Hogan Gidley, Ryan Manion & Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman on The Larry O’Connor Show 11.06.19

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Trump has appointed fourth-most federal judges through November 1 of a president’s third year (Ballotpedia)

Donald Trump has appointed, with Senate confirmation, 157 Article III federal judges through November 1, 2019, his third year in office. This is the fourth-most Article III judicial appointments through this point in a presidency of all presidents dating back to Theodore Roosevelt. Only Jimmy Carter (177), George W. Bush (167), and Bill Clinton (166) had more.

The average number of federal judges appointed by a president through November 1 of their third year in office is 91.

The median number of Supreme Court justices appointed is two. William Taft’s (R) five appointments were the most among this set. Presidents Franklin Roosevelt (D), Jimmy Carter (D), and George W. Bush (R) did not appoint any justices through November 1 of their third years in office. Trump has appointed 2 justices so far. [Read More]

The Knock at the Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose (Amazon)

Three Gold Star women, linked forever by unimaginable loss, share their inspiring, unlikely journey that began on the worst day of their lives.
What happens when tragedy knocks on your front door?
For us, it was a literal knock, with two men standing in crisply pressed uniforms. They had news. News that gutted us to the core — the death of our loved ones, a brother and two husbands — in combat zones. The thing about those moments is that it’s almost inconceivable that they can happen to you. That is, until they do. [Read More]

Ukraine envoy had ‘clear understanding’ on quid pro quo, but no firsthand knowledge of Trump plans: transcript (FOX News)

Democrats on Wednesday released a transcript of testimony from U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor in which he claimed to have a “clear understanding” that President Trump wanted to leverage military aid to Ukraine in return for investigations that could benefit him politically — while acknowledging he didn’t have firsthand knowledge of “what was in the president’s mind.”

“That was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the President [of Ukraine] committed to pursue the investigation,” Taylor said. [Read More]

Dems Flip Virginia; Kentucky Governor Race Too Close To Call (WMAL)

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump.

In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and declared victory in the governor’s race over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin on Tuesday, though Bevin had not conceded. And in Virginia, Democrats flipped control of the state Senate and House, gaining outright control of state government in a state that is often a battleground for the White House. [Read More]

‘Little Mermaid Live!’ negative reviews prompt ABC boss to respond: ‘I don’t care what anyone else thinks’ (FOX NEws)

“The Little Mermaid Live!” premiered Tuesday night on ABC to some harsh reviews from viewers that eventually prompted a network executive to respond to the backlash on Twitter.

The special combined footage from the 1989 animated film with live-action musical numbers from the celebrity cast. However, those who tuned into the network’s bold stage show were quick to note that it lacked the expected production value of its Broadway counterpart. Specifically, fans took issue with Shaggy, who portrayed Sebastian the lobster, not having claws. [Read More]

Real Talk: Impeachment Is Going Poorly For Democrats And The Media (The Federalist)

Impeachment is going so poorly for the media and other Democrats that “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd was forced to broadcast false information to support it.

A graphic was posted on Sunday’s show that purported to identify how many people in the president’s party voted in support of an impeachment inquiry in the cases of Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. It accurately noted that 31 Democrats voted in favor of impeachment proceedings for Clinton. But it inaccurately claimed that a single Republican had voted in favor of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment rules last week. [Read More]

Jeff Sessions to announce bid to win his old Senate seat back (NBC News)

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce his bid to reclaim his old U.S. Senate seat ahead of this Friday’s filing deadline, two sources familiar with Sessions tell NBC News.

It has been made clear to Sessions that President Donald Trump intends to campaign against him in what is currently a crowded Alabama Senate Republican primary field. [Read More]




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