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  • Pelosi Statement on Senator McConnell’s Plans to Renew ACA Repeal Efforts Next Congress

    10/17/2018 5:19:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senator McConnell announced the GOP’s plans to renew efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act if Republicans hold Congress next year: “Republicans keep blurting out the truth: if the GOP controls Congress next year, they will return to their monstrous campaign to steal health insurance from tens of millions of families, raise health costs, impose an age tax on older Americans, and destroy protections for the 130 million people with pre-existing conditions. “The GOP has used their control of Washington to wage a bitter war on the health care...
  • Record-Breaking: Trump Appoints the Most Appellate Court Judges in First Two Years

    10/17/2018 5:18:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Although the Supreme Court has been the apple of everyone's eye lately, it's easy to forget about the federal court of appeals. President Donald Trump, in fact, has set a new record with 29 confirmed picks, The Washington Times reported. This accomplishment is big for conservatives, especially as Senate Democrats try to limit Trump's sphere of influence on the courts.“For the most part, they have prioritized appeals court nominees, and that is the right strategy,” Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice, told The Times. The appeals courts are, arguably, the most important court level. They serve as a middle...
  • Brutal: Reports From Turkey Are Saying This is How Saudi Arabian Operatives

    10/17/2018 5:11:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The mystery over the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has new grisly developments. Khashoggi was last seen on October 2, entering the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul to obtain a document proving he was divorced in order to marry in Turkey. The wedding was set to be the following day. He never left the premises—and theories as to what happened to him, along with increased diplomatic tension between the U.S. and the Kingdom have ensued. Khashoggi was also reported to possibly be part of Saudi Arabian intelligence having worked at embassies in Washington and London. After Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
  • 11 Freakiest Things About Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema

    10/17/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Debra Heine
    The contrast between Arizona Republican Martha McSally -- an Air Force veteran -- and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a former anti-war protester, could not be starker. In fact, fireworks flew during the first and only Senate debate in Arizona Monday night when McSally accused Sinema of saying, “It’s okay to commit treason.” Rather than responding to McSally's attack or explaining herself, Sinema instead accused McSally of running a negative campaign, using “ridiculous attacks, and trying to smear my campaign.” But was McSally being ridiculous for bringing up Sinema's past? And is it really a "smear" to make an accusation if the...
  • Honduran government begs migrant caravan to turn back

    10/17/2018 5:06:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Call comes after Trump threatens to stop U.S. aid The Honduran government called on 2,000 immigrants Tuesday to give up their trek north and return home, just hours after President Trump threatened to withhold $65 million in U.S. money if the country’s leaders don’t find a way to head off the caravan. Honduras’s foreign ministry, in a statement reported by local news, said the caravan was being politically manipulated in order to make the country look bad, just days after leaders were in Washington promising better cooperation with the Trump administration. But no matter what happens with this caravan, security...
  • Women & Children Given Cash to Join Honduran Caravan to Storm U.S. Border (VIDEO)

    10/17/2018 4:48:46 PM PDT · by Revel · 17 replies
    GP ^ | 10/17/18 | Cristina Laila
    The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border. Because the migrant caravan has grown to over 4,000 people, the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 police to its border with Guatemala, reported NBC News. Just how did the migrant caravan get so big in just a matter of two days? Footage surfaced Wednesday of Honduran women with children being given cash to join the caravan. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sounded the alarm Wednesday and called for an investigation into the source when he tweeted...
  • We’ve Grown Accustomed to Trump

    10/17/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2018 | Lance Morrow
    Even progressives treat the president as a familiar monster. And he hasn’t destroyed the world yet. It’s hard to prove intangibles, harder still when they are in motion, like October clouds, moving rapidly across millions of minds. One obvious but neglected intangible is worth noticing in the weeks before the elections: The country—consciously or unconsciously—has gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processed—even subtly domesticated—by the large, complicated American mind, which is improvisational and on the whole incoherent except in moments of national crisis. Even progressives to whom he is a...
  • Magnolia Mother's Trust: 15 Black Mothers To Receive $1000 Per Month In Basic Income Initiative

    10/17/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Jackson, MS, is once again modeling radical Black love for the nation with a pioneering basic income program that will give fifteen Black mothers living in subsidized housing $1000 every month for the next year. The initiative, Magnolia Mother’s Trust, is spearheaded by Springboard to Opportunities, in partnership with Economic Security Project, and “will be the first [guaranteed income initiative] that specifically targets extremely low-income families headed by an African American female living in affordable housing in the United States,” according to Springboard’s website. Citing “Becoming Visible,” a 2017 report published by Springboard and Washington, D.C.-based policy research group New...
  • Why Many Native Americans Are Angry With Elizabeth Warren

