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  • Poll: 74% Of Dems Would Consider Voting For Ocasio-Cortez For President If She Were Eligible

    01/22/2019 8:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | AllahPundit
    Realistically she only has two bites at the apple, 2024 and 2028. After all, by 2032 the world will be doomed, in which case there’ll be no point running for office.I hope she does well for herself over the next six years, as I’m looking forward to her inevitably primarying either President Beto, Chuck Schumer, or — please, God — Kirsten Gillibrand. Exclusive: A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds that 74% of Democrats (and people who lean Dem) would consider voting for Ocasio-Cortez if she were old enough to run for president. (She’s 29; you have to be at least...
  • Former Democrat: The Truth is Democrats Wont Build Wall Because Theyre Under Influence of Mexican

    01/22/2019 8:03:06 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/22/2019 | Jim Hoft
    A former Democrat and current Trump supporter unloaded on Democrats. Jeffrey Peterson says the reason the Democrats will never support the border wall the reason is that they are being paid off by the Mexican cartels. Jeffrey Peterson states in his profile on Twitter that he is a former Democrat who walked away. He now is a Trump supporter! He claims that the Democrats will never give in on a wall due to the Democrats being funded by the Mexican mafia. He says he has connections with Arizona politics and says Mexico is the main reason the wall is...
  • SHOT Show 2019: Government shutdown causes cancellation of two sessions (ATF cant attend)

    01/22/2019 7:51:53 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    Review Journal ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | Mike Akers
    The largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and outdoor show in the world is not immune to the partial government shutdowns effects. Two scheduled educational sessions involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center were canceled due to the agents being furloughed. The cancelled sessions were replaced with sessions on other topics, said spolesperson Bill Brassard with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which sponsors the show. These and other seminars are attended by firearms retailers, who were basically unaffected because they continued to have...
  • How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt until agents bit

    01/22/2019 7:05:18 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2019 | john Solomon
    When at first you dont succeed, try, try again. Thats what Hillary Clinton HILLARY DIANE RODHAM CLINTON Elise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOPs women crisis ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies MORE s machine did in 2016, eventually getting the FBI to bite on an uncorroborated narrative that Donald Trump and Russia were trying to hijack the presidential election. Between July and October 2016, Clinton-connected lawyers, emissaries and apologists made more than a half-dozen overtures to U.S. officials, each tapping a political connection...
  • Nathan Phillips, AKA Nathan Stanard, Native American Drummer Dude was NOT Vietnam Vet

    01/22/2019 6:38:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    He enlisted in the USMC Reserves under a different name (Nathan Stanard) - He went AWOL 3 times - He served under 4 years and was discharged as a Private - He was, of course, not a Vietnam Vet (already now known) - He never left the US - He was a Basic Electrician - He was a Refrigerator Mechanic at one point - Only award he got was an Expert Rifle Badge
  • Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

    01/22/2019 5:40:41 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    mSN / AP ^ | January 22, 2019
    DES MOINES, Iowa A state judge has struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law. Judge Michael Huppert on Tuesday found the law unconstitutional. He concluded that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier decisions that affirm a woman's fundamental right to an abortion would include the new law passed last year.. The law would ban once a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. But the legal challenge by abortion providers Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Emma Goldman Clinic...
  • Star Chef: Shutdown causing humanitarian emergency (feeds Pelosi)

    01/22/2019 5:00:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 1/22/19
    (22 Jan 2019) Chef and restaurateur Jose Andres gave a tour Tuesday of his relief kitchen to feed furloughed federal workers to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress, and said the shutdown is causing "true food humanitarian emergency."
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building

    01/22/2019 2:30:49 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 337 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 22, 2019 | Sundance
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blocks President Trump Entry into Capitol Building Confirms State of Union Speech Cancellation It looks like Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi has no intention of allowing the House chamber to be used for a State of the Union address. Speaker Pelosi has informed the House Sergeant at Arms that no executive branch official will be permitted entry into the Capitol building. Earlier Fox News reported Pelosi cancelled a walkthrough last week, and a second request for reconsideration from the White House is expected to meet the same fate. The House Speaker controls who is,...
  • Trump to renominate 51 expired judicial nominees

    01/22/2019 4:29:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    President Trump announced Tuesday his intent to renominate 51 of his judicial nominees, who didnt see confirmation votes during the last Congress and whose nominations had expired at the end of last year. Out of the 51 picks for the federal bench, nine were for federal circuit court vacancies including Neomi J. Rao, who was tapped to fill Justice Brett M. Kavanaughs old seat on the D.C. Circuit. Liberal groups have already vowed to oppose her nomination. Ms. Rao, who works in the White House budget office, came under scrutiny after several news outlets reported earlier this month about college...
  • Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

    01/22/2019 3:34:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mairead McArdle
    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trumps request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then. People are saying isnt there a way out of this mess, isnt there a way to relieve...
  • The Real Russian Agent

    01/22/2019 2:50:14 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 22, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In anticipation of special counsel Robert Muellers report, which the public may or may not get to see, leftist Democrats have escalated the conflict. The original charge was that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. That was later stepped up to cooperation, and now Donald Trump as a full-blown Russian agent under control of the Kremlin. As Johnny Rivers might say, Trump is Russias secret agent man, allegedly proved by Trump meeting with Putin, pondering an exit from NATO, firing James Comey and such. As he dealt with this charge on the January 15 Ingraham...
  • 18 Million Illegal Immigrants got their government checks [and or benefits] this month.

