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  • Hearing in Doubt? Christine Ford’s Lawyer Rips Senate Plan to Have Prosecutor Ask Questions

    09/24/2018 8:14:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s legal team has sent a letter (which can be seen below via NBC’s Frank Thorp) to the Senate Judiciary Committee amid continuous negotiations ahead of Thursday’s scheduled hearing. In the letter addressed to Sen. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ford’s legal team cited Sen. Majority Leader’s Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) speech on the Senate floor on Monday afternoon as “flatly inconsistent” to Grassley’s promise of a “fair and credible process.” “In our view, the hiring of an unnamed ‘experienced sex crimes prosecutor’ as Mr. Davis described in his email, is contrary to the Majority’s repeated emphasis on...
  • Democrats to Michael Avenatti: You’re Not Helping in the Kavanaugh Fight

    09/24/2018 8:06:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2018 | Sam Stein
    On Sunday evening, just as The New Yorker revealed the identity of a second woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, attorney Michael Avenatti announced that he, too, had “credible information” about Kavanaugh and his high school friend, Mark Judge. The media-savvy lawyer told The Daily Beast on Monday that his client would be coming forward “in the next 48 hours” with details and accusations that mirrored those already leveled and could, in his estimation, torpedo Kavanaugh’s confirmation—all of which would seem helpful for Democrats as they make the case that Kavanaugh is morally unfit to sit...
  • Collins: Second Kavanaugh accuser should speak with Senate panel under oath

    09/24/2018 7:40:59 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), a critical swing vote in the Supreme Court fight, said on Monday that she believed a woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct should speak with Senate staff under oath. "I believe that the committee investigators should reach out to Deborah Ramirez to question her under oath about what she is alleging happened," Collins told reporters, when asked what she made of the latest allegation against Kavanaugh. Asked if she believed Ramirez should appear at a Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday, Collins added that she didn't. "No because there hasn't even been an interview...
  • 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 · 50 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...
  • Ronan Farrow’s Kavanaugh story causes media meltdown

    09/24/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    New Yorker writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer pushed back Monday against the New York Times’ coverage of the latest sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. ** The paper said it interviewed “several dozen people” in a vain attempt to find someone with “firsthand knowledge” to corroborate Ramirez’s allegations. The Times also said Ramirez contacted former classmates to see if they remembered the alleged incident — and told some she wasn’t sure it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself. But in a Twitter post Monday, Farrow said it was “not accurate” for a Washington Post columnist to have tweeted...
  • Dem Idea of Justice: Sen. Coons Says Kavanaugh 'Bears Burden of Disproving' Allegations

    09/24/2018 5:30:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the Democratic kangaroo court, the burden of proof is on the accused -- when he's a Republican. On today's MTP Daily, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) proclaimed "I believe Dr. Ford and Deborah Ramirez," despite the lack of corroborating witnesses. They don't have to prove these allegations, the senator said: "It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations, rather than Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • vanity - Sorry Rush, but you are wrong.

    Today rush said, and I quote: "GOP Must Confirm Kavanaugh or Kiss Midterms Goodbye" Sep 24, 2018 RUSH: "If Grassley doesn’t get a handle on this and just do — and I’ll tell you something else, which everybody also knows. If the Republicans do not get this vote taken and have Kavanaugh confirmed, you can kiss the midterms goodbye." I disagree, Rush, we are not going to punish President Trump because of Squish Grassley's cowardice, Susan Collins hatred of the President or any other RINO action. Sir, we are going to go vote, we are going to give the President...
  • Half of Voters Say Reporters Aim to Defeat Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

    09/24/2018 5:06:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has been top news for weeks, but voters don’t think the media is trying to do him any favors. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think when most reporters write or talk about Kavanaugh, they are trying to defeat his confirmation. Just eight percent (8%) think most reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh win the Senate confirmation, while 37% think most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Michael Moore belly-flopping at the box office

