Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s anti-Trump, anti-ICE mayor, facing election rivals who focus on local issues

Controversial Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Calif., is touting her opposition to President Trump’s policies against illegal immigration — while mayoral challengers criticize her for the city’s homelessness problem and its high cost of living. Schaaf, a Democrat who captured headlines earlier this year after tipping off local illegal immigrants to a planned raid by … Continue reading Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s anti-Trump, anti-ICE mayor, facing election rivals who focus on local issues

Avenatti orchestrates coverage while unveiling third Kavanaugh accuser

Michael Avenatti managed to make it all about him. What a shock. The way he handled the third accuser against Brett Kavanaugh yesterday undercut his client and damaged her case. By teasing this on Twitter, by not making Julie Swetnick available, and by phoning into talk shows instead, Avenatti turned the whole thing into a … Continue reading Avenatti orchestrates coverage while unveiling third Kavanaugh accuser

House intel panel to vote Friday on release of Russia probe transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee will vote Friday on whether to make public some executive-session transcripts related to the panel’s now-concluded Russia investigation. The intel panel’s investigation was separate from the probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The committee is scheduled to meet beginning at 9 a.m. on Capitol Hill, according to a news … Continue reading House intel panel to vote Friday on release of Russia probe transcripts

Welfare for Refugees Cost Americans $123 Billion in 10 Years

Americans spent almost $100 billion to support 606,000 poor refugees in the 10 years up to 2014, according to a State Department report. The $96.6 billion cost rises to $126 billion when officials count the extra cost of paying for the refugees’ spouses and children, including U.S.-born children. The $126 billion bill is just for programs … Continue reading Welfare for Refugees Cost Americans $123 Billion in 10 Years

Handwritten note left on Senate Judiciary Committee room witness table read, ‘Good luck, Dr. Ford’

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday’s planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.  (Associated Press) A note that read “Good luck, Dr. Ford” was left on the witness table of the Senate Judiciary Committee room hours before she was scheduled to testify on Thursday, … Continue reading Handwritten note left on Senate Judiciary Committee room witness table read, ‘Good luck, Dr. Ford’

Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick

Planned Parenthood sent out an email fundraiser letter to supporters Wednesday announcing that a third woman, Julie Swetnick, is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. “Enough is enough: Kavanaugh must withdraw now,” writes Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in an email made available to Breitbart News. She … Continue reading Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick

Kavanaugh’s Monday ‘Twilight Zone’ Interview Transcript Unveiled

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released a lightly redacted copy of the transcript of Monday’s conference call between Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and committee staff. The call, conducted under threat of criminal penalty for lying, reveals an exasperated Kavanaugh countering accusation after accusation, likening his situation to an episode of The Twilight … Continue reading Kavanaugh’s Monday ‘Twilight Zone’ Interview Transcript Unveiled

Staffers at DC restaurant where Cruz was confronted get death threats: owner

The owner of a Washington, D.C. restaurant where Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were heckled by a group of protesters earlier this week, said staffers have received “life-threatening” messages in the wake of the incident. “Personally, I am blessed to work with the staff who have handled the harassment and life-threatening messages we … Continue reading Staffers at DC restaurant where Cruz was confronted get death threats: owner

Democrat running for Congress in California denies Maryland address is his primary home

TJ Cox, who is seeking a U.S. House seat in California’s Central Valley, purchased a home in Maryland in 2016, records show.  (Facebook) A Democrat running for Congress in California is drawing scrutiny because property records suggest that a home 3,000 miles away may be his primary residence. TJ Cox, a candidate endorsed by former … Continue reading Democrat running for Congress in California denies Maryland address is his primary home

Clintons Haunt Democrats in Midterms

Democrat midterm candidates closely associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton face possible hurdles as Republicans invoke their opponents’ associations to the former president and failed 2016 presidential candidate as well as their record low favorability. Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen praised former President Bill Clinton at the August 2009 Tennessee Democratic Party Jackson Day … Continue reading Clintons Haunt Democrats in Midterms

US House approves $1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond month’s end. The bill passed 398-23. Lawmakers describe the disaster aid as a down payment. They … Continue reading US House approves $1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas

Ahead of pivotal Senate hearing, witnesses surface to say Christine Ford may have mistaken them for Kavanaugh

As an extraordinary series of uncorroborated, lurid last-minute allegations threatens to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court, nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford, the California professor accusing him of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning. The proceedings may be upended by … Continue reading Ahead of pivotal Senate hearing, witnesses surface to say Christine Ford may have mistaken them for Kavanaugh

House Passes $850 Billion Spending Bill, Avoiding Border Wall Funding Fight Until After Midterms

The House passed a $850 billion spending bill that would fund the government until December 7, preventing President Donald Trump from potentially shutting down the government to force Congress to partially fund his promised border wall. The House passed the spending bill, H.R. 6157, with a vote tally of 361 to 61. The spending bill … Continue reading House Passes $850 Billion Spending Bill, Avoiding Border Wall Funding Fight Until After Midterms

Trump Rejected PM Trudeau Meeting over Refusal to Negotiate Canadian Dairy Tariffs

President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that he refused a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the United Nations General Assembly over Canada’s refusal to negotiate their high tariffs on dairy products. “Did you reject a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?” Fox Business reporter Susan Lee asked Trump in a press … Continue reading Trump Rejected PM Trudeau Meeting over Refusal to Negotiate Canadian Dairy Tariffs

Republicans stand by Kavanaugh as details on Avenatti’s new client emerge

Republicans signaled Tuesday they aren’t abandoning Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court as they cast doubt on graphic new allegations made public by attorney Michael Avenatti, and as Kavanaugh insisted he’s never been involved in any sexual assault. Avenatti on Tuesday tweeted a “sworn declaration” from a woman named Julie Swetnick who claimed the … Continue reading Republicans stand by Kavanaugh as details on Avenatti’s new client emerge

