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Barr Letter Leaves GOPers With Room To Spin And Spread Conspiracy Theories

As the country waits for more information from the Mueller report, Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter is allowing Trumpworld to claim frothy-mouthed vindication, as the Justice Department plods through the report to redact and remove confidential information. Sparse on detail but heavy on conclusions, the Barr letter has given Republicans ample opportunity to spin their own theories about the start of the Mueller investigation. And in the interim before the release of the Mueller report  ...
Tags: News, Obama, Loretta Lynch, Obama Administration, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Russia, Dnc, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Fisa, Cia


Blast from the Past: Proof Found That Brady Campaign Still Exists!

Opinion Brady Campaign Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Nostalgia gripped gun owners this week as longtime foe the Brady Campaign managed to garner a few measly headlines in the media landscape they once commanded so ably. As it happens, the Brady Campaign has decided to undergo another rebranding effort and will now go by simply “Brady.” For those counting, this is the fourth different name for the outmoded handgun prohibition organization. According to a piece in The Hill, the new marketing ...
Tags: Guns, Reagan, United States, District Of Columbia, Michael Bloomberg, Nelson, Clinton, Hci, Gallup, U S Supreme Court, Brady, The Hill, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Sarah Brady, White House Press, James Brady


The best Little Italys in America

If you’re on the keto diet, don’t even bother reading this story. Because no human even hears the words “Little Italy” without smelling garlic, tasting red wine, and reflexively slipping into a carb-induced food coma. Typically, the Italian food in any neighborhood called “Little Italy” is worth the calories. You can certainly go to Little Italys in New York, Chicago, Philly, and San Francisco and be guaranteed a great meal, but Italian enclaves aren’t limited to huge cities, and the widespr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Milan, California, Boston, America, San Francisco, Italy, San Diego, Philadelphia, Santa, Cleveland, St Louis, Baltimore, Rhode Island, New England


As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ji...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bob, Bill, Republican Party, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, George W Bush


Wednesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued orders from last Friday’s conference. The justices agreed to review a challenge to New York City’s restrictions on the transportation of licensed handguns, in a case that may not be heard until next term. They also denied the federal government’s request to review lower-court orders banning implementation of the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by most transgender people, but, by a 5-4 vote, they reinstated the ban while appeals are pending...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, Bloomberg, Cnn, Npr, Oklahoma, Usa Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court


Report: Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Roger Stone Associate Corsi

The Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, his attorney, Larry Klayman, told The Hill on Friday. The committee asked for both an interview and documents from the Roger Stone associate in a subpoena received Thursday, according to Klayman. Corsi is a “birther”-promoting conservative commentator who came under scrutiny in the Russia investigation for comments he made suggesting he had advance knowledge that Wikileaks planned to release hacked Democratic emai...
Tags: News, Russia, Wikileaks, Senate Intelligence Committee, Allegra Kirkland, Hill, Roger Stone, The Hill, Judicial Watch, Corsi, Robert Mueller, Larry Klayman, Klayman, Jerome Corsi, Stettner, Muckraker


Non Sequiturs: 01.20.19

* Adam Feldman explores the possible effect on the Supreme Court of replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a staunch conservative -- e.g., Judge Amy Coney Barrett. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, here's Ilya Somin's read of the tea leaves in Knick v. Township of Scott, an important Takings Clause case.  [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * Stephen Embry disagrees with Joe Patrice's suggestion that junior lawyers are going extinct, but Embry acknowledges the major effect that technology ...
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Congress, Washington, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Litigators, Bill Of Rights, Michael Cohen, Adam Feldman, The Hill, Grady, Embry


U.S. House Passes Bill to Fund HUD, Transportation Dept.

