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Here’s a Timeline of Trump’s Statements on Comey
Post Date: 2017-05-12 15:20:44 by Deckard
Trump Went From Praising Comey to Firing Him in Less Than Seven Months A little less than a month ago, President Donald Trump said he has "confidence" in then-FBI Director James Comey. Then on Tuesday afternoon, the president abruptly announced he was firing Comey. On Wednesday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had actually been considering letting Comey go since Election Day. While Trump had sometimes criticized Comey during the campaign especially after Comey announced in July that Hillary Clinton wouldn't face charges related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state Trump also gave him ...
FBI raids office of Republican campaign consultant in Annapolis
Post Date: 2017-05-12 14:57:18 by Willie Green
The FBI raided a Republican campaign consultant's Annapolis office Thursday, leading Maryland Republican lawmakers to say they won't work with the firm.Kelley Rogers, president of Strategic Campaign Group, said a half-dozen FBI agents arrived at his Main Street office at about 8:30 a.m. with a warrant to search and seize records. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency conducted "law enforcement activity" along Main Street in Annapolis but would not be more specific.Agents on the scene, dressed in plainclothes, confirmed they were with the FBI but referred all other questions to a spokeswoman. They left the building shortly after 4 p.m., carrying files and a computer with ...
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Blames DNC Head Perez for Losing Omaha Mayoral Race
Post Date: 2017-05-12 13:34:46 by Tooconservative
The chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party is blaming the leader of the Democratic National Committee for her party's recent election loss in the Omaha mayoral race. On Tuesday, Democrats were unsuccessful in their efforts to unseat Jean Strothert, the Republican mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. Democratic candidate Heath Mello lost to Strothert, receiving only 46 percent of the vote compared to the incumbent's 53 percent. The race received national attention when DNC chairman Tom Perez and former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) visited Omaha during their "unity tour." Sanders endorsed Mello and told a crowd of thousands, "Are you ...
Trump's Comey firing sets off new round of leaks
Post Date: 2017-05-12 09:37:34 by cranky
President Trump is besieged by internal leaks as he tries to weather the fallout from his firing of FBI director James Comey. Media reports about the run-up to Trumps decision paint him as isolated and consumed by anger and paranoia, prompting questions from Trump allies about whose interests these government officials had in mind when they spoke to the press. The behind-the-scenes stories have often undermined the White Houses public reasoning for firing Comey, causing further political trouble for the administration and exacerbating growing divisions between Trump and his law enforcement agencies. And Trumps abrupt firing of Comey appears to have stirred opposition ...
Poll: Republicans Approve of Trump’s Immigration Actions While Overall Support Declines
Post Date: 2017-05-12 08:42:53 by cranky
A Quinnipiac University National Poll released Wednesday finds overall support for President Donald Trumps immigration actions declining, except amongst Republicans. Overall, 35 percent approve of Trumps immigration moves, while 62 percent disapprove. But 78 percent of Republicans approve, and only 19 percent disapprove. Half of white voters without college degrees approve, while 47 percent disapprove. Among independent voters, 30 percent approve and 66 percent disapprove. Younger voters are especially opposed to Trumps immigration moves: 75 percent disapprove, while 21 percent approve. Trumps moves on immigration have been met with rising disapproval overall, ...
Sean Spicer literally hid in the bushes to avoid answering questions about James Comey's firing
Post Date: 2017-05-10 12:10:59 by Willie Green
White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks from the West Wing of White House, in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to speak to reporters. Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly hid behind bushes on the White House grounds for several minutes Tuesday evening, as staffers sought to respond to the frenzy of media questions over President Donald Trumps abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. Spicer had wanted to return to his office after conducting an interview with Fox Business, but was unable to do so without running into a throng of reporters on his way there, The Washington Post reported. He only emerged from the bushes ...
Trump Must Save Us From Obama’s Climate Change Agreement
Post Date: 2017-05-09 10:25:24 by HomerBohn
little more than a year ago, President Obama signed an agreement with 170 countries in Paris that essentially turned the U.S. into an international piggy bank. Under the guise of combating climate change, Obama committed the U.S. to paying for third-world countries (which includes places like China) to raise their emissions standards so that the polar bears might live to fish another day. It was, naturally, celebrated as a Great Step Forward by the increasingly-disconnected-from-reality environmental left. It was nothing of the kind. Republicans dont like to fight the mainstream narrative, whether its on climate change or anything else, and theyve gotten ...
Poll: Roy Moore zooms to commanding lead in Alabama’s Senate race [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-05-06 03:24:28 by Gatlin
In the special election for Alabamas U.S. Senate seat, Judge Roy Moore is the clear front-runner. Moore holds a commanding 10-point lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to a poll conducted by potential primary challenger Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Roy Moore leads the race with 30 percent, followed by Strange at 20 percent, and Rep. Brooks in the low double-digits. Strange was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions former Senate seat by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley before he resigned last month. Many see the appointment as a corrupt deal struck between a governor, Bentley, mired in scandal and the state attorney general, Strange, ...
