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  • #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings

    09/20/2018 9:00:02 PM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    mashable ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Shannon Connellan
    Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford.... Now, the likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video posted to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday with the hashtag #DearProfessorFord. It's signed collectively from "your sisters."
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday

    09/20/2018 8:25:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Jordain Carney and Tal Axelrod
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday. Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports. A source told CNN that Ford's lawyers are also opposed to an outside counsel being used to question her during a hearing, something that was being discussed by...
  • Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

    09/20/2018 5:38:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 131 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Edelman and Kasie Hunt
    The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and calling on anyone affected to come forward. According to reports in The Guardian, the Huffington Post and Above the Law, Amy Chua, a professor at the law school, would advise students on their physical appearance if they wanted to seek a clerkship for Kavanaugh. Specifically, Chua would help potential applicants to have a "model-like" appearance.
  • GOP thinking about delaying hearing....Tucker Carlson

    09/20/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    September 20,2018 | Hojczyk
    GOP thinking about delaying hearing
  • Poll: More Americans oppose Kavanaugh confirmation than support it

    09/20/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    NBCnews ^ | Sep.20.2018 | Mark Murray
    More American voters now oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination than support it after he was accused of committing sexual assault while he was in high school, with opposition increasing 9 points since last month, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusation, which delayed his scheduled confirmation vote before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and which has roiled American politics less than seven weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. In the poll — which was conducted Sunday (when the accusation from Christine Blasey Ford was first made public) through Wednesday — 38...
  • Dems Use the Kavanaugh Process to Destroy Americans’ Most Fundamental Rights

    09/20/2018 12:41:59 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is a great American and a fine senator. With the notable exception of his destructive obsession over preserving the ethanol subsidies and mandates that benefit his state’s corn farmers but distort all manner of markets and ruin thousands of engines every year, he is right on pretty much every issue and has been a stalwart warrior for truth, justice and what DC Comics used to admit was the American Way. But even this great American has found himself treading on very thin ice in his ongoing cowtowing...
  • Ford opens door to testifying next week

    09/20/2018 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20,2018 | Gregg Re
    According to an email sent by Ford's lawyers and obtained by The New York Times, she would appear as long as senators provide “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety." In the letter Thursday, Ford's attorneys wrote that it “is not possible" for Ford to testify on Monday. The lawyers added that "the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”
  • Anatomy of a fake poll:how the left’s “polling short order cooks” lie with fake polls

    09/20/2018 8:41:22 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies
    vanity | Sept. 20, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    What follows is a screen shot of a tweet that appeared on twitter. If you don’t understand twitter language don’t embarrass yourself by mocking me for writing like a “high school kid.” Better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to speak up and remove all doubt. “Actually some of these @Nate_Cohn NYTimes/Sienna polls are just silly. Only 154 likely or registered voters same date TX-32 SEP 19 Siena College 154 RV Allred Dem 52% Sessions GOP 41% Allred+11 U.S. House•TX-32 SEP 19 Siena 154 LV Allred Dem 45% Sessions GOP 49 Sessions +4” One hundred fifty four...
  • ‘He is vulnerable’: Trump feels angry, unprotected amid mounting crises

    09/20/2018 4:53:27 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    The WashingCIA Post ^ | 9/20/2018 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump’s declaration that “I don’t have an attorney general” was not merely the cry of an executive feeling betrayed by a subordinate. It was also a raw expression of vulnerability and anger from a president who associates say increasingly believes he is unprotected — with the Russia investigation steamrolling ahead, anonymous administration officials seeking to undermine him and the specter of impeachment proceedings, should the Democrats retake the House on Nov. 6. In a freewheeling and friendly interview published Wednesday, Trump savaged Attorney General Jeff Sessions, mocking the nation’s top law enforcement official for coming off as “mixed up...
  • The Media and Pollsters Don’t ‘Get’ Trump Voters, and Don’t Care To

