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  • Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy

    12/07/2017 2:52:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | 12/7/17
    Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars and launch streams of matter into space at almost the speed of light. It turns out the reality may not live up to the hype. In a paper published today in the journal Science, University of Florida scientists have discovered these tears in the fabric of the universe have significantly weaker magnetic fields than previously thought. A 40-mile-wide black hole 8,000 light years from Earth named V404 Cygni yielded the first precise measurements of the magnetic field that surrounds the deepest wells of...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves three of Trump's federal appeals court nominees

    12/07/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance three of President Trump's federal appeals court nominees. The full Senate will now consider the nominations of Steven Grasz of Nebraska to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texans James C. Ho, and Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The committee voted 11-9 along partisan lines to pass them out of committee. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who announced Thursday that he will resign soon because of sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, did not participate at Thursday's hearings but voted "no" on all three nominees by proxy....
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks Expected to Resign

    12/07/2017 2:39:10 PM PST · by babble-on · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/7/2017 | Bridget Bowman
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks [R-AZ] Expected to Resign [ed]

    12/07/2017 2:38:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Obama Compares President Trump To Hitler, Says ‘America Is Heading Towards Genocide’

    12/07/2017 2:37:58 PM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Former president Barack Obama gave recently a very friendly interview to CBS News’ financial analyst Mellody Hobson which went under mainstream media’s radar for obvious reasons. During the interview, Barry suggested that that what happened in Nazi Germany almost one hundred years ago could very well happen now in America, under Donald Trump’s regime, because…well, I don’t really know, feelings maybe? Barack Obama also blathered something about an American genocide, and unfortunately for him, his caustic remarks were immortalized by Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business political columnist, as former POTUS was delivering a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago....
  • Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'impairment is chilling'

    12/07/2017 2:37:38 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Joe Concha
    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) former presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said early Thursday that President Trump was "clearly slurring his words" during an announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that "the impairment is chilling."
  • FLASHBACK: Stephanopoulos: "Bill Clinton has no character problem"

    12/07/2017 2:29:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    In 1992, after Bill Clinton admitted to marital infidelities, George Stephanopoulos tells Sam Donaldson, "Bill Clinton has no character problem".
  • Mueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper

    12/07/2017 2:25:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/2017 | NED RYUN
    In his poem, "Hollow Men," T.S. Eliot writes, "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." The words could just as well have been written about independent prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice. While Mueller, his team and the mainstream media don’t seem to quite understand just yet, the investigation is essentially over. To date, Mueller has shown no evidence of Russian collusion in the campaigns of either Donald Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton, but has gained indictments of...
  • Franken Resigns?

    12/07/2017 2:22:19 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    Me | 12/7/2017 | Me
    Al Franken didn’t resign, he announced he “intends” to resign in a few weeks (after the Judge Roy Moore election). If Judge Roy Moore gets elected in Alabama expect Franken to have a change of heart. He'll use Moore's victory as a reason to NOT resign. "I can't in good conscience resign and let a child molester fill a vacancy without me being here", or some such garbage. I think many of us agree the liberal hit squad is what is coming after Moore, not true "victims". Their timing, the amount of time it took for them to come forward,...
  • Pro-Doug Jones Super PAC Using Voter Intimidation Tactics — Ad Claims ‘Your Vote Is Public Record’

    12/07/2017 2:21:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/17
    Embedded video, taken off of You Tube Highway 31, a Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC is using what could be perceived as voter intimidation tactics against Roy Moore by suggesting the votes cast in a December 12 special election are “public record.” Beginning last week, some Alabamians were posting on social media about encountering online pre-roll video advertising making such a claim. Comments
  • Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

    12/07/2017 2:19:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority. Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. And Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points last year. The unexpected opportunity could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican...
  • GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election

    12/07/2017 2:15:34 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/7/17 | Avery Anapol
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Thursday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate next week, there should be an ethics investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him. Tillis said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM" Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action.
  • J.K. Rowling is also fine with alleged abuser Johnny Depp being in Fantastic Beasts 2

