Big govt, Courts, Politics

Rosenstein to Depart Justice Department in Weeks

Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein is most widely known for his role in overseeing the Russia collusion investigation after Jeff Sessions’ recusal and for signing off on a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Recall last November that Rosenstein was trolled by President Trump on Twitter with an image of him and others behind bars. With Barr soon to be confirmed, Rosenstein’s departure is imminent and not a moment too soon, as his short dominion over the DOJ has been marred by numerous scandals that have all but proven FBI collusion with Hillary’s campaign and other entities to derail the Trump campaign and his resultant presidency.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department in the coming weeks.

A source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Rosenstein always expected to serve for about two years, and said he is likely to leave after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.

Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee begin Tuesday, and once he’s confirmed, he will officially replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign by the White House in November. Barr’s confirmation vote will likely not before mid-February.

The source said Rosenstein is not being pushed out, and that he is timing his departure in order to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next deputy attorney general.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Gowdy Goes After Warren “Demonstrably False Allegation”

In a Twitter spat last week, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was abandoning his constituents for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.” As you might imagine, Gowdy isn’t letting her get away with it. Appearing on Fox News, he called her out for a “demonstrably false allegation.” “If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy fired back. He also used the opportunity to dog Warren for her uncomfortable efforts to compete with charming-if-intellectually-vacant Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by awkwardly drinking beer on an Instagram livestream. Warren, the consummate ivory tower intellectual, is hoping to have it both ways as the uber brain and the everyman. Though it will fail miserably, it’s gonna be quite entertaining to watch as Democrats tear themselves apart.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., began her 2020 campaign with a “demonstrably false allegation,” according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

The pair had a Twitter spat last week which centered on Warren claiming Gowdy was leaving politics for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.”

“If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “She is running for president of the United States. And she kicks it off by making a demonstrably false allegation against a former colleague.”

Since leaving Congress last week, Gowdy has rejoined his old law firm, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, in South Carolina as a white-collar defense attorney.

In a tweet Friday, Warren claimed he retired because he “just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck,” adding “That should be illegal.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Justice Ginsburg Takes First Sick Day Ever

In an ominous sign for the Left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench on Monday for the first time in her decades-long career. The leave of absence comes just over two weeks after Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery to remove two malignant nodules in one of the lobes of her left lung. Ginsburg fell the month before the surgery and broke three ribs, leading to the discovery of the cancerous nodules. Ginsburg has an established medical history of colorectal (1999) and pancreatic cancer (2009), which were both treated with surgery in between court sessions. Just last year Ginsburg had commented that she will serve “as long as I can do the job full steam…,” which combined with recent health concerns leaves open the possibility that President Trump may well get another Supreme Court pick. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, for the first time in her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be sitting on the bench as the court hears oral arguments.

Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg stated that Ginsburg, 85, who has served on the court since 1993 after being nominated by former President Bill Clinton and being confirmed by a vote of 96-3, will still peruse briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, according to The Washington Post.

On December 21, Ginsburg underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung; one of the two lobes of her left lung was removed. She was released from the hospital on December 23.

The last two months have been brutal for Ginsburg, as she fell on November 7 and broke three ribs. It was during the examination of her broken ribs at George Washington University Hospital that the cancerous nodules were found.

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Big govt, Politics

She’s Baaack!

Former House Speaker Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is Speaker once again in the new 116th Congress. Pelosi has prioritized impeaching President Trump and ratcheting up the Russia collusion investigation but not necessarily in that order. The vote hinted of at least some defections, with a notable block of “Never Pelosi” Democrats voting for other candidates or “present.” Reportedly, Pelosi only clinched the gavel because she promised to term limit herself. If you believe that, we hope to interest you in some real estate in the Everglades.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The first woman to wield the gavel of the House of Representatives is on track to secure it for a second time on Thursday, as a rebellion against her from within her own ranks was crushed from election day until now.

As the onset of the 116th Congress approaches, convening at noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, 78-year-old Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the only declared Democrat candidate for Speaker of the House. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or last-second shenanigans by Democrat rebels against her, Pelosi will win back the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday afternoon–putting her in the driver’s seat on negotiations with President Donald Trump on everything from the ongoing government shutdown to major federal policy decisions on just about every issue.

Pelosi served as Speaker from January 2007 until the beginning of January 2011, for two Congresses when Democrats held the majority at the end of the George W. Bush administration and beginning of the Barack Obama administration, but she has been stuck in the minority since Republicans took control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.

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Issues, Politics

Abortionists Advertising to Children

The #ShoutYourAbortion movement, which proclaims as its mission eliminating the stigma of abortion, is now promoting its cause celebre to children. Efforts to market its brutal business to minors include a children’s book and videos promoting it. One video even compares abortion to “a crappy dentist appointment.” Other efforts include “meet and greet” sessions between children and someone who has had an abortion. In one such propaganda session, the abortion procedure is explained thus: “You go to the doctor and they put this little straw inside of your uterus and then they just suck the pregnancy out.” The worship of the ancient Canaanite god Moloch is alive and well in America.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The #ShoutYourAbortion movement has a new target for its propaganda—children. In Huxleyan fashion, they have written a book for young people and are promoting it with a video in which one of the cofounders has an uncomfortable discussion with young kids about her abortion.

