Daily Bellwether -> Franken’s Exit Hands Dems Another 2018 Electoral Headache + Obama-led Intel Fiasco Paved Way for Russian Subversion

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Daily Bellwether -> Franken’s Exit Hands Dems Another 2018 Electoral Headache + Obama-led Intel Fiasco Paved Way for Russian Subversion

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Franken's Exit Hands Dems Another 2018 Electoral
Headache

Franken’s Exit Hands Dems Another 2018 Electoral Headache

Sen. Al Franken’s announcement Thursday that he will resign sets off a scramble toward a special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat’s term, with former governor and one-time presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for Republicans to cash in an unforeseen pickup chance. Franken said he would step down “in the coming weeks” after a series of sexual misconduct allegations caused support in his own party to collapse. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will appoint a replacement to serve until next year’s election. Franken’s departure is a headache for Democrats, exposing another seat in a midterm election that already … Read More

House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Avert Weekend
Shutdown

House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Avert Weekend Shutdown

The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed mostly along party lines, 235-193, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The Senate was expected to swiftly approve the measure as early as Thursday night and send it to President Donald Trump. The vote came as Trump and top congressional leaders in both parties huddled to discuss a range of unfinished bipartisan business on Capitol Hill, including the budget, a key children’s health program and … Read More

Obama-led Intel Fiasco Paved Way for Russian
Subversion

Obama-led Intel Fiasco Paved Way for Russian Subversion

It’s a mystery that’s been smoldering in the back hallways of the FBI and CIA for months, quietly vexing American spies probing charges that Russia meddled in last year’s election. How exactly did the corpse of Mikhail Lesin, Moscow’s most influential media magnate and the founder of the Kremlin-backed global satellite TV network Russia Today, or RT, wind up in a Washington hotel room just a mile from the White House almost exactly a year before voting commenced in the 2016 U.S. presidential election? Mr. Lesin’s history with Russian President Vladimir Putin was well known to the CIA, so when The Dupont Circle Hotel discovered his … Read More

Pelosi Struggling To Keep House Democrats In Line

Pelosi Struggling To Keep House Democrats In Line

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is increasingly struggling to keep Democrats in line and appears to be following her members on crucial issues rather than leading them. On Wednesday, House Democrats introduced a motion to impeach President Trump, despite Pelosi’s insistence for months that Democrats hold off on pushing impeachment. Fifty-eight Democrats voted in favor of impeachment on Wednesday, despite Pelosi’s objections. “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement. … Read More

Bernie's 2020 Problem: Federal Probe of Wife’s
$10M Loan

Bernie’s 2020 Problem: Federal Probe of Wife’s $10M Loan

A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway — with “a potential” grand jury review possible. The probe could thwart Sanders’ 2020 presidential ambitions — as well as the Vermont political plans of Jane Sanders’ daughter, Carina Driscoll. Jane Sanders is under investigation following a land deal she clinched when she was president of Burlington College in Vermont in 2010. In order to expand the college, Sanders sought to obtain a tract of land from a Roman Catholic parish. She secured a $6.7 million loan from a bank and a $3.6 million loan from … Read More

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