    01/22/2019 2:20:33 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 21 replies
    self | 1/22/2019 | self
    18 Million Illegal Immigrants got their government checks this month. All you federal employees -- let that sink in.
  • McConnell: I'm Introducing a Bill to End the Shutdown

    01/22/2019 2:10:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Cortney O'brien
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed his Democratic colleagues that he's holding a vote to "immediately open the government" on Thursday. The government has been shuttered for 32 days now as President Trump and Democrats continue to butt heads over border security. As Trump suggested, McConnell's legislation will include $5.7 billion for border security, including funds to build a wall. Democratic leadership insists they're not paying for Trump's border barrier, but McConnell urged his colleagues to "put the country ahead of politics and take 'yes' for an answer." Over the weekend Trump offered a compromise deal. If Democrats agreed to...
  • AOC Says Government Shutdown 'Gives Us a Lot More Time to Make Trouble'

    01/22/2019 2:02:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | 5:25 AM EST | By Susan Jones
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) returned to "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert Monday night, explaining how the partial government shutdown has affected her personally. "It gives us a lot more free time to make trouble," she said. "Your first day in Congress -- government's shut down. What the -- what heck is that like?" Colbert asked her, as they ate ice cream together. "I mean, basically, it's like -- well, what I will say is that there are a lot of things we can't do as freshman members. We have almost -- around 100 new members of both parties that...
  • Man Up, Diane

    01/22/2019 1:51:43 PM PST · by OddLane
    Spiked ^ | 1/22/19 | Brendan O'Neill
    Why do so many people dislike Labour MP Diane Abbott? If you believe Momentum types, its because theyre racist. They cannot abide the sight of a black woman doing politics. It makes them bristle. And so they criticise Abbott more than any other politician, make fun of her, and sometimes rain abuse upon her...
  • Signs of fraying in military support for Venezuela president

    01/22/2019 1:45:53 PM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launches his second term challenged by a re-energized opposition movement, experts say his hold on power relies more than ever on military backing. Maduro has granted bonuses to rank-and-file soldiers and placed generals in key government posts, including at the helm of the state-run oil company, seeking to cement their support. But with Venezuela sliding into economic collapse, there have been signs in recent years of fraying in military support:
  • On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Gov. Pritzker Makes Illinois Most Progressive State for Women's...

    01/22/2019 1:37:43 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    Illinois News- ^ | 1/22/2019 | Office of the Governor
    On the 46th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women's reproductive rights. "On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I'm proud to declare under my administration, the State of Illinois will be the most progressive state in the nation when it comes to guaranteeing the right to choose for every single woman," said Governor JB Pritzker. "Thanks to the courageous advocates across our state, HB 40 is the law of the land. I was proud to stand with you in that fight,...
  • Dem lawmaker calls on Democrats to give Trump the money for border wall

    01/22/2019 1:28:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2019 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) called on his Democratic colleagues to give President Trump the funding for his long-desired border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, saying its construction is inevitable. Give Trump the money, Peterson told KFGOs News & Views on Tuesday. Id give him the whole thing and put strings on it so you make sure he puts the wall where it needs to be. Why are we fighting over this? Were going to build that wall anyway, at some time. The 15-term congressman said top Democrats look at him cross-eyed when he makes this suggestion. The funding...

    01/22/2019 12:59:54 PM PST · by entropy12 · 2 replies ^ | Unknown | US Senate Link
    The Constitution provided that the president "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them." On forty-six occasions between 1791 and 1933, presidents called the Senate alone into special session (see Table V-L). Most of these special sessions met in March (since presidents were inaugurated on March 4) to confirm the president's nominations to the cabinet.
  • Pledge of Allegiance 'rooted in ... white supremacy': Dreamer immigrant activist

    01/22/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Stephen Dinan
    A prominent immigrant-rights activist launched a drive Tuesday to rewrite the American Pledge of Allegiance, saying as it stands now its a symbol of rooted in nativism and white supremacy. Cesar Vargas, a Dreamer who came to the country illegally with his mother and now runs the Dream Action Coalition, says the pledge speaks to fear, while he wants to see a version imbued with optimism. The upgraded version should read: I pledge allegiance and love to our indigenous and immigrant heritage, rooted in the United States of America, to our civil rights for which we strive, one voice, one...