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  • The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

    10/17/2018 1:05:33 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country’s largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits. That could shape the ability of companies like...
  • 'Red Guards of Austin' Place Severed Pig Heads in Front of Campaign Offices

    10/17/2018 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Debra Heine
    Maoist revolutionaries across the country are demanding violent revolts on Election Day to protest what they call a "bourgeois farce," according to their recent posts on social media. As Far Left Watch reports, the Red Guards of Austin escalated its war against "imperialism" last week by placing severed pig heads at "polling places and campaign offices" in and around the Austin, Texas, area. The group is calling for revolutionary violence rather than participation in the “bourgeois elections.” Red Guards LA shared the grotesque photos on Twitter: Militants placed severed pigs heads and placards protesting the elections at polling places and...
  • Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

    10/17/2018 12:53:11 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum graduated from an Oakland, California-based training school for progressive revolutionaries that has spawned a list of activists who have gone on to become the who’s who of the far-left leadership world, with many taking senior positions at organizations financed by billionaire George Soros. In scores of cases, graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute founded or directed notorious Soros-financed activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, Media Matters for America, MoveOn.org and the Tides Foundation, one of the nation’s largest funders of progressive groups. Soros’s own Open Society Foundations sent top staff to Rockwood for training....
  • Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say

    10/17/2018 12:46:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Bloomberg/Quint ^ | 17 Oct 18 | Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell, Shannon Pettypiece
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.
  • Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue Christine Blasey Ford For Defamation

    10/17/2018 12:37:56 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Murray
    The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court didn’t end when he was sworn in. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations will haunt Kavanaugh for the rest of his career. Critics say his elevation to the court will cast a shadow of illegitimacy over the institution for years to come. This is why Kavanaugh should consider suing Ford for defamation now: Not to retaliate or seek damages, but in the public’s interest. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s proceedings involving Ford’s accusations left many observers unsure what to think. Also, a defamation case would give both Kavanaugh and Ford access to judicial...
  • Treasury Leaker Arrested Senior U.S. Treasury Official Arrested for Leaking Financial Forms To Media

    10/17/2018 12:19:16 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Deep State Treasury Leaker Arrested – Senior U.S. Treasury Official Arrested for Leaking Financial Forms To Media You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department [See Here]. You might also remember when New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow wrote a sympathetic article after talking to the leaking treasury official [See Here]. As a result the Treasury Inspector General began an investigation.
  • Atlanta forced to pay $1.2 million to fired Christian fire chief

    10/17/2018 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rick Moran
    In a big victory for freedom of religion and speech, the Atlanta city council agreed to pay former fire chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million in damages and attorneys' fees for firing him after he wrote a book expressing biblical views on sex and marriage. Opposition to redefining marriage is not a "fringe" position, nor is it illegal. It is the deeply held belief of millions of people. But opposing the social justice agenda is tantamount to expressing "hate" and needs to be punished. The offender must be taught to "sensitize" himself against expressing politically incorrect views. In other words, he...
  • Pelosi Not Willing to Trade Over Border Wall, Calls It Trump ‘Manhood Issue’

    10/17/2018 11:41:11 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 16 Oct 18 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday there is nothing she would trade for President Donald Trump’s border wall, setting a hard negotiating stance in advance of an expected December showdown over the issue. “It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, building a wall, and I’m not interested in that,” the California Democrat said during a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
  • Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for libel

    10/17/2018 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2018 | By HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ
    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who lost his U.S. Senate bid in August, filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and one of its opinion writers over an opinion piece that he says contains ''several false, defamatory factual assertions" that he claims damage his chances of running for office again. Arpaio, 86, is seeking $147.5 million in damages, as well as attorney fees. The suit, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that New York Times writer Michelle Cottle purposely made malicious statements that would negatively affect a bid for the late Sen. John...
  • How the candidates for governor would fix the traffic mess (Connecticut)

    10/17/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | October 13, 2018 | Bill Cummings
    More than 300 bridges in Connecticut — carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily — are considered structurally deficient. Highways in the Bridgeport-Stamford area are so congested motorists waste 49 hours a year in bumper-to-bumper traffic. And 62 percent of Connecticut’s major roads are in such poor condition they cost motorists $681 annually in vehicle repairs, according to TRIP, a national transportation think tank. Given those challenges, the three men seeking to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could be making transportation the centerpiece of their campaigns. But instead, these candidates for governor are offering mostly modest plans to fix the state’s infrastructure...
  • Budget reconciliation is the key to building the border wall

