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  • Juncker Changes Rules So EU Commissioners Can Take Sides in Elections

    02/17/2019 6:51:06 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker has changed the rules governing the political activity of European Union Commissioners, allowing them to actively campaign in the upcoming EU Parliament elections. Formerly the EU Commission, an unelected body which acts as the bloc’s executive and is the sole initiator of EU-level laws, was regarded as technocratic rather than overtly political, and not supposed to take partisan political stances of its own volition — at least in theory. But the new rules will allow the Commission to campaign with, endorse, and support candidates and parties ahead of the European Parliament elections set to be...
  • Who's responsible when America chooses death?

    02/16/2019 7:56:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WND ^ | February 15, 2019 | Craige McMillan
    Many of us like to blame God for our difficulties. The reason is that it absolves us of responsibility for our bad choices. It also ensures we won’t recover. Nations are groups of individuals clumped together, primarily by geography. In a democratic nation, if a majority of the voting population chooses wisely, the entire nation will benefit from those choices (even those who oppose the choices). In a democratic republic, such as the United States, we are one step removed from our responsibility. We don’t choose the policy directly; we choose the people who in turn choose the policies and...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    02/16/2019 3:57:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices 44 judges are currently pending on the Senate floor. And the Senate Rules Committee voted to reduce debate time for executive and district court nominees from 30 hours to 2 hours. This change will need to be voted on the floor, likely needing the "nuclear option" which will likely happen and succeed.
  • Republicans in California: Can the GOP Survive?

    02/15/2019 5:53:26 PM PST · by SFmom · 33 replies
    Commonwealth Club ^ | February 5, 2019 | Commonwealth Club
    A panel discussion of California Republicans: Catherine Baker, FORMER Assemblywomen R-16; Kevin Faulkoner, Mayor of San Diego; Kristin Olsen, FORMER Minority Leader, California State Assembly, etc. etc.; Matt Shupe, Director John Cox for Governor and Chair of Republican party in Contra Costa county (East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area); Snarky Moderator Scott Shafer, KQED (PBS) Senior Political editor. All discussed how evil Trump was and how he cost them their races! I attended and feel obligated to report on this pathetic exercise.
  • George Soros says Europe faces 'oblivion' as right-wing parties set to win big in European election

    02/12/2019 2:41:58 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 51 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/12/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros, in a rare op-ed, has fired a warning shot to what he describes as the “sleeping pro-European majority” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May -- saying Europe needs to "wake up before it is too late" and before nationalist parties take control.
  • Willie Brown Throws Shade at Ex-Girlfriend Kamala Harris: Can’t Beat Trump

    02/10/2019 8:02:52 AM PST · by be-baw · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown threw shade at his ex-girlfriend, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and the other contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, writing Saturday that none of them can beat President Donald Trump.
  • Democrats Are Boosting Trump’s Reelection Prospects

    02/09/2019 8:50:59 AM PST · by centurion316 · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2019 | Josh Kraushaar
    Anyone tracking the positions of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates would think there weren’t any moderates left in the party. Sen. Kamala Harris of California reiterated at a nationally televised town hall last month that her cosponsorship of Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all legislation would mean the abolition of private insurance. Five leading candidates endorsed a Green New Deal that imposes a top-down revolution of American society to mitigate the impact of climate change. But when you look at the polls breaking down the actual Democratic electorate, you’ll find limited support for such socialist-minded schemes. Broaden out to the overall electorate,...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (but 44 moved from committee to floor)

    02/09/2019 4:45:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices On Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send 44 of President Trump's judicial nominees to the floor. McConnell can now begin scheduling votes to confirm them. And there's still talk about changing the 30 hour debate rule to 8 or even 2 hours.
  • Did The Department Of Justice Protect Brenda Snipes From Prosecution For Ballot Destruction?

    02/07/2019 4:34:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    disobedientmedia.com ^ | 02/07/19 | Elizabeth Vos
    A vast caldera of public rage has rightfully been aimed at Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Brenda Snipes over the last few years. However, it is important to remember that Wasserman-Schultz and Snipes are merely the public faces of an extensive, deeply problematic system of corruption. It is then also essential to understand who, and what mechanisms, have allowed figures like Wasserman-Schultz, Snipes, the Awan brothers, and others to go unprosecuted. This issue became clearer earlier this week when former congressional candidate Tim Canova Tweeted: As readers may recall, Snipes illegally destroyed ballots from the 2016 primary race between Wasserman-Schultz and Tim...
  • Amid Scandal, Northam Surrenders to Virginia’s GOP on Tax Cuts

    02/08/2019 1:08:16 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 2/8/19 | Jim Geraghty
    Virginia’s ongoing scandals of racist yearbook photos and resignation demands are starting to have repercussions on the state’s taxes and spending. The 2017 federal tax cut signed into law by President Trump capped the amount of state and local taxes that could be deducted, which could add up to a higher tax bill to some Virginians. This year, Virginia Republicans wanted to cut taxes to offset that by raising the standard deduction on state income taxes.
  • Democrats Winning 90% Congressional Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations

