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  • Rhode Island – Bob Flanders Challenges Sheldon Whitehouse in 2018 Senate Campaign (must-see ad!!)

    10/07/2018 7:39:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/6/18 | Sundance
    This is one of those “stealth” races prime for an upset. The media ignore the race, and that can work to the challengers advantage. It is possible for a well structured insurgent campaign by Republican candidate Bob Flanders to use the Kavanaugh momentum and unseat Democrat incumbent senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
  • Rhode Island gubernatorial, attorney general candidates arrested with 48 pounds of marijuana: police

    10/05/2018 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Suarez Sang | Fox News
    -snip- A pair of Rhode Island political hopefuls, who aspired to be The Ocean State's governor and attorney general, was arrested Thursday after police allegedly uncovered 48 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo's West Greenwich home. State police said they arrested Anne Armstrong, 58, and Alan Gordon, 48 -- the Compassion Party’s candidates for governor and attorney general, respectively -- after a search at the pair’s home uncovered nearly 50 pounds of marijuana. Officials said they searched the pair’s home after receiving a complaint of a “strong odor of marijuana emanating from marijuana plants being illegally grown outdoors.” -snip-...
  • Constitutional Law Professor: Here's How the Democratic Crusade Against Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Outside of the partisan bubbles, legal observers concede that Democrats dropping the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the 11thhour should make Republicans furious. At the same time, they think the GOP should have given ample time to investigate these claims, not establishing an artificial deadline. George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley has an op-ed in The Hill, where he lays out his concerns about the probe, noting that we need an end to this drama, not a prolongation of it. Also, he notes the dangerous precedent that Democrats are setting by warning in not so uncertain terms that...
  • Grassley files for criminal investigation against Kavanaugh accuser; potential 10 yrs in prison

    09/30/2018 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 63 replies
    https://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 30, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    One of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers has already been found to be a liar and now faces potential criminal prosecution and a potential 10-year prison sentence, thanks to actions taken Saturday by Senate Committee Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley. Last Monday an unnamed male accuser contacted Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to accuse Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge of having sexually assaulted a “close acquaintance” 33 years ago on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of performing any due diligence, Whitehouse promptly forwarded the allegations to his fellow members on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who subsequently broached the...
  • Let's Help Oust Whitehouse (RI) from the Senate

    09/29/2018 10:41:19 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 35 replies
    9/29/2017 | Vanity
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the aristocratic leftist from Rhode Island, put on one of the sleaziest displays ever seen in the history of American politics the other day. His revolting insistence that Kavanaugh and his Catholic teenage classmates, were in fact referring to deviant behaviors such as 3 ways and rapes rather than innocent behaviors of teenage boys like farting and the F word - was revolting to its core. He must be defeated. Good news: he has an opponent that some sources suggest could be internally polling as high as 40% to Whitehouse's 48%, with 12% undecideds in Rhode Island....
  • Sheldon Whitehouse on Kavanaugh: 'I don't believe a devil's triangle is a drinking game'

    09/28/2018 10:29:39 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 28, 2018
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said Friday that he believes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misled the Senate Judiciary Committee about the meaning of the term "devil's triangle" as written in his high school yearbook. Kavanaugh testified Thursday that the term included in his self-written yearbook biography referred to a drinking game, rather than a sex act. "I don't believe 'boof' is flatulence, I don't believe a 'devil's triangle' is a drinking game, and I don't believe calling yourself a girl's 'alumnius' is being her friend,” the Rhode Island senator said as the Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on Kavanaugh, who defended...
  • Whitehouse: I’ve Cracked The Calendar Code To Pinpoint Kavanaugh’s Sexual Assault

    09/28/2018 9:07:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Has American political life become permanently … boofed? Ohio Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse declared today that he has somehow cracked Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar code to discover the date of Christine Blasey Ford’s victimization at his hands. In the Judiciary Committee meeting, Whitehouse highlighted a calendar entry listing a July 1 party as evidence that “may” corroborate Ford’s testimony:
  • Democrats walk out of hearing room in protest

    09/28/2018 8:07:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Four Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of the hearing room in protest after Republicans decided along party lines to schedule a “time certain” vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for 1:30 p.m. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) walked out of the room, causing a burst of activity from photographers in the well of the hearing room who captured the moment. “I strongly object. This is just totally ridiculous. What a railroad job. My answer is no, no, no!” Hirono yelled out shortly before leaving the room....
  • Fifth Kavanaugh Accuser Recants (Claimed Rape on Boat in RI)

    09/27/2018 7:15:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | September 26, 2018 | Jack Crowe
    A Rhode Island man who accused Brett Kavanaugh of raping a “close associate of his” on a boat in 1985 recanted just hours after the claims were made public Wednesday. The accuser, Jeff Catalan, called the office of Representative Sheldon White House of Rhode Island “making allegations concerning a rape on a boat in August of 1985,” according to transcripts of a call between committee staff and Kavanaugh released on Wednesday.
  • Man Apologizes For Claiming Kavanaugh Sexually Assaulted His Friend, Says He ‘Made A Mistake’

    09/26/2018 6:33:39 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8:46 PM 09/26/2018 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island man who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting his friend apologized on Wednesday and said he “made a mistake.” The man called Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s office and claimed that Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh, drunkenly sexually assaulted one of his friends, according to interview transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. A committee investigator asked Kavanaugh about the allegation during an interview on Tuesday, which he denied. The man’s name was redacted in the transcripts released to the public but the investigator quoted verbatim several outlandish...
  • 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."