The Little Socialist From New York Gets Into “Closed Door Fight” With New Jersey Democrat Leader

Self-proclaimed Socialist (if she even knows what the word means) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has won her seat in Washington, DC and no doubt the people who elected her are going to end up regretting that decision. However, already she’s not only been one to sign onto not electing Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House, but it’s been reported that she was involved in a “closed door fight” with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ). According to Politico: A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman...

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New rules? Trump announces how WH will deal with Acosta. Twitter users offer creative ideas of their own

President Donald Trump reacted to a federal judge’s ruling in favor of restoring Jim Acosta’s press credentials, stating that the White House is “writing up rules and regulations” and people “have to behave.” Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled Friday in favor of CNN’s request to restore Acosta’s “hard pass,” saying the White House decision to temporarily suspend the CNN reporter’s pass violated the due process he should have been shown.   “People have to behave. We’re writing up rules and regulations,” Trump told reporters gathered in the Oval Office on Friday, ABC News reported. “If they don’t listen to...

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Law of Self Defense: How Martial Arts Can Get You 25 Years

Just because you’re not using a “deadly weapon” doesn’t mean you’re not using deadly force This “Case of the Week” involves a conviction and sentencing out of Texas this past week, in which Terry Thompson was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a result of his use of a BJJ-style choke hold that caused the death John Hernandez in May 2017, as reported this week by KTRK (ABC) Television News. I also previously covered this case right here at Legal Insurrection: “Law of Self Defense: Murder re-trial for man who confronted public urination.” Misconception: “Defensive Martial Arts Does...

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What’s This? The NY Times Likes Churchill Again?

I have commented frequently here and elsewhere that liberals used to love Winston Churchill, while conservatives were often lukewarm at best. (Read William F. Buckley Jr’s caustic obituary of Churchill, for example.) He was praised to the skies by Arthur Schlesinger, Isaiah Berlin, and especially John F. Kennedy. Yet the furies of leftist political correctness now require that Churchill be denounced. Time magazine, which named Churchill its “Man of the Half-Century” in 1950, felt compelled to apologize for this when it came time to name its “Person of the Century” back in 2000, explaining that  “Well, the passage of time can alter our perspective. A lot has happened since 1950. . .  In his approach to domestic issues, individual rights and the liberties of colonial subjects, Churchill turned out to be a romantic refugee from a previous era who ended up on the wrong side of history.” You can always stop reading when you get to that favorite trope of lazy liberalism, “. . . the side of history.” And then there was the recent disgrace of astronaut Scott Kelly, who cringed before a leftist twitter mob for the sin of quoting the most innocuous sentiment from Churchill. As Mark Steyn commented, at a time when for the left, everyone is literally Hitler, even Churchill is Hitler. So it comes as a pleasant surprise that the New York Times is...

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CIA: Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s execution

The Washington Post reports the CIA has reached the conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the execution of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There is no direct link, such as a written order, connecting the murder to the crown prince but a string of phone calls suggest he was involved. The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is the most definitive to date linking Mohammed to the operation and complicates the Trump administration’s efforts to preserve its relationship with a close ally. A team of 15 Saudi agents flew to Istanbul on government aircraft...

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How this trio’s $400K GoFundMe scam was finally exposed

NEW YORK POST: It was a tale that warmed hearts around the world — a homeless vet forking over his last $20 to help a distressed driver gas up her car in the dead of night. But the truth is more stomach-turner than heart-warmer. The hero, the woman he “saved” and her boyfriend were a trio of scam artists who knew each other for a month before the so-called chance encounter — and the $400,000 they raised on GoFundMe was blown on luxury items and gambling trips that included a lavish New Year’s trip to Las Vegas, officials said...

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Who Cares If Pelosi Is the Speaker?

RUSH: It is mildly funny to watch what’s happening on the Democrat Party side with Pelosi. Some newly elected Democrat women and some longtime Democrat women in the House are challenging Pelosi for the speakership. And the media is accusing them of bias, gender bias, and they’re women, and they’re having to defend themselves. “What do you mean I can’t oppose Pelosi because I’m a woman? What do you mean, I’m a woman?” It doesn’t matter. We got liberal Democrat women, it doesn’t matter that I’m a woman because some in the media — CNN is in the tank...

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Stacey Abrams says she can’t defeat Brian Kemp in Georgia governor race; will sue over mismanagement of state’s election

Stacey Abrams, the Democrat in Georgia’s governor race, acknowledged Friday that she cannot defeat her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, but she vowed to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “gross mismanagement” of the state’s elections. Abrams’ address to her supporters essentially concluded her bid for the governor’s mansion, the final result of which had been in doubt since Election Day, but she noted that she was not officially conceding the race. While describing a variety of issues at the polls, Abrams said that “the state failed its voters.” “I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor...

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Why Supreme Court Opinions Are Not The “Law Of The Land” & How To Put Federal Judges In Their Place

Central to the silly arguments made by the “Convention of States Project” (COSP) is their claim that 200 years of Supreme Court opinions have increased the powers of the federal government (as well as legalized practices such as abortion); that all these opinions are “the Law of the Land”; and we need an Article V convention so we can get amendments to the Constitution which take away all these powers the Supreme Court gave the federal government. But the text of Article V contradicts COSP’s claim.  Article V shows that our Constitution can be amended only when three fourths...

