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  • Donald Trump Junks Barack Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policies

    02/21/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump is junking former President Barack Obama’s unpopular federal pro-transgender policies, according to the White House spokesman. The policy reversal will likely protect single-sex civic groups and institutions — including single-sex bathrooms — across the nation from lawsuits and will put new pressure on federal judges to preserve the central role of biology in defining whether a person is male or female.
  • My Turn: Make no mistake – President Trump is the enemy

    02/20/2017 4:24:38 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 122 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | ARNOLD CODA
    In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar, governor of Gaul, and his legion forded the Rubicon, the dividing line between Gaul and Italy, and marched on Rome, thus declaring civil war. Rome was the last of the free cities that had existed throughout the Mediterranean. They had vanished and finally only Rome, a republic, remained. Her people were free citizens of the republic, not subjects of a single ruler. The Roman Republic of a thousand years ended with Caesar’s invasion and the Roman Empire and rule of emperors – actually dictators – began. The founders of our republic drew in part from...
  • Trust, don’t verify: How to commit voter fraud in Nevada

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by VegasVictor
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | Victor Joecks
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly in November election, AP finds

    02/18/2017 10:32:57 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    An ...analysis of roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in Texas' largest counties found at least 500 instances in which voters were allowed to get around the law by signing an affidavit and never showing a photo ID, despite indicating that they possessed one.... One affidavit from Hidalgo County, along the Texas-Mexico border, read: "Did not want to 'pander' to government requirement." In Tarrant County, an election judge noted on an affidavit: "Had photo ID but refused to show it."
  • Secretary Rex Tillerson Begins Deconstructing 7th Floor “Shadow Government” at Dept of State…

    02/18/2017 10:00:11 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Sundance
    The term “shadow government” is not a construct of critics; it’s actually the term the professional bureaucrats within the 7th floor of the Washington DC based Department of State gave to themselves. The career political operatives who reign within the State Department openly view themselves as a distinctly separate state governing authority, with no attachment to the policies or objectives of the United States presidency or any mere elected official therein.
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • The Tea Party

    02/17/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by 12chachacha · 48 replies
    Vanity
    I need to get something off of my chest. I talked to an old friend today. Had not talked to her in years. The subject of the election and politics came up and I informed her that I was an ardent Tea Party supporter. I am a true believer in the Tea Party and its stated mission and endorsement of a smaller less powerful federal government that adheres and limits itself to the powers granted to it by our constitution. Back to the conversation and here is where it got ugly fast. Her response to my admitted preference for the...
  • Germany: Merkel’s Refugee Czar Wants Voting Rights for Migrants

    02/16/2017 12:22:13 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    Merkels's commission wants the voting rights for migrants and refugees at par with German citizens in any future referendum.
  • WikiLeaks Releases Documents On Alleged CIA Spying On French Presidential Candidates

    02/16/2017 10:42:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-16-17 | Peter Hasson
    Anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks released a set of documents allegedly showing CIA espionage on candidates in France’s 2012 presidential elections. The seven pages of documents appear to be classified orders for intelligence operatives to gather information regarding candidates’ political strategies and internal communications. WikiLeaks’ release of the documents comes amid growing tensions between Trump and the intelligence community over leaks of classified information that have portrayed people close to Trump in a negative light.
  • EXCLUSIVE – NSA Whistleblower: Agency ‘Absolutely’ Tapping Trump’s Calls

    02/15/2017 10:22:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is “absolutely” monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump.
  • FLASHBACK – Reports: Obama’s 2008 Campaign Reps Talked with Iran, Hamas

    02/15/2017 8:33:30 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Amid the controversy surrounding White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s alleged conversations with Russia, it may be instrumental to recall that representatives for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign were accused of meeting with Hamas and Iran.
  • The Democrats’ demographic dilemma

    02/14/2017 4:59:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 14,, 2017 | Richard North Patterson  
    Young people, for example, are often unengaged. Voter suppression laws target minorities and the poor. Above all, political polarization and demographic sorting control the electoral map. Most obvious is the electoral college. Hillary Clinton’s 3 million-vote edge was erased by a cluster of less educated whites in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. But the preponderance of red states over blue also affects the Senate, where Idaho and California each elect two senators.
  • The Manufacturing of Controversy – General Michael Flynn Edition….

