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  • Lindsey Graham floats McCabe, Rosenstein subpoenas: 'How can I not, if that's what it takes?'

    02/17/2019 10:03:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested he would subpoena former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCade and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if necessary in order to get to the bottom of purported discussions at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to try to remove President Trump from office. “How can I not, if that’s what it takes?” Mr. Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We’re going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people...
  • Hundreds stranded as British airline collapses

    02/17/2019 9:51:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration - a British version of bankruptcy - because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence around bmi’sability to continue flying between destinations in...
  • Senate panel to investigate meetings between Russians, Obama officials

    02/17/2019 9:07:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/19 | Andrew Blake
    The Senate Finance Committee is probing meetings reportedly held in 2015 between two of former President Barack Obama’s top economic officials and Maria Butina, a Russian national who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to covertly influence U.S. foreign policy, the panel said Friday. Committee leadership published letters sent to the current heads of the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve raising concerns over reports that Ms. Butina, a 30-year-old gun-rights activist, met with officials from the agencies during the Obama administration. **SNIP** Reuters first reported last year that Ms. Butina and Alexander Torshin, a former top official for the Russian...
  • Why is the FEC Ignoring Hillary Clinton’s $84 Million Campaign Finance Scandal?

    02/17/2019 6:51:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Day ^ | 2/17/19 | Dan Backer
    One year and two months. That’s how long it’s been since a formal complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign orchestrated an $84 million campaign finance scandal — the largest in U.S. history. Yet the FEC has done nothing to hold the Clinton campaign, dozens of Democratic officials, and hundreds of six-figure Democratic mega-donors accountable for breaking the law. Let’s start at the beginning. Last December, the Committee to Defend the President filed a complaint with the FEC, centered on $84 million in allegedly excessive six-figure contributions laundered through the Hillary Victory Fund...
  • Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort

    02/16/2019 9:56:40 PM PST · by bitt · 111 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/17/2019 | Catherine Herridge
    Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort. The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews...
  • New DA's early efforts aimed at quicker case handling, shorter pretrial jail stays (Waco)

    02/16/2019 6:46:23 PM PST · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/16/2019 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    In the 47 days since Barry Johnson became McLennan County district attorney, he and his staff have tried to reverse the ravages that the Twin Peaks shootout cases and the stagnant final nine months of Abel Reyna's administration took on the county's criminal justice system. After Johnson beat Reyna in the March primary, a frequent mantra around the courthouse was, "Let's wait to see what Barry wants to do about that." That wait-and-see philosophy and the unprecedented overall slowdown created by 151 felony Twin Peaks cases being dumped into the system all at once ballooned the dockets in Waco's two...
  • ‘Architect of Genocide’ – Vandals Deface Karl Marx’s English Grave

    02/16/2019 6:22:49 PM PST · by Textide · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2019 | Jack Montgomery
    Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London, has been defaced with anti-Communist graffiti, branding the dead thinker an “architect of genocide”. Marx intellectual is memorialised with a huge stone plinth in the cemetery, crowned by a huge bust of his head. An unidentified individual or individuals defaced the plinth with red spraypaint, reading “Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust”, “66,000,000 DEAD”, “Architect of Genocide, terror + oppression, Mass Murder”, “Ideology of Starving”, and “Doctrine of HATE”. The German Jewish intellectual played no direct role in the notoriously bloodstained communist revolutions and one-party regimes of the 20th century, dying in England in 1883...
  • Networks Refuse to Cover Senate’s ‘No Russia Collusion’ Report

    02/16/2019 6:20:58 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2019 | John Nolte
    The same networks that spent 2,202 minutes of collective airtime to push the Russia Collusion Media-Hoax are refusing to cover the Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since...
  • Judge dismisses wall lawsuit brought by butterfly conservationists, who vow to keep fighting

    02/16/2019 6:08:15 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 15, 2019 | By Geneva Sands, CNN
    (CNN) A federal judge on Friday dealt a win to the Trump administration when he dismissed a lawsuit by a group of butterfly conservationists for wall construction that the group said was expected to run through its property. The nonprofit association argued that construction must be stopped to prevent the "seizure and destruction" of its property and "adverse environmental impacts" to threatened and endangered species and critical habitats. The suit is related to previously funded wall construction. Judge Richard Leon said the constitutional arguments made by the North American Butterfly Association didn't hold up. The association's flagship facility is a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CHANGE FOR BETTER SERVICE ~ 17 February 2019

    02/16/2019 5:03:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CHANGE FOR BETTER SERVICE Have you ever noticed that the typewriter keyboard places the most frequently used keys far apart from each other? The purpose of this arrangement was to slow down the typing speed. Keys on the machines of the 1800s used to jam if the typist went too fast. About 40 years ago, the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard was developed. On this keyboard, the most frequently used keys were in the home row, and the right hand did 56 percent more work than the left. Typists using this keyboard could increase their speed up to...
  • Man killed 5 in Illinois after gun background check missed felony conviction, police say

