President Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

5 faith facts on Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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(RNS) President Trump announced on Monday (July 9) that Brett Kavanaugh, 53, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement late last month.


RELATED: Trump names religious liberty ‘warrior’ Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court


Here are five faith facts about Kavanaugh:

  1. Kavanaugh is Catholic. The judge is a regular lector at his church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, D.C., near his Maryland home. He also volunteers for the St. Maria’s Meals program at Catholic Charities, according to his biography on the court website and has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
  2. He has ruled on issues important to religious conservatives, including abortion rights. Nominated by President George W. Bush, whom he served as a White House lawyer, Kavanaugh has spent 12 years as a judge on the D.C. Circuit and has a long history of judicial decisions behind him. Among them: Kavanaugh dissented last year on a controversial decision that allowed an undocumented teenager who had crossed from Mexico into Texas as an unaccompanied minor to get an abortion while living in a government-funded shelter. The decision, he wrote, was “ultimately based on a constitutional principle as novel as it is wrong: a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in U.S. government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand.”
  3. He also opposed the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. In 2015, he wrote a dissent opposing an accommodation to the birth control mandate. A panel had upheld the accommodation requiring religious organizations to sign a form facilitating contraceptive coverage for their employees. He wrote those regulations "substantially burden the religious organizations’ exercise of religion because the regulations require the organizations to take an action contrary to their sincere religious beliefs (submitting the form) or else pay significant monetary penalties."
  4. Some conservatives are worried he's not conservative enough. His ruling on that abortion case involving the unaccompanied minor was less restrictive than other judges, giving some cause to worry that he is too pragmatic. Similarly, these voters favor his dissent opposing the birth control mandate, but worry it conceded that the government has an interest in providing coverage for contraceptives, but that “the government can achieve it in other ways,” according to SCOTUSblog. Meantime, LGBTQ groups have expressed concern about his promotion by the conservative Family Research Council in 2005 when he initially was nominated for the D.C. circuit. Family Research Council is a Christian lobbying group that believes "homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed."
  5. He preserves the current religious ratio on the court. He replaces his fellow Catholic, Kennedy, for whom he clerked. That means, if his nomination is approved, the religious makeup of the court would remain the same. That currently includes five Catholic justices, three Jewish justices and Trump's previous pick, Neil Gorsuch, who was raised Catholic but now attends an Episcopal church.

Comments

  1. Even so he’s not as bad as Barrett would have been.

  2. Kavanaugh aligns more closely with Trump’s nationalist immigration and trade agenda, than Barrett does. Kavanaugh was anti-illegal immigration hawk, Ann Coulter’s favorite.

    In 2008, Kavanaugh issued a dissent in a case where the majority ordered a company to bargain with a union. Kavanaugh argued that the employees couldn’t vote because of their immigration status.

    “I would hold that an illegal immigrant worker is not an “employee” under the NLRA for the simple reason that, ever since 1986, an illegal immigrant worker is not a lawful “employee” in the United States,” Kavanaugh wrote in his dissent.

  3. Judge Kavanaugh’s immigration decisions indicate a tendency to interpret the law to protect U.S. workers rather than employers who want to hire foreign nationals. For example, his dissent in Fogo de Chao (Holdings) Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 769 F.3d 1127 (D.C. Cir. 2014), offers a glimpse into his approach to immigration law. Read more here: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/brett-kavanaugh-nominated-to-us-supreme-court

    America First’ SCOTUS Choice: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Applies Trump’s Economic Patriotism to the Law
    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/04/america-first-scotus-choice-judge-brett-kavanaugh-applies-trumps-economic-patriotism-to-the-law/
    Kavanaugh: Illegal aliens are not lawful employees in the United States.
    Kavanaugh: Corporations don’t have a right to import foreign workers.

  4. Basically Brett Kavanaugh applies the law as written.

    He is probably the best writer of the seven candidates that were considered for this nomination.

  5. Which means in reality he supports exploitation of illegal alien workers by corporations. Our immigration laws do not protect US workers, they just make it easier to underpay foreign ones.