    02/13/2017 4:22:48 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Sundance
    Anyone who has followed the deep weed construct of current U.S. politics against the backdrop of DC’s UniParty fear of President Trump can fully grasp the desperation of the professional political class to undermine the expressed purposes and intents of Trump to drain the proverbial swamp in Washington DC.
  • Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims

    02/11/2017 8:03:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:04 AM EST
    Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week. The crowds overflowed from Istiqlal Mosque in the heart of Jakarta into the surrounding streets. Clerics gave sermons calling on people to protect Islam and vote for Muslim candidates. Police denied hard-line groups permission to march through the city. […] Protests against the minority Christian governor of Jakarta drew hundreds of thousands of people to the city’s streets in November and December...
  • More Sanctuary Cities Caving To Trump

    02/11/2017 6:10:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    n today’s feel good news: Several more cities have joined Miami in rejecting sanctuary city status in fear of losing federal funding.Fox News reports: Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump’s threat to pull funding, and abandoning their “sanctuary” pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being...
  • Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…

    02/10/2017 5:22:10 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 257 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 10. 2017 | Sundance
    Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en blanc hearing to review its own decision. Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out. You just can’t make this stuff up.
  • Trump Drops HUGE Terror Bombshell as Dems Keep Obstructing

    02/10/2017 12:54:47 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Washington Standard.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Washington Standard
    The White House has just released a list to Fox News containing the names of 24 REFUGEES who came from the 7 COUNTRIES affected by Trump’s TRAVEL BAN, and have been charged with TERRORISM! This effectively exposes all of Obama’s intentional lies which he spewed in a desperate attempt to cover-up the shocking truth that we now know definitely and beyond any doubt… Trump has been right all along…
  • U.S. State Department Begins Effort To Undermine French Election

    02/10/2017 12:06:36 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Sundance
    Those who follow the messaging from within the unofficial news agency of the U.S. State Department, CNN or CNNi, might have noticed a report delivered by Wolf Blitzer yesterday claiming the Russians were set to influence another nationalist election victory, this time in France.
  • Texas jury convicts Mexican woman of illegal voting

    02/10/2017 1:09:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    Chron.com ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Andrew Kragie
    A Tarrant County jury on Thursday sentenced a Mexican woman to eight years in jail a day after convicting her of two counts of illegal voting by a non-citizen. She will also have to pay an $8,000 fine. During the trial, prosecutors showed that Rosa Maria Ortega -- a 37-year-old Mexican national who public records show has lived in the Dallas area since she was 15 -- falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a voter registration form and voted five times between 2004 and 2014 ...
  • [VOTER FRAUD] Early and often? 31 people voted twice in Michigan election

    02/09/2017 5:06:18 PM PST · by Synthesist · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 9FEB2017 | ED WHITE
    <p>DETROIT (AP) — At least 31 people could face criminal charges after voting twice in Michigan in the fall election, an official said Thursday.</p>
  • Judge Robart Was, and Is, Wrong About U.S. Refugee Arrests From Countries Within Trump Visa Ban…

    02/06/2017 2:01:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 49 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Sundance
    Last week Seattle Judge Robart claimed no-one had been arrested from the seven nations that are included in President Trump’s executive order. From the hearing: • Judge Robart: “How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals for those seven countries since 9/11?” • DOJ Attorney Michelle Bennett: “Your Honor, I don’t have that information.” • Judge Robart: “Let me tell you… The answer to that is none, as best I can tell. So, I mean, you’re here arguing on behalf of someone [President Trump] that says: We have to protect the United States from these individuals coming from these...
  • Marine Le Pen Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Echoing Trump: The Highlights From Her Manifesto

    02/04/2017 8:26:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2017
    The leader of the anti-immigration French National Front party Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday by echoing many of the same vows that brought Trump to power in the US, hoping promises to shield voters from globalization, promote protectionism, leave the Eurozone, slap taxes on imports and on the job contracts of foreigners, lower the retirement age, increasing welfare benefits and boost defense spending push her above her competitors at a time of sweeping political turmoil in France. According to opinion polls - which have recently shown their utter irrelevance in the age of Brexit...
  • Virgil: Minutes of the Deep State Executive Committee on the Permanent Campaign Against Trump

