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  • Cash pours in for two MN special elections (GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY-2/12/2018)

    02/12/2018 5:22:39 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 18 replies
    Red Star Tribune ^ | 2/12/2018 | Red Star Tribune
    Two former state representatives are competing for an open Minnesota Senate seat in the suburban southeast metro district. Residents there said it’s the most attention and spending they have ever seen in a local legislative race. It is one of two contentious and high-stakes special elections on Monday, both to replace lawmakers who resigned after sexual harassment scandals, and which stand to test whether the Minnesota DFL can capture the same political momentum that Democrats have been riding to win recent special elections in other states.
  • White House to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

    02/11/2018 8:37:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Mallory Shelbourne -
    The White House on Monday will unveil its long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure package aimed at overhauling U.S. public works. The plan is structured around four goals: generate $1.5 trillion for an infrastructure proposal, streamline the permitting process down to two years, invest in rural infrastructure projects and advance workforce training. The current system is fundamentally broken and it’s broken in two different ways,” a senior administration official told reporters in a Saturday phone call. “We are underinvesting in our infrastructure, and we have a permitting process that takes so long that even when funds are adequate, it can take a...
  • Schumer Raises Alarm About Trump Infrastructure Proposal

    02/11/2018 2:17:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Ethan Harp
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his massive infrastructure bill on Monday, and the plan that once seemed to be a rare issue that both sides could agree on is now facing controversy.</p> <p>As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) addressed the infrastructure plan at Grand Central Terminal Sunday. He was once on board with the plan, but is now concerned with what it could really look like.</p>
  • Michael Goodwin: Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit

    02/11/2018 8:05:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Michael Goodwin
    *snip* A third layer of the onion involves the revelations in the letter GOP Sens. Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham wrote to the Justice Department. They urge a criminal investigation into whether Steele lied to the FBI about how much and when he fed the dossier to the anti-Trump media. The letter is compelling in showing that Steele said one thing under oath to a British court and something different to the FBI. The contradictions matter because the agency relied on Steele’s credibility in both the FISA applications and its actual investigation. Strangely, even after it fired him for breaking...
  • Game Over – Judge Jeanine Interview With HPSCI Rep. Chris Stewart…

    02/10/2018 8:56:38 PM PST · by aposiopetic · 140 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/10/2018 | sundance
    The game is over. The jig is up. Victory is certain… the trench was ignited… the enemy funneled themselves into the valley… all bait was taken… everything from here on out is simply mopping up the details. All suspicions confirmed. Why has Devin Nunes been so confident? Why did all GOP HPSCI members happily allow the Democrats to create a 10-page narrative? All questions are answered.
  • Trump to Democrats: Re-do Your Memo in Proper Form

    02/10/2018 9:18:36 PM PST · by catnipman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/10/2018 | Timothy Meads
    President Trump's tweet today indicates that he may release the Democratic memo, but only once the authors of the document make the suggested changes. Trump alleges that the Democrats "would have blamed the White House for lack of transparency" had he decided to release a redacted memo.
  • On the dossier, did FBI have lower standards than the media? (What "standards?")

    02/10/2018 6:30:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Larry O'Connor | February 5, 2018
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: One of the more disconcerting revelations from the long-anticipated FISA memo released by the House Intelligence Committee Friday was that the FBI had barely begun a verification process of the Russian dossier when they used it to justify a FISA surveillance warrant on Carter Page. Meanwhile the media refused to publish the dossier allegations because they could not be verified. In short: The media had higher standards than the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The dossier, a compilation of political opposition research compiled at the behest of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, was peddled to multiple media outlets in...
  • Lewandowski: Dems put strictly 'partisan’ info in memo

    02/10/2018 2:38:42 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 10, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Saturday accused Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee of purposefully putting sensitive information in their memo, forcing Trump to block its release. “What you’ve seen here is another partisan issue, which is the Democrats specifically put information in this memo that they knew the White House could not sign off on because of national security reasons,” Lewandowski said on "Fox & Friends." “What the White House is asking the Democrats to do is go back and remove the information from the memorandum that would allow the White House to release all the...
  • 2 Westerville Police officers shot and killed; suspect in custody

