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  • Trump Team Flips Finger (Figuratively) to United Nations

    11/10/2017 9:49:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: As is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken. They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations…The United States opposes this (UN) resolution (condemning the U.S. embargo of Cuba) today in continued solidarity with the Cuban people and in the hope that they will one day be free to choose their own destiny. This assembly (the UN) does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S....
  • 10 Women Accuse State Lawmaker Of Sexual Harassment

    11/10/2017 8:56:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    DENVER (CBS4)– A former Democratic legislative aide is now the tenth woman to accuse Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Democrat representing Thornton, of sexual harassment. In a detailed Facebook post, Cassie Tanner accuses Lebsock of making repeated lewd sexual advances and then publically unbuttoning part of her blouse. The incident happened in 2014 at a Young Democrats function held with other legislative aides at 1UP in LoDo.
  • Happy Veterans Day: And we fight on

    11/10/2017 8:47:32 PM PST · by Ceebass · 7 replies
    Dave Brat ^ | 11/10/17 | Dave Bratt
    "Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 26, 1777 Dear __, This Veterans Day weekend we honor all the brave men and women who have given so selflessly to keep our nation safe and our liberties secure. This is also a time to thank those who currently serve in uniform -- many of whom are deployed right now around the globe in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. With millions of active duty,...
  • The Dutch Media Are Trying to Cover Up a Massive Abortion Scandal. Here’s the Truth.

    11/10/2017 8:11:06 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    November 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A few weeks back, I interviewed Dutch pro-life activist Kees Van Helden, a national leader who works both on the grassroots level as well as the political level. He told me a story that has been virtually non-existent in the media: that the Dutch abortion industry has been paralyzed by massive financial fraud scandals, exposed first by the investigative reporting of a pro-life newspaper, and then further fraud being discovered by a second newspaper. The Dutch pro-life movement is doing everything it can to utilize this opportunity — over half of the abortion clinics in...
  • MDOT ‘reignites’ Oakland bypass project; officials to take ‘practical-design approach’

    11/10/2017 7:18:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Garrett County Republican ^ | October 12, 2017 | Renee Shreve
    OAKLAND — The Maryland Department of Transportation is taking another look at the Oakland bypass project. Deputy Transportation Secretary Jim Ports made the announcement during MDOT’s annual meeting with local residents and officials last Friday morning at the courthouse. Every year, MDOT officials present a draft of their six-year Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) during a tour of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. “We have decided to reignite the decision for the Oakland bypass,” Ports told local residents last week. “We’re going to look at a practical-design approach to try and save money.” He said the decision was made after...
  • Former Asst. FBI Director: Clinton Crimes 20 Times Bigger than Watergate

    11/10/2017 6:49:01 PM PST · by smileyface · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 9, 2017 | Debra Heine
    Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom unloaded on James Comey, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama Thursday, charging that major crimes "20 times bigger than Watergate" are being swept under the rug while Attorney General Jeff Sessions "is in a coma." Appearing on Fox News' Varney & Co., Kallstrom told the host that it "was obvious to anybody that knows anything" that former President Barack Obama was not going to let James Comey indict Clinton.
  • Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

    11/10/2017 5:44:05 PM PST · by wastedyears · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/10/2017 | Emery P. Dalesio
  • EPA Blows $1.5 Million on Parking, Some Spaces Never Used

    11/10/2017 5:12:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    A government agency with a sordid history paid $1.5 million for subsidized and unoccupied parking spaces in violation of executive orders designed to save taxpayer dollars and the environment by cracking down on parking subsidies in the federal workforce. The waste occurred over a two-year period at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington D.C. and a regional office in Atlanta Georgia. The two locations doled out more than $840,000 to subsidize employee parking and around $690,000 for unoccupied spaces, according to a federal audit released this week.In the 42-page report, the EPA Inspector General points out the irony...
  • Five states seek to halt Trump's rollback of birth control mandate

    11/10/2017 5:08:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/10/17 | Robert King
    Five states are going to court to try to preserve an Obamacare mandate that forces employers and insurance plans to offer free birth control.California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia late Thursday filed a request for a preliminary injunction to stop federal regulations that weaken Obamacare’s birth control mandate. California had sued to stop the rollback after it was announced by the Trump administration in early October. “These backwards rules will deny millions of women across the U.S. access to healthcare, unconstitutionally permitting discrimination against women,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday about the new court filing. “The Affordable...
  • Kagan withdraws from Supreme Court immigration case

    11/10/2017 4:42:14 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan has stepped aside from the Supreme Court’s consideration of a case involving the rights of immigrants who are detained while the government considers deporting them. Court clerk Scott Harris says in a letter Friday that Kagan belatedly discovered that she authorized a court filing at an earlier stage of the case when she was serving in the Justice Department. Justices typically take themselves out of cases if they’ve played even a minor role at any point.
  • Obama-Appointed Judge Overseeing Fusion GPS Case Is Unexpectedly Removed