    02/03/2017 6:43:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Virgil
    Virgil, in his immortal way, has gained possession of a transcript of the most recent meeting of the Deep State Executive Committee. Although he has been unable to verify this document, or to identify the attendees, he believes it to be an accurate portrayal of ongoing Deep State activities against President Trump. Where appropriate, he has added explanatory hyperlinks.
  • Democrats plot protest for Trump’s speech to Congress

    02/02/2017 8:27:00 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Mike Lillis and Rafael Bernal
    House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to make President Trump’s first speech to Congress as uncomfortable as possible by inviting guests they say will suffer under new White House policies.
  • Grassroots rage and the Democrats’ crackup

    02/01/2017 8:42:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    SEWICKLEY, PA — Just a few years ago, then-Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were treated by their own Republican Party’s grassroots as the enemy. Case in point: Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside the luxury Brooklyn apartment building of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening. They held up signs and chanted “What the f- -k, Chuck?!” The progressive wing of his party was putting him on notice. Their beef? To make sure he never plays ball with President Trump — or any Republican.
  • CNN to Host Debate Night with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Feb. 7

    02/01/2017 9:12:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities while Congressional Democrats are opposed. Sanders, an opponent of repealing Obamacare, and Cruz, a supporter of the President’s healthcare agenda, will join Tapper and Bash to debate the fate of former President Barack Obama's signature legislation and the GOP’s approach to healthcare....
  • Neil Gorsuch

    01/31/2017 4:44:55 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 31, 2017 | Sundance
    Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is a Colorado native and the son of a Republican politician, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, who was a state legislator and then director of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Reagan. Gorsuch attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for D.C. Circuit Court judge David Sentelle. Gorsuch then clerked for Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy in 1993–94. The next year he studied for a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University under the legal philosopher John Finnis. After spending ten years at a law firm in Washington,...
  • six-senate-democrats-reelection-red-states-skipped-todays-vote-play-politics/

    01/31/2017 3:42:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan. 31, 2-17 | Jim Hoft
    12 Senate Democrats are being targeted by Republicans in 2018: Ten of these Democrats are from strong Trump Republican states: Florida Bill Nelson (D) Indiana Joe Donnelly (D) Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D) Missouri Claire McCaskill (D) Montana Jon Tester (D) New Jersey Bob Menendez (D) North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D) Ohio Sherrod Brown (D) Pennsylvania Bob Casey (D) Virginia Tim Kaine (D) West Virginia Joe Manchin (D) Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin (D) These Democrats are sitting members on the Senate Finance Committee: “ Ron Wyden, Oregon, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Maria Cantwell, Washington Bill Nelson, Florida Bob Menendez, New Jersey...
  • Blue Wall Cracking: More Democratic Senators Signal Opposition to SCOTUS Filibuster

    01/31/2017 2:40:15 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/31/17 | Guy Benson
    In case you hadn't noticed, the Democratic Party's left flank is running around with its hair ablaze, reflexively opposing virtually all things Trump. As is so often the case, they're escalating partisan tensions by pioneering and expanding new methods of obstructionism, then squealing like stuck pigs when Republicans retaliate in kind. Given the party base's political blood lust, many Democrats are frantically feeding the beast. But not everyone is on board with this across-the-board, scorched-earth approach. Matt wrote earlier about a new statement from Delaware Senator Chris Coons, who admitted several weeks ago that he suddenly regrets going along with...
  • Milk Carton Democrats – Washington Democrats in 2017 Deploy Wisconsin Senate Democrat 2011 Strategy…

    01/31/2017 1:42:50 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 31, 2017 | Sundance
    History repeats. Many people will remember what happened in Wisconsin in 2011 when control of the state legislature flipped from Democrat control to Republican control and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker began initiating a series of state budget reforms.
  • Media Scoffing at Trump's Complaint about Vote Fraud Prompts Investigation [semi-satire]

    01/28/2017 4:35:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Confident that vote fraud does not exist, mainstream media has dubbed Trump's claim that he would have won the popular vote if not for illegally cast ballots a "lie." Nevertheless, there appears to be some evidence that Trump's claims may have some validity. Because votes are cast secretly there is no way to prove that illegally cast ballots gave the popular vote victory to Hillary Clinton, but there is credibility behind a contention that millions of illegitimate ballots may have been cast. A study led by Professor Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia estimated that nearly 1.3...
  • Mark Levin: What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.

