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  2. Even he has standards: Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement Of Dem Candidate Who Wanted To Legalize Bestiality The truth hurts? 50 Cent and Russell Simmons bash Oprah over #MeToo documentary At least they'll know more about the country they'll be bashing in college: FL Gov. DeSantis to Require High Schoolers Take Civics Course Wolverine hardest hit: Every Candidate Backed by Hugh Grant Loses Seat
  3. Breitbart Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was attacked both by elements within his own party and by Conservatives during the general election campaign when he declared a “unilateral leave alliance”, but his gamble has paid off as the hard-left Labour party were crushed at the polls. While the Brexit Party had originally intended to contest nearly every seat nationwide, a last-minute gamble by party leader Nigel Farage to stand down candidates who would have been opposing sitting Conservative Members of Parliament appears to have been a crucial moment int he campaign. Mr Farage was bitterly criticised within his own party for the move, particularly by the candidates and campaigners in seats being stood down, with some even going so far as to accuse the Brexit campaigner of a betrayal. Mr Farage was also the target of pressure from the Conservatives, disappointed he hadn’t stood down all candidates nationwide — although they themselves refused to stand aside in seats where the Brexit Party may have had a better chance of toppling Labour that them. The critics asserted that Mr Farage had torpedoed his own party to achieve nothing — and expressed fears up until the very last day of campaigning that the decision to stand candidates in 276 seats around the country would split the pro-Brexit vote, depriving the Tories of a majority and handing the keys of No. 10 to Jeremy Corbyn. Yet Jeremy Corbyn’s increasingly hard-left Labour party suffered a historic defeat Thursday, with results running in over the early hours of Friday morning confirming the party experienced its worst electoral performance since 1935. ________ Who's laughing now?
  4. Breitbart Jeff Van Drew, a moderate who represents a suburban district that Trump carried in 2016, has reportedly begun telling campaign staff and allies he will join the Republican Party, according to the New Jersey Globe. The switch comes after Van Drew was one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry last month. Since then, the freshman Democrat has become increasingly critical of the partisan effort. Van Drew’s willingness to buck his party on impeachment has damaged his standing among Democrats back home. When reporting on the congressman’s imminent switch Saturday, The Washington Post cited a polling memo they obtained indicating Van Drew had lost the confidence of 58 percent of likely Democrat voters in his district. The chance of losing renomination is purportedly a major factor in Van Drew’s decision. In an effort to solidify the switch, Trump met with the freshman Democrat on Friday as part of a courting strategy. Were Van Drew to flip, he would be certain to receive Trump’s endorsement if he sought reelection as a Republican. Such an endorsement is made all the more likely as the top Republican already vying for the seat has ties to the Bidens and has criticized Trump in the past. Van Drew’s defection would be an embarrassing blow to House Speak Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Since the start of the impeachment inquiry, Pelosi has sought to keep her members in line, even as the proceedings have struggled to rise above partisan rancor. ________ She ought to be happy-he's rising above it.
  5. RedState The thirty one House Democrats in largely Trump districts are going to have to do some thinking this weekend. Do they go with the truth, the facts and their district? Or do they side with their party in the impeachment vote? As my colleague Bonchie reported, most haven’t made up their mind yet and aren’t going on record yet with their decisions. But some are facing some withering criticism from their districts. Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) felt that anger during a town hall she held on Sunday when constituents called her out for Democrats focusing more on impeachment than on anything else that actually helped Americans. Her district went red and eight Republicans plan to run against her in 2020. From Daily Caller: Horn claimed she didn’t “run to impeach anybody” and her communications director tried to suggest there were other town halls where people were in favor of impeachment. “We’ve heard from constituents on all sides of this issue,” he said. ________ But did you listen?
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  7. Legal Insurrection Julia Conley writes at Common Dreams: 4,452 people are talking about this Here are some other examples: 830 people are talking about this 98 people are talking about this 44 people are talking about this Tyler MacDonald of Inquisitr provides some background on the change of heart: Buttigieg was asked about his far left critics during a recent event but made sure to remind viewers that he shares their values: It’ll be fascinating to see if and how this issue comes up at the next Democrat debate on Thursday. ________ Mayor Pete's former fans.
