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  • “The Democratic Party Is Trash”

    12/07/2017 11:52:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 7,2017 | John Hinderaker
    If you thought the Alabama special Senate election couldn’t get any stranger, you were wrong. The race has been upended by a remarkably boneheaded move on the part of Democrat Doug Jones’s campaign. The Jones campaign is being accused of racism: [Jones is] now embroiled an upsetting controversy of his own: Black voters across Alabama are calling out a campaign flyer with extremely racist underpinnings. The Doug Jones for Senate Committee ad, which has gone viral on Twitter and was previously reported on by the Root, shows a picture of a Black man staring at the reader. Above reads, “Think...
  • JUDGE ROY MOORE, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, AND THE FOG OF POLITICAL WAR

    12/07/2017 11:41:38 AM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 7 December 2017 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    I have seen multiple posts by people claiming various versions of the following statement: “Roy Moore has been credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women who have nothing to gain from accusing him. Their accounts have been corroborated.” This is false on many levels. Anyone interested in living in a fair society needs to call the bluff of ANYONE who posts such statements, even if you like them. You can be professional and objective (not necessarily polite or civil) but you must rebuke people for engaging in this kind of clever deceit. (snip) 1. The word “credible” has to...
  • Judiciary Dems accuse GOP of rushing court nominees as 10 advance

    12/07/2017 11:14:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chastised their Republican colleagues on Thursday, accusing them of rushing President Trump’s judicial nominees through the confirmation process. Ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said it was the fastest confirmation pace for circuit court nominees she could remember in her 25 years on the committee. “I want to point out that it’s a marked contrast to the traditional rate of confirmations,” she said. “For example, last week marked the fourth hearing since May when two circuit court nominees were on the agenda the same day. That’s four times in six months, yet this committee only...
  • Donald Trump -- keeper of promises

    12/07/2017 11:12:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Stephen Collinson
    A politician who actually does what he told voters he would do seems almost unfathomable in Washington, a town of broken promises. For Donald Trump, being a president who delivers is especially crucial, since it's one of the golden keys to his so far unbreakable bond with supporters. The need to live up to that image helps explain why Trump, who is under ever-increasing pressure from the Russia investigation, on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite the widely acknowledged risks. It was just the latest instance of the President obstinately honoring the bumper-sticker vows he made to his ultra-loyal...
  • A Most Remarkable Year

    12/07/2017 11:03:05 AM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/7/17 | Richard Fernandez
    In the last 12 months, U.S.-backed combat operations drove ISIS from its last bits of territory. America withdrew from the Paris agreement on climate change, UNESCO, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House and Senate have come within sight of overhauling the tax code and dismantling Obamacare. Most recently, Donald Trump -- in a spectacular departure from his predecessor's Middle Eastern diplomacy -- has moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It is as if a hurricane has swept through Washington. Each fallen pillar represents a very deliberate reversal of the status quo ante policies of Barack Obama. The entire...
  • Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation - (Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn.)

    12/07/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) was fired from his job at Morgan Stanley after an investigation into a harassment complaint from a female co-worker, HuffPost reported Thursday. The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago. She also accused Ford of harassment and intimidation, according to HuffPost. A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley confirmed Ford’s firing, telling the news outlet he was terminated “for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”
  • Washington birth certificates could list sex as M, F or X

    12/07/2017 10:17:35 AM PST · by ZagFan · 65 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 12-06-2017 | Jim Camden
    In considering a revision of that rule, the department is also proposing the X option to include those who are “intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified.” Puck Kalve Franta is a volunteer at the Odyssey Youth Center, an organization that supports LBGTQ youth communities. Raised as a woman, now identifying as nonbinary, Kalve Franta said it feels like lying to check “male or female” on a form.
  • Obama warns his presidency may be reduced to a footnote in history.

    12/07/2017 10:09:40 AM PST · by Renkluaf · 162 replies
    Crain's Chicogo Buiness ^ | 12/6/17 | Greg Hinz
    American democracy is fragile, and unless care is taken it could follow the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Mixed in with many softer comments, that was the somewhat jaw-dropping bottom line of Barack Obama last night as, in a Q&A session before the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicagoan who used to be president dropped a bit of red meat to a hometown crowd that likely is a lot closer to him than the man whose name never was mentioned: President Donald Trump. Obama's comments came after a series of playful questions from moderator and Ariel Investments President...
  • The Electoral College Isn't the Problem: It's Our Education

    12/07/2017 10:05:02 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Adam Carrington
    More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, supporters of Hillary Clinton continue to question that contest’s legitimacy. Apart from accusations involving Russian interference, Democratic adherents see a more homegrown culprit: the Electoral College. This latter offender originates not in Moscow but in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Through the Electoral College, a winning presidential candidate need not obtain the most votes nationally, as the 2016 election showed. Instead, he only must garner a majority of electoral votes, which the Constitution distributes proportionally among the states according to each one’s congressional representation. While some seek to scrap the...
  • Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

    12/07/2017 9:57:17 AM PST · by EVO X · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | James Rossen
    EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News. Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.” Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped...
  • Is the Deep State Attempting a Coup?

