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Hillary Clinton drops biggest hint yet that she's mulling a 2020 presidential run

Hillary Clinton drops biggest hint yet that she's mulling a 2020 presidential run | 04 Dec 2019 | The strongest indicator yet that Hillary's mulling a 2020 run? She appeared Wednesday, for the first time ever, on Howard Stern... As those who listen to the show know, Stern publicly begged Hillary to appear during the 2016 campaign. After Donald Trump won, Stern said one guest shot could have moved the needle her way... She hasn't closed the door on 2020. Just this past weekend, during an appearance on the UK's "Graham Norton Show," Hillary said she’d been "deluged" with pleas to run again. "I'd have to make up my mind really quickly," she said, "because it’s moving very fast."

US warship in the Gulf seizes alleged Iranian missile parts

US warship in the Gulf seizes alleged Iranian missile parts --US sailors boarded the vessel and found advanced missile components allegedly bound for Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen. | 05 Dec 2019 | A US Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea as the Trump administration pressures Tehran to curb its activities in the region. In a statement on Wednesday, the Pentagon confirmed that on November 25, a US warship found "advanced missile components" on a stateless vessel and an initial investigation indicated the parts were of Iranian origin... US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the guided-missile destroyer Forrest Sherman detained a small boat and a detachment of American personnel boarded the vessel, where the missile parts were found.

Impeachment hearing witness invokes Barron Trump's name for laughs

Impeachment hearing witness invokes Barron Trump's name for laughs | 04 Dec 2019 | A Stanford Law professor apologized hours after she brought up President Trump’s youngest son during Wednesday's impeachment hearing, sparking laughs from some in the House Judiciary Committee audience -- and provoking a furious response from the White House. Lawyer Pamela Karlan invoked 13-year-old Barron Trump when trying to make a point that Trump can’t rule like a king. "The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron," Karlan said in the committee hearing room, prompting audible chuckles. The White House blasted Karlan as "classless" and the Trump campaign called her joke "disgusting."

Melania Trump: Lawyer who invoked Barron Trump's name for laughs at impeachment hearing 'should be ashamed'

Melania Trump: Lawyer who invoked Barron Trump's name for laughs at impeachment hearing 'should be ashamed' | 04 Dec 2019 | First lady Melania Trump said Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan, who testified at Wednesday's impeachment hearing, "should be ashamed" for invoking her 13-year-old son's name as the butt of a joke during testimony. Karlan used Barron Trump's name to illustrate her point that President Trump can't rule like a king... "A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics," the first lady tweeted. "Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it."

Pamela Karlan says she once crossed the street to avoid a Trump hotel in DC

Pamela Karlan says she once crossed the street to avoid a Trump hotel in DC | 05 Dec 2019 | The Stanford Law School professor who sparked backlash from the White House Wednesday after invoking the president's minor son during the first day of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry previously stated that she once crossed the street just to avoid passing one of President Trump's hotels. Pamela Karlan, who was one of three witnesses who testified before the committee on Wednesday, told a 2017 American Constitution Society panel that she couldn’t stomach walking past the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Video of the panel from two years ago resurfaced online after Karlan's public testimony.

Gabbard rents home in NH in last months before primary

Gabbard rents home in NH in last months before primary --Democratic presidential candidate says she's hoping for success in Granite State | 04 Dec 2019 | One Democratic presidential candidate is making herself at home in New Hampshire. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, has decided to rent a small house outside Manchester. "We had a town hall in Rochester and then in Gilford right before the storm hit, and people said, 'You must be getting out of town,' and nope, we're here for the duration," Gabbard said. Gabbard tweeted a photo of a snowbound yoga session at her new place Tuesday.

Klobuchar returns to Iowa with plan for a changing economy

Klobuchar returns to Iowa with plan for a changing economy | 05 Dec 2019 | Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday rolled out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy, as she returns to Iowa looking to quickly build support with weeks to go before the first votes are cast for the party's 2020 nomination. The Minnesota senator's plan, which she will discuss during a three-day swing that include forums with the Teamsters and the Iowa Farmers Union, includes tax credits to help retrain workers who lose their jobs to automation and support for workers and communities that have relied on the fossil fuel industry. It also calls for more investment in cybersecurity, encouraging small manufacturers to innovate and several measures to help the growing number of "gig" workers, such as Uber drivers, including by allowing them to form unions and by making it easier to file their taxes.

