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  • House Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies

    09/24/2018 8:26:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Monday threatened to bring articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he won't testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Gaetz said on Fox Business Network's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" that Rosenstein needs to testify regarding the bombshell New York Times report that he allegedly discussed wearing a wire to record President Trump. Gaetz said that he and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) are prepared to bring impeachment articles against Rosenstein if committee leadership won't force him to testify. "If our leadership will not put Rod Rosenstein in that witness...
  • Man Arrested Near Los Angeles With Two Active IEDs

    09/24/2018 8:16:23 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 12 replies
    pj ^ | 09/24/2018 | Patrick Poole
    Police near Los Angeles arrested a man following a traffic stop last week after they discovered two active IEDs in his vehicle. Saleh Ali, 47, is being charged with transportation and possession of destructive devices according to a press release by the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
  • Ford's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment

    09/24/2018 8:01:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Jordain Carney
    A lawyer for Christina Blasey Ford—the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—raised concerns on Monday about the setup for a public hearing where Ford will testify later this week. Michael R. Bromwich, a lawyer for Ford, said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the plan for Thursday's public hearing "does not appear designed to provide Dr. Blasey Ford with fair and respectful treatment." The letter casts some doubt on the deal Ford's team made with Senate Judiciary leaders to appear at a hearing on Thursday. Bromwich in...
  • Poll: Democrats Lose Advantage with Middle Class Americans, Gender Gap Collapses

    09/24/2018 7:47:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | John Carney
    The Democratic Party’s advantage among American women suffered a six percent swing over the past year, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Women are still more likely to view the Democrats favorably than they are Republicans, but the difference has contracted. A year ago, 35 percent of women said they viewed Republicans favorably. Democrats had a 14 point advantage, with 49 percent viewing the party favorably. In the latest poll, the GOP favorability rating rose to 40 percent. The Democrat favorability fell by one point. That leaves Democrats with just an 8 point advantage.Democrats have completely lost their advantage...
  • Collins: Second Kavanaugh accuser should speak with Senate panel under oath

    09/24/2018 7:40:59 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), a critical swing vote in the Supreme Court fight, said on Monday that she believed a woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct should speak with Senate staff under oath. "I believe that the committee investigators should reach out to Deborah Ramirez to question her under oath about what she is alleging happened," Collins told reporters, when asked what she made of the latest allegation against Kavanaugh. Asked if she believed Ramirez should appear at a Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday, Collins added that she didn't. "No because there hasn't even been an interview...
  • Viral photo shows teens stopping for the national anthem

    09/24/2018 7:40:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Aris Folley
    The actions of four teenage boys have gone viral after a photo showed them halting for the national anthem. According to CBS News, the boys were on their way to a football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland, Michigan, when they took stopped in the middle of a parking lot and took off their hats to salute the flag. A person identified as Mike Ullery, Jr., snapped a photo of the young men and said in post that has since gone viral on Facebook that he was “impressed” by their patriotism. "I was impressed by these Bullock...
  • TED CRUZ CHASED OUT OF DC RESTAURANT BY ANTI-KAVANAUGH PROTESTERS

    09/24/2018 7:38:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:29 PM 09/24/2018 | Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor
    Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant by protesters on Monday night, according to a video posted on Twitter. The video was posted by “Smash Racism DC” and shows a large group of protesters chanting “We believe survivors” in reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sen. Cruz appeared to be with his wife, Heidi Cruz. One video shows a protester confronting Sen. Cruz and his wife as they entered the restaurant. Sen. Cruz tells the woman “God bless you” as his wife took a seat at restaurant table. After the...
  • Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 7:30:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 24th, 2018 | Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate Republican accused Democrats of a "smear campaign" and an emotional Kavanaugh pledged to fight for his nomination and proclaimed, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone." That declaration, remarkable for a nominee to the nation's highest court, came as Republicans embraced their newly aggressive stance and Kavanaugh's prospects dangled precariously. The similar tones and wording they used in...
  • Ron Paul: New Tax Plan Makes It Easier to 'Ed-exit'

    09/24/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    This week the House of Representatives will vote on a package of bills making the temporary tax cuts contained in last year’s tax reform bill permanent and making additional tax law changes. The bills will likely pass in the House, but will almost certainly be filibustered in the Senate if the Senate leadership tries to bring them to the floor. The GOP tax plan does offset some of the damage caused by federal control of education by making it easier for parents to escape failing government schools or “edexit.” It accomplishes this by allowing money saved in a tax-free 529...
  • Yale Law Professors Cancel 31 Classes So Students Can Protest Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 7:11:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/24/198 | Aryssa Damron
    Professors at Yale Law School, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alma mater, cancelled class on Monday to allow students to protest Kavanaugh's confirmation in light of sexual assault allegations made against him. One professor, James Forman, cancelled his Criminal Law class in an email to his students, writing "I just received a request to cancel class on Monday. I understand that some students want to go to D.C. to protest or otherwise engage with the Kavanaugh hearings. Criminal Law is cancelled" This is what faculty support for, and solidarity with, student organizing looks like. Thank you, @JFormanJr. pic.twitter.com/dyt95yZAIF — Dana...
  • Feinstein Calls for Postponement of Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Investigation

