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  • Democrats believe Ramirez but stiff-arm Avenatti

    09/24/2018 6:13:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/18 | ELANA SCHOR, RACHAEL BADE
    **SNIP** While most Democrats are taking Ramirez’s allegation seriously — if not to the extent they're publicly backed Ford — they’re stopping far short of giving the same treatment to a third, unknown woman tied to the nominee and represented by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti. Avenatti has tweeted that his client is a “woman with credible information” concerning “the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs” by Kavanaugh and his longtime friend Mark Judge, whom Ford has identified as the third person in the room during her alleged assault. But Democratic senators are treading lightly on the claims from Avenatti, who also...
  • Former friend of Kavanaugh slams 'hurtful' insinuation about her in his yearbook

    09/24/2018 6:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 09 | Aris Folley
    Renate Schroeder Dolphin, a woman who knew Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his teenage years, is denouncing a "horrible" and "simply untrue" insinuation after The New York Times found her referenced several times by name in his high school yearbook. The newspaper reported on Monday that the woman’s name appeared in a photo in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook that featured Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing sexual assault at a party when he was in high school, and four other men along with the caption “Renate Alumni.” According to the newspaper, the phrase was a reference to...
  • Cuomo Attacks GDP as Measure of Economic Health [semi-satire]

    09/05/2018 9:57:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), anxious to build on the momentum set in motion by his earlier assertion that “America was never that great,” demanded a better measure of the nation's economic health. “I know that the Trump Administration is touting last quarter's 4.2% rise in GDP as a sign that the economy is booming,” the Governor observed. “But is this really the best measure we can come up with? GDP growth never got as high as 3% during the Obama Administration. But can we really say that Americans weren't better off then?” “The problem with GDP is that it is...
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 24, 2018 9:25 AM | By Jack Crowe
    Jane Mayer said on Monday that Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her, told her New Yorker colleague Ronan Farrow that she couldn’t be sure of the Supreme Court nominee’s guilt. Confronted with a New York Times report indicating Ramirez expressed doubts about Kavanaugh’s guilt to former Yale classmates, Mayer said Ramirez shared those doubts before they published their bombshell report on Sunday. “To Ronan she said she wasn’t absolutely certain, she needed to make certain before she was going to say anything publicly. She remembered the specifics, the graphic specifics, and she tried to remember for...
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife Ashley speak out on Supreme Court nomination controversy in Fox News exclusive

    09/24/2018 1:11:26 PM PDT · by be-baw · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, and his wife, Ashley, are speaking out to Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday on the sexual misconduct accusations that have threatened to derail his confirmation. The interview is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on "The Story" with Martha MacCallum...
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS UNABLE TO CORROBORATE SECOND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S STORY

    09/24/2018 11:38:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:12 AM 09/24/2018 | Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor
    The New York Times reported on Sunday that it was unable to corroborate the claims of a second accuser who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college. Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face while she was drunk at a Yale University dormitory party. The New Yorker ran with Ramirez’s allegation on Sunday despite being unable to produce any firsthand witnesses or confirm that Kavanaugh was at the party where the incident was said to have occurred.The New York Times noted several paragraphs deep in a report that it chose not...
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Republicans Trying To Silence Kavanaugh’s Accuser By Asking Her To Testify

    09/24/2018 11:44:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    WAYNEDUPREE.COM ^ | September 24, 2018 | Wayne Dupree
    The burden of proof lies with the accuser. If you cannot prove your case, then do not make false rape accusations. You can’t make up this stuff! If someone is feeding Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand these lines, I hope they are being led away in chains, as this is one of the most idiotic analysis I’ve heard yet. How in the heck are Republicans trying to silence Christine Blasey Ford who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from 35 years ago, when they keep giving her time to play them like fools?Source: CNS News Giving Christine Blasey...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing [Rameriz story is falling apart]

    09/23/2018 10:25:29 PM PDT · by guitar Josh · 53 replies
    I want to excerpt a portion of this NY Times story. It looks like the new accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are already falling apart. The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.
  • Rod Rosenstein’s Resistance

    09/23/2018 11:07:57 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 23 September 2018 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    snip For years, Rosenstein had carefully tended to his reputation as an apolitical lawman, beloved of both parties. At a time when Trump nominees for top executive offices were extraordinarily difficult to move through the Senate with Republicans holding a razor thin 51–49 majority, Rosenstein breezed to confirmation as deputy attorney general by the margin of 94 to 6, with overwhelming #Resistance support. Yet, on Comey’s firing, he badly misdiagnosed the Democrats. Like the president and some B-Team White House advisers, Rosenstein figured that his memo — so solicitous of Mrs. Clinton, so respectful of Democratic as well as Republican...
  • Why does NY refuse to name the woman who admits that she falsely accused two men of rape?

