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  • Trump takes aim at Iran in defiant UN speech

    09/25/2018 10:48:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Tuesday took aim at Iran in a defiant address to the United Nations, calling on world leaders to join the U.S. in isolating Tehran over its "aggression." Trump used a large portion of his address to tout his administration's plans to launch a "campaign of economic pressure" aimed at starving Iran of money it would use "to advance its bloody agenda" in the Middle East and beyond. The president noted his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Obama-era nuclear agreement between Iran and other world powers and stressed that many sanctions would be reimposed on Iran...
  • New York Could Decide the Dominican Republic's Presidential Elections (Flashback)

    09/25/2018 10:48:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Samantha Balaban
    NEW YORK – New York is shaping up to become a swing state in this year’s presidential election -- not in the presidential election between Barack Obama and the all-but-confirmed Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but the one in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to a law passed in 1997, expatriate Dominicans no longer have to fly to the country’s capital of Santo Domingo to vote in presidential elections. Dominicans voted locally for the first time in 2004 and tens of thousands of Dominican expatriates registered to vote for the 2012 contest – making New York one of the island nation’s most...
  • Darwinists Use Fossils as Props for Propaganda

    09/25/2018 10:45:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 9-25-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Darwinists Use Fossils as Props for Propaganda September 25, 2018 | David F. Coppedge With one-party rule in any institution, everything supports the party line. Open debate would be healthy for paleontology.
  • Maduro (Venezuela): We must increase taxation to "astronomical" levels

    09/25/2018 10:45:46 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 3 replies
    El Nacional ^ | 09/24/18
    The president said that the necessary standards for socialism must be maintained Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, announced on Monday the increase in the country's tax collection at "astronomical" levels. "We were reviewing the fiscal balance, we have to improve the tax collection of the country and strengthen it, it is a vital line for the Economic Recovery Program," the president said. Maduro indicated that the collection of the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (IVSS) should be improved. "You have to pay the debt of the State and have the private with Social Security and charge monthly to the hair,"...
  • Strike Three for Aspirin in Primary Prevention

    09/25/2018 10:43:57 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1 replies
    Medscape ^ | |September 17, 2018 | F. Perry Wilson, MD
    We shall not look upon his like again. Only a touch of hyperbole here, as the results of the ASPREE trial flip everything we thought we knew about aspirin on its head and draw to a close a rough month for the willow bark–derived compound. Some quick background: We've had data for decades that aspirin can prevent recurrent heart attacks and strokes—secondary prevention. And up until recently, mixed data leaned toward a benefit for primary prevention as well. The meta-analyses on this topic even suggested that there might be a benefit in terms of all-cause mortality and, tantalizingly, a reduction...
  • GOP lawmaker: ‘I try and tune out the president whenever I can’ (Mike Coffman, Colo.)

    09/25/2018 10:41:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.) says in a new interview that he tries to "tune out" President Trump whenever possible. “I try and tune out the president whenever I can, in terms of his tone and saying things that I think are inappropriate,” Coffman told BuzzFeed News for a story published Tuesday. "Unfortunately ... it takes a lot of oxygen," Coffman added. Coffman, who has previously criticized the Trump administration, is facing a difficult reelection bid in November's midterms against Democratic challenger Jason Crow. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up," while FiveThirtyEight projects that Coffman...
  • Turns Out Kyrsten Sinema’s “Homeless” Past Included A Home

    09/25/2018 10:39:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    When I wrote about the Arizona Senate race earlier today and the nearly even polling we’ve seen thus far, I asked if there was anything that might help Martha McSally break through and establish a solid lead over Kyrsten Sinema. I wonder if this might be just the ticket. Some news about Sinema’s early history – something she’s campaigned on heavily and been questioned about before – has emerged in the past 24 hours. One big part of Sinema’s narrative is the three years she spent homeless as a child. It’s a heartwarming tale of a family grappling with adversity...
  • 10 Red Flags About Sexual Assault Claims, From An Employment Lawyer

