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Will Wilkinson, cancelled for tweeting, "If Biden really wanted unity, he'd lynch Mike Pence."

If cancelling is something that is going to be done, why should Will Wilkinson be an exception? It's got to be that the attempted cancellation of Will Wilkinson reverses the course of cancel culture.  I'm reading "Cancel Culture Comes for Will Wilkinson/The Niskanen Center fired a senior staffer for tweeting an offensive joke about Mike Pence, and hypocrisies abound" by Robby Soave (at Reason).  Wilkinson apologized, describing his tweet as a lapse in judgment. "It was sharp sarcasm, but lo...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Biden, ANN, Mike Pence, Wilkinson, Shirley Sherrod, Ann Althouse, Robby Soave, Niskanen Center, JournoList, Will Wilkinson, Cancel Culture, Shirley Sherrod Ann


35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mike Pence, Harrisburg


"Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege... saying in a court filing that rioters intended 'to capture and assassinate elected officials.'..."

"The detention memo, written by Justice Department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into [Jacob] Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that 'it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.' 'Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,' prosecutors wrote.... 'When questioned as...
Tags: Law, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Earth, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Arizona, Evidence, Justice Department, Mike Pence, Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance


"Given the smaller number of seditious members in the Senate, McConnell’s task is far easier: Conduct a quick Senate trial; convict Trump and..."

"... ban him from future office; expel Cruz and Hawley; and then vote to censure others who tried to deny voters the president and vice president they chose. McConnell should do these things not because it is the only moral, decent course, but because he is smarter than McCarthy and knows that to do any less would starve his members of financial support and set them up for losses from pro-democracy primary challengers or Democrats. And we know one thing: McConnell is not dumb."  From "Impeachm...
Tags: Law, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Mccarthy, Cruz, Trump, Mike Pence, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Rubin, Hawley, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse


The last Trump?

US President Donald Trump may have less than a fortnight left in office, but he’s not done yet — he may well be remembered for destroying the Republican party The post The last Trump? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Opinion, US, America, Racism, United States, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Us Elections, Trump


"House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week, vowing to press the charge..."

"... as Republicans blocked a separate move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip him of power under the 25th Amendment.... Democratic leaders were confident it would pass, and pressured Republican lawmakers to vote with them to beseech the vice president, who is said to be opposed to using the powers outlined in the Constitution, to do so. It was a remarkable threat. If Mr. Pence does not intervene 'within 24 hours' after passage and the president does not resign, House leader...
Tags: Law, United States, House, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Pence, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland, the Trump resistance


If the "Capitol mob" was "a raging collection of grievances and disillusionment" as The Washington Post says...

... in its headline, here, then doesn't that mean it wasn't an "insurrection" or much of a plan at all, just a coming together of disparate elements? Let's look at the long article. I'm reading it for the first time and making excerpts and comments as I go. I'm doing this without an agenda, just wanting to figure out what the hell happened and what it means. Those who made their way to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday hail from at least 36 states, along with the District of Columbia ...
Tags: Post, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Canada, Grammar, Salem, Graham, District Of Columbia, Capitol Police, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Capitol, Guthrie


"What was already shaping up as a volatile final stretch to the Trump presidency took on an air of national emergency as the White House emptied out and some Republicans joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi..."

"... and a cascade of Democrats calling for Mr. Trump to be removed from office without waiting the 13 days until the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. Vice President Mike Pence privately ruled out invoking the disability clause of the 25th Amendment to sideline the president, as many had urged that he and the cabinet do, according to officials. Democrats suggested they could move q...
Tags: Law, White House, Massachusetts, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, Sanders, Mike Pence, Joseph R Biden, Katherine Clark, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump's impeachment


"America’s shellshocked politicians regrouped in sombre mood after the broken glass of the Capitol had been swept up and the blood cleaned from the corridors...."