    09/23/2018 2:22:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 23, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Why is the New York government hiding the name of a woman who admitted that she had falsely accused two men of rape after her false accusation caused them to spend 26 and 11 years in prison? I recently came across this New York Times article from May of this year.It says that two innocent men were falsely accused of rape, and were convicted largely based on the testimony of the alleged victim.One of the innocent men spent 26 years in prison. The other innocent man spent 11 years in prison.The woman now says that the rape “never happened.”The New York...
  • Minnesota lawmaker quits campaign amid daughter’s inappropriate touching claims

    09/23/2018 7:48:31 PM PDT · by topher · 22 replies
    New York Post/AP ^ | 22-Sept-2018 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker “does not want to drag his family through six weeks of hell.”
  • Sec. of State Mike Pompeo: Trump doubters should leave the administration...

    09/23/2018 3:27:34 PM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/23/2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that 'any' administration official who does not support President Trump’s agenda to step down from their position...“If you are not supporting this mission, then maybe you just ought to find something else to do,” he said. “We need everyone who's engaged in helping achieve president Trump's mission and I hope that everyone in every agency — DOJ, FBI, State Department — is on that mission. If you're not, you should take this time to go do something more productive.”
  • Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms...

    09/23/2018 3:53:58 PM PDT · by caww · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 9/23/2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Alex's largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by former staffers of retired Nevada senator Harry Reid that is dedicated to electing and keeping Democrats in the Senate. SMP reports nearly $80 million in contributions this cycle, and Alex's $2 million donation makes him one of the top donors to the PAC, its filings show. The group has already dished out more than $30 million in independent expenditures this cycle backing Democrats. Alex added $33,900 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's coffers. Another $101,700 was given to the committee's headquarters...
  • Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial

    09/23/2018 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Raebie · 259 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Pete Baker
    WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, according to someone working for his confirmation. The calendars do not disprove Dr. Blasey’s allegations, Judge Kavanaugh’s team acknowledged. He could have attended a party that he did not list. But his team will argue to the senators that the calendars provide no corroboration for her account of a small gathering at a house where he allegedly pinned her to...
  • Singapore Air Takes Delivery of Jet for World's Longest Flight

    09/23/2018 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 09/23/18 | Anand Krishnamoorthy
    Singapore Airlines Ltd. took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. The first commercial flight between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport will be on Oct. 11, Singapore Air said in a statement yesterday. This is the first of the seven A350-900ULRs the carrier has on firm order with Airbus. Reviving the route that the Singapore flag carrier scrapped more than four years ago will help the airline fill a gap in its U.S. network that has...
  • City may have to pay out $1.7B over biased teaching exam

    09/23/2018 10:29:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9 4 20119 | S Algar
    Taxpayers shelled out $98 million over a discriminatory FDNY screening test just four years ago — but that’s pocket change compared to the $1.7 billion the city may now have to pay out over a biased teaching exam, The Post has learned. Legal papers quietly filed over the summer reveal that a court-appointed special master has recommended paying a total of $91.6 million in damages to just 219 of the plaintiffs in a long-running class-action suit against the former Board of Education — now the Department of Education — over a racially biased certification exam. Approximately 4,000 people are eligible...
  • Paul Simon ends farewell tour in Queens, New York, not far from where he grew up

    09/23/2018 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/23/18 | CBS/AP
    NEW YORK -- Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. The setlist at recent stops has ranged from his first 1960s hit with ex-partner Art Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence," to selections from a disc released weeks ago. Simon isn't retiring, and hasn't ruled out occasional future performances. But he's said this is his last time out on the road, and...
  • College professors allegedly sold drugs, ‘pimped’ out students

    09/23/2018 10:57:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Sara Dorn and Melissa Klein
    Veteran professors at the Manhattan school renowned for training future crime-fighters ran a lawless den of depravity called “the swamp,” where they allegedly used and sold drugs, and “pimped” out and sexually preyed on students, according to two women at the center of a widening scandal at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The shocking allegations are now under criminal probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the state Inspector General, The Post has learned. After the paper first revealed two weeks ago that formal sex-harassment complaints against four professors were being probed by the taxpayer-funded CUNY school,...
  • The city could pay billions for a test that didn’t really discriminate

    09/23/2018 11:01:23 AM PDT · by OddLane · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Post Editorial Board
    It’s just nuts that the city might have to cough up billions for supposedly racist teacher-certification exams it stopped using long ago. But don’t count on Mayor de Blasio to fight it. To be clear: No one has ever had to show that the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, aka LAST, was actually discriminatory. “Disparate impact” law makes it necessary to demonstrate only that members of minority groups perform worse on an exam than their peers. And if officials can’t then prove the tests are effective at screening out unqualified would-be employees — a highly subjective measure — well, case...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing (not really)

    09/23/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has committed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, her lawyers said on Sunday. The lawyers said some details — including whether an outside lawyer will question her — still needed to be resolved, but that those issues would not impede holding a hearing. The agreement, reached after an hourlong negotiating session Sunday morning between the lawyers and committee aides, is the latest step in a halting process toward a potentially explosive hearing that will pit the woman, Christine Blasey Ford,...