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  • Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: We’ll Investigate Kavanaugh If We Take Back Congress

    09/20/2018 7:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 100 replies
    hotair.com ^ | September 20, 2018
    If Senate Democrats sweep into power in November, they will likely probe the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Democrat in the chamber. "I am confident of that, and I think we'll also be investigating why the FBI stood down its background investigation when this came up in this particular background," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thursday during a interview with CNN. He also acknowledged that such an effort would happen even if Kavanaugh has already been appointed to the court.
  • More Than 200 'Resistance' Protesters Arrested During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

    09/09/2018 5:04:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    God bless the stupidity of the far left. In an effort to prove to America that the Democratic Party is actually the one that knows how to best govern, party leaders and protesters alike turned last week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings into a clown show resulting in fake news , theatrics , and more than 200 'resistance' left-wing protesters being arrested by Capitol police. According to NPR , "At least 227 demonstrators were arrested between the start of the nomination hearings on Tuesday and the end of testimony on Friday, according to the U.S. Capitol Police. Most of those...
  • How To Read An Ivy League CYA Letter

    09/02/2018 12:39:19 PM PDT · by edwinland · 5 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Matt McDonald
    You have 4 free articles remaining this month. Click here to subscribe How To Read An Ivy League CYA Letter By Matt McDonald | August 31, 2018, 22:50 EDT Editor’s Note: An assistant professor at Brown University published a study this month in a peer-reviewed journal presenting evidence that rapid-onset gender dysphoria in teen-agers and young adults who didn’t show any symptoms of it in childhood may be tied to binge-watching transgender-oriented YouTube videos and engaging in transgender-oriented online friend groups. The descriptions of how these young people came to identify with a gender other than the one that corresponds...
  • Dem senator: ‘Smelly special interest network’ involved in Kavanaugh nomination process

    08/21/2018 7:35:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/21/18 | Megan Keller
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday said that he thinks a “smelly special interest network” of dark money was involved in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process. “There is a very smelly special interest network that is operating through this nomination process and I think we’ve gotta put a spotlight on that as well,” Whitehouse told CNN Tuesday. Kavanaugh has been under the Democrat’s scrutiny since President Trump nominated him to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy in July. Whitehouse told CNN, “I think that to the extent that the focus in these proceedings is entirely on Kavanaugh and misses the...
  • Rhode Island Senate race may be in play, as media and political pros oblivious

    08/06/2018 4:58:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Thomas Lifson
    If good presents come in small packages, the Rhode Island Senate race this year may be a great example for the GOP. William Jacobson, the founder of Legal Insurrection and an astute political analyst who has spent many years in Rhode Island, writes that the Big Surprise of the 2016 election could be the defeat of incumbent Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: The Rhode Island Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders is not on anyone's radar as competitive. It should be. The Cook Political Report rates it a Safe Democrat seat. The Real Clear Politics...
  • Trump supporters, opponents clash at Spicer book signing - VIDEO

    07/28/2018 11:32:22 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    NewportRI ^ | Jul 27, 2018 | Staff
    WARNING: This video contains strong language. MIDDLETOWN — Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump verbally clashed inside and outside Barnes & Noble on Friday evening during a book signing by Rhode Island native Sean Spicer, a former White House press secretary. Outside, a small group of opponents held signs, one of which simply said “LIAR” in black letters. As Gino Martinelli of Middletown walked by, he said to the group, “Hey, Trump won.” Members of the group and Martinelli went back and forth for a few minutes before Martinelli, wearing a “Re-Elect Trump 2020” hat, retreated to his car....
  • 25 States Move to Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot

    06/24/2018 7:29:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | Erick Mack
    The latest resistance plan against President Donald Trump's 2020 election campaign includes attempts in at least 25 states to pass a law that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the ballot. President Trump is the only modern-day president to refuse to release his personal tax returns, so conceivably a law passed to require that could block him from the ballot. The issue with that trolling plan is no state has been able to officially pass a law requiring it. Even deep blue California and New Jersey have vetoed the laws after it had passed both...
  • Rhode Island bill would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he files his tax returns

    06/21/2018 6:05:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rhode Island’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would keep candidates off the presidential ballot in their state if they don’t release five years' worth of tax returns, according to the Providence Journal. Sen. Gayle Goldin (D), who sponsored the bill, noted that every presidential candidate since Richard Nixon released their tax returns voluntarily until President Trump ran for office. Trump has repeatedly claimed that he cannot release his tax returns because he is under audit, but the IRS said an audit does not prevent a candidate from releasing their personal tax information. Goldin argued that “tax returns...
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 6:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-27-2018 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • RI church leader taking sabbatical to transition to a woman

