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  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify

    09/17/2018 12:15:25 PM PDT · by gattaca · 60 replies
    Political Insider ^ | September 17, 2018 | Jim E
    Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify It’s now official: This entire situation is a farce that needs to end immediately. Anything less shows the Democrats are profoundly unserious about the allegations being made against Brett Kavanaugh. Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein made waves by going public with accusations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. First, she revealed that someone who knew Kavanaugh in high school accused him of sexually assaulting her. Then the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, actually came out publicly. Senate Republicans tried to pull a fast one on her by challenging...
  • One brave rescue of a Cicero cop doesn’t justify concealed guns (barf alert)

    09/17/2018 3:33:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 17 sept 2018
    A man with a concealed carry gun license stepped from his car on Thursday and shot the suspected shooter of a Cicero police officer. Good for him. Had the good Samaritan not joined the gun battle, the Cicero cop might not be alive today, and the accused shooter might have gotten away. EDITORIAL We remain unconvinced, all the same, that concealed carry is good for Chicago or Illinois. There is no convincing evidence — just the occasional anecdote — that permitting people to walk around with concealed guns detours crime. There is credible evidence, on the contrary, that concealed carry...
  • Chicago Pension Fiasco: $54 Million Lost on Deal With Daley Nephew and Ex-Obama Boss

    09/16/2018 12:55:23 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 43 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 16, 2018 | Tim Novak
    A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of President Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — a longtime Daley ally who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in the prospectus that the pension funds could lose their entire investments. But, with Daley in office and three top...
  • 'It's time to act' in Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger says in blistering assault on U.S. strategy

    09/14/2018 9:24:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    In a blistering takedown of U.S. policy toward Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Thursday said “it’s time to act” in the war-torn nation as dictator Bashar Assad’s forces prepare to launch an assault on Idlib that many fear could one of the bloodiest campaigns in the ongoing war. Mr. Kinzinger, Illinois Republican and an outspoken voice on national security issues, argued in an op-ed for Defense One that the U.S. approach in Syria — both during the Obama administration and now under President Trump — has been an abject failure. While he stressed that an all-out ground invasion isn’t the...
  • Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss

    09/14/2018 8:32:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tim Novak
    Vanecko and Davis. Their firm made millions in fees even as retirement plans for teachers, cops, other Chicago city workers suffered big losses. A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of resident Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in...
  • Licensed gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect near I-55

    09/14/2018 3:35:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 sept 2018
    A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said. Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was shot four times during the encounter near the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue during the evening rush hour, but it might have been worse if the armed citizen hadn’t stepped in, officials said. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he also engaged in...
  • Report: Details Of Feinstein Letter Revealed? (Kavanaugh Crime Against Humanity Revealed)

    09/13/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2018
    A source who said they were briefed on the contents of the letter said it described an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman that took place when both were 17 years old and at a party. According to the source, Kavanaugh and a male friend had locked her in a room against her will, making her feel threatened, but she was able to get out of the room. The Guardian has not verified the apparent claims in the letter. It is not yet clear who wrote it.
  • DEMS NOW WANT KAVANAUGH INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED BEHAVIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL

    09/13/2018 3:55:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 163 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 13,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF I
    It looks like I spoke too soon when I said that the Kavanaugh confirmation process never reached the nauseating lows of the Bork and Thomas hearings. The Washington Times reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked federal investigators to probe a secret complaint about Kavanaugh. The complaint, reportedly lodged by woman, pertains to an incident that supposedly occurred when Kavanaugh and the women were in high school. The woman passed her complaint to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat. She apparently is unwilling to come forward publicly to talk about the alleged incident. Buzzfeed contacted the woman rumored to have...
  • Democrats Force Committee to Postpone Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until Next Week

    The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh today to the Supreme Court but the panel ultimate decided to postpone a vote on his nomination until next Thursday. Senate Democrats grandstanded during today's Senate Judiciary Committee — attempting to get the committee to adjourn. Knowing Democrats would attempt to stop further consideration of Kavanaugh's nomination, Republican committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley sought and obtained a vote on a motion to delay the nomination vote for one week. The vote on Kavanaugh's nomination will now take place on SEPTEMBER 20. Republican Senate leaders now anticipate...
  • SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct by Democrats (trunc.)

