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  • Morgan Freeman On Accusations: “I Apologize To Anyone Who Felt Uncomfortable Or Disrespected”

    05/24/2018 2:07:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    deadline ^ | 5/24/18 | Anita Busch (yes, that is the name)
    Morgan Freeman, who has been accused by multiple women of inappropriate behavior or harassment on set, at his production company and/or while marketing his movies, issued a brief statement of apology this morning, saying, “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”
  • Actor Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Inappropriate Behavior by Multiple Women

    05/24/2018 2:03:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Billboard ^ | 05/24/2018 | Evan Real
    Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women. Sixteen people spoke to CNN about the actor's alleged inappropriate behavior, describing multiple troubling incidents throughout his career. In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight witnesses and eight who claim to be victims. A young production assistant said that in the summer of 2015, while she was working on Freeman's bank heist comedy "Going In Style", she was subjected to several months of harassment. She alleged that Freeman repeatedly touched her without permission, resting his hand on her lower back or...
  • John McCain's HBO Documentarians Found 'Genuine Love' Between Him and Hillary Clinton

    05/24/2018 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 24, 2018 | by DIANE HERBST
    In the sunset of John McCain’s 60-year service to the nation — first in the Navy and then in the United States Senate —filmmakers Peter, Teddy and George Kunhardt were granted extraordinary access to the senator and his family last summer as he started down the hardest road of his life so far: battling stage 4 brain cancer. “He is the Republican lion of the senate,” Teddy Kunhardt tells PEOPLE before his almost two-hour documentary, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, debuts May 28 on HBO. The filmmakers found everyone from Barack Obama to George W. Bush to longtime...
  • Nancy Pelosi has no good answer on impeaching Donald Trump

    05/24/2018 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2018 | by Chris Cillizza
    On Wednesday night, CNN's Chris Cuomo asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a (seemingly) simple question: Why don't you support the idea, put forward by some of your Democratic colleagues, to impeach President Donald Trump if your party retakes the House in the fall? This is her answer: "Well, first of all, let me just say, our founders gave us our guidance. They said E Pluribus Unum, from many, one. They couldn't possibly have imagined how many we would be or how different we would be, but they knew that we had to be one. "I have hesitated to use...
  • Centrists on cusp of forcing immigration votes after gaining two ( uniparty party attack)

    05/24/2018 1:29:53 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/2018 | Krisine Brhana
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/389210-centrists-on-cusp-of-forcing-immigration-votes-after-gaining-two
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under fire for saying schools can report undocumented students

    05/24/2018 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | By KENDALL KARSON
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos set off a furor over comments she made to members of Congress suggesting that schools should decide whether or not to report undocumented students and their families to federal immigration authorities. "I think that is — that is a school decision," DeVos said during her testimony before the House Education and Workforce Committee after Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., pressed her on the issue of undocumented students. "It's a local community decision and again I refer to the fact that we have laws and we also are compassionate and I urge this body to do its...
  • Trump claims ex-intelligence chief Clapper admitted FBI spied on his campaign. That's false.

    05/24/2018 1:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | by Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had admitted that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign, further escalating his attacks on the law enforcement and intelligence communities charged with probing possible collusion with Russia. "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign," Trump tweeted, referring to an interview Clapper did Tuesday on ABC's "The View." But that's false — Clapper did not say that. Responding to a direct question from one of the hosts, Joy Behar — "Was the FBI spying on Trump's campaign?" — Clapper said, "No, they were...
  • Fmr Obama Officials Discussed How to Politicize Sandy Hook for Gun Control Before Victims Were..

    05/24/2018 1:00:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    A Freedom of Information Act request by the Baltimore Post reveals that former Obama White House officials discussed how best to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack for gun control before the victims of said attack were even buried. The strategizing took place between Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chicago Mayor, former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D). The Post published an email thread shared by Duncan and Emanuel on December 16, 2012: At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor,...
  • Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York

    05/24/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 14 MAY 18 | Shayna Jacobs
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges related to alleged sexual misconduct in connection to a probe by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and NYPD, the Daily News has confirmed. The fallen former Hollywood honcho is facing charges in connection to at least one accuser — Lucia Evans — who reported to investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, sources said. Because of the nature of the allegations, the statute of limitations does not apply. A special grand jury was also being presented with evidence related to possible financial...
  • No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

    05/24/2018 12:16:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 136 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 MAY 18 | Martin Bagot
    No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer. Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. Brits have been told to banish favourites such as ham, burgers and hot dogs from their diets by experts who say they are a direct cause of bowel cancer. Processed meats also cause...
  • Constitution Definitively Gives Feds Power Over Illegals; Gambling Opinion Doesn't Change That

