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  • Joe Biden Commends Trump Administration's Handling of North Korea

    12/14/2017 7:20:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden offered up some praise for the way the Trump administration is handling North Koreaís nuclear proliferation. During an interview with CBSís Gayle King, who asked if there was anything he believed the Trump administration is doing well, Biden pointed to North Korea. ďI do think they are doing a decent job at the U.N. with regard to North Korea. I think thereís a number of things that are on the cusp of doing good things with,Ē Biden answered. "This is the time to engage and have more diplomacy," he suggested. Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador...
  • Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

    12/14/2017 1:01:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12-14-2017 | Uri Friedman
    ďI donít know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trumpís gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.Ē ~snip~ ďI would say thereís a three in 10 chance we use the military option,Ē Graham predicted in an interview. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bombótheir seventhóďI would say 70 percent.Ē ~snip~ "There are a couple ways for this to end: The Chinese could kill the guy if they wanted to, or they could just stop oil shipments [to North Korea], which would bring [Kim Jong Unís] economy...
  • Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claims to have more victims (SC)

    12/12/2017 1:51:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Daniel J. Gross
    Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, in a letter to the Herald-Journal, said he has more victims who have not been discovered. The FBI has a pending investigation, but a spokesman would not comment further on the matter. ďWe canít comment specifically on what weíre doing, other than what Iíve said before ó that we have a pending investigation,Ē said Don Wood, chief division council with the bureauís field office in Columbia. Earlier this year, Kohlhepp, 46, was convicted of killing seven people and was handed seven life sentences plus 60 years in prison. He was arrested in November 2016 after...
  • Democrat: Pelosi Ďceded the moral high groundí on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. ďI think that her comments on Sunday set women back and ó quite frankly, our party back ó decades,Ē Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. ďI think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ĎMeet the Pressí that John Conyers was an icon and we donít even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyersí colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign: Report

    11/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/17 | Katie Leach
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.ďThere is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN. The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SCís Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    WASHINGTON ó U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water. A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures. In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked ďOther men in other industries have faced similar accusations Ö and gotten out of the...
  • GOP senator: It's time for military families to leave SKorea [Linda Graham]

    12/03/2017 11:19:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2017 1:42 PM EST
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says North Korea is pushing the U.S. closer to military conflict and he believes itís time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea. The South Carolina Republican said on CBSí ďFace the NationĒ he is also going to urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to South Korea. [Ö] About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea to deter potential aggression from the North. Ö
  • Waffle House customer cooks his own meal after finding staff sleeping

    12/01/2017 1:26:24 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 63 replies
    atlanta journal constitution ^ | 1 Dec 2017 | Theresa Seiger
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. A hungry, slightly inebriated man knew just what to do when he stopped by a South Carolina Waffle House early Thursday only to find the restaurantís staff snoozing: He cooked up his own meal, snapping selfies along the way. He told WIS that he wouldnít normally have gotten behind the grill. "I give all the credit to my old friend vodka," Bowen said.
  • Racist Pelosi Demands Black Conyers Resign; Not White Franken

    11/30/2017 5:35:44 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 23 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/30/17 | Bob Parks
    Many white liberal men have been busted committing all manner of sexual abuse and assaults from Hollywood to New York City to Capitol Hill. Unbeknownst to many on the left, racism within the very hallways of the entertainment industry has been dismissed and it's very apparent to many blacks that this whole Harvey Weinstein snowball has only become the movement it has become because the victims are¬†99¬†44‚ĀĄ100% liberal white women. John Conyers' name was the ONLY House member named regarding the taxpayer-funded hush fund and is publicly being told to resign. The white guy Al Franken is hiding behind his...
  • The growing push for John Conyers to resign, but not Al Franken, has some claiming racial bias

    11/30/2017 3:15:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    The racial dynamics of the sexual harassment allegations against Congress' longest-serving member are causing division within the Democratic Party. [Snip] Some have noted that the response to Conyers, who many consider a civil rights icon, seem harsher than how party leaders have responded to other Democrats facing allegations. The congressman's attorney told CNN that Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Conyers's district is predominantly black and includes large portions of Detroit. Franken, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women, represents constituents in Minnesota who are...
  • With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken

    11/30/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by leaymane · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the ďreckoningĒ over workplace sexual harassment. Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates. But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall. Democrats are currently bowing to reality...
  • The Real Reason Pelosi is Calling On Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 12:27:25 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 48 replies
    why is pelosi calling for the resignation of a black democrat (which, to liberals is about as close to godlike as a human being can get) Why would she do that? Here's why IMO-- Conyers is 88 years old. He will most likely retire, fall ill or die soon. So losing him shortly is going to happen either way. Whereas losing Franken could potentially be the loss of a career democrat with many years ahead of him. Going after conyers allows pelosi to look like she actually cares about women being harassed, without sacrificing much in the way of dem...
  • Conyers lawyer: Pelosi "must explain" difference b/w Franken and Conyers (GET THE POPCORN)

    11/30/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 35 replies
    Rep. Conyers attorney to me just now re: Pelosi: Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Says Pelosi isn't the determining factor for Conyers.
  • Oh My: Democratic Rep Suggests John Conyers Accusers Shouldn't Be Believed Because They're White

    11/30/2017 10:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We didn’t go there, did we? I mean seriously? Did Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, pretty much insinuate that the accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) shouldn’t be believed because the accusers are white? Conyers is under fire for sexual misconduct. In 2015, he settled a sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. Melanie Sloan, a Washington lawyer, claimed to be the subject of verbal abuse by Conyers, even walking into his office to have the Michigan Democrat half-dressed. She has not alleged any sexual harassment, but Deanna...
  • Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 102 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving member, to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. ďI pray for Congressman Conyers and his family,Ē Pelosi said. ďHowever, Congressman Conyers should resign.Ē
  • Conyers hospitalized in Detroit

    11/30/2017 6:45:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 210 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-30-2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, is hospitalized in his home state due to stress, according to two local reports on Thursday. "I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital. He's doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that's approaching 90 years of age," Sam Riddle, a Conyers consultant, told WDIV TV. "The congressman's health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault."
  • Report: Conyers To Announce Retirement In January

    11/29/2017 6:00:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/29/17 | Allahpundit
    In the end this may have been the only compromise available to Pelosi. She couldnít force him to resign and his allies in the House may have resented any attempt to make him do so, knowing that it would have appeared as though he was stepping down in disgrace. Which, ah, he would have been.So Conyers gets to finish out his two years, leaving on ďhis own termsĒ replete with plenty of pomp and circumstance in the House about his glorious legacy, and then heís gone. And in the meantime Democrats get to cross their fingers and hope that there...
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyersí Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    """Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyersí Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of White Women""" During Wednesday morning House Democratic caucus, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn compared the women who have accused John Conyers of sexual harassment to child murderer Susan Smith. The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyersí accusers are ďall white women.Ē The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyersí Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyersí accusers are ďall white women.ĒThe remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.Clyburn took to Twitter to deny the allegations, but Draper stuck with his story and asserted that his sources are solid.ďThis is inaccurate in many regards. That discussion had nothing to with Conyers,Ē Clyburn tweeted at Draper.In response, the reporter quoted Clyburnís tweet and asked, ďthat discussion was specifically & exclusively about Conyers, according to 2...