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  • Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight

    01/19/2018 8:01:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity on Friday in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, leaving less than two hours for lawmakers to find a way to avert a midnight shutdown of much of the federal government.Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending bill, which had passed the House on Thursday. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, was trying to rally support for a shorter temporary spending measure that would allow both parties to save face.But...
  • Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May Have Paid Expenses for Anti-Trump Dossier Author

    01/19/2018 9:36:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | by Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier. Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the...
  • ‘Worse Than Watergate’: ‘Shocking’ House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ...

    01/19/2018 5:32:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2018 | KRISTINA WONG
    [FULL TITLE] ‘Worse Than Watergate’: ‘Shocking’ House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a “shocking” classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump campaign and called for it to be declassified and available to the public immediately. “It’s troubling. It is shocking,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Fox News. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to...
  • Congressman Matt Gaetz Leads 65 Lawmakers in Push for Release of Intelligence Committee’s FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 5:05:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies
    received via email | Jan 19, 2018 | Congressman Matt Gaetz
    Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep. Gaetz states, “the audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.” Cosigners of the letter include: Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs...
  • Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

    01/19/2018 2:34:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jan 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said. The 63-year-old Sotomayor, one of the nine-member court’s four liberal justices, was diagnosed as a child with type 1 diabetes and has openly discussed her experience with the chronic illness in the past. She was named to the court in 2009 by Democratic former President Barack Obama. “Justice Sotomayor experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning....
  • Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case

    01/19/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL AND MAX GREENWOOD
    The Justice Department announced Friday that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November... Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. He is widely expected to seek another term in office, though he has not made a formal announcement about his plans.
  • On Anniversary of Women’s March, Senator Murray Reflects on President Trump’s First Year

    01/19/2018 2:14:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Senator Patty Murray
    On Anniversary of Women’s March, Senator Murray Reflects on President Trump’s First Year
  • Secret House Republican memo causes new rifts over Russia investigation

    01/19/2018 2:10:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | by Chris Megerian
    Conservative Republicans are pushing to release a memo containing classified information about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, sparking new controversy in a case that has already caused deep partisan rifts. The contents of the four-page memo, which was written by staff working with Rep. Devin Nunes have not been publicly revealed. But President Trump’s allies in Congress say that they are explosive. Democrats on the committee have dismissed the memo as a dishonest attempt to undermine the Russia investigation, and Rep. Jackie Speier called it a “pack of lies.” Rep. Matt Gaetz said the information...
  • Roaring Economy: Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 45 Years, GOP Polling Rebounds

    01/19/2018 11:31:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Guy Benson
    If you're a Republican Trump supporter, the last few months have offered little in the way of positive polling news.  The last few days, however, have offered several glimmers of hope, all of which are linked to the robust economy.  We've been covering the drumbeat of upbeat economic news -- from low unemployment, to widespread optimism, to strong growth, to a booming stock market.  Here's a new piece of the larger puzzle, via the Washington Examiner: New applications for unemployment insurance benefits plunged by 41,000 to 220,000 in the second week of 2018, the Labor Department reported Thursday, the lowest level...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 212 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Rep Matt Gaetz on FISA Corruption Memo: “Very Foundations of Our Democracy” At Risk

    01/18/2018 3:06:29 PM PST · by detective · 113 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 18, 2018 | Sundance
    Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today released the following statement after reviewing information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including a memo held in the Congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) that contained previously-undisclosed information involving the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

    01/18/2018 1:55:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    MSN/Washington Tribune ^ | 1-18-2017 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes...
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • Trump's 'Fake News Awards' lead with CNN, ABC's Ross, NY Times' Krugman

    01/17/2018 6:18:35 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 01/17/18
    "2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90 percent of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative," according to the announcement. The awards, hosted on the GOP's national website, were unavailable immediately following Trump's tweet announcing them, likely from a traffic overload. "The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover," according to the GOP-hosted website. Krugman's No. 1 listing is contrasted with a headline that shows the Dow hitting a record high....
  • Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

    01/17/2018 7:44:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 17, 2018
    Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority. The poll, conducted for The New York Times, found that 46 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat support the plan, up from 37 percent in December.
  • President Trump Announces 'Fake News' Award Winners

    01/17/2018 6:11:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    President Trump announced the big winners of his highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” Wednesday. The New York Times topped the list with Paul Krugman’s claim that the economy would never recover from Trump’s victory. The GOP website post listing the awards crashed moments after President Trump tweeted the link likely due to the high volume of traffic. And the FAKE NEWS winners are...https://t.co/59G6x2f7fD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018 ABC, CNN, Time, and the Washington Post all won big awards.The list of eleven fake news reports include that time CNN edited a video to make it look as...
  • Federal Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law

    01/17/2018 2:28:37 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Hans von Spakovsky
    A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.” For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.” In 2011, the Alabama legislature passed a photo ID requirement for both in-person and absentee voting. The law was enacted in an effort to strengthen voter confidence and to reduce the potential for voter fraud...
  • Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

    01/17/2018 12:28:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as “horrible” on border security and “very, very weak” on reforms for the legal immigration system. The Senate proposal -- aimed at addressing Democrats’ demands for protections for young adults dubbed “Dreamers” brought to the United States illegally as children -- fell far short of what most Republicans believe needs to happen, Trump told Reuters in an interview. “It’s the opposite of what I campaigned for,” Trump said.
  • LIVE: Press Secretary Sarah Sanders URGENT White House Press Briefing on Trump Fake News Awards

    01/17/2018 10:01:30 AM PST · by Revel · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-17-18 | Golden State Times
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  • ‘Might as Well Roll It Straight Into the Trash Can’: Tom Cotton Shoots Down Expansive ‘Gang of Six’

    01/17/2018 8:32:43 AM PST · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE:‘Might as Well Roll It Straight Into the Trash Can’: Tom Cotton Shoots Down Expansive ‘Gang of Six’ DACA Amnesty The “Gang of Six” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be rolled “straight into the trash can,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says. On Wednesday, a group of six pro-amnesty Senators will roll out their expansive immigration amnesty plan that would not only give a pathway to U.S. citizenship beginning with 3.5 million DACA and DACA-eligible illegal aliens but also give amnesty to the parents...