    05/24/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Liberty7732
    To assert that sports gambling and immigration and naturalization are the same undermines the authority of the Constitution itself, and has the potential to create the very crisis the creators of the Constitution were attempting to avoid. The U.S Supreme Court recently rendered an opinion in the case Murphy v. NCAA regarding the State’s ability to legalize sports gambling. The majority Court opined that the 10th Amendment made the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional, thereby taking the stance that the States were not only not bound by this federal law, but that the States could indeed, pass...
  • America's LGBT Population Rises to 4.5 Percent, Mostly Among Millennials

    05/24/2018 11:55:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/24/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    In the United States, the percentage of adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased to 4.5 percent, according to a year-long survey, which also shows that the biggest increase has been among millennials. Gallup's daily tracking in 2017 has found that more than 11 million adults now identify as LGBT in the country, which is 4.5 percent of the population — up from 4.1 percent in 2016 and 3.5 percent in 2012. The increase is driven primarily by the millennials, meaning those born between 1980 and 1999, as those from this group who identify as LGBT rose...
  • How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics

    05/24/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 8 replies
    WSJ via MSN ^ | 5/24/2018 | Shalini Ramachandran
    Link only due to MSN site however the entire WSJ article is there, no paywall.
  • Washington is falling

    05/24/2018 11:41:32 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 24 May 2018 | Richard Fernandez (Wretchard)
    The theme of foreign intervention in American elections just got bigger after Judy Woodruff recently tweeted that "James Clapper ... personally concluded Russians not only influenced but DECIDED outcome of 2016 election." The statement comes from Clapper's forthcoming book, portions of which have been read aloud on TV. Less than eighty thousand votes in three key states swung the election ... buying advertisements on Facebook promoting Clinton's support of the Black Lives Matter movement and ensuring those ads ran only on the pages of white conservative voters in swing states... they created lies that helped Trump and hurt Clinton and...
  • Roy Moore to announce filing new lawsuit in Gadsden

    05/24/2018 11:23:43 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Al.com ^ | 05/23/18 | Paul Gattis
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has scheduled a press conference for Thursday in Gadsden at which he said he will announce the filing of a new lawsuit. The press release announcing the upcoming lawsuit said the new lawsuit will be brought "against different defendants regarding false allegations made against him during the special election for U.S. Senate." The announcement gave no other details about the lawsuit. Moore previously called a press conference April 30 to announce the filing of a political conspiracy lawsuit against five defendants related to allegations made against Moore a month before election day in last...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Meg Whitman Backs Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for California Governor

    05/24/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/24/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Billionaire Meg Whitman, who was the Republican nominee for California governor in 2010 and lost to Jerry Brown, is backing Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for governor in 2018. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Whitman, the billionaire former eBay CEO who spent $144 million of her own money on her failed run in 2010, is co-hosting a fundraiser Thursday night for Villaraigosa in Silicon Valley.” A source close to Whitman told the Chronicle, “Meg has endorsed Antonio because, although she is a Republican, she believes he’s the best candidate for the job. Meg believes that Antonio is stronger than (Lt. Gov.)...
  • Please record your vote on this poll!

    05/24/2018 10:39:51 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 28 replies
    Link only due to copyright issue..
  • Can a Democrat win the Alabama governor's race?

    05/24/2018 10:30:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | John Sharp
    Alabama last elected a Democrat as governor 20 years ago. Former Gov. Robert Bentley received nearly twice the votes as Democrat Parker Griffith in the most recent gubernatorial contest four years ago. The Cook Political Report labels Alabama's governor's race as "solid Republican." The same label comes from the Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball, produced at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "Barring some major developments in this race, it's difficult to see a path for a Democrat to win," said Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor with the Crystal Ball. Said Waymon Burke, a political science professor at Calhoun Community...
  • Reaction: Jordan B Peterson Vs. Michael Eric Dyson MUNK Debate

    05/24/2018 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2018 | Chidi Dillibe
    What's goin' all ya'll. Chidi Dillibe back with another video. Just want to have a little brief talk about... kind of a summation of this whole "Monk" debate that took place a couple days ago between... mainly between Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan B. Peterson. There were two others involved, Michelle Goldberg and Steven Fry, but I'm not really going to get into the comments which they said, I think the crux of it really falls between the two individuals, Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan Peterson... 0:34 the whole debate was really kind of centered around political correctness and I...
  • Celebrities ante up for Democratic campaigns [Morgan Freeman Maxed Out to Obama]

    05/24/2018 10:18:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ....Scores of Oscar-winners, sitcom actors and high-powered studio executives have opened their wallets this year and given much-needed campaign cash to several candidates, according to a CNN review of reports filed with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend.... Sen. Barack Obama Singer and actress Barbra Streisand, $2,300... Actor Morgan Freeman, $2,300