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  • Trump should 'dig in,' not 'give in' when it comes to border wall, Lindsey Graham says

    12/09/2018 5:32:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that President Trump should not give in when it comes to the spending battle with Democrats over funding for the wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “I’d want the whole five billion [dollars] because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham, R-S.C., told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “One point six [billion dollars] is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don't see the need for additional border security, you're just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the...
  • Fourth woman accuses Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault, claiming he groped her [tr]

    12/06/2018 7:17:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | George Martin, and Chantalle Edmunds
    A fourth woman has come forward to accuse scientist and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault. Two more allegations against the renowned scientist came to light last week after an original allegation Tyson drugged and raped former classmate Tchiya Amet in 1984. But on Wednesday a fourth sexual assault claim was published by Buzzfeed News from a woman who says Tyson propositioned her at a party in the American Museum of Natural History, New York in 2010. According to the article, the unidentified woman said Tyson, who is director of the museum, 'drunkenly approached her' while 'making sexual...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated by Fox, NatGeo Networks [for sexual misconduct]

    11/30/2018 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2018
    Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Patheos.com published accounts Thursday from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with them. Tyson was host of “Cosmos” on Fox in 2014 and a new edition of the series was to air on National Geographic next year. Tyson has not commented publicly and an email request for comment to his representative was not immediately returned. …
  • Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2018 2:33:11 PM PST · by sitetest · 91 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 29, 2018 | David G. McAfee
    Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today. --- snip -- Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...
  • When will liberals give Melania Trump the credit she deserves?

    12/09/2018 3:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2018 | Madison Gesiotto
    In the year of the woman, First Lady Melania Trump is the greatest of them all. While the media is busy salivating over Hollywood actresses and radical female Democrats, it is Melania Trump who deserves recognition for everything she has done for women and children in the last two years. The mainstream media loves to portray Republicans as aggressive upholders of the “patriarchy” who seek to quash the cause of gender equality. Yet the ostensible feminists on the left often bully and intimidate strong conservative women, attacking them for their beliefs and values. This is why I was not surprised...
  • Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’

    12/09/2018 2:35:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday said he believes the Democratic Party could win in 2020 if they pick someone "unexpected" as their party's presidential nominee. Santorum, asked if there were any potential Democratic candidates he was afraid of, pointed to previous presidential contests, saying all of the Democratic candidates who won were "not the favorite" at the time. "When the Democrats win, they pick someone unexpected or someone who’s not the favorite," Santorum, a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "[Former Presidents] Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter," he listed. "When they pick [failed...
  • Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

    12/09/2018 2:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    [CUT - On Bill Barr:] "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make. I generally do not support nominees, for the most part, unless I know them personally [CUT - On Heather Nauert:] “Does she have detailed...
  • Rubio on Impeachment: The President Is Not Above the Law

    12/09/2018 1:16:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said if President Donald Trump did direct his lawyer Michael Cohen to commit federal campaign finance felonies, he was not “above the law.”
  • The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything

    12/09/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. It’s harder to determine how many terrestrial species vanished, but the loss was comparable. This mass extinction, at the end of the Permian Period, was the worst in the planet’s history, and it happened over a few thousand years at most — the blink of a geological eye. On Thursday, a team of scientists offered a detailed accounting of how marine life was wiped out during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Global warming robbed the oceans of oxygen, they say, putting many species...
  • States of Emergency declared in three states

    12/08/2018 5:47:33 PM PST · by Openurmind · 60 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | December 8, 2018 | Robert
    This is how ice ages begin. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency ahead of the upcoming storm, which has brought snow and freezing rain across the southern United States. Heavy and accumulating snow is expected in southern Virginia through Monday, the National Weather Service warned. Downed trees and limbs may create significant power outages or cause additional travel hazards. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for all 100 of the state’s counties. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin also declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm for all 77 of...
  • Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan

    12/08/2018 8:47:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 157 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12/8/2018 | Eric Levitz
    ...Bundy naturally just disavowed the militia movement in solidarity with the migrant caravan, suggested that nationalism is actually the opposite of patriotism, and said that Trump’s America resembles nothing so much as 1930s Germany. Last week, Bundy posted a video to Facebook in which he criticized President Trump for demonizing the Central American migrants who were traveling in a caravan to seek asylum in the United States. “To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done — you know, trying to speak respectfully — but he has basically called them all criminals and said they’re not coming in...
  • Rosenstein Appointed a Special Counsel to Investigate Trump in Response to a Request From Dem

    12/08/2018 8:21:06 AM PST · by Cheerio · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE:Rosenstein Appointed a Special Counsel to Investigate Trump in Response to a Request From Dem Senator Mark Warner A new report out by CNN sheds some light on what happened during the two critical weeks from the time James Comey was fired as FBI Director to when Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump. After Comey was fired, he immediately launched a campaign to get a special counsel appointed to investigate Trump by leaking classified memos of conversations he had with the President to the New York Times through a friend – the next day Mueller...
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • A Family of Secrets

    12/08/2018 4:39:57 AM PST · by stratous · 11 replies
    Who What Were.com ^ | Dec 7 2018 | Jeff Schechtman
    While President Donald Trump has used truculence, bluster, populism, and manufactured division to hide the true nature of his agenda, George Herbert Walker Bush used manners, civility, and grace to hide the truth of his and his family’s agenda. Both are very similar in their objectives. Both have enabled the continued transfer of wealth to the upper echelons of society. Both have sought to protect the interests of corporations and rich friends. But as we witnessed this week, Bush and the Bush family were far more effective with honey than with vinegar. To wrap up this week of seemingly non-stop...
  • White House: Mueller Filings Have 'Nothing Of Value' - Trump Tweets He's 'Clear'

    12/08/2018 6:13:44 AM PST · by McQ444 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-08 21:00 | Daniel Boffey
    Following the two court filings on President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the White House has dismissed the case as the President declared himself "totally" clear. The sentencing memo registered by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the investigation and probe into the personal business dealings of Cohen didn't include fresh or valuable information, according to Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • Who on earth voted for Ocasio-Cortez? Here’s your answer

    12/08/2018 4:38:33 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 62 replies
    The question above is often asked rhetorically in response to Twitter posts by the embattled freshman congressman, who has become something of an ideological lightning rod since her emergence on the political scene. ... So how did this utterly unspectacular creature, who previously worked as a bartender and a waitress in a taqueria, win a seat in Congress at the tender age of 28? A lot can be construed from census data on New York’s 14th congressional district, which she clutched away from a veteran Democratic congressman.
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Is Borrowing from the Trump Playbook

    12/07/2018 2:54:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I'm sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton's most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president's enemies were twisted by hate for the man. During the George W. Bush administration, thanks in part to a phrase coined by my late friend Charles Krauthammer, conservatives deflected criticism of the president by claiming his foes suffered from "Bush derangement syndrome." The term caught on, and Obama...