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Looks like Shaun King’s PAC was doling out big bucks to 2 consulting firms. Here’s who’s behind them.

Peter Hasson, DCNF Left-wing activist Shaun King’s PAC paid two consulting firms over $600,000. One of the PAC’s organizers co-founded one of the firms, which received more than $190,000. The other firm received over $400,000 from the PAC, and an organizer has the same name as the PAC’s treasurer. The payments to the consultants make up more than a quarter of the money raised by King’s PAC. Real Justice PAC, the organization co-led by left-wing activist Shaun King, has paid two consulting firms more than $600,000 combined, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. One of those firms, Bernal Alto...

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Trump ‘Just Finished’ Answering Mueller’s Questions, Hasn’t Submitted Them

Trump: “I’m not agitated. It’s a hoax.” President Donald Trump told the media in the Oval Office that he answered all the questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He has not submitted the answers, but he wrote them out personally. *This is a breaking story…updates will come when available… President Trump says he wrote answers to special counsel Robert Mueller’s questions but hasn’t submitted them yet https://t.co/2AeJyET0Bu pic.twitter.com/RoLxrliLZM — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2018 From The Hill: Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he hasn’t submitted the answers yet, but that he wrote them personally. “I’ve...

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Civil War on the Left, Ch. 64: No Fudging This

(Steven Hayward) It’s going to be fun watching the Democrats fight amongst themselves to be the most “progressive” in the next Congress and in the run-up to the 2020 election. Paul has already noted the challenge Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge may present to Nancy Pelosi. But let’s not forget Her Magnificence, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (who has already being mentioned in the media as a “possible future Speaker of the House”), who has not only protested in Pelosi’s office, but also picked a fight with senior House Democrats about committee composition and jurisdiction. MSN reports: A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee — backed by a number of other committee members — slammed the creation of the new climate panel, according to multiple sources in the room. Pallone argued that his committee and other existing panels within the House could take on the issue aggressively. But Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rep.-elect Joe Neguse (Colo.) and some of the other progressive incoming lawmakers fought back, saying they ran on the issue and needed to do it. Ocasio-Cortez earlier this week pushed for a “Green New Deal” as she...

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In 2020 push, Trump eyes … Minnesota?

Donald Trump wouldn’t be the first Republican president to listen to Minnesota’s looney siren song for the GOP, but his team should know to plug their ears. David Drucker reported yesterday that America First Action, Trump’s main super-PAC, will spend considerable time and effort into swinging this state into the red column in 2020. If Drucker’s hearing this as a serious strategy, it will come up against the hard reality of not just the midterms last week, but also what actually happened in 2016: President Trump could be eyeing Minnesota as a way to expand his Midwest footprint in 2020, if the activities of his designated super PAC in the midterm elections are any indication. Minnesota was among the limited 2018 battlegrounds to see a major investment by America First Action, which gathered data that might inform Trump’s strategy and boost his re-election bid over the next two years. America First Action tailored its activities to states and subregions considered crucial to Trump’s next campaign: Michigan; Minnesota; North Carolina; Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. One has to wonder whether this is a serious strategy — or a feint. Minnesota might have been a counterintuitive move before the midterm elections, and now it looks even worse. Trump came within less than two points of Hillary Clinton in 2016, but how he got that close matters. Trump only added 2,000 votes to Mitt...

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Dangerous Times: Democrats Call Every GOP Victory Illegitimate

RUSH: Well, it’s beginning to look like Broward County is going to meet the 3 o’clock deadline this afternoon to have all of their ballots recounted, something about 300 and some odd additional ballots that were somewhat damaged had to be copied, reexamined. There is a question about signatures being valid on these ballots. Greetings, my friends. Welcome. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. It’s 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program, and the email address is [email protected] Trump has caused a firestorm by suggesting the ways Democrats cheat. People go in...

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Kamala Harris compares ICE to KKK, gets slammed for ‘disgusting,’ ‘horrifying’ remarks

California Democrat and likely 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris drew fury after comparing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan during a hearing on Capitol Hill. She asked Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to lead ICE, whether he shares what she said was the public’s view that ICE was spreading fear and mistrust, in particular among immigrant communities, the same way the KKK did. “Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels [with...

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Oregon’s New Red Flag Laws Result In State Confiscating Nearly 50 Gun Owners’ Guns

The state of Oregon is full-blown Communists.  These anti-Americans running the show in the Western state have implemented their newest man-made, constitution-violating laws in the form of Red Flag “laws,” and those “laws” have resulted in nearly 50 people having their property stolen from them even though they were not charged with a crime nor were found guilty of a crime. Oregon Live reports: At least 46 Oregonians have been ordered to surrender their guns under a new type of court order intended to stop suicides and mass shootings, law enforcement and court officials testified to state lawmakers Wednesday....