    09/24/2018 1:05:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster performance of his latest truth-to-power opus, "Fahrenheit 11/9," was notably dramatic, if not downright stark. Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster...
  • Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession

    09/24/2018 4:29:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 10, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    Bill Maher may have made his cruelest and most ill-informed comment yet -- and that says a lot, given his track record -- on his HBO show Friday night. Maher, during a discussion of the economy under Donald Trump, acknowledged that it was "going pretty well." Then Maher, the sometime liberal, shared his hope that the economy would tank to hurt Trump politically: "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I'm hoping for it. I think one (way) you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy." He then jaw-droppingly added,...
  • Feinstein Plays Unbilled Role in Taiwan Dispute

    09/24/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ptsal · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 22-March-1996 | Edwin chen
    WASHINGTON — Over the years, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come to view herself as a China hand. And now, amid mounting tensions between China and Taiwan, the California Democrat is increasingly asserting herself behind the scenes as a would-be peacemaker. In the process, Feinstein is playing on a rare set of personal relationships that she has nurtured with the three men now at the center of the standoff: the presidents of China, Taiwan and the United States. To each, Feinstein has been dispensing strong and unequivocal advice. "I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese," Feinstein...
  • Celebs Join ‘National Walkout’ in Solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

    09/24/2018 1:44:55 PM PDT · by budj · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee, Alyssa Milano, and more major Hollywood women joined left-wing activist organizations Planned Parenthood and NARAL to push an anti-Brett Kavanaugh “walkout” Monday in solidarity with his accuser Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Look Familiar? Watch Judge Clarence Thomas Have To Defend Himself

    09/23/2018 5:06:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    WOR (Mark Simone) ^ | 09/20/2018 | staff
    “Senator, I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her. “A second, and I think more important point. I think that this today is a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. I think that this hearing should never occur in America. This...
  • Kavanaugh: I was a virgin through high school and college

    09/24/2018 3:18:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday defended himself against the sexual assault allegations roiling his nomination by saying he was a virgin through high school and college. "We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault," Kavanaugh said in a clip released from his interview on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum." "I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone," Kavanaugh said. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter ... The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends." "Through all these years that were...
  • "White People Food" Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

    08/30/2018 3:59:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Kristen Aiken
    Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food - McDonald’s, Taco Bell, you name it. When her doctor diagnosed her last year with pre-diabetes and prescribed her a CPAP machine to help her sleep through the night, she began working with a nutritionist to clean up her diet. But the lifestyle change she...
  • In a rebuke to Trump, ...Brown signs bans on short-term health plans, Medi-Cal work requirements

    09/23/2018 10:18:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | Melanie Mason and John Myers
    As a left-leaning state that has embraced the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, California is unlikely to pursue work requirements for that program. But with the Trump administration backing efforts by a handful of states to impose such requirements, backers of the measure said it was important to enshrine in state law that California would not do the same. Critics have said that work requirements will limit the care of those unable to work, including those with chronic physical ailments, mental illness or substance abuse problems. Four states have already taken action to move toward work mandates,...
  • Collins: I don’t believe Kavanaugh will repeal Roe v. Wade

    09/24/2018 2:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she doesn’t believe Brett Kavanaugh will overturn a landmark abortion ruling if he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court. "Well first of all I do not believe he's going to repeal Roe v. Wade," Collins told Showtime’s "The Circus," when asked about how she could potentially be "the vote" that puts Kavanaugh on the court and leads to the landmark 1973 case being repealed.
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 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...
  • 2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst

    09/24/2018 1:22:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Julia Manchester
    Political analyst Bill Schneider said on Monday that one of the biggest mistakes made by state pollsters in the 2016 presidential election is that they didn't give enough consideration to differences in voters' education. "One other mistake the pollsters made is they didn't weigh the results in the states by education," Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "Education has become a bigger and bigger factor in our politics, and it's been there for a while, differences by education, but [President] Trump has exaggerated them. There's a huge difference between the college-educated white voters and the non-college educated...