Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19. A Democrat has held the seat for the last 139 years. Bet Democrats won't be talking about this special election. mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…
Flores won 53% to 47% in the TX state senate race handily defeating former US Congressman Gallego. Gallego served in the US House for TX's 23rd District from 2013-15. This is a significant win for Republicans in a deeply blue district.
This historic victory in a deep blue district held for 139 years by Democrats will also greatly help Ted Cruz in the general election for the US Senate. Cruz will easily defeat Beto O'Rourke in November, but don't get complacent, get out and vote!!!
Democrats are trying to stall the Kavanaugh confirmation because they believe they can win enough seats in the midterms to stop any Trump nominations to SCOTUS. People better get out and vote those Democrats out in November if you want to see a fair/impartial SCOTUS.
The last Democratic president nominated and the Senate confirmed, two liberal activist judges to SCOTUS, those being Sotomayor and Kagan. There were tens of thousands of documents related to their history that were not even requested during confirmation hearings.
Gorsuch, is a purist when it comes to the Constitution, he doesn't judge like an activist trying to legislate from the bench, he interprets the law and how it applies Constitutionally. He doesn't try to bend the Constitution to the case for a preferred outcome.
Democrats: Trump should not declassify Russia investigation information, it could jeopardize sources and methods!
Translation: We don't want the American people to see how many times Steele was used as a source & how the FBI/DOJ used the media as a source.
Democrats didn't seem so concerned about sources and methods when they wanted stuff declassified that could fit their narrative. They even wrote the president requesting it be done on behalf of the American people.
Most of the sources involved in what Trump is being asked to declassify are already publicly known such as Australian Ambassador Downer, Christopher Steele, and others. Them being unredacted wouldn't be earth shattering in jeopardizing sources/methods since everybody knows them.
This woman doesn't comprehend reality. Other races do not orbit around 'whiteness'. In Asia the structure is around the Asian race, in Africa the African race, in Latin America, it is around Hispanics. In Europe around white and some mixed in southern and eastern Europe.
If other races revolved around 'whiteness' as Hathaway proclaims, then there would be white power structures in every country on every continent. However, there aren't, they structured by the most populace race of those countries.
Some countries, like South Africa, had white leaders up until the end of that power structure such as the end of Apartheid. South Africa is no longer governed that way. It also hasn't improved, never really has during its entire history of existence. An anomaly of failure.
Democrats shifting to familiar smear tactic dredging up an accusation that likely can't be proven. Dianne Feinstein withholding Brett Kavanaugh document from fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats interc.pt/2xe19M3
This is an incident that reportedly happened when Kavanaugh and the woman in question were in high school together. Kavanaugh graduated around 1983. Recall how another Democrat, Tester, did this with ADM Ronny Jackson. Those accusations are still unproven today.
Democrats continue using these tactics in attempts to derail political candidates and nominees for various posts within the administration. Most of these accusations remain unproven and are often made by "he said, she said" processes that can't be proven.
This isn't the only case of a celebrity charity being a dismal failure or being questioned about its efforts. Wyclef Jean's charity was accused of mishandling $16 million in donations for Haiti. businessinsider.com/wyclefs-haiti-…
Some of the problem is these celebrities are well intentioned, but have no idea what they are doing and hire people that know even less. There are also others that have done exceptionally well in charitable causes like JJ Watt in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The left has been making this end of Roe v. Wade argument ever since it was first ruled Constitutional by the SCOTUS. Every time a Republican nominee for SCOTUS comes up they claim it is the end of Roe v. Wade.
Clarence Thomas was nominated by George HW Bush in 1991 and the Democrats screamed it would be the end of Roe v. Wade. That was 27 years ago & abortion is still here and SCOTUS rejected Arkansas' restrictions on abortion in May 2018.
Justice Roberts and Justice Alito were both appointed by George Bush in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The left of course screamed that it would be the end of abortion in America, yet here we are 13 years later for Roberts & 12 for Alito & abortion is still here.
The last Republican mayor of Chicago was William Thompson from 1927 to 1931. Republicans in the US Congress have nothing to do with the failures of Democrats that have controlled Chicago since 1932. Trying to shift blame isn't solving the problem.
Mayors of Chicago from 1931 to present:
Anton Cermak 1931-33
Edward Kelly 1933-47
Martin Kennelly 1947-55
Richard Daley 1955-76
Michael Bilandic 1976-79
Jane Byrne 1979-83
Harold Washington 1983-87
David Orr 1987
Eugene Sawyer 1987-89
Richard M. Daley 1989-2011
Rahm Emanuel 2011
These individuals are the source of the problems that Chicago has had for decades. They are the reason so many are impoverished in that city. Their policies of division have led to violence and other problems. Can't blame Republicans when Democrats have ran the city for 87 years!
