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  • Christine Ford Meets Deadline By Not Agreeing To Terms

    09/22/2018 3:13:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22,2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The deadline in question was not an offer to extend negotiations. We’ve already heard the answer that Ford is busy, dealing with intrusions and all the rest. She has had plenty of time to prepare for a trip to provide testimony that she requested. The meeting is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Given the way the committee has bent over backward, offering her multiple settings, including flying out to hear her testimony in California, with no need to travel, this is preposterous. The way things have been going thus far, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Grassley wind...
  • The Dangers of ‘Believe Women’

    09/22/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 25 replies
    www.DailySignal.Com ^ | September 19, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your blanket “Believe Women” bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul. A certain class of never Trump-harumphers are leading the charge on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s memory-addled partisan accuser Christine Blasey Ford — who cannot recall the year she was allegedly traumatized, where it happened, who threw the party that paralyzed her for nearly four decades, how many were in...
  • Democrats have abandoned the presumption of innocence

    09/22/2018 11:43:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Rich Lowrey
    Christine Blasey Ford deserves a hearing, although at the moment she doesn’t seem to want one. What she doesn’t deserve is to be believed automatically because she’s a woman making an accusation. When our system of justice is at its best, it judges each individual — the accuser and the accused — fairly, on the basis of the evidence, and with an adversarial process that has proved over the centuries the best way to ascertain the truth. Ford’s charge is serious by any standard, and despite the shameful way it was handled — Dianne Feinstein sat on it for weeks,...
  • Christine Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees 2 Senate testimony re sex..

    09/22/2018 11:38:50 AM PDT · by tinyowl · 312 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | J David
  • Does Grassley have a spine - live thread

    09/22/2018 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 327 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Around an hour and a half to go....again. Will the second trombone player grow a pair?
  • Kavanaugh a 'man of integrity,' Pence tells Values Voter Summit

    09/22/2018 9:58:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    Vice President Mike Pence praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a “man of integrity” and said it has been “disgraceful” how some Democrats have handled the confirmation process. Speaking at the Values Voters Summit, Mr. Pence said Mr. Kavanaugh has “impeccable credentials and a proven judicial philosophy” and said he has established a “strong record of support for limited government, religious liberty and our Second Amendment.”
  • Weekly Update: Kavanaugh Deserves A Vote. Now.

    09/22/2018 9:26:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Once Again The Deep State Digs In Its Heels The Secret Service Doesn’t Want You To Know What Presidential Travel Costs Bill and Hillary Are Still Using Influence to Spread the Cash An Immigration Cash Cow for the Establishment Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process in their attack on Judge Kavanaugh. Their latest...
  • The Most Important Election in 222 Years

    09/22/2018 9:24:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2018 | Gregory Buls
    In 1796, America under George Washington enjoyed peace and prosperity unforeseen by even the most optimistic Founders. The election of 1796 was arguably the most important in the nation's history because it represented our first true transfer of power. Many had urged Washington to be king. Instead, he willingly gave his power back to the people, who then placed it into the hands of our second president, John Adams. Though Adams beat Thomas Jefferson by a mere three electoral votes – and won just 71 out of 276 cast – thoughts of monarchy were forgotten, and America was set on...
  • Portland grants $500K for immigrants' attorney fees (OR)

    09/22/2018 9:06:06 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/21/2018 | Gordon Friedman
    The council approved a $500,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Oregon, which will use the money to hire attorneys and paralegals to represent potential deportees. A minimum of 60 people are to receive attorney help under the grant, according to the agreement. At least 50 of those "will receive a screening for service eligibility," though no eligibility conditions are listed.
  • Bluff Called: Grassley Gives Debra Katz & Co. One More Day("Moron" grassly cave in)

    09/22/2018 9:02:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/22/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday evening, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave attorney Debra S. Katz an ultimatum - agree to reasonable testimonial terms for her client and alleged sexual assault survivor Professor Christine Blasey Ford by 10:00 PM Friday or the Senate would go ahead and vote on Monday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In return, Katz accused the senator of establishing an "arbitrary" deadline and flatly declined to comply with his request and instead asked for one more day. Shortly after midnight, Sen. Grassley agreed to give Katz and her client one more day.
  • German politics fragment as support for big parties erodes

