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  • Trump says he would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election — reversing his stance from 2016

    06/24/2019 5:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jason Silverstein
    President Trump said Monday that he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy if it came up before the 2020 election — a reversal on his stance from the 2016 race. This comes weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also appeared to change his mind and said that he, too, would fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 vote. "Would I do that? Of course," Mr. Trump told The Hill in an interview when asked about filling a potential vacancy. "If we could get him approved, I would definitely do it," he added. "No, I'd do it...
  • Supreme Court rules 'crime of violence' law is unconstitutionally vague

    06/24/2019 3:54:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | june 24, 2019
    - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law requiring longer prison sentences for using a gun during a "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague. The court voted 5-4 stating the law "provides no reliable way" to determine which offenses qualify as crimes of violence. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion on behalf of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. "In our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all," Gorsuch wrote. "Only the people's elected representatives in Congress have the power to write new federal criminal laws. And when...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Amnesty-for-Migration-Fix Swap Gets Boost from Donald Trump’s Deportation Delay

    06/24/2019 3:01:59 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 29 replies
    politically correct Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2019 | politically correct Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s decision to delay a small-scale deportation operation has created an opening for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s push to swap an amnesty for border reforms, say pro-immigration reformers. Graham already “is negotiating with [Democratic Sen. Richard] Durbin — [and] he’s not pulling the Republicans together” to present a united front, said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. On June 19, for example, Graham told Democratic Senators at a committee meeting that he is willing to trade an amnesty to get a border fixes. “I am willing to deal with DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals]...
  • 19 Country Artists Who Are in Favor of Gun Law Reform

    06/24/2019 11:54:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 109 replies ^ | 6/21/2019 | staff
    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Maren Morris Tyler Hubbard Reba McEntire Eric Church Taylor Swift Dierks Bentley Lady Antebellum Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook Brothers Osborne Rosanne Cash Sturgill Simpson Margo Price Lee Brice Lori McKenna Cam Kristian Bush Jennifer Nettles Josh Abbott Band's Caleb Keeter
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,June 24-28,2019

    06/24/2019 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 24, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushBackForEIBEXCELLENCEDITTOS!
  • Charlie Daniels: Sorry, Obama – Americans Are Not Who You Thought They Were

    06/24/2019 8:39:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 24, 2019 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels When I hear people say that former President Obama is responsible for the good economy we are experiencing, it reminds me of a statement he made about manufacturing jobs in America. The former president said , “… some of those jobs of the past are just not gonna come back,” and questioned Donald Trump’s ability to do what he was promising, to bring back manufacturing jobs. Obama even went on to mockingly ask, “What magic wand do you have?” And statements about the new reality, a scenario where America must accept a reduction in lifestyle, a downgrading...
  • WashPost Spins ISIS-Inspired Beheadings of Two Women as 'Weapon for the Far Right'

    06/24/2019 8:30:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 6/23/2019 | Tim Graham
    The most alarming audience, however, was one that the attackers had not envisioned. Within days, the one-minute, 16-second recording spread rapidly across networks associated with the far-right and white-nationalist movements. Extremists posted gruesome scenes of the women's deaths on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms alongside condemnations of Islam and calls for a civilizational clash. "Look at this video of the one girl being decapitated alive," wrote a far-right figure in Norway as he posted a link to his Twitter account. "It's God awakening us Germanic men to action. It's enough now. It's enough." When officials in Norway and Denmark pleaded...
  • Project Veritas Publishes Explosive Report Exposing Google’s Plan to Prevent ‘Trump

    06/24/2019 8:17:21 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 34 replies
    BlabberBuzz ^ | June 24, 2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    [Truncated Title: Project Veritas Publishes Explosive Report Exposing Google’s Plan to Prevent ‘Trump Situation’ in 2020 Project Veritas has released alarming new undercover video, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider revealing the tech giant’s plans to meddle in US politics and “prevent a Trump situation in 2020. One aspect of the report features undercover footage of longtime Google employee and Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai, arguing against Senator Elizabeth Warren’s suggestion that the company should be broken up because a smaller company would not be able to prevent “the next Trump situation.” “Elizabeth Warren is saying we...
  • Antifa Terrorists Plaster DC with Tucker’s Home Address

    06/24/2019 8:02:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 6/23/2019 | S Noble
    Antifa showed up at Tucker Carlson’s home last November when his wife was home alone. She hid in the closet as they slammed on the door, breaking, damaging property, and screaming to disturb the neighbors. Since then Fox News has boycotted Twitter for their part in disseminating Tucker’s home address and allowing Antifa to torch him viciously on the site, even threatening him physically. Antifa is now plastering posters around D.C. targeting Tucker and his family by listing his home address. Parts of D.C. are hellholes. God only knows what lunatics will show up and cause problems for his family...
  • The Supreme Court’s Reasoning In The Bladensburg Cross Case Is A Mess

    06/23/2019 3:00:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2019 | Ilya Shapiro
    Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in American Legion v. American Humanist Association that a 100-year-old World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, doesn’t “establish” religion. That’s the correct result (read my brief for Cato), but the mish-mash of opinions—it took a paragraph to explain which justice was joining which aspect of the decision—leaves Establishment Clause jurisprudence in the muddled state it’s been for decades.That is, much like in the Ten Commandments cases of 2005, the cross here survived largely because it’s really, really old. Justice Samuel Alito, joined in full by Chief Justice John Roberts and...
  • Illegal Alien Calls on US Citizens to Take 'Risks' to 'Protect' Illegals During Arrests

