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  • Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI, MAJ, HI ARNG) on Mueller Probe Results (May be surprising)

    03/25/2019 6:53:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/19 | Tulsi Gabbard
    I strongly supported Mueller being allowed to complete his investigation and submit his findings. Now that Mueller has found no collusion took place, we need to set aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding the president of the United States not guilty of conspiring with a foreign power to interfere with our elections is a good thing for America. If the president of the United States had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections it would have precipitated a terribly divisive crisis that could have even led to civil war....
  • McLaughlin and Assoc Poll GOP 46.7 - Dem 42.8

    03/25/2019 6:53:20 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 2 replies
    McLaughlin and Associates ^ | 3/25/2019 | McLaughlin and Assoc
    "IF THE ELECTION FOR U.S. CONGRESS IN YOUR DISTRICT WERE HELD TODAY, WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE OR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE?" Total 1000 REPUBLICAN 46.7 DEMOCRATIC 42.8
  • Pentagon notified Congress it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion for new wall construction

    03/25/2019 6:43:12 PM PDT · by Revel · 18 replies
    Ryan Saavedra- Twitter ^ | 3/25/19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Pentagon has notified Congress that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border
  • Why Socialism FAILS - Political Iatrogenics and Causal Opacity

    03/25/2019 6:31:57 PM PDT · by LibertyFound
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Socialism is a political philosophy predicated upon interventionism. It’s all about taking action. Doing. Unemployment? Create jobs. Poverty? Provide welfare. High rents? Impose rent controls. Socialism is popular because it appeals to one of mankind’s most powerful psychological biases. Sadly, socialism is also often little more than an exercise in political iatrogenics: it just makes things worse.
  • Trump-Russia collusion did affect an American election — the one in 2018

    03/25/2019 6:24:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/2019 | john Solomon
    Now that we know for sure that special counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. intelligence community and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees found no evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia to hijack the 2016 election, it is worth stepping back and evaluating the electoral impact of one of the greatest faux scandals in history. Before doing that, though, let’s summarize what we now know about the origins of the investigation. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee asked their law firm, Perkins Coie, to hire the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt during...
  • Eric Swalwell Dares Trump to Sue Him — I Have ‘Seen Evidence of Collusion’

    03/25/2019 6:16:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/19 | Pam Key
    onday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) doubled down on his previous claims that he has seen “evidence of collusion.” Swalwell said, “Chairman Schiff and I were always clear that we have seen evidence of collusion. Now what Mr. Mueller can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt, looks like there’s certainly a difference between the evidence we saw in plain sight and some of the evidence we saw in a classified space. But if the president truly believes he’s exonerated, then he should be the first person to roll out and give to the public the full Mueller report. If...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks compares Democrats, media to Hitler

    03/25/2019 6:07:45 PM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    AL.com ^ | 3-25-2019 | Paul Gattis
    In a speech Monday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mo Brooks quoted Adolf Hitler to describe the attacks President Trump faced from “socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies” during the Mueller investigation.
  • Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Equality Act’ Would Be Disastrous. Here Are 5 Likely Victim Groups.

    03/25/2019 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Monica Burke and Madison Ferguson
    Equality is a central value that unites us as Americans, and is enshrined in our nation’s legal motto, “Equal justice under law.” It is egregious, then, to misuse that term, to use it to divide us and further inequality. But that’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done in naming her new proposal the “Equality Act.” Far from advancing equality, the bill would rob Americans of some of their most cherished liberties. The Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law. But whereas the original Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered...
  • Trump moves to weaponize Mueller findings

    03/25/2019 5:51:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-25-2019 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go. Even as the specter of Robert Mueller's probe has vanished, Trump plans to turn the investigation, Democrats' constant accusations of wrongdoing and the media's coverage of it all into a new foil, half a dozen advisers and aides said. He has already signaled he'll weaponize the results, targeting those who ordered the investigation and Democrats he says waged political warfare. The counteroffensive has some advisers concerned the President...
  • BREAKING: Co-Conspirator In Alleged Avenatti Fraud Scheme Is CNN Analyst, Jussie Smollett's Lawyer

    03/25/2019 5:48:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 25 Mar 19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the alleged co-conspirator in the alleged Michael Avenatti fraud scheme is CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos, who is also Jussie Smollett's lawyer. The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said," the Journal reported. "According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the...
  • Apologies to President Trump