    12/07/2017 8:02:13 AM PST · by Lorianne · 81 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06 December 2017 | John Hinderaker
    Administrative employees are nominally subject to the control of those appointed by politicians who have won elections, but Democrats embedded in the federal bureaucracy have proclaimed themselves part of the “resistance” to President Trump, and are using their positions to undermine his administration. Bureaucrats thus frustrate the will of the voters. President Trump has been in office for nearly a year, and has yet to take control over the federal bureaucracy that nominally reports to him. I agree with Professor Barnett that this is a constitutional crisis. The most powerful branch of today’s government is the Fourth: the permanent federal...
  • Dem Sen Who Called for Franken to Resign: ‘I Would Love It’ if Trump and Moore Stepped Aside

    12/07/2017 7:31:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who called for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to resign, stated she would “love it” if President Trump and Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore stepped down. Hirono said, “I would love it if both of them stepped aside. Because I have said publicly that President Trump has admitted to being a sexual predator. And as for Roy Moore, the credible allegations of him being a child molester basically should cause both of them to look at themselves and step down. I would love it. But at the same time, you...
  • SCOTUS To Lower Courts On The Travel Ban: Knock It Off

    12/07/2017 6:56:59 AM PST · by x1stcav · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/17 | Kevin Daley
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears somewhat irritated with federal courts that have repeatedly barred the Trump administration from enforcing immigration policies halting the entry of certain classes of migrants and refugees. The high court’s latest orders sent three clear signals to lower courts, all of which are positive signs for President Donald Trump. First, the Supreme Court is quite clearly expressing its view that the government will prevail on the merits of this dispute. The Court would not grant an application with these facts if a majority of the justices did not believe the administration will ultimately be vindicated. As...
  • GOP Congressmen Call for Investigation of FBI's 'Special' Treatment of Hillary Clinton

    12/07/2017 6:51:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/6/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    Six Republican members of Congress held a press conference today and called for an investigation of the FBI's policies in applying "special" treatment to some of its investigations, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of a personal computer server and her deletion of thousands of government emails. The congressmen, in a statement, noted former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's remarks that the bureau's investigation of Clinton's misuse of a personal email server was "referred to as 'special'" and that "the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team." At the...
  • Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB

    12/07/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/17 | JUDD GREGG
    Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was inserted in the bill, which passed on a partisan vote. All the Democrats voted for it. ... The power invested in the director of the CFPB was, and still is, unencumbered by any limiting authority of those elected to govern. He is a person who under Dodd-Frank answers to no-one. His agency receives its funding without any limitation or congressional oversight, as it has a “put” to the unlimited resources of the Federal Reserve rather than the congressionally-appropriated budget. The director of the bureau is essentially an unelected,...
  • TIME Magazine’s 2017 #MeToo ‘Person of the Year’ Cover Story References Trump Over a Dozen Times

    12/07/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/17 | Jerome Hudson
    IME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement — the social media-born status symbol for sexual assault and harassment survivors — as its 2017 Person of the Year, referencing President Donald Trump in its cover story more than a dozen times. The #MeToo movement made waves in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex misconduct scandal as women spoke out in protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood, the media, and beyond. The TIME cover story honoring the social media-driven moniker name-drops President Trump nine times and references him on several other occasions despite the fact that the allegations...
  • Thank Separating Sex From Morality For The Great American Sexual Meltdown

    12/07/2017 6:11:59 AM PST · by x1stcav · 73 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/6/17 | Curt Anderson
    It’s been a long time coming, but the bill is coming due for the hip and progressive sexual revolution in America. The sexual abuse and harassment sweepstakes we are witnessing today is the direct result of our society deciding that Christian morality is narrow, repressive, and above all, not cool. If it feels good do it. Have whatever sexual relationships you want, when you want, with whoever you want. That is and has been the prevailing societal view for decades, and it permeates our music, art, film, literature, social media, and conversations. There is nothing right or wrong. Oh, sure,...
  • Pro-Doug Jones Ad Removed By Google ‘at the Request of the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office’

    12/07/2017 6:08:48 AM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/17 | Jeff Poor
    Late Wednesday, the Alabama Secretary of State’s office issued a statement claiming what it described as a “misleading” ad from the Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC Highway 31 was removed by Google at its behest. According to the release, the office headed by John Merrill required “several intense discussions,” but resulted in Google removing the ad. “Secretary Merrill’s team contacted the Media and Advertising team at Google (YouTube’s parent company) and through several intense discussions and many references to Alabama State Law the team at Google felt the ad should be “disapproved” and that it was in violation of the...
  • Weinstein's Complicity Machine (Huge Ties to Hillary & Campaign)

    12/07/2017 5:53:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 12-6-2017 | Megan Twohey & Staff
    Harvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing. He courted those who could provide the money or prestige to enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate. In the weeks and months before allegations of his methodical abuse of women were exposed in October, Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus. He gathered ammunition, sometimes helped by the editor of The National Enquirer, who had dispatched reporters...
  • New Emails Show Special Counsel 'Pit Bull' Cheered Sally Yates For Blocking Trump Travel Ban

    12/07/2017 4:52:40 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    townhall ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    New documents obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch show a top DOJ prosecutor, who is now working as a deputy on Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation, cheered the decision by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to defy orders and refusal to enforce President Trump's first travel ban in January. Yates was the acting attorney general at the time and was promptly fired for her defiance. Emails show Andrew Weissmann, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section under President Obama, loved Yates' refusal to implement the ban. “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you...