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  • Three Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/16/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is 19 out of 62 confirmed. 12 appeals court nominees confirmed in Trump's first year, a record!! Meanwhile, Judiciary had hearings, one very good nominee, and one total legal dope. And two lower court nominees withdrew their nominations.
  • Marco Rubio Tries On His New Susan Collins Outfit

    12/15/2017 4:10:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Soon he'll be talking like Catherine Hepburn too!
  • Putin Happy With Return on Investment for Hacking 2016 Election, Officials Say

    12/14/2017 9:59:00 PM PST · by NorseViking · 27 replies
    For less than a half-million dollars, Russian President Vladimir Putin got what he most wanted out of the Kremlin's campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election: a destabilized American democracy and Hillary Clinton out of his hair, U.S. officials say. The Kremlin views its influence campaign, which it called an "active measures" operation, as a remarkable return on investment, U.S. officials briefed on post-election intelligence told The Washington Post. Not only did it shake up Americans' faith in their democratic process, but the operation also achieved Putin's primary goal of stymying Clinton's White House aspirations, one official told the...
  • Ryan could retire after 2018 midterms: report

    12/14/2017 10:11:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 12/14/17 | Avery Anapol
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is reportedly considering retiring after the 2018 midterm elections. Politico reported Thursday that Ryan has told his “closest confidants” that his current term as speaker will be his last.
  • Putin, ahead of election, says opposition would destabilise Russia

    12/14/2017 5:14:34 AM PST · by NorseViking · 3 replies
    MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that some of his opponents would destabilise Russia and usher in chaos if they were elected in a presidential election next year, but promised genuine political competition. Putin, who is running for re-election in March, was answering a question at his annual news conference about opposition leader Alexei Navalny who looks unlikely to be allowed to contest the election due to what Navalny says is a trumped up criminal case. The question was put to him to Ksenia Sobchak, a television personality who has said she plans to run...
  • Pro-Trump Candidates For Congress Are Freaking The Establishment Out

    12/13/2017 5:41:16 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 12/13/17 | Michael Snyder
    Literally, dozens of pro-Trump candidates are running for seats in Congress in 2018, and the establishment is really starting to freak out about this. If having Trump in the White House was a nightmare for them, how are they going to respond once his allies start taking control of Capitol Hill?
  • Texan Don Willett Confirmed By U.S. Senate To Federal 5th Circuit Court

    12/13/2017 2:52:53 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 12/13/17 | Emma Platoff
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was confirmed Wednesday afternoon to fill a long-open seat on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, a historically powerful and conservative court that represents Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. A confirmation vote on Jim Ho, a former state solicitor general and the other Texas nominee to the 5th Circuit, is expected later this week. Willett — voted out 50-47 by the U.S. Senate — was just the latest in a slew of judicial nominations recently passed through the upper chamber. The Republican-dominated Congress has been evaluating and confirming nominees at a comparatively bracing pace...
  • Roy Moore unwilling to concede: ‘It’s not over’

    12/12/2017 9:47:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 256 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | 12:10am | David K. Li
    GOP Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore refused to concede on Tuesday night and insisted more votes could still swing the race and save him from a stunning defeat to an underdog Democrat. “When the vote is this close, that it’s not over,” he told supporters in Montgomery at his campaign rally shortly after Democrat Doug Jones already had been declared the winner by multiple news organizations and had given a televised victory speech. With all precincts reporting, Jones had 49.9 percent and Moore 48.4 percent. Moore quoted from scripture and told supporters to wait for all votes to come in...
  • Trump Poised to Set Record for Appeals Court Judges

    12/12/2017 2:11:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Todd Ruger
    Senate Republicans are set to confirm three more of President Donald Trump’s appeals court picks this week, a push that will help set a record for the most such appointments in a president’s first year in office. The Senate is expected to confirm Steve Grasz for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and James Ho and Don Willett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, over the objections of Democrats who question whether they can be unbiased. That would mean at least a dozen Trump appointees would join the nation’s appeals courts — which...
  • “I slowly reached for her breast”: In 1992, @CoryBooker Admitted He Once Sexually Assaulted A Woman