    06/23/2019 11:21:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did an illegal alien just call on US citizens to intervene in the lawful arrest of other illegals? Sure sounds like it. On Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, Jose Antonio Vargas, whom we've dubbed the MSM's Favorite Illegal Alien for his frequent TV appearances, said this: "The question now is: what are Americans citizens willing to risk? Like, what are you doing with your privilege? If you see someone getting arrested in front of you, if you see someone, you know, you're riding a bus, you're on a train, ICE shows up, they ask for papers. What are you...
  • Presidential Tweets and a SCOTUS Sneak Peek

    06/23/2019 5:39:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | June 23, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    The most amusing story of the week is the President’s announcement that he plans to live tweet the Democratic Party debates. In anticipation of this, people are already announcing Trump tweet parties, and some are hoping a creative media outlet will do a split screen of the point/counterpoint. Newsweek, of course, wants the media to ignore this spectacle, knowing as they must how devastating this would be to the entire  20 Democratic candidate debate kick line.At The Federalist Margot Cleveland previews the likely thrust of the tweets and wisely offers this advice:   Trump can promote his survival of the Deep State’s attempts to...
  • Top officials accuse DHS chief Kevin McAleenan of leaking ICE plan to SABOTAGE operation

    06/23/2019 2:31:09 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies ^ | 6/22/19 | Kane
    This week’s big leak about a major Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation was orchestrated by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an effort to sabotage the raids before they were scheduled to take place, according to three current and two former senior administration officials. In a move he said was to placate Democrats, President Trump announced on Saturday that the nationwide immigration enforcement operation planned to start Sunday — aimed at migrant families who illegally remain in the country despite being denied asylum — was called off to give lawmakers two weeks to work on a plan to fix...
  • The Interstate Is Crumbling. Try Fixing the Section Used by 200,000 Vehicles a Day.

    06/22/2019 3:43:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2019 | Arian Campo-Flores and Paul Overberg
    ORLANDO, Fla.—The state dubbed it the I-4 Ultimate for its grand scope. For some here, it’s more like the ultimate headache. A reconstruction of 21 miles of congested interstate highway through the heart of Orlando will build or rebuild 140 bridges, redesign 15 interchanges, move exits and add new toll lanes, in a $2.3 billion project to smooth traffic through one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Dense cities have grown up around the aging freeways, hemming them in so that expensive engineering feats are needed to do work on them. Yet work is often unavoidable. I-4, for instance, was built...
  • Irrational Hoplophobia from NBC12 in Virginia

    06/22/2019 1:24:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Fraction of Suicides with Firearms – Orange; Per Capita Firearms in the US – Blue When people want to believe something, they tend to fit the data to their pre-conceived ideas. This is known in scientific circles as confirmation bias. Others may call it rationalization. It is on full display in an article written by Katie O'Conner in the Virgina Mercury. The article is piece promoting more restrictive gun laws in Virginia, in advance of the special session called by Democrat Governor Ralph Northam.  The article is premised on false assumptions and the irrational attribution of volition to inanimate...
  • Trump announces a two week DELAY on planned dawn raids by ICE (trunc)

    06/22/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22nd, 2019 | By Keith Griffith
    President Donald Trump has said that he is delaying planned enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove thousands of illegal immigrants. 'At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!' Trump said in a tweet on Saturday afternoon. Enforcement raids had been scheduled to begin at dawn on Sunday in at least 10 major cities, drawing furious protests from local Democrat...
  • Third Circuit Nominee's Committee Vote Set For Thursday

    06/22/2019 4:36:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 6/21/19 | Tom McPartland
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider President Donald Trump’s nomination of Peter Phipps to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The panel is scheduled to meet for a vote June 27. Phipps is currently a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Before that, he was senior trial counsel in the federal programs branch at the Justice Department’s Civil Division, and spent three years as an associate at Jones Day, where he focused on civil litigation. He got his law degree from Stanford Law School.
  • Judges Matter: How America’s Most Liberal Court Let President Trump Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

    06/22/2019 4:32:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 6/21/19 | Tony Perkins
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used to be the closest thing Democrats had to a sure thing. Chock-full of activists, the West Coast bench has been so wildly out of step with the law that it used to hold the distinction as the “most reversed” appeals court in the country. Now, after three years of record-shattering judicial confirmations, Donald Trump is on the verge of balancing the “Nutty Ninth” — and most Americans couldn’t be happier. ADVERTISEMENT Ad Row 2 It’s a feat no GOP president has managed: taking the “liberal” out of “liberal Ninth Circuit.” Thanks to the...
  • Who Makes the Law?

    06/22/2019 3:17:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 21, 2019
    In eighth-grade civics, students learn that Congress makes the law, the executive enforces the law, and the judiciary interprets the law. The Founders designed this separation to prevent one branch from getting too much power and threatening liberty. Yet in today’s sprawling administrative state, things aren’t so simple. Too often Congress passes laws stating vague objectives and leaves it to executive-branch officials to work out the controversial details—the real work of legislating. The courts have been reluctant to police this blurring of legislative and executive authority, but that may be changing. In Gundy v. U.S. on Thursday, three of the...
  • Four Judges Confirmed This Week

    06/22/2019 3:14:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 123 judges confirmed. 80 District Court judges 41 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices This week the Senate Judiciary committee sent seven more judges to the floor, including a nominee to the 9th circuit. At this point in his presidency, Obama had only 19 Circuit judges confirmed and 69 District judges. Trump has nearly double the number of Circuit judge confirmations as Bush and Clinton as well, at similar points in their presidencies. However, Trump is well behind both Bush and Clinton in District confirmations. This is due to the...