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  • Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate

    01/24/2020 6:17:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal. Schiff is the face of the House’s impeachment case against Trump, which has made him the principal target of Trump’s ire. Though he has six managers by his side, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Schiff, her confidant, as the lead impeachment manager. He is setting the tone of the prosecution’s case. “In a way I do feel like...
  • Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'

    01/18/2020 2:59:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    President Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a full-throttled defense to the articles of impeachment, refuting the substance and process of the charges while accusing House Democrats of engaging in a "dangerous attack" on the right of the American people to freely choose their president. "This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election now just months away," said a source close to the president's legal team, reading from the expected legal filing. The legal paperwork is the first formal response to the two articles of impeachment read...
  • Elizabeth Warren says her plan to eliminate student loan debt can bypass Congress

    01/14/2020 8:21:30 AM PST · by mykroar · 61 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/14/2020 | Tucker Higgins & Annie Nova
    Presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that she would begin to forgive student loan debt on the first day of her administration, using legal tools that would allow her to bypass Congress. The announcement, which comes just weeks before voting begins in the first primary and caucus states, adds urgency to legislation she introduced over the summer to cancel the bulk of the nation’s outstanding student loan debt. That bill, introduced with Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., would forgive up to $50,000 in student debt for individuals with household incomes under $100,000. But Warren wrote in her plan on...
  • South Carolina Bill Would Make Gold and Silver Legal Tender

    12/01/2019 3:22:12 AM PST · by Openurmind · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | Nov 30, 2019 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    A bill filed in advance of the next legislative session would make gold and silver legal tender again in the state of South Carolina. State Representative Stewart O. Jones submitted legislation that would restore gold and silver to their status as legal tender in his state. In an op-ed written in October, Representative Jones set out the sound economic principles that support his proposed statute: To understand the full extent of the debt and the destruction of the dollar, it’s essential to realize that paper money has a history of being printed as bills of credit to finance runaway government....
  • South Carolina Legal Tender Act Would Treat Gold and Silver as Money

    11/26/2019 6:40:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 22, 2019 | Mike Maharrey
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 22, 2019) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would make gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Passage of this bill would take a step toward creating currency competition in South Carolina and undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Stewart Jones filed House Bill 4678 (H.4678) on Nov. 20. Under the proposed law, “gold and silver coins minted foreign or domestic shall be legal tender in the State of South Carolina under the laws of this State. No person or other entity may compel another person or other entity to...
  • Pro-life scorecard alert on the abortion-expansive 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment”

    11/13/2019 9:12:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | National Right to Life
    Re: Pro-life scorecard alert on the abortion-expansive 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment” Dear Member of Congress: On November 13, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H. J. Res. 79, a measure that purports to erase, ex post facto, the seven-year ratification deadline that Congress included in the ERA resolution submitted in 1972. The full House is expected to vote on this measure in the not-distant future. National Right to Life is strongly opposed to H. J. Res. 79, and intends to include the roll call in our scorecard of key pro-life votes of the 116th...
  • Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon

    10/16/2019 9:45:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a measure Wednesday permitting New York state to press charges against those who have received presidential pardons. The measure was passed to prevent President Trump's ex-aides facing prison time or potential sentencing from receiving pardons and avoiding criminal punishment, NBC News reported. The network added that the legislation was a direct response to the president's consideration of giving his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, a pardon. Manafort is serving in a federal prison after being convicted on bank fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has also indicted him on state...
  • New York Passes Law To Thwart Presidential Pardon Power

    10/16/2019 7:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The new Attorney General of New York State, aligned with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic majority in the state government, have passed a law allowing the prosecution of persons granted presidential pardons. As even NBC News was honest enough to admit, this was a measure cooked up specifically to “Resist” President Trump and blunt his ability to grant pardons to people associated with him. Of course, the devil is in the details as always. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the state to pursue charges against people who have received a presidential...
  • Legal help needed.

    09/28/2019 11:22:45 AM PDT · by Bessellieu · 20 replies
    Concerned citizen
    Its been a long time sense I posted anything and I'm a little rusty but now I feel compelled to reach out for help. Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani, Judicial Watch if any of you read this, please help. I stand ready to file a class action lawsuit against the congress of the United States if they commit the unconstitutional act of filing impeachment charges against President Trump. The constitution says a president can only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. So far what they have does not even come close to that requirement. I feel that if they impeach...
  • Official: Trump to challenge California authority on mileage

    09/05/2019 9:13:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2019 | Tom Krisher and Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration is moving forward with a proposal to revoke part of California’s authority to set its own automobile gas mileage standards, a government official said Thursday, confronting a state that has repeatedly challenged the administration’s environmental rollbacks. The Environmental Protection Agency was preparing paperwork for the White House for the move, meant to help the administration set a single, less rigorous mileage standard enforceable nationwide, according to the official, who is familiar with the regulatory process and spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public. President Donald Trump has pushed for months to...
  • California Republicans worry state's tax return law could devastate their down-ballot hopes in 2020

