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  • 'I think the turnout is going to be larger FOR Roy Moore' (trunc)

    11/11/2017 12:18:51 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    Republican officials in Alabama are doubling down on Senate candidate Roy Moore in spite of accusations that he dated teen girls in his 30s, as a photo has emerged of one accuser working at a Hillary Clinton campaign event. Moore has vehemently denied a bombshell Washington Post report detailing claims from several women that he dated them in the 1970s, including one who was 14 at the time. While the GOP establishment moved quickly to cut ties with insurgent candidate Moore, who was heavily backed by President Donald Trump's strategist Steve Bannon, local party officials were not so skittish. 'I...
  • Is the political war on rural Md. dead?

    11/10/2017 11:09:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | June 4, 2017 | J.F. MEILS Capital News Service
    ANNAPOLIS — In 2009, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closed the visitor center at the Sideling Hill cut, the symbolic gateway to Western Maryland, as a cost-saving effort. Some saw the move as personal, or at least confirmation of how the former governor felt about the state’s rural counties. “We had only two visitor centers that were closed in the entire state under O’Malley,” said William Valentine, an Allegany County commissioner. “It wasn’t too hard to figure out what happened.” Current Gov. Larry Hogan reopened the Sideling Hill Visitor Center in 2015. Earlier this year when Hogan took the stage...
  • Lobbyists, Special Interest Groups or the American People? Tough Choices for Republicans

    11/10/2017 10:02:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Dan Celia
    The Senate releasing some details of its tax plan gives us another moving target that will morph and change daily. America could have a growing economy that would affect generations to come, and if this reform passes by the end of this year, we could see a conservative-controlled Washington for at least a generation. Unfortunately, most Republicans haven’t figured this out yet. The original notion of tax reform was to transform corporate taxes so America could become more competitive as a nation—a place where corporations could feel comfortable to stay right here. This new corporate tax rate would bring corporations...
  • Trump Team Flips Finger (Figuratively) to United Nations

    11/10/2017 9:49:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: As is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken. They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations…The United States opposes this (UN) resolution (condemning the U.S. embargo of Cuba) today in continued solidarity with the Cuban people and in the hope that they will one day be free to choose their own destiny. This assembly (the UN) does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S....
  • The Dutch Media Are Trying to Cover Up a Massive Abortion Scandal. Here’s the Truth.

    11/10/2017 8:11:06 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    November 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A few weeks back, I interviewed Dutch pro-life activist Kees Van Helden, a national leader who works both on the grassroots level as well as the political level. He told me a story that has been virtually non-existent in the media: that the Dutch abortion industry has been paralyzed by massive financial fraud scandals, exposed first by the investigative reporting of a pro-life newspaper, and then further fraud being discovered by a second newspaper. The Dutch pro-life movement is doing everything it can to utilize this opportunity — over half of the abortion clinics in...
  • Liberal MP John Alexander quits over dual citizenship (Australian government loses majority)

    11/10/2017 7:51:04 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies ^ | 11th November 2017 | Natalie Wolfe
    FEDERAL Liberal MP John Alexander has today announced he is a dual citizen, confirming his British citizenship in a press conference this afternoon. Mr Alexander is the second lower house Coalition MP to resign over the citizenship saga and has triggered a by-election for the unpredictable Sydney seat of Bennelong. Mr Alexander’s decision, coupled with the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, means the Coalition has 74 seats in the 150 seat lower house and has lost its majority. For a majority, 76 seats are needed. “I have always believed that I am Australian and solely Australian. In view...
  • Perv du Jour - Star Trek's GEORGE TAKEI..! Roofied, pulled his pants down...

    11/10/2017 6:40:58 PM PST · by gaijin · 23 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/10/2017 | Ryan Parker
    Excerpt: The two men went back to the actor's condo for a drink the same night. "We have the drink and he asks if I would like another," Brunton recalls. "And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."...
  • Pro-white fliers hit college campuses. Here’s how UC Davis responds

    11/10/2017 6:15:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ed Fletcher
    In response to pro-white fliers recently posted around the UC Davis campus – part of a national coordinated campaign – Chancellor Gary May and two top student leaders condemned the message. “It’s okay to be white,” read the message anonymously posted at various locations around campus on the evening of Nov. 4.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day Weekend Tunes ~ 11 November 2017

    11/10/2017 6:11:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 214 replies
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  • Senate Passes Resolution Sexual Harassment Training

    11/10/2017 6:03:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    US News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Alexa Lardieri
    Following a national surge of sexual assault allegations, the Senate passed a resolution Thursday mandating sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate, including senators. The proposal — introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and co-sponsored by several other Republicans and Democrats — passed unanimously, CBS reported. Klobuchar said there is widespread support for the resolution, though longer-serving senators had a few complaints. "(They say) 'Well, I've been here a long time and I've never done anything wrong,'" Klobuchar told NPR. "And I go, 'I'm sure that's true, we just think everyone should...
  • Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