  8. Breitbart The New York Post named the suspected “whistleblower” — Eric Ciaramella — in a column published by the newspaper’s editorial board and called for the partisan CIA analyst to answer questions about his knowledge regarding allegations of corruptions against former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden. In the Thursday op-ed entitled “Here’s the likely whistleblower — and the questions he should answer,” the Post credits journalist Paul Sperry for positing that Ciaramella is the likely “whistleblower” who, relying on second-hand information, accused President Donald Trump of attempting to pressure the leader of Ukraine to probe the Biden family in exchange for U.S. military aid. Both world leaders deny any pressure was applied and the White House released a transcript of their July 25 as evidence that no unlawful behavior occurred. “Ciaramella has put out no statement denying these reports. Whistleblower lawyers refuse to confirm or deny Ciaramella is their man. His identity is apparently the worst-kept secret of the Washington press corps,” the Post notes. “In a sign of how farcical this has become, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said his name as part of a series of names during a live hearing Wednesday night aired on television.” While several Republican lawmakers have named Ciaramella, who was reportedly the Ukraine director on the National Security Council in the early months of the Trump administration, some media outlets such as the Fox News Channel have reportedly forbidden its hosts and analysts from uttering his name. In an attempt to keep Ciaramella’s identity a secret, Facebook is also systemically removing all content with the intelligence analyst’s name, including Breitbart News articles, claiming they violate the social media giant’s Community Standards and Policies. ________ Naming and shaming.
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  10. Fox News CNN sided with President Trump this week, agreeing in a fact check that two House Democrats, both from Texas, had misquoted the president's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky during a House Judiciary Committee impeachment markup session. In a Twitter message Thursday, Trump wrote that Reps. Veronica Escobar, who represents El Paso, and Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents Houston, “purposely misquoted my call.” “I said I want you to do us (our Country!) a favor, not me a favor. They know that but decided to LIE in order to make a fraudulent point! Very sad,” the president wrote. In the declassified transcript of the call, Trump tells Zelensky, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot.” CNN Politics’ Fact Check pointed out that Escobar and Jackson Lee either changed or omitted the word “us” when quoting the transcript in the markup session. The word “us” is significant because it implies Trump was asking for a favor of national interest, instead of a personal favor against a political rival. Escobar claimed Trump said: “I want you to do me a favor though.” Jackson Lee misquoted the call in the markup session, saying Trump told Zelensky: “I would like you to do a favor though.” ________ When even CNN admits it was a perfect call.
  11. Washington Examiner The Democratic Party has many irrational aspects, but its campaign against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is surely one of the worst. It could also cost them. DeVos, a Michigan native with a lifetime of educational philanthropy behind her, appeared before the House Committee on Education and Labor this week to explain her overhaul of a federal program that makes it more difficult for students to secure loans. But, within minutes, the hearing became personal. “When you approach a public school, you are protested. When you enter, you are booed,” said Rep. Frederica Wilson. “You are the most unpopular person in our government. Millions will register to vote in 2020. Many will vote to remove you more than to remove the president.” The program has suffered from a backlog for the past few years while the Education Department rewrote the rules for how to judge claims and clear the pile-up left by the Obama administration. Rep. Josh Harder, however, accused DeVos of intentionally stalling the program to make students’ lives worse.
  12. PJ Media Congress reached a "deal in principle" to fund the government through next year, a deal that includes at least some funding for the president's proposed border wall. This after Democrats solemnly swore they would not vote for "one dime" of wall funding. The Hill: It's not likely that too many Democrats will advertise the fact that their leaders completely caved to Trump and that they betrayed their far-left supporters. Otherwise, the government will shut down and no one wants to see who gets blamed by the voters for it. Trump still had to do a little horse-trading to get his wall funding.