    09/01/2019 11:11:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 01 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Republicans in California are crying foul over a new law that requires gubernatorial and presidential candidates to disclose tax returns in order to appear on 2020 primary ballots -- worried about voter turnout implications for their party in numerous races, even though the law is largely aimed at President Trump. The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act – signed in late July by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom – was an obvious bid to compel Trump to make public his financial records if he wants his name on the ballot. But the president is unlikely to cave to the law’s provisos...
  • Vox: The Only Way to ‘Do Something’ About Gun Violence is Nationwide Confiscation

    08/05/2019 5:08:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/5/2019 | dan zimmerman
    In the aftermath of two horrific shootings over the weekend, Vox is quite comfortable calling for what the anti-gun left has wanted in this country since the late 1960’s — full-on gun confiscation. But let’s be clear about precisely what kind of decision is letting events like this recur, most recently in Dayton and El Paso. Congress’s decision not to pass background checks is not what’s keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap. What’s behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans have more guns....
  • New California Law Requires Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns

    07/30/2019 8:10:42 PM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | 07-30-2019 | Scott Rodd
    A new law in California will require candidates for president to release their tax returns in order to appear on the primary ballot in March, 2020. "States have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence," said California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his signing statement Tuesday. "The disclosure required by this bill will shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest." Candidates will have to submit five years of tax returns by November to be...
  • California governor signs law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

    07/30/2019 12:20:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | April 30, 2019 | Staff
    California's Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump. But even if the law withstands a likely legal challenge, Trump could avoid the requirements by choosing not to compete in California's primary. With no credible GOP challenger at this point, he likely won't need California's delegates to win the Republican nomination.
  • California governor signs bill requiring Trump release his tax returns to appear on ballot

    07/30/2019 11:31:31 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday signed a bill requiring President Trump to release his tax returns before he can appear on the state's 2020 primary ballot. Under S.B. 27, called the "Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act," any candidate running for president or governor of California will be required to file copies of the last five years of their tax returns to the California secretary of State.
  • Cal. Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that could require President Trump to release his tax returns

    07/30/2019 5:03:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2019
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday requiring all presidential candidates, including President Donald Trump, to fork over their tax returns if they wish to appear on the state's primary election ballot. “As one of the largest economies in the world and home to one in nine Americans eligible to vote, California has a special responsibility to require this information of presidential and gubernatorial candidates,” Newsom said in a statement. While the law is expected to be challenged, Trump could sidestep its requirement by not competing in the California primary. With little competition for the Republican Party nomination, Trump...
  • Have we stopped States having their Electors forced to follow popular vote winner?

    07/18/2019 9:45:56 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    Free Republic Forum- Politics & Elections ^ | 07/18/2019 | Me- (serious question)
    Having learned the Senate Judiciary Committee details of the goooooooogle direct proprietary manipulation of election votes, according to Dr. Epstein's testimony before Sen. Ted Cruz-- ie. the changing of votes in the range of 2.6 million bottom estimate to 10.4 million in favor of clinton-- Have to ask the status of any challenge at all to certain crazed "hurt" blue states that want to eliminate the electoral college but can't, so they've voted to force their own bound Electors to vote in the College for the popular vote totals (not those as compiled by their own State, which the Constitution...
  • Franklin Graham: ‘Equality Act’ Will Lead to Christian Persecution ‘as Never Before’

    07/17/2019 7:30:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/15/19 | Calvin Freiburger
    July 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham is speaking out against one of the LGBT lobby’s top congressional priorities, warning that the so-called Equality Act would have “catastrophic consequences” for both religious freedom and women’s rights if it became law. The Equality Act would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “sex,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity” among expressly recognized “non-discrimination” categories in “public accommodations” (the definition of which would be dramatically expanded); and force employers of 15 or more people to recognize their claimed “gender identity,” forbid them from “discriminating” based on “sexual orientation” or...
  • ‘Most of Government Is Unconstitutional’

    06/21/2019 1:50:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2019 | Nicholas Bagley
    On Thursday, the conservative wing of the Supreme Court called into question the whole project of modern American governance. In Gundy v. United States, which concerned the constitutionality of a law requiring the registration of sex offenders, four of the more conservative justices endorsed a controversial legal theory according to which Congress lacks the power to delegate broad powers to agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Heath and Human Services. For now, the four more-liberal justices have brushed back the challenge, ruling 5 to 3, with Justice Samuel Alito, that Congress can give to the...
  • New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses

    06/18/2019 6:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/118/2019 | By Nolan Hicks, Kenneth Garger
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate. Cuomo’s action came despite throwing supporters a last-minute curveball by asking the state’s top civil attorney, Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, to review the measure for possible safety concerns — threatening to veto it if he didn’t like her assessment. “You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio. “California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.” But Underwood’s boss, Attorney General Tish...