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  • Senate: Republicans’ 2018 Prospects Erode

    10/21/2017 2:31:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Cook Political ^ | October 20, 2017
    Senate Republicans started the cycle with a good electoral map that gave them some hope that they could gain seats, even in a mid-term election when history strongly suggests that they should lose them. But, a growing schism in the Republican Party is threatening to erode many of the advantages Senate Republicans have, and is beginning to jeopardize their ability to gain seats as they are forced to fight multiple primaries that have the potential to provide Democrats with opportunities that didn’t exist just a month ago.
  • Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

    10/21/2017 12:42:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/21/2017 | Ken Stern
    Most reporters and editors are liberal — a now dated Pew Research Center poll found that liberals outnumber conservatives in the media by some 5 to 1, and that comports with my own anecdotal experience at National Public Radio. When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink on what stories are important, what sources are legitimate and what the narrative of the day will be. This may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran NPR, but it is borne of recent experience. Spurred by a fear...
  • Bus-sized Asteroid heading for Earth TODAY after string of near-miss encounters

    10/20/2017 12:22:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 20th October 2017 | By Charlotte Ikonen
    AN ASTEROID will hurtle towards Earth today – just one week after another dangerously close encounter. The newly-discovered space rock – named Asteroid 2017 TD6 – is expected to zoom past our planet at around at around 7.53pm. It will be travelling at a distance of 191,000km away from civilisation. According to NASA the chunk of rock is a whopping 22m wide. Last week another asteroid made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface. And experts have warned a second bus-sized asteroid will zoom past our planet again...
  • What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle

    10/20/2017 11:17:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2017 | Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post
    SEATTLE — Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as a premier locale for the Internet economy outside Silicon Valley. Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the United States, a company town with construction cranes busily erecting new apartments for newly arriving tech workers. Google and Facebook have joined Amazon in putting large offices here. When Amazon made...
  • Why the ‘Fake Melania’ conspiracy theories won’t die

    10/19/2017 11:53:22 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 19, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Is this a case of a bogus FLOTUS? First lady Melania Trump has been caught up in a nutty internet frenzy that makes the intrigue over the Russian conspiracy theories seem tame by comparison. Bizarre speculation about a Melania body double has taken off faster than you can say “fake news” thanks to a tweet by @JoeVargas. “This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV is mind-blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie,” wrote Vargas of BuyLegalMeds.com. He posted a video of the alleged impostor...
  • Why Washington should finally make Puerto Rico a state

    10/19/2017 8:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | October 18, 2017 | Cesar Conda and Alberto Martinez
    Weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island remains in crisis. Eighty three percent of people in Puerto Rico don’t have power and thirty five percent don’t have access to clean water. The death toll currently stands at 48 but is likely to keep rising in the coming weeks. Washington has responded to this crisis with billions in immediate disaster assistance, helping the cash-strapped island afford its basic expenses after tax revenue has all but dried up. This financial commitment isn’t going to end anytime soon: Experts suggest the final cost could exceed $100 billion.
  • The New York Times Embraces Fake Science, Fake Engineering, and Fake Economics

    10/18/2017 12:54:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2017 | Normon Rogers
    The Oct. 16, 2017 New York Times devotes most of a full page to an editorial promoting “5 Climate Truths Mr. Trump Doesn’t Get.” They even have graphs to supposedly illustrate their five truths. As someone who has studied climate change and renewable energy I immediately understood that their editorial was very simplistic and does not engage with economic or engineering realities. The Times’ view is that it is important to reduce CO2 emissions and that wind and solar energy are the way to do that. They also imagine that batteries storing power are the solution for the erratic nature...
  • Bannon's move to purge GOP may backfire

    10/17/2017 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Mariner · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17th, 2017 | BY BRENT BUDOWSKY
    While President Trump claims that his relations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have never been better and while Stephen K. Bannon continues his war against McConnell and a long list of Republican Senators, we will learn whether Bannon is fronting for Trump or acting against him. If Bannon does not end his attacks against incumbent GOP senators, we will know that he is colluding with the president, who is dividing Republicans — and all Americans — against each other and endangering GOP control of the Senate. In the 10th month of the Trump presidency, the Republican Congress still...
  • Officials Suspect Mexican Cartel Arsonists Behind Historic Fires (Tr) (Fake News)

    10/16/2017 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft, Fake News Shill
    The following statements are made by the author without any facts referenced or quoted:BURN THE COMPETITION! Pot farming is a big industry in California – And now it’s up in smoke! American consumers spend at least $50 billion a year on marijuana. Legal pot farming sales total around $7 billion.
  • Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment

    10/16/2017 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16th, 2017 | By Sara Murray
    (CNN)Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril. In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his feuds with members of his own party and shortage of legislative achievements could soon put the fate of his presidency at risk. Donors who trekked to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in support of House Speaker Paul Ryan were treated to a slide show...
  • Gov. Brown: Climate Change Contributes To Catastrophic California Wildfires