    01/28/2017 3:01:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 167 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 28, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 9h9 hours ago What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.
  • California bill would make it easier for candidates to live outside district

    01/27/2017 7:23:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 27, 2017 | Jim Miller
    Recently introduced state legislation would relax voter registration rules, allowing California legislative candidates to live far outside the district they seek to represent.
  • GOP Congressman: Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation 'Undermines the Constitution'

    01/27/2017 9:59:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Media-ite ^ | January 27, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger charged on CNN's New Day Friday that President Donald Trump was undermining America’s electoral system and Constitution by calling for a review of voter rolls in search of evidence for massive voter fraud. "This basically undermines the idea of an election, this undermines the Constitution," said Kinzinger, a frequent critic of Trump’s policy who refused to endorse him during the election.
  • Miami-Dade Complies With President Trump Drops Sanctuary City Policy…

    01/26/2017 5:59:20 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Sundance
    Very busy day. Remember the political ideology exposed within the M-DSPD investigation, and the sunlight avoided by the MSM? Factual information, sworn affidavits etc., knowledge is leverage. Changes in approach are ideologically connected.
  • Catherine's (Engelbrecht) DIY Interview (True the Vote on how Democrats commit election fraud)

    01/26/2017 10:10:01 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | October 27, 2016 | Cather Engelbrecht
    A short 6:12 video from October, 2016 by Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote explains how the democrats steal elections in America. True the Vote is "America's nonpartisan watchdog on election fraud.
  • Catherine Engelbrecht: “Voter Fraud is Institutionalized” Here’s How (Video)

    01/26/2017 9:25:59 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 26 2017 | Sundance
    For those who don’t know Catherine Engelbrecht, she has been the tip of the spear on voting integrity since 2008. Catherine, along with thousands of other people, was a direct target of the weaponized IRS following the assembly of various Tea Party groups in 2009/2010. Mrs Engelbrecht has delivered passionate testimony to congress. In addition, Engelbrecht was also illegally singled out for specific investigation by House Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for her “true the vote” efforts. Few people know the depth of voter fraud, and the various issues within intentional vote manipulation, with as much insight. After almost a decade...
  • Audit the Vote! (vanity)

    01/24/2017 3:51:51 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    VANITY
    Leftists are creating an opening for Trump here by overplaying this. Form a commission, audit the vote in California, issue warrants for foreign nationals who voted illegally in our federal election. Then go state by state doing the same thing. This is a big win for Trump. Remember, Obama encouraged illegals to vote. Now the MSM want to tell us nobody listened to him? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfgEvgVC6Qs
  • I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in

    01/25/2017 5:12:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 189 replies
    I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!
  • Dems and Republicans unite to rescind Obama’s last-minute bomb; what was he thinking?

    01/25/2017 6:33:39 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    BPR ^ | 25 Jan 2017 | Richard Pollock
    All 50 state secretaries of state are urging the Trump administration to rescind a last-minute Department of Homeland Security directive calling state election systems “critical infrastructure.” Many state officials fear this is the first step toward a federal takeover of state-run elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. While deep political discord may be found on other issues, state secretaries — who oversee all election machinery — appear completely united against the former administration’s attempt to insert the federal government into state-run elections. Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson surprised and outraged state election officials with his Jan. 6...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    01/24/2017 1:20:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | By Hans A. von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system. The Obama administration has done everything it can to keep the status quo in place. The Obama Justice Department has refused to file a single lawsuit to enforce...
  • Chuck Schumer Probably Shouldn’t Have Insulted Tom Cotton About Where He Was Eight Years Ago

    01/23/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    iheart.com ^ | 1/23/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Sens. Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer reportedly got into an angry confrontation on the Senate floor Friday over Senate Democrats delaying the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director, The Weekly Standard reports. Cotton was reportedly irate with Schumer’s delay of the confirmation vote and loudly accosted him on the Senate floor. Schumer retorted that the Senate had never confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day, adding that Senate Republicans also did not do so for former President Barack Obama. He continued that Cotton would have known this precedent if he had been in the Senate eight years previously....
  • Poll shows Warren is no sure bet for re-election next year (link only)

    01/23/2017 1:40:24 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    http://www.politico.com/states/massachusetts/story/2017/01/polls-shows-warren-is-no-sure-bet-for-re-election-next-year-108924
  • Senate leader to use 'nuclear option' to confirm Supreme Court nominee

