Trump-backed Troy Balderson takes narrow lead against insurgent Dem challenger in Ohio House special election, claims victory

Buoyed by a dramatic last-minute rally by President Trump, Republican State Senator Troy Balderson appeared to be inching closer to beating back a challenge by insurgent Democrat Danny O’Connor in Ohio’s special election for a vacant House seat Tuesday. A victory in the race for the Ohio’s historically conservative 12th Congressional District would deny Democrats…

Today’s crucial primary races put president’s MAGA plan front and center as November vote looms

Tuesday’s primaries a test of Trump’s influence, hold potential for upsets: A look at the races to watch Several states are holding primary elections Tuesday, including some contests that could prove pivotal in determining which party controls the Senate next year. A tight special U.S. House election also is being held in Ohio as a…

Trump defends Russia and North Korea meetings, attacks ‘overrated’ Bob Casey at Pennsylvania rally

President Trump unspooled a wide-ranging defense of his foreign policy — including recent meetings with the leaders of Russia and North Korea — during a rally to boost support for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s Senate campaign. In front of a full arena in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Trump mocked Barletta’s Democratic opponent — two-term incumbent Bob…

Are You Kidding Me? An ICE Official Had To Give Illegal Immigration 101 To A Democratic Senator

Oh my God we had a doozy yesterday during a hearing on child separations on the Hill. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the policy and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) seemed to know jack about our current immigration laws. I mean, basic stuff, like the fact that it’s a…

DHS Official on What Would Happen If Dems DO Abolish ICE

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the separation of illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. At one point, the question of abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency came up. A handful of Democrats in Congress and several progressive politicians see no more need for the “terrorist” agency (Cynthia Nixon’s words.)…

ICE Agents Blast Portland Mayor For Siding With Abolish ICE Protesters, ‘Creating a Zone of Terror and Lawlessness’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents blasted Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, for not only encouraging Occupy ICE protesters to keep demonstrating, but also ordering police to stand down. In a cease-and-desist letter sent to the city on Monday, which says Wheeler’s order “created a zone of terror and lawlessness,” agency employees argued that the mayor violated the…

Potential Government Shutdown Looming Without Border Wall Funding

President Donald J. Trump indicated today that he would be willing to “shut down the government” if Democrats refused to give him the necessary funding for the border security, including the long-promised “wall” along the southern border. President Trump has made similar remarks in the past.  “[Democrats] don’t want the wall,” Trump said in May.…

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Appeals court rules Constitution protects right to openly carry gun in public

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the Constitution’s Second Amendment grants people the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling while rejecting a claim from Hawaii officials that the right should only apply to guns kept at home. The ruling was issued…

CNN airs audio of Trump, Cohen discussing payment tied to former Playboy model

CNN obtained and aired on Tuesday audio of a conversation between President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen surrounding a payment tied to a Playboy model alleging an affair with Trump. The conversation confirms earlier reports that the men discussed buying the rights to the story of former Playboy model Karen McDougal’s alleged affair with Trump. McDougal sold…

Gowdy: If There Was Evidence of Collusion Schiff Would’ve Leaked It

Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that after 18 months of congressional investigations into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, no evidence has turned up. He knows this because as a member of the House Intelligence Committee and chairman of the Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform, Gowdy said he has…

Trump Issues Warning to Iran About Threatening US

President Trump warned Iran Sunday night that it better not continue threatening the United States or the country “will suffer consequences.” In a message to Iranian President Rouhani, Trump tweeted in all caps: “Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.…

San Francisco Starts Illegal Alien Voter Registration For Local Elections

he city is full of dirty needles and poop, but San Francisco thought it was pertinent to extend voting rights to illegal aliens and non-citizens. Yep, these people now allowed to be placed on the voter rolls for school board elections (via Sacramento Bee): San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote…

Trump was briefed about Putin’s meddling role 2 weeks before taking office: report

President-elect Donald Trump, two weeks before taking the oath of office in January 2017, was shown highly classified intelligence claiming Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered Russian interference efforts into the 2016 presidential election, according to a report. The data was backed up by emails and texts from Russian military officers and a top-secret source…

President Trump Has Announced His Nominee for the Supreme Court

Speaking from the East Room of the White House Monday night, President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “Other than matters of war and peace, this is the most important decision a president can make,” Trump said, speaking directly to the American people in a prime…

Trump suggests China meddling in North Korea talks amid trade tensions with US

President Trump suggested Monday that China could be “exerting negative pressure” on North Korea to stray from the denuclearization “deal” signed last month, amid trade tensions between the U.S. and Beijing. The president expressed confidence that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will “honor” the informal deal, despite tense talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…