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  • 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
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    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...
  • Poll: Dems lead GOP by 15 points in generic House ballot

    02/20/2018 2:48:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | February 20, 2018
    Democrats hold a 15 percentage point lead over Republicans in a generic House ballot, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday. A majority of those polled, 53 percent, said they would like Democrats to win control of the House in this year's midterm election. Thirty-eight percent said they would like the GOP to keep control of the lower chamber, while nine percent said they did not know or did not provide an answer. The 53 percent is up from the 49 percent who said earlier this month they would like the Democrats to take control of the House....
  • Tearful Jimmy Kimmel Pops off on Trump: ‘You’re Obviously Mentally Ill’

    02/16/2018 8:46:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 126 replies
    News.grabien.com ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Staff
    BC's Jimmy Kimmel is once again using his show as a political platform, encouraging his audience to vote out of office Republicans donate money to EveryTown.org, a gun control group seeking to "end gun violence in America." The host aimed his most pointed criticism at President Trump, saying, "You're obviously mentally ill." "You’ve literally done nothing," on guns, Kimmel complained. "Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of...
  • UK is under threat from a 'super RAT invasion' as experts warn mutant rodents [tr]

    02/16/2018 5:40:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2018 | Rod Ardehali
    British households could be set for an invasion of super rats that are resistant to poison thanks to a genetic mutation dubbed L120Q. The mutation means toxins used to kill the rodents are ineffective and could potentially lead rats plaguing homes across the UK, with some scientists even fearing a population spike thanks to their immunity to poison.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Democrats spooked? Internal letter says FISA memo 'provides no credible basis'...

    02/03/2018 5:26:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    The controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department "provides no credible basis" for President Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, said a top Democratic lawmaker in a letter sent to colleagues on Saturday even as the White House has said there are no plans to make any changes at the DOJ.The memo in question, released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee after it was declassified by the White House, notes that Rosenstein signed off on one renewal of a federal court surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. In his...
  • ‘EVIL’ MAID CONFESSES TO USING RATS TO COOK FOR HER MADAM | VIDEO

    02/03/2018 11:44:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    ‘EVIL’ MAID CONFESSES TO USING RATS TO COOK FOR HER MADAM | VIDEO A shocking video clip has emerged on social media showing the moment a house-help publicly confessed to using rodents to prepare food for her madam. A Cotonou-born househelp named Felicia in a viral video, confessed to using two rats to cook Jollof rice for her madam. The video filmed in Yoruba, shows Felicia crying and confessing to killing the rats in the kitchen and using it to prepare the meal for her madam.
  • Mo Dowd: "Trump Hits Alps, but Melania Is Frosty in Florida"

    01/29/2018 10:46:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 18 | Maureen "Not CZJ" Dowd
    Melania has learned a few things from the master. The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who plays in the roiling ocean of Twitter as naturally as a blubbery-necked sea lion. Only Donald Trump, a Rat Pack relic who spurred the reckoning with his transgressions toward women, could send out a tweet taking credit for the women’s march. But the Slovenian Sphinx has her moments. It started when she seemed to sartorially upbraid Trump for his Billy Bush vulgarities by wearing a pussy-bow blouse to the St. Louis debate. Then,...
  • Oh Deer! Just about got clobbered by a herd a minute ago

    01/22/2018 10:00:38 PM PST · by Vendome · 94 replies
    Vanity | 1/22/2018 | Vendome
    Went for a walk and normally take my flashlight, so I can see these punks before they sneak up on me. Cloud covers the night. I must have been within 10 feet of these punks, when my eyes spied these 120# Rats. Suddenly they ran right past me. Scared the hell out me. They stopped 25 yards away and I lit up the light on my phone. Seeing them in the distance, I thought They were mocking me. So, I picked up a stick and threw it at then. They ran away and I put two fingers on my wrist....
  • Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Trying To Get Trump Impeached [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/15/2018 10:46:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 18 | Peter Hasson
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day by claiming the civil rights leader would have encouraged people to march for the impeachment of President Trump. “If MLK was alive today, he’d be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy,” Waters wrote on Twitter on Monday.
  • Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

    01/08/2018 11:09:57 AM PST · by seanmerc · 105 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 8 Jan 18 | Judson Berger
    In their effort to break the mold, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are taking heat for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex. Namely, a “test kitchen.” Reports first surfaced last fall that the monument to the first black president’s legacy was taking on an activity-center vibe. There would be a museum – but also a basketball court, possibly a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
  • Boy discovered living in closet in west Harris Co. has meth in his system, investigators say

    01/03/2018 7:27:52 AM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    abc13 ^ | Jan. 2, 2018 | Kevin Quinn
    Tests run on a little boy allegedly forced to live in a closet in west Harris County show he was exposed to meth, according to an attorney appointed to represent the boy's interests...He told investigators he had been locked in this closet, and according to testimony in court was "...not allowed out of it for hours at a time." He also told investigators "...his friends..." were the "...rats and roaches..." that would visit him. "He can articulate some things that are really shocking and surprising that tell us he was in there for a quite a length of time," Leal-Hudson...
  • Chris Matthews: ‘The Worst You Can Say About Democrats Is They’re Too Pure’

    12/08/2017 5:57:52 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 75 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 7, 2017 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Thursday that Democrats are setting such a high standard for personal property that they can only be criticized for their purity. Matthews described the pain that Democrats went through to "sacrifice" the "respected" Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) in the service of purifying the party. Franken announced his resignation Thursday in the face of mounting allegations of groping, although he focused his speech on accusing Republicans of wrongdoing and insisting that he is not guilty. Matthews ascribed Franken’s resignation to Democrats’ strong support of women’s rights, and he asked his guests if this would cause more...
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns