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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
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First GOP lawmaker calls for Nunes to recuse himself

Source: The Hill

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) on Tuesday told The Hill that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) should "absolutely" recuse himself from his panel's investigation into Russia's meddling in last year’s election.

Jones, a member of the House Armed Services Committee who frequently bucks leadership, is the first Republican in Congress to call on Nunes to step aside.

"How can you be chairman of a major committee and do all these things behind the scenes and keep your credibility? You can't keep your credibility," Jones said just off the House floor.

“If anything has shown that we need a commission, this has done it by the way he has acted. That's the only way you can bring integrity to the process. The integrity of the committee looking into this has been tainted."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/326184-first-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-nunes-to-recuse-himself

Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement


Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement

The state of Michigan will replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint over the next three years under a settlement approved by a U.S. judge to address a 2015 crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.

The state will pay $87 million to identify and replace the service lines containing lead or galvanized steel by 2020, according to the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge David Lawson in Detroit, court documents said. An additional $10 million is being held in reserve.

The deal marked a major agreement to replace piping that played a significant role in the Flint water crisis that prompted dozens of lawsuits and criminal charges against former government officials.

Lawson found the settlement to be "fair, adequate, reasonable, consistent with the public interest," according to online court documents, adding that it furthered the objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act which protects drinking water supplies throughout the nation.

Paul Ryan: Nunes should not be step aside, claims he doesn't know the source of Nunes' info.

The top Republican in Congress on Tuesday stood by Devin Nunes, the embattled head of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, who is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s election campaign.

House Speaker Paul Ryan told a news conference he does not believe Nunes, a Trump ally, should remove himself from the investigation.

Asked whether Nunes should step aside and if he knew the source of information that Nunes revealed last week, Ryan said: “No and no.”

Democrats and some Republicans have criticized Nunes’ objectivity after he announced last week that some Trump associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection before Trump took office in January.


Payn Rand...er, sorry, "Paul Ryan"...no timeline on TrumpCare "because we want to get it right."

POLITICS | Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 11:33am EDT
Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'


House of Representatives Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week.

"The fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging and we're not going to stop until we get it done," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy after a closed meeting. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters he would not give a timeline on any new attempt to pass healthcare legislation "because we want to get it right."

(Reporting by Eric Walsh and Doina Chiacu)

2013: Newt Gingrich points out one of the single greatest differences between Trump and Obama.


VERY IMPORTANT new Tweet from the President, with ADVICE on how the NYT could do much better!


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Trumps DHS boss threatens to walk out of meeting after Muslim advocate criticizes racial profiling

Trump’s DHS boss threatens to walk out of meeting after Muslim advocate criticizes racial profiling


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly threatened to walk out of a meeting with Muslim Americans after one person at the meeting asked him questions about racial profiling.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Kelly attended a meeting at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. this week, where he listened to the concerns of several members of the local Muslim-American community.

Nabih Ayad, an attorney who founded the Dearborn-based Arab American Civil Rights League, says that Kelly seemed to take great offense when he asked him about whether the president’s executive orders and new DHS protocols were discriminatory against Muslims. In particular, the Free Press reports that Ayad asked Kelly “to create a record of who gets stopped for questioning at ports of entry so there can be data to see if there is disproportionate targeting of Arabs and Muslims.”

“He stood up and walked away almost,” Ayad told the Free Press. “He said, I’m leaving unless you decide to stop your questions and have someone else ask a question. … He actually got out his seat.”

Fox News hypes WikiLeaks claims about Clintons ties to Russia just as Trump asks followers to watch

Fox News hypes WikiLeaks claims about Clinton’s ties to Russia — just as Trump asks followers to watch


President Donald Trump lashed out late Monday on Twitter against the Russia scandal “hoax” and accused his former rival, Hillary Clinton, of Russian ties — and Fox News carried the story forward the following morning.

The president complained there had been little investigation of an investment by a Russian energy company into a U.S. firm while Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, sat on the board.

About 10 hours later, “Fox and Friends” hosted the author of “Clinton Cash” to explore those claims, and Trump once again took to Twitter — this time to hype the TV news segment as it aired.


Peter Schweizer, the book’s author, told host Steve Doocy that Podesta had in 2011 joined the board of Joule Unlimited Technologies, a privately held company based in Massachusetts that attracted a Russian investor about two months later.

Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearings to keep Sally Yates from testifying: ex-CIA and Defense

Source: Raw Story

The mysterious “midnight run” by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the White House grounds last week was ploy to keep former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to a former top official with the CIA and the Department of Defense.

Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that’s investigating the Russian ties, abruptly canceled this week’s hearings as questions swirled around his visits to the White House to pick up intelligence related to the probe and then brief President Donald Trump on the findings.

The House panel was scheduled to hear from Yates on Tuesday, as well as former President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Jeremy Bash, the former chief of staff at Defense Department and CIA under Obama, said Nunes concocted the stunt to shut down the testimony of Yates — who Trump fired for refusing to enforce his travel ban, and after she expressed concern about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s communications with the Russian ambassador.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/devin-nunes-canceled-russia-hearings-to-keep-sally-yates-from-testifying-ex-cia-and-defense-official/

Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearings to keep Sally Yates from testifying: ex-CIA and Defense official

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