    “Kavanaugh: Corporations don’t have a right to import foreign workers”

    Not what he actually said and wildly untrue. Our laws not only permit it, but it is a necessity when foreign corporations invest in our country.

    In this day and age if you think immigration is harming US workers, you are wildly out of touch and just making excuses for a white supremacist agenda.

  6. “Kavanaugh aligns more closely with Trump’s white nationalist immigration and pointless, damaging trade wars”

    FTFY

  7. Kavanaugh applies the law as written to the facts as ascertained.

  8. Unlike you, with your blatant discrimination against gay people.

  9. “Some conservatives are worried he’s not conservative enough.”

    This is a clever canard being launched by the right so as to make it appear that Kavanagh is less conservative than he actually is – so that when the time comes, Democrats will seem unhinged in their opposition to this supposedly “moderate” candidate. Kavanagh’s record shows that he is anything but moderate. But kudos to the Republicans for having an aggressive, comprehensive game plan right from the start – that’s something for which Democrats in Washington will never be accused.

  10. Like Trump was ever going to pick anyone remotely moderate or even that there are any moderates left among conservatives?

    The GOP has been rather blatant these days about being the party of neo-nazis and corporate plunder.

    Token appeals to Bible thumping bigots and racism has always been a means to an end. To get working class people to vote against their economic interests. The feckless nature of that crowd is becoming comical (ex . the Tony Perkins op-ed here in favor of concentration camps for children)

    What is the big accomplishment of the Trump presidency? A tax plan designed to bend over everyone who works for a living.

  11. No, the President was no more likely to pick a non-conservative than Obama was likely to pick someone without she or he taking an oath to support abortion.

    The Democrats were rather blatant about being the socialist party, the gimme gimme faction, and the inventor of “rights” to suit their political agenda.

    Get over it.

  12. Evidently, Kavanaugh questions the constitutionality of investigating a sitting President. For Trump, such thinking would be a brilliant mind at work.

  13. That’s not a very charitable thing to say, though hardly surprising coming from you.

  14. Apparently the fact that the DOJ, and therefore Mueller, work for the Chief Executive, and therefore the President, goes right past you.

  15. Well then, if the matter is completely settled, why are all you leftie retards (to use your word) foaming at the mouth like a bunch of spastics?

  16. It’s all about the business and environmental cases. Not a good outlook.

  17. https://nypost.com/2017/04/01/obama-was-terrible-for-economic-growth/
    The Obama presidency comes in last among all the post-World War II presidents when it comes to economic growth.
    Here are the average economic growth rates for each president:
    Johnson (1964-68), 5.3 percent
    Kennedy (1961-63), 4.3 percent
    Clinton (1993-2000), 3.9 percent
    Reagan (1981-88), 3.5 percent
    Carter (1977-80), 3.3 percent
    Eisenhower (1953-60), 3 percent
    Nixon (1969-74), 2.8 percent
    Ford (1975-76), 2.6 percent
    G.H.W. Bush (1989-92), 2.3 percent
    G.W. Bush (2001-08), 2.1 percent
    Truman (1946-52), 1.7 percent
    Obama (2009-16), 1.6 percent

  18. We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are. The economy is in a sweet spot, with steady growth and broad improvement in the labor market. By Neil Irwin, June 1, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/upshot/we-ran-out-of-words-to-describe-how-good-the-jobs-numbers-are.html
    An article praising the U.S. economy under President Trump, by none other than the vehemently anti-Trump, New York Times, which Trump refers to as the “failing New York Times.”