    10/17/2018 4:18:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | Octover 17, 2018 | Maggie Astor
    If Senator Elizabeth Warren thought that releasing her DNA test results showing Native American ancestry would neutralize a Republican line of attack, she was wrong. The test — part of her strategic preparations for a likely presidential campaign — did not placate President Trump, who has mocked Ms. Warren as “Pocahontas” and once promised $1 million to a charity of her choice if a DNA test substantiated her claims of Cherokee and Delaware heritage. And her announcement of the results angered many Native Americans, including the Cherokee Nation, the largest of the country’s three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.
  • Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints

    10/17/2018 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor 17 October 2018 • 9:00pm The UK's most popular tissue brand, Kleenex Mansize, has been forced to clean up its image after consumers complained its name was sexist. After more than sixty years Kleenex is phasing out the Mansize tissues name, deciding instead to call the disposable handkerchiefs "Extra Large" tissues. Kimberly-Clark, which owns Kleenex, said it succumbed to growing public demand to change the name, despite not itself believing that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality. It comes amid a wider backlash against...
  • Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

    10/17/2018 4:18:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort about his former business partner Roger Stone, according to ABC News. Mueller in recent months has interviewed multiple people linked to Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser. Some of those people have also testified before the grand jury. "I am highly confident Mr. Manafort is aware of no wrong doing on my part during the 2016 campaign, or at any other time, and therefore there is no wrongdoing to know about,” Stone told ABC News. “Narratives to the contrary by some in the media are false...
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Sending White Powder-Laced Letters to Trump Sons

    10/17/2018 4:14:11 PM PDT · by familyop · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Authorities arrested Daniel Frisiello, 25, of Beverly, in March...Frisiello’s Facebook page stated that he worked as a program assistant at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston and displayed a bevy of anti-Trump posts and links to the Democratic Party.
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • Pritzker Campaign Workers Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit, Demand $7.5 Million

    10/17/2018 4:12:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October17, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    “JB Pritzker for Governor has a serious race problem,” the lawsuit said. “Contrary to the candidate’s many public avowals, rather than working to meaningfully address discrimination, racism is perpetuated, condoned and ratified by the Campaign.” The lawsuit, filed Oct. 16 in Chicago federal court, specifically alleges the black and Latino campaign workers are packed into majority minority neighborhoods, often in unsafe working conditions, and are denied benefits and advancement opportunities available to their white colleagues. Named plaintiffs in the action include Maxwell Little, Jason Benton, Jelani Coleman, Celia Colon, Kasmine Calhoun, Erica Kimble, Nathaniel Madison, Tiffany Madison, James B. Tinsley...
  • Teacher: Catholic school fired me for sharing letter about church's 'homosexual problem'

    10/17/2018 3:55:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 17, 2018
    JERSEY CITY — A Clifton woman says she was fired from the all-girl Saint Dominic Academy in Jersey City after she shared with her students a letter from a Catholic leader who blames gay priests for the "rot" and "corruption" of the Catholic Church. Joan Simon, 55, told The Jersey Journal she gave the school's juniors and seniors a copy of the letter in September and, upon her return following a leave on Oct. 9, was fired by the school's dean of students. "She kept saying it was not church teaching," Simon said. "She does not like the traditional teachings...
  • HHS to define human life as ‘beginning at conception’

    10/17/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | October 12, 2017 | Nancy Flanders
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft of its new strategic plan for 2018-2022, and with the addition of a few small words, it’s clear that there is a major change. Formerly, the document stated the following in its introductory information: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life. The new edition now states this: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception....
  • Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites

    10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite." The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. "The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally...
  • Is it time to punish false accusers? (Yes)

    10/17/2018 3:45:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | WENDY MCELROY
    Should deliberately false reports of sexual assault be subject to the same legal penalties as false reports of other felonies? Right now, accusers who lie about sexual abuse are criminally liable for filing a false report and perjury, as well as civil sanctions for defamation, but legal consequences rarely occur. The question was spotlighted by the accusations surrounding Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It was clear during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing: An accusation of sexual assault can devastate a man’s life, family and future. Those who reject the account of his main accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, don’t suggest bringing legal proceedings...
  • FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election

    10/17/2018 3:39:47 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: JUDICIAL WATCH: FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it received 45 FBI documents that confirm a significant portion of the over 340,000 emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin.
  • Levi Strauss & Co. To Donate $1 Million+ To Anti-Gun Groups

    10/17/2018 3:30:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    The president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Chip Bergh, has announced that the iconic company, "a pioneer of the American West," will donate more than $1 million to gun-control groups to help end "America's gun violence epidemic," a step the NRA denounced as a "particularly sad episode in the current surge in corporate virtue-signaling." In his announcement, through a commentary in Fortune magazine, CEO Bergh stated that Levi's is "known the world over as a pioneer of the American West and one of the great symbols of American freedom." Nonetheless, "as business leaders with power in the public...