Salena Zito, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer & Frederick County Council VP Michael Blue on The Larry O’Connor Show 10.03.19

Happen to miss The Larry O’Connor Show today? Recap today’s program by checking out topics from the program below:

Old-school Democrat in Pittsburgh faces primary challenge from young black progressive (Washington Examiner)

Jerry Dickinson isn’t just the Democrats’ perfect House candidate on paper. Yes, he’s young, accomplished, academic, a charismatic liberal outsider who supports the ideals of the Green New Deal, the impeachment of the president, and can self-raise an impressive amount of cash for his candidacy. He is all of those things and then more.

His only handicap is that he’s running against a Democratic incumbent. That, however, is far less of an obstacle in this new era, when incumbency may not hold the weight among Democratic primary voters that it used to. Once Rep. Joe Crowley fell to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2018, primary season became incumbent-hunting season for eager liberals who had enough ambition and confidence and who could run in safe Democratic districts. [Read More]

Rally in Support of the 287(g) Program and Sheriff Chuck Jenkins (Frederick News Post)

Citizens for 287 sponsors. The rally will focus on how the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office under the 287(g) Program works to keep Frederick County safer by removing criminals who are in the country illegally and show how citizens can provide a clear response to efforts to end the critical program. Speakers will include angel moms, those who’ve lost loved ones in crimes committed by illegal immigrants; Thomas Homan, former acting director of ICE; Sen, Michael Hough and Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. [Read More]


Napolitano: Trump’s Behavior is ‘Criminal and Impeachable’ — And His ‘Allusions to Violence are Palpably Dangerous’ (Mediaite)

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano argued in a column and video published on Thursday morning that President Donald Trump’s “criminal behavior” with regard to Ukraine is impeachable, and that his threats against the whistleblower are dangerous.

The column opens by noting that “the criminal behavior to which Trump has admitted is much more grave than anything alleged or unearthed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and much of what Mueller revealed was impeachable,” before outlining the specifics of the Ukraine scandal currently presenting an existential threat to his administration. [Read More]

EDITORIAL: The Bidens’ activities in Ukraine (The Washington Times)

Joe Biden just couldn’t quit Ukraine. When he served as vice president, Mr. Biden travelled more than once to Ukraine to strongarm the Slavic country into ousting its top prosecutor, one Victor Shokin. On his December 2015 visit to Kyiv and a subsequent March 2016 journey to the country, Mr. Biden brought with him what is commonly referred to as “leverage.” The Obama administration threatened to withhold aid from the country, unless they canned Mr. Shokin. A lot of aid, too: Some $1 billion in loan guarantees. That was a serious threat to war-torn Ukraine, which can at times barely keep its own lights on.

Why did the vice president want Mr. Shokin gone? Corruption, the story goes. Mr. Shokin was a notoriously venal figure, and that’s why it wasn’t only the Obama administration that wanted him out — the European Union, International Monetary Fund and other international bodies pined for his dismissal as well. [Read More]


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