Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Appear for Deposition as Part of Judicial Watch Lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday ordered Hillary Clinton to appear for a deposition as part of a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, saying in a ruling that the former secretary of state’s written responses so far in the case have “left many more questions than answers” about her decision to use a private email system while in office.

Judge Royce Lamberth also granted Judicial Watch permission to depose Cheryl Mills, a top aide to Clinton at the State Department.

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Metro Council Member Steve Glover Talks Nashville’s Fiscal Fact Versus Fiction and the Need to Curb Unnecessary Spending

  Live from music row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – host Leahy and all-star panelist Crom Carmichael welcomed in-studio guest Metro Councilman Steve Glover to the show. At the top of the third hour, Glover expressed urgency to curb costs and expenditures in Nashville. He explained how the cycle of business has been that of increased revenues that are mishandled instead of being used on necessary infrastructure repair. Glover was concerned that the money continues to be spent in irrelevant areas creating a budget issue in a booming city. Leahy: In the studio with us the original all-star panelist, Crom Carmichael. Good morning, Crom. Carmichael: Michael. Leahy: And, Metro council member Steve Glover. Carmichael: Thank you, sir. Leahy: Well, a big week ahead for Nashville Metro council. Budget battles. Glover: I think it starts. I think we’re going to have a good conversation. Prior to that though, let me say, Frank and Barbara very good friends of mine. Leahy: Frank and Barbara? Glover: Today is their anniversary. Leahy: Frank and Barbara 57th anniversary. Carmichael: Wuthier? Frank and Barbara Wuthier? Leahy:…

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Commentary: New Impeachment Rules Would Snare Obama

Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure was detrimental to the United States, but like most of his nonbelievers, I harbor no animosity for his person.

Few critics that I know advocated that Obama be impeached, much less removed from office, before his reelection bid – even amid his worst scandals and dangerous policies. But we are now in a new age, whose protocols might have made it impossible for the Obama Administration to have finished two terms.

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Senate Panel Plans to Issue First Subpoena in Burisma-Biden Probe

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-OH), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, is preparing to issue the panel’s first subpoena as part of an investigation into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company linked to Hunter Biden, he said in a letter on Sunday.

Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, told Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters of his plans to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian embassy official and former consultant for Blue Star Strategies, a firm that Burisma hired to fight against corruption allegations.

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Iowa Democrat Jim Larew Discusses a Biden Win and Why Iowa May Not Be the Important Metric it Once Was

Iowa Democrat Jim Larew joined The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  Monday morning on the newsmakers line.

During the second hour, Larew explained how he saw Joe Biden’s campaign gain energy and spring to victory in the South Carolina primary which he felt was aided by the endorsement of Representative James Clyburn. Somberly, he added that Iowa may no longer be the indicator as it has been for the last 24 years by referencing Mayor Pete’s bowing out of the race after a victory in the state.

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Stocks Roar Back from Coronavirus Plunge to Biggest One-Day Gain Since 2009

by Mary Margaret Olohan   The stock market came roaring back Monday following a steep decline propelled by anxieties over the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 5.1% or 1,293 points higher while the S&P 500 rose 4.6%  and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 4.5%, CNBC reports. The stocks’ gains come after seven days of losses for both Dow and S&P 500. Stocks rose sharply at the close after a volatile day of trading. The Dow gained more than 1,100 points, or 5%, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both rose more than 4%. https://t.co/9N2VoIP60P pic.twitter.com/9AnT5qMjEi — CNBC (@CNBC) March 2, 2020 The Dow Jones surge is the biggest percentage gain since March 2009, according to USA Today, and the largest ever point gain for the blue-chip average. The surge in stocks comes after stocks sank more than 3,500 points amidst anxieties over the spreading coronavirus. The Dow had sunken more than 1,000 points, according to CNBC. “The market has been conditioned to buy on any weakness,” portfolio manager at GLOBALT Keith Buchanan told CNBC. “I think we’ll look back at these past few years at some point as some level of complacency.” “Buying the dip takes more bravery now,” Buchanan added. Despite government-issued travel warnings and restrictions, the coronavirus continues…

