December 6, 2019

California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – In the latest skirmish over California’s homeless crisis, the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit 50,000 homeless people. FILE PHOTO: City officials have begun what they are calling a slow and methodical clean-up and removal of a large…

Biden finally finds social media buzz with viral Trump video, voter spat

(Reuters) – For a candidate who has struggled at times to get noticed on social media, Joe Biden finally got some online attention on Thursday – for better or worse. First, the Biden campaign posted a video on Twitter that brutally took down President Donald Trump, suggesting he is a laughingstock to other world leaders.…

Support for Elizabeth Warren drops to lowest since August in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Support for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped nationally to its lowest level in four months, and nearly one in three potential Democratic primary voters say they do not know which candidate to pick with the first nominating contests less than two months away, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion…

Pelosi pursues articles of impeachment against Trump, says democracy at stake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warning that American democracy is at stake, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a House committee on Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from office. Speaking in somber tones in a televised statement, Pelosi…

Jonathan Turley ‘inundated with threatening messages’ after testimony opposing Trump impeachment

Jonathan Turley, the sole Republican witness during the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing Wednesday, said he was “inundated with threatening messages” after his testimony, which argued that Democrats do not have enough evidence to support articles of impeachment against President Trump.”Before I finished my testimony, my home and office were inundated with threatening messages and…

Biden campaign accused of deceptive editing in new anti-Trump ad

The Trump campaign is accusing former Vice President Joe Biden’s team of deceptively editing a video for a new ad to make it appear like a U.N. General Assembly audience was laughing uproariously at President Trump when he touted his administration’s accomplishments in a speech last year.The video, which is part of a scathing online ad the Biden…

Florida high-speed chase of hijacked UPS truck ends in gunfire

A harrowing police chase lasting nearly an hour ensued in South Florida on Thursday, ending in gunfire and as many as four people shot dead, according to law enforcement.The dead included two robbers, a UPS driver whose truck they hijacked and a fourth person in a nearby vehicle, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on…

Does Pelosi have the votes for impeachment?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for House Democrats to “proceed with articles of impeachment” against President Trump, but questions remain over whether she has secured enough Democrats to vote for impeachment as the effort barrels forward at breakneck speed.Pelosi, during her televised remarks about impeachment on Thursday, did not suggest any particular timeline for a vote, saying only, “We will proceed in…

Steve Schmidt: Pelosi Is ‘Literally the Only Serious National Leader the Country Has’ | Breitbart

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “literally the only serious national leader the country has.” Schmidt said, “It was a really remarkable moment by Nancy Pelosi. And you look at the constellation of our national leadership. I think she’s proven over this period of the…

Ernst Campaign Blasts Iowa Democrat Ad Making ‘Light of Gun Violence’

Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) Senate campaign blasted an Iowa Senate Democrat candidate for making light of gun violence while saying that Ernst was “glorifying guns.” Eddie Mauro, a self-described “progressive Democrat,” released a controversial campaign ad Thursday that featured Mauro touting his leftist credentials featuring Sen. Ernst in a 2014 campaign ad in which she…

Barbra Streisand Reveals 6 Reasons Why Trump Must Be Impeached

Left-wing singer and apparent Constitutional law scholar Barbra Streisand on Thursday revealed her six reasons President Donald Trump must be impeached, all of which are points that have been thoroughly debunked over the last year. The Grammy-winning singer weighed in on the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment process on Thursday following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) announcement,…

Exclusive–Jim Banks Seeks Retraction from NPR for ‘Slanderous’ Article

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent a letter to National Public Radio (NPR) President John Lansing Thursday, seeking a retraction after the outlet claimed he had lied during an interview with the taxpayer-funded media outlet, which Breitbart News obtained exclusively. Rep. Banks sent a letter to NPR Thursday, reminding Lansing that he had requested the outlet retract…

Biden gets in testy exchange in Iowa: ‘You’re a damn liar’ | TheHill

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Trump’s legal team huddles with Senate Republicans MORE on Thursday got in a tense back-and-forth with an audience member during an Iowa campaign stop after the man claimed the former vice president sent his son Hunter Biden…

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE has asked the Supreme Court to shield his financial records from the Democratic-led House Oversight and Reform Committee, in the…

Why Al Pacino Matters

Al Pacino (front) with Robert De Niro and Ray Romano in The Irishman (Netflix) Over the decades, through movies bad and good, he always makes the most of his part.A  lot of movie stars are on the short side — Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Dreyfuss. Despite being only about 5′8″, Paul Newman always managed to…