At the end of the 20th day of the partial United States government shutdown, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed a standalone spending bill to fund and reopen both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Transportation, along with a handful of other agencies. According to The Hill, the House voted 244-180 in favor of the measure to provide clean funding to the relevant departments. 12 Republicans crossed party lines to vote with De...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Finance, Senate, White House, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Hud, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Transportation, U S House, The Hill, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD, HUD Transportation Dept


Racist Iowa Republican Steve King asks why racism has such a negative stigma

Iowa Republican Congressperson Steve King is an ignorant insult to all humanity. The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is questioning how terms such as "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive in the U.S. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civiliz...
Tags: Video, News, New York Times, Iowa, King, Trump, The Hill, Steve King, Normalizing White Supremacy, Congressperson Steve King


Weekly Primer: Industry Insiders, Former Lobbyists Make Cabinet Room Debut

When President Donald Trump convened his Cabinet for a meeting Wednesday, there were a few new faces around the table: Sitting to the President’s left was Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan; on the President’s right, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. Both come with their own conflict-of-interest concerns: Shanahan, who replaced James Mattis, was a Boeing executive before joining the administration. And Ryan Zinke’s replacement, Bernhardt, used to lobby for the oil industry. The n...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Exxon Mobil, House Of Representatives, General Services Administration, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing, Justice Department, Exxon, Trump, Dod, Interior


Ohio Governor Bans Common Abortion Practice While Vetoing "Heartbeat" Bill

While wrapping up his tenure as governor of Ohio, Republican John Kasich signed Senate Bill 145 into law this week, banning the most common method of second trimester abortion. This follows over 20 abortion-limiting proposals Kasich has signed into law since taking office, positioning Ohio as one of the most restrictive states for abortion in the U.S.The new law bans the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure and imposes tight restrictions with little exception. Cases of rape or incest are not...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Senate, United States, Ohio, Bill, Trump, John Kasich, Kasich, Mike DeWine, The Hill, Supreme Court of the United States, Guttmacher Institute, DeWine, Elizabeth Nash, Associated Press Abortion


Gaetz: Dems Won’t Be Able To Help Themselves, ‘They’re Going To Impeach’ Trump

Suggesting it would be bad optics for House Democrats to make moves to impeach President Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told The Hill that Democrats won’t “be able to help themselves” from doing it. “They’re going to impeach Donald Trump,” he told The Hill in an interview published Monday. “Jerry Nadler might not think that now, but like when you see already, the liberal media drumbeat for impeachment and you see already that Nadler and (Elijah) Cummings are talking about impeachable offenses ...
Tags: News, Russia, House, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Hill, The Hill, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Gaetz, Matt Gaetz R FL, Jerry Nadler, Nicole Lafond, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


What’s New In The Indictment of Mike Flynn’s Former Biz Partner

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s brief attempt at cashing in on his role as a Trump adviser has resulted in two of his business associates being indicted, while revealing more details on Flynn’s work for Turkish government officials while he was also advising Trump’s campaign. The indictment of Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin on charges for failing to register as foreign agents and making false statements shed light on the Ankara-backed lobbying campaign that was aimed primarily ...
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, France, Turkey, Pennsylvania, Erdogan, State Department, John Kerry, Cia, Doj, Justice Department, Berat, Trump, Ankara, Flynn


More than $100,000 raised for Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims and families

A GoFundMe page set up to help victims and families of victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks has so far raised more than $100,000. The Rotary Club of Westlake Village, in coordination with the Borderline’s owner Brian Hynes, set up the crowdfunding website page on Nov. 8, one day after a 28-year-old gunman fatally shot 12 people at the packed venue before turning the gun on himself. “Please respond to this hateful act with your act of love today,” the GoFundMe pa...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ventura County, Mass Shooting, Hill, Rotary Club, Hynes, Woodland Hills, The Hill, San Fernando Valley, Woolsey, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Top Stories LADN


Monday round-up

The Supreme Court added two cases to its docket on Friday, including In re Department of Commerce, et al., a dispute arising out of a challenge to the administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census form; the court scheduled oral argument in the case for February 19, 2019. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that “[t]he justices will consider the Trump administ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Commerce, New York Times, Npr, Kevin Johnson, Justice Department, US supreme court, Trump, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Whitaker


Here is where extreme fire-threat areas overlap heavily populated areas of Southern California

