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  • Kamala Harris top 2020 choice in poll of women of color

    12/18/2018 3:01:25 PM PST · by rintintin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 18 2018 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) leads the field of potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls among politically involved women of color, according to a straw poll released Tuesday by the group She the People.
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days…

    12/18/2018 2:27:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 25 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 18, 2018 | sundance
    Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. The Daily Caller has an article [See Here] and a thread on the events [is Here] and a great video recap ob the events by Will Chamberlain [is HERE]. That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90-days. While we await the transcript from the court, here’s my view. Last night, while contemplating the possible outcomes of the hearing, there...
  • Reporter shouts at Sarah Sanders after briefing: ‘Do your job, Sarah!’ [LOL!]

    12/18/2018 1:25:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    A reporter shouted "do your job" at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, as she wrapped up the briefing after roughly 15 minutes at the podium. Breakfast Media’s Andrew Feinberg confirmed to Fox News that he was the reporter who shouted, “Do your job, Sarah!” Feinberg took to Twitter following the incident, sending a variety of messages that coincide with the message barked to Sanders. “Sarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to do the job for which she is paid money raised from US taxpayers. She delays each briefing so she can use a presidential event as an excuse to...
  • Voters don't buy Dems' impeachment push, poll shows

    12/18/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Most voters say Democrats have yet to prove a convincing case tying President Trump to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to a new poll being released Tuesday. And a majority in the McLaughlin & Associates survey also say Democrats’ efforts to impeach Mr. Trump are a “partisan political ploy,” sending a cautionary signal as liberal activists agitate for the ultimate political punishment against the president. The GOP firm surveyed 1,000 voters likely to cast ballots in 2020 last week. Just 32 percent said given what they’d seen, Democrats had produced evidence Mr. Trump “fixed” the election by cooperating...
  • Former FBI SA outs Mueller and McCabe over their “unethical” tactics used against Michael Flynn

    12/18/2018 1:13:59 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/18/18 | USA Features
    Corrupt: A federal court is scheduled to sentence former national security advisor and three-star Army general Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty to ‘lying’ to FBI agents regarding a conversation he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks leading up to POTUS Donald Trump’s January 2017 inauguration. But ahead of Tuesday’s sentencing, it has become patently obvious that Flynn was targeted by a Deep State dead set on taking down a duly elected president that the Washington establishment has never “approved of.” That’s not just an opinion being offered by partisan supporters of the president. A...
  • Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments [Tucker Carlson]

    12/18/2018 12:47:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | December 18, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON, AP BUSINESS WRITER
    Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the show's biggest advertisers appear to be sticking with him and his prime-time show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Carlson said last Thursday that there's pressure from "our leaders" to accept immigrants "even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided." He added Monday that in the Southwest, "thanks...
  • Democrats poised to offer two years of free community college

    12/18/2018 12:41:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Melody Gutierrez
    California community college students could reap the benefits of Democratic dominance in the state Legislature, with lawmakers pushing for the state to cover the cost of two years of tuition for students who commit to enrolling full time right out of high school. During the 2018 midterms, the free-college mantra of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders became a key campaign promise for liberal candidates in congressional and state races. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom pledged during his own campaign to make the first two years of community college free in California, as did some of his Democratic challengers. “This is about strengthening...
  • U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

    12/18/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Anthony Esposito
    MEXICO CITY - The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico, as part of a plan to strengthen economic growth in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been seeking to persuade U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to work with Mexico to develop Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as Mexico’s poorer south to stem the flow of migrants. However, Trump’s threats to slash aid to the region if illegal immigration was not contained have persistently raised doubts about...
  • Today's Chaos Over Flynn Sentencing Is Result Of FBI Entrapment

    12/18/2018 11:35:27 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 56 replies
    The Revolutionary Act ^ | 12/18/18 | by Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D., and Rod Thomson
    Every once in a while, you come across a set of circumstances that brings you great sadness about our country’s state of affairs. (Yes, it may be happening more frequently.) The events surrounding the prosecution of General Michael Flynn and his treatment by the FBI and Special Counselor Robert Mueller is such a situation — and the reason that Judge Emmet Sullivan has been having a difficult time with the plea and sentencing that was scheduled for today and has now been delayed. By now, most of you are aware of the circumstances of clear entrapment behind the charges against...
  • Trump Shuns Non-Wall Border Security Proposals as Government Shutdown Pressure Mounts