    05/14/2018 6:33:55 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    12 WPRI.com ^ | 05/14/2018 | Lexi Kriss
    Executive Minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches Dr. Rev. Donald Anderson will be taking a three-month sabbatical. According to an announcement by RI State Council of Churches Governing Board President Chontell Washington, Dr. Rev. Anderson shared with the Governing Board last fall that she is transgender and is "in the process of transitioning." The organization has granted Rev. Dr. Anderson a three-month sabbatical to take the time she needs to do that "free of the day-to-day operations of the council."
  • Lincoln Chafee, a political enigma, eyes his old Senate seat

    05/13/2018 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 8:59 AM | Dylan McGuinness
    Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s unanticipated interest in running for his old U.S. Senate seat began with an email from two passionate supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. A 61-year-old retired chef and a 48-year-old real estate agent worried Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s votes were promoting an overly militaristic America. So in January they asked Chafee, a quirky Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, whether he would be interested. Chafee has “been able to buck the party trends and look at the issues on the merits,” one of the writers, Jonathan Daly-Labelle, told The Associated Press recently. “Sheldon is a typical Democrat and locked into the...
  • Senator (Reed) Asks CIA Nominee Gina Haspel: ‘Have You Ever Been Alone With the President?’

    05/10/2018 10:03:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 100 replies
    CNS ^ | 9 May 18 | CNS Staff
    Gina Haspel at her confirmation hearing to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - In her confirmation hearing on Wednesday in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.) asked Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, whether she had ever been alone in a room with Trump. “You’ve been working with the administration now for fifteen months,” said Reed. “You have had the opportunity to brief the president. Have you ever been alone with the president?” “Senator,” Haspel responded, “I’m usually there with Senator [Dan] Coats...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • Student threatened with rape for supporting traditional marriage [at a "Catholic" College] [ed]

    03/20/2018 11:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 20, 2018 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A student Resident Advisor (RA) at Providence College has reportedly been threatened with rape after posting a flyer that expressed a traditional view on marriage. According to LifeSiteNews, RA Michael Smalanskas has faced severe student backlash since displaying the poster on a bulletin board in early March, with upset classmates gathering outside of his dorm room and endangering his safety.
  • Brown student calls for 'revolution' against 'toxic masculinity’

    03/06/2018 8:29:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 5, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    A Brown University student has called for a “men’s revolution” to “liberate not only men, but all of society, from the constraints of toxic masculinity.” In a recent op-ed for The Brown Daily Herald, student Quentin Thomas argues that such a revolution is necessary because “toxic masculinity” causes men to “perpetrate harm against another individual and himself.”
  • Sweeping ‘assault weapon’ ban floated in Rhode Island

    02/16/2018 6:35:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 02/16/18 | Chris Eger
    Lawmakers in the nation’s smallest state are planning a large package of bills in conjunction with gun control activists that could see bans on certain types of semi-automatics and their magazines. Allied with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Jason Knight, D-Barrington, are introducing proposals in both chambers of the legislature that would add the same types of firearms restrictions seen in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts. Knight argued the move is needed to protect public safety in the aftermath of a high-profile school shooting in Florida this week. “It will take a multi-pronged...
  • Construction begins on truck toll gantries (Rhode Island)

    02/14/2018 7:48:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    ABC 6 News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Turco
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Construction has begun on Rhode Island's new tractor trailer tolling system.The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) crews began installing the first two of 14 planned gantry locations by Exits 2 and 5 on Interstate 95.Lane closures are in effect through next week, then the contractor will test the new system for about a month. These gantries are expected to begin charging trucks by mid-March, once everything is working properly.The ongoing construction is not halting the plans of the Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA) to sue the state. "It's discriminatory," said RITA President Chris Maxwell. You can't...
  • Inebriated Democrat Asks Intelligence Community to Outline Covert Operations in Public

    02/14/2018 1:03:59 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 13th, 2018
    It’s doubtful you can find a more succinct example of TDS than a seemingly inebriated Democrat Senator asking the aggregate intelligence apparatus, during a public session of congress, to give specific details of U.S. covert intelligence efforts to thwart Russian, Chinese and North Korean cyber-warfare. As Democrat Senator Joe Manchin professionally restrained himself from laughing, even Democrat Senator Kamala Harris couldn’t avoid the eye-roll. ‘Muh Russia’ is real. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ranking member of armed services committee, began his mid-day sluration with a ‘resist-we-much‘ effort to continue the vast White House Russian conspiracy narrative, and slowly morphed into a...
  • Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

    02/12/2018 1:40:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | February 9, 2018 | Contributor
    WASHINGTON—The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. The ANCA and Hellenic American Leadership Council have joined forces to launch a grassroots campaign to block the impending F-35 sale to Turkey (Graphic: ANCA) This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy campaigns – warns Senators against the dangers of providing Erdogan with advanced weapons that he may turn against our...
  • AWKWARD: That Time Sen. Chuck Schumer Called for a Grand Ticker Tape Military Parade...

    02/08/2018 7:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Trump's proposal to hold a pro-military parade has excited much heavy breathing and political posturing from Democrats. To wit: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.): "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Calif.): “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy." Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.):"Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well." Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.):...