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  • Dem Senators Call on Trump to Resign 'Immediately' (They can pound Sand!!!)

    12/11/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Three of President Trump's female accusers spoke with NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday about their experiences, all claiming he took advantage of them sexually. Former beauty pageant contestant Samntha Holvey alleged that Trump made her feel like "a piece of meat," Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist, claimed he forcibly kissed her, and Jessica Leeds, a traveling saleswoman, says he groped and kissed her on an airplane. The White House has dismissed them as "false claims," as Kelly reiterated on her show.These women's stories, however, were enough to convince Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that the president needs to step down "immediately." Should...
  • Illegal Alien Taunts Family With Horrifying Court Room Statement After Raping Woman

    12/07/2017 8:12:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 6, 201 | Ben Marquis
    While much of the country’s attention was focused on the astonishing acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer in San Francisco, another illegal immigrant accused of horrendous crimes was being held accountable for them farther up the coast in Portland, Oregon. According to the New York Post, a Mexican national with a criminal record and series of prior deportations and re-entries named Sergio Jose Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts including assault, burglary, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sodomy, and rape. He remained incredibly defiant and showed no remorse while receiving his sentence. During the sentencing...
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation. “Improving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety,” Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the state’s largest city...
  • Ryan Zinke urges Trump to cut two more national monuments

    12/05/2017 2:29:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Josh Siegel
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Tuesday that President Trump shrink two more national monuments and change how six others are managed, expanding the administration’s effort to roll back what it sees as excessive use of presidential authority to protect public lands. Zinke, a day after Trump signed proclamations reducing the size of two Utah national monuments, urged the president to cut Nevada’s Gold Butte and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou.
  • Columbia Sportswear may close Portland office over death threats

    11/27/2017 9:30:02 AM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    Columbia Sportswear may be the next business to flee downtown Portland after a series of frightening encounters with the city's homeless population, including car break-ins, human waste dumped by the office's front door and threats to its employees. In an op-ed piece published earlier this month by The Oregonian, Columbia Sportswear President and CEO Tim Boyle said he is concerned he made a mistake when he opened a headquarters for the company’s Sorel footwear brand downtown, calling the situation "outrageous and unacceptable." "In fact, I am so concerned about the safety of our employees at the Sorel headquarters that we...
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • Bill Ayers and the Culture of Rape

    11/21/2017 11:08:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6 May, 2013 | M. Catherine Evans
    The young women introducing Ayers to the University of Oregon class probably had no idea they were standing next to a possible sexual predator. If they dismiss Ayers' history of violence against innocent police officers and his later refusal to renounce his actions, chances are these same young people that Ayers advises to critically examine the world around them, will not care about one young woman who had the misfortune of meeting up with the terrorist. But in light of the recent University of Wyoming hoax involving Ayers fan and co-plaintiff in a 2010 lawsuit against UW regarding his...
  • President Trump nominates Billy J. Williams to remain Oregon's U.S. attorney

    11/18/2017 5:27:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/17/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    President Donald Trump has nominated Billy J. Williams to remain as Oregon's U.S. attorney. Williams, 60, was among four top federal prosecutors that the president nominated Friday.... Williams' nomination was anticipated after US Attorney Jeff Sessions visited Portland in September..... U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden urged Trump in an August letter to White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to retain Williams, noting his integrity as a prosecutor and bipartisan support..... The Oregon State Sheriff's Association also wrote to the White House saying Williams has a "deep understanding" of the issues facing law enforcement and called him a...
  • Oregon State Senator Calls For Public Investigation, Says 15 Other Women Inappropriately Touched...

    11/15/2017 5:32:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 11/15/17 | Lauren Dake
    In her first detailed account of alleged harassment at the Oregon Capitol, state Sen. Sara Gelser says a fellow legislator touched her breasts and placed his hand on her thigh under a dais. And she says as many as 15 other women have also accused Sen. Jeff Kruse of unwanted touching. Gelser, who has previously accused Kruse, R-Roseburg, of sexual misconduct filed a formal complaint on Wednesday.Kruse has already been relieved of his committee assignments and had the door removed from his Senate office. Now Gelser is asking for his expulsion from the Senate.Gelser said she felt compelled to make a formal complaint, which...
  • Wolf Shot in Self Defense: Department Recommends Warning Shots