According to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics from 1994-2013, Southern California counties have large wildfires more frequently than most other counties in the state. The Hill and Woolsey fires that ignited last week and burned in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were both in Tier 3 areas, where fire danger is extreme. Here’s a look at zones with the same threat level. Above is the most recent fire threat map from the California Public Utilities Commission, released in January. ...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Orange County, Cpuc, Southern California, Ventura, Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Hill, California Public Utilities Commission, Woolsey


Nancy Pelosi allies ready to battle Democrats opposing her bid to become Speaker

Nancy Pelosi’s allies are ready take on the band of Democrat dissidents who do not want her to be Speaker of the US House - with Ms Pelosi facing a fight to win the role. Ms Pelosi said she has the necessary 218 votes to be able to lead the new Democrat-controlled chamber of Congress, but there are at least 17 Democrats opposed. Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel told The Hill newspaper “Two can play the game.
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, The Hill, US House, Lois Frankel


Weekly Primer: As Dems Wade Into Trump’s Swamp, They Expect ‘Full Cooperation’ With Requests

A week after House Democrats rode a blue wave to a majority in the 116th Congress, we’re starting to see how those legislators will use their soon-to-be oversight powers to check the Trump Swamp. Speaking on CNN Sunday, incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would be “our very first witness.” “After Jan. 3,” Nadler promised, “we will summon, [or] if necessary subpoena, Mr. Whitaker.” The committee will ask, Nadler said, “h...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Cnn, South Africa, House, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Whitaker, Michael Cohen


Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2020, ex-adviser predicts

Speculation is mounting that Hillary Clinton could launch a bid for the US presidency in 2020 after two former advisers in as many months floated the idea of a remarkable political comeback.  Mark Penn, who worked with the Clintons for 13 years, co-wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday headlined ‘Hillary will run again’ which predicted a new campaign.  He said Mrs Clinton would reinvent her public image once again, this time as a lifelong liberal, claiming she had learned the lesson...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Fox News, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump


Hill fire in Ventura County, smaller of the SoCal fires, is 80 percent contained

#HillFire [update] at Hill Canyon Rd and Santa Rosa Rd, Santa Rosa Valley (Ventura County) is now 4,531 acres and 80% contained. Unified Command: CAL FIRE, @VCFD_PIO, and @VENTURASHERIFF https://t.co/PAzCzDhWGL pic.twitter.com/VxV2NV6fH6 — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 12, 2018 The blaze began Thursday in the Camarillo area at Hill Canyon and Santa Rosa roads in the Santa Rosa Valley. The blaze began Thursday in the Camarillo area at Hill Canyon and Santa Rosa roads in the Santa Rosa Valley....
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, CalFire, Local News, Ventura County, Santa Rosa, Hill, The Hill, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Santa Rosa Valley, Point Mugu Naval Base


Smoke from Woolsey fire, Hill fire prompts air quality warnings in LA County

Air quality could reach unhealthy levels or even higher, the South Coast Air Quality Management District warned Friday, as the Woolsey fire and the Hill fire continued to burn in LA and Ventura counties. The areas impacted include western San Fernando Valley, Northwest Coastal Los Angeles County and other areas directly impacted by smoke, according to a news release from SCAQMD. With strong northeast winds expected to continue into Friday evening, the district has issued advisories for wildfire ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Ventura, Hill, South Coast Air Quality Management District, The Hill, LA County, Woolsey, Westlake Village, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Thundercat + BADBADNOTGOOD: King of The Hill

Appearing on Brainfeeder X (a compilation album celebrating the label’s 10-year anniversary) is a mellow, hypnotic tune from Thundercat and BADBADNOTGOOD. “King of The Hill” sublimely blends the two outfit’s satisfying, jazz-inflected grooves—complete with Thundercat’s (aka Stephen Bruner) unmistakable vocals. This is just one of the 36 songs on the record, of which 22 are previously unreleased. Brainfeeder X is out 6 November.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Jazz, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Thundercat, The Hill, Stephen Bruner, Acid Jazz