    02/10/2018 12:26:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    10 TV ^ | February 10, 2018 | 10TV WEB STAFF
    Columbus police are investigating after two Westerville police officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon. It happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive in Westerville. According to a press release, a call came into the Westerville 911 center as a hang-up. Responding officers were fired upon during their arrival at the address. One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after, according to Columbus Police. The suspect is in custody. LIVE: Authorities are on scene after two Westerville police officers were killed in the line of duty Saturday: The City of Westerville posted...
  • Are Monday’s special elections a peek at what’s to come this fall? (MN)

    02/10/2018 5:59:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER MAGAN
    Political junkies have their eyes on the first battles of what’s shaping up to be the electoral war of 2018. Voters will decide two special elections Monday for seats in the Minnesota Legislature after the unexpected resignations of lawmakers late last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Voters in Senate District 54 — which covers Hastings, Cottage Grove and South St. Paul — will pick someone to replace DFLer Dan Schoen. In southern Minnesota they’ll pick a successor for Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, who represented parts of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Waseca and Watonwan counties. A lot is at stake,...
  • Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Shot Down

    02/10/2018 2:03:07 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/10/2018 | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Noa Shpigel
    One pilot in serious condition * Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian targets in fresh strike * Rocket sirens sound throughout northern Israel An Israeli F-16 was downed Saturday morning after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israeli territory. According to the Israeli army, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles targeted the jet after Israel responded to the infiltration of the drone with a strike in Syria. The two F-16 pilots ejected as the plane went down in northern Israel. The pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition. One of the pilots is in serious condition. Following the downing of...
  • Trump not ready to approve release of Dem Intel counter-memo

    02/09/2018 5:09:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Letter at link. President Trump is not ready to approve the release of a Democratic memo meant to rebut a controversial document released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee last week, the White House announced. White House counsel Don McGahn announced the decision in a letter to House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Friday. "Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time," McGahn wrote.
  • No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down (After only 9 months)

    02/09/2018 2:33:21 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 119 replies
    WASHINGTON — Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision. Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part because she is next in the line of succession behind the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel’s inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump, who has called the investigation a witch hunt, has considered firing Mr. Rosenstein. Such a...
  • CNN Jumps to Conclusions After Trump Wishes Rob Porter Well

    02/09/2018 2:23:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump offered his well wishes to his now former staff secretary Rob Porter following his resignation in the wake of domestic violence allegations from his two ex-wives. Trump commended his "hard work" while he served in the White House and said he hopes he was a wonderful career ahead of him.He also reminded the press that Porter has said he's innocent.Aware of the president's remarks, CNN jumped to the following conclusion during its breaking news report. quite the CNN chyron right now pic.twitter.com/08pG0D4wpJ— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 9, 2018 It's unclear whether it was mentioned in this Wolf Blitzer...
  • FBI Deception from 2016 CERT FISA Memo Opinion Order April 2017

    02/09/2018 12:07:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | FR Exclusive by 11th_VA
    In this 99 page document that was used as the basis of the Nunes memo, interesting finding on page 87:The improper access granted to the ______ contractors was apparently in place ________________ and seems to have been the result of deliberate decision making. Despite the existence of an interagency memorandum of understanding (presumably reviewed by FBI Lawyers), no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016.
  • Comey was forced to tell Congress about Weiner emails because George Toscas found out about them!

    02/09/2018 10:51:20 AM PST · by tschatski · 91 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It.” The committee also released thousands of text messages between two agents and lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shed light on the criminal intent of deep state players to avoid prosecution of Hillary Clinton and to block and destroy a Trump presidency.(snip) Peter Strzok was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server. He also hated Donald Trump along with his lover...
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • White House tell agencies to prepare for shutdown as Rand Paul holds up key vote

    02/08/2018 5:38:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight. Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. A senior administrative official said the White House is instructing agencies to begin shutdown preparations in the event that Congress fails to pass a budget before the midnight...
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. –You can read the STORY HERE– Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.