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  • Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

    11/23/2017 2:15:33 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/23/17 | Meg Wagner
    (CNN)A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure. On Wednesday, US District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned Texas Senate Bill 8 -- which was passed earlier this year and banned doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.
  • Lock Up Lois Lerner

    11/23/2017 12:59:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American ^ | November 23, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, isn’t that rich? Lois Lerner, who almost singlehandedly weaponized the IRS, turning into a bludgeon to be used against Tea Party and other groups in the 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama, now wants to be protected against threats and intimidation from the groups and people she helped threaten and intimidate: Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her deputy are asking a federal court to keep their testimonies in the Tea Party targeting case private forever, over fear of death threats and potential harm to their families if the documents go public. Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz filed...
  • Tapper Mocks Filmmaker for Awful Tweet About Sexual Harassment (tr)

    11/23/2017 12:39:08 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Emily Lindin, described as a documentary filmmaker, author and Teen Vogue columnist on her Twitter page, thought she'd share her "unpopular opinion" this week on the flurry of sexual assault allegations against men in Hollywood, Capitol Hill, and wherever else power can be found. Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. — Emily Lindin (@EmilyLindin) November 21, 2017 The unpopular thread just got worse. Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price...
  • Bridgeport cops tangle over letter of the law

    11/23/2017 12:28:45 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 7 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | Brian Lockhart
    BRIDGEPORT — Six letters emblazoned on the back of a jacket could be a matter of life and death for the men and women who safeguard Connecticut’s largest city. That is how Sgt. Chris Robinson feels about having “POLICE” printed on outerwear worn by Bridgeport’s Finest. Robinson was suspended with pay last week for publicly criticizing Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez’s Nov. 13 memorandum forbidding cops from advertising their profession on their clothing. “We are the police, are we not? Yet then why are we now attempting to disguise or even go to such measures and means to hide it...
  • Roy Moore Campaign: ‘The Washington Post Is a Worthless Piece of Crap’

    11/23/2017 11:40:24 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    n a statement given to The Washington Post that appeared in an article by Michael Scherer published online Wednesday, Brett Doster, a strategist for Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign, ripped the Post and told Scherer not to bother seeking out the campaign again. Scherer contacted the campaign seeking documentation to support a claim the campaign had made a day earlier at a press event on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. At the event, Moore campaign aide Ben DuPré called into question the address of Leigh Corfman, the woman who had alleged Moore tried to engage in...
  • Conyers' Attorney Hints At 'Allegations' Against 'Many Members' Of The House And Senate

    11/23/2017 10:33:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    The attorney for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who is accused of continuously sexually harassing his female staffers, defended Conyers by indicating that there are allegations against "many members" of the House and Senate. [Snip] "[Conyers' attorney] acknowledged that while these allegations are serious, they are simply allegations," the statement said. "If people were required to resign over allegations, a lot of people would be out of work in this country including many members of the House, Senate and even the president." The statement said that Conyers has "no plans to resign" despite calls for him to do so.
  • Atheism is unconstitutional, says Malaysian deputy minister

    11/23/2017 9:55:36 AM PST · by Simon Green · 9 replies
    Today ^ | 11/23/17
    KUALA LUMPUR ― A Malaysian deputy minister on Thursday (Nov 23) claimed that atheism is a “very dangerous” ideology that goes against the country’s Federal Constitution. Mr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki, a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the ideology also goes against Malaysia’s Rukunegara that prescribes “Believe in God” as one of its tenets. The Rukunegara is a set of national principles formulated after the May 13 racial riots in 1969 to uphold Malaysia’s diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds. Mr Asyraf alleged that the freedom of religion in the Federal Constitution — which guarantees the freedom to worship...
  • Media disdain for Sarah Sanders gets personal

    11/23/2017 9:52:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/17 | Eddie Scarry
    The national media’s relationship with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has taken on a new tension over the last month, as journalists and news commentators have grown more and more personal in their hostility toward the Trump administration’s top spokeswoman.Several high-profile columnists and writers have torn into Sanders over the last few weeks to mock her appearance, the way she talks, and most recently, an alleged disdain she showed the press by asking them at a briefing this week to say why they are thankful this holiday season. “Sanders’s sudden shift from press secretary to minister’s daughter a few...
  • Americans, Property Rights and the Supreme Court

    11/23/2017 9:03:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 23, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    Kelo v. City of New London stands as the apogee of Supreme Court cases regarding property rights, especially for conservatives. A narrow 5-4 decision recklessly expanded the scope of eminent domain, allowing private developers and the government to collude and forcibly take private property away from citizens for “public use” under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Now the Court is faced with another landmark case on property rights that will once again be a defining moment for conservatives.Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC (Oil States for short) asks the court to decide the scope...
  • Thanksgiving in the military brings us together -- as it should for all of America