    09/25/2018 10:36:27 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 25, 2018 | Adam Mill
    I stand athwart the streamroller of sexual misconduct complaints that crush the innocent, end marriages, and destroy careers. In the Me Too era, I am an employment attorney in the politically incorrect vocation of defending who must pay if misconduct is found. My skin is thick, and I do not melt when asked, “How dare you!” I dare because I do not want the innocent to be wrongly punished. I know it’s a very unfashionable to advocate on behalf of the presumption of innocence, and I am often reminded of how insensitive and outdated the principle is in today’s climate....
  • Undocumented (Democrat) immigrant charged with murdering shipmate on fishing boat off Massachusetts

    09/25/2018 10:29:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | Sep 25, 2018, 6:01 AM ET | MARK OSBORNE
    Authorities in Massachusetts have charged an undocumented immigrant with murder after he allegedly stabbed three fellow crew members, one fatally, on a fishing boat 55 miles off the coast. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced the charges on Monday, one day after they say Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez got into a fight on the ship he was working on, the Captain Billy Haver, and three people were injured. One of those members of the crew died. The 27-year-old Vazquez, a native of Mexico, was in the country illegally, according to the Department of Justice.
  • Trump defends US sovereignty at UN....

    09/25/2018 10:27:58 AM PDT · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/25/2018 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump criticized the United Nations in a speech to the General Assembly Tuesday, telling world leaders the U.N. Human Rights Council is "a grave embarrassment" and that the U.N.-linked International Criminal Court "has no jurisdiction."....."We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy," Trump said "The United States will provide no support and recognition to the International Criminal Court," Trump said. "As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority. The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due...
  • China Steals $600 Billion of American IP Yearly: Trump's Tariffs Can Stop Them

    09/25/2018 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Thalean · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 24, 2018 | Spencer Morrison
    “Consumers are paying the price” for President Trump’s tariffs, CNN claims. Millions will feel the pinch; many thousands will lose their jobs. What CNN fails to mention is that millions of Americans already feel the pinch, and millions more have already lost their jobs. Why? Chinese consumers won’t pay the price for American exports: China steals up to $600 billion in American intellectual property (IP) every year. Trump understands that tariffs are a powerful political tool that can — and should — be used to force China to pay for their crimes. Most Americans have only a fuzzy understanding of...
  • Why judicial-confirmation battles keep getting more vicious

    09/25/2018 10:24:59 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport. Wasn’t it just weeks ago at John McCain’s funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics? We never used to fight so much over Supreme Court nominations. Eighty-seven justices were nominated between 1789 and 1950, and the time from nomination to Senate vote averaged just over eleven days. But this changed dramatically over the next half century. From 1951 through 1975, the average confirmation process increased to more than 50 days. Between 1976 and the present, it has averaged at least 75 days (the average rises to 90 days if we...
  • Too Little, Too Late: Fonda ‘Will Go to My Grave Regretting’ ‘Hanoi Jane’

    09/25/2018 10:22:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 9/25/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    Jane Fonda has a new biopic being released on Netflix this week called Jane Fonda in Five Acts, so of course sat down for a tell-all with USA Today to talk about her life in the limelight, her struggles with insecurity, and that infamous anti-war photo prompting millions to dub her “Hanoi Jane” -- something she says she deeply regrets. Published on Monday, the article presented the profile of a woman, who hadn’t (until recently) ever felt comfortable in her own skin. Fonda detailed how the early suicide of her mother, the aloofness of her father, and the pressure of...
  • UN Members Laugh After Trump Claims He’s Accomplished More Than ‘Almost Any Administration’

