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  • David Daleiden’s Attorneys: We Will Fight the Verdict Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood

    11/15/2019 5:17:37 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Tom Ciesielka
    Undercover journalist David Daleiden faced a major setback today in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court after a jury handed down a multi-million dollar (over $2.2 million) verdict under the federal Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, among others, in favor of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Thomas More Society has defended Daleiden against Planned Parenthood since the multibillion-dollar abortion provider sued him for exposing the corporation’s role in alleged illegal baby body parts trafficking. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and ten of its abortion affiliates after Daleiden’s 2015 release of a series of investigative videos...
  • Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

    11/15/2019 5:09:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    ap ^ | 11/15/2019 | LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”Unwilling to stay silent during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Trump focused even greater national attention on the House hearing by becoming a participant. He tweeted fresh criticism of her, saying that things “turned bad” everywhere she served before he fired her — a comment that quickly was displayed on a video screen in the hearing room. Rather than distract from the career diplomat’s...
  • Never Trump strategist outlines plan to remove Trump by secret vote

    11/15/2019 4:52:35 PM PST · by rintintin · 47 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Nov 12 2019 | Tim Pearce
    A former adviser to President George W. Bush has proposed a way for Senate Republicans to remove President Trump from office while avoiding accountability from angry Republican voters. Juleanna Glover is a veteran Washington hostess, lobbyist, and strategist who has worked on the staffs of Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Glover also advised Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain during his 2008 presidential run. Glover, 50, a longtime Trump critic who supported independent candidate Evan McMullin in 2016, proposed a strategy for Senate Republicans to oust Trump should the House follow through...
  • US Retirement Fund okays China investment After Senate Threat (TSP federal retirement fund)

    11/15/2019 4:48:49 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 6 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 11-14-2019 | Daniel Flatley
    The board that oversees retirement savings for U.S. government employees will allow one of its funds to invest in an international index that includes Chinese companies, despite the threat of legislation from lawmakers who say the investments will undermine national security and contribute to China’s economic and corporate growth.
  • Slavery in British Territory, Circa 1875 (Guess who is perpetrating it?)

    11/15/2019 4:33:51 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Circa1865 ^ | Jan 27, 2019
    Slavery in British Territory, Circa 1875 It is astonishing to many that as their former Northern colonies began a war in 1861 upon their Southern neighbors ostensibly because of African slavery, England would not have intervened with offers of compensated emancipation due to a guilty conscience. After all, the Royal African Company (RAC) was chartered by the Stuart family and London merchants in 1660 for the express purpose of trade along the West Coast of Africa. The RAC was led by the Duke of York, for whom New York City is named. In the 1680s, 5000 slaves were carried annually...
  • Lying to Congress –Yovanovitch Was Prepped by Obama Admin About Issues With Hunter Biden and Burisma

    11/15/2019 4:31:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 15 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 11/15/2019 | sundance
    Representative Elise Stefanik brought to light interesting information today surrounding how the Obama administration was concerned about issues surrounding Vice-President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his connection to a corrupt Ukraine company Burisma. This revelation directly contradicted the Yovanovitch opening statement. During questioning Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch admitted the Obama White House spent time briefing her on how to respond to congress if questions about Hunter Biden and Burisma were raised. This testimony highlights the concerns by the Obama administration about a clear issue with the Biden family and corrupt Ukraine interests.
  • California Sued Over Law Requiring Corporations To Adopt Woman Quotas

    11/15/2019 4:31:09 PM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    Reason ^ | November 14, 2019 | CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI
    A new lawsuit is challenging a California law that requires corporations to elect a minimum number of women to their boards of directors. On Wednesday, the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) sued California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the state official in charge of administering SB 826. That law, passed in 2018, requires that, by 2020, all publicly traded companies headquartered or incorporated in California have at least one woman on their board of directors. Come 2022, companies with five-member boards will need to have at least two female directors. Firms with six or more directors will need at least three...
  • Trump grants pardons to two service members in war-crimes cases

    11/15/2019 4:29:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 15 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump on Friday granted pardons to two U.S. service members in cases involving allegations of war crimes. SNIP “The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country.” “These actions are in keeping with this long history. As the President has stated, ‘when our soldiers have to fight for our country,...
  • Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers accused of war crimes,

    11/15/2019 4:26:15 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/19 | Melissa Leon, Lucas Tomlinson
    President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, the White House announced Friday.> Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance could be released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as Friday evening, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, will have the murder charge against him dropped.
  • How California Got Tough On Guns: Your Guide (long but informative with mild barf)

    11/15/2019 4:23:06 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    LAist ^ | November 14, 2019 | Ben Christopher
    THE BACKGROUND The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. As photos of gun-toting radicals from Oakland hit front pages across the country, many Americans were shocked to see who was embracing the Second Amendment. In California, as in most states at the time, there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The Panthers' efforts to "police the police" already had led Republican Assemblyman Don Mulford to propose legislation to ban the "open...
  • Prince Andrew interview: I let the side down by staying with Jeffrey Epstein

