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  • Roy Moore calls on GOP to 'take a stand' and support Kavanaugh

    09/23/2018 6:28:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    AL.com ^ | Howard Koplowitz
    Former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore called on Republicans to "take a stand" and support suggested U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him, adding that he believes the Democrats are using Kavanaugh's accuser as a political pawn. "I think they need to take a stand. I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what's happening," Moore told One America News in an interview posted Wednesday. "It's so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event ...but these come up right before an election...
  • Dem senator says Senate panel should subpoena Kavanaugh's ex-classmate

    09/18/2018 3:22:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said Tuesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh as it examines sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Jones weighed in shortly after the former classmate, Mark Judge, told committee leaders through his attorney that he won't testify and that he has no recollection about the alleged incident from the early 1980s. "You can count on the fact that that letter, his response, is going to be entered into the record by someone, and that needs to be tested as well," Jones, who is not a member of...
  • College students hoping to create new interstate from Texas to Georgia

    09/15/2018 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The LaGrange Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Alicia B. Hill
    A group of college students is working together with lawmakers and communities to try to make the route to locations throughout the southeast a little shorter by using Interstate 14 to connect Killeen, Texas, with Columbus, Georgia. The idea started when Frank Lumpkin was in high school, taking part in Youth Leadership Columbus. While taking part in the class, he said he realized that the city needed more infrastructure to succeed, and he said he has been working on the project ever since. “From the moment I saw this robust transportation network that linked the southern military instillations, would address...
  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • Kavanaugh Fight Has Red State Dems Ducking for Cover

    09/12/2018 9:48:18 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has prompted one of the most contentious battles on Capitol Hill since Donald Trump became president. ... Chuck Schumer and the 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee threw every punch at Kavanaugh they could muster, not to mention a few knees in the groin. The party’s progressive wing demanded no less -- a failure to engage in this fight would have made them targets from an array of liberal groups and activists. But Senate Democrats faced another dilemma, too: The prospective justice’s confirmation process is occurring in the heat of a hotly...
  • Red-tailed hawk impaled with arrow; suspect sought

    09/10/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT · by boycott · 36 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-10-2018 | Leada Gore
    The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is looking for information to find the person who shot an arrow through a Red-tailed Hawk. The division received reports of the wounded falcon Sunday in the Hartselle area of Morgan County. A member of the Alabama Hawking Association responded to the scene but was unsuccessful in their efforts to capture the hawk for medical treatment. Efforts to locate and capture the bird continue today. "Hawks are protected by state and federal laws. Most sportsmen make good, ethical choices, and don't like to see when others choose not to," the division said in...
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional...

    09/10/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot Channel’s Breitbart News Saturday, Brooks revealed that should the Congress continue...
  • NAACP, community activists to host non-violence block party (Birmingham AL)

    09/09/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/7/18
    - Community leaders are stepping in to help reduce violence in Birmingham. The NAACP, Metro Birmingham Branch, Civil Rights Activist Committee Foot Soldiers and the Magic City Snappers Social Aid & Pleasure Pond are hosting a Practice Non-Violence Block Party on Saturday. Organizers are hoping to encourage the community to come together and help reduce violence in the city. Community activist Harry 'Traveling Shoes' Turner is hosting the event, he tells CBS 42 that the violence in the city is hitting home for far too many families. "It's not in Chicago, it's not in New York, it's right here in...
  • Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation

    09/05/2018 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/18 | ohn Bowden
    Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) is suing actor and director Sacha Baron Cohen, alleging that he defamed Moore and caused emotional stress to the former judge and his wife by tricking them into appearing on his Showtime program "Who is America?" In a court filing Wednesday, Moore and his wife, Kayla Moore, allege that Cohen's use of a disguise and false pretenses to lure them to Washington, D.C., for a supposed awards ceremony and interview constituted fraud. Cohen went on to "defame" Moore by using a device "supposedly invented by the Israeli Army to detect pedophiles" to label...
  • TRUMP RIPS AWOL AG JEFF SESSIONS for Targeting GOP Lawmakers Before November Election

