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Democrats abandon Women’s March as DNC, Harris, Gillibrand plan to skip 2019 event

Jan 15, 2019 — Washington Times

The Democratic National Committee has joined the list of liberal organizations dropping their affiliations with the Women’s March, just days before the progressive group’s third annual march on Washington, D.C.

The DNC will not serve as a sponsor and no DNC leaders will speak at Saturday’s march, a Democratic source confirmed to the Washington Times, after sending two prominent officials to address the 2018 Women’s March, including DNC chair Tom Perez.—More….

Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan as interview backfires

Jan 15, 2019 — Washington Times

Women’s March national co-chair Tamika D. Mallory’s attempt to tamp down anti-Semitism concerns prior to next weekend’s march may have backfired.

Ms. Mallory refused to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in an appearance Monday on ABC’s “The View” under tough questioning from co-host Meghan McCain, who asked about Mr. Farrakhan’s past comments on “wicked Jews, “false Jews,” and homosexuality.—MORE…

Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

Jan 14, 2019 — Washington Times

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit.

Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.”—More…

Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

Jan 14, 2019 — Washington Times

The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump’s temporary pick is illegal.

Lawyers had asked the justices to remove Mr. Whitaker and substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing that he should be the rightful head of the Justice Department under the law, after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted last year.—MORE…

Immigration loophole allows MS-13 gang members to go free

Jan 14, 2019 — Washington Times

If the Trump administration had its way, Ramon Arevalo Lopez and Oscar Canales Molina would have been either in detention or deported.

Instead, they were out on the streets — thanks to judges’ orders — where, according to police, they and another illegal immigrant delivered an MS-13 gang beat-down to two high school students in New York.—MORE…

No. 2 House Dem likens federal employees who work during shutdown to slaves

Jan 12, 2019 — Washington Times

President Trump may as well be Jefferson Davis to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

The Civil War and slavery were on the Maryland Democrat’s mind this week as he spoke to federal union workers outside the AFL-CIO’s headquarters in the nation’s capital. At issue was the idea that government employees who work during the shutdown are somewhat like slaves.—MORE…

Characters behind legal twists of Trump-Russia probe a tangled maze of Washington establishment

Jan 11, 2019 — Washington Times

The Trump-Russia investigation, with its dynamic cast of judges, defenders and prosecutors, can have the look of an exclusive club.

Checks of official biographies and legal sources reveal a maze of professional connections that, while not unethical, show that the Washington establishment thrives inside the Justice Department. What President Trump called “the swamp” is often controlling legal maneuvers — and possibly his fate.—MORE…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom seeks to add more illegal immigrants to state health care plan

Jan 8, 2019 — Washington Times

Newly sworn-in California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowing to provide “sanctuary to all who seek it,” has proposed extending state health care coverage to more illegal immigrants living within the Golden State’s borders.

Hours after assuming office, Mr. Newsom released sweeping health care proposals to raise the age limit for illegal aliens covered by Medi-Cal from 19 to 26, which would make California “the first state in the nation to cover young undocumented adults through a state Medicaid program,” according to a Monday release from the governor’s office.—MORE…

APA guidelines warn of ‘traditional masculinity,’ men harmed by too much ‘competitiveness’

Jan 8, 2019 — Washington Times

The American Psychological Association’s latest guidelines suggest parents are playing with fire when they instill boys with “traditional masculinity.”

Turn off those iconic Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies: researchers now say that “stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression — is, on the whole, harmful,” for boys and men.—More…

Don Lemon: Trump’s speeches may need broadcast ‘delay’ to remove ‘propaganda’

Jan 8, 2019 — Washington Times

CNN’s Don Lemon says drastic measures — such as a broadcast delay — may be needed to edit out “propaganda” when President Trump addresses the nation.

The commander in chief is set to discuss the government shutdown Tuesday evening, but the “CNN Tonight” host doesn’t want his message disseminated across the airwaves in real time.—More…

Trey Gowdy blasts Elizabeth Warren’s lobbying claim: ‘Demonstrably and factually untrue’

Jan 8, 2019 — Washington Times

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy denied Monday Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim that he left Congress for a “fat lobbyist paycheck,” calling the allegation “demonstrably and factually untrue.”

