Mueller prosecutor says special counsel ‘could
have done more’ to hold Trump accountable 0 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/21/2020 8:46:21 PM Post Reply

A former prosecutor on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team writes in a new book that the group failed to fully investigate President Trump’s financial ties and should have stated explicitly that they believed he obstructed justice, claiming that their efforts were limited by the ever-present threat of Trump disbanding their office and by their own reluctance to be aggressive. (Snip) Weissmann, a former federal prosecutor and Justice Department supervisor who now teaches at New York University School of Law and comments as a legal analyst for MSNBC, is the first prosecutor on Mueller’s team to truly break his

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin calls Democrats ‘weak’
and ‘wimps’ over Supreme Court battle 4 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/21/2020 7:17:35 PM Post Reply

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin shared harsh words for the Democratic Party as they push to keep the recently vacated Supreme Court seat unoccupied until after January’s inauguration. Toobin, during a Monday morning appearance on New Day, argued that Democrats, who are the minority party in the upper chamber, are “wimps and they’re afraid.” He made the comments in response to a question about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying, “Nothing is off the table next year.” “Democrats are great about talking big, but we’ll see if he has the … if he and the other Democrats have the

Amish Hold Horse & Buggy Trump Parade
— With American Flags and Cows and
Stuff Thrown in for Good Measure! 12 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/21/2020 3:01:37 PM Post Reply

Move over Boaters for Trump, here come the Amish! The Amish/Mennonite community held a pro-Trump parade in Fredericksburg, Ohio, on Saturday — replete with horses and buggies, cows, wagons, and maybe a few chickens thrown in for good measure. The parade was organized by Bikers for Trump in an effort to help “energize” Amish/Mennonite support for Trump and provide the traditionalist Christian sects a more visible voice in the 2020 election. From horse-drawn carriages to wagons decorated with Trump-Pence banners, to two guys riding steers, it was a sight to behold. “All of the enthusiasm was on Trump’s side,” one

Democratic donkey sculpture set on
fire in Maine in what lawmaker
calls an act of ‘political terrorism’ 30 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/21/2020 2:54:41 PM Post Reply

A large sculpture of a donkey that was designed to be a Democratic symbol was destroyed in a Maine town overnight Saturday after someone set the structure ablaze. Rep. Seth Berry described the incident in Bowdoinham as “an act of arson and of political terrorism” after the traveling donkey, which was named Mr. H, was set on fire at around 2 a.m. on the property of Theresa Turgeon, a former select board member. “Mr. H took two full years to build,” Berry, who serves under the Democratic Party, wrote on Facebook. “He was larger than life, perhaps 7 feet tall

2020 U.S. Open leaderboard, winner:
Bryson DeChambeau powers way through
Winged Foot to capture first major 12 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/20/2020 6:31:09 PM Post Reply

Bryson DeChambeau saved his best round for last at the 2020 U.S. Open, carding a 3-under 67 at Winged Foot on Sunday to claim his first career major championship. DeChambeau’s closing round was just two strokes off the best 18-hole score of the week (65) as he grinded out grueling, sometimes gusty conditions with an effortless combination of his length off the tee and control around the greens. DeChambeau, who caught and then surpassed 21-year-old Matthew Wolff (the 54-hole leader), was the only golfer in the field to finish with a final-round score under par, cementing himself in the history

‘He had green eyes’: Florida man will
paint alligator which attacked him 2 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/20/2020 6:14:08 PM Post Reply

Miami – In several decades as a professional artist, painting Florida’s marine life, Mark Johnson has developed a pretty good eye for detail. Now the outdoorsman whose website offers “realistic portrayals created primarily from memory and imagination” is about to start work on a gritty new work: an alligator with rows of perfect white teeth, clamped on the thigh of a man out walking his dog. It will be a self-portrait. On a morning stroll with his golden retriever Rex along a canal near his home in Port St Lucie, Johnson was attacked by an 8ft 6in alligator that lunged from

Biden indicates he won’t
release SCOTUS nominee list 19 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/20/2020 6:03:24 PM Post Reply

Washington — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden indicated Sunday he will not be releasing a list of possible Supreme Court nominees despite growing pressure to do so. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has left a vacancy on the high court and added another twist to the presidential race. In remarks on the future of the Supreme Court from the National Constitution Center from Philadelphia, Biden singled out President Trump as the only presidential candidate to release a slate of possible nominees to the high court and suggested his doing so both in 2016 and 2020 set a

Pelosi doesn’t rule out using impeachment
as option to stop Trump Supreme Court pick 31 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/20/2020 11:29:15 AM Post Reply

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick from being confirmed to the bench, saying Democrats will “use every arrow in our quiver” to block the eventual nominee. Just hours after it was announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court to fill her vacancy “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi

Coronavirus: WHO sets rules for
testing African herbal remedies 15 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/20/2020 11:20:40 AM Post Reply

The World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed rules for the testing of African herbal remedies to fight Covid-19.
Sound science would be the sole basis for safe and effective traditional therapies to be adopted, it said. Any traditional remedies that are judged effective could be fast-tracked for large-scale manufacturing. Madagascar’s leader has been promoting an untested product he says can cure the disease despite the WHO warning against using untested remedies. The WHO said the new rules were aimed at helping and empowering scientists in Africa to conduct proper clinical trials. The move comes as the number of confirmed cases

Christian conservatives like me should not
let abortion and socialism scare us off Biden 54 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/19/2020 6:57:57 PM Post Reply

President Donald Trump is presumed to be the choice of Christian conservatives, but is he really what we want? Very few of us would want our children to grow up to be like him. We cringe at what he says and tweets, remembering that “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Many of us find his transactional view of life vile in comparison to the Scripture’s teaching of the sacredness of life. (Snip) On abortion, have you ever heard Biden speaking comfortably on the topic? Unlike Hillary Clinton, who emphasized abortion rights in her campaign, Biden is

Trump mulling Appeals Court judges Barbara
Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme
Court – source 7 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/19/2020 4:30:53 PM Post Reply

WASHINGTON – Two female U.S. Appeals Court judges are on President Donald Trump’s short list of candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy opened up by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a source said on Saturday. Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban American, and Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative Catholic, were among the top contenders, the source said. Both women were nominated to their current positions by Trump. Lagoa, 52, a former Florida Supreme Court judge, was nominated by Trump to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in September of 2019. Prior to that she spent less than a

Indian-American Amul Thapar in the
race to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg 8 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 9/19/2020 4:17:48 PM Post Reply

Washington DC – Indian-American judge Amul Thapar is among the top names being considered by US President Donald Trump to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to multiple media reports. Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87. Trump, who on Saturday indicated that he wanted to move “without delay” on naming a replacement, has not indicated who it will be or when. But he has had a list of potential candidates for a long time, which he updated recently with 20 names. Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the list of

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