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  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move–

    02/20/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by Candor7
    Showbiz 411 ^ | February 20, 2018 5:51 pm | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24t. Oprah Winfrey has just tweeted that she will join the Clooneys in their donation. Clooney– thanks to...
  • Yale’s Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

    02/20/2018 5:05:16 PM PST · by KingofZion
    The Wall Street journal ^ | February 20, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    More than a century of tradition changed at Yale University on Tuesday. The Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella group, admitted its first female singer. Sofia Campoamor was picked to be one of the 14 new members of the Whiffs’ Class of 2019. “I’m really excited,” said Ms. Campoamor, a 20-year-old junior from Washington, D.C. “To me the overall goal is to change the conversation around senior a cappella to one that is not about gender, but about music.” *** Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs bills itself as the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the U.S. The Whiffs and an...
  • Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn't Seeking Reelection in 2018

    02/20/2018 4:59:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2018
    Florida Rep. Thomas Rooney is the latest Republican who will not seek re-election in 2018, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman. In a statement tweeted by Sherman, Rooney said, “After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida’s Heartland, it’s time to “hang em up” as my old football coach used to say.”
  • Oprah matches Clooneys’ pledge to donate $500,000 for march against gun violence

    02/20/2018 4:53:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Mike Murphy
    Spielberg, Capshaw and Katzenbergs also donate $500,000 to ‘March for Our Lives’ rally organized by Florida students A number of Hollywood heavyweights, including George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, announced hefty donations Tuesday to help fund the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence that is being organized by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the site of last week’s massacre that left 17 students and staff members dead.Clooney and his wife, human-rights attorney Amal Clooney, announced a $500,000 donation Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of the march in Washington. “Amal and I are...
  • Candidates in Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary set for debate (video)

    02/20/2018 4:51:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    fox 59 ^ | February 20, 2018
    Candidates in Indiana’s raucous Republican U.S. Senate primary are set to participate in their first debate. U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as well as former state Rep. Mike Braun, will be at the Tuesday evening event in downtown Indianapolis. The debate is being sponsored by the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a national political operation funded by billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch. It will be moderated by conservative WIBC radio commentator Tony Katz.
  • Linda Belcher (D) wins her KY legislative seat back w/ almost 70%. Kentucky HD89

    02/20/2018 4:45:57 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    j. Miles Coleman ^ | February 20, 2018
    Linda Belcher (D) wins her KY legislative seat back w/ almost 70%. In 2016, she lost with 49.6%, while Trump won #HD49 with 72% & Rand Paul won it with 64%.
  • Facebook item (vanity)

    02/20/2018 4:25:26 PM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 17 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2018-02-20
    My brother’s response to my mom’s email about the recent shooting. I want to share, particularly because of the way he explains things. As a veteran and a gun owner, he knows much more about guns than I do. Hopefully his arguments and information can help any of my friends trying to sway people on gun control laws. “Completely agree with the sentiment here, Mom. However, in order to make educated arguments for gun control, it's important to actually know what you're proposing and use the right language. Otherwise, you'll just get completely shut down as "not knowing anything about...
  • Pocket Rockets: The 5 Best Slingshots for Survival (protecting kids in school)

    02/20/2018 4:22:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    This may not be the best place to start this thread, but then again it might be. We are talking about what kids in school can do to protect themselves. The link is only a suggestion. Add your own.
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say

    02/20/2018 4:10:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said. Jonathan Steven Guevara, 21, was handed the lengthy sentence by a jury on Tuesday for killing Hector Daniel Diaz, 28, in November 2015, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s office. “The jury’s verdict and sentence on the case we presented speaks volumes about society’s judgment of this vicious behavior,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will hold these gangs accountable, convict...
  • Perspective: Stop comparing Trump to South American dictators. He’s actually far worse.(hurl alert)

    02/20/2018 4:08:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20th 2018 | Ernesto Semán
    It’s en vogue for enraged liberals to compare Trumpism to Argentine Peronism, wielding the analogy as a warning about the potential apocalypse that they fear is about to engulf us. Most recently it was Larry Summers, a member of the Democratic establishment for decades, who took to Twitter to declare: “I worry about the Argentinization of US government.” Summers sent the tweet after President Trump accused Democrats of treason and the media reported on the president’s childish wishes for a military parade. He employed a standard characterization of Peronism as an authoritarian movement, a familiar depiction that no doubt had...
  • CNN interview with David Hogg