"... determined to resume the work of democracy. The violence of the mob appeared to have instilled a sense of common purpose that has been sorely lacking during the partisan clashes of the Trump years. Senators reconvened at 8pm and after two hours of debate voted by 93 to 6 to reject the call to oppose Arizona’s results. Members of the House came back an hour later and also threw out the rebellion, by 303 to 121. It was emphatic confirmation that President Trump’s fantasy of overturning the el...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Arizona, Oklahoma, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, London Times, James Lankford, Ann Althouse, Kelly Loeffler


How the the 25th Amendment works to remove a sitting president

Then-President-elect Donald Trump stands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve. Section IV also allows the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. Americans have been particularly interested in the amendment since President Donald Trump took off...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Life, Senate, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Commerce, Tennessee, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury


Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session on Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images As pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with Congress in session, President Trum...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Usa, Crime, Protest, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, National Security


06 January 2021: Massive Day has Begun — Epic History Unfolding

Time now 0547, Washington, D.C. I’ve been up since 0300 preparing for this day. Georgia seems to have gone to Democrats. Meanwhile, last night, dozens of pro-Democracy Hong Kongers were arrested while I was having dinner with a Hong Kong expert. John Batchelor and Gordon Chang immediately contacted me about an interview today regarding this crime against humanity. I will be on the ground here in D.C., and so when I do this interview please excuse any background news. When I was in Afghanistan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Washington, White House, Iraq, Georgia, Afghanistan, Military, Mike Pence, Gordon Chang, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, John Batchelor


Morning Docket: 01.04.21

* Microsoft has asked that a lawsuit involving XBox controllers be submitted to arbitration. Would be amazing if they settled this matter with a videogame battle... [Videogame Chronicle] * A pro-Trump lawyer is in hot water for seemingly suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence should be executed by firing squad. [Business Insider] * Joe Biden has named a top lawyer for Facebook to the White House Staff Secretary position. [Vox] * A federal appeals court has dismissed an election lawsuit f...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, White House, Joe Biden, Xbox, Trump, Mike Pence, Morning Docket, Vice President Mike Pence, White House Staff Secretary, Videogame Chronicle, NBC News -RSB- A Supreme Court


"The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some.... The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances."

"These are far from it.... President Trump’s lawyers made their case before scores of courts; in every instance, they failed.... My fellow Senator Ted Cruz and the co-signers of his statement argue that rejection of electors or an election audit directed by Congress would restore trust in the election. Nonsense. This argument ignores the widely perceived reality that Congress is an overwhelmingly partisan body; the American people wisely place greater trust in the federal courts where judges ser...
Tags: Law, Congress, Democracy, Senate, House, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Ron Johnson, Trump, Mike Pence, Chuck Todd, Pence, Ann Althouse, Judicial Restraint, Trump 2020


Pence asked a judge to kill a lawsuit filed by Trump fans seeking to empower him to overturn Biden's election win on January 6

Vice President Mike Pence at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 22, 2020. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Vice President Mike Pence responded late Thursday to a lawsuit by a group of Trump supporters hoping to push him to overturn Joe Biden's election victory. It is part of a longshot bid to empower the Vice President to accept or reject the results of the presidential election in each state. The Trump supporters, led by Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, as...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Law, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, News UK, US Senate, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, The Washington Post, Louie Gohmert


Space Force Personnel Will Be Called 'Guardians' Because Sure, Whatever

Outbound Vice President/gynophobe-in-chief Mike Pence announced at a press conference on Friday that enlisted personnel in the Space Force will be referred to as “Guardians.”Read more...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, Technology, War, Military, US military, Mike Pence, Sure Whatever, Space Force, Guardians Of Sol


33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


31 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


Dispatch 50: Just left residence of Vice President Mike Pence

Was a great time. Many interesting people there including some Generals/officers I knew or knew of. Saw Robert Spalding and said hello. Retired Air Force Brigadier General. Spalding is a serious dude. Wrote the book "Stealth War: How China took over while America's Elite Slept." I read all words and recommend this book. You know I normally like combat types. BG Spalding was a B2 bomber pilot. Combat folks write in a direct way that I prefer. Met other very interesting people. We should have...
Tags: Florida, Featured, America, Military, Mike Pence, Retired Air Force, Spalding, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Robert Spalding


Morning Docket: 12.09.20

* A company that makes a law firm performance review platform has hired its first general counsel. Wonder how they'll track his performance... [Corporate Counsel] * A new lawsuit alleges that an Illinois funeral home gave out the wrong ashes to family members of the deceased. [Insurance Journal] * A lawyer for President Trump has been sued for saying that a former cybersecurity chief should be shot for statements made about the election. [Bloomberg Law] * Check out this New York City lawyer...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, House Of Cards, Fox News, Santa, Illinois, General Counsel, Trump, Elf, Mike Pence, Insurance Journal, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, New York Attorney General, President Trump


Where will Biden put Buttigieg?