    09/25/2018 10:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 09/25/2018
    Members of the United Nations laughed during President Donald Trump’s speech to the General Assembly after he claimed that his White House had accomplished “almost more than any administration in the history” of the United States. The non-laugh line and the amusement from the audience that followed knocked Trump off from his prepared text, before he improvised: “So true. Didn’t expect that reaction but that’s okay.” Watch below: Members of the United Nations laughed during President Donald Trump’s speech to the General Assembly after he claimed that his White House had accomplished “almost more than any administration in the history”...
  • Country's first 'robot sex brothel' set to open in Texas prompts backlash: report

    09/25/2018 10:19:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies ^ | Sept 25, 2018 | Benjamin Brown
    The first so-called "robot sex brothel" in the U.S. slated to open in the Houston area this month has prompted a massive backlash from residents and activists who say it will ruin the neighborhood. The company opened its first location last year near Toronto, where $60 buys a half-hour alone with a robot sex doll, according to the Washington Examiner. The dolls start at $2,500 to buy. Yuval Gavriel, the founder of KinkySdollS, made the announcement during an interview with the Examiner last week, telling the paper he plans to expand to 10 locations throughout the United States by 2020. Elijah Rising,...
  • Lisa Murkowski Delivers Message: Take Kavanaugh Accusations Seriously

    09/25/2018 10:16:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    The New York times ^ | September 25th, 2018 | By Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Republican Party leaders may be insisting that they will install Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, but Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is offering a blunt warning of her own: Do not prejudge sexual assault allegations against the nominee that will be aired at an extraordinary public hearing on Thursday. “We are now in a place where it’s not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified,” Ms. Murkowski, a key swing Republican vote, said in an extended interview in the Capitol Monday night. “It is about whether or not a woman who has been a...
  • Biden Predicts Dems Capture House, Senate; Floats Harris, Booker as 2020 Contenders

    09/25/2018 10:15:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/25/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Vice President Joe Biden predicted that Democrats will win the majority in both chambers of Congress in the midterm election. "We're going to win back the United States House of Representatives, I promise you. And I predict we'll win back the Senate, too," he said during an interview at the Biden Cancer Summit on Friday alongside his wife, Jill Biden. When Mrs. Biden was asked how she would react if her husband said he wanted to run for president in 2020, she replied, “I would say, Joe, you would make a great president but let’s think about it.” When...
  • MSNBC’s Geist: Kavanaugh Would Have ‘an Asterisk Next to His Name’ While on Supreme Court

    09/25/2018 10:11:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Willie Geist discussed Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation to the Supreme Court, saying if confirmed, the judge would “have an asterisk next to his name as long as he’s there” because of his sexual misconduct accusations from over 30 years ago. According to Geist, Kavanaugh should want an “independent body in the FBI” to investigate the allegations to prevent the possible asterisk. “I think there are so many people behaving so badly right now, there’s so much willful dishonesty, there are so many people who have made up their minds and there are people on the...
  • The Latest: Trump says chaos in Venezuela is unacceptable (UN Speech)

    09/25/2018 10:10:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    APNews ^ | 09/25/18 | AP Staff
    President Donald Trump says the political and economic chaos in Venezuela is unacceptable. But he’s avoiding commenting on questions about whether the U.S. would ever intervene in the South American country. Trump notes that the country — once one of the wealthiest countries in the hemisphere — is spiraling downward. Venezuela’s inflation and homicide rates are among the highest in the world and more than 2 million people have fled the violence and conflict in recent years. The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including his wife and the...
  • Never help a dog in a hurricane: Woman fined for providing shelter to animals

    09/25/2018 10:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2018 | Carol Brown
    North Carolina resident Tammie Hedges had the impertinence to rescue 27 cats and dogs during Hurricane Florence. Providing round-the-clock care in a makeshift shelter, she provided safety from the storm, food, and medication to those sick or in pain. Apparently Hedges, who runs a non-profit animal rescue organization that relies on foster homes, didn't realize that such a display of humanity and compassion in the midst of an emergency is not the kind of thing the state takes lightly. Common sense and kindness: out. Bureaucratic fools: in. After the worst of the storm passed, Hedges handed the animals over to...