“There are a million things that you can legitimately criticize me for, and if she’s struggling to come up with a list, my wife is happy to help, but I’m not a lobbyist,” Mr. Gowdy said on Fox’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”—More….

Pelosi, Schumer demand equal airtime for Democrats after Trump address

Jan 8, 2019 — Washington Times

Democratic leaders on Monday asked the broadcast networks for equal airtime to counter President Trump’s planned immigration speech Tuesday, saying it’s only fair they get a chance to counter his “malice and misinformation.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer signaled disappointment with the networks’ decisions to grant the president a slot at 9 p.m. Tuesday for a brief address to the nation, and again blamed him for the partial government shutdown that’s now in its third week—MORE

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I apologize’ if Trump Jr. felt threatened by ‘subpoena power’ tweet

Jan 7, 2019 — Washington Times

Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smiled her way through an apology to Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday after she was widely criticized for a tweet that appeared to threaten the president’s eldest son with “subpoena power.”

The New York Democrat, who was sworn in last week as the youngest-serving Congress member, sparked a backlash last month after she clapped back at a meme about socialism shared by Mr. Trump Jr. by warning about her newly acquired power.—More…

Trump considers declaring national emergency to build border wall

Jan 7, 2019 — Washington Times

President Trump said Sunday that he is considering declaring border security a national emergency and triggering presidential powers that would allow him to assign the military to build his border wall, and he promised a decision based on how shutdown negotiations go.

Some Democrats acknowledged federal law does give Mr. Trump emergency powers, though they signaled they and their allies would try to tie up any such decision in lengthy court battles, in what could be a redux of the travel ban cases.—MORE….

Jazmine Barnes shooting not racially motivated, police say after arrest

Jan 6, 2019 — Washington Times

HOUSTON — A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting in Houston that her family believed was racially motivated but that prosecutors said Sunday was a case of mistaken identity.

Jazmine Barnes‘ family had described the gunman in the Dec. 30 slaying as a white man driving a red pickup, stirring fears among community activists that race played a role in the attack.—More…

NBC News veteran slams network’s ‘hostage status’ to Trump in resignation letter

Jan 4, 2019 — Washington Times

NBC News veteran William Arkin penned a memo to colleagues Wednesday announcing his resignation over what he described as the “Trump circus” that is increasingly favored over real journalism.

Mr. Arkin, an Army veteran who has worked for NBC on and off for more than 30 years as a reporter and military analyst, announced in his memo, obtained by CNN, that Friday would be his last day at the network and that he was taking the time off to work on multiple books and other projects.—More…

Kellyanne Conway jabs Pelosi: ‘Nothing screams youth and energy like a 78-year-old speaker’

Jan 3, 2019 — Washington Times

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday it was “poor form” for the incoming Speaker of the House to personally attack President Trump.

Ms. Conway dismissed Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s comments on NBC’s Today Show that Mr. Trump doesn’t know how to deal with powerful women, citing the number of women he has placed in the administration.—More…

Senate approves 77 Trump nominations in end-of-Congress deal

Jan 3, 2019 — Washington Times

The Senate approved 77 Trump nominations in an end-of-Congress deal Wednesday night, filling out the ranks of federal prosecutors, ambassadors, the White House science adviser and the post of anti-drug czar — but no new judges.

The deal came on the final day of the 115th Congress, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, standing alone on the chamber floor, reading out the nomination numbers then confirming them by voice vote.—MORE…

Trump: I ‘essentially’ fired Defense Secretary Mattis; ‘What’s he done for me?’

Jan 2, 2019 — Washington Times

President Trump slammed former Defense Secretary James N. Mattis Wednesday at his first Cabinet meeting without him, saying he “essentially” fired the retired Marine Corps general.

“What’s he done for me? How had he done in Afghanistan? Not too good,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Mattis, who resigned last month.—More…

Romney assails Trump in New Year’s op-ed: ‘The president has not risen to the mantle of the office’

Jan 2, 2019 — Washington Times

Days before he officially becomes a U.S. senator, Mitt Romney took to The Washington Post to fire a shot across President Trump’s bow, saying Mr. Trump had made a “deep descent” in December and is hurting the national character.

In an op-ed column published online Tuesday evening, Mr. Romney, now a Republican senator-elect for Utah, came down hardest on recent moves in foreign policy and Cabinet positions related to that.—MORE…