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  • HIDDEN CAM: Senator McCaskill Hides Agenda Including ďsemi-automatic rifle banĒ from Moderate Voters

    10/15/2018 6:28:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 2 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/15/2018 | James O'Keefe
    Project Veritas Action Fund has released its third undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes how incumbent Senator McCaskill and individuals working on her campaign conceal their liberal views on issues in order to court moderate voters.
  • Former Obama campaign manager scorches Elizabeth Warren for releasing DNA test weeks before midterms

    10/15/2018 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 15, 2018
    President Obama's former campaign manager on Monday sharply criticized Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for releasing the results of a disputed DNA test that she said backed up her claims of Native American ancestry. He claimed she was throwing her party off-message just weeks before November's critical midterm elections. "Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now?" former President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, tweeted. "Why canít Dems ever stay focused???" added Messina,...
  • Emails: Kyrsten Sinema summoned witches to her anti-war rally

    10/15/2018 4:58:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2018 | Philip Wegmann
    Politicians talk about "witch hunts" so often that the occult has almost become cliche in American politics. But in Arizona, there's at least one candidate on the ballot who takes sorcery very seriously. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is not a witch. But she has been known to hang out with witches. It was during the height of the Iraq War when Sinema, then a far-left protest organizer, summoned supernatural help to stop the Iraq War. Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner show Sinema inviting a prominent coven of feminist witches in Arizona called Pagan Cluster...
  • As U.S. Suicide Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity

    10/15/2018 4:54:10 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 5 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 10-15-18 | Charlotte Huff, Maria Fabrizio
    Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates. ... experience illustrates a ďsuicide paradox,Ē experts say. Even though Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stress in their lives, their suicide rate is about one-third that of non-Hispanic whites, both in Texas and nationally. Experts attribute the relatively low suicide rate among Latinos to the cultureís strong family and community support systems, which appear to provide some degree of protection. In Texas, the suicide rate among non-Hispanic whites has been steadily increasing during the past 16 years, from 13.4 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2000 to...
  • Cherokee Nation responds to Senator Warren, says DNA test 'useless to determine tribal citizenship'

    10/15/2018 4:48:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Matt Richardson
    The Cherokee Nation responded to the results of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test on Monday, arguing that ďa DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship.Ē The response came after the Democratic senator revealed that, based on tests, she has Native-American ancestry ďin the range of 6-10 generations ago.Ē "Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a personís ancestors were indigenous to North or South America," Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a press release.
  • Native American professor: Warren shows 'privileges of whiteness'

    10/15/2018 4:44:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek|
    A university professor chided Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage, saying her action ultimately does more harm to Native Americans. Kim TallBear, part of the native studies faculty at the University of Alberta, said Monday that Warren taking a DNA test is ďyet another strike ó even if unintended ó against tribal sovereignty.Ē In a statement, TallBear said Warren has refused to meet with Cherokee Nation community members who have challenged her ancestry claims.
  • Florida Supreme Court: New Governor to Fill Vacancies, Not Scott

    10/15/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by rarestia · 18 replies
    Spectrum BayNews 9 ^ | October 15, 2018 @2:04 PM | Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ó Florida's next governor will get to pick three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the high court ruled Monday in a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott.</p> <p>Three justices appointed by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles will retire next January, the same day Scott leaves office.</p>
  • Did prosecutor violate election laws in courtroom voter registration push?

    10/15/2018 4:37:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    ATLANTA - An unusual voter registration drive inside a courtroom in session has caught the eye of our FOX 5 I-Team. An Atlanta area prosecutor offered defendants in South Fulton municipal court reduced fines if they registered to vote or had already registered to vote. But, senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell says one election lawyer says the courtroom offer violates state and federal election laws. Taylor Swift was the big winner and a big hit with the audience at last night's American Music Awards. She also used the winner's circle to promote voter registration One local prosecutor referenced Taylor Swift...
  • ABC: Generic Ballot In Battleground Districts Is Ö R+1?

    10/15/2018 4:37:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Long ^ | Oct 15, 2018
    The key to voter enthusiasm in this midterm cycle may be the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. ABC Newsí Rick Klein takes a look at the current generic-ballot polling from the latest Washington Post/ABC partnership and notes that the double-digit Democratic lead would normally spell curtains for the GOP. However, Klein points out that almost all of it comes in districts well in hand for Democrats ó and that the battleground looks different: If this was a national referendum on President Donald Trump, heíd be set for a thumping, or a shellacking, or whatever word...
  • Minnesota House candidate says he was attacked at Benton County restaurant

    10/15/2018 4:32:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    A Republican candidate for the Minnesota House said Monday that he is recovering after suffering a concussion from an attack at a restaurant in St. George Township a few days earlier. Shane Mekeland is running for the House in District 15B, an open seat that includes parts of Benton and Sherburne County. He said that last Friday night, he was "blindsided" by an assailant as he spoke to patrons at a bar and restaurant he wouldn't identify. Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck confirmed Monday that his office is investigating the alleged assault, which Mekeland reported took place between 9 p.m....
  • GA: Absentee ballots, initial in-person voting lines in Cobb showing early election enthusiasm

