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  • Trump says he would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election — reversing his stance from 2016

    06/24/2019 5:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jason Silverstein
    President Trump said Monday that he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy if it came up before the 2020 election — a reversal on his stance from the 2016 race. This comes weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also appeared to change his mind and said that he, too, would fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 vote. "Would I do that? Of course," Mr. Trump told The Hill in an interview when asked about filling a potential vacancy. "If we could get him approved, I would definitely do it," he added. "No, I'd do it...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump on reparations: 'I don't see it happening'

    06/24/2019 5:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jordan Fabian, Brett Samuels and Saagar Enjeti
    President Trump on Monday said he doesn't believe the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves, an idea that has gained traction among some Democrats. "I don’t see it happening," Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill. The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing on the issue in a decade earlier this month, and a handful of Democratic presidential candidates seeking to challenge Trump in 2020 have broached the idea. "I think it’s a very unusual thing," Trump said of the possibility of reparations. "You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting...
  • How Trump's sanctions are crippling Iran's economy

    06/24/2019 5:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | June 24, 2019 | Srinivas Mazumdaru
    The US move to reimpose sanctions on Iran and choke off the last remaining sources of Tehran's oil revenue has crippled the Iranian economy. For many ordinary Iranians, it's becoming increasingly hard to get by. US President Donald Trump has slapped fresh sanctions on Iran as part of his "maximum pressure" campaign against the Middle Eastern nation. Trump's executive order on Monday targeted none other than Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his associates with financial sanctions. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Trump's order will lock up billions of additional dollars in Iranian assets. Tehran and Washington are...
  • Fox News’ Shep Smith Compares Trump Admin ‘Horrifying’ Treatment of Migrant Children to War Crimes

    06/24/2019 4:13:31 PM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2019 | PAM KEY
    Monday on Fox News Channel, anchor Shepard Smith criticized the Trump administration for their alleged treatment of migrant children. Smith said, “Dirty and hungry children sleeping on concrete floors without blankets, toothpaste, soap or diapers. Some kids found covered in mucus. Some 3-year-olds being cared for by 7-year-olds and 8-year-olds. Horrifying. Both President Trump and Vice President Pence defended the treatment of migrant children. Yesterday, the VP tried to shift the blame to Democrats in Congress.”
  • Supreme Court rules 'crime of violence' law is unconstitutionally vague

    06/24/2019 3:54:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | june 24, 2019
    - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law requiring longer prison sentences for using a gun during a "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague. The court voted 5-4 stating the law "provides no reliable way" to determine which offenses qualify as crimes of violence. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion on behalf of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. "In our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all," Gorsuch wrote. "Only the people's elected representatives in Congress have the power to write new federal criminal laws. And when...
  • Star-Studded Cast to Perform Live Reading of the Mueller Report

    06/24/2019 3:49:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    VAriety ^ | 6-24-2019 | Mackenzie Nichols
    Haven’t perused the Mueller report yet? A star-studded cast, including Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and John Lithgow, can read it to you. For one night only on Monday, June 24, stars will perform a live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” Robert Schenkkan’s stage adaptation of the Mueller report. The live performance will be streamed online only on the website for Law Works. The stream will begin at 9 p.m. EDT. The cast of the event also includes Justin Long, Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon, and Zachary Quinto, among...
  • Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election

    06/24/2019 3:48:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | june 24, 2019
    President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there's a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election. “Would I do that? Of course,” Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill when asked if he would try to fill a high court vacancy during election season. The position is an apparent reversal for the president, who as a candidate in 2016 backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision to block President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the high court. But the president denied that his position was an about-face, since...
  • DOJ Confirms Flynn Defense Team Never Received Transcript of Flynn/Kislyak Phone Call

    06/24/2019 3:22:07 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 24, 2019 | sundance
    When General Michael Flynn entered into the seemingly coerced plea agreement with the special counsel team and prosecutor Brandon Van Grack (November 30, 2017), he gave up the right to defense discovery in his case. In hindsight this will likely be viewed a mistake. (h/t Techno Fog) During a court appearance today by new attorney Mrs. Sidney Powell, the topic of needing a classified security clearance -to review documents- was raised. The DOJ responded to the assertion by saying no classified information was provided to the prior Flynn defense team, therefore Ms. Powell doesn’t need not carry that concern.
  • Trump DHS Secretary McAleenan gave to solely Democrats for years, FEC filings show

    06/24/2019 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    ... McAleenan allegedly leaked a nationwide Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid to the media last week, forcing the administration to cancel the extensive undertaking after months of planning. "He has proven his political leanings in his actions, including his campaign contributions," Judd wrote in a Fox News op-ed. "By definition, Kevin McAleenan should be considered anti-Trump."
  • Lindsey Graham’s Amnesty-for-Migration-Fix Swap Gets Boost from Donald Trump’s Deportation Delay

    06/24/2019 3:01:59 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 27 replies
    politically correct Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2019 | politically correct Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s decision to delay a small-scale deportation operation has created an opening for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s push to swap an amnesty for border reforms, say pro-immigration reformers. Graham already “is negotiating with [Democratic Sen. Richard] Durbin — [and] he’s not pulling the Republicans together” to present a united front, said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. On June 19, for example, Graham told Democratic Senators at a committee meeting that he is willing to trade an amnesty to get a border fixes. “I am willing to deal with DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals]...
  • Criminal Defendants Score As Gorsuch Joins Liberals

