out, and we are discussing with the speaker and my fellow chairs just how to do that,” Mr. Schiff said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I don’t think we should wait [until November] if we conclude that there are important things that he says that need to be exposed to the public. The public needs to know exactly what they have in this president,” he added.
  • Speaker Pelosi Orders 4 Portraits of Former Democratic Speakers Removed From U.S. Capitol

    06/18/2020 8:45:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal from the Capitol Building of four portraits of former Democratic House speakers who had ties to the Confederacy. Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina, Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp of Georgia. The removal of the portraits is the latest meaningless gesture from the speaker and Democrats following the death of George Floyd. Pelosi sent a letter to House Clerk Cheryl Johnson ordering the removal of the four portraits in observance of Juneteenth, an unofficial holiday commemorating the Republican's emancipation of the last slaves in the Confederacy....
  • Ending China’s Era of Impunity in the Age of COVID-19

    06/12/2020 4:02:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | Senator Marsha Blackburn
    The COVID-19 pandemic lifted the veil separating China from the rest of the world, and exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) duplicity. Undoubtedly, U.S. lawmakers and officials will find more widespread acceptance of these revelations helpful as we rethink our country’s relationship with Beijing. The CCP’s response to the initial COVID outbreak in Wuhan closed a bridge that the United States should have dismantled a long time ago. We know for a fact that the Chinese government waited 51 days before warning the public about the dangerous new virus they had discovered. High-level Party officials terrorized doctors and journalists who...
  • Democratic House candidate Kim Olson: ‘If people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground’

    06/10/2020 6:55:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    A leading Democratic candidate in a closely watched House race brushed off looting and arson that occurred during nationwide unrest during protests about racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd. “What the hell you got snipers on the roof for in a peaceful march? Even if people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground, you know, if that’s what it’s going to take to fix our nation,” retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson said during a live digital event on Tuesday, shown in a clip obtained by the Washington Examiner.
  • Sister of slain federal protective officer tells Congress calls to defund police 'ridiculous'

    06/10/2020 11:02:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    The sister of a federal protective officer in Oakland who was fatally shot during a protest for George Floyd that turned violent told Congress on Wednesday calls to defund the police are "ridiculous". "It is a ridiculous solution to claim that defunding police departments is the solution to police brutality and discrimination because it's not a solution. It gets us nowhere as a nation and removes the safety net protection that every citizen deserves from their communities elected officials," Angela Underwood Jacobs said at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on proposed changes to police practices on Capitol Hill. Jacobs' brother,...