Amelia Bonow tweeted the video in which she compares her abortion to “a crappy dentist appointment.” She says the kids grilled her about it, but the “educational moment” was less a grilling by the kids and more a cringe-worthy attempt by Bonow to indoctrinate them.

Treating the interviews as if they were part of career day at school, Bonow presents the video as “Kids meet someone who’s had an abortion.” I remember meeting firemen or policemen back in school, but someone who had an abortion? In those days, such discussions were handled by my parents or school counselors.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democrats Target Electoral College for Elimination

On the first day of the new 116th Congress, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills seeking to amend the Constitution to favor the Left and its vast conspiracy theories against sitting president Donald Trump. The first bill targets the electoral college for elimination, and the other seeks to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their families, administration, or campaigns. Major population centers have long supported the progressive agenda, and abolishing the electoral college would eliminate any fair chance for conservatives to win elections. The framers of the Constitution are surely rolling in their graves.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills on Thursday, one to eliminate the electoral college and the other to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members.

A press release from Cohen’s office stated that the “senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”

“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said.

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Big govt, Politics

First Order of Democratic House: Impeach Trump

California Democrat Brad Sherman used the first day of the new Democratic House to deliver on his party’s promises to impeach President Trump. Sherman reintroduced legislation dating back to 2017, which accuses the president of obstructing the FBI Russia investigation. He and cosponsor Representative Al Green (D-TX) claim the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is proof positive. “There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman argued to the Los Angeles Times. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.” Translation: Democrats are hell-bent on roadblocking Donald Trump at every turn, first by hamstringing his reelection with the specter of impeachment. In so doing, they may only further confirm the likelihood of a second term.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A California Democrat is wasting no time trying to impeach President Trump as the Democratic Party retakes control of the House.

Rep. Brad Sherman plans to reintroduce a measure Thursday — the first day of Democratic control of the chamber — that accuses Trump of obstructing justice in the Russia investigation. Sherman listed the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as proof of the alleged obstruction.

“There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.”

Sherman originally introduced the measure in 2017 with Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.

“I author Articles of Impeachment not to change our national policy,” Sherman said in a statement at the time.

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Big govt, Politics

Bernie Gets Burned for Climate Remarks

Self-proclaimed socialist phenom Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) sounded the climate alarm on Tuesday, claiming that climate change merited the same degree of priority and response as “a devastating military attack.” Sanders foamed through Twitter, “We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet. And we must respond accordingly.” Jim Hanson replied wryly, wondering if Bernie is “gonna nuke the Sun?” Indeed. And if global warming is such a threat, shouldn’t we move to DEFCON 1 and declare war on the weather? Insert facepalm.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was widely mocked after he claimed on Tuesday that the United States should respond to climate change the same way it would respond to “a devastating military attack.”

“We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet,” Sanders tweeted. “And we must respond accordingly.”

Sanders’ tweet drew widespread mockery on social media:

 

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

House Dems Gear up for Climate Fight

House Democrats are ready to hit the ground running next week when they officially take control of the lower chamber in the new session, and they’re starting with a new and novel Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee will be led by Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL), presently a member of the House Energy Committee, and will focus on “reducing pollution, growing green jobs, and expanding climate-related national security concerns.” Nancy Pelosi explained, “The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation.” In what may be a momentary instance of brilliance, socialist-elect Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retorted that the panel “sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.” That May be a bit too generous.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are preparing to take control of the lower chamber next week by forming a new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis — but some members of the caucus aren’t happy.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the caucus’ choice for the next speaker of the House, today announced the appointment of Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to lead the select panel.

“She will bring great experience, energy and urgency to the existential threat of the climate crisis,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This committee will be critical to the entire Congress’s mission to respond to the urgency of this threat, while creating the good-paying, green jobs of the future.”

She called Castor, who has served in Congress since 2007, “a proven champion for public health and green infrastructure, who deeply understands the scope and seriousness of this threat.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

“Pocahontas” Launches 2020 Committee

Uber-left crusader Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced on Monday she’s launching a White House exploratory committee for a 2020 bid. During the announcement, Warren blasted the federal government, arguing that it “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling out the “corruption, pure and simple.” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel quickly retorted, “Senator Warren couldn’t be more out of touch. Americans will see her for what she is: another extreme far-left obstructionist and a total fraud.” Indeed. What’s more, she’s a hypocrite. Warren is supported by some of the wealthiest corporations in the land, and she’s not all that impoverished herself either. But then again hypocrisy is par for the Democrats’ course.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she is filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, taking her first major step toward a 2020 run for the White House.

“Today, I’m launching an exploratory committee for president,” Warren, 69, a Democrat, said in a video released to supporters.

In her announcement, the liberal firebrand argued government “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling it “corruption, pure and simple.”

“That’s not how government is supposed to work,” Warren said. “You know it. I know it. And we know it is time to fight back.”

As for details about her campaign, Warren said she’ll “announce a plan” early in the new year.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections.

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