    10/12/2017 8:48:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/11/17
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown warns that catastrophic wildfires will keep ripping through the state as the climate warms. **SNIP** He said a warming climate has contributed to catastrophic wildfires. “That’s the way it is with a warming climate, dry weather and reducing moisture.” said Brown. “These kind of catastrophes have happened and they’ll continue to happen, and we have to be prepared to do everything we can to mitigate.” The governor has positioned himself as a leader in the fight against climate change.
  • How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

    10/10/2017 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 62 replies
    The New York Slimes, Propaganda Desk ^ | October 9, 2017 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, Disinformationists
    YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night. All of these were recorded, posted or written by Americans. Yet all ended up becoming grist for a network of Facebook pages linked to a shadowy Russian company that has carried out propaganda campaigns for the Kremlin, and which is now believed to be at the center of a far-reaching Russian program to influence the 2016 presidential election. A New York Times examination...
  • Trump's popularity is slipping in rural America: poll

    10/09/2017 5:42:53 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 59 replies
    Rooters ^ | 10-9-17 | Chris Kahn and Tim Reid
    Outside the Morgan County fair in McConnelsville, in a rural swath of Ohio that fervently backed U.S. President Donald Trump in last year's election, ticket seller John Wilson quietly counts off a handful of disappointments with the man he helped elect. The 70-year-old retired banker said he is unhappy with infighting and turnover in the White House. He does not like Trump's penchant for traveling to his personal golf resorts. He wishes the president would do more to fix the healthcare system, and he worries that Trump might back down from his promise to force illegal immigrants out of the...
  • The press, branded the 'enemy' by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    10/03/2017 8:34:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    al Rooters ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2017 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Donald Trump’s administration after a tumultuous year in U.S. politics that tested the public’s trust in both institutions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The poll of more than 14,300 people found that the percentage of adults who said they had a “great deal” or “some” confidence in the press rose to 48 percent in September from 39 percent last November. Earlier this year, Trump branded the entire industry as the “enemy of the American people.” The percentage of those...
  • Woman, 25, convicted for making up fake rape claims against 15 innocent men

    07/06/2017 12:19:04 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    A British woman who repeatedly claimed of being sexually assaulted and raped by 15 different men – leading one to be wrongly imprisoned – is now facing jail time of her own after she was convicted Thursday of lying about her claims. "Jemma Beale was a determined liar who repeatedly went to great lengths to fabricate evidence in an attempt to see innocent men convicted, including telling deliberate lies under oath,” London Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer Samuel Mainsaid. Beale was convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice. From 2010 to 2013, Beale claimed that she was sexually assaulted...
  • Here Is The Leaked Trump Tax Plan

    09/27/2017 8:56:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Newz ^ | 09/27/2017
    This afternoon, during a speech in Indianapolis, President Trump was expected to reveal, for the first time, the details of the long-anticipated Republican tax reform proposal that calls for substantial business and individual tax cuts. But in a political era where every little thing is leaked to the media, we no longer have to wait for presidential speeches to learn the details of key pieces of legislation.  As such, below is a 9-page summary of Trump's tax plan courtesy of the latest leaks.Here are the highlights: GOALSThe Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee...
  • Studies Suggest There Is No Long-Term Harm on Minors Who Have Sex With Adults (trunc.)

    09/26/2017 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 172 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9/18/17 | Brandon Showalter
    A Christian sociologist is sounding the alarm that recent scholarship is suggesting that sex between adults and minors has no long-term damage on the children. And whereas in years past this kind of research would have been roundly condemned publicly, it is now being met with silence. Writing in the Public Discourse Monday, Mark Regnerus, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas-Austin and author of Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, noted a disturbing development in both the dissemination and public consumption of research on sex and sexuality. The Archives of Sexual Behavior journal published...
  • Steelers Alejandro Villanueva: ‘I Threw My Teammates Under The Bus Unintentionally’

    09/25/2017 3:12:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 155 replies
    CBS Local ^ | Sept 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alejandro Villanueva says the national anthem ordeal got out of control and he is taking the blame. “Unfortunately I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” Villanueva said. “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself I feel embarrassed,” Villanueva said in a press conference Monday. Villanueva was the only Steelers player standing outside the tunnel for the national anthem before their game Sunday against the Chicago Bears.The rest of the team remained in the tunnel. “I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault, and my fault...
  • 2nd racist note found targeting black student at Westfield State University

    09/24/2017 2:37:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 47 replies
    For the second time this week, Westfield State University has been dogged with allegations of racism after a black student reported a hateful note left at her dorm room. The note, handwritten and containing misspellings and grammatical errors, reads "Black people dont desearve to be 'united.' Your worth nothing!" The student who found the note posted it on her Facebook page and it immediately began being shared over all corners of the Internet. It is the second such note reported this week at the university. Another black student circulated a photo on social media this week of a note posted...
  • Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

    09/22/2017 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Oratam · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2017 | Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza
    Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her.