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  • Biden Predicts Dems Capture House, Senate; Floats Harris, Booker as 2020 Contenders

    09/25/2018 10:15:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/25/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Vice President Joe Biden predicted that Democrats will win the majority in both chambers of Congress in the midterm election. "We're going to win back the United States House of Representatives, I promise you. And I predict we'll win back the Senate, too," he said during an interview at the Biden Cancer Summit on Friday alongside his wife, Jill Biden. When Mrs. Biden was asked how she would react if her husband said he wanted to run for president in 2020, she replied, “I would say, Joe, you would make a great president but let’s think about it.” When...
  • Hearing in Doubt? Christine Ford’s Lawyer Rips Senate Plan to Have Prosecutor Ask Questions

    09/24/2018 8:14:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s legal team has sent a letter (which can be seen below via NBC’s Frank Thorp) to the Senate Judiciary Committee amid continuous negotiations ahead of Thursday’s scheduled hearing. In the letter addressed to Sen. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ford’s legal team cited Sen. Majority Leader’s Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) speech on the Senate floor on Monday afternoon as “flatly inconsistent” to Grassley’s promise of a “fair and credible process.” “In our view, the hiring of an unnamed ‘experienced sex crimes prosecutor’ as Mr. Davis described in his email, is contrary to the Majority’s repeated emphasis on...
  • Brett Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school

    09/24/2018 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 180 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 24, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh revealed in an interview on Monday night that he remained a virgin in high school and for “many years after.”
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" from his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively — saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent...
  • HUNDREDS of Unhinged Kavanaugh Protesters Descend on Capitol Hill – Dozens Arrested

    09/24/2018 11:50:33 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 24, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Far-left protesters donning “Be a Hero” t-shirts flooded the Russel Rotunda on Capitol Hill Monday morning chanting “We believe the women!” Other protesters lined the hallways outside of Jeff Flake’s and Susan Collins’ offices. Capitol police began to make arrests early Monday afternoon; dozens so far have been arrested according to USA Today.
  • Fight for Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:37:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2018 12:03 AM
    The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right. The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her...
  • President Trump returns to Wheeling to rally for Morrisey

    09/23/2018 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 12 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Staff
    WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - President Trump is coming to WesBanco Arena in Wheeling on Saturday September 29th. The Donald J. Trump for President campaign has announced that The President is coming back to West Virginia for his second campaign rally for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
  • Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct from Kavanaugh’s College Years

    09/23/2018 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 195 replies
    The New Yorker | 09-23-2018 | Staff
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez
  • Chuck Grassley: How Old Is He & How Long Has He Been in the Senate?

    09/23/2018 2:03:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Heavy ^ | 9/23/18
    At 85 years old, Chuck Grassley is among the oldest members of the United States Senate. He is not the absolute oldest, though — that honor goes to Dianne Feinstein, who was born a few months before Grassley. Charles Ernest Grassley was born on September 17, 1933. He recently celebrated his 85th birthday. The Iowa Senator was first elected to the US Senate in 1980. He has been serving in the Senate for the past 38 years. He is now serving his seventh term in office.
  • How Did Christine Ford Not Remember Her “Lifelong Friend” In Her Letter?

    09/23/2018 2:00:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 23, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    When Ed introduced the lastest player in the Christine Blasey Ford saga last night, it seemed like bad news for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s detractors. The identity of the fourth person at the alleged party where Ford claims to have been assaulted turned out to be Leland Ingham Keyser, who describes herself as a “lifelong friend” of Ford’s. Unfortunately for Ford’s story, Keyser released a statement saying that she’s never met Kavanaugh and, like everyone else listed as party attendees, has no recollection of any such party. There’s one element to this latest revelation which should be setting off some alarm...
  • Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    09/23/2018 2:27:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee would agree to more talks with Ford's team. Also unclear was when she might come to Capitol Hill and she was offering to speak in a public session or a private one. The committee wanted her to appear Wednesday, but she prefers her earlier request...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee contacts Ford’s friend about party; She has no recollection of incident

    09/22/2018 7:51:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    KTVQ ^ | 09/22/2018
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential hearing on Thursday, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged incident. CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser. On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee.. “Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no...
  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • Report: Grassley Accepts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Demand to Testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 6:44:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 157 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Attorneys for Ford and aides to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley are said to have reached a tentative agreement for the professor to testify Thursday during a “brief” phone call on Saturday and plan to speak again Sunday to flesh out additional details of her testimony. Members of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) staff were also a part of Saturday’s negotiations. “Negotiations could still falter over those details, which include who will question the woman, Christine Blasey Ford. But in tentatively agreeing to a Thursday hearing, Republicans made a significant concession that suggested they were working to ensure that the session...
  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 175 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to testify next week. The deal, struck hours after Ford's lawyer responded to an early afternoon deadline saying that she would testify before the panel, would have her testify on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The person briefed on talks between the Judiciary Committee and Ford's lawyers told the AP that talks would continue into Sunday. Tweet: Nicholas Fanos: NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to...
  • After Watching Debate New Nickname for "Beto" Sham O'Rourke

    09/22/2018 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 50 replies
    After watching Ted Cruz wipe the floor with "Beto" O'Rouke during the debate, it was striking to me about how huge a fraud this guy "Beto" really is. First, he has the fake nickname to make him sound Latino. After watching him last night it was apparent that he has studied Barack Obama's speech patterns and was doing an imitation of him. He tried to say that he wanted to work with Republicans and the President after all of his extreme left votes in the house are right there for us all to see. He is a sham all the...
  • Grassley grants extension to Ford

    09/21/2018 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 118 replies
    ChuckGrassley ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive
  • Judiciary Committee Continues Effort to Accommodate Testimony from Dr. Ford Next Week

    09/21/2018 5:48:15 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    Judiciary senate.gov ^ | September 21, 2018 | Judiciary Committee
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today offered to move next week’s hearing to receive testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, in order to accommodate one of several requests made by Ford’s legal team. The Committee also offered to accommodate certain other terms while respecting fairness, due process and the senators’ ability to fulfill their constitutional duties. Chairman Grassley issued the following statement: “Despite the fact that the July 30th letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday. Ms. Katz has discussed Dr....
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...