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  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 81 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • Republicans overwhelmingly back Trump's performance at Putin summit: Poll

    07/19/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The vast majority of Republicans support the way President Trump handled his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to a new Axios poll. The poll said 80 percent of Republicans approved of Trump’s performance, while only 8 percent of Democrats feel the same way. The partisan split could be seen in other things the poll measured. For example, 85 percent of Republicans think the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections is “more of a distraction,” while on the other side, 85 percent of Democrats feel that the possibility of coordination between the two...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep FR going strong!! (FReepathon Thread XIX)

    The seditious deep state is getting desperate and more and more brazen every day!! Lot's of news coming out daily about taking down our president any way they can. By military coup or whatever. Trump campaigned BIGLY on the need to drain the swamp. And the swamp has targeted him back and has been fighting like cornered rats ever since. Drain the swamp, baby!! But please don't forget about our FReepathon. We're gonna need FR now more than ever!! Let's keep it going!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it....
  • Update: Mueller Suspected of Giving Podesta Brothers Immunity to Indict Manafort and Is HIDING..

    07/17/2018 11:24:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 170 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/17/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier today it was reported that Robert Mueller is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a new court filing Tuesday. It’s now suspected that two of the witnesses are creepy and criminal Podesta brothers, the Democrats’ poster boys. Mueller is filing the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial begins next Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia. The five potential witnesses have not been charged and their identity has not been released to the public. Via NBC reporter Tom Winter: NEW: The...
  • Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

    07/17/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 103 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/17/18 | Adam Kredo
    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump's campaign. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans...
  • Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling during press conference, accepts US intel findings

    07/17/2018 12:11:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018
    President Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke when he said he doesn’t see why Russia would have meddled in the 2016 presidential election, clarifying that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s findings of election interference. At the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he meant he doesn't see why Russia "wouldn't" be responsible. In Helsinki, speaking at a press conference next to Vladimir Putin a day earlier, Trump had said he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be behind election meddling.
  • Trump to speak about Fake News on Putin at 2:00 pm

    07/17/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Fox is reporting Trump will speak at 2:00 about the pearl clutching regarding the Putin event yesterday. Rod Rosenstein was called to the White House today.
  • Breaking: Trump to speak at 2PM, Meet with Congressional Delegation After

    07/17/2018 9:57:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-17-2017 | TCRLAF
    President Trump is expected to make remarks about "his recent trip to Helsinki" around 2pm, per Sarah Sanders
  • BOOM! Trump Accuses FBI Cheater Peter Strzok of Reporting to Barack Obama (VIDEO)

    07/16/2018 7:31:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 128 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump held an interview Monday with Sean Hannity from FOX News after his meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin. President Trump: Before I won he said this is nothing and it can’t happen. It’s a very dishonest deal. We have to find out who did Peter Strzok report to because it was Comey and it was McCabe and there was also probably Obama. If you think Obama didn’t know what was going on, when you watch, and I said it today when you watch Peter Strzok’s performance, the lover of Lisa Page, the FBI, I tell you I...
  • CNN Analyst Philip Mudd: When Will ‘Shadow Government’ Rise Against Trump?

    07/16/2018 7:09:50 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 151 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-16-2018 | Joshua Caplan
    CNN analyst and former CIA intelligence official Philip Mudd wondered aloud Monday when a shadow government will emerge to oppose President Donald Trump following a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  • House Democrat Calls For ‘Military Folks’ To Stop Trump

    07/16/2018 3:49:25 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 157 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/16/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday called for the “military folks” to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump’s much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup.
  • Should President Trump trust the CIA/FBI/DOJ deep state swamp?

    07/16/2018 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 189 replies
    Oh, my. The media and the leftists (including GOPe RINO NeverTrumpers) cannot understand why President Trump doesn't trust the deep state CIA/FBI/DOJ political operators, ie, the deep state swamp. Can't be that these same deep state swamp dwellers have been colluding and working overtime for the last several years using and abusing their government offices trying to prevent Trump from winning the nomination, prevent candidate Trump from being elected, prevent president-elect Trump from taking office, trying to overturn President Trump's election? President Trump was elected specifically to drain the swamp. No one said it was gonna be easy. Looks like...
  • Putin Drops a Bomb at Helsinki Presser [Putin accuses Mueller, Clinton, et al]

    07/16/2018 9:48:50 AM PDT · by semaj · 229 replies
    Semaj | 07/16/2018 | Semaj
    Did anyone catch the press briefing this morning? Putin was asked by a reported whether he would be willing to cooperate with the Mueller investigation and a request for extradition of the 12 named intelligence agents accused of infiltrating and manipulation of the US election process. Putin declared that his government would be willing to allow Mueller investigators access to the 12 Russians in exchange for American cooperation in bringing to justice Clinton associates, including Mueller cohorts involved in illegal business transactions that allegedly took place in Russia, involving, according to Putin's statement, over $400 million dollars that was taken...
  • Sen. Rand Paul on Election Interference: 'We All Do It'

    07/16/2018 8:11:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 16, 2018 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today's Trump-Putim summit in Helsinki is not about holding Russia accountable for its cyber-hacking and election interference. "I think really we mistake our response if we think it's about accountability from the Russians," Paul told CNN's "State of the Union." They are another country. They are going to spy on us. The do spy on us. They are going to interfere in our elections. We also do the same. Doug Levin at Carnegie Mellon studied this over about a 50-year period in the last century and found 81 times that the U.S. interfered...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 July 2018

    07/15/2018 4:48:44 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 161 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 July 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 15th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to Russia; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. The panel in Helsinki will be Jonathan Swan of Axios and Michael Gordon of The Wall Street Journal. The panel in Washington will be Susan Page of USA Today, Charles Lane of The Washington Post, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Huntsman; Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Ark. The panel will be Amy...
  • McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Open-Borders Socialists, "I Enjoyed My Lunch"

    07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tim Haines
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he wouldn't be "intimidated" by protesters who have confronted him in public several times this year. "I'm not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. ... This is all about intimidation. It's not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were confronted as they left an event near Washington last month by protesters over...
  • N.H. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill

    07/13/2018 9:06:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    concord monitor ^ | 7/13/2018 | Ethan DeWitt
    A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire was determined by the state Supreme Court to be constitutional Thursday, in a major ruling that clears its approval by Gov. Chris Sununu. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws “in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.” The court’s decision, which came without warning, now sets up a high-stakes choice for Sununu. On Thursday afternoon,...
  • Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers for Hacking Dems in 2016

    07/13/2018 9:18:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 339 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 07/13/2018 | Staff
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced on Friday that 12 Russian intelligence officers was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation. The officers are members of the GRU, and are all named as having allegedly hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic National Committee, and the Hillary Clinton campaign. CNN reported that prosecutors from Mueller's office and the Justice Department's National Security Division gave a grand jury indictment to a D.C. federal magistrate judge on Thursday morning. The indictment comes just one day before President Trump is set to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki...
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference for a law enforcement announce..

    07/13/2018 7:43:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 565 replies
    DOJ ^ | 7/13/2018 | DOJ
    Today at 11:45AM ET: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference for a law enforcement announcement. Watch live at http://www.justice.gov/live 7:24 AM - 13 Jul 2018