    03/25/2019 5:29:44 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/25/19 | Sharyl Attkisson
    With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order. However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties. In this context, it matters not whether one is a supporter or a critic of President Trump. Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along. Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke...
  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Attacks Cong. Ilhan Omar in WaPo Ad

    03/25/2019 5:27:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 25, 2019 | Hana Levi Julian
    “America’s Rabbi” Shmuley Boteach pointed the finger at U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and accused her of blatant anti-Semitism in a public, full-page ad printed in Sunday’s Washington Post just in time for this week’s 2019 American-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington DC. Boteach placed Omar’s own anti-Semitic words alongside some of the most anti-Semitic tropes of all time together with a full-length photo of the freshman Congresswoman. He brought along a copy of the attack ad to the AIPAC conference, waving it at anti-AIPAC demonstrators at the Washington Convention Center as they chanted “Shame on you!” at...
  • How to end our national nightmare — probe Hillary Clinton again

    03/25/2019 5:23:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 23, 2019 | Michael Goodwin
    Now that special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation, it is tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and assume that our long national nightmare is over. Resist the temptation, the assumption is false. We are not close to the end. Not by a long shot. In fact, I believe the last two years, as traumatic as they were, will prove to be the easier part of the nightmare, because Mueller dealt only with whether Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to swing the election. Based on what we know so far, especially that no more indictments are...
  • Democrats give DOJ one-week ultimatum to hand over Mueller's report and underlying documents

    03/25/2019 5:17:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2019 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Democrats leading six House committees demanded the Justice Department release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report to Congress by April 2, citing outstanding questions they claim were not answered in Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the Russia investigation provided to lawmakers Sunday. ... In addition to Nadler and Schiff, the letter was signed by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters of California, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York.
  • She was Dancing on the Roof and Talking Gibberish

    03/25/2019 4:41:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 40 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 3-25-19 | Anna Gorman
    She Was Dancing On The Roof And Talking Gibberish. A Special Kind Of ER Helped Her. With mental health beds in short supply, emergency rooms increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric episode. Now, hospitals around the country are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs. By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco MARCH 25, 2019
  • Attorney Mark Geragos FIRED BY CNN After He Was Named Co-Conspirator in Avenatti Criminal Complaint

    03/25/2019 4:40:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Gateway ^ | 3-26-2019 | Christina Laila
    CNN cut ties with celebrity attorney Mark Geragos on Monday after he was named as a co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti’s criminal complaint. Mark Geragos regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst, however a spox for the network confirmed on Monday that Geragos is no longer a contributor.
  • Trump allies await results of two internal probes that could expose Russia investigation backstory

    03/25/2019 4:20:15 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 March 2019 | Gregg Re
    Following the revelation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller unearthed no evidence that President Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election, Trump allies are now awaiting the results of two long-running internal probes that could expose the backstory behind the Russia probe's beginnings -- and provide more detail on already-documented misconduct among top FBI and DOJ officials. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed at a panel discussion last week that his office is continuing to review potential surveillance abuses by the FBI, a review that began last March and that Fox News is told is nearing...
  • Stormy Daniels ‘not shocked’ by charges against Michael Avenatti

    03/25/2019 4:17:52 PM PDT · by lescrane · 20 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 3/25/2019 | NYPOSt
    Porn star Stormy Daniels said Monday that she’s “saddened but not shocked” by the charges filed today against lawyer Michael Avenatti, .......... .........there will be more announcements to come,” she tweeted.
  • McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

    03/25/2019 4:08:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be released publicly. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked for unanimous consent for the nonbinding resolution, which cleared the House 420-0, to be passed by the Senate following Mueller's submission of his final report on Friday. "Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump ... there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer said from the floor. "It's a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less." But McConnell objected, noting that Attorney General William...
  • Lawyer for Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett named as Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 3:53:17 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 25 March 2019 | Chris Perez
    Attorney Mark Geragos, 61, was not actually named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti, but two sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that he is the “CC-1” that prosecutors referred to in the document. According to his website, Geragos has represented “some of the most prominent figures in the world” over the last 30 years. His client list includes rap moguls Suge Knight and Sean “Diddy” Combs, actress Winona Ryder, boxer Mike Tyson, singer Chris Brown and convicted murderer Scott Peterson. In the early 2000s, Geragos helped the late King of Pop secure an acquittal on...