  13. Breitbart More than 2,500 dead Americans remain on the voter rolls in Detroit, Michigan, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against the city of Detroit for allegedly failing to maintain their voter rolls, including keeping more than 2,500 dead Americans aged 85 and older on the rolls. After obtaining voter data from the state of Michigan earlier this year, PILF researchers said they discovered that a number of registered voters had either “impossibly old” or “disqualifying young” date of births. In one case, for example, PILF researchers said they found that a registered voter stated they had been born in the year 1823. In addition to dead voters remaining on the voter rolls, PILF alleges that Detroit’s voter registration rate as of 2016 for the citizen voting-age population stands at 106 percent — indicating more voters on the rolls than those who even live in the city.
  14. Power Line John Hinderaker December 13, 2019 Tonight there was a rather large demonstration against Boris Johnson and the Tories in central London, I believe near Downing Street. Of course, Johnson hasn’t done anything since yesterday to justify the angry demonstration. Basically, the leftists were protesting the fact that they lost the election. Any outcome other than a left-wing victory is, to them, unacceptable. It looked very much like a similar demonstration in the U.S. of the sort that is described in the press as “mostly peaceful.” Protesters carried signs promising to “defy Tory rule,” just like the anti-Trump “resistance.” Other signs carried by the mob–entirely white, as far as I could see–decried racism. In Britain as in America, it is “racist” to disagree with a leftist, regardless of whether the subject at hand has anything to do with race. Here is a short video that shows the protest: (Snip)
  15. Dec. 13 2019 In 1958, traces of a pesticide were found in a batch of cranberries seventeen days before Thanksgiving. The announcement was the first of many "Food Scares" to face the nation. The History Guy remembers the history of US food regulation and the powerful impact of the Great Cranberry Scare of 1958.
  16. Fox Ne4ws The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether President Trump can be shielded from congressional and state subpoenas for his personal banking and accounting records, in what could be a major test of separation powers between the executive branch, Congress, and the states. At issue is the extent a sitting president can be subject to congressional oversight -- under "valid legislative purposes" -- of his private business dealings before he took office. The high court will also look at the extent a sitting president can be subject to state and local grand jury investigations and prosecutions. "We are pleased that the Supreme Court granted review of the President’s three pending cases," Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said in a statement. "These cases raise significant constitutional issues. We look forward to presenting our written and oral arguments." The justices held a private conference Friday, where they considered a New York state subpoena, and two other related appeals involving separate congressional subpoenas. A lower federal court had separately ruled Trump must comply with the subpoenas, but his personal lawyers had asked the Supreme Court to intervene.
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  18. My pleasure, as ever, Hauntess!
  19. ‘Hillary’s impeachment’, ‘crazy democrats (especially Butgieg’s 1st family)’, & ‘hidin’ from Biden’ were the ‘bestest’- thanks, Pookie!
  20. LOL! From your mouth to God's ears.
  21. Well, it passed Committee completely on Party lines. We'll see what happens in the full House. I'm pretty sure their will be quite a few Dems that are not going to fall in line. That would be something if it does not pass. But, as pointed out in the article that you posted on another thread - the only way that some of these people will actually answer for the crimes that have committed is to have Senate trail where Republicans can call witnesses and call them to account.
  22. @Geee Let me take a wild ass...the Democrats doubled down on stupid.
  23. Washington Times “Facts really do matter.” — Former FBI Director James B. Comey, April 26, 2018 President Trump is a stooge of Russia, a puppet of Vladimir Putin, we have been told from the beginning. He is a morally unhinged reprobate unworthy of the White House. You didn’t just hear this from anonymous bots in the sewer of Twitter or from unwashed hippie protesters clogging traffic in the street. We heard this from the most powerful perches of our government. It was all sourced directly to the highest offices of our Department of Justice and American intelligence services. These people were the pristine sources, lustily quoted by the most famous and legitimate political reporters and pundits in the country. The “Steele dossier,” they called it. I can remember when the first details of the dossier emerged and all the gullible doofuses in Washington snapped it up and whispered it around as gospel. First in bars, then the green rooms of television studios. And then out in the open in public. Sure, it was salacious. I mean, hookers urinating on a bed in Moscow? But we are talking about Donald Trump! Do you really want a guy like that in the White House? Of course, any remotely thoughtful or skeptical human — let alone a supposed “reporter” — would have balked at the whole sordid thing. And, you pray, so would any cop. But no. All the experts took every line of it and ran with it like it came right from Moses himself. Now there were some of us at the time who thought the whole thing was ridiculously stupid — not to mention highly doubtful. But not the Washington experts. Not only was it entirely gospel, it was also vitally important. So you, the innocent American citizenry, had to hear about it on an endless loop for going on four years now. Now we learn — from the same official corridors that took it so seriously in the first place — that the whole thing was entirely made up. Some of it was even made up in an actual bar, which is kind of hilarious if you think about it.