    Economic Growth in U.S. Leaves World Behind Second-quarter growth on track to exceed a 4% pace—the fastest of any quarter in almost fours years. By Jon Sindreu, Riva Gold and Josh Mitchell June 14, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/strong-spending-data-shows-u-s-economy-chugging-ahead-of-europe-and-asia-1528994914

    Goldman Sach’s 4 percent Q2 GDP tracker growth estimate is higher than the CNBC/Moody’s Analytics Rapid GDP Update 3.8 percent average. Published June 15, 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/15/goldman-sachs-model-now-points-to-4-percent-second-quarter-gdp-growth.html

  19. According to a poll released by Quinnipiac University in June, a majority (52%) of registered voters, including 55% of Independents, (an increase of 8% since Quinnipiac’s April poll) support a generic question on raising tariffs on products imported from China, with a third in opposition and 12% who aren’t sure. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/15/politics/poll-chinese-tariffs/index.html

    When it comes to trade, President Trump honored his nationalist campaign promises. In June 2018, the Trump administration slapped tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392421-trump-announces-tariffs-on-50-billion-in-chinese-goods

    TODAY the Trump administration announced an additional $200B in tariffs targeting China. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/396394-white-house-announces-additional-200-billion-in-tariffs-targeting-china

    President Trump removes steel and aluminum tariff exemption from the EU, Canada and Mexico, slapping a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/news/economy/united-states-steel-aluminum-tariffs/index.html

    President Trump slaps a 10% tariff on Canadian paper imports and a 18% tariff on Canadian lumber imports. http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/10/news/economy/trump-tariffs-canada-paper/index.html

    Back in March 2018 when President Trump was talking about imposing steel and aluminum imports (now he’s actually implemented those tariffs and many more) he received praise from the nation’s largest federation of unions, the AFL-CIO. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376368-afl-cio-lauds-trumps-move-to-impose-tariffs

    *HILLARY CLINTON SAID: “MY DREAM IS a hemispheric common market, with open trade and OPEN BORDERS, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” ~ [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28] https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

    Remember when Obama promised to get tough on China? He didn’t deliver. https://mobile.twitter.com/ingrahamangle/status/981631888476573698?locale=ar

  20. Democratic pollster and Ex-Clinton aide, Mark Penn: 84 percent of Americans support turning undocumented immigrants over to authorities http://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/394624-mark-penn-84-percent-support-turning-undocumented-immigrants-over-authorities

    Table 2, on page 21 of the below linked report from the U.S. government’s General Accounting Office which reviews FBI statistics, states that between 2003 – 2009, illegal immigrants residing in the USA committed 25,064 murders. [This equates to 4,177 murders per year. Extrapolating, this equals approximately 63,000 murders between 2003 – 2018]. https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11187.pdf
    DACA-aged illegals commit crimes at twice the rate of young Americans, says a comprehensive summary of crimes and convictions in Arizona during the past 32 years. https://crimeresearch.org/2018/01/impact-illegal-aliens-crime-rates/

    A Recent DHS report reveals that the government granted amnesty to 53,000 illegal aliens — 7% of all #DACA recipients — with existing criminal convictions under Pres. Obama’s DACA executive amnesty. https://twitter.com/NumbersUSA/status/1008818785934020608
    https://www.numbersusa.com/news/daca-amnesty-granted-criminal-illegal-aliens

    DHS: 23% of all federal prisoners are illegals. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dhs-23-of-all-federal-prisoners-are-illegals-just-7-of-42034-saved-from-deportation/article/2630999

    #BUILD THE WALL ! DEPORT THEM ALL !

  21. A leaked memo from the Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund reveals Democrats want to legalize so-called “Dreamers” because they see them as a “critical component” of the party’s “future electoral success.” It shows Democrats understand their severe problem with white voters and, rather than convince them or pivot their platform, would rather replace them. https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/politics/2018/01/09/leaked-memo-center-for-american-progress-dreamers-illegal-immigrants-votes/

    White Millennials Are Leaving the Democratic Party as ‘Walk Away’ Campaign Picks Up Steam. https://pjmedia.com/election/white-millennials-are-leaving-the-democratic-party-as-walk-away-campaign-picks-up-steam/

    The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success. Democrats should refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.” – Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund Memo on Dreamers, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri. Read more here: https://cdn.americanprogressaction.org/content/uploads/2018/01/07111144/MemoOnDreamers.pdf

    DACA-aged illegals commit crimes at twice the rate of young Americans, says a comprehensive summary of crimes and convictions in Arizona during the past 32 years. https://crimeresearch.org/2018/01/impact-illegal-aliens-crime-rates/