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Ken Cuccinelli Was Illegally Appointed to Top Immigration Post, Judge Rules

by Jason Hopkins   A federal judge ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was illegally appointed to lead a top immigration post last year and invalidated some of his directives. Cuccinelli was illegally appointed by the Trump administration to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), according to a 55-page ruling issued Sunday by Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., an Obama-appointed judge. Moss also found that a directive launched under Cuccinelli, which hastens screening time for asylum seekers, should also be voided. President Donald Trump tapped Cuccinelli to lead USCIS — the agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that manages the country’s legal immigration system — in June 2019. Cuccinelli, a former Virginia attorney general, was later named as acting DHS deputy secretary, making in the second most senior appointed official in the department. During his time at USCIS, Cuccinelli aggressively pushed the president’s immigration agenda. While he no longer leads the day-to-day operations at the agency, he is still listed as the “Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Director,” on the USCIS website. Moss on Sunday ruled that Cuccinelli’s appointment violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, finding that he was not actually…

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Commentary: The Hidden Price of American Chinese Advocacy

by Robert S. Spalding and Zachary Glanz   From Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 to Deng Xiaoping’s sweeping economic reforms, the United States assumed that capital success, American investment, and expansion of diplomatic relations inevitably would lead to a democratized China that embraced the United States. This folly has produced a growing adversarial threat posed by a rising, ambitious superpower. With Xi Jinping’s rise to power in 2013, he made clear that despite China’s transformation into an economic superpower with unparalleled growth, the Chinese Communist Party’s pursuit to exert authoritarian control, advanced by enhanced technological prowess, will remain unwavering. To continue the notion that further investment and economic relations would contribute to reducing the CCP’s ideologies is to once again repeat the mistakes that let China prosper without democratic commitments in the first place. Unfortunately, most of U.S. academia espouses this false belief. An open letter in the Washington Post to President Trump, titled “China is not an enemy,” downplays China’s growth as a military power, questions the U.S. presence in the South Pacific, and expresses a lack of concern for China’s exploitation of American economic cooperation. John Pomfret, also at the Washington Post explains that these scholars “deny agency to the Chinese Communist…

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Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Embraces Radical Group that Wants to ‘Abolish Prisons’ and Promoted Palestinian Terrorists

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has embraced a far-left group that seeks to abolish prisons and has promoted a group the U.S. State Department designated as a Palestinian terrorist organization, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign website touts an endorsement from the radical group, Dream Defenders, and the group’s co-director, Phillip Agnew, is a top Sanders surrogate.

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DeWine, Timken Hit Public Speaking Tour to Tout Positive News But Ignore Gun Control, High Unemployment, and Refugees

The classic Wizard of Oz quote “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” could apply to the attitude of the top leaders of the Ohio Republican Party.

Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken have taken to the roads to proclaim how wonderful the economy is and talk about government spending plans for children’s programs. Noticeably absent are comments about red flag laws, refugees and primary endorsements that the two have drawn heat on lately.

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Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Resolution Against Environmental Policy Changes

by Bruce Walker   U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) introduced a resolution opposing changes proposed by the Trump Administration aimed at scaling back certain provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA, passed by Congress in 1969 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970, mandated environmental impact assessments by federal agencies prior to proceeding with any proposed action, including construction of roads, bridges, highways and airports. The Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) also states NEPA processes are required for permitting such projects as “water infrastructure, conventional and renewable energy developments” and overseeing “land, forest, and fishery management activities.” Opponents of updating the rules claim it will result in dire environmental consequences. Proponents say it will simplify the permitting process for major government projects by eliminating layers of bureaucratic redundancies. The Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ), introduced the updated rules and is conducting a public comment period ending on March 10. The CEQ noted there hasn’t been a comprehensive update of NEPA since 1978. The resolution introduced by Dingell is co-sponsored by House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin,…

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Report Claims Superdelegates Want to Nominate Sherrod Brown at Brokered Convention

A recent report from The New York Times claimed that high-ranking Democrats are floating Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) as the party’s nominee in the event of a brokered convention.

The Times interviewed 93 superdelegates and found “overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator [Sen. Bernie Sanders] the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.”

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During Franklin, TN Stop, Ashley Judd Pitches for Elizabeth Warren Before Super Tuesday

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Hollywood actress Ashley Judd was in Franklin Monday to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, one day before Tennessee participates in Super Tuesday.

Judd met with other Warren supporters at a home in Franklin. Afterwards, they broke up into different groups and went door-to-door to other people’s homes to encourage them to support Warren on Tuesday.

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