Political Appointee Will Replace Interior Dept’s Top Watchdog … Ben Carson Says

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is apparently replacing its acting inspector general with a Trump administration political appointee. The more you dig into this story, the fishier it gets. For one thing, the news first broke in an internal email on Friday from, surprisingly, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Suzanne Israel Tufts, our Assistant Secretary for Administration, has decided to leave HUD to become the Act...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Hud, Interior Department, OIG, Ben Carson, Trump, Foster, Hill, Interior, Tufts, Carson, Department of Interior, Zinke


Amazon Worker Pushes Bezos To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech To Police

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: An Amazon employee is seeking to put new pressure on the company to stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement. An anonymous worker, whose employment at Amazon was verified by Medium, published an op-ed on that platform on Tuesday criticizing the company's facial recognition work and urging the company to respond to an open letter delivered by a group of employees. The employee wrote that the government has used surveillan...
Tags: Amazon, San Francisco, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, U S Department of Defense, The Hill, Teresa Carlson


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises floor vote on FIRST STEP Act after midterm election if more than 60 Senators want to move forward

This short piece from The Hill, headlined "McConnell looking at criminal justice reform after midterms," provides an encouraging update on the prospects for federal criminal justice reform after next month's  election: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he will move a criminal justice reform compromise after the Nov. 6 election if it has 60 votes. The Senate GOP conference is divided on the package, which merged a House-passed prison-reform bill with bipartisan sentencing refor...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Hill, Senate GOP, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, House Judiciary Committee, The Hill, Trump White House


Amestoy's shut down after rodent droppings found

Amestoy's On The Hill has been shut down by the Kern County Public Health Department. According to the Safe Diner website, Amestoy's, which is located at 2303 River Boulevard, was shut down on Monday. Health inspectors found rodent droppings throughout the facility, in the bar area, in the food prep area and under and behind equipment. There were also droppings found on cans in the food storage area. According to the health inspector's report, the owner said there was a problem with ...
Tags: Local News, The Hill, Amestoy, River Boulevard, Kern County Public Health Department According


Tuesday round-up

This morning, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear argument in two cases, both involving the mandatory sentencing enhancement provisions of the Armed Career Criminal Act. In Stokeling v. United States, the court will consider whether a state-law robbery offense meets the ACCA’s definition of a violent felony. Rory Little previewed the case for this blog. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institu...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Nielsen, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Cornell, Round-up, Andrew Mccarthy, TVA, Robert Barnes, Sims


Dem Rep. Apologizes For Mocking Susan Collins Over Threats

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) apologized Thursday for appearing to belittle threats Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she has received related to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. Sexual assault victims deserve respect. And senators shouldn’t be threatened by the public. I said something stupid and minimized ugly behavior. That tweet is deleted and I’m sorry for that. — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018 The original, since-deleted tweet responded to a story in The Hill q...
Tags: News, Susan Collins, Collins, The Hill, Eric Swalwell, Livewire, Sen Susan Collins R ME, Brett Kavanaugh, Matt Shuham, Swalwell, Christine Blasey Ford


Trump taps Issa to head US trade agency

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The White House confirmed Wednesday that outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has been appointed to head the United States Trade and Development Agency.Rep. Issa (CA-49) currently represents California's 49th Congressional District but has decided not to seek re-election.The U.S. trade agency's seat is currently vacant. Issa will be heading the agency to help U.S. companies create jobs domestically through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, US, San Diego, Darrell Issa, Orange County, San Diego County, Trump, Duncan Hunter, Harkey, The Hill, KGTV, Issa, House Oversight Committee


Thursday round-up

For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded to more than 1,000 written questions from dissatisfied Democrats Wednesday by revealing more about his personal finances but little more about his views on the law.” At (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro highlight some of Kavanaugh’s answers to more than a thousand written questions posed by senators … in the wake of [Kavanaugh’s] confirmation hearing last week.” Addition...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, Atlantic, Maine, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Usa Today, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal, Collins