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  • Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns (barf alert)

    09/26/2018 3:33:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 25 sept 2018 | Ryan Foley
    Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from across the political spectrum. The panel's work accelerated after the Valentine's Day slaughter at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and it eventually produced a legislative package of what Kasich labeled "sensible changes that should keep people safer." The legislation was introduced by a Republican lawmaker in the...
  • Christine Ford Submitted 4 Sworn Statements Supporting Her Assault Claim Against Kavanaugh

    09/26/2018 3:33:05 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/26/2018 | Peter Weber
    Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford have given the Senate Judiciary Committee sworn and signed statements from four people, including Ford's husband, affirming that she told them about her alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as early as 2012, USA Today reported early WednesdayWednesday.
  • Naomi Osaka captures US Open; Serena Williams fined, penalized...

    09/26/2018 2:57:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/9/18
    "...for calling chair umpire a thief" NEW YORK -- Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the US Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title. Editor's Picks Serena accuses US Open umpire of sexism Serena Williams said being assessed a game penalty in the US Open final was a result of sexism and said that men have said "much worse" and not been penalized. Osaka's moment: Chaos, confusion and...
  • Amy Chua denies telling female students to be 'model-like' for Brett Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 11:58:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    TheGuardian UK ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Amy Chua, the Yale law professor and best-selling author who endorsed supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has denied allegations that she instructed female law students to exude a “model-like” femininity when interviewing for clerkships with the judge. “Everything that is being said about the advice I give to students applying to Brett Kavanaugh – or any judge – is outrageous, 100% false, and the exact opposite of everything I have stood for and said for the last 15 years,” Chua said in a letter that was sent to the Yale Law School community. The Guardian and the Huffington Post published...
  • Arizona prosecutor is GOP choice to question Kavanaugh and Ford

    09/25/2018 11:37:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    LMTonline ^ | September 25, 2018 | Sean Sullivan, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S. Helderman
    WASHINGTON - Republican senators have selected Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, a top senator announced Tuesday. Mitchell, the sex crimes bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, will query the two at Thursday's highly anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A registered Republican, Mitchell has worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for 26 years. The division Mitchell heads deals with family violence, physical and sexual abuse of children, and sex offenses, including sex assault cases....
  • 10 Red Flags About Sexual Assault Claims, From An Employment Lawyer

    09/25/2018 10:21:55 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/25/2018 | Adam Mill
    t’s not nice or politically correct to say, but people do sometimes lie to get money, revenge, power, attention, or political advantage. False allegations of assault have been documented. Adam Mill By Adam Mill SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 I stand athwart the streamroller of sexual misconduct complaints that crush the innocent, end marriages, and destroy careers. In the Me Too era, I am an employment attorney in the politically incorrect vocation of defending who must pay if misconduct is found. My skin is thick, and I do not melt when asked, “How dare you!” I dare because I do not want...
  • PHONE AUDIO: CNN Producer Cold-Calling Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale Classmates

    CNN producer Scott Bronstein is caught on tape calling around to Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates from the class of ’87. “Sender’s husband is a Yale grad and CNN is proactively contacting ‘87 Yale graduates who were in Pierson Residential College to try to dig up dirt on Kavanaugh,” Amy Dryden wrote on Facebook. The media has now put forward two sexual impropriety accusers: Palo Alto-based left-wing activist professor Christine Blasey Ford, and former George Soros Open Society Foundations senior fellow Deborah Ramirez, also a professor. But so far no concrete evidence has implicated Kavanaugh in any wrongdoing.
  • Deborah Ramirez Refuses to Testify. Here's Her Response to the Senate Judiciary Committee

    09/25/2018 6:22:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh's second sexual abuse accuser, Deborah Ramirez, will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Committee, said he spoke with Ramirez. She made it very clear that she gave her story to the press, which can be found in The New Yorker article that was posted late Sunday night, The Washington Times reported. “Our counsel repeatedly tried to reach him,” Kennedy said. “They finally did reach him, and he said we are not issuing a statement. He said if you want our statement, read the New Yorker.” Ramirez...
  • GOP hires female attorney to question Ford, Kavanaugh's accuser

    09/25/2018 6:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 25, 2018 | Rebecca Shabad, Heidi Przybyla and Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have brought in "an experienced sex-crimes prosecutor" to handle questioning on Thursday, but declined to identify her. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans said Tuesday that they had hired an outside counsel to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her, at the committee's hearing on Thursday — though they would not reveal the lawyer's identity, drawing criticism from Democrats and women's advocates. In a letter to a lawyer for Ford on Monday, Mike Davis, who handles nominations for Republicans on the committee — all of...
  • Corruption in the Senate Confirmation Process

    09/25/2018 2:54:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    What’s happening to Judge Brett Kavanaugh — who, for the record, I do not know — recalls the confirmation battle over now-Third Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Brooks Smith in 2001-2002. And as I discovered, the confirmation process itself has been corrupted by Senate Democrats and their special interest allies. As a young Reagan political aide — and a non-lawyer — I wound up working on five Reagan Supreme Court nominations. That would be Rehnquist for Chief Justice, Scalia, Bork, Douglas Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy for Associate Justice. In 2001, well out of government, I received a phone call...
  • Newt Gingrich: The REAL question for Thursday's Kavanaugh hearing -- Who governs America?

