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  • The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones

    12/12/2017 9:17:22 PM PST · by Az Joe · 58 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/12/2017 | AP
    The Associated Press December 12, 2017 08:51 PM BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is not conceding to Democrat Doug Jones, telling campaign supporters "it's not over."
  • BREAKING REPORT: Adam Schiff May Have Leaked Anti-Trump Fake News to CNN

    12/12/2017 12:26:30 PM PST · by pgkdan · 104 replies
    Truth Feed News ^ | 12/11/17 | Amy Moreno
    Democrat Adam Schiff is the House Intelligence Committee Minority Chairman. Schiff’s “rise to fame” within the Democrat party has been entirely reliant upon the dubious Trump-Russia probe. ***SNIP***Was Adam Schiff busted in a “sting” coordinated to identify the “source” leaking Russia information to the press? You be the judge. From Conservative Tree House: By now everyone is likely aware of the Fake News story run by CNN on Friday surrounding an email received by Donald Trump Jr. The email was part of the investigative evidence shared with the House Intelligence committee; and later leaked from within that committee to CNN...
  • NFL Network suspends former Steeler Ike Taylor amid sexual harassment allegations

    12/12/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 12, 2017
    A former Pittsburgh Steeler is among three analysts suspended Monday night by the NFL Network over sexual harassment allegations. Ike Taylor was named in a lawsuit by a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist. The woman claims in the lawsuit that Taylor sent her lewd pictures of himself in the shower. Former players turned analysts Marshall Faulk and Heath Evans have also been named in the lawsuit. They have also been suspended by the NFL Network.
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled Ole Miss Must Defend Itself ...
  • Dear Jonah Still Doesn't Get It

    12/12/2017 12:19:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Christopher Chantrill
    I feel for Jonah Goldberg and the rest of the #NeverTrumpers at Conservatism Inc. The awful truth is that their Resistance to the leftward ratchet has failed, and the world has moved on. So last week Jonahs G-File is Against One-Thingism, complaining that we are becoming like our lefty friends for whom politics is everything, what with Republican and Trump support for Roy Moore, candidate for United States Senator in Alabama and all. Okay, Jonah, so what is Baldricks cunning plan for dishing the left? Lets do the Eisenhower thing and make the problem bigger. What do you do when...
  • Russian social media executive sought to help Trump campaign in 2016, emails show

    12/11/2017 10:35:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anton Troianovski and Tom Hamburger
    blah, blah, blah ... "The executive at Vkontakte, or VK, Russias equivalent to Facebook, emailed Donald Trump Jr. and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, offering to help promote Trumps campaign to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the messages...." Looks like Nellie Ohr was looking for Russian Social Media Users in 2014:
  • Larry King Accused of Groping, Bruising Ex-Wife of Eddie Fisher

    12/11/2017 6:21:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 11, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Talk show legend Larry King has been accused of groping an ex-wife of singer Eddie Fisher on two separate occasions, according to a report Monday. Terry Richard told the Daily Mail on Monday that the now-84-year-old Larry King Now and Politicking host groped her in 2005 and 2006, with both alleged incidents coming during baseball awards dinners at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Richard, 63, had reportedly been working as a photographer for the local Tolucan Times when she saw King, whom she had met some months before, at the 2005 dinner. The photographer had reportedly wanted a photograph of...
  • New body-cam video shows a police officer killing an unarmed man

    12/11/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by Main Street · 102 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Michal Kranz
    A newly-released video shows an Arizona police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man in January 2016 after the man, who was crying and begging for his life, made a mistake in complying with his orders. The body camera footage was released on Friday by the judge presiding over Officer Philip Brailsford's trial after Brailsford was acquitted on Thursday for the killing. The victim, 26-year-old pest control worker Daniel Shaver, was staying in the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Mesa, Arizona while on a business trip when police received a call that someone was pointing a gun out of...
  • CNN: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

    12/11/2017 3:45:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 144 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media. Which is, of course, her right. The relationship between any White House and any press corps tasked with covering that White House is almost always fraught and fractious. But, on Monday, Sanders made an accusation that went way, way beyond the pale of the usual give and take between White House and press corps. Here's what she said: "There's a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly. You can't say -- I'm not done. You can't say...
  • Mostly White and Male: Diversity Still Lags Among SCOTUS Law Clerks (Notorious RBG is a RACIST!!!)

    12/11/2017 2:10:31 PM PST · by Az Joe · 32 replies
    The Naitonal Law Journal ^ | 12.11.2017 | Tony Mauro
    "...Ginsburg has hired only one African-American clerk since she joined the high court in 1993..."
  • Professor lashes out at valueless higher ed in liberal magazine

    12/11/2017 11:46:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Brendan Pringle
    Conservative news outlets have been vocal in their skepticism toward colleges and universities while the liberal media has remained complicit in their overall approval. Now, as a more progressive generation of millennials finds itself increasingly unemployed or underemployed, it seems as though the left might be turning against academia. Last week, the Atlantic, one of the Lefts longest-enduring supporters, published a blistering critique of todays college system from a tenured George Mason University professor. In the article, Bryan Caplan, a libertarian-leaning professor, decries higher education as wasteful and irrelevant. Caplan brilliantly points out what employers have known for years. [D]espite...
  • ISIS: The Caliphate Dream Is Over But The Killing Isn't.

