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  • Christine Ford Will Testify Against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday

    09/23/2018 12:37:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 78 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | chas danner
    It’s official: Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were teenagers. Ford committed to testify after she and her lawyers reached a deal with Committee aides on Sunday. Some details still need to be resolved ahead of the hearing, Ford’s lawyers said, but nothing that would prevent her from testifying. Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied Ford’s accusation, will also testify this week. Ford’s public testimony will come just 11 days after she came forward with her allegation and upended what...
  • Ellison accuser: Dems 'smeared, threatened, isolated' me

    09/23/2018 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    The woman who accused Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) of emotional and physical abuse is claiming that the Democratic Party "smeared, threatened [and] isolated" her after she went public with the allegations. Karen Monahan's comments come as a growing number of Democrats have expressed support for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying they find her allegations credible. Monahan on Monday tweeted that Democrats have not stood by her. "I've been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party," Monahan tweeted. "I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about...
  • Whoa, Nelly: WSJ Columnist Notices Something Odd About WaPo's Initial Report On Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 8:45:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Okay—so, the Brett Kavanaugh drama is heating up. Christine Blasey Ford has lobbed a grenade at Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of a drunken episode in which he attempted to sexually assault her at a party some 30-plus years ago. Kavanaugh was 17-years-old. It’s a serious charge—and it should be dissected before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Give Ms. Ford her day to detail this episode…if she can find the time. The committee and Ford’s lawyers, one of which, Debra Katz, is publicly anti-Trump (she’s and more of an operative) are still trying to hash out the details. Par for the...
  • To align with Trump's policy, immigration officials get more leeway to start deportation process

    09/23/2018 12:27:32 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7jul18 | By Daniel Shoer Roth
    The Trump administration has expanded the list of categories for which immigrants can be sent before immigration judges to start deportation procedures against them. Measures announced Thursday by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will tighten the Department of Homeland Security's controls on immigrants, affecting not only undocumented foreigners but legal immigrants who lose their immigration benefits or status. The change is tied to Notices to Appear, a document issued to non-citizens instructing them to appear in immigration court. The NTAs normally mark the start of deportation procedures. A USCIS announcement said its officials will issue NTAs for a broader...
  • ‘Rape Enabling C***’: Kavanaugh’s Family Received Haunting Threats over Accusations

    09/22/2018 10:25:06 PM PDT · by Hostage · 35 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 22, 2018 | BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    “I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford,” Feinstein wrote on Twitter Friday. ---skip--- No sane person wants Ford to be threatened, of course. But apparently, that same concern isn’t being shown to the Kavanaugh family, who are undergoing threats of their own. (Don’t expect to see it played up in the biased mainstream media.) According to an article by Fox News, the Kavanaugh family has received threatening emails since Ford has come forward, emails that have included death threats. We warn you that there’s some graphic language ahead...
  • America Will Suffer Same Fate as Saddam Hussein, Says Iran's Rohani

    09/22/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Haaretz
    U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles. Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.
  • Ellison again denies abuse as ex-girlfriend’s allegations aired during A.G. debate

    09/22/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 9/21/18 | DEANNA WENIGER
    DFL candidate Keith Ellison continued to deny allegations of domestic abuse Friday night, at times fending off questions from both moderators and opponent Doug Wardlow during the first post-primary debate for Minnesota attorney general hosted by TPT’s “Almanac” public affairs show. Ellison, a six-term member of the U.S. House from Minneapolis, has been accused by former girlfriend Karen Monahan of domestic abuse. She has said he dragged her off a bed by her feet during a fight before they separated in 2016 and alleges years of emotional abuse. During the “Almanac” debate, Ellison said “it simply isn’t true.” **SNIP** Will...
  • MQ-9 Gets First Air-to-Air Kill in Training Exercise, Air Force Official Says

    09/22/2018 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Military.com ^ | Oriana Pawlyk
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- An MQ-9 Reaper drone has bagged its first air-to-air kill of another small, aerial vehicle in a controlled simulation, an official revealed to Military.com this week. The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like the MQ-9 has the ability to conduct air-to-air combat, much like its manned fighter brethren such as an F-15 Eagle or F-22 Raptor, according to Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. "Something that's unclassified but not well known, we recently in November … launched an air-to-air...
  • Breaking: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Testimony ‘Tentatively Scheduled’ for Thursday as

    09/22/2018 6:00:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/22/2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys have reached a tentative agreement during a conference call with bi-partisan committee staffers for her to testify on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committeewho regarding her uncorroborated accusations that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago at a drunken high school pool party. Kavanaugh adamantly denies Blasey Ford’s accusations and has had dozens of women who have known him for decades come to his defense as character witnesses.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TRANSITIONS ~ 23 September 2018

    09/22/2018 5:02:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            TRANSITIONS It's a "red letter" day at our household today...(and maybe a time for some "red eyes" as well). It is a time of real adjustment...so much so that my daughter asked to stay home from school. And my wife has been dreading the inevitable battle with emotions...one which she will probably lose. There were phone calls from family and friends, and parties over the weekend. Old scrapbooks were dusted off and passed around. Memories of other times and events were recalled and relived. There was some good-natured "ribbing" and some nervous laughter, all leaning...
  • "Golfers Know a Lot" (Joe DiGenova interviewed on Howie Carr show re: CBFord and Rod Rosenstein)

