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  • Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters

    03/28/2017 2:31:17 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/28/2017 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reshuffling of the party's organization that has been stung by recent crisis — and the DNC has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month.
  • Bill O'Reilly mocks Maxine Waters for 'James Brown wig'

    03/28/2017 2:19:56 PM PDT · by bogusname · 19 replies
    Bill O'Reilly said he thinks Maxine Waters needs her own comedy show.
  • U.N. Human Rights Adviser: Trump Won’t Last Four Years

    03/28/2017 2:00:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | March 28, 2017 | 4:21 AM EDT | By Patrick Goodenough
    A left-wing Swiss sociologist who advises the U.N. Human Rights Council predicts that President Trump will not serve a full term, saying that his tenure will be cut short either by psychiatric problems or insurmountable pressure. Jean Ziegler addresses a press conference at U.N. headquarters in New York in 2007 (UN Phot/Mark Garten) ============================================================================================================================ Jean Ziegler, who has a history of sympathizing with despotic regimes and criticizing the U.S. and Israel, told the Austrian daily Kurier that both impeachment or premature resignation were conceivable. “I do not believe that Trump will remain in office for four years,” he said in...
  • Mass. State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Immigrants To Imminent ICE Raids

    03/28/2017 1:46:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/17 | Christian Datco
    Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area. In the post, DuBois wrote, “ICE raid in Brockton (MA) on 3/28.”
  • McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off Supreme Court

    03/28/2017 1:38:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, was joined by five other senators who announced their intention to vote against Gorsuch. Republicans, who hold the majority in the Senate, are intent on getting Trump's choice confirmed before Congress' two-week break in mid-April. "Judge Gorsuch's hearing reinforced my fear that he would favor corporations and special interest elites at the expense of American workers and families," Durbin, a member of...
  • Maxine Waters to Trump supporters: “You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are”

    03/28/2017 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | AllahPundit
    It’s funny watching this speech a day after rumors circulated that the White House was planning to make some sort of major legislative outreach to the Congressional Black Caucus. I … don’t get the sense that Waters will be part of that effort.What’s her problem with Trump anyway? Thanks to pressure from the progressive base, Democrats in Congress are now duty bound to renounce him the way Catholics renounce Satan at a baptism, but Waters has been doing it with special relish. Last month she said of Trump and his cabinet, “This is a bunch of scumbags, that’s what...
  • Trump May Be Offering Coal Leases That `No One' Wants Right Now

    03/28/2017 1:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 03/28/2017
    President Donald Trump is expected to lift a moratorium on federal coal-mining leases -- though it probably won’t do the industry much good until years after he’s left office. That’s because U.S. coal companies including Peabody Energy Corp. won’t be looking to secure new reserves of the fossil fuel on federal land for years, especially as mining slows amid the sector’s worst downturn in generations. Production in Wyoming and Montana, where much of government coal is located, fell 18 percent in 2016 from the prior year. Coal’s share of U.S. power generation has plunged in the face of competition from...
  • Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic

    03/28/2017 1:15:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2017 | Steve Birr
    President Donald Trump is tapping GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the administration’s efforts to combat rampant opioid addiction and heroin abuse nationwide. Christie’s position is reportedly part of the White House Office of American Innovation, a new initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that is being described as a “SWAT team” of business leaders that will tackle a range of government failings. An anonymous White House spokesman said Monday the announcement is expected this week, after The Washington Post broke the development Sunday evening, reports The Associated Press.
  • Schumer headed for epic clash with McConnell

    03/28/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | March 28, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    At their first sit-down as party leaders in December, Chuck Schumer pledged to tell Mitch McConnell exactly what’s on his mind going forward — no subterfuge or backbiting. "You and Harry didn't get along,” Schumer recalled saying, referring to his predecessor, Harry Reid. “Each of you thought the other was a liar. But I've learned in life if people think people are liars, sometimes they misconceive things when they don’t know the whole story.” Schumer went on: “Mitch, I’m from Brooklyn. I will tell you what I think. Sometimes you’ll like it, sometimes you won’t. But I’m not going to...
  • House Democrat Dismisses Muslim Woman’s Charge Against Muslim Staffer, Citing Islamophobia