Three legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise

Three legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise | 04 Dec 2019 | House lawmakers conducting the impeachment investigation into President Trump heard clashing testimony Wednesday from a quartet of acclaimed legal scholars who sparred for hours over the gravity of the president's conduct regarding Ukraine -- and whether it warrants his removal from office. Three of the witnesses who appeared before the House Judiciary Committee were invited by Democrats..."The president's serious misconduct, including bribery, soliciting a personal favor from a foreign leader in exchange for his exercise of power and obstructing justice and Congress, are worse than the misconduct of any prior president," said Michael Gerhardt, a law professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The fourth witness, who was invited by Republicans, took the opposite stance, characterizing Democrats' impeachment push as a "slipshod" effort fueled by partisan emotions and with no basis in constitutional law. "If the House proceeds solely on the Ukrainian allegations, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding, with the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president," said Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University.

'Shadow-banning' written into Twitter's new terms of service, may 'limit visibility' of some users

'Shadow-banning' written into Twitter's new terms of service, may 'limit visibility' of some users [Deep State cesspool aka Twitter already does!] | 05 Dec 2019 | Twitter's new terms of service will allow the platform to "shadow-ban" users -- secretly suppressing their content. While critics have long suspected the company of doing it, the new rules appear to make the practice official. Taking effect in January 2020, Twitter's new terms initially don't look like much to write home about, but some tweaks to the language could have larger repercussions for users, limiting their reach behind the scenes without their knowledge. "We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, limit distribution or visibility of any Content on the service, suspend or terminate users, and reclaim usernames without liability to you," the new terms state (emphasis added).

Pelosi Says House Will Begin Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump

Pelosi Says House Will Begin Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump --The Speaker said she was instructing House committee chairmen to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump, escalating a partisan confrontation that could lead to a vote by Christmas | 05 Dec 2019 | Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House of Representatives would begin drafting impeachment articles against President Trump, pushing ahead with a rapid timetable that could set the stage for a vote before Christmas to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors. Wrapping her announcement in the words of the Constitution and the nation's founders, Ms. Pelosi said it had become clear over the course of two months of investigation that Mr. Trump had violated his oath of office by pressing a foreign power for help in the 2020 election. Allowing Mr. Trump to continue in office without remedy, she said, would come at "the peril of our republic." ...Ms. Pelosi's hastily arranged announcement came a day after the House Judiciary Committee began formal impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump, convening a hearing where three constitutional scholars invited by Democrats said Mr. Trump had engaged in conduct that clearly met the definition of impeachable offenses under the Constitution.

Nancy Pelosi asks House to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump

Breaking: Nancy Pelosi asks House to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump | 05 Dec 2019 | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will proceed with "articles of impeachment" against President Trump, saying he leaves Congress no choice. "Sadly, but with confidence and humility, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," she said Thursday, referring to Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the leader of the House Judiciary Committee. Pelosi's comments come a day after the impeachment inquiry began its second phase during a House Judiciary Committee meeting that heard testimony from four constitutional scholars. The Republican witness, Jonathan Turley, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, characterized the inquiry as "slipshod."

US sailor kills two employees on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam before fatally shooting self

US sailor kills two employees on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam before fatally shooting self | 04 Dec 2019 | Two civilian shipyard workers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu were killed by a US sailor on Wednesday, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick told reporters. The [alleged] shooter then killed himself, Chadwick said. A third civilian employee was wounded and is stable at a hospital, Chadwick added. Chadwick said the sailor took his life after opening fire near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines.

Maryland school district officials adopt calendar that gives off Muslim holiday

Maryland school district officials adopt calendar that gives off Muslim holiday | 04 Dec 2019 | Elected officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, which lies just outside of Washington, D.C., voted Tuesday to give students a day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The change will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, designating May 13 as a teacher professional day so students can celebrate the holiday, the Washington Post reported. College Board, the organization that facilitates testing for Advanced Placement classes, said tests planned for May 13 will be given a second time for Montgomery County students on May 18.

Democrats debate scope of impeachment charges

Democrats debate scope of impeachment charges | 04 Dec 2019 | Democrats are debating how broadly to make their impeachment case against President Trump, with some lawmakers seeking to expand the list of charges even as House Judiciary Committee members signal a relatively narrow approach. House Democrats at the first Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday gave the clearest sign yet of the scope of their likely articles by unveiling posters featuring three possible charges: abuse of power and bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice. "I'm for a keep-it-simple scope," Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a Judiciary Committee member, told The Hill during a brief break from the Wednesday hearing.

Pamela Karlan: 'Trump has sexually assaulted more women than 99.99%' of all illegal immigrants

Pamela Karlan: 'Trump has sexually assaulted more women than 99.99%' of all illegal immigrants | 04 Dec 2019 | Standford Law School professor Pamela Susan Karlan, one of three Democrat witnesses testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry, once asserted hyperbolically that President Donald Trump "has sexually assaulted more women than 99.99 percent of all of the people" who have illegally entered the United States. Karlan made the remark, among other rants that were critical of the president, speaking on a 2017 panel organized by the American Constitution Society featuring Bill Kristol, founder of the defunct [sack of Deep State neocon garbage] Weekly Standard, and moderated by the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus.