Here is the reason I stopped watching the NFL long before Kaepernick started his kneeling. Over 900 arrests since 2000. That's hardly something worth supporting. These aren't poor people struggling to get by having to turn to crime. usatoday.com/sports/nfl/arr…
At least 45 instances of domestic violence. Also cases of battery, DUI (I've seen people put out of the military for that), drunk and disorderly and some other bad behavior.
I remember when players were role models like Mean Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, and quite a few others. It seemed back then you only had the occasional player arrest. However, over the years, it seems arrests are more frequent.
Who says politics doesn't pay? The Obamas are worth 30 times more than when they entered the White House in 2008 — here's how they spend their millions businessinsider.com/barack-obama-m…
How many other members of government, Democrat or Republican, can tout such an enormous increase in personal wealth over the span of 8 years? I know a lot of them from both parties increase their wealth by 5 times or more after about ten years in Washington.
Public service is not about expanding your personal wealth, but a lot of them do it in DC in a short span of time. Public service used to be about sacrifice to serve your fellow citizens & improve the country. Some of these are the same politicians preaching income inequality.
I don't doubt there is friction in the Trump White House. A White House without any friction is nothing more than an echo chamber of adulation for the sitting president. There should be clashes of ideas within an administration to minimize bad ideas. That's why there is a cabinet
and this is also why there are aides to the president, cabinet secretaries, and career officials within every agency and department throughout an administration. During the first term of Bush 43 and both terms of Obama there was very little friction if any leading to bad policies
From time to time there are going to be aides or even cabinet level secretaries that are disgruntled that their particular idea was not approved. This isn't a lack of professionalism, it's human nature. Those that put that behind them however, they are the professionals.
Bill Clinton had SCOTUS nominations while he was under investigation because he was under investigation nearly his entire presidency. Should they be removed from the SCOTUS because they were nominated by a president that was under investigation that also perjured himself?
You can't complain about one president doing something and disregard what another president did. President Obama's administration was investigated about Fast & Furious should his nominations have been stopped as well?
Nearly every president has had some type of investigation, warranted or not, during the time of their administration and often they are appointing people to the bench or to cabinet level positions. Stopping appointments due to investigations would paralyze government entirely.
All of the people having a fit over President Trump not attending McCain's funeral barely batted an eye when Obama did not show up for the funeral of General Greene who was the highest ranking officer killed since Vietnam.
They didn't have a fit over Obama not attending the funeral of Nancy Reagan either. They also did not have a fit over Obama not attending the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
McCain and Trump were rivals with plenty of animosity towards each other. McCain even stated he did not want Trump to attend his funeral. Trump is respecting McCain's dying wish by not attending. I'm sure other presidents besides Obama & Trump have not gone to funerals.
"anonymous sources" maybe he's using the same anonymous sources the rest of the media uses that are wrong time and time again. How many times has WaPo or NY Times had to do the same? Quite a few. That make them misinformation sites as well?
As far as having a criminal record are concerned, so some other journalists out there. Does that make them liars in their reporting? I don't read True Pundit, although it shows up in my feed frequently. Buzzfeed also has some of its own false reporting from anonymous sources.
So, by Buzzfeed's analysis, anybody that has used anonymous sources and have been wrong at least twice makes them misinformation sites.
You didn't seem to take issue when the Obama Administration was reviewing taking away clearances. Democrats were salivating about taking away clearances from those no longer in government positions. Clapper wanted to review clearances of 5 MILLION people! Where was your voice?
Clapper’s directive indicates that the Obama administration has not only begun to view the huge number of clearances as a security risk, but a serious budgetary stress. The federal government spends about $1 billion a year on background checks, according to the GAO.
Included on Clapper’s list of “highest-risk” groups worthy of frequent reinvestigation: “Privileged Users, or other information technology specialists involved with information sharing activities.” Privileged users? Isn't that people like you John?
Hard to impeach any president without having anywhere near enough votes for it in the HoR and even fewer votes for trial in the US Senate. Clinton's was impeached by a narrow margin on two votes (228-206, 221-212). Less likely Trump articles would get more than 100 votes now.
Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings dealt with his perjury before a grand jury. Trump has not perjured himself to warrant anything similar. Articles of Impeachment for not liking a president won't get farther than 50-75 votes, all Democrats. Nowhere near 2/3 requirement.