    01/23/2017 7:08:17 AM PST · by Hostage · 68 replies
    Spero News ^ | JAN 22, 2017 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    In an interview with Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he would not rule out using a simple majority in the upper chamber rather than the 60-vote supermajority that Senate rules demand in order to confirm President Trump’s nominees for Supreme Court. In 2003, then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) resorted to the so-called “nuclear option” to confirm lower court nominees, but stopped short of using it for nominees to the high court. McConnell said today, "Let me just say, I'm confident we'll get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed." He added, “I expect an...
  • French Socialists battle for relevance in Socialist primary

    01/22/2017 8:48:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 January 2017 08:22 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France’s Socialists hold the first round of voting in their presidential primary Sunday, with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls fighting for relevance as the country veers to the right. […] The odds will be stacked against the victor, with many polls showing the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first round of the presidential election on April 23. Current projections suggest the election is shaping up as a three-way battle between conservative ex-premier François Fillon, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who has also served in the governing Socialist government. …
  • GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didn’t Pay His Real Estate Taxes

    01/19/2017 6:33:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Independent Sentinel.com ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | S. Noble
    GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didn’t Pay His Real Estate Taxes Instead of finding fault with the new president, maybe Rep. John Lewis should worry about paying his real estate taxes. The well-paid congressman didn’t pay taxes on his nearly $1 million posh D.C. townhouse on Capital Hill. Rep. Lewis said Donald Trump isn’t a “legitimate” president, same thing he said about George Bush, but he’s not a legitimate taxpayer. Public records show he avoided paying property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill, Got News reported. Click the link for Got News to see...
  • Harvard Study Says Michigan Elections Less Democratic Than Cuba, North Korea, Iran

    01/18/2017 1:52:17 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    A former head of the Federal Elections Commission says an academic study on elections that recently made national news is “absurd” and subjective. The study ranked Michigan’s elections as less democratic than those of Cuba, Iran and North Korea. It reports the perceptions of 726 election experts about the electoral integrity — or how ethical the democratic process is — in each state. Michigan is one of several states that is ranked lower than some authoritarian countries. Michigan’s Perception of Electoral Integrity index score, which the project complied by using survey methods and 49 measurements, was 57 out of 100....
  • Reversing a dangerous power grab

    01/18/2017 11:07:42 AM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Times of Washington ^ | January 16, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Take Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s recent designation of the nation’s state and local election systems as “critical infrastructure.” Chances are, you didn’t hear about it. And even if you did, you may have shrugged. Sounds pretty unremarkable, right? Surely our election systems deserve to be well-protected, so why complain? Dig a bit, though, and it starts to look fishy. Go a little deeper, and it starts to look dangerous. There are 9,000 jurisdictions responsible for vote-counting nationwide. But this decentralization is a good thing. We’ve all heard the rumors of election hacking, either by Russia or others, and one...
  • Obama's Early Writing on Chicago was Eerily Prophetic

    01/16/2017 8:59:47 PM PST · by PBRCat · 30 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ben Joravsky
    I re-read Barack Obama's autobiography. I revisited the book to help me think through Obama's relationship with Chicago, and what his departure means for our since he's not coming back here. I found a lot of reminders that as much as Chicago loves to claim Obama as its own, he was never really ours. Obama settled in Chicago by happenstance. He wanted to be a community organizer and he couldn't find a job anywhere else. He arrived in 1985 at the age of 24. He'd already lived in New York, California, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The son of a man from...
  • Russian Cyberattacks 'Sloppy' Compared to What's Next (Revealing)

    01/16/2017 3:47:59 PM PST · by Hostage · 12 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAUL WAGENSEIL
    The Russian hacks of the Democratic National Committee might have gone unnoticed if one of the two attacking groups hadn't made so much "noise," a security expert told the ShmooCon hacker conference here yesterday (Jan. 15). Because that group, dubbed Fancy Bear or APT 28, was so sloppy, it was caught within a few weeks, said Toni Gidwani, director of research operations at Arlingon, Virginia, cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect. The subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a year-old, continuing penetration of the DNC's servers by a rival Russian group, called Cozy Bear or APT 29, that had previously gone undetected....