    03/28/2017 12:35:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Luke Rosiak
    Devout Muslims who called the police on their own relatives — who work as Democratic House IT staffers — are disgusted by Rep. Gregory Meeks being “hesitant to believe” the charges against them, with Meeks saying the allegations may have stemmed from Islamophobia. The New York Democrat’s IT staffer Hina Alvi and her husband, Imran Awan, have been banned from Congress by Capitol Police, suspecting them of criminal violations of network security in relation to congressional data. Imran’s brothers Abid and Jamal were also on the House payroll as IT workers and have been banned. But “I have seen no...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

    03/28/2017 12:33:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    President Trump signed on Tuesday a much-anticipated executive order intended to roll back most of President Barack Obama’s climate-change legacy, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy independence and to restore thousands of lost coal industry jobs. Flanked by coal miners at a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Trump signed a short document titled the “Energy Independence” executive order, directing the agency to start the legal process of withdrawing and rewriting the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s policies to fight global warming. The order also takes aim at a suite of narrower but...
  • The Feds Are Being Investigated

    03/28/2017 12:24:47 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Robb
    In a move that Democrats in the committee fought very hard to resist, a house panel has approved a legislation that will allow a government watchdog audit the federal reserve's spending. Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.
  • Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

    03/28/2017 12:14:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump's funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump's supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund government for the rest of 2017. Adding a supplemental spending bill requested by Trump to pay for military activities and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would complicate the talks and should be dealt with at...
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...
  • Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

    03/28/2017 11:46:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/27/17 | Emma Brown
    President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy. Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.” Leaders of the Republican majority claimed that...
  • FLASHBACK: Coverage Of Prostitution/Child Sex Abuse In Clinton State Dept.

    03/28/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 12, 2013 | Telegraph
    Among the allegations are claims that Howard Gutman, the US ambassador to Belgium, solicited sex from prostitutes and children in a public park. The claims of a cover-up were rejected by senior State Department officials, however they raise the prospect of further tainting the record of Hillary Clinton at the State Department, which is already under scrutiny for her handling of the Benghazi consulate attacks in September last year. A memo from the Department's inspector general, which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, said an investigator found evidence Mr Gutman "routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to...
  • McCain: Nunes has 'a lot of explaining to do'

    03/28/2017 11:42:16 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) needs to explain his visit to White House grounds one day before briefing President Trump on surveillance affecting his transition team. "I think there needs to be a lot of explaining to do,” McCain told “CBS This Morning.” “I’ve been around for quite a while and I’ve never heard of such thing.”
  • The G-Man Takes On Donald Trump

    03/28/2017 11:41:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    Copyright ©2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | March 27, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET | By WILLIAM MCGURN
    Critics now claim Chairman Nunes is too compromised by association with Mr. Trump to oversee an honest inquiry. But what of Mr. Comey? Many Democrats believe he cost Mrs. Clinton the election. Is it not at least possible he might see taking on Mr. Trump as an opportunity to redeem himself? It augurs ill when we forget political legitimacy is ultimately decided at the ballot box and look to the unelected for a political shortcut—whether this be a special prosecutor, an independent commission or an FBI director. So let Mr. Comey investigate. But it should not stop the intelligence committees...
  • How Much Money Do Sanctuary Cities Stand to Lose for Harboring Illegals?

    03/28/2017 11:33:15 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities that are harboring illegal aliens.  He said that the central government would withhold funding from the cities if they failed to comply with immigration agencies in the enforcement of immigration law.  So, just how much money do sanctuary cities stand to lose by failing to comply with the law?  It's a lot, nearly $27 billion! Keep in mind that President Donald Trump issued an executive order on January 25, 2017 to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities who would not comply with immigration law.  We have a pretty...
  • Republicans are poised to roll back landmark FCC privacy rules. Here’s what you need to know.

