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  • Phil Murphy to appoint nation's first Sikh attorney general

    12/12/2017 5:29:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Arco
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will nominate Bergen County prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the state's next attorney general, NJ Advance Media has learned. Grewal would be the nation's first Sikh attorney general. Murphy plans to announce his appointment at 11 a.m. in Trenton, according to three sources with knowledge of his decision. The sources were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter prior to the press conference and requested anonymity.
  • Early Alabama Senate Exit Poll

    12/12/2017 3:43:46 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies ^ | December 13, 2017
    Most voters casting ballots in Alabama's special election for U.S. Senate say they decided on their candidate some time ago, according to early exit polling. Six in 10 made up their minds before November – largely prior to when allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Republican candidate Roy Moore. Still, nearly four in 10 say they made their decision in November or after that, including about one in five who decided this month.
  • The Latest: Washington Post banned from Moore gathering

    12/12/2017 3:37:14 PM PST · by Hadean · 34 replies ^ | Dec. 12, 2017
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign says The Washington Post is not being let into his election night gathering in Montgomery. The Post first reported the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Moore campaign spokeswoman Hannah Ford confirmed the newspaper is not being granted press credentials. The campaign told the newspaper it had reviewed its request and was denying them. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's election for a U.S. Senate seat.
  • Live Alabama Election Results: Roy Moore and Doug Jones Compete for Senate Seat

    12/12/2017 3:34:25 PM PST · by House Atreides · 525 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2017 | MATTHEW BLOCH, NATE COHN, JOSH KATZ and JASMINE LEE
    Alabama votes on Tuesday in a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. The last polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. Strong support for Roy S. Moore, the Republican, is expected in rural, mostly white parts of the state and in its northern half. The Democrat, Doug Jones, aims to create a lead in the urban counties that include Birmingham and Montgomery, and across a band of largely black counties. One critical battleground is a trio of smaller, whiter cities: Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. Mr. Moore won a hard race in 2012...
  • Alabama polls close 8 EST Unofficial Election Night Results

    12/12/2017 3:17:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Alabama Secretary of State ^ | December 12. 2017
    Results Coming Soon Polls close at 7:00 p.m. CST. Election results will be displayed and updated as precincts begin to report.
  • Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three...

    12/12/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Fox News
    Full title: Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three Pinocchios'Nancy Pelosi earned “Three Pinocchios” from The Washington Post's Fact Checker over a tweet claiming that House Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers and convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons. The House minority leader sent the tweet last week after House Republicans passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, sending it to the Senate by a 231-198 vote. “Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives,” Pelosi tweeted. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to...
  • Trump Poised to Set Record for Appeals Court Judges

    12/12/2017 2:11:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Todd Ruger
    Senate Republicans are set to confirm three more of President Donald Trump’s appeals court picks this week, a push that will help set a record for the most such appointments in a president’s first year in office. The Senate is expected to confirm Steve Grasz for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and James Ho and Don Willett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, over the objections of Democrats who question whether they can be unbiased. That would mean at least a dozen Trump appointees would join the nation’s appeals courts — which...
  • "YOUR MIND IS IN THE GUTTER!" Sarah Sanders Slams CNN Reporter Over Kate Gillibrand

    12/12/2017 1:47:00 PM PST · by grayboots · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/12/2017 | Youtube
    Today Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Finally Done With April Ryans Antics - Press Secretary Sarah Sanders gave a white house press briefing or a white house press conference whichever you prefer during sarah sanders press briefing april ryan started a weird line of questioning sarah sanders came back with a hot one this is news in politics and political news white house sarah news and world news
  • Al Franken Still Hasn’t Said When He’s Actually Resigning

    12/12/2017 1:38:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has yet to announce when he’s actually going to leave office. Franken announced last Thursday that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” after eight different women accused him of groping or forcibly kissing them. “The timing of Franken’s resignation remains unclear, as is his motive in delaying it,” New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore noted at the time. Franken has yet to offer any more specificity about when he’s going to follow through in resigning. Franken’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on the subject.
  • McConnell: Strange to stay in Senate until end of current session

    12/12/2017 1:20:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12,2017 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that the winner of the Alabama Senate special election will not be sworn in before the Senate wraps up its work for the year. "Sen. Strange is going to be here through the end of this session," McConnell told reporters, referring to Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), when asked about the Senate race's impact on the timeline for tax reform. Senators want to wrap up their work for the year next week, which would mean McConnell would be able to depend on Strange's vote on tax reform and funding the government.
  • STUDY: Over 90% of the Media’s Coverage of Donald Trump Is Negative

    12/12/2017 12:53:06 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 37 replies
    NTK ^ | 12.12.17
    The media’s coverage of President Donald Trump and his administration since September has been 90 percent negative, according to a study released by the Media Research Center on Monday. Trump has taken to Twitter often to blast members of the media for their false reporting about his administration and campaign, and the press has become fixated with trying to take down Trump by repeatedly reporting on stories that paint Trump in a negative light.
  • NBC News Sympathizes with Illegal Aliens Facing Deportation