    09/20/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 17 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) But Ellison’s a Democrat, so… – A bunch of c-list celebrities produced a video in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christina Ford. Funny, they did not produce any similar video saying we should all just believe the accuser of DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison, Karen Monahan, who actually has 911 calls, photos and other actual evidence to back her story of heinous violence and sexual assault. Funny how that works. Ms. Ford deserves a chance to be heard. She’s been heard all week, in fact, and her chance to be heard under...
  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings

    09/19/2018 10:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mashable ^ | September 20, 2018 | Shannon Connellan
    Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford. Blasey, a professor at California's Palo Alto University, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has seen significant public support after she made the difficult decision to publicly share her story. Now, the likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video...
  • The New York Times takes it on the chin after asking for help finding 'false information'

    09/20/2018 3:03:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/18/18 | Valerie Richardson
    A Tuesday request by The New York Times asking for readers’ help in finding examples of “false information” intended to “confuse, mislead, or influence voters” met with predictable results. The request teed up a blast of sarcasm from critics, many of whom suggested reading the newspaper’s own pages or posted stories such as last week’s walked-back Times report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s curtains. “Have you checked your op-ed page lately?” tweeted on commentator in a typical post. Others jabs included, “Buy a mirror,” “Look within,” “Start with every article you publish,” and “The offices of Bret...
  • Facebook teaming with nonprofits to fight fake election news

    09/19/2018 7:52:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/18 | Michael Burke
    Facebook said Wednesday that it's teaming with two U.S. nonprofits to fight the spread of disinformation that could impact elections, according to Reuters. The social media giant will work with the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute ahead of upcoming elections in Brazil and the U.S., company executives said on a call with reporters. “We know that there’s a lot more to do,” Facebook News Feed manager Greg Marra said Wednesday when asked about fake news that has spread recently in Brazil, according to Reuters. Amy Studdart, a senior adviser at the International Republican Institute, told Reuters that...
  • Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

    09/19/2018 12:53:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 264 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 19, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian, Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Popken
    WASHINGTON — A former schoolmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wrote a Facebook post saying she recalls hearing about the alleged assault involving Kavanaugh, though she says she has no first-hand information to corroborate the accuser’s claims. "Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me," wrote the woman, Cristina Miranda King, who now works as a performing arts curator in Mexico City. "I did not know her personally but I remember her. This incident did happen." She added, "Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine's vivid recollection should be more than...
  • Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll [Enemy of the people.]

    09/19/2018 12:38:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | <b>MARIA CASPANI</b>
    The Sept. 11-17 poll found that 36 percent of adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court, up 6 points from a similar poll conducted a month earlier. Only 31 percent of U.S. adults polled said they were in favor of Kavanaugh’s appointment...Support for Kavanaugh was higher among Republicans, but fewer than two out of three, or 64 percent, said they were in favor of his nomination...More women--33 percent--opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination...
  • Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts' killing enters not guilty plea

    09/19/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:45 PM ET | Ray Sanchez and Marlena Baldacci, CNN
    he man accused of pursuing and killing college student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa pleaded not guilty during arraignment Wednesday. [cut] His trial is set for April 16, 2019.
  • Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

    09/19/2018 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 09/19/18 09:03 AM EDT | By Brett Samuels
    Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. The remaining percentage of voters said they support a different candidate or did not indicate support for any candidate. Gillum and DeSantis are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the gubernatorial contest a “toss-up.” The Reuters...
  • The Democrat/Media’s ‘Blue Wave’ Crashes on the Shoals of Texas Reality

    09/19/2018 3:05:59 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) But…but…but…BLUE WAVE!!!!…or…or something… – Just as Beto Mania and We’re Turnin’ Texas Purple Fever began to really kick into high gear, that inconvenient thing called “harsh reality” jumped up and slapped Democrats and their fake news media press agents in their collective ugly face in Texas on Tuesday. The first event early in the day came in the form of a new poll from Quinnipiac, showing Governor Greg Abbott holding a 19-point lead over his poor, un-funded, out-of-her-depth Democrat opponent, Lupe Valdez, and coming up with a 9-point lead for Ted Cruz...