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OPINION: The Damage the Freedom Caucus Has Done to the Young Trump Presidency, Republicans and the Country May Be Felt for Years

Trump shifts blame to Freedom Caucus

Poe says some members of Freedom Caucus would vote no against Ten Commandments

Latest Establishment Talking Point: Trump May Be Guilty of ‘Treason’

Who Owns Obamacare Now?

Disgusting: The Freedom Caucus Saves Obamacare Again

Trump: Democrats ‘Smiling’ Because Freedom Caucus ‘Saved Planned Parenthood’ and Obamacare

Trump shifts blame for health-care collapse to far right

The Freedom Caucus is at a crossroads

Kushner to lead White House innovation office (Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Ivanka, etc...)

The obsession of the House Freedom Caucus

Rep. Thomas Massie Is Voting for Trump

GOP congressman [Rep. Thomas Massie]: Trump could be one-term president if health bill passes

NBC's MTP Takes a Hatchet to ‘Area 51’ Freedom Caucus and Cruel GOP

Rep. Thomas Massie fires back at @POTUS over Planned Parenthood quip

Freedom Caucus holds Congress captive

The House Freedom Caucus is "so secretive that it will not disclose the names of its members."

METRO Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as cop

Why (almost) everyone hates the House Freedom Caucus

Pete King: Freedom Caucus to blame for failed healthcare bill

White House Opens Door to Democrats in Wake of Health-Bill Failure

First casualty for House Freedom Caucus after health care meltdown

Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot

Freedom Caucus chairman shrugs off Trump warning on 2018

Freedom Caucus thwarts Boehner, Ryan — and now Trump

Rep. Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus ‘did country a favor” by keeping Obamacare

Freedom Caucus' Jordan: End ObamaCare blaming, ‘Let’s get to work’

'Art of the Deal' Healthcare Bill Failure a Way to Oust Paul Ryan and Achieve Full Repeal of Obamacare? (Conspiracy Theory)

How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal

Blue Privilege: Cop Gets Speeding Ticket After Running Over Innocent Man, Killing Him

Cops Go to Innocent Woman’s Home, Shoot Her Dog for No Reason, Take No Responsibility

Ohio Accidentally Legalized Running Red Lights, State Doesn’t Turn Into Chaos

Do Muslims Commit Most U.S. Terrorist Attacks?

A Pathetic Figure Worthy of Nothing but Our Contempt

Trump and the Republicans, Business as Usual

Ellen DeGeneres Will Leave Her Show This November To Campaign For Breakthrough Skincare Line! (Daily Barf)

Is Rick Perry a Raging Homophobe? Media Thinks So

Trump White House Releases “Treason” Evidence Against Hillary. TAKE HER DOWN

WATCH – Woman’s Food Stamp Card Rejected – Her Shocking Response is Going VIRAL

BREAKING: Hannity Drops Criminal BOMBSHELL on Judge Who Blocked Trump Travel Ban

HE DID IT! Famous Liberal ATTACKED Trump, So He DEPORTED HER -List of Communist Members in Congress Follows)

BREAKING : Kentucky Passes “Blue Lives Matter” Law!

What I Learned From “The Art Of The Deal”

Meet The “Neocons” That Every Libertarian Should Applaud And Embrace

enger Freedom Caucus didn't want to compromise

On Libertarian Arrogance

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

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Trump shifts blame to Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2017-03-27 09:13:34 by Gatlin
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care. On Twitter, Trump complained: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act, or ...

Kansas Supreme Court Rules That a Reclined Car Seat Is Suspicious Behavior & Can Be Used by Police as a Justification for Warrantless Searches
Post Date: 2017-03-22 06:32:10 by Deckard
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TOPEKA, Kan. — Declaring that motorists who recline their car seats are guilty of suspicious behavior, the Kansas Supreme Court has given police the green light to carry out warrantless searches of cars in which the seats are in a reclined position and plastic baggies are visible. The ruling in State v. Howard follows in the wake of other court rulings in recent years upholding warrantless searches and seizures by police for such “suspicious” behavior as having acne scars, driving with a stiff upright posture, having car windows that are too heavily tinted, driving too fast, driving too slow, failing to maintain speed, following too closely, improper lane changes, distracted ...