  24. Washington Examiner LONDON — When President Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on his landslide victory in the British general election, he was quick to move the focus to a trade deal. “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN!” Trump tweeted. “This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the EU. Celebrate Boris!” After weeks of purdah, when Trump tried his best to avoid riling British voters, he was free to praise the man he once described as “Britain Trump” and get on with the business of securing a trade deal. It reunites two leaders who have forged a close relationship based on a common appeal to blue-collar voters and a populist, anti-elite platform. Their bond and emerging partnership echo that of previous U.S. and British leaders, such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher or Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Trump said on Friday that Johnson's victory was a positive sign for his own reelection prospects, saying it "might be a harbinger of what’s to come in our country.” The emphatic result — returning Johnson with the biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher’s day — will be pored over by Republican campaigners with an eye on 2020.
  25. Judicial Watch (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s Judiciary Committee vote on the articles of impeachment: Today’s vote on the articles of impeachment was both a tragedy and a farce. Truly, it is a sad day for America because a grave injustice was committed. There is no abuse of power by President Trump, however, it is clear that abuses were committed against him by the DOJ, the State Department, the FISA court, and certainly by Democrats in the House. This impeachment scam was corruptly formed and is being corruptly pursued. A coup cabal has hijacked the House to violate the rights of President Trump and undermine our constitutional republic. It is not too late to “stop the coup.” Americans should call their members of Congress to share their views on this wild attack on self-government.
  26. American Thinker Socialists, globalists, and Jew-haters were soundly rejected by British voters yesterday, and that has got to worry United States Democrats, many of whom have embraced these political positions. Pollsters who had warned that the race was tightening were repudiated by voters who handed a historic landslide outcome to Boris Johnson’s Conservative party, which is now reckoned to end up with an 86 seat majority when all the results are tabulated. Even more pointed for the Democrats is the fact that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has dipped below 200 seats for the first time in almost a century and has lost seats in the industrial Midlands and North that have been secure for it for over a century. To be sure, the United Kingdom and the United States are not identical, so there are limits to the parallels that can be drawn, but there are plenty of reasons to believe that similar tectonic forces are at work in both nations. If you think this is mistaken conservative triumphalism, don’t take it from me, take it from lefty Jonathan Chait, writing in the New Yorker that “American Leftists Believed Corbyn’s Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model.” The British election results, like any election result, is the result of unique circumstances and multiple factors. It is also, however, a test of a widely articulated political theory that has important implications for American politics. That theory holds that Corbyn’s populist left-wing platform is both necessary and sufficient in order to defeat the rising nationalist right. Corbyn’s crushing defeat is a decisive refutation.
  27. Trump: ‘We Have Agreed to a Very Large Phase One Deal With China’ President Donald Trump said that his administration has reached a “phase one deal” with China, adding that the two countries will immediately start negotiating a “phase two” trade agreement. “We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China. They have agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more.,” Trump said on Friday. The United States will maintain 25 percent tariffs on approximately $250 billion of Chinese imports, he said, adding that there would be 7.5 percent tariffs on about $120 billion of Chinese imports—marking a 50 percent reduction in those tariffs. Trump said that U.S. tariffs set to take effect on Sunday on about $160 billion of Chinese consumer goods will not be imposed in light of the deal.
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