    09/03/2018 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    "Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......"
  • Gregg Jarrett: AG Sessions 'Will Be Fired' After Midterms Due to Carter Page Surveillance

    09/01/2018 9:02:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 September 2018
    Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said Saturday on Fox & Friends that he believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be fired after the midterm elections. His comments come after a court filing uncovered by Judicial Watch revealed that no FISA court hearings were held regarding warrants to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Jarrett said Saturday that the Supreme Court should get involved in order to prevent future abuses. He said that a show cause hearing should be held to determine why Justice Department and FBI officials involved shouldn't be held in contempt. The Justice Department released...
  • Six Reasons Why AG Jeff Sessions is Trump’s Hammer [TR]

    08/27/2018 5:52:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 27 AUGUST 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his legal expertise and his authority to aggressively implement President Donald Trump’s policy against illegal immigration, even as he is getting flak from the President for recusing himself from Democratic-cheered investigations into the President’s campaign and business activities. The next step for Sessions, says source, is the release of federal regulations that will replace the 2015 Flores settlement which requires officials to release migrants within 20 days if they bring children with them over the border.
  • trunc " … Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......

    09/03/2018 11:44:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | September 3, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff...… 2:25 PM - 3 Sep 2018 ....The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM! Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact. Really...
  • Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Gulf of Mexico

    09/03/2018 4:25:24 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 87 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | September 3, 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Labor Day 2018 begins with a developing tropical system affecting South Florida. Conditions appear to be conducive for development as the system moves over the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico Monday. Public AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar Map with Alberto Track Overlay
  • NWS: Tropical Storm warnings could be posted tonight [possible TS Gordon]

    09/02/2018 11:35:23 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 2, 2018 | National Hurricane Center
    [If this system that is heading to the Gulf of Mexico becomes a Tropical Storm/Hurricane, the system will be called TS Gordon or Hurricane Gordon.] ... 1. Thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave located between north-central Cuba and the central Bahamas is gradually becoming better organized, and upper-level winds are also becoming more favorable. A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the system moves west-northwestward across the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida, and the Florida Keys. The system is forecast to emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early Tuesday and...
  • WSJ: Five Republican Senators Met With Sessions, Urged Him Not to Quit

    08/29/2018 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 138 replies
    NewsMax - Wall Street Journal ^ | 29 August 2018 | Jason Devaney
    Five Republican senators had breakfast with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week and encouraged him to not resign despite constant pressure from President Donald Trump. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sessions invited Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and John Kennedy of Louisiana to dine with him last Thursday morning at the Department of Justice. The meeting took place in Sessions' dining room and included a lengthy discussion about Trump's repeated attacks on him. The senators, according to the Journal, urged Sessions to keep doing what he's...
  • Tag, kickball, Red Rover, musical chairs: Games deemed 'inappropriate' by Alabama school board

    08/29/2018 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.al.com ^ | Posted August 29, 2018 at 05:38 AM | Updated August 29, 2018 at 05:56 AM | By Leada Gore
    No Red Rover? Physical education teachers in Alabama should avoid such recess staples as tag, dodgeball and Duck, Duck Goose due to the games' lack of physical stimulation and high chance of embarrassment for students, according to a guidance document from the Alabama State Department of Education. AUM share sets off social media debate The documented, first posted two-years ago but updated this week, was shared Tuesday by the Auburn University at Montgomery Physical Education Program and quickly spread on social media. The document has since been removed from the ALSDE website, however, much of it remains in the Alabama...
  • Scott Adams: If Donald Trump Goes Down, Hillary Clinton Goes to Prison

    08/26/2018 3:07:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and popular political prognosticator, floated a theory of “mutually assured destruction” on Sunday morning: if prosecutors pursue President Donald Trump, he will make sure that Hillary Clinton and her allies go to jail. Adams said that his theory explained why Trump had retained Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, even while attacking him for failing to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, as well as members of the “deep state” who had conspired to spy on the Trump campaign. The goal, he said, was to make sure prosecutors understood there was a “red line” they could...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    08/26/2018 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    https://www.palmbeachpost.com ^ | July 15, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, ALA. — An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.