Harris says US not ready for black woman president, but maybe even the Dems didn't want more identity politics in a power suit

Harris says US not ready for black woman president, but maybe even the Dems didn't want more identity politics in a power suit --By CLG Founder, Michael Rectenwald | 04 Dec 2019 | Kamala Harris withdrew from the race for Democratic presidential nominee after falling in the polls, disappointing liberal media, and running out of money. The botched campaign is a lesson in the limitations of identity politics...Harris stumbled on health care, half-heartedly defended her career as an attorney general of California, missed chances to debunk frontrunners, and finally proved unable to separate herself from the field of progressives on one side, and moderates on the other...The California senator and others have suggested that Kamala Harris paid a price for her identity as a black woman. But the prevalence of identity politics within the party, the two-term presidency of Barack Obama, and the fawning media that greeted Harris's candidacy suggest otherwise.

Yang campaign contacts FBI over death threats in New Hampshire

Yang campaign contacts FBI over death threats in New Hampshire | 03 Dec 2019 | Businessman Andrew Yang's presidential campaign says it has contacted the FBI after receiving several death threats during its latest swing through New Hampshire. Emails sent to Yang's campaign and reviewed by The Hill showed a user going by the name "HitmanYang" threatening to shoot members of Yang's camp while they were in the Granite State. Many of the emails referenced the campaign's tweets, threatening that if the number of tweets from the candidate reached an unspecified threshold that members of the campaign would be shot. One of the emails suggested that more than one individual was involved...

'Trump's demeaning me!' Lisa Page's new victim narrative is just a media-backed PR move ahead of FBI misconduct report

'Trump's demeaning me!' Lisa Page's new victim narrative is just a media-backed PR move ahead of FBI misconduct report --By CLG Founder, Michael Rectenwald | 03 Dec 2019 | Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page's interview isn't about clawing back the dignity Donald Trump's insults have denied her -- it's damage control before a likely damning DOJ report about the agency's Russian collusion investigation... Page tweeted the link to her Daily Beast interview Sunday night with a warning: "I'm done being quiet." The interview cast Page as another victim of Trump’s "bullying," which she described as "very intimidating" -- the exact same phrase uttered by former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in her testimony during the congressional impeachment hearings...Page complained of the toll that Trump's endless ridicule has taken on her: "Like, when somebody makes eye contact with me on the Metro, I kind of wince, wondering if it's because they recognize me, or are they just scanning the train like people do? It's immediately a question of friend or foe? Or if I'm walking down the street or shopping and there's somebody wearing Trump gear or a MAGA hat, I'll walk the other way or try to put some distance between us because I’m not looking for conflict. Really, what I wanted most in this world is my life back." As if anyone would dare to wear a MAGA hat anywhere in urban America – other than among thousands of Trump fans attending a rally. As if Page is likely to meet a real "foe" of the permanent bureaucracy in the heart of Washington, DC. [Also, *who on Earth* would recognize this Deep State troll on the Metro?]

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race | 03 Dec 2019 | Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will end her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, bringing to a close a rough stretch of several months that saw her poll numbers sink and her fundraising performances dry up. Two campaign aides told The Hill that Harris informed staff Tuesday she would suspend the campaign. Harris, a first-term senator who has never lost a race, had been seen as a front-runner even before she launched her campaign with a massive rally in her hometown, Oakland.

'Sorry, but it's fake...again': Russian military debunk NYT report on bombing of civilians in Syria

'Sorry, but it's fake...again': Russian military debunk NYT report on bombing of civilians in Syria | 03 Dec 2019 | The New York Times has issued yet another damning report, which this time accused Russia of bombing what it called a 'refugee camp' in the militant-held Idlib province. The Russian Defense Ministry called it a 'fake.' On Sunday, the leading US newspaper came up with a heartbreaking story of a housing complex for families displaced by the Syrian conflict being bombed in what the Times called a Russian airstrike in August... Responding to the accusations on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry has highlighted flaws in the report - perhaps the most glaring of which is that Russian pilots neither receive commands, nor report on their mission mid-flight, Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov argued.

Attorneys representing Hunter Biden in paternity suit file to withdraw, citing 'irreconcilable conflict'

Attorneys representing Hunter Biden in paternity suit file to withdraw, citing 'irreconcilable conflict' | 02 Dec 2019 | The Arkansas attorneys representing Hunter Biden in a paternity suit told Circuit Court Judge Don McSpadden Monday they can no longer represent the former vice president's son. In a "motion to withdraw as attorneys of record" former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Bart W. Calhoun and Jessica Duncan Johnston said they are "required to withdraw" under the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct "due to an irreconcilable conflict."