What ‘The Twilight Zone’ has to do with one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in history

Brett Kavanaugh: What lawmakers are saying off-camera Freedom Watch: Judge Andrew Napolitano and Fox News’ Capitol Hill Senior Producer Chad Pergram break down where the Senate now stands on confirming Judge Kavanaugh after the latest sexual misconduct allegations surface. “There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension … Continue reading What ‘The Twilight Zone’ has to do with one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in history

Gillibrand: Whatever Kavanaugh Says at Hearing, ‘It Will Not Change My View’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stated that she’s not open to changing her mind on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, she thought Kavanaugh’s record was disqualifying before the allegations against Kavanaugh came to light, and “whatever he says tomorrow, it will not change my view. And I’ve already read Dr. Blasey … Continue reading Gillibrand: Whatever Kavanaugh Says at Hearing, ‘It Will Not Change My View’

Fifth Prominent Democrat Endorses GOP’s Hugin in NJ Senate Race Over Menendez

A fifth prominent New Jersey Democrat has endorsed the GOP’s Bob Hugin in his bid to defeat embattled incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) this November. “Bob Hugin appeals across party lines, which is why I am supporting his campaign for U.S. Senate. He is a solid and reliable Marine veteran who will put people ahead … Continue reading Fifth Prominent Democrat Endorses GOP’s Hugin in NJ Senate Race Over Menendez

President Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe Pursuing U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

The United States and Japan announced Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the two nations will be pursuing a mutually beneficial trade agreement. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in New York in recent days on occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New … Continue reading President Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe Pursuing U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

140 House Democrats Refuse to Condemn Illegal Aliens Voting

About 140 House Democrats voted “present” or against a resolution condemning localities across the United States for giving illegal aliens and noncitizens the right to vote in local elections. On Wednesday, about 71 Democrats and one Republican — Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) — voted against House Resolution 1071, which admonishes localities for giving illegal aliens … Continue reading 140 House Democrats Refuse to Condemn Illegal Aliens Voting

Unearthed Files Suggest Catholic Bishop Protected ‘Predator Priests’

Documents obtained by CNN suggest Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, protected sexual predators in the diocese. Malone preemptively released a list of 42 priests who had resigned after allegations of child sexual abuse. But a newly discovered collection of diocese records put that number closer to 200. These “secret files,” also known as … Continue reading Unearthed Files Suggest Catholic Bishop Protected ‘Predator Priests’

Barack Obama in Norway Slams President Trump on Global Warming Policy

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out his vision before the Oslo Business Forum in Norway for tackling climate change if he were once again in the White House, while criticizing the Trump administration’s environmental policy. [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows: INTERVIEWER: First of all, what everyone is curious about, if you were president … Continue reading Barack Obama in Norway Slams President Trump on Global Warming Policy

Barack Obama Says He’d Work on Global Warming if He Were President Again

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out his vision before the Oslo Business Forum in Norway for tackling climate change if he were once again in the White House, while criticizing the Trump administration’s environmental policy. [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows: INTERVIEWER: First of all, what everyone is curious about, if you were president … Continue reading Barack Obama Says He’d Work on Global Warming if He Were President Again

Sanctuary State California: Six-Time Deported Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Three Men

A six-time deported illegal alien accused of beating and killing three men across seven separate attacks has been arrested and charged with murder. Ramon Escobar, a 47-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested this week in Santa Monica, California after he allegedly attacked seven people, in total, leaving three of them to ultimately die … Continue reading Sanctuary State California: Six-Time Deported Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Three Men

Sanders: Either FBI Should Investigate, or Trump Should Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) argued that there should either be an FBI investigation into the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh or President Trump should withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination. Sanders said, “[I]t seems very clear to me that the choice we have right now, for Trump and for … Continue reading Sanders: Either FBI Should Investigate, or Trump Should Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination

If Kavanaugh nomination fails, here’s who could be next in line

WASHINGTON –  Judge Brett Kavanaugh, speaking with Fox News’s Martha MacCallum on Monday, vowed: “I’m not going anywhere.” It meant he will neither withdraw nor surrender, but will fight through the nomination process even as Democrats release, one by one, thinly sourced, tightly held allegations of what they say is Kavanaugh’s pattern of extreme drunkenness … Continue reading If Kavanaugh nomination fails, here’s who could be next in line

Paul Ryan Urges Congress: Don’t ‘Step in the Way’ of Trump-Rosenstein Meeting

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Wednesday that Congress “shouldn’t step in the way” of a highly-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, following a New York Times report claiming the second highest-ranking Justice Department official considered secretly taping the president in the White House and lobbied members of his cabinet to invoke … Continue reading Paul Ryan Urges Congress: Don’t ‘Step in the Way’ of Trump-Rosenstein Meeting

Trump Says Only $1.6 Billion For Border Wall in 2019

President Donald Trump told reporters that Congress would only approve $1.6 billion for a wall in the pending 2019 budget, dashing hopes that Congress would provide $5 billion for a concrete border-wall in 2019. “I want borders,” he said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference, adding: We’re getting another $1.6 billion in border [funding]. We’ve spent $3.2 [billion], … Continue reading Trump Says Only $1.6 Billion For Border Wall in 2019

Kavanaugh’s lawyer says judge won’t withdraw, is ‘upset’ by sexual misconduct allegations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s attorney said Wednesday her client is upset about the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against him amid the process to confirm him to the nation’s highest court, but won’t withdraw his nomination. Beth Wilkinson told Fox News’ Bret Baier on “Special Report” that Kavanaugh is “very upset about … Continue reading Kavanaugh’s lawyer says judge won’t withdraw, is ‘upset’ by sexual misconduct allegations