    09/24/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ^ | September 23, 2018 | Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
    Sep 23 2018 Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley calling for an immediate postponement of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination.“I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” Feinstein wrote. “I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation, and that you join our request for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford as well as these new claims.”Full text of the letter follows:September 23,...
  • Ronan Farrow’s Kavanaugh story causes media meltdown

    09/24/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    New Yorker writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer pushed back Monday against the New York Times’ coverage of the latest sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. ** The paper said it interviewed “several dozen people” in a vain attempt to find someone with “firsthand knowledge” to corroborate Ramirez’s allegations. The Times also said Ramirez contacted former classmates to see if they remembered the alleged incident — and told some she wasn’t sure it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself. But in a Twitter post Monday, Farrow said it was “not accurate” for a Washington Post columnist to have tweeted...
  • Former friend of Kavanaugh slams 'hurtful' insinuation about her in his yearbook

    09/24/2018 6:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 09 | Aris Folley
    Renate Schroeder Dolphin, a woman who knew Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his teenage years, is denouncing a "horrible" and "simply untrue" insinuation after The New York Times found her referenced several times by name in his high school yearbook. The newspaper reported on Monday that the woman’s name appeared in a photo in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook that featured Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing sexual assault at a party when he was in high school, and four other men along with the caption “Renate Alumni.” According to the newspaper, the phrase was a reference to...
  • 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias

    09/24/2018 6:02:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Michael Burke
    Representatives from thirteen states and Washington, D.C., are converging in Washington for a meeting about a possible antitrust lawsuit against top tech companies over alleged bias against conservatives, according to BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed reported that the meeting is set to take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. between top Department of Justice officials and the attorneys general from Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah and D.C. Representatives from Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri, Texas, and Washington state are also expected to attend, according to BuzzFeed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who will attend with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, originally invited 24...
  • Rosenstein faces Trump showdown

    09/24/2018 5:54:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faces a high-stakes meeting on Thursday with President Trump that may determine his future as the Department of Justice official charged with overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The White House punctuated hours of speculation about Rosenstein’s future by revealing that Trump and the No. 2 Justice Department official on Monday had an “extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories” and would meet in person on Thursday. The day began with reports that Rosenstein was headed to the White House with the expectation that he would be fired days after Friday’s bombshell New York...
  • Ford's attorneys claim process not fair or credible (Is she bailing?)

    09/24/2018 5:42:59 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 229 replies
    Seung Min Kim ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Seung Min Kim
    New letter from Ford’s team to Grassley as obtained by WaPo ( Among other things, slam McConnell’s speech as “inconsistent” w/ Grassley approach, push back on hiring of “experienced sex crimes prosecutor” (whose identity they don’t know)
  • Senate GOP to Bring in Sex-Crimes Prosecutor ....(for Thursday Hearing)

    09/24/2018 5:33:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Senate Judiciary Committee led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) agreed today to use prosecutor experienced in sex-crimes to serve as an investigative staff counsel for the hearing. Christine Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual abuse 36 years ago at an unknown place or time. Since then her named witnesses, including a female friend, have ALL denied the woman’s accusations.
  • Christine Blasey Ford:'My fear will not hold me back from testifying'

    09/24/2018 5:32:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 77 replies
    cnn ^ | September 24, 2018 | Kate Sullivan and Manu Raju
    Washington (CNN)Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying she feels a civic duty in coming forward with her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and that although she is frightened, "my fear will not hold me back from testifying."
  • Dem Idea of Justice: Sen. Coons Says Kavanaugh 'Bears Burden of Disproving' Allegations

    09/24/2018 5:30:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the Democratic kangaroo court, the burden of proof is on the accused -- when he's a Republican. On today's MTP Daily, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) proclaimed "I believe Dr. Ford and Deborah Ramirez," despite the lack of corroborating witnesses. They don't have to prove these allegations, the senator said: "It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations, rather than Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Preachers of the Great Awokening

    09/24/2018 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 3 replies
    https://quillette.com ^ | September 21 2018 | by Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard
    From the sun-blanched beaches of California to the snow-covered cities of New England, a religious fervor is sweeping the United States. PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, denouncing those who violate its sacred principles. Sinners are threatened not by an angry god, but by a righteous mob. The impenitent among them are condemned to be outcasts, while the contrite, if they properly mortify themselves and pledge everlasting fealty to the faith, can secure enough lost status to rejoin society, perhaps forever marked by a scarlet epithet. Racist. Sexist. Ableist. This is the religion of Wokeness, and this is...