    11/10/2017 4:51:24 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 77 replies ^ | 11/10/17 06:07 PM EST | By Brandon Carter
    Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.
  • He fell onto the railroad tracks, and woke up without legs

    11/10/2017 3:11:12 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 10, 2017 | Sam Stanton
    Joe Nevis doesn’t remember much about the early morning hours of last Christmas Eve, when a train rolling through Marysville sliced off both his legs as he lay on the railroad tracks where he had fallen near a park.
  • Facebook Founder: God Knows What Social Media Does to Our Children

    11/10/2017 2:44:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | November 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, I got to thinking about it. I say so much, the amount of content disseminated every hour on this program, it’s even tough for me to remember it all. You know, I’ll say something on X day, and two weeks later, a story will happen, and I will remember I predicted it, and I wonder how many of you in the audience remember. I’ll never know. I’ll never know. I assume many of you do because I assume you listen very closely and very carefully, but at the same time I realize that it’s impossible to remember...
  • Maine governor says he won't implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion without full funding

    11/10/2017 2:34:40 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | November 10, 2017 | Kelly Gooch
    On Tuesday, Maine became the 32nd state to approve Medicaid expansion and the first to do so via referendum. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage is pushing back. In a statement released the day after the vote, the governor referenced costs associated with the initiative, saying taxpayers would be on the hook for "hundreds of millions of dollars." "The last time Maine experimented with Medicaid expansion in 2002 under then-Gov. Angus King, it created a $750 million debt to hospitals, resulted in massive budget shortfalls every year, did not reduce emergency room use, did not reduce the number of uninsured Mainers...
  • Schola hosts patriotic sing-along

    11/10/2017 2:27:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 3 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/8/17 | Los Altos Town Crier Staff
    Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has scheduled a patriotic sing-along, “Our United States,” 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 566 Magdalena Ave. According to Dawn Reyen, the choral group’s assistant conductor and leader of the sing-along, the event “honors veterans and our country with patriotic tunes and songs about places in America.” No singing experience is necessary; the words will be projected on a screen so that participants can follow along. Songs will include “America the Beautiful,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “New York, New York” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Schola Cantorum hosts sing-alongs...
  • Collusion! Trump Meets Putin (But No Offer of Female Companionship Made)

    11/10/2017 1:56:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, Trump’s over in Vietnam as part of his Asian tour, and word leaked that he might run into Putin while there. And so the Drive-Bys have been focused, there is a sick and morbid curiosity they have over whether Trump will meet with Putin while they’re both in the same place. And of course you know what’s driving this. Trump and Putin colluded to steal the election. And so since that’s the foundation of everything they report on regarding Trump, since this happens to be a worldwide economic summit, Putin is there, but they have been keeping...
  • Every U.S. Senator Will Be Required to Undergo Sexual Harassment Training

    11/10/2017 1:26:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 10, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.) ( - Every member of the U.S. Senate and all staff members are required to undergo sexual harassment training in the next 60 days and at least once every two years after that under the terms of a resolution that the Senate approved on Thursday evening . The resolution was sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.), the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, and co-sponsored by 19 others. Among the co-sponsors were Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.), Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R.-Iowa), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) and Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Self-proclaimed Imam ‘said it was OK to EAT non-Muslims as he groomed followers’

    11/10/2017 1:06:04 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    Express ^ | 11.10.17 | Romina McGuinness
    The man, who was not recognised as an imam in the Muslim faith, was one of 10 people arrested in France and Switzerland suspected of plotting a terror attack in France. The arrested group, aged between 18 and 65, used encrypted messaging app Telegram to plan the alleged attack, an unnamed French judicial source said. The 27-year-old imam, who was among the nine people arrested in France, is a Swiss national who converted to Islam three years ago, Swiss prosecutors said.
  • My Advice to Judge Moore: Hire Hillary

    11/10/2017 1:00:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | November 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, these political sex scandals, they’re fascinating, folks. When the Democrats have one, you need to produce semen, you need the blue dress, you need transcripts of sexting, you need photos of people sneaking into hotel rooms like John Edwards. But when the 40-year-old childhood memories of a wacky woman and the Washington Post allege something about a Republican, all hell breaks loose. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: Where’s the semen-stained blue dress? I mean, do you hear what Senator McCain is saying? Senator McCain is saying, “He’s gotta quit...
  • Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

    11/10/2017 11:57:49 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The armed civilian who used his assault rifle to stop Sunday’s mass murder of 26 Texas churchgoers has been hailed, rightly, as a hero, but Stephen Willeford is hardly unique. A number of armed American citizens have also used their firearms to stop or limit mass killings.