Only accusations that can be leveled against Trump by Congress is that he may have a campaign finance violation, even that case isn't that strong, & that wouldn't warrant impeachment. If it did Democrats would've had to impeach Obama over his HUGE campaign finance violation in 08
Here's a blast from the past regarding a similar situation involving a mistress. Feds drop remaining Edwards charges cnn.com/2012/06/13/jus…
In Edwards case, he used campaign funds to keep his pregnant mistress under wraps. He even had campaign staffer Andrew Young claim the child was his. Cohen used personal funds to pay off Daniels & the other.
At the very worst the FEC could call it an in-kind contribution to have the Trump Organization or Trump reimburse Cohen for the payments. However, in an interview, former FEC chair says it wouldn't be. dailywire.com/news/29365/for…
The liberal view: Campaign finance laws are only violations if they are done by somebody I don't like!
Nearly every campaign gets slapped with some form of campaign finance law, including Obama. politico.com/story/2013/01/…
Evan McMullin faced campaign finance violations from the 2016 election cycle. dailycaller.com/2018/04/17/eva… He wasn't even a contender, but possibly an offender!
Here's Bernie Sanders accusing Hillary Clinton of breaking campaign finance laws during the 2016 Democratic Primary. npr.org/2016/04/19/474…
I'm sure if an angry mob of Christians tore down the baphomet statue in Arkansas, like the students tore down Silent Sam, the media would be demanding they were all identified and jailed. Just because you don't like something doesn't give you license to destroy it.
I'm not defending the Silent Sam statue, it really doesn't hold any meaning for me, but it does for people who's ancestors fought for the state. The dedication of the statue was for those that were students or alumni of UNC-CH. A lot of those people took up arms in defense of NC.
At the time of leading up to the Civil War the country was divided, much like it is now ideologically. Depending on stats, about 1/3 of southerners, to include some blacks, owned slaves. So, claiming everybody that fought for the south fought to preserve slavery is ludicrous.
For people saying Brennan couldn't access national security information they seem to forget about Sandy Berger doing just that in 2003 (about 2 years after the Clinton Administration) when he stole classified docs from the National Archives & lied about it realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/…
They also forget that HR McMaster allowed Susan Rice to maintain her clearance specifically so she could access classified material regarding information she worked on or saw during her time in the Obama Administration. washingtonexaminer.com/hr-mcmaster-to…
Media claims these people can't access classified info (proven wrong by their own reporting). A security clearance is a privilege, not a right. Also, if they have done nothing wrong an interim clearance can be granted almost immediately.
I'd dismiss you as an idiot for asking the president such a question without any tangible evidence. Media thrives on division and sensationalism and pushing their own agenda. If you liked a policy you talk about how great it is, if you don't you smear & criticize ANY president.
The media started losing credibility 20 or more years before Trump even ran. People get sick of the news media dissecting every word a person says for some hidden meaning or that some salacious gossip must be true & you feed the beast with more innuendo & nonsense.
You wonder why people distrust or hate the media? Because you don't report the news, you try to make the news. Obama, Trump, Bush if you didn't like something you went on the attack because it did not mirror what your outlet liked or wanted. People are sick of it!
The reason the FBI did not alert the Trump campaign about Manafort is because they needed him to propel the Russia collusion narrative even though Manafort was hired primarily for the convention, Trump had pretty much wrapped up the nomination.
None of Manafort's crimes involved collusion, they all stem from work he did for Tony Podesta along with money laundering and tax evasion. Nothing to do with Russia, but the FBI senior leadership knew they could use that Russia collusion as a narrative to investigate.
It is also tragic that we live in an age when the FBI can frame you for lying because they believe another witness over your testimony even if you tell the truth. This is something that needs to be fixed!
John Brenna should have been fired long ago. His failures as CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia should have been a huge clue of how catastrophic of a failure he would be yet Bush & Obama had him in national security positions as Nat Sec Adviser to CIA Director.
John Brennan's CIA spied on members of Congress, a gross violation of the CIA's charter. Brennan should have been fired over this abuse of power. Yet, he was kept in the position as CIA Director by President Obama. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Brennan failed in his compilation of President Bush's PDIB prior to 9/11. His carelessness, much like in Saudi Arabia led to misreading information and dismissing critical information.
Pundits are making a big deal out of #OH12 having been Republican for decades. When the incumbent steps down, the replacement wins the district by a far narrower margin or if the seat has a Democrat. Kasich, won the district 50-47 in 1982.
Pat Tiberi, the incumbent that stepped down, won the district 52.87-43.83 against Democrat Maryellen O'Shaughnessy. The seat was vacated by John Kasich during that election in 2000. Obama won the district 53% to 46% in 08. Bush won it against Kerry 51-49 (not exactly a blow out).
During those elections mentioned the country was far less divided than it is now. Media attention on a political party was not nearly as negative as it is on Republicans or the current president, Donald Trump. That makes a significant impact on a local election in the spotlight.