    11/10/2017 4:22:20 PM PST · by scooby321 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/10/2017 | Joshua Caplan
    One swamp creature down, countless more to go. The Obama-appointed judge overseeing the Fusion GPS case, Tanya Chutkan, has been unexpectedly removed. Chutkan was troubling because she was an Obama appointee whose law firm represented Huma Abedin and other Democrat insiders. She’s also the judge who ordered DHS to procure an abortion for a pregnant illegal teen. Now, for reasons we don’t know, Chutkan has been taken off the Fusion GPS case and the case handed to Judge Richard de Leon. This is the PACER notice (Fusion GPS is the d/b/a of Bean LLC, see the last link) : Why...
  • L.A. District Attorney Launches Sexual Abuse Task Force for Entertainment Industry

    11/10/2017 3:51:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has created a task force of veteran prosecutors to deal with sexual abuse crimes in the entertainment industry. Lacey made the announcement Thursday, adding that her office has not yet received any cases from law enforcement for criminal filing. Show business has been rocked over the past month by multiple accusations of sexual abuse against high-profile figures including Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, and more. The first accusations emerged on Oct. 5 against Weinstein.
  • Bahrain Oil Pipeline Explodes, Bursts Into Giant Flames

    11/10/2017 3:22:55 PM PST · by JP1201 · 16 replies
    An oil pipeline in Bahrain exploded, and burst into giant fireball, as numerous videos posted on social media showed. According to the Saudi Gazette, an explosion caused a fire in an oil pipeline near Buri village. It adds that no injuries have been reported, and that civil defense teams are extinguishing the fire.
  • Maine governor says he won't implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion without full funding

    11/10/2017 2:34:40 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | November 10, 2017 | Kelly Gooch
    On Tuesday, Maine became the 32nd state to approve Medicaid expansion and the first to do so via referendum. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage is pushing back. In a statement released the day after the vote, the governor referenced costs associated with the initiative, saying taxpayers would be on the hook for "hundreds of millions of dollars." "The last time Maine experimented with Medicaid expansion in 2002 under then-Gov. Angus King, it created a $750 million debt to hospitals, resulted in massive budget shortfalls every year, did not reduce emergency room use, did not reduce the number of uninsured Mainers...
  • Every U.S. Senator Will Be Required to Undergo Sexual Harassment Training

    11/10/2017 1:26:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 10, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.) ( - Every member of the U.S. Senate and all staff members are required to undergo sexual harassment training in the next 60 days and at least once every two years after that under the terms of a resolution that the Senate approved on Thursday evening . The resolution was sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.), the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, and co-sponsored by 19 others. Among the co-sponsors were Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.), Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R.-Iowa), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) and Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Donna Brazile in San Francisco: Nancy Pelosi Should ‘Scoot Over’

    11/10/2017 1:21:10 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile told an audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Thursday that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should no longer lead her party’s caucus in the House. “I don’t want the Dianne Feinsteins and the Nancy Pelosis of the world to leave the room, I want them to just scoot over, make room,” she said at an event for her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, according to the San Jose Mercury News. In the book, Brazile alleges that Hillary...
  • If These Tweets Are Legit, The DNC Is On It’s Last Leg

    11/10/2017 1:16:56 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 93 replies
    Lesson of Lives ^ | November 9, 2017 | Admin
    Kirsters Baish| One Breitbart writer just revealed new information about the DNC that came straight from Donna Brazile. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and if this information is true, this may very well be the end of the DNC. The Democrats’ plan of impeaching Trump isn’t looking too good. Stealth Jeff, an internet user, wrote a large series of numbered tweets. In these tweets, we are given information about what is really going on behind the curtain, and if these facts stand to be true, there are a lot of arrests to be made among the Democratic...
  • McConnell 'misspoke' on claim that no one in middle class would get tax increase

    11/10/2017 12:56:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2017 | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is walking back his claim that no middle class Americans will see a tax increase under the Senate GOP plan. "I misspoke on that. You can't guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase," McConnell told The New York Times on Friday. McConnell added that "what we are doing is targeting levels of income and looking at the average in those levels and the average will be tax relief for the average taxpayer in each of those segments."
  • Whoa: Memo Presented by Russian Lawyer at Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Was Written By...Fusion GPS

    11/10/2017 12:42:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the week, we learned that the female Russian attorney whose June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner -- which remains the most (only?) concrete evidence of attempted collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government -- met with the founder of Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS on that very same day. Twice. Both before and after the truncated and much-discussed Trump Tower confab. As someone who cut Team Trump very little slack on the Don Jr. emails that preceded their huddle with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the revelations about her schedule on that...
  • Republicans Say Moore’s More Trouble Than a Senate Seat’s Worth

    11/10/2017 12:25:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 10, 2017 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Roy Moore could do more damage to the GOP brand than an Alabama Senate seat is worth. NBC News has not confirmed that (sic) allegations; the woman didn't file a police report or bring a civil suit. Moore, now 70, called the charges "completely false" in a statement released by his campaign Thursday. It's a "no-win situation through and through" for the GOP, said Doug Heye, a former Senate and House Republican aide. "He's not worth it," Heye said. The question of how to handle Moore has both political and moral components, said Republicans who spoke to NBC...