    10/15/2018 4:19:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Marietta DIly Journel ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Jon Gargis
    Vote early, and often. The oft-used mantra seems to have been taken to heart by many Cobb residents based on initial election turnout numbers released Monday before the end of the first day of early voting. Votes submitted by absentee mail as of Friday, prior to the start of Mondayís in-person early voting, totaled 6,379 ó nearly four times the number of votes returned by the same time ahead of the 2014 general election: 1,659. Absentee ballots issued for this yearís election total 21,689 ó more than triple the 6,496 issued in 2014 prior to in-person voting then. This yearís...
  • Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump (Rules She Has To Pay His Legal Fees)

    10/15/2018 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/15/2018 | John Roberts
    John Roberts John Roberts @johnrobertsFox Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against ‚Ā¶@realDonaldTrump ‚Ā© - says he is entitled to legal fees from plaintiff 5:35 PM ¬∑ Oct 15, 2018
  • Rep. Jim Jordanís Vision If Republicans Maintain the Majority And Heís The Next Speaker of the House

    10/15/2018 3:35:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Posted: Oct 14, 2018 1:31 PM | Alex Nitzberg
    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) believes the Republicans will maintain their majority in the House through the November midterm electionsóachieving that victory is ďpriority number oneĒ he said during an interview with Townhall. If that mission is accomplished, Rep. Jordan hopes to succeed outgoing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next Speaker of the Houseóand if heís successful in his bid for the Speakership, his objective is to follow through on that which voters were promised, he explained, to ďdo what we said.Ē This entails exercising the ďpolitical willĒ to fight for the issues that American citizens elected them to fight...
  • Cherokee Nation issues statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results

    10/15/2018 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    NBC - Tulsa ^ | 15 Oct 18 | Sarah Dewberry
    The Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results. Sen. Warren released her DNA report in response to President Donald Trump taunting her for her saying she was part Native American. Sen. Warren released her 23 and Me report and it stated that "the great majority of (Warren's) identifiable ancestry is European." However, the report adds, "The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence." This afternoon the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship and people...
  • McSally: Sinema Being OK with Americans Joining Taliban Is ĎDisqualifyingí

    10/15/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Arizona Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a retired Air Force colonel running for the Senate, responded to Democrat opponent Rep. Kyrsten Sinemaís recently unearthed remarks that it was OK for Americans to go and fight for the Taliban against U.S. troops. ďI was actually deployed on 9/11 to Saudi Arabia. We ramped up to go fight the Taliban, who was harboring Osama bin Laden and the terrorists who killed Americans in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon,Ē McSally said on Fox and Friends on Saturday. ďI was over there flying and commanding an A-10 squadron just a year later and we...
  • ABC: Generic Ballot In Battleground Districts Is Ö R+1?

    10/15/2018 3:16:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    The key to voter enthusiasm in this midterm cycle may be the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. ABC Newsí Rick Klein takes a look at the current generic-ballot polling from the latest Washington Post/ABC partnership and notes that the double-digit Democratic lead would normally spell curtains for the GOP. However, Klein points out that almost all of it comes in districts well in hand for Democrats ó and that the battleground looks far different: It could be even worse than that from the Democratic perspective. The WaPo/ABC generic ballot result is on the outer edge...
  • Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

    10/15/2018 2:40:16 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaughís Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. But while the Supreme Court is important, many Americans tend to exaggerate its powers. Democrats still firmly control the nationís district courts and circuit courts of appeals, where virtually all federal judicial decisions are made.
  • Dems increasingly whisper about the Ďimpeachmentí of Trump if they regain the House

    10/15/2018 1:47:29 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/15/18 | USA Features
    Big Plans: Democrats are increasingly confident of two things ó one, that the party will regain control of the House after the November midterms; and two, they will immediately begin impeachment proceedings against POTUS Donald Trump. Never mind that recent polling suggests that would be political suicide.
  • High rate of absentee ballots thrown out in Gwinnett

    10/15/2018 1:44:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    AJC ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Mark Neisse and Tyler Estep
    Nearly one in 10 vote-by-mail ballots have been rejected by Gwinnett County election officials, alarming voting rights groups. Gwinnett is throwing out far more absentee ballots than any other county in Georgia, according to records from the Secretary of Stateís Office. Ballots were discarded because of allegedly mismatched signatures, incomplete forms or missing residential addresses....
  • Poll: Nevada Turns Away from Democrats Post-Kavanaugh

    10/15/2018 1:40:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Republicans have surged in several key Nevada races, including Sen. Dean Hellerís (R-NV) campaign, according to a poll released on Monday. Sen. Heller leads Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) by seven pointsó48 to 41 percentóin an Emerson College poll. Eight percent of Nevadans remain undecided, and the margin of error is 4.2 points, which puts Hellerís lead above the margin of error. The Nevada Senate candidates both have polarizing favorability numbers. Forty-two percent of Nevadans have a favorable opinion of Sen. Heller, compared to 46 percent of Nevadans who have a negative view of the Nevada Republican. Rep. Rosen has a...