Buttigieg will get some important position, Axios tells us (with no acknowledgement that there's any uncertainty that Biden has indeed been elected President).Biden officials have made clear to donors and party officials the question surrounding Buttigieg is not if, but where, he lands, Democrats close to Biden tell Axios. The position Buttigieg wants, we're told, is ambassador to the U.N., and of course it makes sense that his background as mayor of a small city in the midwest sets him up well ...
Tags: Law, New York City, Metaphor, United Nations, Biden, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Buttigieg, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Axios, U.N, how does Kamala feel


A “view” from the South Lawn: The constitutional oath

On Monday morning, after Air Force One landed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for a campaign event, President Donald Trump was asked by the press pool whether he was planning a White House event to celebrate the presumed confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, we’re going to see probably at the White House later on this evening, see how it all works out,” Trump said. “The vote is taking place, and we’ll see how that works out.” Would it be a large event, he was asked, and was ...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Tennessee, Ted Cruz, Wisconsin


Applying Litigation Techniques To Political Debates 

There were a ton of evasions at the debate -- on both sides of the aisle.
Tags: Politics, Law, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Mark Herrmann, Vice Presidential Debate


Finally! The steaming pile of insect politics I've been waiting for!

I saw that the NY Post hated it — "'SNL’ somehow screwed up the VP debate fly" — but I — an intense fan of the Jeff Goldblum version of "The Fly" — think it's truly great:   That guy in the Post objected to the use of Jim Carrey as Joe Biden combined with Jeff Goldblum — characterized it as "this strange, aspiring 1980s East Village performance art piece." I'll just guess he doesn't know the movie "The Fly." How can you have missed "The Fly"? And I mean the Jeff Goldblum "Fly." Nothing agai...
Tags: Post, Geena Davis, Law, Joe Biden, Lipstick, Jim Carrey, Snl, Kamala Harris, Ny Post, Mike Pence, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Goldblum, Herman Cain, Susan Page, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics


Was the fly on Mike Pence's hair divine intervention?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was recording my reading of the previous post — "Was there any discussion of 'systemic racism' during the debate?," — which has a bit to say about the fly that landed and lingered on Mike Pence's hair during the debate. It made it hard to listen to what Pence was saying, which I see, reading the transcript, was trenchant and substantive. Was the fly a meaningless, random occurrence or could it have been divine intervention?  Surely, an omnipotent dei...
Tags: Law, France, White House, Metaphor, Puzzles, Birds, Jesus, God, Nazi, New Yorker, Jane Fonda, Zeus, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Da Vinci


Was there any discussion of "systemic racism" during the debate?

I need to read the transcript, in part because I want to do a word search, but in part because I, like so many of you, became distracted when a fly landed on Mike Pence's hair and stayed there for quite a long while. I thought it would never leave. Pence has helmet hair, so zero chance of feeling the weight or movement of the fly, and the fly barely moved. We talked about whether the fly was stuck or dead and whether it symbolized racism, being a discordant black dot on highly structured white h...
Tags: Law, California, Police, Senate, America, San Francisco, Joe Biden, United States, Kkk, Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Charlottesville, Kamala Harris


Let's talk about the VP debate.

1. I don't know if I'll say anything tonight, but here's a place for you to talk. I'll be moderating comments through quickly, at least unless I fall asleep.   2. I wish Harris were not wearing false eyelashes. It's causing her to blink a lot, which isn't good for making a connection with the viewer.   3. Neither candidate is answering the question asked. Now, Pence is going overtime to get to a question.   4. Harris is going big and emotional.   5. My son John is live-blogging, here....
Tags: Law, John, Kamala Harris, Debates, Mike Pence, HARRIS, Pence, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics



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