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  • 19-year-old proposes adding a major interstate in Columbus. Councilors support the idea.

    11/22/2017 1:09:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 25, 2017 | Alva James-Johnson
    Imagine a major interstate running through Columbus, spurring economic development, prosperity and connecting military installations along the way. That’s the scenario that 19-year-old Frank Lumpkin IV presented to Columbus Council Tuesday, while making a pitch for Columbus to be connected to a major interstate that will run from Meridian, Texas, to Augusta. Lumpkin, a 2017 Columbus High School graduate now enrolled at the University of Georgia, said I-14 Texas already has been designated by Congress and is currently being built in segments. The first 25-mile stretch officially opened on January 26, 2017 near Killeen, Texas and Fort Hood. If built...
  • Trump really is restoring the constitutional order with his court picks

    11/22/2017 12:12:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the political world obsesses over the latest sexual-harassment scandals and policy wonks scrutinize the latest tax-reform proposal, the Trump administration is quietly restoring constitutional governance. Although Congress has been unable to pass legislation and President Trump faces record-low approval rates, his hiring of “the best people” in certain key areas has enabled the transformation of the judiciary — as well as reworking the bureaucracy (often called the Fourth Branch). A president has few powers more important than picking judges. Tax deals can sunset and regulations can be rescinded — Congress has used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate 14...
  • Sex, lies & excuses: Partisan madness on predators

    11/22/2017 12:03:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    As the sex scandals continue their relentless forward march, early efforts at a course correction are beginning to emerge. Some of these efforts are necessary and involve making distinctions — distinctions between, say, felonious assault, which should lead to prison, and really gross workplace behavior, which should lead to serious disciplinary action but should probably fall short of complete ruination. The danger, however, is that these distinctions get drawn in such a way that they protect one set of offenders and not the other — purely on the grounds that the protected set is made up of people you like...
  • Amid Harassment Scandals, Distinctions Matter

    11/21/2017 11:57:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new dawn varies widely. Some think it's a great feminist or moral awakening. Others see an era of witch hunts, prudery and weaponized politics in our future. Put me down for all of the above. As a conservative, this seems natural to me. Almost every good thing comes with a downside, and virtually every bad thing comes with an upside. We've seen cultural, political and religious awakenings before. The abolition movement also brought with it John Brown. Prohibition had...
  • 6 Scenarios For GOP Disaster In Roy Moore Senate Race

    11/21/2017 11:47:38 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Byron York
    "Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it's hard to see this working out well," one laconic Republican lawmaker said recently of the Roy Moore situation. The Alabama Senate race is shaping up as a catastrophe for the GOP, regardless of how it works out. But just how big a catastrophe? Here are six scenarios: 1) Moore withdraws from the race. That's the dream of many in the GOP. Under that scenario, a Republican write-in candidate would then be able to keep the GOP seat in one of the nation's reddest states. But there's a problem: Even if...
  • The Sultans of America and Their Harems

    11/21/2017 11:27:03 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Americans have been buried in the last six weeks by a blizzard of reports of sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and malfeasance from our politicians, journalists and Hollywood glitterati. In the last week alone, we've seen a picture of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his pre-senatorial days placing his hands over a sleeping woman's breasts; the suspension of New York Times journalist Glenn Thrush for allegedly harassing young female journalists; and eight women telling the Washington Post that fabled television host Charlie Rose had made unwanted sexual advances ranging from groping to lewd phone calls. That follows on the heels of...
  • Jim Acosta: If The President Calls us Fake News, Do We Just Take It?

    11/21/2017 9:39:26 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 55 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 11/21/2017 | Conor Beck
    On CNN's "Twitter & Trump" special Tuesday night, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta recounted his Wikipedia page being vandalized after being called "fake news" by President Donald Trump. "The President of the United States called me fake news and on the day he called me fake news, somebody went on my Wikipedia page and changed my Wikipedia page to say that I had died that day, that I had died on January 11, 2017," Acosta said. "Really," host Bill Weir flatly replied. "That had to be taken down. I turned off my Twitter notifications because it became sort of...
  • (1999 AFFIDAVIT) On Tortuous Route, Sexual Assault Accusation Against Clinton Resurfaces

    11/21/2017 9:39:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | orig 1999 | Barringer/Firestone
    On the advice of her lawyer, Bill Walters, a Republican state senator, she agreed to let him call a friend of his, Bruce Lindsey, White House deputy counsel, she said. After the call, the President's lawyer, Robert S. Bennett, faxed Mr. Walters an affidavit another woman had used to deny involvement with Mr. Clinton. She said Mr. Walters changed the names and facts and Mrs. Broaddrick signed it on January 2, 1998. Contacted yesterday, Mr. Lindsey and Mr. Bennett would not comment. The affidavit read, in part, ''These allegations are untrue and I had hoped that they would no longer...
  • Ivanka winds up in TV ad for Alabama Democratic Senate candidate battling Roy Moore after saying...