  22. Democratic pollster Mark Penn: 84 percent of Americans support turning undocumented immigrants over to authorities http://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/394624-mark-penn-84-percent-support-turning-undocumented-immigrants-over-authorities

    Table 2, on page 21 in the report published by the U.S. government’s General Accounting Office which reviews FBI statistics, states that between 2003 – 2009, illegal immigrants residing in the USA committed 25,064 murders. This equates to 4,177 murders per year. Extrapolating, this equals approximately 4,177 X 15 = approx 63,000 murders over the 15 year period 2003 – 2018]. https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11187.pdf

    A Recent DHS report reveals that the government granted amnesty to 53,000 illegal aliens — 7% of all #DACA recipients — with existing criminal convictions under Pres. Obama’s DACA executive amnesty. https://www.numbersusa.com/news/daca-amnesty-granted-criminal-illegal-aliens DHS:

    23% of all federal prisoners are illegals. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dhs-23-of-all-federal-prisoners-are-illegals-just-7-of-42034-saved-from-deportation/article/2630999

    #BUILD THE WALL ! DEPORT THEM ALL !

  23. It’s all about returning to the rule of law.

    It’s a great outlook.

  24. First cite is to an unfounded opinion, not an actual poll

    The second one is throwing numbers out without comparison.

    As illegal aliens and immigrant communities commit fewer violent crimes than their native born counterparts in general.

    NumbersUSA is a white supremacist site devoted to demonizing immigrants. It is not a factual source.

  25. Glad you are not trying to insult my intelligence with cheap denial.

  26. Nothing wrong with the articles on DREAMers. The last site is to a wingnut John Lott who is on the payroll of the NRA. His job is to scare white suburbanites into arming themselves. It cannot be taken at face value.

  27. So, he’s emulating your posts?

    What’s your complaint?

  28. And now we are seeing a free falling stock market, our main exports are dropping, companies moving overseas, and allies turning away. Russia however has been booming. China is now even stronger.

    Ivanka Trump received how many Chinese Trademarks since 11/2016?

    Btw Clinton’s statement was about free trade. Nazis like you don’t like capitalism?

  29. John Lott is a researcher who is cited favorably in an Obama administration study conducted by the prestigious Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies:

    https://www.nap.edu/read/18319/chapter/1

    Now don’t you feel foolish?

  30. I am not sure it is possible to insult your intelligence.

  31. Boy if this economic chaos, I look forward to another six years of it.

  32. https://www.epi.org/about/board/

    The Economic Policy Institute is an AFL-CIO “think tank” dedicated to electing Democrats and continuing the failed pro-union economic policies that nearly destroyed America’s industrial base.

  33. Just Around the Bend’: This Is When the Stock Market Will Crash, According to 5 Famous Investors
    http://time.com/money/5235032/just-around-the-bend-this-is-when-the-stock-market-will-crash-according-to-5-famous-investors/

    Trump’s Reactionary Derangement Has Ruined the One Good Thing He Had Going: The Stock Market
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/trumps-reactionary-derangement-has-ruined-the-one.html

    Donald Trump has harmed the working-class voters he promised to protect.
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/02/how-trump-harms-the-workers-he-promised-to-protect.html

  34. The Christian church is a “pedophile tank” that destroys children’s lives.

  35. Not as foolish as you, virgin-birther.

  36. Respectfully, “preserving the current religious ratio on the court” is entirely irelevent. The chairs in SCOTUS chambers are not labelled. The Presdident nominates, and Senate confirms, using whatever criteria they wish.

  37. Remove the 1st year of Obama’s presidency, where the numbers were from G.W. Bush’s Presidency and Obama’s numbers look pretty good. But hey, don’t let honesty get in way of your politics.

  38. a 4% pace – the fastest of any quarter in almost four years (which was during Obama’s term?

  39. The evangelical church is one of the great evils in the world today. From brainwashing children (Florida christian schools are teaching that dinosaurs shared the earth with humans some 5,000 years ago) to demonizing LBGT, Muslims, and Hispanics, evangelicals have embraced the very incarnation of evil, Donald “Grab her Pu**y” Trump.