    12/07/2017 2:08:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    AV Club ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sam Barsanti
    Late last month, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates defended casting Johnny Depp as the eponymous villain in the Harry Potter spin-off sequel despite the allegations that he physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Yates suggested that Depp is totally different from people like Harvey Weinstein because there weren’t “multiple accusers over many years,” and that he only sees Depp as someone who is “full of decency and kindness.” Because of that, he believes the question of whether or not Depp was abusive is a “dead issue” and he’s totally comfortable having him in the movie. Surely, though,...
  • Porn Star August Ames Commits Suicide after SJW Mob Condemns Her Refusal to Work with Gay Actors

    12/07/2017 2:03:51 PM PST · by Rastus · 175 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 7, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Porn star August Ames was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday, one day after the adult actress was apparently bullied by social justice warriors on social media for explaining she would not perform in scenes alongside male actors who also perform in gay porn, due to health concerns. Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, “died of asphyxia due to hanging” in what has been ruled as a suicide, according to Ventura County, California officials. She was 23 years old. Grabowski was bullied on Twitter after she announced her refusal to do porn scenes with gay porn actors, citing...
  • John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

    12/07/2017 2:00:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7,2017 | By Brett Samuels
    Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lewis and Thompson cited Trump’s past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders. Lewis had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White...
  • From A Legal Perspective, Mueller’s Investigation is Dead. Here’s Why

    12/07/2017 1:56:25 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/07/2017 | Nick James
    Like a headless turkey running around in circles, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s anti-Trump investigation is dead, even if he does not yet realize it. While his investigation stumbles onward, with life support provided by the biased media, from a legal perspective the viability of any criminal case that Mueller could possibly bring has been effectively gutted thanks to the news (suppressed for months by Mueller’s team) that the FBI’s “key agent” in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe was an ardent Hillary supporter with an anti-Trump bias.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Grill .... Peter Strzok: Did He Use Steele Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant?

    12/07/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 105 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/07/2017 | Tim Hains
    Rep. Jim Jordan asks FBI director Christopher Wray whether Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired by the Mueller investigation for sending "anti-Trump text messages," was involved with getting a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Jordan posits that Strzok was the agent who used the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant from a FISA court to spy on members of the Trump campaign --snip-- "And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take...
  • Another Bombshell You Won’t Hear About in the Drive-By Media

    12/07/2017 1:51:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This morning there was testimony. The new FBI director, Christopher Wray, was grilled by the House, what, Intelligence Committee, House Judiciary Committee? I’m sure which committee it was. But Christopher Wray is the FBI director appointed by Trump, and he was being grilled by the Democrats today, and even some of the Republicans. Now, this guy is Trump’s head of the FBI. Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump after Comey was fired. And as I’m watching this — look, I know he’s the head of the FBI, and therefore he is the go-to guy now. But grilling this guy...
  • Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

    In 2014, the sensor-studded plane demonstrated an ability to track missiles, leading to a “tactically significant” improvement in targeting. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., raised more than a few eyebrows (and drew a few rolled eyes) when he suggested in November that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could intercept North Korean missiles headed for the United States. Hunter cited analysis from Los Alamos National Labs and other sources, according to Inside Defense. Turns out the F-35 may be an ICBM buster after all, or at least be helpful toward that end. On Tuesday, Northrop Grumman called a small group of journalists...
  • The Ex-Congressman (Harold Ford) Fired By Morgan Stanley...Is Threatening To Sue

    12/07/2017 1:38:54 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-7-2017 | Mohammed Hadi and Reuters
    Harold Ford, Jr. a former U.S. Democratic lawmaker turned investment banker, threatened to sue Morgan Stanley after he was fired from the bank for inappropriate conduct. A spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that Ford had been fired, saying that he was let go for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies." The news of Ford's departure was first reported by the Huffington Post, which cited interviews with an unnamed woman who claimed Ford harassed her on a night several years ago. Ford issued a statement to multiple media outlets that denies any allegations and threatens legal...