    09/25/2018 2:46:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    If not Judge Kavanaugh, then who? This is the question Republicans should ask themselves as they prepare for Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. If this decent human being, with an exemplary record as husband, father, friend, and judge can be smeared and maligned, who is going to be capable of surviving the left’s ruthless dishonesty and willingness to lie, intimidate, and destroy? If the left can succeed in vilifying someone with Judge Kavanaugh’s integrity and record, they will be in a position to say to President Trump, “nominate a moderate who is acceptable to us or we will smear your...
  • Suing White Supremacists: Elizabeth Sines '19 Takes on August 11-12 Organizers

    09/25/2018 1:51:00 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 21 replies
    VIRGINIA LAW WEEKLY ^ | August 31, 2018 | Ali Zablock
    Elizabeth Sines '19 counter-protested the white supremacist rallies of August 11 and 12, 2017. She is currently suing the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in what is reported to be “the most notable—and comprehensive—lawsuit filed against white supremacists in years.” Law Weekly Articles Editor Ali Zablocki '19 interviewed Sines about this groundbreaking lawsuit. AZ: Let's start with the basics. Who exactly are you suing? ES: I am one of several Charlottesville residents suing over two dozen white supremacists and affiliated groups. The most well-known defendants are probably Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, and the KKK. AZ: Who are you...
  • Murphy wants government to stop allowing schools to use federal funds to arm teachers

    09/25/2018 12:55:59 PM PDT · by Puppage · 28 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 09/25/2018 | WTNH Staff
    WTNH) - Senator Chris Murphy is urging the U.S. Department of Education to stop allowing school districts to use federal funds to arm teachers. He asked the education panel for research on arming teachers. "Are any of you aware of any data that suggest arming teachers makes our schools safer? Neither am I," he said. Related Content: Connecticut senators speak out against arming teachers In September, Murphy introduced an amendment to a bill that would block federal funds to buy guns. Senate Republicans did not allow for a vote on the amendment.
  • Senate majority leader says he believes Republicans have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 12:43:29 PM PDT · by Revel · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/25/18 | Twitter
    Reuters Politics Verified Account @ReutersPolitics Senate majority leader says he believes Republicans have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh 11:39 AM - 25 Sep 2018
  • Third Kavanaugh accuser, a former US Mint employee, '100 percent credible,' Avenatti says

    09/25/2018 12:26:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    USA Today | September 24, 2018 | by Chris Woodyard and Jorge L. Ortiz
    LINK ONLY due to copy write complaint.
  • ...Kavanaugh chaos -- If you're a Republican, you may be wondering why should I bother to vote?

    09/25/2018 11:58:46 AM PDT · by familyop · 114 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    ...Senate Republicans declared in effect that all allegations against Brett Kavanaugh must be heard no matter how frivolous or obviously fraudulent they are...If Brett Kavanaugh, who is a mainstream, moderate judge, a man who's literally married to George W. Bush's assistant, can't get confirmed to Supreme Court, then no Republican can...You wanted secure borders. You wanted an end to ObamaCare and you wanted non-crazy people on the Supreme Court of the United States...Republicans in the Senate don't care...
  • Combat-Decorated Green Beret Takes On a New Enemy: The Washington Swamp(FL)

    09/25/2018 11:12:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/25/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Many politicians in Washington, D.C. are more concerned with getting elected than with governing this country. Veterans see this as something that goes against their spirit. They served in the military to protect and defend, and now they want a chance to serve in Congress to fight for their fellow Americans. Their mission is to get results and not constantly be lame-duck representatives. One such candidate is Michael Waltz, who is running in Florida's District 6, the seat Ron DeSantis currently holds as he runs for governor. He interviewed with American Thinker about why he is running for office. He...
  • Deep State Unmasked, IRS Officials – “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservative Groups,

    09/25/2018 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2018 | by Staff Report
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: Deep State Unmasked, IRS Officials – “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservative Groups, “… I don’t give a s**t if that is a crime” ============================================================================ IRS Tax Examiner: Target Conservative Groups Because They Are “… just f***ing fronts for the Koch brothers.” Deleting IRS Emails is “… so cool… [conservatives] could not hold any evidence against… ” Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen “…I don’t give a s**t if that is a crime.” IRS Attorney on Lerner Scandal: “All that stuff we saw in the news, yeah mistakes were made.” IRS is Comfy Gig, Democratic Socialist of...
  • There's Poisoning the Well, and Then There's Borking the Well (Kavanaugh)

    09/25/2018 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Anita Hill is coming to Elon University. The ol' alma mater already lost my contributions earlier this year – a consequence of Wired revealing that one of Elon's computer professors is an Antifa activist who has been compiling a massive database of anyone she deems Lebensunwertes Leben. That means "Republicans," "conservatives," "Alt-Right," "white supremacists," and pretty much everyone listing starboard of Friedrich Engels. Megan Squire is not only still employed at Elon, but applauded. Last week Squire delivered a "Distinguished Scholar Lecture" about her work supplying the Southern Poverty Law Center with information about their common enemies. This is the...
  • Sen. Chris Coons: Burden of proof lies with Brett Kavanaugh to prove his innocence

    09/25/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, drew double-takes on the right Monday after insisting that the burden of proof lies with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to prove his innocence. Ms. Coons said that Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez “have nothing to gain” and have put themselves “at legal risk” by accusing Mr. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in his teen years. “It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations,” said Mr. Coons in a Monday interview on MSNBC, “rather than...