  40. Those of you who believe tax cuts spur job and economic growth should read how Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts have crippled Kansas’ economy and job creation and led to open rebellion by his own party. Those Republicans who revere Ronald Reagan and his job creating presidency should read a September 2014 Forbes article titled “Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth, and Investing.” And The Wall Street Journal reported in “The Worst Track Record on Record” that 462,000 jobs disappeared during George W’s eight year presidency. Compare that to the 23 million jobs created during Bill Clinton’s presidency and the 12 million created during Obama’s presidency. My apologies to Republicans for referencing two fact-based articles since I know they prefer faux news from Fox and Breitbart.

  41. Right, now provide a credible source that is merely moderately partisan.
    I would put more faith in Fox New BS.
    If I sourced Daily Kos for how bad Trumps figures were you would have a fair case for not trusting them and Kos is less partisan than the NYPost.

    As much as Presidents can affect economic Growth in the US (and it’s pretty limited as a rule. They can if they push it trash the economy but there ability to actually make it do above “ok” is minimal) you should be looking at the period from 1 year after their term starts to 1 year after it ends.
    But basically graphs laying out the rise and fall over that period rather than one number for a 4-8 year period is more informative. A single figure is ideal when you are looking to obsfucate.
    Especially when you have a Congress dominated by the Republicans for the last few years with one goal, to obstruct anything Obama tried to do, to the point that many of them would rather see the US burn and die if it would make Obama look bad.
    I’m reminded of one proud Trump supporter before the election who supported Trump because in his words “Trump would bring about the end of the 2nd Republic”.

  42. You’re right on one issue, Larry. Those Christian schools shouldn’t be saying “5,000” years ago. They should be saying 6,000 years ago.

    We wouldn’t want them to traffick in falsehoods and scams like these Professional Snake-Oil Evolutionists, now would we?

  43. trump is a sexual predator and rapist

  44. Bill Clinton is a rapist. You voted for his wife, who aided and abetted his sexual abuse of women.

  45. trump is a sexual predator and rapist

  46. and I hope he dies an agonizing death from cancer

  47. I hope your loved ones all die of cancer

  48. What an evil thing to say to someone. Clearly your loved ones failed to raise you with any basic morals. Thankfully, it is God, not you, who decides when someone dies, and the manner of their death, so all your comment does is expose the psychopathic levels of hatred that saturates the Trump hating left, that’s why so many people are dissociating themselves from the left, and walking away.

    White Millennials Are Leaving the Democratic Party as ‘Walk Away’ Campaign Picks Up Steam. https://pjmedia.com/election/white-millennials-are-leaving-the-democratic-party-as-walk-away-campaign-picks-up-steam/

    #WalkAway. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/walkaway-campaign-urges-liberals-to-abandon-democrat-party

    GOODBYE TO THE LEFT. I’ve come to the realization that I am no longer a leftist. Here’s why. By Lindsay Shepherd https://youtu.be/Qpg6P1PNWR8

  49. In a stunning victory for the Clinton administration and corporate America, the House today swept aside economic restrictions on China that were part of anti-Communist policy for two decades. The agreement slashes Chinese tariffs on a wide range of farm and industrial products and removes some barriers to American service providers, like banks and telecommunications companies. And it puts the United States and China on equal footing as China enters the World Trade Organization, the 135-member trade group that sets the rules for global commerce. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/25/world/china-trade-vote-clinton-triumph-house-237-197-vote-approves-normal-trade-rights.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&pagewanted=1

    Between 1999 and 2011, about 985,000 American manufacturing jobs were wiped away by China’s export boom. Adding in the restaurants, movie theaters, and other businesses that wilted as plants shuttered, the researchers estimated that the “China shock,” as they dubbed it, cost the U.S. some 2 million to 2.4 million jobs—spread from the Rust Belt to the South to the far corners of New England. http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_next_20/2016/09/when_china_joined_the_wto_it_kick_started_the_chinese_economy_and_roused.html

  50. July 2018: Trump administration announces an additional $200 billion in tariffs targeting China. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/396394-white-house-announces-additional-200-billion-in-tariffs-targeting-china