    09/13/2018 2:04:24 PM PDT · by libstripper · 121 replies
    New York Daily News via Personal Liberty Media Group ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Democrats on Thursday alerted the FBI to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. * * * Two officials briefed on the letter’s contents told The New York Times the allegations relate to possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and an unidentified woman when they were both in high school.(My emphasis.)
  • Feinstein releases cryptic statement about Brett Kavanaugh nomination

    09/13/2018 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday threw a cryptic curveball at Brett Kavanaugh, insinuating the Supreme Court nominee could be guilty of a crime even as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee seek to delay his confirmation. The vague accusation comes after the Senate Judiciary Committee already grilled Kavanaugh and other witnesses and prepares to vote on sending his nomination to the full Senate. A spokesperson for Feinstein declined Fox News’ request to elaborate on the lawmaker’s statement, but there has been much speculation that she is referring to a secret letter that has been the subject of intrigue on...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein refers letter about Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to federal authorities

    09/13/2018 11:24:29 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein of California, said Thursday that she has referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to federal authorities. "I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Sen. Feinstein said. "That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities." Feinstein's announcement came shortly after the committee set a date to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. It followed a report Wednesday night...
  • So THIS is what Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s secret Brett Kavanaugh letter was about?

    09/13/2018 8:04:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 112 replies
    As Twitchy reported earlier, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced that she’d turned over to authorities a letter that had some incriminating information about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman, possibly reaching back as far as his high school years. Of course, idiots like ThinkProgress’s Ian Millhiser floated the idea that Kavanaugh “may have committed a very serious crime — possibly even a sex crime.” A lot of people starting making #MeToo accusations. With that insinuation floating around all day, The Guardian has a source who claims to know the contents of the letter, and … well, it doesn’t even rise...
  • Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter

    09/13/2018 6:44:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 13, 2018 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Jessica Glenza
    A source who said they were briefed on the contents of the letter said it described an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman that took place when both were 17 years old and at a party. According to the source, Kavanaugh and a male friend had locked her in a room against her will, making her feel threatened, but she was able to get out of the room. The Guardian has not verified the apparent claims in the letter. It is not yet clear who wrote it.
  • Senate Democrats sending secret letter about Kavanaugh to FBI

    09/13/2018 10:35:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Democrats have referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI for investigation. “This matter has been referred to the FBI for investigation,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat and a member of the Judiciary Committee, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday about the letter. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill that the letter had been referred to the FBI for investigation. The letter has been the subject of days of intrigue on Capitol Hill but the contents of it have not been publicly disclosed by senators who have seen...
  • Feinstein says she referred letter concerning Kavanaugh to federal investigators

    09/13/2018 10:44:42 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 134 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | Seung Min Kim and Elise Viebeck
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that she received a letter from an individual about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and referred it to federal investigators. “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement.
  • Emanuel's Choice Was Either Get Out Or Get Beat

    09/13/2018 4:37:49 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Nadig Press (Chicago) ^ | September 12, 2018 | Russ Stewart
    There are various exit strategies for a Chicago mayor. [G]et out before getting beat and not run for re-election. The most painful and humiliating is to run and get defeated. A mayor has to be egregiously inept to lose. And then there is the great beyond, dying in office. Smart mayors get out before they're voted out. Emanuel is a smart mayor. Make no mistake about this: With close to $9 million on-hand, Emanuel would have run in 2019 if he thought he would have won. His advisors concluded that he would not win, so he bailed, spewing forth the...
  • Bernie Sanders and the "The Medicare-for-All" Hoax

    09/12/2018 9:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/12/2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift on Friday, endorsing "Medicare-for-all" -- a single-payer health system -- for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination, and many Dems vying for Congressional seats this fall, are backing it, too. But beware. They're pulling a bait-and-switch. The phrase "Medicare-for-all" sounds as American as apple pie. A new Reuters poll shows 70 percent of Americans respond to it favorably. That's because the public isn't getting the truth about what it means. The actual plan these Democrats are pushing doesn't look anything like Medicare. They're slapping the Medicare label on...
  • The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates

    09/09/2018 1:11:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | April 7, 2014, at 9:36 a.m. | David Bernstein and Noah Isackson
    At the woman’s feet, detectives found a curled strand of telephone wire. Draped over her right hand was a different kind of wire: thin and brown. The same brown wire was wrapped around each armrest of a wooden chair next to her. The following day, July 24, a pathologist in the Cook County medical examiner’s office noticed something else that had been obscured by rotting skin: a thin gag tied around the corpse’s mouth. Thanks to some still-visible tattoos, detectives soon identified this unfortunate woman: Tiara Groves, a 20-year-old from Austin. She was last seen walking alone in the wee...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.