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  • Former congressman from Hawaii quits GOP, citing Trump

    03/19/2018 10:34:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2018 | Audrey McAvoy | AP
    A former congressman from Hawaii said Monday he’s leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him. Charles Djou, who represented Honolulu in the U.S. House from 2010 to 2011, wrote in an opinion piece published in Civil Beat on Monday he’s disturbed that the Republican Party under Trump has become hostile to immigration.
  • Why, How, Who – The “Big Picture” in Video Summary… (Sundance)

    03/19/2018 9:54:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    “WHY” – The first video highlights the historic backdrop of DOJ/FBI FISA court abuses: “HOW” – The second video highlights the specific example of how the DOJ and FBI used false information to the FISA Court to secure a fraudulent ‘Title-1’ surveillance warrant: “WHO” – The third video highlights who the primary players were within the scheme:
  • A History Of Alleged Intimidation And Tampering In House Hacking Case Marked By Witnesses’ Silence

    03/19/2018 9:38:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/2018 | luke rosiak
    Soon after the House of Representatives found that Democratic IT aide Imran Awan and his family made “unauthorized access” to congressional data, Imran hurriedly vacated his house, renting it in February 2017 to a former Marine. Imran angrily told his new tenant, Andre Taggart, that he was homeless and to refuse any certified mail in Imran’s name, Taggart said. A lawyer contacted Taggart about some items Imran left behind in the house and threatened to sue if he didn’t return them, saying he’d accuse Taggart of theft, Taggart said. The equipment included Blackberries and “hard drives they look like they...
  • Early voting for Illinois primary far exceeds last midterm

    03/19/2018 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT | Sara Burnett
    Far more people have cast early ballots for Illinois’ primary than did so four years ago, an increase that comes amid competitive contests for governor and other offices and record-breaking spending that has made the election nearly impossible to ignore. More than 330,000 people had cast ballots for Tuesday’s primary as of Sunday, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, and thousands more people were voting on Monday. The total in 2014 was just over 200,000. Some of the biggest increases have been in Cook County, a Democratic stronghold that includes Chicago, where the number of early votes cast...
  • Perez Hilton: Don Trump Jr 'had an affair with Aubrey O'Day

    03/19/2018 6:01:01 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-19-2018 | Chris Spargo
    Perez Hilton reports that Aubrey O'Day and Donald Trump Jr had an affair while the two were filming the Celebrity Apprentice together in 2011. A second source claimed that it was Don Jr's father who had to eventually step in and tell his son to 'knock it off,' encouraging him to return to his wife Vanessa.
  • Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks

    03/19/2018 5:33:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
  • Are N.J. Republicans really doomed now that Christie is gone and Murphy is in charge?

    03/19/2018 4:20:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    For eight years, the Republican Party in New Jersey revolved around one person: Chris Christie. But the two-term governor is gone now, and the Jersey GOP is in poor shape. Almost irrelevant, really, with Democrat Phil Murphy in the governor's seat and his party firmly in control of the state Legislature. In fact, Republicans are left with their smallest number of state lawmakers in nearly four decades -- 41 out of 120 seats in the Legislature. In Washington, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate since 1972, and Democrats are aiming at picking up a U.S. House seat...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. (Rat spat alert)

    03/19/2018 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    A few hours after Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat, claimed victory in a House race with a vow to oppose his party’s leader, Nancy Pelosi, the once-and-perhaps-future speaker was explaining to a group of female congressional candidates why she did not retire after 2016. She intended to do so after Hillary Clinton won, Ms. Pelosi recalled Wednesday at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception here. But she stayed to ensure Washington had at least one woman in power. To some lawmakers in the room who described her remarks, the message was clear: Ms. Pelosi is not going anywhere - a...
  • Zuckerberg saved tens of millions by selling Facebook stock ahead of Monday decline

    03/19/2018 3:38:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth decline by about $5 billion Monday, but it could have been worse. Ahead of Facebook’s worst one-day decline since 2012, prompted by news that data affecting 51.3 million members was improperly shared with a political consulting firm, Zuckerberg had been busy selling stock. So far this year, he has sold nearly five million shares. Disposing of those Facebook FB, -1.02% shares before Monday ended up saving about $40 million, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings and some arithmetic by MarketWatch. At Monday’s close, the 4.9 million shares Zuckerberg has...
  • Donald Trump Proposes Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers, Wall To Keep the Damn Drugs Out

    03/19/2018 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Trump also criticized Democrats for opposing his proposed wall on the Southern border. “Eventually the Democrats will agree with us to build the wall and keep the damn drugs out,” he said, prompting chants of “build that wall” in the room. The president criticized sanctuary city policies for allowing illegal immigrants and drug dealers to remain in the country. He called on Congress to end funding for sanctuary cities. “If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people and destroy so many people’s lives, we are just doing the wrong thing,” he...
  • Pollster Testifies Most Kansas Voters Can Prove Citizenship