    02/20/2018 4:07:12 PM PST · by unlearner · 68 replies
    CNN on YouTube ^ | 02/19/2018 | CNN
    [Coached child political activists, David Hogg:] "If you can't get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you even running?" (Linked video is time marked for this comment.)
  • Forget Guns! Let's Talk About How Drugs Killed 64,000 People In One Year

    02/20/2018 3:58:31 PM PST · by FrankLea · 15 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2/02/2018 | Frank Lea
    Social media and politics go crazy whenever there's a crime that involves a mass shooting and guns. However, there's something that kills a lot more people on a daily basis and we need to talk about that problem before we try to fix a gun issue. America has a massive drug problem right now. Did you know that nearly 64,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016, and that number is more than the number of people who were killed in the Vietnam War? We need to refocus and put our efforts and political arguments towards drugs because 64,000...
  • Special Election Kentucky HD 49 Polls closed.

    02/20/2018 3:57:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    James Coleman Twitter ^ | February 20, 2018
    Tonight on #ElectionTwitter, we have a special elex in Kentucky HD49. It's a district shaped like a heart in Bullitt County (south of Louisville). In 2016, Trump (72%) & Rand Paul (64%) easily carried every precinct there, but the incumbent Dem only narrowly lost. #kypol #hd49
  • Trump denies accusations of forcibly kissing woman in 2006

    02/20/2018 3:50:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | February 20, 2018
    resident Trump on Tuesday issued a denial of claims printed in the Washington Post by a woman who says he forcibly kissed her in the lobby of an office building in New York City a decade ago. In a tweet, the president rejected accusations from Rachel Crooks, a then-22-year-old secretary in a neighboring office building who says Trump grabbed her and began forcibly kissing her upon meeting him in 2006. "A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • Columnist Pushes for Passage Gun Control Laws Regardless of Effectiveness

    02/20/2018 3:13:15 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    AIM ^ | February 20, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    When shooting sprees occur, such as the events last week in Florida, it’s more important we just do something than it is that the response is timely or effective, according to columnist Jill Lawrence. “As both sides in the gun debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the argument that taking step X on guns wouldn’t have prevented tragedy Y?” Lawrence wrote in 2013 in an article reproduced this week to try to sway the new Florida-inspired debate on gun control.
  • Florida House Votes Down Motion to Ban AR-15s

    02/20/2018 3:08:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    A busload of surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to the Florida state capital Tuesday to lobby on behalf of gun control legislation. Despite their efforts, the Florida House has voted down a motion take up a ban on the AR-15, tabling the measure. The vote was 36-71.Seventeen people were killed and over a dozen injured when a former student opened fire on the school last week. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15.Soon after the carnage, lawmakers renewed their calls for a ban on the rifle. It got support from even Republican governors like John Kasich,...
  • Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

    02/20/2018 2:58:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    MSN / AP ^ | February 20, 2018
    Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Republican members of Congress and Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers planned to sue in federal court as early as Wednesday in a bid to block a map expected to improve Democrats' chances at erasing the GOP's U.S. House majority. The new map substantially overhauls a GOP-drawn congressional map that has helped produce a predominantly Republican delegation and was widely viewed as among the...
  • Mother of Exploited Shooting Survivor Turns Out to Be A CNN VIP & Anti-Trump Activist

    02/20/2018 2:58:18 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 87 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 20, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    The mother of a teenager who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting appears to have high level connections at CNN. “Great VIP tour,” said a post by Rebecca Boldrick showing a series of photos taken in 2016 at CNN world headquarters. One photo shows her children sitting at an anchor’s desk. Boldrick is the mother of David Hogg, who has gained internet fame for his activism in the days since the shooting David Hogg @davidhogg111 We MUST continue fighting to prevent this from happening ever again. Thank you to all those that helped in the past days we...
  • Haley Hits Back at Palestinian Official Who Told Her to Shut Up

    02/20/2018 2:55:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat recently told Nikki Haley, our U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, that she "needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not the problem." He was reportedly not happy with a speech Haley gave in January in which she excoriated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his anti-Semitism . "He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers," Haley said of Abbas's recent comments. Between Haley's rebuke of Abbas and President Trump's decision to move...