ADL announces plans for Silicon Valley center to combat hate online (“command center”)
Post Date: 2017-03-14 18:39:03 by hondo68
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Jonathan Greenblatt (Courtesy of the ADL) (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League will build a Silicon Valley “command center” to combat online hate speech and harassment, the group’s CEO announced. Jonathan Greenblatt made the announcement Sunday at the South by Southwest music and media festival in Austin, Texas. He said the ADL secured seed funding for the project from Omidyar Network, a self-styled “philanthropic investment firm” started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. “Now more than ever as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other hatreds have exploded online, it’s critical that we are bringing best-in-class technology and resources to this ...

Do Apes Deserve ‘Personhood’ Rights? Lawyer Heads to N.Y. Supreme Court to Make Case
Post Date: 2017-03-12 20:23:11 by cranky
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When Steve Wise first started out as an animal rights lawyer, people used to bark at him when he entered a courtroom. For more than 25 years, Wise has been arguing that animals who have cognitive complexities similar to humans should be legally endowed with basic rights of autonomy. Now when he enters a courtroom, no one is barking. On Thursday, Wise — who founded the Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of the great apes, cetaceans and elephants — will go before the appellate division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Manhattan and argue that two of his clients, chimpanzees Kiko and Tommy, should be afforded the rights of "personhood." ...

US spies still won't tell Congress the number of Americans caught in dragnet
Post Date: 2017-03-11 18:18:00 by hondo68
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Electronic surveillance programs Prism, Upstream hang in the congressional balance.Enlarge / A page from a classified PowerPoint presentation highlighting two US surveillance programs disclosed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The Guardian In 2013, a National Security Agency contractor named Edward Snowden revealed US surveillance programs that involved the massive and warrantless gathering of Americans' electronic communications. Two of the programs, called Upstream and Prism, are allowed under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. That section expires at year's end, and President Donald Trump's administration, like his predecessor's administration, ...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Case, But Justice Thomas Questions Constitutionality Of Asset Forfeiture
Post Date: 2017-03-09 13:58:07 by Deckard
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from the about-freaking-time dept We've been writing about the sheer insanity of asset forfeiture for many, many years. If you happen to have missed it, civil asset forfeiture is the process by which the government can just take your stuff by arguing that it must have been the proceeds of criminal activity. They literally file a lawsuit against your stuff, not you. And, here's the real kicker: in most places, they never have to file any lawsuits about the actual crime, let alone get a conviction. They just get to take your stuff, say that it must have been the proceeds of a crime, and unless you go through the insanely expensive and burdensome process of demanding it back, they ...

Confederate Couple will spend 28 years in prison for terrorizing family
Post Date: 2017-02-28 09:42:01 by Willie Green
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - A young couple was sentenced to prison for their part in a racially charged crime. Both wept as the sentences were handed down.  "Their actions were motivated by racial hatred," said Superior Court Judge William McClain. A Douglas County judge sentenced the defendants to a year longer in prison than the state was seeking: 13 years for Jose Torres and 6 years for Kayla Norton. The couple, who have three children, was part of a larger group in July 2015 called Respect the Flag. Their convoy of trucks, flying the Confederate battle flag, pulled up to a birthday party for an 8-year-old black child. Channel 2 Action News spoke to a woman who was at the ...

Ginsburg offers praise for...Neil Gorsuch?
Post Date: 2017-02-24 11:56:44 by Tooconservative
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If a few kind words about a passing encounter could be considered significant, then yeah, the doyenne of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court praised the next justice. In reality, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered nothing more than a few personal bon mots about Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee to join the panel. Despite the attempts late yesterday to spin this as something more significant, Ginsburg got a few laughs from how insubstantial her observations on Gorsuch are: As for the new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Ginsburg didn’t have much to say. “I know him I’ve worked with him. And I think he’s very easy to get along with. He ...

Supreme Court Hears Case on Fatal Border Shooting
Post Date: 2017-02-22 20:52:48 by cranky
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How a U.S. Border Patrol argent’s use of lethal force at the U.S-Mexican border implicates constitutional rights and foreign affairs dominated arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Hernandez v. Mesa. The lawyer arguing that the agent should be held liable had a rough day in front of the justices. Both sides agree that while standing on American soil at the border on June 7, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa fatally shot Sergio Hernandez, a 15-year-old Mexican national standing on the Mexican side. But then the factual accounts diverge. According to Hernandez’s family, the teenager was playing with his friends near the border opposite El Paso, Texas, where the ...

