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  • Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

    11/22/2017 4:40:12 PM PST · by navysealdad · 49 replies
    Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken had kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. On Monday, Lindsay Menz accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
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  • UNSEALED: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Russia-Related Payments

    11/21/2017 4:15:20 PM PST · by GregNH · 81 replies
    Dally Callers ^ | 11/21/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A federal court unsealed documents in a lawsuit over Fusion GPS’s bank records on Tuesday, revealing new details of payments made last year to the opposition research firm that commissioned the infamous Trump dossier. The documents also shed new light on requests made by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about payments that Fusion GPS made to journalists. The records were unsealed in response to a ruling made last week by Richard Leon, a federal judge in the district court in Washington, D.C. The bank documents list 112 transactions involving Fusion GPS.
  • Exclusive — Alabama Poll: Judge Roy Moore Leads Radical Democrat Doug Jones By Six Points

    11/21/2017 1:38:41 PM PST · by drewh · 121 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1 hour ago | by Matthew Boyle21 Montgomery Al
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, the conservative GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, maintains a solid lead over Democrat Doug Jones, a new poll obtained exclusively by Breitbart News shows. The poll from WT&S Consulting of 11,641 likely voters conducted from November 18 to November 20, with a margin of error of 1.2 percent, has Moore at 46.4 percent—towering six points over Jones, who is stuck down at 40.5 percent—while 13.1 percent are undecided. The survey includes 60.9 percent Republicans and 39.1 percent Democrats—approximately the margins by which President Donald Trump defeated failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee...
  • Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

    11/21/2017 8:13:15 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo
    By Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo Nov. 21, 2017 HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. The speaker of Parliament read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the need for a peaceful transfer of power.” Parliament erupted into cheers and jubilant residents poured into the streets of Harare, the capital. It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation...
  • Conyers Fired Staffer for Refusing His Sexual Advances

    11/20/2017 7:04:54 PM PST · by gaijin · 138 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | Nov 20th, 2017 | Paul McLeod
    Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.” Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs,...
  • CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

    11/20/2017 3:09:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 248 replies
    AP ^ | 21/11/17
    NEW YORK (AP) — PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior. The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream. Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior. Rose's PBS show features his in-depth interviews with newsmakers....
  • Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    11/20/2017 9:01:50 AM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-20-2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration. North Korea had been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal. The president made the announcement at the White House on Monday morning. North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as ones that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” Administration officials...
  • Charles Manson, mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate, 6 others, dead at 83

    11/19/2017 11:09:36 PM PST · by Phil V. · 153 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2017-11-19 | The Associated Press
    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83. Manson died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. Sunday at Kern County hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
  • Restrictions placed on U.S. service members in Japan

    11/19/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by Ronin · 69 replies
    US Forces Japan ^ | Nov. 20, 1325 | USFM
    Effective immediately, U.S. service members on Okinawa are restricted to base and to their residences. Until further notice, alcohol consumption is prohibited. This includes in residences and public locations such as bars and clubs, and hotels. Additionally, U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base. The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha in which a Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member. Alcohol may have been a factor. Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training...
  • Alabama Women Affirm the Character of Judge Roy Moore

    11/19/2017 7:48:24 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 47 replies
    Judge Roy Moore Campaign for U.S. Senate ^ | November 15, 2017 | Communications Director
    GADSDEN, Ala. – This evening, the Judge Roy Moore Campaign for U.S. Senate released the statements of twelve women who are coming forward as character witnesses for Roy Moore. Here are their statements: “I have known Roy Moore for about forty years. Roy and I briefly dated when I was in my twenties. While I was around Roy, either just the two of us or with other people, he was always a true gentleman treating me with respect and courtesy. I can honestly say that I never have seen or heard any inappropriate remarks or behaviors while he was around...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 November 2017

    11/19/2017 4:36:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 133 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 November 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Nov 19th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Rep Mia Love, R-Utah.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Roy Blunt. R-Mo., Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Barbara Comstock, R-Va.; Mick Mulvaney, director Office of Management and Budget.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mulvaney; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): White House legislative affairs director Marc Short; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine..STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Mulvaney, Collins; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
  • Trump adds 5 names to SCOTUS nominee list for future open seat (KENNEDY RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT?)

    11/17/2017 6:30:59 PM PST · by Steven W. · 124 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/17/2017 | John Roberts
    The White House on Friday announced the addition of five new names to President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. ... Two of the latest candidates, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Kevin C. Newsom, were both nominated to their current positions by Trump in May, according to the White House. Barret serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Newsom serves on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the statement said. The White House announced both nominations in May. Also on the list are Justice Britt C. Grant of the Supreme Court...
  • FBI Informant in Clinton Uranium One Bribery Case has Video of Briefcases Full of Money

    11/17/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by BusterDog · 141 replies
    The Jeff Sessions DOJ leaked the name of the FBI informant in the Clinton Uranium One bribery case. The Sessions DOJ told Reuters the man’s name is William D. Campbell and he worked as a lobbyist for a Russian firm. According to reporter John Solomon the informant is a consultant and his evidence will show Russian agents with suitcases of cash to bribe the Clintons for US uranium. Investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Thursday the consultant has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton.
  • Blumenthal’s office probing potential “bot” attack

    11/17/2017 2:22:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Ken Dixon
    As charges of sexual improprieties shake the landscape around entertainment and politics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his staff on Friday were investigating what they believe is an attack by a web robot involving a woman who says she was harassed and assaulted when he was U.S. attorney nearly 40 years ago. “These allegations are completely and unequivocally false. We are looking into the origins of these untrue claims,” said Maria McElwain, Blumenthal’s communications director. Someone calling themselves Linda Flores of Cheshire claimed that Blumenthal assaulted her when she was a summer intern in 1979. Blumenthal went on to the...
  • Blumenthal accused of sexual harassment by former intern [Linda Flores] (Update Comment #4)

    11/17/2017 11:47:28 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 105 replies
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  • Robert Mueller Has Subpoenaed Trump’s Election Campaign

    11/17/2017 3:44:36 AM PST · by Kalamata · 169 replies
    Truthfeed News ^ | November 17. 2017 | Truthfeed News
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller’s team issued the subpoena in mid-October, requesting documents and emails from over a dozen top campaign officials that include several keywords related to Russia. A source familiar with the matter told the Journal that the subpoena would not compel testimony before a grand jury, but that Trump’s campaign was surprised by the order after voluntarily cooperating with previous requests from Mueller’s team.
  • Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign

    11/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 16, 2017
    Two prominent members of Minnesota's Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign his Senate seat following allegations of sexual misconduct. Although many other Democrats have called the former comedian's actions disturbing, state auditor Rebecca Otto and Megan Thomas, president of the party's official Feminist Caucus, say he should leave office.
  • Leading Senate Democrats Call For Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken

    11/16/2017 11:06:30 AM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 at 1:06 PM | Amber Phillips
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and a call for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles model and broadcaster accused him of “forcibly kissing” and groping her in 2006. After originally issuing a brief apology and saying he didn’t recall the incident the way Leeann Tweeden did, Franken issued a longer apology — “There’s no excuse” — and welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will “gladly cooperate.” The top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), said he hopes there will soon be one by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend...
  • Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned

    11/16/2017 3:39:34 AM PST · by Candor7 · 175 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 News ^ | 15 Nov. 2017 | Janet Hall
    Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned (Video News Feed)