Obama Encourages Senate Democrats to Eliminate Filibuster – Politics Article

Democrats are looking again at eliminating the filibuster so that they can pass legislation in the Senate without difficulty if they retake the majority, and they gained an ally this week in former President Barack Obama.  Obama said during a politically charged eulogy Thursday at the Atlanta funeral service for Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., that it may be necessary to do away with the filibuster and inaccurately called the procedure a “Jim Crow relic.”  First, Obama called for legislation giving…

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6 Big Takeaways From the Attorney General’s Capitol Hill Testimony – Politics Article

Attorney General William Barr announced a new investigation Tuesday while strongly defending the Justice Department’s actions in protecting the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon.  Barr’s comments came in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, a hearing that not only was partisan as expected but characterized by rudeness by the panel’s Democrats. A Democrat would ask a question, but when Barr began to answer, he or she would interject, “Reclaiming my time” and continue speaking until the allotted time was up. …

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Tweets of Washington Journalists Betray ‘Groupthink,’ Study Finds – Politics Article

Washington journalists’ tweets and interactions on Twitter show that those delivering news on government and politics to most Americans live in “more insular microbubbles than previously thought,” according to a new study. These journalists display a “vulnerability to groupthink and blind spots,” the study says. The study, by journalism professors Nikki Usher and Yee Man Margaret Ng of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, doesn’t directly assert that the “groupthink” is liberal. However, it refers to traditional perceptions of the news…

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Thousands Died Because Of NY’s Governor – Politics Article

President Trump, in remarks made at a Rose Garden press conference, slammed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for “poor management” that led to the deaths of thousands of senior citizens. The President remarked how New York failed to make use of the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship sent in late March to aid in the coronavirus fight. The ship, he said, could have been used for the elderly rather than forcing them into nursing homes. “We could have used…

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We’re Going After Trump’s Tax Returns Even If He Loses – Politics Article

Representative Maxine Waters said she and other Democrats will “absolutely” go after President Donald Trump’s tax returns even if he loses in November. Supreme Court Passed The Issue Down To Lower Courts President Trump has had his tax returns called into question in recent years, after deciding not to release them in the past. The Supreme Court recently refused to rule on whether congressional committees can have access to the President’s tax returns, shoving the issue back down to the…

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Don’t Let Fear of COVID-19 Stifle US Election Process – Politics Article

While President Donald Trump has endured criticism from some for planning to hold one of his first political campaign rallies Saturday evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when many parts of the country are reopening after being shut down due to the COVID-19 threat, political observers should remember that Liberia managed to hold political rallies in 2014 during the much deadlier Ebola epidemic that was sweeping West Africa.  One could legitimately ask: Why can’t the United States do the same with our…

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Tom Hanks Goes on bizarre Vulgar Rant About Face Masks – Politics Article

Hollywood star and fervent liberal Tom Hanks just came unglued as he embarked on a bizarre rant about face masks, going so far as to say that you are a “p*ssy” if you refuse to wear one amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you,” Hanks said of wearing face masks and social distancing, according to People…

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Trump Taunts Schumer, Urges AOC To Run Against Him – ‘She’d Win!’ – Politics Article

President Trump on Monday tweeted an article suggesting far-left activists are urging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to primary Chuck Schumer saying, “that would be a big improvement.” Trump shared a Washington Times piece which reports fans of AOC are “dreaming big about the future” and are “kicking around the idea” that she “could launch a 2022 primary challenge against a titan of the Democratic Party establishment.” That titan is the Senate Minority Leader. “Actually, that would be a big improvement,” the President…

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Lighthizer Denies Bolton’s Claim That Trump Asked China for Election Help – Politics Article

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2019 for help in the upcoming presidential election, an allegation that former national security adviser John Bolton levels in his forthcoming memoir. “Absolutely untrue, never happened. I was there, I have no recollection of that ever happening. I don’t believe it’s true, I don’t believe it ever happened,” Lighthizer testified during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez had…

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Speaker Pelosi’s Embarrassing Impeachment Blunder – Politics Article

America is the midst of an imaginary impeachment standoff between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Both have drawn firm lines in the sand. Someone’s got to give,” one reporter recently declared. There is, of course, nothing to “give.” Pelosi has no standing to dictate the terms of a Senate trial; no constitutional right or political leverage. Why she has put herself in a position that will ultimately end, one way or another, with her surrendering…

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Iran Vows To Attack Dubai And Haifa If U.S. Retaliates For Their Vengeful Response – Politics Article

On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated against the United States firing missiles into Iraq, toward airbases that housed some Americans. The initial attacks on two U.S. bases in Iran were retaliation, Iran said, for a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, sparking outrage in Iran which is the narrative the U.S. media and Democrats are running with. What is missing is that an American contractor was killed and the American Embassy was attacked before Trump responded with drone…

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How Liberals Rewrite the History of the Clinton Impeachment – Politics Article

The “striking” difference between the Bill Clinton and Donald Trump impeachments, argue MSNBC hosts and others in the media, was not only the willingness of Clinton to “show contrition,” but the willingness of his supporters to acknowledge that the president had done something wrong. Let’s not let liberals rewrite history. In the real world, Clinton, with help from the entire Democratic Party, kept earnestly lying to anyone who would listen—the media, the American people, a grand jury—until physical evidence compelled…

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Final Jeopardy for Chuck Schumer and Impeachment – Politics Article

While watching “Jeopardy” the other night, I had a fantasy. Suppose Alex Trebek had a Final Jeopardy category called “The Ultimate Impeachment Hypocrite”? Here’s how I thought it might go. Trebek: “We go first to Joe, who is in third place, and he wrote, ‘Who is Bill Clinton?’” “No, that’s wrong, but a good guess. Clinton did say about the House impeachment of President Trump: ‘Congress is doing its job.’ How much did you wager? All of it and you are left…

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An Interactive Guide to the Articles and Amendments « Intellectual Conservative – Politics Article

Attempting to read the United States Constitution in its entirety can be an intimidating task. At over 7,500 words including the Ammendments and its place as the single most important document in the history of the U.S. – it’s vital for all Americans to know what it stands for, the freedoms it provides, and the limitations it places on the federal government. This interactive guide to the U.S. Constitution serves as a digital resource for those looking to quickly find specific sections…

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6 Big Takeaways From Watchdog’s Senate Testimony About FBI Spying on Trump Campaign – Politics Article

The Justice Department’s inspector general, appearing Wednesday before a Senate committee, explained his findings of 17 inaccuracies and omissions by FBI agents in seeking a secret court’s approval to spy on a Trump campaign aide. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, released Monday, concluded that the Obama administration’s FBI failed to follow regular safeguards in obtaining a warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. That initial warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on Page kicked…

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Adam Schiff’s Release of Phone Records Invites Scrutiny – Politics Article

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., faces ethics and legal hurdles for obtaining and exposing phone records of political enemies, knowledgeable observers say.  Schiff may have violated the same rule he used to threaten House Republicans, said Tom Anderson, director of the Government Integrity Project at the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group.  Schiff warned Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence not to reveal the name of the whistleblower who first filed a complaint about President…

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