    June 2018: Trump administration slaps tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392421-trump-announces-tariffs-on-50-billion-in-chinese-goods

    The nation’s largest federation of unions (AFL-CIO) praises Trump’s tariffs. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376368-afl-cio-lauds-trumps-move-to-impose-tariffs

    Remember when Obama promised to get tough on China? He didn’t deliver. https://mobile.twitter.com/ingrahamangle/status/981631888476573698?locale=ar
    https://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/24/politics/international-reaction-sotu/index.html

  51. Majority of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the economy for the first time: CNBC survey Trump’s economic approval rating surged 6 points to 51 percent, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey, conducted June 16 – June 19, 2018. Fifty-four percent say the economy is good or excellent, the highest recorded by CNBC in the 10 years of the survey. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/majority-of-americans-approve-of-trumps-handling-of-the-economy.html

    We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are. By Neil Irwin, June 1, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/upshot/we-ran-out-of-words-to-describe-how-good-the-jobs-numbers-are.html

    Paul Krugman: Trump will bring global recession. Published November 9, 2016. ~ ROFL !!!!!!!!!
    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/krugman-trump-global-recession-2016-231055

  52. Trump is a lawless rapist and sexual predator.

    MUELLER IS COMING AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF CHIT

  53. Did you see the newest GENERIC POLLS?

    YOU RIGHT WING VERMIN ARE FN DEAD IN NOVEMBER. HAHAHHAHA

  54. you right wing hate filled bigots are FN DEAD IN NOVEMBER

  55. Trump the sexual predator fOR PRISON 2018

    EMBRACE THE SUCK YOU RIGHT WING MAGGOT

  56. Trump is a SEXUAL PREDATOR AND RAPIST UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR OBSTRUCTION.

    DID YOU LIKE THE INDICTMENTS THAT CAME OUT TODAY?

    YOU RIGHT WING VERMIN ARE FN DEAD

  57. Sounds like the rhetoric I was hearing in the run up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

    Hillary Clinton’s odds of winning the presidency rose from 78% last week to 91% Monday before Election Day, according to CNN’s Political Prediction Market. https://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/07/politics/political-prediction-market-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/index.html

    Princeton Election Consortium finds Hillary Clinton has ‘more than 99% chance’ of winning election over Donald Trump. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sam-wang-princeton-election-consortium-poll-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-victory-a7399671.html

    HuffPo: Our @pollsterpolls model gives @HillaryClinton a 98.1% chance of winning the presidency. https://twitter.com/huffpost/status/795663593689808896?lang=en
    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2016/forecast/president

    HuffPost Forecasts Hillary Clinton Will Win With 323 Electoral Votes. Democrats stand a strong chance of taking control of the Senate as well. https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/polls-hillary-clinton-win_us_5821074ce4b0e80b02cc2a94

    Did Trump win 304 or 306 electoral votes? Trump won states (and one district in Maine) worth 306 electoral votes (this map). However, two Texas electors did not cast their actual ballots for him, so history will record Trump as winning 304 electoral votes. https://www.270towin.com/maps/2016-actual-electoral-map

  58. A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The 13 people charged in the high-profile indictment in February are considered unlikely to ever appear in a U.S. court. Last month, however, a pair of Washington-area lawyers suddenly surfaced in the case, notifying the court that they represent Concord Management. POLITICO reported at the time that the move appeared to be a bid to force Mueller’s team to turn over relevant evidence to the Russian firm and perhaps even to bait prosecutors into an embarrassing dismissal in order to avoid disclosing sensitive information. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/04/mueller-russia-interference-election-case-delay-570627

    ROFL! Mueller’s team of incompetents pressed charges against these three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens assuming that they wouldn’t bother to challenge his indictment, as they were all safely out of his reach in Russia. When legal representatives for the Russians arrived in Washington DC, in April, Mueller’s useless squad of sleazy angry Democratic party donors like Andrew Weissmann had their bluff called, and had to ask for more time. 3 months later, they finally got their act together and pressed ahead with charging 13 Russians with posting a few anti-Hillary memes, and allegedly hacking the DNC server, which is of course, as everyone knows a load of garbage, meant to distract from the fact that DNC employee and Bernie Sander’s fan. Seth Rich leaked the DNC server emails to Wikileaks and was subsequently murdered by the Clinton Crime family for doing so.

