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  • Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

    11/10/2017 10:32:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Marlowe Hood
    The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks. "If we do not respect decisions that we have made, then how can we build trust among the parties?" said Chen Zhihua, China's senior negotiator, referring to long-standing pledges by rich nations to enhance financial support and "revisit" targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. "And how can...
  • Weekly Update: Comey’s Illegal Leak?

    11/10/2017 9:38:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks We Sue DOJ Over Comey’s Controversial Senate Testimony Happy Veterans Day Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks There are too many contradictions and curiosities in the James B. Comey affair for it to stay covered up forever. This week we announced that the Justice Department is now comparing former FBI Director Comey to WikiLeaks. After Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, he gave the New York Times a February 14, 2017, memorandum written about a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,"Open Line Fridays",WOR AM,November 10, 2017

    11/10/2017 8:35:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Democrats’ New ‘Assault Weapons’ Bill Would Ban the GLOCK 17, More Semi-Auto Pistols

    11/10/2017 7:57:59 AM PST · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/10/17 | Johannes Paulson
    The text of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault rifle ban bill is now available on her website and, contra Nick’s expectations, it isn’t simply a copy-and-paste re-run of the failed Clinton era assault rifle ban language. It’s worse. Much worse. How bad is it? In the first four pages, it bans the popular GLOCK 17 9mm pistol, a gun that’s commonly used for shooting sports and personal self defense by hundreds of thousands of Americans. That’s right, one of the most reliable, commonly-used pistols in the US, from one of the most popular firearms manufacturers in the world is now on...
  • Moore: I'm Not Going Anywhere

    11/10/2017 6:11:58 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 118 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite calls for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, Moore said he’s not going anywhere. The Senate candidate released a statement about Thursday’s report in the Washington Post that he stands accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor in 1979, questioning the allegations based on their timing since he’s been in public service for more than 40 years and the political motivations of the paper, given that they have already endorsed his opponent. NEW: @MooreSenate statement on @washingtonpost report: #RoyMoore — Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) November 9, 2017 However,...
  • Default day looms for cash-strapped Venezuela

    11/10/2017 6:00:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2017 | Staff
    Venezuela slipped inexorably towards a formal debt default Friday, with analysts saying it was all but inevitable for the sinking OPEC state which owes about $150 billion. "With Venezuela's state-owned oil company having reportedly failed to make a principal payment on a bond that has now matured, credit default swaps are likely to be triggered on Friday," market analysts Capital Economics said.
  • My Evening with the Ted Cruz Campaign

    11/10/2017 4:45:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One year out from Election Day 2018, the Ted Cruz re-election campaign is in high gear. Last evening, I attended an event sponsored by the Hood County Tea Party in my hometown of Granbury, Texas at which the featured speakers were senior members of Senator Cruz’s 2018 campaign. First up was the campaign’s impressive political director, Joseph Wade Miller, a Marine veteran and former regional coordinator for Heritage Action for America. Discussing the tax reform bill, Miller explained that within the Republican caucus, the battle largely comes down to the question of whether the bill must be “revenue neutral.” Senator...
  • Judge denies release for Cliven Bundy amid courtroom outburst

    11/10/2017 3:50:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/9/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS-A judge declined Thursday to release Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy days before trial, concerned he doesn't recognize federal authority and has a large incentive to flee with at least 80 years in prison hanging over his head if convicted of four of his 16 charges. US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro also rejected release requests by Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne and said she would make a decision later on Ammon Bundy. Bret O. Whipple, the attorney representing the elder Bundy on charges in the 2014 standoff near Bunkerville, urged consideration for the patriarch's age, his failing health and...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Is the GOP establishment behind the Roy hit?

    11/10/2017 2:22:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 11/10/17 | Brian C. Joondeph
    McConnell clearly doesn't want Roy Moore in the Senate. Is it a stretch to believe that McConnell, or someone on his behalf, hired an opposition research firm to dig up dirt on Moore? Just as the GOP establishment hired Fusion GPS to look for scandal on then-candidate Donald Trump? So what if it throws the Alabama Senate seat election into chaos? The GOP establishment would rather lose the seat to a Democrat than see it won by an anti-establishment candidate, even if of their own party. It's the same reason so many of them opposed Trump – and do to...
  • 3 Facts Gun Grabbers Forgot When Drafting the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017

    11/10/2017 1:51:49 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies ^ | Nov 09, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Every so often a ridiculous gun bill is introduced. Most of us gun rights activists roll our eyes and sigh. Gun control advocates who write these pieces of legislation know absolutely nothing about firearms yet they’re trying to tell us what kind of guns we should and should not own, what kind of attachments are acceptable and how many rounds are sufficient. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), along with her clan of Democratic cohorts, on Wednesday introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 as a means of addressing mass shootings. “This bill won’t stop every mass shooting, but it will begin...
  • Sorry, GOP: There’s no running away from Trump (NeverTrump Alert)