    03/28/2017 11:24:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/28/17 | Brian Fung
    House Republicans are expected to vote Tuesday to repeal a set of historic privacy protections for Web users, in a sharp pivot away from the Internet policies of the Obama administration. President Trump is expected to sign the measure if it passes. Tuesday's vote is likely to lend momentum to a broader rollback of Obama-era policies, particularly in the technology sector. And it empowers Internet providers to enter the $83 billion market for online advertising, where the ability to collect, store, share and sell consumers' behavioral information is directly linked to companies' bottom line. Proponents of the repeal argue the...
  • The Cost of Curbing Climate Change

    03/28/2017 11:23:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Joseph Aldy
    On average, every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere imposes damages equal to about $40. The social cost of carbon represents the damages of one ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the air. To estimate it, economists run models that forecast varying levels of carbon dioxide emissions. They can then model and compare two forecasts – one with slightly higher emissions than the other. The difference in total climate change damages represents the social cost of carbon. Some model scenarios, based on admittedly extreme assumptions, produce negative SCC estimates – that is, they find that carbon pollution is...
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • White House Restarts Talks With Freedom Caucus To Repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:18:28 AM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    White House restarts talks with Freedom Caucus to repeal Obamacare, NYT reports
  • Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Those With Protective Orders to Carry Guns

    03/28/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit. House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued. It would then give anyone with an active order an additional 45 days to carry concealed should they apply for a permanent concealed-handgun permit, which can take up to 45 days to process. The person with the protective order...
  • Report: Freedom Caucus 'Secret Pact' Impeded GOP Efforts To Overturn Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:01:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 28th 2017 GMT
    The House Freedom Caucus, composed mostly of more right-wing members of the Republican party, had reportedly made a pact to band together in the recent fight over health care. Based on interviews with numerous insiders, Politico described the pact as requiring that "No member would commit his vote before consulting with the entire group — not even if [President] Trump himself called to ask for an on-the-spot commitment." The site goes on to reveal that the plan, conceived by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and agreed to by 28 of around 36 Freedom Caucus lawmakers, was put in place "to bind...
  • White House Denies Claims That Former Attorney-General Sally Yates’ Testimony Was Blocked

    03/28/2017 10:41:11 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Several Democrats expressed outrage on Monday after letters surfaced that they said suggested the White House tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before a House Intelligence Committee in its probe of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. "It sounds like an effort to try and muzzle persons who have information and the ability to shed light on this investigation," Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC. [Dem Rep found out intel meetings cancelled through 'media reports'] White House officials and House Intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Califonia...
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer Pleads Guilty For Role in $550 Million...

    03/28/2017 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 19 replies
    A Social Security disability lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for thousands of claimants. Eric Christopher Conn, 56, of Pikeville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of theft of government money and one count of payment of gratuities. Sentencing is set for July 14, 2017.
  • Devin Nunes must Stay Strong

    03/28/2017 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Siram · 18 replies ^ | 3-28-2017 | Bev
    Please call Devin Nunes' office and tell him to stand strong. Also I'm sure he would appreciate your prayers. 559-733-3865
  • Brockton lawmaker to illegal immigrants: Stay inside, feds are coming

    03/28/2017 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 27 replies
    Brockton Enterprise ^ | 03/28/17 | Marc Larocque
    "A state lawmaker from Brockton released an online message on Tuesday warning undocumented immigrants to stay indoors on Wednesday to evade a raid by federal law enforcement tate Rep. Michelle DuBois said she got information from a friend in the Latino community, warning that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be conducting a "raid" in Brockton on Wednesday. DuBois included the message in a post on Facebook
  • New Clinton Email Lawsuit Seeks Damage Assessment for Criminal Handling of Classified Emails

    03/28/2017 9:11:24 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 9 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    As Obamagate continues to take center stage, many Americans' attention spans have grown weary with scandal after scandal from the Obama administration.  One of those scandals, which was an admitted violation of federal law by FBI Director James Comey, involves the illegal private email server of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  That also led to the discovery of hundreds of classified emails and documents being sent and received via that server, which was against the law.  Now a new lawsuit has been filed to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her crimes against the people of the united States in this...
  • Trump Calls for Investigation into the Clintons’ Russian Ties

    03/28/2017 9:09:54 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday evening and asked why aren’t congressional lawmakers probing the various deals, transactions, and connections former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have to Russia. “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech,” read Trump’s first tweet, which was followed by, “…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
  • Alabama Congressman Files One-Sentence Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 9:01:06 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 27, 2017 | Carter
    Short, sweet and to the point . . . ..................................................................... (Original Signature of Member) 115 TH CONGRESS 1 ST H. R. ll To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. B ROOKS of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on A BILL To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- tives of the United States of America...
  • Obamacare Repeal & Replace 2.0: Where Do We Go from Here?