The Real Reasons Why Trump Has Flipped On His Campaign Promises
Post Date: 2017-05-04 13:38:06 by Deckard
Authored by Brandon Smith via PersonalLiberty.com, Back in December of 2016 I wrote an article titled Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him, which I think was very difficult for a large part of the liberty movement to read and accept. In that article I outlined the future of the Trump presidency; a future dominated by Washington insiders, Goldman Sachs internationalists and Neo-Con warmongers. Trump, at the very onset of his administration, broke one of his most important campaign promises to drain the swamp. Instead, he filled his cabinet with all of the same swamp creatures he originally attacked; the same swamp creatures Hillary Clinton was notorious for serving. ...
Sean Spicer Promotes ‘Bollard Wall’ Fencing to Satisfy Budget Critics
Post Date: 2017-05-04 13:30:38 by Deckard
President Donald Trump did not get funding for his wall in the recent budget agreement with Democrats, but the White House is arguing that they did get funding for wall fencing. In a debate with Breitbart News, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Republicans did get funding for a wall, pointing to existing photos of fences with bollard style steel construction and levee walls. That is called a bollard wall, he said to Breitbart News, pointing to photos he displayed on a screen. That is called a levee wall. Spicer refused to describe his fence photos as Trumps promised wall, but assured them that ...
House to vote on health care bill Thursday
Post Date: 2017-05-03 21:05:26 by cranky
The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped them gain control of Congress and the White House. But the move announced late Wednesday by GOP leaders also carries extreme political risk, as House Republicans prepare to endorse a bill that boots millions off the insurance rolls and may not even survive the Senate. "We will pass this bill," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., confidently predicted after a day of wrangling votes and personal arm-twisting by President Donald Trump. Pressed by reporters as he exited a ...
Two Stories Signal Trump's No Longer Running the Show
Post Date: 2017-05-03 12:52:31 by Deckard
It strongly appears Trump is no longer is in control of his own presidency. Either he's being lied to and deceived by his staff, or more likely there's been a deep state coup. As we all know, the Republican's first budget under Trump literally hands everything to the Democrats. It explicitly bans any of the $1.1 trillion they're spending from going towards the wall and continues to fund Planned Parenthood as though Democrats were running the government. The excuse given is they want to pass an Obamacare replacement ASAP, but that's already falling apart and there's no reason they couldn't work on it despite a partial, so-called "government shutdown." ...
Save Liberty, Shut Down the Government
Post Date: 2017-05-02 08:03:11 by Gatlin
Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill is designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a long- term spending bill has been delayed over objections to Republican efforts to preserve Obamcare's key features but give states a limited ability to opt out of some Obamacare mandates. This type of brinkmanship has become standard operating procedure on Capitol Hill. The drama inevitably ends with a spending bill being crafted behind closed doors by small groups of members and staffers and then rushed to the floor and voted on before most ...
Katherine Timpf: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Post Date: 2017-05-02 01:46:37 by Gatlin
Katherine Timpf will be co-hosting the show alongside Eric Bolling and Eboni K. Williams. So who exactly is Katherine Timpf, the new Fox News 5:00 host? Heres what you need to know about her. 1. She is 28 Years Old & Is a Libertarian Katherine Timpf is 28 years old, and she was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1988. She graduated in 2010 from Hillsdale College. Im definitely a libertarian, so Im not as conservative on some things as Hillsdale [College] is, she told The Collegian in 2015. But I love the idea that the government does not get to decide what this private institution gets to teach. When asked to define libertarianism, Timpf said that ...
Trump: “Bannon’s More Of a Libertarian Than Anything Else”
Post Date: 2017-05-02 00:57:19 by Gatlin
Despite recent reports that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had been sidelined within the administration, it appears he may be winning back the Presidents favor. In an interview with Bloomberg, Trump defended Bannon, describing him as a very decent guy who feels very strongly about the country and had received a bad rap from the media. Trump also disputed the medias portrayal of Bannon as an alt-right figure, stating that he sees Bannon as alt-left, on the basis that Bannons more of a libertarian than anything else. In response to reports of tensions between Bannon and Trumps son-in-law, Jared ...
Libertarianism Needs To Become More Realistic
Post Date: 2017-05-02 00:49:05 by Gatlin
Libertarianism is important, and I want it to be more influential. For it to do this though it has to become more realistic. I believe a major impediment is that many - though not all- libertarians imagine a vision of society that the vast majority of Americans simply do not want. If they somehow managed to win electoral power for a short time and execute their vision, it would be tremendously short lived with a massive backlash. [Boldness Added] Not a realistic libertarian. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) For proof of this, I think people just need to look around to state and local government. Most of us have little choice about which Federal government we live under. If you're ...