    06/24/2019 2:33:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | June 24, 2019 11:38 AM ET | Kevin Daley
    Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the Supreme Court’s liberal wing to strike down a federal criminal law as unconstitutionally vague Monday. The law at issue involved additional penalties for offenders who use guns to commit “crimes of violence.” Monday’s decision is the second time that Gorsuch has delivered the fifth vote with the liberals to strike down a law on vagueness grounds. Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc to deal victory for criminal defendants Monday, striking down a federal law that punishes gun crimes as unconstitutionally vague. The law at issue authorizes heightened penalties for individuals...
  • Joe Biden Links Trump Presidency to Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    06/24/2019 2:10:02 PM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Appearing Saturday on MSNBC with Al Sharpton, 2020 frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden said the presidency of Donald Trump has “awakened” Americans akin to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
  • Trump signs executive order calling for upfront disclosure of hospital costs

    06/24/2019 1:47:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 59 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | June 24,, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump on Monday signed an executive order demanding the upfront disclosure by hospitals of the actual prices for common tests and procedures. Trump's order also requires that patients be told ahead of time what their out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copays will be for many procedures. “This landmark initiative continues our work to put American patients first,” Trump said at the White House. “We are fundamentally changing the nature of the health care marketplace.”
  • Disgusting: Slimy Democrats Were Taking Photos of Hope Hicks During Her Testimony

    06/24/2019 1:33:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats on Capitol Hill want Americans to believe they're super serious about conducting oversight of the Trump administration, but their behavior last week again proves the opposite. They are unprofessional and unserious hacks out to attack President Trump and anyone who dares to work for him. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks testified behind closed doors in front of the House Judiciary Committee last week. She flew in from California with a team of lawyers to do so after already cooperating for hours with the Mueller investigation. During her testimony, Democrats were taking photos of her. It got...
  • Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comment

    06/24/2019 12:49:01 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/24/2019 | Katherine Hignett
    Shortened title. Full title: Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate' Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to spar with Republicans over her claim that U.S. migrant detention centers are "concentration camps" over the weekend. Ocasio-Cortez blasted Iowa representative Steve King Sunday after he asked her to visit the site of Nazi death camp Auschwitz with a Holocaust memorial group. Declining his invite, she pointed out King had met with a far-right Austrian group during his own trip to the camp, as The Washington Post noted last October. Ocasio-Cortez described migrant detention facilities at...
  • Holocaust Museum Condemns Comparisons Of Border Security To Concentration Camps

    06/24/2019 12:20:46 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2019 | Tristan Justice
    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum released a statement Monday rejecting comparisons between migrant detention centers in the United States and the events that took place in the early 20th century. “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other event, whether historical or contemporary,” the Museum stated. “That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.” The Museum continued: “[A] statement ascribed to a Museum staff historian regarding recent attempts to analogize the situation on...
  • Comey’s FBI Agent Peter Strzok Manipulated Search Warrant For Weiner’s Laptop To PROTECT HILLARY

    06/24/2019 11:26:53 AM PDT · by bitt · 92 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 6/24/2019 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    FBI agent Peter Strzok secretly manipulated the warrant to search Anthony Weiner’s laptop in order to protect Hillary Clinton from prosecution. This is just one of the shocking details that have emerged about how James Comey’s FBI and Democrats covered for Anthony Weiner’s sex crimes in order to protect Hillary Clinton from exposure and prosecution during the presidential election. Weiner was even getting paid to work for a firm inside a known Democratic National Committee satellite office alongside a DNC official. (RELATED: Woman Found Dead, Stuffed Inside Garbage Chute At Anthony Weiner’s Apartment Building). Meanwhile, James Comey incredulously claimed that...
  • How Hope Hicks’s Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative

    06/24/2019 11:13:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Margot Cleveland
    “And how was the media mischaracterizing Donald Trump, Jr.’s remarks?” Lieu quizzed. The media “made it seem like there was Russian money coming into the Trump Organization in a way that was inappropriate or somehow sinister,” when Trump Jr., was merely “describing the kinds of clientele that were purchasing luxury apartments, both in New York City, Chicago, and in South Florida.” “They’re a luxury, globally recognized real estate company,” Hick explained, so “it would be odd if [the Trump Organization] weren’t selling to people just because they’re affiliated with Russia.” By the end of her nearly eight hours of testimony...
  • Pelosi’s Border Bill Should Be Dead On Arrival

    06/24/2019 10:29:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 24,2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s 934.5 million for processing facilities, food, water, sanitary items, blankets, etc. $866 million would go to “reduce reliance on influx shelters to house children.” Another $200 million is allocated to develop an “integrated, multi-agency processing center pilot program for families.” You’re probably getting the idea. There’s another serious poison pill in the package as well. One provision would, “require the federal government to prospectively notify illegal immigrants that if they bring an unaccompanied child into the country and sponsor them, their illegal status would in no way be used against them, a source said, and that the child will...
  • Veritas – Google Exec Decries Trump’s Election: ‘How Do We Prevent It from Happening Again’

    06/24/2019 10:08:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-24-2019 | Alum Bokari
    Undercover videos recorded by Project Veritas reveals that Google is determined to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020, and is altering its products with this aim in mind. The report includes undercover footage featuring a top Google executive, Jen Gennai, discussing how Google might prevent an electoral outcome like 2016 from happening again. Here’s what Gennai says in the undercover video: We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, happened there...