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  • Weiner seems to be prepping for prison in orange outfit

    10/21/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/16/17 | ERIC BARROW, GRAHAM RAYMAN
    Judging from the color of his duds, Anthony Weiner is already preparing for prison life. The disgraced ex-pol was spotted Monday on a downtown 4 train in an orange v-neck sweater and rust-colored slacks with hipster-style sneakers. He was wearing ear buds attached to his phone and seemed solemn.
  • BREAKING NEWS: German police warn "volatile" attacker is on the run in Munich after stabbing.....

    10/21/2017 1:51:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Daily ^ | 10/21/2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Police are hunting a knifeman following a stabbing spree in Munich's central square, next to an underground station...... Munich police said that at least four people have been lightly injured during stabbing......
  • Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

    10/20/2017 9:30:27 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 5 replies ^ | October 20, 2017 | Juli Clover
    Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that's been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States or Puerto Rico, reports TechCrunch. ... LTE Band 8 will work with the iPhone 5c and up on iOS 10 or higher in Puerto Rico following a carrier update. Band 8 is a 900Mhz band with improved range to better reach cell towers that are...
  • Obama ambassador's testimony on intelligence unmasking raises new questions

    10/20/2017 7:07:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/17 | Claudia Rosett
    Congressional testimony by President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, about the “unmasking” of U.S. citizens’ names she requested in hundreds of foreign intelligence intercepts by the National Security Agency, has raised new questions about how the sensitive information was ordered up, and subsequently handled. Power spoke to the House Intelligence Committee on Oct. 13 behind closed doors, and what she said is still cloaked in secrecy. But on Oct. 17, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, who also sits on the Intelligence Committee, told Fox News: “Her testimony is they [the unmasking...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 21 October 2017

    10/20/2017 6:24:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
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  • RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Tells Bloomberg: Steve Bannon’s Mission ‘Is The Same as Mine’

    10/20/2017 10:13:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | oct 20 2017 ast | by Pam Key
    Thursday on “Bloomberg Markets,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she shared the same “mission” of getting “a better majority for the president going into 2018” with the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon has announced publicly he was targeting some Republican senators who support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McDaniel said, “The great thing about the RNC is we stayed neutral and primaries for this very reason. When you have divisive primaries, and it is competitive, and tempers or emotions flare, we need to bring people together after the primary and let our purpose unite us...
  • John McCain Denies Being BuzzFeed’s Trump Dossier Source

    10/20/2017 8:17:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Oct 2017 | CHUCK ROSS AND KERRY PICKET
    The number of people who could have provided BuzzFeed News with a copy of the infamous Trump dossier is vanishingly small. Only a few people had access to the full document, which consists of 17 memos dated between June 20, 2016 and Dec. 13. One person who was provided a copy of the salacious document, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, is Arizona Sen. John McCain. But McCain, who has already acknowledged providing an early version of the dossier to former FBI Director James Comey, denied this week that he also gave a version to BuzzFeed, which published it...
  • Community Groups Draft Statements of Opposition to the Obama Center

    10/20/2017 8:12:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rachel Hinton
    Park advisory councils on the South Side released statements Thursday to air their concerns about the Obama Presidential Center coming to Jackson Park, joining an outpouring of community calls for transparency and collaboration as the Obama Foundation begins to finalize plans. The Midway Plaisance Advisory Council met Wednesday night to draft a resolution that strongly opposed the seizure of the land for a two story parking garage and bus staging area. They also asked for no action on the land without a renewed framework for the land by the Chicago Park District; and the consideration of all communities, and people...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Democrat 'Set Up' Trump Over Call to Gold Star Widow

    10/20/2017 7:33:06 AM PDT · by Hostage · 71 replies
    Newsmax TV ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017
    Bill O'Reilly told Newsmax TV on Thursday that the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump's remarks to a Gold Star widow "looks to me to be a set-up" by Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson. "The thing that disturbs me is Congresswoman Wilson," O'Reilly told host John Bachman on "Newsmax Now" in an interview. "They were given a 24-hour day. "The family of the fallen Army Sgt. [La David] Johnson, who was a Green Beret, was given 24-hour notice that President Trump would call. "They gave that information to Congresswoman Wilson, who is an anti-Trump hater and has been from the jump,"...
  • FACT CHECK: Did Clintons Allow 20% of American Uranium to Go to Russia?

    10/20/2017 3:59:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Lombardi Letter ^ | 10/20/17 | Alessandro Bruno
    Did Clinton Transfer Uranium to Russia? Claim: Did Clintons Allow 20% of American Uranium to Go to Russia?Rating: TRUE In 2010, the Obama administration approved a deal that allowed Russia to control a large chunk of U.S. uranium resources. That would normally not have been a problem. But the FBI said it has evidence that the Russians secured their uranium deal using bribery and money laundering, among other unpleasant practices.Many of the allegations concern Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State, her husband and former president Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. A Clinton uranium deal fact check is needed...
  • Disabled Chinese Space Lab Likely to Crash to Earth in Coming Months

