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  5. A Blow For Liberation From Left-Wing Judges John Hinderaker January 27, 2020 Since President Trump was inaugurated, leftists have brought a series of lawsuits on behalf of supposedly aggrieved parties–themselves, mostly–seeking to enjoin enforcement of administration policies. District Court judges in venues remote from the issue at hand, like a federal judge in Hawaii who purported to block implementation of the administration’s “travel ban,” have issued nationwide injunctions far exceeding the scope of any case or controversy actually before them (if any). This is a perversion of our legal system that encourages, to put it mildly, judge shopping. As a 41-year litigation veteran, I can tell you that judge shopping happens all the time. If a nationwide injunction is in prospect, the temptation to judge-shop is overwhelming. This practice has come under nearly universal condemnation from judges and legal scholars, and many expect that before long, the U.S. Supreme Court will take decisive action to stop such overreaching by District Court judges. Earlier today, the Supreme Court took a step in that direction. The Court ruled, on a party-line 5-4 vote, to grant a stay of a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the Trump administration’s “public charge” initiative, which simply enforces century-old federal immigration law. The administration’s rule shouldn’t even be controversial, but left-wing judges sought out by left-wing activists have put it in play. What is newsworthy is Justice Gorsuch’s blistering concurrence with the Court’s order, in which Justice Thomas joined: (Snip)
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  7. Breitbart Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi made the White House’s case to the Senate on Monday afternoon that President Donald Trump had good reason to ask Ukraine to investigate the conflict of interest involving former Vice President Joe Biden; his son Hunter Biden; and the corrupt Ukraine gas company, Burisma. Using clips of testimony from Democrats’ own witnesses, and reports from the mainstream media — including an ABC News interview with Hunter Biden — Bondi argued that Hunter Biden was paid handsomely for little reason other than that he was the vice president’s son. The company was under investigation at the time — and Vice President Biden later famously insisted the prosecutor be fired. She also noted that Hunter Biden was involved in business with Chris Heinz, the stepson of then-Secretary of State John Kerry. Both were involved in Ukraine — and elsewhere — at a time when ending corruption was said to be the top priority of the United States and other western governments in dealing with Ukraine. Bondi also noted that journalists had asked the Obama administration about the Bidens’ conflict of interest, and that American diplomats — including State Department official George Kent and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who testified in the House impeachment inquiry — had raised concerns as well. Nothing was done, she pointed out, and Hunter Biden only left the board of Burisma in April 2019, the same month that his father announced his campaign for the presidency, when under closer scrutiny than usual. Bondi noted that the House Democrat impeachment managers had referred to “the Bidens and Burisma 400 times” in their presentation in an effort to pre-empt the argument that there was any legitimate basis, other than the president’s own political interest, for asking the Ukraine to investigate them. “All we’re saying is that there was a basis to talk about this, to raise this issue, and that is enough,” Bondi explained. ________ Making the case.
  8. Alpha News PolyMet Mining says it will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a Monday Court of Appeals decision that reversed permits for its planned copper-nickel platinum (PGE) mine in the St. Louis River Watershed. Scott McCallen January 27, 2020 PolyMet Mining says it will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a Monday Court of Appeals decision that reversed permits for its planned copper-nickel platinum (PGE) mine in the St. Louis River Watershed. Monday’s decision reversed the company’s permit to mine and dam safety permits and ordered a contested-case hearing to vet objectors’ concerns. Jon Cherry, president and chief executive officer of PolyMet, said Thursday that Monday’s decision will impact any company’s future projects in the state that require state-approved permits. “The issues raised by the court of appeals’ decision are, of course, important to our project, but equally, they have far reaching impact to the State of Minnesota and to any future project that seeks permits from the state,” Cherry said in a news release. (Snip)
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  11. The Hill Harper Neidig 01/27/20 The Trump administration can move forward with a rule to make it harder for immigrants who rely on public assistance to gain legal status while a court challenge plays out, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to lift a nationwide injunction on the proposal imposed by a federal judge in New York while the case is playing out in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The rule, from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), would make it easier for immigration officials to deny entry or legal status to people likely to rely on government assistance. Under current regulations, the criteria for deciding if an immigrant would become a public charge is whether they are likely to rely on certain cash benefits. The new rule would expand that, defining public charge as someone who relies on cash and non-cash benefits such as housing or food assistance for more than 12 months in a three-year period. (Snip)
