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  • Doug Jones breaks with top Democrats on Trump

    12/17/2017 12:12:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 17. 2017
    Senator-elect Doug Jones is already breaking with some prominent Democrats by refusing to call for President Trump to step down over ongoing sexual harassment allegations. “I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point,” Jones (D-Ala.) told CNN’s “State of the Union.” In his first round of Sunday show interviews since securing a stunning victory in red state Alabama over accused sexual predator Roy Moore, Jones said he doesn’t want to get bogged down in Trump’s sexual harassment allegations and would rather work on “real issues.” “I think we need to move on and not get distracted...
  • Doug Jones: Trump Shouldn't Resign Over Sexual Assault Allegations At This Point

    12/17/2017 11:07:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 17, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Alabama Democratic senate-elect Doug Jones sat down on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday to discuss the presidency and his upcoming term in the Senate. When asked about President Donald J. Trump’s sexual assault accusers and whether not the commander-in-chief should resign, Jones strayed away from typical Democrat talking points. “Where I am on that right now is that those allegations were made before the election. And so people had an opportunity to judge before that election. I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues. “Let’s get on with the...
  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    12/17/2017 10:17:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2017 11:57 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue. Certainly, any analysis of what Jones’ upset over Roy Moore means for other races involves a caveat: The Republican nominee was twice ousted from the state Supreme Court and stood accused of sexual misconduct with minors, baggage that gave Jones an opening in a state that hadn’t elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Yet Jones could not have won...
  • PETER HITCHENS: If a saintly man can be branded a sex abuser, none of us is safe

    12/17/2017 5:42:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 51 replies ^ | 12/16/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    If we won't fight injustice wherever we see it, then we are not safe from suffering injustice ourselves. If a man's reputation can be destroyed in an afternoon by a secret kangaroo court, then we too can one day be propelled into a pit by everlasting shame by the same process. If it can happen to anyone, it can happen to you. And it does happen. Accusations of long-ago sexual crime have become a sort of industry in this country. People are so horrified by them that they almost always believe them. Because the crime is so foul, we stop...
  • Watch Blue Origin Give a Mannequin a Ride Into Space

    12/16/2017 3:29:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Outer Places ^ | 16 December 2017 - 12:35PM | Jonathan Kesh Saturday,
    The company's ultimate goal is to become part of the space tourism industry, which most science fiction from the last century assumed we'd have going by now. Blue Origin isn't planning to actually send tourists into space until 2019, but the fact that Mannequin Skywalker returned safely is a great sign. Had it returned in multiple pieces, that 2019 window probably wouldn't be doable anymore. The enormous windows on the capsule are a reflection of Blue Origin's rather unique goal. Unlike SpaceX, which wants to send astronauts to Mars for a possible colony, or Boeing, which is mostly content helping NASA on their rockets, Blue Origin is interested in sending civilians...
  • Roy Moore wants money to prove voter fraud in Alabama

    12/16/2017 2:48:36 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 95 replies
    New York Postp ^ | 12-16-2017 | Joe Tacopina
    Roy Moore — who has still not conceded in the Alabama Senate race — is reportedly asking supporters for a donations for an “election integrity fund.” MORE ON: ROY MOORE Hillary: Moore defeat a 'turning point' for Trump opposition Defiant Roy Moore still won't concede The GOP dodged a bullet with Moore’s loss and other comments Schumer: Alabama election proves need to delay tax reform Moore’s campaign sent a letter to his supporters that seeks help in raising $75,000 to collect reports of “voter fraud” before Alabama’s secretary of state certifies the election later this month, according to The Hill....
  • Alabama's Confusing US Senate ballot may be Roy Moore's last hope

    12/16/2017 10:34:48 AM PST · by Jocallag · 82 replies
    Selous Foundation ^ | 12/15/2017 | Jay O'Callaghan
    Alabama’s recent hotly contested special U.S. Senate election was marred by considerable ballot confusion caused by the state’s straight party voting ballot which allowed voters two ways to vote for the two candidates.
  • The Future for Republicans

    Senate Republicans breathed a big sigh of relief Tuesday night when Roy Moore went down to defeat in the Alabama special election -- even though it halved their already razor-thin majority. Alabama voters rejected a man who was totally unfit to serve as U.S. senator, not just because of numerous allegations that he preyed on young girls when he was a local district attorney in his 30s but because his reverence for the Constitution was as phony as his 10-gallon hat.P But the race might have turned out differently had it not been for the courage of my home state's...
  • If He's Lost Fox Viewers

    12/14/2017 9:49:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    The most important poll number to come out this week had nothing to do with defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It had to do with Fox News and Donald Trump. We'll get to the numbers in a minute. First: some disclosure. I'm a Fox contributor and a Trump skeptic (aka a former "Never Trumper"). That makes this an awkward column to write, for reasons that should be fairly obvious. Regardless, I don't think I am revealing any state or corporate secrets that Fox is the president's favorite news network. He says as much all the time. According to CBS'...
  • GOP Needn't Despair About Alabama

    12/14/2017 9:19:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | December 15, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Republicans should not be disheartened by Roy Moore's loss in Alabama, because the election had little to do with Doug Jones -- and probably even less with Donald Trump or the Republican agenda. Don't get me wrong. It's quite troubling that the GOP's thin Senate majority just became anorexic, but this election by itself is not a predictor of a Democratic rout in 2018. Republicans could sustain substantial losses, to be sure, but the Alabama election doesn't make that foreseeable. Roy Moore was a uniquely problematic candidate with more baggage than many Republicans believed they could excuse. Though it is...
  • Picking the Lock in Alabama

    12/14/2017 9:12:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 15, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down 37 percent from November 2016. It was down less, 31 percent, in the five metropolitan counties around Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile, with their black communities and most of the state's highly educated whites. Turnout was down by even less, 28 percent, in the 10 rural counties where the majority of voters are black. But it plunged 42 percent in the remaining 52...
  • What Are They Saying About Me on CNN?