    12/11/2017 1:25:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    The caliphate is dead. Last Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the Islamic State (ISIS) had been driven out of Iraq: Today, our troops were able to purge islands of Nineveh and Anbar in full, and they (the forces) are now fully controlling the Iraqi-Syrian borders. These victories are not only for the Iraqis alone, though the Iraqis were themselves who achieved such victories with their sacrifices. But the victories are for all Arabs, Muslims and the world alike...Honorable Iraqis, your land has been completely liberated....The flag of Iraq is flying high today over all Iraqi territory and...
  • Woke Conservatives And The Awesome Power Of Not Caring

    12/10/2017 9:17:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Have you noticed that if you fail to do, think, and vote exactly the way that the liberals and their Fredocon minions demand, youre a racist, sexist, homophobic, child molesting, greedy, NRA terrorist determined to murder kids? Yeah, you probably have. And youve probably also realized that if you do everything that the liberals and their Never Trump minions demand, youre still a racist, sexist, homophobic, child molesting, greedy, NRA terrorist determined to murder kids. When you understand that, youre on your way to being conservative woke. And when youre conservative woke, youre ready to deploy the most powerful non-bullet...
  • Santa Barbara now under threat from wildfire as massive inferno spreads [trunc}

    12/10/2017 3:11:44 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 208 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/17 | Keith Griffith
    The so-called Thomas Fire is only 15 percent contained, now threatening the city of Santa Barbara and the nearby coastal town of Carpinteria, and is on track to become one of the worst wildfires in California history. It has already destroyed 583 structures and scorched 173,000 acres, the authorities say. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, which been under fire threat for days. The new evacuation zone extends within two miles of the Santa Barbara Zoo.
  • Build, flood, rebuild: flood insurances expensive cycle

    12/10/2017 5:34:53 AM PST · by Elderberry · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/10/2017 | David Hunn, Ryan Maye Handy, and James Osborne
    The National Flood Insurance Program, designed to protect Americans from catastrophic floods, has failed in almost every way, encouraging people to buy and build in flood-prone areas while increasing the cost and magnitude of disasters. Congress' efforts to reform the program have failed just as thoroughly. Attempts to fix flood insurance have been derailed repeatedly by special interests, political expediency and powerful lobbies that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into congressional campaigns, a three-month examination by the Houston Chronicle reveals. Banks, builders, insurers and real estate agents supported by property owners and allies in Congress have combined...
  • Winter Olympics the home of the brave must not stay home

    12/09/2017 11:39:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    President Trump's administration is apparently considering whether it's safe for U.S. athletes to compete at the February 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Nikki Haley, America's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that threats linked to the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang over Kim Jong Un's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles made American participation "an open question." Concern is appreciated, but the threat is unfounded. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says "no official decision has been made." Sanders then lent some hope on Thursday that America would participate, but we worry that further North Korean missile...
  • Trump disses Gloria Allred: 'Any time you see her, you know something's going wrong'

    12/09/2017 9:08:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/8/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    "So, did you see what happened today? Do you know the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made. She started writing things in the yearbook," Trump continued. "Oh, what are we going to do? Gloria Allred, any time you see her, you know something's going wrong."
  • Snowmen in Alabama? Sledding in Mississippi? From Texas to Georgia, snow blankets the South

    12/09/2017 6:23:36 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 80 replies
    MSN Web site ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Jenny Jarvie and Jaweed Kaleem
    ATLANTA. Snow blanketed a vast swath of the Deep South on Friday, triggering a flurry of winter weather warnings that closed businesses and schools, canceled hundreds of flights and caused traffic gridlock. It also unleashed a flurry of snowman construction and sledding in places more accustomed to sunshine than snow. The storm dropped a rare coating of snow as far south as Brownsville, Texas - near the border of Mexico - up through southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the southern Appalachians. "This is an unusual event - to see snow falling this early in the season...
  • Is the System Sick or Rigged? Let Us List the Ways.

    12/09/2017 4:47:20 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/9/17 | Vanity
    Let me get this ball rolling... Rigged: The Democrat primary was fixed for Hillary and against Bernie Sick: Hillary ran the Clinton Global Initiative and the State Department from the same private server to combine US policy and CGI fundraising activities and avoid public scrutiny. Rigged: Al Franken beat Norm Colman by fewer votes than those illegally cast by known felons. Sick: Obama obtained a FISA warrant based on a wholly fraudulent dossier, gathered information on the Republican Presidential Candidate, and widely disseminated the information by unmasking the names of the Republicans surveilled. Rigged: John Conyers II will pass his...
  • Senior Disney music executive, 58, is charged with three counts (tr)

    12/09/2017 2:35:45 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | DANIEL ROTH
    A senior executive at the family entertainment company Disney has been charged with three felony counts of child sex abuse. Director of music publishing at Disney Jon Heely was arrested on three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, according to Variety. Heeley, 58, of Santa Clarita is accused of abusing two underage girls approximately ten years ago. He was arrested on November 16 and released on $150,000 bail, Variety reported. According to an affidavit, one of the girls was 15-years old at the time of the alleged incident. The other victim was allegedly abused over a four...