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  • LS crunches the Votes By Mail (very encouraging)

    10/17/2018 5:48:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 5 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/17/18 | Larry Schweikart
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  • FAKE NEWS AUTOPSY

    10/17/2018 5:37:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Ann Coulter
    Whenever Donald Trump talks about fake news, there are howls of indignation from the establishment media. We're told that the very mention of "fake news" is a direct attack on our democracy, that the alternative is "darkness," that it led to the dismemberment and murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and that, yes, every once in a while there might be a typo, but if you mean the media intentionally report false information, that is dangerous demagoguery. I present CNN's Ana Cabrera. On Sunday night, Cabrera launched a premeditated, vicious, racist lie about President Trump, then proceeded to discuss the false story...
  • IMMIGRATION Honduran migrant caravan grows to 4,000 amid spike in U.S. border crossings.....

    10/17/2018 5:23:18 PM PDT · by caww · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/17/2018 | Julia Ainsley and Abigail William
    The Mexican government has sent 500 extra federal police to its border with Guatemala in anticipation of their arrival, say documents obtained by NBC News U.S. Customs and Border Protection is tracking the caravan as the Hondurans make their way north toward the U.S. border. Meanwhile, the State Department is trying to stave off that possibility by compelling the Mexican government to stop them at its border with Guatemala. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico to meet with his counterparts on Friday, and plans to stop the caravan will be a "prominent" topic of discussion, a senior...
  • Pelosi Statement on Senator McConnell’s Plans to Renew ACA Repeal Efforts Next Congress

    10/17/2018 5:19:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    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...
  • 11 Freakiest Things About Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema

    10/17/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 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 · 8 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 · 23 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...
  • 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 · 35 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...
  • Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints

    10/17/2018 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 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 · 12 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 · 8 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.
  • 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...
  • HHS to define human life as ‘beginning at conception’

    10/17/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 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 · 12 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...
  • Rosenstein says Mueller probe is 'appropriate and independent'

    10/17/2018 3:29:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday defended special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as "appropriate and independent" as President Trump continues to attack the probe as a "witch hunt." Rosenstein made the remarks during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, just weeks after reports emerged that he was going to leave his post at the Justice Department. He ultimately stayed. Mueller told the Journal that Mueller's probe has already revealed wide-ranging efforts by Russia to sow discord and meddle in the 2016 presidential election. “I committed I would ensure the investigation was appropriate and independent and reached the right...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Marriage, Fraud Claims ‘Lies’

    10/17/2018 3:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/17/18 | AP
    A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House. But as the election approaches, Ilhan Omar is dogged by questions about her past. The allegations first raised by conservative media in 2016 include claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud. More recent claims allege misuse of campaign funds. Last week, Minnesota Republicans in the 5th District launched a digital billboard campaign and website highlighting the allegations.
  • Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

    10/17/2018 12:53:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum graduated from an Oakland, California-based training school for progressive revolutionaries that has spawned a list of activists who have gone on to become the who’s who of the far-left leadership world, with many taking senior positions at organizations financed by billionaire George Soros. In scores of cases, graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute founded or directed notorious Soros-financed activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, Media Matters for America, MoveOn.org and the Tides Foundation, one of the nation’s largest funders of progressive groups. Soros’s own Open Society Foundations sent top staff to Rockwood for training....
  • Feinstein wants Kavanaugh sexual misconduct investigation reopened if Dems take Senate

    10/17/2018 3:09:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following November’s midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “I’d be in favor of opening an investigation into the allegations,” Feinstein, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a debate in San Francisco with her challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. A fellow Democrat, de León emerged from California’s hectic jungle primary system to challenge one of the Senate’s longest tenured members for her seat. Feinstein...
  • KFI-NBC4 California Statewide Poll: Newson-50.7% Cox-43.3%

    10/17/2018 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    KFI ^ | 10/17/18 | KFI
    Republican enthusiasm eclipses Democrats and remains high in a post Kavanagh confirmation environment. Gas Tax Repeal is tied this week and race for Gov begins to settle with Newsom above 50%. Generic Ballot slightly tightens matching Trump’s approvals. Governor’s Race Newsom loses nearly 3% this week and Cox picks up 1% point. Newsom’s advantage with No Party Preference voters is slipping back to 46.7% to Cox’s 44.8%. Gavin Newsom: 50.7% John Cox: 43.3% Unsure: 5.9%