GOP on verge of losing health care vote
Post Date: 2017-05-01 21:10:08 by cranky
The White House and congressional Republicans are in serious danger of not having enough votes to pass their health care bill. Several Republicans have come out Monday against the current measure to repeal and replace Obamacare, bringing CNN's whip count to 21 Republicans -- mostly moderates -- opposed to the bill with more than a dozen lawmakers still undecided. And President Donald Trump, whose White House was optimistic the House could pass a bill Wednesday, once again muddied the waters by suggesting the measure may still be changed. "I want it to be good for sick people. It's not in its final form right now," he said during an Oval Office interview Monday with ...
Spending bill language omits border wall funding, sanctuary cities crackdown
Post Date: 2017-05-01 16:03:03 by cranky
Republican and Democratic lawmakers forged a $1.07 trillion spending package that would fund the government through the end of September, but does not include some of President Trumps cornerstone promises including funding for a border wall or funding cuts to sanctuary cities. The proposed legislation has no funding for Trumps oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but does set aside $1.5 billion for border security measures such as additional detention beds. It does give Trump a $12.5 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, a figure which could rise to $15 billion should Trump present Congress with a plan for fighting the Islamic State terror ...
The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream
Post Date: 2017-05-01 06:44:10 by cranky
Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clintons moment in history from the glass ceiling at Manhattans Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bills suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book Shattered, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clintons world on the night that changed her life and the nation forever. Hillarys communications team decamped to the Javits Center in the Hells ...
Donald Trump delivers 100 days of 2nd Amendment victories: Chris Cox
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:37:19 by Gatlin
For law-abiding gun owners, the president is keeping his promises. After eight long years, we once again have a president who respects and cherishes individual freedom. For Americas law-abiding gun owners, the Trump administration is proving to be among the best in history. So its important to take stock of all he has accomplished on behalf of the Second Amendment in a very short time. Thanks to President Trump, we are now back to having a 5-4 pro-gun majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. He appointed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which means the Department of Justice will return to focusing on prosecuting violent criminals instead of targeting law-abiding gun owners. In ...
Poll: Trump is delivering on his campaign promises
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:31:55 by Gatlin
A majority of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that confirms what is expected to be the central theme of his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Trump, in a speech Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, will tout what the White House sees as a productive six weeks since taking office. The president and his administration believe they've begun to secure the nation's borders, bring jobs back to the U.S. and has started the arduous process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Voters seem to agree, regardless of how they feel about Trump's priorities. A new ...
Yes, This Libertarian Senate Candidate Really Did Sacrifice a Goat and Drink Its Blood
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:12:32 by Gatlin
Here's everything you need to know about Florida's Augustus Sol Invictus Wait, what happened? If you don't know, Florida Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus (the only member of the Libertarian Party running to fill the seat vacated by presidential hopeful Marco Rubio) is accused of ritualistically sacrificing a goat in a pagan ceremony. The allegations came to light when Adrian Wyllie, the chairman of the Florida Libertarian Party, resigned on Thursday in protest at Invictus' candidacy; partially because of Invictus' claims he is destined to lead a second civil war and is really popular amongst white supremacists, but also because of this whole goat thing. In a ...
Libertarian Party Hails Satan In a Facebook Post
Post Date: 2017-04-30 16:04:47 by Gatlin
The Libertarian Party appears determined to remain relegated to never reaching five percent of the popular vote in a presidential election. In a post on the official Libertarian Party Facebook page, the party shared a macro image about the importance of self-ownership and personal responsibility. And while they couldve cited any number of philosophers on the issue -- including the Founding Fathers -- the Libertarian Party decided to quote the Satanic Temple and the Satanic Seven Tenets, instead: Ironically, the image included the hashtag #FREETOBELIEVE, even though 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson called religious liberty a black ...
Domestic violence report, lawsuit threats, video complicating Augustus Invictus-Libertarian Party bonds
Post Date: 2017-04-30 15:44:53 by Gatlin
Faced with new allegations of domestic abuse including sexual battery, Libertarian Party lightning rod and avowed ultranationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been both lashing out at his enemies for what he calls slander and pursuing a deal he says will heal his reputation and his relationship with the party. Invictus, who ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Floridas U.S. Senate nomination but lost in the primary, was accused in a March 21 report filed with the Edgewood Police Department by an unidentified woman. She said that during their 15-month relationship that ended early this year he repeatedly verbally, physically and sexually assaulted her, and even ...
Libertarian candidate Roland Riemers charged with domestic assault
Post Date: 2017-04-30 12:20:04 by Gatlin
A Grand Forks man who is a frequent Libertarian political candidate has been accused of domestic violence against his wife. Roland Clifford Riemers, 73, was charged Monday in Grand Forks District Court with simple assault-domestic violence, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked Sunday evening into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. Court documents accuse Riemers of striking his wife, Meixiang Lui, in the face and stomping on her foot, causing pain, swelling and bruising. The incident allegedly happened 2 a.m. Sunday. Lui filed a domestic violence protection order against Riemers in January 2016. Aside from traffic violations, this is his first charge in North Dakota. Riemers ...
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