  12. Power Line Scott Johnson Jan. 27 2020 Yesterday afternoon the New York Post published Ebony Bowden story’s “FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother.” The Daily Mail quickly followed up with Lauren Fruen’s “FBI is looking into claims Ilhan Omar married her brother and ‘will share their findings with ICE.'” Both of these stories are based on David Steinberg’s Blaze article “Finally. The Feds — including ICE — appear to be investigating Rep. Ilhan Omar.” I noted David’s article upon its publication last week in the post “David Steinberg reports: The Omar investigations.” Bowden’s New York Post article was highlighted by Xerta Shekh on Facebook for XS’s many Somali readers. Omar must be feeling the heat. Beginning at 5:18 a.m. yesterday, Omar’s enforcer unleashed a wave of threatening posts on Facebook. These posts are public, they are vulgar (“This f#$@%% thought that I am playing games with him[, b]ut surely he will pay,” for example) and they are, in my opinion, criminal insofar as they are meant to terrorize their specific target and others who have seen them. (Snip) _____________________________________________________________________________________ David Steinberg responds Scott Johnson Jan. 27 2020 Guhad Hashi is Ilhan Omar’s enforcer. The top of his Facebook page shows him with Omar at her campaign kickoff event last week. Superimposed on his photo with Omar is a picture of him counseling silence (photo at right). That’s his job for Omar. Beginning at 5:18 a.m. yesterday morning Hashi unleashed a torrent of threatening and vulgar abuse against David Steinberg. David, you see, has declined to follow Hashi’s counsel of silence. In the tweets below David comments on the action so far. If Hashi has any thought of deleting his posts, he should know that we have them archived. Indeed, we do. The local press has more or less closed its eyes for Omar. As we used to say back in the day, however, the whole world is watching. (Snip)
  13. @Geee And just what makes you think this will be over as long as Donald Trump is alive? And probably after he's dead................... Jan. 7 2047 More Proof Has Been Uncovered PROVING Donald Trump was EVIL
  14. No British person uses the word “tissue” to mean “napkin”. They are completely different items. A tissue is a paper handkerchief that is used to blow your nose. Tissue paper is used to wrap delicate things. It can also be used as a description for something flimsy, e.g. “his evidence was nothing but a tissue of lies”. A napkin is a piece of cloth designed to keep your clothes clean when you are eating food, or alternatively, a piece of cloth that you put on a baby’s bum before the baby is toilet trained. In this instance it’s usually shortened to “nappy”.
  15. The Hill Let me be clear, as we say in Washington, where we are rarely clear: I am not diminishing the importance of the impeachment proceedings. They are historic. They theoretically could result in the removal of the president of the United States. Democrats insist democracy is at stake and it is their duty to act against a corrupt-minded commander in chief. Republicans see the Senate trial as proof positive of political conspiracies to remove a duly-elected president whom Democrats cannot beat at the polls. I know that the news media are covering this trial with something that resembles great interest. And most U.S. senators are closely watching (because they are required to). But I have a feeling that’s just about where the close attention ends. Since I have conducted business outside the Washington beltway in recent days, I have yet to find anybody out there who is watching the proceedings. The first wake-up call was the other day when I saw an acquaintance who typically shows more interest in politics than most of my outside-the-beltway friends. He said to me — these were his exact words — “So I guess the whole impeachment thing just kind of went away?” After a moment of shock, I broke the news to him that the House had delivered the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump to the Senate and the trial was about to start. His eyes glazed over and he lost interest before I finished the sentence. This is the same man who, a few weeks before, asked me to explain in simple terms what the impeachment was all about and, as I tried to summarize opposing views, the look on his face was screaming, “Never mind.”
  16. Jan 24 2020 Before "The Cold War: What We Saw" officially drops on Friday, January 31st, catch a sneak peek of the first five minutes of episode one, followed by a fascinating interview with host Bill Whittle and the man behind Ronald Reagan's famous "Tear Down This Wall" speech - Peter Robinson.
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  18. Bill Whittle Jan. 27 2020 Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Whittle's new podcast series, "The Cold War: What We Saw", from Esoteric Radio Theatre. With 25,000 nukes on hair trigger, the survival of the United States and the Soviet Union is a modern miracle. Heroic personal stories and high-stakes decisions provide a lesson in global suicide prevention. (Snip)
  19. @Valin Mr G and I watch quite a few mystery series from England, Scotland, Ireland and Australia. We not only get a kick out of the different pronunciations, but the different definition of words is amusing to us also. There are so many, but the few that come immediately too mind are: cooker: stove - nicked: arrested - biscuit: cookie. Biscuit brought to mind differences in spelling also, I believe they spell it bisquit.
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  25. Israel National News Jordanian court levels terrorism charges against man suspected of wounding eight people in stabbing attack this past November. Elad Benari 27/01/20 A Jordanian court on Sunday levelled "terrorism" charges against a man suspected of wounding eight people in a knife attack at a popular tourist site this past November, AFP reported. The suspect, Moustafa Abourouis, 22, faces up to 20 years in prison after the stabbing of three Mexicans, a Swiss woman, a Jordanian tour guide and a security officer at the Roman city of Jerash on November 6, 2019. At a hearing open to the press, prosecutors accused Abourouis of committing a "terrorist act" and "promoting the ideas of a terrorist group" -- a reference to the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Abourouis, who is of Palestinian Arab origins and grew up in the “Palestinian refugee” camp of Souf, was arrested immediately after the attack at Jerash, located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Amman. The Jordanian prosecutor accused Abourouis of trying to join ISIS, an operative of which in Syria had "ordered him to commit attacks against foreigners". (Snip)
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