    11/15/2019 3:50:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 15 2019 | Emily Maitlis
    Prince Andrew has been facing questions for several months over his ties to Epstein, a 66-year-old American financier who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. In 2010, the prince was photographed walking with Epstein in New York's Central Park - two years after Epstein's first conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. Footage published by the Mail on Sunday showed the prince in Epstein's Manhattan mansion around the same time. Addressing his decision to stay with Epstein following the American's first conviction, Prince Andrew said: "That's the bit that… as it were, I kick myself for...
  • Powell Prods Congress

    11/15/2019 3:35:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | 11-15-19 | Dougas Eakin
    Although you might not have noticed — something else seems to have been going on — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spent Wednesday and Thursday testifying before Congress. In the end, he delivered a very simple and effective message: The Fed is successfully doing its job; maybe Congress should consider doing its job. As for the first, Powell reviewed the facts on the ground. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the 3rd quarter, disappointingly down a bit from 2018. The household sector remains strong, buoyed by a very solid labor market — 3.6 percent...

    11/15/2019 3:30:17 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 15 replies
    The American Report ^ | September 27, 2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    Complete title: THE REAL WHISTLEBLOWER STORY: DENNIS MONTGOMERY, THE HAMMER, THE HARD DRIVES, THE WIRETAPPING OF TRUMP, AND THE PROSECUTION OF GENERAL FLYNN By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | September 27, 2019 This is somewhat dated, however, it ties into what was used against President Trump and especially General Flynn. I thought it deserved another post if it had been posted before. The assault on President Trump by a partisan CIA operative and whistleblower who was placed in the White House to spy on the President is unparalleled in American history. While obstructionists roll out their latest hoax, the...
  • CNN obtains Holmes opening statement

    11/15/2019 3:19:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 98 replies
    Manu Raju @mkraju I obtained a copy of David Holmes' opening statement, saying that he heard Trump telling Gordon Sondland: "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" Sondland tells Trump: "He's gonna do it" and that Zelensky will do "anything you ask for."
  • Live: AG Barr speaks at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention

    11/15/2019 3:13:07 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/2019 | AG Barr
    U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr delivers the Barbara K Olson Lecture at the Federalist Society's 2019 National Lawyers Convention. This takes place amid the second day of the public impeachment proceedings.
  • Meet San Francisco's new lightning rod DA: Raised by Bill Ayers, worked for Hugo Chavez

    11/15/2019 2:42:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/19 | Tyler Olson
    Newly elected San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin grabbed headlines earlier this week after saying he would not prosecute “quality-of-life” crimes including public urination -- but that’s only part of what’s on the agenda for the 39-year-old former public defender with a past that's radical even by California standards.
  • Vanity Post: Louisiana Gubernatorial Run-Off Tomorrow

    11/15/2019 2:37:29 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 27 replies
    Everyone knows the much-anticipated Louisiana gubernatorial run-off is tomorrow. Trump visited yesterday. Here are the most recent polls I've seen: Mason-Dixon - 11/12/19 Edwards (D) - 48% Rispone (R) - 46% ******* JMC Analytics - 11/15/19 Rispone (R) - 46% Edwards (D) - 45% Are they other polls out there? What, if anything, are Freepers hearing about this race? Anyone wanna weight in on thoughts, predictions, etc, for tomorrow?
  • NBC signs Mueller 'pitbull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst

    11/15/2019 2:34:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 15 2019 | Joe Concha
    Andrew Weissmann, a former member of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel that investigated Russia interference in the 2016 election, has signed with NBC and MSNBC as a legal analyst, The Hill confirmed with the networks on Friday. Weissmann, who was dubbed a "pitbull" in a New York Times 2015 profile for his time in the Justice Department regarding tough tactics in prosecuting cases, made his debut on Wednesday when publicly televised impeachment proceedings kicked off. "The key thing that the Democrats have to think about is, where are you going to be at the end? What is it that you’re going...
  • Protests swell in Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

    11/15/2019 2:33:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    cbc ^ | Nov 13, 2019
    A day after Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales' supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters. "My commitment is to return democracy and tranquillity to the country," she said. "They can never again steal our vote." Bolivia's top constitutional court issued a statement late Tuesday laying out the legal justification for Anez taking the presidency — without mentioning her by name. Eduardo Gamarra, a Bolivian political scientist at Florida International University, said the constitution clearly states that Anez didn't need a congressional...
  • Dan Bongino Interviews President Trump

    11/15/2019 2:26:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The Dan Bongino Show ^ | 11/15/19 | Dan Bongino
    The interview starts at 4:50