Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $83,321
94%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $4.7k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much! God bless.

Keyword: rats

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The IT Guy and Wasserman Schultz (Imran Awan)

    06/16/2018 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/15/18 | JENNA LIFHITS
    **SNIP** Awan was a congressional IT staffer. Numerous members of his family joined him on the congressional payroll. Now he is awaiting trial for bank fraud. What started in 2016 as an investigation into equipment and data theft has evolved into a case about falsely obtaining home equity loans and sending money to Pakistan. As the probe evolves, there have been dozens of shocking reports about the family’s activities and access. The plot twists have spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen says that all these reports are complicating the trial. “Every time we think it’s done, Johnny-on-the-spot over...
  • New York City’s rat problem is getting worse

    06/12/2018 8:10:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Danielle Furfaro
    Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows. Citywide, the rat population grew about 10 percent from 2016 to 2017 based on complaints filed to 311, the RentHop study released on Tuesday shows.
  • Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

    06/11/2018 10:52:14 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 83 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11 Jun 18 | NTK staff
    President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.
  • Bill Clinton: Book PR Backfires, Ambushed by NBC, Today Show on Monica Lewinsky Story

    06/04/2018 11:07:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | 4 Jun 18 | Roger Friedman
    The president’s PR machine is missing. Bill Clinton didn’t have to write a mystery with James Patterson, but he did. And in doing publicity for “The President is Missing,” Clinton has walked into a PR buzz saw. On the Today show, in a pre taped interview, Clinton was ambushed on a number of subjects. But the worst of it was about Monica Lewinsky. In this new climate of #MeToo, Clinton left himself open to questions about his affair with Lewinsky, who was his White House intern when he was president in 1998. What was possible to get away with 20...
  • Bill Clinton: I wouldn't have done anything differently in Lewinsky scandal even in #MeToo era

    06/04/2018 10:32:52 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 Jun 18 | Adam Edelman
    Former President Bill Clinton says that, even in light of the #MeToo movement, he would not have approached how he dealt with Monica Lewinsky any differently and acknowledged that — 20 years after their relationship made headlines — he’s still never apologized privately to the former intern. "I don't think it would be an issue," the ex-president told NBC News' Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Monday on the "Today" show, after he was asked if he would have "approached the accusations differently" if he were president in 2018 "with everything that’s going on with the #MeToo movement." "Because...
  • Bill Clinton Dismisses Gillibrand Saying He Should Have Resigned

    05/31/2018 2:24:05 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 31 May 18 | Gideon Resnick
    In a new interview set to air this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning, former President Bill Clinton will respond for the first time to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) assertion that he should have resigned over the Lewinsky affair. “You have to—really ignore what the context was,” Clinton says, according to a CBS transcript. “But, you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So, I—but I just disagree with her."
  • How the Battle for the House Is Shaping Up

    05/24/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/24/2018 | Sean Trende
    If we don’t have a lot of experience projecting a midterm election from special election results. you had asked me six months ago who I thought would win control of the House of Representatives in 2018, I wouldn’t have hesitated before answering, “It’s early, but Democrats are heavily favored, although conventional wisdom has been very slow to catch up.”...... Things have changed. If the election were held today, it’s not clear who would hold the chamber. I might put a thumb on the scale for Republicans, but right now – and it is still early – the House is likely...
  • Awan Lawyer Demanded Witness Reveal What She Told FBI, Probed About ‘Radical Islamic Activities’

    05/17/2018 2:30:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/17 | Luke Rosiak
    A lawyer for Abid Awan — one of the three brothers who the House Inspector General found made “unauthorized access” to congressional servers before the election — used a deposition in an unrelated civil case to ask a witness to reveal what she told FBI agents, to ascertain if they asked about “radical Islamic activities,” and inquire about a grand jury. Attorney Jim Bacon also asked the witness to try to find out details of the investigation from officials and asked whether they had offered to put her into a witness protection program. The deposition was given as part of...
  • Dem rep rips Pelosi for undermining Trump impeachment push

    05/15/2018 6:21:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/18 | Adam Shaw
    **SNIP** Pelosi, in an interview with The Dallas Morning News, had said she wishes Democrats like Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, would not make impeaching Trump a rallying cry. "We have elections," she said. "Go vote if it's a policy thing and a behavior thing. I don't know if you can get impeached for being a jerk, but if we did, this guy would be long gone. But that's not unifying." But Green, who has spearheaded the push to impeach Trump, criticized Pelosi, saying that reducing Trump to a jerk “trivializes the impact of his bigoted policies on Jews, Latinos, African-Americans,...
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Special counsel probing donations with foreign connections to Trump inauguration

    05/11/2018 10:29:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    ABC News.com ^ | 11 May 18 | John Santucci, Matthew Mosk, Katherine Faulders and Soo Rin Kim
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned several witnesses about millions of dollars in donations to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee last year, including questions about donors with connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, sources with direct knowledge told ABC News. Those interviewed included longtime Trump friend and confidant Thomas Barrack, who oversaw the fundraising effort, as well as individuals familiar with the massive inaugural fund, according to sources with direct knowledge.
  • Nancy Pelosi says she'll run for speaker. Some Democrats are running the other way.