Pro-Pot Student Group Wins 1A Fight With Meddling School Admins, State GOP
Post Date: 2017-02-14 18:47:21 by hondo68
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Court says Iowa State University discriminated against student marijuana-policy group based on "political pushback." NORML ISU/Facebook A win for free-speech and marijuana-decriminalization advocates from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. On Monday, a three-judge panel ruled in favor the student chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) at Iowa State University (ISU), which had been banned from using ISU trademarks on much of its promotional material after drug prohibitionists in state politics complained. ISU generally grants student groups the right to use ISU insignia, logos, and other trademarks (such as the words "ISU" ...

Assaulting Police Officer Would Be A Federal Crime Under Trump Proposal
Post Date: 2017-02-14 04:41:11 by Gatlin
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A proposal to categorize attacks on Chicago police officers as hate crimes has stalled in the City Council. CHICAGO — After calling out rising crime in Chicago six times since taking office, President Donald Trump moved to make assaulting a police officer a federal crime. In a series of executive orders signed by the president just after former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was sworn in as attorney general, Trump ordered his new top law enforcement officer to figure out how to use federal laws to "prosecute individuals who commit or attempt to commit crimes of violence against ... law enforcement officers." In Chicago, a similar proposal — known as the "Blue Lives ...

Jeff Sessions says if Americans don’t want him to enforce marijuana laws, they should change them [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-02-11 12:27:59 by misterwhite
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If the American people are worried about freshly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ approach to enforcing federal marijuana laws, he says they should get Congress to change them. During his Senate confirmation hearing back in January, Sessions answered questions on marijuana among other issues, but didn’t offer a definitive stance on what marijuana enforcement would look like under his justice department. “I won’t commit to never enforcing federal law, [Sen. Patrick Leahy], but absolutely it’s a problem of resources for the federal government,” Sessions said. “Good judgement on how to handle these cases will be a responsibility of mine, which ...

Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…
Post Date: 2017-02-11 10:10:44 by Stoner
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Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en banc hearing to review its own decision. Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out. You just can’t make this stuff up. Prior to expanding the conversation, allow us to set the current stage with a few tweet optics: 9th-circuit-29th-circuit-3 Sorry, I could not get the pics of the ...

Judges Declare Judges Can Grant Immigration Visas, Even When Elected President Disagrees
Post Date: 2017-02-10 09:34:39 by cranky
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Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the federal agencies’ sole authority to approve or decline foreigners’ immigration or entry into the U.S. The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White House’s very popular reform of immigration rules. If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration would allow overseas foreigners — including those hostile to the United States — to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas, residency permits and eventually citizenship. That courtroom route would bypass denials or approvals from the ...

Trump Must Break Judicial Power
Post Date: 2017-02-10 07:08:59 by Stoner
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Friday - February 10, 2017 "Disheartening and demoralizing," wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump's comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones. What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what horrible thing had our president said? A "so-called judge" blocked the travel ban, said Trump. And the arguments in court, where 9th Circuit appellate judges were hearing the government's appeal, were "disgraceful." "A bad student in high school would have understood the arguments ...

Ninth Circuit Claims Unprecedented Power, Affirms Ban on Immigration EO
Post Date: 2017-02-09 23:09:08 by cranky
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San Francisco’s federal appeals court asserted a novel theory on Thursday to claim jurisdiction over the legal challenge to Executive Order 13769, affirming the lower court’s order halting President Trump’s temporary travel-restriction policy. Federal appeals courts lack jurisdiction to review a district court’s temporary restraining order (TRO), which is a stop-gap measure that lasts for 14 days or less (unless extended) in extreme circumstances when a court does not even have the time to hold expedited hearings on the legal merits of a lawsuit. Judge James Robart from the Western District of Washington issued a TRO to block President Trump’s executive order. The ...

Neil Gorsuch Sympathizes With Drug Dealers
Post Date: 2017-02-07 07:30:44 by Deckard
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The SCOTUS nominee plumbs the peculiarities of prohibition in cases involving imitation pot and medical marijuana.In his 2006 book about assisted suicide, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch takes issue with the "libertarian principle" that requires legalization of the practice. The same principle, Gorsuch argues, would also require the government to allow "any act of consensual homicide," including "sadomasochist killings, mass suicide pacts...duels, and the sale of one's life (not to mention the use of now illicit drugs, prostitution, or the sale of one's organs)." That's right: If the government lets people kill themselves, it might also have to ...

Mythical inalienable rights.? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-02-06 03:25:38 by tpaine
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Nolu Chan has just posted another rather remarkable claim. (It is an) --- insufferable claim that RKBA is an inalienable right given by God Almighty hisself. The Constitution recognizes capital punishment which takes away all rights, including the mythical inalienable rights. nolu chan posted on 2017-02-06 Poster Comment:Any comments?