    11/23/2017 8:16:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 23, 2017 | By Jeremy Hunt
    In the Army, where I have the privilege of serving, there’s an unspoken rule that no service member celebrates Thanksgiving alone. If word gets out that a soldier doesn’t have a place to go for the holiday, other soldiers will invite him or her to share a meal and celebrate. Our creed to never leave a fallen comrade isn’t just meant for times of war; it’s a way of life. All soldiers are reminded that they are members of a tight-knit community – a bond that’s becoming increasingly rare in today’s society. While it’s nearly impossible to duplicate the closeness...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 7:51:11 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 29 replies
    The White House ^ | November 17, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home. In July 1620, more than 100 Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, fleeing religious persecution and seeking freedom and opportunity in a new and unfamiliar place. These dauntless souls arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the freezing cold of December 1620. They were greeted by sickness...
  • MS-13 Gang Beheaded Victim — Cut out His Heart, Say Maryland Police

    11/23/2017 4:58:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    A gang of 10 MS-13 members brutally murdered a Maryland man by stabbing more than 100 times, beheading and dismembering him, and cutting out his heart, Maryland detectives say. The victim has yet to be positively identified and police are asking for help from the community. Court documents obtained by ABC 7 News in Washington, D.C., reveal the brutal details of the ambush and murder allegedly carried out by an informant and nine other MS-13 members. The attack is believed to have been carried out by the gang in early spring this year, officers write in the Statement of Charges....
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • JFK Files: US Contemplated Fake Soviet Attack To Provoke War

    11/23/2017 4:24:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The U.S. government considered manufacturing or obtaining Soviet aircraft in order to launch an attack on American or friendly bases that could then provide an excuse for war, according to newly released documents.The documents are part of an October release of thousands of formerly classified files related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It describes a March 22, 1962 meeting that discussed “the question raised by the attorney general on the possibility of U.S. manufacture or acquisition of Soviet aircraft.”The meeting was held by the “Special Group (Augmented),” which according to an encyclopedia on the Central Intelligence Agency, included Attorney...
  • John McCain’s Walking Boot Mysteriously Swaps Sides Weeks After Treatment For Torn Achilles Tendon

    11/23/2017 4:19:51 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 96 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 22 Nov 17 | ZeroPointNow
    81 year old John McCain (R-AZ) has had a string of unfortuate heath issues this year. In mid-july, the Arizona Senator underwent brain surgery for aggressive cancer – returning to Washington D.C. five days later to cast his vote against the healthcare bill. Then, at the beginning of November McCain was treated for a tear to his achilles tendon at Walter Reed medical center – emerging on November 6th in a walking boot on his right leg:
  • Sen. Murkowski Supports Repeal Of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

    11/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/22/17
    Sen. Murkowski wrote a piece for an Alaska newspaper Tuesday announcing she would support repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate which is currently part of the GOP tax bill. I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. That is the fundamental reason why I opposed the Affordable Care Act from its inception and also why I cosponsored a bill to repeal the individual mandate tax penalty starting as early as 2013. And that is why...
  • John McCain's walking boot mysteriously appears to swap feet in latest photo

    11/23/2017 3:34:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    Photos on Sen. John McCain's Twitter feed appear to show the Arizona Republican wearing a boot sometimes on his left, sometimes on his right foot. The detail did not escape Twitter users who offered a slew of conspiracy theories in response. (screenshot) The walking boot that Sen. John McCain has worn since receiving treatment for a recent injury appears to have swapped feet.The Arizona Republican tweeted on Wednesday a photo of himself sitting next to his wife, Cindy McCain, attending their daughter's wedding at their ranch in Arizona.The boot, which McCain has worn since his treatment for a minor...
  • 'America First' not at exclusion of rest of world: US

    11/22/2017 11:59:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Outlook ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    The Trump administration's 'America First' policy is not at the exclusion of the rest of the world, a senior White House official has said, ruling out any conflict it may have with the 'Make in India' initiative. India and the US are co-hosting the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad next week, in which 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and 350 participants from the US, a large number of whom are Indian-Americans, will take part. US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump, 36, will lead a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for...
  • Isis supporter calls for assassination of Barron Trump, 'son of the mule of America'

    11/22/2017 11:27:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lara Rebello
    The Telegram message offered details of US President Donald Trump's son's school and location on Google Maps. A pro-Isis channel on the chat app Telegram reportedly features a call for the assassination of US President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron. According to The Washington Free Beacon, the message was posted by an Islamic State supporter and not directly by the terrorist group itself. The Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri) identified the 21 November threat which was posted by an individual using the name "Dak Al-Munafiqeen", which translates from Arabic to "striking the hypocrites". The message included a hashtag which...
  • Lane closures on I-10 high-rise bridge in New Orleans likely to continue after fire damage

    11/22/2017 11:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | November 17, 2017 | Della Hasselle
    Commuters who take the Interstate 10 high-rise bridge over the Industrial Canal should be ready for continued delays, with two eastbound lanes shut down out of concern for the span's structural integrity, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Friday. Following a large tire fire Wednesday under the bridge on the east side of the canal, crews have shut down two of the three eastbound lanes on the bridge, and the work could continue into early next week. The westbound lanes are open. An overhead traffic camera operated by WWL-TV on Friday showed heavy traffic on the eastbound approach...