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  • GOP Donor Les Wexner Announces Departure From Republican Party After Obama Visit

    09/16/2018 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Plain and Simple · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post | 9/16/18
    Will someone ask Mr. Wexner about his relationship to Jeffrey Epstein?
  • Rust Belt states that helped Trump win appear to be spurning Republicans

    09/23/2018 12:16:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 23SEP18 | By John McCormick
    The Rust Belt states that provided an election night shocker two years ago — delivering the presidency to Donald Trump — could hand Democrats crucial wins in the midterm elections. Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Trump won in 2016 by a total of less than 80,000 votes to put him over the top in the Electoral College count, are looking less like Trump country this year, as Republicans trail Democratic opponents. The shift illustrates the year’s challenging political landscape for Republicans. Even with a booming economy and record stock market — typically benchmarks of presidential success — the party’s chances...
  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • Thread by @KimStrassel: "1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation

    09/22/2018 9:40:56 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 123 replies
    Thread Reader ^ | 09/22/2018 | Kimberley Strassel
    1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation, as well as media handling of it. A source has given me the email that WaPo reporter Emma Brown sent to Mark Judge, one person Ford claims was at the party. This email is dated Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.... 7) So first, huge problem: This was just a week ago, and we have Ford giving two different accounts of who was present. Four boys. No, three boys, one girl. Either way, therapist notes from 2012 definitively say four boys, which Ford didn't dispute. But now... a girl! 8) Other...
  • 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,...
  • What makes Cory Booker's groping incident different than the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

    09/21/2018 11:43:44 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    As Washington continues to play a game of wait and see on whether Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify in Washington next week, an old-but-new-again incident involving a prominent Democratic senator -- and potential 2020 challenger to Trump -- has reemerged. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker wrote in the early 1990s -- while a student at Stanford -- about an incident on New Year's Eve 1984 (when he was 15) in which he groped a female friend's breast after the two of them had kissed. "With the 'Top Gun' slogan...
  • 'Code for no black people': New York bar's 'racist' dress code sparks online debate

    09/21/2018 11:42:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2018 | Kerry Justich
    Rochester, N.Y., resident Herbert Smith wasn’t aware of the controversy he was about to create when he was moved to post a photo of a local bar’s dress code to his Facebook page. But since he took to social media to share the long list of items that can’t be worn inside the Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in his neighborhood, some people are calling out the bar for enforcing a “racist” dress code. While making plans with a friend to meet up at a nearby bar, Smith received a picture of the questionable dress code posted in the front window...
  • Stanford prof: Speakers of ‘black’ English face widespread discrimination

    09/21/2018 11:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sarah George
    A sociolinguist from Stanford University claims the way African-Americans speak leads to discrimination across the board — in the court system, interactions with police, education, and employment. Professor John Rickford says “Black Vernacular English” is viewed as less “trustworthy, intelligent and well-educated” than so-called standard “white” English, and that “dismantling this construction is part of the fight for racial justice.”
  • Papadopoulos: British Govt. Was Spying on Trump Campaign by April 2016 – Obama Knew

    09/21/2018 9:40:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Sep 18 | Jim Hoft
    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign volunteer targeted by the Deep State and foreign spies let loose on Twitter this week and claimed he was targeted by US allies and “Obama knew!” Papadopoulos tweeted on September 13th that the Brits met with him often before the 2016 campaign – While I have never met a Russian official in my life knowingly, the British government liked to meet me quite often throughout the campaign. Including Tobias Ellwood, who was right under Boris Johnson, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 14, 2018 Papadopoulos notified the FBI that he thought...
  • 30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise. That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s. In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials. Then-Environmental Affairs Director Hussein Shihab told AFP “an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next...
  • Whelan: Let Me Now Apologize For “Appalling And Inexcusable Mistake In Judgment”

    09/21/2018 7:57:33 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Many of us wondered what the usually reliable Ed Whelan had up his sleeve the last few days, as he hinted that information would emerge that would force Dianne Feinstein to apologize to Brett Kavanaugh. Last night, as John reported, Whelan finally delivered — with a speculative and unsubstantiated theory of mistaken identity. More shockingly, Whelan named the person who might have conducted an assault on Christine Blasey Ford, without any evidence or corroboration. After reading it myself, I thought: Ed must have something more than this, right? As it turns out … nope. This morning, Whelan deleted the tweets...
  • Donny Deutsch on Kavanaugh Confirmation: Republicans a Party of 'Ignorant White Men'

    09/21/2018 7:57:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine what would ensue if someone on TV suggested that the Democrats were a party of "ignorant" women, or non-white people. Such a person would be forcibly defenestrated for racism/sexism before you could say "Roseanne Barr." But when it comes to white men, all's fair and unobjectionable. And so it was on today's Morning Joe that Donny Deutsch, discussing the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation, said: "You're seeing on display a metaphor of, like, what this party is, and just basically, just ignorant white men."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to...
  • There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

    09/20/2018 9:27:28 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending. With Facebook using liberal fact-checking organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, and Politifact, it guarantees political bias. On Friday, Facebook announced that it was going to start applying this fact checking to photos and videos.
  • What we know about (transgender) Snochia Moseley, alleged shooter at Rite Aid warehouse

    09/20/2018 11:38:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 20, 2018 | Lillian Reed and Ian Duncan
    Authorities in Harford County were still trying to determine late Thursday why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse where she had taken a temporary job, killing three employees and fatally wounding herself. Authorities have not identified the victims. [Snip] Authorities and court records identified Moseley as female, as did a Facebook profile in her name. But in Facebook messages Coley shared with The Baltimore Sun, Moseley described herself as transgender, although it was not clear whether Moseley preferred to be addressed using masculine or feminine pronouns. In messages that the friend said were sent in December 2016,...
  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

    09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    Vox ^ | 20 Sept 2018 | Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz
    Cornell says Brian Wansink “committed academic misconduct,” and is leaving the university. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. Thirteen of Wansink’s studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday. ...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And that’s stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
  • Vanity: DiGenova said Ford Approached WaPo with her Story a Month Before the DiFi Letter

    09/20/2018 7:59:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Vanity / Fox / Joe DiGenova
    On Laura Ingraham’s show tonight. Joe DiGenova said: “Here’s what’s interesting. Remember how the Democrats claimed she was outed by Republicans? Thirty days before anything was written about her, Doctor (Ford) approached the Washington Post on her own and asked to be interviewed as long as they maintained her confidentiality. She outed herself to the Washington Post thirty days before the first story.”
  • Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

    09/20/2018 5:38:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 137 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Edelman and Kasie Hunt
    The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and calling on anyone affected to come forward. According to reports in The Guardian, the Huffington Post and Above the Law, Amy Chua, a professor at the law school, would advise students on their physical appearance if they wanted to seek a clerkship for Kavanaugh. Specifically, Chua would help potential applicants to have a "model-like" appearance.
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...