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  • 10 Red Flags About Sexual Assault Claims, From An Employment Lawyer

    09/25/2018 10:21:55 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/25/2018 | Adam Mill
    t’s not nice or politically correct to say, but people do sometimes lie to get money, revenge, power, attention, or political advantage. False allegations of assault have been documented. Adam Mill By Adam Mill SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 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...
  • New York Times Goes Full Avenatti over Kavanaugh Yearbook

    09/25/2018 2:41:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 25, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations, New York Times! You have gone full Avenatti in your desperation to derail the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Despite the fact that even Senate Democrats remain quite wary of embracing Michael Avenatti's wild charges against Kavanaugh based on bizarre extrapolations of seemingly innocent comments in his high school yearbook, the New York Times is now following his lead in debased speculation. First let us look in the September 25 Vox at how Avenatti interprets Kavanaugh's yearbook to make his charges based on basically nothing which seemed to inspire the Times in a very similar effort:
  • Dominicans May Allow Voting Abroad (Flashback)

    09/25/2018 11:08:13 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 15, 1997 | DEBORAH SONTAG and LARRY ROHTER
    In a move that promises to turn the Dominican immigrant community in New York City into a powerful electoral force in its homeland, the Dominican Government is poised to grant its citizens abroad the right to vote from polling places where they live. While planeloads of Dominicans have routinely flown home from New York City to vote in presidential elections, their numbers have been too tiny to make an impact. This move, however, would instantly give the Dominican community in New York City the second-largest concentration of votes in any Dominican election, exceeded only by Santo Domingo, the capital.
  • Gun control group focusing on 15 Republican House districts

    09/25/2018 5:49:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A major gun control group is investing $5 million in digital ads focused on 15 Republican House districts that could turn blue in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported. Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is targeting 15 suburban districts highlighted in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" target list, according to the news outlet.The districts, which are mostly outside of cities, include communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan and more, it added. “Suburban swing districts are going to make this election, and gun safety resonates extremely...
  • New York Could Decide the Dominican Republic's Presidential Elections (Flashback)

    09/25/2018 10:48:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    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...
  • Former friend of Kavanaugh slams 'hurtful' insinuation about her in his yearbook

    09/24/2018 6:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 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...
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 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...
  • 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 · 54 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...
  • 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 · 9 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.”
  • Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial

    09/23/2018 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Raebie · 260 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • New York City’s Subways Are Slow, Crowded and Smelly—Officials Say Part of the Problem Is You

    09/21/2018 6:38:52 PM PDT · by firebrand · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Paul Berger
    More than five million riders crowd into New York City’s subway on an average workday, and officials say some of them are making everybody late. At the 34th Street-Penn Station stop, Frank Gallagher thrust his foot between the closing doors of an uptown 2 train on a recent morning and wedged his way inside. “I made up my mind I was going to catch that train,” said the 57-year-old entertainment industry union rep. “I’m five minutes late as it is.” But nothing enrages commuters more than train delays. Except, maybe, blaming commuters for train delays.
  • Comment: The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unravelling the Russia Story So Far

    09/21/2018 6:02:35 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 13 replies
    Msn.au ^ | 22.09.2018 | SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI
    On an October afternoon before the 2016 election, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64. In November, shortly after Donald J. Trump eked out a victory that Moscow had worked to assist, an even bigger banner appeared, this time on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington: the face of President Barack Obama and “Goodbye Murderer” in big red letters. Police never identified who had hung the banners,...
  • Rosenstein rips NYT for ‘inaccurate’ story on Trump recordings

    09/21/2018 12:19:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is challenging a bombshell story in The New York Times alleging that he discussed secretly recording President Trump last year, calling it “inaccurate” and “factually incorrect.” Rosenstein in a statement released by the Justice Department also said that there was “no basis” to invoke the 25th Amendment, after the Times reported that he proposed recruiting various Cabinet officials to take such a step in order to remove Trump from office over his unfitness. “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said. “I will not further comment on a story based on...