  59. Here’s another humiliation suffered by the monumentally incompetent Mueller team. LOL !!!!!!!

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is interested in information that leads to President Donald Trump’s “impeachment or prosecution.”
    Ellis questioned why it is Mueller’s office that is prosecuting former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in a tax and bank fraud case.
    The judge said the charges against Manafort do not have anything to do with Russian interference in the 2016 election or potential collusion with Russians by the Trump campaign. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/04/judge-in-paul-manafort-case-criticizes-robert-mueller-probe.html
    Mueller got b*tch slapped by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. LMAO!!!

  60. Hillary got 3 million MORE VOTES over your lawless sexual predator Trump and now it’s MUELLER TIME

    MUELLER
    AIN’T
    GOING
    ANYWHERE

    EAT CHIT YOU RIGHT WING VERMIN

    YOU LOSE

  61. Your mommy should have aborted you you worthless piece of chit

  62. DOTARD the sexual predator is getting b*tch slapped by MUELLER

    HAHAHAHAHA

  63. I hope your family all die an agonizing death from cancer

  64. Yup. Right wingers polled know nothing about the economy. An appeal to the bandwagon still can’t make Trump any less of an incompetent bigoted fool

    Time To Call Trump By His Real Name — Economic Traitor
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kotlikoff/2018/07/12/time-to-call-trump-by-his-real-name-traitor/
    The real question is not whether we are the terrible victim of viciously unfair foreign trade. The real question is why this President is using unfair trade as a pretense for destroying our economy?

    Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Practice, Tax Cuts Are Destroying the U.S. Economy
    http://www.newsweek.com/2018/06/29/trump-immigration-border-zero-tolerance-trade-tax-cuts-economy-985041.html

    Trade policy expert: Trump’s trade war could destroy America’s economy
    https://www.salon.com/2018/04/09/trade-policy-expert-trumps-trade-war-could-destroy-americas-economy/

  65. Trump the sexual predator is PRISON BOUND.

    IT’S MUELLER TIME

  66. “Or perhaps Trump was using ‘breeding’ in the sense now popular among white supremacists?”

    Odd, I have NEVER heard white supremacists use “breeding”.

    Do you think Dana Milbank is fabricating an “issue” for payment?

  67. Yes, as my retirement fund peaks, unemployment sets record lows, and wages climb it’s clear the President hardly know what he is doing.

  68. He has no idea whatsoever, and neither do you, old geezer.

  69. Only a braggart sneers and boasts about his wealth in retirement. How petty.
    Trumps works for the wealthy and the white. Of course, you care zip about anyone else.
    You got yours and the rest of the world could starve to death for all you Eff-ers care.

  70. Calling being happy about a healthy increase in retirement “sneers and boasts” and the happy owner “a braggart” says more about the complainant than the complainee.

    Personally I don’t care much for you, but it has nothing to do with getting mine.

  71. In my view, if there is new ‘evidence or testimony,’ which there most certainly is since the 70’s regarding viability, pain, etc. Then it can and must be relitigated.
    Of note: the ONLY other ‘law’ that was so divisive was slavery. And the ‘desires’ and self proclaimed needs could not trump another humans same and equal rights. This is the same, a woman, once she gets pregnant, has no more rights than that unborn human being.
    In addition, abortion is used by many men as a form of domestic violence, I know first hand. ~60% of women who’ve had abortions admot it wasn’t THEIR CHOICE! I bet it’s higher.

    Its also the ONLY medical procedure that doesn’t hold the MD accountable for poor outcomes; they do not treat the woman for post abortion infection, hemorrhage, sterility.
    Abortion clinics are guilty of mass insurance fraud as well. They charged my insurance with a diagnosis of a D&C. They didn’t do a D&C. It was early enough to do a chemical abortion.
    Next, abortion clinics are the only clinic that’s not required to ask if a patient is being threatened. I’m sure they’re glad for that, otherwise maybe 50% of their business would be out the door!