    09/22/2018 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.21.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    For most of Germany’s postwar history, the conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) were the undisputed twin poles of German politics. Known as Volksparteien, literally “popular parties,” these big-tent associations of interests have led every government since 1949. They were the German equivalents of the Republicans and Democrats in the United States or Tories and Labour in the United Kingdom. But their popularity is eroding alarmingly. In the words of venerable German political scientist Herfried Münkler, the Volksparteien look increasingly like “last year’s models.” The most recent Deutschlandtrend survey, published on September 20, put support for the CDU/CSU at...
  • Feinstein: The Greater of Two Evils

    09/22/2018 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | Dennis Lund
    Her release of the Christine Ford allegations against Judge Kavanaugh should forever put to rest any idea that this woman has any level of ethics or respect for our constitutional system. The senator's actions are worthy of being censured for withholding information from the committee. Unfortunately, the Republicans lack the requisite spherical objects to do so. The incident was known to DiFi back in July, but she kept quiet, holding it like an ace up her sleeve. We can only guess her reasons for this. Two possibilities spring to mind. First, she was holding on to it for the purpose...
  • Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life (T)

    09/22/2018 8:05:17 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 90 replies
    When Donald Trump won his upset presidential victory in 2016, Christine Blasey Ford’s thoughts quickly turned to a name most Americans had never heard of but one that had unsettled her for years: Brett M. Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh — a judge on the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia — was among those mentioned as a possible replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016. When Trump nominated Neil M. Gorsuch, Ford was relieved but still uneasy. Then Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement and Ford, 51, began fretting again. “Her mind-set was,...
  • Steve Schmidt: Kavanaugh Is a Lose-Lose for GOP — There Is a ‘Blue Tsunami’ Coming

    09/22/2018 8:03:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former campaign strategist for George W. Bush and the late John McCain’s 2008 fail presidential campaign Steve Schmidt said in the midterm elections, Republican lawmakers were in a “lose-lose” situation concerning President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Schmidt said “They’re in a lose-lose situation now. You would see a demoralized base. It would be a major defeat for the president. He will be seen to have backed down. The base will be angry. It will be enraged at Republican Senators who they think will have betrayed the president. But also if they force it through...
  • Grassley agrees to give Ford more time to decide on Senate testimony (2:30 PM Saturday)

    09/22/2018 8:00:59 AM PDT · by jstolzen · 238 replies
    Washington (CNN)Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley agreed late Friday night to allow the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more time to decide whether to testify before Congress. Apparently (per the article) the new deadline is 2:30 PM Saturday. God only knows if Grassley and the committee actually mean it this time.
  • Largest Trade Deficit By Country

    09/22/2018 7:55:02 AM PDT · by central_va · 16 replies
    worldsrichestcountries.com ^ | as of July 2015 | Unk
    As of July 2015, the USA's annual trade deficit of $803B was more then the next 14 largest debtor nations combined!
  • Grassley agrees to give Ford more time.

    09/22/2018 7:09:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-22-2018
    Grassley agreesto give Ford more time.
  • ICE arrests take Madison officials by surprise (Sanctuary City, WI)

    09/22/2018 6:34:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    Madistan.com ^ | Abigail Becker
    Madison officials believe six people were taken into custody Friday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a targeted effort in the city. The arrests came as a surprise to city and police officials and few details are known about the situation. Mayor Paul Soglin reaffirmed at a Friday news conference that ICE’s actions are “contrary to city policy.” “We want to find out everyone who was taken by ICE, so we can make contact with them and do our best job to ensure that their rights are protected,” Soglin said. “That’s the first and highest priority.” Ald. Shiva Bidar, District...
  • Chaos or not, Trump racking up record of foreign policy success

    09/22/2018 4:04:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegram ^ | September 22, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    In his new book “Fear,” Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Let’s f------ ing kill him!” Trump told Mattis, according to the book. “Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f---ing lot of them.” Mattis, Woodward writes, assured the president that “he would get right on it.” But as soon as Mattis hung up the phone, he told...
  • Cosby Judge Forbids Testimony by Other Accusers at Sentencing

    09/22/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Graham Bowley
    The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case on Thursday denied a prosecution request to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing from women who say he molested them but whose accusations never led to criminal charges. It was not immediately clear whether the judge intended to block all testimony from women who had given their accounts at Mr. Cosby’s trial in April because he asked for clarification on whether prosecutors intended to bring the women forward as part of the sentencing hearing. He asked them to clarify that point within 24 hours. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania had asked that an...