    03/19/2018 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | March 19, 2018 | AP
    A pollster hired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Monday that a survey of 500 adults he conducted found just one person who couldn't produce a document proving U.S. citizenship. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported his testimony came on the seventh day of a federal bench trial challenging Kansas' proof-of-citizenship requirement. Pollster Pat McFerron also acknowledged possible bias in his survey under questioning by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • McDaniel Switcheroo Shifts Hot Seat to Bryant (who now has to choose someone to beat McDaniel)

    03/19/2018 2:06:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 3/19/18 | Bill Crawford
    All that, of course, hinges on McDaniel beating the Republican that Gov. Phil Bryant will soon name to fill Cochran's seat until the special election. Who can beat McDaniel is the overriding concern facing the governor along with other state GOP leaders. Bryant might be toughest for McDaniel to beat. Many have encouraged him to go for it, including President Donald Trump. But Bryant told the Clarion-Ledger last week, "I'm never going to run for office again." Another strong candidate would be former Gov. Haley Barbour. While unlikely, a Barbour vs. McDaniel contest would resemble the extraordinary race four years...
  • If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, GOP should start impeachment probe (Oh boy)

    03/19/2018 1:48:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2018 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to President Trump: Shut up and govern. Memo to congressional leaders, Cabinet members, and senior White House staff: If President Trump orders the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, mass “honor” resignations by Cabinet officials and staff should follow, and an impeachment inquiry should immediately commence. Important clarification: An impeachment inquiry is just that — an open investigation, not a show trial with a predetermined outcome.
  • No Clear G.O.P. Successor in Line After Mayor's Win (2005 Bloomberg Flashback)

    03/19/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Nicholas Confessore
    Through four straight mayoral contests, the Republican line on New York City election ballots has yielded gold: four straight wins for G.O.P. candidates in a city where declared Democrats make up the overwhelming majority of voters. Those wins have not, however, yielded an obvious successor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name -- because of term limits -- will not be on the ballot come November 2009. Indeed, while the city's political elite has long since begun speculating about likely Democratic candidates for 2009, the roster of presumptive Republican aspirants is rather thin. "I couldn't project who could follow his...
  • McCabe's Domino Is Only the First to Fall

    03/19/2018 1:28:48 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Oh, what a tangled web the unindicted co-conspirators in the Deep State coup to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House have woven. When you tell the truth, the adage goes, you never have to remember anything. But when you lie, you have to remember the lies you told to cover the earlier lies, and you certainly have to keep your story in line with your other co-conspirators. That Andrew McCabe, in his response to his firing, failed miserably on this score, implicating former FBI Director James Comey, is the conclusion of George...
  • Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge

    03/19/2018 1:07:07 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 88 replies
    Philadelphia Daily Inquirer ^ | 19 March 2018 | by Jonathan Lai & Liz Navratil
    The new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be used in the 2018 elections, after courts rejected two challenges Monday. First, a panel of federal judges Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, saying the Republican lawmakers who brought the challenge did not have standing — “We hold that the federal Elections Clause violations that the Plaintiffs allege are not the Plaintiffs’ to assert” — and that the case is not appropriate for the court to take up at this time. “In short, the Plaintiffs invite us to opine on...
  • Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim On Facebook: 'They Were On Our Side'

    03/19/2018 12:07:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    IJR ^ | 03/19/18 | JASON HOWERTON
    A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign. In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidson, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like append their email lists. When Facebook found out what they were doing, they were “surprised,” she said. But...
  • BREAKING NEWS - Cynthia Nixon announces she is running for Governor of New York

    03/19/2018 11:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Native New Yorker and Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced her candidacy for Governor of the the Empire State, in a direct challenge to incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: 'I love New York and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor.' Earlier this month, NY 1 broke the news that Nixon would challenge Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary later this year.
  • Close to 800,000 illegals netted, 200,000 deported

    03/19/2018 11:25:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Saudi Gazette report ^ | March 19, 2018
    RIYADH — As many as 793,421 expatriates living in the country in violation of the residency and labor regulations have been arrested so far in a nationwide crackdown that was launched on Nov. 15, 2017, as part of a Nation Without Illegal Expats campaign. According to campaign officials, 196,343 of the detainees have been deported to their respective countries. Giving a breakdown of the detainees, they said 567,426 of the detainees had violated the residency law, 158,241 the labor laws and 67,754 the border security system. They said 11,084 people were caught trying to infiltrate into the Kingdom from its...
  • Democrats Are Primed for 2018 and Looking Pretty in 2020

    03/19/2018 11:17:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Throughout the 2016 election cycle and ever since, I’ve been hearing that the Democratic Party has no bench. This is 100 percent true. When it comes to credible presidential prospects, the Democratic Party has several rows of benches. The Democratic Party has bleachers. Dozens of prominent Democrats are at least flirting with running in 2020, and while it’s easy to look at them and play Goldilocks — too cold, too hot, too bald, too blond, too Wall Street, too wordy — it’s just as easy to believe. The perfect person? The party certainly lacks that. But potentially effective candidates? It’s...