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“It’s not an impeachment resolution,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Pelosi had just announced the House would, in fact, hold a vote to formalize the impeachment probe and establish parameters for the investigation late last month.


The House speaker had argued for weeks such a step wasn’t necessary. Congressional Republicans and members of the administration countered that the White House shouldn’t cooperate because the House never codified the inquiry.

“They would much rather discuss process,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., when asked about the GOP demand for a vote. “They can’t defend the president’s conduct.”

So, in mid-October, I asked Pelosi, “why not call the administration’s bluff?”

Pelosi was having none of it.

“Why?” replied an incredulous Pelosi. “Because we’re not here to call bluffs. We’re here to find the truth, to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is not a game for us. This is deadly serious.”

When I followed up, Pelosi cut me off.

“We’re not going there,” Pelosi said of a prospective impeachment process vote.

Some moderate and conservative Democrats from battleground districts breathed a sigh of relief. Some have been skeptical of impeachment and would prefer to avoid the topic altogether. They’d rather discuss health care and infrastructure issues, maybe adoption of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement [USMCA] trade package.

These Democrats wouldn’t deny they may have to vote on impeaching President Trump. But, these lawmakers seemed to know the less they’d have to deal with impeachment, the better off they were. So, holding off on impeachment as long as they could was fine with them.

Pelosi then reversed course. She ordered up a vote to structure the impeachment inquest. At the time, lots of reporters wanted to know what Pelosi had in mind. So Rebecca Kaplan of CBS News simply asked the speaker to tell her “about the impeachment resolution.” That’s when Pelosi responded by saying it “wasn’t an impeachment resolution.”

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General Discussion Forum / Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dead at 60
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:40:53 PM »
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Health care provider Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson died Sunday at the age of 60, FOX Business confirmed.

Tyson had been active on social media as of Saturday, after speaking at a gathering called AfroTech.

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It could just be a miracle, but the Catholic church is investigating how two nuns became pregnant while on separate missionary trips in Africa.

The two women, who belonged to different orders in Sicily, Italy, both became pregnant while visiting their home countries, according to the Italian outlet ASNA.


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RICHMOND, Va. -- For the first time in the history of Virginia, women were selected to lead the House of Delegates. Newly-elected Democratic delegates and delegates-elect met downtown Saturday morning at the James Center to choose the party's new leadership.

In a history-making vote, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D - Fairfax) became the first woman to be nominated for Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. In addition to the being the first female Speaker of the House in Virginia history, she will also be the first Jewish politician to hold the seat.


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Thousands of American troops have been deployed to the nation’s southern border in efforts to curb to influx of illegal immigrants streaming through from Mexico. However, earlier this summer, two Marines were arrested for assisting three illegals in crossing into California – and it appears it was far from an isolated incident.

As the investigation developed and lead to even more arrests, several Marines are now saying their rights were violated along the way.

On July 3 of this year, Lance Corporals Byron Darnell Law II and Davis Javier Salazar-Quintero headed south from Camp Pendleton where they were stationed. In a black BMW, the Marines pulled into a parking lot about a mile from the Mexican-American border.

Border patrol agents witnessed three migrants run out of nearby brush and jump into the backseat of the car. From there, the two Marines allegedly proceeded to drive the illegal immigrants further into California to flee from the heavily patrolled border area.

However, the Marines only made it a few minutes with their stowaways before being pulled over by Border Patrol agents, the New York Times’ Dave Phillips reports.

According to Phillips, it was Lance Corporal Salazar-Quintero who approached Lance Corporal Law about picking up the migrants offering $1,000 in compensation.

On the morning of July 25, more than 800 Marines assembled in formation at the Camp San Mateo section of the Camp Pendleton base. The commanding officers called 24 names and 15 of those Marines were ordered to stand in front of the battalion.

The battalion major was also in attendance holding a red folder which was generally reserved for presenting commendations. However, instead the sergeant major announced “NCIS, arrest these men.”

 According to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Andrew Dyer, approximately 40 military law enforcement and Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents descended on the 15 assembled men, handcuffing them in the presence of the hundreds assembled Marines. The Marines were escorted from the formation one-by-one. After the public display, Lt. Col. Eric M. Olson announced to their peer Marines:

“What you just saw … these Marines are a distraction to leadership and readiness.”

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Politics / HUNTER CALLING
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:41:04 AM »
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EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News.