    11/12/2017 6:01:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 October, 2017, an Oregon elk hunter found himself being stalked by three wolves. One of the wolves charged directly at him, in spite of his yelling in an attempt to scare it off.  The hunter fired at the charging wolf, believing his life was in danger.The wolf was killed, and the other two wolves ran into cover at the shot.  The hunter initially thought the animal might have been a coyote, but examination by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) revealed it was an 83 lb female wolf.From bluemanountaineagle.com: Further investigation at the site of...
  • Man who threw bodily fluid on women pleads guilty; ICE deportation order issued

    11/08/2017 10:24:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    KPTV.com ^ | November 6, 2017 | Fox 12 Staff
    PORTLAND, OR - A man who threw bodily fluid on women at grocery stores in the Portland area pleaded guilty to third-degree sex abuse charges. Manuel Banuelos-Alcala, 47, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30. He was returned to ICE custody and ordered to be deported from the U.S. He was arrested in May after police asked for the public’s help tracking down a suspect accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores in southwest Portland. There were similar reports in Beaverton and Milwaukie, as well. Banuelos-Alcala was arrested when officers conducting a follow-up investigation at a Safeway store on Southwest...
  • Should Schools Report Sexually Active High School Students To Law Enforcement?

    11/06/2017 9:04:42 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 6, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    One school district in Oregon is taking some unusual steps to combat a problem threatening the safety of students, but it’s difficult to determine precisely what problem they’re trying to solve. The teachers and administrative staff of the Salem-Keizer school district have been informed that if they learn – or even suspect – that any of their students are sexually active with others in their age/peer group they must report them to either law enforcement or “state officials.”
  • The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country (Reed College)

    11/03/2017 8:51:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2, 2017 | Chris Bodenner
    At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed.But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its...
  • Clinton's Uranium One Deal, Why Is No One Talking About the Malheur Documents Found by the Bundys?

    10/27/2017 4:20:54 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 32 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 10-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    As news outlets across America are reporting on a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant being allowed to testify before Congress on the Clinton-Obama Uranium One deal with Russia, no one in the media is referencing the documents that were uncovered by the Bundy brothers and others during the Malheur Wildlife Reserve protest in early 2016. ... why is there no talk of ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond and the bullying they received at the hands of the government over their land which is rich in minerals, including Uranium? This issue is much bigger than Hillary Clinton.  This goes all the...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records

    10/23/2017 11:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2017
    State Department Tells Court It Processed only 32,000—And Has Yet to Review 40,000 Clinton Records. Courts Orders Explanation on Processing. ... The hearing focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed. Judicial Watch asked...
  • Former U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall faces state ethics investigation

    10/19/2017 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 16, 2017 | Noelle Crombie
    The Oregon State Bar will move ahead with ethics charges against the state's former top federal prosecutor who lied about a sexual relationship with an underling. The agency's disciplinary board met Saturday to review the bar investigation into Amanda Marshall, who resigned in 2015 amid a federal inquiry into her relationship with an assistant prosecutor in her office. The panel determined there was probable cause to bring ethics charges against Marshall for violating rules dealing with honesty and trustworthiness. The case now advances to the trial phase. A panel will convene, likely sometime in the spring, to determine if Marshall...
  • St. Charles Health System eliminates 102 positions, cuts executives' pay to recoup finances (OR)

    10/17/2017 3:40:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alyssa Rege
    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System announced a series of actions Tuesday — including layoffs and pay cuts to the health system's executive leadership team — to compensate for an operating income deficit of up to $35 million during the coming year, according to NewsChannel-21. In an announcement to NewsChannel-21, St. Charles officials said the health system is "working to close a $25 [million] to $35 million gap in operating income for 2018." The gap, officials said, is the result of "flat to declining revenue[s], inflation on labor and medical supply expenses and reimbursement impacts due to decisions made by...
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Brenda Tracy, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley say resist changes to federal rules on campus sexual assault

    10/09/2017 4:25:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 9, 2017 | Andrew Theen
    Brenda Tracy (left), talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and PSU President... Oregon’s colleges and universities must resist any Trump administration plans to walk back federal rules directing how schools respond to sexual assaults on campus. That was the takeaway from a Monday morning roundtable discussion at Portland State University. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy held an informal discussion with PSU Title IX leaders and sexual assault prevention staffers. The meeting came less than a month after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how schools should handle...