A Counterintuitive and Compelling Case for Class-Action Lawsuits

(Pixabay) A new book argues that class actions are a market-oriented solution to address real wrongs.Last year, companies spent nearly $2.5 billion defending against class-action lawsuits, according to a recent survey of over 400 in-house lawyers at Fortune 1000 and other large companies. That survey also revealed that in-house attorneys devote about 20 hours a…

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Tina Louise gets candid on faith-based film ‘Tapestry,’ favorite Hollywood memories

Tina Louise is hoping to bring families together this holiday season.The actress, fondly remembered as glamorous Ginger Grant from “Gilligan’s Island,” is starring in a faith-based film inspired on a true story entitled “Tapestry,” alongside Stephen Baldwin and Burt Young, of “Rocky” fame. The TV star plays a dying matriarch trying to save her troubled son…

Hillary Clinton clears up ‘lesbian’ rumors, tells Howard Stern: ‘I actually like men’

Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with shock jock Howard Stern on Wednesday. So, perhaps predictably, the conversation strayed to some unusual topics.At one point, for example, Stern asked the former secretary of state if she had ever engaged in a “lesbian affair.”“Never, never, never!” Clinton quickly answered, according to the Washington Times. “Never…

Gregg Jarrett: Impeachment-obsessed Democrats ignore logic and law as 4 professors testify at hearing

It is tempting to describe Wednesday’s impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee as a farce. But it was worse than that. It made a travesty of fairness.With Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. at the helm of the Judiciary Committee, there was no real chance that President Trump would be treated equitably. After all, Nadler’s confederate…

Pelosi to address impeachment process after Judiciary Committee hearing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump, declaring that the president’s conduct “leaves us no choice but to act.”The announcement comes after a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday featuring four law professors — most of them Democrat-invited witnesses who presented arguments for impeachment. Pelosi claimed the facts are…

Pentagon Denies U.S. Mulling 14,000 More Troops for Mideast – Breitbart

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran. The Wall Street Journal reported that the possible deployment would include “dozens” more ships and double the number of troops…

Joe Biden Refuses to Voluntarily Testify at Impeachment Proceedings

Joe Biden ruled out the possibility that he would voluntarily testify in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying to do so would “divert” away from the issue at hand. “No, I’m not going to let them take their eye off the ball,” the former vice president told reporters when asked about the possibility…

Democrats Disturbed by the White 2020 Candidates Left in Field

Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) dramatic exit from the 2020 Democrat presidential primary race has many on the left lamenting the current lineup for the upcoming debate, which currently has six candidates qualifying, all of whom are white. Harris exited the race on Tuesday as one of the seven Democrat candidates who met the fundraising and…

Devin Nunes: Adam Schiff Violated My ‘Civil Liberties’ with Phone Snooping; Pursuing ‘All Legal Options’ | Breitbart

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) violated his civil liberties by snooping in his phone records and publishing them in his impeachment report. Schiff’s Democratic majority released a 300-page report on Tuesday, on the eve of the first impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, summarizing…

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi to give update on Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will make a statement early Thursday on the status of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, one day after the House Judiciary Committee began weighing potential charges against the Republican president. FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at the unveiling of the…

Malta murder suspect says got tip offs from top official

VALLETTA (Reuters) – A wealthy businessman, who is the prime suspect in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, told a Malta court on Thursday he got regular tip-offs about the investigation from the government’s ex-chief of staff. FILE PHOTO: Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech, who was arrested in connection with an investigation into the murder…

Futures rise on increased hopes of trade deal with China

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, setting Wall Street for a second session of gains this week, on increased hopes of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China. Headlines around trade suggested the world’s two largest economies were closer to agreeing how many tariffs would be rolled back in…

French police fire tear gas in western city of Nantes: TV

NANTES (Reuters) – French police fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Nantes, the BFM news channel reported on Thursday, during one of the biggest public sector strikes for decades aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron’s to abandon his pension reform plans. Transport networks in Paris and cities across France ground to…

Trump returns to impeachment fight after NATO clash | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTop Democrat: ‘Obstruction of justice’ is ‘too clear not to include’ in impeachment probe Former US intel official says Trump would often push back in briefings Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted ‘-1’ number MORE clashed with foreign counterparts at a two-day NATO summit in London…

Trump’s legal team huddles with Senate Republicans | TheHill

White House counsel Pat Cipollone previewed aspects of a likely Senate impeachment trial with Republican senators Wednesday, highlighting procedural rules while also decrying what he called an unfair inquiry in the House.Senators who attended the lunch meeting with Cipollone said he spent much of the time discussing which articles of impeachment the House is likely…

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