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  • Sara Carter no longer works for Circa News

    11/22/2017 11:35:08 PM PST · by SSS Two · 8 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 11-21-2017
    Sara Carter, the national security reporter at Circa News and frequent guest on Sean Hannity's TV show, announced Tuesday morning that she had left Circa News. Carter frequently broke major developments in the Uranium One scandal along with The Hill's John Solomon. Carter provided no commentary beyond her announcement that she has left Circa News. Carter has previously worked for the Washington Times, Examiner.com, and the Washington Examiner. Circa has taken down Carter's staff page on the organization's website. Carter appears to be publishing new articles on SaraCarter.com and Hannity.com.
  • Debt and Taxes and Perdition

    11/22/2017 11:28:17 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you? If government's moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence, can the federal government morally compel those who haven't consented to its financial profligacy -- because they are not yet born -- to pay higher taxes? These questions are at the base of the debate -- such as it is -- in Congress these days over the so-called Republican tax reform plan. But you will not...
  • Lane closures on I-10 high-rise bridge in New Orleans likely to continue after fire damage

    11/22/2017 11:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | November 17, 2017 | Della Hasselle
    Commuters who take the Interstate 10 high-rise bridge over the Industrial Canal should be ready for continued delays, with two eastbound lanes shut down out of concern for the span's structural integrity, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Friday. Following a large tire fire Wednesday under the bridge on the east side of the canal, crews have shut down two of the three eastbound lanes on the bridge, and the work could continue into early next week. The westbound lanes are open. An overhead traffic camera operated by WWL-TV on Friday showed heavy traffic on the eastbound approach...
  • In ‘99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Gifford

    11/22/2017 11:03:31 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Grabien News
    Add another alleged groping incident to Al Franken’s growing list of sexual misdeeds. The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford. Later in the show, however, Franken changed his story, and said it was “wrong” he had sexually accosted Gifford.
  • James Bulger killer Jon Venables, 35, is thrown back in jail after being caught with child porn (tr)

    11/22/2017 10:52:35 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | ALEXANDER ROBERTSON
    Jon Venables, one of the infamous killers of toddler James Bugler, is back in jail after being caught with child porn. The 35-year-old was arrested last week after officials making a routine visit to his home discovered the 'sickening' images on his computer and alerted police. It is the second time that the monster has been put behind bars for child porn offences, having been caught with a large hoard of images in 2010. The killer's identity is protected by a lifelong order and has been changed four times since his release in 2001, costing taxpayers £250,000 each time. On...
  • Liberal CNN reporter under fire after tweeting sex allegations are draining talent from media

    11/22/2017 10:42:37 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Bryan Flood
    A CNN reporter is taking an online beatdown after an ill-advised tweet saying the media and entertainment industries are suffering a "drain of talent" because so many men are being ousted in disgrace over sexual harassment allegations.
  • Can Trump-Haters Be Thankful for Him?

    11/22/2017 10:37:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Any other Republican president but Donald Trump might expect to get at least some credit for the mostly positive direction in which the country is headed. Unfortunately, the Trump-haters prefer to focus on his, shall I say, unusual personality, rather than results. So let's put personality aside and consider what has happened in his first ten months in office. The liberal Los Angeles Times reported on a focus group conducted by Democratic pollster Peter Hart. Of those polled, Trump supporters and those who voted for Hillary Clinton expressed disappointment about the president's behavior but gave him positive marks on the...
  • China's New Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

    11/22/2017 10:33:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China's progress at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Despite his talk of global cooperation, the themes were familiar socialist boilerplate about Chinese economic and military superiority to come.</p>
  • What If Roy Moore Wins?

    11/22/2017 10:27:11 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    When Donald Trump appointed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General, it was widely assumed that his permanent replacement would be a Republican. But the scandals and allegations surrounding Republican nominee Roy Moore have challenged that assumption. It would be a stunning turn of events for a Democrat to win in a state Donald Trump won by 28 percentage points. If that happens, as I noted last week, Democrats might win control of the Senate in 2018. But what would it mean if Roy Moore wins? A few things are pretty obvious. First, it would indicate that the...
  • The Democratic Party Is Dead

    11/22/2017 10:18:18 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Laura Hollis
    For years, we have been hearing that the Republican Party was on the ropes: when Bill Clinton won in 1992 and 1996; when Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012; when the tea party launched in 2009; when Texas Senator Ted Cruz and company shut down the federal government for a few days in 2013. (Remember when we were told that voters were going to "punish" Republicans in 2014? Yeah, that was right before they handed the GOP control of the House and Senate.) When Donald Trump roared into the primaries in 2015 and knocked out his more -- shall...
  • America's Cup AC75 Boat Concept Revealed

    11/22/2017 9:30:42 PM PST · by keat · 9 replies
    Emirates Team NZ ^ | November 20, 2017
    A pretty cool concept for a fast and maneuverable boat.Video
  • Seven Things Conservatives Should Be Thankful For