    03/28/2017 8:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 28, 2017 | Devon Herrick
    The failed House Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA) was always a work in progress. The three-phased approach to reform health care called for passage of the AHCA to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes and mandates; and slow the growth in Medicaid as (i.e. phase one). Phase two was the selective removal of Obamacare regulations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Phase three was to be a forthcoming health care bill to revamp onerous insurance regulations. Passage of the AHCA (the Obamacare repeal bill) would have resulted in numerous benefits – getting rid of the individual...
  • Dick Cheney: Russian Election Interference Possibly ‘Act of War’

    03/28/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 135 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Petra cahill
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election could be interpreted by some as an "act of war." "There was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic, fundamental democratic processes," Cheney said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "In some quarters that would be considered an act of war." Cheney's statement comes at a time when both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees are investigating alleged Russian meddlin in the election that brought President Donald Trump to...
  • Republicans Move to Strengthen Protections for Interstate Travel by Gun Owners

    03/28/2017 8:42:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/26/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced a bill to the Senate on March 14 that would institute new protections for gun owners who travel across state lines with their firearms. The Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act, also introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R., Va.) to the House of Representatives in January, would expand and clarify the interstate firearm transportation rules instituted under the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986. Under that law, Americans are allowed to transport firearms from one state where they can legally possess them to another so long as certain requirements are met, such as the...
  • House Intel Committee Cancels Meetings Amid Calls for Devin Nunes to Step Down

    03/28/2017 8:34:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/28/2017 | Erik Ortiz
    The House Intelligence Committee has scrapped the rest of its meetings this week as calls intensify for Chairman Devin Nunes to step down following his admission that he met with a secret source at the White House to review intelligence reports. The decision to cancel the meetings was confirmed on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" by Rep. Jim Himes — among the Democrats on the committee demanding that Rep. Nunes recuse himself from the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year's election. Himes said an intelligence committee meeting Monday was canceled, as well as an open hearing set for Wednesday and...
  • California ACLU Official: "White People Dead in 5 years"

    03/28/2017 8:32:22 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    This occurred at a city council meeting recently in Rialto, California:
  • Illegal immigrant in NYC thinks “it sucks” that he’s being deported

    03/28/2017 8:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    We’re seeing a theme in media coverage of deportations this month and much of it centers around whether or not ICE should be arresting illegal immigrants in or around courthouse grounds. The New York Daily News tossed out another grenade in the debate this week and they employ the increasingly common tactic of finding someone they view as being relatively benign to pose as the face of the illegal immigrant community which is currently “under attack” by Donald Trump’s administration. The subject of this story is Floyel Stapleton, an illegal alien from the Caribbean who was recently arrested while...
  • Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

    03/28/2017 8:29:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Statae Journal ^ | 27 mar 2017 | Scott Bauer
    Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also allow licensed concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into places where they are currently barred, including school buildings, unless signs are posted prohibiting them. "We're just removing the barrier of the concealed carry permit to give them their constitutional right," said the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski of Irma. She and Sen. Dave Craig, a Republican from Big Bend, began circulating the measure on Tuesday for co-sponsors.
  • Calls grow for Nunes to step aside in Russia probe

    03/28/2017 8:26:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Tom LoBianco, Phil Mattingly and Eli Watkins
    (CNN)Key House Democrats are calling on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, widening a stunning partisan split over the probe. "The Chair of the House Intelligence has a serious responsibility to the Congress and to the country," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement to CNN Monday evening. "Chairman Nunes' discredited behavior has tarnished that office. (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan must insist that Chairman Nunes at least recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation immediately. That leadership is long overdue." Her request came a little...
  • Federal Government Solicits Design Proposals for Border Wall With Mexico

