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  • California congressional candidate ties opponent to Nancy Pelosi by depicting him in red heels

    10/21/2018 3:21:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2018
    A Republican congressional candidate is comparing her Democratic opponent to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – by depicting him in red heels struggling to walk down a sidewalk. The ad for Elizabeth Heng hits incumbent Rep. Jim Costa for supporting so-called sanctuary cities, gun control and the controversial California bullet train. “Nancy Pelosi?” a man asks in the ad as the camera focuses on red heels. “Yep, but also surprisingly Jim Costa,” the voiceover says as the video reveals an older man in a white shirt, jean shorts and black briefcase wobbling down a sidewalk in the heels. “After a lifetime...
  • Andrew Gillum’s Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud

    10/21/2018 3:15:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2018 | Steve Stewart
    Marcus Gillum...a resident of Chicago, Illinois...The Leon County Property Appraiser indicates that Andrew Gillum sold 5325 St. Ives Lane on February 27th, 2015...However, like her brother Marcus, voting records also show that Monique Gillum is still currently registered to vote at the St. Ives address...other records, including work she did as a registered lobbyist for the Southern Poverty Law Center, indicate that Monique resided in Montgomery, Alabama...
  • Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, members vow to reach US

    10/21/2018 1:50:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | October 21, 2018 | MARK STEVENSON and SONIA PEREZ D.
    CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States. The migrants, who said they gave up trying to enter Mexico legally because the asylum application process was too slow, gathered on Saturday at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo. They voted by a show of hands to continue north en masse, then marched to the bridge crossing the Suchiate River...
  • Obama left a crisis in North Korea that Trump just might be able to clean up

    10/21/2018 1:50:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 21, 2018 | Claudia Rosett
    Whatever comes next with North Korea, President Donald Trump can hardly be accused of having neglected diplomacy. At the Singapore Summit with Kim Jong Un this past June, Trump became the first sitting American president to meet with a North Korean tyrant. He has received an envoy from Kim in the Oval Office, dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on multiple trips to Pyongyang and is talking about holding a second summit with Kim. And, with a trademark rhetorical flourish that no one should take literally, Tump recently described how Kim wrote him "beautiful letters," with the result that "we...
  • Remember That Our Opponents Are Insane Crazy People

    10/21/2018 1:20:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Kurt Schlichter Kurt Schlichter | Posted: Oct 11, 2018 12:01 AM | Kurt Schlichter
    I liked it when the howling loonies started pounding on the bronze doors of the Supreme Court like Brett Kavanaugh was totally going to open them up and invite the freaks in to air their many stupid grievances over a hot cup of Too Damn Bad. I also liked it when Lindsey Graham dissed that silly shrieking harpy as he adjusted his tie and smirked. And I liked it when Jesse Kelly channeled Andrew Breitbart by heading down to the protest with a t-shirt that said “Hands Off My Uterus.” I liked a lot of things about last week, and...
  • Walmart Just Filed for a Weird Patent. Shopping Carts May Never Be the Same

    10/21/2018 12:47:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Inc ^ | 21OCT18 | Betsy Mikel
    Walmart has plenty of haters. But for many consumers, Walmart's prices just can't be beat. You can't afford to be choosy when you're on a tight budget. If price is not so much of a concern for you, what if you discovered that Walmart wants your personal data? And not just data about your shopping behavior, which we already give hand over fist to Amazon in the name of fast shipping. Walmart is interested in what's going on in your body while you shop. The company wants to collect this data is a particularly creepy way: through the handles of...
  • Judge Jeanine...10/20/18

    10/21/2018 12:00:16 AM PDT · by Doogle · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/18 | Youtube
    Judge Jeanine let's it fly,send in the troops...
  • Commentary: How long should US troops stay in Korea?

    10/20/2018 11:15:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | October 20, 2018 | Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
    Ongoing talks with North Korea have raised the possibility of a future with far less tension on the Korean Peninsula – even, possibly, a declaration of the end of the Korean War. But that should not change the long-standing military relationship that cements the U.S.-South Korea relationship, a delegation of South Korean officials who visited Washington earlier this month argued. “Even after reunification of the Korean Peninsula takes place I believe there will be a need for the continued presence of U.S. forces in Korea, because we also have to concern ourselves with Russia and China,” said Hoon Sul, a...
  • Censorship: Twitter silences Kurdish journalism while claiming commitment to free speech

    10/20/2018 9:24:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Region ^ | 19/10/2018 19:48 (10-19-18) | Meghan Bodette
    The debate over free speech and content policy on Twitter– like on other social media sites— is often centered on issues relevant to political and cultural debates in the United States, where the company is headquartered. Yet this discussion of hypothetical censorship obscures the fact that company policies today are already used to silence important voices— journalists reporting from Kurdistan, who provide key information on political and military developments there at great personal risk.  While Twitter is a safer platform for Kurdish reporters and supporters of the Kurdish cause than sites like Facebook— which ban pages and accounts for posting photos of the...
  • John McCain's headstone placed at U.S. Naval Academy cemetery