    12/12/2017 12:51:42 PM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Tructh Revolt ^ | 12/12/17 | Trey Sanchez
    A new 13-minute mini-documentary produced by NBC makes a strong case in favor of issuing illegal aliens ID cards with little to no regard for U.S. law or the safety of legal citizens, proving once again that gone are the days of unbiased reporting. The slick production features several “undocumented immigrants” living in New York City who have benefited from IDNYC, a program created in 2014 to give a city identification card for undocumented immigrants, homeless, or any new Yorker without a proper ID. One said living without an ID meant they couldn’t “pursue happiness.” The other, a self-described “gay...
  • Dem lawmaker: Moore supporter called my office pretending to be a reporter, shouted racial slurs

    12/12/2017 12:43:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2017 | John Bowden
    A Democratic lawmaker says that a supporter of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) called her office pretending to be a reporter before becoming enraged and shouting racial slurs at the congresswoman and her staff. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) tweeted Tuesday afternoon that "another" Moore supporter had just called her office posing as a reporter for The Associated Press, before having their cover blown. This resulted in the caller becoming angered and calling the congresswoman and others in the room the n-word and other racial slurs. "Another #RoyMoore supporter just called my office posing as an @AP reporter," Moore tweeted....
  • Women in politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire — and they’ll be the ones punished

    12/12/2017 12:20:30 PM PST · by Brilliant · 59 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Mary Ellen Klas
    As Florida’s politically powerful men fear becoming targets of sexual harassment allegations, the new-found awareness of a male-dominated Legislature has come with a cost: Women are collateral damage. Female staffers and lobbyists who returned to the Capitol last week for pre-session meetings discovered many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately. Accustomed to Tallahassee’s Southern culture, where men and women casually and routinely greet each other with hugs, legislators are doing an awkward dance to replace a hug with a handshake. And the fear of retaliation — against women who brought forward allegations or those who may in...
  • One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

    12/12/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea. Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify...
  • Big media’s sad and extremely horrible week

    12/12/2017 11:47:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11,2017 | Wesley Pruden
    Newspapermen were rarely whiners. Whining became fashionable only after “journalists” overran newsrooms. The best newspapermen, so the folk wisdom went, were Southerners, Jews and the Irish. Southerners loved the words and the occasions to tell stories, the Jews for the opportunity to do public good, and the Irish for the bottle frequently slipped into the bottom desk drawer by boosters, lobbyists, public-relations flacks and others up to no particular good. Such an irreverent formulation was enough to offend everybody, but in the old days no one took offense because everybody knew that nobody would particularly care if anybody did. What...
  • 2nd Visa Lottery Recipient to Attack Big Apple in Last 6 Weeks

    12/12/2017 11:46:14 AM PST · by x1stcav · 16 replies
    Tructh Revolt ^ | 12/12/17 | Trey Sanchez
    On Monday, an ISIS-inspired Islamic terrorist tried to blow up a subway terminal in Times Square with a homemade pipe bomb that malfunctioned. He told police he targeted that particular walkway because there were Christmas images present. Six weeks earlier, on another national holiday, Halloween, a jihadist was on the loose, ramming a rented truck into pedestrians, killing eight. Both foreigners entered the U.S. under President Obama and the Democrat’s visa lottery program. Yesterday’s failed attack was perpetrated by Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshian, who came into the country in 2011 thanks to a relative who had “won” the diversity visa...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand the "Hottest" Senator, Reid Says (Flashback)

    12/12/2017 11:23:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Lucy Madison
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised eyebrows at a New York City fundraiser hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday morning when he referred to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as the "hottest member," according to CNN. Gillibrand, who was seated only a few feet away from Reid at Bloomberg's New York townhouse, flushed with embarrassment at the comment, CNN reports. According to a Politico source, Reid delivered remarks praising New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, before turning to Gillibrand and adding that, "many senators are known for many things," and that "we in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest...
  • Senator Gillibrand Campaigned With a Rapist and Should Resign

    12/12/2017 11:14:52 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 12, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Gillibrand, a local hack with the right family ties appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's seat, who has no conceivable qualifications for the job, has done nothing to justify her time in the Senate and would never have been able to keep her seat if New York elections weren't becoming as hopelessly one state as California, is calling on President Trump to resign. If Gillibrand wants to get the resignation train going, she can start with herself.
  • Just got off phone with top Conservative Activist in #Alabama

    12/12/2017 11:02:46 AM PST · by mojito · 144 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/12/2017 | Jim Hoft
    Was Told Turn Out today is Unprecedented with @MooreSenate 's base. The people of Alabama are DISGUSTED with #DeepState and Liberal Elites from #WaPo and #DC interfering in election and spreading lies!