    03/28/2017 8:13:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Builders take note: The Trump administration is now soliciting design proposals and prototypes for a roughly 2,000-mile-long wall along the border with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection published two requests for proposals late Friday, which included the specifications it expects for an American-Mexican barrier meant to deliver on President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall." The agency provided 11 threshold requirements for the wall, which it says "shall be physically imposing in height." The wall needs to be 30 feet tall — although "heights of at least 18 feet may be acceptable" — and it should...
  • Los Angeles mayor vows to fight Trump administration attempt to strip ‘sanctuary city’ funding

    03/28/2017 8:00:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 03/28/2017 | Elizabeth Chou
    Responding to the latest warnings by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Justice funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he will fight efforts by the Trump administration to take away federal funding needed for law enforcement in Los Angeles. Garcetti said that such actions would be unconstitutional, adding that the city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.” “Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people,” he said. “We will...
  • Health Care and We, The People

    03/28/2017 7:56:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The Obamacare debacle -- we might as well call it by its right name -- underscores an abiding truth about democratic politics; to wit, politicians rarely get anything important done. Theirs, save on rare occasions, is the wrong forum for doing important things. In politics, you work with open minds and closed minds and reprobates and time-servers, along with the occasional statesman or patriot: the whole assemblage representing a hundred different points of view -- or no point of view at all. You work to scrape together consensus. Sometimes you succeed, especially on smaller matters. Just as often you fail,...
  • Border wall ask: $1 billion for 62 miles

    03/28/2017 7:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/28/2017 | By Tal Kopan, Curt Devine, Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    Washington (CNN)The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles -- including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border. The $999 million requested by the White House in its budget supplement for just defense and border security spending would cover just 48 miles of new wall, according to justification documents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by CNN. The documents describe exactly where the administration hopes to put its first installment of the border wall, as it described its modest 2017 funding ask. The money will fund 14 miles of new...
  • Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

    03/28/2017 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2017 | By Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous
    The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. Yates and...
  • JAMES COMEY And Rogers Refuse To Show Up On Capitol Hill TODAY For Classified Hearing!

    03/28/2017 7:35:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 62 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Talk about angry…I am angry! I was going to cover the hearing today March 28, 2017 on Capitol Hill of the House Intelligence Committee classified hearing of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Rogers. HOWEVER, they sent message they would not be available today. WOW, that is outrageous! They were to be questioned about the information Rep. (R-C) Devin Nunes has discovered concerning the revelation that the Trump Transition Team has been incidentally surveilled in November and December of 2016 and January of 2017. Names of US citizens were unmasked and widely disseminated throughout the network. The unmasking of...
  • Wounded Warrior Project Exonerated After Vicious #FakeNews Smears by NY Times and CBS

    03/28/2017 7:33:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    The New York Times and CBS News published vicious hit pieces on The Wounded Warrior Project in early 2016. Recently the injured veterans charity was exonerated. But The New York Times and CBS have yet to post corrections to their smear reports. Meanwhile, wounded veterans suffer. Here are a few snippets from Freedom Daily on the controversy. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has been helping injured veterans since its inception in 2003, 2 years after the deadly terror attacks that rocked the nation on 9-11. Since its inception, the organization became the #1 veterans charity in the world. This year,...
  • ‘Bring it on!’: Lindsey Graham and constituents shout over each other in latest town hall debacle

    03/28/2017 7:23:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Inundated with boos from a raucous town hall crowd, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) snapped back, lashing out at one attendee for asking a “garbage” question and slamming many for not accepting the result of the 2016 presidential election. Toward the end of the hour-long town hall in Columbia, S.C., people were standing up. “Your last term! Your last term!” they chanted. The senator fired back, telling the crowd that he does not and will not worry about losing his job in the 2020 election. “Good! Good! Come on, bring it on! Bring it on!” Graham said. “If I win,...
  • LA, NYC and Chicago Vow fight Against Trump and Illegal Immigration

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    03/28/2017 6:58:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
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