  72. Forcing women to breed against their will is sexual slavery. All restrictions on abortion constitute an undue burden on the free speech of pregnant people, all of whom risk death or permanent injury during childbirth. We don’t have free speech if we’re dead, or if we can’t control our own reproductive processes.

  73. due to the prediction of ‘5x famouse whores’ , the big-Titi Ones, it should All crash economically!!
    Hilli was about ‘only leftover citizens’ the Moran’s, would vote for RNC candidate… But Now
    DNC-cheerleaders even strip-off to scare-off those at-very-low to go vote for DNC since the 5x famouse Ho’s says so.
    No one at buttom will ever rise to Vote, especially for DNC !!

  74. most of national Debt is owed to those that have trade_surplus over US.

  75. this Harsh Bullying aproach U apply is identical to school kid’s style — they are very much Lefty’s too.
    big brains like Urs are useful too.
    Vote for Ur’s to take over Ur mind that’s obsessed with being Leftyst.

  76. persued for Obstruction instead of ExSual PREDATOR ?
    why making it too healthy for anyone’s in here with ‘active reproduc hormones’ ?

  77. Wrong.

    Most of our national debt is from institutionalizing deep tax cuts in neo-liberal economic policies for the last 30+ years. Tax cuts to the uppermost wealthy and corporations dramatically reduce the revenues received by the government. Such policies go hand in hand with chipping away at legal protections for middle and working class people and wage stagnation except at the very top. Creating greater economic instability for working people and greater need for government services (which are underfunded by the same measures).

    Added to that we have the wholesale looting of the treasury enacted last year where the government intentionally underfunded itself for a giveaway to the uppermost wealthy at the expense of anyone who works for a living.

    Whereas Republicans decry “Tax and Spend”, they really just “Borrow and steal”.

  78. If you want to talk about whores, better speak with Donald Trump. He apparently loves them. Especially Russian ones with weak bladder control. But obviously you have nothing of value that is credible to give me in response. So you give me bullsht “nyah-huh” responses. Your opinion on any given source cited isn’t worth a pile of dogcrap.

    Republican economic policy for the last 30+ years has been going from one stock market crash to another. All caused by deregulation of given financial markets. Now we have an administration which is hostile to the notion of even marginal governance, utterly incompetent and stealing everything not nailed down. Heralding economic disaster has never been more obvious and easier to do.

    “No one at buttom will ever rise to Vote, especially for DNC !!”

    Now you are trying to pretend voter disenfranchisement, vote dilution and outright vote stealing is the fault of the victims. How pathetic.

    Is this a variation of the racist “DNC plantation argument”? Where Republicans claim they aren’t the party of racists but then go on to call people of color too stupid to vote the way they want them to. Because that is just too funny.

  79. Yes, the way Dubba-ya was Cheney’s consternating little genius.

    Watching the indignant hysteria Kavanaugh displayed toward the very idea that something dare stand in between him and his God-given right to sit on the Supreme Court, with much of that petulant frothing aimed directly and indirectly at the Democratic Party (with its conspiracy to “destroy him”) I’m pretty sure he now has a personal vendetta that far supersedes whatever common sense he might’ve brought to the court were he just handed his robe. He is the type to extract revenge at any cost, and as soon as he gets his chance. If I were Trump I’d see at least as much risk in him as I would a locked-in political victory.

    The article did make me laugh, though. There’s a feeble-minded way of making an analogy that’s become quite pervasive, seen often in the blogs of outraged SJW’s. It’s simply to say X is as Y as it is Z, drawing a perfect equivalency between two characteristics that are never, ever perfectly equivalent. As petty as this sounds, I grimace whenever I see it, because it’s such an easy, empty cliche that swings as hard at the ball as it fails to connect. XD So, the last person I’d expect to see using such a dumbly dramatic turn of phrase is a judge. “Ultimately based on a constitutional principle as novel as it is wrong: a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in U.S. government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand.”

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