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  • Despite Allegations Against Ellison, DFL Attempts To Show Unity

    08/17/2018 12:40:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/18 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFL leaders called a press conference Thursday to show harmony after a bruising primary election. But if this is Democratic unity, one wonders what DFL dissension looks like. At the news conference, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin was peppered with questions about embattled Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison. “What I would say is that our party takes any allegation of domestic abuse seriously,” he said. “It’s a fluid situation. It’s still developing.”
  • Louisiana Attorney General Denies $600 Million to Citibank, Bank of America Over Gun Control

    08/16/2018 9:48:58 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state’s Bond Commission denied $600 million to Citibank and Bank of America over the gun control stance adopted by both companies. Citibank and Bank of America were both to be part of a road financing plan in the state, but were omitted from the financial plan after arbitrarily placing new gun controls on banking customers. Louisiana Executive Division press secretary Ruth Wisher told Breitbart News that Landry and State Treasurer John Schroder have been working on the state’s response to corporate gun control “for some time.” Omitting them from the $600 million is...
  • Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump (Adm. McRaven)

    08/16/2018 9:03:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | CNN
    "This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent," Brennan tweeted after the announcement. iam McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public...
  • DFL Launches Investigation into Ellison Allegations; Party Chair Supports Him 'At This Point'

    08/16/2018 8:45:45 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Eric Chaloux
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party leaders addressed domestic abuse allegations involving Congressman Keith Ellison during a Thursday news conference, just two days after he won the party’s primary for attorney general. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said Ellison has their support for now as the party’s candidate. "We take these allegations seriously, we are certainly eager to hear all the answers to the questions that have been raised,” said Martin. “We continue to watch the story develop, we don't know how it's going to develop and the conclusion at this point."
  • Trump's military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon

    08/16/2018 7:50:16 PM PDT · by Coronal · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2018
    A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year, the Defense Department said on Thursday. “We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019,” Defense Department Spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was unclear exactly what caused the postponement but the increased cost of the event had caused concern and could be one reason.
  • 12th Congressional District: New vote totals show O’Connor faces steeper climb [Ohio]

    08/16/2018 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Ken H · 9 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 15, 2018 | Darrel Rowland
    Central Ohioans have seen no lack of spin in the 12th Congressional District special election for the past several weeks, but the hard reality of math is finally making a winner all but certain. Bottom line: Republican Troy Balderson will prevail in the multimillion-dollar struggle unless Democrat Danny O’Connor takes a stunning share of the remaining uncounted votes. The O’Connor camp estimates roughly 3,000 ballots will be left to tabulate when county elections board begin their official count. Even if O’Connor gets a whopping 75 percent of those remaining 3,000 ballots, he would gain only 2,250 votes. That wouldn’t be...
  • Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans: poll

    08/16/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times | August 16, 2018 | USA Today Network
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-african-american-approval-rating/
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...
  • ELLISON ON THE BRINK

    08/16/2018 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 16 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Pressure on Keith Ellison to drop out of the race for Attorney General of Minnesota is growing. National and state party leaders are hedging their bets, mostly either refusing to comment or releasing anodyne statements. But the National Organization of Women has called on Ellison to step down. The best sign of mounting pressure is this: CBS has the story on the most recent domestic abuse allegation against Ellison: “Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out.” On Thursday, [Karen] Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago....
  • CNN's Sanders: 'The President Sent His White House Press Secretary'

    08/16/2018 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst. Panelist Symone Sanders agreed that it was done to distract from any number of negative Trump storylines: “I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle.” She then described the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance as “ridiculous” and warned that “we should all be scared about the state of our democracy”...
  • Trump Tweet hammering “Senator” Richard Blumenthal

    08/16/2018 6:26:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | The Man
    How can “Senator” Richard Blumenthal, who went around for twenty years as a Connecticut politician bragging that he was a great Marine war hero in Vietnam (then got caught and sobbingly admitted he was neither a Marine nor ever in Vietnam), pass judgement on anyone? Loser! 8:56 PM - 16 Aug 2018
  • Pentagon delays Trump’s military parade until at least 2019

    08/16/2018 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 28 replies
    The Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    he Defence Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by U.S. President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92-million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. According to the officials, roughly $50-million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade...
  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 35 replies
    https/saracarter.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by SaraACarter.com. The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Fahrenheit 404

    08/16/2018 5:28:12 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 16 replies
    Gary Gindler Chronicles ^ | August 16, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Recently, Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube (owned by Google's parent, Alphabet) almost simultaneously tried to erase Infowars from existence (so-called deplatforming). Libertarians and some Republican candidates for the U.S. Congress in the 2018 elections were similarly excommunicated soon after. In a week, numerous conservatives got permanently banned from Twitter. Are these companies entitled to be able to shut up dissenters? Of course, they are. The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees protection from the state, but not from individuals and companies. Freedom of speech is freedom from persecution by the state and no more. The fact is that these internet...
  • Duterte Willing to Step Down If Replaced by Son of Late Dictator Marcos

    08/16/2018 4:58:44 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to step down if Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marco Jr., son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, replaces him, a presidential spokesperson said on Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Duterte could step down from his post before the end of his term in 2022, if someone more qualified than current vice-president Leni Robredo, who has been critical of the president, occupied the vice-presidency. “He (Duterte) has said he thinks (former) senator Bongbong Marcos is one of the better qualified leaders to succeed him,” Roque said in a press conference.
  • Donald Trump Mocks ‘Fake News Media’ as ‘Opposition Party’

    08/16/2018 4:39:20 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump ridiculed the “fake news media” on Thursday, calling them the “opposition party” as he continues to clash with the establishment media over their coverage of his administration. “THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING!” The description of the media as the “opposition party” was first coined by his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in an interview with the New York Times shortly after Trump was inaugurated. “I want you to quote this,” Bannon said in January 2017. “The media here is...
  • Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing Georgia boy

    08/16/2018 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16,2018 | Dakin Andone
    Authorities have identified the body of a boy found at a New Mexico compound as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old whose father is accused of abducting him in November, according to the state's Office of the Medical Investigator. "Our thoughts and prayers go to Wahhaj's family," Alex Sanchez, a spokesperson for the office, said in a statement. "We certainly understand the heartbreak this news will cause and want to stress our commitment to investigating this death to serve the living." The boy's decomposed remains were discovered a few days after authorities first raided the makeshift compound on August 3 and...
  • Senate Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

    08/16/2018 4:15:15 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ali Rogin
    In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., cited a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, after Brennan’s security was revoked, in which Brennan wrote that Trump’s claims of no collusion were "hogwash," saying the only remaining questions were whether the collusion amounted to a criminal conspiracy and whether the Trump team obstructed justice in order to cover up the collusion Brennan alleged. Burr said that if in fact Brennan had information that proved the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power, he should have provided that information to special counsel Robert Mueller, rather than writing about it...
  • The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

    08/16/2018 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople" and expressed hatred for males. Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets from newly hired technology writer Quinn Norton earlier this year, the newspaper immediately fired Norton. The message of disparate treatment was that what bothers the New York Times is not racism per se, but who is the racist and who are her targets. Over at The...
  • 538.com - 75% chance that Denocrats Win Control of the House in November@

    08/16/2018 3:34:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    538.com ^ | 8-16-2016 | 538.com
    Remember kiddies... This is the same bunch that told us that Hillary had a 99% chance of winning on the morning of Election Day.