    10/17/2018 10:12:06 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BY REP. BRADLEY BYRNE (R-ALA.)
    Over the last 20 years, budget reconciliation has been used as a powerful tool to bypass filibusters and accomplish priority issues for the majority party with only 50 votes in the Senate. ...That is why I (Rep. Bradley Byrne) am introducing a bill, the Fifty Votes for the Wall Act, that I am confident could meet the requirements of budget reconciliation and survive the Byrd Rule’s tests. The bill creates a new mandatory spending program, providing up to $25 billion, to fully fund President Trump’s border wall.
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determie (if) social media companies can censor users

    10/17/2018 9:52:58 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    he Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits. That could shape the ability of companies like...
  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • Politico: Nancy Pelosi Says Amnesty, Gun Control Among Top Priorities if Democrats Win

    10/17/2018 9:23:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel Pollak
    Pelosi’s next priorities as speaker, she told Politico, would include new gun control laws, and amnesty for illegal aliens: “After that, Pelosi said, Democrats are looking at lowering drug prices and then will try to work with Republicans on a gun background check bill and protecting so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.” The article did not mention impeachment. Some Democrats are running on promises to impeach President Donald Trump — a threat that Pelosi has tried to downplay (successfully, in the case of Politico, which appeared no to ask about the idea). Others, including...
  • Prominent Electoral Prognosticator: The GOP's Chances Are Suddenly Looking Better

    10/17/2018 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Guy Benson
    If you're a regular reader, this trend doesn't come as a surprise.  We've been tracking and flagging it since the Kavanaugh ordeal, which galvanized legions of previously-disengaged or underwhelmed GOP-leaning voters.  We've demonstrated how that impact has continued to reverberate, particularly in Senate races.  And now, the mainstream conventional wisdom appears to be catching up.  Charlie Cook, who leads the vaunted Cook Political Report, is out with a new detailed analysis pointing to a clear uptick in Republicans' fortunes: Charlie Cook: “One question that keeps coming back up is whether those who led the out-of-control demonstrations on Capitol Hill against...
  • 50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

    10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    <p>When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.</p>
  • THREE DEBATES SCHEDULED FOR ELIZABETH WARREN AND GEOFF DIEHL (vanity)

    10/17/2018 8:16:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    MASSLIVE.COM ^ | 10/17/2018 | self
    Good entertainment coming up, folks - First debate: Oct 19th, 8:00, go to CBSBoston.com Second debate: Oct 21st, 7:00, go to masslive.com Third debate: Oct 30th, ???, go to WCVB.com, BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOSTON (CBS) – The candidates for U.S. Senate, incumbent Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) and her challenger Representative Geoff Diehl (R), will participate in their first, televised debate in Boston on Friday, October 19. The hour-long debate will air live on WSBK-TV from 8-9 p.m., as well as stream live on CBSBoston.com. https://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/debate_senate_tease.jpg?w=560 2nd televised 1 hour debate in Western Massachusetts on Oct. 21,at 7p.m. and will...
  • Poll: Maryland voters narrowly oppose Hogan’s big plan for express toll lanes

    10/17/2018 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Robert McCartney and Emily Guskin
    Maryland voters narrowly oppose adding express toll lanes to widen three of the state’s most congested highways, a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds, highlighting public skepticism about one of Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature transportation plans. The centerpiece of the Republican governor’s proposal — a $9 billion project to add four lanes apiece to the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway — is even opposed by voters in the Washington suburbs, whom the plan is supposed to help. More than half of voters in the D.C. suburbs prefer to invest in public transit rather than building more roads....
  • VIEW FROM AROUND THE STATE: Time to get real about roads and revenue

    10/17/2018 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Reporter ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Associated Press
    f you want good roads, you have to pay for them. It’s not just the politicians in Madison and Washington, D.C., who have failed to learn that lesson. It’s the people of Wisconsin, too.
  • Huffington Post Native Issues Fellow: ‘Elizabeth Warren Is Not Native American’

    10/17/2018 6:39:55 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Breitbart News
    Julian Brave NoiseCat, the first-ever Native Issues Fellow at the Huffington Post, explained in an opinion-editorial published Tuesday why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “should not claim Native American identity.”