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The judges who could replace swing-vote Anthony Kennedy

The retirement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s swing vote, 81-year-old Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, would set up an epic confirmation battle in the Senate, with Democrats facing the possibility of a generational shift to the right. The rumors of a Kennedy retirement are heating up again as court watchers point out that justices contemplating retirement […] …

Dreamers’ nightmare? Congress in deadlock

The U.S. Senate rejected multiple attempts at immigration reform legislation, suggesting it is unlikely Congress can reach a deal this year that tightens up the nation’s immigration system and also clarifies the future for those holding legal status under the expiring DACA program. President Trump announced last year that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, […] …

Bills gone wild! Cities’ new way to gouge you

There is an abundance of public-private partnerships these days. For years, private contractors have provided visitors various services in the nation’s parks and monuments. There are highway projects and even airports that are built and maintained through such agreements. The routine is that the contractors charge fees and then retain a portion while remitting the rest […] …

#MeToo lawmaker ‘had sex with colleagues to get information’

Outspoken #MeToo campaigner Cristina Garcia – a California assemblywoman who captured national media attention as a “silence breaker” in the movement – reportedly told her staffers that having sex with elected officials “was a good was of getting information” from them. Garcia, chairwoman of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, is also accused of groping a staffer and a lobbyist, […] …

Limbaugh: ‘Russia investigation’ designed to protect 1 person

The Russia investigation? That “dossier”? The several other “dossiers”? Last week’s indictment of 13 Russians? The claims of “collusion”? The interviews, the headlines, the leaks, the rest? It’s all to protect Barack Obama, explains talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I don’t think there’s any question that the objective to protect Hillary and Obama is one of […] …

Hacker doubles down: It WAS Seth Rich who took DNC files

A prominent computer hacker who claimed earlier that it was Democratic National Committee insider who took DNC emails during the 2016 presidential race, emails that eventually were made public by WikiLeaks, is doubling down on his claim. Tyler Durden at the Zerohedge blog commented Monday on a tweet from a hacker who goes by the […] …

Gun background-check proposal gets legs with Trump support

In the wake of the horrific Valentine’s Day school massacre in Florida, the Trump administration expressed its support Monday for legislation that would increase federal background checks for gun purchases. President Trump is “supportive” of measures to ramp up the federal background system for guns, the White House said. “While discussions are ongoing and revisions […] …

Ex-CAIR official imprisoned for jihad writes for major newspaper

Employed as a communications specialist for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., police stopped Randall “Ismail” Royer for a traffic violation in September 2001. The officers found in Royer’s automobile an AK-47-style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition. Two years later, Royer was indicted along with 10 others for conspiring to levy war […] …

VOLCANO ALERTS: You want to talk ‘catastrophic climate change’?

At least two potential super-volcanos have the attention of scientists worldwide because of the devastation any of them – two in the U.S. and one in Japan – could wreak on the planet, killing tens of millions and ravaging global economies. Saturday’s rumblings at the Yellowstone Caldera in America’s most famous national park caught the […] …