    11/22/2017 9:18:03 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you listen to the nattering nabobs of social media negativity, and you shouldn’t, you might get the false impression that our dreams of a conservative future are imploding. You would be wrong. There is a lot for conservatives to be thankful for, and we’re winning. To paraphrase noted tax reform advocate Wesley Snipes in Passenger 57, always bet on red. No. 1: Be Thankful That Hillary Is Not Our President. Every day, it is a joy to awaken, unlike Hillary Clinton, without a hangover. Oh yes, and also to awaken knowing that Felonia von Pantsuit is not, and will...
  • Things I'd Like To Be Thankful For Someday

    11/22/2017 9:14:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Thanksgiving's the day we Americans are all supposed to give thanks and show appreciation for all the good people and things we have. I'll do that — and like most Americans I have a lot to be thankful for. But first, here are some political and personal things I'd like to have the chance to be thankful for someday but now can't. I'll give thanks . . . . . . when the president quits taking everything so personally. . . . when CNN and MSNBC report all the news. . . . When the mainstream media finally announces that...
  • Laura Ingraham: Is She Mailing It In?

    11/22/2017 8:45:14 PM PST · by Bulldaddy · 18 replies
    Me | 11/22/2017 | Me
    I love Laura Ingraham. Love her. I'd propose marriage to her if I wasn't already married to The Love of My Life. But since starting her TV show on FNC on October 30, the quality of her radio show has gone straight downhill. Is she burning the candle too much at both ends? A taped TV show tonight (even Shannon Bream is live) and she left her 3-hour radio show today at the 2-hour mark. She did take one hilarious caller, the lady who described the beer can in the turkey's butt. Anyone have a tape of that call? Priceless....
  • Remains of the Soviet's race to space:USSR shuttles which were once NASA's competition sit abandoned

    11/22/2017 8:36:46 PM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/2017 | Gareth Davies
    Test shuttles found inside derelict Soviet warehouse near Cosmodrome Baikonur, 125 miles east of Aral Sea The space craft were both developed as part of Moscow's Buran programme which was shut down in 1993 Same building home to vast Energia rocket, designed to propel the unmanned space plane Buran into orbit Russian model had striking external similarities to the US Space Shuttle Columbia sparking espionage claims These eerie photographs show how USSR-era space craft have been left to rust in an abandoned desert hangar in Kazakhstan. Two test shuttles were found inside a derelict Soviet warehouse near the Cosmodrome Baikonur,...
  • Here’s how infrastructure propels development forward for Arizona

    11/22/2017 8:03:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    AZ Big Media ^ | October 31, 2017 | David McGlothlin
    This year, America’s overall infrastructure was awarded a D+ grade, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Infrastructure Report Card.” Arizona’s infrastructure may be relatively newer by comparison but it is starting to show signs of wear and tear as indicated by the C grade that it received from ASEC. While the state of Arizona’s infrastructure may not be in as dire of shape as other urban areas, the need for new and repaired infrastructure is widely talked about, especially at Valley Partnership. For 30 years now, Valley Partnership has been the rational voice at the table whenever important...
  • Secret Congress Sexual Scandal, Rep. John Conyers Implicated

    11/22/2017 7:42:52 PM PST · by TheTimeOfMan · 10 replies
    Stefan Molyneux ^ | 21 NOV 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    After receiving documents from national security reporter, documentary filmmaker and author Mike Cernovich, Buzzfeed published an article revealing that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.” Mike Cernovich: "According to data released to Reid Wilson of The Hill, Congress has paid out as much as $4 million per fiscal year to women abused by Congressmen. Although these settlements are paid with taxpayer funds, the settlements are kept secret from the public."
  • Exclusive: Roy Moore rebounds in polls as accusations are discredited

    11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. In a poll conducted by Sky Research on Tuesday Nov. 21 among registered Alabama voters, the results show Moore with 46.7 percent support to Jones’ 39.6 percent. 13.7 percent of voters polled remain undecided. With a margin of error of 3.1 percent, Moore maintains significant lead over Jones, but the undecided voters could swing the election either way. When asked “Do you consider your political views to be more in...
  • Police commissioner: Slain Baltimore detective was to testify in case of indicted officers

    11/22/2017 7:23:03 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 22, 2017 | Justin Fenton
    Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening.
  • Wear: You’ll never guess how Texas got I-14, the 14th Amendment Highway

    11/22/2017 7:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 27, 2017 | Ben Wear
    Most of you will be surprised to learn that this spring, while we were all fretting about what the Legislature or Jared Kushner’s father-in-law will do next, Texas got itself a new interstate highway: Interstate 14. Yup. Fourteen. Odd number for an interstate, given that most of them end in a zero or a five. The story behind that number, which I’ll get to shortly, is even odder. But, yes, in April, a couple of congressmen and other dignitaries gathered in Bell County to celebrate the opening of I-14 from Belton through Killeen and on to Fort Hood. Well, more...