    10/20/2018 9:19:08 PM PDT · by libh8er · 52 replies
    AZ Central | Oct 14, 2018 | Bree Burkitt
    Link only, due to copyright.
  • 2,000 migrants return to Honduras, foreign ministry says

    10/20/2018 9:04:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2018 | Claudia Dominguez and Rosa Flores
    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández also promised an offer of jobs and other type of aid to those who return to the country.
  • Sanders stumps for Scholten in Sioux City (350 people attend)

    10/20/2018 8:59:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Siouxcityjournal ^ | 10 20 2018 | MASON DOCKTER
    SIOUX CITY -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was in Sioux City Saturday night stumping for J.D. Scholten, the Democratic congressional candidate seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in Iowa's 4th congressional district. Sanders was the last of six speakers at Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside College campus. Other Scholten supporters on stage included Sioux City middle school political activist Langston Saint; recent Morningside graduate Cody Hankerson; Our Revolution president and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner; Woodbury County Democratic chair Jeremy Dumkrieger; and Scholten himself. About 350 people turned out for the rally, and the auditorium was...
  • 70-week wait for N.W.T. kids to see hearing specialist unacceptable, says MLA (Canada)

    10/20/2018 8:44:49 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/17/2018 | CBC
    The average wait time for children to see an audiologist in the Northwest Territories is 70 weeks, a number Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly says is unacceptable. "A wait time over 70 weeks? That's over a year," he said. "Kids, they could be in school over a year, miss a grade, without their proper hearing or being assessed, and that doesn't seem right." O'Reilly first started looking for this information for a constituent and raised the issue in the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly Tuesday, asking questions about government data he'd been provided by the territory's health department.
  • Charlie Wilkins, Portland pro skateboarder, mistaken for Antifa protester in viral video

    10/20/2018 8:26:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies ^ | 10-20-18
    Portland professional skateboarder Charlie Wilkins faced violent threats on social media Thursday after video of an Oct. 13 protest went viral that showed an Antifa protester yelling at a woman. "Your husband, should probably ... rot in the grave," the man rants at the woman, who claimed to be a 9/11 widow. The man in the video resembles Wilkins, but the skateboarder insists it's not him. He and his wife Victoria say they avoid protests and were at a pumpkin patch that day. "I just think he's horrible to say that to anybody," Wilkins told KGW, referring to the protester...
  • Honduran activists welcome Trump's threats to cut US aid

    10/20/2018 8:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 18, 2018 | Sandra Cuffe
    Activists and others have longed called for a cut in US military aid to Central American country over rights abuses. Esquipulas, Guatemala - US President Donald Trump's threats against a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants headed to the United States will not deter people from fleeing the Central American country, activists say, adding they would welcome a cut in US military and security aid to Honduran security forces. "With regard to the threats of the United States government, I don't even think people listen to that," human rights activist Yessica Trinidad told Al Jazeera over the phone. "People leaving...
  • All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD...

    10/20/2018 8:07:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | October 19, 2018 | President Trump
    All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
  • Trump Ties Sinema to Schumer Even Though She Says She Won’t Support Him

    10/20/2018 8:01:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 19, 2018
    President Donald Trump, rallying in Arizona on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally, sought to tie her Democratic opponent Kyrsten Sinema, to Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer even though Sinema said she won’t support him. A vote for Sinema is “dangerous” because “it’s for Schumer, crying Chuck,” Trump told rallygoers Friday night at an airport hangar in Mesa. Sinema, however, has said she would not vote for Schumer to remain the Democratic leader if elected to the Senate. The Arizona Senate seat, left open by the retirement of GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, is a rare Democratic pickup opportunity...
  • Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council

    10/20/2018 8:00:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/18 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school, will reportedly be publicly honored by the Palo Alto City Council later this month. The Palo Alto Daily Post reported Friday Mayor Liz Kniss is planning to honor the college professor for testifying against Kavanaugh. Kniss told the paper she plans to publicly honor Ford at a City Council meeting on Oct. 29, but added she has reservations about if the college professor will show up to accept the proclamation. The mayor said she has...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 21, 2018 - (Prayer)

    10/20/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT · by Faith · 11 replies
    October 21, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Migrant caravan re-forming to resume push north, uncertain if it can reach US

    10/20/2018 7:36:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2018 Published 2 hours agoLast Update 6 mins ago | Jeffrey Rubin
    Rodrigo Abeja, a caravan leader, said that Sunday morning, they would move on toward Tapachula, Mexico, near the Guatemalan border. "We don't yet know if we will make it to the (U.S.) border," he told AP, "but we are going to keep going as far as we can." The group's decision to re-form capped a day in which Mexican authorities again refused mass entry to migrants on the bridge, instead accepting small groups for asylum processing and giving some visitor permits. Mexico had sought to maintain order after a chaotic Friday in which some migrants rushed across the bridge only...