A drive to derail special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump campaign was taken up by a powerful federal appeals court Thursday as a three-judge panel heard arguments that the special prosecutor’s appointment last year was legally flawed and unconstitutional. The judges heard an appeal from a former aide to Trump adviser Roger Stone, Andrew Miller, who resisted a grand jury subpoena in order to create a legal vehicle to challenge Mueller’s authority to continue his year-and-a-half long probe into alleged collusion between the Trump political operation and Russia during the 2016 presidential race.Story Continued Below The arguments Thursday marked the first public outing for members of the special counsel’s team since Democrats won future control of the House in the November midterms and Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and gave the investigators a new boss: acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Before the lawyers said a word, the senior … [Read more...] about Mueller power questioned in first post-Sessions court hearing
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TOP Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner today had his own Diane Abbott moment as he refused to explain how Labour would pay for 400,000 green jobs. The Shadow Trade Secretary bizarrely accused a BBC presenter of "pettifogging" for questioning the cost of the party's radical plans. Mr Gardiner insisted the Government wouldn't have to put any more money in because businesses can be forced to pick up the bill. Appearing on Radio 4's Today programme, the shadow minister said Labour would build 13,500 new wind turbines and ramp up solar power subsidies. He said: "It doesn't cost the Government. It is business that does these things, it is investors that put the money into these things." When presenter John Humphrys pushed Mr Gardiner, the MP hit back: "That's where you weren't listening. "You are pettifogging over pennies!" Independent experts have suggested Labour's green agenda, unveiled at the party conference last month, would cost around £50billion. Critics blasted Mr Gardiner for refusing … [Read more...] about Top Corbyn ally blasts BBC presenter for asking him how much money Labour’s radical green plans will cost taxpayers
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 Another week with more questions about Michigan football's offense. We'll get into it, and bust a few myths, in the latest edition of the mailbag. Your comments on the podcast about the need for Michigan to move to more of a spread offense were really interesting. You should write a full article on that. — @PaulHSpitz Paul didn't really ask a question here, but this was one of the more popular topics this week so it's a good place to start. More: Michigan's Ed Warinner explains his simple approach, why it works There seems to be plenty of misconceptions about what constitutes a "spread" offense. Plenty seem to equate that term with the desire to throw the ball 55 times per game. Others simply remember what Rich Rodriguez ran at Michigan and nothing more. But there's a lot more to it. So Jim Harbaugh's not exactly wrong when he says Michigan runs stuff from spread … [Read more...] about Ask Nick: Michigan football already running spread offense?
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: abuse of power, Censorship, computing, conservatives, discrimination, Facebook, free speech, Journalism, Laura Loomer, Left-wing, liberals, media bias, monopolies, political bias, Republicans, silent conservatives, Social media, speech police, technocrats, thought control, thought suppression (Natural News) Conservative journalist Laura Loomer is the latest Facebook victim. The social media company unceremoniously deleted Loomer’s Facebook page this week, after she posted a video of a Muslim political candidate assaulting her for asking a few questions. In the video, soon-to-be congresswoman Rashida Tlaib can be seen grabbing Loomer’s phone right from her hand. Ms. Loomer, a Jewish reporter, approached Tlaib and another Muslim candidate, Ilhan Omar at event held for the latter this past weekend. Loomer had several questions for the would-be congresswomen, which went unanswered. In the video, Loomer can be heard asking … [Read more...] about Facebook now banning independent journalists who dare to ask questions of Jihadi congressional candidates
Kanye West is clarifying why he paused during last week's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" interview after being asked a question about his support of President Donald Trump. Host Jimmy Kimmel, who has often criticized the Republican and U.S. leader on his show, cited the separations of migrant families at the border with Mexico, saying, "There are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this President is doing, and I think that cannot forget that, whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter. I mean, you so famously and so powerfully said, 'George [W.] Bush doesn't care about black people.' It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all." West was seen pausing for a few seconds, after which Kimmel called for a commercial break. "On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I'm reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait," the rapper tweeted on Saturday. "I wasn't stumped. I … [Read more...] about Kanye West: ‘I Wasn’t Stumped’ by Jimmy Kimmel’s Trump Question