It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats, because the newly-approved resolution governing the impeachment inquiry give the approval power to the chairman and the members of the majority.


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Politics / Mark Meadows caught MSNBC's anti-GOP bias 'in real time,'
« on: November 09, 2019, 01:58:04 AM »
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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk praised Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., on Friday, after Meadows interrupted an MSNBC reporter on the air to defend his fellow Republican lawmakers and President Trump.

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Politics / NO-SHOW NEWSOM
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:00:11 PM »
Typical democrat.

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The same day a federal grand jury indicted two illegal immigrants accused of murdering Deputy Brian Ishmael, El Dorado Sheriff John D’Agostini took aim at California’s drug and sanctuary policies, singling out Gov. Gavin Newsom for skipping his funeral in favor of a meeting with the state’s beleaguered power provider.

Ishmael was laid to rest Tuesday, about two weeks after he responded to an alleged robbery.


Officials say the incident was actually sparked by a spat among several men – at least two of whom were Mexican nationals illegally in the U.S. -- involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation. When one of them came to believe he wouldn’t be paid a previously agreed-upon amount, that man called 911 and said he was being robbed, authorities said. Soon after Ishmael arrived on the scene, one of the men allegedly opened fire, hitting Ishmael above his protective vest. Ishmael died minutes later.

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General Discussion Forum / The Hardest Moment of His Young Life
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:13:24 AM »

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Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to the hospital in 2015 after large kidney stones caused him to develop septic poisoning, according to court records. Schreiber – who had been convicted of first-degree murder in 1997 and sentenced to life without parole – was unconscious by the time he arrived to the hospital, the Des Moines Register reported.

He had signed a "do not resuscitate" order years earlier. Hospital staff also called his brother in Texas who told them "if he is in pain, you may give him something to ease the pain, but otherwise you are to let him pass," court documents said. Doctors instead administered resuscitation fluids through an IV and performed life-saving surgery to repair the damage caused by the kidney stones.

Schreiber filed for post-conviction relief April 2018, claiming that he died momentarily at the hospital and therefore finished his life sentenced. He said in court documents that he was sentenced to life behind bars “but not to life plus one day."

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As President Trump’s first two years in office come to a close, we’ve seen two originalist justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, 26 originalist appeals court judges confirmed, 10 more nominated , and 41 new district court judges on the bench and dozens more pending. Add to that: the repeal of the sequester on defense spending and a massive military rebuild underway; a massive tax cut of unprecedented depth and structural change; a renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada; withdrawals from the awful Iran deal and, in effect, the absurdist Paris accord; the rollback of job-killing and bureaucrat-empowering regulations by the hundreds; an economy surging while unemployment drops to 3.7 percent ; and a new entente in the Middle East (one that arose despite U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel) that sees the United States and Israel aligned and cooperating closely with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and now a new government in Iraq against the expansionist Iranian theocrats.

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A couple’s sexual intercourse nearly ended in tragedy after the woman had an anaphylactic reaction to a medication her husband was taking, which she was exposed to through his semen. According to the case report, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shortly after they had finished having sex the 46-year-old woman began complaining of dizziness, diarrhea and itchiness on her hands and feet.

About an hour or two later, she was brought to the emergency room where it was determined that she was exposed to penicillin through her husband’s semen.

“Her husband had been undergoing treatment for infective endocarditis at home with parenteral nafcillin,” according to the case report. “Of importance, she reported a penicillin allergy, having developed urticarial as a child after exposure to the antibiotic. She had not been exposed to penicillin since then.”

She was administered antibiotics while at the hospital, and 24 hours later her symptoms resolved. She was discharged with an epinephrine pen, and “instructed to abstain from sexual intercourse with her husband until at least one week following his completion of antibiotics, given the high likelihood of recurrence of her symptoms following coitus.”

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An Australian ex-stripper who convinced her lover to kill her fiancé, then later arranged for the lover to be killed, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison, according to reports.

Robyn Lindholm, 46, was already serving a 25-year-sentence after pleading guilty to having her estranged lover, Wayne Amey, killed, The Guardian reported.

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Governor Northam announced a plan to invest in Virginia's tech talent pipeline in a meeting held at VSU Thursday.

The new 'Tech Talent Investment Program' will create 31,000 new computer science graduates over the next 20 years in Virginia -- through agreements with 11 Virginia universities.

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