    11/09/2017 11:43:12 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 9, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Ed Gillespie, campaigning in a treacherous political environment defined by an unpopular president of his own party, ran the only race he reasonably could. He distanced himself from Donald Trump personally, hoping to lessen his losses in heavily Democratic Northern Virginia, while hitting some Trumpian notes on crime and immigration to appeal to the president’s base. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, the self-declared keeper of the Trumpist flame, believed Gillespie had cracked the code by fashioning a “Trumpism without Trump.” He managed, per Bannon, to close the enthusiasm gap “by rallying around the Trump agenda,” and Democrats needed to be...
  • Mr President, Do Not Abandon Moore, Fight For Him

    11/09/2017 9:11:24 PM PST · by OneVike · 59 replies
    11/9/17 | OV
    Back on August 10th, I wrote a vanity post titled, I'm Sending Money To Support Roy Moore For The US Senate, How About You?". I made the case for my belief that Roy Moore is the best candidate for Jeff Sessions vacated US Senate seat from Alabama. In that post I said that the establishment will do all they can to defeat Moore. Well, here we are a little over a Month away from the election, and the Swamp is now coming after him. With John McCain leading the charge that Roy Moore should immediately step aside and allow...
  • Write-In Republican Candidates Could Challenge Roy Moore

    11/09/2017 7:33:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2017 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — Although Alabama law prohibits a nominee from withdrawing his or her name from an election ballot 76 days before voters go to the polls, write-in candidates have no deadlines. A woman told the Washington Post in an article published Thursday that Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Senate Republicans have called for Moore to leave the race if the claims are true. Moore and his campaign vociferously denied the accusations, calling the charges “fake news.”
  • Vet Refuses Award From NFL Team

    11/09/2017 1:23:15 PM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Fox Insider News ^ | October 9, 2017 | Staff
    VideoA Navy veteran could not bring himself to accept a community service award from the New Orleans Saints because he is fed up with the national anthem protests. Navy Commander John Wells (Ret.) was at first "touched, honored and excited" when offered the award before the season started. After seeing the players kneel in front of the flag he has served under, though, Wells said there was "no way" he could accept the award.
  • If it’s going to hurt Californians, a conservative says, postpone some of the tax plan

    11/09/2017 12:21:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 9th, 2017 | Tom McClintock
    In the last four national elections, Americans made it clear that we won’t accept the economic stagnation we’ve suffered during this past decade. Obama’s policies of higher taxes and greater regulatory burdens suppressed economic growth to a dismal 1.5 percent annual average – about half the post-war growth rate of three percent. Reagan averaged 3.5 percent annual growth by reducing the tax and regulatory burdens crushing the economy. The result: one of the greatest economic expansions in American history. The Trump administration has made significant progress on regulatory relief, as attested by rising wages, employment opportunities and consumer confidence. But...
  • Democrat Lawmaker Proclaims Article 'Fake News,' Asks Twitter Exec What He's Going to Do About It

    11/09/2017 10:44:14 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) made himself the arbiter of "fake news" on Wednesday, pointing to an InfoWars article on the New York City terrorist attack and asking a Twitter executive, "what's your responsibility to set the record straight so that the people who saw this know that it's fake news?" The InfoWars article in question was titled, "Imam: I Warned DeBlasio About NYC Terror; He Was Too Busy Bashing Trump." For a while on Wednesday, that story was trending at the top when Twitter users went to #NYCTerroristAttack. But is the report fake news? And who gets to decide? Speaking...
  • In harsh corner of Uganda, herders fight climate change

    11/09/2017 9:57:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 9, 2017 | By ADELLE KALAKOUTI
    The sun is setting over Karamoja. Time for the nomadic herders to return their cattle to thorn-ringed enclosures. They've roamed since first light, searching for pasture in Uganda's poorest region where water and grazing land are scarce. Now the changing climate has brought hunger and bewilderment as traditional coping methods for the harsh environment fail. As the first major global climate conference convenes in Germany since President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of the 2015 Paris accord, many in Africa fear they will be hit harder than most. Historically, the rainy season runs from April to...
  • Citizens Climate Lobby conference seeks to control global warming

    11/09/2017 9:47:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Clearwater Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | By Times Staff
    Two Clearwater residents, Keith McNeill and Jean Nelson, recently attended Citizens Climate Lobby-Canada’s annual conference and lobbying days, which were held Oct. 21-24 in Ottawa. “It was four days full of firsts and mosts,” said Cathy Orlando, the national director of CCL Canada. “We had the most number of face-to-face meetings: 44 in one lobbying blitz.” There were 49 lobbying meetings in all. Fifty-one CCL volunteers lobbied in those meetings, and in total, 65 people attended the conference. Armed with two days of training and networking, 240 signatures from businesses and NGOs on their open letter and 652 print media...
  • House Judiciary chairman announces retirement

    11/09/2017 8:57:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 11/09/17 10:58 AM EST | By Cristina Marcos -
    Autoplay: On | Off House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Thursday that he will not seek reelection, becoming the latest in a string of GOP lawmaker retirements. Goodlatte, 65, is the third term-limited House committee chairman to announce his plans to leave the chamber within the last week. "With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters," Goodlatte said in a letter to supporters.