    12/12/2017 9:47:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 12/11/17
    In 1992, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted he once sexually assaulted a woman in a column he wrote for the Stanford Daily titled “So much for stealing second.” On February 19th, 1992, Booker, at the time masters student Stanford University who wrote a weekly Stanford Daily opinion column, penned the piece, in which he recounted his own experience with sexual assault. Booker began by noting that “Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think,” before adding “When I hesitated in writing this column, I realized I...
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Admits He Sexually Assaulted a Woman

    12/12/2017 9:46:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Thomas
    U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently called on President Donald Trump to resign due to the sexual abuse allegations that were thrown at him during the 2016 presidential campaign. As Booker said in a rally in Alabama before today’s Senate special election, “I just watched Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign. My question is — why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing? Who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward?”
  • No One Ever Drowned in Roy Moore's Car (read what democrat women have forgiven!)

    12/12/2017 5:09:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 12/11/17 | Jack Cashill
    In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With Gaviglio on Dodd's lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his...
  • Senate Cloture vote going on for over an hour

    12/11/2017 3:42:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Cloture on 8th circuit nominee Leonard Grasz. The vote has been 47-47 for 45 minutes. Where the shell are the missing 5 republicans?? And after this (if the nominee gets through cloture), they have to wait 30 hours to vote. This is why they don't get much done.
  • Moore: GOP establishment wants Jones to win in Alabama

    12/11/2017 12:29:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    The ^ | 12/10/17 | Olivia Beavers
    GOP candidate Roy Moore on Sunday said he is fighting against both the Republican establishment and the Democratic party, claiming that both groups want his Democratic rival to win in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. Moore said in an interview on Breitbart journalist Aaron Klein's radio show that the Republican establishment wants Democratic candidate Doug Jones to win the election because they think he would be easy to defeat in the next Senate race. "The Republican establishment actually wants Jones in there because they think they can beat him in two years without a contest," Moore said. "Of course,...
  • Those Smarmy HATE HAS NO HOME HERE Signs

    12/10/2017 2:36:03 PM PST · by ml/nj · 108 replies
    Dec 10, 2017 | ML/NJ
    If you live near more than a few sanctimonious liberals you know these signs. They're sprouting up around me like the rats in Camus' Plague. First I saw just one, then a few, and now hundreds. Each one conveys the same message in English and f'n Arabic (ARABIC !!) that the people who put the signs out are such good people. I've thought about taking down the addresses where I see these sign and snail mailing each a letter politely expressing my thoughts about their respective signs. But so far I haven't been able to come up with suitable text....
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/09/2017 3:49:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains 16 out of 62 confirmed. However, this week ten judges were sent to the senate floor by the Judiciary committee. And McConnell has said the wants 12 circuit court nominees by year end, nine already confirmed.
  • Collins considers changing vote on tax bill over amendments (what a surprise!)

    12/08/2017 4:48:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 12/7/17 | Josh Delk
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Thursday that she may change her vote on the final version of the GOP tax reform bill if her proposed amendments are not included in its final version. "I would. I'm going to look at what comes out of the conference committee meeting to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House Bill. So I won't make a final decision until I see what that package is," Collins told CBS WABI 5 when asked if she would consider changing her vote. The House and Senate are currently in conference working out the differences between their...
  • Democrats lose top fighter against Trump's judicial nominees

    12/07/2017 2:56:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 12/7/17 | Joan Biskupic
    Democratic Sen. Al Franken's grilling of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the so-dubbed "frozen trucker" case may have been the most replayed moment of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last March. It has drawn hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and Gorsuch, a sitting judge since April, sarcastically recalled the controversy months later as an episode that made it look like "I just hate truckers." Franken's bitter resignation speech on Thursday because of sexual harassment allegations leaves more than an open seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Democrats already have few tools to fight Republican President...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves three of Trump's federal appeals court nominees

    12/07/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 12/7/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance three of President Trump's federal appeals court nominees. The full Senate will now consider the nominations of Steven Grasz of Nebraska to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texans James C. Ho, and Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The committee voted 11-9 along partisan lines to pass them out of committee. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who announced Thursday that he will resign soon because of sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, did not participate at Thursday's hearings but voted "no" on all three nominees by proxy....

    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...