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  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 24 March 2019

    03/23/2019 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 15 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • Macron says IS defeat removes 'significant threat' to France

    03/23/2019 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/19
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday that the fall of the so-called "caliphate" run by Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has removed a source of potential terror attacks against France. "A significant threat to our country" has been "eliminated", Macron said on Twitter, adding that "the step taken today is immense." "But the threat remains and the fight against terrorist groups must continue," he added. France has suffered a wave of jihadist-inspired terror attacks that have killed 250 people since 2015, when gunmen massacred 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The next day a...
  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2019 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday. The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say. The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report. “If Lindsey’s speaking, I want...
  • Mueller Probe's End Kicks Off Disclosure Fight With Democrats

    03/23/2019 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Mar 19 | Steven T. Dennis and Billy House
    Whatever Attorney General William Barr discloses about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats in Congress are certain to demand much more. Mueller submitted his final report to Barr late Friday, and the attorney general vowed “as much transparency as possible.” Barr said he could report to Congress on the probe’s principal conclusions “as soon as this weekend.” The decision on providing a fuller disclosure of Mueller’s work will come later. “I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the...
  • Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

    03/23/2019 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/19 | JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay crisis that requires a national response and will commit to closing the teacher pay gap during her first term as president, the aide said. Harris' campaign is citing a study from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that what's called the "teacher pay penalty" - the...
  • The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks (Climate Change themed article - Ugh)

    03/23/2019 5:48:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 27JUL18 | by Jessica Leigh Hester
    Climate change is coming for underwater archaeological sites. by Jessica Leigh HesterJuly 27, 2018 Landmarks Week July 23–27 The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks Wrecks stand to see a number of threats in a changing ocean. Here, NOAA diver John Brooks a ship off the coast of Hawaii. Robert Schwemmer, CINMS, NOAA/CC-by 2.0On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of the ship that would eventually be rechristened as the Vamar bestowed upon their vessel an optimistic nickname: “Evermore Rolling.” It proved to be a bit of a misnomer. Far from slicing through cresting waves forever, the ship...
  • GOP uses Green New Deal to hurt Democrats as it plots to retake California House seats

    03/23/2019 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/21/19 | Jeff Daniels
    LOS ANGELES — Republicans are already plotting to retake some of the California congressional seats they lost in 2018 to Democrats, and one of the hot-button issues they're talking about is the Green New Deal. "These California Democrats can't run on rhetoric anymore, they have to run on their record," said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair. "Supporting socialist policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All with no regard for cost or the impact it will have on Californians is irresponsible, and will ultimately cost them their reelection." Last November, Democrats won a clean sweep of...
  • Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus

    03/23/2019 5:34:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 19mar19 | by Jonathan Carey
    A wreck discovered in the Nile suggests the ancient Greek historian’s description was spot on. by Jonathan CareyMarch 19, 2019 Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus The wooden hull of ship 17. Christoph Gerigk@Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation Herodotus is known as the father of history, but some of his writings have created more questions than answers. In his account of a fifth-century B.C. trip to Egypt, included in his most important work The Histories, the ancient Greek historian describes seeing unusual boats called baris sailing down the Nile. However, no physical evidence was discovered of the ships until now.A team...
  • The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

    03/23/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Joan Biskupic
    Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had been in years. Roberts had left behind a storm in Washington over his opinion upholding President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul...
  • Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws

    03/23/2019 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders campaign are foreign nationals, which appears to be a violation of federal election laws that prohibit foreign interference. Maria Belén Sisa, Sanders’ deputy national press secretary who joined the campaign last month, was among the staffers named in the complaint, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Sisa claims to be an illegal immigrant whose...
  • Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

    03/23/2019 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/19 | ELANA SCHOR
    Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president "has an enormous amount of respect for" Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. "But," Russo tweeted, "these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple." Abrams' spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams "enjoyed meeting" with Biden but "there was no grand plan hatched" and she...
  • US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

    03/23/2019 1:56:24 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 21, 2019, 10:32 AM | Ryan Pickrell
    Everything that is old may indeed be new again. During World War II, US Marines moved from island to island, fighting bloody battles against entrenched Japanese forces determined to dominate the Pacific. Now, as the possibility of conflict with China looms, the Marine Corps is again looking closely at this historical island warfighting mission. Last week, US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit led a series of simulated small-island assaults in Japan, the Corps announced Thursday. The 31st MEU, supported by elements of the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing; members of the...
  • DOJ inspector general confirms yearlong investigation into FISA abuse is still active

    03/22/2019 10:52:47 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 35 replies
    washington examiner ^ | March 21, 2019 09:45 PM | Jerry Dunleavy
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Thursday his office is still investigating possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the DOJ and FBI in their investigation into President Trump and associates of his 2016 campaignskipThe Trump-Russia investigation launched by the DOJ and the FBI would carry on into the special counsel investigation, which to this day is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Steele was being paid for his research by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was funded in part by the Clinton...
  • Sheriff in Robert Kraft prostitution case expects video will eventually be released to the public

    03/22/2019 7:30:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3.21.19 | Scott Zamost
    The top cop in the Robert Kraft prostitution case expects the salacious footage eventually will be given to the media and others. "Once a case is over, it's not an ongoing investigation," Snyder says. "There has to be a specific reason not to release a public record. And the fact that there is sexual activity is not an exemption." Snyder says of the video, which prosecutors say shows the New England Patriots owner engaged in illegal sexual activity: "There is nothing to see. It's pretty ugly." _________________________________________________________ . New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft really doesn't want the public to...
  • Trump: I hope Barr will 'do what's fair' with regards to investigating Hillary Clinton

    03/22/2019 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 3/22/19 | Caitlin Oprysko
    President Donald Trump said Friday he hopes Attorney General William Barr will “do what’s fair” with regards to opening investigations to perceived crimes by his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, former intelligence chief James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan. Trump, who offered Clinton something of an olive branch after his election victory and pledged to move forward instead of demanding another investigation into her use of a personal email server as secretary of state, asserted in an interview on Fox Business News’ “Mornings with Maria” he’d been treated “very unfairly” by investigators probing his...
  • GM confirms plans to build new EV, invest $300 million in Michigan plant

    03/22/2019 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/22/19 | David Shepardson
    (Reuters) - General Motors Co confirmed on Friday it will invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit assembly plant, adding 400 jobs to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The largest U.S. automaker has come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant earlier this month. GM officials said the announcement was planned well before Trump's series of angry GM tweets that started on Saturday. Trump called GM CEO Mary Barra on Sunday to urge her to reverse the decision to end production at the Ohio...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ~ 23 March 2019

    03/22/2019 6:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 136 replies
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  • Democratic Socialists of America back Bernie: 'The best chance to beat Trump'

    03/22/2019 5:15:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/21/19 | Adam Gabbatt
    The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, with the organization throwing its growing political clout behind the Vermont senator ahead of the 2020 election. The DSA’s National Political Committee leadership team voted to back Sanders during a meeting on Thursday night, after the rank-and-file membership had earlier overwhelmingly pledged their support. The backing of the DSA will provide a further fillip to Sanders, who quickly outraised most of his rivals for the Democratic nomination. The DSA endorsed Sanders in 2016 and helped the leftwing candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib win long-shot elections to...