    11/21/2017 9:07:05 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 November 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Ivanka winds up in TV ad for Alabama Democratic Senate candidate battling Roy Moore after saying there's a 'special place in Hell' for people who prey on children. Ivanka Trump has made her debut in a Senate Democratic campaign ad, after Doug Jones used her comment about people who 'prey on children' to condemn rival Republican Roy Moore. The president's daughter made the statement last week, at a time the president had yet to personally condemn Moore or comment on his accusers – something that still has not happened. 'There is a special place in hell for people who prey...
  • President Trump Remarks Before Marine One Departure

    11/21/2017 7:30:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Whi via Youtube ^ | 11/21/17 | Donald J Trump
    Here is President Trump briefly talking to the White House Media before he boards Marine One. The media is having a complete meltdown over Roy Moore even though it's all hearsay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEiL6NMVZEU
  • Court Documents Raise Significant Questions About Leigh Corfman’s Accusations Against Roy Moore

    11/21/2017 5:43:04 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.21.17 | Aaron Klein
    Court documents involving Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, raise questions about the timeline and narrative of Corfman’s accusations against the politician. Those accusations were first publicly disclosed in a Washington Post story citing Corfman and her mother, Nancy Wells, as saying that in early 1979, Roy Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, allegedly asked Wells to watch her fourteen-year-old daughter while Wells went into a courtroom for a custody hearing. Corfman claims that Moore asked the young Corfman for her number....
  • Attorney: Accused Minnesota state senator to resign (Democrat)

    11/21/2017 4:38:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    ST. PAUL, Minn. Democratic state Sen. Dan Schoen will resign following a string of sexual misconduct allegations, his attorney said Tuesday, marking the first resignation from a recent tide of sexual harassment accusations in Minnesota politics. Attorney Paul Rogosheske told the Star Tribune Schoen would announce his resignation and address the allegations during a Wednesday news conference. The 42-year-old first-term senator had faced widespread calls to resign from his Cottage Grove-area seat since allegations of sexual harassment first surfaced earlier this month. The allegations against Schoen range from unwanted advances on a House candidate via text to sending photos of...
  • Child Sex Abuse Victim Calls Out Doug Jones for ‘Hypocrisy’

    11/21/2017 4:37:52 PM PST · by 2CAVTrooper · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 NOV 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Full title: Child Sex Abuse Victim Calls Out Doug Jones for ‘Hypocrisy’- Jones Had Said Victim’s Claims Were ‘Without Merit,’ ‘Cynical Attempt to Extort Money’ According to a report from AL.com’s Amy Yurkanin, a woman who sued the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2001 over sexual abuse she claimed to have suffered as a 15-year-old ripped Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Doug Jones for “hypocrisy” for his role as a defense attorney for the university. Brittany Benefield, the plaintiff in what at the time was a high-profile suit, had been a student at UAB. She was recruited by the university as a...
  • Will Democrats Nominate a Woman in 2020?

    11/21/2017 4:21:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What are the odds that the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee is gonna be a woman? Pretty solid, right? You know, it makes my theory that what Donna Brazile’s doing is setting up a run by Michelle Obama. I mean, it’s looking more and more likely. Hillary Clinton can kiss it big, fat good-bye, if she’s got designs on the 2020 nomination, there ain’t no way, Jose. And they gotta be a woman, right? In fact, I just saw a story, the GOP, the Republican National Committee, is raising money out the wazoo, compared to the Democrats. The Republicans in...
  • UNSEALED: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Russia-Related Payments

    11/21/2017 4:15:20 PM PST · by GregNH · 52 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.
  • Conyers: Allow 'People Who are Incarcerated' to Vote

    11/21/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that all felons should have the right to vote. “I’m for allowing people who are incarcerated to have the right to vote. Why not? They’re citizens. No matter what they’ve done, and I’m not defending any of their conduct, but all of it wasn’t bad – but all I’m saying is expanding the vote and eliminating structural barriers is critical,” Conyers said at this month’s annual Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill. “It’s not an exaggeration...
  • Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

    11/21/2017 3:52:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Alabama voters must elect embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, to prevent "liberal" Democrat Doug Jones from winning next month. "I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones," Trump said in his most detailed comments on the embattled GOP hopeful moments before the president boarded Marine One outside the White House. "I've looked at his record, it's terrible on crime, it's terrible on the border, it's terrible on the military,” Trump said of Jones, ahead...
  • Judicial Watch: New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest Discussions on...

    11/21/2017 3:38:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/21/17 | Judical Watch
    ""Judicial Watch: New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest Discussions on Clinton Email Investigation"" Advised of possible conflict of interest between Jill McCabe candidacy and Clinton email investigation, Comey responded that he “has no issue with it” Dep. Dir. McCabe used official FBI email to promote wife’s candidacy: ‘Check her out on Facebook as Dr. Jill McCabe for Senate.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 79 pages of Justice Department documents concerning ethics issues related to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s involvement with his wife’s political campaign. The documents include an email showing Mrs. McCabe was recruited...
  • Radio Host Grills Hillary On Bill’s Sexual Assault Allegations: (tr)

    11/21/2017 3:32:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Republican establishment might be dealing with the headache that is Roy Moore, but it’s had a side effect; it’s roped the Clintons back into the limelight with their history of sexual misconduct and abuse. Moore, the Republican candidate in Alabama’s Senate race, has been accused of molesting and sexually assaulting teenage girls. At least a half a dozen women have made accusations against Moore, which prompted the Republican Party to all but abandon Moore to his own devices, with Election Day less than three weeks away. The polls show a tightening race, but we’ll see what happens. This is...
  • Judge Roy Moore Jumps to 33 POINT LEAD in PredictIt Market Following Trump Nod! 69-36

    11/21/2017 3:03:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    Following the annual White House Turkey pardon, President Trump held an impromptu gaggle with the press before his departure to Mar-a-Lago. When asked if he supported GOP Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, President Trump responded, “We don’t need a liberal democrat in that seat.” President Trump wants a Republican representing Alabama in the US Senate. GOP elites are hoping ultra-liberal Doug Jones wins the special election on December 12th.