    12/14/2017 2:12:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And grab sound bite number 23. Folks, it’s Steve Bannon. I don’t think I’ve got enough time for this. Do I have 35 seconds or a minute 35 left? How much is left in this segment? Oh, good, we do have time. Okay, Wall Street Journal guy’s on CNN this afternoon, John King speaking with political correspondent Michael Bender, Wall Street Journal. The question’s longer than the bite. He’s asked about the Alabama election and what happened there. And here’s the point of it. BENDER: The base is still there. I mean, Rush Limbaugh was on the radio yesterday,...
  • what the roy moore campaign reveals about the character of the gop

    12/14/2017 1:35:07 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    barbwire ^ | December, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    Reams of ink and gigabytes of pixels have been spilled by folks wringing their hands over the Roy Moore election in Alabama and what it reveals about the lack of character in the Republican Party. These pundits furrow their brows and droop their eyelids over this sad state of affairs, that the family values party would allow the presence of an accused “child molester” like Moore on its ticket. Well, they are right that this abysmal election season has revealed an appalling lack of character in the Republican Party. But it’s in a way that is just about the polar...
  • Ann Coulter Reacts to Roy Moore Loss in Alabama

    12/14/2017 1:02:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    ...immigration, immigration, immigration...
  • Media celebrate Moore loss, blame Trump, but did party dodge a bullet?

    12/14/2017 6:37:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017-12-17 | Howard Kurtz
    It’s not much of an overstatement to say that the media are enjoying the Alabama upset. It is, among other things, a great story, one that feels as much like a cultural moment, coming in the midst of a fierce national debate over sexual harassment, as a political verdict. And there was the late-night drama of Doug Jones surging past Roy Moore in the final hour of vote-counting, producing a Democratic victory that once might have been hard to imagine. And before we get into the finger-pointing, these elements were overshadowed during the raucous campaign: Jones outspent Moore 10 to...
  • #MeToo Freight Train Now Speeding Toward President Trump

    12/14/2017 7:22:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    Not only can they assassinate the characters of your loved ones and leave your family in heartbreaking ruins—they have been getting away with it Republican candidate Roy Moore didn’t lose the Alabama election last night. We the People did. The national #MeToo spotlight Freight Train, where 59 female Democratic politicians, including the likes of Senators Lizzy Warren and Kristen Gillibrand, who left an empty cowboy hat on the station platform, are now on their way to mow down bigger game.
  • MSM Playing in the Dem’s sexual harassment Toilet

    12/14/2017 7:23:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    USA Today and all other news outlets who aid and abet political opportunists, such as the Hillary Clinton-like Kirsten Gillibrand, should be judged for what they are: unprofessionally at work in the toilet known as today’s “journalism”. The ‘News’ is in the toilet and so are the minds of most elected Democrats. So why should anyone be surprised that the USA Today’s editorial board has issued a statement concluding that: “A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a # is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes...
  • OPINION: Trial by media strikes again

    12/14/2017 11:31:36 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    Scope News ^ | 12/13/17 | James Wilson
    I will call my friend Daniel. Daniel was tried and found not guilty of child molestation. He had fallen victim to a woman who hated men; she was also a pathological liar. A single mom, she asked numerous men to have “the talk” with her almost-teenage son, as his father was not in the picture. Daniel agreed to meet with the boy and the next thing he knew he was under arrest for something he had not done. Unfortunately the boy was complicit.
  • Who is Richard Fowler, and why did he lie about Roy Moore on Fox News Channel?

    12/14/2017 8:29:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    American ^ | December 14, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Speaking live on the Fox News Channel Tuesday night after Roy Moore was declared the loser in the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama, Richard Fowler said this: “Roy Moore is guilty of saying things like ‘LGBT people should be put to death.'” The program’s host, Shannon Bream, seemed taken aback by the assertion, which was clearly a lie – classic fake news, or in this case, fake commentary. Fox News @ Night Tuesday December 12 2017 (Video) Fowler, an up and coming leftist talking head, is a paid contributor to Fox News and he appears frequently on a variety...
  • Why Hasn’t This Man & Others Like Him In Alabama Been Arrested & Charged With Voter Fraud?

    12/14/2017 12:06:47 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 38 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    I came across a tweet from Paul Joseph Watson that was the news broadcast from FOX 10, and as the reporter was reporting on the special election in the Alabama senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, which the media and the polling places are claiming that Jones squeaked out a win, a man came up right into the camera and seems to have confessed to a federal and state crime. My question is, why was he not arrested, and anyone else who was doing what he seems to have claimed to have done on national television? Take a look...