December 13, 2019

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Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by AdvaMed – House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn’s UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE on Thursday set a personal record for use of Twitter in a single day since taking office,…

Judiciary Committee Democrats abruptly postpone vote on articles of impeachment | TheHill

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee abruptly announced late Thursday that after more than 14 hours of debate the panel would recess and wait until Friday morning to vote on articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by AdvaMed – House panel expected to approve impeachment articles…

David Stern, former NBA commissioner, undergoes emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who guided the league through a remarkable period of growth in popularity, suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday in New York City and underwent emergency surgery.“Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family,” the league said in a statement Thursday night. There was no immediate word on Stern’s…

Dem Congressman Cedric Richmond appears to be watching golf on laptop during impeachment debate

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., may have been distracted on Thursday during the marathon impeachment hearing focused on President Trump.Richmond appeared to have been watching a golf tournament on his laptop during a procedural roll call, which aired in full-view on CNN.”What on earth is Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond watching on his laptop during this impeachment markup?” GOP…

Hannity exclusive: McConnell says ‘zero chance’ Trump is removed, ‘one or two Democrats’ could vote to acquit

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Thursday night that he will coordinate the defense of President Trump in any impeachment trial with White House lawyers, and proclaimed that there was “zero chance” the president would be removed from office.”The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how…

House panel to hold key impeachment vote, after day of all-out sparring and intrigue

Republicans erupted with unbridled fury and frustration late Thursday as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., abruptly wrapped up an all-day marathon hearing on the adoption of two articles of impeachment against President Trump by delaying a planned vote on the matter until Friday morning.”It is now very late at night,” Nadler said shortly before midnight. “I want the…

Jennifer Aniston breaks down in tears on Ellen DeGeneres’ holiday show

Jennifer Aniston could not hold back the tears during Ellen DeGeneres’ new special, “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.”DeGeneres enlisted Aniston’s assistance to help out Jeff Kimball, a father of two who lost his job and his wife to sarcoma cancer years prior, for the holiday season.Inviting the family on the show, Kimball opened up about…

Jason Chaffetz on Horowitz report: ‘I do believe people will wind up in handcuffs’

After Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz declared that his newly released report on the FBI’s initial Trump-Russia investigation did not “vindicate” anyone, Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz said he believes “people will be in handcuffs.”“They [FBI] handpicked this team. Mr. McCabe whose wife, remember, was holding Democratic fundraisers with money that was coming from…

Iguana nightmare: Massive iguana population turns Florida into ‘Jurassic Park’

MIAMI –– Hundreds of thousands of unwanted visitors are invading Florida homes and public areas. While these green iguanas seem to be enjoying the sun, residents are comparing their takeover to “Jurassic Park.””My daughter was home visiting school in the summertime and she took out her camera and literally played the [theme to] ‘Jurassic Park’ and…

Stuart Varney: One of Trump’s greatest accomplishments gets least attention

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF FOX NATION — FOR A LIMITED TIME, SIGN UP AND GET 35% OFF WITH PROMO CODE: CELEBRATEAt a rally in Pennsylvania this week, President Donald Trump touted the leading global role of the U.S. in the energy industry.”The United States is now — and I said it and I’ll say it all night…

Trump tweets US, China close to trade deal | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by AdvaMed – House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn’s UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE on Thursday teased that the U.S. and China are progressing toward a trade agreement, a shift…

Trump knocks impeachment, media in early morning tweetstorm | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by AdvaMed – House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn’s UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE on Thursday sent out a flurry of early-morning tweets, bashing the House’s impeachment inquiry and the media,…

New York City college student found with fatal stab wounds in Manhattan park

A Barnard College student was discovered brutally stabbed after a robbery gone horribly awry inside a park in upper Manhattan on Wednesday, sources said.Tessa Majors, 18, was found by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive at around 5:30 p.m., according to police sources.BOY, 2, STRUCK AND KILLED…

New Zealand volcano dead include 2 teen brothers from Chicago area; parents still missing: reports

A family with ties to the Chicago area has been confirmed to be among the victims of Monday’s devastating volcanic eruption in New Zealand, according to reports.Teen brothers Berend and Matthew Hollander, ages 16 and 13, respectively, both born near Chicago, were confirmed as having been killed in the eruption by officials at the Australian…

Judge Andrew Napolitano: FISA – utilized to OK FBI surveillance of 2016 Trump campaign – is unconstitutional

Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)  in 1978 in response to the unlawful surveillance of Americans by the FBI and the CIA during the Watergate era. President Richard Nixon — who famously quipped after leaving office that “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal” — used the FBI…

Sara, Erin Foster felt ‘emotional turmoil’ while dad David Foster raised Jenner boys