    10/19/2017 9:58:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBC ^ | Oct 19, 2017
    8-tonne Tiangong-1 not expected to pose threat when it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere between now and AprilA defunct, yacht-sized Chinese space lab is expected to fall out of orbit and crash to Earth in the coming months. China launched the eight-tonne Tiangong-1 satellite in 2011. Tiangong means "Heavenly Palace" in Chinese. The satellite, which is 12 metres long and 3.3 metres in diameter, was designed to test technology for a future space station. The Chinese space program used it for a series of spacecraft docking tests and visits from astronauts. The space lab broke down and stopped functioning in March 2016....
  • Harvey Weinstein Doesn’t Seem to Be Taking Sex Rehab Seriously

    10/19/2017 7:28:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Emily Smith
    Harvey Weinstein is already being belligerent at sex-addiction rehab — barking into his banned mobile phone and remaining in denial about his alleged sex attacks, insisting each and every one was consensual, Page Six has exclusively learned. The movie mogul, who volunteered to go to rehab after a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and rape against him from women in Hollywood, isn’t exactly in his element in therapy, falling asleep in sessions or talking on his phone, a source tells Page Six. Weinstein was reported to be at an inpatient facility, but our source says he is actually being...
  • Black Protester Shows Nazi Who the bigger man Is

    10/19/2017 7:20:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Laurie Mizrahi
    A man in a swastika T-shirt wandered into an angry crowd of anti-white-supremacist protesters in Gainesville on Thursday, where he got jostled, punched, and — of all things — hugged. The skinhead, whose white T-shirt featured multiple gray swastikas, found himself in the midst of an angry crowd at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Some 300 protesters had gathered there to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 October 2017

    10/19/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 36 replies
    October 19, 2017 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • US consulting firm with ties to the Clintons lobbied on behalf of Russia's nuclear giant

    10/19/2017 5:08:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Circa ^ | 10/19/17 | Sara Carter
    A Russian company whose former executive was the target of an FBI investigation and who admitted to corrupt payments to influence the awarding of contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation, paid millions of dollars in consulting fees to an American firm in 2010 and 2011 to lobby the U.S. regulatory agencies and assist the Russian's who were then attempting to acquire twenty percent of American uranium, according to court documents, a former FBI informant and extensive interviews with law enforcement sources. Roughly $3 million in payments from 2010 to 2011 were made to APCO Worldwide Inc. The firm...
  • First look at 8 prototypes of Trump's 'big, beautiful' border wall

    10/19/2017 4:01:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Oct 2017 | William Lajeunesse
    As workers nearly complete the first prototypes of President Trump’s border wall, next week the Department of Homeland Security will begin testing which designs best deter and prevent illegal immigrants from entering the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded eight contracts to six companies to build the prototypes. Four are made of reinforced concrete, the others involve alternate materials, mostly steel. Each model is 18 to 30 feet high and 30 feet long. Contractors have until Oct. 26 to complete their design before testing begins. All of the construction is taking place a few miles east of San Diego....
  • Poll shows tight Missouri Senate race between McCaskill and GOP challenger Hawley

    10/19/2017 3:31:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2017 | Bryan Lowry
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley holds a slight lead on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from a GOP-leaning firm. Hawley, the top Republican recruit for the race, leads McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, 48 percent to 45 percent, according to a poll of 965 likely Missouri voters. The remaining 7 percent of voters were undecided. Hawley’s lead falls within the margin of error of plus or minus 3.05 percentage points. The poll was conducted by Remington Research Group, a firm affiliated with Republican strategist Jeff Roe,...
  • Report: Steve Bannon In 'Regular Contact' with Kid Rock About Potential Michigan Senate Bid

    10/19/2017 2:30:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/17 05:05 PM EDT | By Brandon Carter -
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is reportedly talking to musician Kid Rock about a potential run for Senate in Michigan, according to RealClear Politics. A source familiar with their conversations told RealClear Politics that Bannon and the musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, are in regular phone contact about Ritchie possibly challenging Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Ritchie has been teasing a run for Senate for months. In July, he tweeted out a poll showing himself ahead of Stabenow in a 2018 match-up, and created a “campaign site” that has so far sent users to his merchandise page...
  • General Kelly: “I Was stunned” When a Member of Congress Listened in on Trump Phone Call to Widow

    10/19/2017 12:38:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 84 replies
    WOW! General Kelly WENT OFF on Rep. Wilson on Thursday during the White House Press Briefing. Kelly said, “I was stunned… That this representative listened in on a phone call from a president to a widow.” General Kelly: I was stunned when I came to work tomorrow morning and broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing. A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the President of the United States.
  • Bernie Sanders Leads Joe Biden in 2020 New Hampshire Primary Polling (by almost 10 points)

    10/19/2017 11:26:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | by Joel Gehrke | Oct 19, 2017 GMT | by Joel Gehrke
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading former Vice President Joe Biden in a hypothetical matchup of the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to a new survey. Sanders, who won New Hampshire in his unsuccessful bid to upset Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign, maintains stronger support in the state than any other presidential hopeful of his party. That includes party luminaries such as Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to the University of New Hampshire's survey. the Granite State Poll found. "Democratic primary voters most recently mentioned Bernie Sanders (14 percent), Joe Biden (five percent), Hillary Clinton (five...