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Seattle candidate drops from race, cites awful racist and sexist attacks from leftists against wife & family

Peter Hasson, DCNF An independent candidate for Seattle City Council announced on Wednesday that he is dropping out of the race, due to what he described as racial and sexual harassment of his wife by left-wing activists. Christopher Rufo, a documentary filmmaker, made combatting Seattle’s “activist class” and “the ideologues on our city council” a central part of his campaign for election in 2019. WATCH: But the activists appear to have won. “I had hoped that this would be a campaign of ideas, but I quickly discovered that the activists in this city have no interest in ideas. Since the campaign...

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BLACKLISTED: YouTube “BitChute” Alternative Banned from PayPal

“Go create your own website” has been a common reply to conservatives concerned about Big Tech censorship, but now Leftists can shut them down even when they do that. Bitchute has marketed itself as the Free Speech alternative to Youtube, but has recently been blacklisted by PayPal. Bitchute founder Ray Vahey announced that PayPal shut down his website’s ability to receive funding through its payment service, effective immediately. It should be noted that BitChute does have community guidelines about removing content that is truly illegal, violent, or qualifies as a call for violence. “A few hours ago BitChute received a notice that our PayPal account has been permanently limited, with immediate effect, and that we will no longer be able to accept or send payments,” the statement reads. Vahey continued by affirming Bitchute’s importance and their company mission, saying, “BitChute is pro-free expression which is a universal human right. Furthermore, censorship and deplatforming are poor ways to tackle societal problems as they merely create echo chambers that can lead to bigger problems in the long run. It’s important to platform all ideas, as this exposes them to immediate opposition and allows for a public deconstruction of any flaws they may contain. If you are against bigotry or racism or hateful ideologies, you should be pro-free expression.” The same people who have opted out of using mainstream tech platforms because...

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Florida: Broward County Hits Deadline, Palm Beach County Misses Due to Faulty Machines

Gillum will not concede in the governor race. The Florida recount drama continues as Palm County Beach missed the 3PM ET deadline due to faulty machines. Broward County managed to make the deadline at the last minute. Florida has posted the results. It looks like Republican Ron DeSantis will win over Democrat Andrew Gillum, who refuses to concede. The race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott fell at the 0.15% margin so the state has ordered a hand recount. Florida Senate Race Scott leads Nelson by 12,600 votes, which is 0.15%. That means a hand...

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Systematic Fraud In Florida Election

The Naples News reports on a systematic effort by Florida’s Democratic Party to harvest thousands of illegal votes, using altered state government forms: A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline. The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races. But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a “cure affidavit,” that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline. This is the relevant portion of the form. The Democrats altered the reference to submitting the cure affidavit from “the day after the election” to November 8. These altered forms were sent to voters whose mailed-in ballots were defective because they did not include a proper signature. The Democrats attempted to, in effect, extend the legal deadline for “cure affidavits” so that more ballots potentially could be counted....

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Attorney for wildfire victims: Information ‘leads us to believe that PG&E is responsible’

There still hasn’t been an official determination as to what caused the Camp Fire in northern California last week, but an attorney for a group of people who have sued Pacific Gas & Electric said today that his experts have gathered information that suggests the utility company is at fault. From Yahoo News: As of Thursday morning, the Northern California’s Camp Fire had taken the lives of 56 people, and it had burned nearly 140,000 acres — including 8,000 homes and 260 businesses. A lawyer who filed suit against PG&E on behalf of one of the early plaintiffs said...

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Rush’s Epic Answer to a 13-Year-Old: Why Becoming an American Shouldn’t Be Easy

RUSH: We have from Ohio, I guess it’s Delia, and she is 13 years old. Hi, Delia. Welcome to our program. CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh. Thank you for having me. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: So I attend a Catholic school in Strongsville, Ohio, and every Friday we have a current event topic, and we pick a side, and we debate about it. It usually ends up being political. So this week our topic is whether or not it should be easier for immigrants to become U.S. citizens. And I was looking through any website I could to find credible...

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Some pretty rank politics

Congress finalizes new leadership Mitch McConnell expected to remain Senate majority leader as Nancy Pelosi eyes House Speaker role; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Some pretty rank politics – I’ll Tell You What: Never refuse a breath mint – Broward County Florida finishes recount – McConnell blocks bill to protect Mueller – ‘I practiced skewering a lot’ SOME PRETTY RANK POLITICSIt’s a snow day here in Washington, so how about some nuggets as we contemplate life among America’s worse winter drivers. – Maine’s experiment with...

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Investigate Election Fraud In Florida & You Might End Up “Suicided” – Just Like Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr.

Investigating election/voter fraud in Florida can be a dangerous task. If U.S. District Attorney Beranton Whisenant were still alive he’d tell you from personal experience. Flashback 2017: Arguably, however, most Americans have never heard about the DNC voter fraud, mainly because the mainstream media is camped out on the alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Shrouded in mystery, one of the DNC lawsuit’s most jaw-dropping events occurred May 24, when the body of U.S. District Attorney Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr. was found on a Hollywood, Florida beach. take our poll – story continues below Completing this poll grants you access...

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