"Armed" is Same as "Armed and Dangerous" When it Comes to Police Searches, 4th Circuit Concludes
Post Date: 2017-02-03 23:51:12 by hondo68
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Opinion from 4th Circuit Court of Appeals implies that exercising your Second Amendment rights means you inherently lose some of your Fourth and First Amendment rights. A decision last week in U.S. v. Robinson from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that being armed, even legally, is the same as being "armed and dangerous" and leaves you open to police search. It also implies, according to a concurring opinion, that gun carriers lose significant First Amendment as well as Fourth Amendment rights. John Biehler/Foter Shaquille Robinson in March 2014 was a passenger in a car pulled over by police in Ranson, West Virginia. It was pulled over, ostensibly, because driver and ...

Read Neil Gorsuch’s Epic Dissent in a Case Where a 13-Year-Old Was Arrested for Burping in School
Post Date: 2017-02-03 18:18:46 by Deckard
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Trump's Supreme Court pick isn't a fan of stupid teen arrests.Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's pick to replace the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, once dissented in a ridiculous 10th Circuit Court of Appeals case that involved the arrest of a 13-year-old for burping in school. The majority upheld the school's decision to call the cops and have the teenager arrested for making fake burping noises while in gym class. Gorsuch, however, was not persuaded that the law permitted the state to intervene in such a trivial disciplinary matter. The case was A.M. v. Holmes. According to The Washington Post's summary of the case, a seventh grader ...

CDC Seeks Controversial New Quarantine Powers (72 hrs without approval)
Post Date: 2017-02-02 15:41:58 by hondo68
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CDC Seeks Controversial New Quarantine Powers To Stop Outbreaks Under the old rules, the CDC's authority was primarily limited to detaining travelers entering the U.S. or crossing state lines. With the new rules, the CDC would be able to detain people anywhere in the country, without getting approval from state and local officials. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Federal health officials may be about to get greatly enhanced powers to quarantine people, as part of an ongoing effort to stop outbreaks of dangerous contagious diseases. The new powers are outlined in a set of regulations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published late last month to update the agency's ...

Police Unions Head To DC To Ask New President, Attorney General To Stop Making Cops Respect The Constitution
Post Date: 2017-02-01 13:07:47 by Deckard
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from the what's-best-for-cops-vs.-what's-best-for-the-nation dept Here it comes -- the exact sort of response Trump was looking for when he issued his "Standing Up for Our Law Enforcement Community" edict during his first couple of days in office. One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in ...

Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary
Post Date: 2017-01-23 17:43:32 by Tooconservative
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Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciaryBallotpedia analysis on federal judicial vacancies should scare liberals Ballotpedia is one of our favorite reference websites. It is like Wikipedia for politics, but more in-depth and reliable. Ballotpedia just released a statistical analysis of federal judicial vacancies as Trump enters office, and likely to become available during his term. That takes on great importance given that Democrats in 2013 busted the filibuster (“went nuclear”) for judicial nominees below the Supreme Court level, and even as to the Supreme Court it’s likely Republicans might go nuclear. So to the extent federal judicial vacancies ...

Is this America? (How We Got To Here)
Post Date: 2017-01-23 08:20:00 by Deckard
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America is in trouble because Americans got lazy. Not so much physically but morally. They began to care more about some passing thing than about the things that truly matter; the things that made America unlike other places. Better than other places. Things like principles; the plain meaning of words. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments, especially. Which were (past tense deliberate) laws written to articulate and protect principles that matter. It gradually became more important to – as Thomas More’s character in the play, A Man For All Seasons put it – cut down all the “trees” (laws) that sheltered the individual for the sake of making things easier for the ...

Judge Napolitano for SCOTUS? Meets with Trump [VIDEO]
Post Date: 2017-01-17 13:17:56 by hondo68
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This morning Fox News, who along with other media agencies have been scoping out Trump Tower, spotted Judge Andrew Napolitano entering for a meeting with President Elect Donald Trump. Is this an advisory role or is this what all libertarians are wishing for, a shot at the Supreme Court? Just in: @Judgenap is at #Trump Tower to meet with President-elect @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/D7vViFUb06 — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 17, 2017 It is not clear at this time. We will provide you with more details as learn them. Poster Comment:After two meetings with Trump he wants to ban cigarettes! He's starting to sound like Nanny Bloomberg and his big gulp ban.

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