Appeals court issues stay for former White House counsel Donald McGahn

Appeals court issues stay for former White House counsel Donald McGahn | 29 Nov 2019 | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued an administrative stay of a lower court's ruling ordering former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress. In its order Wednesday night, the appeals court says it will consider issuing a longer stay and set oral arguments for a hearing Jan. 3. Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson had ruled Monday that McGahn would have to appear before Congress in response to a subpoena, rejecting the Trump administration's argument that "absolute immunity" shielded top aides from congressional questioning.

Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing

Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing | 01 Dec 2019 | President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, according to a letter from the White House to the committee obtained by ABC News. "As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings. More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a Sunday evening letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler.

Mexico gunbattle near Texas border between suspected cartel members, police leaves at least 21 dead

Mexico gunbattle near Texas border between suspected cartel members, police leaves at least 21 dead | 01 Dec 2019 | Four police officers were among nearly two dozen people killed after security forces engaged in an hour-long gunbattle with suspected cartel members Saturday in a Mexican town near the U.S. border, days after President Trump said he was moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations. The shootout happened around noon in the small town of Villa Union, a town in Coahuila state located about an hour's drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told local media that four of the dead were police officers killed in the initial confrontation and that several municipal workers were missing. On Sunday, the Coahuila state government said that security forces killed seven additional members of the gang, bringing the death toll to at least 21.

Trump seeks to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations

Trump seeks to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations | 27 Nov 2019 | President Trump said in a newly released interview that he is moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations. The decision reportedly has prompted the Mexican government to ask the administration for clarification, but Trump told Bill O'Reilly, in an interview posted to his website, that the process is well underway...The news comes weeks after the brutal killings of dual Mexican and American citizens in the northern part of Mexico.

Newsweek fires reporter who wrote inaccurate story on Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans

Newsweek fires reporter who wrote inaccurate story on Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans | 30 Nov 2019 | The Newsweek reporter who wrote an inaccurate story about President Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans has been fired. The outlet's original story claimed the president only planned on tweeting and golfing during his holiday break, neglecting to mention his trip to Afghanistan. Newsweek's Jessica Kwong, whose Twitter handle identifies her as a political reporter "covering Trump administration and family," initially published the article Thursday morning, before the president's trip to Afghanistan was announced publicly. The story's initial headline was, "How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more." "Newsweek investigated the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report that President Trump spent Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing rather than visiting troops in Afghanistan," a Newsweek representative told the Washington Examiner.

Islamic State claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for London Bridge attack --British police on Friday shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders. | 30 Nov 2019 | Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters, the group's Amaq news agency reported on Saturday. The group did not provide any evidence. It added that the attack was made in response to Islamic State calls to target countries that have been part of a coalition fighting the jihadist group. British police on Friday shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack.

Kamala Harris aide says in resignation letter: 'I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly'

Kamala Harris aide says in resignation letter: 'I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly' | 29 Nov 2019 | An aide to Sen. Kamala Harris blasted the treatment of staff on the California Democrat's presidential campaign in a resignation letter this month. "This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly," wrote state operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher in the Nov. 11 letter, which was obtained by The New York Times... She wrote that "the treatment of our staff over the last two weeks was the final straw in this very difficult decision."

Ilhan Omar deposition text also names Sarsour and Kushner as Qatari assets

Ilhan Omar deposition text also names Sarsour and Kushner as Qatari assets --"We recruited both, Republicans and Democrats, but that's not good enough. We want to rule the White House," the Qataris allegedly said. | 27 Nov 2019 | Explosive testimony given in a Florida court naming Ilhan Omar as a Qatari asset, also implicated a number of other prominent American citizens, including political activist Linda Sarsour and senior advisor to United States President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner. Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported on court testimony given by Canadian businessman Alan Bender in the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani, who stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people. Bender told the court that Omar had been recruited by Qatar and had also pledged allegiance to Turkey's President Erdogan.

Taliban ready to restart peace talks after Trump visit, official says

Taliban ready to restart peace talks after Trump visit, official says | 29 Nov 2019 | Taliban leaders signaled Friday they are ready to resume peace talks with the U.S. following President Trump's surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan this week. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the insurgent group was "ready to restart the talks" that ended after Trump called them off this fall...Trump revealed in September that he had canceled a planned secret meeting with representatives of the Taliban and Afghanistan's president at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

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