    02/08/2019 7:44:37 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/07/2019 | John Binder
    Mass legal immigration is driving Democrats towards full electoral dominance, with left-wing politicians winning nearly 90 percent of congressional districts with larger than average foreign-born populations, analysis finds. The Atlantic senior editor Ronald Brownstein analyzed Census Bureau statistics for the 2018 midterm elections, finding that the country’s admission of more than a million legal immigrants every year is set to hand over electoral dominance to House and Senate Democrats. Among Brownstein’s findings is that nearly 90 percent of House congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average were won by Democrats. This concludes that every congressional district with...
  • Democrats’ new ‘woke’ standards mean hell for 2020 contenders

    02/08/2019 12:05:09 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | 07 Feb 2019 | Rich Lowry
    ...Democrats are about to ­embark on the first woke primary, a gantlet of political correctness that will routinely wring abject apologies out of candidates and find fault in even the most sure-footed. The passage of time will be no defense. Nor the best of intentions. Nor anything else. Any lapses will be interpreted through the most hostile lens, made all the more brutal by the competition of a large field of candidates vying for the approval of a radicalized base. The Democratic nomination battle might as well be fought on the campus of Oberlin College and officiated by the director...
  • The HR 1 'Incumbent Protection Act' destroys free elections

    02/03/2019 1:02:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Adam Brandon
    Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., represents arguably the most gerrymandered congressional district in the country, and he wants to keep it that way. His latest piece of legislation, H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” would force taxpayers to fund congressional campaigns. Congress has a knack for naming legislation after its opposite intended effect. If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Washington, you know that a bill named “For the People” is likely a far cry from actually benefiting the public. The “Incumbent Protection Act” would be a more fitting name for this piece of legislation. Forcing citizens to fund political...
  • Hirono pitches a new plan for Schultz

    02/02/2019 4:58:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Senator Maize Hirono (D-Hawaii) has decided to jump in on the Schultz 2020 debacle, but unlike many of her Democratic colleagues, she’s not going into attack dog mode. In one of the more moderate and refreshing approaches to Howard Schultz’s announcement, she’s suggesting that the billionaire Democrat run as a Democrat. (The Hill) Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said Friday that she believes former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz should run as a Democrat if he chooses to pursue a 2020 presidential bid.“I welcome everybody, in fact I think Schultz should run as a Democrat,” Hirono said on CNN’s “New Day.”“If his...
  • As 2020 Campaigns Launch, Here’s How Trump Has Changed the Game

    02/02/2019 2:27:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2, 2019 | Larry Alton
    Donald Trump has shown that he’s perfectly willing to break political rules and carve his own path. For the most part, this strategy has proven successful. So while they may not admit it, candidates on both sides of the party line will spend the next few years replicating his techniques. The Trump Effect: Campaigning and MoreFew politicians or political insiders want to admit that President Trump is anything but lucky. Establishment Republicans don’t like the fact that he was able to infiltrate the party and spark a movement that didn’t fit their historical model for candidacy. Democrats not only disdain...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    02/02/2019 2:45:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 85 judges confirmed. 53 District Court judges 30 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The Senate Judiciary Committee can't move to judges until it gets through the Attorney General nomination. Vote was supposed to be this week but democrats delayed the vote for a week (this is a routine delay tactic, both democrats and republicans alike use it). So Barr's committee vote will be next week and then the committee will be free to move to judges. Also, Trump renominated three California conservatives to the federal bench this week, two...
  • Amputee Vet Brian Kolfage: Breaking Ground on the Wall in ‘Couple of Months’

    02/01/2019 4:47:02 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/31/19 | Kristina Wong
    Brian Kolfage, the Air Force triple amputee veteran who founded a non-profit organization to build the wall at the southern United States border with private donations, said he expects to break ground in the next couple of months. Kolfage told Breitbart News in an exclusive phone interview on Thursday, “We’re moving forward with the wall. I’ve got some land owners who are ready to rock and roll, and want us to start slapping up some wall.” “We should be able to break ground in the next couple of months, we hope, according to our experts,” he said.
  • Non-Citizen Voting Confirmed in Texas and Pennsylvania

    01/31/2019 5:52:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 31, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In other news. Not gonna surprise any of you. Washington Times: A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state of Pennsylvania yesterday to immediately expunge the names of over 11,000 noncitizens who Pennsylvania has confirmed are registered to vote despite not being eligible. “State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican and former chairman of a House government oversight panel, said the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, belatedly acknowledged the large number of noncitizens in communications over the past two months. “The numbers, while not yet evidence of massive voter fraud that President Trump said marred the popular vote...
  • 11,000 NON-CITIZENS ON VOTING ROLLS IN PENNSYLVANIA

    01/31/2019 5:37:56 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 31, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good thing Pennsylvania isn't a crucial state in national elections. A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state Wednesday to immediately expunge the names of 11,198 noncitizens whom the state confirmed are registered to vote, despite not being eligible. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican and former chairman of a House government oversight panel, said the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, belatedly acknowledged the large number of noncitizens in communications over the past two months. “I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” Mr. Metcalfe told The Washington Times....
  • Editorial: 3 elections bills miss the real need of NM voters

    01/30/2019 12:07:00 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Monday, January 28th, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    Registering to vote isn’t hard to do in New Mexico. You can register in person or online, when you apply for a driver’s license or an ID card, by mail, telephone or in person. You can fill out the form at your county clerk’s office. Advocacy groups will register you at events around the state. Voting isn’t hard either. We have early and absentee voting. In some places, all you have to do is drop by the county clerk’s office to vote early. You can get an absentee ballot and vote by mail. On Election Day, there are voter convenience...