    02/16/2019 12:09:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., on Friday was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. Aurora Police Chief Kristin Ziman said Saturday that 45-year-old Gary Martin was issued a firearm owner's identification card in January 2014 after he passed the initial background check. She said he bought the Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun on March 11, 2014, and that his 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi wasn't flagged until he applied...
  • Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word

    02/16/2019 11:04:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/19 | John Bowden
    Former President Clinton joked Thursday that nobody wanted to miss the funeral for Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) because it was their only chance to get "the last word" with the late veteran congressman. "One of the reasons none of us would have missed this is that this is the only time in our entire lives in public service that we were in the same room as John Dingell and got the last word," Clinton said. The remark was met with heavy laughter and applause from the audience, including Clinton's wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who sat next to...
  • McCabe says Trump comments were taken out of context

    02/16/2019 4:32:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/15/19 | Bob Fredericks
    **SNIP** CBS reporter Scott Pelley, who interviewed McCabe for Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” said Thursday that McCabe told him using the 25th Amendment was discussed and that officials were “counting noses” — or speculating on who might support such an endeavor. “There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment,” Pelley said. “And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president.” In...
  • Trump Pledges to ‘Take Care of ICE,’ Then Signs Bill Crippling Agency’s Power to Deport Illegals

    02/15/2019 10:36:36 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 62 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 2-15-19 | John Binder
    During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning, President Trump pledged to “take care” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents moments before signing policy into law that strips the agency of deportation powers. “ICE is abused by the press and by the Democrats,” Trump said. “And by the way, we’re going to be taking care of ICE. Whether we talk about the new bill … we’re going to be taking care of ICE. They wanted to get rid of ICE and the bill is just the opposite of that.” The bipartisan spending package, however,...
  • Judicial Watch: Docs Reveal FBI Cover Up of ‘Chart’ of Potential Violations of Law by Hillary ..

    02/15/2019 8:49:51 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 2/15/2019 | admin
    ‘I’ll make sure Andy tells Mike to keep these in his pocket’ Judicial Watch announced today it received 186 pages of records from the Department of Justice that include emails documenting an evident cover up of a chart of potential violations of law by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Judicial Watch obtained the records through a January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the DOJ failed respond to a December 4, 2017 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)). Judicial Watch is seeking all communications between FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI...
  • Democrat Presidential Hopefuls on Border: ‘Trump Is the Real National Emergency’

    02/15/2019 6:17:18 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 15 replies ^ | 2-15-19 | penny Starr
    Nine Democrat presidential hopefuls took to Twitter to express opposition to securing the southern U.S. border with Mexico through the declaration of a national emergency, ranging from claiming climate change is a greater threat than illegal immigration to saying President Trump is the real problem. After signing the so-called compromise border funding bill, Trump announced he would declare a national emergency to use funding from several federal resources to pay for the wall construction.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Valentines Tunes ~ 16 February 2019

    02/15/2019 6:04:49 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 156 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
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  • ’48-Hour Challenge’ (disappear) poses danger for those who participate and the community

    02/15/2019 4:01:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox4kc ^ | 2/12/19 | SHANNON O'BRIEN
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new social media challenge is gaining popularity among teens but not so much with police. Although teenagers might think the newest social media challenge is cool, the "48-Hour Challenge" only does two things: causes panic in parents and wastes valuable law enforcement resources. **SNIP** Lacy and others are very concerned about the latest challenge, where teens dare their friends to disappear for 48 hours with the goal that their name and/or picture will show up on social media. The missing teen gets points for each like, share and other viewer interactions. "We are going to...
  • Trump Knocks Coulter, Lauds Hannity, Limbaugh

    02/15/2019 3:38:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 67 replies ^ | 2-15-19 | President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed conservative commentator Ann Coulter while praising suppo
    President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed conservative commentator Ann Coulter while praising supporters Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, Mediaite reports. “Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do,” Trump said in response to a question from NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell about how much influence prominent conservatives in the media hold over his decisions.
  • Amazon had NYC in the bag. Then left-wing activists got fired up.[ WaPo & owner: NYC too liberal]

    02/15/2019 1:46:56 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 73 replies
    The deal drew opposition even before it was officially announced. The news that Amazon picked Queens as one of its coveted second headquarters in exchange for nearly $3 billion in tax subsidies broke the day before the 2018 midterm elections, and negative reactions from a newly energized left wing grew quickly in New York City. The company, valued at $800 billion as of early February, hosted a beauty pageant of a search for what was believed to be a single headquarters, only to split its workforce and settle on two already-thriving East Coast cities. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,...