    12/18/2018 9:37:16 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 43 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 12/17/2018 | PETR SVAB
    Congress has just a few days left to send a budget bill to the White House that would prevent a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump made it clear the bill needs to include $5 billion for building a border wall and, on Dec. 17, he doubled down, dismissing border security proposals that exclude a wall. “Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at...
  • Politico Cheers: Beto O'Rourke Can Fight Dirty While Feigning Purity

    12/18/2018 8:54:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The idolatry of failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke continues unabated in Politico despite the mockery of such an attitude in their own publication. The latest outbreak of Beto worship is actually quite bizarre since Politico National Correspondent David Siders assures his liberal readers that while O'Rourke might come off as playing fair, he is actually a duplicitous soul who is quite capable of fighting dirty. Siders reassures nervous liberals about how O'Rourke will hold up in competition with other Democrat presidential candidates in the December 17 Politico by telling them that inside his feigned cloak of political saintliness, there lies...
  • All in for Democrats? Scarborough Praises ‘the Obama Recovery

    12/18/2018 8:28:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for Joe Scarborough to criticize President Trump regarding various controversies. But when Scarborough brazenly boasts about the "Obama recovery," and thanks President Obama for it, you know that the former Republican has gone all-in with the Democrats. Playing off the recent drop on Wall Street, Morning Joe opened today by mocking Trump for his positive comments on the market back in August. Fine. But Scarborough then took things a servile step further, declaring: "This tax cut that was passed, was promised, actually, pump the prime [sic] and, you know, we're going to put another $1 trillion or...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY Secession Addressed by Leader

    12/18/2018 8:18:56 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 11 replies
    self | 10/23/2016 | self
    South Carolina’s New Governor Addressed the Secession"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ---John Adams Shortly before his death in March of 1850, John C. Calhoun wrote the following letter to James Mason of Virginia. Written eleven years before the guns of Sumter, Calhoun's prediction is eerie in the extreme. "The Union is doomed to dissolution, there is no mistaking the signs. I am satisfied in my judgment even were the questions which now agitate Congress settled to the satisfaction...
  • DC Circuit Won't Force IRS to Release Trump's Tax Returns

    12/18/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    law.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Nate Robson
    "Confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike," the D.C. Circuit said in a ruling Tuesday that upheld the dismissal of a suit seeking Trump's tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling dismissing an attempt to overcome IRS privacy rules to acquire President Donald Trump’s tax returns through a public-records lawsuit. The Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to use a Freedom of Information Act request to get the president’s tax returns, which he has withheld citing a pending Internal Revenue Service audit. Legal experts contend nothing prohibits the...
  • Martha McSally chosen to fill late Senator McCain's seat

    12/18/2018 7:47:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2018 | Staff
    Martha McSally has reportedly been chosen to fill the Senate seat once filled by late Senator John McCain. Governor Doug Ducey appointed her to the position Tuesday morning. He said in a tweet: "All her life, (McSally) has put service first — leading in the toughest of fights. With her experience and record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to fight for #Arizona in the U.S. Senate."
  • Gregg Jarrett: James Comey may be the only one who believes the stories he’s selling

    12/18/2018 7:44:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Only an audacious and arrogant man accuses others of lying when he is guilty of the same. James Comey, the fired Director of the FBI, stood in front of the television cameras on Monday to accuse President Trump of “lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country.” This from the man who was fired for abusing his authority and usurping the power of the attorney general in the infamous Hillary Clinton email scandal. As I wrote in my book, “The Russia Hoax,” “Comey’s lack of integrity and defiance of rules and principles...
  • Arizona governor taps Martha McSally to fill Senate seat once held by McCain

    12/18/2018 7:38:17 AM PST · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 18 Dec 2018 | Sean Sullivan
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed fellow Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, he announced Tuesday, picking a favorite of GOP leaders to fill the seat John McCain held for decades. McSally, who lost a close race for Arizona’s other Senate seat this year, will succeed Sen. Jon Kyl (R). Kyl will step down at the end of the year following a brief time in McCain’s seat after McCain’s death in August. “With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate. I thank her...
  • Chris Matthews Predicts Trump Could Resign ‘In The Coming Weeks’

    12/18/2018 7:08:32 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 88 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 12/18/18 | Ed Mazza
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Monday that President Donald Trump could resign as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Matthews said Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump could be the “next dominoes to fall” in the investigation and could face prosecution and possible prison time. Then, he speculated: “But what if the prosecutor were to offer the president an alternative. What if he were to say he would let the children walk if the old man does the same? That would mean giving up the presidency in exchange for acquittals all around ― not just for himself, but...