Sara and Erin Foster had a hard time with their father once step-brothers Brandon and Brody Jenner came into the picture.The sisters paid a visit to Kate and Oliver Hudson’s podcast “Sibling Revelry” on Tuesday, where they discussed their family troubles.“Our dad was raising other children. He wasn’t raising us. He was raising Brandon and…

Collins accusing Democrats of ‘tearing down a world leader’ | TheHill

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsTrump to sign order penalizing colleges over perceived anti-Semitism on campus: report Hillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings Controversy on phone records intensifies…

Vulnerable Democrats feel heat ahead of impeachment vote | TheHill

Vulnerable centrist Democrats are feeling the heat on impeachment, a sign that some lawmakers are beginning to worry about the electoral implications of next week’s historic floor vote.Democrats said a day after unveiling articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end…

Child actor and ballet dancer Jack Burns dead at 14

Jack Burns, a young Scottish actor and dancer, has died at 14 years old.The skilled ballet star was found dead at his home in Greenock, Scotland on Dec. 1, according to Metro UK. Police are not releasing his cause of death yet but are reportedly not treating the case as suspicious.Burns appeared in the BBC drama series “Plain Sight”…

Multiple weapons, pipe bomb recovered from scene of Jersey City shooting, officials reveal

Multiple weapons and a “sophisticated” pipe bomb were recovered from the scene of Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Jersey City, N.J., officials revealed at a news conference Wednesday.New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the two suspects identified as David N. Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50, may have also been involved in a separate killing in neighboring Bayonne,…

Thousands of strange holes discovered off California coast

Scientists have discovered thousands of mysterious holes in the seabed off Big Sur, Calif.Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were surveying the deep seafloor off Big Sur when they discovered the strange holes.The larger holes, described as pockmarks, are on average about 600 feet across and 16 feet deep. In a statement,…

Impeachment needle not moving as majority of voters oppose removing Trump: polls

As the House of Representatives begins drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, two new national polls indicate a slight majority of Americans still oppose impeaching and removing the Republican president from office.“American voters signal they are slightly more inclined not to impeach than to impeach,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy noted.THE LATEST FROM…

The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by AdvaMed – An unusual day: Impeachment plus a trade deal | TheHill

                                     Sponsored by AdvaMedWelcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Happy hump day! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are…

Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to ‘forever wars’ | TheHill

Calls for an end to so-called forever wars are being bolstered this week by a bombshell report detailing how U.S. officials lied when they claimed progress in the 18-year war in Afghanistan.Lawmakers, particularly Democrats, have responded to the revelations with demands for hearings and calls to withdraw from America’s longest war.That the war in Afghanistan…

Runner who slapped TV reporter’s behind speaks out

The jogger who brazenly slapped a Georgia reporter’s behind on live TV spoke out for the first time in an interview Tuesday, claiming he didn’t realize where he’d touched the journalist.gTommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader at his church, as well as a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why…

Gregg Jarrett: Adam Schiff is ‘guilty of abuse of power himself’

Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff appears to be guilty of the same offense he claims President Trump has committed.In an interview Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle,” Jarrett said Schiff is ignoring established legal precedent by depriving Trump and the Republican Party of due process.Schiff, D-Calif., did not allow the Republicans to…

San Francisco’s ‘poor street conditions’ a factor in city’s loss of $64M Oracle tech conference: reports

Oracle, a major Silicon Valley tech company, will move its annual OpenWorld conference to Las Vegas next year – over concerns about San Francisco’s hotel rates and the city’s “poor street conditions,” according to reports.The loss of OpenWorld, which has been held in San Francisco for about 20 years, is raising new concerns about whether…

Concierge convicted of murdering Boston doctors in penthouse caused scene in court

The Boston concierge who was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday had two court outbursts where he threatened the life of the prosecutor’s wife and threatened to share the last words of one of his victims, a report said.Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted of killing Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiance, Dr.…

After NAS Pensacola shooting, Navy suspends flight training for nearly 300 Saudi students, official says

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday suspended nearly 300 Saudi students from flight training in response to the deadly shooting by a Saudi student last Friday in Pensacola, Fla., a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.Navy Commander Clay Doss said classroom and flight training will resume for other students this week. He did not say how long…

Lisa Page sues FBI and DOJ, citing ‘cost of therapy’ after Trump mocked her salacious text messages

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is suing the FBI and Department of Justice, alleging that the government’s publication of her salacious text messages with anti-Trump ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok constituted a breach of the Federal Privacy Act.In the complaint filed Tuesday, the 39-year-old Page said she suffered numerous damages because of the disclosure, including a “permanent…

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