    05/05/2018 6:03:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KIMT ^ | 5/02/18
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi has settled a looming question heading into November's midterm elections: She will run for House speaker if Democrats win a majority this fall. "We will win. I will run for speaker," she told The Boston Globe. "I feel confident about it and my members do, too." Though it was long assumed that Pelosi would run for speaker again, the assurance is both a gift and a curse for the party heading into this year's critical midterm elections. It gives more potency to a message Republicans have long employed: Vote for the Democrat, get Pelosi as speaker.
  • Al Franken blasts Facebook, election meddling in first speech since resignation

    05/02/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2 May 18 | Emily Tillett
    In his first major public speech since resigning from the U.S. Senate, Al Franken returned to the spotlight to deliver a blistering rebuke of tech companies, specifically Facebook, over abuse of users privacy data while speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

    04/18/2018 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jessica Taylor
    Pledging to impeach President Trump would backfire on Democrats hoping to take back the House of Representatives this fall, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. The survey finds that 47 percent of registered voters would definitely vote against a candidate who wanted to remove Trump from office, while 42 percent would definitely vote for a candidate who would make such a promise. Forty-seven percent of independent voters - whose opinions could be decisive - also say they would vote against candidates favoring impeachment. Unsurprisingly, impeachment is a non-starter with 84 percent of GOP voters. And Lee Miringoff, the director...
  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • GOP Will Soon Reap What Dems Sowed In Their Resistance

    04/05/2018 1:27:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    nysun ^ | 04/03/2018 | Conrad Black
    The thrusting green shoots of early spring and visions of cotton-tailed rabbits confounding my wife’s splendid Hungarian dogs by their acrobatic zig-zag jumping have incited me to make some predictions about this midterm-election year. Congress has given notice that it has effectively shut down, having passed its egregious omnibus-spending bill, as Senator Schumer and Minority Leader Pelosi welcomed Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan back to the pre-Trump days of Congress’s just rolling the pork barrel around with no serious guidance from the White House and unfazed by overwhelming disapproval ratings in the polls. Eighty-five percent of Americans are currently contemptuous...
  • Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

    04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years. However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising. Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones. Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering. But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer. The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than...
  • Nancy Pelosi doesn't care if you hate her

    03/17/2018 3:42:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Weak ^ | 3/16/18 | Paul Waldman
    Nancy Pelosi welcomes your hatred. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. But when the Republican Party spends so much of its time talking about her, you'd think she'd be a bit more perturbed. And there's no sign she is. She has good reason. We just saw yet another election in which Republicans tried everything they could do to tie the Democratic candidate to Pelosi, and he won anyway. Conor Lamb, the victor in that Pennsylvania special election, said at the campaign's outset that he wouldn't be voting for Pelosi for speaker in 2019 if he were elected, since he thought...
  • Remote Scottish islands Declared Rat-Free - Lured to Captivity With Peanut Butter & Chocolate

    03/02/2018 10:44:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 2 MARCH 2018 | Nicola Harley
    Remote Scottish islands declared rat-free after rodents lured to captivity using peanut butter and chocolateA remote Scottish island has officially been declared rat-free after rodents were caught using peanut butter and chocolate. In a four year programme to rid the Shiant Isles of its rodents, the RSPB placed mini rat motels across the area filled with cocoa and peanut butter flavoured wax blocks to catch them. It is hoped by ridding the island of its non-native rats the seabird populations will be boosted by protecting their breeding sites The Isles, a cluster of islands five miles east of the Isle...
  • Rats! New Cars' Soy-Coated Wires Give Rodents Plenty To Chew On

    02/22/2018 1:31:51 PM PST · by Phillyred · 67 replies
    too lazy to post it ^ | too lazy to post it | too lazy to post it
    Trouble is, so do the rats in her neighborhood. They’re chewing through wires in her engine compartment, causing hundreds of dollars in damages. JoAnn and her husband Tracy live in Santee, Calif., just east of San Diego. Recently retired, they enjoy the open Every night, Joann's pours a little coyote piss around her tires. "I dot my driveway with some too," she says. She also places a Coyote urine-soaked sponge inside a tin pan near the car. She's not sure it's working yet and does not want to take her car in for any more repairs until she's rid of...