    09/22/2018 3:45:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    HOWIECARRSHOW.COM ^ | 9/21/2018 | howie carr
    Joe's interview ends at 14:00 He hints that everyone on the golf circuit knows Christine.. WORTH A LISTEN!!
  • Grassley adviser resigns after sexual harassment accusation

    09/22/2018 3:29:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Seung Min Kim
    A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) during the Supreme Court confirmation fight has abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment — an allegation he denies. Garrett Ventry submitted his resignation Friday night, he said in a brief phone interview Saturday morning. He said he denies the allegation but stepped down “in order to not be a distraction” as Senate Republicans continue to work to get Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmed.
  • Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

    09/22/2018 11:35:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/18 | Hezki Baruch
    My words: "OOOH! LET'S SWORDFIGHT!" A senior Likud source on Saturday responded to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting took place in France. "Olmert, who offered Abbas the Western Wall, has now turned into his faithful mouthpiece," the source said. "In the US and many Arab countries, they already understand that Abbas is the true obstacle to peace, and that the reason for his extreme demands is not peace but rather the elimination of the State of Israel." MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) also responded to the meeting. "Olmert met with...
  • Keith Ellison says his accuser fabricated domestic violence abuse story, [tr]

    09/22/2018 6:14:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison pushed back Friday against allegations of domestic abuse, saying his accuser fabricated the story about him. The Minnesota Democrat also dismissed a medical record that named him as the abuser, but said he can’t be sure more people won’t “cook up” allegations against him.
  • BOOKER ON KAVANAUGH: DELAY AND DESTROY

    09/22/2018 8:06:55 AM PDT · by lasereye · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    The Circus is the Showtime series that touts a look inside Washington politics via hosts John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon. The current episode (season 3, episode 7) aired on September 16. The episode can be accessed online here if you jump through a few hoops. At around 23:00 it briefly takes up the Democrats’ efforts to delay and obstruct the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The episode does not linger over the proceedings; the Democrats seem to be playing a losing hand of no particular appeal for the crowd to whom the...
  • We Don’t Need Tyrannical Big Tech…Here Are Some Alternatives

    09/22/2018 5:42:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Tsarism ^ | 21SEP18 | editorial staff
    Each day brings new revelations about big-tech and their tyrannical actions and monopolistic practices. It’s time those in the crosshairs of this illegal behavior look for alternatives. At the end of the day, the truth is, you don’t need to send your money, advertising eyeballs, or support to these corrupt, anti-American companies. Here are some alternatives.Google Search – Google tracks everything you do. There is no reason to give this power to someone else. Your privacy matters. Delete Chrome and change your browser to Mozilla Firefox. Change the default search engine on your device to Duck Duck Go. They don’t...
  • Cosby Judge Forbids Testimony by Other Accusers at Sentencing

    09/22/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Graham Bowley
    The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case on Thursday denied a prosecution request to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing from women who say he molested them but whose accusations never led to criminal charges. It was not immediately clear whether the judge intended to block all testimony from women who had given their accounts at Mr. Cosby’s trial in April because he asked for clarification on whether prosecutors intended to bring the women forward as part of the sentencing hearing. He asked them to clarify that point within 24 hours. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania had asked that an...
  • ACCUSER’S ADVISER PREDICTED ‘STRATEGY’ THAT WOULD DEFEAT KAVANAUGH

    09/21/2018 8:16:25 PM PDT · by lasereye · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Ricki Seidman, the Democratic operative who is advising Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, predicted in July that there would be a “strategy” to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination. Seidman interviewPolitico reported on Thursday that Seidman, who also advised Anita Hill to testify against Clarence Thomas in 1991, is giving advice to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. On July 10, Seidman said on a conference call with the American Constitution Society that she believed a “strategy will emerge” that would upend Kavanaugh’s nomination. Audio of the call was recorded and uploaded by the GOP on Thursday. “I do think that over the coming days and weeks...
  • Diamond and Silk Talking About Their Movie (and about the Brett Kavanaugh situation)

    09/21/2018 6:42:17 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/21/18 | Diamond and Silk
    The tickets for their movie, Dummycrats, have gone on sale today. The movie premiers in October. More in the video.
  • Crazy lady goes on stabbing spree at NYC day care

    09/21/2018 6:32:08 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2018 | 7:26am | Gina Daidone, Tina Moore and Kevin Fasick
    An unhinged woman went on a stabbing spree inside an illegal Queens daycare early Friday, slashing four newborns — including one as young as 3 days old — and two adults before slitting her own wrist, police and sources said. The bloodbath unfolded just before 4 a.m. at a multi-family home on 161st Street near 45th Avenue in Flushing, where the daycare was being operated under the name Mei Xin Care Inc., cops said. The woman — identified by law enforcement sources as Yu Fen Wang, 52 — used a knife to stab the babies, as well as a man...